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. 

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. 

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. 

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. 

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. 

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… 

A Boy Named Sue

A Boy Named Sue

A Boy Named Sue written by Bertie Darrell provides an interesting insight into the experiences of members of the LGBT+ community, played with great energy by the cast of three. 

Bent Double

Bent Double

A gay-friendly, irreverent night of fun and frolics hosted by Zoe Lyons (‘Mock The Week’ and ‘Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow’). 

Homophobe

Homophobe

It’s very difficult to dislike Tommy, the narrator of this one man show. 

The Girl From Mars

The Girl From Mars

The Brit-popera for Common People Like You. 

High as Sugar

High as Sugar

Inspired by the true life of Warhol superstar Holly Woodlawn, ‘High As Sugar’ is a one-person musical about a trans woman living in 1970 New York City. 

Hannah Brackenbury: Jumbled

Hannah Brackenbury: Jumbled

Brighton-based musical comedian Hannah Brackenbury performs silly songs on the themes of pound shops, vodka, selfies, tiny horses, cake, country music, cats and more! 

I do it to Break

I do it to Break

A piece of new writing by Royal Court Writers Programmes’ Isabel Sensier. 

CarMen

CarMen

Set in the gay community of liberal 1920s Spain. 

How I Almost Became the First Lady of the USA

How I Almost Became the First Lady of the USA

This is a true story. 

4D Cinema

4D Cinema

Mamoru Iriguchi performs live, rigged up with a screen around his face and a projector above his head. 

Madama Butterfly

Madama Butterfly

This traditional production champions the anti-stereotype stance of the LGBT community, by casting the superb soprano Paul Bork in the title rôle of the tragic geisha. 

5 Guys Chillin'

5 Guys Chillin'

The highly acclaimed graphic, gripping, funny and frank verbatim drama exposing the chill-out chem-sex scene. 

Torn Apart (Dissolution)

Torn Apart (Dissolution)

‘Torn Apart (Dissolution)’ is about talking to your lover, drinking beer, ultimate rejection, the white picket fence fantasy, sexuality, the rules of being on a visa, The Berlin Wa… 

Queer Side Story

Queer Side Story

As he shimmied onto stage, Gregoire Aubert’s performance of Queer Side Story could be nothing other than entertaining. 

Mawaan Rizwan: Gender Neutral Concubine Pirate

Mawaan Rizwan: Gender Neutral Concubine Pirate

Quite why Mawaan Rizwan describes himself as a Gender Neutral Concubine Pirate remains a bit of a mystery throughout the show. 

The LipSinkers plus Afterparty!

The LipSinkers plus Afterparty!

“Camp, cult and glorious” ***** (The Times). 

Erect But Unstable

Erect But Unstable

Canadian monologist John Arthur Sweet undertakes a comedic odyssey to medicine, psychotherapy and religion in search of answers about queer love, sexual awakening, and obsession. 

Rainbow Chorus Sings Out!

Rainbow Chorus Sings Out!

Brighton and Hove’s very own LGBT choir swing open the doors of St George’s Church, Kemptown for a medley of songs. 

Going Down

Going Down

The Sex Shells present ‘Going Down’: a glittering, twisted, all-singing, all-prancing look at gay existence in the twenty-first century. 

Charity Gala Night

Charity Gala Night

Welcome to an evening of fun and entertainment featuring the fantastic poet Alice Denny, cocktails, raffle prizes and more. 

Larry Dean: Work In Progress

Larry Dean: Work In Progress

Fosters Comedy Awards 2015, Best Newcomer: Nominee, and Scottish Comedian Of The Year award-winner brings his new show to Brighton Fringe. 

Daggers MacKenzie

Daggers MacKenzie

Step right up and behold the one and only Daggers MacKenzie, the gal who defies death with every toss of the blade. 

Sellotape Sisters by Lee Mattinson

Sellotape Sisters by Lee Mattinson

1966. 

About a Goth

About a Goth

When little in your life seems to be easy then perhaps, for some, the only way to take control is to adopt a persona. 

The Half Life of Love

The Half Life of Love

The half life of love is forever - it remains toxic, poisoning life long after love is over. 

Joan

Joan

Thoroughly entertaining, cleverly written and immaculately performed. 

M Lamar: Funeral Doom Spiritual For Male Soprano Piano and Electronics

M Lamar: Funeral Doom Spiritual For Male Soprano Piano and Electronics

From the ashes and ruins of long dead earth and the infinite blacknesses of what will be the year 2116, emerges the Funeral Doom Spiritual. 

Help! I think I Might Be Fabulous

Help! I think I Might Be Fabulous

With his unique take on drag, Alfie has become a stand-out act in the UK cabaret scene. 

Transgendered Shakespeare

Transgendered Shakespeare

Communication? Between a father and a child? How difficult can that be? Communication? Between a father and a transgender child? How much of a nightmare can that be? After 400 ye… 

It's Bound to be Right on the Night

It's Bound to be Right on the Night

“Actually” Gay Men’s Chorus are celebrating their 10th anniversary with performances dating back to the very beginning. 

Boy Stroke Girl

Boy Stroke Girl

Is it possible to fall in love with someone if you don’t know their gender? An unconventional love story in which Peter, a previously heterosexual young man, faces a challenge to h… 

King of the Fringe

King of the Fringe

Brighton’s only drag king competition is back! It’s time for bois to become men as they battle it out to win the crown (and 100 quid)! Expect a night of bulging biceps, protruding … 

Break Yourself

Break Yourself

A show about the relationship between power and sexual desire, what it means to want to be someone else, and Bruce Springsteen. 

The Daily Grind

The Daily Grind

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Like ‘Waiting for Godot’ on speed, this hilarious and moving new show revealing the dramas that transpire when an old TV actress from Hi-De-Hi and a young classical actor get toget… 

John Pendal: International Man of Leather

John Pendal: International Man of Leather

This solo stand-up comedy show is the true story of how a shy Baptist boy from Watford became an unlikely international sex ambassador when he won the 25th annual ‘International … 

Dusty Limits: Grin

Dusty Limits: Grin

For one sensational night only, cabaret legend Dusty Limits graced the stage of a very chilly Republic venue on Brighton’s seafront. 

DOUZE

DOUZE

In 2015 Pop Star XNTHONY and The Penny Slots were heading to Eurovision. 

All The Nice Girls

All The Nice Girls

Fascinating, touching and truly enlightening, this lesbian musical romance tells the story of forgotten Variety stars Gwen Farrar and Norah Blaney. 

The Sissy's Progress

The Sissy's Progress

Nando Messias was beaten up on the street in an act of homophobic hatred. 

English Disco Lovers

English Disco Lovers

Sell-out 2014 and 2015, the ‘English Disco Lovers’ are back at the best little tent at Brighton Fringe. 

Naked Girls Reading

Naked Girls Reading

Join burlesque performer and naked stand-up, Miss Glory Pearl, for an intimate show where beautiful women read naked. 

Deep in The Heart of Me

Deep in The Heart of Me

On holiday in Greece, Janet meets the woman of her dreams in a suit and tie singing Frank Sinatra songs, but it’s not all plain sailing. 

Sajeela Kershi: Sharia's L.A.W (Little Asian Women)

Sajeela Kershi: Sharia's L.A.W (Little Asian Women)

Work-in-progress from multi-award-winner celebrating the kick-ass women in our families who stood the test of time despite obstacles via faith, family, culture or the time they liv… 

Care Takers

Care Takers

His teacher believes Jamie is being bullied because he’s gay. 

JoJo Bellini's Kitchen Cabaret

JoJo Bellini's Kitchen Cabaret

May 6 marked the official opening of Brighton’s famous Fringe Festival, with glorious sunshine all day and a wonderfully warm evening, the British weather played its part in… 

Naked Boys Reading: La Femme

Naked Boys Reading: La Femme

Ascending the back stairs of the Marlborough to be greeted by the towering and magnificently coiffed Dr Sharon Husbands, doesn’t quite give an accurate taste of what follows. 

Somewhere Under The Rainbow : The Liza Minnelli Story

Somewhere Under The Rainbow : The Liza Minnelli Story

Award-winning, ‘one woman wonder’, West End performer, Sharon Sexton. 

Iris Prize Film Festival/Love Bites

Iris Prize Film Festival/Love Bites

Award-winning short films from the internationally acclaimed ‘Iris Prize Film Festival’: a collection of the winners and runners-up from the 2015 prize. 

Icons (Preview)

Icons (Preview)

Brighton Fringe 2016 is here: bigger, better and fringier than ever! And who could be better to kick things off at the Warren than Le Gateau Chocolat, the powerhouse baritone wr… 

Piers & Queers

Piers & Queers

Why is Brighton the LGBTQ capital of the United Kingdom? That’s the question tour guide Ric Morris poses at the start of Piers & Queers, a queer-historical walking tour that span… 

Not Fast Enough

Not Fast Enough

‘Not Fast Enough’ is a provocative and dynamic sprint through contemporary gender politics and imaginative theatre structures. 

The Little Red Show

The Little Red Show

Ever had therapy? Feel like a failure? Then this one’s for you! Join performance poet Little Red as she reveals why the therapy didn’t work, through laughter, tears and sexual innu… 

Smack, Crackle n' Pop!

Smack, Crackle n' Pop!

Rip open your variety packs and let Emily Bee and Danny Ash treat you to a late night sugar high of assorted cabaret delights! Includes comedy, burlesque, circus and more. 

By the Bi

By the Bi

By the Bi is a show that offers to tackle the heady subject matter - of the difficulties of being bisexual - head on. 

Hedwig and the Angry Inch

Hedwig and the Angry Inch

The internationally ignored song stylist from Berlin is back. 

Prey

Prey

One man’s journey to womanhood. 

Sweet Thunder – A Show in Three Layers

Sweet Thunder – A Show in Three Layers

‘Cocking a snook at learned prejudices . 

Welcome to the Cliterati

Welcome to the Cliterati

‘The literary love child of Jeanette Winterson and Allen Ginsberg’ (BroadwayBaby. 

The Gospel According to Jesus, Queen of Heaven

The Gospel According to Jesus, Queen of Heaven

Written and performed by legendary trans playwright, performer and poet Jo Clifford, this unique and extraordinary show combines theatre with storytelling, spoken word and ritual i… 

Loud and Proud on the Fringe

Loud and Proud on the Fringe

Loud and Proud, Scotland’s LGBT choir, performs its annual Fringe concert in support of Scottish HIV and Hepatitis C charity, Waverley Care. 

Donald Does Dusty

Donald Does Dusty

Donald Torr was, apparently, the best big brother any little girl could have, especially growing up on the outskirts of 1960s’ Aberdeen. 

Odd Shaped Balls

Odd Shaped Balls

‘The last 12 months have been very difficult for me. 

Daggers MacKenzie

Daggers MacKenzie

Hurry, hurry, step right up and behold the one and only Daggers MacKenzie, the gal who defies death with every toss of the blade, as she runs away from the circus in this one-woman… 

Happily After Ever

Happily After Ever

A new comedy about gender conformity and sexual identity. 

The Transgender Tipping Point

The Transgender Tipping Point

‘My music is not based on my being transgender. 

Five Drinks

Five Drinks

It might be a good idea to take five drinks into the auditorium, to see you through a play that has moments of wit and humour but contains nothing profound. 

Hedwig and the Angry Inch

Hedwig and the Angry Inch

The internationally ignored song stylist from Berlin is back. 

Sunny Runny Runcorn

Sunny Runny Runcorn

‘You can’t run from the corn!’ A fairy’s tale of a town that might be a little rough – but it’s also got its bloody blinding diamonds! A trip home to Runcorn can be far fro… 

Distinguished Gentlemen (But Really Just a Couple of ***ts)

Distinguished Gentlemen (But Really Just a Couple of ***ts)

This is a lewd, ridiculous and over the top show that will leave you stunned and cackling. 

To Kill a Machine

To Kill a Machine

Performed by a superb cast, this is a painful and tragic exploration of Alan Turing’s life and the many attempts to break him as a person. 

Hedwig and the Angry Inch

Hedwig and the Angry Inch

John Cameron and Stephen Trask’s big, ballsy, gender-bending musical detonates upon Greenside’s Royal Terrace stage with a blast that can be heard clear across Edinburgh. 

Breakfast Epiphanies

Breakfast Epiphanies

Wealth and fame haven’t yet been bestowed on young Irish comedian Cormac Friel. 

I Went To A Fabulous Party...

I Went To A Fabulous Party...

During the 2014 Edinburgh Fringe, What A Gay Play gained a certain amount of attention, given that its late-night scheduling and blatant use of the cast’s flesh on the flyers sug… 

All the Nice Girls

All the Nice Girls

In 1920s London, Gwen Farrar and Norah Blaney have an on and off stage partnership, singing popular love songs of the day to each other in West End revues and living together openl… 

The Gospel According to Jesus, Queen of Heaven

The Gospel According to Jesus, Queen of Heaven

Written and performed by legendary trans playwright, performer and poet Jo Clifford, this unique and extraordinary show combines theatre with storytelling, spoken word and ritual i… 

Divas

Divas

Divas charts the relationship of two men from first meeting to last parting. 

Natasha Noman: Noman's Land

Natasha Noman: Noman's Land

Noman’s Land is an autobiographical one-woman comedy about Natasha’s experiences as a gay, female journalist in Pakistan. 

Trans Scripts

Trans Scripts

One of the challenges of reportage theatre – works in which the words and experiences of real people are edited and put into the words of actors – is to justify the process as … 

K'rd Strip: A Place to Stand

K'rd Strip: A Place to Stand

K’Rd Strip: A Place to Stand is a bizarre yet beautiful blend of Māori culture, contemporary dance, vocals and music, drag and real life stories. 

As Is

As Is

New York, 1985. 

Al Porter Is Yours

Al Porter Is Yours

Al Porter Is Yours is the irreverent debut show from Ireland’s newest comedy star. 

These Troubled Times

These Troubled Times

Troy Diana’s comedy These Troubled Times focuses on Charles (John Curtis), an openly gay man who arrives at his brother’s family home to babysit his niece and nephew. 

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. 

Hart

Hart

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