An outdoor, bicycle-powered, eco-musical for children and their families.
Hop, bounce, jump, wave and sing! Percussion, music, laughter and balloons with Verona’s Musical Balloon Band.
“30 years together and still one of the most exciting bands on the scene’ (Billy Rough, Folk Radio UK).
Inspired by ancient keening rituals, Move is a performance about migration, collective grief and communal healing.
A fun, interactive and educational show for babies and toddlers that can be enjoyed by all the family.
Multi-instrumentalist singer-songwriter and stand-up, Paul Dennis brings his music and comedy together for the first time.
After a sell-out Scottish tour, Leah MacRae (River City and Gary: Tank Commander) brings her hilarious, rip-roaring, uplifting show for it’s Fringe debut.
Something special happens when you play piano for yourself at home.
For just three special shows, newly created for 2021, together again to celebrate the return of the Fringe.
Affectionate musical comedy on the world’s longest-serving monarch.
Earth’s funniest footwear are back with a new hour of songs, sketches, and Gags Sans Frontieres (with a Eurovision twist) featuring live and interactive voting.
The Golden Fly is an epic wonder tale of a shape-shifting goddess in search of her truth.
The Rat Affair present RAT – The Pied Piper of Hamelin reimagined through live music and shadow puppetry.
Dramatic, visceral collision of live music, painting and architecture, created by acclaimed Russian artist Maria Rud with punk rock legend Fay Fife (Rezillos) and Martin Metcalfe (…
Pantomime is back.
Rituel celebrates the coming of age in cultures around the world.
Tunde Jegede (kora and cello).
Celebrating Okoe’ is a tribute to a great drum master, mixing Ghanaian rhythms with Scottish Jazz spirit, Afrobeat vibes, singing, funky horns, jazz improvisation and incredible da…
This 1920s pantomime farce takes place at a weekend country house party.
A couple whose relationship just isn’t working.
Drawing on a deep lifelong immersion in diverse cultures and an array of pioneering experiences, Scotland’s ‘musical alchemist’ (World Music Report) offers a revelatory new vision …
Come and delve deep into the psyche of wolves with Danish storyteller Svend-Erik Engh and Scottish musician Neil Sutcliffe.
Winner of Spirit Of The Fringe 2017 in Edinburgh, Glasgow chanteuse Christine Bovill has built her reputation on the massively successful sell-out show, Piaf.
Downtown New York is the setting for our tale of good versus evil, where Seymour – a nerdy florist’s assistant – fights for the survival of mankind against a giant plant with a…
This Total Theatre Award-shortlisted, Fringe World Award-winning theatre concert returns in a completely new form.
The comic and tragic tale of how the greatest bagpiper of all time rocked the history and traditions of bagpiping and how he changed the life of one young piper forever.
In 1970 Virgil Fox played the music of JS Bach at the Mecca of rock’n’roll, Fillmore East.
ChasingRainbows presents Looks Like We Made It.
Celebrate the return to live entertainment with an exciting evening of variety hosted by radio personality Mark McKenzie in the home of the Army.
Does instant connectivity help our attempts to make meaningful relationships with our surroundings and our fellow humans? Or does it reinforce feelings of isolation and inadequacy …
Award-winning poet Chrys Salt and acclaimed harper Wendy Stewart weave the extraordinary stories of Angus MacPhee, the Hebridian crofter hospitalised with schizophrenia during WW2 …
Double Drop by Lisa Jên Brown / Dirty Protest Theatre.
Discover this blend of Korean traditional instruments and western instruments that will bring music to life.
Direct from sell-out performances in London and on tour, Fringe First award winner Apphia Campbell returns with her stunning solo show inspired by the life of Nina Simone.
‘Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain’.
Paul and Freddie want to escape East Berlin; the only thing in their way is a 20-metre ‘death strip’, 100s of landmines and the East German secret police.
Funbox are back at the Fringe.
Based on the dark sideshows of Coney Island’s amusement parks in the early part of the 20th century, Steven Kazuo Takasugi’s Sideshow is a work of music theatre framed in a chamber…
This sci-fi-inspired duet of acrobatics and live music takes you on a cinematic journey of ultra-physical circus.
Award-winning flamenco guitarist and composer Daniel Martinez presents a truly special guitar concert.
Richard Shelton’s masterful show revealing the man behind the music returns following sold-out London, Los Angeles and Australian seasons.
Scots-Cajun music, Louisiana French classics and vintage blues jostle with distinctively Scottish straight-from-the-heart original songs by Jennifer Ewan and the blues-drenched Caj…
As Andrew Carnegie, the richest man in the world, lies on his death bed, Peterson, the embodiment of St Peter, brings John, a steelworker killed in the infamous Carnegie Steel Home…
Witches, wolves, fairies, frogs, princes.
La Nela De Socartes is an uplifting musical tragedy on love, opportunity and change.
Brass players Ida, Ally and Clara have just a 30-minute rehearsal to fix the fallout from post-show drinks the night before.
Corona Cutie is a student-written-and-produced virtual musical created completely remotely during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The untold side to the story of Aladdin’s Jafar and how he went from a selfless royal advisor to a man desperate to make things right again…
Delivering food you don’t get to eat is hungry work.
Half-man half-piano, Will Pickvance combines storytelling and musical madness in this rollercoaster show about Mozart, music and the moon! Will daydreams of playing in front of a b…
This tale of Eastern promise is adapted from a traditional story for a modern audience with original songs and new characters.
Award-winning flamenco guitarist and composer Daniel Martinez and the exceptional TuFlamenco join forces to deliver the truly authentic flamenco music and dance they are well known…
A dazzling multimedia extravaganza depicting the story of mysterious drag queen, Orlando, who inspires people to start fighting against oppression by telling the story of historica…
Fasten your seatbelts and be prepared to laugh and cry as the Midlothian bard returns with another show full of exquisite wordplay.
At the Feelgood Academy of Performing Arts, competition is tough, even for the school’s two best singers.
In this world premiere, the shimmering beauty of South Indian melodies blends with electronic sound effects and virtuosic improvisation.
Based on the brilliant book by Pippa Goodhart and Nick Sharratt, Nonsense Room Productions (Shark in the Park and Hairy Maclary Shows) bring you a brand-new interactive musical sho…
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…
Set in 1928, this new musical production gives Sophocles’ ancient Greek play a city-noir twist.
Broadway / West End veteran Timothy Quinlan exposes the humbling truth about life in musical theatre.
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 irrepressible Glummer Twins are back to celebrate the joys, absurdities and indignities of getting older.
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 is a classic 1925 Soviet silent film directed by Sergei Eisenstein.
Multi-million bestselling author back at the Fringe for two nights only.
Let Bossa Nova balladeers Baiana take you on a magical journey into the heart and soul of Brazilian musical heritage.
A powerful musical about living with dementia.
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…
Enjoy an afternoon of musical theatre delivered by fantastic voices.
Through song and improvisation, Bookends follows two people’s relationship as it changes over time, delving into life and the intricacies of human connection.
This brilliant accordion and clarinet duo perform much-loved favourites from the musicals with their legendary skill and infectious enjoyment.
This year Jennifer and her band bring a blues theme to their bonnie bayou.
Marit Fält and David Chadwick collaborate to perform an acoustic set of Nordic folk music on låtmandola and nyckelharpa.
Following successful sell-out shows in previous years, Jo Jingles is back for more Fringe fun.
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…
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…
Echoing the crossover concert styles of Liberace and Victor Borge, this world-touring US pianist/singer is a classical musician gone rogue.
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.
Melody is the most cheerful hotel receptionist in town.
Titz Up invites you to come wiggle your bums, ears and elbows at this exclusive party.
The legendary dark prince of comedy-cabaret has brought his new show to the Edinburgh Fringe.
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 …
Edinburgh’s favourite showgirl invites you to a private viewing of her personal collection.
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.
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 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.
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 …
‘Infectious fun’ ***** (FringeReview.
Come into the scariest house in town! Where ghosts and monsters are ready to make it all about you.
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.
Two fit guys discover they can earn big bucks from tickling.
Fresh off a successful, sold-out, Off-Broadway run, this show will inspire you, make you laugh and will tug at your heartstrings.
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…
Ever met someone with a great intuition for everyone but themselves? Meet Lori Hamilton.
Judy Garland is an icon, loved as Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz.
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…
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.
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…
‘Mesmerising!’ (Primary Times).
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…
Join the Silent Adventures dream team as they lead you on a fun-filled silent disco tour of the capital.
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 …
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…
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…
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.
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…
The Spice Girls of improv return for a fifth triumphant year in their five-star, sell-out, totally improvised musical comedy.
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 …
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…
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…
Thomas Cameron is a Classic Brit Award-nominated tenor, whose vibrant voice has been described as having velvet-like qualities.
What an honour to have New Zealand’s self-proclaimed ‘only popstars’ at our humble festival.
If you asked a 90s kid what they envisioned the 2100s to look like then KID_X would be a close prediction.
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 j…
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.
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.
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…
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 …
Direct from Australia, John Rowe brings his sofa-based entertainment show to the Edinburgh Fringe.
Ash Phoenix dreams of being a rock star.
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…
The Ragazziquintet is a group of five string musicians from the Netherlands making their Edinburgh Fringe debut at AMC.
Val McDermid, best known for her Wire in the Blood series which was adapted for television, published Broken Ground, 5th in the Karen Pirie series earlier this year.
Legendary singer-songwriter Donovan performs an acoustic set in this very special event showcasing the documentary film Donovan and The Beatles in India.
They were the definition of cool during their fifties and sixties Vegas heyday – Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Sammy Davis Jr.
In equal parts, a piano recital, a one-man play and a surrealist film, amalgamated into a unique theatrical experience.
The devil went down to Edinburgh and was defeated by five local boys in fierce fiddlin’ combat.
Geoff Palmer, born in Jamaica immigrated to London in 1955.
Danish storyteller Svend-Erik Engh and Scottish musician/singer Neil Sutcliffe share a story inspired by the Viking’s arrival in Scotland.
Saucy, sexy, award-winning live music cabaret.
Affectionate comedy on the world’s longest-serving monarch.
Sarah McGuinness welcomes you Back to Blacks, the eclectic live music and chat show streaming regularly from Blacks Club, Soho.
This musical theatre applies a double-structured storyline to interpret contemporary understandings of Tang Xianzu, known as Shakespeare of the East.
The Golden Fly is an epic tale of a shape-shifting goddess in search of her truth.
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).
Ceara Dorman’s one woman play poignantly explores the abuse that countless women were subject to within the Magdalene laundries.
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…
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…
If you can make it here, you can make it anywhere.
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.
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, continuin…
Edinburgh-based promoter The Soundhouse Organisation presents Three Times Five, featuring Moishe’s Bagel, Kinnaris Quintet and John Goldie and the High Plains.
The artists have collaborated intensely on tango projects nationally and internationally, especially with the opera/tango/dance-fusion show Violetta’s Last Tango.
Laurie Black is back and she’s green, keen and featuring a plethora of originally written electro synth space cabaret songs.
Ahh, Love Island.
With their astonishing singing vocals, Brenda and Bernie attempt to perform the worlds greatest tribute to the divas show.
Greenwich Village, 1961. These Streets follows the lives of four young artists immersed in the folk music scene.
Emer Maguire is a TEDx performing musical comedian, an international award-winning science communicator and a double Irish Radio Award winning BBC radio presenter.
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 time…
Powerful, passionate, personal, political punk performance poetry plus punchy psongs.
Soundhouse presents one of Scotland’s hottest new folk bands.
‘Lively, thrilling and spectacular.
Innovative gig theatre based on interviews with women in the music industry, fusing poetry, live music and audio.
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 there…
YouTube sensation, the Queen, is bringing her unique brand of Christmas messages live to the stage.
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 t…
Florist’s assistant Seymour becomes a sensation when he discovers an exotic plant with a macabre craving.
We highlight the Latin music elements, which were so important in films internationally, with European tangos, Balkan gypsy jazz and operetta alongside iconic Dietrich hits and new…
Louise Welsh appeared on the literary scene with her debut novel The Cutting Room.
Pecho Mama return with their smash hit gig theatre production.
The five-time Tony Award and seven-time Drama Desk Award-winning show now revived for 2019.
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.
Spin that wheel! Join us for an evening of totally improvised musical comedy where you create the show.
Expulsion, electioneering and enchantment.
Drawing the line between the exaggerated and the tender is no easy feat.
Scruffy indie kids have inherited the world and Cora Bissett rules supreme.
The framing of Paradise Lodge is odd at first.
Les Quizérables is a fun and intimate quiz taking place in a dungeon-like cellar that entirely enhances the atmosphere.
Come in from the rain, put your feet up and chill the f*ck out.
Hoist the mainsails and prepare for a thoroughly ridiculous adventure.
Million-copy bestseller Adam Kay returns to the Fringe for two nights only, sharing entries from his diaries as a junior doctor in this ‘electrifying’ (Guardian) evening of stand-u…
The term ‘cabaret’ is harder to pin down than the other show categories for Edinburgh Fringe.
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.
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.
Post Popular is Lucy McCormick's attempt to follow-up her fantastic and hugely popular show Triple Threat.
Everything about Giants Are Fjörd, the Fringe favourite duo’s new show for 2019, is exciting.
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 is a talented singer-songwriter performing his debut solo hour at the Fringe this year.
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…
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 favour…
Brian Molley Quintet recreate and reimagine one of the bestselling jazz albums of all time, Stan Getz and Charlie Byrd’s Jazz Samba.
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 ou…
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 ev…
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 a…
Join us in Edinburgh as we tie up the Loose Ends with cool music, lots of comedy and, of course, scintillating conversation.
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 includin…
Soundhouse favourites Moishe’s Bagel return with their thrillingly original, cutting-edge klezmer and folk music.
Fergus McCreadie is Scotland’s next global jazz superstar.
Bicycle Boy: an interactive, bike-powered eco-musical for children aged five to ten and their families.
Award-winning PipaRimba is an innovative and masterful pipa/marimba duo.
An interesting insight into the man who stole Christmas, leader of the ‘doomsday cult that controls eight million lives’.
B-movies typically have negative connotations.
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…
It’s hard to make a comedy about the murder of 45,000 women but Holly Morgan does just that, and then some.
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…
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 trave…
Django Reinhardt was a musical genius and his influence on generations of guitarists has been immense.
A courageous new work by twice BBC Radio 2 Folk Award-winning songwriter Rowan Rheingans.
A mixture of mythology, memory and music.
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…
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.
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 Gra…
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.
Local band The Mackerel Eaters are searching for their inspiration and motivation in the cultural graveyard of ambition, Galway City.
Scotland’s jazz guitar genius creates magical worlds with his loops and harmonies.
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.
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.
‘A far-reaching generational story that crosses divides, ignites memories and pulls at your heart-strings’ (Stage Whispers).
The performance clearly displays the musical colours of Rootmerge through their use of sanjo, a popular style of Joseon in the 18th century.
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 come…
Life and death, love and loss, birth and miscarriage are all explored in this visual cycle of life.
Captivate Theatre brings Lionel Bart’s timeless musical back to the Rose Theatre.
Love is lost when boundaries between one another are broken.
Natalie’s stunning soprano voice will enchant you as she takes you on a musical journey.
Three of Scotland’s leading contemporary jazz groups each play a 40-minute set in one stunning concert with world-class musical guests from India and Shetland.
Cyst-er Act by Catherine Hoffmann.
BBC Radio 4’s magazine programme broadcasts about arts, literature, film, media and music from the festivals.
Isiqalo (or beginning in Xhosa and Zulu) takes us back to South Africa under Mandela’s leadership.
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.
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…
Bardd’s unique dualingual global music fusion takes the audience on a journey from the bardic roots of Wales to a freedom funk disco.
Jesus Christ Superstar is back and will once again be rocking the main stage at the Rose Theatre.
If you walk into a production of The Last Five Years without any previous knowledge of the show things can get a little confusing.
One man, a guitar, and the most venerated love story of all time.
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’…
A cold, clear, moonless night in the middle of winter.
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.
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.
Welcome to Bert and Horace’s junkyard.
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 pas…
Murder Ballads is adapted from the 1995 album of the same name by cult artist Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds.
Noel Coward and Gertrude Lawrence, one of the most successful partnerships in the 30s and 40s, (dead now unfortunately.
Using personal stories and first-hand accounts, Faultlines is a play built on truth.
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…
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.
This bold and bodacious cabaret chronicles the tales of some of the most enigmatic and misunderstood women throughout history.
‘When you leave here, everything else will be exactly the same.
This summer, a hero will brew.
Apphia Campbell’s solo show inspired by the life of Nina Simone.
Talented but troubled Clio has three months to go until the biggest boxing match of her life.
Cadenza is Cambridge University’s premier a cappella group.
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 b…
BBD Productions make their debut at the Fringe with Big Band Does… Broadway.
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 t…
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.
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 …
A unique interactive, musical sensory space for all.
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.
It’s the final year of university for Tom, but he’s afraid he’ll never be good enough to become a superhero.
Following the overwhelming success of this performance last year, it’s back – and this time with a full cast of professional actors.
Friendsical is billed as a ‘musical parody’ of Friends and unfortunately it fails to hit the mark on both counts.
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, p…
With touches of Liberace and Victor Borge, this world-touring US pianist/singer is a classical concert artist gone rogue.
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.
Kimjang is a Korean foodie tradition, where families and friends come together to make kimchi.
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.
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 in…
Nicola and Rosie Dempsey (aka: Flo & Joan) walk out to polite applause before stumbling through the intro bars of their opening number.
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 …
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…
Walking up the stairs of the Assembly Roxy is akin to creeping up the creaking steps of Frankenstein’s tower.
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 Luc…
A spoiled boy, Chao, decides to run away from the world of chocolates, ice cream, fries and decayed teeth to a new healthy 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 a…
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.
This five-star show returns to the Fringe following last year’s success.
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.
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…
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.
Follow us down the rabbit hole to discover heroes and villains, witches and more in The Bohemians’ take on a classic theme.
Korean Poetry is a profound musical project using diverse eastern and western instruments to freely cross musical genres to showcase core themes of traditional Korean music and poe…
The Book of Thel is a new musical adaptation of William Blake’s prophetic poem, written in 1788.
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.
A honky-tonk opera by Jo Carol Pierce, ‘the greatest Texas songwriter you’ve never heard of’ (Texas Monthly).
Bala Baile is an Edinburgh-based Latin trio.
Here at Brewhemia we celebrate the weird, wonderful and outright bizarre.
Sara is live at the Edinburgh Fringe for a very special All Request Friday, with special guests and live music.
Based on the classic Scottish folk song, Kelty Clippie follows the comic adventures of a bus conductress in Fife.
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.
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…
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 …
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.
Everybody knows Mallorca, Menorca and Ibiza, our beaches and landscapes, but the Balearics are not only sand and sun.
Jo Whiley broadcasts live from the Edinburgh Fringe, with special guests, music and performances.
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.
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 retu…
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.
When it comes to comedy double acts none have endured as long as Laurel and Hardy.
Prince En is bored of the royal life.
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 his…
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…
There are lots of words you can use to describe Jon Long, purveyor of clever gags and witty songs.
Carol Cates sits on a tall stool strumming away on her ukulele and chatting with the audience as they arrive.
If you’re looking for fun and interactive quiz formats that work well as hour long Edinburgh Fringe shows, then pickings are comparatively slim.
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 Glas…
A night of Romanian traditional music with songs from Maria Tanase, Ileana Sararoiu, Liviu Vasilica, Surorile Osoianu and many more.
Oh no! The piano has lost its music! But a little girl is sure she can help the piano find it again.
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 …
For the 16th year, this brilliant accordion and clarinet duo perform their world music mix with virtuoso skill and infectious enjoyment.
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.
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…
There are two challenges at the heart of Fox-tot!, a new work from composer Lliam Paterson and director Roxana Haines for Scottish Opera.
Part-biographical, part-political, part-musical, part-magical.
With First Impressions, Christina Bianco further cements her reputation as the First Lady of Impersonation.
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.
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 reverberates with contemporary relevance: the exploitation of women as artists throughout time, the withholding of recognition and financial reward.
It’s a new millennium.
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 renown…
Geoff Robb was the winner of the 2018 Brighton Fringe Live Music Award and since then he has been writing music inspired by trees.
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 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 mor…
Music festival favourite Colonel John Thomas McMustard brings you a show with guests from the world of music, comedy and spoken word.
A requiem for our digital age from Toronto/Macau composer Njo Kong Kie (winner, 2018 Toronto Theatre Critics Award, Best New Musical).
For those who don’t know, Frisky & Mannish are Fringe royalty.
Uber ratings, patisserie and misophonia.
Katie Arnstein has brought her joyous mix of caustic wit, a cautionary tale and a call to arms to her first Fringe.
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.
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.
A dark, comedic production which explores mental illness in the mind of an everyday young woman.
A musical song cycle with a blues, jazz and rock score inspired by the Names Project AIDS Memorial Quilt.
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? Its a mystery that wil…
Two infamous bank robbers turned killers: Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow.
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 ge…
Tim Vine hears the life stories of the public while showcasing his trademark gleeful wordplay and silly songs.
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.
Queen are in Edinburgh and they’re here to rock in a brand-new show guaranteed to blow your mind.
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…
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 sillines…
BSC Theatre joyously celebrate diversity and minority identities through this tender and thought-provoking glimpse into life on the outside.
The World premiere of a breathtaking new Cuban dance show, created in
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.
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 …
Returning to the Fringe for another year Thrones! The Musical Parody is exactly what it says on the tin.
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.
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 has become almost as much a staple of the Fringe as being slapped in the face with flyers on the Royal Mile.
Australia’s singing cook presents her award-winning musical cooking cabaret.
Have you ever been, or felt, late? Maybe you’re not alone.
The crowd is lively, laughing and waiting expectantly for the venue to open.
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…
This virtuoso duo, returning for their third year, are exploring the rich and mellow sounds of hang drums accompanied by acoustic and bass guitar.
Brand-new musical comedy show from carnage wielding, storm stud of a snazzy idiot: Katie Pritchard.
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.
There may be trouble ahead.
Fringe legends Jollyboat play their new comedy songs, following a sell-out national tour and the second JollyCon fan convention.
Candy’s stories, musicality and legs will take you on a journey of her/his adventures through time.
Brian (Seaton) Demento and Richard (Collins) Demento perform their outlandish, shocking and downright silly self-penned songs and rock‘n’roll parodies.
Cult hit Jollyboat (the ‘geeky flight of the conchords’) present their best comedy songs from 10 years on the Fringe.
The evil queen usually gets bad press, but not in this show.
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 H…
Susan Calman takes a fast-paced whistle-stop tour of Edinburgh’s comic delights.
Early Mornings – The Musical is a show about writing a show.
Follow Tytyl and Mytyl as they embark on an adventure in search of their grandparents and the Blue Bird of Happiness.
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…
The Addams Family.
An original play inspired by a child’s love of Christmas; with song, dance and traditional Christmas offerings.
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 governmen…
A popular and traditional service of Choral Evensong from the 1929 Scottish Prayer Book with guest choir, congregational hymn singing and organ voluntary.
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 a…
For musical sisters Bella and Blue, competition means serious business.
‘She can remember the voices, the melodies, the harmonies – but it’s not the same.
The mayhem of the Court of Miracles, Quasimodo’s torment, screaming gargoyles and the tragedy of Esmeralda’s passionate naivety.
An evening that ‘bubbles with wit and good humour’, celebrating the timeless Savoy operas of the Victorian masters, WS Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan.
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.
Bugle Boys wowed crowds at the 2018 Edinburgh Festival Fringe and are back for more this year.
A past hit at the Philadelphia Fringe Festival! #213 is a silent, sad clown who has learned how to find laughter through the tears.
Bennet is concerned.
The concert includes music with Middle Eastern, Latin American, European and African flavours.
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…
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.
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 rhyt…
A feel-amazing, disco, gospel extravaganza chock full of amazingly talented women! And a few bad guys too.
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 celebrat…
Why toddle when you can dance?! Selling out shows around the world; come find out why.
The first man in space is back on Earth and facing new temptations.
A brand-new adaptation of this rarely performed musical song cycle with fully fledged characters and setting.
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-clas…
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 …
FCT returns with its 41st Fringe show following five-star reviews and sell outs for Sister Act and Jesus Christ Superstar.
Entertaining and informative guided walking tours that tell the stories of the musicians who have stayed, played and made music in Edinburgh.
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 …
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.
Come on a journey of discovery across the globe, in search of the essence of flamenco.
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.
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 a…
Following on from our success last year, the gin-tasting show is back with comedy and songs interspersing our three free gin tastings.
Meet Polly, she doesn’t care what you think! All she wants is to be equal, for everyone to be equal.
‘Unfailingly entertaining!’ (Chortle.
Bringing the best of the festivals to audiences with live and recorded BBC broadcasts.
Join Diane as she recuts the red ribbon on her iconic 80s nightclub The Flick.
Maggie Lalley’s one-woman musical comedy tells the true story of her demented stint as a teen witch.
The Jennifer Ewan Band is back with another exhilarating melting pot of heartfelt original songs and old-time Louisiana Creole and Cajun dance classics.
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.
One of the most important voices in Britain, Akala is a BAFTA and MOBO award-winning hip-hop artist, writer and social entrepreneur.
Muse 90401 is a one-woman show written by, and starring, internationally acclaimed actress Fadik Sevin Atasoy.
The Chinese Orchestra of Shanghai Huangpu Youngster Art Activity Centre has been established for more than 20 years.
Children and grown-up children, walk, dance, sing and enjoy our musical streets for one hour! Silent disco fun with our party panda.
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!
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 membe…
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 megast…
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…
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…
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.
The alternative late-night Fringe experience returns.
Bambino Beats are back to take you on a Summertime Boogie.
In 1698 Thomas d’Urfey published the smash-hit book of comic songs, Wit and Mirth.
Shang is back for its eighth year.
Bare Productions return following their sell-out run in Fringe 2018 with a deliciously wicked musical.
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 Wiz…
I’ll Be Broken Home for Christmas is a dark comedy musical written by Jeffrey Baldinger and Jessica Michelle Singleton.
Friday Night Sinner! is a one-woman, horror-comedy musical about a Jewish, sexually repressed, newly married maniac (stick to what you know).
Enjoy some authentic flamenco passion in our ever-popular show.
This crowd-pleasing musical is inspired by and features the songs of Elvis Presley.
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, Cub…
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.
Spencer bought a new looper, but he can’t beatbox.
Follow Johnny’s life as he moves from small town America to the bright lights and party life of Tinseltown.
Using only their voices and innovative live looping techniques, international vocal sensation FreePlay sings you around the world without leaving your seat.
Ginger Monologues is a mixture of stand-up and song.
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 s…
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.
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 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.
The Shambles, University of York’s improvised comedy troupe, are back at the Fringe for their 12th year.
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.
Since she was seventeen, Caitlin Cook has lived by a code: if something scares her, she has to do it.
The Professors of Logic present the songs of Anna Durkacz Ryan with a fresh look at approaching age.
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 ap…
A combination of stand-up comedy, crowd work and improvised music.
Take yourself on a journey to the Caribbean in the heart of Scotland’s capital city at an authentic Latin American family-run venue.
Irish Comedian of the Year winner Steve Bennett is the happiest man on the planet.
‘Brilliant blend of sharp wit, optimism and perfectly dark humour’ ***** (EdFestMag.
A fun-packed feast of traditional music, dance, song and myth with historic Prestonfield House and the magnificent setting for this nightly dinner show.
A unique musical comedy where Noam Osband and Bianca Jaconetty sing original music about sex and love based on Wikipedia.
Solo gig-theatre digging under the skin of anti-heroine Jess, imprisoned for selling drugs on her lover’s behalf.
‘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 is a one-woman show with a live piano score.
Kate Lucas has been told she needs to sell herself more.
A Canadian folk ballad duo bring their own sassy and offbeat brand of comedy to Edinburgh.
Possibly the best musical comedy show with live piano and a Romanian performer! It is a 50-minute journey through life.
Hold onto your cocktails.
Classically trained in musical theatre, comedian, writer and actor Jenny Bede is tired of waiting around for her perfect role.
Award-winning Edinburgh favourite, Jess Robinson, returns with a brand new show and her fabulous live band.
The Capulets and the Montagues hate each other but Romeo has something else on his mind.
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.
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.
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, Par…
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 ab…
One broken world and ten funny songs to fix it.
It’s time to taste.
Fun, charming and playfully dirty, Australian comedian Jez Watts has performed with/supported Ari Shaffir, Brian Posehn, Duncan Trussell and The Dollop.
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 wit…
When the full moon shines bright there’s magic in the air, and all the animals come out to play.
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.
An Edinburgh Fringe hit of 2016 and 2017, My Leonard Cohen also sold out the Sydney Opera House and Adelaide Fringe.
The high-voltage rhythm sisters of Mugenkyo rock the Bijou, flexing their muscles on huge taiko drums, with stamina, skill and precision.
The songs and stories you’d miss if you didn’t look up and listen.
Ireland’s comedy darlings Mark O’Keeffe (Show Me the Funny 2019 winner) and Richy Sheehy (viral sensation, as seen on Sky, RTE and BBC) bring their best hour of classic club stand-…
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 …
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 wei…
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.
A musical journey through the hilarious foibles and pain that come with having a heart in this modern world.
If you’ve been unlucky in love, nothing makes you feel better about yourself than laughing at someone else.
I stole the hit songs that our favourite artists play in parallel universes.
Ania is a bright young comedian and YouTube star making waves (finalist: Chortle Student Awards, 2Northdown New Act Competition; check the blue tick!).
A struggling movie actress and an aspiring horror writer are on the very brink of success – each just a compromise away.
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).
An hour of non-stop nonsense, original music and uncomfortable crowd work.
A light-hearted musical trip through the big issues du jour: addiction, narcissism and compulsive snacking.
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.
Maori garage parties are hotbeds of undiscovered talent and a central part of our cultural and musical legacy back home in Aotearoa, New Zealand.
‘There’s no humour in having so many tumours’.
He was exhausted by life.
Adapting Mozart, Chopin and Scott Joplin for outer space requires a specially equipped pianist.
It’s never too soon to break out the Clash, never too late to submerge in the Beatles.
In February my cousin died in a plane crash.
‘Who are you?’ asked the Cheshire cat.
Taigé Lauren presents one woman’s journey to find what makes an American.
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 b…
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 impo…
Ever found yourself stuck in a rat? Unpleasant, isn’t it? Time marches on, but you’re on the spot.
A Maori boy’s musical about his Hollywood hero.
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.
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 interg…
April 2015, Michel Graindorge passed away.
A melodramatic poet, a curious clown and a slanted piano.
For years, Jennifer liked to be over-prepared.
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.
Everything I Do premiered at the Dublin Fringe Festival in a sell-out run at Project Arts Centre.
There are two sides to every story.
After two years of making musical stings on his computer, mostly in his underwear at 3am, Archie’s facing an artistic crisis.
The Electric Swing Circus is a six-piece live band fusion of classy 20s swing and stomping electro beats.
The traditional band Korean Gipsy Sangjaru set out to create ingenious world music based on the Korean traditional culture and arts.
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.
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 sc…
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 …
Alfie lives with his little brother, Hugo, Mum and George.
As seen on ABC, The Comedy Channel and Channel 11 which featured their one hour comedy special.
Written and performed by David Colvin.
‘Mrs Richardson, you’re trying to seduce me.
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.
How unlikely is your fleeting existence? This nine-piece, multi award-winning progressive brass band embark on a curious audio-theatrical journey.
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 an…
Bertie the Moon Dragon is having a terrible day! Nothing is as it should be.
One Duck Down.
A show about living, laughing, loving and losing your debit card five times in one year.
Before Voldemort was He Who Must Not Be Named, he was just Tom Riddle, another moody teen that couldn’t talk to girls.
Multi award-winning musical storytelling from the creator of Jewish Chronicles and Gefilte Fish and Chips.
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 …
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.
Tales of woe, tales of science, tales of curses, tales of defiance.
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.
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 Wonder…
Primary Times Children’s Choice Award winner Brave Macbeth is back.
SK Shlomo is a world record-breaking beatboxer who makes all kinds of music using just his mouth and a mic.
From Comedy Central at the Comedy Store.
Will Hitt and Freya Mallard host the prodigious pop ensemble ABBA in a hilarious and poignant interview.
Richard Shelton’s masterful show revealing the man behind the music returns following a sold out West End season.
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…
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 uni…
Bring home a part of Edinburgh’s unique style with original paintings, ceramics, jewellery by Edinburgh artists you won’t find anywhere else.
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.
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 Adult…
Haggis, Neeps and Burns is about as Scottish as tartan and the trinity.
The jig is up! Paul Williams is a quadruple threat – song, dance, comedy and opinion.
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 m…
Award-winning stand-up Sooz Kempner spent the 90s playing Sonic, going from a little kid to a fully grown teen.
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.
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, …
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.
Billed as part cabaret, part wannabe warehouse rave, my expectations were prepared.
Join authors, politicians, artists, diplomats and international cultural leaders for a weekend of panel debates, music, performing and visual arts, storytelling, poetry, walks and …
The vision of the Sound of Many Waters is to promote the rediscovery of God’s voice through music and the arts.
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 …
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 favo…
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 b…
I can’t imagine that anybody has nostalgia for life in their early teen years.
The shows are based on Chinese classical myths of the very beginning of the world.
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 so…
Set in rural England, this pale ale drenched parable explores village life juxtaposed with urban sprawl.
An atmosphere of fun and weimar cabaret beats envelop us as we enter Beauty at the Circus Hub.
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 musici…
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 s…
For one night only.
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.
Join The Bohemians as they twist your all time favourite musical numbers, taking a fresh perspective on classic anthems.
A storytelling, poetry and music performance filled with Viking tales and Nordic myths about the Vikings’ arrival in Scotland.
Re-written rap lyrics that clap back.
In a bar in Cambodia, a young Scottish tour guide is telling stories to travellers.
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.
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 Fras…
KT Tunstall’s enchanting and engaging songs resonate throughout pop culture.
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 recit…
Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme for Fringe participants.
You’ve heard of Kurt Cobain.
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.
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…
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.
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 …
I was unsure what to expect from this performance, but "a musical about Robert Burns" already had my interest piqued.
Of course, this show will be based around Attila’s powerful, poignant, personal, political performance poetry – still evolving after 37 years.
‘I’ve given you sunlight, I’ve given you rain.
‘Combined blistering pace with beautifully crafted melodies’ (BroadwayBaby.
A story told through new music and dance.
Join a couple of Aussies on this off-beat excursion of naughty and ridiculous tales and oddly familiar tunes.
Mark Vigil presents four characters, each delivering a Ted Talk sort of thing, ish.
From the company that previously brought you Peter Pan and Elf the Musical comes this spooktacular new musical comedy.
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.
East meets West in this wild mash-up of comedy, electric violin, characters, spoken word and songs from legendary AmerAsian duo Slanty Eyed Mama.
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 a…
When things are coming to an end, the best thing to do is to go back to the beginning.
A new musical by Helen Brown and John Moore, based on Daphne Du Maurier’s Rebecca.
Step into the glamorous Roaring Twenties as the inimitable Hester and Ruby bring their speakeasy spirit to Edinburgh.
A musical memoir about one woman’s solo bicycle/music tour 1,254 miles down the west coast of the USA.
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 l…
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.
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 conditio…
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.
Matt Griffo from Chicago is an internationally touring musical comedian, combining music with comedic lyrics.
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.
Questing Voles – All’s Well That Ends As You Like It, 2017: ‘a pretty anarchic hour of fun and frolics’ (FringeReview.
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.
True to the show’s name, Richard Shelton gives us an intimate, raw glimpse into Frank Sinatra’s private life.
The last word in Celtic Gypsy Klezmer.
Performing stripped back versions of popular songs will be Nigerian-born Ibiyemi with the soulful voice some have described as ‘smooth chocolate’.
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 ever…
After receiving her sell-out garland in 2017, Bessy returns to the Fringe with a brand-new show.
Take a trip through time to discover the origin of classic fairy tales from Aesop’s Fables to the Brothers Grimm to Disney.
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.
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 com…
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 continui…
The international hit returns for a limited run after touring the world.
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 …
An interactive, multisensory, Makaton-signed experience featuring many of the much-loved songs from the Singing Hands DVDs and CDs.
Thomas Cameron is an English tenor whose voice has been described as having velvet-like qualities and performs classics such as Bring Him Home.
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 re…
The secret life of man’s best friend is pondered in BARK: The Musical.
For almost thirty years, Gandini Juggling has been setting the bar for juggling performances across the world.
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 ambit…
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 r…
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 c…
An eclectic group of six mid-pubescents vie for the spelling championship of a lifetime.
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 traditio…
Kangaroos and Bagpipes is an unique blending of Australian singers and their Scottish counterparts performing traditional and contemporary songs designed to entertain, enthrall and…
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 tak…
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) immersiv…
Join Aaron Ayjay as he takes a comedic and very twisted musical journey through relationships from childhood, dating, marriage, divorce and other life experiences.
Off-the-wall stand-up with sausage.
Australia’s singing cook presents her award-winning musical food cabaret in its UK debut.
Captivate Theatre is delighted to be bringing the universally acclaimed Jesus Christ Superstar to the Edinburgh Fringe.
One man’s intimate story of escape from religion, to love, loss and triumph.
Wonder: a feeling of surprise mingled with admiration, caused by something beautiful, unexpected, unfamiliar or inexplicable.
As we say round here: ‘If they drap the bomb, yer tea’s oot!’.
‘If I don’t know you and you don’t know me, then you’re free in your anonymity.
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 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 …
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 bigges…
Orwell That Ends Well is a comedy musical, combining characters and stories from 1984 and Animal Farm.
Prime Cut Productions: East Belfast Boy by Fintan Brady.
13 is a hilarious, coming-of-age musical about discovering that cool is sometimes where we least expect it.
Also known as Loki the Scottish Rapper, McGarvey is a troublemaking hip hop recording artist, community activist, an unusually scrupulous columnist and social commentator.
Back for five nights only.
Mandrogyny contains many universal themes, including an exploration of self, identity and gender expression.
The magic of New York is effectively captured in 89 Nights, a new musical from Troubadour Stageworks.
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.
Frisky are transporting audiences to a fantasy land created by two pre-pubescent girls, Tilly and Inga (played by Camille Dawson and Serena Ramsey).
Arthur Smith presents this heartwarming tribute to his dead father, Syd.
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 M…
A new musical adaptation of the classic tale of Cinderella, by Charles Perrault.
A new musical by Tish Tindall based upon an idea by David Gest, Michael Jackson, and the life and works of Robert Burns.
An exploration of loss and redemption, this show takes you on a rollercoaster journey of epic loss and triumphant utopia that will stir your soul and get the cogs twisting in your …
Pete wants to keep The Burnt Part a shrine.
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 sho…
The Understudies is a completely improvised comedy musical that enjoyed a successful run at the Edinburgh Fringe 2017.
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.
Follow Doaa who dreams of a better life amongst a backdrop of war, terror and enduring love.
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 celebrati…
Set in a post-apocalyptic world this student-run, original musical theatre production takes place after humankind has destroyed the surface of our planet.
Horror writer Arthur Machen journeys from rural Wales to the suburbs of late Victorian London, reflecting on the intangibility of things.
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 fro…
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.
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! Vo…
Fringe sell-out sensation returns for two performances only.
From Off-Broadway to Curry Mallet Village Hall, Kate takes her one-woman shows all over the world.
Music, comedy and crisis in a puppet show for grown-ups.
Fisherman’s 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 o…
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.
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 - p…
Like stereotypes, labels generally become meaningless upon scrutiny.
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 Dra…
Jukebox musicals are undeniably hit and miss.
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 Ro…
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.
Ian Stroughair delivers an hour of avante guarde post modern drag, with a voice so powerful he should require a license to operate it.
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.
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 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.
Exuberant fusion of funky mbalax/ Afrobeat rhythms with undercurrents of ska, rock, Senegalese soul; original songs with impassioned vocals, infectious guitar licks and irresistibl…
Green Day’s visceral and provocative Grammy and two-time Tony Award-winning musical.
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 Wei…
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 stirr…
The Bird, the Bell, the Fish, and the Tree.
Guitar music journey featuring Middle Eastern, Spanish, Latin American and classical flavours.
One of London’s hottest improv teams returns to the Fringe to bring you an hour of comedy inspired by music.
Based on the popular traditional folk song, Kelty Clippie follows the comic adventures of a bus conductress in Fife.
Enjoy a unique flavour of the Fringe and explore the museum after hours.
A rare visit to the UK for this deeply expressive Brazilian singer-songwriter and her band.
Are you having a bad month? Us too.
Award-winning company Room 29 Theatre returns to the Edinburgh Fringe with the hauntingly beautiful musical Dogfight.
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.
I was transfixed.
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 s…
The Rocky Horror Night at Frankenstein’s — now in its 17th year — is one of the staple nightlife experiences in Edinburgh.
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.
Toujours et Près de Moi is a holographic puppet opera by multi-disciplinary arts company, Erratica.
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 …
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 …
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.
Bernard MacLaverty was born in Northern Ireland and brought his family to Scotland in 1975.
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? Cou…
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 …
On a train heading south, the eyes of a tired man meet those of a woman weeping, if only for a moment.
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.
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.
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 wo…
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.
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.
FoxDog Studios are back – and they are as witty, quick and entertaining as previous years.
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 quir…
Fresh from Britain’s Got Talent 2018, Robert White brings you his unique form of musical stand-up in a laugh-packed hour.
The talented vocalists of Edinburgh Music Theatre return with another fantastic musical extravaganza for all the family this August.
Lost in blissful foreign travel, Imogen joyfully succumbs to the spoils of Western privilege.
One of the BBC’s best-known journalists and presenters, James Naughtie is now is now special correspondent for BBC News.
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 Iris…
Following successful, sell-out shows in previous years, Jo Jingles is back for more Fringe fun.
The talented performers of Edinburgh Music Theatre return with an unmissable evening of musical theatre classics you will know and love.
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…
A high-octane hour of drumming, singing, storytelling and dance.
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 listener…
Through wine, laughter and tears, Louise explores the pressures of life and love.
Simon David bursts onto the stage in a bout of eccentricity that boldly asserts his dominance over the evening.
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.
Following a sold out run at the 2017 Fringe, this five-star show is back.
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 s…
Fringe sell-out show! A fun, interactive and educational violin and cello concert for babies and toddlers where wriggling is allowed!
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 Nich…
Part play and part mini-concert, Led Thespian is a new dark comedy that explores love, loss, and the power of music.
Fellswater Celtic music ensemble from Boston, Massachusetts, USA will perform tunes and songs from all the Celtic nations and beyond.
Elf Lyons should be feeling pretty good right now.
Circolumbia returns to the Underbelly Circus Hub, bringing its high-octane cast of singing, dancing circus artists with it.
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 at…
The bathroom of a student flat is not a place you'd want to spend 5 minutes, let alone an hour.
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.
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.
Loosely based on a comedy written by Aristophanes in 405 BC, The Frogs is a hilarious send-up of Greek comedy and satire.
A fun, interactive and educational classical concert for babies and toddlers where wriggling is allowed!
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.
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 singa…
The Battle of Boat is a new musical set in a seaside town on the English coast.
In Barcelona at the beginning of the 20th century, a vampire walks the streets, invisible to those who choose not to see her.
A desperate inventor.
Marking the centenary of women’s right to vote, Italia Conti Ensemble presents Laura Wade’s adaptation of the groundbreaking Sarah Waters’ novel.
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 choic…
Maureen Lipman more than qualifies for National Treasure status; she’s shared the stage with everyone from Olivier to Hugh Jackman and has appeared in Oscar winning movies and na…
Assassins is a show of rich thematic complexity, difficult harmonies and challenging characterisation.
Former PM and cabaret superstar Margaret Thatcher Queen of Soho is back.
Beacon Boy Players return to The Sanctuary to stage Bugsy Malone – a knockout show full of slapstick comedy and catchy, swinging tunes! Expect plenty of panache and pizzazz from …
The alternative late-night Fringe experience returns, to a new home at C aquila amid the hustle and bustle of the Royal Mile.
Free daily hour-long showcase of the best musical comedy at this year’s Edinburgh Festival, courtesy of the Musical Comedy Guide website (check for full listings).
One woman’s embarrassing journey from child star dreams to inadequate adulthood.
As you arrive in the space, the audience is serenaded by a cacophony of sounds which are not precisely music (this is a theme that will become repeated throughout the hour), and on…
Join your favourite Doctor Who characters for their greatest journey yet! It’s a musical adventure in time and space! After the TARDIS mysteriously crash lands, the Doctor and hi…
Like the most watery of weather conditions, Katie Pritchard is washing over the surf boards of comedy, crashing into the sandbanks of genre and dropping a sturdy wave onto the beac…
A mix of stand-up, musical comedy, and unusual surnames from two local Edinburgh comedians.
Join Gareth Richards, Foster’s Edinburgh Comedy Awards Best Newcomer nominee 2010 for his eighth funny, stupid, stand-up show, with some hilarious songs played on the Q-Chord.
Careering from his glittering ex-career as an incomparably successful composer/performer on Broadway, Reuxberre Bereré spends just one preciously distilled hour showcasing on the …
Perrier Award-winning musical stand-up takes an axe to austerity and liquidates laughter deficits.
These entertaining and informative guided walking tours tell the story of the musicians who have stayed, played and made music in Edinburgh.
One sunny afternoon David and Lucy were playing with their dog in the garden and suddenly a strange creature called a Rapadoodle appeared.
Feel the power of knees-up! Add your voice to the many and discover what singalong means in these interesting times.
One went to a south London private school, one went to a Catholic School in Glasgow’s East End.
Ever wondered what might happen if Queen Victoria met Genghis Khan? In this totally improvised comedy, the audience choose which chapters of history they want to see rewritten.
The debut solo show from ex-President of the Oxford Revue, Georgia Bruce.
A wanderer believes his destiny is written along the North Carolina Interstate.
Let the ‘Queen of silliness (***** BroadwayBaby.
Water is the essence of life.
In association with PBH’s Free Fringe, veteran chanteuse Woodstock Taylor and her band of aging gits, Dai Lowe, Bev Wright and Max Scratchmann, bring their mixed bag of songs, poem…
Join Cassie (second place, Musical Comedy Awards 2018) for a few ditties, a little bit of death and a whole lot of fun.
This summer, four of West End’s leading ladies take residence in McEwan Hall – Janie Dee, Danielle Hope, Ria Jones and Claire Sweeney.
An evening celebrating the legendary partnership of Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II.
A Lancashire man attempts to find enough thimbles to fill a novelty thimble rack found in a seaside charity shop.
BBC and UK slam poetry champion performs poems and songs from The River Was a God (published this year by Stairwell Books), a collection of three poetry shows performed at the Frin…
Rosie shares Facts About Love from her own life.
The end of the world is nigh.
Wip It! A split hour of stand-up, storytelling, characters, raps and musical comedy.