Save The Date

Save The Date

Have you ever been at a wedding and forced to accept that today isn’t all about you? You’ve had to fake a smile and mingle with distant relatives you can’t remember the names… 

Oedipus Rex

Oedipus Rex

Set in 1928, this new musical production gives Sophocles’ ancient Greek play a city-noir twist. 

All My Stupid Jobs

All My Stupid Jobs

Broadway / West End veteran Timothy Quinlan exposes the humbling truth about life in musical theatre. 

Iona Fyfe: Movies to Musicals

Iona Fyfe: Movies to Musicals

Iona Fyfe, Scots Singer of the Year at the MG ALBA Scots Trad Music Awards, has carved a name for herself in the folk circuit as one of Scotland’s foremost singers, touring extensi… 

The Beat Goes On

The Beat Goes On

The irrepressible Glummer Twins are back to celebrate the joys, absurdities and indignities of getting older. 

Judgement Day

Judgement Day

Ever thought about what you’d do if the world was going to end? Six friends living on the outskirts of London are caught up in the shenanigans that ensue when a solar flare is anno… 

Battleship Potemkin 1925

Battleship Potemkin 1925

Battleship Potemkin is a classic 1925 Soviet silent film directed by Sergei Eisenstein. 

Adam Kay – This Is Going to Hurt (Secret Diaries of a Junior Doctor)

Adam Kay – This Is Going to Hurt (Secret Diaries of a Junior Doctor)

Multi-million bestselling author back at the Fringe for two nights only. 

Baiana - Blame it on Rio

Baiana - Blame it on Rio

Let Bossa Nova balladeers Baiana take you on a magical journey into the heart and soul of Brazilian musical heritage. 

Once Lost: A New Musical

Once Lost: A New Musical

A powerful musical about living with dementia. 

The Last Five Years

The Last Five Years

After a sell-out run at the Edinburgh Fringe 2018 and 2019, The Last Five Years returns! Written by Tony Award winner Jason Robert Brown, this two-character musical tracks the emot… 

West End vs Broadway

West End vs Broadway

Enjoy an afternoon of musical theatre delivered by fantastic voices. 

Bookends: A Musical Journey

Bookends: A Musical Journey

Through song and improvisation, Bookends follows two people’s relationship as it changes over time, delving into life and the intricacies of human connection. 

David Vernon and Dick Lee: The Sound of Musicals

David Vernon and Dick Lee: The Sound of Musicals

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

Bonnie Bayou Blues

Bonnie Bayou Blues

This year Jennifer and her band bring a blues theme to their bonnie bayou. 

Looks Like We Made It

Looks Like We Made It

ChasingRainbows presents Looks Like We Made It. 

Nordic Nyckelharpa

Nordic Nyckelharpa

Marit Fält and David Chadwick collaborate to perform an acoustic set of Nordic folk music on låtmandola and nyckelharpa. 

Jo Jingles – Jo Visits Outer Space

Jo Jingles – Jo Visits Outer Space

Following successful sell-out shows in previous years, Jo Jingles is back for more Fringe fun. 

American Folk and Gospel Traditions with the Mystic Chorale

American Folk and Gospel Traditions with the Mystic Chorale

The Mystic Chorale is an interactive 50-voice chorus from Boston, Massachusetts which has been bringing their audiences into the singing experience for 30 years, creating living co… 

Six-Five Special

Six-Five Special

Six-Five Special. 

Mike Garry and The Cassia String Quartet

Mike Garry and The Cassia String Quartet

After the success of their number one single An Ode to Anthony H Wilson, Mike Garry and The Cassia String Quartet continue to sell out their live shows, festivals and theatres thr… 

Amy Abler: PianoDivalicious!

Amy Abler: PianoDivalicious!

Echoing the crossover concert styles of Liberace and Victor Borge, this world-touring US pianist/singer is a classical musician gone rogue. 

Seussical TYA

Seussical TYA

All your favourite Dr Seuss characters are lovingly brought to life, including Horton the Elephant, The Cat in the Hat, Gertrude McFuzz, Mayzie and more. 

Bonnie Bayou Blues

Bonnie Bayou Blues

This year Jennifer and her band bring a blues theme to their bonnie bayou. 

Melody

Melody

Melody is the most cheerful hotel receptionist in town. 

Rent School Edition

Rent School Edition

Reprising their recently sold-out production, MYT is delighted to bring Rent to the Fringe – Jonathan Larson’s iconic Pulitzer Prize-winning musical that shaped a generation and … 

Frank Sanazi – The Wurst Is Yet To Come

Frank Sanazi – The Wurst Is Yet To Come

The legendary dark prince of comedy-cabaret has brought his new show to the Edinburgh Fringe. 

Glamorous, Loyal and Brave

Glamorous, Loyal and Brave

The world premiere of a brand new musical! In a London nightclub at the height of the Blitz, a female impersonator falls for an army officer, but finding a happy-ever-after ending … 

Ivy Paige: Bitch, I’m a Work of Art

Ivy Paige: Bitch, I’m a Work of Art

Edinburgh’s favourite showgirl invites you to a private viewing of her personal collection. 

Circle of Trivia

Circle of Trivia

Russell Clarke, BBC Radio’s Rock‘n’Roll Routemaster, takes you on a remarkable rock’n’roll trivia return trip that begins and ends with the Beatles and tells 10 awesome rock … 

Jamie MacDougall is Lauder

Jamie MacDougall is Lauder

Jamie MacDougall stars in the story of Sir Harry Lauder, the Portobello boy who became a global superstar, the highest-paid and most popular entertainer of his time. 

Titz Up!

Titz Up!

Titz Up invites you to come wiggle your bums, ears and elbows at this exclusive party. 

The Last Five Years

The Last Five Years

A modern musical by the Tony Award-winning Jason Robert Brown that follows the comedy highs and heartfelt lows of Jamie and Cathy’s five-year relationship. 

Ingenue: Deanna Durbin, Judy Garland and the Golden Age of Hollywood

Ingenue: Deanna Durbin, Judy Garland and the Golden Age of Hollywood

Judy Garland is an icon, loved as Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz. 

Best of Broadway

Best of Broadway

American Performing Arts International is excited to return for the fifth year with the Best of Broadway! After sold-out performances and rave reviews, this show is sure to be a ho… 

Vampire's Ball, Ultimate Halloween Party!

Vampire's Ball, Ultimate Halloween Party!

Come into the scariest house in town! Where ghosts and monsters are ready to make it all about you. 

North Star (or What I Listened to Instead of My Intuition)

North Star (or What I Listened to Instead of My Intuition)

Ever met someone with a great intuition for everyone but themselves? Meet Lori Hamilton. 

Best of the West End

Best of the West End

After sold-out performances and five-star reviews the past four years, our performers are excited to return to Edinburgh for their fifth year with a new line-up of songs! Featuring… 

Clowntown: Patty and Giggles Go to the Zoo, a Funtastic Day Out with Sphere Clown Band

Clowntown: Patty and Giggles Go to the Zoo, a Funtastic Day Out with Sphere Clown Band

‘Infectious fun’ ***** (FringeReview. 

Tomatoes Tried to Kill Me But Banjos Saved My Life

Tomatoes Tried to Kill Me But Banjos Saved My Life

Fresh off a successful, sold-out, Off-Broadway run, this show will inspire you, make you laugh and will tug at your heartstrings. 

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. 

Annie and Angela's Disco Divorce Party

Annie and Angela's Disco Divorce Party

Join lifelong friends, Annie and Angela, as they celebrate approaching forty, single and ready to mingle in a drag-infused musical comedy where you’re on the very special guest l… 

Amelia Bayler: What’s The Vibe?!

Amelia Bayler: What’s The Vibe?!

Amelia has been ‘smashing it on the Scottish comedy scene’ (Skinny) with her blend of music and stand-up; writing catchy bangers about modern anxieties like procrastination and… 

Shlomo's Beatbox Adventure for Kids

Shlomo's Beatbox Adventure for Kids

‘Mesmerising!’ (Primary Times). 

Mitch Benn: Can Everybody Just Calm Down Please

Mitch Benn: Can Everybody Just Calm Down Please

Things are getting way too tense out there, aren’t they? The powers that be are peddling anger to the masses and we’re all becoming rage junkies. 

Scaredy Kat: Pussy Boy

Scaredy Kat: Pussy Boy

Cute! Sexy! Seriously unhinged! The baby queen of RuPaul’s Drag Race UK has decided it’s time Edinburgh found out what it means to be a pussy boy. 

Arty's Ani-magination

Arty's Ani-magination

A young girl wishes that people were more like animals (because they’re nicer and kinder obviously) and wakes to find herself transformed into a rat! But it’s not just her! All of … 

Jess Robinson: Jess to Impress!

Jess Robinson: Jess to Impress!

Get your glad rags on for festival favourite Jess Robinson – as she returns with her incredible live band and a brand-new show! Join the quadruple award winner for an hour of ele… 

Silent Disco Tours by Silent Adventures

Silent Disco Tours by Silent Adventures

Join the Silent Adventures dream team as they lead you on a fun-filled silent disco tour of the capital. 

Fruit Flies Like a Banana: Kids!

Fruit Flies Like a Banana: Kids!

What’s it like to play the flute while hanging upside down? How loud is the trombone? Jazz accordion?!? Music, theatre, and dance collide in this madcap variety show, and YOU cho… 

Fruit Flies Like a Banana

Fruit Flies Like a Banana

3 performers. 

The Tiger Lillies: One Penny Opera

The Tiger Lillies: One Penny Opera

They’re back! After years away, touring the world, the Olivier Award-winning godfathers of alternative cabaret celebrate their 30th anniversary with a triumphant return to the Frin… 

Notflix: Binge

Notflix: Binge

The Spice Girls of improv return for a fifth triumphant year in their five-star, sell-out, totally improvised musical comedy. 

Katie Pritchard: Disco Ball

Katie Pritchard: Disco Ball

Ever felt like what people see on the outside doesn’t convey what’s on the inside? Ever felt like you can reflect yourself out in 1000 different ways depending on who you speak to … 

Voldemort and the Teenage Hogwarts Musical Parody

Voldemort and the Teenage Hogwarts Musical Parody

Fresh from sell-out performances in London and Los Angeles, two of the co-creators of Fringe sell-out smash-hit Thrones! The Musical bring you a Harry Potter parody musical that is… 

Showstopper! The Improvised Musical

Showstopper! The Improvised Musical

The Edinburgh must-see, Olivier Award-winning (Best Entertainment and Family Show) West End hit returns for an incredible 13th consecutive year! A brand-new musical comedy is creat… 

A Night at the Musicals With Thomas Cameron

A Night at the Musicals With Thomas Cameron

Thomas Cameron is a Classic Brit Award-nominated tenor, whose vibrant voice has been described as having velvet-like qualities. Performing the hits from the world of musical theatre, classical and contemporary music, Thomas has blown away audiences internationally with his critically acclaimed show… 

Two Hearts: The Comeback Tour

Two Hearts: The Comeback Tour

What an honour to have New Zealand’s self-proclaimed ‘only popstars’ at our humble festival. 

KID_X

KID_X

If you asked a 90s kid what they envisioned the 2100s to look like then KID_X would be a close prediction. 

The Magic of Cole Porter

The Magic of Cole Porter

Appearing for the 29th successive year in the magnificent setting of St Andrew’s and St George’s West, Fife vocal concert group Ensemble (www.ensembleinfife.org.uk) follows biographical tributes to Novello, Berlin, Porter, Kern and Gershwin with an evening dedicated to the composer of shows such as Anything Goes, High Society and Kiss Me, Kate, songs including In the Still of the Night and Ev’ry Time We Say Goodbye and slick lyrics: ‘I get no kick from champagne’, ‘You’re the smile, on the Mona Lisa’, ‘But now, Heaven knows anything goes’, ‘He may have hair upon his chest’. 

Chamberlain and Haywood

Chamberlain and Haywood

Performing their unique take on world music, Paul (accordion) and Michael (saxophone, violin, whistle and clarinet) return to the Fringe with another thrilling, virtuosic musical journey around Europe, Russia and South America… 

Shine

Shine

Shine. A variety show performed by students from The Performance Academy drama and theatre schools in Scotland. A new show packed full of drama and musical theatre songs, created to make our students shine and leave audiences wanting more! 

Praise at the Fringe

Praise at the Fringe

Great AMC sell-out show in 2018! The vision of the Sound of Many Waters is to promote the rediscovery of God’s voice through music and the arts. This is music filled with the message of love, faith and hope of the gospel and is a compelling, vibrant mix of contemporary African-American and African gospel music… 

Catherine Cohen: The Twist...? She's Gorgeous

Catherine Cohen: The Twist...? She's Gorgeous

A show about living, laughing, loving and losing your debit card five times in one year. 

MARA

MARA

Taking on the voices of a group of monumental and important women throughout history, MARA embodies them physically and vocally with stunningly committed and skillful character wor… 

Woman! Pilot! Pirate?

Woman! Pilot! Pirate?

A charming mixture of mime and music, Woman! Pilot! Pirate? is the endearing tale of Emmy, who believes that Amelia Earhart’s disappearance is nothing more than a conspiracy and … 

The John Rowe Show

The John Rowe Show

Direct from Australia, John Rowe brings his sofa-based entertainment show to the Edinburgh Fringe. 

Phoenix

Phoenix

Ash Phoenix dreams of being a rock star. 

Cathy: A Retelling of Wuthering Heights

Cathy: A Retelling of Wuthering Heights

Brickhouse Theatre Company tackle a difficult task: remoulding Emily Bronte’s passionate, intricate and dark Wuthering Heights into a new musical, written and composed by Michael… 

Edinburgh TV Festival Presents: Donovan in Conversation with Jez Butterworth

Edinburgh TV Festival Presents: Donovan in Conversation with Jez Butterworth

Legendary singer-songwriter Donovan talks to award-winning playwright Jez Butterworth (Jerusalem) and performs an acoustic set in this very special event showcasing the documentary film Donovan and The Beatles in India… 

Ragazziquintet

Ragazziquintet

The Ragazziquintet is a group of five string musicians from the Netherlands making their Edinburgh Fringe debut at AMC. They have been best friends since they were little kids and have been making music with each other for more than six years… 

Rat Pack Live

Rat Pack Live

They were the definition of cool during their fifties and sixties Vegas heyday – Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Sammy Davis Jr. Combining the full sound of big band swing with charisma, panache and swagger, the trio – collectively known as The Rat Pack, had attitude to spare… 

Power of Music 3

Power of Music 3

Scotland’s own award-winning, best-selling crime author Val McDermid’s novels have sold more than 15 million copies worldwide. Join her in discussion with Andrea Baker as she selects the five pieces of music that mean the most to her… 

Mémoires d'un Amnésique (The Life and Music of Erik Satie)

Mémoires d'un Amnésique (The Life and Music of Erik Satie)

In equal parts, a piano recital, a one-man play and a surrealist film, amalgamated into a unique theatrical experience. In character, Alex Metcalfe performs Satie’s most important works, set in the privacy of his Arceuil apartment… 

Fiddlers on the Ramp

Fiddlers on the Ramp

The devil went down to Edinburgh and was defeated by five local boys in fierce fiddlin’ combat. Now they’re taking on the Fringe. Expect radge kangaroos and jumpin’ sharks! The craziest show in Auld Reekie awaits… With a unique sound developed through years of busking and gigging around the streets of Edinburgh, Fiddlers on the Ramp stick to their roots in this riotous new show! All members have received free, full-time, musical education of the highest quality, at the City of Edinburgh Music School… 

Walk the Oars

Walk the Oars

Danish storyteller Svend-Erik Engh and Scottish musician/singer Neil Sutcliffe share a story inspired by the Viking’s arrival in Scotland. You are invited on board a Viking longship, so hold your oars steady as the Viking storyteller walks upon them to celebrate a victory… 

Power of Music 2

Power of Music 2

Sir Geoff Palmer is a highly decorated scientist, prominent human rights activist and Scotland’s first black university professor. Join him in discussion with Andrea Baker as he selects the five pieces of music that mean the most to him… 

Amusical

Amusical

Hosted by Jayde Adams and Kiri Pritchard-McLean, Amusical is a comedy celebration of all things West End (or Broadway if you’re American, or more well off than us). A handful of comedians, assisted by our in-house band Dave Cribb and The Quavers, will go up against each other to perform their favourite musical theatre song from stage and screen, and it’s up to you, the audience, to determine who is best… 

Amazing Adventure of Her Majesty at 90+

Amazing Adventure of Her Majesty at 90+

Affectionate comedy on the world’s longest-serving monarch. This powerful, colourful lady head of state reveals her “all” to her people, taking us on a riotous ride into hitherto unseen aspects of her life… 

The Golden Fly

The Golden Fly

The Golden Fly is an epic tale of a shape-shifting goddess in search of her truth. Transformed by sorcery into a golden fly, Celtic Goddess Ethaun is condemned to wander the worlds until her heart changes… 

Blues and Burlesque

Blues and Burlesque

Saucy, sexy, award-winning live music cabaret. The clue is in the title – great music, plenty laughs and some undressing. Back after sell-out runs in Adelaide, Perth and Brighton! Original music from ex-Dexys jazz reprobate Pete Saunders… 

Tang and Four Dreams

Tang and Four Dreams

This musical theatre applies a double-structured storyline to interpret contemporary understandings of Tang Xianzu, known as Shakespeare of the East. In the Ming Dynasty part, several important episodes in Tang’s life are selected to accompany his composition of the renowned Four Dreams in Linchuan… 

Sarah McGuinness: Back to Blacks

Sarah McGuinness: Back to Blacks

Sarah McGuinness welcomes you Back to Blacks, the eclectic live music and chat show streaming regularly from Blacks Club, Soho. For one performance only, Sarah McGuinness, friends and special guests present the very best music, comedy and chat in Back to Blacks, the festival edition of her regular chat show from the London club… 

Unveiled

Unveiled

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

Westdal and Hayward Need Work

Westdal and Hayward Need Work

Freyja Westdal and Beth Heyward join the ranks of such excellent Fringe female musical comedy acts as Fascinating Aida, Flo & Joan, and EastEnd Cabaret with a smart, funny, che… 

Museum Late: Fringe Fridays

Museum Late: Fringe Fridays

Fringe Fridays at the museum are a magical experience! There’s a plethora of acts which span the genres available at the festival, each act performing a 15 minute taster on a mai… 

Miss AmeriKa

Miss AmeriKa

If you can make it here, you can make it anywhere. 

Melinda Hughes: Off the Scale

Melinda Hughes: Off the Scale

Melinda Hughes is a prodigious cabaret vocalist and political satirist who brings her new show Off The Scale to this year’s Fringe, backed by a wonderful three-piece band. 

Violetta's Last Tango – El Concierto

Violetta's Last Tango – El Concierto

The artists have collaborated intensely on tango projects nationally and internationally, especially with the opera/tango/dance-fusion show Violetta’s Last Tango. They perform tangos by Carlos Gardel, Astor Piazzolla and other composers from the Golden Age of Tango… 

Soundhouse Presents: Three Times Five

Soundhouse Presents: Three Times Five

Edinburgh-based promoter The Soundhouse Organisation presents Three Times Five, featuring Moishe’s Bagel, Kinnaris Quintet and John Goldie and the High Plains. These are three bands that are producing ingenious and highly listenable music, transcending categorisation and appealing to lovers of music in all its forms… 

In Conversation with... Barbara Dickson

In Conversation with... Barbara Dickson

Scotland’s top-selling female album artist of all time, Barbara Dickson has had a fifty-year life in music, telling stories through song and performance in the theatre, continuing to tour to this day… 

Laurie Black: Space Cadette

Laurie Black: Space Cadette

Laurie Black is back and she’s green, keen and featuring a plethora of originally written electro synth space cabaret songs. 

Ghostly Tales

Ghostly Tales

Ghostly Tales are adaptations of Victorian supernatural short stories; The Wind in the Rosebush, The Shadow on the Wall, and The Best Room in the House. Inspired by The Woman in Black, join pupils from Westonbirt School, Gloucestershire as they take you on a spine-chilling journey, combining live music and drama… 

A Beautiful Way to Be Crazy

A Beautiful Way to Be Crazy

Innovative gig theatre based on interviews with women in the music industry, fusing poetry, live music and audio. A tale of growing up, finding a voice and listening to Joni Mitchell records from award-winning poet Genevieve Carver and her multi-instrumental live band… 

Dissident Sausage

Dissident Sausage

Political prisoner or sausage in a fridge? Toad or feminist? Deity or giant white slug? Prepare to laugh and cry as award-winning poet and singer Karen Gemma Brewer deletes the past to make way for the future with woodworm, sheep, Frankenstein’s sister and more flies than Basic Insect! Freedom, religion, environment, grief, reincarnation, displacement, diversity, bomb disposal, toodles and sheep rustling: this show picks the scabs of the human condition with rhyme, rhythm and song… 

The Wheel of Improv: Musicals Edition!

The Wheel of Improv: Musicals Edition!

Spin that wheel! Join us for an evening of totally improvised musical comedy where you create the show. We take your suggestions for a location, title and song that must appear in our musical and write them up onto our spinning wheel of improv! Give us your craziest, wackiest and most outrageous suggestions and let the spin decide our fates! 

Mirror Canon

Mirror Canon

Mirror Canon focuses on the subtle relation between thoughts and actions, showing the dichotomy between the realistic outside living world of actions and the repressed inner self that performs them… 

Attila the Stockbroker

Attila the Stockbroker

Powerful, passionate, personal, political punk performance poetry plus punchy psongs. Celebrating 39 years of Attila the Stockbroker: he’s done about 3500 gigs in 24 countries and published countless CDs/LPs, eight books of poetry and in 2015, his autobiography, Arguments Yard… 

Emer Maguire: Hilarious Humans

Emer Maguire: Hilarious Humans

Emer Maguire is a TEDx performing musical comedian, an international award-winning science communicator and a double Irish Radio Award winning BBC radio presenter. Her debut Edinburgh Fringe show takes a hilarious (and sometimes scientific) look at the oddities of human behaviour through her ingenious musical comedy… 

The Drowsy Chaperone

The Drowsy Chaperone

The five-time Tony Award and seven-time Drama Desk Award-winning show now revived for 2019. This musical within a comedy is dazzling, glamorous and hilarious with all the razzamatazz of the roaring 20s… 

Medea Electronica

Medea Electronica

Pecho Mama return with their smash hit gig theatre production. A heart-stopping story of a family caught in the brutal throes of a marriage unravelling. A powerful and deeply moving retelling of the Greek tragedy, set in 1980s rural England and staged amidst an electrifying live gig… 

Power of Music 1

Power of Music 1

Scottish writer Louise Welsh is an award-winning novelist, radio presenter and librettist. Join her in discussion with Andrea Baker as she selects the five pieces of music that mean the most to her. 

The Soundtrack of Life

The Soundtrack of Life

Everyone has a soundtrack to their life – from the songs that get you up on the dance floor to the ones that get you singing in your car, the songs that get you through hard times and the songs you think you know all the words to… 

An Evening with Bosom Buddies

An Evening with Bosom Buddies

With their astonishing singing vocals, Brenda and Bernie attempt to perform the worlds greatest tribute to the divas show. What could possibly go wrong? Bosom Buddies have been performing all over the UK for five years… 

These Streets

These Streets

Greenwich Village, 1961. These Streets follows the lives of four young artists immersed in the folk music scene. 

Amazing Summer! Classical Fusion Hits

Amazing Summer! Classical Fusion Hits

Award-winning PipaRimba is an innovative and masterful pipa/marimba duo. With their unique playing style, characterised by a wide range of genres and with a creative vision of combining theatrical elements, dance, improvisation and their own compositions/arrangements, they were invited to perform extensively across the continents, from Europe to Asia to America, and in international art/music festivals around the world… 

Marlene in Havana: Gypsy Tango Cabaret

Marlene in Havana: Gypsy Tango Cabaret

We highlight the Latin music elements which were so important in musicals and films internationally, from the 1930s to the 1960s with European tangos, Balkan gypsy jazz and operetta alongside iconic Dietrich hits and new material… 

Stay Loyal to the Royals

Stay Loyal to the Royals

YouTube sensation, the Queen, is bringing her unique brand of Christmas messages live to the stage. Concerned about the future of the Commonwealth beyond her reign, Her Majesty The Queen has undertaken a world tour to connect with her “people” as per the advice of her trusted millennial PR team… 

Iolanthe

Iolanthe

Expulsion, electioneering and enchantment. Iolanthe takes Gilbert’s satirical wit to parliament and Sullivan’s score to fairyland. Strephon loves Phyllis, a ward of the Lord Chancellor, but his dubious heritage stands in the way of their happiness… 

Little Shop of Horrors

Little Shop of Horrors

Florist’s assistant Seymour becomes a sensation when he discovers an exotic plant with a macabre craving. He is in love with colleague Audrey so names the plant Audrey Two. Audrey Two becomes a bad tempered carnivore with a growing appetite… 

Soundhouse Presents: Kinnaris Quintet

Soundhouse Presents: Kinnaris Quintet

Soundhouse presents one of Scotland’s hottest new folk bands. Kinnaris Quintet is a marriage of five exquisite musicians from diverse musical backgrounds, influences and styles, all distilled into beautifully crafted and powerful arrangements… 

Spotlights: A Night at the Musicals

Spotlights: A Night at the Musicals

‘Lively, thrilling and spectacular… Spotlights successfully revived everyone’s love of musicals’ (RazzMag.com). Spotlights Show Choir return to the Fringe for a third time with A Night at the Musicals! An evening of classic Broadway tunes and family favourites, with smash hits from shows like The Greatest Showman, Hamilton, Mary Poppins and many more… 

Hypnotique Presents: Totally Wired

Hypnotique Presents: Totally Wired

What happens when eccentricity meets electricity? What connects the invention of the lightbulb to the Berlin techno scene? Take a tour with Hypnotique (Britain’s third best theremin player) to explore the weird and wonderful story of electronic music – past, present and future… 

You and I: A New Musical

You and I: A New Musical

Drawing the line between the exaggerated and the tender is no easy feat. 

What Girls Are Made Of

What Girls Are Made Of

Scruffy indie kids have inherited the world and Cora Bissett rules supreme. 

Paradise Lodge

Paradise Lodge

The framing of Paradise Lodge is odd at first. 

Les Quizérables

Les Quizérables

Les Quizérables is a fun and intimate quiz taking place in a dungeon-like cellar that entirely enhances the atmosphere. 

Adam Kay: This Is Going to Hurt (Secret Diaries of a Junior Doctor)

Adam Kay: This Is Going to Hurt (Secret Diaries of a Junior Doctor)

Million-copy bestseller Adam Kay returns to the Fringe for one night only, sharing entries from his diaries as a junior doctor in this ‘electrifying’ (Guardian) evening of stand-up and music… 

Amazing Summer! Classical Fusion Hits

Amazing Summer! Classical Fusion Hits

Award-winning PipaRimba is an innovative and masterful pipa/marimba duo. With their unique playing style, characterised by a wide range of genres and with a creative vision of combining theatrical elements, dance, improvisation and their own compositions/arrangements, they were invited to perform extensively across the continents, from Europe to Asia to America, and in international art/music festivals around the world… 

Black Never Die

Black Never Die

Exuberant, vibrant, energetic, youthful! Black Never Die is a 10-piece rap outfit from Conakry, Guinea in West Africa creating seductive, colourful solid, groovy urban music. BND have shared international stages with many big names of all genres in the world of music like Mr Leo (Cameroon), Kiff No Beat (Cote D’Ivoire), Fally Ipupa (DRC), Passi (DRC), Booba (France), Dadju (France), Negro Brown (France), Soprano (France), Capleton (Jamaica), Davido (Nigeria), Tekno (Nigeria), Wizkid (Nigeria), DJ Awadi (Senegal), and Youssou N’Dour (Senegal). 

A Voice

A Voice

My life became his life, my body became his body. **** The Guardian / FringeGuru / The Upcoming Yosis Theatre returns to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe with its “challenging and nuanced” one-woman play, A VOICE, that explores a decisive moment in the life of a young pop star… 

A Little R and R

A Little R and R

Come in from the rain, put your feet up and chill the f*ck out. 15 years combined experience in theatre and music brings you this brand-new show. Ruth sings songs. Rachel plays chords… 

Piracy! A Comedy on the High Cs

Piracy! A Comedy on the High Cs

Hoist the mainsails and prepare for a thoroughly ridiculous adventure. Blackbeard meets Blackadder with villainous accents, absurdly catchy songs, disguises, intrepid damsels, captains in distress… 

Piracy! A Comedy on the High Cs

Piracy! A Comedy on the High Cs

Hoist the mainsails and prepare for a thoroughly ridiculous adventure. Blackbeard meets Blackadder with villainous accents, absurdly catchy songs, disguises, intrepid damsels, captains in distress… 

The Creative Martyrs: Kabarett DysUtopia

The Creative Martyrs: Kabarett DysUtopia

The term ‘cabaret’ is harder to pin down than the other show categories for Edinburgh Fringe. 

Tokyo Rose

Tokyo Rose

Tokyo Rose is a complex story, told phenomenally well by a company quickly proving itself to be one of the hottest theatre groups in the country. 

Ed MacArthur: Humoresque

Ed MacArthur: Humoresque

Starting your hour of stand up with an audio recording of a very sweet sounding child called Albert introducing you on stage might be considered cheating. 

Lucy McCormick: Post Popular

Lucy McCormick: Post Popular

Post Popular is Lucy McCormick's attempt to follow-up her fantastic and hugely popular show Triple Threat. 

Giants Are Fjörd

Giants Are Fjörd

Everything about Giants Are Fjörd, the Fringe favourite duo’s new show for 2019, is exciting. 

Electrolyte

Electrolyte

A show unlike anything I’ve seen before, Wildcard Theatre bring award-winning Electrolyte back to the Fringe for a second year running. 

Chris Read: Little Man

Chris Read: Little Man

Chris Read is a talented singer-songwriter performing his debut solo hour at the Fringe this year. 

Chain of Trivia

Chain of Trivia

BBC radio music aficionado Russell Clarke is making his Edinburgh Fringe debut in a show jam-packed with fascinating rock ‘n’ roll trivia and random connections between the sta… 

Brian Molley Quintet Play Jazz Samba – Celebrating a Masterpiece of Brazilian Jazz

Brian Molley Quintet Play Jazz Samba – Celebrating a Masterpiece of Brazilian Jazz

Brian Molley Quintet recreate and reimagine one of the bestselling jazz albums of all time, Stan Getz and Charlie Byrd’s Jazz Samba. Expect the coolest bossa novas alongside high energy samba, not to mention the Grammy-winning Desafinado… 

Bessy Bass Band's Munchtime Music!

Bessy Bass Band's Munchtime Music!

Come and join Bessy and friends in their new lunchtime chamber music concerts for children! Bring along your own picnic and munch your lunch as Bessy and friends serenade you in our fun presented concert! Hear a wide range of musical styles, expect surprises and meet the instruments and their musicians! Inspired by the Around the World with Bessy children’s books with music series by May Halyburton, Bessy and friends have formed this flexible ensemble with the aim to help promote chamber music to children in a fun and relaxed environment! 

A Taste of Summer

A Taste of Summer

Sell-out shows at the Fringe 2016 to 2018 (inc)! Voci Voices are four classically trained singers who offer an afternoon of songs from opera, operetta, musicals, jazz, swing and evergreens in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere… 

A Massaoke Night at the Musicals (All Ages)

A Massaoke Night at the Musicals (All Ages)

This is your chance to bring the whole family and sing along with the fantastic and versatile Massaoke Band, guided by giant video lyrics, as they raise the curtains on your favourite songs from musicals including Frozen, The Jungle Book, Mary Poppins, Mamma Mia!, The Greatest Showman, Grease, and more… There’s no spotlight here… 

A Massaoke Night at the Musicals

A Massaoke Night at the Musicals

This is your chance to sing along with the fantastic and versatile Massaoke band, guided by giant video lyrics, as they raise the curtains on all your favourite show tunes including: Mamma Mia!, The Greatest Showman, Grease, Frozen, Les Mis, Phantom, Mary Poppins and many more… There’s no karaoke spotlight here… 

BBC: Loose Ends

BBC: Loose Ends

Join us in Edinburgh as we tie up the Loose Ends with cool music, lots of comedy and, of course, scintillating conversation. 

Amazing Summer! Classical Fusion Hits

Amazing Summer! Classical Fusion Hits

Award-winning PipaRimba is an innovative and masterful pipa/marimba duo. With their unique playing style, characterised by a wide range of genres and with a creative vision of combining theatrical elements, dance, improvisation and their own compositions/arrangements, they were invited to perform extensively across the continents, from Europe to Asia to America, and in international art/music festivals around the world… 

Summer School Showcase – A Musical Medley

Summer School Showcase – A Musical Medley

Experience a slice of West End in Edinburgh, with a musical theatre showcase presented by Goldsmiths, University of London’s Musical Theatre Summer School students! Featuring new and emerging talent from Asia, this showcase features a variety of beloved and showstopping musical theatre pieces presented by talented enthusiasts… 

Bicycle Boy

Bicycle Boy

Bicycle Boy: an interactive, bike-powered eco-musical for children aged five to ten and their families. Bicycle Boy will be riding into the Edinburgh Fringe with free performances, but we need you to pedal power the show… 

Scottish Jazz and Beyond – Part 2 – Fergus McCreadie Trio

Scottish Jazz and Beyond – Part 2 – Fergus McCreadie Trio

Fergus McCreadie at 21 is Scotland’s next global jazz superstar. www.madeinscotlandshowcase.com 

Scottish Jazz and Beyond – Part 1 – Graeme Stephen's The River

Scottish Jazz and Beyond – Part 1 – Graeme Stephen's The River

Scotland’s jazz guitar genius creates magical worlds with his loops and harmonies. This is his masterpiece composed for jazz trio and stunning Shetland folk fiddler Chris Stout. www… 

Soundhouse Presents: Moishe's Bagel

Soundhouse Presents: Moishe's Bagel

Soundhouse favourites Moishe’s Bagel return with their thrillingly original, cutting-edge klezmer and folk music. An intoxicating, life-affirming mix of Eastern European dance music, Middle Eastern rhythms and virtuoso performances… 

Attila the Stockbroker

Attila the Stockbroker

Powerful, passionate, personal, political punk performance poetry plus punchy psongs. Celebrating 39 years of Attila the Stockbroker: he’s done about 3500 gigs in 24 countries and published countless CDs/LPs, eight books of poetry and in 2015, his autobiography, Arguments Yard… 

Scottish Jazz and Beyond – Part 3 – Tom Bancroft's In Common

Scottish Jazz and Beyond – Part 3 – Tom Bancroft's In Common

A vibrant mixture of jazz, Scottish folk and Indian classical music featuring Sharat Chandra Srivastava (violin) Gyan Singh (tabla), Sophie Bancroft and Gina Rae (vocals) plus Graeme Stephen… 

Jehovah's First Witness

Jehovah's First Witness

An interesting insight into the man who stole Christmas, leader of the ‘doomsday cult that controls eight million lives’. 

Vampire Hospital Waiting Room

Vampire Hospital Waiting Room

B-movies typically have negative connotations. 

The Domestic

The Domestic

To make a piece of gig theatre work, you need to find a musical genre or vibe that can imbue the show with energy, and you need to find a story and a storyteller that can harness t… 

Holly Morgan: Is a Witch. Get Her!

Holly Morgan: Is a Witch. Get Her!

It’s hard to make a comedy about the murder of 45,000 women but Holly Morgan does just that, and then some. 

An Evening Without Kate Bush

An Evening Without Kate Bush

Sarah-Louise Young is one of Edinburgh Fringe's most respected and sought after musical variety performers, and it's no stretch of the imagination to see why, as she delive… 

Playing Django

Playing Django

Django Reinhardt was a musical genius and his influence on generations of guitarists has been immense. In 1930s Paris, the young gypsy guitarist created much of the sounds and techniques that we now think of as the sound of the guitar… 

Amazing Summer! Classical Fusion Hits

Amazing Summer! Classical Fusion Hits

Award-winning PipaRimba is an innovative and masterful pipa/marimba duo. With their unique playing style, characterised by a wide range of genres and with a creative vision of combining theatrical elements, dance, improvisation and their own compositions/arrangements, they were invited to perform extensively across the continents, from Europe to Asia to America, and in international art/music festivals around the world… 

Dispatches on the Red Dress

Dispatches on the Red Dress

A courageous new work by twice BBC Radio 2 Folk Award-winning songwriter Rowan Rheingans. Adventurous new writing meets the warmth of a live gig in this heartfelt and personal one woman show, uniquely weaving immersive storytelling with live fiddle, banjo and genre-melding original songs… 

(Can This Be) Home

(Can This Be) Home

Half music concert, half spoken word performance where Kolbrún Sigfúsdóttir examines the immigrant experience of Brexit and flautist/composer Tom Oakes plays the tunes his travels have inspired… 

Scottish Jazz and Beyond – Part 2 – Fergus McCreadie Trio

Scottish Jazz and Beyond – Part 2 – Fergus McCreadie Trio

Fergus McCreadie at 21 is Scotland’s next global jazz superstar. www.madeinscotlandshowcase.com 

STYX

STYX

A mixture of mythology, memory and music. 

Parakeet

Parakeet

In a bizarre but glorious amalgamation of all things good, Parakeet stands as a protest piece that calls for greater measures against climate change and, well, a commitment towards… 

A Grave Situation

A Grave Situation

This World War II farce is a good choice for a 25-strong company to showcase their talents, with a wide range of roles on show. 

Even More Twisted

Even More Twisted

An evolution of his successful 2018 Edinburgh Fringe and Perth Australia Fringe World show Twisted, Aaron Ayjay continues to take you down the dark and twisted road of musical comedy in Even More Twisted, with his not-so-trusted six-string, Lola, taking on topics such as relationships, the government, postmen, sailors, urban legends, pets that hump your leg and whatever else… 

Gukak Wears a New Flow

Gukak Wears a New Flow

The performance clearly displays the musical colours of Rootmerge through their use of sanjo, a popular style of Joseon in the 18th century. Although the popularity of sanjo has faded, cementing it into the framework of tradition, this work brings a new flow to traditional Korean music. 

Aindrias de Staic; Shtax the LedgeHammer

Aindrias de Staic; Shtax the LedgeHammer

Legendary performer and well-travelled fiddle player Aindrias de Staic (AKA Shtax) is back on the Fringe! After winning a few awards seven years ago and being busy with TV and film… 

Spamalot

Spamalot

Award-winning performance arts school, LAFA, brings to life the story of Spamalot! telling the legendary tale of King Arthur’s quest to find the Holy Grail. The musical features shenanigans including a line of beautiful dancing girls, flatulent Frenchmen and killer rabbits… 

Even More Twisted

Even More Twisted

An evolution of his successful 2018 Edinburgh Fringe and Perth Australia Fringe World show Twisted, Aaron Ayjay continues to take you down the dark and twisted road of musical comedy in Even More Twisted, with his not-so-trusted six-string, Lola, taking on topics such as relationships, the government, postmen, sailors, urban legends, pets that hump your leg and whatever else… 

The Mackerel Eaters

The Mackerel Eaters

Local band The Mackerel Eaters are searching for their inspiration and motivation in the cultural graveyard of ambition, Galway City. The lads’ lives revolve around music and fishing, (for gigs and mackerel!), but hedonism and hare-brained schemes override their art… 

A Migrant's Son

A Migrant's Son

‘A far-reaching generational story that crosses divides, ignites memories and pulls at your heart-strings’ (Stage Whispers). Greek/Australian performer and songwriter Michaela Burger (Exposing Edith) welcomes you into her family’s story, as she shines a unique spotlight on the migrant experience which is touching, hard-hitting and hilarious! While enjoying a traditional Greek feast you’ll traverse 100 years from Russia to the Australian outback – following the hardship, ingenuity, tragedy and triumph present in all migrants’ stories… 

Scottish Jazz and Beyond – Part 3 – Tom Bancroft's In Common

Scottish Jazz and Beyond – Part 3 – Tom Bancroft's In Common

A vibrant mixture of jazz, Scottish folk and Indian classical music featuring Sharat Chandra Srivastava (violin) Gyan Singh (tabla), Sophie Bancroft and Gina Rae (vocals) plus Graeme Stephen… 

Scottish Jazz and Beyond – Part 1 – Graeme Stephen's The River

Scottish Jazz and Beyond – Part 1 – Graeme Stephen's The River

Scotland’s jazz guitar genius creates magical worlds with his loops and harmonies. This is his masterpiece composed for jazz trio and stunning Shetland folk fiddler Chris Stout. www… 

Jekyll and Hyde

Jekyll and Hyde

Based on Edinburgh-born Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic thriller, this evocative tale of a brilliant doctor and his murderous counterpart has become a modern classic. Will Jekyll find a cure for the demon he has created? With a lush, romantic pop score, the show was a modern classic even before the show began its smash-hit Broadway run… 

Birth

Birth

Life and death, love and loss, birth and miscarriage are all explored in this visual cycle of life. 

Oliver!

Oliver!

Captivate Theatre brings Lionel Bart’s timeless musical back to the Rose Theatre. Everything you want it to be and more… Captivate Theatre’s adaptation of Oliver! carries enough energy to overflow from the stage and infect the audience… 

Starry, a New Musical in Concert

Starry, a New Musical in Concert

Coming off their sold out shows at Feinstein’s/54 Below in New York City and Rockwell Table and Stage in Los Angeles, this concert version of Dahan and D’Angelo’s emotional and exp… 

Cyst-er Act

Cyst-er Act

Cyst-er Act by Catherine Hoffmann. A messy live art musical probing into the bloody realms of the womb. What's it like to have your fallopian tube hacked off or to birth a 10lb cyst baby? This new work is about the personal experience of having an ovary removed and the discoveries of others' womb difficulties… 

Window

Window

How do you confess your wildest dreams when words fall short? Follow the journey of Xingxing, the boy from the stars, as he’s thrust into the midst of city life. With opportunities alive, Xingxing struggles to find his place of belonging and school life is no exception… 

Isiqalo – The Beginning

Isiqalo – The Beginning

Isiqalo (or beginning in Xhosa and Zulu) takes us back to South Africa under Mandela’s leadership. As rural people leave their families in search of jobs, the cities begin to swell… 

BBC: Front Row

BBC: Front Row

BBC Radio 4’s magazine programme broadcasts about arts, literature, film, media and music from the festivals. 

No Words

No Words

Love is lost when boundaries between one another are broken. Torment is just a game that others like to play. Silence creates a ringing in the darkness. There are choices we choose to make and others may be thrown upon us; how many times do we say ‘okay’ to what others call minorities and we call priorities… 

Bizet to Broadway: Natalie Sternberg

Bizet to Broadway: Natalie Sternberg

Natalie’s stunning soprano voice will enchant you as she takes you on a musical journey. The classical-crossover singer performs a variety of operatic arias from Puccini to Mozart; musical theatre numbers from The Phantom of the Opera, Les Misérables and Carousel as well as popular songs including a Kate Bush classic… 

Scottish Jazz and Beyond – A Night at the Queens Hall (Parts 1-3)

Scottish Jazz and Beyond – A Night at the Queens Hall (Parts 1-3)

Three of Scotland’s leading contemporary jazz groups each play a 40-minute set in a beautiful venue in one stunning concert featuring world-class musical guests from India and Shetland… 

Starry, a New Musical in Concert

Starry, a New Musical in Concert

Coming off their sold out shows at Feinstein’s/54 Below in New York City and Rockwell Table and Stage in Los Angeles, this concert version of Dahan and D’Angelo’s emotional and exp… 

Jesus Christ Superstar

Jesus Christ Superstar

Jesus is back and will once again be rocking the main stage at the Rose Theatre. This modern, fast-paced, energetic, electric production tells of the last days of Jesus through the eyes of Judas… 

Bardd

Bardd

Bardd’s unique dualingual global music fusion takes the audience on a journey from the bardic roots of Wales to a freedom funk disco. Featuring Martin Daws (Young People’s Laureate Wales 2013-16) and Mr Phormula (Double Wales Beatbox Champion), Bardd build their sound on the harp-like repeats of Martin’s kalimba and the technical brilliance of Mr Phormula’s beatbox, augmented by outstanding multi-instrumentalists Neil Yates (trumpet/bass) and Henry Horrell (keys/guitar)… 

The Last Five Years

The Last Five Years

If you walk into a production of The Last Five Years without any previous knowledge of the show things can get a little confusing. 

Romeo & Juliet: One-Man Musical

Romeo & Juliet: One-Man Musical

One man, a guitar, and the most venerated love story of all time. 

Frankenstein: How to Make a Monster

Frankenstein: How to Make a Monster

Just what does it take to make a monster? Is inhumanity truly born simply from reanimation, or is it a product of the already inhumane environment? Re-investigating Mary Shelley’… 

Black Is the Color of My Voice

Black Is the Color of My Voice

Apphia Campbell’s solo show inspired by the life of Nina Simone. Direct from sold-out West End season. ‘Goes beyond impersonation’ **** (Times). ‘Nothing short of sensational’ ***** (BroadwayBaby… 

Hebridean Treasure: Lost and Found

Hebridean Treasure: Lost and Found

Internationally acclaimed writer John Philip Newell works with some of the most talented young artists of Scotland to tell the story of an enchanted Hebridean world that was lost but is being found again in a new sense of the earth as sacred… 

Herstory

Herstory

This bold and bodacious cabaret chronicles the tales of some of the most enigmatic and misunderstood women throughout history. Get up close and personal as they name, shame and reclaim their stories in the books that have notoriously begrudged them of any space… 

Berlin Girl

Berlin Girl

1983. East Germany. In the terrifying, all-seeing Stasi police state, one sixteen-year-old schoolgirl’s quest for justice turns her friends into spies, her family into suspects and pushes her over the Berlin Wall… 

Romeo & Juliet: One-Man Musical

Romeo & Juliet: One-Man Musical

The only musical ever made based entirely on the original lines. Every scene of Shakespeare’s classic love story performed through contemporary song. Since 2013, Literature Through Music (Rob McGlade) has performed musical adaptations of literature internationally including James Joyce’s Dubliners, A Portrait Of The Artist, Ulysses and Finnegans Wake at Bloomsday Festivals in Dublin and Trieste, Dante’s Inferno at Sincresis Empoli, John Keats’ Poems 1817 at Keats House Museum, London and Franz Kafka’s Letter To Father at Franz Kafka Society, Prague… 

One Giant Leap

One Giant Leap

In an unassuming French restaurant, an American news anchor meets with a man who reveals to her that the 1969 moon landing was faked and this time there’s proof. Flashback to 1968 where a panicked NASA is desperately trying to catch the Soviet Union in the Space Race… 

Almost, Maine

Almost, Maine

A cold, clear, moonless night in the middle of winter. All is not quite what it seems in the remote mythical town of Almost, Maine. John Cariani’s tragically beautiful play packs wit, charm and, like love, surprises you. 

Solitary Journey of Guan Yu

Solitary Journey of Guan Yu

Guan Yu’s patriotism to his country, benevolence to people, wisdom in life, loyalty to friends and bravery in war represent the perfect traditional Chinese virtues of mankind. His great deeds have been praised even until recently, but we can’t help wonder, was Guan Yu’s failure caused by arrogance due to his invincibility or because of his perseverance in Confucianism’s beliefs? All these years, we’ve believed that loyalty and righteousness are impeccable… 

A Long Road Home

A Long Road Home

Welcome to Bert and Horace’s junkyard. They collect, curate and repurpose all the rubbish that the world doesn’t want. One day Charlie turns up in their yard. Charlie’s life was full of luxury, but this faded into nothing when the money disappeared… 

Dissident Sausage

Dissident Sausage

Political prisoner or sausage in a fridge? Toad or feminist? Deity or giant white slug? Prepare to laugh and cry as award-winning poet and singer Karen Gemma Brewer deletes the past to make way for the future with woodworm, sheep, Frankenstein’s sister and more flies than Basic Insect! Freedom, religion, environment, grief, reincarnation, displacement, diversity, bomb disposal, toodles and sheep rustling: this show picks the scabs of the human condition with rhyme, rhythm and song… 

Cadenza: Cambridge University's Premier A Cappella Group

Cadenza: Cambridge University's Premier A Cappella Group

Cadenza is Cambridge University’s premier a cappella group. Known for their stunning arrangements spanning a range of genres, they have performed in both Cambridge and further afield to critical acclaim… 

A Slice of Saturday Night

A Slice of Saturday Night

Join Viva for a fabulously funny, nostalgic romp back to the swinging 60s! A Slice of Saturday Night is set in a nightclub where young love, teenage dreams, fashion and music are the order of the day… 

Big Band Does... Broadway

Big Band Does... Broadway

BBD Productions make their debut at the Fringe with Big Band Does… Broadway. Join an 18-piece band and a cast of singers and dancers to journey through Broadway’s greatest hits from the 40s to current day… 

MacPherson's Rant

MacPherson's Rant

Ten years on from its debut, MacPherson’s Rant returns to Edinburgh to tell the tale of Scottish outlaw James MacPherson and the tragic events that led to his unjust hanging in the 1700s… 

Murder Ballads

Murder Ballads

Murder Ballads is adapted from the 1995 album of the same name by cult artist Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds. A hybrid of theatre, music and cabaret, the show’s four actor/musicians transport you to O’Malley’s Bar in the town of Millhaven, 1882, in the wildest part of the old Wild West… 

Soundplay Dome

Soundplay Dome

A unique interactive, musical sensory space for all. Inspired by years spent combining digital art and music to stimulate creativity in youngsters, Ewan Sinclair and Bal Cooke have created a multi-sensory, audiovisual pop-up playground where sound, animation and interactive technology collide… 

Sister Act

Sister Act

Get ready to raise the roof with Viva’s heaven-sent production! Sister Act is a divine musical comedy that will have you wanting to don a habit and sing along. It tells the story of disco diva Delores Van Cartier who is placed in protective custody, disguised as a nun in a convent… 

Starry, a New Musical in Concert

Starry, a New Musical in Concert

Coming off their sold out shows at Feinstein’s/54 Below in New York City and Rockwell Table and Stage in Los Angeles, this concert version of Dahan and D’Angelo’s emotional and exp… 

Seamonster, the Story

Seamonster, the Story

A solo, autobiographical performance by singer-songwriter Chiara Berardelli relating her experience of being childless-not-by-choice and her quest for being OK with that. Centered around the ten songs from her Seamonster album, Chiara tackles the often taboo but ever present subject of grief and building a meaningful life beyond motherhood… 

Sidekick

Sidekick

It’s the final year of university for Tom, but he’s afraid he’ll never be good enough to become a superhero. When Lily mysteriously arrives with powers stronger than anyone else in the year Tom thinks she’ll be his best chance to improve… 

A Chorus Line – High School Edition

A Chorus Line – High School Edition

A Chorus Line is a stunning concept musical capturing the spirit and tension of 15 professional performers, auditioning for a job in a Broadway show. Join the cast of these vibrant, virtuous and venturesome youngsters in a hit musical combining a brilliant fusion of song, dance and compelling drama… 

The Remarkables

The Remarkables

This summer, a hero will brew. Everyone loves The Remarkables, the heroes who protect Towntropolis, especially Wesley Bench. In fact, everyone loves them a little too much. A musical comedy of epic proportions… 

Cathy: A Retelling of Wuthering Heights

Cathy: A Retelling of Wuthering Heights

This new musical by Michael Bascom retells the story of Heathcliff and Cathy, two soul-bound lovers thwarted by family, society and God. The sun shines over the moors, but a storm of vengeance is brewing in this story of a passionate romance which transcends life – and death – itself… 

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

Award-winning Room 29 Theatre return with this fast-paced Tony Award-winning musical, following an eclectic group of six mid-pubescents that vie for the spelling championship of a lifetime… 

Rust

Rust

\'When you leave here, everything else will be exactly the same. 

Blighty, Broadway and Beyond! – The Private Lives of Noel Coward and Gertrude Lawrence

Blighty, Broadway and Beyond! – The Private Lives of Noel Coward and Gertrude Lawrence

Noel Coward and Gertrude Lawrence, one of the most successful partnerships in the 30s and 40s, (dead now unfortunately…), are in Purgatory because God can’t decide whether they deserve Heaven or Hell so it’s up to the audience to vote on where to send them (after they’ve been thoroughly entertained by them, of course!)… 

Faultlines

Faultlines

Using personal stories and first-hand accounts, Faultlines is a play built on truth. Exploring the roots of violent relationships, Saltmine Theatre Company investigates the very first tremors of toxicity – control, gaslighting and stifling romance – which often lead to physical violence… 

Uppercut: A New Musical

Uppercut: A New Musical

Talented but troubled Clio has three months to go until the biggest boxing match of her life. She must find ways to overpower the emotions of envy, anger, grief and anxiety if she wants to have the confidence to win the fight… 

A Man's a Man

A Man's a Man

Following the overwhelming success of this performance last year, it’s back – and this time with a full cast of professional actors. 

Friendsical: A Parody Musical About Friends

Friendsical: A Parody Musical About Friends

Friendsical is billed as a ‘musical parody’ of Friends and unfortunately it fails to hit the mark on both counts. 

Matt McGuinness: We Are What We Overcome

Matt McGuinness: We Are What We Overcome

Fresh from a successful UK tour, uplifting, anthemic tunes punctuate stories and conversation, shedding light on mental health with self-deprecating honesty and dark humour. Matt takes a good look at how men in particular deal with mental illness as he explores his own experiences with it, with plenty of time to continue the chat afterwards… 

Kimchi: Life is a Happy Dream

Kimchi: Life is a Happy Dream

Kimjang is a Korean foodie tradition, where families and friends come together to make kimchi. What’s Kimchi? Kimchi is love. Kimchi is life. A heartwarming story about growing up: from birth through to marriage and old age… 

Classical Pipe Music – Scotland's Hidden Treasure

Classical Pipe Music – Scotland's Hidden Treasure

In this concert you will hear a wide variety of piobaireachd (pronounced approximately ‘pee-broch’), the classical music of the great Highland bagpipe, Scotland’s national instrument… 

Amy Abler: PianoDivalicious!

Amy Abler: PianoDivalicious!

With touches of Liberace and Victor Borge, this world-touring US pianist/singer is a classical concert artist gone rogue. Combining virtuosic technique with vivacious comedy (and feathers), she covers Beethoven to Broadway, pop to Paganini, ragtime to rock’n’roll… 

James Harvey: The Bald-Faced Truth

James Harvey: The Bald-Faced Truth

Almost a concert, kind of a stand-up comedy show, maybe a musical, The Bald-Faced Truth is a thrilling collision of song and satire. Armed with only a piano, musical comedian James Harvey tackles such timely issues as porn addiction, the #resistance, cats and male pattern baldness… 

BBC: Jazz Nights

BBC: Jazz Nights

Award-winning musician Seonaid Aitken presents a special live edition of BBC Radio Scotland’s Jazz Nights, featuring Edinburgh Festival Fringe regular Richard Michael on piano, plus a lively mix of jazz performances and interviews. 

Flo & Joan: Before the Screaming Starts

Flo & Joan: Before the Screaming Starts

Nicola and Rosie Dempsey (aka: Flo & Joan) walk out to polite applause before stumbling through the intro bars of their opening number. 

Enigma

Enigma

Enigma, a new musical presented by Enigma Theatre UK is an exciting piece of historical musical theatre telling the story of a unit of female code breakers in America during World … 

Singalonga Pub Quiz

Singalonga Pub Quiz

When I walked in to a packed out Finger’s Piano Bar I was greeted with the site of Mister Meredith affably talking to his punters, handing out paper and pens personally, and esta… 

Nick Helm's I Think, You Stink!

Nick Helm's I Think, You Stink!

Walking up the stairs of the Assembly Roxy is akin to creeping up the creaking steps of Frankenstein’s tower. 

Distilled in Scotland – 100% Harmony!

Distilled in Scotland – 100% Harmony!

Two lifelong Scottish friends – Hamish, an Islander, and Dougie from Edinburgh – fulfil a plan to hike to Edinburgh through Scotland’s Islands, Highlands and Lowlands. Along the way they encounter breathtaking views, recall historical events and share personal memories reflected in the legacy of some of Scotland’s greatest songs… 

Wriggle Around the World

Wriggle Around the World

Sell-out show returns! A fun, interactive and educational classical violin and cello concert for babies and toddlers where wriggling is allowed! The programme includes music from around the world and the story of the Gingerbread Man… 

Sail Away!

Sail Away!

A fun, interactive and educational classical violin and cello concert for babies and toddlers where wriggling is allowed! A programme of water-themed music and the story of The Lucky Toy Soldier. 

A Queer Love of Dix

A Queer Love of Dix

This five-star show returns to the Fringe following last year’s success. Set in the world of expressionist painter Otto Dix, as Julia Berber – Anita Berber’s fictional sister, Aletia Upstairs explores Weill, Brecht, and Weimar cabaret songs like Alabama Song, Falling in Love Again, Pirate Jenny, Barbara Song, Lavender Song and I am a Vamp… 

Triplex Adventures

Triplex Adventures

A spoiled boy, Chao, decides to run away from the world of chocolates, ice cream, fries and decayed teeth to a new healthy world. However, these villains won’t give up without putting up a good fight… 

Triplex Adventures

Triplex Adventures

A spoiled boy, Chao, decides to run away from the world of chocolates, ice cream, fries and decayed teeth to a new healthy world. However, these villains won’t give up without putting up a good fight… 

Vikki Stone: Song Bird

Vikki Stone: Song Bird

A tambourine aficionado from the Midlands, Vikki Stone delights us with this hour of joyful mirth as she delves into modern life as a millennial. 

Tarot

Tarot

Will the Fool ascend the tower to dwell in the chambers of the moon? Will the Hermit jump in a chariot and spin the wheel of fortune? You might discover the answers by checking out… 

From Judy to Bette: The Stars of Old Hollywood

From Judy to Bette: The Stars of Old Hollywood

Rebecca Perry’s one-women tribute to four icons of the Golden Age of cinema is a cheery and bouncy hour celebrating Bette Davis, Judy Garland, Betty Hutton and Lucille Ball. 

Bala Baile

Bala Baile

Bala Baile is an Edinburgh-based Latin trio. Led by Colombian-American Felipe Schrieberg, the band blends blues, boogaloo and Cuban son into something unique. Featuring original songs, the intimate award-winning venue The Jazz Bar provides a perfect atmosphere for a Latin party welcoming in the early hours… 

Kelty Clippie the Musical

Kelty Clippie the Musical

Based on the classic Scottish folk song, Kelty Clippie follows the comic adventures of a bus conductress in Fife. Maggie trains for her new job and meets some interesting passengers ending up at the legendary Kelty Club but will she find romance? Completely sold-out show at the Fringe in 2018 and at Carnegie Hall earlier this year… 

Showtime!

Showtime!

Here at Brewhemia we celebrate the weird, wonderful and outright bizarre. Everything we design is crafted to explore the creative mind! With an insanely talented in-house team of creatives including singers, dancers, drag queens and comedians we celebrate the unknown and undiscovered… 

The Book of Thel

The Book of Thel

The Book of Thel is a new musical adaptation of William Blake’s prophetic poem, written in 1788. The production features an epic mix of music, singing, dance, acting, puppets, physical theatre and projections for a visual and metaphorical journey through contrasting themes of innocence, experience, isolation, contact, collaboration and fear… 

Buds of May Be

Buds of May Be

Has the science of love made us unlovable? A 21st-century sonneteer, accompanied by a flautist, try to update relationship practice as laid down by Shakespeare’s sonnets. Sly and playful, she recasts the Bard’s rhyme schemes in a response that skewers reproduction, celebrity and consumption… 

Bad Girls Upset by the Truth

Bad Girls Upset by the Truth

A honky-tonk opera by Jo Carol Pierce, ‘the greatest Texas songwriter you’ve never heard of’ (Texas Monthly). In this musical comedy, Jo Carol seeks answers to life’s burning questions, like ‘what are these boys for and what am I supposed to do with them?!’ She turns to Jesus for answers, but rather than set her on a path of righteousness, the response from on high leads to adventures that trouble all who love her! ‘A wildy funny and original work’ (Billboard)… 

A Long Road Home

A Long Road Home

Welcome to Bert and Horace’s junkyard. They collect, curate and repurpose all the rubbish that the world doesn’t want. One day Charlie turns up in their yard. Charlie’s life was full of luxury, but this faded into nothing when the money disappeared… 

Faultlines

Faultlines

Using personal stories and first-hand accounts, Faultlines is a play built on truth. Exploring the roots of violent relationships, Saltmine Theatre Company investigates the very first tremors of toxicity – control, gaslighting and stifling romance – which often lead to physical violence… 

Black Never Die

Black Never Die

Exuberant, vibrant, energetic, youthful! Black Never Die is a 10-piece rap outfit from Conakry, Guinea in West Africa creating seductive, colourful solid, groovy urban music. BND have shared international stages with many big names of all genres in the world of music like Mr Leo (Cameroon), Kiff No Beat (Cote D’Ivoire), Fally Ipupa (DRC), Passi (DRC), Booba (France), Dadju (France), Negro Brown (France), Soprano (France), Capleton (Jamaica), Davido (Nigeria), Tekno (Nigeria), Wizkid (Nigeria), DJ Awadi (Senegal), and Youssou N’Dour (Senegal). 

Korean Poetry Series Part 1

Korean Poetry Series Part 1

Korean Poetry is a profound musical project using diverse eastern and western instruments to freely cross musical genres to showcase core themes of traditional Korean music and poems by putting them into new fusion arrangements… 

A Bohemian Fairytale

A Bohemian Fairytale

Follow us down the rabbit hole to discover heroes and villains, witches and more in The Bohemians’ take on a classic theme. This magical show will take you on a journey that deals not only with the light side of fairy tales, but also with the uncertainty and fear that goes hand in hand with happiness and joy… 

BBC: Sara Cox

BBC: Sara Cox

Sara is live at the Edinburgh Fringe for a very special All Request Friday, with special guests and live music.  

The Lost Musical Works of Willy Shakes

The Lost Musical Works of Willy Shakes

What do you get when you blend the works of William Shakespeare, with an all singing and dancing musical extravaganza? You get the Elizabethan’s answer to Flight of the Conchords… 

Robin Boot's Rockomedy: Punderstruck

Robin Boot's Rockomedy: Punderstruck

A rock guitar-playing punsmith may sound like it has a niche appeal to a certain type of Fringegoer, but Robin Boot’s early afternoon show in Whistlebinkies managed to pull in a … 

RENT

RENT

This revolutionary rock musical follows a year in the life of a group of impoverished bohemians struggling to survive and create in the East Village of 90s New York. Whilst facing the battles of love, loss and HIV/AIDS, the group’s bohemian ideals are consistently challenged as they try to seek happiness and fulfilment in the wider world… 

Oliver!

Oliver!

Lionel Bart’s Oliver! remains one of the most-loved British musicals ever, combining Dickens’ classic story and characters with a sensational and unforgettable score. Classic songs include Food Glorious Food, Consider Yourself, You’ve Got to Pick-a-Pocket or Two, I’d do Anything, Oom Pah Pah, As Long as He Needs Me and many more… 

Kit and McConnel

Kit and McConnel

In their fabulous, elegantly refurbished and dead-central venue, clutching a stack of freshly minted songs and sketches, cabaret veterans Kit Hesketh Harvey and James McConnel return to the festival with their usual witty and sophisticated up-to-the-minute examination of almost everything – from Putin to Pampers, Macron to mackerel – and with only the vaguest of nods to good taste and propriety… 

Fira B! Balearic Music Nights

Fira B! Balearic Music Nights

Everybody knows Mallorca, Menorca and Ibiza, our beaches and landscapes, but the Balearics are not only sand and sun. Music is one of the unknown assets of our islands and we want to show it to you… 

The Shakuhachi Experience

The Shakuhachi Experience

Licensed master shakuhachi performer Markus Guhe takes Japan’s oldest and quintessential bamboo flute on a journey from its mythical beginnings through its long and fascinating history into the 21st century… 

BBC: Jo Whiley

BBC: Jo Whiley

Jo Whiley broadcasts live from the Edinburgh Fringe, with special guests, music and performances. 

Xchange

Xchange

Prince En is bored of the royal life. He sneaks away to the street and meets a child Xie, who looks exactly like him. The two kids decide to exchange their roles. However, when the emperor passes away, the plan goes out of control… 

Mr Laurel and Mr Hardy

Mr Laurel and Mr Hardy

When it comes to comedy double acts none have endured as long as Laurel and Hardy. This play set during their 1950s UK tour allows the boys to reflect on their friendship and incredible career, and will also include their best-loved songs and routines… 

Freak Show

Freak Show

An army of foreign invaders, bad guys, rapists and thieves, fake news, sensationalist tweets and buckets of ice cream, Creon rules Thebes with ungoverned rage. It’s a freak show. The production is a recontextualised telling of the Antigone story… 

Normaler Than Everyone

Normaler Than Everyone

It may be because of the stage productions and films which I saw growing up, but my innate and core expectation about musical theatre is that it tends to be on the big size, if not… 

Jon Long: Planet-Killing Machine

Jon Long: Planet-Killing Machine

There are lots of words you can use to describe Jon Long, purveyor of clever gags and witty songs. 

Carol Cates: Tell Tale

Carol Cates: Tell Tale

Carol Cates sits on a tall stool strumming away on her ukulele and chatting with the audience as they arrive. 

Alan Shed's Music, Comedy and Everything Else Interactive Quiz Show

Alan Shed's Music, Comedy and Everything Else Interactive Quiz Show

If you’re looking for fun and interactive quiz formats that work well as hour long Edinburgh Fringe shows, then pickings are comparatively slim. 

Lizabett Russo Trio: A Night of Romanian Traditional Music

Lizabett Russo Trio: A Night of Romanian Traditional Music

A night of Romanian traditional music with songs from Maria Tanase, Ileana Sararoiu, Liviu Vasilica, Surorile Osoianu and many more. Reimagined and performed by Lizabett Russo (vocals/charango), Graeme Stephen (guitar/loops) and Brodie Jarvie (double bass). 

Jo Jingles – Jo Tours Bonnie Scotland

Jo Jingles – Jo Tours Bonnie Scotland

Following successful sell-out shows in previous years, Jo Jingles is back for more Fringe fun. This year’s theme is a tour of Scotland, so join Big Jo and the team as we all enjoy a fun adventure! We have musical instruments to play and fun sensory props too, with lively action songs guaranteed! Feel free to wear those Scottish/Tartan outfits (optional of course)! 

Phamie Gow and Phriends

Phamie Gow and Phriends

Phamie Gow, one of Scotland’s most gifted and versatile composers/performers has played in venues around the world, including New York’s Carnegie Hall, with Ray Davies, Philip Glass, Marisa Monte, Band of Horses, Patti Smith’s backing band and others… 

Reeds United – David Vernon and Dick Lee

Reeds United – David Vernon and Dick Lee

For the 16th year, this brilliant accordion and clarinet duo perform their world music mix with virtuoso skill and infectious enjoyment. ‘They combine wonderfully, superb musicianship – a great double act’ (Scotsman). 

Rhythm of the Dance

Rhythm of the Dance

This dance and music extravaganza contains a wealth of Irish talent, an exciting two-hour trip through hundreds of years of Irish dance and music, 22 award-winning world and Irish dance champions with 25 dazzling costume changes… 

I Piano

I Piano

Oh no! The piano has lost its music! But a little girl is sure she can help the piano find it again. Together they set off on a magical adventure… meeting a mad conductor in a mountain, a monk on a scooter at the North Pole and an octopus dancing on the bottom of the sea… 

Rust

Rust

It’s very tempting to conclude your musical with a clearcut happy ending, where every loose end is neatly tied and all of your favourite characters ride off into the sunset. 

Momo and the Inevitable Decay of the House in the Forest

Momo and the Inevitable Decay of the House in the Forest

Whether you bought a ticket for the slightly unnerving image design or for the sheer length of the title, you would be forgiven for rethinking your choice once you notice a dauntin… 

Fox-tot!

Fox-tot!

There are two challenges at the heart of Fox-tot!, a new work from composer Lliam Paterson and director Roxana Haines for Scottish Opera. 

Confirmation

Confirmation

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

Christina Bianco: First Impressions

Christina Bianco: First Impressions

With First Impressions, Christina Bianco further cements her reputation as the First Lady of Impersonation. 

The Gray Cat and the Flounder

The Gray Cat and the Flounder

One bright and sunny day, a fish jumps out of a river, and promptly meets a fellow animal with whom he will share the next 46 years of his life. 

I Wish My Life Were Like A Musical

I Wish My Life Were Like A Musical

When critiquing a musical about the difficulties of being a performer, there’s nothing to do but write a review about the difficulties of being a critic. 

That Bastard Brecht

That Bastard Brecht

That Bastard Brecht reverberates with contemporary relevance: the exploitation of women as artists throughout time, the withholding of recognition and financial reward. This is Brecht’s story told through the lens of Elizabeth Hauptmann… 

I Swallowed a Moon Made of Iron

I Swallowed a Moon Made of Iron

A requiem for our digital age from Toronto/Macau composer Njo Kong Kie (winner, 2018 Toronto Theatre Critics Award, Best New Musical). This concert experience sets the poetry of Chinese poet and factory worker Xu Lizhi to song… 

Colonel Mustard and Friends

Colonel Mustard and Friends

Music festival favourite Colonel John Thomas McMustard brings you a show with guests from the world of music, comedy and spoken word. Expect laughter, fun, audience participation and ear worms galore and always expect the unexpected in the Dijonverse… 

Movie Music

Movie Music

Join us on the red carpet for the big premiere of this concert featuring hit songs from the silver screen, including The Greatest Showman, Mamma Mia, James Bond, La La Land and more… 

Anthems – From West End to Broadway

Anthems – From West End to Broadway

An evening of musical theatre anthems from the shows you know and love, with songs from We Will Rock You, Matilda, Hairspray, Singing in the Rain and other classics. Join our cast of over thirty vocalists and a live band as we bring you a top-quality performance that will have you laughing, crying and dancing in the aisles. 

Highlight Tours of St Cecilia's Hall: Concert Room and Music Museum

Highlight Tours of St Cecilia's Hall: Concert Room and Music Museum

Join our curators, conservator and volunteers on special highlight tours of St Cecilia’s Hall, Scotland’s oldest concert hall and home of the University of Edinburgh’s world renowned musical instrument collection… 

Sometimes, Just a Second

Sometimes, Just a Second

It’s a new millennium. Much has changed… in our world… and others. In a place thrown upside down, Alice discovers the familiar is, sometimes, more alarming than the extraordinary and the unknown has the caress of family… 

The Music of Trees

The Music of Trees

Geoff Robb was the winner of the 2018 Brighton Fringe Live Music Award and since then he has been writing music inspired by trees. His well-crafted, soulful compositions blend his classical training and background in healing with his love of Spanish and Celtic music… 

Frisky & Mannish's PopLab

Frisky & Mannish's PopLab

For those who don’t know, Frisky & Mannish are Fringe royalty. 

Table Manners with Jessie Ware

Table Manners with Jessie Ware

Uber ratings, patisserie and misophonia. 

Sexy Lamp

Sexy Lamp

Katie Arnstein has brought her joyous mix of caustic wit, a cautionary tale and a call to arms to her first Fringe. 

Notflix: Originals

Notflix: Originals

Since their explosive debut a few years ago, Waiting For The Call Improv (WTFC) and their signature show, Notflix, have been tipped as rising stars. 

Legally Blonde the Musical

Legally Blonde the Musical

Always a source of top-quality musical theatre at the Fringe, The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, brings us perhaps one of the best ways to spend a morning at Fringe. 

Freddie: One Night With Freddie

Freddie: One Night With Freddie

Queen are in Edinburgh and they’re here to rock in a brand-new show guaranteed to blow your mind. Join Freddie as he takes you on a magical journey through Queen’s rise to become the greatest band in the world… 

Funbox: How to Be a Superhero

Funbox: How to Be a Superhero

It’s time to pull on your spandex, dive into your capes and head up, up and away with Funbox! Join Gary, Kevin and Anya (formerly of The Singing Kettle) for some singalong silliness as they take the super steps needed to become ultimate heroes! But what do superheroes eat? Is super smell a proper power? And how do we get our keys to open the Funbox? Come dressed as a superhero to join in the fun! Pants over trousers encouraged but not mandatory… 

Colonel Mustard and the Big Bad Wolf

Colonel Mustard and the Big Bad Wolf

Is the Big Bad Wolf really bad, or just misunderstood and trying to trigger his muddled memory? Could music or something else beginning with M be the answer? It’s a mystery that will make you laugh, play, sing and dance with music festival favourite Colonel Mustard! Developed at the Tron Theatre… 

Havana After Dark

Havana After Dark

Ballet by day, salsa by night. The world premiere of a breathtaking new Cuban dance musical. Hot Latin hits from Beyoncé, Mark Anthony, Bad Bunny, Gente de Zona. Starring the incredible singer Luna Manzanares, a sensational seven-piece live salsa band, Havana’s top female DJ, gorgeous star dancers from Carlos Acosta’s company, Ballet Nacional de Cuba and Ballet Revolucion… 

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. The vibrant cast of student actors at BSC Theatre presents this colourful, new song cycle musical by Toby Hunt and Mark Jennett… 

Bonnie and Clyde

Bonnie and Clyde

Two infamous bank robbers turned killers: Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow. They captured the public’s imagination in Depression-era America. This musical follows the small-town waitress and farm boy from their childhood dreams of wealth and fame, through their two-year-long crime spree, ill-fated love affair and ultimate capture and death at the hands of the authorities… 

In Conversation with... Ricky Ross

In Conversation with... Ricky Ross

From debut album Raintown to follow-up When The World Knows Your Name, through to 2016’s The Believers, Deacon Blue are one of the most respected and best-loved bands of their generation… 

Shut Up, Helen!

Shut Up, Helen!

A dark, comedic production which explores mental illness in the mind of an everyday young woman. Using her therapist’s advice, Valerie names her depression Helen, who becomes an unwelcome companion in her day-to-day life… 

BBC: The Tim Vine Chat Show

BBC: The Tim Vine Chat Show

Tim Vine hears the life stories of the public while showcasing his trademark gleeful wordplay and silly songs. 

BBC: The Afternoon Show

BBC: The Afternoon Show

Janice Forsyth and Grant Stott present The Afternoon Show from the heart of the festivals, showcasing the best acts and talking to the biggest names in town. Broadcast on BBC Radio Scotland with highlights on BBC Scotland. 

Clowns, Lovers, Women in Pants and Shakespeare

Clowns, Lovers, Women in Pants and Shakespeare

What makes Shakespeare funny after 400 years? Theatre OCU (Bad Shakespeare, Fringe 2016 and 2018) explores, answers and celebrates the giddy mysteries of love and romance in scenes and soliloquies featuring Shakespeare’s great clowns, fools and lovers… 

The 5pm Cabaret

The 5pm Cabaret

Our talented performers from every corner of the globe showcase the very best of the Fringe – comedy, circus, magic and burlesque that never fails to please. For more info see mcsorleysbar… 

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. A series of dramatic, powerful and heart-rending monologues celebrating the lives lost from AIDS and also uplifting and poignant songs representing the feelings of the loved-ones left behind… 

Monski Mouse's Baby Cabaret

Monski Mouse's Baby Cabaret

Join Monski Mouse and friends: Richard Crawley, Amy Gwilliam and cabaret superstar Dusty Limits for a live musical cabaret of nursery classics, reworked song, puppetry and fun for 0-5s and parents/carers… 

Thrones! The Musical Parody

Thrones! The Musical Parody

Returning to the Fringe for another year Thrones! The Musical Parody is exactly what it says on the tin. 

Just Desserts

Just Desserts

A cabaret with desserts could have been light, fluffy fare but Michelle Pearson isn’t afraid to get into the more bitter ingredients in life. 

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… 

Baby Wants Candy: The Completely Improvised Full Band Musical

Baby Wants Candy: The Completely Improvised Full Band Musical

Baby Wants Candy has become almost as much a staple of the Fringe as being slapped in the face with flyers on the Royal Mile. 

Late Bloomers' Tales

Late Bloomers' Tales

Have you ever been, or felt, late? Maybe you’re not alone. Continuing on a meandering path, after her last personal show, Don’t Follow Me, our actor/tour guide Anna reflects on normality, time and her impatient late-blooming nature… 

Comfort Food Cabaret

Comfort Food Cabaret

Australia’s singing cook presents her award-winning musical cooking cabaret. You’ll be serenaded by the soulful songstress as she cooks you a decadent three-course dinner. Prepare to be delighted by Michelle’s indulgent cooking, her remarkable sound and interpretations of popular rock, pop and jazz hits accompanied by her well-fed musicians… 

It's Miss Hope Springs

It's Miss Hope Springs

The crowd is lively, laughing and waiting expectantly for the venue to open. 

Notre Dame de Paris aka The Hunchback of Notre Dame

Notre Dame de Paris aka The Hunchback of Notre Dame

The mayhem of the Court of Miracles, Quasimodo’s torment, screaming gargoyles and the tragedy of Esmeralda’s passionate naivety. With a diverse and multitalented cast drawn from circus, theatre, music, dance and unique costume inspired by its Parisian setting, the company unfold a fantastic retelling of this timeless story that explores issues of universal relevance, exclusion, class and the abuse of power… 

Choral Evensong at St Vincent's Chapel

Choral Evensong at St Vincent's Chapel

A popular and traditional service of Choral Evensong from the 1929 Scottish Prayer Book with guest choir, congregational hymn singing and organ voluntary. St Vincent’s is the village church in the heart of the city, adorned with more than 150 shields and achievements depicting modern European heraldry, from its time as the Collegiate Church of Commandery of Lochore of the Order of St Lazarus… 

Bugle Boys

Bugle Boys

Bugle Boys wowed crowds at the 2018 Edinburgh Festival Fringe and are back for more this year. Frocked up to the nines in faux military costumes, Patty, Maxene and LaVerne dance their shapely legs off and sing (not lip-sync) the songs of The Andrews Sisters plus The Spice Girls, Little Mix, Madonna and a whole lot more… 

Improvised Director's Cut

Improvised Director's Cut

A fully improvised, Hollywood-style performance created from your all-time favourite movie titles! A different Director’s Cut every time by Steve Worsley and Charles Hindley from the multi award-winning, sell-out show Men with Coconuts… 

Here's a How-De-Do

Here's a How-De-Do

An evening that ‘bubbles with wit and good humour’, celebrating the timeless Savoy operas of the Victorian masters, WS Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan. Come and revel in some of the most singable words and music ever written for the stage, with numbers familiar and unfamiliar from each of their collaborations, performed by soloists from The Edinburgh Gilbert and Sullivan Society, led by their legendary directors, Alan Borthwick and David Lyle. 

[Untitled Project] #213

[Untitled Project] #213

A past hit at the Philadelphia Fringe Festival! #213 is a silent, sad clown who has learned how to find laughter through the tears. But one day, a passerby’s questions take him on a journey to the time before his words went away… 

Concerning Bennet

Concerning Bennet

Bennet is concerned. Sometimes he’s concerned about the world and dying alone, but he’s primarily concerned about cats and lift music. He’s also concerned that no one will come to his show, but only you can help him there… 

Rave & Behave

Rave & Behave

For musical sisters Bella and Blue, competition means serious business. So when The New Victorians announce they are running a songwriting competition to find their new support act, they have to enter and they have to win… 

The Musical of Musicals

The Musical of Musicals

In this hilarious satire of musical theatre, one story becomes five delightful musicals, each written in the distinctive style of a different master of the form, from Rodgers and Hammerstein to Stephen Sondheim… 

Katie Pritchard: Storm Stud

Katie Pritchard: Storm Stud

Brand-new musical comedy show from carnage wielding, storm stud of a snazzy idiot: Katie Pritchard. Ever been given unsolicited advice? In this show, Katie explores all the awful advice she’s ever received, by doing the exact opposite… 

#Jollyboat: Pun Lovin' Criminals

#Jollyboat: Pun Lovin' Criminals

Fringe legends Jollyboat play their new comedy songs, following a sell-out national tour and the second JollyCon fan convention. Come see what all the buzz is about. ***** (BroadwayBaby… 

Evil Queen Rules!

Evil Queen Rules!

The evil queen usually gets bad press, but not in this show. An irreverent, pulls-no-punches celebration of being all grown up in a princess world. Great songs and packed full of punchlines, a mixture of stand-up comedy and songs so catchy you’ll be singing them for days… 

BBC: Susan Calman's Fringe Benefits

BBC: Susan Calman's Fringe Benefits

Susan Calman takes a fast-paced whistle-stop tour of Edinburgh’s comic delights. Join us for a show jam-packed with comedy, irreverent banter, gossip and outrageous chat, all with a sprinkling of glamour. 

#Jollyboat: Bards Against Humanity (The Best of Jollyboat)

#Jollyboat: Bards Against Humanity (The Best of Jollyboat)

Cult hit Jollyboat (the ‘geeky flight of the conchords’) present their best comedy songs from 10 years on the Fringe. Arrive early – queues go round the block. ***** (BroadwayBaby… 

The Creative Martyrs: Kabarett DysUtopia

The Creative Martyrs: Kabarett DysUtopia

Serious satirical silliness, songs, democratic participation and fascist entertainment. Join us for some jovial celebration of high-functioning democracy. Retrospective foresight calls for a little cabariot… 

The Hollywood Summer Christmas Show

The Hollywood Summer Christmas Show

An original play inspired by a child’s love of Christmas; with song, dance and traditional Christmas offerings. The play takes place at KRHC radio studio in the 1940s and follows the comic attempts of a group of actors to present a summer radio show… 

The Dementos Radio Show

The Dementos Radio Show

Brian (Seaton) Demento and Richard (Collins) Demento perform their outlandish, shocking and downright silly self-penned songs and rock‘n’roll parodies. You’ll hear such gems as Topless Grannies, I Can’t Stand Spiders and An MP Went in to Soho… 

Miss Candy AppleBottom presents: Tales and Adventures from Beyond the Veil of Nonsense

Miss Candy AppleBottom presents: Tales and Adventures from Beyond the Veil of Nonsense

Candy’s stories, musicality and legs will take you on a journey of her/his adventures through time. NZ’s leading guitar looping bearded man-princess (phew!) has travelled long and far to perform upon her eight string guitar… 

Early Mornings – The Musical

Early Mornings – The Musical

Early Mornings – The Musical is a show about writing a show. The lead character decides to start waking up early each morning in order to find the time required to write a musical… 

Grease

Grease

Grease – the original high school musical that has never dated, with its toe-tapping high-energy mix of raw teenage emotional power, stunning vocals, exceptional dance routines and vibrant raunchy script… 

The Blue Bird

The Blue Bird

Follow Tytyl and Mytyl as they embark on an adventure in search of their grandparents and the Blue Bird of Happiness. A heartwarming and dynamic new Broadway-style musical based on Maeterlinck’s classic story… 

Hang Drum Virtuoso Milly Hoddo Featuring Guitarist Ryan Gibson

Hang Drum Virtuoso Milly Hoddo Featuring Guitarist Ryan Gibson

This virtuoso duo, returning for their third year, are exploring the rich and mellow sounds of hang drums accompanied by acoustic and bass guitar. Witness Milly seamlessly play across three pans in this one-hour show set in the stunning St Vincent’s Chapel… 

The 2 Mouthed Men Show

The 2 Mouthed Men Show

Beatboxing. Sketch Comedy. At the same time. They may not be the best beatboxers. They may not be the best sketch comedy duo. But they’re definitely the only two people stupid enough to combine the two… 

Get Happy!

Get Happy!

There may be trouble ahead… So let Ally (piano), Sadie (vocals) and Stephen (bass) inspire, cheer and uplift you with timeless songs from the golden age of jazz. Arlen return for their sixth year at the Fringe with a brand new line-up but the same passion for classic standards made famous by artists such as Ella Fitzgerald, Julie London and Duke Ellington… 

Gareth Richards: 40 Years in the Wilderness

Gareth Richards: 40 Years in the Wilderness

Join Gareth Richards, Foster’s Edinburgh Comedy Awards best newcomer nominee 2010 for his ninth stand-up comedy show, with some hilarious songs played on the Q Chord. As seen on Russell Howard’s Good News and Live at the Electric on BBC 3… 

Order from Chaos

Order from Chaos

‘She can remember the voices, the melodies, the harmonies – but it’s not the same. She’s remembering, not hearing it.’ Jay grew up on music. Underground dance, classical, everything in between: she was obsessed, lost in a world of rhythms and melodies alongside her brother Riley… 

Mr Fibbers Presents: Back in Tune

Mr Fibbers Presents: Back in Tune

Mr Fibbers is back and funnier than ever with Back in Tune: a show packed with jokes, games and comedy songs that kids just love. You are guaranteed to leave laughing and singing his catchy tunes all the way home… 

Dominic Frisby: Libertarian Love Songs

Dominic Frisby: Libertarian Love Songs

From \'mercurially witty\' (Spectator) creator of YouTube smash 17 Million F*ck Offs – A Song About Brexit come comic songs, stories and stand-up for people who think the government should stay out of it… 

Ayman Jarjour, Syrian Guitarist

Ayman Jarjour, Syrian Guitarist

The concert includes music with Middle Eastern, Latin American, European and African flavours. Ayman studied in Syria, Spain and Juilliard. He has performed worldwide in places ranging from Carnegie Hall in New York to refugee camps in Lebanon and Jordan… 

Alex Black's Record Collection

Alex Black's Record Collection

Birmingham Breaking Talent nominee Alex Black puts his teenage heroes to the test as he navigates heartbreak, existential crises and the tribulations of Aldi checkouts by squeezing new meaning out of his record collection… 

The Addams Family

The Addams Family

The Addams Family. This Broadway smash-hit explodes on stage with dynamic dance numbers and memorable songs. In the Addams’ upside-down world, to be sad is to be happy, to feel pain is to feel joy, and death and suffering are the stuff of their dreams… 

Google: Amanda Jane Dildo

Google: Amanda Jane Dildo

Sexy(ish), musical(ish), bipolar(ish) – no, she’s definitely bipolar (with jazz hands) – Australian sex-pot singing comedian is ‘f*cking nuts – non-stop brilliance – a must see’ (Tanya, Audience review)… 

Rob Deering's Beat This

Rob Deering's Beat This

Were you to design a concept for a show that ticks all the boxes from your wildest fantasies, if any festival in the world could fulfil your wishes, it’s Edinburgh Fringe. 

Bambino Beats – Summertime Boogie Under the Sea

Bambino Beats – Summertime Boogie Under the Sea

Bambino Beats are back to take you on a Summertime Boogie… this time, Under the Sea! We’ll be going swimming with the little fish, bobbing up and down with the ducks and catching all the nippy crabs as we meet all the creatures of our magical ocean… 

Vince Atta: Massive Attack

Vince Atta: Massive Attack

‘Unfailingly entertaining!’ (Chortle.co.uk). Fresh from a sell-out arena tour supporting Jason Manford, Vince Atta’s hilarious, live-looping new show crashes headfirst into love, health, music and Hollywood via the only strategy Vince knows… 

Monski Mouse's Baby Disco Dance Hall

Monski Mouse's Baby Disco Dance Hall

Why toddle when you can dance?! Selling out shows around the world; come find out why. DJ Monski Mouse is a hit with the under fives and their parents/carers. Expect to do some high-energy smiling to retro hits, pop favourites and thumping nursery rhymes… 

Michelle McManus: Pop Goes the Idol

Michelle McManus: Pop Goes the Idol

Back by popular demand, presenter and singer Michelle’s latest show, co-written with Bruce Devlin, tells the next instalment in the Glasgow-based life of a glittering global megastar… 

Annie Jr

Annie Jr

Annie Jr, the musical performed by the outstanding Edinburgh Youth Theatre. Musical fun for all the family to enjoy. Experience the joy that is Annie! 

Diane Chorley: Down the Flick

Diane Chorley: Down the Flick

Join Diane as she recuts the red ribbon on her iconic 80s nightclub The Flick. A hedonistic paradise rebuilt in the heart of Edinburgh – where live music plays, cocktails are shaken till the early hours and special guests dazzle as brightly as the disco ball… 

The Room

The Room

The Room. A new musical by Alexander Abbott. A girl alone in a room. Why is she here? What is her story? In a series of pictures and conversations we learn the answers to these questions and more… 

Weegie Hink Ae That? Presents: Nae Bother!

Weegie Hink Ae That? Presents: Nae Bother!

The Weegie boys are back again after two consecutive sellout runs at the fringe! They can’t wait to go mental in the capital with an even bigger and bamier show than the last! From sketches aboot grannies fae Govan to songs aboot aw things Scottish, come see these wee comical dafties dae what they dae best! Fast-paced, witty comedy with clever twists on Scottish culture! The Weegie Quartet will have ye creasing yersel from start to finish! So Weegie Hink Ae That? Aye! Nae Bother pal! 

The Fannytasticals

The Fannytasticals

Brighton’s rude and raucous female comedy troupe finally arrive in Edinburgh! With songs, sketches, and wry musings on the female experience, their original and bold material takes you into the wilderness of the female psyche, leaving you gasping for breath… 

Grow Up in the Sun – Shanghai Huangpu Student Art Troupe’s Chinese National Cultural Performance

Grow Up in the Sun – Shanghai Huangpu Student Art Troupe’s Chinese National Cultural Performance

The Chinese Orchestra of Shanghai Huangpu Youngster Art Activity Centre has been established for more than 20 years. It has achieved top awards in many international and domestic competitions and held special concerts in Shanghai… 

The Gin Show

The Gin Show

Following on from our success last year, the gin-tasting show is back with comedy and songs interspersing our three free gin tastings. It’s a great way to end your Fringe evening. Don’t miss it! This hosted event changes every night as new talent comes along and entertains us with a variety of acts and performances… 

Akala – In Conversation – Natives: Race and Class in the Ruins of Empire

Akala – In Conversation – Natives: Race and Class in the Ruins of Empire

One of the most important voices in Britain, Akala is a BAFTA and MOBO award-winning hip-hop artist, writer and social entrepreneur. Alongside an extensive and celebrated output as a musician, Akala has produced numerous projects in the arts, education and music worldwide… 

Thirteen

Thirteen

What a show! With a new cast of talented teens, this fast-paced, hilarious coming-of-age musical with an unforgettable rock score is back at the Rose Theatre. Evan Goldman’s parents have split up and he is forced to leave the buzz of New York for the lamest place in the world in rural Indiana… 

The Electric Cabaret

The Electric Cabaret

The alternative late-night Fringe experience returns. A unique blend of comedy, circus, burlesque, bands, jazz and speciality acts from across the Fringe. With a different line-up every night this is a chance to see some of the Festival’s most exciting new artists… 

And They Played Shang-A-Lang

And They Played Shang-A-Lang

Shang is back for its eighth year. This is life growing up in 70s Scotland told through laughter, tears and 70s music. We follow Jim’s adolescence journey through his formative school years… 

Des Kapital: I'm Loving Engels Instead

Des Kapital: I'm Loving Engels Instead

Des (winner of Gulag’s Got Talent, Ex-Soviet Republic Factor, No Voice, Strictly Pooling, Dancing on Siberian Ice) story-sings the history of world communism (Korea, Vietnam, Cuba, Russia, China, East Europe) in his hilarious new interactive cult karaoke show using the music of Robbie, Elvis, Beatles, Astley (Brezhnever Gonna Give You Up), ABBA, Taylor, Katy, The Smiths (Heaven Knows I’m Miserable Mao), Bowie (Stazi), Sinatra (The Leader Is a Champ), Sandy Shaw (Andropov on a Swing) and lots more! Sell-out shows at the Brighton Fringe and Edinburgh Fringe 2017/18… 

Cold Blooded Witch: The Sex Musical!

Cold Blooded Witch: The Sex Musical!

Maggie Lalley’s one-woman musical comedy tells the true story of her demented stint as a teen witch. Maggie manages to turn this dark tale of cultish charm, magical cunnilingus and the conjuring of Rupert Grint’s warlock penis into an unforgettably hilarious musical… 

Our Mothers Wouldn't Watch This

Our Mothers Wouldn't Watch This

These three comedians have caused their mothers endless stress and worry, and you will be in no doubt as to why once you’ve seen their show. Kirsten was a So You Think You’re Funny Finalist 2017 and was described by Steve Bennett as ‘neatly off-kilter… 

The John Rowe Show

The John Rowe Show

Get your groove on in this fabulously fun musical chat show hosted by Aussie singer, producer, talent coach and ex kid’s TV star John Rowe. Not so carefully treading that fine line between kitsch and kool, this show is a superbly silly mix of groovy live music, spontaneous activities, chit-chat, show-and-tell, dodgy dancing, surprise guests… 

Bugsy Malone

Bugsy Malone

Join Bugsy, Fat Sam, Tallulah, Blousey and Dandy Dan for a fun time full of laughs, songs and lots of splurge! A great show for all the family, and is sure to inspire younger members of the audience to tread the boards! ‘Genuinely feel-good musical with shedloads of talent from a young cast’ (BroadwayBaby… 

The Shambles

The Shambles

The Shambles, University of York’s improvised comedy troupe, are back at the Fringe for their 12th year. Bringing you hilarious scenes, songs and games based entirely on your audience suggestions – no two shows will ever be the same! Prepare for a raucous night of laughter as The Shambles turn whatever you shout at them into a high-energy performance of concentrated silliness right on the spot… 

American Idiot

American Idiot

Follow Johnny’s life as he moves from small town America to the bright lights and party life of Tinseltown. Green Day’s iconic musical will blast you out of your seat as this superb cast cast their spell. 

Boogie Shoes Silent Disco Walking Tour With a Scottish Twist

Boogie Shoes Silent Disco Walking Tour With a Scottish Twist

Come join the brilliant Boogie Shoes Silent Disco as we return to our Scottish roots for an immersive dance-walk through the crazy throngs of the Fringe. Feel-good uplifting music with funny live commentary and a cheeky Scottish twist… 

Armour: A Herstory of the Scottish Bard

Armour: A Herstory of the Scottish Bard

What do the widow and mistress of Scotland’s famous bard discuss over tea? After the death of Robert Burns, his wife Jean Armour and mistress Nancy Maclehose finally meet. Female-led theatre company Fearless Players bring an all-female production dedicated to the women behind Scotland’s history… 

All Shook Up

All Shook Up

This crowd-pleasing musical is inspired by and features the songs of Elvis Presley. It’s 1955, and into town rides a guitar-playing young man who changes everything and everyone he meets in this hip-swivelling, lip-curling musical fantasy that’ll have you jumpin’ out of your blue suede shoes with such classics as Heartbreak Hotel, Jailhouse Rock, and Don’t Be Cruel… 

Alba Flamenca

Alba Flamenca

The flamenco spot Alba Flamenca will be hosting a variety of shows at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Following their long-standing tradition of supporting this very Spanish dance in Scotland, the venue offers the audience an intimate and delicate atmosphere to enjoy the wonders of the passionate art of flamenco… 

Candy Gigi Presents – Friday Night Sinner!

Candy Gigi Presents – Friday Night Sinner!

Friday Night Sinner! is a one-woman, horror-comedy musical about a Jewish, sexually repressed, newly-married maniac (stick to what you know). This deluded, narcissistic, unsatisfied and occasionally violent woman has delusions of grandeur and wants to become the biggest star in the universe – or at least in Borehamwood – and spills her guts out to her guests over a highly unconventional Friday night dinner… 

The Wizard of Oz

The Wizard of Oz

This is a new, colourful, lively adaptation of a well-known, heart-warming, aspirational story which follows Dorothy and her friends as they embark on their journey to find the Wizard of Oz and discover their own talents and pathways to a brighter future… 

Ginger Monologues

Ginger Monologues

Ginger Monologues is a mixture of stand-up and song. It is a hilarious retelling of one ginger’s journey from shame to sass! Watch as she battles gingerists and draws inspiration from her ginger forefathers… 

Muse 90401

Muse 90401

Muse 90401 is a one-woman show written by, and starring, internationally acclaimed actress Fadik Sevin Atasoy. Ingenious, humorous and bold, this non-stop tour de force re-envisions the lives of famous women from art and literature through the perspective of a rebellious Muse… 

BBC at George Heriot's School

BBC at George Heriot's School

Bringing the best of the festivals to audiences with live and recorded BBC broadcasts. It’s free to come along and see what’s going on. Follow @BBCEdFest for updates and visit bbc.co… 

A Cappella Around the World

A Cappella Around the World

Using only their voices and innovative live looping techniques, international vocal sensation FreePlay sings you around the world without leaving your seat. New York jazz, UK pop, European classical, Indian ragas, Brazilian samba… 

Chain of Trivia

Chain of Trivia

How do you get from the King – Elvis Presley of course – to Queen and Freddie Mercury with only a series of amazing rock’n’roll facts as your guide? In his first Edinburgh one-man show, writer and broadcaster Russell Clarke – BBC London’s Rock’n’Roll Routemaster – takes you on a fascinating and hilarious trivia journey from Elvis to Queen in 12 steps, with each linked to the next by an awesome piece of rock trivia you never knew or never thought of. 

Space Junk: A Soviet Musical

Space Junk: A Soviet Musical

The first man in space is back on Earth and facing new temptations. Fame, fortune, alcohol, nostalgic space anthems and sex. Can this cosmic captain control his space junk? A psychedelic, daring trip into the world of overnight stardom… 

From India to Triana

From India to Triana

The world comes together in an embrace of music and dance that will take the audience on a vibrant and captivating journey from the most primitive sounds of India to the fiery rhythms of flamenco… 

Best of the West End

Best of the West End

After sold-out performances and five-star reviews at Fringe 2016, 2017 and 2018, our performers are excited to return to Edinburgh with a new line-up of songs! Featuring world-class voices and breathtaking harmonies, these professional performers showcase the very best from the West End… 

Ivy Paige – Queen of the Swingers

Ivy Paige – Queen of the Swingers

It’s the cocktail hour, its cabaret o’clock! Starring international showgirl Ivy Paige! ‘Real-life Jessica Rabbit’ (Sun), with legendary pianist Pete Saunders (Dexys), she celebrates the glamour and music of the golden era of Hollywood in this live music cabaret… 

Sister Act

Sister Act

A feel-amazing, disco, gospel extravaganza chock full of amazingly talented women! And a few bad guys too… Sister Act tells the hilarious story of disco diva Deloris Van Cartier whose life takes a surprising turn when she witnesses a murder… 

India Flamenco – A Gypsy Tale

India Flamenco – A Gypsy Tale

You will be taken on a journey that begins with the ancient kathak dance and ends embracing the seductions and passions of Andalusian flamenco! Prepare to be captivated by these three magical dance forms that celebrate common emotionality, expression, drama, mood and meaning! A visual narrative that weaves its story across the continents! The cast: five top-class international artists come together for a fascinating display! 

BoxedIn Theatre Presents: Shellshock!

BoxedIn Theatre Presents: Shellshock!

When Shelly, recent grad and marketing whizz, is summoned to the secret headquarters of the world’s largest oil and gas company she thinks she’s hit the big time. They’ve got a PR problem and need some fresh ideas fast… 

Courage Calls to Courage: The Suffragist Musical!

Courage Calls to Courage: The Suffragist Musical!

A powerful drama interspersed with original songs, looking at the lives of the main protagonists involved in the struggle for the vote between Emmeline Pankhurst’s Suffragettes and Millicent Fawcett’s Suffragists… 

Cathy: A Retelling of Wuthering Heights

Cathy: A Retelling of Wuthering Heights

This new musical by Michael Bascom retells the story of Heathcliff and Cathy, two soul-bound lovers thwarted by family, society and God. The sun shines over the moors, but a storm of vengeance is brewing in this story of a passionate romance which transcends life – and death – itself… 

Children's Silent Disco

Children's Silent Disco

Children and grown-up children, walk, dance, sing and enjoy our musical streets for one hour! Silent disco fun with our party panda. Our streets, your party! A great family day out! 

Best of Broadway

Best of Broadway

After sold-out performances and rave reviews at Fringe 2016, 2017, and 2018 we’re excited to return to Edinburgh with this new revue of Broadway hits! Join us as we bring the Best of Broadway to the Fringe… 

Polly: A Drag Rebellion

Polly: A Drag Rebellion

Meet Polly, she doesn’t care what you think! All she wants is to be equal, for everyone to be equal. In a whirlwind evening of live music, spoken word and drag tomfoolery, Polly will put across her manifesto for ending all the world’s problems… 

Songs for a New World

Songs for a New World

A brand-new adaptation of this rarely performed musical song cycle with fully fledged characters and setting. Produced by returning sell-out director (The Last Five Years, 2015), live music and a talented cast of 10… 

The Addams Family

The Addams Family

Bare Productions return following their sell-out run in Fringe 2018 with a deliciously wicked musical. Something is wrong with Wednesday. Gomez and Morticia are worried about their daughter; the charming little bundle of malice has lost her taste for death, darkness and torture… 

a crown of laurels

a crown of laurels

(fig.) Honour, distinction, fame. ‘Open the earth to enclose me, or change my form’. Daphne has finally managed to get all of her sisters together in one room, and this night out is just what she needs… 

If Mouth Could Speak

If Mouth Could Speak

Accompanied by a searing musical score of deep electronica and jazz, If Mouth Could Speak is a poetic monologue slicing laser-deep into the brain of a young immigrant troubled by suicide… 

A Boy and His Magic Pen

A Boy and His Magic Pen

A young boy with an enormous gift. Follow Ma Liang as he discovers a very special skill that could help his whole village as long as it doesn’t fall into the wrong hands… 

Static

Static

Static is a hybrid theater and live concert production that tells the story of a son using music as a means to cope with losing his father to dementia. Static is a multifaceted production that utilizes projections, live music, and a simplistic approach to story telling that delivers an emotional, moving performance that is sure to leave you heartened and shaken. 

The Spencer Jones 50 Minute Disco Experiment

The Spencer Jones 50 Minute Disco Experiment

Spencer bought a new looper, but he can’t beatbox. He also bought a drum kit, but he ain’t no drummer. He should be in bed. But he’s an idiot. This could be the worst idea he has ever had… 

I'll Be Broken Home for Christmas with Jeffrey Baldinger

I'll Be Broken Home for Christmas with Jeffrey Baldinger

I’ll Be Broken Home for Christmas is a dark comedy musical written by Jeffrey Baldinger and Jessica Michelle Singleton. Jeffrey will be performing the musical story of two children on their journey through hell to try to get back their souls which their deadbeat father sold to the Devil, in order to avoid debt collectors… 

Wit and Mirth

Wit and Mirth

In 1698 Thomas d’Urfey published the smash-hit book of comic songs, Wit and Mirth. David William Hughes sings some of them, some of his own, and some of yours which he’ll make up for you… 

Bonnie Bayou

Bonnie Bayou

The Jennifer Ewan Band is back with another exhilarating melting pot of heartfelt original songs and old-time Louisiana Creole and Cajun dance classics. As well as performing beautiful new Scottish pop, this upcoming songwriter and her bayou band demonstrate an easy familiarity with the older dance music of the swamps of rural French Louisiana – featuring Cajun blues licks from accordionist Kim Tebble and swamp-pop grooves from Simon Fildes on bass (Both Deaf Heights)… 

Edinburgh's Greatest Hits – The Story of the Capital's Music

Edinburgh's Greatest Hits – The Story of the Capital's Music

Entertaining and informative guided walking tours that tell the stories of the musicians who have stayed, played and made music in Edinburgh. Hear all the tall tales from the People’s Festival Ceilidh to The Beatles, Rollermania and beyond… 

Once on This Island

Once on This Island

FCT returns with its 41st Fringe show following five-star reviews and sell outs for Sister Act and Jesus Christ Superstar. Once on This Island by Lyn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty (Seussical, Ragtime) is set in the Caribbean and tells the story of a peasant girl on a tropical island – you can expect real rain in our show… 

Global Grooves, Ancient Voices

Global Grooves, Ancient Voices

Internationally-renowned, Canadian-based Autorickshaw is on the cultural cutting edge with their seamless and downright cool sounding blend of jazz, folk, pop and Indian classical music… 

Death of the American Teenager

Death of the American Teenager

What is it about guns? Today’s American high school students have been raised at a time when school shootings have become common and suicide rates have drastically increased. The fight for gun control is a fight that students, teenagers and children have to fight… 

Josephine

Josephine

As the last notes of La Vie en Rose hang in the air, we jump to our feet to give our enthralling leading lady the standing ovation she so richly deserves. 

Valentine Boys: Because the Rent is Due

Valentine Boys: Because the Rent is Due

An hour of non-stop nonsense, original music and uncomfortable crowd work. The Valentine Boys deliver a unique style, with a uniquer band of characters – family favourites such as The Straightest Man You Know, Cool Boss, and The Man Who Likes to F*** Coffee… 

Amelia Bayler Presents: Emotional Bangers

Amelia Bayler Presents: Emotional Bangers

A light-hearted musical trip through the big issues du jour: addiction, narcissism and compulsive snacking. Amelia Bayler is a stalwart at cult comedy night Chunks and at Monkey Barrel’s experimental night Project X… 

All Aboard!

All Aboard!

Possibly the best musical comedy show with live piano and a Romanian performer! It is a 50-minute journey through life. Come on, all aboard! It is a knockabout combination of stand-up and sit down (at the piano) comedy, non-verbal moments, songs of love and more… 

30 Minute Musicals Roulette

30 Minute Musicals Roulette

Your favourite movies – musicalised! And you choose! Top Gun, Die Hard or Jurassic Park from the critically acclaimed Los Angeles comedy company, 30 Minute Musicals. With over 16 musical parodies of cult classic films under their belt, 30MM brings three favourites to Fringe… 

Look Up

Look Up

The songs and stories you’d miss if you didn’t look up and listen. A selection of funny stuff I’ve heard along the way. With songs, stories and some jokes I hope to remind you of what the world is like when you’re not looking at your phones, and that it’s not a bad place to be after all… 

That Black Mirror Episode With the Two Lesbians

That Black Mirror Episode With the Two Lesbians

Ireland’s Comedy darlings Mark O’Keeffe (Winner, Show Me the Funny 2019) and Richy Sheehy (viral sensation, as seen on Sky/RTE/BBC) bring their best hour of classic club stand-up. ‘Great f*cking set’ (Tony Hinchcliffe)… 

Ania Magliano and Matt Hutchinson: Mixtape

Ania Magliano and Matt Hutchinson: Mixtape

Ania is a bright young comedian and YouTube star making waves (finalist: Chortle Student Awards, 2Northdown New Act Competition; check the blue tick!). Matt’s doctor who should be saving lives… 

The Struggling Life of an Artist

The Struggling Life of an Artist

A struggling movie actress and an aspiring horror writer are on the very brink of success – each just a compromise away. 

Anesti Danelis: Six Frets Under

Anesti Danelis: Six Frets Under

‘Brilliant blend of sharp wit, optimism and perfectly dark humour’ ***** (EdFestMag.com). Anesti Danelis returns with a new hour of witty, ridiculous and delightfully dark songs that celebrate all the fun things in life like: identity crisis, stealing from work, inescapable rumours, alternative medicine, fearless youth, goats? and more! So pull up a seat and let’s ask life’s biggest questions while toe-tapping that existential dread away… 

AJ Holmes: Yeah, but Not Right Now

AJ Holmes: Yeah, but Not Right Now

Award-winning actor, writer and composer AJ Holmes makes his Edinburgh debut with an hour of stand-up, storytelling, and songs! Known from The Book of Mormon on Broadway, London’s West End, San Francisco and Sydney, AJ was also a staff writer on South Park and a collaborator on A Very Potter Musical… 

Mark Bunyan: 40 Years Out

Mark Bunyan: 40 Years Out

Britain’s Got Talent approached Mark Bunyan last October to sing on their programme but two days before his London Palladium debut, the BGT lawyers decided that his song about apples was too rude for ITV… 

Coming of the Third Age

Coming of the Third Age

The Professors of Logic present the songs of Anna Durkacz Ryan with a fresh look at approaching age. If you enjoy a good laugh and top-class, multi-genre live music, then this is the show for you! As the song goes: ‘embrace it with enthusiasm, and you will be surprised!’ Five-piece band with vocals and fiddle by Anna Durkacz Ryan. 

Santiago Sucks a Beautiful Woman's Cock (and Other #1 Hits)

Santiago Sucks a Beautiful Woman's Cock (and Other #1 Hits)

A combination of stand-up comedy, crowd work and improvised music. Santiago takes you on a journey through the dark underbelly of sex, drugs, desire and capitalism and turns it all into very stupid songs you can dance to that he makes up on the spot. 

Rumba Caribeña

Rumba Caribeña

Take yourself on a journey to the Caribbean in the heart of Scotland’s capital city at an authentic Latin American family-run venue. Experience the genres of music and dance of Latin America and the Caribbean – with audience participation welcomed… 

A Many Splendored Thing

A Many Splendored Thing

A musical journey through the hilarious foibles and pain that come with having a heart in this modern world. I ask the audience to put a couple of sentences about a past love or heartbreak into a hat, and at various points in the show I will pull one out and improvise a song about it… 

A Famous Taste of Scotland Dinner and Show

A Famous Taste of Scotland Dinner and Show

A fun-packed feast of traditional music, dance, song and myth with historic Prestonfield House and the magnificent setting for this nightly dinner show. From the bagpiper’s traditional welcome in the grounds through fiddles, drums and ceilidh dancing to a grand finale with the Three Scottish Tenors this is a packed evening of traditional Scottish entertainment… 

A Night of Wikipedilove

A Night of Wikipedilove

In Wikipedilove, New York City-based anthropologist, comedian and one-person band Noam Osband performs original songs about sex and love based on Wikipedia pages, playing alongside a projector showing articles, photos, and videos… 

Absolute Zero: Jez Watts

Absolute Zero: Jez Watts

Fun, charming and playfully dirty, Australian comedian Jez Watts has performed with/supported Ari Shaffir, Brian Posehn, Duncan Trussell and The Dollop. This is his new stand-up hour for 2019… 

Hatch

Hatch

Solo gig-theatre digging under the skin of anti-heroine Jess, imprisoned for selling drugs on her lover’s behalf. Blurring the boundaries of acted scene, poetry and live music; Hatch flows through Jess’s feelings of abandonment from her partner on the outside through explosive spoken word poetry, sensual moments of magical realism, a collection of original songs and fierce live electronic music… 

Party Panda's Silent Disco

Party Panda's Silent Disco

Take a journey of music with our lively and enthusiastic guides as they take you on a tour of Edinburgh’s historic streets and closes. Dance away your worries as you dance your heart out in Scotland’s capital city… 

Paul 'Silky' White: The Sound of the Baskervilles

Paul 'Silky' White: The Sound of the Baskervilles

Clean your heads, strap yourselves in for the brilliant new show from ‘cryingly funny’ (Bath Chronicle) 2019 Musical Comedy Awards finalist, as seen on BBC One, ITV, Channel 4, Paramount… 

Stevie Gray: Arctic Monkeys' Midlife Crisis

Stevie Gray: Arctic Monkeys' Midlife Crisis

Award-winning Stevie smashes out a debut show of songs, stories and silliness whilst answering that all important question, what should the middle-aged Arctic Monkeys be singing about? **** ‘Performance of the Year’ (NottsComedyReview… 

Mitch Benn: Ten Songs to Save the World

Mitch Benn: Ten Songs to Save the World

One broken world and ten funny songs to fix it. From BBC Radio 4’s Now Show to his column in the New European, Mitch spreads insight and laughs in equal measure. Join the ‘country’s leading musical satirist’ (Times) as, with six string in hand and a head full of silly rhymes, he identifies the problems and proposes (semi-serious) solutions… 

Chocolate

Chocolate

It's time to taste. We bring you inside a rich dark chocolatey world. Dance. Theatre. Lush live music. Cacao pods burst, melted chocolate flows and cravings surge. Immerse yourself in cacao, conflicting desires, the anticipation of tasting and full-bodied wild sensory dance… 

Absolute Zero: Jez Watts

Absolute Zero: Jez Watts

Fun, charming and playfully dirty, Australian comedian Jez Watts has performed with/supported Ari Shaffir, Brian Posehn, Duncan Trussell and The Dollop. This is his new stand-up hour for 2019… 

99 (First World) Problems feat Andy Quirk and Anna J

99 (First World) Problems feat Andy Quirk and Anna J

Andy Quirk, the UK’s premier rapper of first world problems and his surly lead backup dancer Anna J invite you to join their crew for their latest musical comedy show dealing with the inconsequential irks of modern living… 

Hey Diddle Diddle

Hey Diddle Diddle

When the full moon shines bright there’s magic in the air, and all the animals come out to play. Stay up late with flying cows, jazzy cats, laughing dogs, runaway crockery, farting sandwiches and dancing sausages as we jump and jive to the music in a brilliant new take on the classic nursery rhyme… 

My Leonard Cohen

My Leonard Cohen

An Edinburgh Fringe hit of 2016 and 2017, My Leonard Cohen also sold out the Sydney Opera House and Adelaide Fringe. D’Arrietta and his band return with their rousing celebration of the late, legendary Cohen… 

Caitlin Cook: Death Wish

Caitlin Cook: Death Wish

Since she was seventeen, Caitlin Cook has lived by a code: if something scares her, she has to do it. Or, as she says, ‘It’s better to face your fears than fear your face.’ Not your conventional stand-up, Cook masterfully combines witty one-liners and scintillating storytelling with hilariously irreverent musical comedy and projected visuals to demonstrate why asking yourself, ‘What’s the worst that could happen?’ isn’t the worst way to make things happen… 

Steve Bennett – Everything is F*cked

Steve Bennett – Everything is F*cked

Irish Comedian of the Year winner Steve Bennett is the happiest man on the planet. But he’s been worn down by the sheer poopiness of Earth and her people. Join Bennett on a magical journey through the scariest bits of modern living, find ways to cope with it all through songs, poems and razor-sharp stand-up from one of Ireland’s finest comedic talents. 

Romantic Romeo

Romantic Romeo

The Capulets and the Montagues hate each other but Romeo has something else on his mind. He’s in love with Rosaline and then with Juliet! The romantic couple are now set on the path to their tragic deaths… 

Tone Death

Tone Death

A Canadian folk ballad duo bring their own sassy and offbeat brand of comedy to Edinburgh. They talk and sing and talk about singing. They have songs about manhood, smoking, drinking and sex – and how these things are strangely anxiety-inducing and freeing at the same time… 

Karam Deo: Table for One

Karam Deo: Table for One

If you’ve been unlucky in love, nothing makes you feel better about yourself than laughing at someone else. Enter Karam Deo, as he takes you on his personal journey of regretful romances and dating disasters… 

The Octopus' Armpit and Other Songs I Stole from Parallel Universes

The Octopus' Armpit and Other Songs I Stole from Parallel Universes

I stole the hit songs that our favourite artists play in parallel universes. Through a freak accident, I travelled to parallel universes, to worlds almost exactly like ours but subtlety different… 

Musical Comedy Guide Showcase

Musical Comedy Guide Showcase

Free daily hour-long showcase of the best musical comedy at this year’s Edinburgh Fringe, courtesy of the Musical Comedy Guide website (check for full listings). Come along each afternoon to see a handpicked selection of live comedy using music – funny songs, satirical parodies and more… 

A Jewish Sexagenarian and a Liverpudlian Plumber Walk Into a Bar

A Jewish Sexagenarian and a Liverpudlian Plumber Walk Into a Bar

Henry Churniavsky (2019 Not So New Comedian of the Year semi-finalist) is a grumpy Jewish sexagenarian who’s just got through a mid-life crisis and now old age approaches. He discusses his long suffering wife, being Jewrotic (neurotic) and surgical procedures for your pleasure (not his!)… 

The Human Show / Free Fringe

The Human Show / Free Fringe

Join Those Big Bois for the award-submitted, The Human Show – a journey inside the mind of one confused specimen and the two voices in his head as they navigate a day in this weird, loud, illogical human world as well as they can… 

Mugenkyo Taiko Drummers: Beat Grrrls

Mugenkyo Taiko Drummers: Beat Grrrls

The high-voltage rhythm sisters of Mugenkyo rock the Bijou, flexing their muscles on huge taiko drums, with stamina, skill and precision. This brand new show is presented by the girls from Mugenkyo, the UK’s most successful touring taiko organisation, celebrating 25 years at the forefront of the art form, with groundbreaking performances, collaborations across genres, TV appearances, album releases and international touring… 

Diane Chorley: Modern Love

Diane Chorley: Modern Love

The Duchess of Canvey returns with a new show and new songs! Join her on a hilarious journey of self-discovery as she reclaims her place in the heart of a divided Britain. Check in your (faux) fur coat, grab a cocktail and prepare to be reunited on the dance floor… 

Mat Ewins: Actually Can I Have Eight Tickets Please?

Mat Ewins: Actually Can I Have Eight Tickets Please?

‘I reiterate my request for a full refund and look forward to your theatre’s explanation [for] why you chose to market this show as suitable for 16-year-olds’ (Audience review). 

Ivory Wings

Ivory Wings

Ivory Wings is a one-woman show with a live piano score. It explores Alzheimer’s and the therapeutic effects of music on patients’ memory, whilst celebrating the remarkable women of the Air Transport Auxiliary whose job it was to deliver wartime aircraft from the factories to the RAF bases during World War II… 

Kate Lucas: Is Selling Herself

Kate Lucas: Is Selling Herself

Kate Lucas has been told she needs to sell herself more. So now she is. Buy her! Join this multi award-winning musical comedian as she tries to figure out how much she’s worth in this ludicrously silly and sharply satirical look at the dark side of advertising and social media… 

Apocalypse Cruise Ship Love Affair

Apocalypse Cruise Ship Love Affair

Beach Comet return with a double bill of batshit, smash-hit B-musical comedy featuring never-before-seen material, a live band, nuns and the end of the world. In this sequel to Fringe favourite Vampire Hospital Waiting Room, the sea-crazed Captain Bleufonde steers his ship towards an apocalyptic storm in a desperate attempt to resurrect his dead lover… 

Le Tropicalocal Coco Local

Le Tropicalocal Coco Local

Hold onto your cocktails… iconic local boozer Paradise Palms’ raucous late-night showcase of provocative performance, queer cabaret, abstract experimenta, paralytic pub quiz, demented gameshows and bangin’ tunes returns for another festival run of fun-fuelled footwork and foolery… 

Jess Robinson: The Jess Robinson Experience

Jess Robinson: The Jess Robinson Experience

Award-winning Edinburgh favourite, Jess Robinson, returns with a brand new show and her fabulous live band. Join Jess for a fun-packed hour of comedy, music and vocal fireworks as you’re transported by the human jukebox through improvised musical mash-ups and spot on impressions – from TV celebs to stars of the silver screen, via Cardi B and Lady Gaga… 

Jenny Bede: The Musical

Jenny Bede: The Musical

Classically trained in musical theatre, comedian, writer and actor Jenny Bede is tired of waiting around for her perfect role. However, much like nationalism and Greggs, musical theatre is having a bit of a moment… 

Catherine Cohen: The Twist...? She's Gorgeous

Catherine Cohen: The Twist...? She's Gorgeous

A show about living, laughing, loving and losing your debit card five times in one year. Through original songs and stand-up, New York sensation Catherine (with Henry Koperski on keys) explores life as an immortal millennial who is tragically unverified on Twitter… 

Exposing Edith

Exposing Edith

Experience legendary French icon Edith Piaf’s life, loves and losses through the songs that shot her to stardom such as La Vie En Rose and Non, Je Ne Regrette Rien. Piaf’s songs are punctuated with a collection of extraordinary stories of her life as recounted by Australian cabaret star Michaela Burger, who takes on a multitude of key characters, from Edith’s half-sister Momone to Piaf herself, ably supported by co-star Greg Wain on acoustic guitar with subtle use of effect pedals… 

The Tap Pack

The Tap Pack

With sold-out shows on London’s West End and the Sydney Opera House, Australia’s newest and hottest sensation; The Tap Pack are high energy entertainment inspired by Frank, Dean and Sammy infused with world-class tap dance… 

Moon Dragon for 5 and Under

Moon Dragon for 5 and Under

Bertie the Moon Dragon is having a terrible day! Nothing is as it should be. However, all is not yet lost, as with the help of the audience and some wonderful characters along the way to help him, Bertie can ensure that the night will be saved, and all can return just as it should be… 

Before the End

Before the End

April 2015, Michel Graindorge passed away. The famous Belgian lawyer was also Catherine’s father. A man dies, a daughter loses her father. Catherine Graindorge, writer and violinist, tells us of the universal bond between father and daughter… 

One Duck Down

One Duck Down

One Duck Down. 7000 rubber ducks. Seven Seas. One big adventure! Inspired by a true tale (featured on Blue Planet II) that saw 7000 rubber ducks cast adrift in a mighty storm, jam packed with music, clowning and puppetry and with a set and props which are recycled from the lost and found of rubbish both on land and at sea, join us on an ocean clear-up adventure that would make David Attenborough proud… 

Modern Maori Quartet: Two Worlds

Modern Maori Quartet: Two Worlds

There are two sides to every story. And every story has a song. With signature style and humour Two Worlds weave together four stories full of heart and revelation that unfold the fabric of Maori musical culture, its genealogy and evolution… 

Jennifer Tyler: Ready or Not

Jennifer Tyler: Ready or Not

For years, Jennifer liked to be over-prepared. Every move was meticulously thought-through and every possible outcome was assessed. She was always really really ready. It took being offered a slot at the Fringe at the last minute for her to realise that she’d never be “ready” – no one ever is… 

Everything I Do

Everything I Do

Everything I Do premiered at the Dublin Fringe Festival in a sell-out run at Project Arts Centre. It’s a music-driven theatre piece about the universality of love, pain and hope. In an intimate and soulful performance based on personal material, for which Zoe Ní Riordáin received the Best Performer Award at the Dublin Fringe, the show searches for a meaningful connection with the audience… 

Beat

Beat

Alfie lives with his little brother, Hugo, Mum and Bernard. Alfie is not like the other kids, but that’s only a problem for other people: his irritated parents, the bullying classmates and the exasperated teachers… 

The Slinks

The Slinks

A melodramatic poet, a curious clown and a slanted piano. Join The Slinks, two Freedom Hunters in their late night kooky, glamorous world of music and comedy. A show steeped in satin and emotional warfare… 

Shark in the Park

Shark in the Park

Timothy Pope is looking through his telescope – but wait, is that a Shark in the Park!? From the creative team behind The Hairy Maclary show – see all three of Nick Sharratt’s Shark in the Park books live on stage! Featuring all three of the Shark in the Park series – Shark in the Park, Shark in the Dark and Shark in the Park on a Windy Day – this fin-tastic, family musical follows Timothy Pope (and his telescope!) on three exciting adventures. 

Showstopper! The Improvised Musical

Showstopper! The Improvised Musical

The Edinburgh must-see, Olivier Award-winning (Best Entertainment and Family Show) West End hit returns for its 12th consecutive year! A brand-new musical comedy is created from scratch at every performance of this multi award-winning show… 

Burns: A Lost Legacy

Burns: A Lost Legacy

How much of your future would you sacrifice in order to preserve the past? Sarah Burns is a mother and wife, but in 1865 she gave up her life in Australia to return to Britain. Granddaughter of Robert Burns, Sarah is the forgotten guardian of her family’s legacy; it is due to her that the world remembers Burns with so much devotion… 

Voldemort and the Teenage Hogwarts Musical Parody

Voldemort and the Teenage Hogwarts Musical Parody

Before Voldemort was He Who Must Not Be Named, he was just Tom Riddle, another moody teen that couldn’t talk to girls. Join Tom and his Hogwarts classmates on a hilarious musical adventure packed with magic, hormones and more than a few murders… 

Thunderstruck

Thunderstruck

Written and performed by David Colvin. The tragic and comic tale of the greatest bagpiper who ever lived. Fresh from sell-out previews at Celtic Connections and Piping Live!, a one-man emotional rollercoaster exploring how the traditions of bagpipe music were rocked by Perthshire bin man Gordon Duncan, and how he changed the life of one young piper from Fife forever… 

The Stevenson Experience: Takes One to Know One

The Stevenson Experience: Takes One to Know One

As seen on ABC, The Comedy Channel and Channel 11 which featured their one hour comedy special. After a sold out 2018 world tour, Beej and Jimmy are back! Australia’s favourite twins return with a new show packed full of hilarious songs and sibling banter… 

Archie Henderson: Jazz Emu

Archie Henderson: Jazz Emu

After two years of making musical stings on his computer, mostly in his underwear at 3am, Archie’s facing an artistic crisis. It’s time to break the cycle. The debut hour from this multi award-winning comedian is the multimedia musical experience you didn’t know you needed… 

Nearly Human

Nearly Human

How unlikely is your fleeting existence? This nine-piece, multi award-winning progressive brass band embark on a curious audio-theatrical journey. Replete with intricate rhythms, enormous choral harmonies, dynamic choreography and ruminations about stars and happenstance… 

Nightclubbing

Nightclubbing

Rachael Young and her badass band of superhumans embrace Afrofuturism and the cult of Grace Jones in Nightclubbing; an explosive performance bringing visceral live music and intergalactic visions to start a revolution… 

Micky P Kerr: Kerr in the Community

Micky P Kerr: Kerr in the Community

In this hilarious rags to more rags tale of becoming a “proper” musician, one of the UK’s finest musical comedy talents dissects the winning pop song formula and offers his own unique reconstructions… 

Abandoman AKA Rob Broderick – The Road to Coachella

Abandoman AKA Rob Broderick – The Road to Coachella

Fancy a full music festival in 60 minutes? Abandoman’s got your back! Rob Broderick brings his innate ability to craft songs on the spot to the world of Coachella. Combining hip hop, pop, EDM and more, Rob will transport you to the world’s greatest music festival and leave you high on life – without leaving George Square… 

Daniel Cainer: Signs and Wonders

Daniel Cainer: Signs and Wonders

Multi award-winning musical storytelling from the creator of Jewish Chronicles and Gefilte Fish and Chips. Brilliant rhyming, wordplay and haunting tunes you won’t forget. For anyone who’s ever wrestled with their home, their heritage and their heart… 

Grant Busé: Touché Busé

Grant Busé: Touché Busé

When you’re duelling with life – it’s the blows that make shows! Australian comic and ex-Neighbours star Grant Busé is set to satirically serenade Edinburgh with his ‘ingenious comedy music’ ***** (TulpaMagazine… 

Keith Moon: The Real Me

Keith Moon: The Real Me

Exploding on stage with the turmoil and excitement of the wildest drummer in rock and roll, Mick Berry pierces Moon’s insane exterior to get inside the mind of this rock legend. As he attempts to save himself from the unbearable burden of living up (or down) to his self-created legend Moon the Loon, Moon takes the audience on a journey from his early struggles through the rise of The Who as one of the world’s greatest rock bands ‘Not to be missed’ (CultureSpotLA… 

The Cabinet of Madame Fanny Du Thé

The Cabinet of Madame Fanny Du Thé

Tales of woe, tales of science, tales of curses, tales of defiance. Also, some juggling. Reach into Fanny’s cabinet for a musical voyage of hilarity. But beware! Somebody’s out to sink her ship… 

Boulder

Boulder

In this reimagining of the Greek myth, a beautiful mechanical puppet is doomed with the hopeless task of pushing a colossal stone up a hill. Trapped in an endless cycle, the man wrestles with his pointless existence, cursing the futility of life… 

Shlomo's Beatbox Adventure for Kids

Shlomo's Beatbox Adventure for Kids

SK Shlomo is a world record-breaking beatboxer who makes all kinds of music using just his mouth and a mic. Join this sonic superhero and become one of his sidekicks in a world of funny sounds, brilliant noises and cool music, whether you’re aged 1 or 101! ‘Joyous’ ***** (BroadwayBaby… 

Stiff & Kitsch: Bricking It

Stiff & Kitsch: Bricking It

Musical Comedy Award winners 2018 sing about everything keeping them awake at night: tax, wooden cutlery and the consequences of last night’s eight double G&Ts. Each. From the creators of the hit show, Adele Is Younger Than Us, Stiff and Kitsch: Bricking It is a story of life’s favourite fears, told through one big night out and one miserable morning after… 

Huge Davies: The Carpark

Huge Davies: The Carpark

From Comedy Central at the Comedy Store. Huge, one the most exciting and unique new acts in the UK, presents his highly anticipated debut show. Expect dark humour, surreal songs, his customised wearable keyboard, and of course, car parks… 

Freya and Will in Discussion with ABBA

Freya and Will in Discussion with ABBA

Will Hitt and Freya Mallard host the prodigious pop ensemble ABBA in a hilarious and poignant interview. In the unlikely event ABBA are unable to appear, Will and Freya will muddle through with their narcissistic, millennial stand-up comedy… 

Sinatra: Raw

Sinatra: Raw

Richard Shelton’s masterful show revealing the man behind the music returns following a sold out West End season. Palm Springs, California, 1971. Frank Sinatra faces retirement, the air is electric and the crowd jockey for position… 

Harriet Braine: Les Admirables

Harriet Braine: Les Admirables

In this historical feminist coming-of-age musical comedy show, Harriet brings forth a team of rebellious women from the history of science to help her wage battle against ignorance, patriarchy and her inner demons… 

Captain Flinn and the Pirate Dinosaurs: The Magic Cutlass

Captain Flinn and the Pirate Dinosaurs: The Magic Cutlass

Captain Flinn is ready for an adventure! Les Petits return to the high seas after their hugely successful shows David Walliams’ The First Hippo on the Moon and Adventures in Wonderland… 

Brave Macbeth

Brave Macbeth

Primary Times Children’s Choice Award winner Brave Macbeth is back. On his way home from battle, Brave Macbeth meets the witches who tell him that he will become king. Now, he quite likes that idea and so does his wife, the rather scary Lady Macbeth… 

Alexander Fox: Snare

Alexander Fox: Snare

‘Mrs Richardson, you’re trying to seduce me. Aren’t you?’ In 2011, Alexander Fox left school and went to music college, where he began an illicit affair with his drum teacher. Their lives became intertwined, then increasingly dark and dangerous as Alexander learned a few more lessons at college than he’d anticipated… 

Super Hugh-Man

Super Hugh-Man

A Maori boy’s musical about his Hollywood hero. An award-winning solo cabaret following the personal journey of a young Maori boy wanting to fit into a world he has no blueprint for… 

Electric Swing Circus

Electric Swing Circus

The Electric Swing Circus is a six-piece live band fusion of classy 20s swing and stomping electro beats. Drawing influence from 1920s swing and jazz, the explosive sound of the Electric Swing Circus reverberates back through time, reinventing the genre of electro swing for an ever expanding audience… 

Anna and Helen: Stuck in a Rat

Anna and Helen: Stuck in a Rat

Ever found yourself stuck in a rat? Unpleasant, isn’t it? Time marches on, but you’re on the spot. Not even marching. Very still. Stagnating, even. Stuck in that rat. We’ve all been there… 

Songs in the Key of Cree

Songs in the Key of Cree

Born in a snow bank on the Manitoba/Nunavut border to a family of nomadic caribou hunters, Cree playwright, pianist and musician Tomson Highway has been called one of the most important Canadians in history (Maclean’s Magazine)… 

Searchers

Searchers

Taigé Lauren presents one woman’s journey to find what makes an American. But where does this journey begin? History? Personal experience? Culture? Politics? Religion? As she travels west, to the land of tomorrow, she digs further into the past where she meets unlikely strangers, becomes part of the nation’s origin stories and eventually finds the dark heart of it all… 

Tappuccino

Tappuccino

Brunch Bunch Theatre Company presents Tappuccino! A brand-new interactive, playful and joyous show that follows a tap-dancing coffee bean on her adventures across the world! From befriending a barista to saving the rainforests, though this bean is little, she has big dreams and dares to be different… 

If You're Feeling Sinister: A Play with Songs

If You're Feeling Sinister: A Play with Songs

He was exhausted by life. She was tired of waiting for it to begin. Now Boss and Kid are on the run. A reckless artist waiting to be found and an academic looking to lose himself could pull off Glasgow’s greatest heist if they can keep their hands off one another and on the steering wheel… 

Tom GK's Hearing Loss: The Musical

Tom GK's Hearing Loss: The Musical

‘There’s no humour in having so many tumours’. Tom GK’s hearing is going out with a bang! Former Daily Telegraph music critic and critically acclaimed storyteller combines laughter, song and genetic disease in this vaudevillian biography… 

Shit-Faced Showtime: Alice Through the Cocktail Glass

Shit-Faced Showtime: Alice Through the Cocktail Glass

‘Who are you?’ asked the Cheshire cat. Why, we’re the Fringe’s favourite all-singing, all-dancing boozical, and this year we’ve fallen through the cocktail glass with our adaption of Alice in Wonderland… 

Modern Maori Quartet: Garage Party

Modern Maori Quartet: Garage Party

Maori garage parties are hotbeds of undiscovered talent and a central part of our cultural and musical legacy back home in Aotearoa, New Zealand. Basically, where you fullas park your cars, we Maori party, drink and sing… 

First Piano on the Moon

First Piano on the Moon

Adapting Mozart, Chopin and Scott Joplin for outer space requires a specially equipped pianist. Will has been doing some groundwork. As schoolmates study for exams, he’s busy making preparations for his lunar recital… 

Connie Wookey: Denied

Connie Wookey: Denied

In February my cousin died in a plane crash. I flew to the funeral. My plane stopped working mid-flight. Good… This is a true story. Not sponsored by Air Canada. Award-winning music-comedy… 

Comète

Comète

It’s never too soon to break out the Clash, never too late to submerge in the Beatles. And in between, float on Air, glide with Hardy and strut the Strokes! Covers and compositions blend into a true rock music awakening, a live show for curious kids and nostalgic parents sure to have you all singing, dancing, even screaming… 

Camino de Sangjaru

Camino de Sangjaru

The traditional band Korean Gipsy Sangjaru set out to create ingenious world music based on the Korean traditional culture and arts. It’s touching, astonishing and emotional! Inspired by Paulo Coelho’s novel The Pilgrimage, the wanderers created diversified musical numbers on the way to Santiago… 

Live at the Gallery

Live at the Gallery

Bring home a part of Edinburgh’s unique style with original paintings, ceramics, jewellery by Edinburgh artists you won’t find anywhere else. We also have art-related events and live music, making your visit a memorable experience. 

Michelle McManus: Reloaded

Michelle McManus: Reloaded

Michelle McManus has become a household name around these parts, and what she delivers is neither groundbreaking nor surprising – but it is still an hour deserving high acclaim. As we wait for McManus to greet us with her trademark glamour, we are treated to an on screen viewing of the moment she won Pop Idol in 2003... 

Adulting

Adulting

Hot from winning Adelaide Fringe Best Cabaret Weekly Award 2018, Tash York tempts us with this scintillating hour of song and expertly woven vignettes based on the concept of Adulting... 

Haggis, Neeps and Burns

Haggis, Neeps and Burns

Haggis, Neeps and Burns is about as Scottish as tartan and the trinity. Sit down for a delicious plate of Haggis, Neeps and Tatties while listening to the well-sung poetry of Burns... 

Paul Williams: Santa Fe

Paul Williams: Santa Fe

The jig is up! Paul Williams is a quadruple threat – song, dance, comedy and opinion. The self proclaimed “most opinionated comedian in New Zealand” does it all in his show Santa Fe... 

Sooz Kempner: Super Sonic 90s Kid

Sooz Kempner: Super Sonic 90s Kid

Award-winning stand-up Sooz Kempner spent the 90s playing Sonic, going from a little kid to a fully grown teen. But did the 90s map out her entire existence? And will she coast through life or will she try to complete it with all the Chaos Emeralds? As seen on BBC Three, ITV2 and Comedy Central... 

Elf Lyons: ChiffChaff

Elf Lyons: ChiffChaff

The Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee (Best Show 2017) presents her one-woman musical about the economy. You read that right. Let’s get fiscal. The queen of clown is back and she’s making the dismal science fun with a whole orchestra and an Invisible Hand... 

Richard Rodgers – A Song in My Heart

Richard Rodgers – A Song in My Heart

Appearing for the 28th successive year in the magnificent setting of St Andrew’s and St George’s West, Fife vocal concert group Ensemble (www.ensembleinfife.org.uk) follow biographical tributes to Novello, Berlin, Porter, Kern and Gershwin with an evening dedicated to the composer of some of the greatest musicals of all time, including Babes in Arms and Pal Joey with Lorenz Hart and Oklahoma!, Carousel, South Pacific, The King and I and The Sound of Music with Oscar Hammerstein III... 

Healthy Harmonies in Concert

Healthy Harmonies in Concert

Healthy Harmonies, NHS Fife’s staff choir, together with specially invited guest soloists, is delighted to be returning to the Fringe with a programme of show tunes and popular music under the musical direction of Stuart Watson... 

Liz

Liz

There is no denying the writers’ talent; both Louis Pattison and Harry Style have created a highly enjoyable script and score rich in farcical humour and lighthearted silliness, but in a theatrical world so bent towards the revision, reclamation and reimagining of historical narratives (Hamilton, SiX and Something Rotten all being examples), their talents seemed to be misdirected, and one has to wonder why this particular subject matter was chosen in the first place... 

Quines

Quines

When joining Gerda Stevenson for a performance of extracts from her poetry book Quines, you might be expecting an afternoon of her simply reading her excellent poetry. In fact, Stevenson weaves together singing, music, history, guest-performance and poetry together into a stellar show... 

Bad Luck

Bad Luck

Billed as part cabaret, part wannabe warehouse rave, my expectations were prepared. An industrial soundtrack heralds Black’s arrival on stage, as she opens with a perceptive and political spoken word/rap piece... 

Praise at the Fringe

Praise at the Fringe

The vision of the Sound of Many Waters is to promote the rediscovery of God's voice through music and the arts. This is music filled with the message of love, faith and hope of the gospel and is a compelling, vibrant mix of contemporary African-American and African gospel music... 

Beyond Borders International Festival 2018

Beyond Borders International Festival 2018

Join authors, politicians, artists, diplomats and international cultural leaders for a weekend of panel debates, music, performing and visual arts, storytelling, poetry, walks and cycle rides in the stunning grounds of Traquair House, Scotland's oldest inhabited house... 

Flo & Joan: Alive on Stage

Flo & Joan: Alive on Stage

Following a sell-out run of their critically acclaimed 2017 show The Kindness of Stranglers, musical comedy duo and sisters Flo & Joan return to Edinburgh with a new hour of their dark and witty songs... 

Max and Ivan's Prom Night

Max and Ivan's Prom Night

You are invited to a real-life, late-night, end-of-Fringe prom! So dress up fancy, get your dad to drop you off at Assembly High – the only high school inhabited by all your favourite comedians – and come and party like it's 1955! (Or, if you subscribe to the obscure fundamentalist beliefs of science teacher Mrs Jefferies, 1643... 

Earnest & Wilde: Let's Face the Music (and Franz)

Earnest & Wilde: Let's Face the Music (and Franz)

Here is something special and unusual: the life and death of Franz Ferdinand, Archduke and heir presumptive to the Austro-Hungarian throne, remixed into a cabaret history lecture by two talented musicians... 

Drip

Drip

I can’t imagine that anybody has nostalgia for life in their early teen years. You’re an awkward bundle of nerves so tightly wound that you can’t make a smart decision if you try, and even when you do, you can barely look someone in the eye to acknowledge them... 

Rachel Parris' Musical Comedy Club

Rachel Parris' Musical Comedy Club

For three nights only, award-winning musical comedian and star of BBC Two's The Mash Report, Rachel Parris, presents a late-night jamboree of tunes intended to tickle, including some of her own comic anthems plus a selection of incredible guests from across the comedy and cabaret circuit. 

The Creation Myths of China

The Creation Myths of China

The shows are based on Chinese classical myths of the very beginning of the world. Like ancient myths from Greece of the very beginning of the world, China also owns their own explanation of how the world was born... 

Nowt as Queer as Folk

Nowt as Queer as Folk

Set in rural England, this pale ale drenched parable explores village life juxtaposed with urban sprawl. Topical issues of sexual impropriety, love lost, love rediscovered and fiddling finances are interspersed with song and slapstick scenes... 

Little Death Club

Little Death Club

An atmosphere of fun and weimar cabaret beats envelop us as we enter Beauty at the Circus Hub. Setting the scene for what’s ahead, various performers are preparing for their upcoming performances – a mime perfecting his make up; an acrobat performing myofascial release; and Bernie Dieter weaving through the audience, casting a spell over us as she introduces herself to each person arriving... 

Bowjangles: Excalibow

Bowjangles: Excalibow

Excalibow features a String quartet consisting of Mitch McGugan (first violin), Ollie Izod (violin), Bertie Anderson (viola), and Ezme Gaze ('cello) who are all talented musicians on their respective instruments and they’ve got a lot more to offer than Pachelbel’s Canon... 

Amusical

Amusical

For one night only. Jayde Adams and Kiri Pritchard-McLean host this celebration of all things West End (or Broadway if you're American/better off than us). Accompanied by our house band, Dave and the Quavers, comedians perform their favourite songs from stage and screen and it's up to you to decide who's best... 

Uncanny Things

Uncanny Things

Beira – Alison Bell and Heather Yule – weave songs and harp music into a rich fabric combined with traditional stories of the land, the sea and the people of Scotland. They explore the supernatural creatures and happenings that feed our imaginations, beliefs and rituals throughout the seasons... 

InsTed Talks

InsTed Talks

Mark Vigil presents four characters, each delivering a Ted Talk sort of thing, ish. You will laugh, you may cry, you will learn as you are taken on a journey exploring the world, the future of technology and falling in love with strippers... 

Bohemians Reimagined!

Bohemians Reimagined!

Join The Bohemians as they twist your all time favourite musical numbers, taking a fresh perspective on classic anthems. An all-singing, all-dancing evening of entertainment featuring songs from Chicago, Mary Poppins, Moulin Rouge and many more! 

Walk the Oars

Walk the Oars

A storytelling, poetry and music performance filled with Viking tales and Nordic myths about the Vikings' arrival in Scotland. Danish storyteller Svend-Erik Engh and Scottish poet/musician MacGillivray bring you tales of meetings between Vikings and Scots men and women... 

Jason Donovan and His Amazing Midlife Crisis

Jason Donovan and His Amazing Midlife Crisis

Join Jason in conversation as he shares moments from the last four decades that he wasn't able to tell us about on daytime television! Jason has many guises – star of stage and screen, radio DJ, actor, performer, friend, father, husband, brother, son and confirmed national treasure... 

Love Letters to Rappers

Love Letters to Rappers

Re-written rap lyrics that clap back. A haunting choir. A maniacal teacher. A poodle. A radical response to pop culture's misogyny and an underlying call to divest from the patriarchy's pyramid scheme... 

Umbrella Man

Umbrella Man

In a bar in Cambodia, a young Scottish tour guide is telling stories to travellers. There is a note of grief in his voice, hidden behind sarcasm that is concealed by a grimacing smile… 

Closed Doors

Closed Doors

When the cast of Closed Doors were taking their bow, they mentioned that this show existed as a book and as an album, and I immediately wished I had listened to the album. Not because I was floored by the show’s brilliance, but because Closed Doors felt like an album and a poem retrofitted for the stage... 

In Conversation With... KT Tunstall

In Conversation With... KT Tunstall

KT Tunstall's enchanting and engaging songs resonate throughout pop culture. Now Los Angeles-based, her 2004 classic debut Eye to the Telescope spawned international hits including Suddenly I See, winning the Ivor Novello Award for Best Song in 2006 and helping earn her first BRIT Award for Best British Female Artist along with Grammy and Mercury Prize nominations in 2007... 

Anesti Danelis: Songs for a New World Order

Anesti Danelis: Songs for a New World Order

'Anesti Danelis delivers the funny with a hefty side of heart. Not only were his songs expertly composed, the lyrics were freaking hilarious' (MooneyOnTheatre.com). The very woke musical comedian Anesti Danelis presents his delightfully dark collection of witty and ridiculous songs about our absurdly twisted world... 

Sister Act

Sister Act

In their 19th year at the Fringe, following previous sell-out productions of West Side Story (2016) and Oliver (2015), Stage 84 proudly presents Sister Act. Based on the hit 1992 film, this sparkling, feel-amazing show features fabulous disco and gospel music by Alan Menken... 

Do You See What I Hear?

Do You See What I Hear?

Composer James Glasgow (Secondhand Dance Company, Edinburgh Fringe Critic’s Choice winner) performs new music composed for the award-winning poems of Mario Moroni as Moroni recites his works... 

Never Mind the Gap

Never Mind the Gap

Never Mind the Gap: genres, artistes and personalities combine with the old spirit of the Fringe and collide as the talents of three different personalities come together and clash their combined talents into one show... 

Concerto for Gin – A Tour of Scotland

Concerto for Gin – A Tour of Scotland

Premium Scottish gin and piano music delivered by two equally premium Scottish people! So sit back and let hospitality blogger Amanda Currie (The Bonnie Bartender) and pianist Fraser Harrington take you on a tour around Scotland by sampling some of the finest gins on the market, each accompanied by music from the same area... 

The Unsung

The Unsung

You’ve heard of Kurt Cobain. You’ve heard of Jim Morrison. But what about Scott Johnson? The Unsung is the funeral party for the forgotten fallen heroes who lost their lives to music... 

Creating Stories Through Soundscapes

Creating Stories Through Soundscapes

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme for Fringe participants. We all have a story to tell and music is a powerful and meaningful form of human communication. We learn to understand sounds way before language and they are more direct, uncomplicated and honest than words... 

Sheeps: Live and Loud Selfie Sex Harry Potter

Sheeps: Live and Loud Selfie Sex Harry Potter

Sheeps are officially back, following previous acclaim and an underground status as one of the Fringe's finest sketch groups and then a three year sebatical. Perhaps temporarily... 

As We Like It

As We Like It

Side by Side Theatre Company, serving learning disabled performers from the West Midlands, returns to Paradise in Augustines this year with their adaptation of As You Like It, the Summer of Love-themed As We Like It... 

A Man's a Man

A Man's a Man

I was unsure what to expect from this performance, but "a musical about Robert Burns" already had my interest piqued. What I actually experienced was a musical extravaganza! A beautifully written, innovative script, with ground breaking renditions of Burns works put to music... 

The Last Five Years

The Last Five Years

When things are coming to an end, the best thing to do is to go back to the beginning. Jason Robert Brown's musical masterpiece captures the tragedy and the comedy of this story to perfection... 

The Drowned Bride

The Drowned Bride

A new musical by Helen Brown and John Moore, based on Daphne Du Maurier's Rebecca. A naïve and lonely young woman meets a mysterious widower in the glamorous surroundings of the French Riviera... 

All the Dumb Things

All the Dumb Things

Melbourne's ultimate bad feminist will grab you by the balls and politely take your hand on this off-beat excursion of raunchy and ridiculous tales and oddly familiar tunes. 'At once hilarious, revealing, absurd, touching and sometimes just goofy' (Beat... 

InsTed Talks

InsTed Talks

Mark Vigil presents four characters, each delivering a Ted Talk sort of thing, ish. You will laugh, you may cry, you will learn as you are taken on a journey exploring the world, the future of technology and falling in love with strippers... 

The Shakuhachi Experience

The Shakuhachi Experience

In this world premiere at the 2018 Edinburgh Festival Fringe, licensed master shakuhachi performer Markus Guhe takes Japan's oldest and quintessential bamboo flute on a journey from its mythical beginnings through its long and fascinating history into the 21st century... 

Attila the Stockbroker – Ancient and Modern

Attila the Stockbroker – Ancient and Modern

Of course, this show will be based around Attila’s powerful, poignant, personal, political performance poetry – still evolving after 37 years. But there will be unusual music as well... 

The Addams Family

The Addams Family

From the company that previously brought you Peter Pan and Elf the Musical comes this spooktacular new musical comedy. Featuring a live band and sensational youth cast, this show promises to entertain whether you're 7 or 307! 

Mad Hatter Mayhem!

Mad Hatter Mayhem!

Bessy Bass Ltd and Jo May have joined forces to bring you Mad Hatter Mayhem! A brand-new spoon-playing workshop inspired by Alice in Wonderland... for adults! Spud’n’Spencer Spoon will reveal the secrets of the art of spoon playing, so you can play some funky rhythms along with Bessy’s uncle, Rock’a’Billy Bass, in some Wonderland inspired tunes... 

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

An eclectic group of six mid-pubescents vie for the spelling championship of a lifetime. While candidly disclosing hilarious stories from their home lives, the kids spell their way through a series of increasingly ridiculous words, guided by three eccentric adult hosts... 

Robert White and His Particularly Silly Organ

Robert White and His Particularly Silly Organ

Fresh from Britain's Got Talent 2018, Robert White brings you his unique form of musical stand-up in a laugh-packed hour. Just him, some jokes, some songs, a keyboard and maybe a tank top or two... 

A Show About Shows About Show Biz

A Show About Shows About Show Biz

From Show Boat to Showman, there’s always Another Op’nin, Another Show about the sparkling self-obsessed world of musical theatre! And why not? Some of the best shows are all about show business! So sit back and enjoy a sparkling afternoon of song and dance from fabulous West End hit shows including 42nd Street, Phantom of the Opera, Singing in the Rain, Annie Get Your Gun, and A Chorus Line, with Show Choir and their amazing soloists! Come and Meet Those Dancing Feet, and you’ll find There’s No Business Like Show Business! 

Two Dames, a Piano and a Whole Lot of Giggle Water

Two Dames, a Piano and a Whole Lot of Giggle Water

Step into the glamorous Roaring Twenties as the inimitable Hester and Ruby bring their speakeasy spirit to Edinburgh. Share an hour of idle merriment and frivolity bound together by fabulous 1920s songs: George and Ira Gershwin, Cole Porter, Irving Berlin, Noel Coward, Duke Ellington, Bessie Smith and more... 

The Great Song Cycle, Song Cycle

The Great Song Cycle, Song Cycle

A musical memoir about one woman\\\'s solo bicycle/music tour 1,254 miles down the west coast of the USA. Pushing through challenge and triumph while traversing the coast with only her body and two thin wheels propelling her forward, what transpired was a tour full of music, made richer by the beautiful struggle Joanna intentionally created... 

Spotlights Show Choir: A Night at the Musicals

Spotlights Show Choir: A Night at the Musicals

After last year’s sold-out, five-star run, Exeter University’s Spotlights Show Choir are back at the Fringe with another set of musical hits! With songs ranging from classics like Jersey Boys to contemporary favourites like Hamilton and The Lion King, there is something for everyone in this night of fun, spectacle and pizzazz! 

Little Shop of Horrors

Little Shop of Horrors

'I’ve given you sunlight, I’ve given you rain. Looks like you’re not happy unless I open a vein!' Delicious Theatre invites you into the New York City underworld, where a young florist named Seymour is attempting to grow a mysterious-looking plant... 

Prevail

Prevail

A story told through new music and dance. An oppressive way of life dominates. Two men are alone. Intimate. They are ambushed. There's a struggle. One escapes. The other is taken away, interrogated, imprisoned and punished... 

Happy Lucky Golden Tofu Panda Dragon Good Time Fun Fun Show

Happy Lucky Golden Tofu Panda Dragon Good Time Fun Fun Show

East meets West in this wild mash-up of comedy, electric violin, characters, spoken word and songs from legendary AmerAsian duo Slanty Eyed Mama. It’s all about race and represent-Asian: identity politics, bowl cuts, nail salons, Hello Kitty hats, gay Pokémon, math nerds, those gold cats with waving arms... 

David Vernon and Dick Lee – Accordion Souffle with Clarinet Marmalade

David Vernon and Dick Lee – Accordion Souffle with Clarinet Marmalade

'Combined blistering pace with beautifully crafted melodies' (BroadwayBaby.com). 'From tango to polka, Bulgarian Horo to hot jazz, the pair have a world of music at their fingertips' (Evening News). 

How to Keep Time: A Drum Solo for Dementia

How to Keep Time: A Drum Solo for Dementia

There’s a line in How to Keep Time that sat very deeply in my heart: “All my memories have been rewritten for who you are now.” That a person who handed a child a gooseberry and told him stories of the war in Poland and made him smile so much would be remembered not as the good man he was, but the stuttering mess he is... 

The Quest: A Fantasy Musical

The Quest: A Fantasy Musical

Questing Voles – All’s Well That Ends As You Like It, 2017: ‘a pretty anarchic hour of fun and frolics’ (FringeReview.co.uk); Piracy!, 2013: ‘recommended show’ (FringeReview... 

Come to the Cabaret!

Come to the Cabaret!

Join us for a postmodern take on popular songs from the past decade as well as standards by the likes of Gershwin, Berlin, and Ellington. An intimate evening of cabaret in the heart of the New Town. 

Holy $#!% It's Music and Comedy With Matt Griffo

Holy $#!% It's Music and Comedy With Matt Griffo

Matt Griffo from Chicago is an internationally touring musical comedian, combining music with comedic lyrics. Griffo’s show is what you get if Ben Folds and Flight of the Conchords had a love child... 

Thomas Cameron Live

Thomas Cameron Live

Thomas Cameron is an English tenor whose voice has been described as having velvet-like qualities and performs classics such as Bring Him Home. 'I have witnessed Cameron's voice draw people in until there is a silence in the air that you can hear... 

Chamberlain and Haywood

Chamberlain and Haywood

With their fresh take on world music, Paul (accordion) and Michael (saxophone, violin, whistle and clarinet) return with another exciting, energy-filled tour around Europe. Balkan dance rhythms, wild gypsy tunes, hints of jazz, classical and more, as they take you from France to Finland, Spain to Serbia and beyond... 

Made in Dagenham

Made in Dagenham

Could there be a more relevant show for our society? A shocking 50 years after the workers’ strike at the Ford Dagenham plant, women are still fighting for equal pay and conditions... 

Ignacio Lopez: Nine Ig Fails

Ignacio Lopez: Nine Ig Fails

Spain's best export, Ignacio Lopez (BBC Sesh), shares his life's biggest failures with a globe-trotting story about music, comedy adn cock-ups. In 2009, Ignacio got tickets to see his favourite band Nine Inch Nails in Los Angeles... 

Sinatra: Raw

Sinatra: Raw

True to the show’s name, Richard Shelton gives us an intimate, raw glimpse into Frank Sinatra’s private life. Opening with a powerful song cover and pouring himself a glass of Jack Daniels, we start to get the feeling that there’s something slightly sinister in his past... 

An Afternoon of Delights

An Afternoon of Delights

Sell-out shows at the Fringe in 2016 and 2017! Voci Voices are four classically trained singers who offer an afternoon of songs from opera, operetta, musicals, jazz, swing and evergreens in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere... 

Ibiyemi and Stuart

Ibiyemi and Stuart

Performing stripped back versions of popular songs will be Nigerian-born Ibiyemi with the soulful voice some have described as 'smooth chocolate'. Ibi has joined up with musician and friend Stuart for this special Fringe show at AMC and Stuart skilfully distils big arrangements into one instrument, piano or guitar, whilst managing to pack just as much emotional punch... 

Around the World with Bessy – Part One and a Half: Bessy Goes Busking!

Around the World with Bessy – Part One and a Half: Bessy Goes Busking!

After receiving her sell-out garland in 2017, Bessy returns to the Fringe with a brand-new show. Bessy is saving up for her next big trip and decides to try busking at the famous Edinburgh Festival Fringe to earn the money for her plane ticket... 

The Last Word in Celtic Gypsy Klezmer

The Last Word in Celtic Gypsy Klezmer

The last word in Celtic Gypsy Klezmer. A contagious epidemic of folk in a joyously wild maverick mix. Blows – Piers Adams. Scrapes – Adam Summerhayes. Bellows – Murray Grainger... 

The Princess Project

The Princess Project

Take a trip through time to discover the origin of classic fairy tales from Aesop’s Fables to the Brothers Grimm to Disney. Featuring song and dance from across the world and throughout the ages... 

Rootless

Rootless

A unique ensemble of worldwide artists who, in the search for their purest artistic origins found that their traditions have crossed paths since the beginning of time. Who are we? Where do we come from? Where are we going? Like a riddle with no answer, we surrender to the most basic need of self-expression... 

WHITE

WHITE

If you’ve ever felt stuck between two groups, both suspicious of you and neither accepting of the other, you may have the slightest indication of what Koko Brown is trying to communicate in WHITE, her solo show about being mixed race in modern Britain... 

Amy Abler: PianoDivalicious!

Amy Abler: PianoDivalicious!

With touches of Liberace and Victor Borge, this world-touring US pianist/singer is a classical concert artist gone rogue. Combining virtuosic technique with vivacious comedy (and feathers), she covers Beethoven to Broadway, pop to Paganini, ragtime to rock'n'roll... 

Les Misérables School Edition

Les Misérables School Edition

Performed entirely by very talented students, Captivate's production has been seen by an estimated 22,000 people, with sell-out crowds, standing ovations, and multiple five-star reviews... 

Journeys in Hand – A Musical Fusion from Scotland and Rajasthan

Journeys in Hand – A Musical Fusion from Scotland and Rajasthan

This unique collaboration between two outstanding groups, Glasgow's Brian Molley Quartet and the Asin Langa Ensemble from Jodhpur, combines music from Scotland and India to create a distinctive and exhilarating fusion of styles... 

Wriggle Around the World

Wriggle Around the World

Fringe sell-out show! A fun, interactive and educational violin and cello concert for babies and toddlers where wriggling is allowed! 

Singing Hands Summer Spectacular

Singing Hands Summer Spectacular

An interactive, multisensory, Makaton-signed experience featuring many of the much-loved songs from the Singing Hands DVDs and CDs. Join in as Suzanne and Tracy jump like kangaroos in Australia, wade through the jungle in Africa looking for wild animals or as they go on a day trip to the zoo and the farm! Suzanne and Tracy will include some up-tempo pop songs themed around the concepts of friendship and happiness – so come and sing, sign, dance and experience their unique show! Designed to be fully-inclusive, this event can be enjoyed by children of all ages. 

Thomas Cameron Live

Thomas Cameron Live

Thomas Cameron is an English tenor whose voice has been described as having velvet-like qualities and performs classics such as Bring Him Home. 'I have witnessed Cameron's voice draw people in until there is a silence in the air that you can hear... 

In Conversation With... Barbara Dickson

In Conversation With... Barbara Dickson

Scotland's top-selling female album artist of all time, Barbara Dickson has had a fifty-year life in music, telling stories through song and performance in the theatre and continuing to tour to this day... 

Starman

Starman

The international hit returns for a limited run after touring the world. Cabaret superstar Sven Ratzke takes audiences on a trip where facts and fantasy melt into an exciting mystery... 

BARK! The Musical... How the Little Dog Found His Voice

BARK! The Musical... How the Little Dog Found His Voice

The secret life of man’s best friend is pondered in BARK: The Musical. This quirky show from Swansong Productions tracks a day in the life of a group of dogs who congregate in a local park... 

8 Songs

8 Songs

For almost thirty years, Gandini Juggling has been setting the bar for juggling performances across the world. Their work blends with performance art and truly pushes the limit of what can be done with juggling as an art form... 

Gwangju Metropolitan Korean Traditional Orchestra

Gwangju Metropolitan Korean Traditional Orchestra

An orchestra like you have never seen before! The 45-piece orchestra from Gwangju, a city known for its rich cultural heritage, performs the ancient melodies of Korea with traditional instrumentation such as ajaeng, gayageum, haegeum and piri... 

Graham Fellows Completely Out of Character

Graham Fellows Completely Out of Character

Graham Fellows has performed as the comic character John Shuttleworth for over 25 years on stage, TV and radio, delighting audiences throughout the UK with his songs and quirky take on everyday life... 

Rent

Rent

In the intimate surroundings of the Basement Theatre, with a small and extremely talented cast, Captivate's original take on Larson's rock musical will be intense and emotionally charged... 

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

An eclectic group of six mid-pubescents vie for the spelling championship of a lifetime. While candidly disclosing hilarious stories from their home lives, the kids spell their way through a series of increasingly ridiculous words, guided by three eccentric adult hosts... 

Kangaroos and Bagpipes

Kangaroos and Bagpipes

Kangaroos and Bagpipes is an unique blending of Australian singers and their Scottish counterparts performing traditional and contemporary songs designed to entertain, enthrall and entice you to travel to the Land Down Under... 

The Fabulous TT

The Fabulous TT

Compared by many to Dudley Moore and Victoria Wood, The Fabulous TT will captivate you with true stories about her life with Robert Burns, David Gest, Michael Jackson and her ambition to become the next Bond Girl! 

Elsa

Elsa

Half-hearted waitress and aspiring actress Elsa works in a cafe, eavesdropping on overly earnest coffee chats, regretful memories of the night before, and exhausting tales of the rat race, as she struggles to make sense of a world dominated by social pressures and personal brands... 

2nd Coming. Again.

2nd Coming. Again.

Two people are led to believe they are the second coming, they (and you) need to work out who it is using evidence and stories told by people their past in this (slightly) immersive party performance. 

Busking It

Busking It

'If I don’t know you and you don’t know me, then you're free in your anonymity.' Cities are full of stories – it’s amazing what you hear if you stop and listen. Drawing on her decade of singing on the tube, Danusia Samal’s Busking It is a journey through the tunnels of the London Underground... 

Comfort Food Cabaret

Comfort Food Cabaret

Australia’s singing cook presents her award-winning musical food-cabaret in its UK debut. You'll be serenaded by the soulful songstress as she cooks a comfort food-inspired three-course meal before your eyes… and you’ll get to taste each dish! 

Yer Tea's Oot!

Yer Tea's Oot!

As we say round here: 'If they drap the bomb, yer tea's oot!'. A cabaret evening of top entertainment that also tells the story of the United Nations Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons and the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN), Scotland’s part in that and the winning of the Nobel Peace Prize in the context of 60 Years of disarmament campaigning in Scotland... 

Sixty-Seven Arseholes (Free)

Sixty-Seven Arseholes (Free)

Off-the-wall stand-up with sausage. Phil’s take on the new insanity as normality. It’s bonkers! He mocks the establishment as he seeks out the world’s biggest arseholes and invites you to make nominations, throw things and sing along to anarchic punk rock... 

Twisted

Twisted

Join Aaron Ayjay as he takes a comedic and very twisted musical journey through relationships from childhood, dating, marriage, divorce and other life experiences. Aaron’s energetic and aggressive musical comedy is peppered with expletives with very dark-humoured undertones... 

Wonder

Wonder

Wonder: a feeling of surprise mingled with admiration, caused by something beautiful, unexpected, unfamiliar or inexplicable. Experience Lewis Carroll's classic tale, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, like never before... 

Big Man. Little Instruments

Big Man. Little Instruments

One man’s intimate story of escape from religion, to love, loss and triumph. Blends delicate storytelling, spoken word and song. You’ll tear up, you’ll chuckle, you’ll question everything... 

Jesus Christ Superstar

Jesus Christ Superstar

Captivate Theatre is delighted to be bringing the universally acclaimed Jesus Christ Superstar to the Edinburgh Fringe. Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber's rock opera tells the story of the last days of Jesus through the eyes of Judas... 

East Belfast Boy

East Belfast Boy

Prime Cut Productions: East Belfast Boy by Fintan Brady. Pumping techno, pulverising movement and street sharp poetry. East Belfast Boy is a cliche-free zone. Meet Davy. The things he sees... 

Rachel Parris' Musical Comedy Club

Rachel Parris' Musical Comedy Club

For three nights only, award-winning musical comedian and star of BBC Two's The Mash Report, Rachel Parris, presents a late-night jamboree of tunes intended to tickle, including some of her own comic anthems plus a selection of incredible guests from across the comedy and cabaret circuit. 

Orwell That Ends Well: The Musical

Orwell That Ends Well: The Musical

Orwell That Ends Well is a comedy musical, combining characters and stories from 1984 and Animal Farm. What would happen if Big Brother teamed up with Napoleon and his pig army? Or if Squealer was just obsessed with ABBA? And if all of this was underset with satire, puns and original songs? There is literally only one way to find out... 

Mucking About With Mr B

Mucking About With Mr B

Mr B returns to his Fringe home at the Voodoo Rooms with another hour of Chap-Hop, lyrical dexterity, music hall musings and musical mucking about. The Gentleman Rhymer will do a different set each night, playing some old favourites and winging some new ditties... 

Adam Kay: This Is Going to Hurt (Secret Diaries of a Junior Doctor)

Adam Kay: This Is Going to Hurt (Secret Diaries of a Junior Doctor)

Back for one night only. Award-winning comedian Adam Kay shares entries from his diaries as a junior doctor in this ‘electrifying’ (Guardian) hour of stand-up and music. Absolute sell-out Edinburgh Fringe 2016/2017, Soho Theatre 2017 and UK tour 2018... 

One More Cup of Coffee, and Then We'll Save the World

One More Cup of Coffee, and Then We'll Save the World

Fresh from his tour of Australia earlier this year, comedy singer-songwriter Majk Stokes presents a new collection of witty and whimsical songs and poems covering two of his biggest passions, the environment and coffee, and everything in-between... 

In Conversation With... Darren McGarvey

In Conversation With... Darren McGarvey

Also known as Loki the Scottish Rapper, McGarvey is a troublemaking hip hop recording artist, community activist, an unusually scrupulous columnist and social commentator. He is the author of 2017's Poverty Safari – powerful, provocative and entirely necessary at this time... 

Sven Ratzke: Homme Fatale

Sven Ratzke: Homme Fatale

The supernova of international cabaret and festival favourite, Sven Ratzke returns to Edinburgh in a spectacular embodiment of all that is fatal, peculiar and enigmatic in a man's world... 

13: The Musical

13: The Musical

13 is a hilarious, coming-of-age musical about discovering that cool is sometimes where we least expect it. Geek. Poser. Jock. Beauty Queen. Wannabe. These are the labels that can last a lifetime... 

Dusty Limits: Mandrogyny

Dusty Limits: Mandrogyny

Mandrogyny contains many universal themes, including an exploration of self, identity and gender expression. Limits never fails to delight the audience with his cabaret-style moves; he illustrates his clever and original lyrics with camp candour... 

89 Nights: An Original Musical

89 Nights: An Original Musical

The magic of New York is effectively captured in 89 Nights, a new musical from Troubadour Stageworks. Alice, a Brit on her gap year, arrives with excitement in New York. She is ready to explore the city of her dreams... 

Orpheus

Orpheus

Alexander Wright, our poet for the evening, tells us that this piece was written in The Meadows – the park not very far from Summerhall where they are performing now. Both the barefoot boys, Wright, with his long hair and hat, and Phil Granger with his patchwork harem pants and acoustic guitar, look like they could have been freshly plucked from the locals regularly seen strewn across the grass... 

Girl World

Girl World

Frisky are transporting audiences to a fantasy land created by two pre-pubescent girls, Tilly and Inga (played by Camille Dawson and Serena Ramsey). This is Girl World, a kingdom (or should I say queendom) ruled by the all-powerful goddess Fatnaboona... 

Arthur Smith: Syd

Arthur Smith: Syd

Arthur Smith presents this heartwarming tribute to his dead father, Syd. Rather than narrate from his own perspective, Smith takes on the persona of his father, reading from the memoirs he’d written prior to his death... 

Loserville

Loserville

Get your ticket into Loserville from the team behind Fringe sell-out American Idiot! The Son of Dork musical comes to the Edinburgh Fringe for the first time. In 1971, computer nerd Michael Dork is about to change the world and no one even knows it! But when Holly arrives in town, Michael finds that they have a lot more in common than just a love for binary! With hit songs like Ticket Out of Loserville, Little Things and Slacker, the catchy soundtrack will keep you rocking all night long! 

Danny O'Hare: I Feel Fuzzy

Danny O'Hare: I Feel Fuzzy

Music, comedy and crisis in a puppet show for grown-ups. Join Danny O’Hare, one of the top 25 lounge-singing puppets of the Seattle area, as he and his lovely backup singers whisk you through a madcap, tune-filled evening of music, humour and panic over the very nature of life itself... 

A Fair Tale About a Fairy Trade

A Fair Tale About a Fairy Trade

A new musical adaptation of the classic tale of Cinderella, by Charles Perrault. However, in this modern-day version, Cinderella is not only a slave at home, but in a twist of events she ends up being trafficked and becomes a sex slave... 

Robert Burns the Musical

Robert Burns the Musical

A new musical by Tish Tindall based upon an idea by David Gest, Michael Jackson, and the life and works of Robert Burns. 

Words Is Words Is Words

Words Is Words Is Words

Memorable. Moving. Motivational. Poetry by Tess Adams. Co-narrated by vocalist Marie Boyle. Influenced by a career in psychotherapy and inspired by her interest in the natural and spiritual world, Tess’s hard-hitting words will leave you speechless... 

The Burnt Part Boys

The Burnt Part Boys

Pete wants to keep The Burnt Part a shrine. Jake just wants to provide for his family. Ten years after a tragic mining accident robbed most of the town's children of their fathers, Pickaway Coal announce that they’re reopening the mines... 

A Romantic's Guide to the Apocalypse: A New Musical

A Romantic's Guide to the Apocalypse: A New Musical

What happens if you find the love of your life at the end of the world? This hilarious and moving new musical follows Jack who discovers that the world will end in one week. But there’s a problem, he also has his first-ever date... 

The Trail to Oregon!

The Trail to Oregon!

The Trail to Oregon is based on the 90s video game The Oregon Trail follows an all-American family of five (two parents, two children and the grandpa) as they make their way from Missouri to Oregon in 1848... 

The Understudies

The Understudies

The Understudies is a completely improvised comedy musical that enjoyed a successful run at the Edinburgh Fringe 2017. Based entirely on audience suggestions, this long-form improv is a whirlwind of comical choreography and vocal prowess concerning the most mundane of objects and outlandish activities... 

The Addams Family

The Addams Family

In the kooky, upside-down world of the Addams Family, to be sad is to be happy, to feel pain is to feel joy, and death and suffering are the stuff of their dreams. 

Fishermans Tail

Fishermans Tail

Fishermans Tail is a hearty, all age, actor-musician musical about four humble fishermen whose everyday lives are blown out of the water when they are caught up in the whirlwind of Jesus\\\\\\\' life and miracles. 

Evros

Evros

Follow Doaa who dreams of a better life amongst a backdrop of war, terror and enduring love. The boy from the local garden centre, whose tranquil existence amongst the flowers is torn apart... 

The Shakuhachi Experience

The Shakuhachi Experience

In this world premiere at the 2018 Edinburgh Festival Fringe, licensed master shakuhachi performer Markus Guhe takes Japan's oldest and quintessential bamboo flute on a journey from its mythical beginnings through its long and fascinating history into the 21st century... 

The Girls from Oz - Because, Because, Because, Because, Because...

The Girls from Oz - Because, Because, Because, Because, Because...

Pining for the Southern Cross? Spend a five-star night with The Girls From Oz! Full of sass and armed with killer harmonies, these Sheilas can sing, joke and put on one helluva show! With a sophisticated three-part harmony spin on Aussie songs, these glamorous girls are out to prove that Australians do have culture... 

Mr Saxon's Excellently English Evening of Entertainment

Mr Saxon's Excellently English Evening of Entertainment

Roll-up. Roll-up. England. A place for Saxons and bubble-people. Where NHS protests start in nightclubs, Michael Gove’s a goblin and we sing The Ballad of the Brexit Lady. Cabaret-style documentary theatre with satirical original music... 

The Great Song Cycle, Song Cycle

The Great Song Cycle, Song Cycle

A musical memoir about one woman\\\\\\\'s solo bicycle/music tour 1,254 miles down the west coast of the USA. Pushing through challenge and triumph while traversing the coast with only her body and two thin wheels propelling her forward, what transpired was a tour full of music, made richer by the beautiful struggle Joanna intentionally created... 

Intro to Chicano History: 101

Intro to Chicano History: 101

From the deep-rooted traditions of Chicano Teatro – a little Brechtian agitprop, Mexican vaudeville and social justice street theatre, we bring you this exploration and celebration of the history and culture of Mexican Americans, told through comedy, music, and drama... 

The Surface

The Surface

Set in a post-apocalyptic world this student-run, original musical theatre production takes place after humankind has destroyed the surface of our planet. After several decades living in the darkness, humanity hasn't changed its ways... 

A Robinson Crusoe of the Soul

A Robinson Crusoe of the Soul

Horror writer Arthur Machen journeys from rural Wales to the suburbs of late Victorian London, reflecting on the intangibility of things. Meanwhile, a lecture on the history of Arthur’s homeland, beginning with the formation of the Earth, begins to unravel... 

Christine Bovill's Piaf

Christine Bovill's Piaf

Fringe sell-out sensation returns for two performances only. Award-winning chanteuse Christine Bovill threads her own remarkable journey with French Song, recalling the life and works of Edith Piaf... 

Robin Boot's Rockomedy: Welcome to the Pungle

Robin Boot's Rockomedy: Welcome to the Pungle

He had full houses in 2015, 2016 and 2017 and now Robin Boot is back with more rock'n'roll hilarity with his new show: Welcome to the Pungle – the wild side of musical comedy! Voted one of the top three new comedians of 2016 (LastMinuteComedy... 

Kate Dimbleby: Sing Happy

Kate Dimbleby: Sing Happy

From Off-Broadway to Curry Mallet Village Hall, Kate takes her one-woman shows all over the world. This new show, created with Cal McCrystal (Paddington, One Man, Two Guvnors), is designed to have you singing and laughing along... 

The Canterville Ghost

The Canterville Ghost

Tall stories brings an incredibly charming and old school production of one of Oscar Wilde’s lesser known novellas, The Canterville Ghost, that perfectly embodies the spirit - pun not intended - of traditional music hall and vaudeville performers... 

Sob Story

Sob Story

Six friends. Five can sing. One most definitely cannot. Set in a barn, the women struggle to agree on their winning strategy to wow the judges at Yorkshire’s Got Talent, and win stardom along with a Matalan gift voucher... 

Loki, the Scottish Rapper: Poverty Safari Live

Loki, the Scottish Rapper: Poverty Safari Live

Like stereotypes, labels generally become meaningless upon scrutiny. Loki (aka Darren McGarvey) is a Glaswegian, working-class rapper. Poverty Safari Live offers a perspective which is rooted in, but challenges, the meaning of all these labels in contemporary society... 

Courtney Act: Under the Covers

Courtney Act: Under the Covers

Have we reached a point where Courtney Act needs no introduction? Beloved winner of this year’s Celebrity Big Brother and previous finalist on American juggernaut Ru Paul’s Drag Race, they have entered the conversation on gender, sexuality and self expression in a way that has captured the hearts and minds of millions across the globe... 

We've Got Each Other

We've Got Each Other

Jukebox musicals are undeniably hit and miss. For every We Will Rock You, there’s a Rock of Ages – and you can feel free to decide which of those is the good one. Though they are a staple of London’s West End programming, do they have a place at the Fringe? Surely lack of space, or performance costs would preclude such a show from realisation... 

Mairi Campbell: Auld Lang Syne

Mairi Campbell: Auld Lang Syne

If you’re wandering around Edinburgh this August looking for a glimpse into year-round Scottish culture, it might be worth popping into the Scottish Storytelling Centre on the Royal Mile for Mairi Campbell’s second solo show, Auld Lang Syne... 

Legacy: A Mother's Song

Legacy: A Mother's Song

Legacy: A Mother's Song, one of two devised musicals under the 'Legacy' banner at this year's Edinburgh Festival Fringe, is the distinctly less crowd-pleasing of the pair. Whilst there is no need to see A Mother's Song in order to comprehend The Book Of Names and vice versa, they do make for an interesting comparison piece when placed side-by-side... 

Iconic – A Brief History of Drag

Iconic – A Brief History of Drag

Ian Stroughair delivers an hour of avante guarde post modern drag, with a voice so powerful he should require a license to operate it. He performs as drag act Velma Celli, strutting into the theatre singing a sultry rendition of Sugar Daddy from the musical Hedwig... 

Broken Romantics: A Unicorn's Quest for Love

Broken Romantics: A Unicorn's Quest for Love

This is one woman’s tale of the many heartbreaks in her life and the lessons she learned from each that allowed her to be able to love herself instead of seeking it in others. It’s a well-worn subject for cabaret and will very likely continue to be so as long as the human race has to deal with all those messy emotions... 

Shit-Faced Showtime: Oliver With a Twist

Shit-Faced Showtime: Oliver With a Twist

With success in the likes of Shitfaced Shakespeare and Shitfaced Showtime, Magnificent Bastard Productions return to the Fringe with their take on Lionel Bart’s 1960 musical. With a smorgasbord of pop-culture references, and with audience engagement to the nth degree, the performance – never the same as the previous night due to an ever-changing rota on who is scheduled to perform the drunk's role – is earmarked as an inebriated triumph... 

Samba Sene and Diwan: Senegalese Shindig

Samba Sene and Diwan: Senegalese Shindig

Exuberant fusion of funky mbalax/ Afrobeat rhythms with undercurrents of ska, rock, Senegalese soul; original songs with impassioned vocals, infectious guitar licks and irresistible dance grooves... 

American Idiot

American Idiot

Green Day’s visceral and provocative Grammy and two-time Tony Award-winning musical. Three disillusioned men search for meaning in our broken world. Will tries to care for his pregnant girlfriend but dissociation wins... 

One Belt One Road: Chinese Culture and Art Festival

One Belt One Road: Chinese Culture and Art Festival

With the theme ‘the starting point of love, silk road and art’, our festival has a variety of performances and art from countries on the One Belt One Road. This year we have invited three groups of artists from different regions in China as representatives to the Fringe... 

Savourna Stevenson and Steve Kettley

Savourna Stevenson and Steve Kettley

Clarsach virtuoso Savourna joins forces with old friend and saxophonist Steve in a new duo showcasing her compositions – a blend of haunting melodies, pulsating rhythms and stirring improvisations... 

A Queer Love of Dix

A Queer Love of Dix

A new piece devised for this year’s festival sees Aletia Upstairs, cabaretist extraordinaire, follow-up her Mata Hari Fringe success with an exploration of Weill, Brecht, and Weimar cabaret songs like Falling in Love Again, Alabama Song and I Am a Vamp relating them to contemporary events, against a backdrop of expressionist painter Otto Dix... 

Mungo: Legend of Glasgow's Saint

Mungo: Legend of Glasgow's Saint

The Bird, the Bell, the Fish, and the Tree... all part of Glasgow's coat of arms, but do you know the full story? Written and directed by Stephen Callaghan. Music and songs by Vincent Mellon... 

Ayman Jarjour, Syrian Guitarist

Ayman Jarjour, Syrian Guitarist

Guitar music journey featuring Middle Eastern, Spanish, Latin American and classical flavours. Ayman Jarjour started learning guitar in Damascus, Syria, then studied in Madrid and Juilliard... 

Geraldyne: Improv from Music

Geraldyne: Improv from Music

One of London’s hottest improv teams returns to the Fringe to bring you an hour of comedy inspired by music. Every show, we invite a guest musician to perform their hits, then Geraldyne take to the stage to turn those songs into improvised hilarity... 

You've Been Fringed

You've Been Fringed

Are you having a bad month? Us too. Instead of a Fringe First. we'll award a Fringe Worst to the person with the worst review and the person who's lost the most money. This is a safe space where we crown failures and celebrate shitness... 

Dogfight

Dogfight

Award-winning company Room 29 Theatre returns to the Edinburgh Fringe with the hauntingly beautiful musical Dogfight. Written by Peter Duchan and with music from Pasek and Paul (Dear Evan Hansen, The Greatest Showman and La Land Land) this a show not to be missed! Based on the 1991 Warner Brothers film, Dogfight takes audiences on a romantic and heartbreaking theatrical journey that stays with you long after the performance... 

Cabernet

Cabernet

Through wine, laughter and tears, Louise explores the pressures of life and love. A one-woman show, Cabernet. Jessica Friend plays Louise Darling, a charismatic bar singer accompanied by Daniel O’Brien on piano as Francis, a timid pianist... 

Renata Rosa

Renata Rosa

A rare visit to the UK for this deeply expressive Brazilian singer-songwriter and her band. Renata plays the rabeca, a fiddle from Northeastern Brazil and northern Portugal, and calls it her ‘second voice’... 

Kelty Clippie the Musical

Kelty Clippie the Musical

Based on the popular traditional folk song, Kelty Clippie follows the comic adventures of a bus conductress in Fife. Maggie gets trained up on her new job and surely this is a career for life? She meets some interesting passengers and ends up in the legendary Kelty Club, but will she find romance? Lots of laughs and new original songs from Willie Logan from this award-winning company... 

Museum After Hours: Friday Fringe Takeover

Museum After Hours: Friday Fringe Takeover

Enjoy a unique flavour of the Fringe and explore the museum after hours. From music and dance to comedy and theatre, hand-picked performers will showcase highlights from their acts across three exhilarating party nights... 

Trump'd!

Trump'd!

There is such a plethora of Donald Trump-inspired shows at Edinburgh Fringe Festival this year, it feels like it should almost become its own genre. From theatrical performances to musicals, there are so many mediums to dramatise the past two years of his presidency... 

Electrolyte

Electrolyte

I was transfixed. Before this theatre, music and spoken word mashup had even started the actors were milling around, testing the monitors, sound checking, chatting with people they recognised in the audience... 

Magic 8 Ball (My Life With Asperger's)

Magic 8 Ball (My Life With Asperger's)

I'm sure that history will suggest otherwise but, after seeing George Steeves perform his one man show, I couldn't help but think that Stevie Wonder must have written his song "Lately" with him in mind... 

Rocky Horror Night

Rocky Horror Night

The Rocky Horror Night at Frankenstein’s — now in its 17th year — is one of the staple nightlife experiences in Edinburgh. However, one’s enjoyment of the evening will be largely shaped by one’s taste for each of its elements, which may not be as expected... 

Valerie

Valerie

Through the thick haze and wash lights, the three piece band of performers that make up Valerie can just be seen, shimmering like figures from the past. Clocking the guitars and drums, you can tell, this is going to get loud... 

Toujours et Près de Moi

Toujours et Près de Moi

Toujours et Près de Moi is a holographic puppet opera by multi-disciplinary arts company, Erratica. At the heart of the piece stands the 150-year old technique of Pepper’s ghost – a process whereby images are projected onto the downstage floor and reflected by a large two-way mirror, carefully angled between the actors and the audience, on which the ethereal visions exist... 

Tibetan Monks Sacred Dance

Tibetan Monks Sacred Dance

Tibetan Monks Sacred Dance is a special experience, not quite a religious rite and not quite a performance show as five Tibetan monks from the Tashi Lunpo Monastery in South India exiled from Tibet give a taster of their ceremonies, prayer, chanting and sacred dance... 

Adam Larter: Boogie Knights

Adam Larter: Boogie Knights

Adam Larter plays Sir Dance-a-lot, one of the Boogie Knights who has been exiled from a land where disco lovers are persecuted, and where rock ‘n roll and the evil King Gary now rule... 

Kit and McConnel

Kit and McConnel

In their fabulously elegant, refurbished and dead-central venue, clutching a stack of songs and sketches fresh as a mint julep, Kit Hesketh Harvey and James McConnel return to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe with their usual witty and sophisticated examination of almost everything – from Macron to Mackerel – with only the vaguest nod to good taste and propriety. 

Ty Gill: FingerStyle

Ty Gill: FingerStyle

Original world music from West Texas to West Africa! Ty's Fingerstyle guitar bridges cultures, genres and styles in original compositions that unite and excite. Ty's shows are sonically both intimate and expansive... 

The Power of Music 1

The Power of Music 1

Bernard MacLaverty was born in Northern Ireland and brought his family to Scotland in 1975. He has written five novels and five collections of short stories, as well as screenplays, dramas for both television and radio, and libretti for Scottish Opera... 

Lee Harvey Oswald Mosley

Lee Harvey Oswald Mosley

Ever thought of what Hannah Montana would sound like if she sung on the Alex Jones Show? Or what Britney Spears would sound like if she became a Flat Earth conspiracy theorist? Could you possibly imagine what Little Mix would sound like if they all joined the British National Party? The chances are... 

Best of Broadway Ballads

Best of Broadway Ballads

Cam Cahoon is a brilliant and accomplished tenor with a gift for enchanting his audience and creating fast fans with every show! Your favorite Broadway hits, including popular songs from Phantom of the Opera and Les Miserable, is just a small sample of the kind of music Cam presents... 

Cabernet

Cabernet

Through wine, laughter and tears, Louise explores the pressures of life and love. A one-woman show, Cabernet. Jessica Friend plays Louise Darling, a charismatic bar singer accompanied by Daniel O’Brien on piano as Francis, a timid pianist... 

Playing Django – The Musical Tale of a Guitar Legend

Playing Django – The Musical Tale of a Guitar Legend

Django Reinhardt was a musical genius and his influence on generations of guitarists has been immense. In 1930s Paris, the young gypsy guitarist created many of the sounds and techniques that we now think of as 'the sound of the guitar'... 

The Myth of the Singular Moment

The Myth of the Singular Moment

On a train heading south, the eyes of a tired man meet those of a woman weeping, if only for a moment. Nothing more than a look links these travellers, though over the course of the next hour, performers Jim Harbourne and Kirsty Ella McIntyre will convince otherwise... 

Jess Robinson: No Filter

Jess Robinson: No Filter

Though now a household name thanks to a semi-final place in last year’s Britain’s Got Talent, singing impressionist Jess Robinson is a familiar face of the Fringe. Since her 2014 show Mighty Voice, she’s been a regular fixture of the Pleasance but this year the act has a new home in the Spiegeltents of the Assembly Garden... 

Duckie

Duckie

Le Gateau Chocolat has brought his background in drag to this kids show, which is a solo act loosely based on Hans Christian Andersen's The Ugly Duckling. We follow along a duckling called Duckie, as they find their voice, literally... 

What Girls Are Made Of

What Girls Are Made Of

The Traverse One stage looks more ready for a gig than a piece of theatre, but while music undoubtedly runs through the heart of Cora Bissett's latest, most autobiographical work, this is equally a heartfelt examination of parent-child relationships, presented with passion, tenderness and the fuck-you attitude of rock 'n' roll at its best... 

Tabarnak

Tabarnak

After their 2015 Edinburgh smash hit Barbu, expectations were high for Cirque Alfonse’s new production, and their new circus spectacular Tabarnak does not disappoint. Inspired by the company’s French Canadian culture, Tabarnak’s set is reminiscent of a church, and many of the shows, themes and motifs are centred around the idea of the religious building as a cultural and community hub... 

Legacy: The Book of Names

Legacy: The Book of Names

At first glance The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland's two collaborative productions with the American Music Theatre Project may seem remarkably similar to last year's pair. Two tales of the journey between Scotland and America, bridging the gap between the nations in a manner similar to the collaborative nature of their creation... 

Foxdog Studios: Robot Chef

Foxdog Studios: Robot Chef

FoxDog Studios are back – and they are as witty, quick and entertaining as previous years. Lloyd Henning and Peter Sutton make up the duo, who greet the audience clad in wires and electronic pads (that we soon discover are musical instruments, of sorts)... 

Buried: A New Musical

Buried: A New Musical

Buried certainly made a splash at the Fringe last year, winning awards left, right, and centre, and deservedly so – Tom Williams and Cordelia O’Driscoll’s new musical is quirky, witty and oozing with black humour... 

Sounds from Gold Coast

Sounds from Gold Coast

African rhythms and harmonies in gospel arrangements performed by Ghanaian a cappella sensation. Passionate singing accompanied by dance steps and anecdotes will take you on an unforgettable journey into the heart and soul of the African continent... 

Anthems – From West End to Broadway

Anthems – From West End to Broadway

The talented performers of Edinburgh Music Theatre return with an unmissable evening of musical theatre classics you will know and love. Performing some of the best known songs from the stage with stunning harmonies and a live band, you will be taken on a musical journey of the biggest hits from London’s West End to the shimmering lights of Broadway... 

Mouse Music!

Mouse Music!

The talented vocalists of Edinburgh Music Theatre return with another fantastic musical extravaganza for all the family this August. Join us for this concert of classic and current songs from the house of mouse – a must-see for anyone who loves the Fantasmic world of Walt! Incredible harmonies, dancing and live band will ensure you leave with a spring in your step and a song in your heart... 

We Are

We Are

A high-octane hour of drumming, singing, storytelling and dance. Los Angeles all-woman band Adaawe premiere their new show, bouncing hip multiculturalism off their own ethnic roots from Africa to the Middle East to Morocco to Panama to the USA... 

Robert White and His Particularly Silly Organ

Robert White and His Particularly Silly Organ

Fresh from Britain's Got Talent 2018, Robert White brings you his unique form of musical stand-up in a laugh-packed hour. Just him, some jokes, some songs, a keyboard and maybe a tank top or two... 

The Last Five Years

The Last Five Years

An emotionally powerful and intimate musical about two New Yorkers in their twenties who fall in and out of love over the course of five years, the show\'s unconventional structure consists of Cathy, the woman, telling her story backwards while Jamie, the man, tells his story chronologically... 

#Hypocrisy

#Hypocrisy

Lost in blissful foreign travel, Imogen joyfully succumbs to the spoils of Western privilege. Returning to Scotland, a harsh society confronts her. Dangerous politicians prevail, the media sells fictions masquerading as reality, an ocean of social media sympathy pours forth for Western terror victims, yet backs turn on the migrant crisis... 

Pushan Bose Live at Fringe 2018

Pushan Bose Live at Fringe 2018

Pushan Bose is a South Asian music composer, producer, singer and rapper who has been creating and releasing original music on digital platforms with a reach of 20 million listeners. 

Cabernet

Cabernet

Through wine, laughter and tears, Louise explores the pressures of life and love. A one-woman show, Cabernet. Jessica Friend plays Louise Darling, a charismatic bar singer accompanied by Daniel O’Brien on piano as Francis, a timid pianist... 

Jo Jingles – Jo Visits the Seaside

Jo Jingles – Jo Visits the Seaside

Following successful, sell-out shows in previous years, Jo Jingles is back for more Fringe fun. This year's theme is a trip to the seaside, so join Big Jo and the team as we all enjoy a fun adventure to the beach! We have musical instruments to play and fun props too, with lively action songs guaranteed! Don't forget those shorts and shades (optional of course). 

Rhythm of the Dance

Rhythm of the Dance

This stunning Irish spectacular Rhythm of the Dance is a fully live show that celebrates Irish culture through music and dance, featuring world champion dancers, a traditional Irish band, singers and a most gifted cast who have been wowing audiences all over the world since 1999... 

The Power of Music 2

The Power of Music 2

One of the BBC's best-known journalists and presenters, James Naughtie is now is now special correspondent for BBC News. Inspired as a child by an eccentric but brilliant music teacher, he brings music to countless audiences... 

Virgin

Virgin

Simon David bursts onto the stage in a bout of eccentricity that boldly asserts his dominance over the evening. His body-hugging black leotard reveals him to be a man without inhibitions who is happy to strut his stuff in pursuit of his goal… 

...and Peggy

...and Peggy

Attempting to create a spin-off to one of the most beloved musicals of recent memory is a brave choice, and unfortunately it is a gamble that didn't pay off in this case....and Peggy is a spin-off to the hit musical Hamilton, focusing on the very minor character of Peggy Schuyler, and aims to show her side of the now-famous story behind the American War of Independence... 

BambinO

BambinO

Following a sold out run at the 2017 Fringe, this five-star show is back. BambinO is a first operatic adventure for six to 18-month-olds and their carers. This colourful work reinvents opera for children at an age when their minds are wide open to new sounds, images and experiences... 

35mm

35mm

A picture is worth 1,000 words – what about a song? A punchy contemporary musical that will leave you questioning what a picture really is and how it can be so much more than a still image... 

We Are

We Are

A high-octane hour of drumming, singing, storytelling and dance. Los Angeles all-woman band Adaawe premiere their new show, bouncing hip multiculturalism off their own ethnic roots from Africa to the Middle East to Morocco to Panama to the USA... 

Pirates Revisited

Pirates Revisited

The Opera North Youth Company is proud to present an adaptation of Gilbert and Sullivan’s popular and much-loved Pirates of Penzance, directed by Emma Black and conducted by Nicholas Shaw... 

Wriggle Around the World

Wriggle Around the World

Fringe sell-out show! A fun, interactive and educational violin and cello concert for babies and toddlers where wriggling is allowed! 

Led Thespian

Led Thespian

Part play and part mini-concert, Led Thespian is a new dark comedy that explores love, loss, and the power of music. Set in a bar, it tells the story of Josh, a high school band teacher who, after suddenly losing his job, decides to chase his dream of being a rock musician only to find himself entangled in a web of lies, murder, and sexual depravity... 

Blueswater Presents: Bala Baile

Blueswater Presents: Bala Baile

Bala Baile is an Edinburgh-based Latin trio. Led by Colombian-American Felipe Schrieberg, the band blends blues, boogaloo and Cuban son into something unique.They will play four gigs at award-winning venue The Jazz Bar, featuring guest musicians. 

Fellswater Celtic Ensemble in Concert

Fellswater Celtic Ensemble in Concert

Fellswater Celtic music ensemble from Boston, Massachusetts, USA will perform tunes and songs from all the Celtic nations and beyond. Fellswater is comprised of eight musicians and their instrumentation changes depending on the musical selection: vocals, whistle, Irish flute, guitar, octave mandolin, violin, cello, Celtic harp, Scottish smallpipes, border pipes, acoustic bass guitar and percussion... 

Elf Lyons: ChiffChaff

Elf Lyons: ChiffChaff

Elf Lyons should be feeling pretty good right now. Although she does have to top a nomination for Best Show at last year's Fringe Festival, she is still in one of the major venues at the Fringe during peak time whilst performing to fair-sized audiences... 

Circolombia

Circolombia

Circolumbia returns to the Underbelly Circus Hub, bringing its high-octane cast of singing, dancing circus artists with it. The performers, graduates of the Circo Para Todos school for Colombia’s disadvantaged youth, have an electric stage presence and a wide set of skills demonstrated in this exciting hour of classic circus acts... 

The Half Moon Shania

The Half Moon Shania

Punk and theatre aren't the strangest of bedfellows, but there is something that often feels false when collectives of art school graduates and professionally-trained actors attempt to go rock 'n' roll for the evening... 

Shower Thoughts

Shower Thoughts

The bathroom of a student flat is not a place you'd want to spend 5 minutes, let alone an hour. Often unhygenic, unclean and coated in everything from shaving foam to old pizza boxes, they are not an enjoyable place to be... 

The Battle of Boat

The Battle of Boat

The Battle of Boat is a new musical set in a seaside town on the English coast. The happiness of a group of children is short-lived as the First World War unfolds around them. Their attempt to join up is thwarted as they are each rejected for being too young, with one exception... 

Farafina!

Farafina!

An exciting, colourful show from Burkina Faso bursting with the traditional dance and music of the Madinka people of West Africa, the descendants of the 13th-century Mali Empire. With traditional, authentic instruments and traditional costumes, the dancers whirl through dynamic, spirited, exuberant arm, foot-stomping and hip-gyrating body movements driven on by the powerful and rhythmic drums... 

Funbox at the Fringe Again

Funbox at the Fringe Again

After sell-out shows last year, Funbox are back! Don't miss Anya, Kevin and Gary (formerly of The Singing Kettle) as they return to the Fringe for a fun-filled hour of family singalong silliness... 

The Vampire of Barcelona

The Vampire of Barcelona

In Barcelona at the beginning of the 20th century, a vampire walks the streets, invisible to those who choose not to see her. Like a female child-catcher, Enriqueta Marti snatches children off the streets and uses their blood and bones to make the creams and potions that keep her wealthy clientele’s health and youthful looks... 

The Lion and the Mouse

The Lion and the Mouse

A fun, interactive and educational classical concert for babies and toddlers where wriggling is allowed! 

The Dolls of New Albion

The Dolls of New Albion

A desperate inventor. A dead man walking. A family disgraced. A city in ruin. Join us in telling the tale of Annabel McAlistair, a mad scientist hell-bent on bringing the love of her life back from the dead by binding his soul into the body of a life-sized clockwork doll... 

Tipping the Velvet

Tipping the Velvet

Marking the centenary of women’s right to vote, Italia Conti Ensemble presents Laura Wade’s adaptation of the groundbreaking Sarah Waters’ novel. A dark, witty and unmissable production taking you through the world of 19th-century Music Hall. 

To Be Frank Poetry: Open Mic and Live Spoken Word Show

To Be Frank Poetry: Open Mic and Live Spoken Word Show

A brand new type of spoken word show is coming to the Edinburgh Fringe, with one half open mic and one half live spoken word show. Come along and sign up to our open mic where you'll get 5 minutes to perform poetry, music or something entirely your own... 

The Frogs

The Frogs

Loosely based on a comedy written by Aristophanes in 405 BC, The Frogs is a hilarious send-up of Greek comedy and satire. This rarely performed Sondheim classic tells the amusing story of how the god Dionysos along with his servant Xanthias travel to Hades intent on bringing back George Bernard Shaw to rescue the despoiled art of theatre from mediocrity and a world gone mad... 

Lift – Youth Edition

Lift – Youth Edition

A contemporary musical set in the lift between Covent Garden Tube platform and street level of the piazza with a rich and complex musical score. The journey of the Lift takes 54 seconds but the journey of the show takes us through a minute within everyone's imagination, allowing us to say and see things that might not be possible in real life... 

Scientology the Musical

Scientology the Musical

Deciding to take on Scientology, the notoriously thin skinned and litigation happy “religion”, as the central subject matter of a comedy rock musical is certainly a brave choice, but one that Australian company George Glass fearlessly runs with, crafting one of the most bizarre and utterly hilarious musical experiences I have ever witnessed... 

Maureen Lipman Is 'Up for It'

Maureen Lipman Is 'Up for It'

Maureen Lipman more than qualifies for National Trea