Michelle McManus: Reloaded

Michelle McManus: Reloaded

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

Adulting

Adulting

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

Haggis, Neeps and Burns

Haggis, Neeps and Burns

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

Paul Williams: Santa Fe

Paul Williams: Santa Fe

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

Elf Lyons: ChiffChaff

Elf Lyons: ChiffChaff

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

Healthy Harmonies in Concert

Healthy Harmonies in Concert

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

Sooz Kempner: Super Sonic 90s Kid

Sooz Kempner: Super Sonic 90s Kid

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

Richard Rodgers – A Song in My Heart

Richard Rodgers – A Song in My Heart

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

Liz

Liz

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

Quines

Quines

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

Bad Luck

Bad Luck

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

Beyond Borders International Festival 2018

Beyond Borders International Festival 2018

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

Praise at the Fringe

Praise at the Fringe

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

Max and Ivan's Prom Night

Max and Ivan's Prom Night

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

Flo & Joan: Alive on Stage

Flo & Joan: Alive on Stage

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

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

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

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

Drip

Drip

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

Rachel Parris' Musical Comedy Club

Rachel Parris' Musical Comedy Club

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

The Creation Myths of China

The Creation Myths of China

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

Nowt as Queer as Folk

Nowt as Queer as Folk

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

Little Death Club

Little Death Club

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

Bowjangles: Excalibow

Bowjangles: Excalibow

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

Walk the Oars

Walk the Oars

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

InsTed Talks

InsTed Talks

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

Uncanny Things

Uncanny Things

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

Love Letters to Rappers

Love Letters to Rappers

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

Bohemians Reimagined!

Bohemians Reimagined!

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

Jason Donovan and His Amazing Midlife Crisis

Jason Donovan and His Amazing Midlife Crisis

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

Amusical

Amusical

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

Umbrella Man

Umbrella Man

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

Closed Doors

Closed Doors

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

Sister Act

Sister Act

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

In Conversation With... KT Tunstall

In Conversation With... KT Tunstall

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

Creating Stories Through Soundscapes

Creating Stories Through Soundscapes

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

Do You See What I Hear?

Do You See What I Hear?

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

Anesti Danelis: Songs for a New World Order

Anesti Danelis: Songs for a New World Order

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

Never Mind the Gap

Never Mind the Gap

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

Concerto for Gin – A Tour of Scotland

Concerto for Gin – A Tour of Scotland

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

The Unsung

The Unsung

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

Sheeps: Live and Loud Selfie Sex Harry Potter

Sheeps: Live and Loud Selfie Sex Harry Potter

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

As We Like It

As We Like It

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

A Man's a Man

A Man's a Man

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

Prevail

Prevail

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

Happy Lucky Golden Tofu Panda Dragon Good Time Fun Fun Show

Happy Lucky Golden Tofu Panda Dragon Good Time Fun Fun Show

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

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

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

A Show About Shows About Show Biz

A Show About Shows About Show Biz

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

The Last Five Years

The Last Five Years

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

The Drowned Bride

The Drowned Bride

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

Mad Hatter Mayhem!

Mad Hatter Mayhem!

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

The Addams Family

The Addams Family

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

All the Dumb Things

All the Dumb Things

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

InsTed Talks

InsTed Talks

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

The Shakuhachi Experience

The Shakuhachi Experience

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

Attila the Stockbroker – Ancient and Modern

Attila the Stockbroker – Ancient and Modern

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

David Vernon and Dick Lee – Accordion Souffle with Clarinet Marmalade

David Vernon and Dick Lee – Accordion Souffle with Clarinet Marmalade

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

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

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

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

Little Shop of Horrors

Little Shop of Horrors

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

Spotlights Show Choir: A Night at the Musicals

Spotlights Show Choir: A Night at the Musicals

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

The Great Song Cycle, Song Cycle

The Great Song Cycle, Song Cycle

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

Robert White and His Particularly Silly Organ

Robert White and His Particularly Silly Organ

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

How to Keep Time: A Drum Solo for Dementia

How to Keep Time: A Drum Solo for Dementia

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

Made in Dagenham

Made in Dagenham

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

Chamberlain and Haywood

Chamberlain and Haywood

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

Come to the Cabaret!

Come to the Cabaret!

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

The Quest: A Fantasy Musical

The Quest: A Fantasy Musical

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

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

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

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

Ignacio Lopez: Nine Ig Fails

Ignacio Lopez: Nine Ig Fails

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

Thomas Cameron Live

Thomas Cameron Live

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

Sinatra: Raw

Sinatra: Raw

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

Rootless

Rootless

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

The Last Word in Celtic Gypsy Klezmer

The Last Word in Celtic Gypsy Klezmer

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

The Princess Project

The Princess Project

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

Ibiyemi and Stuart

Ibiyemi and Stuart

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

An Afternoon of Delights

An Afternoon of Delights

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

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

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

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

WHITE

WHITE

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

Les Misérables School Edition

Les Misérables School Edition

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

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! 

Journeys in Hand – A Musical Fusion from Scotland and Rajasthan

Journeys in Hand – A Musical Fusion from Scotland and Rajasthan

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

Amy Abler: PianoDivalicious!

Amy Abler: PianoDivalicious!

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

Starman

Starman

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

In Conversation With... Barbara Dickson

In Conversation With... Barbara Dickson

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

Thomas Cameron Live

Thomas Cameron Live

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

Singing Hands Summer Spectacular

Singing Hands Summer Spectacular

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

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

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

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

8 Songs

8 Songs

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

Graham Fellows Completely Out of Character

Graham Fellows Completely Out of Character

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

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

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

Rent

Rent

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

Elsa

Elsa

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

Gwangju Metropolitan Korean Traditional Orchestra

Gwangju Metropolitan Korean Traditional Orchestra

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

2nd Coming. Again.

2nd Coming. Again.

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

The Fabulous TT

The Fabulous TT

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

Kangaroos and Bagpipes

Kangaroos and Bagpipes

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

Jesus Christ Superstar

Jesus Christ Superstar

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

Twisted

Twisted

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

Busking It

Busking It

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

Big Man. Little Instruments

Big Man. Little Instruments

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

Sixty-Seven Arseholes (Free)

Sixty-Seven Arseholes (Free)

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

Comfort Food Cabaret

Comfort Food Cabaret

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

Yer Tea's Oot!

Yer Tea's Oot!

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

Wonder

Wonder

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

13: The Musical

13: The Musical

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Orwell That Ends Well: The Musical

Orwell That Ends Well: The Musical

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

In Conversation With... Darren McGarvey

In Conversation With... Darren McGarvey

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

Sven Ratzke: Homme Fatale

Sven Ratzke: Homme Fatale

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

Mucking About With Mr B

Mucking About With Mr B

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

Rachel Parris' Musical Comedy Club

Rachel Parris' Musical Comedy Club

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

East Belfast Boy

East Belfast Boy

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

Dusty Limits: Mandrogyny

Dusty Limits: Mandrogyny

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

89 Nights: An Original Musical

89 Nights: An Original Musical

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

Orpheus

Orpheus

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

Girl World

Girl World

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

Arthur Smith: Syd

Arthur Smith: Syd

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

Robert Burns the Musical

Robert Burns the Musical

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

Words Is Words Is Words

Words Is Words Is Words

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

The Burnt Part Boys

The Burnt Part Boys

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

The Addams Family

The Addams Family

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

Fishermans Tail

Fishermans Tail

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

Kate Dimbleby: Sing Happy

Kate Dimbleby: Sing Happy

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

Danny O'Hare: I Feel Fuzzy

Danny O'Hare: I Feel Fuzzy

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

A Fair Tale About a Fairy Trade

A Fair Tale About a Fairy Trade

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

The Understudies

The Understudies

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

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

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

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

Christine Bovill's Piaf

Christine Bovill's Piaf

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

The Great Song Cycle, Song Cycle

The Great Song Cycle, Song Cycle

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

Robin Boot's Rockomedy: Welcome to the Pungle

Robin Boot's Rockomedy: Welcome to the Pungle

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

Loserville

Loserville

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

The Shakuhachi Experience

The Shakuhachi Experience

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

The Trail to Oregon!

The Trail to Oregon!

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

The Surface

The Surface

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

A Robinson Crusoe of the Soul

A Robinson Crusoe of the Soul

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

Evros

Evros

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

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

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

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

Intro to Chicano History: 101

Intro to Chicano History: 101

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

Mr Saxon's Excellently English Evening of Entertainment

Mr Saxon's Excellently English Evening of Entertainment

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

The Canterville Ghost

The Canterville Ghost

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

Sob Story

Sob Story

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

Loki, the Scottish Rapper: Poverty Safari Live

Loki, the Scottish Rapper: Poverty Safari Live

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

Courtney Act: Under the Covers

Courtney Act: Under the Covers

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

We've Got Each Other

We've Got Each Other

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

Mairi Campbell: Auld Lang Syne

Mairi Campbell: Auld Lang Syne

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

Legacy: A Mother's Song

Legacy: A Mother's Song

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

Iconic – A Brief History of Drag

Iconic – A Brief History of Drag

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

Broken Romantics: A Unicorn's Quest for Love

Broken Romantics: A Unicorn's Quest for Love

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

Shit-Faced Showtime: Oliver With a Twist

Shit-Faced Showtime: Oliver With a Twist

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

Samba Sene and Diwan: Senegalese Shindig

Samba Sene and Diwan: Senegalese Shindig

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

American Idiot

American Idiot

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

One Belt One Road: Chinese Culture and Art Festival

One Belt One Road: Chinese Culture and Art Festival

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

Savourna Stevenson and Steve Kettley

Savourna Stevenson and Steve Kettley

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

Ayman Jarjour, Syrian Guitarist

Ayman Jarjour, Syrian Guitarist

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

Geraldyne: Improv from Music

Geraldyne: Improv from Music

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

A Queer Love of Dix

A Queer Love of Dix

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

Mungo: Legend of Glasgow's Saint

Mungo: Legend of Glasgow's Saint

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

Cabernet

Cabernet

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

Renata Rosa

Renata Rosa

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

Museum After Hours: Friday Fringe Takeover

Museum After Hours: Friday Fringe Takeover

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

Kelty Clippie the Musical

Kelty Clippie the Musical

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

You've Been Fringed

You've Been Fringed

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

Dogfight

Dogfight

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

Trump'd!

Trump'd!

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

Electrolyte

Electrolyte

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

Magic 8 Ball (My Life With Asperger's)

Magic 8 Ball (My Life With Asperger's)

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

Rocky Horror Night

Rocky Horror Night

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

Valerie

Valerie

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

Toujours et Près de Moi

Toujours et Près de Moi

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

Tibetan Monks Sacred Dance

Tibetan Monks Sacred Dance

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

Adam Larter: Boogie Knights

Adam Larter: Boogie Knights

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

Lee Harvey Oswald Mosley

Lee Harvey Oswald Mosley

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

Playing Django – The Musical Tale of a Guitar Legend

Playing Django – The Musical Tale of a Guitar Legend

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

The Power of Music 1

The Power of Music 1

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

Ty Gill: FingerStyle

Ty Gill: FingerStyle

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

Cabernet

Cabernet

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

Kit and McConnel

Kit and McConnel

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

Best of Broadway Ballads

Best of Broadway Ballads

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

The Myth of the Singular Moment

The Myth of the Singular Moment

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

Jess Robinson: No Filter

Jess Robinson: No Filter

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

Duckie

Duckie

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

What Girls Are Made Of

What Girls Are Made Of

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

Tabarnak

Tabarnak

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

Legacy: The Book of Names

Legacy: The Book of Names

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

Foxdog Studios: Robot Chef

Foxdog Studios: Robot Chef

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

Buried: A New Musical

Buried: A New Musical

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

The Last Five Years

The Last Five Years

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

#Hypocrisy

#Hypocrisy

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

Sounds from Gold Coast

Sounds from Gold Coast

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

Anthems – From West End to Broadway

Anthems – From West End to Broadway

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

Robert White and His Particularly Silly Organ

Robert White and His Particularly Silly Organ

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

Pushan Bose Live at Fringe 2018

Pushan Bose Live at Fringe 2018

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

Mouse Music!

Mouse Music!

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

Jo Jingles – Jo Visits the Seaside

Jo Jingles – Jo Visits the Seaside

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

Cabernet

Cabernet

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

Rhythm of the Dance

Rhythm of the Dance

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

The Power of Music 2

The Power of Music 2

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

We Are

We Are

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

Virgin

Virgin

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

...and Peggy

...and Peggy

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

Fellswater Celtic Ensemble in Concert

Fellswater Celtic Ensemble in Concert

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

Blueswater Presents: Bala Baile

Blueswater Presents: Bala Baile

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

BambinO

BambinO

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

Pirates Revisited

Pirates Revisited

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

35mm

35mm

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

We Are

We Are

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

Led Thespian

Led Thespian

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

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! 

Elf Lyons: ChiffChaff

Elf Lyons: ChiffChaff

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

Circolombia

Circolombia

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

The Half Moon Shania

The Half Moon Shania

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

Shower Thoughts

Shower Thoughts

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

Lift – Youth Edition

Lift – Youth Edition

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

Funbox at the Fringe Again

Funbox at the Fringe Again

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

Tipping the Velvet

Tipping the Velvet

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

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

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

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

The Battle of Boat

The Battle of Boat

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

The Dolls of New Albion

The Dolls of New Albion

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

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. With traditional, authentic instruments and traditional costumes, the dancers whirl through dynamic, spirited, exuberant arm, foot-stomping and hip-gyrating body movements driven on by the powerful and rhythmic drums... 

The Vampire of Barcelona

The Vampire of Barcelona

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

The Frogs

The Frogs

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

Scientology the Musical

Scientology the Musical

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

Maureen Lipman Is 'Up for It'

Maureen Lipman Is 'Up for It'

Maureen Lipman more than qualifies for National Treasure status; she’s shared the stage with everyone from Olivier to Hugh Jackman and has appeared in Oscar winning movies and national advertising campaigns... 

Assassins

Assassins

Assassins is a show of rich thematic complexity, difficult harmonies and challenging characterisation. Performers are asked to get inside the minds of would-be presidential murderers and audiences need to be convinced that they are allowed to enjoy these criminals portrayed as all-singing and all-dancing... 

Margaret Thatcher Queen of Club Nights

Margaret Thatcher Queen of Club Nights

Former PM and cabaret superstar Margaret Thatcher Queen of Soho is back... and this time she's hosting a club night! There'll be non-stop 80s hits from a non-stop 80s witch as the Iron Lady drops more beats than Theresa May has dropped manifesto pledges... 

The Shakuhachi Experience

The Shakuhachi Experience

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

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 this talented young group... 

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). Come along each evening to see a hand-picked selection of live comedy using music – funny songs, satirical parodies and more... 

Confessions of a Child Star

Confessions of a Child Star

One woman’s embarrassing journey from child star dreams to inadequate adulthood. Lydia’s 'How (not) To' guide to life, love and success. How (not) to achieve your dreams, find love and do it with your dignity intact! Using well-known songs from pop, rock and folk genres she weaves together a familiar narrative that anyone who’s ever been a 20-something will relate to... 

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. A unique blend of comedy, circus, burlesque, bands, jazz and speciality acts from across the Fringe... 

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 once the show begins, the sounds simply stop, as a lone, somewhat bookish-looking individual arrives, and quite literally sets the tone... 

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. Join us as we tell all the tall tales from the People's Festival Ceilidh to Rollermania and beyond... 

Wip It!

Wip It!

Wip It! A split hour of stand-up, storytelling, characters, raps and musical comedy. Come and see an hour of tested and new material with two of the three Wip It! girls performing each night... 

Super Sonic 90s Kid

Super Sonic 90s Kid

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

Lucky Stiff

Lucky Stiff

Mistaken identities, a corpse in a wheelchair, a short-sighted ex-lover, an avaricious dogs’ home, an English shoe salesman, a French cabaret singer and some nuns. A hilarious romp that starts in East Grinstead and ends in Monte Carlo, with catchy tunes from the team that wrote Seussical and Ragtime... 

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, poems and tales to the centre of things... 

Now That's Who I Call Archie Henderson

Now That's Who I Call Archie Henderson

On 12th November 2013, Archie Henderson accidentally reached #98 in the UK Singles Chart. It’s 2018, and this time he’s heading straight for number one. 'Immense talent' ***** (EdFestMag... 

Japan Marvelous Drummers

Japan Marvelous Drummers

Having performed in over 20 countries across the globe, Japan Marvelous Drummers use the traditional instruments of Japan, including drums of all sizes, the Koto harp, bamboo flutes and clarinet, to create a truly unique show... 

The Creative Martyrs: After the Apocalypse

The Creative Martyrs: After the Apocalypse

The end of the world is nigh. Too late. Boom! But the show must go on, even after the Apocalypse! Join us, plucking and strumming, singing tales of the new world in our surviving, satirical kabarett, let us rise from the rubble together... 

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. Words on BBC Radio 4 and popped up on ITV and E4. 'Future national treasure’ **** (ToDoList... 

Don't Tell Me Not to Fly

Don't Tell Me Not to Fly

This summer the West End’s leading ladies take residence in McEwan Hall. Join us each night as a different star takes centre stage to perform songs from smash-hit West End and Broadway musicals and iconic movies... 

See Rock City and Other Destinations

See Rock City and Other Destinations

A wanderer believes his destiny is written along the North Carolina Interstate. A man yearns to connect with intelligent life in Roswell, New Mexico. A woman at the Alamo takes a chance on love... 

The Sound of Their Music

The Sound of Their Music

An evening celebrating the legendary partnership of Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II. Relive the classic songs from Oklahoma!, South Pacific, Carousel, The King and I and, of course, The Sound of Music as well as items from their lesser-known works – performed by the principals and chorus of The Edinburgh Gilbert and Sullivan Society with their legendary directors, Alan Borthwick and David Lyle. 

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. For fans of Victoria Wood and Frank Sidebottom. 'Sweet, mild mannered, very funny' (Scotsman). 

Rosie Sings – Facts About Love!

Rosie Sings – Facts About Love!

Rosie shares Facts About Love from her own life. Through songs and banter Rosie talks dating apps, turning 30 and why she can't wait to get married to Batman. 'The voice of an angel, mouth of a sailor' (Jamie Anderson)... 

Fall of Eagles

Fall of Eagles

Europe. 1914. The great Royal Houses stand on the brink of war and nobody knows why, least of all the ordinary soldier doing his duty and singing all the way. 100 years on, this colourful journey through music hall and history explores the absurdity that led to the end of the royal empires and the loss of millions of lives... 

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 Fringe: Science, Love and Revolution; Building God; and The Other Side of the Flood... 

Friz Frizzle: Keyboard Warrior

Friz Frizzle: Keyboard Warrior

Friz Frizzle is a songruiner. He'll take the tunes you know and love and mess around with them until you don't want to know or love them any more. It's better than it sounds. Winner of the TenFootCity Hull Comedian of the Year, finalist of the Musical Comedy Awards 2017. 

H2O: A Play About Water

H2O: A Play About Water

Water is the essence of life. 71% of our planet is covered in water. Our bodies are 70% water. The oceans are rising. Drought afflicts millions. Water heals and water soothes. Water kills and water revives... 

Post-Coital Risotto

Post-Coital Risotto

A mix of stand-up, musical comedy, and unusual surnames from two local Edinburgh comedians. Bryan Ghosh – whose writing is 'mind-blowingly brilliant' (ThreeWeeks) and Chris Iskander – 'a doubly-talented man' (Skinny) – know full well you won’t have heard of them, so will spare you phrases like 'up-and-coming' and 'rising stars' and just promise it’ll be funny. 

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. After two years of full-house performances at the Fringe, Edinburgh's own Smoky Monkeys are back again demonstrating that everything you thought you knew about history is in fact completely wrong... 

Bruce: Just a Pretty Face

Bruce: Just a Pretty Face

The debut solo show from ex-President of the Oxford Revue, Georgia Bruce. Bruce is a character comedy show but with more music, more colours, and more Dolly Parton. Georgia shakes up the traditional character comedy formula and uses it to explore the way she sees the world through colours, and how she approaches both comedy and songwriting... 

Big Bird / Big Berg Double Bill

Big Bird / Big Berg Double Bill

Two shows, alternating nights! Livvy's Big Bird is a fast-paced multi-media show about a sub-human, more-than-human, city-dwelling pigeon whose wings don’t work. In a style that mixes tragedy with absurdity, the links between mental distress and neo-liberalism are explored through audio, visuals and live-looping... 

Swipe Right Love and Other Comedy Songs

Swipe Right Love and Other Comedy Songs

New Zealand's foremost comedy singer-songwriter, when ranked alphabetically, presents original comedy songs. Influences include New Zealand's fictional sheep-farming hero Fred Dagg and New Zealand's third most popular folk parody duo Like of the Conchords. 

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. Can it change the universe? 'Charming, thoughtful and bloody good fun' (Time Out)... 

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. One went to work in the city, one sat on his arse watching films. Despite their different backgrounds, they are united by one thing: their astonishing aptitude for talking absolute shite... 

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. As seen on Russell Howard's Good News and Live at the Electric on BBC Three... 

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 beach house of musicality... 

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 his companions find themselves stranded on a mysterious planet... 

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. Coco the Rapadoodle gave them a magical key to open a golden chest... 

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 piano his entirely original greatest hits in an attempt to restore his former resplendence whilst reminiscing on a life both thwarted and triumphant in equal measure. 

Luke Closely: A Musician Doing Magic!

Luke Closely: A Musician Doing Magic!

Magic show. Live music. Comedy. Scottish. Luke returns with his combination of comedy magic blended together with his backing band, creating a unique performing experience. 'I'm so glad I saw this show... 

Christian Reilly: Gig Economy

Christian Reilly: Gig Economy

Perrier Award-winning musical stand-up takes an axe to austerity and liquidates laughter deficits. 'Blisteringly funny' (Stage). 'If you're a fan of Bill Bailey or Rich Hall, you're a Christian Reilly fan already' (Guardian)... 

Tabou

Tabou

Tabou will shake you up and set you down with your senses spinning. Life, love, lust and loss conveyed in a sensuous, provocative way by the WASPI woman: she’s done the whole shebang ;)... 

We'll Do It Live!

We'll Do It Live!

Fringe madness has descended once again with the weird and wonderful from all over the globe in our bonnie wee city. Malachi, Steven and Rae are on a mission to bring you this city's top local talent to remind you just why Edinburgh is the home of the Fringe! We'll Do It Live! is an ever-changing line-up of new acts and seasoned stars, singers, comedians, burlesque and more – you're always in for a rare treat... 

The Drowsy Chaperone

The Drowsy Chaperone

After yet another five-star run, EUSOG returns for its 25th year at the Fringe with The Drowsy Chaperone! A satirical masterpiece, paying homage to Jazz Age musicals of the 1920s, showcasing a series of fantastic characters and outstanding musical numbers, with glitz, glamour and top-notch comedy... 

Nailed It

Nailed It

Halleberrylujah! Having told his backstory in the award-nominated Christ on a Bike and demonstrated the wonders of Pontius Pilates in Cross Fit, your sassy King of the Shoes, Jesus L’Oreal, returns once again to complete the Holy Trinity with another high-octane hour of song, dance and Jehovah’s fitness... 

Mad Women in My Attic!

Mad Women in My Attic!

Powerhouse madwoman Miss Monica Salvi brings back to Edinburgh her scintillating cabaret tour-de-force, with finely-tuned musical gems administered with the aid of her psychothera-pianist... 

I Ran With the Gang: The Story of Alan Longmuir, the Original Bay City Roller

I Ran With the Gang: The Story of Alan Longmuir, the Original Bay City Roller

Returning for its fifth year, the smash-hit, sell-out show returns to Edinburgh! Written and directed by award-winning playwright Liam Rudden and featuring the hit Bay City Rollers songs Bye Bye Baby, All of Me Loves All of You, Keep on Dancing, Summerlove Sensation, Saturday Night, Give a Little Love and Shang-a-Lang... 

Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

Sweeney Todd returns to London having been unjustly exiled by the evil Judge Turpin. Now hailing as the Demon Barber, Sweeney swears vengeance against the Judge. Coaxed by the whispered words of the ensemble, Todd forms a sinister partnership with Mrs Lovett... 

Noël Coward's Still Life

Noël Coward's Still Life

'Forgive me? For everything. For meeting you, in the first place. For taking the piece of grit out of your eye. For loving you. For bringing you so much misery.' Coward’s classic play, which became David Lean’s iconic 1945 movie Brief Encounter, is a tale of innocent flirting and iced buns... 

Wikipedilove

Wikipedilove

Wikipedia is filled with weird, amazing stories of love and sex... so let’s sing about them! American musical comedians Noam Osband and Rena Hudert use videos, academic papers and music to share the stranger stories and practices of homo sapiens and other animals... 

Harry Poppers and the Deathly Swallows

Harry Poppers and the Deathly Swallows

After a sell-out Edinburgh Fringe run in 2017, we return with the story of Harry Poppers and the Deathly Swallows! You may have heard a similar story before, but we will take you on a very different journey... 

Monski Mouse's Baby Disco Dance Hall

Monski Mouse's Baby Disco Dance Hall

Why toddle when you can dance!? Sell-out shows around the world, come find out why DJ Monski Mouse is a hit with under fives and their parents/carers. Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday of the festival, the Spiegeltent gets bopping with Monski Mouse and her dancers... 

Dirty Rotten Scoundrels

Dirty Rotten Scoundrels

Musical farce based on the hit 1988 film. Life is good for Lawrence Jamieson. The season has provided a steady supply of wealthy, gullible women to con on the French Riviera. But the arrival of low-brow hustler Freddy threatens to scare them all away... 

One Musical to Rule Them All

One Musical to Rule Them All

After a sell-out, five-star run in 2016, One Musical to Rule Them All returns to parody everyone’s favourite trilogy about wizards, hobbits and a quest to destroy some magical jewellery... 

The Big Balloon Singalong

The Big Balloon Singalong

Caring for kids with a curious craze for karaoke? Then look no further than The Big Balloon Singalong! Fun for all the family and featuring all the greatest hits (...that are in the public domain)! Every morning at the National Museum of Scotland, come along, singalong and let all your voices soar... 

All Shook Up

All Shook Up

This jukebox musical, based on Twelfth Night and Elvis music, is a fantastic, foot-tapping show. We follow Chad as he brings life to this little American town. A great show that has mass appeal... 

Dick Barton: The Tango of Terror

Dick Barton: The Tango of Terror

Evil foreigners are at large, British Dick and his trusty working-class sidekicks face a ticking time bomb to foil a ruthless Latin love thug’s plot before he steals every pearl necklace in London... 

Annie

Annie

After last year's Fringe success with sell-out audiences and great reviews, Captivate is bringing back this much-loved family favourite. Young but determined orphan Annie's luck changes when she gets to spend Christmas with billionaire Daddy Warbucks... 

Clif Knight Sucks!

Clif Knight Sucks!

Clif Knight is a trainwreck and he's bringing comedy, music and mistaken world outlooks to make you feel better about yourselves. Get early seats and buy drinks that he cant afford. 

The Darker Side of Musicals

The Darker Side of Musicals

Join Shoogalie Road as you've never seen them before for an evening of musical theatre as we perform excerpts from Jekyll and Hyde, Phantom of the Opera and Sweeney Todd. With a brand-new script by Filipa Fallow, we've managed to link all three shows together, so you can expect a few twists along the way... 

The Mould That Changed the World

The Mould That Changed the World

Alexander Fleming's death-defying, worldly wonder antibiotic drugs have saved us for the last 90 years. But with bacterial resistance growing, doomsday approaches. What better way to fight back than with a musical of epic proportions? Join us for this brand new musical about the threat of antibiotic resistance... 

10 Years MCA – The Musical Comedy Awards Showcase

10 Years MCA – The Musical Comedy Awards Showcase

Join us for a riotous celebration of the Fringe's best musical comedians! Since 2009, the MCA have helped to launch the likes of Abandoman, Rachel Parris, Mae Martin, Jay Foreman and Frisky and Mannish... 

Eric Davidson – Words of a Blether

Eric Davidson – Words of a Blether

One of Scotland's finest comedy performers returns to Edinburgh with his most powerful, fast-paced poetry and parody show to date. Fasten your seatbelts! 'Eric Davidson commands attention' (Edinburgh Evening News). 

SuzanneVega&Me

SuzanneVega&Me

Tour guides need good voices but there’s only one who amazes her audiences with crystalline singing. When Nadja Fischer from Hamburg met guitarist Mark Brown in Edinburgh, their couchsurfing encounter turned into an unlikely musical journey... 

Strings for Kids: Misha's Gang Presents

Strings for Kids: Misha's Gang Presents

Misha Rachlevsky and Russia's finest string players engage, educate and entertain youngsters of all ages in a musical journey full of fun, interaction and surprises. Learn how sounds are made, how many nails it takes to make a cello (tricky!), what the dots, lines and squiggles mean, and much more... 

Mandela Celebration

Mandela Celebration

The Mzansi Ensemble performed a tribute to OR Tambo at the Barbican Theatre in London 2007 and have performed in SA's prestigious theatres: the SA State Theatre for the 2010 World Cup, the Mandela Theatre, Market Theatre, Durban Playhouse and Opera House, and at the former President Thabo Mbeki's birthday celebration in June 2016... 

The Japanese Dance with Hoppy Kamiyama

The Japanese Dance with Hoppy Kamiyama

A legendary musician, Hoppy Kamiyama and an awesome traditional dancer, Kashichiro; the artists representing Japan from the Hachijojima Island appear at Greenside in the Edinburgh Festival Fringe... 

Creating Rumours

Creating Rumours

Creating Rumours recounts the lives of Fleetwood Mac at the time of the recording of their most notorious album, Rumours. This unofficial work focuses on the band’s battle to stay together and finish the album despite all the personal struggles and heartache they were dealing with at the time... 

Clowntown: I Can Do Anything, the Funtastic Show by Sphere Clown Band

Clowntown: I Can Do Anything, the Funtastic Show by Sphere Clown Band

'Five stars! Infectious fun' (FringeReview.ca). 'Warm, colourful musical. They’ll have you on your feet!' (Primary Times). New show from multitalented Patty and Dandy from Canada’s top clownband has all ages singing, dancing and laughing with award-winning original tunes from their four hit CDs... 

And They Played Shang-a-Lang

And They Played Shang-a-Lang

Back for its seventh year at the Fringe! Shang is back! This is life growing up in 70s Scotland. Told through laughter, tears and 70s hit musical numbers, we follow Jim's adolescent life as he negotiates the stormy waters, from the school playground to school disco, and witness his life through his memories as it unfolds around him... 

Bon the Musical

Bon the Musical

Born in Scotland, Bon Scott emigrated to Australia and joined rock band AC/DC to become a legend. Starring ex-Nazareth vocalist Linton Osborne as Bon, we recall the trials and the triumphs with new, original songs by Willie Logan, along with some Bon classics performed live... 

Bonnie Bayou

Bonnie Bayou

The Jennifer Ewan Band presents a stirring mix of original songs and old-time Cajun dance classics with a Celtic tint. Scots-Cajun mid-tempo personal ballads are grounded in the grooves of Cajun dance music and the unusual interplay of accordion, acoustic guitar and bass... 

Bare

Bare

Students Peter and Jason meet and fall in love at a Catholic boarding school but everything is conducted in secret and hidden behind lies. What will happen to the star-crossed lovers? A moving musical about forbidden love... 

Sounds from Gold Coast

Sounds from Gold Coast

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

Beauty and the Beast

Beauty and the Beast

Join us on this wonderful, well-known tale of greed and humility as the Beast learns what it is to love and be loved. This heart-warming story has been adapted for a family audience with original songs and music and one or two new characters to add to those already loved... 

Sister Act

Sister Act

Multi award-winning FCT bring Alan Menken's smash-hit musical comedy Sister Act to the Fringe. Singing everything from motown and soul to funk and disco, this marks FCT's 39th year on the Fringe... 

Chinese Arts and Culture Festival

Chinese Arts and Culture Festival

Touch and feel Chinese arts and culture by attending CACF 2018. Participants: Beijing Federation of Literature and Arts Circles. Sound of Beijing / China Dancers Association. Xiaohe Elegant Demeanor / I Have A Dream (Education Group Pure Dance Troupe of Children, Why Ballet, UK China Performing Arts, Ballet Etoile Shanghai) / Blingboom. 

Whistle Down the Wind

Whistle Down the Wind

Swallow finds a man hiding in the barn, when she asks who he is his words are 'Jesus Christ'. Her prayers have been answered and she is determined to protect him. Whistle Down the Wind by Webber and Steinman, based on the novel by Mary Hayley Bell and the film by Richard Attenborough, follows the fortunes of a fugitive caught between the prejudice of adults and the innocence of the young... 

Putting on the Blitz

Putting on the Blitz

The ubermeister of extreme dark comedy cabaret Frank Sanazi joins forces with his old crooning buddy Deano Stalin for a night of swinging mayhem. These two Iraq packers are pushing for world domination in comedy songs like Mein Way, Zieg Heil With Me and When You're Stalin... 

Seussical Jr

Seussical Jr

Following the plot of Horton Hears a Who by Dr Seuss, you will be transported to a truly "seussified" world where you will be confronted with the power of loyalty and friendship! The Cat in the Hat narrates the story of Horton the Elephant, who discovers a speck of dust containing tiny Whos... 

Brewhemian Shindig

Brewhemian Shindig

Shindig: a large, lively party. We welcome you to Scotland's only beer palace for a shindig like no other! A palace of mystery and adventure awaits. Our Creative Clique will be mystifying you with spectacular immersive performances throughout the night as our live musicians take you on an audible journey... 

Best of Broadway Ballads

Best of Broadway Ballads

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

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 on an immersive dance-walk through the crazy throngs of the Fringe. Feel-good uplifting dance classics with a hilarious Scottish twist... 

Bambino Beats Summertime Boogie – On the Farm

Bambino Beats Summertime Boogie – On the Farm

Amy and Clare are joining Old Macdonald and all his friends for a boogie down on the Farm. Dingle-dangle with the scarecrows and hop with the bunnies as we take a trip on the tractor to meet all the farmyard animals. 

Thirteen

Thirteen

A fast-paced, hilarious, coming of age musical by Tony award-winning composer Jason Robert Brown with book by Dan Elish and Robert Horne. Evan Goldman's parents have split up and he is forced to leave the buzz of New York for the 'lamest place in the world' in rural Indiana... 

India Flamenco

India Flamenco

The symbolic ritual of Indian dance is represented via a graceful routine which flows like a temple carving brought to life, then is followed by a flirtatious and celebratory gyspy dance, performed excellently by a lithe and expressively precise performer... 

The Wizard of Oz

The Wizard of Oz

A modern take on the classic tale. TPYT has over 100 members ages 5-18 specialising in acting, singing, dance, comedy and film. With patrons James MacAvoy and Irvine Welsh, there is no stopping these rising stars! TPYT have performed to sell-out audiences at the Fringe for the last eight years earning outstanding four-star reviews with productions of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Little Shop of Horrors, Alice in Wonderland and Mary Poppins... 

Only We Know Best

Only We Know Best

A town hall meeting in Anytown, USA provides the dramatic context for a panoply of songs in a wide range of musical styles and genres, whose cleverly constructed lyrics explore an array of contemporary hot-button social issues... 

Eurosceptic Song Contest

Eurosceptic Song Contest

A Eurovision for Brexit, as conceived by the UK's foremost IDS themed Smiths tribute band The Iain Duncan Smiths. Encompassing a series of intimate, lo-fi performances from such musical eurosceptic luminaries as The Iain Duncan Smiths, Borrissey, Snoop Mogg, David Davis Bowie, Corbzy, Maydiohead and Farage Against the Machine. 

The Boy With the Pearl Necklace

The Boy With the Pearl Necklace

From the creator of Will He Bonk You in the Chocolate Factory and Fridged Moan's Diary comes a new stand-up comedy spectacular! An evening of music and comedy about being young and reckless and how you too could be the owner of a pearl necklace... 

Armour: A Herstory of the Scottish Bard

Armour: A Herstory of the Scottish Bard

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

You're a Good Man Charlie Brown

You're a Good Man Charlie Brown

Bare Productions are a new, fresh Edinburgh-based company comprising of some of the best local talent who have all performed in multiple five-star sell-out shows at the Fringe. This year they bring Schulz’s comic characters to life in this Tony Award-winning musical... 

Sowherto Africa

Sowherto Africa

Old and new beats meet performance poetry paying tribute to South Africa’s legends. Experience the sounds and rhythms of the South African street life, with its contagious energy and invigorating vibes, through an everyman’s daily journey... 

Closer Than Ever

Closer Than Ever

Discover the span of universal highs and lows faced by us all through the experiences that life throws at us – love, heartache, fear, growing up and growing old – in a brand new production of Maltby and Shire’s musical revue, Closer Than Ever... 

Erewhon

Erewhon

Erewhon: or, Over the Range is a fantasy novel by Samuel Butler which, first published anonymously in 1872, presented itself as the experiences of its narrator on discovering the mysterious country and near-utopian community of Erewhon – an anagram of "nowhere" – which had largely abandoned the controlling influence of technology... 

The Improv Musical

The Improv Musical

Music Theatre Warwick returns to the festival with their long-form, entirely improvised musical that is a rollicking good time, even if there are a few kinks that need ironing out. The company is one of the longer running of the long-form musical improv troupes that have slowly taken over the festival, and their formula is simple and straightforward... 

Bugle Boys – A Salute to the Andrews Sisters

Bugle Boys – A Salute to the Andrews Sisters

Before The Spice Girls, before The Supremes...there was The Andrews Sisters. The original girl group were a global sensation and their music still resonates to this day. Frocked up to the nines in faux military costumes, Bugle Boys dance and sing (not lip-synch) some of their most beloved songs including Pistol Packin' Mama, Rum And Coca Cola and more... 

Rumba Caribeña

Rumba Caribeña

Take yourself on a journey to the Caribbean. Experience the music and dance of Latin America with audience participation welcomed. Music, dance and fiesta. 

Prom Kween

Prom Kween

Following a sell-out 2017 Fringe, nine five-star reviews and two awards, the Kweens are back – and they're bringing glitter! From the producer of Margaret Thatcher Queen of Soho and How to Win Against History, Prom Kween is a coming-of-age satire for those who hit that age years ago... 

Tetchy (Work in Progress)

Tetchy (Work in Progress)

The whole world is on edge. Everybody's had enough and we've never been so quick to judge and easy to offend. Multi award-winning musical comedian Kate Lucas ponders why we're all just a wee bit Tetchy... 

Jordan Gray: People Change

Jordan Gray: People Change

On April 1st 2017, following a 10 year career in the music biz, recording artist Jordan Gray announced a sudden and surprise leap into stand-up comedy... Why? In her debut comedy special People Change, the transgender comic attempts to justify the second-biggest change of her life... 

Anesti Danelis: Songs for a New World Order

Anesti Danelis: Songs for a New World Order

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

African Rise

African Rise

Afripella presenting African Rise is a celebration of song, rhythm and dance. An international phenomenon that aims to sweep across the globe like a tidal wave of soaring voices and stomping feet... 

OTOSOTR

OTOSOTR

A story of one of the 200,000 Koreans who were deported from the Russian-Korean boarder by the Soviet government in 1937. It is an exploration of the life of a Soviet soldier of Korean descent Anatoliy Ogay... 

Margo: Half Woman, Half Beast

Margo: Half Woman, Half Beast

Margo Lion, celebrated Weimar Berlin cabaret star and lover of Marlene Dietrich, is gripped by the decadence and debauchery of 1930s Berlin. This is the story of her tragic relationship with the lyricist Marcellus Schiffer, fuelled by alcohol, cocaine and jealousy set within a world of political unrest... 

Janis Joplin Full Tilt

Janis Joplin Full Tilt

The award-winning, sell-out hit by writer Peter Arnott and director Cora Bissett returns. Angie Darcy's Joplin, backed by a live band, is electric. 'So brilliant and intense it lifts the hairs on the back of the neck' ***** (Scotsman). 

Jon Long – Troubadour

Jon Long – Troubadour

Jon Long (Musical Comedy Awards Audience Favourite 2016) is out to entertain you and he’ll be using all the tricks of the Troubadour trade. Jokes, songs, stories and singalongs can all be found in this 40-minute work-in-progress show... 

Bongo's Bingo

Bongo's Bingo

The Bongo’s Bingo phenomenon is a catalyst for a shift in the nightlife scene across the country, with many people eschewing the usual clubs, festivals and bars for an altogether different experience of bingo wildly reinvented into a whole new way of having fun, capturing the imaginations of many... 

Two Hearts: Edinburgh World Tour

Two Hearts: Edinburgh World Tour

Experience catchy AF original bangers*, too much confetti and distractingly sexy dance moves as NZ's hottest new comedy duo take on all the most ridiculous trends in the world of pop... 

Death Ray Cabaret

Death Ray Cabaret

After performing to sold out crowds in Toronto, Death Ray Cabaret returns to the Edinburgh Fringe with more fast-paced songs and break-neck banter. Silly, dark and delightful, come celebrate human life as we knew it with hilarious songs and characters... 

Singalong Sitcom Quiz

Singalong Sitcom Quiz

Simon Clayton and Mary Bourke present Singalong Sitcom Quiz. If you love sitcoms, quizzes, and singalongs then you'll love this show. We present a glorious nostalgic romp through the sitcoms of the 70s, 80s and 90s... 

Baby Daddy

Baby Daddy

'The day I've been dreading arrives. All the answers I have prepared go out of my head when she asks me, "where's my Daddy?"' A painfully honest insight into the world of a young single mother, this autobiographical piece is about looking for answers in the wrong places and facing up to your responsibilities when you've bitten off more than you can chew... 

Rabbie

Rabbie

This play with songs distils the essence of Burns' life and his paradoxical personality through his poetry, music and the witty and poignant words of the late Dallmeyer, three-time winner of the Scotsman Fringe First Award... 

A Very Brexit Musical

A Very Brexit Musical

A newly qualified journalist gets his first big break writing for the Maily Dail just as the biggest upset in British politics is about to occur. How will he cope with his fearsome editor and the many twists and turns of the referendum campaign? Follow the story of Cavid Dameron's ill-fated decision to hold the referendum, alongside Joris Bohnson's grasp for power in supporting the Leave campaign... 

The Marilyn Monroe Story

The Marilyn Monroe Story

She is arguably the most famous Hollywood screen icon and pin-up. This show tells the story of her troubled life from the beginning to her untimely death, which to this day is still clouded in mystery... 

Reel Comedy Club

Reel Comedy Club

Twice a day, Audrey, the unique 22-seat Vintage Mobile Cinema will become a comedy venue. In the evenings, this TV star (from George Clarke's Amazing Spaces and Melvyn Bragg and the BBC's Reel History of Britain) will be showcasing some of the best comedians at the Fringe... 

Brave Macbeth

Brave Macbeth

Primary Times Children's Choice Award winner 2017, Brave Macbeth, is back. On his way home from battle, Brave Macbeth meets the witches who tell him that he will become king. Now he quite likes that idea and so does his wife... 

Geek

Geek

A darkly comic new musical about love, loss and being different. Raised in Bible-thumping Hopeless Junction, USA, Gibby Stone is a gentle-hearted teenager who wants to fit in. Quack medical treatment metamorphoses him into a modern Elephant Man... 

The Homesick Submarine Broadcasting Company

The Homesick Submarine Broadcasting Company

Recognising that land is a busted flush, comedian John Whale and musician Kieran Rafferty have decided to ditch the dry stuff in favour of a life slightly under the sea, producing thrilling pirate radio... 

I Can Make You Feel Good. By Comparison.

I Can Make You Feel Good. By Comparison.

A beatboxing and storytelling comedy show. Charlie Partridge tried to be cool while falling in love. This mistake and others took him on an adventure. Charlie has appeared on BBC Radio 6 Music, BBC Radio 4 and BBC Three... 

#1 Comedy Great Fun Best Show Jez Watts

#1 Comedy Great Fun Best Show Jez Watts

****1/2 (PerthHappenings.com). **** (TheMusic.com.au). West Australian stand-up comedy veteran Jez Watts has a fresh hour of material, his online search criteria covered and a loop machine... 

Mugenkyo Taiko Drummers: Tribe

Mugenkyo Taiko Drummers: Tribe

UK’s original touring Taiko Tribe returns to the Fringe with a brand-new show of skill, stamina and red-hot rhythms to stir your soul! As Mugenkyo approach their 25th year as Europe’s longest established taiko organisation, they celebrate the growth of their tribe of performers from across the globe, with a captivating performance of sharp synchronisation, mysterious masked movement and sumptuous soundscapes, wrapped up in a breath-taking display of high energy, elegant choreography and powerful earth-shaking rhythms on huge taiko drums... 

Ask Scarlett

Ask Scarlett

Got a problem you can’t solve? Struggling to find satisfaction? Keep finding yourself in a difficult position? Ask Scarlett! Agony Aunt Scarlett Lashes will untangle the bizarre, the crazy, the most ludicrous predicaments – no issue is too big or small... 

Tom GK – Hearing Loss: The Musical

Tom GK – Hearing Loss: The Musical

Are you, or someone you love, pretending you're not losing your hearing? Well at 31, Tom GK is losing his. Where's it going? What's this like? The former music critic and current comedian explores this in the only way that feels right: a musical... 

Mitch Benn: Doing It on Purpose

Mitch Benn: Doing It on Purpose

He’s back, with guitar in hand, a spring in his step, a bee in his bonnet and giving a piece of his mind (there’s enough of it to go around)! A Fringe stalwart for over 20 years – wait, what is a stalwart? And how does it differ from an ordinary wart? The festival wouldn’t be the same without him (it’d be a lot quieter for a start)... 

First World Problems

First World Problems

East London's premier rapper of first-world problems, Andy Quirk, and his backup dancer, Anna J, invite you to join their crew for fist-pumping therapy tackling the inconsequential irks of modern living... 

Harry and Chris Save the World

Harry and Chris Save the World

Last year we prevented an apocalypse and almost got a panda pregnant, and then Jonathan Ross called us 'fabulously entertaining', so now we're drunk with comedy-rap-jazz power. World Poetry Slam champion Harry Baker and jazz virtuoso Chris Read return to the Fringe after sold-out shows in 2016 and 2017 with their third show that they've somehow managed to resist calling The Harry And Chris Show Three... 

Tamar Broadbent: Best Life

Tamar Broadbent: Best Life

'Is it too much to ask for everything?!' she shouted drunkenly at a bin. This was the plan: 1) Find dream job. 2) Change the world. 3) Go for brunch. Now she’s broke, overwhelmed by options and in a complicated relationship with Netflix... 

Midnight Marauders

Midnight Marauders

Cabaret's international riot girl Carla Lippis finally brings her late-night, sleazy rumble to Edinburgh! Featuring the hottest hand-picked acts from across the fringe, plus a live house band playing everything from The Cramps to Iggy Pop to the Dead Kennedys... 

Steve Bennett: Irish Comedian of Last Year

Steve Bennett: Irish Comedian of Last Year

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

Famous First Words

Famous First Words

The devilishly addictive live music experience is back! Join TV presenters and best friends Tim and Gendle for their high-paced game that gives you a show and a party rolled into one! The game is simple – step up and sing along to the first line of a famous song and win over our panel of guest judges... 

The Cabinet of Madame Fanny Du Thé

The Cabinet of Madame Fanny Du Thé

Tales of woe, tales of science, tales of curses, tales of defiance. Also, some juggling. Reach into The Cabinet of Madame Fanny for a musical voyage of hilarity. But beware! Somebody is out to sink her ship... 

Lady Rizo: Red, White and Indigo

Lady Rizo: Red, White and Indigo

With sharp humour and a soulful, soaring voice in a show that illuminates her love-hate relationship with "bad boyfriend" America. The New York chanteuse delivers a deeply personal musical eulogy, unpacking the feelings for her country with belting songs and her trademark wit... 

Don Quixote

Don Quixote

A story of a man who wants to make the world a better place. And fails greatly. After last year's success with four and five-star reviews, Patchwork Theatre brings you this classic tale through a raw combination of storytelling, music and improvisation... 

Le Tropicalocal

Le Tropicalocal

Hold on to your cocktails, Le Tropicalocal is Paradise Palms' raucous late-night showcase of provocative performance, queer cabaret, abstract experimenta and bangin' tunes. This year hosted by Pollyanna cabaret: 'a cacophony of rampant filth and backyard decadence' ***** (Edinburgh Festivals Magazine), Glasgow's 'queer stalwart' (Dazed and Confused) Shoot Your Shot nightclub and Diane Chorley, a woman whose 'stagecraft shines brighter than crepe de chine on fire' ***** (BoadwayBaby... 

Sofía and Marcelo – The World Music Experience

Sofía and Marcelo – The World Music Experience

Sofía & Marcelo are an innovative Mexican duo who combine different musical elements to achieve an experience in the spectator. Using world rhythms and traditional Mexican instruments achieves a unique sound... 

Love Like 90s R'n'B

Love Like 90s R'n'B

A rump-shaking stand-up comedy hour of phat beats, funky rhythms, ukulele and fun. Larissa grew up in the 90s and, just like any teenager, growing up had its difficulties – but it was OK because "mentors" like TLC helped her deal with the scrubs while Boyz II Men helped her at the end of the road... 

The Hummingbird Effect

The Hummingbird Effect

Intimate solo cabaret featuring Deborah Brennan as storyteller and songstress. Enchanting show based on an unlikely true story of a chance encounter with a stranger that sets in motion life-changing events... 

Wrenne: I Said Yes to Everything

Wrenne: I Said Yes to Everything

Enthralling one-woman musical narrative. Post-Mormon to UK transplant Wrenne performs her unique multimedia show about the struggle between her two selves: onstage and onscreen. Driven by compelling, melodic electropop, it's a journey-is-the-destination tale with unexpected twists... 

Next Stop Please!

Next Stop Please!

Life’s a journey, chauffeur driven by someone else. Some of us are driven. Others, passengers. This new performance is devised by prisoners from HMP Low Moss with original transcripts facilitated in prison... 

Vaudeville and Vice

Vaudeville and Vice

Swoon into the arms of the Roaring 20s with Vaudeville and Vice! Born in America, raised on the road – a classy coterie of dancing, singing circus swingers conjure an early-evening revue in the intimate Last Arch Theatre... 

Peatbog Faeries – Edinburgh Festival Fringe

Peatbog Faeries – Edinburgh Festival Fringe

Hailing from the Isle of Skye, the legendary Scottish trailblazers have created a glorious mixture of traditional sounds and dance floor grooves that have been embraced worldwide. Drawing upon a dazzling myriad of influences from jigs and reels through dance music, jazz, African, and more; they bring the sound of Scotland fresh-faced and breathless to new audiences from around the world... 

Wilde Creatures

Wilde Creatures

A motley crew of storytelling musicians bring Oscar Wilde's classic fairy tales to life in Tall Stories' magical new show, direct from London's West End. Characters from The Happy Prince and other stories spring to life as the pompous mayor, the petulant princess and the love-sick student compete to become the new town statue... 

Classical Guitar – Jonathan Prag

Classical Guitar – Jonathan Prag

Prag’s programme is chosen from the pieces that inspired him in his early days: including a Bach Prelude and Fugue, masterpieces by Barrios and Albeniz, and lyrical contemporary music by Vincent Lindsey Clark and Peter Maxwell Davies which challenges and delights him... 

Sweet Tango

Sweet Tango

Tango-Korean music band, Gena Tango, presents a new look at tango through Korean eyes in a joyful musical experience that combines the urgent passion of Argentinian tango with traditional Korean instruments and music... 

Bob Slayer Is Bob Slayer (The Eponymous Show)

Bob Slayer Is Bob Slayer (The Eponymous Show)

'Everyone should spend an hour with Bob, loveably chaotic master of one unique Fringe experience after another...' (List). This year Bob's got a new toy made in Russia by a man called Sergey... 

The Aspirations of Daise Morrow

The Aspirations of Daise Morrow

Australia\'s towering literary genius Patrick White\'s language is pure performance in this richly theatrical adaptation. Actors, musicians and audience share the space beneath a canvas of Australian sky... 

Jonny Woo's All Star Brexit Cabaret

Jonny Woo's All Star Brexit Cabaret

Drag Superstar, Jonny Woo and Olivier Award winning composer, Richard Thomas (Jerry Springer The Opera) bring you this sequin-spangled musical ripped straight from the headlines. With a star-studded cast of top Fringe talent, including Jayde Adams as Boris Johnson, this glittering musical satire packs big laughs and emotional punch... 

Spontaneous Combustion

Spontaneous Combustion

Hold onto your drinks, Paradise Palms' infamous late-night showcase of provocative performance, queer cabaret and abstract experimenta toasts itself by the Fireside. Hosted by Pollyanna and Shoot Your Shot plus a few more surprises! Raucous glittery carnage – so brace yourself... 

Soweto Gospel Choir

Soweto Gospel Choir

The spectacular two-time Grammy Award-winning Soweto Gospel Choir returns to Edinburgh with a special concert, Songs of the Free, celebrating the 100th anniversary of the birth of Nelson Mandela, the Father of the rainbow nation... 

A Good Service on All Other Lines

A Good Service on All Other Lines

Writer/comedian David Head and singer/songwriter Matt Glover of Sincere Deceivers present a performance of silly love stories and melancholy folk pop. Come and enjoy intertwining tales of lovers, losers and locomotives... 

Des Kapital: Mao That’s What I Call Music!

Des Kapital: Mao That’s What I Call Music!

Following sell-out shows on the Brighton and Edinburgh Fringes for Never Mind the Cossacks – 'brilliantly conceived' (FringeGuru.com) – Communist crooner Des Kapital (winner: Gulags Got Talent) storysings the story of Mao’s China, using music by Adele (Hellish), The Smiths (Heaven Knows I’m Miserable Mao), Drake (Hotline Beijing), Robbie Williams (Engels) and lots more... 

Harriet Braine's Apocalibrary

Harriet Braine's Apocalibrary

A work-in-progress musical comedy show set in a library at the end of the world. Well, sort of. Trump has decided that literally breaking the internet is the only way he can stop people being mean to him... 

The Rockford File

The Rockford File

There's more than meets the mince pies in this appealing homage to 1970s TV Private Eye Jim Rockford, filtered through the lens of classic Ealing comedies and brilliant live roots music... 

Nele Needs a Holiday: The Musical

Nele Needs a Holiday: The Musical

A Belgian pop star moves to London to steal the job of British pop stars. Luckily, austerity is there to stop her. A witty pop-opera about a girl called Nele who turns her life into a big international mess because she wants to be famous on the other side of the English Channel... 

Tori Scott Is #Thirsty

Tori Scott Is #Thirsty

Celebrating poor life choices and an unconditional love of vodka, direct from New York City. This Garland for the Grindr era is 'a force to be reckoned with' (BroadwayWorld.com), desperate to escape Trumpland and be let loose on Scotland! Join Tori and her band The Shame Spirals on an audacious musical journey of slurred autobiographical stories and songs she stole from other people... 

AnimAlphabet: The Musical

AnimAlphabet: The Musical

High-energy actors, colourful puppets, amazing characters and fantastic songs combine to create AnimAlphabet: The Musical. Join Colin the Country Cockatoo, Hip-Hop Donkey and Geoff the Geordie Jazz Giraffe on a fantastic family musical adventure... 

Flo & Joan: Alive on Stage

Flo & Joan: Alive on Stage

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

The Other Guys: A Tribute to Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons

The Other Guys: A Tribute to Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons

Relive the magic of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons in this remarkable tribute to the most successful band in music history. Featuring one of the best live bands at the Fringe, this is a night to remember... 

Alex Williamson: So Wrong, It's Wrong

Alex Williamson: So Wrong, It's Wrong

Did someone say drugs, pedos and terrorists? Alex’s twisted outlook will shake your faith in humanity before restoring it ever so slightly, then smashing it once again beyond repair... 

Abandoman (AKA Rob Broderick) – Pirate Radio

Abandoman (AKA Rob Broderick) – Pirate Radio

Ireland's finest hip hop musical comedian, is back in the Cow with his biggest show yet. Using his trademark blend of audience interaction and razor-sharp improvisation, Rob will take you on a magical journey, transforming the audience's likes, loathes and daydreams into hit songs and captivating tales... 

The Stevenson Experience: Spot the Difference

The Stevenson Experience: Spot the Difference

As seen on the Comedy Channel. A brand-new show of uproarious musical comedy from Australia's favourite bickering identical twins. Settle in for hilarious songs that have seen them compared to Flight of the Conchords and Tim Minchin, mixed with their trademark sibling rivalry banter... 

The Rat Pack – Live

The Rat Pack – Live

Expect sharp suits and smooth vocals as Frank, Sammy and Dean hit the stage with their live band. The Rat Pack – Live swings back into town for a sensational 11th year in the most sophisticated evening of razor-sharp wit and silky-smooth swing you’ll see all year... 

Rob Kemp: The Elvis Dead

Rob Kemp: The Elvis Dead

The multi award-winning Fringe cult hit is back. Rev up the Delta and come on a trip to a cabin in Tennessee, to witness the classic horror movie Evil Dead 2 reinterpreted through the songs of Elvis Presley... 

MamaBabaMe

MamaBabaMe

MamaBabaMe is a beautiful dance, physical theatre and live music experience created especially for babies and children aged 0-3 and their grown-ups. Our audience sits within the set around a mini arena with soft boundary edges from which to enjoy the performance... 

Showstopper! The Improvised Musical

Showstopper! The Improvised Musical

The Edinburgh must-see, Olivier Award-winning (Best Entertainment and Family Show 2016) West End hit returns for its 11th consecutive year! A brand-new musical comedy is created from scratch at every performance of this multi award-winning show... 

The Onion Club: American Apocalypse Now

The Onion Club: American Apocalypse Now

A deliciously dark musical cabaret exquisitely crushing the American dream, delivered with rare power and visceral beauty. Musically stunning. Theatrically enthralling. God may be away, but this pair mean business... 

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. Don our magical headphones and feel your inhibitions evaporate as you groove through the city... 

Terry Alderton: The Musical

Terry Alderton: The Musical

It's the musical they said would never happen! After last year's award-winning show, he's back with stories from his life set to music. Oh yes. Featuring: his time in the CIA, the fight over a parking space with Prince Charles and the loss of his imaginary friend Bogey... 

Michael Griffiths: Songs by Kylie

Michael Griffiths: Songs by Kylie

He's been Annie Lennox, Madonna and Cole Porter to great acclaim. Now Helpmann Award winner Michael Griffiths explores the songs, stories and locomotion of pop princess, Kylie Minogue... 

Witt 'n Camp: Swag

Witt 'n Camp: Swag

You've never seen comedy like this before. Following their hit sell-out shows in Brighton, Live at Zédel and Vault Festival, this outrageous double act present Swag, a wild and joyful celebration of the female identity... 

Songlines

Songlines

Stevie is 17. She’s peak cool, or so she thinks. In the middle of the wide-eyed stagger from girlhood to womanhood, Stevie is sent to live in the middle of nowhere with her Grandma... 

Paddington Bear's First Concert

Paddington Bear's First Concert

Join Paddington Bear on his adventures as he leaves home, meets his new family and enjoys his first concert – not without causing his fair share of mayhem, of course! The charming tales of everyone's favourite bear come to life with storytelling, narration and a live orchestra... 

Half-Dozen Musical

Half-Dozen Musical

Half-Dozen Musical is a new musical based on the life and death of King Henry VIII and his family – with a supernatural twist. This is a story of the Tudor Court you haven't yet heard. 

Dan Attfield: Futureproof

Dan Attfield: Futureproof

The first human to live to a thousand years old has allegedly already been born. Musical comedian Dan Attfield (Abandoman, Amusical, The RH Experience) is determined to make sure it's him... 

Thrones! The Musical Parody

Thrones! The Musical Parody

Total sell-out in 2015, 2016 and 2017! Updated with new deaths and sexcapades from seventh series. From the twisted minds of Baby Wants Candy. 'A resounding success' ***** (Sunday Times)... 

Hamilton (Lewis)

Hamilton (Lewis)

Hamilton (Lewis) is the epic story of a self-starter who worked a lot harder, by being a lot faster, born and raised in Stevenage, the most successful British F1 driver in the history of the sport... 

Rip It Up: The Story of Scottish Pop

Rip It Up: The Story of Scottish Pop

Discover the story of Scottish pop from the 1950s to the present day at this major exhibition. From the days of the dance halls to the emergence of pop in the 60s, through the 70s and New Wave, the exhibition features Scotland’s global stars and independent local heroes from pop’s early days right up to today’s outstanding newcomers... 

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 at Hogwarts. Join Tom and his best friend/snake Nagini on a hilarious musical adventure packed with magic, hormones, and more than a few murders... 

The Blues Brothers – Live

The Blues Brothers – Live

Hold onto your shades as the smash hit returns – back by popular demand! We're putting the band back together for rhythm'n'blues to remember. Why not shake your tail feather over and see what all the fuss is about? Energetic rock'n'roll party guaranteed to get you up on your feet... 

Fascinating Aïda's Adèle Anderson

Fascinating Aïda's Adèle Anderson

The legendary Ms Anderson brings you her seriously comical cabaret. Singing songs of disappointment, depression and death by songwriters who share Adèle's life view that things can only get worse and undoubtedly will... 

Sparks

Sparks

'Fall in love in my early 20s, get married in my late 20s, have at least one child by the time I'm 30. F*ck!' Life is hard to navigate when you've got so many questions. Can I put this jumper in the washing machine? Do you have my birth certificate? Where did you find love? How did you do it? How do you survive? A story of a kamikaze love affair with unexpected consequences... 

John Partridge: Stripped

John Partridge: Stripped

Stripped is a new beginning. A reintroduction of myself. Life has a way of hardening you, at least mine has. This is my attempt at shedding those skins, saying goodbye to part of myself and embracing someone I knew a long time ago... 

South Bend

South Bend

Multi award-winning Grid Iron, in association with Platform, bring you a hilarious road movie for the stage. In 2006 Martin McCormick flies across the Atlantic to be reunited with a woman he has fallen passionately in love with, a Californian girl... 

Live Local Musicians

Live Local Musicians

Every night in the main bar, enjoy live music from local Scottish talent. Drop in and be entertained all night long. 

Daniel Cainer: Old Dog, New Shtick!

Daniel Cainer: Old Dog, New Shtick!

More stories-in-song from this multi award-winning Jewish songwriter and Fringe favourite. Smart, funny, timely and only slightly irreverent, Cainer's moving tales are a musical treat for anyone who has ever wrestled with their home, their heritage, and their heart... 

Notflix

Notflix

Five-star, total sell-out show Edinburgh Fringe 2016 and 2017 and Vaults 2017. Notflix returns to the Fringe, this time to the Debating Hall, and is bigger and bolder than ever before... 

Grant Busé: The Birds and the Beats

Grant Busé: The Birds and the Beats

We need to talk about 'the talk'. From consent to condoms to commitment, enrol in this sing-along sex ed class for adults. Using lessons learnt from his job teaching special needs students about sex, Australian Grant Busé reflects upon his own experiences and education set to an original looping hip hop score... 

Vulvarine: A New Musical

Vulvarine: A New Musical

From the creators of the sell-out hit Buzz: A New Musical. Bryony Buckle is astoundingly average. Her days are filled with mind-numbing office work, thinking about lunch and lusting after Orson Bloom from IT... 

Baby Wants Candy: The Completely Improvised Full Band Musical

Baby Wants Candy: The Completely Improvised Full Band Musical

Total sell-out 2015, 2016 and 2017! One of the best-known, longest-running and most celebrated improv shows in the world. 'Entertainment phenomenon!' ***** (Scotsman). Critics' Pick (New York Times)... 

David Baddiel's AniMalcolm

David Baddiel's AniMalcolm

Malcolm doesn't like animals, which is a problem because his family love them. Their house is full of pets. The only bright spot on the horizon is the Year Six school trip. And there he is, on the bus, heading to... 

Alabama God Damn

Alabama God Damn

Frank returns to his small hometown and has a riot with the casual criminals, enlightened rednecks and tattoo ministers. A Southern Gothic road trip of beauty and disgust, bringing everyone down to earth, even the angels... 

Defrosted

Defrosted

A big bonkers blast of fun with super-duo Cat (the Spot Bots Mermaid on CBeebies) and Nicko. Love that frosty film or hate it, you will laugh your pants off and get snowed on! Join these lovable clowns and the magical freezer for silliness, songs and parodies; the kids save the day... 

Porn

Porn

Porn is a musical that aims to show the emotional side of those working in the adult film industry. The writer’s note explains that there are themes of “drugs, homelessness, victimisation, sexism and legalisation”... 

Les Misérables School Edition

Les Misérables School Edition

Trying to do a hallowed musical such as Les Miserables at the Fringe is a bit of a rigged game. Audiences easily become accustomed to short shows at the expense of productions requiring a longer attention span, such as a multi-hour musical... 

When We Ran

When We Ran

Patch of Blue’s production of When We Ran is very much a case of style over substance, substituting complexity for clarity and failing to achieve its ambitious aims. Every aspect of the production is over-complicated and while it aims for power and emotional intensity the play ends histrionic and ineffective... 

Alex Smith – Real Man

Alex Smith – Real Man

The laws of stand up hold that childhood diaries are always good for a laugh. The whole 'wasn’t I a daft little so-and-so' shtick provides the impetus for Alex Smith’s attempts to come to terms with not being a ‘real man’... 

The Stevenson Experience: Identical as Anything

The Stevenson Experience: Identical as Anything

Meet Benjamin and James. Benjamin plays the keyboard. James plays the guitar and occasionally raps. But not only are they a musical twosome, they also happen to be identical twins. This is this Australian comedic double act’s debut at the Edinburgh Fringe and they are excited to share the full Stevenson Experience with their audience... 

8th Glamour of Jasmine Chinese Arts Festival / Dong Yi's Special Programme on the Zheng for Chinese Lovers' Day

8th Glamour of Jasmine Chinese Arts Festival / Dong Yi's Special Programme on the Zheng for Chinese Lovers' Day

Playing an instrument with over 2,500 years of recorded history, after some 100 public recitals in the UK, international classical Zheng performer Yi Dong, a soloist with five albums to her name by China Record Corporation since the age of 16, makes her 16th annual return to Edinburgh to 'indulge us with a rich spa of the spirits and mind' (China Xinhua News Agency), with music of love stories and poems from China... 

8th Glamour of Jasmine Chinese Arts Festival / A Midsummer Night's Dream from China by Whispering Lotus Artists (Guqin, Dizi, Xiao, Pipa and Zheng)

8th Glamour of Jasmine Chinese Arts Festival / A Midsummer Night's Dream from China by Whispering Lotus Artists (Guqin, Dizi, Xiao, Pipa and Zheng)

Three elegant women musicians from Suzhou, costumed in Whispering Lotus Chi-pao will give us a concert on Chinese guqin, zheng, dizi and xiao (bamboo flute and end-blown bamboo flute) and pipa on the afternoon of Chinese Lovers' Day... 

Irving Berlin – 100 Years of Song

Irving Berlin – 100 Years of Song

Following last year’s popular success with The Magic of MGM, Fife’s leading operatic concert group, Ensemble (ensembleinfife.org.uk), reverts to a programme based on a single composer... 

Make Tea, Not War

Make Tea, Not War

To tie in with the release of his new CD, comedy singer-songwriter Majk Stokes presents a new selection of silly songs and poems, along with a few old favourites, on topics including peace, the environment, caffeinated beverages and becoming an uncle... 

Vikki Stone – Concerto for Comedian and Orchestra

Vikki Stone – Concerto for Comedian and Orchestra

For one night only, award-winning comedian/composer Vikki Stone will perform her brand-new orchestral work Concerto for Comedian and Orchestra, alongside one of Scotland's finest youth orchestras: the National Youth Orchestra of Scotland Camerata... 

Stuck in ze Bunker With You

Stuck in ze Bunker With You

Frank Sinazi, the “Leader of the Iraq Pack”, is a smooth-talking American entertainer who will not only occasionally burst into song, but also into some loud episodes of a slightly dodgy German accent... 

Soweto Gospel Choir

Soweto Gospel Choir

The Soweto Gospel Choir was formed in 2002 and embraces the diverse music of South Africa, a country with eleven official languages and subsequent communities. Guiding us on a tour of its sonorous heritage, the choir holds a phenomenal ability to create a rich and exquisitely harmonious tapestry out of simple ingredients: usually just the human voice and some form of traditional drumming as accompaniment... 

Beyond Borders International Festival 2017

Beyond Borders International Festival 2017

Join politicians, authors, artists and international cultural leaders for a weekend of panel debates, tête-à-tête discussions, music and art in the grounds of Scotland's oldest inhabited house... 

Music and Lyrics

Music and Lyrics

After an exciting run at the 70th Edinburgh Fringe Festival the companies of three musicals (Porn, X and Suicide) come together to perform musical highlights from the shows in what promises to be a wonderful end to the festival. 

Ordinary Days

Ordinary Days

The New York musical is so much of a trope that it could almost be its own genre. Ordinary Days by Adam Gwon is the story of four people, living in the Big Apple and the way that their ordinary lives intersect... 

My Leonard Cohen

My Leonard Cohen

My Leonard Cohen is a soulful and informative show celebrating the life of the recently deceased Canadian musician and poet. Performed by Australian Stewart D’Arrietta and his six-piece Scottish band, the audience are treated to powerful renditions of Leonard Cohen’s hits punctuated with snippets from his life story... 

In Conversation With… Stuart Braithwaite

In Conversation With… Stuart Braithwaite

Described by the Guardian as 'a brick through the window of Britpop in its death throes', 21 years of Mogwai’s post-rock power and minimalism have shaped one of the most important groups of a fragmented but increasingly potent British musical underground... 

Classical Accordion at the Fringe

Classical Accordion at the Fringe

Accordionist Paul Chamberlain returns to the Fringe with a programme of original works and transcriptions from Russia, France, Spain and Argentina - including pieces by Khachaturian, Granados, Rameau, Zolotariev and Piazzolla... 

Rapunzel! Rapunzel! A Very Hairy Fairy Tale

Rapunzel! Rapunzel! A Very Hairy Fairy Tale

Detailed, charismatic and humorous, State High Thespian Troupe’s take on the classic Grimm’s fairy tale is an accessible musical for all the family. Though it is hampered by its length and some performances are stronger than others, jaunty songs and snappy choreography keep the show pacy and plot-driven... 

Moishe's Bagel

Moishe's Bagel

Moishe’s Bagel are a thrilling mix of klezmer, folk and jazz. Stunning original compositions meet sublime traditional melodies, backed up by infectious foot-stomping grooves. This virtuoso band (fiddle, accordion, piano, bass and percussion), featuring some of Scotland’s finest musicians, will be joined for this concert by some very special guests... 

Notflix

Notflix

In a Fringe riddled with long-form improvisation – especially musicals – this is one of the stand-outs. An all female cast creates an entirely improvised musical based on an audience member’s film suggestion... 

Chris Forbes: Unquiet Mind

Chris Forbes: Unquiet Mind

‘This is not an insultive show’, says the amiable and bearded Forbes, relaxing us into a state of lethargy. And then he screams. Making the front three rows leap off their seats and then laugh with shock, this joke near the start of the show is one of Forbes’ most enjoyable... 

I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change

I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change

I Love you, You’re Perfect, Now Change is earnestly performed by a youthful and small cast – the reason for scraping the second star – but the uninspired script and the overall piece really struggles to succeed... 

Sleeping Trees at the Movies

Sleeping Trees at the Movies

The Sleeping Trees feel like the love child of Police Cops and Max and Ivan: high-paced, energetic character comedy with inventive visual effects and impressive teamwork. If you enjoyed those, you'll love this proficient and silly trilogy... 

Spring Awakening

Spring Awakening

Spring Awakening is a touching and affecting musical. In 1981 Germany, the bubbling sexual curiosity of a small town’s teenagers mixed with a neglect to sexually educate them leads to disastrous and heart-breaking consequences... 

Peter Pan

Peter Pan

The story of Peter Pan is a familiar one for many and The Talentz present a lovely retelling of the classic tale. The youth theatre group’s show is a well-oiled and rehearsed performance that is beyond their years... 

Little Shop of Horrors – The Musical!

Little Shop of Horrors – The Musical!

Ethereal Theatre Company’s Little Shop of Horrors is a powerhouse of zany energy. By nature, the show is a nonsensical and melodramatic tale of a man who creates a mutant plant with a taste for blood... 

The Marriage of Kim K

The Marriage of Kim K

Sugary pop meets classical opera in Leoe and Hyde’s The Marriage of Kim K. Fortunately, the merging of two such contrasting genres feels less like a collision and more like an unconventional blend... 

Creatives

Creatives

At a college songwriting class in Chicago, an end-of-year competition involves the students performing each other’s anonymous submissions for a celebrity guest judge. It’s like no contest I’ve ever heard of in real life, and there’s something gloriously petty about the characters’ investment in it – it’s all very musical theatre dahling... 

Ami and Tami

Ami and Tami

Ami and Tami is a reimagined Hansel & Gretel for the modern day. This musical rendition takes the classic fairytale and catapults it into the 21st Century, making it more relevant and appealing for the whole family... 

The Gate

The Gate

A magical rollercoaster noir mystery tour through Japanese children's folklore. Acclaimed for her work in Japan, USA, Canada at the Fringe, Saori Aoki started the Kaso Jogi (Virtual Ruler) company to spread her unique physical theatre take on musicals around the world... 

Amusical

Amusical

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

All We Ever Wanted Was Everything
BOBBY WINNER

All We Ever Wanted Was Everything

As the friend with whom I went to see the show so emphatically said, All We Ever Wanted Was Everything is ‘everything’. Heart-wrenching and heart-warming all at once, the production was half-live-music-gig, half-theatrical performance: almost all of the actors swapped in and out of playing the drum kit and electric guitars that took up the best part of Roundabout’s lower seats... 

The Tales of Peter Rabbit and Jemima Puddle-Duck

The Tales of Peter Rabbit and Jemima Puddle-Duck

You would be forgiven for thinking that a production of The Tales of Peter Rabbit and Jemima Puddle-Duck performed in a circus tent might involve people dressed up as the characters acting out the tales... 

About the Unsaid

About the Unsaid

This touching new musical explores the interior monologues of three interconnected characters through acoustic songs, focusing on their lack of communication and the difference between what they think and say... 

Tesco: The Opera!

Tesco: The Opera!

One man, a piano and an unexpected item in the bagging area… the supermarket trip is explored in musical form with a fun, frantic and family-friendly trolley dash to the conveyor belt... 

The Pearl Fishers

The Pearl Fishers

Scotland’s professional touring company returns with Bizet’s moving tale, featuring one of opera's favourite duets. Set in Ceylon, two men’s vow of friendship is threatened by their obsession with the same woman, a beautiful priestess, who battles to suppress her feelings of love in order to uphold her sacred oath... 

Our Carnal Hearts

Our Carnal Hearts

Our Carnal Hearts is a wicked and totally absorbing cathartic purging experience, exalting the darker shades of humanity that dwell within us all. Particularly focusing on seething green-eyed envy and our burning desire for distraction... 

Bubbles and Martini

Bubbles and Martini

Featuring the great host Dean Martin (whom has much to learn about 2017) introducing his duet partner for the evening, Michael Buble – a man he’s obviously never met before. Kings of Swing separated by time, but now with the magic of theatre they are brought together in concert... 

Indian Kaleidoscope

Indian Kaleidoscope

Blind Spots, an Indian Kaleidoscope, is a devised production staged by the students of Delhi University and depicts the life of a people, narrates different aspects of a history and explores cultures through a merger of different schools of music, dance and theatre... 

Cold Comfort Farm

Cold Comfort Farm

Cold Comfort Farm is the story of Flora Poste, a bright young thing who finds herself forced to live with her relatives in the countryside. On arrival, she finds the farm in rack and ruin, being destroyed by the doomed Starkadders: Amos, preaching hellfire and damnation, Cousin Judith, racked with remorse and desperately seeking redemption in the tea leaves, lustful Seth and despairing Reuben... 

Dallahan

Dallahan

Dallahan is one of the fastest rising forces on the international folk circuit, deeply rooted in traditional Irish music, but with hugely diverse backgrounds and influences. They call on their mixed Irish, Scottish and Hungarian heritage to create a unique and seamless musical montage, drawing on influences from jazz, funk, pop and classical music... 

Perfect as You Are

Perfect as You Are

Perfect As You Are is an internationally touring production by Massive Vibe Live! with production and lyrics by Queen Be! It brings alive everyone’s power to benefit all. The band, from six different countries, give an unforgettable experience... 

Songs for a New World

Songs for a New World

'It's about one moment. It's about hitting the wall and having to make a choice, or take a stand, or turn around and go back.' A song cycle from Tony Award-winner Jason Robert Brown. 

Godspell

Godspell

Based on the Gospel according to Matthew, Godspell is a conceptual piece where a comedic troupe of eccentric players team-up with Jesus to teach his lessons in a new age. Featuring the well known musical numbers Day by Day and Prepare Ye, this production is something truly unique... 

Where Is Home?

Where Is Home?

‘A show that you watch with your heart and not your head. Thoughts are bypassed and it speaks straight to your soul’ (ThePrickle.co.uk). This unique performance examines themes of migration, identity and belonging through improvisation... 

Amy Abler: PianoDivalicious!

Amy Abler: PianoDivalicious!

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

Rachmaninov and Schumann Cello

Rachmaninov and Schumann Cello

Rachmaninov's Sonata for Cello and Piano in G minor was first performed in 1901 soon after the amazing success of his second piano concerto. It is delightful to hear many of the attractive features of the piano concerto again in the cello sonata: warm rich harmonies, sweeping melodies, virtuosity from both instruments, and an unforgettable slow movement... 

Be Prepared!

Be Prepared!

Patrol Leader Lesley Stone absolutely loved being a Girl Guide. In fact, she still does! She shares anarchic anecdotes, candid confessions and saucy songs. Now she's desperately sitting badges, camping around and looking for love... 

Two Man Show

Two Man Show

Men have all the power. John and Dan keep hearing people say that men have all the power, but it doesn’t feel like that to them. Abbi and Helen are making a show about man and men, because we all have to pull together now... 

2 Girls 1 Capo – Free

2 Girls 1 Capo – Free

If you like profanity, women and very catchy tunes then Meat Market is for you. Best friends who've been outraging people since they met; Becki and Zube from Meat Market always draw a crowd... 

Baby Wants Candy: The Completely Improvised Full Band Musical

Baby Wants Candy: The Completely Improvised Full Band Musical

A pure and exhilarating romp of a good time. Baby Wants Candy: The Completely Improvised Full Band Musical (try saying that after a few beers) offers improv, musicals and so, so much more... 

Woke

Woke

Woke is a searingly powerful and important one-woman performance about racism in the United States. The show brings together the stories of two different black activists, separated by half a century: Assata Shakur, a legendary member of the Black Panthers who fled the U... 

My Journey Throughout China

My Journey Throughout China

Yi Dong makes her 16th annual return to Edinburgh to 'indulge us with a rich spa of the spirits and mind' (China Xinhua News Agency) and to take us on a journey through the spirit of China... 

Fine, Thanks

Fine, Thanks

Every given year one in four people will experience a very serious diagnosable mental illness – if it’s not you it’s a mate. Right now three children in every classroom suffer from a mental health condition: the epidemic thought about but not talked about... 

Diane Chorley: Rhythm of Live

Diane Chorley: Rhythm of Live

Meet Diane Chorley, legendary 80s superstar, part-time piccalilli representative and full-time diva. Slinking onto the stage dripping in pearls and shoulder pads higher than the seawalls of her home turf, Canvey Island, Diane soon eases into what she does best; owning the room and talking about herself... 

Choir of Man

Choir of Man

There is something remarkably welcoming about being handed a free pint with a smile as you walk into a show. The Assembly Rooms have been converted into The Jungle – your friendly local for the night - and your hosts are ready with a drink in one hand and open arms... 

Fuaigh – Interweaving

Fuaigh – Interweaving

Fuaigh – Interweaving is a collaborative project about belonging, language loss and home. The premise is that we have been invited to a ceilidh by two central figures: playwright, poet and writer, Rona MacDonald, and Scottish Gaelic singer, Gillebride MacMillan... 

Oh! Carol

Oh! Carol

Oh! Carol, the musical story of Sedaka & Greenfield. From their humble beginnings in Brooklyn to the dizzying heights of their success in the 50s & 60s, the songwriting genius of Neil Sedaka and Howard Greenfield will go down in musical history as one of the most successful partnerships of all time... 

Umshado: A Marriage of Heritage

Umshado: A Marriage of Heritage

Umshado (meaning ‘the wedding’) is a potpourri of African heritage, music and dance. It captures the magic of love, conflict, family, ceremony and rites of passage, whilst reinforcing social cohesion... 

Rob Kemp: The Elvis Dead

Rob Kemp: The Elvis Dead

Cult classic horror movie Evil Dead 2 reinterpreted through the songs of Elvis*. Every now and then an idea strikes that seems extremely absurd and yet at the same time bizarrely fitting... 

Shit-Faced Showtime: The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

Shit-Faced Showtime: The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

Magnificent Bastard Productions have become a hit at the Fringe throughout the last few years with their productions of Shit-Faced Shakespeare. They have since spawned some equally as unpredictable offspring, including this year’s Shit-Faced Showtime Presents: The Wonderful Wizard Of Oz!The premise is simple: 5 classically-trained musical theatre performers set out to perform The Wizard Of Oz, but one of them is, predictably, shit-faced... 

Notflix

Notflix

Five-star, total sell-out show, 2016 Edinburgh Fringe and Vaults Festival, 2017. Funny Women and Laughing Horse New Act of the Year semi-finalist. Sunday Times, Marie Claire and Elle Magazine pick of the Edinburgh Fringe, 2016... 

Brave Macbeth

Brave Macbeth

On his way home from battle, Brave Macbeth meets the witches who tell him that he will become king. Now he quite likes that idea and so does his wife. What will he do to get his hands on the crown? 'One of the best children's shows at the Fringe this year... 

Sunshine at the Rose

Sunshine at the Rose

After sell-out productions of Sunshine on Leith, Oliver! and Les Misérables School Edition, Captivate Theatre brings you the most uplifting and rousing songs from the world of musical theatre... 

Barry Cryer and Ronnie Golden: Just the Two at Six

Barry Cryer and Ronnie Golden: Just the Two at Six

In terms of comic legends, and certainly in terms of comic writing, the name of Barry Cryer is right up there. The fact that he still has a long running comedy radio series and can demand sell out audiences for his own shows, only confirms his high status in British Comedy... 

Carol Cates: Lady Carol

Carol Cates: Lady Carol

Lady Carol, doyenne of cabaret and comedy ukulele songs for over ten years has reinvented herself and now she’s just Carol Cates. This hour of entertaining banter, charmingly funny songs and crippling self-doubt is a great introduction to the new and hopefully improved Cates... 

Turntable / Edinburgh

Turntable / Edinburgh

Michael John McCarthy’s Turntable is a project that has been touring Scotland for four years now, with the simple premise that music can help total strangers open up to one another... 

The Toxic Avenger

The Toxic Avenger

Based on the 1984 cult classic, The Toxic Avenger captures everything good about spoof musicals. It’s smart enough to not be too witty, silly enough to have fun with its premise, and it's executed with dazzling ability... 

X The Musical

X The Musical

Robert S J Lucas’ new show, X The Musical is set in a vaguely sketched-out dystopian future where politics are the most important thing in the world and everyone is required to vote... 

Acéléré by Circolombia

Acéléré by Circolombia

Circolumbia was formed in order to provide professional opportunities for the graduates of Columbia’s national circus school, Circo Para Todos which provides circus training for disadvantaged youth in the cities of Cali and Bogota... 

2016 the Musical

2016 the Musical

The idea of taking a serious topic and turning it into a musical is not a new to the Fringe. Despite this, the concept behind 2016 the Musical still seemed refreshing enough for me to have high expectations... 

BBC: The Arts Hour on Tour

BBC: The Arts Hour on Tour

As artists from across the globe descend on this historic city, this special show, hosted by Nikki Bedi, features top actors, filmmakers, comedians and musicians who live in Edinburgh or have adopted the city during the festivals... 

Festival Strings

Festival Strings

Talented young string players perform together in a series of concerts at St Giles Cathedral. There's something for everyone, from Purcell to Disney and showcases bass concerti by Bach, Dittersdorf and Vivavldi, all performed by outstanding, up and coming young musicians... 

The Obscurist

The Obscurist

Jokes can be heard anywhere, but for comedy fans who want more bang for their buck, The Obscurist is the show to see this summer. Bringing off-the-wall and surrealist humour in the guise of a troubled artist's plans for world dominance, this new comedy tour-de-force wrings every last ounce of laughter from the audience... 

Bach Without Boundaries

Bach Without Boundaries

The relationship between musician and dancer is turned on its head during this unique, intimate gallery performance of Bach Cello Suite No 4 by violist Bridget Kinneary and dancer/choreographer Missy Pfohl Smith (BIODANCE)... 

Singing Hands Summer Spectacular

Singing Hands Summer Spectacular

Join Suzanne and Tracy on a magical, musical journey around the world. Experience their unique approach to multisensory music making and signing. The show will feature their eclectic repertoire of nursery rhymes and action songs from their DVDs and CDs, as well as some exciting new songs for older participants... 

Bohemians: From Broadway to Hollywood!

Bohemians: From Broadway to Hollywood!

Join the Bohemians on a whistle stop tour of all your favourite musicals from stage and screen! Featuring songs from shows ranging from Mamma Mia to Kiss Me Kate and Calamity Jane to Beauty and the Beast! Something for all the family... 

Senegalese Shindig

Senegalese Shindig

Diverse international band of musicians, led by charismatic Senegalese singer Samba Sene. An exuberant fusion of funky mbalax/Afrobeat grooves, with undercurrents of ska and reggae, original songs with impassioned vocals, infectious guitar licks and irresistible dance grooves... 

One Stop Cabaret Shop

One Stop Cabaret Shop

Two cabaret favourites – Don One from Birmingham and Claire Benjamin from London – join together for this unusual musical comedy pairing to host a variety show with a twist. With hand-picked guests from the cream of the cabaret scene... 

The Way It Is

The Way It Is

The 11:87 Theatre Company’s debut at the Fringe is a new musical following the lives of Sophie and George as they are guided by both angels and demons. This piece is accompanied by a small band compiled of Don Holdernesse on guitar and mandolin, and Ellen Casey on cello... 

Box Clever

Box Clever

Writer Monsay Whitney’s Box Clever is one of the most important shows up at the Edinburgh Fringe this year. Young Londoner Marnie is lippy, brazen, and - she admits – a little on the nuts side... 

Beethoven in Stalingrad

Beethoven in Stalingrad

Stalingrad stands as one of the most destructive and horrific battles of the 20th century. A scourge of blood and death on an unimaginable scale that defined the brutality of the eastern front of the Second World War... 

Thrones! The Musical

Thrones! The Musical

Warning: Spoilers, swearing and a hilarious combination of incest and sex jokes. This can only be the content of Thrones! The Musical.Preparing for the next episode of Game Of Thrones to air, a group of friends gather at a recently divorced friend’s house to discover she has never watched the series... 

Abandoman's Rob Broderick – The Musical in My Mind

Abandoman's Rob Broderick – The Musical in My Mind

Rob Broderick is a one of a kind performer. Every show is different and mostly based on audience suggestions, but this is an improvising rapper like no other. Whether improvised or not, each of his songs is a marvel to behold... 

A Midsummer Night's Dream

A Midsummer Night's Dream

A Shakespeare comedy done right, this play manages to put a modern twist on the well known classic by filling it with quirky characters that look like they’ve picked right out of field in Glastonbury... 

The Dolls of New Albion

The Dolls of New Albion

Paul Shapera’s steampunk opera The Dolls of New Albion is a macabre four acts featuring four generations in a small town where the dead can come back to life as human-sized, unworldly dolls... 

Sing the Positions

Sing the Positions

A pure and simple fusion of dance and a music concert. Pure rhythm, sensation, lots of noise and even more energy! Dance fuses with a concert, featuring extravagant fur and leather rock’n’roll costumes, as movement, voice and music come together... 

One Step Before the Fall

One Step Before the Fall

'Theatrical knock-out' (Times). In this award-winning show that's captivated audiences from Stockholm to Beijing, dancer and singer fight in the boxing ring for their destiny. 'A gut-wrenching tour-de-force' ***** (Herald)... 

BBC: Global Beats

BBC: Global Beats

Global Beats is packed with Scottish talent. Vic Galloway will be joined by five of the most exciting, cutting edge bands playing live: musicians with wide influences who demonstrate just how varied and international Scotland’s music scene is right now. 

Sweeney Todd

Sweeney Todd

Captivate Theatre is thrilled to bring Sondheim's Sweeney Todd to the Edinburgh Fringe. Barbaric barber Todd and his pie-making accomplice Mrs Lovett come up with an unusually grotesque business plan in this dark and chilling musical... 

UnSpun

UnSpun

Following on from time served with Shooglenifty, Conrad Molleson performs new works as Stringjammer in collaboration with musical partners Mat Clements, Tommy Pickles, (Orkestra Del Sol, Bristol Branch) joined by luminaries of the Edinburgh music scene... 

Attila the Stockbroker – Undaunted

Attila the Stockbroker – Undaunted

Brexit, Trump and a diagnosis of bladder cancer. Deal with that, Attila! Here he does: head-on. Powerful, poignant, political, personal punk performance poetry and songs. Laughs, tears, anger – and a big cheer for Jeremy Corbyn... 

The Artist as Explorer

The Artist as Explorer

An interactive installation, with music and film, about archives, memory, collaboration, friendship and exploration, based on an imaginative reworking of the Richard Demarco archive for a Practice as Research PhD... 

Geraldyne: Improv from Music

Geraldyne: Improv from Music

Geraldyne are a team of improvisers that grew up mishearing song lyrics. We’ve practiced a lot and think we’ve finally got the act of hearing stuff down… Every show we invite a guest musician to perform live on stage... 

Membre Fantôme

Membre Fantôme

In their performance, Erwan Keravec and Mickaël Phelippeau question the transformation of identity – the person we used to be but who is now gone forever. This is the ‘Phantom Limb’ which gives its name to their show... 

Lula del Ray by Manual Cinema

Lula del Ray by Manual Cinema

Manual Cinema is a very special kind of company. They are a performance collective specialising in live shadow puppetry. Watching Manual Cinema is an experience and Lula Del Ray is absolutely beautiful... 

The Illusion of Truth

The Illusion of Truth

How far would you go to achieve your heart’s desire? Would you risk your home? Your livelihood? Your family? The Illusion of Truth is a project inspired by tales of the Orishas, a collection of deities from Western Nigeria’s Ifa faith... 

Suicide the Musical

Suicide the Musical

Suicide: The Musical is a one-man show that discusses male depression and disconnection due to social media.The main protagonist, John, uses Siri as a sort of therapist throughout the performance... 

Reformed Whores: Grand Ole C*ntry

Reformed Whores: Grand Ole C*ntry

Two beaming faces burst onto stage, accompanied by a guitar, a ukulele and a gloriously shiny accordion. The Reformed Whores – also known as Marie Cecile and Katy Frame – are on their first international tour with Grand Ole C*ntry, and you’d better strap yourself in because they are here to stay... 

Mairi Campbell: Pulse

Mairi Campbell: Pulse

Mairi Campbell, acclaimed Scottish folk musician, is a joy to listen to. In her current project, Mairi Campbell: Pulse, she tells the story of her search to rediscover her own, natural pulse after having it clipped out of her studying classical viola at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London... 

Somethings Old, Somethings New

Somethings Old, Somethings New

A selection of favourites, old and new, from those (ouch) fifty years of performance poetry, theatre pieces and bittersweet, polemical, comical, in-character monologues by the former National Poet of Scotland... 

In Conversation With… Amy Macdonald

In Conversation With… Amy Macdonald

2017’s release of Under Stars is the fourth album from one of the biggest young female Scottish artists in the world. Amy has amassed 9 million record sales worldwide throughout a decade of music industry success that has seen her achieve radio-play ubiquity starting with 2007’s This Is The Life and the single Mr Rock’n’Roll... 

Scientology: The Musical

Scientology: The Musical

‘Catchy riffs and rapid-fire word play’ ***** (Kryztoff.com). ‘The songs were quite amazing’ (Advertiser). Would you become a Scientologist? You think you know better, right? Join George Glass as they blow the pseudo-science pseudo-religion wide open... 

The D-Day Dodgers. An Attempt to Right a Wrong.

The D-Day Dodgers. An Attempt to Right a Wrong.

One million people on all sides were killed in Italy in WW2. This didn't stop a British politician calling the allied troops 'D-Day Dodgers'. Their response? Don't get mad, get even! Well, it was to write and perform a satirical song about said politician... 

The Chap-Hop Decade

The Chap-Hop Decade

Mr B returns to his Edinburgh Fringe home at the Voodoo Rooms for a show celebrating a decade of chap-hop. Hail the chap! Mr B began his chap-hop career in 2007 when he decided to bring elements of his previous incarnations (UK rapper, jump-up breaks producer, banjolele maverick and dandy) together... 

The Ghosts of Moistly Hollow

The Ghosts of Moistly Hollow

His Lordship has returned home. The ghosts have been waiting (and they've hidden the gin). Welcome to Moistly Hollow, it'll put the willies up you... 

Attila the Stockbroker – Undaunted

Attila the Stockbroker – Undaunted

Brexit, Trump and a diagnosis of bladder cancer. Deal with that, Attila! Here he does: head-on. Powerful, poignant, political, personal punk performance poetry and songs. Laughs, tears, anger – and a big cheer for Jeremy Corbyn... 

Otto & Astrid: Eurosmash! (Die Roten Punkte)

Otto & Astrid: Eurosmash! (Die Roten Punkte)

Sibling duo Otto & Astrid have abandoned their punk roots in search of commercial success. This has brought them to their new album and tour Eurosmash! And everyone is invited to their gig at Underbelly Cowgate any night this month... 

Forgive Us, Oh Father!

Forgive Us, Oh Father!

I think this show is emblematic of a lot of the problems that new musicals at the Fringe tend to have. It’s entertaining, and has a fun concept that, at its core, leads to an hour that has some funny, interesting moments... 

No Miracles Here

No Miracles Here

In a tiny stage at the back of Summerhall, The Letter Room, in association with Northern Stage in Edinburgh, brings a feet stomping, hand clapping, spirit raising show to the fringe festival... 

Fix

Fix

Worklight Theatre return to Edinburgh with their brand new show Fix; a fusion of song, science and soliloquy investigating addiction in the UK today. After two years of research and interviews exploring the cause and effect of a range of addictions, writers Joe Sellman-Leava and Michael Woodman provide a mouthpiece for these people’s stories through their creation of three unique and engaging characters... 

Wereldband: Släpstick

Wereldband: Släpstick

On first viewing the stage I thought I would try and count all the instruments I could see scattered around waiting to be played. My attempt did not last long as I soon realised there were far too many... 

The Story of Snow and Other True Tales According to Reet Petite

The Story of Snow and Other True Tales According to Reet Petite

Snow is the newest prisoner at HMP Young Offenders Institution, Hull. Through the medium of fairy tales, cellmates Reet and Snow explore their respective families, the reasons for their imprisonment and, ultimately, how they can change their ending... 

Guys and Dolls Jr

Guys and Dolls Jr

Based on the legendary musical comedy classic about rolling the dice and falling in love under the lights of Broadway, this may be the perfect musical comedy! Set in Damon Runyon’s NYC in the 1940s... 

Li Yuan Fei Ge (The Song In Pear Orchard) and Hua Mulan

Li Yuan Fei Ge (The Song In Pear Orchard) and Hua Mulan

Forthright and sincere, Mulan is the first-born daughter to her family. When the invading Hun (Xiongnu) begin attacking China, the Imperial Court plans to recruit every strong man into its army... 

Harry Poppers and the Deathly Swallows

Harry Poppers and the Deathly Swallows

Welcome to the story of Harry Poppers and the Deathly Swallows! You may have heard a similar story before, but we will take you on a very different journey. Expect danger, dark magic, a few camp musical numbers, double entendres and a drag queen or two... 

Fiddler on the Roof

Fiddler on the Roof

One of the most beautiful and timeless shows ever written, Fiddler on the Roof is a wonderful tale of traditions, culture, displacement and loss. The villagers of Anarevka must face the ever changing world of family and politics while trying to keep their way of life together... 

Stimela: The Musical

Stimela: The Musical

A celebration of song and dance, this is an international phenomenon that has swept across the globe like a tidal wave of soaring voices and stomping feet. Gumboot dancing was born out of the oppressive gold mines of South Africa... 

Yu Kyung-hwa and E-Do

Yu Kyung-hwa and E-Do

E-Do is an ensemble of six incredibly talented musicians who combine traditional and contemporary rhythms with consummate ease. The group is led by Kyung-Hwa Yu, one of the most acclaimed artists in Korea... 

The Narrator

The Narrator

A story about secrets, about the unspeakable truth, about being a woman. Told in the only way possible. Cécile Da Costa dances, sings and undergoes extreme physical strain in order to tell her intimate story... 

A Place for Me

A Place for Me

You never know who you share your space with, who you touch, or how you touch them. What if the place you go to escape is also someone else's? What if they needed you? A Place for Me is a new musical that captures a moment in the lives of two teenagers who are about to step into adulthood... 

King Arthur

King Arthur

Classical music close up where wriggling is allowed. Live violin and cello music give an educational and interactive experience for all the family. Music with a royal theme and the story of King Arthur. 

Wriggle Around the World

Wriggle Around the World

An educational, interactive and light-hearted classical music experience for all the family. Come and hear a violin and cello close up in a concert where wriggling is allowed. Sell-out shows 2015 and 2016... 

Sister Act

Sister Act

Edinburgh University Footlights is blessed to be making a spirited return to the Edinburgh Fringe with their production of the feel-good musical Sister Act! Sister Act follows the story of club singer Deloris Van Cartier who, after being put under police protection in a convent, leads their choir from hellish howling to heavenly harmonies... 

Derailed

Derailed

Merce used to protest in the streets but now she just gets angry on Facebook. Patricia has turned forty and is worried her son will hate her for not making more of a difference. Dan thinks it’s all connected to bees and Thomas… well, Thomas is the only real musician in the show, and guess what 80% of it is? Music... 

Inglourious Basstard

Inglourious Basstard

12 years ago, Guy Pratt first came to the Fringe to share his stories of life at the pointy end of the music business. Since then, he’s travelled the world with them to great acclaim, and been busy collecting new ones in his day job as bass player to the stars... 

The Remains of Tom Lehrer (Performed by Adam Kay)

The Remains of Tom Lehrer (Performed by Adam Kay)

Following sell-out shows in London's West End and at Fringe 2016, award-winning musical comedian Adam Kay presents his take on the legendary songbook of Tom Lehrer. Lehrer's satirical songs have delighted and horrified audiences for decades, including Poisoning Pigeons in the Park, The Masochism Tango and The Elements... 

Blueswater Presents: Down the Rabbit Hole

Blueswater Presents: Down the Rabbit Hole

Cabaret diva Cat Loud is venturing down the rabbit hole on a spicy musical adventure, stumbling upon songstresses and local legends in a unique bluesy variety show. Join hostess with the mostest Cat right in the heart of the Edinburgh Fringe... 

Now Here's a Funny Story!

Now Here's a Funny Story!

In a modern cabaret format, Now Here’s A Funny Story is a jaunty romp through the golden age of music hall, often delving into its dark underbelly. Performed by experienced music hall artists, Tommy Parsons and Airlie Scott it’s a musical journey from the very beginnings of music hall in the song and supper rooms of the 1840s, through to its 1890s heyday with the likes of Marie Lloyd and Champagne Charlie, onto wartime jingoism and the cross-dressing Vesta Tilley of the Great War... 

Gunshot Medley

Gunshot Medley

“Black lives matter!” Hold it there and let that well-known refrain ring in your head, along with the image it conjures up in your mind. What sort of play are you anticipating? I can almost guarantee it won't be Gunshot Medley... 

DollyWould

DollyWould

Sh!t Theatre are excited to present their ‘mainstream crossover’ hit following their 2016 show Letters to Windsor House that earned them a Fringe First. This year their show is not about the housing crisis but about their hero Dolly Parton... 

Loud Poets

Loud Poets

Loud Poets is loud. And by loud I don’t mean in volume but in sheer gravity of subject matter. The five poets, Kevin McLean, Doug Garry, Catherine Wilson, Katie Ailes and guest Sage Francis were tenacious... 

Robin’s Hood

Robin’s Hood

C Theatre's production of Robin’s Hood is a silly pantomime style show featuring the classic characters. The show is earnestly, if not skilfully, performed with fun fight scenes, but even for a children's show, the plot is on the wildly convoluted side... 

In Conversation With… Rab Noakes

In Conversation With… Rab Noakes

The In Conversation series at New Town Theatre in George Street is an hour of chat with a celebrity guest each day. Hosted by Glasgow based arts group Fair Pley, their impressive listings for the Fringe includes Jeremy Corbyn, David Hayman, Val McDermid, Judy Murray and singer Amy Macdonald... 

AnimAlphabet the Musical

AnimAlphabet the Musical

Colin the Country Cockatoo is on a mission to reunite all the notes of the stave and save his friends from the dastardly plans of Calando the duck who wants to bring eternal silence to Treble Clef Island... 

Jenny Bede: Eggtime

Jenny Bede: Eggtime

Jenny Bede wants a baby. Or at least, her mum wants her to have a baby. That’s not a spoiler: with funky tunes, audience polls and some not-so-serious soul searching, we are taken on an entertaining journey exploring what it means to be stuck in a body whose wants and needs don’t always match up with your own... 

Jonny & the Baptists: The Best of 2012-2017

Jonny & the Baptists: The Best of 2012-2017

Celebrate five years of silly songs and satirical anthems from the multi award-nominated musical comedy stars. Six performances only – advance booking essential! Stars of Radio 4’s The Now Show and the BBC’s Live at Television Centre... 

BBC: The Michael Ball Show

BBC: The Michael Ball Show

Michael is live in Edinburgh for another game of On The Ball, alongside great live music and your Sunday Boasts. He'll induct another amazing artist into the Songwriters Hall of Fame and we'll hear your stories from this week's Family Album. 

Brian Molley Quartet – Colour and Movement

Brian Molley Quartet – Colour and Movement

Scottish saxophonist Brian Molley returns to the Fringe with his outstanding quartet, featuring Tom Gibbs (piano), Mario Caribe (Bass) and Stuart Brown (Drums). The band will perform music from their acclaimed album Colour and Movement (BGMM)... 

Stop

Stop

There is a lot to like about this package. Stop is effortlessly charming, with a score that couldn’t stop making me smile throughout the show. Its characters are unique and fun, and its story is a compelling look at the universality of mental illness and hurt in society... 

Just Like the Movies

Just Like the Movies

Just Like the Movies is a cheery musical exploring the world of show business as the characters battle to make a statement in a world where success is often decided by major reality TV Shows... 

Atlantic: America and the Great War

Atlantic: America and the Great War

There is beautiful music at the heart of Atlantic: America & The Great War. The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland have done an excellent job putting together a show that sounds epic, intimate and touching throughout... 

Annie

Annie

Captivate Theatre’s cast of fresh-faced talent do not disappoint in this adaptation of Annie. This classic heart-warming tale of a precocious young orphan is a family favourite. Captivate Theatre only add charm... 

American Idiot

American Idiot

Shove on some Dr. Martens, crack out your eyeliner and prepare to relive the pop punk hits of the noughties through this performance of American Idiot: The Musical.Car Crash Productions’ ‘OUTREACH’ Project has stomped onto the stage of Greenside @ Royal Terrace performing the much loved songs of Green Day with anarchic punch and high energy as they play drug addicts, young activists railing against ‘the system’, and lost teenagers... 

Showstopper! The Improvised Musical

Showstopper! The Improvised Musical

Showstopper! The Improvised Musical seems to have become synonymous with the Fringe; their billboards plastering every major walkway across Edinburgh. The buzz is palpable as one files into the packed Pleasance Grand, an expectant excitement common among the several hundred ready to see what delights this talented troupe will dole out in spades tonight... 

Gilbert and Sullivan's Improbable New Musical: The Fringe Lozenge

Gilbert and Sullivan's Improbable New Musical: The Fringe Lozenge

Gilbert and Sullivan’s Improbable New Musical: The Fringe Lozenge has, as you might expect from the title, a very specific target audience. That is, anyone who is both a Gilbert and Sullivan devotee and seasoned Fringe-goer... 

Reuben Kaye

Reuben Kaye

Reuben Kaye is a cabaret god; he’ll tell you so himself. Launching himself onto the stage, he’s dressed like a chandelier mated with a Butlin's redcoat (in a good way) with massive eyelashes and ridiculously high heels and he’s come to Edinburgh to cement his place as a superstar... 

Robin Hood

Robin Hood

This slick performance of Robin Hood by Manhattan Children’s Theatre (Edinburgh) will leave you laughing, humming the songs, and with a strange desire to shout ‘Hail King Richard... 

Ensonglopedia of Science

Ensonglopedia of Science

John Hinton is on a one man mission to make science cool. Quite an easy mission really, as science was very cool long before John got his musical hands on it. Nevertheless, it is a noble cause... 

Brave Macbeth

Brave Macbeth

If you feel sceptical about the idea of Macbeth as a comedy for children, let me put your mind at rest. Startlingly, Brave Macbeth is a gleefully funny production – particularly all of the bits you might assume to be too dark... 

Dancing With the Star – Movin' With Melvin!

Dancing With the Star – Movin' With Melvin!

Tap into health! A rare, unmissable opportunity to dance with one of the world's most engaging performers. Dubbed one of the last great song and dance men of American tradition, it's impossible not to shake your hips when in the presence of Movin' Melvin Brown... 

The Other Guys: A Tribute to Frankie Valli & the Four Seasons

The Other Guys: A Tribute to Frankie Valli & the Four Seasons

Relive the magic of Frankie Valli & the Four Seasons in this remarkable tribute to the most successful band in music history. A night to remember, backed by the best live band at the fringe... 

The Girls From Oz

The Girls From Oz

Spend a five-star evening with the most dinky-die singing sheilas this side of the black stump. Full of sass and armed with killer harmonies, they are a force to be reckoned with. These Sheila's can sing, they can joke and they can sure put on one hell-uv-a show! They put a unique vintage spin on songs by Aussie legends like Kylie, Men At Work, John Farnham and Vegemite – all cabaret should be this fun! 'There isn’t anything lacking between the girls on stage or their connection with the audience... 

It Shoulda Been You

It Shoulda Been You

The charming, funny and original musical It Shoulda Been You invites you to a wedding day you'll never forget, where anything that can go wrong does and love pops up in mysterious places... 

The Werbeck Ensemble in Concert. Under the Direction of Cristiaan Boele.

The Werbeck Ensemble in Concert. Under the Direction of Cristiaan Boele.

The Werbeck Ensemble sings folk and religious repertoire from around the world including Barber, Britten, Elgar, Rachmaninov, Rheinberger and Stravinsky. The Werbeck Ensemble is an international ensemble comprising of singers from France, Germany, Ireland, the Netherlands and Switzerland... 

John Shuttleworth: My Last Will and Tasty Mint

John Shuttleworth: My Last Will and Tasty Mint

'Punch the air to character comedy... class of its own' (Sunday Times). For the first time in five years, and 25 years since his legendary Edinburgh debut, 'Sheffield's funniest man' (The Times), versatile singer and organist, John Shuttleworth appears at the Edinburgh Fringe for two nights only... 

Wind and Fire: Nicholas Parsons – Peter and the Wolf

Wind and Fire: Nicholas Parsons – Peter and the Wolf

Nicholas Parsons, Radio 4 legend, narrates the children's classic tale Peter and the Wolf, arranged by Tom David Wilson for double-reed and brass ensemble and conducted by John Grundy... 

Circus Abyssinia: Ethiopian Dreams

Circus Abyssinia: Ethiopian Dreams

A bed sits in the centre of the huge Lafayette big top at Underbelly’s Circus Hub. The Man in the Moon appears on a small, circular screen and tells us of two boys (who promptly appear on stage) and how they dreamed of being in the circus... 

A Super Happy Story (About Feeling Super Sad)

A Super Happy Story (About Feeling Super Sad)

A Super Happy Story (About Feeling Super Sad) is about a woman’s struggle with depression, told through a simple, storytelling format and soundtracked by original music from Frisky and Mannish’s usually excellent Matthew Floyd Jones... 

The Creative Martyrs: Kabakunst

The Creative Martyrs: Kabakunst

What artsy, liberal Fringe-goer cannot help but identify with the image of the sad clown – monochromatic, melancholic, unsure whether to laugh or cry – after the political few years we have had? Such is the thinking of The Creative Martyrs, who have crafted another night of equal parts delight and despair, this year in the secretive setting of Fingers Piano Bar... 

Museum After Hours: Friday Fringe Takeover

Museum After Hours: Friday Fringe Takeover

Enjoy a unique flavour of the Fringe and explore the museum after hours. From music and dance, to comedy and theatre, handpicked performers will showcase highlights from their acts across three exhilarating party nights, alongside bars and entry to our exhibition Bonnie Prince Charlie and the Jacobites... 

Father Christmas Comes Up Trumps

Father Christmas Comes Up Trumps

Father Christmas is back, and this time he's had three helpings of sprouts! As he tries to deliver the presents, his tummy rumbles, gurgles and groans, but Father Christmas knows he must keep it in – he doesn't want to wake anyone up! TaleGate Theatre Productions hit the perfect combination of witty humour, fantastic music and the extra sparkle for which they have become known in this fabulously funny and brilliantly bouncy musical adaptation of Nicholas Allan’s sequel to Father Christmas Needs a Wee. 

Jagged Little Singalong

Jagged Little Singalong

It’s the Alanis Morrissette tribute show you never knew you needed. The entire album delivered, in order, from You Oughta Know to Ironic and back again. Equal parts silly and fun, for two nights only, expect an evening of angsty shout-y singalong, musical reinventions, and one or two earnest covers of the alternative album that smashed the charts across the world in 1995... 

Carpe Diem Sings

Carpe Diem Sings

Celebrating the music of Peter D Robinson (MTM nominee, Best Composer on the Fringe, 2007) this concert features music from a range of productions. From plague-ridden Edinburgh (Street of Sorrows), through to Burke and Hare (Blood on the Stones), the Highland Clearances (Sailing to Tomorrow), Mary Queen of Scots (Bothwell’s Bride) and witchcraft (The Fire and the Thistle)... 

Divine Melody from Chinese Fiddlers: Shanghai Yangpu Children’s Palace Students’ Art Troupe’s Concert at Edinburgh Festival Fringe

Divine Melody from Chinese Fiddlers: Shanghai Yangpu Children’s Palace Students’ Art Troupe’s Concert at Edinburgh Festival Fringe

With the combination of classic melody and innovative performing methodology, the concert will demonstrate the charms of traditional Chinese music and dance with the spirits of the Chinese nation... 

The Giant's Loo Roll

The Giant's Loo Roll

'Oh fe fi fo, and fe fi fum! Now what shall I do to wipe my...' Bumpety! Bumpety! Bumpety-bump! A Giant’s toilet roll one day fell to the floor and flew away. Returning to Edinburgh after its successful West End run... 

The Patchwork Odyssey

The Patchwork Odyssey

The Patchwork Odyssey is a very unassuming show. It doesn’t claim to be anything big and impressive, and to be fair it isn’t anything very big. But it is impressive and innovative in its own way... 

Reely Jiggered

Reely Jiggered

Scottish band Reely Jiggered will take you on a journey through the streets of Mexico, the furious fiddling of gypsies, haunting melodies of Celtic Britain mixed with the soaring voice of a soprano, with the beauty of rocked-up acoustic instruments... 

The Magical Trip of a Bead – Stories from China

The Magical Trip of a Bead – Stories from China

A musical marvel – a magical journey undertaken by three little children, each with their own striking personality, who unite their efforts and complete a series of challenging trials helped by the glass slipper, the witch mirror, the matches, Nüwa and the Foolish Old Man (mythical Chinese characters)... 

Kit Hesketh-Harvey and James McConnel: Pheasant Laughter

Kit Hesketh-Harvey and James McConnel: Pheasant Laughter

With sell-out shows in 2017 at an all-time high, Kit and McConnel return to the bang-central G&V Hotel with their latest collection: Pheasant Laughter. As ever, topical, sophisticated original songs and improvisation, unencumbered by good taste... 

Rose Room

Rose Room

Scottish Jazz Awards finalists Rose Room have become one of Scotland’s leading ensembles influenced by gypsy jazz. Sharing a love of Swing music and the style of the great Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli, their vigorous and vivacious performances go down a storm with all audiences as they serve up their 1930s Hot Club standards, gypsy jazz favourites and self-penned originals with virtuosity, verve and panache, recreating the excitement of Rive Gauche Paris... 

ONE: The Man Chosen by the Spirit of the Japanese Drum Vol 2

ONE: The Man Chosen by the Spirit of the Japanese Drum Vol 2

Powerful like a dragon, supple like a dancer. Some of you may remember this impressive Japanese drum player at Fringe 2016. He was also invited to play in the showcase of Global Beats on BBC World Service and fascinated the audience... 

Gala Concert

Gala Concert

Jamaya come from Petah Tikva near Tel Aviv and have been playing together since they were 16. They combine a very modern beat with traditional jazz and are well known for their stirring, energetic shows... 

The Great American Trailer Park Musical

The Great American Trailer Park Musical

This little-known musical is tremendous fun in its own right, but the extremely talented and energetic cast of The Great American Trailer Park Musical make it engaging for a full 90 minutes... 

Blueswater Presents: Cat Loud

Blueswater Presents: Cat Loud

Light your cigarette, put on your evening clothes and grab a cocktail to enjoy Cat Loud, a sexy cabaret performance that will thrill. The hour is filled with blues-folk-jazz fusion songs which are divided by vivid spoken word depicting a heady journey of Cat, our glamorous performer, as she discovers a white rabbit who leads her down an alley in London to a secret speakeasy... 

Priscilla Queen of the Desert

Priscilla Queen of the Desert

It’s impossible to miss the irony in the name of the production company behind Priscilla: Queen of the Desert – Car Crash Productions. The show was, in short, poorly-directed, messy and under-rehearsed, and I have rarely spent a musical laughing so hard for all the wrong reasons... 

SiX

SiX

Cambridge University Musical society hits Edinburgh to redefine the stories of Henry VIII’s six wives through a contemporary pop girl-band SiX. This original new musical, co-written by Lucy Moss and Toby Marlow, delivers a brazen, glamorous and truly unforgettable history lesson... 

How to Win Against History

How to Win Against History

When viewing a show as celebrated and adored as How to Win Against History there is always the risk that it’ll never be able to live up to the hype. Such concerns were quickly dispelled after the first song in Seiriol Davies’ masterful musical... 

The Local

The Local

Sometimes, all a show needs to be good is to be simple and earnestly performed. This is not one of those times. The Local needs a lot of work to be anything more than an attempt to put a modern trend of local alehouses closing into song... 

Siren

Siren

To be surprised by a show at the Fringe is a rare and wonderful thing. Siren takes us in one direction then knocks us off our feet, making sure we are never sure of where the story is headed next... 

Michael Griffiths: Sweet Dreams

Michael Griffiths: Sweet Dreams

Helpmann award winner Michael Griffiths is Annie Lennox. From the gender-bending early days as one half of 80s new wave sensation Eurythmics through to her stunning solo career, Annie’s bittersweet lyrics share stories of her triumphs and her heartbreak... 

The Story of China

The Story of China

Come, meet our oriental beauty, mother of a great ancient nation. In hard times, she responds with opera. She dances to a passion of life. She plays melodies that linger for thousands of years... 

Off the Top!

Off the Top!

A man. A band. Totally unplanned. TV and Broadway veteran Jason Kravits (Curb Your Enthusiasm, The Drowsy Chaperone) pulls off his most fearless act yet... a completely improvised, completely fictional, completely ridiculous one-man musical cabaret... 

Bwani Junction Perform Paul Simon's Graceland Album With Special Guests

Bwani Junction Perform Paul Simon's Graceland Album With Special Guests

After sell-out shows at last year's Fringe and Celtic Connections festivals, Bwani Junction return with their joyful rendition of Paul Simon's Graceland album. Featuring a full 12-piece band with guest appearances from accordion legend Phil Cunningham, the Dopplegang horns, and Davie Luhanga... 

Jo Jingles – Jo Visits the Zoo

Jo Jingles – Jo Visits the Zoo

Following successful sell-out shows in previous years Jo Jingles is back for more fringe fun. This year's theme is a visit to the zoo, so join Big Jo and the team as we all enjoy a fun adventure! We have musical instruments to play and fun props too, with lively animal action songs guaranteed!  

Monkey Dance: The Rockappella Musical!

Monkey Dance: The Rockappella Musical!

Korean performance company GGIRIPROJECT aims to create the perfect collaboration between music and martial arts, a pursuit that has resulted in the catchily-titled Monkey Dance: The Rockapella Musical! Featuring live music, countless backflips, sizzling dance pieces and more, this production is undoubtedly on the right track... 

Old Stock: A Refugee Love Story

Old Stock: A Refugee Love Story

Kings Hall has been taken over by Summer Hall and transformed into the Canada Hub over the festival, showcasing a series of Canadian acts exploring the issues surrounding Canada’s 150th anniversary celebration... 

Ramy: In the Frontline

Ramy: In the Frontline

We all saw the coverage of the Egyptian revolution in 2011, but who can say they’ve been in the same room as someone personally involved? Ramy wasn’t just a participant in the action; he became a musical icon during the public’s fight for freedom... 

Auditions

Auditions

The premise of this musical is that four professional actors share their insights into the scary world of auditions. The problem is that based on this show I would struggle to give a single one of them the part... 

Company

Company

Company, Sondheim’s second Tony Award winner, is a difficult show to get right: it’s disjointed, complex, and built on subject matter that can be uncomfortable to look at. But when it’s done well, it’s a mature, yet still fun exploration of marriage and relationships and a great evening’s entertainment... 

Luke Kempner: Take a Long Hard Luke at Yourself

Luke Kempner: Take a Long Hard Luke at Yourself

Luke Kempner takes a Luke in the mirror in this gently funny show, poking fun at himself and the impressions he uses to express himself. He is a comedian and impressionist and uses these skills to investigate who he really is... 

Buried: A New Musical

Buried: A New Musical

“A musical about two serial killers,” is how Buried: A New Musical by Colla Voce Theatre describes itself. That’s enough of a draw-in for me, but it doesn’t do the show justice at all... 

Elsie Diamond: The Sensible Undresser

Elsie Diamond: The Sensible Undresser

The art and world of burlesque is much loved but one burlesque performer is telling the story they all live – a story of liberation, sensuality and ambition.Through spoken word, music and burlesque numbers, Elsie Diamond recounts the story of Joanne/Winnie Sparkletits, a woman stuck in a rut who discovers freedom through the beautiful skill that is burlesque... 

The Unmarried

The Unmarried

The Unmarried is an original piece of writing making its Fringe debut. It is a spoken word play about a cocky, brash London woman named Luna who is navigating her way from nights out and one night stands to adulthood and long-term relationships... 

Border Tales

Border Tales

Following a turbulent year of politics and current affairs, this year’s Fringe programme is unsurprisingly loaded with all manner of shows trying to make sense of the world in 2017... 

Pippin

Pippin

Youth theatre is a weird thing to critique. On the one hand, it is by nature less polished than most professional shows and is often less innovative. On the other hand, it’s hard not to like it, because it feels so much like a passion project where the performers are enjoying themselves... 

That’s Life on Lisgar

That’s Life on Lisgar

That’s Life on Lisgar is a story of family fissures and the intimate workings of life as a daughter of a Portuguese family in Canada. Based on the small and quirky world of Lisgar Street in the Little Portugal area of Toronto, Kayla Subica takes you back to her childhood and her quest to reunite with her estranged grandma... 

David Vernon and Dick Lee

David Vernon and Dick Lee

'From tango to polka, Bulgarian Horo to hot New Orleans jazz – great skill... This very enjoyable session in the Fringe venue with the best front-of-house aroma virtually takes you around the world in 80 minutes’ (Evening News)... 

Gareth Cooper: Nerd Rock

Gareth Cooper: Nerd Rock

Rock! For nerds! Are you a nerd? Do you like rock? In which case, this is the show for you! It's a brand new musical comedy show written and performed by award-winning comedian and songwriter, Gareth Cooper... 

A Brief Timeline of Enemies and Friends

A Brief Timeline of Enemies and Friends

Sarah, a single parent, and her child Barney are caught in a time loop, destined to return to the small Suffolk village where a tragedy occurred; Sarah was drowned as a witch in the village pond... 

Cluedo Inc

Cluedo Inc

Returning with their sell-out show, Cluedo Inc bring the familiar whodunnit board game to life. Who committed the murder? In which room? With what implement? Fast-paced, laugh-out-loud comedy theatre for all... 

Spices from Istanbul

Spices from Istanbul

Mesmerising and lively, Meskhane perform a variety of Gypsy dancing tunes and Turkish folk pieces with members from Bulgaria, France, Denmark, and Scotland, playing kanun, saxophone, oud and Oriental percussion... 

Blueswater Presents: Bala Baile

Blueswater Presents: Bala Baile

Bala Baile is an Edinburgh-based Latin quartet. Led by Colombian-American Felipe Schrieberg, the band blends rhythm and blues, boogaloo, and Cuban son into something truly unique. They will be playing four gigs at the award-winning Jazz Bar. 

The City – A Detective Hip Hop Opera

The City – A Detective Hip Hop Opera

A rap opera written entirely in rhyme, performed as one continuous song. The City is a Fringe musical which won many rave reviews and praises. In 2014, the show won the Golden Porcupine Award in four categories (Playwright of the Year, Director of the Year, Best Music and Best Group Work)... 

BambinO

BambinO

BambinO is a first operatic adventure for six to 18-month-olds and their carers. This unique and colourful work reinvents opera for children at an age when their minds are wide open to new sounds, images and experiences... 

[title of show]

[title of show]

The ambiguity and space for misunderstanding in [title of show]’s name and concept are such that it is entirely possible it could put audience members off, but the University of Nottingham’s new production was sold out when I went along... 

Deadpan Theatre: Third Wheel

Deadpan Theatre: Third Wheel

Following the untimely death of their friend Dylan, Polly and Eve are fulfilling his final wishes by travelling around the UK with his ashes in a Wizard Of Oz lunchbox. Narrated by live songs with simple music and witty lyrics, the story tells a tale of loss, both in life and love, but balances what could be a tragic story with a side-splitting script delivered with exquisite comic timing... 

Part of the Picture

Part of the Picture

Bletherbox provide an alternative insight into the lives of the men who worked and died on the Piper Alpha oil rig. Tom Cooper’s writing is remarkably realistic and will feel eerily familiar to those in the audience who know people who work offshore... 

The Midnight Beast: All Killer

The Midnight Beast: All Killer

Perhaps you’ve heard of The Midnight Beast? Their blend of comic indie-pop-rap began on a humble Youtube channel and moved to Channel Four just a few years later. This month their latest venture at Pleasance Dome, horror-musical The Midnight Beast: All Killer, will certainly please fans, although I’m not so sure about anyone else... 

Into the Woods

Into the Woods

Fairytales don’t really make much sense. Designed to be as simple as possible in order to be told without the need for cumbersome text or complex detail, they are all iconic in that very simplicity... 

From Ibiza to the Norfolk Broads

From Ibiza to the Norfolk Broads

Based on how From Ibiza to the Norfolk Broads is marketed, one would be justified in expecting it to be a David Bowie tribute act – a musical, tightly knit to the art and mind of Ziggy Stardust... 

Funbox at the Fringe

Funbox at the Fringe

Funbox at the Fringe! Join Gary, Anya and Kevin (the former stars of The Singing Kettle) for songs and silliness that all the family can enjoy! The Funbox has everything you need inside it to sing a song or have an adventure, but it's locked up tight... 

BBC: The Janice Forsyth Show

BBC: The Janice Forsyth Show

Janice Forsyth presents her celebrated show from the BBC’s venue in Edinburgh, with up-to-date coverage, highlights and top interviews from across the Edinburgh festivals.  

Cell Block Soweto: An A Cappella Gang Show

Cell Block Soweto: An A Cappella Gang Show

Cell Block Soweto: An A Cappella Gang Show by After Freedom is a new a cappella show telling stories of five prisoners confined in one of Johannesburg’s prisons. Presented in a lighthearted and entertaining manner through stories and music, the show engages the audience in a musical journey into the South African past and present... 

BBC: In Tune

BBC: In Tune

Join BBC Radio 3’s vibrant drivetime programme live in Edinburgh. With classical music, special guests and news from this year’s festivals. 

Grimm Tales

Grimm Tales

Perfect Pullman. The Northern Lights writer brings his wit, storytelling and dark imagination to the Grimm Brothers' classic tales. Including Little Red Riding Hood and Hansel and Gretel, along with some less well-known stories, these playlets will make you laugh and shudder in equal proportions as Lambrook Theatre's talented young cast entertain and make you gasp... 

Fusion

Fusion

Steve Skinner (vocals, guitars, Indian harmonium), Seamus Corr (saxophones, flutes, pipes), John Bradford (percussion) and Ruth Ker (double bass) came together in Leeds to explore their love of world music, composition and improvisation... 

Brexit the Musical

Brexit the Musical

How many times in the past year can you say that you felt genuinely sorry for Michael Gove? Or that you felt goose-bumps (the good kind!) when you heard Theresa May speak? Or perhaps you just REALLY wanted to see Boris Johnson do a show number? (Who doesn’t?) Well, luckily, Brexit the Musical will give you all those opportunities and more... 

The Nature of Forgetting

The Nature of Forgetting

What’s more important when telling a compelling story of human emotion, feeling or narrative? The answer to this is largely dependent on the viewer’s personal preferences as to how an emotional response is best brought up in them... 

Indie as F*ck

Indie as F*ck

In a similar way to eating your mum’s homemade soup, sometimes the charm of a show can outweigh the actual content. This group of young performers from Pinched Theatre Co. can only be described as unquestionably charming and easy to watch... 

Bonnie Bayou

Bonnie Bayou

The Jennifer Ewan Band presents an exhilarating melting pot of heartfelt original songs and old-time Louisiana Creole and Cajun dance classics. As well as performing beautiful new Scottish pop, this upcoming songwriter and her bayou band demonstrate an easy familiarity with the older dance music of the swamps of rural French Louisiana – featuring Cajun blues licks from accordionist drummer Kim Tebble and swamp-pop grooves from Ian "Stretch" McFadyen on electric bass... 

Broadway Swings

Broadway Swings

Take a first-class big band with leading West End star Kate Graham (Mamma Mia, Billy Elliot, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory). Add a big chorus, put them all in a great venue then let them loose on some classic Broadway numbers and you have an unforgettable evening of swinging show tunes from A Chorus Line, Chicago, Anything Goes, Hairspray, The Producers, West Side Story and more... 

Baby Loves Pop Bingo Disco

Baby Loves Pop Bingo Disco

Runaway hit of Fringe 2016, the Pop Bingo Disco gameshow is back and this time it’s all about the kids! Forget smelly bingo halls with OAPs telling you to be quiet... We’ve teamed up with family day-clubbing specialists, Baby Loves Disco, to bring you 90 minutes of bawless bingo banter and chances to win big! This is bingo whilst dancing... 

Mozart's Gran Partita

Mozart's Gran Partita

Ian Munro and The Edinburgh Festival Ensemble are reunited with Mozart’s charming Gran Partita for 13 wind instruments. 

Carol Ann Duffy and John Sampson

Carol Ann Duffy and John Sampson

Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy teams up with incredibly talented musician John Sampson to bring a unique blend of reading with live music. Knowing this, walking into The Stand at 12:20pm has mixed emotions... 

Thrill Me: The Leopold and Loeb Story

Thrill Me: The Leopold and Loeb Story

Thrill Me: The Leopold & Loeb Story won the first Broadway Baby Bobby Award in 2014 as one of the most outstanding productions of that year's Festival Fringe. This current production has the same director, Guy Retallack, but is in a different venue with two new actors... 

Luke Closely: Mugician

Luke Closely: Mugician

Magic. Live music. Comedy. Scottish. Luke brings you his new show, combining music and magic: classy swinging piano, rhythmic guitar, and mind blowing, modern sleight of hand magic... 

Matt Hutson & Rob Copland: Pack It in You Two

Matt Hutson & Rob Copland: Pack It in You Two

Come and spend an hour with us if you like! Third place in the Musical Comedy Awards 2017, Matt Hutson sings intense anthems about love, loss, friendship and the extent to which he struggles with all three... 

Andy Quirk's Got First World Problems

Andy Quirk's Got First World Problems

East London’s premier rapper of first world problems invites you to join his crew for a chart rundown of fist-pumping therapy for modern living. With the energy turned firmly to eleven, expect to shout, clap, and stamp your way through the little things that are truly sent to try us all... 

The Ruby Darlings: Lil' Darling's Lady Power

The Ruby Darlings: Lil' Darling's Lady Power

The Ruby Darlings are back for a limited run only, presenting Lil’ Darling’s solo show. Join her and her 'funny bones' (ThisisCabaret.com) on an empowering, lip-roaring, tongue-bending musical journey through womanhood... 

Pinkalicious the Musical

Pinkalicious the Musical

Based on the international bestseller, Pinkalicious the Musical is a delicious romp for children of all ages. Colourful, comedic and sweet, this show is sprinkled with valuable lessons about family, balance and friendships... 

Wisebowm: The Struggle Is Real

Wisebowm: The Struggle Is Real

Wisebowm presents the world's first urban poetry musical. Chronicling his heroic struggles with addiction (to gluten), his attempts to win the heart of middle class beauty Samantha and how mindfulness came to his rescue; it's no surprise that Wisebowm is on his way to becoming an urban poet superstar... 

How Eva Von Schnippisch Won WWII

How Eva Von Schnippisch Won WWII

An action-packed, spy thriller, one-woman musical. The Official Secrecy Act is over – Eva is ready to set the record straight. Germany’s greatest cabaret star transforms into Britain’s No... 

Christian Reilly: LOLternative Rock

Christian Reilly: LOLternative Rock

Perrier award-winning musical comedian gives LOLternative facts, yuge laughs and bigly hits. Featuring Depeche Mode: own personal Jesus vs nationalised Jesus, Ed Sheeran: #GingerElvesMatter, Drake: quack! Plus: Radiohead on karma police brutality, Foo Fighters on singing in all caps, The xx on Roman numerals, Aerosmith on transgender elevators and much more... 

Flamenco Global Connect

Flamenco Global Connect

Ricardo Garcia, Spanish Embassy-endorsed internationally travelling flamenco guitarist collaborates with performers from all over the globe, demonstrating the power of music to connect and create Unity in Diversity... 

Merrily We Roll Along

Merrily We Roll Along

Following last year's five-star reviews for Sondheim's Assassins at the Fringe, BB Theatre Productions present a poignant, uplifting musical which explores friendship, ambition and the pressures of showbusiness, capturing the life turning points of three friends... 

Elsa Jean McTaggart: Sounds of Scotland

Elsa Jean McTaggart: Sounds of Scotland

Five-star reviews and Three Weeks Editors' Award winner Elsa Jean McTaggart returns to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 2017 to launch her well-known folk and Scottish music show, Sounds Of Scotland... 

Gareth Richards: Idiot Wind

Gareth Richards: Idiot Wind

Join Gareth Richards, Foster's Edinburgh Comedy Awards best newcomer nominee 2010, for his seventh show of hilarious stand-up and low-key comedy songs on his trusty Q-chord. As seen on Russell Howard's Good News (BBC Three) and heard on BBC Radio 1 and Frank Skinner's Absolute Radio show... 

Scottish Superwomen of Science – Minerva Scientifica

Scottish Superwomen of Science – Minerva Scientifica

2016 Fringe award-winner Frances M Lynch returns, celebrating breakthroughs by Scottish women scientists in genetics, geology, computing, engineering, astronomy, marine biology, mobile phones, etc... 

Rosie Sings: Facts About Me!

Rosie Sings: Facts About Me!

Join Rosie at Fingers Piano Bar for an afternoon of song and banter, with classics from musical theatre, cabaret and pop. Hear stories about her journey to Scotland and why things feel good in her mouth... 

Kriss Foster: The Mug Tree

Kriss Foster: The Mug Tree

Kriss Foster is a man from Lancaster who sees the marvellous in the mundane. Songs and stories about puffins, pencils, Scrabble… and many, many mugs. For fans of Flight of the Conchords, Frank Sidebottom and John Shuttleworth... 

Hard Breakfast: The Cabaret

Hard Breakfast: The Cabaret

She's a sell-out! In a good way. Last year's crowd-pleasing political musical is back and better than ever. Join a fresh-faced political assistant and her new gal pals, Theresa and Nicola, as they roast politicians, skewer the news and slather some cheese on their songs about breakfast, Brexit and the British... 

No Rest for the Lizard

No Rest for the Lizard

Gecko returns to the Fringe with his playful songs about life's big things. He's appeared at Glastonbury, Bestival, BBC Radio 1, BBC 6 Music and BBC Radio Scotland with Janice Forsyth... 

Robin Boot's Rockomedy: Puns of AnyKey

Robin Boot's Rockomedy: Puns of AnyKey

After enjoying full houses in 2015 and 2016, Robin Boot brings his new Rockomedy show to Edinburgh this summer. Clever wordplay, darkly surreal lyrics, tasty guitar skills, percussive feet and beautiful hair – rock‘n’roll has never been so funny! ‘Hilarious and always a favourite with the crowd’ (John Wildgoose, Into the Wild)... 

The Roads I Didn't Take

The Roads I Didn't Take

Christine is standing at a crossroads in life, looking back at her past decisions. Where would she be now if she had taken a different road to the ones she chose? Christine remembers clearly when she was 18: ‘should I follow my dream? What if I’m not good enough? I could take the safe job instead and earn some money…' So which way do you think she should have gone? The audience will decide! This programme is packed with songs by Dillie Kean and Richard Link, and musical theatre repertoire. 

Tiger

Tiger

Kathy graduates and moves back to her small village. Saturday night and she’s alone with her parents. She doesn’t want to be here. She decides to take the rest of her acid and walk alone through the forest she adored as a child... 

Music Diaspora

Music Diaspora

Internationally acclaimed British/Syrian musicians Waseem Kotoub (piano) and Ayman Jarjour (guitar) in concert, accompanied by a visual display of Syria before and after the war. Programme includes themes of immigration, acquired cultures and music around the world... 

Douze

Douze

This show is dumb. Beyond dumb. It’s basically half improvised, and rehashes the same joke so many times over it’s ridiculous. But goddamn if that one joke isn’t so funny. Eurovision is an inherently ridiculous concept, which seems rife for ridicule, but if you think about it, it’s hard to highlight the ridiculous nature of Eurovision unless you go at it from the outside... 

The Inevitable Quiet of the Crash

The Inevitable Quiet of the Crash

The Inevitable Quiet of the Crash is a show whose tagline betrays its true value. While nominally about the struggles of city life in London, the show is at its best when it’s examining how grief affects people differently... 

I Ran With The Gang: The Story of Alan Longmuir, the Original Bay City Roller

I Ran With The Gang: The Story of Alan Longmuir, the Original Bay City Roller

Direct from a sold-out appearance in Toronto, the 2014/15/16 smash-hit sell-out show returns. Written by award-winning playwright Liam Rudden and featuring the hit Bay City Rollers songs Bye Bye Baby, All of Me Loves All of You, Keep on Dancing, Summerlove Sensation, Saturday Night, Give a Little Love and Shang-a-Lang! So don your tartan and get ready to run with the gang one last time... 

BBC: World on 3

BBC: World on 3

Broadcast live from the BBC’s venue in Edinburgh, featuring live world music and Celtic sounds. 

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 and activities. It’s free to come along and see what’s going on. Follow us @BBCEdFest for up-to-date listings. 

Losing It

Losing It

Performed by a clown duo enrolled in Cirque du Soleil, accompanied by one-man orchestra Bird Radio and comedy directed by critically acclaimed Cal McCrystal, this show is a daring fusion of laughter and tears... 

BBC: Steve Wright in the Afternoon

BBC: Steve Wright in the Afternoon

Steve Wright broadcasts live on Radio 2 from the BBC's Edinburgh venue on the opening day of the Edinburgh International Festival and Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Join us for The Big Show with special guests, music and performances and a host of other features. 

All Cashed In

All Cashed In

From Memphis to Folsom Prison to… Glasgow? This unusual story unfolds with the familiar calm bass baritone, crooning Walk the Line. We meet Greg Moncur, a young Glaswegian who believes he shares a special link with Johnny Cash... 

Stories from China

Stories from China

This magnificent show will bring you all the quintessence of China: Beijing Opera, chorus, string orchestra, drama, traditional folk music and dance. Presented by talented Chinese teenagers, the performance will give you a close gaze of China in the history and in the contemporary times... 

Will Shakespeare's ImproMusical

Will Shakespeare's ImproMusical

A cast of expert improvisers promise a fast-paced, tuneful turn on the Bard’s works as if Shakespeare met Sondheim. 'Lord, what fools these mortals be… now send in the clowns!' Each show is a wholly original, and completely improvised, theatrical musical based on the plots and language of William Shakespeare... 

Electric Cabaret

Electric Cabaret

The alternative late-night Fringe experience returns. A blend of comedy, circus, burlesque, bands, jazz and specialty acts from across the Fringe, followed by retro mix DJ for dancing and schmoozing... 

Piaf and Brel: The Impossible Concert

Piaf and Brel: The Impossible Concert

Edith Piaf and Jacques Brel: two French musical icons. This impossible concert relives the adventure and passion of their lives and music. 2016 Edinburgh Fringe sell out show. Piaf and Brel has been performed Off-Broadway in New York City, in UK theatres in Upton and Little Budworth, as well as around the world in Canada, USA, Cambodia, Vietnam, Taiwan, and even Khartoum, Sudan... 

Supper Club at Checkpoint

Supper Club at Checkpoint

The glitz, the glamour, the good times. Edinburgh's finest cabaret stars line up late-night at Checkpoint. Handpicked gems from across the festivals come together to create some of the most exciting and memory-making shows you can find... 

Smashing Shakespeare

Smashing Shakespeare

Musical comedy versions of Macbeth, and Romeo and Juliet. Two hugely entertaining, fast, smart adaptations that brilliantly weave the Bard's words with wickedly witty songs and fast-paced storytelling! Performed by the talented cast of Captivate Theatre's Summer School, Smashing Shakespeare is fun for all ages... 

India Flamenco

India Flamenco

The symbolic ritual of Indian dance represented via a graceful routine flows like a temple carving brought to life. Followed by a celebratory Gyspy dance, performed excellently by a lithe and expressively precise performer... 

Tim and Gendle's Famous First Words

Tim and Gendle's Famous First Words

Ever wondered what would happen if karaoke had consequences? If Stars in Their Eyes involved real glory in front of a baying, boozed-up Gladiator-style crowd? Well wonder no more, as Famous First Words, the devilishly addictive new live music experience created and hosted by TV presenters Tim and Gendle, is here... 

Closed for Repairs

Closed for Repairs

Stephen F Austin University student Bobby Britton’s semi-autobiographical play leads us on a young man’s journey to discover his personal truth in a conservative Texas town. Blending honest dialogue, contemporary songs and powerful movement, this ensemble-driven piece takes on issues of identity and acceptance in the Bible belt... 

Honestly

Honestly

In a world of fake tan, false eyelashes and Instagram filters, Honestly strips back the bullshit, intimately exploring feminism in the 21st century. A series of powerful monologues devised by The Television Workshop. 

Paul Williams: Summertime Love

Paul Williams: Summertime Love

The summer is coming. You know what that means: beaches, bathing suits and boys (or girls depending on your sexual orientation. I personally prefer girls I just didn’t want to ruin the alliteration)... 

The Cowgirl Mary Old West Puppet Theatre Show

The Cowgirl Mary Old West Puppet Theatre Show

All the way from Austin, Texas, it's The Cowgirl Mary Old West Puppet Theatre Show. A Western variety show with old-timey music, audience participation, cheesy jokes and puppets. Join our host Cowgirl Mary as she presents The Tale of the Songbird: a twisted, bloody tale of Thomas Smith's journey out west and his rise and fall because of a bird... 

Edgartown

Edgartown

A killer haunts the shores of Edgartown. The community’s secrets exposed by the murderer in their midst. A band of small town characters team up to hunt the monster down in this dark, funny homage to Spielberg’s classic Jaws. 

Tomás Ford: Crap Music Rave Party

Tomás Ford: Crap Music Rave Party

Grab your mates and hit the dance floor with hyperactive Australian party machine Tomás Ford for the Fringe's most ridiculous party. Request a crap song like Take That, Mel & Kim, 5ive, line dancing techno, forgotten Christmas hits, 80s movie themes, 2 Unlimited... 

Sister Mary's Playtime

Sister Mary's Playtime

Join Sister Mary McArthur as she battles the blues with her unique comedy and variety. No pulpit. No psalms. No prayers. She’s not that kind of nun! She’s the songs, show business and show tunes kind, with some games and guests for a lull-busting lunchtime lunge... 

My Life with Doris

My Life with Doris

We all have our idols and for one girl growing up that was a singer and actress from a bygone age. From her beautiful voice to her comic timing, as an eight-year-old girl Sarah saw something special in Doris Day and knew she was someone she wanted to aspire to be like... 

Bambino Beats Summertime Boogie

Bambino Beats Summertime Boogie

Amy and Clare have packed their suitcases for a summertime full of your favourite songs. Come and join them for a boogie and a singalong and celebrate the summer holidays. 

Marni – The Secret Voice of Hollywood

Marni – The Secret Voice of Hollywood

Film stars in the 50s and 60s needed to sing. The public needed to believe they could. If they couldn’t, that’s when the ghosts came out… Marni Nixon was the premier dubbing artist for the biggest Hollywood stars... 

Nostalgie! Chansons Françaises.

Nostalgie! Chansons Françaises.

One hour of pure nostalgia! Come listen to the best French songs of Edith Piaf, Mireille Mathieu and other divas interpreted by Dr. Zahida. 

Alba Flamenca

Alba Flamenca

The scene could be anywhere in Seville, Cordoba or Malaga where families gather to celebrate their traditions. 'Pure joy, just sit back and enjoy it. Edinburgh is truly fortunate to have such authentic entertainment' ***** (BroadwayBaby... 

The Black Medicine Show

The Black Medicine Show

Miss Candy AppleBottom, the infamous cross-dressing bearded guitar loop-playing extraordinaire, will dazzle you with an eye-watering array of burlesque, music, comedy and twisted tales from the Antipodes... 

Rob Kemp: The Elvis Dead

Rob Kemp: The Elvis Dead

Cult classic horror movie Evil Dead 2 reinterpreted through the songs of Elvis*. Every now and then an idea strikes that seems extremely absurd and yet at the same time bizarrely fitting... 

Death Part 7: The Last Word

Death Part 7: The Last Word

You'll die laughing at this outrageous show about the thing we all have in common. With personal stories and killer songs, this show has been slaying audiences in New York City and is now making its European debut... 

A Touch of Mrs Robinson

A Touch of Mrs Robinson

Fifty years ago, Mrs Robinson seduced The Graduate and became a legend in her own leopard print! Now we hear her untold story. Fiona Coffey and her dashing musicians, Michael Roulston and Jonathan Kitching, use a fabulous selection of slinky jazz and 60s pop to explore Mrs Robinson's journey from college girl, to embittered housewife, to suburban swinger... 

Aladdin

Aladdin

Join us on this wonderful rags-to-riches story as Aladdin journeys from the street markets to the Sultan's palace having retrieved a magical lamp with the power to grant the owner the chance to wish for whatever he wants... 

Debauchery at Brewhemia / La Vie Brewheme

Debauchery at Brewhemia / La Vie Brewheme

Decadent nights and Brewhemian delights – for those who crave a night of extravagance… Prepare for an evening of drinking, dancing and debauchery as Brewhemia takes you on an avant-garde adventure with bespoke acts and an unforgettable night of enchanting performances... 

Monski Mouse's Baby Disco Dance Hall

Monski Mouse's Baby Disco Dance Hall

Why toddle when you can dance?! It's time to get heads, shoulders, knees and toes bopping along to lashings of swing, pop, rock, latin and more! Selling out shows around the world, Monski Mouse is a hit with the under fives and their parents/carers... 

The Free Fringe Festival Music Stages Launch Day

The Free Fringe Festival Music Stages Launch Day

It's the launch day of the Free Fringe Festival music stages at Biddy Mulligan's and the Wee Pub featuring a selection of our favourite musical maestros all day. Listen! Sing! Dance! Drink! It's an all day party of musical magic... 

Zipang Rock

Zipang Rock

Samurai Drum IKKI rock the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in their 15th anniversary year! For the last year, their show had a record high of 3,167 audiences with ten sold out shows (and highest attended show in the space)... 

Clowntown

Clowntown

‘A big hit’ (STV). ‘Dazzlingly colourful!’ (Edinburgh Evening News). Multi-talented Patty and Dandy from Canada’s top clown band bring audiences of all ages to their feet, singing, dancing and laughing with hilarious antics and award-winning original tunes from their four hit CDs... 

The Free Fringe Festival Music Stages Launch Day

The Free Fringe Festival Music Stages Launch Day

It's the launch day of the Free Fringe Festival music stages at Biddy Mulligan's and the Wee Pub featuring a selection of our favourite musical maestros all day. Listen! Sing! Dance! Drink! It's an all day party of musical magic... 

Taiwan Season: Heart of Darkness

Taiwan Season: Heart of Darkness

A psychic journey, through physical theatre and music, Sun Son Theatre’s Heart of Darkness explores the damage inflicted on a woman by arranged marriage. Inspired by the choreographer and dancer, Low Pei-Fen’s grandmother – who the males in the family called crazy – this show is a little gem... 

Death Ray Cabaret

Death Ray Cabaret

Death Ray Cabaret is the apocalyptic musical comedy show from Second City veterans Kevin Matviw and Jordan Armstrong. After performing to sold out crowds in Toronto, DRC will be making their Edinburgh Fringe debut on what might be the very last night on Earth... 

The Legend of Finn McCool: A Silly Tall Tale of Giant Proportions!

The Legend of Finn McCool: A Silly Tall Tale of Giant Proportions!

A musical fable of how the Giant’s Causeway came to be built, when the Irish giant Finn McCool, with the help of his clever wife Oona, battled wits with the mighty Scottish giant Angus the Red... 

Atlantic: A Scottish Story

Atlantic: A Scottish Story

Is it a curse to stay? What if we couldn't travel, could never leave home and see the world? Can we still be happy? A girl looks across the ocean and longs to discover. But if she is left behind, she must still find a way to live... 

Sam Garlepp: Well, There You Go

Sam Garlepp: Well, There You Go

Ninety-four word limit? Well, better not waste any. Funny Australian kid talks millennials, family, dating, sponsor children, sings a bit, laughs at himself; is relatable, sweet, honest, wrote this himself and always lies... 

Two Plus Ones: Huge Night In

Two Plus Ones: Huge Night In

Raucous, fraternal comedy from award-winning sketch trio. After their cult hit debut show Mothers stirred up a media breeze at Edinburgh last year, they’re back with their totally unique brew of tight writing, banging tunes and sixth-form soul-searching... 

Losing Days

Losing Days

Sam Underwood (Fear The Walking Dead, The Following) is mostly manic, and definitely depressed! Losing Days follows his hilarious and harrowing journey of losing his f*cking mind – and finding it again – set to the tunes that got him through... 

Beauty and The Beast

Beauty and The Beast

With a trunk full of characters and a dazzling array of best-loved and original songs performed by one of the most talented multi-instrumental duos around, Beauty and the Beast is the perfect cocktail that fizzes with class and plenty of funny! 

Imaginary Radio

Imaginary Radio

Imaginary Radio is a devilishly satirical comedy, taking a darker look at American pop culture using music, sketch and beatboxing. Hosted by American comedian Drennon Davis, featuring rotating guests Jim Hickox, Nick Stargu, Zack Sherwin, Nick Vatterott and more! ****(Fest)... 

Stimela: The Musical

Stimela: The Musical

Named after a brand of gumboot, this terrific show is loosely linked by an old man’s memories of his days in the mines, where many men were drawn from the townships. The dance routines and the songs tell of the miners back-breaking work, their longing for home and the way their songs and those gumboot dances eased the pain... 

Ensemble SU: The Party

Ensemble SU: The Party

This quintet crosses international boundaries with its blend of Korean traditional instruments (strings and percussion) and western instruments (cello and piano). Since 2010, Ensemble SU has been touring internationally bringing their unique blend of contemporary and classical music to world stages... 

Matt Hutchinson: Mixtape

Matt Hutchinson: Mixtape

Matt was a DJ (Secret Garden Party, tracks played on XFM), then a doctor, but he decided that was making his parents too proud, so now he’s a comedian. The questionably named ‘DJ Chocolate Thunder’ invites you to a comedy house party – expect laughs, hip-hop and amazing guests! Featuring Joe Jacobs (Channel 4, BBC Radio 4, 6 Music, 1Xtra, ‘Always funny and entertaining’ (Bruce Dessau)) and Ali Woods. 

Cockadoodlemoo

Cockadoodlemoo

Cockadoodlemoo is a brand new moo-sical for all the family! Join a prize-winning cow, sassy fox, playful dog and forgetful sheep who each have a lot to learn about friendship, loneliness and not judging a book by its cover, before they can bring out the best in each other... <