Bicycle Boy

Bicycle Boy

An outdoor, bicycle-powered, eco-musical for children and their families. 

Cecily's Belly Laugh Picnic – Musical Balloon Band – Free Festival

Cecily's Belly Laugh Picnic – Musical Balloon Band – Free Festival

Hop, bounce, jump, wave and sing! Percussion, music, laughter and balloons with Verona’s Musical Balloon Band. 

Shooglenifty

Shooglenifty

“30 years together and still one of the most exciting bands on the scene’ (Billy Rough, Folk Radio UK). 

Move

Move

Inspired by ancient keening rituals, Move is a performance about migration, collective grief and communal healing. 

Wriggle Around the World

Wriggle Around the World

A fun, interactive and educational show for babies and toddlers that can be enjoyed by all the family. 

Paul Dennis: Imashination (Free Festival)

Paul Dennis: Imashination (Free Festival)

Multi-instrumentalist singer-songwriter and stand-up, Paul Dennis brings his music and comedy together for the first time. 

Leah MacRae: My Big, Fat, Fabulous Diary – The Best Bits!

Leah MacRae: My Big, Fat, Fabulous Diary – The Best Bits!

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. 

Wriggle Around the World

Wriggle Around the World

A fun, interactive and educational show for babies and toddlers that can be enjoyed by all the family. 

The Hare and the Tortoise

The Hare and the Tortoise

A fun, interactive and educational show for babies and toddlers that can be enjoyed by all the family. 

The Hare and the Tortoise

The Hare and the Tortoise

A fun, interactive and educational show for babies and toddlers that can be enjoyed by all the family. 

Will Pickvance Plays Piano

Will Pickvance Plays Piano

Something special happens when you play piano for yourself at home. 

Carol Ann Duffy and John Sampson

Carol Ann Duffy and John Sampson

For just three special shows, newly created for 2021, together again to celebrate the return of the Fringe. 

Amazing Adventures of Her Majesty at 90+

Amazing Adventures of Her Majesty at 90+

Affectionate musical comedy on the world’s longest-serving monarch. 

Scottish Falsetto Socks – Eurovision Sock Contest

Scottish Falsetto Socks – Eurovision Sock Contest

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

The Golden Fly

The Golden Fly is an epic wonder tale of a shape-shifting goddess in search of her truth. 

RAT

RAT

The Rat Affair present RAT – The Pied Piper of Hamelin reimagined through live music and shadow puppetry. 

Shamanic Live

Shamanic Live

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 (… 

Rapunzel

Rapunzel

Pantomime is back. 

Matsena Productions – Rituel

Matsena Productions – Rituel

Rituel celebrates the coming of age in cultures around the world. 

Kora in the Evening

Kora in the Evening

Tunde Jegede (kora and cello). 

Celebrating Okoe

Celebrating Okoe

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… 

Aria Goes Missing

Aria Goes Missing

This 1920s pantomime farce takes place at a weekend country house party. 

We Just Need to Get Through This

We Just Need to Get Through This

A couple whose relationship just isn’t working. 

Pashyanti On Guitar

Pashyanti On Guitar

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 … 

Wolves Within

Wolves Within

Come and delve deep into the psyche of wolves with Danish storyteller Svend-Erik Engh and Scottish musician Neil Sutcliffe. 

Paris

Paris

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. 

Little Shop of Horrors

Little Shop of Horrors

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… 

Styx

Styx

This Total Theatre Award-shortlisted, Fringe World Award-winning theatre concert returns in a completely new form. 

Thunderstruck

Thunderstruck

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. 

Bach'n'Roll: The Unconventional Life of Virgil Fox

Bach'n'Roll: The Unconventional Life of Virgil Fox

In 1970 Virgil Fox played the music of JS Bach at the Mecca of rock’n’roll, Fillmore East. 

Looks Like We Made It

Looks Like We Made It

ChasingRainbows presents Looks Like We Made It. 

Live @ The Drill Hall

Live @ The Drill Hall

Celebrate the return to live entertainment with an exciting evening of variety hosted by radio personality Mark McKenzie in the home of the Army. 

A Wire Apart

A Wire Apart

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 … 

Weavers of Grass

Weavers of Grass

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

Double Drop

Double Drop by Lisa Jên Brown / Dirty Protest Theatre. 

Ensemble Su

Ensemble Su

Discover this blend of Korean traditional instruments and western instruments that will bring music to life. 

Black is the Color of My Voice

Black is the Color of My Voice

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. 

Belfast

Belfast

‘Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain’. 

Tunnels

Tunnels

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: Back to the Fringe

Funbox: Back to the Fringe

Funbox are back at the Fringe. 

Shamanic Live

Shamanic Live

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 (… 

Sideshow

Sideshow

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… 

O'DD

O'DD

This sci-fi-inspired duet of acrobatics and live music takes you on a cinematic journey of ultra-physical circus. 

Flamenco Guitar Concert

Flamenco Guitar Concert

Award-winning flamenco guitarist and composer Daniel Martinez presents a truly special guitar concert. 

Sinatra: Raw

Sinatra: Raw

Richard Shelton’s masterful show revealing the man behind the music returns following sold-out London, Los Angeles and Australian seasons. 

Bonnie Bayou Blues

Bonnie Bayou Blues

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… 

We Just Need to Get Through This

We Just Need to Get Through This

A couple whose relationship just isn’t working. 

Carnegie – The Star-Spangled Scotchman

Carnegie – The Star-Spangled Scotchman

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… 

Outta The Books

Outta The Books

Witches, wolves, fairies, frogs, princes. 

La Nela De Socartes

La Nela De Socartes

La Nela De Socartes is an uplifting musical tragedy on love, opportunity and change. 

Practice Room 99

Practice Room 99

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: A Digital Quest for Love

Corona Cutie: A Digital Quest for Love

Corona Cutie is a student-written-and-produced virtual musical created completely remotely during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Live @ The Drill Hall

Live @ The Drill Hall

Celebrate the return to live entertainment with an exciting evening of variety hosted by radio personality Mark McKenzie in the home of the Army. 

Twisted: The Untold Story of a Royal Vizier

Twisted: The Untold Story of a Royal Vizier

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… 

On Your Bike

On Your Bike

Delivering food you don’t get to eat is hungry work. 

First Piano on the Moon

First Piano on the Moon

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… 

Aladdin

Aladdin

This tale of Eastern promise is adapted from a traditional story for a modern audience with original songs and new characters. 

Pashyanti On Guitar

Pashyanti On Guitar

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 … 

Flamenco Fringe

Flamenco Fringe

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… 

13 Fruitcakes

13 Fruitcakes

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

Eric Davidson – Thunderjab 3

Eric Davidson – Thunderjab 3

Fasten your seatbelts and be prepared to laugh and cry as the Midlothian bard returns with another show full of exquisite wordplay. 

Feelgood Academy

Feelgood Academy

At the Feelgood Academy of Performing Arts, competition is tough, even for the school’s two best singers. 

Destroying Demons: Songs for Cello and Carnatic Violin

Destroying Demons: Songs for Cello and Carnatic Violin

In this world premiere, the shimmering beauty of South Indian melodies blends with electronic sound effects and virtuosic improvisation. 

You Choose

You Choose

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… 

Move

Move

Inspired by ancient keening rituals, Move is a performance about migration, collective grief and communal healing. 

La Nela De Socartes

La Nela De Socartes

La Nela De Socartes is an uplifting musical tragedy on love, opportunity and change. 

Save The Date

Save The Date

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

Oedipus Rex

Oedipus Rex

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

All My Stupid Jobs

All My Stupid Jobs

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

Iona Fyfe: Movies to Musicals

Iona Fyfe: Movies to Musicals

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

The Beat Goes On

The Beat Goes On

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

Judgement Day

Judgement Day

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

Battleship Potemkin 1925

Battleship Potemkin 1925

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

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

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

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

Baiana - Blame it on Rio

Baiana - Blame it on Rio

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

Once Lost: A New Musical

Once Lost: A New Musical

A powerful musical about living with dementia. 

The Last Five Years

The Last Five Years

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

West End vs Broadway

West End vs Broadway

Enjoy an afternoon of musical theatre delivered by fantastic voices. 

Bookends: A Musical Journey

Bookends: A Musical Journey

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

David Vernon and Dick Lee: The Sound of Musicals

David Vernon and Dick Lee: The Sound of Musicals

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

Bonnie Bayou Blues

Bonnie Bayou Blues

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

Looks Like We Made It

Looks Like We Made It

ChasingRainbows presents Looks Like We Made It. 

Nordic Nyckelharpa

Nordic Nyckelharpa

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

Jo Jingles – Jo Visits Outer Space

Jo Jingles – Jo Visits Outer Space

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

Mike Garry and The Cassia String Quartet

Mike Garry and The Cassia String Quartet

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

Six-Five Special

Six-Five Special

Six-Five Special. 

American Folk and Gospel Traditions with the Mystic Chorale

American Folk and Gospel Traditions with the Mystic Chorale

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

Amy Abler: PianoDivalicious!

Amy Abler: PianoDivalicious!

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

Seussical TYA

Seussical TYA

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

Melody

Melody

Melody is the most cheerful hotel receptionist in town. 

Titz Up!

Titz Up!

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

Frank Sanazi – The Wurst Is Yet To Come

Frank Sanazi – The Wurst Is Yet To Come

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

Glamorous, Loyal and Brave

Glamorous, Loyal and Brave

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

Ivy Paige: Bitch, I’m a Work of Art

Ivy Paige: Bitch, I’m a Work of Art

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

The Last Five Years

The Last Five Years

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

Circle of Trivia

Circle of Trivia

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

Jamie MacDougall is Lauder

Jamie MacDougall is Lauder

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

Rent School Edition

Rent School Edition

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

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

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

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

Vampire's Ball, Ultimate Halloween Party!

Vampire's Ball, Ultimate Halloween Party!

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

Bathhouse the Musical

Bathhouse the Musical

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

Tickle – the Musical

Tickle – the Musical

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

Tomatoes Tried to Kill Me But Banjos Saved My Life

Tomatoes Tried to Kill Me But Banjos Saved My Life

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

Best of Broadway

Best of Broadway

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Best of the West End

Best of the West End

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

Mitch Benn: Can Everybody Just Calm Down Please

Mitch Benn: Can Everybody Just Calm Down Please

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

Annie and Angela's Disco Divorce Party

Annie and Angela's Disco Divorce Party

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

Shlomo's Beatbox Adventure for Kids

Shlomo's Beatbox Adventure for Kids

‘Mesmerising!’ (Primary Times). 

Amelia Bayler: What’s The Vibe?!

Amelia Bayler: What’s The Vibe?!

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

Silent Disco Tours by Silent Adventures

Silent Disco Tours by Silent Adventures

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

Arty's Ani-magination

Arty's Ani-magination

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

Jess Robinson: Jess to Impress!

Jess Robinson: Jess to Impress!

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

Fruit Flies Like a Banana: Kids!

Fruit Flies Like a Banana: Kids!

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

Scaredy Kat: Pussy Boy

Scaredy Kat: Pussy Boy

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

The Tiger Lillies: One Penny Opera

The Tiger Lillies: One Penny Opera

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

Notflix: Binge

Notflix: Binge

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

Katie Pritchard: Disco Ball

Katie Pritchard: Disco Ball

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

Showstopper! The Improvised Musical

Showstopper! The Improvised Musical

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

Fruit Flies Like a Banana

Fruit Flies Like a Banana

3 performers. 

Voldemort and the Teenage Hogwarts Musical Parody

Voldemort and the Teenage Hogwarts Musical Parody

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

A Night at the Musicals With Thomas Cameron

A Night at the Musicals With Thomas Cameron

Thomas Cameron is a Classic Brit Award-nominated tenor, whose vibrant voice has been described as having velvet-like qualities. 

Two Hearts: The Comeback Tour

Two Hearts: The Comeback Tour

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

KID_X

KID_X

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

Chamberlain and Haywood

Chamberlain and Haywood

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

The Magic of Cole Porter

The Magic of Cole Porter

Appearing for the 29th successive year in the magnificent setting of St Andrew’s and St George’s West, Fife vocal concert group Ensemble (www. 

Shine

Shine

Shine. 

Praise at the Fringe

Praise at the Fringe

Great AMC sell-out show in 2018! The vision of the Sound of Many Waters is to promote the rediscovery of God’s voice through music and the arts. 

MARA

MARA

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

Woman! Pilot! Pirate?

Woman! Pilot! Pirate?

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

The John Rowe Show

The John Rowe Show

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

Phoenix

Phoenix

Ash Phoenix dreams of being a rock star. 

Cathy: A Retelling of Wuthering Heights

Cathy: A Retelling of Wuthering Heights

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

Ragazziquintet

Ragazziquintet

The Ragazziquintet is a group of five string musicians from the Netherlands making their Edinburgh Fringe debut at AMC. 

Power of Music 3

Power of Music 3

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. 

'Edinburgh TV Festival Presents: Donovan in conversation with Eddi Reader

'Edinburgh TV Festival Presents: Donovan in conversation with Eddi Reader

Legendary singer-songwriter Donovan performs an acoustic set in this very special event showcasing the documentary film Donovan and The Beatles in India. 

Rat Pack Live

Rat Pack Live

They were the definition of cool during their fifties and sixties Vegas heyday – Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Sammy Davis Jr. 

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

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

In equal parts, a piano recital, a one-man play and a surrealist film, amalgamated into a unique theatrical experience. 

Fiddlers on the Ramp

Fiddlers on the Ramp

The devil went down to Edinburgh and was defeated by five local boys in fierce fiddlin’ combat. 

Power of Music 2

Power of Music 2

Geoff Palmer, born in Jamaica immigrated to London in 1955. 

Walk the Oars

Walk the Oars

Danish storyteller Svend-Erik Engh and Scottish musician/singer Neil Sutcliffe share a story inspired by the Viking’s arrival in Scotland. 

Blues and Burlesque

Blues and Burlesque

Saucy, sexy, award-winning live music cabaret. 

Amazing Adventure of Her Majesty at 90+

Amazing Adventure of Her Majesty at 90+

Affectionate comedy on the world’s longest-serving monarch. 

Sarah McGuinness: Back to Blacks

Sarah McGuinness: Back to Blacks

Sarah McGuinness welcomes you Back to Blacks, the eclectic live music and chat show streaming regularly from Blacks Club, Soho. 

Tang and Four Dreams

Tang and Four Dreams

This musical theatre applies a double-structured storyline to interpret contemporary understandings of Tang Xianzu, known as Shakespeare of the East. 

The Golden Fly

The Golden Fly

The Golden Fly is an epic tale of a shape-shifting goddess in search of her truth. 

Amusical

Amusical

Hosted by Jayde Adams and Kiri Pritchard-McLean, Amusical is a comedy celebration of all things West End (or Broadway if you’re American, or more well off than us). 

Unveiled

Unveiled

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

Westdal and Hayward Need Work

Westdal and Hayward Need Work

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

Museum Late: Fringe Fridays

Museum Late: Fringe Fridays

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

Miss AmeriKa

Miss AmeriKa

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

Melinda Hughes: Off the Scale

Melinda Hughes: Off the Scale

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

In Conversation with... Barbara Dickson

In Conversation with... Barbara Dickson

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

Soundhouse Presents: Three Times Five

Soundhouse Presents: Three Times Five

Edinburgh-based promoter The Soundhouse Organisation presents Three Times Five, featuring Moishe’s Bagel, Kinnaris Quintet and John Goldie and the High Plains. 

Violetta's Last Tango – El Concierto

Violetta's Last Tango – El Concierto

The artists have collaborated intensely on tango projects nationally and internationally, especially with the opera/tango/dance-fusion show Violetta’s Last Tango. 

Laurie Black: Space Cadette

Laurie Black: Space Cadette

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

An Evening with Bosom Buddies

An Evening with Bosom Buddies

With their astonishing singing vocals, Brenda and Bernie attempt to perform the worlds greatest tribute to the divas show. 

These Streets

These Streets

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

Emer Maguire: Hilarious Humans

Emer Maguire: Hilarious Humans

Emer Maguire is a TEDx performing musical comedian, an international award-winning science communicator and a double Irish Radio Award winning BBC radio presenter. 

The Soundtrack of Life

The Soundtrack of Life

Everyone has a soundtrack to their life – from the songs that get you up on the dance floor to the ones that get you singing in your car, the songs that get you through hard time… 

Attila the Stockbroker

Attila the Stockbroker

Powerful, passionate, personal, political punk performance poetry plus punchy psongs. 

Soundhouse Presents: Kinnaris Quintet

Soundhouse Presents: Kinnaris Quintet

Soundhouse presents one of Scotland’s hottest new folk bands. 

Spotlights: A Night at the Musicals

Spotlights: A Night at the Musicals

‘Lively, thrilling and spectacular. 

A Beautiful Way to Be Crazy

A Beautiful Way to Be Crazy

Innovative gig theatre based on interviews with women in the music industry, fusing poetry, live music and audio. 

Hypnotique Presents: Totally Wired

Hypnotique Presents: Totally Wired

What happens when eccentricity meets electricity? What connects the invention of the lightbulb to the Berlin techno scene? Take a tour with Hypnotique (Britain’s third best there… 

Stay Loyal to the Royals

Stay Loyal to the Royals

YouTube sensation, the Queen, is bringing her unique brand of Christmas messages live to the stage. 

Mirror Canon

Mirror Canon

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

Little Shop of Horrors

Little Shop of Horrors

Florist’s assistant Seymour becomes a sensation when he discovers an exotic plant with a macabre craving. 

Marlene in Havana: Gypsy Tango Cabaret

Marlene in Havana: Gypsy Tango Cabaret

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… 

Power of Music 1

Power of Music 1

Louise Welsh appeared on the literary scene with her debut novel The Cutting Room. 

Medea Electronica

Medea Electronica

Pecho Mama return with their smash hit gig theatre production. 

The Drowsy Chaperone

The Drowsy Chaperone

The five-time Tony Award and seven-time Drama Desk Award-winning show now revived for 2019. 

Ghostly Tales

Ghostly Tales

Ghostly Tales are adaptations of Victorian supernatural short stories; The Wind in the Rosebush, The Shadow on the Wall, and The Best Room in the House. 

The Wheel of Improv: Musicals Edition!

The Wheel of Improv: Musicals Edition!

Spin that wheel! Join us for an evening of totally improvised musical comedy where you create the show. 

Iolanthe

Iolanthe

Expulsion, electioneering and enchantment. 

You and I: A New Musical

You and I: A New Musical

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

What Girls Are Made Of

What Girls Are Made Of

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

Paradise Lodge

Paradise Lodge

The framing of Paradise Lodge is odd at first. 

Les Quizérables

Les Quizérables

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

A Voice

A Voice

1971. 

A Little R and R

A Little R and R

Come in from the rain, put your feet up and chill the f*ck out. 

Piracy! A Comedy on the High Cs

Piracy! A Comedy on the High Cs

Hoist the mainsails and prepare for a thoroughly ridiculous adventure. 

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

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

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

The Creative Martyrs: Kabarett DysUtopia

The Creative Martyrs: Kabarett DysUtopia

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

Tokyo Rose

Tokyo Rose

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

Ed MacArthur: Humoresque

Ed MacArthur: Humoresque

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

Lucy McCormick: Post Popular

Lucy McCormick: Post Popular

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

Giants Are Fjörd

Giants Are Fjörd

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

Electrolyte

Electrolyte

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

Chris Read: Little Man

Chris Read: Little Man

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

Chain of Trivia

Chain of Trivia

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

A Massaoke Night at the Musicals (All Ages)

A Massaoke Night at the Musicals (All Ages)

This is your chance to bring the whole family and sing along with the fantastic and versatile Massaoke Band, guided by giant video lyrics, as they raise the curtains on your favour… 

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

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

Brian Molley Quintet recreate and reimagine one of the bestselling jazz albums of all time, Stan Getz and Charlie Byrd’s Jazz Samba. 

Bessy Bass Band's Munchtime Music!

Bessy Bass Band's Munchtime Music!

Come and join Bessy and friends in their new lunchtime chamber music concerts for children! Bring along your own picnic and munch your lunch as Bessy and friends serenade you in ou… 

A Taste of Summer

A Taste of Summer

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

Summer School Showcase – A Musical Medley

Summer School Showcase – A Musical Medley

Experience a slice of West End in Edinburgh, with a musical theatre showcase presented by Goldsmiths, University of London’s Musical Theatre Summer School students! Featuring new a… 

BBC: Loose Ends

BBC: Loose Ends

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

A Massaoke Night at the Musicals

A Massaoke Night at the Musicals

This is your chance to sing along with the fantastic and versatile Massaoke band, guided by giant video lyrics, as they raise the curtains on all your favourite show tunes includin… 

Soundhouse Presents: Moishe's Bagel

Soundhouse Presents: Moishe's Bagel

Soundhouse favourites Moishe’s Bagel return with their thrillingly original, cutting-edge klezmer and folk music. 

Scottish Jazz and Beyond – Part 2 – Fergus McCreadie Trio

Scottish Jazz and Beyond – Part 2 – Fergus McCreadie Trio

Fergus McCreadie is Scotland’s next global jazz superstar. 

Bicycle Boy

Bicycle Boy

Bicycle Boy: an interactive, bike-powered eco-musical for children aged five to ten and their families. 

Amazing Summer! Classical Fusion Hits

Amazing Summer! Classical Fusion Hits

Award-winning PipaRimba is an innovative and masterful pipa/marimba duo. 

Jehovah's First Witness

Jehovah's First Witness

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

Vampire Hospital Waiting Room

Vampire Hospital Waiting Room

B-movies typically have negative connotations. 

The Domestic

The Domestic

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

Holly Morgan: Is a Witch. Get Her!

Holly Morgan: Is a Witch. Get Her!

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

An Evening Without Kate Bush

An Evening Without Kate Bush

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

(Can This Be) Home

(Can This Be) Home

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

Playing Django

Playing Django

Django Reinhardt was a musical genius and his influence on generations of guitarists has been immense. 

Rowan Rheingans: Dispatches on the Red Dress

Rowan Rheingans: Dispatches on the Red Dress

A courageous new work by twice BBC Radio 2 Folk Award-winning songwriter Rowan Rheingans. 

STYX

STYX

A mixture of mythology, memory and music. 

Parakeet

Parakeet

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

A Grave Situation

A Grave Situation

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

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

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

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

Jekyll and Hyde

Jekyll and Hyde

Based on Edinburgh-born Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic thriller, this evocative tale of a brilliant doctor and his murderous counterpart has become a modern classic. 

The Mackerel Eaters

The Mackerel Eaters

Local band The Mackerel Eaters are searching for their inspiration and motivation in the cultural graveyard of ambition, Galway City. 

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

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

Scotland’s jazz guitar genius creates magical worlds with his loops and harmonies. 

Aindrias de Staic; Shtax the LedgeHammer

Aindrias de Staic; Shtax the LedgeHammer

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

Spamalot

Spamalot

Award-winning performance arts school, LAFA, brings to life the story of Spamalot! telling the legendary tale of King Arthur’s quest to find the Holy Grail. 

A Migrant's Son

A Migrant's Son

‘A far-reaching generational story that crosses divides, ignites memories and pulls at your heart-strings’ (Stage Whispers). 

Gukak Wears a New Flow

Gukak Wears a New Flow

The performance clearly displays the musical colours of Rootmerge through their use of sanjo, a popular style of Joseon in the 18th century. 

Even More Twisted

Even More Twisted

An evolution of his successful 2018 Edinburgh Fringe and Perth Australia Fringe World show Twisted, Aaron Ayjay continues to take you down the dark and twisted road of musical come… 

Birth

Birth

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

Oliver!

Oliver!

Captivate Theatre brings Lionel Bart’s timeless musical back to the Rose Theatre. 

No Words

No Words

Love is lost when boundaries between one another are broken. 

Bizet to Broadway: Natalie Sternberg

Bizet to Broadway: Natalie Sternberg

Natalie’s stunning soprano voice will enchant you as she takes you on a musical journey. 

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

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

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

Cyst-er Act

Cyst-er Act

Cyst-er Act by Catherine Hoffmann. 

BBC: Front Row

BBC: Front Row

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

Isiqalo – The Beginning

Isiqalo – The Beginning

Isiqalo (or beginning in Xhosa and Zulu) takes us back to South Africa under Mandela’s leadership. 

Window

Window

How do you confess your wildest dreams when words fall short? Follow the journey of Xingxing, the boy from the stars, as he’s thrust into the midst of city life. 

Starry, a New Musical in Concert

Starry, a New Musical in Concert

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

Bardd

Bardd

Bardd’s unique dualingual global music fusion takes the audience on a journey from the bardic roots of Wales to a freedom funk disco. 

Jesus Christ Superstar

Jesus Christ Superstar

Jesus Christ Superstar is back and will once again be rocking the main stage at the Rose Theatre. 

The Last Five Years

The Last Five Years

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

Romeo & Juliet: One-Man Musical

Romeo & Juliet: One-Man Musical

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

Frankenstein: How to Make a Monster

Frankenstein: How to Make a Monster

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

Almost, Maine

Almost, Maine

A cold, clear, moonless night in the middle of winter. 

Solitary Journey of Guan Yu

Solitary Journey of Guan Yu

Guan Yu’s patriotism to his country, benevolence to people, wisdom in life, loyalty to friends and bravery in war represent the perfect traditional Chinese virtues of mankind. 

Seamonster, the Story

Seamonster, the Story

A solo, autobiographical performance by singer-songwriter Chiara Berardelli relating her experience of being childless-not-by-choice and her quest for being OK with that. 

A Long Road Home

A Long Road Home

Welcome to Bert and Horace’s junkyard. 

Dissident Sausage

Dissident Sausage

Political prisoner or sausage in a fridge? Toad or feminist? Deity or giant white slug? Prepare to laugh and cry as award-winning poet and singer Karen Gemma Brewer deletes the pas… 

Murder Ballads

Murder Ballads

Murder Ballads is adapted from the 1995 album of the same name by cult artist Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds. 

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

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

Noel Coward and Gertrude Lawrence, one of the most successful partnerships in the 30s and 40s, (dead now unfortunately. 

Faultlines

Faultlines

Using personal stories and first-hand accounts, Faultlines is a play built on truth. 

MacPherson's Rant

MacPherson's Rant

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

One Giant Leap

One Giant Leap

In an unassuming French restaurant, an American news anchor meets with a man who reveals to her that the 1969 moon landing was faked and this time there’s proof. 

Herstory

Herstory

This bold and bodacious cabaret chronicles the tales of some of the most enigmatic and misunderstood women throughout history. 

Rust

Rust

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

The Remarkables

The Remarkables

This summer, a hero will brew. 

Black Is the Color of My Voice

Black Is the Color of My Voice

Apphia Campbell’s solo show inspired by the life of Nina Simone. 

Uppercut: A New Musical

Uppercut: A New Musical

Talented but troubled Clio has three months to go until the biggest boxing match of her life. 

Berlin Girl

Berlin Girl

1983. 

Cadenza: Cambridge University's Premier A Cappella Group

Cadenza: Cambridge University's Premier A Cappella Group

Cadenza is Cambridge University’s premier a cappella group. 

Hebridean Treasure: Lost and Found

Hebridean Treasure: Lost and Found

Internationally acclaimed writer John Philip Newell works with some of the most talented young artists of Scotland to tell the story of an enchanted Hebridean world that was lost b… 

Big Band Does... Broadway

Big Band Does... Broadway

BBD Productions make their debut at the Fringe with Big Band Does… Broadway. 

A Slice of Saturday Night

A Slice of Saturday Night

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

Sister Act

Sister Act

Get ready to raise the roof with Viva’s heaven-sent production! Sister Act is a divine musical comedy that will have you wanting to don a habit and sing along. 

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

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

Soundplay Dome

Soundplay Dome

A unique interactive, musical sensory space for all. 

A Chorus Line – High School Edition

A Chorus Line – High School Edition

A Chorus Line is a stunning concept musical capturing the spirit and tension of 15 professional performers, auditioning for a job in a Broadway show. 

Sidekick

Sidekick

It’s the final year of university for Tom, but he’s afraid he’ll never be good enough to become a superhero. 

A Man’s a Man

A Man’s a Man

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

Friendsical: A Parody Musical About Friends

Friendsical: A Parody Musical About Friends

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

BBC: Jazz Nights

BBC: Jazz Nights

Award-winning musician Seonaid Aitken presents a special live edition of BBC Radio Scotland’s Jazz Nights, featuring Edinburgh Festival Fringe regular Richard Michael on piano, p… 

Amy Abler: PianoDivalicious!

Amy Abler: PianoDivalicious!

With touches of Liberace and Victor Borge, this world-touring US pianist/singer is a classical concert artist gone rogue. 

James Harvey: The Bald-Faced Truth

James Harvey: The Bald-Faced Truth

Almost a concert, kind of a stand-up comedy show, maybe a musical, The Bald-Faced Truth is a thrilling collision of song and satire. 

Kimchi: Life is a Happy Dream

Kimchi: Life is a Happy Dream

Kimjang is a Korean foodie tradition, where families and friends come together to make kimchi. 

Matt McGuinness: We Are What We Overcome

Matt McGuinness: We Are What We Overcome

Fresh from a successful UK tour, uplifting, anthemic tunes punctuate stories and conversation, shedding light on mental health with self-deprecating honesty and dark humour. 

Classical Pipe Music – Scotland's Hidden Treasure

Classical Pipe Music – Scotland's Hidden Treasure

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

Flo & Joan: Before the Screaming Starts

Flo & Joan: Before the Screaming Starts

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

Enigma

Enigma

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

Singalonga Pub Quiz

Singalonga Pub Quiz

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

Nick Helm's I Think, You Stink!

Nick Helm's I Think, You Stink!

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

Sail Away!

Sail Away!

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

Triplex Adventures

Triplex Adventures

A spoiled boy, Chao, decides to run away from the world of chocolates, ice cream, fries and decayed teeth to a new healthy world. 

Wriggle Around the World

Wriggle Around the World

Sell-out show returns! A fun, interactive and educational classical violin and cello concert for babies and toddlers where wriggling is allowed! The programme includes music from a… 

Distilled in Scotland – 100% Harmony!

Distilled in Scotland – 100% Harmony!

Two lifelong Scottish friends – Hamish, an Islander, and Dougie from Edinburgh – fulfil a plan to hike to Edinburgh through Scotland’s Islands, Highlands and Lowlands. 

A Queer Love of Dix

A Queer Love of Dix

This five-star show returns to the Fringe following last year’s success. 

Vikki Stone: Song Bird

Vikki Stone: Song Bird

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

Tarot

Tarot

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

From Judy to Bette: The Stars of Old Hollywood

From Judy to Bette: The Stars of Old Hollywood

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

A Bohemian Fairytale

A Bohemian Fairytale

Follow us down the rabbit hole to discover heroes and villains, witches and more in The Bohemians’ take on a classic theme. 

Korean Poetry Series Part 1

Korean Poetry Series Part 1

Korean Poetry is a profound musical project using diverse eastern and western instruments to freely cross musical genres to showcase core themes of traditional Korean music and poe… 

The Book of Thel

The Book of Thel

The Book of Thel is a new musical adaptation of William Blake’s prophetic poem, written in 1788. 

Black Never Die

Black Never Die

Exuberant, vibrant, energetic, youthful! Black Never Die is a 10-piece rap outfit from Conakry, Guinea in West Africa creating seductive, colourful solid, groovy urban music. 

Bad Girls Upset by the Truth

Bad Girls Upset by the Truth

A honky-tonk opera by Jo Carol Pierce, ‘the greatest Texas songwriter you’ve never heard of’ (Texas Monthly). 

Bala Baile

Bala Baile

Bala Baile is an Edinburgh-based Latin trio. 

Showtime!

Showtime!

Here at Brewhemia we celebrate the weird, wonderful and outright bizarre. 

BBC: Sara Cox

BBC: Sara Cox

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

Kelty Clippie the Musical

Kelty Clippie the Musical

Based on the classic Scottish folk song, Kelty Clippie follows the comic adventures of a bus conductress in Fife. 

Buds of May Be

Buds of May Be

Has the science of love made us unlovable? A 21st-century sonneteer, accompanied by a flautist, try to update relationship practice as laid down by Shakespeare’s sonnets. 

The Lost Musical Works of Willy Shakes

The Lost Musical Works of Willy Shakes

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

Robin Boot's Rockomedy: Punderstruck

Robin Boot's Rockomedy: Punderstruck

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

Oliver!

Oliver!

Lionel Bart’s Oliver! remains one of the most-loved British musicals ever, combining Dickens’ classic story and characters with a sensational and unforgettable score. 

Fira B! Balearic Music Nights

Fira B! Balearic Music Nights

Everybody knows Mallorca, Menorca and Ibiza, our beaches and landscapes, but the Balearics are not only sand and sun. 

BBC: Jo Whiley

BBC: Jo Whiley

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

Freak Show

Freak Show

An army of foreign invaders, bad guys, rapists and thieves, fake news, sensationalist tweets and buckets of ice cream, Creon rules Thebes with ungoverned rage. 

Kit and McConnel

Kit and McConnel

In their fabulous, elegantly refurbished and dead-central venue, clutching a stack of freshly minted songs and sketches, cabaret veterans Kit Hesketh Harvey and James McConnel retu… 

RENT

RENT

This revolutionary rock musical follows a year in the life of a group of impoverished bohemians struggling to survive and create in the East Village of 90s New York. 

Mr Laurel and Mr Hardy

Mr Laurel and Mr Hardy

When it comes to comedy double acts none have endured as long as Laurel and Hardy. 

Xchange

Xchange

Prince En is bored of the royal life. 

The Shakuhachi Experience

The Shakuhachi Experience

Licensed master shakuhachi performer Markus Guhe takes Japan’s oldest and quintessential bamboo flute on a journey from its mythical beginnings through its long and fascinating his… 

Normaler Than Everyone

Normaler Than Everyone

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

Jon Long: Planet-Killing Machine

Jon Long: Planet-Killing Machine

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

Carol Cates: Tell Tale

Carol Cates: Tell Tale

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

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

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

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

Phamie Gow and Phriends

Phamie Gow and Phriends

Phamie Gow, one of Scotland’s most gifted and versatile composers/performers has played in venues around the world, including New York’s Carnegie Hall, with Ray Davies, Philip Glas… 

Lizabett Russo Trio: A Night of Romanian Traditional Music

Lizabett Russo Trio: A Night of Romanian Traditional Music

A night of Romanian traditional music with songs from Maria Tanase, Ileana Sararoiu, Liviu Vasilica, Surorile Osoianu and many more. 

I Piano

I Piano

Oh no! The piano has lost its music! But a little girl is sure she can help the piano find it again. 

Rhythm of the Dance

Rhythm of the Dance

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

Reeds United – David Vernon and Dick Lee

Reeds United – David Vernon and Dick Lee

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

Jo Jingles – Jo Tours Bonnie Scotland

Jo Jingles – Jo Tours Bonnie Scotland

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

Rust

Rust

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

Momo and the Inevitable Decay of the House in the Forest

Momo and the Inevitable Decay of the House in the Forest

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

Fox-tot!

Fox-tot!

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

Confirmation

Confirmation

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

Christina Bianco: First Impressions

Christina Bianco: First Impressions

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

The Gray Cat and the Flounder

The Gray Cat and the Flounder

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

I Wish My Life Were Like A Musical

I Wish My Life Were Like A Musical

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

That Bastard Brecht

That Bastard Brecht

That Bastard Brecht reverberates with contemporary relevance: the exploitation of women as artists throughout time, the withholding of recognition and financial reward. 

Sometimes, Just a Second

Sometimes, Just a Second

It’s a new millennium. 

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

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

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

Geoff Robb – The Music of Trees

Geoff Robb – The Music of Trees

Geoff Robb was the winner of the 2018 Brighton Fringe Live Music Award and since then he has been writing music inspired by trees. 

Anthems – From West End to Broadway

Anthems – From West End to Broadway

An evening of musical theatre anthems from the shows you know and love, with songs from We Will Rock You, Matilda, Hairspray, Singing in the Rain and other classics. 

Movie Music

Movie Music

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

Colonel Mustard and Friends

Colonel Mustard and Friends

Music festival favourite Colonel John Thomas McMustard brings you a show with guests from the world of music, comedy and spoken word. 

I Swallowed a Moon Made of Iron

I Swallowed a Moon Made of Iron

A requiem for our digital age from Toronto/Macau composer Njo Kong Kie (winner, 2018 Toronto Theatre Critics Award, Best New Musical). 

Frisky & Mannish's PopLab

Frisky & Mannish's PopLab

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

Table Manners with Jessie Ware

Table Manners with Jessie Ware

Uber ratings, patisserie and misophonia. 

Sexy Lamp

Sexy Lamp

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

Notflix: Originals

Notflix: Originals

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

Legally Blonde the Musical

Legally Blonde the Musical

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

Shut Up, Helen!

Shut Up, Helen!

A dark, comedic production which explores mental illness in the mind of an everyday young woman. 

Elegies for Angels, Punks and Raging Queens

Elegies for Angels, Punks and Raging Queens

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

Colonel Mustard and the Big Bad Wolf

Colonel Mustard and the Big Bad Wolf

Is the Big Bad Wolf really bad, or just misunderstood and trying to trigger his muddled memory? Could music or something else beginning with M be the answer? Its a mystery that wil… 

Bonnie and Clyde

Bonnie and Clyde

Two infamous bank robbers turned killers: Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow. 

In Conversation with... Ricky Ross

In Conversation with... Ricky Ross

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

BBC: The Tim Vine Chat Show

BBC: The Tim Vine Chat Show

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

BBC: The Afternoon Show

BBC: The Afternoon Show

Janice Forsyth and Grant Stott present The Afternoon Show from the heart of the festivals, showcasing the best acts and talking to the biggest names in town. 

Freddie: One Night With Freddie

Freddie: One Night With Freddie

Queen are in Edinburgh and they’re here to rock in a brand-new show guaranteed to blow your mind. 

Clowns, Lovers, Women in Pants and Shakespeare

Clowns, Lovers, Women in Pants and Shakespeare

What makes Shakespeare funny after 400 years? Theatre OCU (Bad Shakespeare, Fringe 2016 and 2018) explores, answers and celebrates the giddy mysteries of love and romance in scenes… 

Funbox: How to Be a Superhero

Funbox: How to Be a Superhero

It’s time to pull on your spandex, dive into your capes and head up, up and away with Funbox! Join Gary, Kevin and Anya (formerly of The Singing Kettle) for some singalong sillines… 

Not That Different

Not That Different

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

Havana After Dark

Havana After Dark

The World premiere of a breathtaking new Cuban dance show, created in Havana. 

The 5pm Cabaret

The 5pm Cabaret

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

Monski Mouse's Baby Cabaret

Monski Mouse's Baby Cabaret

Join Monski Mouse and friends: Richard Crawley, Amy Gwilliam and cabaret superstar Dusty Limits for a live musical cabaret of nursery classics, reworked song, puppetry and fun for … 

Thrones! The Musical Parody

Thrones! The Musical Parody

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

Just Desserts

Just Desserts

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

Misfit Warrior

Misfit Warrior

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

Baby Wants Candy: The Completely Improvised Full Band Musical

Baby Wants Candy: The Completely Improvised Full Band Musical

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

Comfort Food Cabaret

Comfort Food Cabaret

Australia’s singing cook presents her award-winning musical cooking cabaret. 

Late Bloomers' Tales

Late Bloomers' Tales

Have you ever been, or felt, late? Maybe you’re not alone. 

It's Miss Hope Springs

It's Miss Hope Springs

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

Alex Black's Record Collection

Alex Black's Record Collection

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

Hang Drum Virtuoso Milly Hoddo Featuring Guitarist Ryan Gibson

Hang Drum Virtuoso Milly Hoddo Featuring Guitarist Ryan Gibson

This virtuoso duo, returning for their third year, are exploring the rich and mellow sounds of hang drums accompanied by acoustic and bass guitar. 

Katie Pritchard: Storm Stud

Katie Pritchard: Storm Stud

Brand-new musical comedy show from carnage wielding, storm stud of a snazzy idiot: Katie Pritchard. 

Gareth Richards: 40 Years in the Wilderness

Gareth Richards: 40 Years in the Wilderness

Join Gareth Richards, Foster’s Edinburgh Comedy Awards best newcomer nominee 2010 for his ninth stand-up comedy show, with some hilarious songs played on the Q Chord. 

Get Happy!

Get Happy!

There may be trouble ahead. 

#Jollyboat: Pun Lovin' Criminals

#Jollyboat: Pun Lovin' Criminals

Fringe legends Jollyboat play their new comedy songs, following a sell-out national tour and the second JollyCon fan convention. 

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

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

Candy’s stories, musicality and legs will take you on a journey of her/his adventures through time. 

The Dementos Radio Show

The Dementos Radio Show

Brian (Seaton) Demento and Richard (Collins) Demento perform their outlandish, shocking and downright silly self-penned songs and rock‘n’roll parodies. 

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

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

Cult hit Jollyboat (the ‘geeky flight of the conchords’) present their best comedy songs from 10 years on the Fringe. 

Evil Queen Rules!

Evil Queen Rules!

The evil queen usually gets bad press, but not in this show. 

The Musical of Musicals

The Musical of Musicals

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

BBC: Susan Calman's Fringe Benefits

BBC: Susan Calman's Fringe Benefits

Susan Calman takes a fast-paced whistle-stop tour of Edinburgh’s comic delights. 

Early Mornings – The Musical

Early Mornings – The Musical

Early Mornings – The Musical is a show about writing a show. 

The Blue Bird

The Blue Bird

Follow Tytyl and Mytyl as they embark on an adventure in search of their grandparents and the Blue Bird of Happiness. 

Google: Amanda Jane Dildo

Google: Amanda Jane Dildo

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

The Addams Family

The Addams Family

The Addams Family. 

The Hollywood Summer Christmas Show

The Hollywood Summer Christmas Show

An original play inspired by a child’s love of Christmas; with song, dance and traditional Christmas offerings. 

Dominic Frisby: Libertarian Love Songs

Dominic Frisby: Libertarian Love Songs

From ‘mercurially witty’ (Spectator) creator of YouTube smash 17 Million F*ck Offs – A Song About Brexit come comic songs, stories and stand-up for people who think the governmen… 

Choral Evensong at St Vincent's Chapel

Choral Evensong at St Vincent's Chapel

A popular and traditional service of Choral Evensong from the 1929 Scottish Prayer Book with guest choir, congregational hymn singing and organ voluntary. 

Grease

Grease

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

Rave & Behave

Rave & Behave

For musical sisters Bella and Blue, competition means serious business. 

Order from Chaos

Order from Chaos

‘She can remember the voices, the melodies, the harmonies – but it’s not the same. 

The 2 Mouthed Men Show

The 2 Mouthed Men Show

Beatboxing. 

Notre Dame de Paris aka The Hunchback of Notre Dame

Notre Dame de Paris aka The Hunchback of Notre Dame

The mayhem of the Court of Miracles, Quasimodo’s torment, screaming gargoyles and the tragedy of Esmeralda’s passionate naivety. 

Here's a How-De-Do

Here's a How-De-Do

An evening that ‘bubbles with wit and good humour’, celebrating the timeless Savoy operas of the Victorian masters, WS Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan. 

Mr Fibbers Presents: Back in Tune

Mr Fibbers Presents: Back in Tune

Mr Fibbers is back and funnier than ever with Back in Tune: a show packed with jokes, games and comedy songs that kids just love. 

Bugle Boys

Bugle Boys

Bugle Boys wowed crowds at the 2018 Edinburgh Festival Fringe and are back for more this year. 

[Untitled Project] #213

[Untitled Project] #213

A past hit at the Philadelphia Fringe Festival! #213 is a silent, sad clown who has learned how to find laughter through the tears. 

Concerning Bennet

Concerning Bennet

Bennet is concerned. 

Ayman Jarjour, Syrian Guitarist

Ayman Jarjour, Syrian Guitarist

The concert includes music with Middle Eastern, Latin American, European and African flavours. 

Improvised Director's Cut

Improvised Director's Cut

A fully improvised, Hollywood-style performance created from your all-time favourite movie titles! A different Director’s Cut every time by Steve Worsley and Charles Hindley from… 

Rob Deering's Beat This

Rob Deering's Beat This

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

From India to Triana

From India to Triana

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

Sister Act

Sister Act

A feel-amazing, disco, gospel extravaganza chock full of amazingly talented women! And a few bad guys too. 

Ivy Paige – Queen of the Swingers

Ivy Paige – Queen of the Swingers

It’s the cocktail hour, its cabaret o’clock! Starring international showgirl Ivy Paige! ‘Real-life Jessica Rabbit’ (Sun), with legendary pianist Pete Saunders (Dexys), she celebrat… 

Monski Mouse's Baby Disco Dance Hall

Monski Mouse's Baby Disco Dance Hall

Why toddle when you can dance?! Selling out shows around the world; come find out why. 

Space Junk: A Soviet Musical

Space Junk: A Soviet Musical

The first man in space is back on Earth and facing new temptations. 

Songs for a New World

Songs for a New World

A brand-new adaptation of this rarely performed musical song cycle with fully fledged characters and setting. 

Best of the West End

Best of the West End

After sold-out performances and five-star reviews at Fringe 2016, 2017 and 2018, our performers are excited to return to Edinburgh with a new line-up of songs! Featuring world-clas… 

Best of Broadway

Best of Broadway

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

Once on This Island

Once on This Island

FCT returns with its 41st Fringe show following five-star reviews and sell outs for Sister Act and Jesus Christ Superstar. 

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

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

Entertaining and informative guided walking tours that tell the stories of the musicians who have stayed, played and made music in Edinburgh. 

Global Grooves, Ancient Voices

Global Grooves, Ancient Voices

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

BoxedIn Theatre Presents: Shellshock!

BoxedIn Theatre Presents: Shellshock!

When Shelly, recent grad and marketing whizz, is summoned to the secret headquarters of the world’s largest oil and gas company she thinks she’s hit the big time. 

India Flamenco – A Gypsy Tale

India Flamenco – A Gypsy Tale

Come on a journey of discovery across the globe, in search of the essence of flamenco. 

Death of the American Teenager

Death of the American Teenager

What is it about guns? Today’s American high school students have been raised at a time when school shootings have become common and suicide rates have drastically increased. 

Courage Calls to Courage: The Suffragist Musical!

Courage Calls to Courage: The Suffragist Musical!

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

The Gin Show

The Gin Show

Following on from our success last year, the gin-tasting show is back with comedy and songs interspersing our three free gin tastings. 

Polly: A Drag Rebellion

Polly: A Drag Rebellion

Meet Polly, she doesn’t care what you think! All she wants is to be equal, for everyone to be equal. 

Vince Atta: Massive Attack

Vince Atta: Massive Attack

‘Unfailingly entertaining!’ (Chortle. 

BBC at George Heriot's School

BBC at George Heriot's School

Bringing the best of the festivals to audiences with live and recorded BBC broadcasts. 

Diane Chorley: Down the Flick

Diane Chorley: Down the Flick

Join Diane as she recuts the red ribbon on her iconic 80s nightclub The Flick. 

Cold Blooded Witch: The Sex Musical!

Cold Blooded Witch: The Sex Musical!

Maggie Lalley’s one-woman musical comedy tells the true story of her demented stint as a teen witch. 

Bonnie Bayou

Bonnie Bayou

The Jennifer Ewan Band is back with another exhilarating melting pot of heartfelt original songs and old-time Louisiana Creole and Cajun dance classics. 

Boogie Shoes Silent Disco Walking Tour with a Scottish Twist

Boogie Shoes Silent Disco Walking Tour with a Scottish Twist

Come join the brilliant Boogie Shoes Silent Disco as we return to our Scottish roots for an immersive dance-walk through the crazy throngs of the Fringe. 

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

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

One of the most important voices in Britain, Akala is a BAFTA and MOBO award-winning hip-hop artist, writer and social entrepreneur. 

Muse 90401

Muse 90401

Muse 90401 is a one-woman show written by, and starring, internationally acclaimed actress Fadik Sevin Atasoy. 

a crown of laurels

a crown of laurels

(fig. 

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

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

The Chinese Orchestra of Shanghai Huangpu Youngster Art Activity Centre has been established for more than 20 years. 

Children's Silent Disco

Children's Silent Disco

Children and grown-up children, walk, dance, sing and enjoy our musical streets for one hour! Silent disco fun with our party panda. 

Annie Jr

Annie Jr

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

Bugsy Malone

Bugsy Malone

Join Bugsy, Fat Sam, Tallulah, Blousey and Dandy Dan for a fun time full of laughs, songs and lots of splurge! A great show for all the family, and is sure to inspire younger membe… 

Michelle McManus: Pop Goes the Idol

Michelle McManus: Pop Goes the Idol

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

The Room

The Room

The Room. 

Weegie Hink Ae That? Presents: Nae Bother!

Weegie Hink Ae That? Presents: Nae Bother!

The Weegie boys are back again after two consecutive sellout runs at the fringe! They can’t wait to go mental in the capital with an even bigger and bamier show than the last! From… 

The Fannytasticals

The Fannytasticals

Brighton’s rude and raucous female comedy troupe finally arrive in Edinburgh! With songs, sketches, and wry musings on the female experience, their original and bold material takes… 

Thirteen

Thirteen

What a show! With a new cast of talented teens, this fast-paced, hilarious coming-of-age musical with an unforgettable rock score is back at the Rose Theatre. 

The Electric Cabaret

The Electric Cabaret

The alternative late-night Fringe experience returns. 

Bambino Beats – Summertime Boogie Under the Sea

Bambino Beats – Summertime Boogie Under the Sea

Bambino Beats are back to take you on a Summertime Boogie. 

Wit and Mirth

Wit and Mirth

In 1698 Thomas d’Urfey published the smash-hit book of comic songs, Wit and Mirth. 

And They Played Shang-A-Lang

And They Played Shang-A-Lang

Shang is back for its eighth year. 

The Addams Family

The Addams Family

Bare Productions return following their sell-out run in Fringe 2018 with a deliciously wicked musical. 

The Wizard of Oz

The Wizard of Oz

This is a new, colourful, lively adaptation of a well-known, heart-warming, aspirational story which follows Dorothy and her friends as they embark on their journey to find the Wiz… 

I'll Be Broken Home for Christmas with Jeffrey Baldinger

I'll Be Broken Home for Christmas with Jeffrey Baldinger

I’ll Be Broken Home for Christmas is a dark comedy musical written by Jeffrey Baldinger and Jessica Michelle Singleton. 

Candy Gigi Presents – Friday Night Sinner!

Candy Gigi Presents – Friday Night Sinner!

Friday Night Sinner! is a one-woman, horror-comedy musical about a Jewish, sexually repressed, newly married maniac (stick to what you know). 

Alba Flamenca

Alba Flamenca

Enjoy some authentic flamenco passion in our ever-popular show. 

All Shook Up

All Shook Up

This crowd-pleasing musical is inspired by and features the songs of Elvis Presley. 

Des Kapital: I'm Loving Engels Instead

Des Kapital: I'm Loving Engels Instead

Des (winner of Gulag’s Got Talent, Ex-Soviet Republic Factor, No Voice, Strictly Pooling, Dancing on Siberian Ice) story-sings the history of world communism (Korea, Vietnam, Cub… 

Armour: A Herstory of the Scottish Bard

Armour: A Herstory of the Scottish Bard

What do the widow and mistress of Scotland’s famous bard discuss over tea? After the death of Robert Burns, his wife Jean Armour and mistress Nancy Maclehose finally meet. 

The Spencer Jones 50 Minute Disco Experiment

The Spencer Jones 50 Minute Disco Experiment

Spencer bought a new looper, but he can’t beatbox. 

American Idiot

American Idiot

Follow Johnny’s life as he moves from small town America to the bright lights and party life of Tinseltown. 

A Cappella Around the World

A Cappella Around the World

Using only their voices and innovative live looping techniques, international vocal sensation FreePlay sings you around the world without leaving your seat. 

Ginger Monologues

Ginger Monologues

Ginger Monologues is a mixture of stand-up and song. 

If Mouth Could Speak

If Mouth Could Speak

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

Our Mums Wouldn't Watch This

Our Mums Wouldn't Watch This

These three comedians have caused their mothers endless stress and worry, and you will be in no doubt as to why once you’ve seen their show. 

A Boy and His Magic Pen

A Boy and His Magic Pen

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

Static

Static

Static is a hybrid theater and live concert production that tells the story of a son using music as a means to cope with losing his father to dementia. 

The Shambles

The Shambles

The Shambles, University of York’s improvised comedy troupe, are back at the Fringe for their 12th year. 

Josephine

Josephine

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

Caitlin Cook: Death Wish

Caitlin Cook: Death Wish

Since she was seventeen, Caitlin Cook has lived by a code: if something scares her, she has to do it. 

Coming of the Third Age

Coming of the Third Age

The Professors of Logic present the songs of Anna Durkacz Ryan with a fresh look at approaching age. 

Mark Bunyan: 40 Years Out

Mark Bunyan: 40 Years Out

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

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

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

A combination of stand-up comedy, crowd work and improvised music. 

Rumba Caribeña

Rumba Caribeña

Take yourself on a journey to the Caribbean in the heart of Scotland’s capital city at an authentic Latin American family-run venue. 

Steve Bennett – Everything is F*cked

Steve Bennett – Everything is F*cked

Irish Comedian of the Year winner Steve Bennett is the happiest man on the planet. 

Anesti Danelis: Six Frets Under

Anesti Danelis: Six Frets Under

‘Brilliant blend of sharp wit, optimism and perfectly dark humour’ ***** (EdFestMag. 

A Famous Taste of Scotland Dinner and Show

A Famous Taste of Scotland Dinner and Show

A fun-packed feast of traditional music, dance, song and myth with historic Prestonfield House and the magnificent setting for this nightly dinner show. 

A Night of Wikipedilove

A Night of Wikipedilove

A unique musical comedy where Noam Osband and Bianca Jaconetty sing original music about sex and love based on Wikipedia. 

Hatch

Hatch

Solo gig-theatre digging under the skin of anti-heroine Jess, imprisoned for selling drugs on her lover’s behalf. 

Mat Ewins: Actually Can I Have Eight Tickets Please?

Mat Ewins: Actually Can I Have Eight Tickets Please?

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

Ivory Wings

Ivory Wings

Ivory Wings is a one-woman show with a live piano score. 

Kate Lucas: Is Selling Herself

Kate Lucas: Is Selling Herself

Kate Lucas has been told she needs to sell herself more. 

Tone Death

Tone Death

A Canadian folk ballad duo bring their own sassy and offbeat brand of comedy to Edinburgh. 

All Aboard!

All Aboard!

Possibly the best musical comedy show with live piano and a Romanian performer! It is a 50-minute journey through life. 

Le Tropicalocal Coco Local

Le Tropicalocal Coco Local

Hold onto your cocktails. 

Jenny Bede: The Musical

Jenny Bede: The Musical

Classically trained in musical theatre, comedian, writer and actor Jenny Bede is tired of waiting around for her perfect role. 

Jess Robinson: The Jess Robinson Experience

Jess Robinson: The Jess Robinson Experience

Award-winning Edinburgh favourite, Jess Robinson, returns with a brand new show and her fabulous live band. 

Romantic Romeo

Romantic Romeo

The Capulets and the Montagues hate each other but Romeo has something else on his mind. 

Diane Chorley: Modern Love

Diane Chorley: Modern Love

The Duchess of Canvey returns with a new show and new songs! Join her on a hilarious journey of self-discovery as she reclaims her place in the heart of a divided Britain. 

Party Panda's Silent Disco

Party Panda's Silent Disco

Take a journey of music with our lively and enthusiastic guides as they take you on a tour of Edinburgh’s historic streets and closes. 

Paul 'Silky' White: The Sound of the Baskervilles

Paul 'Silky' White: The Sound of the Baskervilles

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

Stevie Gray: Arctic Monkeys' Midlife Crisis

Stevie Gray: Arctic Monkeys' Midlife Crisis

Award-winning Stevie smashes out a debut show of songs, stories and silliness whilst answering that all important question, what should the middle-aged Arctic Monkeys be singing ab… 

Mitch Benn: Ten Songs to Save the World

Mitch Benn: Ten Songs to Save the World

One broken world and ten funny songs to fix it. 

Chocolate

Chocolate

It’s time to taste. 

Absolute Zero: Jez Watts

Absolute Zero: Jez Watts

Fun, charming and playfully dirty, Australian comedian Jez Watts has performed with/supported Ari Shaffir, Brian Posehn, Duncan Trussell and The Dollop. 

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

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

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

Hey Diddle Diddle

Hey Diddle Diddle

When the full moon shines bright there’s magic in the air, and all the animals come out to play. 

Apocalypse Cruise Ship Love Affair

Apocalypse Cruise Ship Love Affair

Beach Comet return with a double bill of batshit, smash-hit B-musical comedy featuring never-before-seen material, a live band, nuns and the end of the world. 

My Leonard Cohen

My Leonard Cohen

An Edinburgh Fringe hit of 2016 and 2017, My Leonard Cohen also sold out the Sydney Opera House and Adelaide Fringe. 

Mugenkyo Taiko Drummers: Beat Grrrls

Mugenkyo Taiko Drummers: Beat Grrrls

The high-voltage rhythm sisters of Mugenkyo rock the Bijou, flexing their muscles on huge taiko drums, with stamina, skill and precision. 

Look Up

Look Up

The songs and stories you’d miss if you didn’t look up and listen. 

That Black Mirror Episode With the Two Lesbians

That Black Mirror Episode With the Two Lesbians

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-… 

AJ Holmes: Yeah, but Not Right Now

AJ Holmes: Yeah, but Not Right Now

Award-winning actor, writer and composer AJ Holmes makes his Edinburgh debut with an hour of stand-up, storytelling, and songs! Known from The Book of Mormon on Broadway, London’s … 

The Human Show / Free Fringe

The Human Show / Free Fringe

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

30 Minute Musicals Roulette

30 Minute Musicals Roulette

Your favourite movies – musicalised! And you choose! Top Gun, Die Hard or Jurassic Park from the critically acclaimed Los Angeles comedy company, 30 Minute Musicals. 

A Many Splendored Thing

A Many Splendored Thing

A musical journey through the hilarious foibles and pain that come with having a heart in this modern world. 

Karam Deo: Table for One

Karam Deo: Table for One

If you’ve been unlucky in love, nothing makes you feel better about yourself than laughing at someone else. 

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

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

I stole the hit songs that our favourite artists play in parallel universes. 

Ania Magliano and Matt Hutchinson: Mixtape

Ania Magliano and Matt Hutchinson: Mixtape

Ania is a bright young comedian and YouTube star making waves (finalist: Chortle Student Awards, 2Northdown New Act Competition; check the blue tick!). 

The Struggling Life of an Artist

The Struggling Life of an Artist

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

Musical Comedy Guide Showcase

Musical Comedy Guide Showcase

Free daily hour-long showcase of the best musical comedy at this year’s Edinburgh Fringe, courtesy of the Musical Comedy Guide website (check for full listings). 

Valentine Boys: Because the Rent is Due

Valentine Boys: Because the Rent is Due

An hour of non-stop nonsense, original music and uncomfortable crowd work. 

Amelia Bayler Presents: Emotional Bangers

Amelia Bayler Presents: Emotional Bangers

A light-hearted musical trip through the big issues du jour: addiction, narcissism and compulsive snacking. 

A Jewish Sexagenarian and a Liverpudlian Plumber Walk Into a Bar

A Jewish Sexagenarian and a Liverpudlian Plumber Walk Into a Bar

Henry Churniavsky (2019 Not So New Comedian of the Year semi-finalist) is a grumpy Jewish sexagenarian who’s just got through a mid-life crisis and now old age approaches. 

Modern Maori Quartet: Garage Party

Modern Maori Quartet: Garage Party

Maori garage parties are hotbeds of undiscovered talent and a central part of our cultural and musical legacy back home in Aotearoa, New Zealand. 

Tom GK's Hearing Loss: The Musical

Tom GK's Hearing Loss: The Musical

‘There’s no humour in having so many tumours’. 

If You're Feeling Sinister: A Play with Songs

If You're Feeling Sinister: A Play with Songs

He was exhausted by life. 

First Piano on the Moon: Will Pickvance

First Piano on the Moon: Will Pickvance

Adapting Mozart, Chopin and Scott Joplin for outer space requires a specially equipped pianist. 

Comète

Comète

It’s never too soon to break out the Clash, never too late to submerge in the Beatles. 

Connie Wookey: Denied

Connie Wookey: Denied

In February my cousin died in a plane crash. 

Shit-Faced Showtime: Alice Through the Cocktail Glass

Shit-Faced Showtime: Alice Through the Cocktail Glass

‘Who are you?’ asked the Cheshire cat. 

Searchers

Searchers

Taigé Lauren presents one woman’s journey to find what makes an American. 

Tappuccino

Tappuccino

Brunch Bunch Theatre Company presents Tappuccino! A brand-new interactive, playful and joyous show that follows a tap-dancing coffee bean on her adventures across the world! From b… 

Songs in the Key of Cree

Songs in the Key of Cree

Born in a snow bank on the Manitoba/Nunavut border to a family of nomadic caribou hunters, Cree playwright, pianist and musician Tomson Highway has been called one of the most impo… 

Anna and Helen: Stuck in a Rat

Anna and Helen: Stuck in a Rat

Ever found yourself stuck in a rat? Unpleasant, isn’t it? Time marches on, but you’re on the spot. 

Super Hugh-Man

Super Hugh-Man

A Maori boy’s musical about his Hollywood hero. 

Abandoman AKA Rob Broderick – Road to Coachella

Abandoman AKA Rob Broderick – Road to Coachella

Fancy a full music festival in 60 minutes? Abandoman’s got your back! Rob Broderick brings his innate ability to craft songs on the spot to the world of Coachella. 

Nightclubbing

Nightclubbing

Rachael Young and her badass band of superhumans embrace Afrofuturism and the cult of Grace Jones in Nightclubbing; an explosive performance bringing visceral live music and interg… 

Before the End

Before the End

April 2015, Michel Graindorge passed away. 

The Slinks

The Slinks

A melodramatic poet, a curious clown and a slanted piano. 

Jennifer Tyler: Ready or Not

Jennifer Tyler: Ready or Not

For years, Jennifer liked to be over-prepared. 

Exposing Edith

Exposing Edith

Experience legendary French icon Edith Piaf’s life, loves and losses through the songs that shot her to stardom such as La Vie En Rose and Non, Je Ne Regrette Rien. 

Everything I Do

Everything I Do

Everything I Do premiered at the Dublin Fringe Festival in a sell-out run at Project Arts Centre. 

Modern Maori Quartet: Two Worlds

Modern Maori Quartet: Two Worlds

There are two sides to every story. 

Archie Henderson: Jazz Emu

Archie Henderson: Jazz Emu

After two years of making musical stings on his computer, mostly in his underwear at 3am, Archie’s facing an artistic crisis. 

Electric Swing Circus

Electric Swing Circus

The Electric Swing Circus is a six-piece live band fusion of classy 20s swing and stomping electro beats. 

Camino de Sangjaru

Camino de Sangjaru

The traditional band Korean Gipsy Sangjaru set out to create ingenious world music based on the Korean traditional culture and arts. 

Stiff & Kitsch: Bricking It

Stiff & Kitsch: Bricking It

Musical Comedy Award winners 2018 sing about everything keeping them awake at night: tax, wooden cutlery and the consequences of last night’s eight double G&Ts. 

Showstopper! The Improvised Musical

Showstopper! The Improvised Musical

The Edinburgh must-see, Olivier Award-winning (Best Entertainment and Family Show) West End hit returns for its 12th consecutive year! A brand-new musical comedy is created from sc… 

Shark in the Park

Shark in the Park

Timothy Pope is looking through his telescope – but wait, is that a Shark in the Park!? From the creative team behind The Hairy Maclary show – see all three of Nick Sharratt’s … 

Beat

Beat

Alfie lives with his little brother, Hugo, Mum and George. 

The Stevenson Experience: Takes One to Know One

The Stevenson Experience: Takes One to Know One

As seen on ABC, The Comedy Channel and Channel 11 which featured their one hour comedy special. 

Thunderstruck

Thunderstruck

Written and performed by David Colvin. 

Alexander Fox: Snare

Alexander Fox: Snare

‘Mrs Richardson, you’re trying to seduce me. 

Burns: A Lost Legacy

Burns: A Lost Legacy

How much of your future would you sacrifice in order to preserve the past? Sarah Burns is a mother and wife, but in 1865 she gave up her life in Australia to return to Britain. 

Nearly Human

Nearly Human

How unlikely is your fleeting existence? This nine-piece, multi award-winning progressive brass band embark on a curious audio-theatrical journey. 

The Tap Pack

The Tap Pack

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

Moon Dragon for 5 and Under

Moon Dragon for 5 and Under

Bertie the Moon Dragon is having a terrible day! Nothing is as it should be. 

One Duck Down

One Duck Down

One Duck Down. 

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

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

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

Voldemort and the Teenage Hogwarts Musical Parody

Voldemort and the Teenage Hogwarts Musical Parody

Before Voldemort was He Who Must Not Be Named, he was just Tom Riddle, another moody teen that couldn’t talk to girls. 

Daniel Cainer: Signs and Wonders

Daniel Cainer: Signs and Wonders

Multi award-winning musical storytelling from the creator of Jewish Chronicles and Gefilte Fish and Chips. 

Grant Busé: Touché Busé

Grant Busé: Touché Busé

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

Keith Moon: The Real Me

Keith Moon: The Real Me

Exploding on stage with the turmoil and excitement of the wildest drummer in rock and roll, Mick Berry pierces Moon’s insane exterior to get inside the mind of this rock legend. 

The Cabinet of Madame Fanny Du Thé

The Cabinet of Madame Fanny Du Thé

Tales of woe, tales of science, tales of curses, tales of defiance. 

Boulder

Boulder

In this reimagining of the Greek myth, a beautiful mechanical puppet is doomed with the hopeless task of pushing a colossal stone up a hill. 

Captain Flinn and the Pirate Dinosaurs: The Magic Cutlass

Captain Flinn and the Pirate Dinosaurs: The Magic Cutlass

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

Brave Macbeth

Brave Macbeth

Primary Times Children’s Choice Award winner Brave Macbeth is back. 

Shlomo's Beatbox Adventure for Kids

Shlomo's Beatbox Adventure for Kids

SK Shlomo is a world record-breaking beatboxer who makes all kinds of music using just his mouth and a mic. 

Huge Davies: The Carpark

Huge Davies: The Carpark

From Comedy Central at the Comedy Store. 

Freya and Will in Discussion with ABBA

Freya and Will in Discussion with ABBA

Will Hitt and Freya Mallard host the prodigious pop ensemble ABBA in a hilarious and poignant interview. 

Sinatra: Raw

Sinatra: Raw

Richard Shelton’s masterful show revealing the man behind the music returns following a sold out West End season. 

Harriet Braine: Les Admirables

Harriet Braine: Les Admirables

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

Micky P Kerr: Kerr in the Community

Micky P Kerr: Kerr in the Community

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

Live at the Gallery

Live at the Gallery

Bring home a part of Edinburgh’s unique style with original paintings, ceramics, jewellery by Edinburgh artists you won’t find anywhere else. 

Michelle McManus: Reloaded

Michelle McManus: Reloaded

Michelle McManus has become a household name around these parts, and what she delivers is neither groundbreaking nor surprising – but it is still an hour deserving high acclaim. 

Adulting

Adulting

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

Haggis, Neeps and Burns

Haggis, Neeps and Burns

Haggis, Neeps and Burns is about as Scottish as tartan and the trinity. 

Paul Williams: Santa Fe

Paul Williams: Santa Fe

The jig is up! Paul Williams is a quadruple threat – song, dance, comedy and opinion. 

Healthy Harmonies in Concert

Healthy Harmonies in Concert

Healthy Harmonies, NHS Fife’s staff choir, together with specially invited guest soloists, is delighted to be returning to the Fringe with a programme of show tunes and popular m… 

Sooz Kempner: Super Sonic 90s Kid

Sooz Kempner: Super Sonic 90s Kid

Award-winning stand-up Sooz Kempner spent the 90s playing Sonic, going from a little kid to a fully grown teen. 

Richard Rodgers – A Song in My Heart

Richard Rodgers – A Song in My Heart

Appearing for the 28th successive year in the magnificent setting of St Andrew’s and St George’s West, Fife vocal concert group Ensemble (www. 

Liz

Liz

There is no denying the writers’ talent; both Louis Pattison and Harry Style have created a highly enjoyable script and score rich in farcical humour and lighthearted silliness, … 

Quines

Quines

When joining Gerda Stevenson for a performance of extracts from her poetry book Quines, you might be expecting an afternoon of her simply reading her excellent poetry. 

Bad Luck

Bad Luck

Billed as part cabaret, part wannabe warehouse rave, my expectations were prepared. 

Beyond Borders International Festival 2018

Beyond Borders International Festival 2018

Join authors, politicians, artists, diplomats and international cultural leaders for a weekend of panel debates, music, performing and visual arts, storytelling, poetry, walks and … 

Praise at the Fringe

Praise at the Fringe

The vision of the Sound of Many Waters is to promote the rediscovery of God’s voice through music and the arts. 

Flo & Joan: Alive on Stage

Flo & Joan: Alive on Stage

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

Max and Ivan's Prom Night

Max and Ivan's Prom Night

You are invited to a real-life, late-night, end-of-Fringe prom! So dress up fancy, get your dad to drop you off at Assembly High – the only high school inhabited by all your favo… 

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

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

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

Drip

Drip

I can’t imagine that anybody has nostalgia for life in their early teen years. 

The Creation Myths of China

The Creation Myths of China

The shows are based on Chinese classical myths of the very beginning of the world. 

Rachel Parris' Musical Comedy Club

Rachel Parris' Musical Comedy Club

For three nights only, award-winning musical comedian and star of BBC Two’s The Mash Report, Rachel Parris, presents a late-night jamboree of tunes intended to tickle, including so… 

Nowt as Queer as Folk

Nowt as Queer as Folk

Set in rural England, this pale ale drenched parable explores village life juxtaposed with urban sprawl. 

Little Death Club

Little Death Club

An atmosphere of fun and weimar cabaret beats envelop us as we enter Beauty at the Circus Hub. 

Bowjangles: Excalibow

Bowjangles: Excalibow

Excalibow features a String quartet consisting of Mitch McGugan (first violin), Ollie Izod (violin), Bertie Anderson (viola), and Ezme Gaze ('cello) who are all talented musici… 

Jason Donovan and His Amazing Midlife Crisis

Jason Donovan and His Amazing Midlife Crisis

Join Jason in conversation as he shares moments from the last four decades that he wasn’t able to tell us about on daytime television! Jason has many guises – star of stage and s… 

Amusical

Amusical

For one night only. 

Uncanny Things

Uncanny Things

Beira – Alison Bell and Heather Yule – weave songs and harp music into a rich fabric combined with traditional stories of the land, the sea and the people of Scotland. 

Bohemians Reimagined!

Bohemians Reimagined!

Join The Bohemians as they twist your all time favourite musical numbers, taking a fresh perspective on classic anthems. 

Walk the Oars

Walk the Oars

A storytelling, poetry and music performance filled with Viking tales and Nordic myths about the Vikings’ arrival in Scotland. 

Love Letters to Rappers

Love Letters to Rappers

Re-written rap lyrics that clap back. 

Umbrella Man

Umbrella Man

In a bar in Cambodia, a young Scottish tour guide is telling stories to travellers. 

Closed Doors

Closed Doors

When the cast of Closed Doors were taking their bow, they mentioned that this show existed as a book and as an album, and I immediately wished I had listened to the album. 

Concerto for Gin – A Tour of Scotland

Concerto for Gin – A Tour of Scotland

Premium Scottish gin and piano music delivered by two equally premium Scottish people! So sit back and let hospitality blogger Amanda Currie (The Bonnie Bartender) and pianist Fras… 

In Conversation With... KT Tunstall

In Conversation With... KT Tunstall

KT Tunstall’s enchanting and engaging songs resonate throughout pop culture. 

Do You See What I Hear?

Do You See What I Hear?

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

Creating Stories Through Soundscapes

Creating Stories Through Soundscapes

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme for Fringe participants. 

The Unsung

The Unsung

You’ve heard of Kurt Cobain. 

Sister Act

Sister Act

In their 19th year at the Fringe, following previous sell-out productions of West Side Story (2016) and Oliver (2015), Stage 84 proudly presents Sister Act. 

Never Mind the Gap

Never Mind the Gap

Never Mind the Gap: genres, artistes and personalities combine with the old spirit of the Fringe and collide as the talents of three different personalities come together and clash… 

Sheeps: Live and Loud Selfie Sex Harry Potter

Sheeps: Live and Loud Selfie Sex Harry Potter

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

As We Like It

As We Like It

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

A Man's a Man

A Man's a Man

I was unsure what to expect from this performance, but "a musical about Robert Burns" already had my interest piqued. 

Attila the Stockbroker – Ancient and Modern

Attila the Stockbroker – Ancient and Modern

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

Little Shop of Horrors

Little Shop of Horrors

‘I’ve given you sunlight, I’ve given you rain. 

David Vernon and Dick Lee – Accordion Souffle with Clarinet Marmalade

David Vernon and Dick Lee – Accordion Souffle with Clarinet Marmalade

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

Prevail

Prevail

A story told through new music and dance. 

All the Dumb Things

All the Dumb Things

Join a couple of Aussies on this off-beat excursion of naughty and ridiculous tales and oddly familiar tunes. 

InsTed Talks

InsTed Talks

Mark Vigil presents four characters, each delivering a Ted Talk sort of thing, ish. 

The Addams Family

The Addams Family

From the company that previously brought you Peter Pan and Elf the Musical comes this spooktacular new musical comedy. 

Mad Hatter Mayhem!

Mad Hatter Mayhem!

Bessy Bass Ltd and Jo May have joined forces to bring you Mad Hatter Mayhem! A brand-new spoon-playing workshop inspired by Alice in Wonderland. 

Happy Lucky Golden Tofu Panda Dragon Good Time Fun Fun Show

Happy Lucky Golden Tofu Panda Dragon Good Time Fun Fun Show

East meets West in this wild mash-up of comedy, electric violin, characters, spoken word and songs from legendary AmerAsian duo Slanty Eyed Mama. 

A Show About Shows About Show Biz

A Show About Shows About Show Biz

From Show Boat to Showman, there’s always Another Op’nin, Another Show about the sparkling self-obsessed world of musical theatre! And why not? Some of the best shows are all a… 

The Last Five Years

The Last Five Years

When things are coming to an end, the best thing to do is to go back to the beginning. 

The Drowned Bride

The Drowned Bride

A new musical by Helen Brown and John Moore, based on Daphne Du Maurier’s Rebecca. 

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

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

Step into the glamorous Roaring Twenties as the inimitable Hester and Ruby bring their speakeasy spirit to Edinburgh. 

The Great Song Cycle, Song Cycle

The Great Song Cycle, Song Cycle

A musical memoir about one woman’s solo bicycle/music tour 1,254 miles down the west coast of the USA. 

Spotlights Show Choir: A Night at the Musicals

Spotlights Show Choir: A Night at the Musicals

After last year’s sold-out, five-star run, Exeter University’s Spotlights Show Choir are back at the Fringe with another set of musical hits! With songs ranging from classics l… 

How to Keep Time: A Drum Solo for Dementia

How to Keep Time: A Drum Solo for Dementia

There’s a line in How to Keep Time that sat very deeply in my heart: “All my memories have been rewritten for who you are now. 

Made in Dagenham

Made in Dagenham

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

Chamberlain and Haywood

Chamberlain and Haywood

With their fresh take on world music, Paul (accordion) and Michael (saxophone, violin, whistle and clarinet) return with another exciting, energy-filled tour around Europe. 

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

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

Matt Griffo from Chicago is an internationally touring musical comedian, combining music with comedic lyrics. 

Come to the Cabaret!

Come to the Cabaret!

Join us for a postmodern take on popular songs from the past decade as well as standards by the likes of Gershwin, Berlin, and Ellington. 

The Quest: A Fantasy Musical

The Quest: A Fantasy Musical

Questing Voles – All’s Well That Ends As You Like It, 2017: ‘a pretty anarchic hour of fun and frolics’ (FringeReview. 

Ignacio Lopez: Nine Ig Fails

Ignacio Lopez: Nine Ig Fails

Spain’s best export, Ignacio Lopez (BBC Sesh), shares his life’s biggest failures with a globe-trotting story about music, comedy adn cock-ups. 

Sinatra: Raw

Sinatra: Raw

True to the show’s name, Richard Shelton gives us an intimate, raw glimpse into Frank Sinatra’s private life. 

Dodo Street Band - The Last Word in Celtic Gypsy Klezmer

Dodo Street Band - The Last Word in Celtic Gypsy Klezmer

The last word in Celtic Gypsy Klezmer. 

Ibiyemi and Stuart

Ibiyemi and Stuart

Performing stripped back versions of popular songs will be Nigerian-born Ibiyemi with the soulful voice some have described as ‘smooth chocolate’. 

An Afternoon of Delights

An Afternoon of Delights

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

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

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

After receiving her sell-out garland in 2017, Bessy returns to the Fringe with a brand-new show. 

The Princess Project

The Princess Project

Take a trip through time to discover the origin of classic fairy tales from Aesop’s Fables to the Brothers Grimm to Disney. 

Rootless

Rootless

A unique ensemble of worldwide artists who, in the search for their purest artistic origins found that their traditions have crossed paths since the beginning of time. 

WHITE

WHITE

If you’ve ever felt stuck between two groups, both suspicious of you and neither accepting of the other, you may have the slightest indication of what Koko Brown is trying to com… 

In Conversation With... Barbara Dickson

In Conversation With... Barbara Dickson

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

Amy Abler: PianoDivalicious!

Amy Abler: PianoDivalicious!

With touches of Liberace and Victor Borge, this world-touring US pianist/singer is a classical concert artist gone rogue. 

Starman

Starman

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

Journeys in Hand – A Musical Fusion from Scotland and Rajasthan

Journeys in Hand – A Musical Fusion from Scotland and Rajasthan

This unique collaboration between two outstanding groups, Glasgow’s Brian Molley Quartet and the Asin Langa Ensemble from Jodhpur, combines music from Scotland and India to create … 

Singing Hands Summer Spectacular

Singing Hands Summer Spectacular

An interactive, multisensory, Makaton-signed experience featuring many of the much-loved songs from the Singing Hands DVDs and CDs. 

Thomas Cameron Live

Thomas Cameron Live

Thomas Cameron is an English tenor whose voice has been described as having velvet-like qualities and performs classics such as Bring Him Home. 

Les Misérables School Edition

Les Misérables School Edition

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

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

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

The secret life of man’s best friend is pondered in BARK: The Musical. 

8 Songs

8 Songs

For almost thirty years, Gandini Juggling has been setting the bar for juggling performances across the world. 

The Fabulous TT

The Fabulous TT

Compared by many to Dudley Moore and Victoria Wood, The Fabulous TT will captivate you with true stories about her life with Robert Burns, David Gest, Michael Jackson and her ambit… 

Elsa

Elsa

Half-hearted waitress and aspiring actress Elsa works in a cafe, eavesdropping on overly earnest coffee chats, regretful memories of the night before, and exhausting tales of the r… 

Rent

Rent

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

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

An eclectic group of six mid-pubescents vie for the spelling championship of a lifetime. 

Gwangju Metropolitan Korean Traditional Orchestra

Gwangju Metropolitan Korean Traditional Orchestra

An orchestra like you have never seen before! The 45-piece orchestra from Gwangju, a city known for its rich cultural heritage, performs the ancient melodies of Korea with traditio… 

Kangaroos and Bagpipes

Kangaroos and Bagpipes

Kangaroos and Bagpipes is an unique blending of Australian singers and their Scottish counterparts performing traditional and contemporary songs designed to entertain, enthrall and… 

Graham Fellows Completely Out of Character

Graham Fellows Completely Out of Character

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

2nd Coming. Again.

2nd Coming. Again.

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

Twisted

Twisted

Join Aaron Ayjay as he takes a comedic and very twisted musical journey through relationships from childhood, dating, marriage, divorce and other life experiences. 

Phil Zimmerman – Sixty-Seven Arseholes (Free)

Phil Zimmerman – Sixty-Seven Arseholes (Free)

Off-the-wall stand-up with sausage. 

Comfort Food Cabaret

Comfort Food Cabaret

Australia’s singing cook presents her award-winning musical food cabaret in its UK debut. 

Jesus Christ Superstar

Jesus Christ Superstar

Captivate Theatre is delighted to be bringing the universally acclaimed Jesus Christ Superstar to the Edinburgh Fringe. 

Big Man. Little Instruments

Big Man. Little Instruments

One man’s intimate story of escape from religion, to love, loss and triumph. 

Wonder

Wonder

Wonder: a feeling of surprise mingled with admiration, caused by something beautiful, unexpected, unfamiliar or inexplicable. 

Yer Tea's Oot!

Yer Tea's Oot!

As we say round here: ‘If they drap the bomb, yer tea’s oot!’. 

Busking It

Busking It

‘If I don’t know you and you don’t know me, then you’re free in your anonymity. 

Mucking About With Mr B

Mucking About With Mr B

Mr B returns to his Fringe home at the Voodoo Rooms with another hour of Chap-Hop, lyrical dexterity, music hall musings and musical mucking about. 

Sven Ratzke: Homme Fatale

Sven Ratzke: Homme Fatale

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

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

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

Fresh from his tour of Australia earlier this year, comedy singer-songwriter Majk Stokes presents a new collection of witty and whimsical songs and poems covering two of his bigges… 

Orwell That Ends Well: The Musical

Orwell That Ends Well: The Musical

Orwell That Ends Well is a comedy musical, combining characters and stories from 1984 and Animal Farm. 

East Belfast Boy

East Belfast Boy

Prime Cut Productions: East Belfast Boy by Fintan Brady. 

13: The Musical

13: The Musical

13 is a hilarious, coming-of-age musical about discovering that cool is sometimes where we least expect it. 

In Conversation With... Darren McGarvey

In Conversation With... Darren McGarvey

Also known as Loki the Scottish Rapper, McGarvey is a troublemaking hip hop recording artist, community activist, an unusually scrupulous columnist and social commentator. 

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

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

Back for five nights only. 

Dusty Limits: Mandrogyny

Dusty Limits: Mandrogyny

Mandrogyny contains many universal themes, including an exploration of self, identity and gender expression. 

89 Nights: An Original Musical

89 Nights: An Original Musical

The magic of New York is effectively captured in 89 Nights, a new musical from Troubadour Stageworks. 

Orpheus

Orpheus

Alexander Wright, our poet for the evening, tells us that this piece was written in The Meadows – the park not very far from Summerhall where they are performing now. 

Girl World

Girl World

Frisky are transporting audiences to a fantasy land created by two pre-pubescent girls, Tilly and Inga (played by Camille Dawson and Serena Ramsey). 

Arthur Smith: Syd

Arthur Smith: Syd

Arthur Smith presents this heartwarming tribute to his dead father, Syd. 

The Trail to Oregon!

The Trail to Oregon!

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

A Fair Tale About a Fairy Trade

A Fair Tale About a Fairy Trade

A new musical adaptation of the classic tale of Cinderella, by Charles Perrault. 

Robert Burns the Musical

Robert Burns the Musical

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

Words Is Words Is Words

Words Is Words Is Words

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 … 

The Burnt Part Boys

The Burnt Part Boys

Pete wants to keep The Burnt Part a shrine. 

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

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

Pining for the Southern Cross? Spend a five-star night with The Girls From Oz! Full of sass and armed with killer harmonies, these Sheilas can sing, joke and put on one helluva sho… 

The Understudies

The Understudies

The Understudies is a completely improvised comedy musical that enjoyed a successful run at the Edinburgh Fringe 2017. 

The Addams Family

The Addams Family

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

The Great Song Cycle, Song Cycle

The Great Song Cycle, Song Cycle

A musical memoir about one woman’s solo bicycle/music tour 1,254 miles down the west coast of the USA. 

Evros | The Crossing River

Evros | The Crossing River

Follow Doaa who dreams of a better life amongst a backdrop of war, terror and enduring love. 

Intro to Chicano History: 101

Intro to Chicano History: 101

From the deep-rooted traditions of Chicano Teatro – a little Brechtian agitprop, Mexican vaudeville and social justice street theatre, we bring you this exploration and celebrati… 

The Surface

The Surface

Set in a post-apocalyptic world this student-run, original musical theatre production takes place after humankind has destroyed the surface of our planet. 

A Robinson Crusoe of the Soul

A Robinson Crusoe of the Soul

Horror writer Arthur Machen journeys from rural Wales to the suburbs of late Victorian London, reflecting on the intangibility of things. 

The Shakuhachi Experience

The Shakuhachi Experience

In this world premiere at the 2018 Edinburgh Festival Fringe, licensed master shakuhachi performer Markus Guhe takes Japan’s oldest and quintessential bamboo flute on a journey fro… 

Loserville

Loserville

Get your ticket into Loserville from the team behind Fringe sell-out American Idiot! The Son of Dork musical comes to the Edinburgh Fringe for the first time. 

Robin Boot's Rockomedy: Welcome to the Pungle

Robin Boot's Rockomedy: Welcome to the Pungle

He had full houses in 2015, 2016 and 2017 and now Robin Boot is back with more rock’n’roll hilarity with his new show: Welcome to the Pungle – the wild side of musical comedy! Vo… 

Christine Bovill's Piaf

Christine Bovill's Piaf

Fringe sell-out sensation returns for two performances only. 

Kate Dimbleby: Sing Happy

Kate Dimbleby: Sing Happy

From Off-Broadway to Curry Mallet Village Hall, Kate takes her one-woman shows all over the world. 

Danny O'Hare: I Feel Fuzzy

Danny O'Hare: I Feel Fuzzy

Music, comedy and crisis in a puppet show for grown-ups. 

Fisherman's Tail

Fisherman's Tail

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… 

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

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

What happens if you find the love of your life at the end of the world? This hilarious and moving new musical follows Jack who discovers that the world will end in one week. 

The Canterville Ghost

The Canterville Ghost

Tall stories brings an incredibly charming and old school production of one of Oscar Wilde’s lesser known novellas, The Canterville Ghost, that perfectly embodies the spirit - p… 

Loki, the Scottish Rapper: Poverty Safari Live

Loki, the Scottish Rapper: Poverty Safari Live

Like stereotypes, labels generally become meaningless upon scrutiny. 

Courtney Act: Under the Covers

Courtney Act: Under the Covers

Have we reached a point where Courtney Act needs no introduction? Beloved winner of this year’s Celebrity Big Brother and previous finalist on American juggernaut Ru Paul’s Dra… 

We've Got Each Other

We've Got Each Other

Jukebox musicals are undeniably hit and miss. 

Mairi Campbell: Auld Lang Syne

Mairi Campbell: Auld Lang Syne

If you’re wandering around Edinburgh this August looking for a glimpse into year-round Scottish culture, it might be worth popping into the Scottish Storytelling Centre on the Ro… 

Legacy: A Mother's Song

Legacy: A Mother's Song

Legacy: A Mother’s Song, one of two devised musicals under the ‘Legacy’ banner at this year’s Edinburgh Festival Fringe, is the distinctly less crowd-pleasing of the pair. 

Iconic – A Brief History of Drag

Iconic – A Brief History of Drag

Ian Stroughair delivers an hour of avante guarde post modern drag, with a voice so powerful he should require a license to operate it. 

Broken Romantics: A Unicorn's Quest for Love

Broken Romantics: A Unicorn's Quest for Love

This is one woman’s tale of the many heartbreaks in her life and the lessons she learned from each that allowed her to be able to love herself instead of seeking it in others. 

Shit-Faced Showtime: Oliver With a Twist

Shit-Faced Showtime: Oliver With a Twist

With success in the likes of Shitfaced Shakespeare and Shitfaced Showtime, Magnificent Bastard Productions return to the Fringe with their take on Lionel Bart’s 1960 musical. 

One Belt One Road: Chinese Culture and Art Festival

One Belt One Road: Chinese Culture and Art Festival

With the theme ‘the starting point of love, silk road and art’, our festival has a variety of performances and art from countries on the One Belt One Road. 

Samba Sene and Diwan: Senegalese Shindig

Samba Sene and Diwan: Senegalese Shindig

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

American Idiot

American Idiot

Green Day’s visceral and provocative Grammy and two-time Tony Award-winning musical. 

A Queer Love of Dix

A Queer Love of Dix

A new piece devised for this year’s festival sees Aletia Upstairs, cabaretist extraordinaire, follow-up her Mata Hari Fringe success with an exploration of Weill, Brecht, and Wei… 

Savourna Stevenson and Steve Kettley

Savourna Stevenson and Steve Kettley

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

Mungo: Legend of Glasgow's Saint

Mungo: Legend of Glasgow's Saint

The Bird, the Bell, the Fish, and the Tree. 

Ayman Jarjour, Syrian Guitarist

Ayman Jarjour, Syrian Guitarist

Guitar music journey featuring Middle Eastern, Spanish, Latin American and classical flavours. 

Geraldyne: Improv from Music

Geraldyne: Improv from Music

One of London’s hottest improv teams returns to the Fringe to bring you an hour of comedy inspired by music. 

Kelty Clippie the Musical

Kelty Clippie the Musical

Based on the popular traditional folk song, Kelty Clippie follows the comic adventures of a bus conductress in Fife. 

Museum After Hours: Friday Fringe Takeover

Museum After Hours: Friday Fringe Takeover

Enjoy a unique flavour of the Fringe and explore the museum after hours. 

Renata Rosa

Renata Rosa

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

You've Been Fringed

You've Been Fringed

Are you having a bad month? Us too. 

Dogfight

Dogfight

Award-winning company Room 29 Theatre returns to the Edinburgh Fringe with the hauntingly beautiful musical Dogfight. 

Trump'd!

Trump'd!

There is such a plethora of Donald Trump-inspired shows at Edinburgh Fringe Festival this year, it feels like it should almost become its own genre. 

Electrolyte

Electrolyte

I was transfixed. 

Magic 8 Ball (My Life With Asperger's)

Magic 8 Ball (My Life With Asperger's)

I'm sure that history will suggest otherwise but, after seeing George Steeves perform his one man show, I couldn't help but think that Stevie Wonder must have written his s… 

Rocky Horror Night

Rocky Horror Night

The Rocky Horror Night at Frankenstein’s — now in its 17th year — is one of the staple nightlife experiences in Edinburgh. 

Valerie

Valerie

Through the thick haze and wash lights, the three piece band of performers that make up Valerie can just be seen, shimmering like figures from the past. 

Toujours et Près de Moi

Toujours et Près de Moi

Toujours et Près de Moi is a holographic puppet opera by multi-disciplinary arts company, Erratica. 

Tibetan Monks Sacred Dance

Tibetan Monks Sacred Dance

Tibetan Monks Sacred Dance is a special experience, not quite a religious rite and not quite a performance show as five Tibetan monks from the Tashi Lunpo Monastery in South India … 

Adam Larter: Boogie Knights

Adam Larter: Boogie Knights

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

Ty Gill: FingerStyle

Ty Gill: FingerStyle

Original world music from West Texas to West Africa! Ty’s Fingerstyle guitar bridges cultures, genres and styles in original compositions that unite and excite. 

The Power of Music 1

The Power of Music 1

Bernard MacLaverty was born in Northern Ireland and brought his family to Scotland in 1975. 

Lee Harvey Oswald Mosley

Lee Harvey Oswald Mosley

Ever thought of what Hannah Montana would sound like if she sung on the Alex Jones Show? Or what Britney Spears would sound like if she became a Flat Earth conspiracy theorist? Cou… 

Kit and McConnel

Kit and McConnel

In their fabulously elegant, refurbished and dead-central venue, clutching a stack of songs and sketches fresh as a mint julep, Kit Hesketh Harvey and James McConnel return to the … 

Playing Django – The Musical Tale of a Guitar Legend

Playing Django – The Musical Tale of a Guitar Legend

Django Reinhardt was a musical genius and his influence on generations of guitarists has been immense. 

The Myth of the Singular Moment

The Myth of the Singular Moment

On a train heading south, the eyes of a tired man meet those of a woman weeping, if only for a moment. 

Jess Robinson: No Filter

Jess Robinson: No Filter

Though now a household name thanks to a semi-final place in last year’s Britain’s Got Talent, singing impressionist Jess Robinson is a familiar face of the Fringe. 

Duckie

Duckie

Le Gateau Chocolat has brought his background in drag to this kids show, which is a solo act loosely based on Hans Christian Andersen's The Ugly Duckling. 

What Girls Are Made Of

What Girls Are Made Of

The Traverse One stage looks more ready for a gig than a piece of theatre, but while music undoubtedly runs through the heart of Cora Bissett's latest, most autobiographical wo… 

Tabarnak

Tabarnak

After their 2015 Edinburgh smash hit Barbu, expectations were high for Cirque Alfonse’s new production, and their new circus spectacular Tabarnak does not disappoint. 

Legacy: The Book of Names

Legacy: The Book of Names

At first glance The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland's two collaborative productions with the American Music Theatre Project may seem remarkably similar to last year's pair. 

Foxdog Studios: Robot Chef

Foxdog Studios: Robot Chef

FoxDog Studios are back – and they are as witty, quick and entertaining as previous years. 

Buried: A New Musical

Buried: A New Musical

Buried certainly made a splash at the Fringe last year, winning awards left, right, and centre, and deservedly so – Tom Williams and Cordelia O’Driscoll’s new musical is quir… 

Robert White and His Particularly Silly Organ

Robert White and His Particularly Silly Organ

Fresh from Britain’s Got Talent 2018, Robert White brings you his unique form of musical stand-up in a laugh-packed hour. 

Mouse Music!

Mouse Music!

The talented vocalists of Edinburgh Music Theatre return with another fantastic musical extravaganza for all the family this August. 

#Hypocrisy

#Hypocrisy

Lost in blissful foreign travel, Imogen joyfully succumbs to the spoils of Western privilege. 

The Power of Music 2

The Power of Music 2

One of the BBC’s best-known journalists and presenters, James Naughtie is now is now special correspondent for BBC News. 

Rhythm of the Dance

Rhythm of the Dance

This stunning Irish spectacular Rhythm of the Dance is a fully live show that celebrates Irish culture through music and dance, featuring world champion dancers, a traditional Iris… 

Jo Jingles – Jo Visits the Seaside

Jo Jingles – Jo Visits the Seaside

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

Anthems – From West End to Broadway

Anthems – From West End to Broadway

The talented performers of Edinburgh Music Theatre return with an unmissable evening of musical theatre classics you will know and love. 

The Last Five Years

The Last Five Years

An emotionally powerful and intimate musical about two New Yorkers in their twenties who fall in and out of love over the course of five years, the show's unconventional structure… 

We Are

We Are

A high-octane hour of drumming, singing, storytelling and dance. 

Pushan Bose Live at Fringe 2018

Pushan Bose Live at Fringe 2018

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

Cabernet

Cabernet

Through wine, laughter and tears, Louise explores the pressures of life and love. 

Virgin

Virgin

Simon David bursts onto the stage in a bout of eccentricity that boldly asserts his dominance over the evening. 

...and Peggy

...and Peggy

Attempting to create a spin-off to one of the most beloved musicals of recent memory is a brave choice, and unfortunately it is a gamble that didn't pay off in this case. 

BambinO

BambinO

Following a sold out run at the 2017 Fringe, this five-star show is back. 

35mm

35mm

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

Wriggle Around the World

Wriggle Around the World

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

Pirates Revisited

Pirates Revisited

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

Led Thespian

Led Thespian

Part play and part mini-concert, Led Thespian is a new dark comedy that explores love, loss, and the power of music. 

Blueswater Presents: Bala Baile

Blueswater Presents: Bala Baile

Bala Baile is an Edinburgh-based Latin trio. 

Fellswater Celtic Ensemble in Concert

Fellswater Celtic Ensemble in Concert

Fellswater Celtic music ensemble from Boston, Massachusetts, USA will perform tunes and songs from all the Celtic nations and beyond. 

Elf Lyons: ChiffChaff

Elf Lyons: ChiffChaff

Elf Lyons should be feeling pretty good right now. 

Circolombia

Circolombia

Circolumbia returns to the Underbelly Circus Hub, bringing its high-octane cast of singing, dancing circus artists with it. 

The Half Moon Shania

The Half Moon Shania

Punk and theatre aren't the strangest of bedfellows, but there is something that often feels false when collectives of art school graduates and professionally-trained actors at… 

Shower Thoughts

Shower Thoughts

The bathroom of a student flat is not a place you'd want to spend 5 minutes, let alone an hour. 

Lift – Youth Edition

Lift – Youth Edition

A contemporary musical set in the lift between Covent Garden Tube platform and street level of the piazza with a rich and complex musical score. 

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

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

A brand new type of spoken word show is coming to the Edinburgh Fringe, with one half open mic and one half live spoken word show. 

The Frogs

The Frogs

Loosely based on a comedy written by Aristophanes in 405 BC, The Frogs is a hilarious send-up of Greek comedy and satire. 

The Lion and the Mouse

The Lion and the Mouse

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

Farafina!

Farafina!

An exciting, colourful show from Burkina Faso bursting with the traditional dance and music of the Madinka people of West Africa, the descendants of the 13th-century Mali Empire. 

Funbox at the Fringe Again

Funbox at the Fringe Again

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

The Battle of Boat

The Battle of Boat

The Battle of Boat is a new musical set in a seaside town on the English coast. 

The Vampire of Barcelona

The Vampire of Barcelona

In Barcelona at the beginning of the 20th century, a vampire walks the streets, invisible to those who choose not to see her. 

The Dolls of New Albion

The Dolls of New Albion

A desperate inventor. 

Tipping the Velvet

Tipping the Velvet

Marking the centenary of women’s right to vote, Italia Conti Ensemble presents Laura Wade’s adaptation of the groundbreaking Sarah Waters’ novel. 

Scientology the Musical

Scientology the Musical

Deciding to take on Scientology, the notoriously thin skinned and litigation happy “religion”, as the central subject matter of a comedy rock musical is certainly a brave choic… 

Maureen Lipman Is 'Up for It'

Maureen Lipman Is 'Up for It'

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

Assassins

Assassins is a show of rich thematic complexity, difficult harmonies and challenging characterisation. 

Margaret Thatcher Queen of Club Nights

Margaret Thatcher Queen of Club Nights

Former PM and cabaret superstar Margaret Thatcher Queen of Soho is back. 

Bugsy Malone

Bugsy Malone

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 Electric Cabaret

The Electric Cabaret

The alternative late-night Fringe experience returns, to a new home at C aquila amid the hustle and bustle of the Royal Mile. 

Musical Comedy Guide Showcase

Musical Comedy Guide Showcase

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). 

Confessions of a Child Star

Confessions of a Child Star

One woman’s embarrassing journey from child star dreams to inadequate adulthood. 

Hymns for Robots

Hymns for Robots

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… 

Doctor Whosical

Doctor Whosical

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… 

Katie Pritchard: Tsunamiramirami

Katie Pritchard: Tsunamiramirami

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… 

Post-Coital Risotto

Post-Coital Risotto

A mix of stand-up, musical comedy, and unusual surnames from two local Edinburgh comedians. 

Gareth Richards: Prophet

Gareth Richards: Prophet

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. 

The Return of Reuxberre Bereré

The Return of Reuxberre Bereré

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 … 

Christian Reilly: Gig Economy

Christian Reilly: Gig Economy

Perrier Award-winning musical stand-up takes an axe to austerity and liquidates laughter deficits. 

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

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

These entertaining and informative guided walking tours tell the story of the musicians who have stayed, played and made music in Edinburgh. 

Luke Closely: A Musician Doing Magic!

Luke Closely: A Musician Doing Magic!

Magic show. 

The Key, the Map and the Mysterious Quest

The Key, the Map and the Mysterious Quest

One sunny afternoon David and Lucy were playing with their dog in the garden and suddenly a strange creature called a Rapadoodle appeared. 

Pub Singalong R3volution

Pub Singalong R3volution

Feel the power of knees-up! Add your voice to the many and discover what singalong means in these interesting times. 

Bennet Kavanagh and Chris Jones: Two Guys Talking Shite

Bennet Kavanagh and Chris Jones: Two Guys Talking Shite

One went to a south London private school, one went to a Catholic School in Glasgow’s East End. 

An Imp-Revised History of the World

An Imp-Revised History of the World

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. 

Bruce: Just a Pretty Face

Bruce: Just a Pretty Face

The debut solo show from ex-President of the Oxford Revue, Georgia Bruce. 

See Rock City and Other Destinations

See Rock City and Other Destinations

A wanderer believes his destiny is written along the North Carolina Interstate. 

Eleanor Westbrook: Big Berg

Eleanor Westbrook: Big Berg

Let the ‘Queen of silliness (***** BroadwayBaby. 

H2O: A Play About Water

H2O: A Play About Water

Water is the essence of life. 

Well, It's Woody – Free

Well, It's Woody – Free

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… 

Cassie Atkinson – Swan Songs

Cassie Atkinson – Swan Songs

Join Cassie (second place, Musical Comedy Awards 2018) for a few ditties, a little bit of death and a whole lot of fun. 

Don't Tell Me Not to Fly

Don't Tell Me Not to Fly

This summer, four of West End’s leading ladies take residence in McEwan Hall – Janie Dee, Danielle Hope, Ria Jones and Claire Sweeney. 

The Sound of Their Music

The Sound of Their Music

An evening celebrating the legendary partnership of Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II. 

Kriss Foster: Thimble Map

Kriss Foster: Thimble Map

A Lancashire man attempts to find enough thimbles to fill a novelty thimble rack found in a seaside charity shop. 

Fall of Eagles

Fall of Eagles

Europe. 

The River Was a God

The River Was a God

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 Sings – Facts About Love!

Rosie Sings – Facts About Love!

Rosie shares Facts About Love from her own life. 

The Creative Martyrs: After the Apocalypse

The Creative Martyrs: After the Apocalypse

The end of the world is nigh. 

Wip It!

Wip It!

Wip It! A split hour of stand-up, storytelling, characters, raps and musical comedy. 

Lucky Stiff

Lucky Stiff