Diana: The Untold and Untrue Story

Diana: The Untold and Untrue Story

Following a sold-out, award-winning run at the Fringe last year, the People’s Princess is back! Do you know the story of Diana? Probably. 

Andrew White: Young, Gay and a Third Thing

Andrew White: Young, Gay and a Third Thing

Andrew White has been described by Joe Lycett as ‘very exciting and very funny’ and by teachers as ‘a pleasure to teach (gay)’. 

Wish You Were Here

Wish You Were Here

You’re only as good as your worst day. 

Juliette Burton: Going Rogue

Juliette Burton: Going Rogue

Geek is the new sexy. 

Ever Yours

Ever Yours

When a grieving Olivia is suddenly left alone in her apartment, her only companion is a painting she stole in a desperate demonstration of love for her partner. 

Cherry

Cherry

‘I think I felt so happy in my label up until now that it feels so scary for it suddenly not to fit right any more. 

My God Is Julie Andrews

My God Is Julie Andrews

Mel and Jack, two halves of the punk duo Diatomix, return to their college town after a year of touring the worst venues known to man. 

Mamas' Boy – Lesbian Son Comedy Hour

Mamas' Boy – Lesbian Son Comedy Hour

Patrick Moore is a total Mamas’ Boy. 

Anyone Who Had a Heart

Anyone Who Had a Heart

Britain. 

Bi Hot Welsh Girls Very Cute! (Also Funny)

Bi Hot Welsh Girls Very Cute! (Also Funny)

June Tuesday and Maria Pollard are the best unstable, hot, bi stand-up comedians to come out of Wales and possibly the world. 

Femme Fatigue

Femme Fatigue

An outrageous queer comedy from Channel 4 new writer Ella Evans. 

Doctor Faustus

Doctor Faustus

Canadian adaption pares Marlowe’s tragedy down to a personal interplay between Doctor Faustus and Mephistopheles, the conjured demon, played by drag king Coyote Ugly. 

The Book of Joan

The Book of Joan

No one understands the complexity and plights of Catholicism like a teenage lesbian, especially one whose only friend happens to be a figment of the 13th-century saint Joan of Arc. 

Gallifrey Cabaret

Gallifrey Cabaret

Jump aboard the queerest TARDIS in time and space for a night of cosmic drag and cabaret, all inspired by the greatest TV show in the universe – Doctor Who. 

Man & Board

Man & Board

At first Man & Board is an unlikely pairing of Rob’s moving body with a ritualised wooden board with which he sings, he dances, he wins and he loses. 

The Gospel of Joan (Crawford)

The Gospel of Joan (Crawford)

Five would-be somebodies find themselves united in Hell, part of a trial run to solve Hell’s oncoming population problem. 

Cringe

Cringe

It began with a show. 

The Sun King

The Sun King

Each summer, young Jamie comes to the same spot on the same beach and speaks with a mysterious figure – the king of a magical realm far, far away. 

When in Florida and Outside of Kent

When in Florida and Outside of Kent

Framed around Florida’s Don’t Say Gay bill, Bex and Phoebe’s relationship falls apart as they discuss the impact this bill could have worldwide for the next generation of the… 

Tide

Tide

Straight from New York City! Enchanting story of female trauma, familial loss, and poetic symbolism. 

Trusty Hogs Live!

Trusty Hogs Live!

Join comedians Catherine Bohart and Helen Bauer for a live tour of Trusty Hogs, the show where we tell stories from our perfect lives, bicker over format points, “solve” audience p… 

13th Morning

13th Morning

13th Morning comes, naturally, after the Twelfth Night. 

4 girls the first letter e

4 girls the first letter e

In 2012, two girls stabbed their friend 19 times at Slenderman’s instruction. 

Holy Monster

Holy Monster

Holy monster by Atrix Cragnotti. 

Mary, Jack and Jane – The Queer Adventure

Mary, Jack and Jane – The Queer Adventure

Queer northern comedians Mary Cross, Jack Horsefield and Jane Postlethwaite bring you a hilarious three-way split bill of stand-up comedy. 

Run

Run

Set over an unforgettable summer and encompassing all of space and time, Run explores what it means to love, to lose and grow from a boy into a man. 

John Wayne Gacy, the Killer Clown: Born Evil?

John Wayne Gacy, the Killer Clown: Born Evil?

John Wayne Gacy was one of the worst serial killers in US history: responsible for the rape, torture and murder of at least 33 teenage boys and young men in the 1970s. 

Prev Reddy is a Triple Threat

Prev Reddy is a Triple Threat

Prev Reddy is a Triple Threat: According to South African History, Prev Reddy is a born-free (those born in the year of democracy). 

We Used to be Girl Scouts

We Used to be Girl Scouts

Drew thinks she’s pregnant. 

Stupid Sexy Poem Show

Stupid Sexy Poem Show

The subversive and powerful debut hour from RJ Hunter (Loud Poets Grand Slam Champion 2023). 

The Last Five Years

The Last Five Years

A queer adaptation of Jason Robert Brown’s The Last Five Years presents an emotionally charged musical following Jamie and Cathy as they fall in and out of love over their turbul… 

Try Not to Worry About It, Death Comes to Us All

Try Not to Worry About It, Death Comes to Us All

In the last few years, poet, performer and slam champion Jonathan Kinsman has lost two grandfathers, a great aunt, a cat and his sanity. 

Sanctified Trash: The Life and Times of Mona Mae

Sanctified Trash: The Life and Times of Mona Mae

Mona Mae is a Juicy Jurassic Southern Belle transplanted in Scotland. 

Dancefloor Conversion Therapy

Dancefloor Conversion Therapy

A history of dance floors and joyful regret. 

Everybody’s Talking About Jamie: Teen Edition

Everybody’s Talking About Jamie: Teen Edition

Jamie New is 16 and doesn’t quite fit in. 

Deeptime Atomic Waste Pleasure Party

Deeptime Atomic Waste Pleasure Party

Rey is checking out their neighbour’s 80s record collection when a mysterious recording sends them on a mission to bury nuclear waste in an underground nightclub. 

Cruel Britannia: After Frankenstein

Cruel Britannia: After Frankenstein

Gritty, powerful and daringly revolutionary, Cruel Britannia: After Frankenstein is a transgender reimagining of Shelley’s seminal novel, set in the year of our Lord 1980. 

A Gay Dad Murders Sex

A Gay Dad Murders Sex

Dark obsessions. Evil desires. Twisted kinks. But enough about my priest. Sit back. relax. And enjoy some quality scripted stand-up. Entertaining and fun. 

A Letter to Lyndon B Johnson or God: Whoever Reads This First

A Letter to Lyndon B Johnson or God: Whoever Reads This First

Boyhood is all about spit-shakes, rope swings and playing soldiers. 

Brett Epstein: Alone on Stage

Brett Epstein: Alone on Stage

Brett Epstein – host of the decade-long smash Rule of 7x7 (New York Times, Time Out New York, Playbill highlight) and the very very co-star of Friends from College and Ray Donova… 

The Selkie's Wife

The Selkie's Wife

From the creator of Roots (Fringe 2019) and cast member of the hit 2022 Edinburgh Fringe Bradán Theatre show My Lover Was A Salmon in the Climate Apocalypse, comes a bewitching ne… 

Three Bed (No Living Room)

Three Bed (No Living Room)

How do you learn everything about being queer as quickly as possible? Beth has some catching up to do. 

What If They Ate The Baby?

What If They Ate The Baby?

There are three rules every housewife knows: never return a dish empty, always have dinner ready by the time he gets home, and some things are best kept under the table. 

Sex, Camp, Rock'n'Roll

Sex, Camp, Rock'n'Roll

Thoroughly humorous, deeply vulnerable and exceedingly fantastical, Sex, Camp, Rock’n’Roll is a musical cabaret fantasy that boldly explores sexuality and sex work in a raw, bareba… 

Jack Goes to Therapy: A (Somewhat) Romantic Comedy

Jack Goes to Therapy: A (Somewhat) Romantic Comedy

Jack is a 29-year-old Kindergarten teacher and a hopeless romantic. 

Jess

Jess

They say loneliness is the leprosy of the modern day. 

Lads of the Flies

Lads of the Flies

When some teenage boys (played by female-presenting actors) get lost in the wilderness on Duke of Edinburgh, they feud, flirt and fornicate in a way that forces us (and them) to as… 

The Freemartin

The Freemartin

Speakbeast are doing an agricultural conference, and it’s got all the things we think agricultural conferences usually have. 

Something To Believe In

Something To Believe In

It’s like confession without the guilt. 

I Cut My Nipples Off Today

I Cut My Nipples Off Today

How do you look non-binary? Everyday your brain is bombarded by images and opinions about your body. 

Disco Dick

Disco Dick

What’s a more embarrassing way to come out? Your mum walking in on you and your secret girlfriend in bed, or you dad finding your new strap on? How about both? Fran’s unfortunate m… 

A Little Treat

A Little Treat

Every day at 7pm, Greg Hurst has a little treat. 

A STAN IS BORN!

A STAN IS BORN!

A love letter to the divas and the gays who stan them! Welcome to an original queer comedy musical about Alexis’s childhood as a stan. 

Long Distance (A Cyber-Dialectic of Falling In and Out)

Long Distance (A Cyber-Dialectic of Falling In and Out)

Two boys meet. 

MILF and the Mistress

MILF and the Mistress

Ali is living the rainbow family dream – but something is missing. 

Accidentally on Purpose

Accidentally on Purpose

Want to know who murdered my theatre company? Me. 

A Naff Play About Spies

A Naff Play About Spies

Three agents are given a vital mission. 

Mish Mash

Mish Mash

A hodge-podge of comedians, clowns, and weirdos of every variety: a playful potpourri of all the hysterical humans we’ve befriended during the Fringe. 

Dummy in Diaspora

Dummy in Diaspora

Poetic, hilariously relatable and raw coming-of-age tale of a Middle Eastern American boy, Essa, whose parents are refugees. 

Transparency

Transparency

Transparency is a relatable, funny and brutally honest solo show about growing up trans in a northern, working-class family in the UK. 

The Kaye Hole Hosted by Reuben Kaye

The Kaye Hole Hosted by Reuben Kaye

Late-night, done right. 

Monkey Sermon

Monkey Sermon

A surreal, multimedia comedy odyssey from autistic, non-binary comedian Andrew Frank. 

TERF

TERF

Jo led a blessed life. 

Sian Davies: Band of Gold

Sian Davies: Band of Gold

A brand new show from award-winning, working-class queer comedian Sian Davies. 

Me For You

Me For You

‘Choosing sperm is weird. 

Intelligent Bisexual Woman

Intelligent Bisexual Woman

Gay panic. 

Olivia Levine: Unstuck

Olivia Levine: Unstuck

Did you masturbate in public as a child and then feel so guilty you stopped touching yourself for two years while your “sins” played on a loop in your head? Ever watch your dad sle… 

Michael John Ciszewski: If Memory Serves

Michael John Ciszewski: If Memory Serves

Sobriety, sex and profound stupidity. 

Totally Totally Totallyyy

Totally Totally Totallyyy

A girls’ night for women, gay men, straight men who identify as allies, non-binary baddies, hot sluts, fugly whores, etc. 

Titi Lee: Good Girl Gone Baddie

Titi Lee: Good Girl Gone Baddie

Lifelong goody-two-shoes Titi Lee is breaking all the rules, and you are invited. 

Beast

Beast

It’s Jordan Barr’s Edinburgh Fringe debut! She’s a Melbourne-based stand-up and Triple J presenter. 

Alex Franklin: Gurl Code

Alex Franklin: Gurl Code

In 2024, trans girl Alex (me) started HRT. 

Tea Wade: MANDRILL

Tea Wade: MANDRILL

Edging dangerously close to a TED Talk for the sheer educational thrill of it, MANDRILL is an hour of comedy about gender, history, and playing dress-up that happens to rhyme. 

Ugly Sisters

Ugly Sisters

Winner of the Untapped Award 2024, Ugly Sisters is a hallucinatory plunge through the circles of sisterhood. 

Rat Tails (WIP)

Rat Tails (WIP)

Jeremy McClain (Pose on BBC/FX) stars in Rat Tails, a new one-man show directed by Matt McBrier. 

Comedy Queers

Comedy Queers

A spicy mix of queer comedians, cabaret and drag. 

DISCOunt: The Disco Variety Show

DISCOunt: The Disco Variety Show

DISCOunt: The Disco Variety Show featuring disco dance numbers, comedy, drag, burlesque, music and did we mention disco?! Based on a love and deeply inaccurate knowledge of the 70s… 

DIVA: Live From Hell!

DIVA: Live From Hell!

Following a critically acclaimed, sell-out run at the Turbine Theatre, Luke Bayer gives a tour-de-force performance in this blood-stained love letter to Broadway – a solo musical… 

Is the WiFi Good in Hell?

Is the WiFi Good in Hell?

‘Chapman’s debut play isn’t just genuine; it is brutally real. 

Otter Lee: Princess Syndrome

Otter Lee: Princess Syndrome

At four, Otter was so moved by Princess Diana’s death that he wept outside the palace while his father took pictures and laughed. 

YUCK Circus

YUCK Circus

YUCK are back with their sell-out show. 

Sam See: And I Can't Feel at Home in This World Anymore

Sam See: And I Can't Feel at Home in This World Anymore

In December 2023, Sam See left his home country of Singapore and moved to London because clearly, now’s the best time. 

Dragonory: Magic and Music at Edinburgh Fringe!

Dragonory: Magic and Music at Edinburgh Fringe!

Dive into Dragonory, the captivating family show at the Edinburgh Fringe, hosted by the charismatic George. 

That's Drag Bingo

That's Drag Bingo

Enter the captivating world of That’s Drag Bingo, a 60-minute fusion of bingo and high-energy drag performance. 

plewds

plewds

A cocky gay clown in therapy. 

Conversations We Never Had, As People We'll Never Be

Conversations We Never Had, As People We'll Never Be

Have you ever wondered what your life would look like without the memory of the person who changed the way you see the world? After buying and consuming a pill online, Gina and Fra… 

The Disappeared

The Disappeared

The Disappeared – A wild, fun and sexy burlesque cabaret that tells the true story of a queer Latinx voice robbed of their freedom and forced into exile during a government coup … 

Diary of a Gay Disaster

Diary of a Gay Disaster

Ellis wakes up in a turbulent fever dream created by the Gods of Sapphic Desire. 

Paradise Palms Late-Night Cabaret

Paradise Palms Late-Night Cabaret

Paradise Palms’ infamous late-night cabaret returns for its 10th year at the Fringe! An intoxicating blend of crushed red velvet, cuddly toys, neon, strong cocktails and loveable r… 

MESSY FRIENDS

MESSY FRIENDS

Explore the world of enchanting glamour with the return of the MESSY FRIENDS! Fresh from their acclaimed Australian tour, witness outrageous drag, breathtaking burlesque, mesmerisi… 

Puddles and Amazons

Puddles and Amazons

A mother dies. 

BI-TOPIA

BI-TOPIA

Join Sam, a self-confessed people-pleaser, on the battlefield as he embarks on his biggest mission yet. 

Rhys Nicholson: Huge Big Party Congratulations!

Rhys Nicholson: Huge Big Party Congratulations!

On this, the year of our Lord 2024, it’s a brand-new, hour-long, stand-up comedy concert from your ol’ pal Rhys Nicholson. 

Chloe Petts: How You See Me, How You Don't

Chloe Petts: How You See Me, How You Don't

After two smash-hit, sell-out runs, Chloe Petts returns to the Edinburgh Fringe with a brand-new show… and this time she’s getting personal. 

Character Flaw

Character Flaw

Colourful explosions pop in this hilarious exploration of ADHD and queer identity. 

Dee Allum: Deadname

Dee Allum: Deadname

She’s here! She’s queer! Her parents are sort-of used to it! Fresh, exciting and overall just happy to be here, Dee is the greatest transgender comedian her small village has ever … 

James Barr: Sorry I Hurt Your Son (Said My Ex to My Mum)

James Barr: Sorry I Hurt Your Son (Said My Ex to My Mum)

James Barr fearlessly tackles the aftermath of an abusive relationship in an hour of trailblazing stand-up. 

Juniper and Jules

Juniper and Jules

Jules has just discovered she likes girls. 

Sophie Garrad and Leigh Douglas: Daddy's Girls

Sophie Garrad and Leigh Douglas: Daddy's Girls

Sophie and Leigh are Daddy’s Girls on the loose. 

Chris Weir: Well Flung

Chris Weir: Well Flung

For his debut hour, Chris Weir (BBC Scotland, Leicester Square Theatre New Comedian of the Year finalist) leads us through his first ever holiday fling, set in the sunny cruising b… 

Dan Wye Am I Sam Smith?

Dan Wye Am I Sam Smith?

Have you experienced the intensity of being famous without any of the perks? Been doppelgäng-banged to the point you no longer exist? Lube up for this deep dive into fame and misf… 

Sorry (I Broke Your Arms and Legs)

Sorry (I Broke Your Arms and Legs)

Sam Wilson, Class 8C, is obviously the correct choice for Head Boy. 

Andrew Doherty: Gay Witch Sex Cult

Andrew Doherty: Gay Witch Sex Cult

A sticky, spooky horror comedy about gender-reveal parties, demons from hell, and a Gay Witch Sex Cult (a sex cult for gay witches). 

Hamstrung

Hamstrung

Alas, poor Yorick! Though he’s not dead. 

Bi-Curious George: Queer Planet

Bi-Curious George: Queer Planet

Award-winning drag king and London’s loveable nature boy, Bi-Curious George, invites you into a raucous celebration of queerness and the animal kingdom. 

Christopher Hall: Girl For All Seasons

Christopher Hall: Girl For All Seasons

Social media sensation Christopher tells of his life, as a ‘boy who’s a bit girly really’. 

Tit Swingers

Tit Swingers

Anne Bonney and Mary Read – polyamorous queer pirates that got the title Hellcats of the Seven Seas for their various vicious and notorious crimes… but you probably know them b… 

Seconds to Midnight

Seconds to Midnight

What would you want to say to your best friend if the world was about to end? Exploring queer friendship, platonic love and nuclear anxiety, Seconds to Midnight asks what happens i… 

Aaron Twitchen: Himbo

Aaron Twitchen: Himbo

Dumped during his best friend’s wedding, Aaron has decided to laugh it off. 

Ascension

Ascension

Dan Hazelwood adapts the haunting diary entries of 18th century sailor Leendert Hasenbosch for the stage. 

The Old Queen's Head

The Old Queen's Head

Who’s your go to? Your ride or die? Your best friend? Your mum? Not David. 

Mark T Cox: Paddy Daddy

Mark T Cox: Paddy Daddy

An Irish Gay Guide to Romance. 

Ni Mi Madre

Ni Mi Madre

An over-the-top Brazilian with too much botox scrambles to raise her queer son in a backwards American culture where children get time outs instead of chancletas. 

Alex Hines: Putting on a Show

Alex Hines: Putting on a Show

Welcome to the camp and chaotic world of multi award-winning comedian Alex Hines. 

All the Fraudulent Horse Girls

All the Fraudulent Horse Girls

This feral equine fantasia follows 11-year-old Audrey who is telepathically linked to all the other horse-girls in the world. 

The Book of Mountains and Seas

The Book of Mountains and Seas

In this new play from award-winning writer Yilong Liu, a California dad arrives in New York to visit his late son’s last boyfriend to propose an impossible mission: visit all 179 r… 

Kim Blythe – Might As Well

Kim Blythe – Might As Well

Embracing her innate comedic flair, Kim Blythe, aka Kimbo from TikTok, ventures into the world of stand-up comedy in her twice sold-out show Might as Well. 

An Asian Queer Story: Coming Out to Dead People

An Asian Queer Story: Coming Out to Dead People

When his mother was diagnosed with cancer, Ricky was faced with a question: Is now the right time to come out? After rave reviews at Edinburgh Fringe 2023, Ricky Sim returns with t… 

Dylan Mulvaney: F*GHAG

Dylan Mulvaney: F*GHAG

An ex-twink tries on a new label for size as she navigates dating, delusion and God through storytelling, stand-up and a musical number or two. 

Will Shea, Won't Shea?

Will Shea, Won't Shea?

Inspired by the will-they-won’t-they relationships of our time (think Harry and Sally, Ross and Rachel), Shea orchestrates the one-woman romantic comedy of her dreams. 

Annie Boyle: Annie Are You OK?

Annie Boyle: Annie Are You OK?

A one-woman show about grief, self-discovery, a cow named Madonna and Delta Goodrem. 

Will Owen: Like, Nobody's Watching

Will Owen: Like, Nobody's Watching

Will Owen loves watching shows. 

Eliott Simpson: (A)Sexy and I Know It

Eliott Simpson: (A)Sexy and I Know It

Eliott has never cared for sex. 

Drag Queens vs Zombies

Drag Queens vs Zombies

Haus of Dench’s monstrous Fringe hit rises from the grave for two nights only! Drag superstars Kate Butch and Crudi Dench have their cabaret show crashed by brain-hungry zombies. 

Lemma (The Band)

Lemma (The Band)

Imagine boarding a spaceship travelling at the speed of light with nothing but a guitar. 

HEART

HEART

Jade Anouka’s debut play is a raw and honest exploration of love, loss, and self-discovery. 

Shakesqueer

Shakesqueer

Shakesqueer: two houses, both alike in indignity. 

Happily Ever Poofter

Happily Ever Poofter

Disney fan? Massive raging queer? Then Happily Ever Poofter is for you! The legendary smash-hit parody musical is back! Join Prince Henry – the only gay in the Kingdom – on his… 

Happily Ever Poofter

Happily Ever Poofter

Disney fan? Massive raging queer? Then Happily Ever Poofter is for you! The legendary smash-hit parody musical is back! Join Prince Henry – the only gay in the Kingdom – on his… 

I've Never Met Anyone Quite Like You Before

I've Never Met Anyone Quite Like You Before

Dave’s relationship with art is not going well, in more ways than one. 

Hole

Hole

Hole by Drew Gill. 

Horizon Showcase: TOM

Horizon Showcase: TOM

In a holding room, participants wait. 

The Grammar of Witchcraft

The Grammar of Witchcraft

Caliban, a young transsexual recovering from the boozy wedding reception of two lesbian witches, will need more than the magic of pronouns to survive this truly surreal odyssey int… 

The Bite, Late-Night (A Mouthful of Fringe Mayhem)

The Bite, Late-Night (A Mouthful of Fringe Mayhem)

Raucous, wild and an incy bit different – this one-hour compilation show with a changing nightly lineup, gives you a fabulous cross section of Fringe mayhem in one wild bite-size… 

What If They Ate The Baby?

What If They Ate The Baby?

There are three rules every housewife knows: never return a dish empty, always have dinner ready by the time he gets home, and some things are best kept under the table. 

The Psychic Tests

The Psychic Tests

Guardian journalist Gary Nunn’s theatrical storytelling adventure into psychics, mediums and astrologers is a combination of character-driven scenes, verbatim theatre and narrati… 

We Are, in Fact, the Problem

We Are, in Fact, the Problem

That most middle class of events, the dinner party, can be a night of stimulating conversation, wonderful company and dramatic revelation. 

That Don't Hurt My Feelings None

That Don't Hurt My Feelings None

In this hilarious and heartfelt one-woman show, comedian Kassie Thornton goes on a rollercoaster of self-discovery, as she navigates coming out and coming into herself. 

Oasissy: Don't Look Back in Anger, Babes

Oasissy: Don't Look Back in Anger, Babes

Slip’n’slide inside a rock’n’roll fantasy party of joy, chaos and catharsis as genderqueer drag-clowns Oasissy (‘Ones to watch’ (List)) invite you into their madferrit, monobro… 

Lawrence Chaney – Overweight and OVER IT!

Lawrence Chaney – Overweight and OVER IT!

Overweight and OVER IT is about the trials and tribulations of being plus size! Lawrence Chaney made history as the first plus-size winner of RuPaul’s Drag Race UK. 

Gate Number 5

Gate Number 5

A half-live, half-virtual interracial lesbian love story between a white European and a black former refugee. 

O Tusitala: Tellers of Tales

O Tusitala: Tellers of Tales

This new one-person play by leading Samoan writer Sia Figiel vividly tells, through the voices of never-before-heard indigenous characters, the extraordinary story of Robert Louis … 

And Then The Rodeo Burned Down

And Then The Rodeo Burned Down

The rodeo is the best place in the world. 

Waiting for Champagne

Waiting for Champagne

Waiting for Champagne follows former friends and roommates, Annie and Frances, who haven’t spoken to each other in more than a year. 

Sunanda Loves Britney

Sunanda Loves Britney

MICF’s Best Newcomer nominee, Sunanda, loves Britney (Spears, duh), but it took them till 30 to realise they never wanted to be Britney so much as do Britney. 

Queer Diary

Queer Diary

LGBTQIA+ adults read aloud from their real teenage diaries, poetry, fanfic and more! After gaining a cult following in London and online, Queer Diary tours the UK for the first tim… 

how to live a jellicle life: life lessons from the 2019 hit musical 'cats'

how to live a jellicle life: life lessons from the 2019 hit musical 'cats'

How to live a jellicle life: life lessons from the 2019 hit musical ‘cats’ is as bonkers as it sounds, whilst still adding to the philosophical debate on how to live a good lif… 

For you: wicked

For you: wicked

Fimbo Butures (Maya Williams and Lizzy Tan) bring For you: wicked to the Fringe after a world premiere at VAULT Festival 2023. 

He Kept Me Safe

He Kept Me Safe

Join us for a groundbreaking play that gives voice to the unheard experiences of gay men’s experiences of intimate partner violence (IPV). 

Hot Queer Magic

Hot Queer Magic

Are you ready for some hot queer magic?! Join the award-winning cabaret artist and Indian dancer, Pink Lotus, for the Edinburgh debut of Hot Queer Magic – an iconic South London … 

James Barr: Chains and WIPs Excite Me

James Barr: Chains and WIPs Excite Me

After a five-star, sell-out run at Edinburgh 2022, James is popping to the Free Fringe for an out-of-control hour of jokes. 

Declan

Declan

Vulnerability and sexual awakening go hand in hand in Declan, an unnerving one-man play set in rural Wiltshire. 

An(dre)a Spisto: El Dizzy Beast

An(dre)a Spisto: El Dizzy Beast

Are you just a teenage dirtbag, baby? Wanna watch weird vids and drink morning coffee with me, maybe? This is a show about a queer, autistic, latinx caterpillar, on the edge. 

50 and Some Change(s)

50 and Some Change(s)

This year, Nile Seguin decided to try 50 new, potentially life-changing experiences (nothing crazy: pansexuality, ethical non-monogamy, bubble tea). 

Skies in the Cloud

Skies in the Cloud

After experiencing a sighting of suspected life in the clouds as a child, Zee becomes infatuated with the idea of a world above. 

Kitchen Underwear

Kitchen Underwear

How far can you push a sex metaphor, a romantic friendship, and questionable interior décor choices? When Ash and Zee move into their tiny Edinburgh apartment, they begin to navig… 

Locusts

Locusts

We begin, as most trauma does, in the distant past. 

Modern Witches

Modern Witches

Lesbian actor Kate struggles to create a self-tape audition as Virginia Woolf, revealing that she is frozen in the midst of running away from her healthy relationship. 

Paper Walls

Paper Walls

Have you ever wondered what the people on the other side of your wall are talking about? Two couples separated by a paper-thin wall, Max and Billie have been friends forever but is… 

Burnt Lavender

Burnt Lavender

Burnt Lavender is a queer cabaret, devised and presented by students from the University of Worcester's Masters in Touring Theatre degree. 

Only Hitmen and Scammers Make Phone Calls

Only Hitmen and Scammers Make Phone Calls

“Who just sits and waits?” Nate and Quinn take residence in an abandoned warehouse to await details of their next job, just a phone and each other for company, wiling away the time… 

What If They Ate The Baby?

What If They Ate The Baby?

There’s something really unsettling about 1950s suburbia, and What If They Ate The Baby? really taps into that feeling as it plunges deeply into the aesthetic of a stereotypical … 

MacBeth

MacBeth

Some say that when actor-managers were struggling for money, they used to turn in desperation to the one play that could always guarantee an audience. 

Zoe Coombs Marr: The Opener

Zoe Coombs Marr: The Opener

We regret to inform you that Dave is back. 

Losing the Plot

Losing the Plot

Losing The Plot is a new queer jukebox musical comedy, jam-packed with top hits from the 70s and 80s, Originally performed in Manchester and has now come to the Fringe this year. 

Aidan Sadler: Melody

Aidan Sadler: Melody

Join award-winning queer cabaret icon Aidan Sadler as they take you on a journey to the end of the world! Nothing is safe from ridicule, so be led on an exploration of normalising … 

An(dre)a Spisto and Joana Nastari: 50 Ways to Kill a Slug

An(dre)a Spisto and Joana Nastari: 50 Ways to Kill a Slug

Don’t you know how busy and important they are? Dre and Jo have had their double espresso, pressed their vests and are going straight to the top. 

The Town Cryer

The Town Cryer

Brooke Finegold is masterful in her hour of live poetry, spoken word and stand up comedy. 

Fat, Femme and Crippled

Fat, Femme and Crippled

In Fat, Femme and Crippled, Alex drives their mobility scooter on the intersection between disability and queer culture. 

Oy Gay! The Queer Jewish Comedy Show

Oy Gay! The Queer Jewish Comedy Show

Two queer Jews. 

A Bit Too Much Hair

A Bit Too Much Hair

This gender euphoric cabaret is a musical paradise for thems, mens, femmes, and everyone in between. 

A Shark Ate My Penis: A History of Boys Like Me

A Shark Ate My Penis: A History of Boys Like Me

It’s hard to imagine that any show called, in full, A Shark Ate My Penis: A History of Boys Like Me could be weirder or more fun than it sounds. 

14-18 Cyrano de Bergerac

14-18 Cyrano de Bergerac

Students from Westcliff High School for Boys, Essex, have arrived in Edinburgh with 14-18 Cyrano de Bergerac, an exciting re-imagining of Edmund Rostand’s 1897 classic tale writt… 

Fruit Salad Airlines Presents: Jet Lag

Fruit Salad Airlines Presents: Jet Lag

Edinburgh’s home-grown queer cabaret is back at the Fringe with a high altitude, scripted comedy! Take your seats on board a real, replica aircraft and enjoy some in-flight enterta… 

Marcus Megastar: Live and Controversial

Marcus Megastar: Live and Controversial

‘Like an O2 concert on a budget!’ (Miss Hope Springs). 

Nancy: On Drag

Nancy: On Drag

The candid and comical tale of a mad tranny from Burnley in the north of England; how a little boy who secretly wore their sister’s dresses, moved to Berlin, became a Drag King, gr… 

Awake, Gay and Writing a Play

Awake, Gay and Writing a Play

Preaching the word to thousands in football stadiums and evangelising undercover in China, amidst 30 years of door-knocking, and all the while the sound of sexuality was knocking l… 

'78 Things I Don’t Want to Tell You About the Love of My Life

'78 Things I Don’t Want to Tell You About the Love of My Life

The Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras is famous for glitz, glitter and glamour, but it started with megaphones and violence. 

Faces of Glasgow

Faces of Glasgow

Vile, vulgar and scabrous, there is an indefatigable and irrepressible sense of humour that accompanies the Glaswegian working class and their spirit. 

A Trilogy: blood (line)

A Trilogy: blood (line)

Many people wish to be famous, successful, or simply stand out from the crowd. 

The Fruity Prince

The Fruity Prince

The Virgin Queen? I don’t think so! Lizzy I has got a son and he might just be a little bit fruity. 

Queer Folks' Tales

Queer Folks' Tales

Storytellers from a range of backgrounds, ages and cultures share stories of LGBTQ+ lives past, present and future. 

Shelf: Teenage Men

Shelf: Teenage Men

In their last show, Hair, Shelf joked about being mistaken for teenage boys. 

Heidi Regan: Finding an Inner Peace That All Your Friends Will Envy

Heidi Regan: Finding an Inner Peace That All Your Friends Will Envy

Join me as I put the fun back into searching for meaning in a chaotic universe, if we agree to spell universe as ‘fun-iverse’ which I believe we agreed to. 

The Ocean And The Star

The Ocean And The Star

A writer urges a star to come down to earth and collaborate with him on a play. 

Ivories

Ivories

What do you get when A24’s golden renaissance of horror is captured through a propulsive and urgent tragicomedy? This haunting, bitingly funny thriller theatre follows nonbinary pl… 

Lino

Lino

A story of admiration seeping into identity, Em walks the tightrope of what he knows to be true and what he wishes were true. 

A Gay Dad

A Gay Dad

If you can’t hate yourself, how the hell you gonna hate anyone else? Makes you laugh. Makes you think. 

Becky Fury: Identity

Becky Fury: Identity

EdFest award winner presents a left-wing love letter to being queer-ish, mixed race-ish and British-ish. 

Nicola Macri: Single Entendre

Nicola Macri: Single Entendre

I’m taking sexy away again. 

Ben Hodge: It's a Boy? (WIP)

Ben Hodge: It's a Boy? (WIP)

It’s a Boy? is from the wildly creative comic mind of Ben Hodge, Liverpool Echo’s Top 30 under 30 and winner of Into Film Documentary of the Year 2020. 

Alphabet Soup – Serving Hot LGBTQIA+ Comedy Brunch

Alphabet Soup – Serving Hot LGBTQIA+ Comedy Brunch

Queer Comedy Brunch unlike any other! Strap-in and strap-on because Alphabet Soup is taking over Le Monde Hotel’s Shanghai Nightclub and serving up world-class LGBTQIA+ comedians, … 

The Museum Trip

The Museum Trip

The young intellectual Nico is uncontrollably addicted to museums. 

The Real William Shakespeare... As Told by Christopher Marlowe

The Real William Shakespeare... As Told by Christopher Marlowe

Christopher Marlowe is forever fated to be associated with his peer and likely chum William Shakespeare. 

Alan Turing – Guilty of Love

Alan Turing – Guilty of Love

Everyone knows about the code-breaking genius of Alan Turing, but behind the mathematical genius lay a man of great passion. 

The Wonderful Everyday

The Wonderful Everyday

Welcome to everyone’s favourite flat-pack megacorporation’s new reality TV show! The premise is simple – people are profitable. 

RENT

RENT

La vie Bohème! I can’t believe it’s been nearly 30 years since the rock musical RENT hit the stage and almost 20 years from the film version. 

Antonio!

Antonio!

Our first impression when seeing Antonio! is that it’s chaotic and hedonistic, a impression that is quickly proven to be correct, but in a gloriously celebratory way. 

DARLING BOY

DARLING BOY

On the surface, this is yet another 'coming out' story. 

Andrew Frank: Ecstatic Blasphemy

Andrew Frank: Ecstatic Blasphemy

Named one of the Best Undiscovered Comedians in America by Thrillist Magazine, Seattle comedian Andrew Frank delivers a hilarious set about growing up as a pastor’s kid, finding qu… 

Elle Fire: Queen of the O-Rings

Elle Fire: Queen of the O-Rings

Let the Queen of the O-rings take you on an epic quest! In the face of mortal danger from repressive forces she must engage in a cosmic battle to fight for the survival & freedom o… 

Hipsteria by Josefina Lopez

Hipsteria by Josefina Lopez

Single mother, community activist and advocate, Lucha, and her teenage son Freddie are evicted from their apartment in East Los Angeles to make room for a Doggie Day Care. 

Gerard Noir

Gerard Noir

This is a glorious experience from the opening theme tune, through commercial breaks, down to the 'traditional' preview of the next episode. 

Character Flaw

Character Flaw

Step into the world of neurodivergence with Pip and experience a captivating journey through her life with ADHD. 

And Then The Rodeo Burned Down

And Then The Rodeo Burned Down

The show is performed by a brilliant pair of queer, tumbling, absurdist clowns. 

Hi Ho Hi Ho, It's Off To Work I Go

Hi Ho Hi Ho, It's Off To Work I Go

In this biographical burlesque, a confessional cabaret, Phillipe will sing and dance you through his boyhood on the Broadway stage, teenage nights in the discos of Hollywood, 20 ye… 

Queer Street

Queer Street

Once upon a time, a load of gays and their cishet best friend walk into a bookshop, looking for love. 

Nail Polish

Nail Polish

New Year’s Eve, London. 

Kissing a Fool

Kissing a Fool

Kissing a Fool is a queer clown-cabaret musical tribute to George Michael. 

He Wears It Well

He Wears It Well

Roleplay, costume and fanfiction form an intimate and fundamental spark within a new queer relationship. 

Spend the Night with Tiffany Black

Spend the Night with Tiffany Black

A WIP comedy-cabaret show, tracking one woman’s life from the same night every year of her life, from childhood sleepovers to first sexual experiences and her changing relationship… 

May Contain Traces of Nuts.

May Contain Traces of Nuts.

In an isolated village, a group of teenagers seek to find their place in the world. 

Packed House

Packed House

A cocksure and impassioned performance. 

Hi Ho Hi Ho, It's Off To Work I Go

Hi Ho Hi Ho, It's Off To Work I Go

In this biographical burlesque, a confessional cabaret, Phillipe will sing and dance you through his boyhood on the Broadway stage, teenage nights in the discos of Hollywood, 20 ye… 

Becoming Virgin

Becoming Virgin

Heavily influenced by his alter ego Quentin Crisp, seasoned raconteur Robert Inston charts family, career, education and domestic nightmares – aspects of how their lives converge… 

Dean Misdale – Life's a Drag

Dean Misdale – Life's a Drag

Winner of Best Cabaret and Variety Show at Fringe World 2022, Life’s a Drag takes you on a reality-shaking rollercoaster ride of what it really takes to be a queen! Vocal powerhous… 

Drag Queen Story Hour

Drag Queen Story Hour

Drag Queen Story Hour: the theatrical experience is here! (Oh no they aren’t?) Oh yes they are! What do you get when you cross fabulously inclusive stories and fabulously dressed d… 

Drag Queens vs Vampires

Drag Queens vs Vampires

There is nothing campier than flying to Transylvania to perform in the Eurovision Song Contest. 

Sam See: Government Approved Sex

Sam See: Government Approved Sex

***** (On The Mic, podcast) **** (FestMag. 

Joe Sutherland Is Cancelled

Joe Sutherland Is Cancelled

Fresh from a TV appearance two years ago, Joe Sutherland returns with a brand-new PR strategy. 

David Ian: (Just a) Perfect Gay

David Ian: (Just a) Perfect Gay

In his debut hour, David Ian attempts a huge feat: to answer the question that many gay men think about their entire lives. 

Comedy Queers

Comedy Queers

Comedy Queers is a spicy mix of outrageous queer comedians, cabaret and drag acts. 

Paradise Palms Late-Night Cabaret

Paradise Palms Late-Night Cabaret

Paradise Palms’ infamous late-night cabaret returns with the usual intoxicated blend of raucous stage antics, cocktails and beautifully behaved rowdiness. 

Daniel-Ryan Spaulding: Power Gay!

Daniel-Ryan Spaulding: Power Gay!

After a decade of performing all over the world, in over 50 countries and countless viral videos, European-Canadian comedy star Daniel-Ryan Spaulding brings his new solo show to th… 

52 Monologues for Young Transsexuals

52 Monologues for Young Transsexuals

Taking verbatim theatre into a new realm, 52 Monologues for Young Transsexuals is interested in how real life becomes performance and vice versa. 

The Rotting Hart

The Rotting Hart

A young man spends years in isolation when a stranger bursts into his life. 

An Asian Queer Story: Coming Out to Dead People

An Asian Queer Story: Coming Out to Dead People

With such an emotionally heavy title as An Asian Queer Story: Coming Out to Dead People, I was a little worried what to expect from this comedy show. 

Mark Bittlestone: Poofs

Mark Bittlestone: Poofs "R" Us

‘Do I like being gay or should I just get straight conversion therapy?’ is the big, bold question that Mark attempts to answer over the course of 45 minutes. 

Horizon Showcase: Birthmarked

Horizon Showcase: Birthmarked

A young Jehovah’s Witness comes to terms with his sexuality and finds his feet (and high heels. 

After The Act (A Section 28 Musical)

After The Act (A Section 28 Musical)

After The Act (A Section 28 Musical) is an eye-opening performance about Section 28 a series of laws introduced to the UK in the 1980s that prohibited the “promotion of homosexua… 

Twinkle

Twinkle

Arriving at his latest theatre, long-standing pantomime dame Harold Thropp finds that he’s been moved to a dilapidated dressing room. 

Love is Blue

Love is Blue

City trader, Olly, still recovering from the death of his boyfriend, Sam, has a chance encounter with homeless teenager Aaron. 

Diana: The Untold and Untrue Story

Diana: The Untold and Untrue Story

Do you know the story of Diana? Probably. 

Tickle

Tickle

Davina scouts scallies. 

Boys in the Buff

Boys in the Buff

Have you ever felt judged for not having the right body shape? Not eating the right foods or going to the gym? Our Photoshopped world is not always kind to our feelings of self-wor… 

Sian Davies: This Charming Man

Sian Davies: This Charming Man

Where do you go when your role models let you down? Join award-winning comedian and jumped-up pantry boy Sian on a journey through masculinity and gender identity via Salford Lads … 

Poof!
BOBBY WINNER

Poof!

There is wonder here in Edinburgh, and it is being ignored. 

Kathy Maniura: Objectified

Kathy Maniura: Objectified

Kathy Maniura is ready to be objectified – by which she means pretend to be a bunch of objects live on stage!! In her debut solo show, this award-winning character comedian bring… 

Sing, River

Sing, River

The magic and mystery of midsummer combine with things past and present in Sing, River, written and performed by Nathaniel Jones of Love Song Productions at the Pleasance Courtyard… 

Jodie Mitchell: Becoming John Travulva

Jodie Mitchell: Becoming John Travulva

Award-winning ‘brilliant. 

Four Felons and a Funeral

Four Felons and a Funeral

Whatever you may think Four Felons and a Funeral is going to be when booking the ticket, I can guarantee that it is wildly different than what happens onstage. 

Sam Lake: Aspiring DILF

Sam Lake: Aspiring DILF

Sam Lake wants to be a Daddy. 

Paul Sinha: Pauly Bengali

Paul Sinha: Pauly Bengali

Acclaimed comedian, daytime TV star and global TikTok sensation, Paul Sinha is at least two of these. 

Break Up With Your Boyfriend

Break Up With Your Boyfriend

Cassie is a hot mess. 

Liz Guterbock: Geriatric Millennial

Liz Guterbock: Geriatric Millennial

Dual national. 

MEMBER

MEMBER

Life is swell, until Corey finds himself by his son’s hospital bed, the victim of a brutal attack. 

Mary O'Connell: Money Princess

Mary O'Connell: Money Princess

Mary O’Connell is conflicted: she hates capitalism but she loves to shop. 

Kuan-wen Huang: Ilha Formosa

Kuan-wen Huang: Ilha Formosa

In his debut hour, Leicester Comedy Festival Best Show nominee and ‘Taiwanese force of nature’ (Chortle. 

YUCK Circus

YUCK Circus

Staged in George Square’s magical spiegeltent, YUCK puts a feminist spin on traditional circus, packing out the space with shrieks of laughter. 

The Disney Delusion

The Disney Delusion

The Disney Delusion is an off-beat stand-up hour from Leif Oleson-Cormack about a less than magical trip to Disneyland, that explores identity, the nature of love and parasocial re… 

Sophie Santos… is Codependent

Sophie Santos… is Codependent

Sophie Santos…Is Codependent details Santos’ journey through their breakup, narrating the tale combining both comic storytelling and song, embodying conversations with their pe… 

Good Morning, Faggi

Good Morning, Faggi

Good Morning, Faggi is a vulnerable and hilarious autobiographical musical where a gay actor in his prime tries to understand why he suffered a sudden nervous breakdown. 

Fabulett 1933

Fabulett 1933

Berlin, February 1933. 

30 and Out

30 and Out

‘Mum, I’m a lesbian. 

Buff

Buff

The Edinburgh Fringe is increasingly awash with solo shows – primarily because of spiralling accommodation costs. 

Split Lip

Split Lip

Ginava just can’t seem to get their head straight. 

You and Me

You and Me

Man meets man. 

Lachlan Werner – Voices Of Evil

Lachlan Werner – Voices Of Evil

The horrifying debut from the award-winning poof prince of puppets. 

Clown Sex

Clown Sex

Join Gary Strange in the London sewers as he encounters stories of bad sex, sad sex and clown sex. 

Actually, Love

Actually, Love

Goya Theatre’s new musical Actually, Love manages to find the sweet spot between being softly tender and incredibly rousing, as it pokes fun at and dismantles various rom-com tro… 

Are You There Margaret? It’s Me, Gahd

Are You There Margaret? It’s Me, Gahd

Uma Gahd, everyone’s favourite unofficial auntie, brings you her one-woman drag comedy. 

Blossoming (You Undo Me)

Blossoming (You Undo Me)

Blossoming (You Undo Me) is a straightforward one-person musical about a young Chinese man growing into his queerness and yet it weaves several narrative threads and theatrical for… 

Party Scene: Chemsex. Community. Crisis.

Party Scene: Chemsex. Community. Crisis.

Journey into the underbelly of queer culture and experience a sweaty pulsing dance theatre show exploring the complexities of desire, intimacy, isolation and addiction. 

Blowhole

Blowhole

Meet Him. 

Hot as Hell

Hot as Hell

Becky, whose best (and only) friend is a demon in a Ouija board, takes us to her first high-school party: filled with horror, karaoke, and awkward interactions. 

Baklâ

Baklâ

Baklâ: noun, Tagalog. 

Looking for Fun?

Looking for Fun?

Navigating growing up gay in a straight world, Looking for fun? explores overcoming gay shame, queer nightlife and dealing with the agony of online gay dating. 

Cara Connors: Straight for Pay

Cara Connors: Straight for Pay

As seen on Just For Laughs, Hulu and Apple TV, Cara Connors is an LA-based comedian, actor, writer and multifaceted homosexual with an ass that won’t quit. 

What You See When Your Eyes Are Closed / What You Don't See When Your Eyes Are Open

What You See When Your Eyes Are Closed / What You Don't See When Your Eyes Are Open

Monster vs Hero, TV Camera vs Reporter, Husband vs Husband: their battles and rituals. 

Trash Salad

Trash Salad

Sex. 

Tana

Tana

Embark on a captivating journey of desire, liberation, and pursuit of queer utopia in a surrealistic tale rooted in reality. 

Public – The Musical

Public – The Musical

Public looks like it could be the next big musical phenomenon to have passed through the Fringe. 

Junk Monkey

Junk Monkey

Have you ever had an all-consuming infatuation? Have you ever lied to a crush? Have you ever betrayed your boyfriend for a woman?Junk Monkey’s Olivia Mcleod has. 

Sea Words

Sea Words

Chris and Christine are a seasoned seaside double act. 

Pitch

Pitch

A bold, joyful, goal-scoring exploration of the relationship between football and the queer community. 

A Gay and a NonGay

A Gay and a NonGay

James Barr and Dan Hudson present the UK’s funniest LGBTQ+ podcast live, with iconic special guests. 

Hands And Flowers

Hands And Flowers

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

Sound Cistem

Sound Cistem

Two transgender performers say ‘up yours!’ to the gender binary and invite you to their radical dance party! Under disco lights, over pulsing music, a queer celebration takes place… 

Grecian Idolatry

Grecian Idolatry

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

Jungle Door

Jungle Door

Jungle Door invites its audience to indulge in the joyous, disheartening, and hopeful moments over a year shared by ex-lovers Michelle and Louise as they rekindle their friendship. 

Game Night

Game Night

One night. 

Wil Hodgson: Barbicidal Tendencies

Wil Hodgson: Barbicidal Tendencies

Comedian, barber, barstool philosopher. 

Abby Wambaugh and Bronwyn Sweeney

Abby Wambaugh and Bronwyn Sweeney

Funny Women finalist and runner-up share the hour in this split bill. 

birthday girl

birthday girl

This is a play about birthdays. 

Why I Hate My Penis

Why I Hate My Penis

Because Grindr hookups never quite go to plan. 

Cottage

Cottage

One man walks into a public bathroom. 

Water Fruit Loops

Water Fruit Loops

You know that friend that just won’t stop sleeping with their ex? Theatre Paradok presents a new piece all about that ex. 

Don't Shoot the Albatross

Don't Shoot the Albatross

Pop music meets poetry in this new monologue about city lights, queer night life and large seafaring birds. 

Simon Fanshawe: The Power of Difference

Simon Fanshawe: The Power of Difference

Perrier Award-winning comedy legend Simon Fanshawe is returning to the Edinburgh Fringe for the first time in decades with the live show based on his book, The Power Of Difference. 

Andrea Spisto: El Dizzy Beast

Andrea Spisto: El Dizzy Beast

Are you just a teenage dirtbag, baby? Wanna watch weird vids and drink morning coffee with me, maybe? This is a show about a queer, autistic, Latinx, caterpillar on the edge. 

Dan Wye Am I Sam Smith

Dan Wye Am I Sam Smith

For centuries philosophers have asked the question, Who am I? But it’s now time to ask, Am I Sam Smith? Through the camp ecstasy of comedy cabaret, Dan Wye, creator of Séayoncé, … 

KC Finn: Free Agent

KC Finn: Free Agent

Life is filled with the queerest things, none more so than the machinations of a mind like KC Finn’s. 

Gayboys

Gayboys

Two gay men are here to perform for your pleasure. 

Constellations

Constellations

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

Julie: The Musical

Julie: The Musical

Worshipped opera singer. 

Angela Bra: Life Lessons

Angela Bra: Life Lessons

Singer/songwriter, rising star on social media and part-time primary school music teacher, Miss Angela Bra invites you to share in her words of wisdom as an international online su… 

Carmilla

Carmilla

Before there was Dracula, there was Carmilla. 

How to Live a Jellicle Life: Life Lessons from the 2019 Hit Movie Musical CATS

How to Live a Jellicle Life: Life Lessons from the 2019 Hit Movie Musical CATS

A show that provides a jellicle discussion about the jellicle aspects of the jellicle cats in CATS and how you can apply them to your life in order to make it truly jellicle. 

Adventures of Straker

Adventures of Straker

Peter Straker has one of the greatest, sweetest voices in British theatre, a unique performer who has starred in original productions of Hair and Tommy. 

Love and Piss

Love and Piss

Love and Piss is both a carnival of rebellion and a celebration of queer identity. 

Hart

Hart

A transgender doctor in early 20th-century America is outed in the newspapers by his best friend. 

Real, Mad World

Real, Mad World

Real, Mad World is a brilliant piece of new writing following the joys and heartbreaks of trans life. 

Bella Donna

Bella Donna

From award-winning director and acclaimed playwright, Laura J Harris, Bella Donna is an original queer comedy filled with unexpected twists and turns and more than its fair share o… 

Jodie Mitchell and Hannah Platt: Thanks for Sharing

Jodie Mitchell and Hannah Platt: Thanks for Sharing

Split hour of stand-up from rising stars ‘brilliant. 

And Then The Rodeo Burned Down

And Then The Rodeo Burned Down

The rodeo is the best place in the world. 

Robert Garnham, Yay!

Robert Garnham, Yay!

Robert is a poet. 

The Silver Bell

The Silver Bell

A tale as old as time: boy meets boy, boy loses boy, boy punches hole in universe to get boy back. 

Creepy Boys

Creepy Boys

Twin orphans The Creepy Boys are throwing their very first birthday party. 

The Stones

The Stones

In the aftermath of a terrible break-up, Nick takes a job out of town as a private tutor to two young children. 

Gigless Live

Gigless Live

Lockdown phenomenon Gigless goes live! New material from your favourite comedians, as always, presided over by Catherine Bohart, Helen Bauer and Andrew White. 

Gigless Live

Gigless Live

Lockdown phenomenon Gigless goes live! New material from your favourite comedians, as always, presided over by Catherine Bohart, Helen Bauer and Andrew White. 

KC Finn: Free Agent

KC Finn: Free Agent

Life is filled with the queerest things, none more so than the machinations of a mind like KC Finn’s. 

Miss DQ Prides Again

Miss DQ Prides Again

Drag, LGBT, Inclusive, Gay 

Reclaiming Harry

Reclaiming Harry

You‘ve read the books and seen the movies. 

Late-Night Tropical Cabaret

Late-Night Tropical Cabaret

Paradise Palms’ infamous buffet of raucous cabaret and queer performance alongside comedy, spoken word and the darn-right ridiculous. 

A Two Woman Hamlet

A Two Woman Hamlet

It’s pretty much what it sounds like! Two women using nothing but their imaginations, a skull and a couple of fancy scarves bring a fast-paced, inventive and surprisingly joyful pr… 

Clandestina Queer Comedy Triple Bill

Clandestina Queer Comedy Triple Bill

Clandestina is a queer women, trans and non-binary-led comedy show. 

Faces of Glasgow

Faces of Glasgow

Faces of Glasgow is a scabrous and salacious satire of modern Glaswegian city life and its idiosyncratic inhabitants. 

Queenz – The Show With Balls!

Queenz – The Show With Balls!

The trailblazing drag extravaganza taking the UK by storm. 

Geriatric Millennial (Work in Progress)

Geriatric Millennial (Work in Progress)

Liz Guterbock (2022 Union Jack Radio Ones to Watch, 2021 Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year nominee, 2020 British Comedy Guide Pro Performance Award nominee, 2019 Funny Women A… 

Heidi Regan Gives Birth Live on Stage Every Night or Your Money Back

Heidi Regan Gives Birth Live on Stage Every Night or Your Money Back

Fade In: Heidi sits at her desk writing the blurb for this show. 

The Bleeding Obvious

The Bleeding Obvious

What happens when you tumble out of the big pink closet and across the LGBTQ+ spectrum in a sprawling queer heap? Well, life is never quite as straight as it seems. 

The Virgin Travels

The Virgin Travels

‘Mea culpa. 

Twinkle

Twinkle

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

Audrey's Art Club

Audrey's Art Club

Expect sticky lips, foil dinosaurs and a whirligig of love in Audrey’s Art Club. 

A Two Woman Hamlet

A Two Woman Hamlet

It’s pretty much what it sounds like! Two women using nothing but their imaginations, a skull and a couple of fancy scarves bring a fast-paced, inventive and surprisingly joyful pr… 

Fabulett 1933

Fabulett 1933

A queer one-person musical featuring music, ideas and lives classified as ‘degenerate’ by the Nazis as well as original songs. 

Soho Boy

Soho Boy

Young, trendy Spencer leaves home and hits Soho like a whirlwind in a journey of love, laughter, heartbreak and happiness. 

Brother's Keeper

Brother's Keeper

About courageous survival, the play tracks the journey of the central character, William, from ten years old to middle age. 

The Importance of Being Earnest as Performed by Three F*cking Queens and a Duck

The Importance of Being Earnest as Performed by Three F*cking Queens and a Duck

Completely sold out in 2014 and 2018. 

Blink and You'll Miss It

Blink and You'll Miss It

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

Snog! Marry! Kill!

Snog! Marry! Kill!

Hungry for a three-course meal? Join the unholy trinity of drag deities – Persephone Porcelynn, Velvet Caveat and Charlene Collins – for an interactive evening of chaos and deb… 

Let's Try Gay

Let's Try Gay

The Edinburgh Fringe may have a porn addiction. 

And Then The Rodeo Burned Down

And Then The Rodeo Burned Down

The rodeo is the best place in the world. 

The Disgraceful Club

The Disgraceful Club

On tour from London’s Bush Hall, The Disgraceful Club is a wild Friday night of comedy hosted by the audacious queen of no shame, critically acclaimed, ‘one of the funniest women i… 

Horrible Herstories

Horrible Herstories

Oi! You! Think you know your history? Well you’ve got it all wrong, buster! Let us show you how things really were – Churchill? Abe Lincoln? Guy Fawkes? Boring! Who you really … 

Speaking From The Body

Speaking From The Body

‘A dancer of tremendous joy’ **** (Fest, 2014). 

The Gay Train

The Gay Train

‘They said it’s your fault. 

Rob Kemp: Agenda

Rob Kemp: Agenda

I saw a Mario-themed stag do yesterday. 

I just like you | a gay myth

I just like you | a gay myth

An intimate two-hander about the messy complexities of the contemporary gay dating experience. 

Becoming Chavela

Becoming Chavela

Iconic Mexican singer Chavela Vargas – a trailblazer who constantly broke the mold – was edgy in the 1990s and is totally relevant today because her story pushes so many hot to… 

Don’t Take That Tune With Me!

Don’t Take That Tune With Me!

International comedian Long Hu has returned from Beijing bringing his vaudeville style comedy with him. 

Some Other Mirror

Some Other Mirror

A solo show about a gender identity crisis, in the high-pressure isolation of lockdown. 

Fallen Rose

Fallen Rose

Look through the smoke. 

Wilf

Wilf

Calvin is going to revolutionise his life. 

TV Apocalypse

TV Apocalypse

The world will end in seven days. 

Becoming Austin Nation

Becoming Austin Nation

Becoming Austin Nation. 

In PurSUEt

In PurSUEt

Woman is sat in a therapist’s office. 

Love and Sex on the Spectrum

Love and Sex on the Spectrum

It’s four years since George Steeves brought his Magic 8 Ball show to Edinburgh, winning the heart and mind of at least this reviewer with such an honest, bold theatrical collage… 

Comedy Queers

Comedy Queers

The 2018/19 cult, sell-out queer kiki returns! A spicy late-night mix of outrageous queer comedians, cabaret and drag acts. 

Eliott Simpson: (A)Sexy and I Know It

Eliott Simpson: (A)Sexy and I Know It

Eliott has never cared for sex. 

Annie and Angela's Disco Divorce Party

Annie and Angela's Disco Divorce Party

Forty, single and ready to mingle; join lifelong friends, Annie Sup and Angela Bra, for a drag-infused comedy of musical mirth celebrating friendship and new beginnings on a bar cr… 

Sam See: Government-Approved Sex

Sam See: Government-Approved Sex

‘There’s real steel in his comedic bones’ **** (BroadwayBaby. 

Rob Madge: My Son's a Queer (But What Can You Do)

Rob Madge: My Son's a Queer (But What Can You Do)

When Rob was 12, they attempted a full-blown Disney parade in their house for their grandma. 

Kate Butch: Wuthering Shites

Kate Butch: Wuthering Shites

Kate Butch, the Comic Sans of Drag, is back in Edinburgh. 

The LOL Word

The LOL Word

Love queer comedy? Bored of cis male comedians? Don’t worry, the queer women, trans and non-binary stand-up sensation is back with another epically gay show featuring incredible LG… 

Ganesh and Cydney's Clinic

Ganesh and Cydney's Clinic

Imagine if Prince and Mae West were best friends. 

Marrow

Marrow

Marrow is a love letter to memory and to what makes us: us. 

Horseplay: Bareback

Horseplay: Bareback

Absurd character comedy. 

Annie and Angela's Disco Divorce Party

Annie and Angela's Disco Divorce Party

Forty, single and ready to mingle; join lifelong friends, Annie Sup and Angela Bra, for a drag-infused comedy of musical mirth celebrating friendship and new beginnings on a bar cr… 

Angela Bra: Life Lessons

Angela Bra: Life Lessons

Singer/songwriter, rising star on social media and part-time primary school music teacher, Miss Angela Bra invites you to share in her words of wisdom as an international online su… 

Tom DeTrinis: I HATE NEW YORK

Tom DeTrinis: I HATE NEW YORK

I HATE NEW YORK is a gay-tastic solo debut from self-professed rage-a-holic, Tom DeTrinis, that offers up a non-stop, hilarious litany of grievances. 

Fabulous Father Lee

Fabulous Father Lee

Father Lee has left the confines of your TikTok For You Page and is alive and, well. 

Make Me Your Queen

Make Me Your Queen

Game changer of an act Sam Serrano showcases their trademark self-deprecating and dark style in their debut show, Make Me Your Queen. 

Existential Queer

Existential Queer

An hour of raucous queer comedy hosted by award-winning comedians Kate Martin and Daniel Foxx. 

Gash Theatre Needs Some Space

Gash Theatre Needs Some Space

Boy, you’re an alien. 

Lottie Plachett Took a Hatchett

Lottie Plachett Took a Hatchett

A camp play on the Lizzie Borden case, Lottie Plachett Took a Hatchet is a comedy about axe murder, sexual depravity, and the installation of a toilet. 

One Bite Only

One Bite Only

Alternative comedy extravaganza from two bizarre characters! See The Daft Duo as their solo performance personas in this double-bill. 

Joseph Parsons: Equaliser

Joseph Parsons: Equaliser

Swept up by the Lionesses’ historic win at the Euros, I booked to see Joseph Parsons: Equaliser. 

How to Build a Wax Figure

How to Build a Wax Figure

Girl meets anatomical wax sculptor. 

Chris Hall and Mark Bittlestone: Two Sour Gays

Chris Hall and Mark Bittlestone: Two Sour Gays

One of the (many) great things about Fringe is that new comics, who don’t yet have an hour’s worth of material, can buddy up to put on a show — Chris Hall and Mark Bittleston… 

Lee Brophy: False Prophet

Lee Brophy: False Prophet

‘False Prophet’ is the backstory of how an Irish comedian accidentally convinced millions of people across the world into believing that he was a fun, forgiving, and – most imp… 

Paul Black: Self-Care Era

Paul Black: Self-Care Era

Writer and performer Paul Black brings his theatre show Self-Care Era to the Fringe for the first time. 

Who Murdered My Cat?

Who Murdered My Cat?

Following sell-out shows at VAULT Festival, Edinburgh Fringe and Soho Theatre, award-winning storyteller and professional over-sharer Roann Hassani McCloskey returns with another f… 

Laugh Etc: Parisian Comedy Night

Laugh Etc: Parisian Comedy Night

Unfiltered compilation show, where the hecklers are being heckled. 

Happy Meal

Happy Meal

By Tabby Lamb (they/she). 

Dan Tiernan: Cherub

Dan Tiernan: Cherub

Dan Tiernan is a gay, Mancunian, dinner lady with dyspraxia but he’s also the sweetest little angel that ever lived. 

Confetti

Confetti

Uptight and unlucky in love, Felix is the ‘mate of honour’ for his best friend’s wedding. 

Shelf: Hair

Shelf: Hair

Shelf are a musical comedy double act. 

Eve: All About Her

Eve: All About Her

Award-winning actor and cabaret artist, Keith Ramsay, blends live music and and spoken word to deconstruct the concepts of camp and queer mythology for a post-Stonewall generation. 

Ania Magliano: Absolutely No Worries If Not

Ania Magliano: Absolutely No Worries If Not

50% Polish, 50% Italian, 100% legend. 

Séayoncé: Res-Erection (Seayonce)

Séayoncé: Res-Erection (Seayonce)

The baddest b!tch in the spirit world is back, the legendary Ghost Whisperer Séayoncé! What better way to feel alive again than with a big throbbing res-erection? Ghouls just wan… 

The MP, Aunty Mandy and Me

The MP, Aunty Mandy and Me

Award-winning writer and actor Rob Ward returns to the Fringe with his latest creation The MP, Aunty Mandy & Me. 

Aidan Sadler: Tropicana

Aidan Sadler: Tropicana

Join queer cabaret icon Aidan Sadler as they take you on the award-winning journey to Tropicana! Nothing is safe from ridicule so be led on an exploration of body image, heteronorm… 

Lizard Boy

Lizard Boy

During a bizarre childhood accident, Trevor was drenched head to toe in dragon’s blood. 

Never Let Go: An Unauthorized Retelling of James Cameron’s Titanic

Never Let Go: An Unauthorized Retelling of James Cameron’s Titanic

Never Let Go is a thrilling, hilarious one-man show the New York Times calls ‘a feat of ingenuity’. 

Jen Ives: Peak Trans

Jen Ives: Peak Trans

As the discourse on trans people becomes more toxic in the UK – comedian, trans woman and nuisance Jen Ives is here to sort it all out, hun. 

Blood, Sweat and Vaginas

Blood, Sweat and Vaginas

Blood, Sweat and Vaginas is Paula David’s fantastic journey of self-discovery, sexuality and comedic blunders. 

Delicious Fruit

Delicious Fruit

Ayden and Lizard want to be cool, sexually-liberated queers. 

No Place Like Home

No Place Like Home

Watching No Place Like Home was an experience unlike any other I’ve had so far at the Fringe. 

Sap

Sap

After an uncomfortable fling with an average guy, a woman falls in love in one of the few remaining lesbian bars that haven’t yet been colonised by Pret. 

Simon David: White Gay

Simon David: White Gay

Simon David belongs to the most toxic, self-destructive (and annoying!) demographic there is: the white gay. 

Robyn Perkins: Million Dollar Maybe

Robyn Perkins: Million Dollar Maybe

Think you’re tough? Funny? Bisexual? Prove it. 

Wreckage

Wreckage

‘I love you I love you I love you I love you I love you. 

Something in the Water

Something in the Water

‘Enter into a wacky world of sea monsters in high heels and angry mobs with tiny pitchforks’ (InDaily. 

Jeena Bloom: The Homecoming Queen

Jeena Bloom: The Homecoming Queen

This is the funny and sad story store of one transgender woman’s journey through America from both sides of the gender line. 

Ode to Joy (How Gordon got to go to the nasty pig party)

Ode to Joy (How Gordon got to go to the nasty pig party)

Playwright/director James Ley first gained some attention as a co-producer and writer of Leith-based The Village Pub Theatre, which provided performing space to a fresh band of act… 

Chloe Petts: Transience

Chloe Petts: Transience

Join rising star and ‘very funny’ (Guardian) Chloe Petts, as she presents her debut show at the Edinburgh Fringe. 

Ryan Lane Will Be There Now in a Minute

Ryan Lane Will Be There Now in a Minute

An investigation into Welsh and queer identity or a show for anyone with a complex relationship to home. 

Grandmother's Closet

Grandmother's Closet

An autobiographical musical adventure that promises mischief and mash-ups, dresses and divas, and a whole lot of heart. 

The Chosen Haram

The Chosen Haram

A graduate of London’s National Centre for Circus Arts, Sadiq Ali brings humour, sensuality, and skill to this tale of boy meets boy, boy gets into the club scene and chemsex, bo… 

Sam Morrison: Sugar Daddy

Sam Morrison: Sugar Daddy

Dealing with grief is something that is very difficult because it’s so personal and particular to the individual. 

In PurSUEt

In PurSUEt

Woman is sat in a therapist’s office. 

Britney: Friends and Nothing More

Britney: Friends and Nothing More

Fresh from their universally adored BBC Three pilot, Charly Clive and Ellen Robertson make their long-awaited return to the Fringe with a sketch show about love. 

Rajesh and Naresh

Rajesh and Naresh

A feel-good love story. 

Mi Amigo Giovanni

Mi Amigo Giovanni

My Amigo Giovanni is a real-life story that addresses the friendship, love, and queer brotherhood between Elliot and Giovanni. 

Raze and Confuzed Goes Digital 3.0

Raze and Confuzed Goes Digital 3.0

For the third event in this series hosted collaboratively by Raze Collective and Something to Aim For, four more incredible artists have been commissioned to go digital – George-… 

A Frickin' Crazy Year

A Frickin' Crazy Year

A stolen backpack, a break-up and a global pandemic – Austria’s most famous (and only) lesbian is ready to become British. 

mandla rae – as british as a watermelon

mandla rae – as british as a watermelon

‘My name is mandla. 

Immaculate

Immaculate

Immaculate is based on a true story about Louise Mathews, an artist struggling to piece together the life of her uncle Anthony who tragically died in London in the early 90s and wh… 

mandla rae – as british as a watermelon (Audio Described)

mandla rae – as british as a watermelon (Audio Described)

‘My name is mandla. 

mandla rae – as british as a watermelon (BSL-Interpreted)

mandla rae – as british as a watermelon (BSL-Interpreted)

‘My name is mandla. 

mandla rae – as british as a watermelon

mandla rae – as british as a watermelon

‘My name is mandla. 

Box and Cox

Box and Cox

Box and Cox, a celebrated 19th-century farce by Maddison Morton, puts centre stage the efforts of scheming landlady, Mrs Bouncer, to double her money by renting the same room to tw… 

Box and Cox

Box and Cox

Box and Cox, a celebrated 19th-century farce by Maddison Morton, puts centre stage the efforts of scheming landlady, Mrs Bouncer, to double her money by renting the same room to tw… 

Carmilla

Carmilla

Originally a gothic-horror novella (written in 1872!), this stage adaptation has been passionately crafted by playwright, author and director, Laura J Harris to be premiered at Edi… 

Tropicana

Tropicana

Make cabaret queer again! Bursting onto the London scene, Tropicana is the future of queer comedy cabaret. 

Mother: Colleagues

Mother: Colleagues

Colleague: Pronunciation: /’koli:g/. 

Sam Lake: Cake

Sam Lake: Cake

Award-winning stand-up and nice young man Sam Lake presents an hour of stand-up talking about his #GOALS, and how he copes with succeeding and (more often) failing at them. 

Run

Run

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

A Space to Bless (BSL-Interpreted)

A Space to Bless (BSL-Interpreted)

Queen Jesus Productions presents A Space to Bless, live from St Mary’s Cathedral – a radical queer space for contemplation, connection and meditation. 

A Space to Bless

A Space to Bless

Queen Jesus Productions presents A Space to Bless, live from St Mary’s Cathedral – a radical queer space for contemplation, connection and meditation. 

Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah It’s Super Scott’s Variety Show!

Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah It’s Super Scott’s Variety Show!

Super Scott returns to the Edinburgh Fringe with his own style of comedy juggling and escapology. Maybe a bit of magic. Expect the unexpected! 

13 Fruitcakes

13 Fruitcakes

A dazzling multimedia extravaganza depicting the story of mysterious drag queen, Orlando, who inspires people to start fighting against oppression by telling the story of historica… 

Something in the Water

Something in the Water

‘Enter into a wacky world of sea monsters in high heels and angry mobs with tiny pitchforks’ (InDaily. 

Gash Theatre Gets Ghosted

Gash Theatre Gets Ghosted

A referential piece of immersive digital theatre set in a flat that’s been possessed – Poltergeist style – by the ghost of pop-cultural masculinities. 

Femme Ta Bouche

Femme Ta Bouche

Femme Ta Bouche: a gender-bending cabaret star with cancer, cooped up in rural Arkansas, wants to make a statement. 

NEHH Presents... Bogha-frois: Queer Voices in Folk

NEHH Presents... Bogha-frois: Queer Voices in Folk

Bogha-frois: Queer Voices in Folk (Scottish Gaelic for Rainbow) is a community of queer folk musicians based in Scotland and beyond. 

mandla rae – as british as a watermelon

mandla rae – as british as a watermelon

‘My name is mandla. 

The Entertainment

The Entertainment

‘I wish Justine would leave me alone, so I could imagine being with her. 

Sex Education Xplorers (S.E.X.) by Mamoru Iriguchi

Sex Education Xplorers (S.E.X.) by Mamoru Iriguchi

A time-travel ride through the evolution of sexes, celebrating our diverse gender identities and sexualities. 

Carmilla

Carmilla

Originally a gothic-horror novella (written in 1872!), this stage adaptation has been passionately crafted by playwright, author and director, Laura J Harris to be premiered at Edi… 

Conversations by Rob Ward

Conversations by Rob Ward

Four stories. 

Rajesh and Naresh

Rajesh and Naresh

‘The only thing for you now is to find a good wife. 

Tropicana

Tropicana

Billed as ‘the future of queer comedy cabaret’ Tropicana is Aidan Sadler’s 80’s solo show of classic queer hits at the suitably late hour of 23:15 at theSpaceTriplex. 

Becoming Adorable

Becoming Adorable

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

Alice Rabbit's AYE-Cons

Alice Rabbit's AYE-Cons

Making her headline Edinburgh Fringe debut, Alice Rabbit – Mother of the Hoose of Rabbit, reigning queen of Edinburgh’s regular Tuesday night explosion, The Rabbit Hole and all-r… 

Cheryl Martin – One Woman

Cheryl Martin – One Woman

A hypnotic dreamscape. 

A Space to Bless

A Space to Bless

Queen Jesus Productions presents A Space to Bless, live from St Mary’s Cathedral – a radical queer space for contemplation, connection and meditation. 

Scottish LGBTQ+ History Walking Tour

Scottish LGBTQ+ History Walking Tour

Join local tour guide Hannah Mackay Tait for a 3-hour walk through Scottish LGBTQ+ history. 

The Chosen Haram

The Chosen Haram

It’s Ahmad and Steve, not Adam and Eve! Something that is haram is forbidden in Islam. 

Open

Open

An LGBTQ love story. 

A Sip With Vodka: A Russian Guide to Becoming a Real Housewife and Making it in America

A Sip With Vodka: A Russian Guide to Becoming a Real Housewife and Making it in America

Hilarious and heartfelt story about a Russian immigrant named Natasha who moves with her son to NYC in the hopes of becoming a Real Housewife and cabaret star. 

Drag Queen Story Hour

Drag Queen Story Hour

Let’s get fabulous! An interactive and inclusive storytime like no other storytime you will ever be involved with! Are you sitting comfortably? Why? Get on your feet and let’s read… 

Loud and Proud on the Fringe

Loud and Proud on the Fringe

Scotland’s LGBT choir returns to the Fringe in support of Waverley Care, Scotland’s HIV and Hepatitis C charity. 

Double Date! The Musical

Double Date! The Musical

When exes Claire and Niamh bump into each other for the first time in years while out with their current partners, they have no idea just what they’ve gotten themselves into. 

Virginia Woolf's Orlando, Adapted by Sarah Ruhl

Virginia Woolf's Orlando, Adapted by Sarah Ruhl

Orlando, an attractive, swashbuckling, time-travelling nobleman, favourite of Queen Elizabeth and lover of Princess Sasha, lives over 500 years. 

Those Girls

Those Girls

Tristan’s grandfather is dead, Molly and Katie are hiding something, Laura is off the rails. 

Cyrano de Bergerac

Cyrano de Bergerac

This version of Cyrano relocates the infamous nose from 17th-century France to the battlefields of the First World War. 

Happily Ever Poofter

Happily Ever Poofter

Like Disney? Like c*ck? Then you’ll love Happily Ever Poofter! Following a smash-hit UK and international tour, the untold story of a gay fairytale prince – 2019’s hottest musi… 

Boys in the Buff

Boys in the Buff

Diana Diamonte inspires her four boys to explore something we’re all interested in: bodies. 

Happy Ending

Happy Ending

A gay man, a straight man and a massage table… Happy Ending introduces you to a simple, perfectly professional massage therapist who goes about his day job never knowing who his … 

Boy Toy

Boy Toy

Inspired by the ballet Coppelia, with music adapted from Delibes. 

Tickle – the Musical

Tickle – the Musical

Two fit guys discover they can earn big bucks from tickling. 

Bathhouse the Musical

Bathhouse the Musical

This show is a musical comedy with adult themes and scantily clad men! It contains steam and lots of bubbles! Billy is a young man, looking for love. 

The Importance Of Being Earnest as Performed by Three F*cking Queens and a Duck

The Importance Of Being Earnest as Performed by Three F*cking Queens and a Duck

Completely sold out in 2014 and 2018. 

Marrow

Marrow

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

Comedy Queers

Comedy Queers

A fabulous selection of outrageous queer performers from across the Fringe. 

Cassie Workman: Giantess

Cassie Workman: Giantess

‘Giantess is a heartfelt and hilarious triumph. 

The Forecast

The Forecast

As the only dyke in the dance class, Amy finds new moves for a more radical notion of femininity. 

Jock Tamson's Bairns

Jock Tamson's Bairns

Part drag, part interactive cabaret, this 180-minute theatrical experience, created by Civil Disobedience, explores queer culture, growing up gay in the 1990s and the bystander eff… 

Barry

Barry

Barry is a devised verbatim piece about Dr James Barry. 

Jumping Off the Bandwagon

Jumping Off the Bandwagon

There’s no such thing as a free lunch but there is a free, quality comedy show at lunchtime! After an immensely successful podcast and competition season, Sheppard and Olsina could… 

Daffodils

Daffodils

‘The streets run red. 

Section 28: The Legacy of a Homophobic Law

Section 28: The Legacy of a Homophobic Law

September, 1988. 

The Mannequin

The Mannequin

Das Stuck’s The Mannequin is a contemporary Edda of intertwining tales: bohemians enwrapped in the fashion industry whilst isolated in the LGBTQ+ community. 

Wait... Let's Have Fun!

Wait... Let's Have Fun!

Wait. 

A Gay and a NonGay

A Gay and a NonGay

Gay and straight worlds collide, as unlikely friends James Barr (Gay) and Dan Hudson (NonGay) plus special guests bring their award-winning comedy podcast to Edinburgh! Expect audi… 

A Complicated Man

A Complicated Man

How many years does it take to unspool a man? An odd king sails the waves of the wine dark sea in a bathtub. 

Trans Pennine

Trans Pennine

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

Joseph Parsons: Baggy Point

Joseph Parsons: Baggy Point

Joseph Parsons (as seen on Channel 4) presents his uplifting, sell-out show, Baggy Point. 

You Have a Match

You Have a Match

Two girls take on the world of app store dating. 

School Gays

School Gays

Gays everywhere! Since Spring Awakening in 1890, the stage and screen has depicted schools as hotbeds of gay romance, passion, sex and joy – but also bullying, blackmail, trauma … 

The Heresy Machine

The Heresy Machine

The Heresy Machine, by Seth Majnoon, claims to be about Alan Turing. 

Being Frank

Being Frank

Frank’s son Alex is facing a mental health crisis, and Frank hasn’t a clue what to do about it or how to get Alex to talk about it. 

Morning Glory

Morning Glory

David is a man of a certain age in an uncertain age. 

HOTTER

HOTTER

Making a show with your ex must be awkward, right? Maybe. 

Sad Eyes to Smile With

Sad Eyes to Smile With

Activising For Change are an Edinburgh-based theatre group and the brains behind 2018’s emotive performance of 147Hz Can’t Pass, an intimate window into the experiences of livi… 

The Ladies

The Ladies

Harry and Ella walk into a bar. 

In PurSUEt

In PurSUEt

A show about a Sue Perkins stan who has a life-size cardboard cut-out of the former Great British Bake Off presenter and an unwavering belief that she “will be glad to have someb… 

Sad Tony the Rapper's Sad Tonathon the Rapperthon

Sad Tony the Rapper's Sad Tonathon the Rapperthon

Yes, that’s right reader: it’s me. 

Queer Faith and TheMany – Radical Faeries

Queer Faith and TheMany – Radical Faeries

This show invites you to come and sit or stand together with others, co-creating a safe and inclusive space for us all to relax in. 

Trans*Atlantic

Trans*Atlantic

Join Dian Cathal, an immigrant of country and gender, in an attempt to prove their hypothesis: that Trans jokes can be funny. 

Sound Cistem

Sound Cistem

Two transgender performers say ‘up yours!’ to the gender binary and invite you to their radical dance party! Under disco lights, over pulsing music, a queer celebration takes place… 

Loud and Proud on the Fringe

Loud and Proud on the Fringe

Scotland’s LGBT choir Loud and Proud is back at the Fringe in support of Waverley Care, Scotland’s HIV and Hepatitis C charity. 

Suicide Pact

Suicide Pact

Any piece of art that tackles a complicated subject like mental health is worthwhile. 

Elegies for Angels, Punks and Raging Queens

Elegies for Angels, Punks and Raging Queens

A musical song cycle with a blues, jazz and rock score inspired by the Names Project AIDS Memorial Quilt. 

Dragtime! Presents: Cirque du Slay

Dragtime! Presents: Cirque du Slay

The circus has come to town, a circus that is quite unlike any other. 

Bear Glitz: UnBEARable

Bear Glitz: UnBEARable

UnBEARable is a camp, comedic romp through those irritants in life, modern dating and the joys of living life freely. 

Not That Different

Not That Different

BSC Theatre joyously celebrate diversity and minority identities through this tender and thought-provoking glimpse into life on the outside. 

Dan Webber – Genre Fluid

Dan Webber – Genre Fluid

The stand-up poet, reluctant bear and attempted vegan strips. 

Love/Sick

Love/Sick

For the romantic, the cynic, and the sick of heart – Love/Sick is a play about the kind of love you won’t find in fairy tales. 

Gareth's Gay Dating Disasters

Gareth's Gay Dating Disasters

Tired of Tinder? Had it with Hornet? Ghosted on Grindr? You are not alone – come to this combined cabaret, comedy and bingo show. 

Marrow

Marrow

Another Fringe day, another single figure on a stage dissecting a “big issue of today”. 

Smashing

Smashing

Can one woman single-handedly smash the hetero-patriarchy? Well, maybe with a little help from the audience. 

Georgia Tasda's School Of Magic

Georgia Tasda's School Of Magic

Join prizewinning comedy drag queen Georgia Tasda as she battles to save her failing witchcraft academy from impending closure. 

The Nana Schewitz Pass-Me-Over Party

The Nana Schewitz Pass-Me-Over Party

Nana Schewitz, the fully circumcised yet not-so-kosher Jewish star, presents a celebration of her life followed by a highly anticipated sacrificial death ritual. 

Misspelled Youth

Misspelled Youth

An action-packed hour combining elements of storytelling, clown and cabaret, themed around coming-of-age sexual awakenings and queer adolescence. 

Hot Gays: Martin Dixon and Gareth Edward

Hot Gays: Martin Dixon and Gareth Edward

Martin Dixon and Gareth Edward are hot and bothered! Join these grumpy gays for some late-night queer comedy as they wax lyrical about the body beautiful, getting older and the dil… 

Monster Gay

Monster Gay

I’m back with a new show delving into all the things I hate about myself, in under an hour! From my ‘gay voice’ to my fat arse; I’m learning how scary it can be to love you… 

Prefer Not To Say

Prefer Not To Say

‘But the terror wasn’t about what I was being accused of, the terror was what I could get done for. 

Don't Frighten the Straights!

Don't Frighten the Straights!

International slut and mouthy, old, ethnic poof, Turan Ali tells outrageously funny true gay stories from around the queer world, some heard on Radio 4. 

Meatball Séance

Meatball Séance

As the caffeine levels increase and you approach the final week of the Festival Fringe, it is a fair observation to make that your shock tolerance increases. 

Catching Rainbows

Catching Rainbows

Kerry has broken the habit of a lifetime – pleasing people. 

Misfit Warrior

Misfit Warrior

It would seem a contradiction in terms that an autobiographical show about one man’s experience with HIV, cancer and mental health issues could have an audience laughing quite so… 

Le Monocle

Le Monocle

Tiff Milner (writer/director) presents a well-researched retelling of a lesbian herstory, set in twentieth century Paris, at the eponymous the lesbian bar Le Monocle. 

Bitch, Antigone

Bitch, Antigone

Noises Off meets Antigone with a lot of great dick jokes thrown in for good measure! Bitch, Antigone from Australia’s Out Cast Theatre and writer Steven Dawson, is a hilarious go… 

Thief by Liam Rudden

Thief by Liam Rudden

The Edinburgh Fringe programme’s standard listing format provides a simple yet clear message about Thief at the Hill Street Theatre. 

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

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

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

Late Night Lip Service

Late Night Lip Service

Global sensation Gingzilla – the award-winning, bearded belle of the Fringe’s most debaucherous ball – and the utterly iconic Late Night Lip Service are back! Featuring heart… 

Adventures of Butt Boy and Tigger

Adventures of Butt Boy and Tigger

It is often a challenge to take a piece of original writing that has already achieved success at the Fringe and do something new with it. 

Andrea Spisto: Butch Princesa

Andrea Spisto: Butch Princesa

Here's a new twist on the cabaret variety show: one woman performs the whole variety. 

For Only an Hour

For Only an Hour

I can guarantee that you aren’t ready for For Only An Hour, the brain- and body- and life- and love- child of dancer Phil Sanger. 

Traumboy

Traumboy

In Traumboy, his one-man show about his experiences as a gay male prostitute, Daniel Hellmann emerges as a performer that is as eloquent with his voice as he is with his body. 

In PurSUEt

In PurSUEt

Inspired by true events: a passionate Sue Perkins Superfan, sent to a therapist to deal with her drinking, relays her adventures pursuing Sue. 

Bondage Queen Sings the Hits!

Bondage Queen Sings the Hits!

Join the ultimate mistress of mayhem, JoJo Bellini, as she takes you from the salacious to the sublime. 

Reba Martell: Salt'n'Sauce!

Reba Martell: Salt'n'Sauce!

She’ll batter your haggis and tickle your pickle! Scotland’s best drag queen serves up some deep-fried fierceness in this riotous new show. 

Psycho Drama Queen

Psycho Drama Queen

When he is attacked on the street, drag performer Anthony, aka Theresa Mayhem, has a choice to make; does he repress the trauma and become a reality TV star? Or listen to his best … 

Admiring La Stupenda

Admiring La Stupenda

Whether you love opera or not, try it. 

Too Pretty to Punch

Too Pretty to Punch

There are 36 shows at the Fringe by trans performers, according to the TransFringe hashtag on Twitter, and Edalia Day’s Too Pretty to Punch might be the only one that’s both ce… 

I Can Make You Fail Slightly Less

I Can Make You Fail Slightly Less

Are you aware of the devastation that is possible by just one negative thought. 

Polaris

Polaris

Hannah Raymond-Cox brings an intricate mix of storytelling and poetry to take us on a tour of her life – growing up in three different countries, being queer, and all the complex… 

Romeo and Juliet by Curious Pheasant

Romeo and Juliet by Curious Pheasant

Following a sold out run at the Edinburgh Fringe 2018, Curious Pheasant Theatre present Romeo and Juliet. 

Tilda Swinton Answers an Ad on Craigslist

Tilda Swinton Answers an Ad on Craigslist

Tilda Swinton (pronounced Swin-tone): human actress, alien from Jupiter or mystical spirit guide? Perhaps we’ll never know – this show certainly does little to provide us with … 

Le Tropicalocal Coco Local

Le Tropicalocal Coco Local

Hold onto your cocktails. 

Crystal Rasmussen presents The Bible 2 (Plus a Cure for Shame, Violence, Betrayal and Athlete's Foot) Live!

Crystal Rasmussen presents The Bible 2 (Plus a Cure for Shame, Violence, Betrayal and Athlete's Foot) Live!

After a swift rise to fame with her Nobel-nominated book Diary of a Drag Queen, DENIM’s Crystal is back. 

Tom Lenk Is Trash

Tom Lenk Is Trash

Rarely is a title so apt. 

Pink Lemonade

Pink Lemonade

Writer and performer Mika Johnson delivers a powerful, poignant and relatable queer narrative, which voices the story of a masculine-identifying lesbian, navigating life and love t… 

Sketch You Up!

Sketch You Up!

Sketch You Up! bills itself as “Catherine Tate meets Little Britain”, and mostly manages to replicate the character-driven performances that made Tate, Walliams and Lucas house… 

Ryan Lane Will Be There Now in a Minute

Ryan Lane Will Be There Now in a Minute

A show for anyone with a complex relationship to home. 

Comedy Queers

Comedy Queers

The 2018 sell-out show returns. 

Yours Sincerely

Yours Sincerely

Will Jackson is in a bit of a pickle. 

Shattered

Shattered

As a reviewer, there are several situations that I normally hope to avoid while covering the Fringe: it may surprise you, given that essentially I’m here to force my opinion on you… 

Séayoncé Déjà Voodoo

Séayoncé Déjà Voodoo

The legendary Ghost Whisperer Séayoncé is lubed up to mystic it to you in this dragtastic séance! Enter the depths of the spirit world to see how far Séayoncé will go to get w… 

Aaron Twitchen: Can't Stop a Rainbow...

Aaron Twitchen: Can't Stop a Rainbow...

Sun, sea and stand-up. 

Gloria Hole Presents: The Clinic

Gloria Hole Presents: The Clinic

Got a burning problem? Got an itching question? Time to visit the clinic. 

Kayla MacQuarrie: Traumatised

Kayla MacQuarrie: Traumatised

Kayla MacQuarrie is Traumatised. 

Justin Matson: Try Harder

Justin Matson: Try Harder

Justin Matson discovered all the secrets in life so you don’t have to! Los Angeles based comedian and self-help guru Matson returns to Edinburgh with a new one-hour motivational se… 

Andrew Sim: Am I Queer Enough?

Andrew Sim: Am I Queer Enough?

With upbeat optimism Andrew brings his second solo show to the Fringe. 

Bloom

Bloom

Funny Women finalist, Broadchurch actor and Most Promising Junior 1998* Becky, accidentally got gay married and now the biological clock is ticking. 

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. 

Son of Dyke

Son of Dyke

I have a slight confession of bias. 

Purple

Purple

Tonight’s the night. 

Gay Not Straight

Gay Not Straight

Former “straight” and rising NYC star Keenan Steiner (NY Comedy Festival) makes his Fringe debut with a high-octane hour on the hilarity of coming out late and living life gay. 

Jack Rooke: Love Letters

Jack Rooke: Love Letters

Dear reader, you may know me from such tragedies as Dead Dad (Radio 4’s Good Grief) and Dead Friend (BBC Three’s Happy Man) but this year I’m dead chuffed to perform comedy about s… 

Trans Vision Scamp

Trans Vision Scamp

Laura Monmoth returns to the Fringe with an hour of charming – yet quite frankly silly – multimedia nonsense. 

John Pendal: Monster

John Pendal: Monster

Known better for his kink-based comedy, John Pendal returns this year to the Fringe with a different angle to a similar style he employs, one that combines his witty sexual quips w… 

Since U Been Gone

Since U Been Gone

No one ever said that life was easy, but it’s what you make of it which defines who you are. 

Collapsible

Collapsible

Collapsible follows the story of Essie, who at the outset feels like she’s crumbling. 

Zach Zimmerman: Clean Comedy

Zach Zimmerman: Clean Comedy

New Yorker Zach Zimmerman packs a breath-taking number of laughs into his 50-minute slot; delivering a narrative about the relationship with his mother at a speed that leaves no ti… 

Bi-Cycle

Bi-Cycle

Bi-Cycle is the low-cardio, sweat-drenched sexual awakening you never knew you needed. 

Algorithms

Algorithms

This raucous monologue from Sadie Clark gives us a tale of dating and identity from the bleeding edge of the 21st century. 

The LOL Word

The LOL Word

Edinburgh Fringe – and let’s be honest, the comedy world in general – is saturated with male comedians. 

A Very British Lesbian

A Very British Lesbian

Fiona Goodwin has written and performed this piece as the ultimate coming out story. 

Confirmation

Confirmation

Part-biographical, part-political, part-musical, part-magical. 

Gary Lamont: Fancy a Stiff One?

Gary Lamont: Fancy a Stiff One?

Last spotted leaving BBC’s River City in a limo with Claire from Steps – Gary is back at the Fringe following smash-hit runs in 2016/17. 

Help! I Think I Might Be Fabulous

Help! I Think I Might Be Fabulous

There’s a delightful pantomime-esque quality to Alfie Ordinary, who welcomes us into his world for this hour of song, dance, puppetry and even a spot of gymnastics. 

Fudge

Fudge

A gay themed Friends for the Grindr generation, Fudge, playing now at the Gilded Ballroom Patter House, is a funny slice of gay life play. 

Splintered

Splintered

‘What you are about to witness, theydies and gentlethem, is a cabaret of truths. 

Piano_Play

Piano_Play

While watching Piano_Play it is easy to be taken in by the illusion which the show sets up. 

MOTHER

MOTHER

Low-brow, high-camp sketch comedy duo MOTHER make their Fringe debut with an unapologetically hilarious hour of trashy treasure. 

Traumgirl

Traumgirl

Traumgirl explores the myths and stereotypes around sex work, laying bare the women behind the industry in a bold narrative which will change the preconceptions of anyone who didn�… 

Chloe Green and Ella Woods: VENN

Chloe Green and Ella Woods: VENN

Chloe makes jokes about the patriarchy and working for Labour; you might have seen her in The LOL Word. 

Zach Zimmerman: Started as a Bottom, Now I'm Here

Zach Zimmerman: Started as a Bottom, Now I'm Here

Queer NYC comedian Zach Zimmerman (The Second City, The New Yorker) attacks conservative Christian parents, contemporary gay culture, and hunts for a husband in this provocative an… 

Not All Men

Not All Men

Not All Men wash their hands after going to the toilet, not all men brush their teeth twice daily. 

Enough

Enough

Can the liberation of one award-winning self-harming poet-dietitian be connected to all liberation? A powerful look at one woman’s story of living through a traumatised body in the… 

Rights of Passage

Rights of Passage

Miremba, a Ugandan woman forced to leave her girlfriend and marry. 

Raise the Roof

Raise the Roof

Returning after last year’s critically acclaimed debut, a hard-hitting look at food, body respect and professional complicity in a post-truth world. 

Dragtime Presents: Things Live!

Dragtime Presents: Things Live!

Things Live! A variety cabaret of Dragtime’s most unusual and magical drag performances yet. 

Like a Sturgeon

Like a Sturgeon

Edinburgh-raised drag queen Ripley makes his Fringe debut this year with Like A Sturgeon. 

Rainbow Baby

Rainbow Baby

Love. 

James Dean Is Dead! (Long Live James Dean)

James Dean Is Dead! (Long Live James Dean)

Springing up from the wreckage of his famous car (a Spider), James Dean talks honestly, candidly and sometimes with discomfort about his life. 

Ryan Ward and Joe Molander: Natural Born Performers

Ryan Ward and Joe Molander: Natural Born Performers

Britain’s most popular magicians and amateur bounty hunters, Joe and Ryan, perform an hour of classical music and salsa dance, with Claire Sweeney on banjo. 

Fringe Queer Artists Kiki

Fringe Queer Artists Kiki

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme for Fringe participants. 

Loud and Proud on the Fringe

Loud and Proud on the Fringe

Scotland’s LGBT choir, Loud and Proud, is back in support of Waverley Care, Scotland’s HIV and Hepatitis C charity. 

A Gay and a NonGay Live! – Free

A Gay and a NonGay Live! – Free

Prepare for the gay and straight worlds to come together, as unlikely friends James Barr and Dan Hudson bring their hugely successful podcast to Edinburgh – live! James will expl… 

From Today Everything Changes

From Today Everything Changes

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

Banana Boys

Banana Boys

Sports and sex. 

Queer Words

Queer Words

Three performers on stage present an intriguing blend of poetry and dance. 

147Hz Can't Pass

147Hz Can't Pass

147Hz Can’t Pass is the culmination of lived experience. 

Trans Pennine

Trans Pennine

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

...What the Frick?!

...What the Frick?!

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

Addiction: The Untold Story

Addiction: The Untold Story

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

24/7 Live

24/7 Live

Join British-Chinese provocateur artist Le Fil in a pop gig with extras as he, she or it explores a 24/7 world of gay-straight men, bad romances and the modern constructions of gen… 

Aeroplane Jelly

Aeroplane Jelly

Life is like jelly – easy to make, but a bit messy without a mould. 

Georgia Tasda Means Business

Georgia Tasda Means Business

It’s a tough gig getting by in today’s cut-throat economy, but help is at hand! Join prize-winning comedy drag queen Georgia Tasda for a business masterclass, as she reveals th… 

The LOL Word

The LOL Word

Like comedy and queer women? Then you’ll love this mixed bill of stand-up stars who are rising through the comedy ranks faster than you can say Ellen Degeneres. 

Late Night Lip Service

Late Night Lip Service

Ferocious queens and fierce divas of the world, rejoice! Gingzilla, the giant, ginger, award-winning Glamonster, returns to host Late Night Lip Service, featuring the Fringe’s wild… 

The B in the Room

The B in the Room

Dana’s 39, happy, comfortable. 

I Have Always Been a Storm

I Have Always Been a Storm

In a fantastical world where weather is rigidly controlled by the Shipping Forecast, an individual weather pattern dares to question their assigned role. 

Gender of Attraction

Gender of Attraction

Gender of Attraction is a heartfelt romantic comedy that puts a spotlight on trans relationships. 

Red and Boiling

Red and Boiling

Red and Boiling is an entertaining cabaret-style show with some serious undertones. 

Lip Sync Lollapalooza

Lip Sync Lollapalooza

Are you ready for the ultimate Fringe party? Drag acts face off against comedians with hilarious and over-the-top performances that will leave you positively shook and gagging for … 

Other Voices Spoken Word Cabaret

Other Voices Spoken Word Cabaret

Welcome to our open-hearted open mic, where you can enjoy features from fantastic spoken word artists and different special guests daily, with a sumptuous cabaret vibe. 

Me Plus One – Improv with Two People – Free

Me Plus One – Improv with Two People – Free

Improviser Mara Joy (TBC Improv, The Spontaneous Players) is joined by a different special guest every day to create an entirely unique two-person show based off one word from the … 

Rik Wolters – Heroic Failure

Rik Wolters – Heroic Failure

Rik is a bit of an oddball. 

Jim Swann: The Man With No Vaginas

Jim Swann: The Man With No Vaginas

Somewhere between who he is, who he thinks he is, who he wants to be, who he wishes he wasn’t and who he suspects people want him to think he is… you’ll find the child in adu… 

Bulgarians, Buggery, Brokeback and Beyond

Bulgarians, Buggery, Brokeback and Beyond

Tormented souls, evil villains, cliched employees, best friends and invisible men – enjoy a humorous look at the evolution of gay male characters on stage and screen in the past … 

Romeo and Juliet

Romeo and Juliet

Curious Pheasant Theatre reinvents the Bard’s most famous tale of ‘star-cross’d’ lovers in a bare-bones, twisted production that will have purists running for shelter and a… 

Gloria Hole Presents: The Clinic

Gloria Hole Presents: The Clinic

Got a burning problem? Got an itching question? Time to visit the clinic. 

Comedy Queers / Free Festival

Comedy Queers / Free Festival

A raucous late night show offering a fabulous selection of the most outrageous queer performers from across the Fringe. 

The Importance of Being Earnest as Performed by Three F*cking Queens and a Duck

The Importance of Being Earnest as Performed by Three F*cking Queens and a Duck

Melbourne’s Out Cast Theatre company, using ‘bits of Mr Oscar Wilde’, as stated on the flyer, return a sort-of version of The Importance of Being Earnest to the Edinburgh Fri… 

The 900 Club

The 900 Club

Four friends reunite after five years to commemorate the death of their friend, which broke them apart. 

Jet of Blood

Jet of Blood

Brought to you by Civil Disobedience and that actor trapped inside the fur suit in Roddy Bottum’s Sasquatch: The Opera, Jet of Blood is the documadrama/ballet/opera/performance art… 

Ganymede

Ganymede

Rosalind’s favorite book is As You Like It. 

Sod's Law

Sod's Law

From the humid and dark recesses of Greenside Infirmary Street, a particularly fabulous member of the aristocracy takes us through a rollicking and camp-filled history of homosexua… 

Leviticus

Leviticus

It is the mid-90s, the dot-com millionaires are kings. 

The Dip

The Dip

‘How about we go back to mine and baba ganoush?’ Meet Al. 

Jasper Red: Press Play

Jasper Red: Press Play

Jasper Red invites you to a special healing session. 

Standing on Ceremony: The Gay Marriage Plays

Standing on Ceremony: The Gay Marriage Plays

Two little words and suddenly your whole world changes. 

Gypsy Queen

Gypsy Queen

Hope Theatre Company bring us this brutal and beautiful production exploring sexuality through the lens of two boxers. 

Jake Howie: Read My Lips

Jake Howie: Read My Lips

They say a loose pair of lips could sink a ship, but you’ve gotta talk truth to give reality a flip. 

Le Gateau Chocolat: Icons

Le Gateau Chocolat: Icons

Opera and lycra-loving cabaret sensation, Le Gateau Chocolat storms into the Edinburgh Festival Fringe with the captivating international smash-hit, Icons. 

Fake TV

Fake TV

Uniquely individual impressionist roasts current and past celebrities and politicians using their own words cleverly underscored with music and sound effects. 

Justin Matson: Fatter Than You Think

Justin Matson: Fatter Than You Think

Adorably awkward with a twist of gay, Los Angeles-based comedian Justin Matson has been kicked off of three rollercoasters for being too fat. 

Andrew Sim: You Gotta Find Joy

Andrew Sim: You Gotta Find Joy

Bringing his first solo show to the Fringe with a combination of storytelling, songs and surreal improvisations, Andrew Sim intends to liberate you from overthinking and explore th… 

Artcoholic

Artcoholic

As you enter the cavernous, tunnel-like venue, the scene is set with cool music playing, whilst the stage is strewn with various artistic accoutrements: an easel, paints, brushes a… 

Denim: The Reunion Tour

Denim: The Reunion Tour

After a sell-out global pop tour that came to an earth-shattering finale in Edinburgh last year – Denim broke up. 

Free and Proud

Free and Proud

Perhaps it is because of the multi-show venue, or just the financial realities of bringing any production to the Edinburgh Fringe nowadays, but Peter Darney’s production of Charl… 

Dandy Darkly's All Aboard!

Dandy Darkly's All Aboard!

When you step into the venue for Dandy Darkly’s All Aboard, you don’t expect much. 

James Barr: Thirst Trap! – Free

James Barr: Thirst Trap! – Free

Wonderfully unexpected opportunities can occur at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe; even more so at the 'Free' variety. 

JoJo Bellini: Agents Provocateurs

JoJo Bellini: Agents Provocateurs

A one-woman cabaret about history’s greatest female spies. 

Sex, Drugs and a Cup of Tea

Sex, Drugs and a Cup of Tea

Sex, drugs, and tea make the world go round for four young flatmates. 

Jonny Woo's All Star Brexit Cabaret

Jonny Woo's All Star Brexit Cabaret

Drag Superstar, Jonny Woo and Olivier Award-winning composer, Richard Thomas (Jerry Springer The Opera) bring you this sequin-spangled musical ripped straight from the headlines. 

Hans – Like a German

Hans – Like a German

International superstar Hans, the boy wonder of Berlin, serves up an all-singing, all-tap dancing, accordion-pumping, glittering blitzkrieg of cabaret backed by his three… 

Really Want to Hurt Me

Really Want to Hurt Me

Self identity, depression, sexual awakenings and The Smiths are all topics central to writer/director Ben SantaMaria’s incredibly touching and heartfelt play about growing up gay… 

Ella Jean

Ella Jean

Ella Jean is no stranger to fear. 

Clay Nikiforuk: Fun to Be Around

Clay Nikiforuk: Fun to Be Around

Fun to be Around is an authentic, no-holds-barred narrative about triumphing over psychosis. 

Paul Patin: Angelo

Paul Patin: Angelo

Paul Patin is a French actor/singer/dancer who has performed around the world with international companies for more than 10 years. 

Dragprov Revue

Dragprov Revue

Christian Adore and Eaton Messe are a drag double act who tell the story of their fiery relationship through dazzling songs, sketch and raps based on audience suggestions. 

Songs of Smut and Sparkle

Songs of Smut and Sparkle

Singing her own parodies of popular songs at her furry pink piano, drag performer Marcia D’Arc brings you crude comedy and witty rhymes enshrined in a shroud of sequins, glitter … 

Neither: Identity Crisis!

Neither: Identity Crisis!

Being – what is it to be a me. 

Pity Laughs: A Tale of Two Gays

Pity Laughs: A Tale of Two Gays

More perverted, more depressed, more jokes. 

Hot Mess: Bezzie Mates

Hot Mess: Bezzie Mates

Max and Anna filmed themselves writing silly sketches for a year to make sure they didn’t miss a trick. 

Hot Gay Time Machine

Hot Gay Time Machine

After their multi award-winning debut at last year’s Edinburgh Fringe, the hot gays are back. 

Margaret Thatcher Queen of Soho

Margaret Thatcher Queen of Soho

Following four sell-out Fringe runs and marking 30 years of Section 28, the Iron Lady returns in her original 80s drag cabaret extravaganza! On the eve of a crucial vote, Maggie ge… 

Cazeleon: The Movies in My Mind

Cazeleon: The Movies in My Mind

Cazeleon, the self-proclaimed ‘cabaret chameleon’ – resplendent in monochrome make-up and a jaunty red, wide-brimmed hat - opens her show with a pitch perfect rendition of �… 

Polaris

Polaris

Holly & Ted’s Polaris opens with a slow explanation of the characters the two actors will be playing, frustratingly broken up by the use of a tablet to control an impressive … 

Sirens

Sirens

Have you ever wondered what it would be like if figures from Greek myth were around today? Well, Zoo Co Theatre Company have got you covered. 

Butterfly

Butterfly

Following the success of Even God Knew I was Gay, Jilberto Soto presents Butterfly. 

Fronting

Fronting

A bold and convention-bashing introspection on the impact of HIV, through the medium of two young gay men. 

Marmite

Marmite

Marmite: it’s the breakfast spread that we apparently love or hate, and the word has – in that way the English language often does – subsequently evolved far wider metaphoric… 

Tilda Swinton Answers an Ad on Craigslist

Tilda Swinton Answers an Ad on Craigslist

Some shows are a must-see simply because of the title, and Tilda Swinton Answers An Ad On Craigslist is about the best title for a play I’ve encountered in several years of revie… 

How to Be Amazingly Happy!

How to Be Amazingly Happy!

How do you find a new ‘once upon a time’ after the ‘happy ever after’ never turned up? Victoria is on a quest to discover how you make a new life when you can’t have the … 

Dean Hendry: Smells Like Dean Spirit

Dean Hendry: Smells Like Dean Spirit

Low self-esteem doesn’t grow on trees, but it can grow funny fruit. 

A Generous Lover

A Generous Lover

A Generous Lover is La JohnJoseph’s heartfelt account of caring for a bipolar partner. 

(even) HOTTER

(even) HOTTER

‘People are more fixated on flesh than ever before in history’ (Ann, 97). 

John Pendal: We Are Family

John Pendal: We Are Family

Storyteller and stand-up comedian John Pendal explores his family tree and discovers mutinies in the 1800s, arson in the 1900s and autism in the 2000s. 

Michele Durante

Michele Durante

Michele Durante has been leaving them laughing in the aisles from coast to coast! She’s cutting-edge, tackling subjects such as her own sexuality and her time as one of New York’s… 

Super Cally Fragile Lipstick

Super Cally Fragile Lipstick

Forty something years into a lifetime of looking great but feeling fake, Cally Beaton is ready to come out about her double life in her hilarious brand-new stand-up show, Super Cal… 

Courtney Act: The Girl from Oz

Courtney Act: The Girl from Oz

Australian drag superstar Courtney Act (RuPaul’s Drag Race, Australian Idol) takes you over the rainbow and down under in her new show. 

From Today, Everything Changes.

From Today, Everything Changes.

Before Chris’s wife died, after over 30 years of marriage, she made him promise to be himself. 

Broken

Broken

Can you hear the silent scream in the song of the cabaret? This gripping new drama exposes the twists and turns of a family ripped apart by secrecy and prejudice. 

Scorch

Scorch

Welcomed back to Edinburgh after its rave performances last year, Scorch is new writing for one performer. 

Mediocre as F*ck

Mediocre as F*ck

Mirror, mirror on the wall, who is the most mediocre of all? In his 2016 debut show, Gavin shared the story of his struggle to accept the reality of his own mediocrity. 

Pronoun

Pronoun

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

LGBTQZX

LGBTQZX

Laura Monmoth had a problem. 

Andrew Sim

Andrew Sim

For a one-off performance, Andrew Sim brings his first solo stand-up show to the Fringe! Dealing with topics such as prejudice, repressed sexuality and suicide, it’s bound to be … 

Afternoon T With Georgia Tasda

Afternoon T With Georgia Tasda

Here she comes! London’s breakthrough comedy drag act arrives in Edinburgh with a brand-new show! Join Georgia Tasda for a brew as she spills the T. 

Play Something

Play Something

Two men meet in a club. 

The Naked Dietitian

The Naked Dietitian

Hard-hitting and hope-stirring home truths in a performance tour de force from ‘the literary lovechild of Allen Ginsberg and Jeanette Winterson’ (BroadwayBaby. 

12

12

Using drag to explore Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night, 3BUGS and UoB LGBTQ present a night not to forget – get your stockings ready! Ladies, gentlemen and everyone in-between – w… 

Courtney Act: The Girl from Oz

Courtney Act: The Girl from Oz

From a shared sovereign and a shaky colonial past, to endless daytime reruns of Neighbours and Home and Away on channel 5, plus cricket, Kylie and Rupert Murdoch; Australian export… 

Wordplay

Wordplay

A dark comedy about a fag and his hag. 

Al Porter in Campus Maximus

Al Porter in Campus Maximus

This outrageously talented 23-year-old Irishman shot to Fringe fame last year with an Edinburgh Comedy Award nomination and bookings on McIntyre’s Big Show, Live at the Apollo and … 

Michael Griffiths: Sweet Dreams

Michael Griffiths: Sweet Dreams

Helpmann award winner Michael Griffiths is Annie Lennox. 

Auntie

Auntie

Nollywood meets Hyacinth Bouquet via the fictional pan-African nation of Kengeria. 

Rainbow Soapbox

Rainbow Soapbox

Legendary cabaret artists and arch dissectors of gender norms, Dive Queer Party are celebrating 70 years of the Edinburgh festivals (and 50 years since the decriminalisation of hom… 

Hilda & The Spectrum

Hilda & The Spectrum

Weird comedy soul mates* Elf and Ryan perform their debut show. 

Super Cally Fragile Lipstick

Super Cally Fragile Lipstick

Forty something years into a lifetime of looking great but feeling fake, Cally Beaton is ready to come out about her double life in her hilarious brand-new stand-up show, Super Cal… 

You've Changed

You've Changed

Fitted out in an elegant tuxedo, in an echo of Marlene Dietrich’s revolutionary turn in 1930’s Morocco, Kate O’Donnell is every inch the smooth Old Hollywood dame. 

Sarah Keyworth: Why Not? (WIP)

Sarah Keyworth: Why Not? (WIP)

Rising comedy star Sarah Keyworth, a Funny Women finalist 2015 and tour support for Stewart Francis and Kerry Godliman, examines what it means to be a child raised believing you co… 

Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa! Super Scott's Totally Scripted Unimprovised Show

Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa! Super Scott's Totally Scripted Unimprovised Show

Super Scott returns to the Fringe with his own unique blend of comedy, juggling, magic and more. Expect the unexpected! (Recommended by his mother). 

Big Fat Gay

Big Fat Gay

It was an inauspicious beginning for Martin J Dixon’s new stand-up show, with only 11 audience members, some of whom were loud and rowdy throughout the show. 

Rob Cawsey: Just Cruising

Rob Cawsey: Just Cruising

Unhinged physical comedy from Rob Cawsey on dating, sex and trying to find love. 

Priscilla Queen of the Desert

Priscilla Queen of the Desert

It’s impossible to miss the irony in the name of the production company behind Priscilla: Queen of the Desert – Car Crash Productions. 

I Am My Own Wife

I Am My Own Wife

One of the good things about the Fringe is that the small scale of most of its venues lead to a sort of intimacy in performance that you get almost nowhere else. 

Kate Butch in Kate If You Wanna Go Butcher

Kate Butch in Kate If You Wanna Go Butcher

Join the Comic Sans of Drag, Kate Butch, for an hour of comedy, songs and games. 

Commons

Commons

In an upmarket hotel room, two men – one a disgraced politician, the other an ex-rent boy – meet to rekindle old loves and re-open old wounds in this darkly comedic character s… 

Polaris

Polaris

What happens when you’re in London alone at Christmas for years on end? PBH Free Fringe’s Polaris explores one woman’s search for community in the face of chaos through spoken … 

God Hates Me: I'm Trans

God Hates Me: I'm Trans

According to Baptist ministers in America, transpeople are going to Hell – a fact that Nicci is fine with, since apparently the Devil wears Prada. 

Mae Martin and Nick Coyle: Show Party

Mae Martin and Nick Coyle: Show Party

Mae Martin (BBC Radio 4’s Mae Martin’s Guide to 21st Century Sexuality, Russell Howard’s Good News) and Australian comic Nick Coyle (Guided Meditation) improvise a variety show bas… 

Teddy Bears' Picnic

Teddy Bears' Picnic

Gav is a bear – not the grizzly type or the type you’d buy in a toyshop, but the overweight, hairy gay type. 

Dirty Little Secret

Dirty Little Secret

Everybody has a dirty little secret. 

The Waiting Game

The Waiting Game

Sam is in a coma. 

A Different Way Home

A Different Way Home

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

Bleach

Bleach

There are downsides to most jobs and many come with dangers, hidden or otherwise, but there are usually compensatory factors as well. 

Hans: Mein Camp

Hans: Mein Camp

Certain thoughts are inevitable when you hear the title Hans: Mein Camp, and the chances are they will probably be accurate. 

Gayshit

Gayshit

If I were to condense this review into a single word, it would unfortunately have to be the title. 

The Soft Subject (A Love Story)

The Soft Subject (A Love Story)

Today’s class is about love, heartbreak and The Little Mermaid. 

Pity Laughs: A Tale of Two Gays

Pity Laughs: A Tale of Two Gays

This show is so much more than a tale of two gays: it is a tale of success. 

Afternoon T With Georgia Tasda

Afternoon T With Georgia Tasda

Here she comes! London’s breakthrough comedy drag act arrives in Edinburgh with a brand-new show! Join Georgia Tasda for a brew as she spills the T. 

Thief

Thief

Sailor thrives in the bars, dives and flophouses of the most squalid ports. 

Prestonian

Prestonian

Prestonian is a solo stand-up show by Saskia Preston. 

At a Stretch

At a Stretch

In a big, busy city there’s loads of space. 

Aaron Twitchen: Curtain Twitchen

Aaron Twitchen: Curtain Twitchen

Aaron Twitchen combines aerial circus performance with stand-up comedy. 

Gypsy Queen

Gypsy Queen

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

Homo Disco

Homo Disco

Homo Disco is a disco dance party for all who want to act a fool to camp classics. Dance into the early hours with drag queens and more. Get your tickets fast. 

Robert White: InstruMENTAL

Robert White: InstruMENTAL

Malcolm Hardee Award-winning, gay, autistic comedian adopts a new stance. 

Joe Sutherland: Model / Actress

Joe Sutherland: Model / Actress

London. 

F*cking Men

F*cking Men

Tony Award winner Joe DiPietro’s play reimagines La Ronde in today’s gay scene. 

Skin

Skin

Last year, 201 Dance Company shattered the stereotypes associated with hip-hop dance with the critically acclaimed Smother. 

How to Be a Sissy with Percy Q Shun

How to Be a Sissy with Percy Q Shun

The Sugarhill Gang’s Rapper’s Delight prompts an evening of light-hearted, harmless, 80s-inspired fun. 

Mindy Raf: Keeping My Kidneys

Mindy Raf: Keeping My Kidneys

Weed lube, throuple therapy and one life-altering text message. 

John Pendal: How to Escape from Stuff

John Pendal: How to Escape from Stuff

John’s beautifully candid 2016 show, International Man of Leather, won the hearts of audiences and critics alike and went on to tour the world. 

5 Guys Chillin'

5 Guys Chillin'

Many an article’s been written on how the gay scene appears dominated by drugs and sex. 

My Pet, My Love

My Pet, My Love

A one-man show about fish, forgetting and the fear of dying single. 

Submission

Submission

Liver and Lung Productions have created something extraordinary in Submission, a new play about the conflict between religion and sexuality. 

Let Me Look at You

Let Me Look at You

Starving Artists are back with a compelling show about homosexuality in which Mark Pinkosh shares how being gay has affected his life. 

Adriano Cappelletta: This Boy's in Love

Adriano Cappelletta: This Boy's in Love

It’s time to paint the rainbow and unleash the world’s first one-man gay rom-com cabaret! Hilarious and heartfelt songs meet physical comedy and candid storytelling in one man’s fi… 

Gary Lamont: Dropping the Soap!

Gary Lamont: Dropping the Soap!

After eight years on BBC’s River City, Gary’s leaving his role as hairdresser Robbie behind. 

The Girl From Mars

The Girl From Mars

Due to popular demand, the ‘Britpop Rocky Horror’ returns for a second year! Following an epic premiere at Brighton Fringe 2016, and a nationwide tour including a full show at … 

Who Do You Think You Are? Barbara Brownskirt.

Who Do You Think You Are? Barbara Brownskirt.

‘Who Do You Think You Are? Barbara Brownskirt’ is a darkly funny, pathos-fuelled show inspired by the TV show of similar name by writer and performance artist Karen McLeod. 

The Girl From Oz

The Girl From Oz

Courtney Act, takes you over the rainbow and down under in her new show: The Girl from OZ! Chock full of hits and high notes, you will leave this show realizing there’s no place li… 

Macho Macho

Macho Macho

Bosnian-Dutch artist Igor Vrebac draws inspiration from Instagram after-workout selfies, Turkish wrestling and the idea of bromance in his new physical performance ‘Macho Macho’ to… 

The Curious Incidents of the Gay at Night

The Curious Incidents of the Gay at Night

Stand-up comedy from Manchester-born comedian, Russell Arathoon. 

Sex Education

Sex Education

One parent refuses to talk about sex. 

Sexual Fears of a Modern Day Virgin

Sexual Fears of a Modern Day Virgin

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

Mark Lester Steps In

Mark Lester Steps In

The world’s going to hell in a handcart, with climate change, extremism and cliches like ‘going to hell in a handcart’. 

Gender Spanner

Gender Spanner

A joyous and empowering hour of cabaret, burlesque, and labels that just don’t stick. 

Tricyclic Transform

Tricyclic Transform

Solo musical cabaret exploring genderqueer identity with songs and drag. 

King of the Fringe: Best Of

King of the Fringe: Best Of

Join us for some drag king cabaret by the seaside as we celebrate the bois from previous King of the Fringe competitions. 

Fran & Leni

Fran & Leni

1976. 

Wood

Wood

I guess you planned to have fun on your spring break. 

Mediocre as F**k

Mediocre as F**k

Mirror, mirror on the wall, who is the most mediocre of them all? In his 2016 debut show, Gavin shared the story of his struggle to accept the reality of his own mediocrity. 

Five Card Stud

Five Card Stud

If the clients play nice, male escorting can be a pretty sweet gig. 

The Elephant Girls

The Elephant Girls

Forget lovable rogues and artful dodgers, this uncomfortable monologue tells the true story of a London awash with criminal gangs in the interwar years. 

Kuan-Wen and The Closet of Curiosities

Kuan-Wen and The Closet of Curiosities

A Taiwanese gay boy who fled from his tiger mum, trained as an accountant in London, but escaped to “find himself” in Berlin, ended up performing stand-up comedy in English, in Ger… 

Trouble with Men

Trouble with Men

Three remarkable short plays about modern male homosexuality: a farce about stereotypes and unrequited love; a drama about a date going very wrong; a transcontinental love story ab… 

Mark Cram: Pipe-Bomb

Mark Cram: Pipe-Bomb

Mark Cram has had enough. 

Sweetmeat

Sweetmeat

Sigmund and Christian meet, and slot together like puzzle pieces. 

Can't Take My Eyes Off You

Can't Take My Eyes Off You

If you thought a night with the Rainbow Chorus couldn’t get any better, then get ready for a departure from our usual concerts as we roll out an evening of songs from the familiar,… 

Perfection In Progress

Perfection In Progress

You don’t have to be perfect. 

Massaoke

Massaoke

Massaoke is the club night sensation where the crowd is the star of the show. 

OUT

OUT

We are presented with two bodies: a loud Jamaican dance hall music and disco lights. 

Darkroom Diaries

Darkroom Diaries

Dutch comedian Johan Goossens is looking for love in all the wrong places. 

JoJo Bellini: Crash-Bang Cabaret!

JoJo Bellini: Crash-Bang Cabaret!

After the roaring success of JoJo Bellini’s ‘Kitchen Cabaret’ at Edinburgh and Brighton Fringe in 2016, the salacious songstress brings to Brighton a brand-new, and much naug… 

John Pendal: How To Escape From Stuff

John Pendal: How To Escape From Stuff

Before John became a comedian he spent ten years as an amateur escape artist. 

Epicene

Epicene

Award-winning musician Paul Diello invites you to his gender-blending celebration of iconic women in music. 

Smut Slam Cabaret: where sex and storytelling collide

Smut Slam Cabaret: where sex and storytelling collide

Smut Slam is a raucous celebration of sex in all it’s glorious, awkward and heart-warming forms. 

Sex Addiction: The Lecture

Sex Addiction: The Lecture

For the last five years, Tommy has been trying to recover from an addiction that people struggle to class as an addiction. 

Joe Black: Meet Me At The Eldorado

Joe Black: Meet Me At The Eldorado

In this lushly hilarious show, noir superstar Joe Black conjures up the atmosphere of the Eldorado; the Berlin nightclub that served as a regular haunt for gay men and women before… 

Correct Me if I'm Wrong

Correct Me if I'm Wrong

Claire does not contain the following ingredients: slugs, snails, puppy dog tails, sugar, spice or things (nice). 

Help! I Think I Might Be Fabulous

Help! I Think I Might Be Fabulous

It shouldn’t take long for you to notice that despite his name, Alfie Ordinary is as far from the boy next door as you’re likely to get. 

Ladies Marmalade

Ladies Marmalade

Ladies Marmalade is a show with 3 unusual and hilarious women who will make you taste different flavours of comedy . 

Fall of Duty

Fall of Duty

1916. 

Rubber Ring

Rubber Ring

“I’m sixteen. 

Deep in The Heart of Me

Deep in The Heart of Me

A ‘Shirley Valentine’ tale for the 21st century with songs from the Rat Pack repertoire, ‘Sway’, ‘Let’s Fall in Love’ and ‘I’ve Got You Under My Skin’. 

Heidi Regan and Will Rowland Present: Some Comedy in a Venue

Heidi Regan and Will Rowland Present: Some Comedy in a Venue

Will and Heidi are two thoughtful, principled stand-ups who will do anything to get a laugh, including dropping all principles. 

The Holey Truth

The Holey Truth

From being raised as a Scientologist in the ‘burbs of New Zealand, to the peculiar and pensive realities of sexuality, Reading Comedy Festival New Act of the Year 2015 winner, Ja… 

Piers & Queers

Piers & Queers

Over 200 years of history from a lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and queer perspective including Regency Dandies, 1950s lesbian and gay life and political activism. 

Super Cally Fragile Lipstick

Super Cally Fragile Lipstick

Forty something years into a lifetime of looking great but feeling fake, Cally Beaton is ready to come out about her double life in her hilarious brand new show, Super Cally Fragil… 

Transgender Shakespeare

Transgender Shakespeare

Introduced in last year’s Brighton Fringe, Rory and Simon are back, still struggling with the age-old problem of family communications. 

Disco Lovers

Disco Lovers

After 3 sold-out seasons, the Disco Lovers return to their now-legendary late night slots at the awesome Spiegeltent. 

Nicole Henriksen: Techno Glitter Penguins

Nicole Henriksen: Techno Glitter Penguins

My first venture to the Marlborough could not have been more welcoming. 

The Hot Mess Method

The Hot Mess Method

‘Hot Mess’ is a very serious sketch comedy duo consisting of Anna Piper (Funny Women’s One to Watch 2016) and Max Levine (Radio 4 Newsjack, Cambridge Footlights). 

The Poetry we Make

The Poetry we Make

“The man I love. 

Wank Bank Masterclass

Wank Bank Masterclass

Rural Ranga, the Australian artist who created an art book from his happy ending massages in New York City, brings you an informative, interactive and playful masterclass of origin… 

Brighton Gay Men’s Chorus: The Superhero Show

Brighton Gay Men’s Chorus: The Superhero Show

They move among you unseen. 

The Ruffian on the Stair

The Ruffian on the Stair

A young man says he’s just looking for a place to stay, but he’s got sex, violence and revenge on his mind. 

2 Grumpy Gay Men: Loitering With Intention

2 Grumpy Gay Men: Loitering With Intention

Benjamin and William are waiting, but as time progresses, so do their differences of opinion, from ‘Doctor Who’ to Brighton seagulls. 

Even God Knew I Was GAY

Even God Knew I Was GAY

In case you were wondering. 

Eglantyne

Eglantyne

Inspiring solo play about Eglantyne Jebb, a courageous, passionate, Edwardian human rights activist. 

Fallen Angel

Fallen Angel

Inspired by the age-old legend ‘The Faerie Boy of Leith’, ‘Fallen Angel’ is a disturbing new supernatural thriller. 

FEM.ALE Brewster Beer Festival

FEM.ALE Brewster Beer Festival

FEM. 

We're All Mad in Here

We're All Mad in Here

We’re All Mad in Here follows the story of Alasdair Carroll, a young gay man living in Edinburgh who comes across an elusive drag club called Curious Appetites. 

Canon Warriors

Canon Warriors

Punch, Fleur, Dog and Sid. 

The LipSinkers: Set On Mahogany Bluff

The LipSinkers: Set On Mahogany Bluff

‘The LipSinkers are a drag troupe who mime to pop songs. 

Dive and Summerhall Present... C U Next Tuesday Cabaret

Dive and Summerhall Present... C U Next Tuesday Cabaret

Sometime in between Jak Soroka cracking eggs on her naked body and Sam Reynolds dry humping someone in the audience, you realise nights at Dive’s C U Next Tuesday cabaret can get… 

Gary Lamont – What a Riddy!

Gary Lamont – What a Riddy!

The scissor-wielding star of BBC’s River City and Scotland’s favourite sassy strawberry blonde hairdresser was once a wee boy from Castlemilk struggling with ginger-vitis. 

Panti: High Heels in Low Places

Panti: High Heels in Low Places

Panti Bliss has had a whirlwind of a few years and, naturally, she has more than a few fabulous stories to share. 

Touch Therapy

Touch Therapy

Lotta and Erik should be happily married but there’s one problem – the sex. 

The Gayest Thing You've Ever Seen

The Gayest Thing You've Ever Seen

Claiming to be the gayest thing in a room full of LGBT people in a gay bar (although straights are welcome too) is quite the boast. 

Playing Mortal Kombat Guarantees You Inner Calm

Playing Mortal Kombat Guarantees You Inner Calm

Multi award-winning poet Dominic Berry (seen poeting on BBC and Channel 4) returns after touring Canada and USA with his unforgettable new show about love, loss, and his quest for … 

Dandy Darkly's Myth Mouth!

Dandy Darkly's Myth Mouth!

Louis CK is undoubtedly backstage in the Edinburgh Playhouse, prepping for his show while his audience stretches around the block. 

Looking 4 Dick

Looking 4 Dick

BenT is a small and phallically-challenged man. 

Pussyfooting

Pussyfooting

Pussyfooting is a project that has been evolving over the course of a year, and, presumably, could continue to go on evolving with its bright new company from Oxford University: Kn… 

Deal with the Dragon

Deal with the Dragon

It’s a familiar scene to many a Fringe-goer: a black-box stage, a chair and an actor with his story. 

Irons

Irons

Irons the new play from writer Colin Chaston certainly pushes the envelope of believability. 

Scorch

Scorch

One of the things I’ve noticed about this year’s Fringe is the number of stellar one-woman shows, and Prime Cut Productions’ Scorch is the best so far. 

Smother

Smother

Hip Hop is a strange medium with which to tackle the homosexual experience. 

John Pendal: International Man of Leather

John Pendal: International Man of Leather

If you think you have seen and done it all, try John Pendal on for size. 

Wayne Carter Teaches You to Be Fabulous

Wayne Carter Teaches You to Be Fabulous

The word “fabulous” is defined as being extraordinary and wonderful, and having no basis in reality. 

Saturday Night Forever

Saturday Night Forever

I’ve left theatres in all sorts of states from elation to depression, anger to jubilation, in tears and totally numb. 

Taiwan Season: Solo Date

Taiwan Season: Solo Date

Looking like a cyberpunk priest, Tsai Pao-Chang’s hero is swamped in technology — AI, encrypted files and dating sites. 

Gender Spanner

Gender Spanner

Gender Spanner is a joyous and empowering hour of cabaret, burlesque and labels that just don’t stick. 

5 Guys Chillin'

5 Guys Chillin'

If your idea of chillin’ is sitting in the armchair with a cup of cocoa and a novel, you probably won’t feel at ease with this play. 

ThreeWay

ThreeWay

A new, innovative piece of theatre that offers a new perspective into the world of dating and relationships. 

The Elephant Girls

The Elephant Girls

This is the forgotten story of a controversial gang that robbed the streets of London for over a hundred years. 

Mae Martin: Work in Progress

Mae Martin: Work in Progress

Mae Martin (BBC Radio 4, Live from the BBC, Russell Howard’s Good News) improvises a brand new hour every night as she develops her new show. 

Callisto: A Queer Epic

Callisto: A Queer Epic

Callisto: A Queer Epic is a thoughtful piece of theatre which explores social conflicts that coincide with the queer lifestyle. 

Company

Company

Company is a musical so of its time that a string of directors over the past decade have struggled with the problem of whether to present it as an unchanged period piece or contemp…