Oedipus Rex

Oedipus Rex

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

Save The Date

Save The Date

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

All My Stupid Jobs

All My Stupid Jobs

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

Iona Fyfe: Movies to Musicals

Iona Fyfe: Movies to Musicals

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

Judgement Day

Judgement Day

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

Baiana - Blame it on Rio

Baiana - Blame it on Rio

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

West End vs Broadway

West End vs Broadway

Enjoy an afternoon of musical theatre delivered by fantastic voices. 

Bookends: A Musical Journey

Bookends: A Musical Journey

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

The Last Five Years

The Last Five Years

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

Once Lost: A New Musical

Once Lost: A New Musical

A powerful musical about living with dementia. 

Looks Like We Made It

Looks Like We Made It

ChasingRainbows presents Looks Like We Made It. 

Seussical TYA

Seussical TYA

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

Melody

Melody

Melody is the most cheerful hotel receptionist in town. 

Jamie MacDougall is Lauder

Jamie MacDougall is Lauder

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

Frank Sanazi – The Wurst Is Yet To Come

Frank Sanazi – The Wurst Is Yet To Come

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

Glamorous, Loyal and Brave

Glamorous, Loyal and Brave

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

Ivy Paige: Bitch, I’m a Work of Art

Ivy Paige: Bitch, I’m a Work of Art

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

The Last Five Years

The Last Five Years

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

Tickle – the Musical

Tickle – the Musical

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

Rent School Edition

Rent School Edition

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

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

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

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

Vampire's Ball, Ultimate Halloween Party!

Vampire's Ball, Ultimate Halloween Party!

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

Bathhouse the Musical

Bathhouse the Musical

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

Best of Broadway

Best of Broadway

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

Best of the West End

Best of the West End

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

Annie and Angela's Disco Divorce Party

Annie and Angela's Disco Divorce Party

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

Showstopper! The Improvised Musical

Showstopper! The Improvised Musical

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

Voldemort and the Teenage Hogwarts Musical Parody

Voldemort and the Teenage Hogwarts Musical Parody

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

Notflix: Binge

Notflix: Binge

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

Arty's Ani-magination

Arty's Ani-magination

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

A Night at the Musicals With Thomas Cameron

A Night at the Musicals With Thomas Cameron

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

The Magic of Cole Porter

The Magic of Cole Porter

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

Shine

Shine

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

Cathy: A Retelling of Wuthering Heights

Cathy: A Retelling of Wuthering Heights

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

Rat Pack Live

Rat Pack Live

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

Fiddlers on the Ramp

Fiddlers on the Ramp

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

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

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

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

Tang and Four Dreams

Tang and Four Dreams

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

Amazing Adventure of Her Majesty at 90+

Amazing Adventure of Her Majesty at 90+

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

Amusical

Amusical

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

Marlene in Havana: Gypsy Tango Cabaret

Marlene in Havana: Gypsy Tango Cabaret

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

Iolanthe

Iolanthe

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

Little Shop of Horrors

Little Shop of Horrors

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

Spotlights: A Night at the Musicals

Spotlights: A Night at the Musicals

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

The Drowsy Chaperone

The Drowsy Chaperone

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

You and I: A New Musical

You and I: A New Musical

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

Paradise Lodge

Paradise Lodge

The framing of Paradise Lodge is odd at first. 

Les Quizérables

Les Quizérables

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

A Little R and R

A Little R and R

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

Piracy! A Comedy on the High Cs

Piracy! A Comedy on the High Cs

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

A Voice

A Voice

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

Piracy! A Comedy on the High Cs

Piracy! A Comedy on the High Cs

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

Tokyo Rose

Tokyo Rose

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

A Taste of Summer

A Taste of Summer

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

Bicycle Boy

Bicycle Boy

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

A Massaoke Night at the Musicals

A Massaoke Night at the Musicals

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

Summer School Showcase – A Musical Medley

Summer School Showcase – A Musical Medley

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

Jehovah's First Witness

Jehovah's First Witness

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

Vampire Hospital Waiting Room

Vampire Hospital Waiting Room

B-movies typically have negative connotations. 

Holly Morgan: Is a Witch. Get Her!

Holly Morgan: Is a Witch. Get Her!

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

Playing Django

Playing Django

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

A Grave Situation

A Grave Situation

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

Jekyll and Hyde

Jekyll and Hyde

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

A Migrant's Son

A Migrant's Son

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

Spamalot

Spamalot

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

Window

Window

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

Starry, a New Musical in Concert

Starry, a New Musical in Concert

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

Starry, a New Musical in Concert

Starry, a New Musical in Concert

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

Oliver!

Oliver!

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

Bizet to Broadway: Natalie Sternberg

Bizet to Broadway: Natalie Sternberg

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

Jesus Christ Superstar

Jesus Christ Superstar

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

The Last Five Years

The Last Five Years

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

MacPherson's Rant

MacPherson's Rant

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

Uppercut: A New Musical

Uppercut: A New Musical

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

Rust

Rust

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

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

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

Berlin Girl

Berlin Girl

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

A Slice of Saturday Night

A Slice of Saturday Night

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

Sidekick

Sidekick

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

A Chorus Line – High School Edition

A Chorus Line – High School Edition

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

Starry, a New Musical in Concert

Starry, a New Musical in Concert

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

Sister Act

Sister Act

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

The Remarkables

The Remarkables

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

Cathy: A Retelling of Wuthering Heights

Cathy: A Retelling of Wuthering Heights

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

Big Band Does... Broadway

Big Band Does... Broadway

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

Murder Ballads

Murder Ballads

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

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

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

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

One Giant Leap

One Giant Leap

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

A Man's a Man

A Man's a Man

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

Friendsical: A Parody Musical About Friends

Friendsical: A Parody Musical About Friends

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

Kimchi: Life is a Happy Dream

Kimchi: Life is a Happy Dream

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

Enigma

Enigma

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

Triplex Adventures

Triplex Adventures

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

Triplex Adventures

Triplex Adventures

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

Distilled in Scotland – 100% Harmony!

Distilled in Scotland – 100% Harmony!

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

From Judy to Bette: The Stars of Old Hollywood

From Judy to Bette: The Stars of Old Hollywood

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

Bad Girls Upset by the Truth

Bad Girls Upset by the Truth

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

Kelty Clippie the Musical

Kelty Clippie the Musical

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

A Bohemian Fairytale

A Bohemian Fairytale

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

The Book of Thel

The Book of Thel

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

The Lost Musical Works of Willy Shakes

The Lost Musical Works of Willy Shakes

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

Freak Show

Freak Show

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

RENT

RENT

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

Xchange

Xchange

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

Oliver!

Oliver!

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

Normaler Than Everyone

Normaler Than Everyone

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

I Piano

I Piano

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

Rust

Rust

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

The Gray Cat and the Flounder

The Gray Cat and the Flounder

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

I Wish My Life Were Like A Musical

I Wish My Life Were Like A Musical

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

Sometimes, Just a Second

Sometimes, Just a Second

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

That Bastard Brecht

That Bastard Brecht

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

Movie Music

Movie Music

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

Anthems – From West End to Broadway

Anthems – From West End to Broadway

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

Notflix: Originals

Notflix: Originals

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

Legally Blonde the Musical

Legally Blonde the Musical

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

Not That Different

Not That Different

BSC Theatre joyously celebrate diversity and minority identities through this tender and thought-provoking glimpse into life on the outside. The vibrant cast of student actors at BSC Theatre presents this colourful, new song cycle musical by Toby Hunt and Mark Jennett… 

Elegies for Angels, Punks and Raging Queens

Elegies for Angels, Punks and Raging Queens

A musical song cycle with a blues, jazz and rock score inspired by the Names Project AIDS Memorial Quilt. A series of dramatic, powerful and heart-rending monologues celebrating the lives lost from AIDS and also uplifting and poignant songs representing the feelings of the loved-ones left behind… 

Clowns, Lovers, Women in Pants and Shakespeare

Clowns, Lovers, Women in Pants and Shakespeare

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

Bonnie and Clyde

Bonnie and Clyde

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

Thrones! The Musical Parody

Thrones! The Musical Parody

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

Baby Wants Candy: The Completely Improvised Full Band Musical

Baby Wants Candy: The Completely Improvised Full Band Musical

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

It's Miss Hope Springs

It's Miss Hope Springs

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

Grease

Grease

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

The Blue Bird

The Blue Bird

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

Early Mornings – The Musical

Early Mornings – The Musical

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

Here's a How-De-Do

Here's a How-De-Do

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

The Musical of Musicals

The Musical of Musicals

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

Get Happy!

Get Happy!

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

Notre Dame de Paris aka The Hunchback of Notre Dame

Notre Dame de Paris aka The Hunchback of Notre Dame

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

Improvised Director's Cut

Improvised Director's Cut

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

[Untitled Project] #213

[Untitled Project] #213

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

The Addams Family

The Addams Family

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

Death of the American Teenager

Death of the American Teenager

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

Courage Calls to Courage: The Suffragist Musical!

Courage Calls to Courage: The Suffragist Musical!

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

Thirteen

Thirteen

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

BoxedIn Theatre Presents: Shellshock!

BoxedIn Theatre Presents: Shellshock!

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

a crown of laurels

a crown of laurels

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

Bugsy Malone

Bugsy Malone

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

Sister Act

Sister Act

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

Candy Gigi Presents – Friday Night Sinner!

Candy Gigi Presents – Friday Night Sinner!

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

All Shook Up

All Shook Up

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

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… 

American Idiot

American Idiot

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

Weegie Hink Ae That? Presents: Nae Bother!

Weegie Hink Ae That? Presents: Nae Bother!

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

The Room

The Room

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

Annie Jr

Annie Jr

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

Muse 90401

Muse 90401

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

Cold Blooded Witch: The Sex Musical!

Cold Blooded Witch: The Sex Musical!

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

Cathy: A Retelling of Wuthering Heights

Cathy: A Retelling of Wuthering Heights

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

And They Played Shang-A-Lang

And They Played Shang-A-Lang

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

A Boy and His Magic Pen

A Boy and His Magic Pen

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

The Addams Family

The Addams Family

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

Best of the West End

Best of the West End

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

Best of Broadway

Best of Broadway

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

Songs for a New World

Songs for a New World

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

Space Junk: A Soviet Musical

Space Junk: A Soviet Musical

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

Once on This Island

Once on This Island

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

I'll Be Broken Home for Christmas with Jeffrey Baldinger

I'll Be Broken Home for Christmas with Jeffrey Baldinger

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

Josephine

Josephine

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

30 Minute Musicals Roulette

30 Minute Musicals Roulette

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

Romantic Romeo

Romantic Romeo

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

A Famous Taste of Scotland Dinner and Show

A Famous Taste of Scotland Dinner and Show

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

Karam Deo: Table for One

Karam Deo: Table for One

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

Apocalypse Cruise Ship Love Affair

Apocalypse Cruise Ship Love Affair

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

Hey Diddle Diddle

Hey Diddle Diddle

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

My Leonard Cohen

My Leonard Cohen

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

One Duck Down

One Duck Down

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

The Tap Pack

The Tap Pack

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

Burns: A Lost Legacy

Burns: A Lost Legacy

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

Voldemort and the Teenage Hogwarts Musical Parody

Voldemort and the Teenage Hogwarts Musical Parody

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

Daniel Cainer: Signs and Wonders

Daniel Cainer: Signs and Wonders

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

Brave Macbeth

Brave Macbeth

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

The Cabinet of Madame Fanny Du Thé

The Cabinet of Madame Fanny Du Thé

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

Shark in the Park

Shark in the Park

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

Super Hugh-Man

Super Hugh-Man

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

Songs in the Key of Cree

Songs in the Key of Cree

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

Tappuccino

Tappuccino

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

Tom GK's Hearing Loss: The Musical

Tom GK's Hearing Loss: The Musical

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

Shit-Faced Showtime: Alice Through the Cocktail Glass

Shit-Faced Showtime: Alice Through the Cocktail Glass

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

Harriet Braine: Les Admirables

Harriet Braine: Les Admirables

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

Showstopper! The Improvised Musical

Showstopper! The Improvised Musical

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

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... 

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... 

Elf Lyons: ChiffChaff

Elf Lyons: ChiffChaff

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

Richard Rodgers – A Song in My Heart

Richard Rodgers – A Song in My Heart

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

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... 

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... 

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... 

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... 

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! 

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... 

As We Like It

As We Like It

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

A Man's a Man

A Man's a Man

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

The 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... 

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... 

The Great Song Cycle, Song Cycle

The Great Song Cycle, Song Cycle

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

Spotlights Show Choir: A Night at the Musicals

Spotlights Show Choir: A Night at the Musicals

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

Little Shop of Horrors

Little Shop of Horrors

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

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! 

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! 

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... 

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... 

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... 

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... 

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... 

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... 

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... 

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... 

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... 

Rent

Rent

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

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

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

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... 

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... 

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... 

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... 

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 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... 

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... 

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. 

The Understudies

The Understudies

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

The 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... 

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... 

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

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

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

The 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... 

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... 

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... 

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... 

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... 

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... 

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... 

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... 

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... 

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... 

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... 

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... 

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... 

Cabernet

Cabernet

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

Playing Django – The Musical Tale of a Guitar Legend

Playing Django – The Musical Tale of a Guitar Legend

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

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... 

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... 

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... 

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... 

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... 

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... 

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... 

...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... 

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... 

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... 

Shower Thoughts

Shower Thoughts

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

The 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 Frogs

The Frogs

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

Lift – Youth Edition

Lift – Youth Edition

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

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 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... 

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... 

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... 

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... 

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 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. 

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... 

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... 

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... 

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. 

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... 

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... 

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... 

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 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... 

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... 

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... 

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... 

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... 

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... 

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... 

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... 

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... 

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... 

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... 

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... 

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... 

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... 

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... 

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... 

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... 

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... 

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... 

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... 

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... 

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... 

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... 

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... 

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... 

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... 

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... 

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... 

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... 

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... 

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... 

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... 

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... 

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... 

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... 

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... 

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... 

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)... 

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... 

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... 

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... 

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... 

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... 

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... 

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... 

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)... 

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... 

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... 

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... 

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... 

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... 

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. 

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... 

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... 

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... 

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... 

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... 

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... 

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... 

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... 

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... 

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... 

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... 

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... 

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... 

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. 

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... 

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... 

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... 

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... 

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... 

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... 

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... 

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... 

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... 

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... 

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... 

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... 

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... 

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... 

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... 

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... 

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 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... 

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... 

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... 

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... 

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... 

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... 

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... 

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... 

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... 

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... 

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... 

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... 

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... 

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... 

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... 

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... 

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 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... 

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... 

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)... 

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... 

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. 

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)... 

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... 

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... 

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... 

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... 

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... 

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... 

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... 

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)... 

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... 

[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... 

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... 

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... 

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... 

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... 

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... 

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... 

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... 

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... 

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... 

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. 

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... 

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... 

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... 

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... 

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. 

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... 

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... 

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... 

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... 

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... 

Naughty

Naughty

In the shadow of Arthur’s Seat, Australian cabaret sensation Pamela Shaw launches her spirited child from within. Bringing back a sassy irreverence nightly to the Assembly Rooms, this wicked and funny new show is a musical melange of songs by Tim Minchin, Lennon/McCartney, Rickie Lee Jones and Amanda McBroom fused together with pop, blues and contemporary Broadway... 

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... 

Oliver!

Oliver!

Captivate Theatre brings Lionel Bart's timeless musical to life. With its ever-popular story of the boy who asked for more, Oliver! remains one of the most loved British musicals, featuring some of the most iconic characters ever written... 

Happily Never After

Happily Never After

Award-winning improvisers The Maydays present this skin-prickling tale full of black comedy and haunting music, inspired by the warped imaginations of Tim Burton, Lemony Snicket and the Brothers Grimm... 

Drum Tribe

Drum Tribe

With over 5,000 performances in over 25 countries, Drum Tribe invites you to join in on the rhythm and rumble, which has wowed audiences all around the world! Using rhythm and fun as their trademark, Drum Tribe will guide and facilitate a musical orchestra, using the audience as their main instruments of choice. 

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... 

Tamar Broadbent: Get Ugly

Tamar Broadbent: Get Ugly

Did you know that when you go through a break-up you become 25% uglier? Newly single and living in the trendy part of town, Tamar is nervous about leaving the house. How do you become a strong, independent woman when your confidence deserts you and you’re too busy dodging hipsters, envying gym girls and just trying to keep body hair under control? Award-winning musical comedy about re-discovering your awesome-ness and embracing life without a filter... 

The Rat Pack – Live

The Rat Pack – Live

See Frank, Sammy and Dean's world-famous recordings brought to life on stage in this sophisticated evening of razor-sharp wit and silky smooth swing. Backed by the sassy, scorching Starlets and with a full jazz orchestra, this talented cast take a trip back to glamorous Las Vegas, when the Rat Pack ruled the town... 

Daniel Cainer: More Gefilte Fish and Chips

Daniel Cainer: More Gefilte Fish and Chips

Master songwriter and Fringe favourite returns with more of his trademark smart and funny story songs (plus new gems). Highly Recommended Show 2014 and 2015 (FringeReview.co.uk). SoHo Playhouse Fringe Encores Season (Best of Edinburgh and New York Fringe) 2014, 2015 and 2016... 

Edges

Edges

Edges is a musical that follows four individuals’ journeys as they step onto the ladder of adult life. From the creatives behind the Oscar-winning ‘La La Land’ and the Tony award-winning hit ‘Dear Evan Hansen’, Edges is a hilarious contemporary show featuring favourites such as ‘In Short’ and the Facebook song ‘Be My Friend’... 

Kinsey Sicks: Things You Shouldn't Say

Kinsey Sicks: Things You Shouldn't Say

If you love Donald Trump, you'll hate this show! Get ready for a hilarious, thought-provoking, heartbreaking yet inspiring experience – in glorious four-part harmony and over-the-top drag! America's favorite Dragapella Beautyshop Quartet (and Edinburgh, Off-Broadway and Vegas favourites!) return with their provocative new musical that takes a searing journey into Trumpism, racism, AIDS, giraffes, Bette Midler, oblong vegetables and so much more! Limited run: 2nd-13th only! 'All-you-can-enjoy bundle of fabulousness; amazing voices' (Scotland on Sunday)... 

Trump’d!

Trump’d!

A new comedy musical from the Cambridge Footlights. The year is 2030. As supreme dictator, Donald Trump has brought American society to the brink. As a unified resistance grows, the time for reckoning has come… Will the Mexican Resistance find their way home? Will the last remnants of ISIS finally have their revenge? Is Arnold Schwarzenegger really a robot, or just that good an actor? Find out on an all-singing, all-dancing parody-musical journey through the desolate wasteland of future America... 

Typhoid Mary

Typhoid Mary

New York, 1906. This darkly comic vaudeville extravaganza tells the intriguing true story of domestic cook and unwitting assassin, Mary Mallon. Why is sanitary engineer Dr George Soper so interested in examining her stool sample? How many police officers will it take to overcome one roasting-fork wielding cook? Could her chilled peaches and cream dessert really have made her the most dangerous woman in America? From the writer of The Odyssey: An Epic Musical Epic... 

The Giant Jam Sandwich

The Giant Jam Sandwich

One hot summer's day, four million wasps invade the quiet village of Itching Down. Noisy, nasty and worst of all, they don't mind who they sting! That is until the baker has an ingenious idea... 

The Blues Brothers – Live

The Blues Brothers – Live

Hold onto your shades as this smash hit returns – back by popular demand! We're putting the band back together for a night of rhythm and 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... 

Sweet Charity

Sweet Charity

The Brighton Academy of Performing Arts uses its Preston Park studio theatre to showcase the talents of its students. It's probably not the ultimate location for a glitzy musical like Sweet Charity, yet this is a finely executed production that, with ingenuity and simplicity, converts the bare floor space into the multiple locations that in a full-scale theatre would have the benefit of lavish sets... 

STAC @ Northbrook Musical Theatre Showcase 2017

STAC @ Northbrook Musical Theatre Showcase 2017

The STAC @ Northbrook Showcase featured 14 Musical Theatre Degree students, advertising their many performance talents in just over an hour of song and dance. The fourteen-strong company deftly tackled material across a wide range of classic and contemporary styles, from haunting numbers from Carrie and Sweeney Todd to the sugar-sweet harmonies of Waitress... 

Notflix

Notflix

Six hilarious young women. Improvising an entire musical. Based off of an audience suggestion. What could possibly go wrong? Well, nothing actually. WFTCimprov group bring Notflix to the Brighton Fringe... 

Huggers

Huggers

An hour of friendly, casual entertainment and standup comedy for kids, with a few ‘jokes’ that only adults would get. Huggers is produced by Nik Coppin, who is also the main presenter of this variety show... 

The Girl From Mars

The Girl From Mars

Due to popular demand, the ‘Britpop Rocky Horror’ returns for a second year! Following an epic premiere at Brighton Fringe 2016, and a nationwide tour including a full show at Shiiine On Weekender, ‘The Girl From Mars’ brings you the biggest Britpop anthems in a cosmic love story... 

Eve's Dawning: The Story of the Last Girl

Eve's Dawning: The Story of the Last Girl

‘Eve’s Dawning’ combines storytelling, live music and animation to tell the dystopian fairy tale of Eve, the last girl in the world, as she navigates a post-apocalyptic wasteland, meeting strange characters en route... 

Stimela

Stimela

It's a celebration of song and dance, 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... 

Just An Ordinary Lawyer

Just An Ordinary Lawyer

Nigerian Tunji Sowande quietly breaks through multiple barriers to become Britain's first Black judge in 1978. Also a fine concert singer and keen cricket lover, he muses on international politics and history as they affect the Black world from Africa to the USA and Britain, but only as one who would rather watch sports, and spread love and peace through the medium of song... 

Guilty of Love - Alan Turing Passion

Guilty of Love - Alan Turing Passion

This semi-staged professional show is set in the same form as Christ's Passion. It tells the tragic story of Alan Turing – a WW2 hero who broke the 'Enigma' codes at Bletchley Park and helped win the War but was prosecuted for homosexuality in 1952, He died tragically in 1954 at the age of 41 of cyanide poisoning and was granted a Royal Pardon in 2013... 

Little Meerkat's Big Panic

Little Meerkat's Big Panic

Go on an award-winning, magical, musical, multi-sensory adventure in the Kalahari desert with Little Meekat and her friends Elephant and Wise Monkey to find out all about Calm and what to do with very big feelings... 

You Give Me Fever, the Phaedra Cabaret

You Give Me Fever, the Phaedra Cabaret

It is with a plethora of “well”s with which this show must be described: well written, well performed, well timed and very well done. Phaedra, or “Fey” as she prefers to be known, entered the stage in a slinky, bright red dress, with a waterfall of curls, accompanied only by her jazz guitarist and a trolley full of spirits for cocktails... 

Jack and I: The Jack the Ripper Musical

Jack and I: The Jack the Ripper Musical

On the hottest day of the year, the Warren was worlds apart from the shady alleyways of Victorian London. But it’s amazing what a fog machine and some well-placed spotlights can do to transport you into a different era... 

Mac & Eden with 'The Unbearable Pleasure of Being a Woman.'

Mac & Eden with 'The Unbearable Pleasure of Being a Woman.'

With candid, poignant and irreverent original songs, Mac and Eden present 'The Unbearable Pleasure of being a Woman', a side-splitting comedy/cabaret, brain-child of singer/songwriter (and mentor to Sam Smith) Joanna Eden and West End and National Theatre actress Leigh McDonald... 

Maybe Sleep with the Fishes

Maybe Sleep with the Fishes

A mermaid play with a pizza-delivery-guy, songs, romance and an adult-sized-tricycle ride to the pub, with pug (in a basket), though the mermaid can't pedal because she's got flippers so the pizza-guy has to do that... 

Valerio, Dervish, and Friends

Valerio, Dervish, and Friends

Valerio brings surreal stand-up with a pinch of spice, whilst Dervish brings hilarious musical and spoken word idiot genius. Add their friends too and you've got a riotously enchanting show... 

Joe Black: Meet Me At The Eldorado

Joe Black: Meet Me At The Eldorado

In this lushly hilarious show, noir superstar Joe Black conjures up the atmosphere of the Eldorado; the Berlin nightclub that served as a regular haunt for gay men and women before it was closed by the Nazis in 1932... 

Zhivago Theater

Zhivago Theater

A breathtaking theatre show that offers a window to the soul of Russia’s turbulent past. It's the time of revolution, Zhivago, and censored art. A time when Russia has two faces: Pasternak and Stalin... 

Margo Piano Musical Show

Margo Piano Musical Show

A musical story for children where each character is a musical instrument . In this educational show, a one-man-band tells the story of Margo Piano and plays some instruments when characters appear in the story: Oscar Guitar, Marion Percussion, etc... 

How Eva Von Schnippisch Won WWII

How Eva Von Schnippisch Won WWII

The WWII official secrets act is over and Eva is ready to set the record straight. Germany’s greatest underground cabaret star transformed into Britain’s No.1 spy and was given the toughest mission of all: infiltrate to the top... 

Wisebowm: The Struggle Is Real

Wisebowm: The Struggle Is Real

A comedy rap musical about urban poet Wisebowm, a working class guy who falls in love with a middle class girl, so goes gluten free and gets into yoga and pilates to win her heart. It's not easy being well deep, intelligent and well humble all at the same time, but someone has to do it... 

Huldebiet: a Dramatic Concert

Huldebiet: a Dramatic Concert

Through the use of film projection, plays, and music by Justyna Ponikowska, 7090 and Hana present a concert about the malleability of meaning. The press: “A fascinating experience... 

Florence & Watson & The Sugarbush Mouse

Florence & Watson & The Sugarbush Mouse

Florence and Watson are honey badgers of a very rare sort. Singing songs and telling stories is their favourite sport. Join the funniest, singing, dancing honey badgers you've ever met as they tell you one of their absolute favourite stories... 

Ushers: The Front of House Musical

Ushers: The Front of House Musical

A preview performance of a new jukebox musical is due to take place. A three-year workplace romance is on the rocks. An untrained newbie is working her first shift, and the amorous manager is under pressure to cut costs... 

The Maydays present: Happily Never After

The Maydays present: Happily Never After

Being inspired by fairy tales, Gothic themes and the warped imagination of Tim Burton was all-too-clear in the wide and undeniably impressive range of sketches, theatre troupe The Maydays gave... 

Frankenstein: Man or Monster

Frankenstein: Man or Monster

A refreshingly innovative take on Mary Shelley’s 19th century novel, Augustus Stephens’ one-man performance effortlessly portrayed mental illnesses through the depiction of Victor Frankenstein, Igor, Elizabeth, as well as the Monster... 

Cinebra: A History Of Horror

Cinebra: A History Of Horror

Meet Megan and Sophie. They really like movies. They also like Tumblr, Lon Chaney, Debbie Gibson, the Ben & Jerrys’ stand at the Odeon, and each other. After meeting in Year 4, the pair became best friends (the BFF-necklace wearing kind), cementing their friendship with a mutual passion for movies, especially of the horror variety... 

I Will Carry You Over Hard Times

I Will Carry You Over Hard Times

Settling into a pew at Sweet St Andrew’s along with a small but eager crowd, I had no idea what to expect from I Will Carry You Over Hard Times. I knew it was part of Brighton Fringe’s 2017 Dutch Season, which showcases selected award-winning shows from Amsterdam Fringe... 

Shit-faced Showtime: The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

Shit-faced Showtime: The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

Shit-faced Showtime is the all-singing, all-dancing, all-drinking phenomenon from the professional piss-heads behind Shit-faced Shakespeare. Featuring a cast of professionally trained musical theatre performers, classic show tunes, complex choreography and one entirely shit-faced actor every night ... 

Ensonglopedia of Science

Ensonglopedia of Science

A song about science for every letter of the alphabet. Expect atoms, Big Bangs, cells and plenty more. Expect the unexpected. And expect it to rhyme. This is the brand-new show by John Hinton, writer and performer of the multi-award-winning 'Scientrilogy of Musical Comedies' about Charles Darwin, Albert Einstein and Marie Curie... 

Betty Blue Eyes

Betty Blue Eyes

Set in postwar Britain where one of the only distractions from recovery and rationing is the hope brought by the upcoming wedding of Princess Elizabeth and Prince Philip, this performance of Betty Blue Eyes was delightfully entertaining... 

Kuan-Wen and The Closet of Curiosities

Kuan-Wen and The Closet of Curiosities

A Taiwanese gay boy who fled from his tiger mum, trained as an accountant in London, but escaped to "find himself" in Berlin, ended up performing stand-up comedy in English, in Germany... 

Sleeping Beauty & The Ewe's Duty

Sleeping Beauty & The Ewe's Duty

The Super Sheep are back in a new adventure! Shadwell must help three friends (a brave fairy, a reluctant sheep and a bonkers pig) save a Sleeping Beauty. Time travel, show-stopping songs, and a host of crazy characters mark a welcome return for Brighton Fringe favourites, Ripley Theatre... 

Experiencing Hard times with Maarten Zaagman and Falk Hübner

Experiencing Hard times with Maarten Zaagman and Falk Hübner

A fascinating opportunity to learn the mime choreography technique behind the award-winning performance ‘I Will Carry You Over Hard Times’. Open to all, we research musical material, arranging, and recording... 

C'est Magnifique

C'est Magnifique

Oh la la la C'est Magnifique - musical theatre meets Parisian nightlife. Let us transport you to an intimate cabaret setting where all you need do is sit back, relax and enjoy the show... 

Bom-Bane's Musical History of 24 George St, Brighton & Other Shows

Bom-Bane's Musical History of 24 George St, Brighton & Other Shows

An original musical & gastromonical journey from the 5th Century settlement of Boerthlelm's Tun to Brighton in 1795, with affectionate portraits of the colourful inhabitants of 24 George St from its construction to present day Bom-Bane's... 

Urinetown: The Musical

Urinetown: The Musical

Two decades of drought result in a ban on the use of private toilets, and citizens are forced to pay through the roof to use public amenities, a privilege we currently enjoy in the real world without the excuse of a drought... 

Witt 'n' Camp

Witt 'n' Camp

'Witt ‘n’ Camp' brings to Brighton sixty minutes of mad vocals, dancing, joy, seduction, escapology, partial nudity and wish fulfilment. The show blends theatre, cabaret and musical comedy into one mad fun fest... 

The Brexorcist

The Brexorcist

I was really looking forward to this show. The press release says it contains some of the best performers and musicians from the city and examines the social, political, ideological and emotional factors that led us to where we are today, through the form of a darkly, satirical musical... 

Two Singular Sensations

Two Singular Sensations

Statistically, January is the month in which tickets to musicals sell best, largely due to the miserable weather and post-Christmas blues. Two Singular Sensations, in the intimate Purple Playhouse Theatre, proved once again that in these gloomy times, both politically and weather-wise, musical theatre is an excellent antidote... 

Buzz: A New Musical

Buzz: A New Musical

Winner of the 2016 Stella Wilkie Award and the 2016 Eddies Award, BUZZ is a hilarious musical journey through the history of the vibrator and a brutally honest story of a singleton’s quest to fall back in love with herself... 

Little Wing

Little Wing

Little Wing finds herself alone in the forest with a trio of warring dragons. Can she stop them to keep the flames of her world alive? Enter a fantastical world of captivating puppets and songs in this enchanting coming-of-age tale. 

A Synchronisation of Transportation

A Synchronisation of Transportation

Swim swim swim - we get around. Who would have thought walking, flying, riding, pedalling, driving, diving, surfacing and sailing could be squeezed into one show? Come on down to our synchronised swimming extravaganza to be amazed at the routines and moves we use to get from A-to-B swimmingly... 

Help! I Think I Might Be Fabulous

Help! I Think I Might Be Fabulous

It shouldn’t take long for you to notice that despite his name, Alfie Ordinary is as far from the boy next door as you’re likely to get. There he stands at the beginning of this one-man show: dazzlingly sequined from head (platinum bowl-cut) to toe (sparkling shoes)... 

Get Fit With Bruce Willis

Get Fit With Bruce Willis

The premise of Get Fit With Bruce Willis promises a fun-packed frivolous hour of disco, Jimmy Somerville songs, fitness and a Faustian pact with the devil but sadly fails to live up to expectations... 

Quiz Night: The Musical

Quiz Night: The Musical

Every Wednesday night is 'Quiz Night' at Brighton Fringe this year! An intimate, original musical portrait of two friends (with benefits) as they try to avoid discussing real life, brought to you by almost legendary East of Brighton musical theatre pairing, Jenny Alborough (director) and Adrian Reilly (composer)... 

This Boy Tom

This Boy Tom

A brand-new musical by BBC Bursary winner Natalie Sexton. Tom, a boy who lost his little brother, Alfie, in a fire a few years ago, is now in secondary school, and dealing with bullying for the burn on his face... 

Last Orders At The Dog & Dumplings

Last Orders At The Dog & Dumplings

Boogaloo Stu’s dark comedy 'Last Orders At The Dog & Dumplings' is an uproarious and merciless exposé of the cold-blooded takeover striking our communities in the name of regeneration... 

Fall of Duty

Fall of Duty

1916. An actor falls from the sky in Northern France. A hundred years on, can Sue and her son Jack, 20, escape political turmoil and an addiction to infinite warfare? Four people thrust together by war, song, reality, and escapism, but pulled apart by a century... 

What's Love Got To Do With It?

What's Love Got To Do With It?

From National Bulgarian TV to the London stage, we present a musical sketch comedy show taking a unique look at the lives of people who are either in or starting relationships, often with an unexpected twist... 

Pauline Quirke Academy

Pauline Quirke Academy

PQA is a weekend Performing Arts Academy providing tuition for children and young people from 4-18 years. Students spend three hours with us every Saturday morning, rotating through hour-long sessions in comedy and drama, musical theatre and film and television... 

Carol Cates

Carol Cates

Carol Cates has been performing as Lady Carol all over the world for over a decade, America, Canada, all over Europe and Australia. In the Royal Albert Hall and the Sydney Opera House... 

Cabaret OTT (On The Tube)

Cabaret OTT (On The Tube)

Following a sell-out run and rave audience reviews for his last show, Nuno Sabroso is bringing his latest cabaret to Brighton. ‘Cabaret OTT’ follows an ordinary platform attendant on his extraordinary journey underground... 

Broadway Lunchbox

Broadway Lunchbox

Returning for their third year. 'Broadway Lunchbox' is a lunchtime cabaret show, changing every performance, with different performers and different songs running for the entirety of Brighton Fringe... 

Piaf and Brel: The Impossible Concert

Piaf and Brel: The Impossible Concert

Classically-trained Canadian singer Melanie Gall presents this one hour recital of the music of legendary Francophone singers Edith Piaf and Jacques Brel, with songs presented thematically to capture the different themes of their lives... 

The Blues Brothers – Live

The Blues Brothers – Live

It’s a pretty short drive to Stockbridge, I’ve got a full tank of gas, no cigarettes whatsoever, it’s dark... and I’m wearing sunglasses. Hit it.After I take my sunglasses off (safe driving, y’know), I make it safely to C Scala where the joint is rocking... 

The Magical MGM Musicals

The Magical MGM Musicals

Appearing for the 27th consecutive year, and in the superb setting of St Andrew’s and St George’s West, Fife’s premier operatic concert group Ensemble (EnsembleinFife.org.uk) follows last year’s dip into the Great American Songbook with a foray into the magical MGM musicals... 

RENT! The Musical

RENT! The Musical

Like many musical theatre fans, I have a love-hate relationship with Rent. Having gone through a recent phase of turning sour at the musical I went into Greenside on Infirmary street ready to hate Post it Theatre’s new production of the show... 

Apocalypse Cruise Ship Love Affair

Apocalypse Cruise Ship Love Affair

Beach Comet have secured themselves as masters of a B-movie musical genre, inviting guests aboard a doomed cruise liner for a riotous hour of exaggerated figures and fantastically funny lyricism... 

The Mikado

The Mikado

Gilbert and Sullivan’s The Mikado is a work that is in many ways very problematic, due to its fetishising and cultural stereotyping of the Japanese, written at the height of the British Empire... 

Buzz: A New Musical

Buzz: A New Musical

Buzz is a new musical from writer Robyn Grant. It follows the experiences of newly single Angie (Allie Munro) in her quest to find sexual gratification – specifically of the self-fulfilled sort... 

Ordinary Days

Ordinary Days

From the University of Southampton Gone Rogue theatre company bring Adam Gwon’s 2008 musical Ordinary Days to the Fringe.This is not production that comes screaming out of the gate, but grows on you as the cast warm into the show... 

James Wilson-Taylor: Ginger is the New Black

James Wilson-Taylor: Ginger is the New Black

James Wilson-Taylor has been discriminated against and enough is enough. Wilson-Taylor returns to the Fringe with his new musical comedy Ginger Is The New Black and won’t stop singing until something changes... 

Impromptunes – The Completely Improvised Musical

Impromptunes – The Completely Improvised Musical

The Impromptunes take the first suggestion by the audience and make a musical out of it. And it can be a really silly suggestion. What more to say of it? You won’t be able to see the same thing as I did, unless someone suggests ‘Dancers on Stilts’ again... 

Aladdin and His Magical Europe Refugee Tour 2016

Aladdin and His Magical Europe Refugee Tour 2016

The show is a modern adaptation of the famous Arab folk story, in which Aladdin takes his wife Jasmine (her real name is too difficult for a European audience to pronounce) to Greece, Italy and Scotland to seek asylum... 

Alice in Wasteland

Alice in Wasteland

A contemporary twist on the classic tale of Alice in Wonderland, Alice in Wasteland is a theatrical circus show with live instrumentation and an electronic soundtrack composed by the all-star cast... 

The Picture of Dorian Gray

The Picture of Dorian Gray

Oscar Wilde’s stunning way with words in his classic novel, The Picture of Dorian Gray, makes it a challenging piece to bring to the stage. Unfortunately, in their own musical rendition, Pregnant Fish Theatre fails to capture the elegance of this book... 

A Gentleman's Game

A Gentleman's Game

In this new musical, a piece which has flashes of The Picture of Dorian Gray crossed with psycho-dramatic elements of an Edgar Allen Poe ballad, a story of clandestine love, beauty and wealth is woven and dissected within the enclosed Edwardian drawing room that is the play's setting... 

Mr Swallow – Houdini

Mr Swallow – Houdini

It’s not every day you find yourself leaning forward on your seat due to the sheer suspense of a show. Looking across, the tension has caught everybody in the same way: people are straining their necks to get the best view... 

Fiddler on the Roof Junior

Fiddler on the Roof Junior

This is a fresh, charming abridged version of the award-winning 1964 musical, Fiddler on the Roof. If I Were a Rich Man, Matchmaker, Matchmaker Make me a Match and other familiar songs, with wonderful choreography enrich this beautiful story... 

The Glamour of Yesteryear

The Glamour of Yesteryear

Come and join us for a spectacular evening packed with luscious ladies, tantalizing tunes and sweet serenades, Bonbons style. We pay homage to an era long forgotten but always remembered in our ultra-stylish Parisian cabaret and burlesque showcase... 

West End Has Faith at the Fringe

West End Has Faith at the Fringe

West End Has Faith gathers professionals working within London's West End and on tour who have a desire to share their journey and life experiences. We are visiting Edinburgh to share our faith, spread the Gospel, and to be an outreach of support to those in need within the theatre industry... 

Three Layers of Meta and a Time Machine

Three Layers of Meta and a Time Machine

Two friends get together to write a comedy musical. While they bicker, their three heroes are getting lost across time and space, battling the forces of evil and tearing major holes in the space-time continuum... 

Elf the Musical

Elf the Musical

Fancy a bit of festive sparkle? Then join Buddy and our cast as we whisk you away to Christmas in New York! Featuring a live band, this promises to be a Sparklejollytwinklejingley cracker of a show! 

Bursting the Bubble

Bursting the Bubble

Growing pains. First love. Existential angst… then the persistent feeling that you are not what you think. A musical adventure into the heart of this thing called ‘self’. But what is at the centre? A young, country girl finds herself on a bridge, on the brink between this world and the next, contemplating her final sober thought, ‘I cannot live with myself any longer’... 

Assassins

Assassins

A theatrical tour de force, the individual stories of the nine successful and unsuccessful US presidential assassins are intriguingly woven together in Sondheim's darkly humourous and powerful award-winning musical, which ironically features some of his most compelling and lyrical music... 

The Last Five Years

The Last Five Years

A contemporary song cycle musical that ingeniously chronicles the five-year life of a marriage, from meeting to break-up... Or from break-up to meeting, depending on how you look at it... 

West Side Story

West Side Story

This tragic romance has always been about the individual consequences of divisions in society. It was not new when Shakespeare created the Montagues and Capulets as rival houses. Jerome Robbins originally proposed a musical that pitted Catholics against Jews, but as the years passed before the show the rivals changed into white Jets versus Puerto Rican Sharks... 

The Dean Martin Christmas Show

The Dean Martin Christmas Show

The Dean Martin Christmas Show aims to explore the warm relationship between Dean Martin and Frank Sinatra as they appear on the titular Christmas special. The two showbiz old-timers perform hit songs while they natter backstage about the past and what the future holds for the both of them... 

Big the Musical

Big the Musical

You've seen the film, now here's the musical. After the successes of Zanna Don't, Flight of the Lawnchair Man and the five-star rated Zombie Prom, cult musical specialists Latymer Theatre Company return to the Fringe with the tale of a boy's dream to become a grown up... 

Something for Everyone

Something for Everyone

A concert full of well known pieces from the worlds of opera, operetta, musicals and popular music.  

The Improv Musical

The Improv Musical

The Improv Musical from the University of Warwick return for their third stint at the Fringe, and while providing some light and silly entertainment, fails to land any punches either through character, story or music... 

Chef: Come Dine With Us!

Chef: Come Dine With Us!

Chef: Come Dine With Us! should not in a way be confused with the TV series Come Dine With Me. Each of the characters in this show is so much larger than life that not one of them would fit around your table... 

Love Me Tinder Cabaret

Love Me Tinder Cabaret

A short and sweet performance that makes use of popular romantic tracks to tackle the trials and troubles of online dating and the accompanying creeps who come with the app, Love Me Tinder happily pokes fun at 2016’s most infamous dating service through a blend of music and comedy... 

Holmes for Rent

Holmes for Rent

From Benedict Cumberbatch on the TV to Robert Downey Jr on the big screen, Arthur Conan Doyle’s classic Victorian novels Sherlock Holmes have been brought back so many times, and in so many different formats, that it’s always intriguing to see if anyone can breathe new life into these old tales... 

Baby Wants Candy: The Completely Improvised Full Band Musical

Baby Wants Candy: The Completely Improvised Full Band Musical

Incredible, hilarious, infectious, amazing. These are just some of the words that were uttered by audience members as they left Wednesday evening’s production of Baby Wants Candy... 

Pawn

Pawn

Created, written, and performed by students from Oxford University, Queenside Productions new musical Pawn is an impressive, if imperfect, piece of new student writing that, whilst not perfect, is still an interesting window into a peculiar period of time... 

Along the Silk Road: Classic Poems in Song and Dance

Along the Silk Road: Classic Poems in Song and Dance

You have been cordially invited to a time travel to where the poetry of the Tang dynasty, an artistic pinnacle on par with Shakespeare and Dante, is brought to life by this troupe of young dancers, singers and musicians... 

The Peony Pavilion

The Peony Pavilion

Official programme commemorating the 400th year anniversary of the deaths of Tang Xianzu and William Shakespeare. Tang Xianzu's work is brought to life in this stunning traditional Chinese Kunqu opera version of his most famous play The Peony Pavilion, which reveals the romantic yearnings and afflictions of love endured by the young of China's feudalistic society... 

Along the Silk Road: Classic Poems in Song and Dance

Along the Silk Road: Classic Poems in Song and Dance

You have been cordially invited to time travel, to where the poetry of the Tang dynasty – an artistic pinnacle on par with Shakespeare and Dante – is brought to life by this troupe of young dancers, singers and musicians... 

Counting Sheep

Counting Sheep

Counting Sheep is a theatrical triumph that throws the audience into the centre of the 2014 Ukrainian revolution. In slightly over an hour and half we eat, we dance and we riot together, playing witness to the horrors of state-sanctioned violence against its own people - it’s an invigorating experience that properly connects you to the other members of the audience and reminds you of humanity’s capacity for compassion in the face of unspeakable suffering... 

I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change

I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change

UCLU Musical Theatre Society’s Fringe production of the Joe Dipietro’s fast paced musical comedy is an incredibly entertaining and fast paced journey into the world of dating, relationship, marriage and family, that, while occasionally faltering, makes for an immensely enjoyable hour... 

Glasgow Girls

Glasgow Girls

2005. The Home Office has just declared a number of war torn countries ‘safe’ and Britain’s refugees are being forcibly removed from their homes and deported. Unfortunately the Home Office hadn’t anticipated a ragtag resistance from a group of schoolgirls who would later become known as the Glasgow Girls... 

Daffodils (A Play With Songs)

Daffodils (A Play With Songs)

Daffodils is an unusual show of two halves. Whimsical and rather irritating in the first half, it grows into something with more stature and nuance in the final half hour. Rochelle Bright’s jukebox show about her parents’ marriage and break-up (featuring two actors and a three-piece band) initially plays out like a by-the-numbers romantic comedy... 

Macbeth

Macbeth

Twist Theatre Company’s R’n’B infused musical adaptation of the infamous Scottish history play, billed as Shakespeare meets Empire, is a messy but still engaging and enjoyable take on the classic tragedy... 

Medea: Greece Meets West

Medea: Greece Meets West

Billed as a “psychological drama conflating classical Greek mystery with jazzical profanity”, Medea: Greece Meets West contains very little Medea and not much more jazz.It’s not that the performers don’t pull their weight... 

Shakin' Shakespeare

Shakin' Shakespeare

Shakin’ Shakespeare does an incredible job at presenting the playwright’s work in an accessible and side-splittingly funny way. The extremely talented cast, who are performing not one but three different plays at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe this year, performed Romeo and Juliet the morning I attended... 

Ghost Quartet

Ghost Quartet

“Side One. Track One. ‘I Don’t Know’.” So starts Ghost Quartet, a spellbinding song cycle-come-musical that mixes an intricate multi-instrumental score, live instrumental sound effects and rich, chestnutty vocals... 

The Giant's Loo Roll

The Giant's Loo Roll

Casting one’s mind over the great theatrical titles of our time, there are very few which can compete with the concept suggested by the name of this play by Tale Gate Theatre. Toilet humour has always been a reliable way to make children giggle, but this 45 minute piece covers more than that... 

Royal Vauxhall

Royal Vauxhall

With a script and songs by Desmond O’Connor, this new musical tells the tale of the legendary night that TV superstar, Kenny Everett and rock god, Freddie Mercury dressed Lady Diana, Princess of Wales as a man and smuggled her into notorious London gay venue The Royal Vauxhall Tavern... 

Shit-Faced Showtime

Shit-Faced Showtime

It’s not too likely that a straight production of The Pirates of Penzance would garner that wide an audience at the Fringe – a Gilbert and Sullivan musical isn’t the most buzz-worthy of shows at this international festival that favours the weird... 

Merlin's Apprentice

Merlin's Apprentice

A thrilling new family musical, telling of young Arthur’s rise from homeless orphan to King of all England under the guidance of the legendary magician, Merlin! But to keep the throne Arthur must face a powerful enemy: Morgana... 

Myth in Store

Myth in Store

Set in a department store in the glamorous 1930s, the myth of Persephone and Ceres is told through music, drama, comedy and dance. A handsome young man appears from the lift in the ladies’ department... 

I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change

I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change

I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change takes you through a series of hilarious vignettes that show the roller coaster ride that is relationships. Laugh along with us as we showcase the trials and tribulations of man and woman! 

Stop!

Stop!

Following their sell-out Fringe run in 2014, Make Theatre CIC return with their brand new, original show, Stop! A lighthearted, observational musical comedy based on overheard real and imagined exchanges between various stereotypical characters you might be lucky enough to share a bus with... 

Our House

Our House

Featuring the music of Madness. This romantic comedy begins one summer's evening in North London. The night of a young bloke's 16th birthday. The night he commits a petty crime to impress the girl he loves... 

Stop!

Stop!

Following their sell-out Fringe run in 2014, Make Theatre CIC return with their brand new, original show, Stop! A lighthearted, observational musical comedy based on overheard real and imagined exchanges between various stereotypical characters you might be lucky enough to share a bus with... 

Stop the Train (The Musical)

Stop the Train (The Musical)

An explosive, brand new musical from platinum selling songwriters Guard and Rice. A feel-good and uplifting dark comedy, wrapped in a twisting love story. A carriage of commuters is challenged by a mysterious passenger to awaken their dreams and ambitions... 

Carnegie – The Star Spangled Scotchman

Carnegie – The Star Spangled Scotchman

The world premiere of a new musical from Ian Hammond Brown, the composer/lyricist of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and Pitlochry Festival Theatre hit: Whisky Galore a Musical. Carnegie – The Star Spangled Scotchman tells the story of Andrew Carnegie's life, but not as you'd expect... 

Soddin’ Flodden

Soddin’ Flodden

1513, Flodden Field: among the dead lay Scotland's most popular Stewart King and the flower of her nobility. Who was James IV, the charismatic monarch with a passion for women, alchemy, cannons and metal underwear? Were his 'three steps into England' just a mad-cap, ill-considered, naive adventure, destined to end in disaster? Or was he driven to it by the French, and having suffered relentless provocation by the arrogant Henry VIII? With creative and quirky storytelling interwoven with a witty selection of songs, Ideoms will attempt to dispel the resulting 500-year-old inferiority complex. 

Great Expectations

Great Expectations

From the Fringe First winning authors of Jekyll! comes this brand new adaptation of Dickens' masterpiece. Follow the adventures of Pip as he struggles to become a gentleman and win the love of his life, and, along the way, discover who he truly is... 

Calamity Jane: Sing-a-Long

Calamity Jane: Sing-a-Long

Cinema screening of film. Deadwood City, deep in Dakota territory, is largely the abode of men. But Calamity Jane is as hard-riding, boastful and handy with a gun as any; a blowhard frontier scout with an itchy trigger finger and a big mouth... 

I Love You Because

I Love You Because

A modern-day musical twist on Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice with music by Joshua Salzman and book and lyrics by Ryan Cunningham. A young, uptight greeting card writer’s life is changed forever when he meets a flighty photographer in New York... 

Emerald Diaries

Emerald Diaries

The Fringe Festival will always be best used as a place for experimentation and experience building, both for performers and for audiences. You may, as a spectator, take a dip in the wild, deep waters of physical theatre or dance and see if they appeal... 

Best of the Bohemians

Best of the Bohemians

Best of the Bohemians have everything you’d expect from a concert of musical theatre. The setlist is a dynamic range of old and new; mixing Gershwin with new off-broadway hits such as Heathers: The Musical and, crucially, ending Act 1 with a rendition of One Day More... 

Ruby and the Vinyl

Ruby and the Vinyl

There something quite exciting about the prospect of a new musical running at an hour without a big stage or fancy lighting or even a band and only three performers. This is what is given by Ruby and the Vinyl... 

Wonderman

Wonderman

When he wasn’t writing the books that have captivated children for fifty years, Roald Dahl wrote a collection of gleefully macabre short stories for adults, published in various magazines throughout the fifties and often featuring a gruesome twist ending... 

The Shot Heard 'Round the World

The Shot Heard 'Round the World

Written, directed and composed by three 20-year-old students, this is a brand new musical exploring the story of a man who effectively changed the course of history. It is loosely based on the life of Gavrilo Princip, the young revolutionary who delivered the fatal blow assassinating Archduke Franz Ferdinand... 

Marilyn and Sinatra

Marilyn and Sinatra

You know their names but you didn't know their love story... until now. See Marilyn and Sinatra days before this very special play opens in London’s West End. Exhaustively researched, it tells the little-known story of the relationship between showbiz icons Marilyn Monroe and Frank Sinatra... 

Ups & Downs Theatre Group

Ups & Downs Theatre Group

The Ups & Downs Theatre Group was formed in 1995 by three school teachers and no one could have anticipated what an impact the group would have. Our inspirational cast delight in breaking down any preconceptions their audiences may have and succeed in showing a hugely positive face of disability in a creative and fun-loving way that has audiences captivated... 

Camille O'Sullivan: The Carny Dream

Camille O'Sullivan: The Carny Dream

I imagine Camille O’Sullivan has been called an Irish Chanteuse in reviews more times that you’ve had a flyer thrust at you on the Mile. So let’s just put it like this. Camille is a fecking good singer... 

Adventures of a Redheaded Coffeeshop Girl

Adventures of a Redheaded Coffeeshop Girl

A triumphant come-back for sell-out performer Rebecca Perry. Following the rave reviews for her debut Fringe performance, Confessions of a Redheaded Coffeeshop Girl last year, Perry returns with titular character Joanie Little in its sequel, Adventures of a Redheaded Coffeeshop Girl... 

The Little Sweep

The Little Sweep

One of the primary aims of The Little Sweep by Benjamin Britten, an opera for children, is to demystify the genre to a younger generation. With a child friendly story and brief explanation of what we mean when we talk about opera, this seems like quite a good fit for Norfolk YMT on face value... 

Father Christmas Needs a Wee!

Father Christmas Needs a Wee!

Father Christmas is back on his rounds… And he still needs a wee! At every house Father Christmas eats and drinks the tasty treats that have been left for him. But when he reaches number ten he realises that he’s forgotten to do something rather important and he really, really, really needs a wee! TaleGate Theatre 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 much loved book... 

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

Only those blessed with an extraordinary ability and love of language qualify for the Putnam County Spelling Bee. But there can only be one winner, and with a place in the national final at stake, emotions run high, hopes are quashed and dreams are broken... 

Marilyn and Sinatra

Marilyn and Sinatra

You know their names but you didn't know their love story... until now. See Marilyn and Sinatra days before this very special play opens in London’s West End. Exhaustively researched, it tells the little-known story of the relationship between showbiz icons Marilyn Monroe and Frank Sinatra... 

Trust Me, I'm A Drama Teacher

Trust Me, I'm A Drama Teacher

Seemingly at the end of his tether, a teacher sits, tie loose, marking work, clearly frustrated to say the least. Describing himself as grumpy, sad, but creative, Rick Wood’s opening number of this new devised piece of beat poetry musical theatre establishes the fact that this will be a show replete with observational humour, centred around the working life of a drama teacher in a secondary comprehensive school... 

Thrones! The Musical Parody

Thrones! The Musical Parody

‘Musical’? Check. ‘Parody’? Check. Pop culture buzzword plus whimsical piece of punctuation? Check. The title of Thrones! The Musical Parody has all the components of your typical audience-baiting, sell-out show... 

Dark Heart

Dark Heart

Dark Heart is a Shrodinger's Cat of a show, managing to be both hopelessly amateurish and professionally polished at the same time.It’s the story of young girls inner turmoil as she tries to come to terms with the death of her sister, all while in the care of a psychiatric hospital... 

Little Dorrit

Little Dorrit

Considering the length of most Charles Dickens novels, it’s remarkable that we’ve found ways to abridge them into three hour plays and films. The University of Gloucestershire’s adaptation of Dickens’ classic Little Dorrit takes this one step further by managing to abridge the entire novel’s story to within an hour and five minutes... 

A Medley of Four Dreams of Linchuan

A Medley of Four Dreams of Linchuan

Official programme commemorating the 400th year anniversary of the deaths of Tang Xianzu and William Shakespeare. A collection of the greatest scenes from Four Dreams of Linchuan from China’s most celebrated playwright: Tang Xianzu... 

Spring Awakening

Spring Awakening

Spring Awakening won an impressive list of Tony, Grammy and Olivier Awards. On those occasions the glamour of the production and the quality of the performances must have overcome the many distasteful aspects of the storyline... 

Frogs

Frogs

School group Centaurs of Attention have an excellent company name and a rather good Fringe show to boot. This modern take on Aristophanes’ Frogs is full of the vim and vigour necessary to succeed, weaving together a new modern soundtrack with a clear understanding of the ancient jokes, as well... 

Paper Hearts the Musical

Paper Hearts the Musical

It’s always exciting to witness the world premiere of new writing, especially when it’s a British born production. Writer and producer of Paper Hearts the Musical, Liam O’Rafferty certainly has a lot to be proud of here... 

Made in Dagenham the Musical

Made in Dagenham the Musical

Following its woefully short-lived run at the Adelphi Theatre in 2015, the only opportunity to catch this upbeat musical is now in the hands of amateur theatre companies. This company rises to the occasion in their lively adaptation of Made in Dagenham, delivering an hour and a half of feel-good fun... 

2 Become 1

2 Become 1

I attribute quite a lot of my adult personality to my love affair with girl power and how swept away I got in all things noughties. So when I saw that there was a musical called 2 Become 1 coming to Edinburgh I was more than a little excited - and this show delivers on almost every level... 

Anthems – POP Goes the Musical

Anthems – POP Goes the Musical

With live music and stunning harmonies, join some of Edinburgh’s finest vocal talent and enjoy a selection of hits from the jukebox musical. Classics from Mamma Mia!, Jersey Boys and many more! www... 

Fringe Fantasmic! Heroes and Villains

Fringe Fantasmic! Heroes and Villains

Don’t miss this spellbinding show full of modern and classic songs from the house of mouse! Fun for all the family, including singalong favourites from Frozen, Mary Poppins, The Lion King and more! www... 

Mary Poppins

Mary Poppins

This production of Mary Poppins draws heavily from Disney’s 1964 film, but fails to conjure the same magic.It’s worth noting that this production comes from local youth group Tribe Porty Youth Theatre, with a cast ranging in age from 5-18 years old... 

Ushers: The Front of House Musical

Ushers: The Front of House Musical

I’m a lover of musical theatre but I’m prepared to be really honest here: the genre is crammed with suitable material for a hilarious and even brutal send-up. By taking it from the point of view of a group of theatre staff and the various characters and situations they have to put up with, this seems like a sure-fire way to create something that’s both funny and relatable... 

A Memory of Lizzie

A Memory of Lizzie

A documentary musical about the childhood of Lizzie Borden, who was notoriously accused of murder in Fall River, Massachusetts USA, in 1892. Performed by our all-girl teen drama group. 

Gary Lamont – What a Riddy!

Gary Lamont – What a Riddy!

The scissor-wielding star of BBC's River City and Scotland's favourite sassy strawberry blonde hairdresser was once a wee boy from Castlemilk struggling with ginger-vitis. Now you're invited to Gary's salon as he dons his fanta pants to sing the songs of his fellow redheads, from Cilla to Sonia and Lulu to Bette... 

Showstopper! The Improvised Musical

Showstopper! The Improvised Musical

Showstoppers! have a strong reputation preceding them, made evident by the number of people in the packed auditorium murmuring excitedly before the lights go down. The atmosphere is similar to that of the West End of London, which makes sense, considering during their time there they won an Olivier Award... 

The Vaudevillains

The Vaudevillains

This year Les Enfants Terribles are gracing us with a show that’s fun but is a hotchpotch of great performers, boring music, missed opportunities and laughs.Charlie the owner of the Empire has been murdered, and on stage no less, with every performer of the club the potential perpetrators of the crime their backgrounds are examined through the medium of song... 

Ross Leadbeater's Great British Songbook

Ross Leadbeater's Great British Songbook

Ross Leadbeater is an alumnus of the all-male Welsh choir Only Men Aloud!, who won the 2008 television show Last Choir Standing. He’s in Edinburgh singing songs from the Great British Songbook, but over the course of a hit-and-miss hour it proves quite difficult to pin down exactly what this Songbook is supposed to be... 

Merrily We Roll Along

Merrily We Roll Along

Sondheim’s most famous flop, Merrily We Roll Along, was his last notable collaboration with Hal Prince. The story is unique in that the narrative goes in reverse. It’s 1976 and we meet successful song writer and movie producer Franklin Shephard at the premiere party for his latest film... 

Little Shop of Horrors

Little Shop of Horrors

The American High School Theatre Festival presents Little Shop of Horrors, a wacky musical journey downtown to Skid Row, a poor run-down neighbourhood where all its residents want nothing more than to leave its trashy streets... 

Madeline and Joe

Madeline and Joe

Madeline and Joe want to have a baby. But it’s not so easy. Three, then six months go by and no pregnancy. Expensive and risky, with a 40 percent chance of success, their IVF journey begins... 

Along the Silk Road: Dance and Sing at a Tibetan Festival

Along the Silk Road: Dance and Sing at a Tibetan Festival

Kids love to be involved when watching a show and we provide you with such a chance! Dance and sing together and even try on traditional ethnic costumes with this group of young dancers, singers and musicians as they recreate the traditional Bathing Festival from the Tibetan grasslands, a holy ceremony for this mysterious, ethnic group... 

American Idiot

American Idiot

The Tony Award-winning Broadway musical, based on the music of Green Day, comes to the Edinburgh Fringe in this exciting new take on the show. Following three boys in their struggle to start adult life in a post 9/11 world... 

Laurence Owen: Cinemusical

Laurence Owen: Cinemusical

The 2015 Malcolm Hardee Award-winning sell-out hit returns for three nights only. Composer and comedian Laurence Owen presents a one-man musical of cinematic proportions. What do Disney princesses really wish for? Do James Bond villains just want to be loved? And what does the plucky animal sidekick really think of the heroic, hard-bitten cowboy? Accompanied by a rip-roaring original score, Cinemusical is a loving parody of the great maestros of Hollywood... 

Two Kittens & A Kid (A Gay Man Raising His Inner Diva)

Two Kittens & A Kid (A Gay Man Raising His Inner Diva)

Racial identity, puberty, sexuality and childhood trauma may not seem like the ideal topics for a one man camp cabaret, but here in Edinburgh anything is possible. These delicate issues often go undiscussed so perhaps a better way to open up the conversation is to throw a little sparkle on it... 

Dani Girl

Dani Girl

Trust me, Fringe magic still happens. Just when you least expect it, you stumble upon a rough little diamond of a show, lurking within the depths of an old church, even early in the day... 

Romeo and Juliet

Romeo and Juliet

Official programme commemorating the 400th year anniversary of the deaths of Tang Xianzu and William Shakespeare. From the Hunan Kunqu Opera Troupe comes Shakespeare’s most famous love story, Romeo and Juliet, told in the traditional Kunqu opera style... 

Cinderella

Cinderella

Cinderella wants a night at the ball, Buttons wants Cinderella to notice him and the Ugly Sisters want Cinderella to just stay in her cupboard! Welcome our Fairy Godmother and hey presto we have a magical pantomime at Paradise Green! Come along with us to the ball, and see whether Cinderella will live happily ever after with Prince Charming... 

Little Shop of Horrors

Little Shop of Horrors

The 80s was time of many things; Rubic's Cubes, cheesy pop... rock and roll singing plants. Fife Youth Arts presents a short run of the iconic 80s musical Little Shop of Horrors. The children aged between 12 and 15 take on this horrifically fun classic with all the do-whap and enthusiasm you would expect... 

Along the Silk Road: Dance and Sing at a Tibetan Festival

Along the Silk Road: Dance and Sing at a Tibetan Festival

Kids love to be involved when watching a show and we provide you with such a chance! Dance and sing together and even try on traditional ethnic costumes with this group of young dancers, singers and musicians as they recreate the traditional Bathing Festival from the Tibetan grasslands, a holy ceremony for this mysterious ethnic group... 

Rumpelstiltskin

Rumpelstiltskin

The traditional folk tale of the darkened world inhabited by 'that treacherous little daemon' Rumpelstiltskin is brought to life through beautiful song, stunning puppetry and traditional storytelling... 

Aladdin

Aladdin

Battles? Magic? Princesses? We have it all! Come on down to Paradise Green this August and watch Aladdin! The traditional pantomime with a hint of Big Squirrel magic! A cast of six talented performers will take you through Widow Twankey’s Laundry, The Royal Gardens and even the Evil Egyptian Lair of Abanazar! Watch as Aladdin battles for his true love, Princess Yasmin, with the help of his dorky brother Wishee Washee and panto favourite Widow Twankey! Add in the Genie of the Lamp and we have a magic experience for all the family! 

The Secret Garden

The Secret Garden

'If you look the right way, you can see that the whole world is a garden.' After her parent's death, Mary is sent to England to live in her uncle's great lonely house. Everybody says she is a disagreeable-looking child but she too is lonely... 

Gus Loomis: Still Live

Gus Loomis: Still Live

Gus Loomis: Still Live! He has forged a legacy that spans decades, and now he's ready to explode his musical story onto the stage. Gus Loomis, the man who wrote iconic songs that redefined American music such as I Am Inside You, Funk the Jam and What's She Doing in There will give his tell-all story live! This living musical museum holds back nothing as he sings, talks, and sometimes walks on stage recalling his brushes with the most famous musicians in history, the women he's loved, and the places he's woken up... 

Medea Dream

Medea Dream

What if you could see into the future for a thousand years? Would that be long enough? A battle for the future, a battle for a child, a battle for a dream. ‘I would cut through stone for you... 

Seussical: TYA

Seussical: TYA

Seussical is based on the works of Dr Seuss and weaves together his most famous tales and characters from his books. The show travels everywhere from the Jungle of Nool to McEligott's Pool to follow the adventures of Horton, an elephant who one day hears voices coming from a speck of dust... 

Laurence Owen: Cinemusical High

Laurence Owen: Cinemusical High

The 2015 Malcolm Hardee Award winner returns with a brand new musical adventure. Composer-comedian Laurence Owen presents a one-man symphonic explosion of cinema tropes in an American high school setting... 

Nicky Gayner's Hooray for Love

Nicky Gayner's Hooray for Love

Hooray for Love follows the success of Nicky's 2014 Edinburgh hit, Empty Nest. Cabaret star Nicky takes you on a musical journey about our universal quest for love. Featuring live music, great songs, laughs and a heartfelt story... 

Moscow Boys

Moscow Boys

Combining clownesque joy with jaw-dropping skill, a quartet of multi-talented virtuosos escapes the critical eye of their instructor and embarks on a musical journey from Tchaikovsky to Justin Timberlake, from waltz to latino... 

The Elephant of My Heart

The Elephant of My Heart

A nine-year-old recovering in hospital is taken on a magnificent journey by an elephant and a host of other splendid creatures. Together they help her to find her courageous heart, though she does get rather wet along the way! A magical jungle experience with songs and imaginative tasks for the audience... 

Doo-Wops and Lollipops

Doo-Wops and Lollipops

The Bluebelles are returning to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe with their second show! Following last year’s five-star debut, this jazzy, adorable, all-female a cappella sensation from the University of Exeter are back to wow the Fringe again... 

Jesus Christ Superstar

Jesus Christ Superstar

This multi award-winning company are proud to announce their 2016 festival production Jesus Christ Superstar. Currently in their 36th year, FCT boasts an array of previous Fringe successes... 

The Suitcase Kid

The Suitcase Kid

Jacqueline Wilson's bestseller is brought to life with puppetry and song by a large cast. Vicky Ireland's exciting adaptation tells the story of young Andy and her rabbit friend, Radish, as they adjust to their new homes following her parents’ divorce... 

Naughty Cat and the Cheesy Moon

Naughty Cat and the Cheesy Moon

Naughty Cat is bored. There's no more furniture to ruin, no more trees to climb. She needs adventure. And chocolate. And cheese! So there's only one place to go: the cheesy moon where the chocolate mice live... 

Mr Laurel and Mr Hardy

Mr Laurel and Mr Hardy

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

The Suitcase Kid

The Suitcase Kid

Jacqueline Wilson's bestseller is brought to life with puppetry and song by a large cast. Vicky Ireland's exciting adaptation tells the story of young Andy and her rabbit friend, Radish, as they adjust to their new homes following her parents’ divorce... 

London Paris Roam!

London Paris Roam!

London Paris Roam! She's bossa'd in Brazil, jived in Japan, vamped in the Vatican, feasted in France, indulged in Italy and now, to be honest, needs a bit of a break. Preferably talking to you about it all over a nice glass of French Shiraz... 

Into the Woods

Into the Woods

One of Sondheim's most popular works, Into the Woods brings everyone's favorite storybook characters together in a relevant and rare modern classic. The story opens as the Baker and his wife, Cinderella, Jack, Rapunzel, Little Red Riding Hood and others all wish for what they do not have... 

The Addams Family – A New Musical Comedy

The Addams Family – A New Musical Comedy

A musical based on the iconic family of classic television fame. This hilarious show explores what happens when daughter Wednesday falls in love with a young man from a respectable and normal family... 

Shrek the Musical: TYA

Shrek the Musical: TYA

The King School from Stamford, Connecticut is proud to present Shrek The Musical: TYA. Based on the Oscar-winning DreamWorks Animation film and David Lindsay-Abaire's side-splitting book, Shrek The Musical is a Tony Award-winning fairy tale adventure featuring all new songs from Jeanine Tesori... 

Bugsy Malone

Bugsy Malone

Two gangs comprised completely of children, square off in a 1920s rivalry of Capone-ian standards. Dandy Dan's gang has gotten the upper hand since obtaining the splurge gun. Now Fat Sam and his bumbling buffoons are in real trouble! Bugsy Malone, a one-time boxer, is thrust not-so-willingly into the gangster limelight, when he becomes the last chance Fat Sam's gang has of surviving... 

Wiley and Louie: Two Imaginative Adventures

Wiley and Louie: Two Imaginative Adventures

Wiley and The Hairy Man, based on African and Native American folklore, follows the tale of a boy in the Louisiana bayou who must conquer his fears to defeat the legendary hairy man... 

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

Six tweens vie for a spelling championship. They disclose touching stories as they spell their way to victory, hoping they never have to hear the bell that ends their dreams.  

The One Legged Man Show

The One Legged Man Show

A gunshot on New Year’s Eve on a beach in Thailand changed musical theatre artist Nils Bergstrand’s life forever. Through original cabaret songs, we hear Nils’ inspiring story full of heart and, surprisingly, humour... 

Shark in the Park

Shark in the Park

Timothy Pope is looking through his telescope – but wait, what's this he spies – is that a shark, in the park!? From the producers of The Hairy Maclary and Friends Show – see all three of Nick Sharratt's Shark in the Park books live on stage! Including Shark in the Park, Shark in the Dark and Shark in the Park on a Windy Day, this wonderful family adventure features a highly talented cast of actor-musicians... 

Candy Gigi: If I Had a Rich Man

Candy Gigi: If I Had a Rich Man

Oy! Everyon'es favourite Yiddish girl Candy Gigi, Malcome Hardee Award winner 2014, has transformed Fiddler on the Roof into something truly bizarre and outrageous. She talks and sings you through the life and pressures of being brought up as an Orthodox Jew, and the lengths she's gone to hunt down a nice Jewish man... 

Happily Never After

Happily Never After

A dark and twisted musical tale inspired by the warped imaginations of film director Tim Burton (The Nightmare Before Christmas, Sleepy Hollow, Beetlejuice) and the Brothers Grimm. Award-winning improvisers The Maydays take your suggestion and allow a unique tale to unfold, exploring the world of strange possibilities that flows from it... 

Twonkey's Drive-In: Jennifer's Robot Arm

Twonkey's Drive-In: Jennifer's Robot Arm

A matchbox melodrama about a girl whose delusions, while consorting with a demonic friend, and a circular saw cost her an arm. Her foolish (and impotent) father tries to make a new arm for her to no avail... 

Sarah Laing Sings the Music of Doris Day

Sarah Laing Sings the Music of Doris Day

Doris Day is one of the most loved singers and actresses of the 1950s and 60s. Over her career she appeared in thirty-nine films, released twenty-nine studio albums and starred in her own television show... 

Tamar Broadbent: Get Ugly

Tamar Broadbent: Get Ugly

Living in the trendy part of town, Tamar has become uncharacteristically nervous about leaving the house. She is convinced there must be more to life than dodging hipsters, envying gym girls and keeping body hair under control... 

Singsing Bathtub and Fernando, the Space Elephant

Singsing Bathtub and Fernando, the Space Elephant

A surprise invitation for all adventure seekers! Let's follow this whimsical crew for the ultimate experience of space. A typical 10-year-old boy and his friends happen to set off on an unexpected journey to space to deliver the baby elephant Fernando's messages to his mum... 

Gefilte Fish and Chips

Gefilte Fish and Chips

Whether you’re Jewish or not, you’ll love Daniel Cainer’s deeply moving, smart and funny story-songs of family and folklore. All the favourites from this master songwriter plus some new gems... 

The Tap Pack

The Tap Pack

If you only see two shows this festival, see this one... twice! The Tap Pack picks up where the Rat Pack left off. With songs from Bublé to Beyonce, Sinatra to Ed Sheeran and mixed with slick humour, high energy entertainment and world-class tap dance, these gentlemen have a huge package for you... 

Stateside

Stateside

Star-spangled evening of song and dance featuring stunning original choreography, wonderful vocal arrangements, striking production values, all with an American twist. This is a chance to see this most talented cohort of young performers perform together before they progress to some of Europe’s most prestigious arts conservatoires and universities including Rambert School, Urdang Academy, Laine Theatre Arts, Arts Educational School and Royal Conservatoire of Antwerp... 

The Rat Pack – Live

The Rat Pack – Live

See Frank, Sammy and Dean's world-famous recordings brought to life on stage in this sophisticated evening of razor-sharp wit and silky smooth swing. Backed by the sassy, scorching Burelli Sisters and with a full jazz orchestra, this talented cast take a trip back to glamorous Las Vegas, when the Rat Pack ruled the town... 

Men With Coconuts

Men With Coconuts

Last year’s Top Free Show on the Fringe (Daily Record) is back for a limited run only! Improvised comedy games and sketches culminating in an entirely improvised musical. This show combines improvised sketches and stories, accompanied by a pianist, to create a packed and entertaining hour... 

Rocky Horror Night

Rocky Horror Night

Get down to Frankenstein every Wednesday for a Rocky Horror Night you’ll never forget! Come up to the lab and see what’s on the slab as Brad, Janet and Dr Frank-N-Furter give in to absolute pleasure! Monstrous prizes to be won, so dress to impress and prepare to be scared! So what are you waiting for? Dig out those fishnets and get your Time Warp on! The fun starts at 11pm!  

Queer Side Story

Queer Side Story

As he shimmied onto stage, Gregoire Aubert’s performance of Queer Side Story could be nothing other than entertaining. Based on the well-known musical West Side Story, Aubert’s combination of exuberance and charm valiantly queered up the characters within it... 

Cabaret Whore Presents: La Poule Plombée

Cabaret Whore Presents: La Poule Plombée

Sarah-Louise Young and Michael Roulston remain on top form with their new laugh-out-loud spin-off Cabaret Whore, in which Young’s comic character La Poule Plombée is finally given her own solo cabaret show... 

End Times Steampunk Festival

End Times Steampunk Festival

A Steampunk fandazzle eruption. The Iron Boot Scrapers, birdeatsbaby, Mr B. The Gentleman Rhymer and The Filthy Spectacula. So gather up your tip top clobber and come razzle-dazzle on the dance floor with all the other pippins, poodle-fakers and buffers... 

Tamar Broadbent: Tam To Get Busy (WIP)

Tamar Broadbent: Tam To Get Busy (WIP)

Award-winning comedy songwriter Tamar returns with a brand new show about walks of shame, the hangover blues and forever blaming everything on the Backstreet Boys. As heard on BBC Radio 4 ... 

The Girl From Mars

The Girl From Mars

The Brit-popera for Common People Like You. A Martian dominatrix’s mission to kidnap humans to save her species is thwarted by a barmaid and a wannabe rockstar. With a stellar 90s Britpop soundtrack, and its tongue firmly in its cheek, the show is inspired by 1954 B-Movie ‘The Devil Girl From Mars’... 

High as Sugar

High as Sugar

Inspired by the true life of Warhol superstar Holly Woodlawn, ‘High As Sugar’ is a one-person musical about a trans woman living in 1970 New York City. Sugar’s life is unapologetic, raw and full of underground parties, unlawful indulgence, Vaseline and glitter. 

Bouffe!

Bouffe!

"Highly recommended. Great performances of Donizetti, Martini, and Offenbach. If you missed it, you'll be kicking yourself!" (Fringe Review 2015) Redblonde Productions and West Sussex Opera present the triumphant return of last year's hit... 

Vive Piaf: Nadja Filtzer & Musicians

Vive Piaf: Nadja Filtzer & Musicians

Performances on the Rue Pigalle were presumably at times rather challenging, even for the great Edith Piaf; and Nadja Filtzer certainly shared some artistic barricades while taking us on her existentialist and interpretative tour of the legendary singer’s life and works... 

LazyTown Live

LazyTown Live

A 60-minute, non-stop highly-interactive and energetic show, jam-packed with singing, dancing, spectacular acrobatics and music, featuring original tracks from the hit TV show. Featuring Sportacus, Stephanie, Ziggy, Robbie Rotten and... 

Pinocchio

Pinocchio

Gepetto, the old carpenter, makes toys all day - but when a mischevious puppet called Pinocchio comes to life, adventure and wonder are not far behind! In this loving recreation of the classic Italian fairy tale, expect music, puppets - and plenty of audience participation! 

The Tailor of Gloucester

The Tailor of Gloucester

This award-winning theatre company returns with its hilarious, heart-warming adaptation of the Beatrix Potter tale of a poor tailor, who falls foul of his cat when he rescues the mice... 

Piaf: Love Conquers All

Piaf: Love Conquers All

This character-driven play from Moving On Theatre had something for everyone. From romance to hatred, happiness to tragedy, there was no emotion left unturned in this provocative production detailing Edith Piaf’s life both on and off the stage... 

An Old Fashioned Girl

An Old Fashioned Girl

It’s a dangerous move to end your fringe show with a cover of Peggy Lee’s Is That All There Is? as you run the risk of audiences leaving with that very question ringing in their heads... 

Sing-A-Long-A-Musical

Sing-A-Long-A-Musical

It's back! Once again we're ready to lead you in a sing-along of hits from shows such as Wicked, Mamma Mia, Grease and Oliver and so much more! With a live band backing you and fun props to play with, it's infectious family fun! So many great songs packed into two hours - phew... 

We Can Make You Happy

We Can Make You Happy

House of Blakewell want to make you happy. They sing and dance through positive psychology, Greek philosophy and the 5:2 diet, but will they find what they are looking for? [newline] **** (The Scotsman) 

Electric Cabaret Presents 'Moulin Rouge'

Electric Cabaret Presents 'Moulin Rouge'

Enchanting songbird and hostess Lilian Lake welcomes you to the Moulin Rouge. Can-Can Girls, Absinthe fire fairies, sizzling tango dancers, beautiful Satine on her trapeze, Moulin Rouge burlesque showgirls, DJ and dancing on the tables! Free roulette bet for the 1st 100 to say 'Electric Cabaret' on entry. 

Fringe City Night

Fringe City Night

Join us for our one-off Fringe City night-time special, as part of the Fringe All-Nighter. Come down to New Road for an evening of live outdoor entertainment, showcasing the best from Brighton Fringe 2016... 

BSMS Medic Revue 2016

BSMS Medic Revue 2016

After nine sell-out years, the BSMS Medic Revue returns with its biggest show yet! Written, cast and crewed by medical students who explore life in medicine through comedy sketches, songs and videos... 

Pluckley: the Musical

Pluckley: the Musical

In the heart of the Garden of England, in the small parish of Pluckley, all is not as it seems. With its reputation in the Guinness Book of Records at stake, Pluckley's residents are working their hardest to regain the title of 'Britain's Most Haunted Village'. 

The Unbearable Pleasure of Being a Woman

The Unbearable Pleasure of Being a Woman

The Unbearable Pleasure of Being a Woman, a side-splitting comedy cabaret. Laugh with Joanna Eden and Leigh McDonald at the serious business of being female! Join them on an oestrogen-driven, emotional roller-coaster ride... 

John Callaghan's Cabaret Electro

John Callaghan's Cabaret Electro

Quirky, wistful, witty, jubilant songs; dynamic performance; unique arrangements; ingenious costumes. "Eccentric and artful. High on classic pop melody with plenty of smart electronic concepts and whimsical introverted lyrics... 

The Glamour of Yesteryear

The Glamour of Yesteryear

Welcome to the world of Chic BonBons, an experience like no other, taking inspiration from the unique and enigmatic world of cabaret and burlesque... Parisian style! We encompass all performing arts genres but pay homage particularly to dance and an ultimate celebration of femininity. 

Going Down

Going Down

The Sex Shells present 'Going Down': a glittering, twisted, all-singing, all-prancing look at gay existence in the twenty-first century. Be transported to Gaydes and meet a host of mythological mates burning in a blackly sparkling hell of their own devising in this hilarious tale of redemption. 

Club Cairo

Club Cairo

Club Cairo offers an exotic array of entertainment from Arabia. Live music, dance and theatre combine to bring you a super-sensory experience steeped in tradition yet eager to branch out and explore new forms of expression. 

Beards! Beards! Beards!

Beards! Beards! Beards!

From Trick of the Light Theatre comes the tale of a girl's inventive efforts to grow the world's most magnificent beard. Armed with bubble bath and canned spaghetti, join a hilarious musical romp as our heroine attempts to answer questions that have puzzled mankind since the dawn of the beard. 

Shit-faced Showtime: The Pirates of Penzance

Shit-faced Showtime: The Pirates of Penzance

The actors in Shit-Faced Showtime have a lot to deal with, a drunk member of their cast, remembering their lines, singing in tune, playing the piano and also dealing with drunk, annoying members of the audience... 

Call Mr Robeson

Call Mr Robeson

As soon as Taylo Aluko, in the guise of Paul Robeson, takes to the stage we know we’re in for a treat. He is a commanding figure and his stage presence is impressive. I had heard of Paul Robeson before I went to the show but didn’t know much more than that he was a singer, had sung Ol’ Man River and starred in the musical Show Boat... 

Madame Señorita: ¿Who are Tú?

Madame Señorita: ¿Who are Tú?

Debuting in Brighton following a critically acclaimed run at the 2015 Edinburgh Fringe, 'Madame Señorita: ¿Who are Tú?' is a total riot of a show, lead by an idiot. If you enjoy Spanish drama, ghosts, sexy housewives and Rock 'n Roll, and you want to witness a surreal experience, this show is for you! 

A Little Prince

A Little Prince

An aeroplane crashes in the Sahara Desert. As the pilot is worrying over his predicament, he is approached by a little boy who will change his view of the world and life forever. A contemporary new musical version of Saint-Exupéry's classic that will dazzle your mind and capture your heart. 

Daggers MacKenzie

Daggers MacKenzie

Step right up and behold the one and only Daggers MacKenzie, the gal who defies death with every toss of the blade. Straight from Edinburgh Fringe and featuring 10 original, genre-defying songs, heart-stopping knife juggling, and a tantalising tale that will capture your imagination. 

Sex, Strokes, Death, Denial

Sex, Strokes, Death, Denial

Betty had a stroke. Jonathan is dying. Their son Phil doesn't believe in illness. What could go wrong? Contains verbatim theatre, poetry and original musical score. Written by Most Promising Playwright 2014, Jack Duffel. 

Help! I think I Might Be Fabulous

Help! I think I Might Be Fabulous

With his unique take on drag, Alfie has become a stand-out act in the UK cabaret scene. Now, with a piano and some cheap backing tracks, Alfie, the son of a drag queen, tells his story from first discovering that he is fabulous to coming out to his mother in his debut solo show! 

Aqua TV

Aqua TV

Sit back, relax and enjoy Aqua TV, brought to you by the synchronised swimmers of Brighton. In their 8th annual Brighton Fringe show, the synchro swimmers of Brighton Swimming Club, Brighton Dolphin Synchro, and BSC's Horsham Flamingos will wow you with their synchronicity. 

Conductors' Unbecoming Scenes from Orchestral Life

Conductors' Unbecoming Scenes from Orchestral Life

Gavin Henderson regales first hand hilarious stories of the many conductors he has worked with: Stokowski, Otto Klemperer, Giulini, Svetlanov, Barbirolli, Sargent and Rattle amongst them. 

Elsie Diamond: The Sensible Dresser

Elsie Diamond: The Sensible Dresser

Elsie Diamond, international burlesque performer, compere and singer, presents her one woman show inspired by her day job- a dresser in the unpredictable world of costume. A comic, sexy and heartfelt piece told through spoken word, song and striptease... 

How Eva Von Schnippisch Single-Handedly Won WW2

How Eva Von Schnippisch Single-Handedly Won WW2

The official secrets act is over and Eva is ready to set the record straight. Cabaret star turned spy is given the toughest mission of all: infiltrate to the top. Armed only with a ukulele, Eva tells a comedic story of love, frankfurters, the other Eva... 

It's Bound to be Right on the Night

It's Bound to be Right on the Night

“Actually” Gay Men’s Chorus are celebrating their 10th anniversary with performances dating back to the very beginning. After their phenomenal concert with the London Gay Symphony Orchestra at the Brighton Dome in January, come and join them as guests from the past appear through the magic of Dr Who! 

Rachel Parris: Best Laid Plans

Rachel Parris: Best Laid Plans

Rachel Parris ('Austentatious', 'The IT Crowd') presents her new musical comedy about not having it all. No house, child, wage? No problem. Rachel is an award-winning comic whose songs are played on BBC Radio 4 and BBC 6 Music... 

G

G

Like 'Waiting for Godot' on speed, this hilarious and moving new show revealing the dramas that transpire when an old TV actress from Hi-De-Hi and a young classical actor get together and stage their own play... 

All The Nice Girls

All The Nice Girls

Fascinating, touching and truly enlightening, this lesbian musical romance tells the story of forgotten Variety stars Gwen Farrar and Norah Blaney. Nominated for Outstanding Local Talent at Brighton Fringe 2015... 

The Secret Garden

The Secret Garden

A vibrant re-imagining of Burnett’s classic story with an inclusive cast of young actors, bringing the garden to life through music, dance and umbrellas. Weaving a tale of isolation and the healing power of nature and family, a truly unique show in Brighton's newest theatre (N... 

Soul Circus The Musical (Be in Your Feet!)

Soul Circus The Musical (Be in Your Feet!)

This original musical tells a fairytale about everyday life - the many voices telling us what to do and who to be. Who shall we listen to and how can we stand on our own two feet? Live music, comedy, poetry and dance... 

The Amazing Adventures of Little Red

The Amazing Adventures of Little Red

The SMASH HIT family musical returns to Brighton. A girl in red must defeat an evil fairy queen and save the world. Featuring songs, wolfish mayhem and a Supersheep wannabe called Shadwell, this is a magical reworking of an old favourite... 

Fringe City

Fringe City

Get a taste for Brighton Fringe 2016 at our outdoor showcase. Expect crazy cabaret, tremendous theatre, live music, magic, dancing and much more. Visit our website for full line-up details. 

Fringe City Family Picnic

Fringe City Family Picnic

Bring your picnic blankets and hamper down to Brighton's biggest family picnic with free family friendly performances, games, crafts and activities galore. Visit our website for further information. 

Jimmy

Jimmy

Funny, poignant, sublime and ridiculous; an hour of singing and telling stories about Jimmy, a grandfather whose contrary and difficult life was instrumental in a grandson's embrace of pacifism... 

2 Become 1

2 Become 1

Comedy pop-musical following four 90s girls embarking on a wild night of speed dating! A hilarious, non-stop journey through infectious pop anthems and ballads. Come and witness dating before the takeover of Tinder! 

The Maydays present: Pitch That Show

The Maydays present: Pitch That Show

Award-winning comedy troupe, The Maydays, pitch ideas for a new improvised show every night, inspired by the audience. All you have to do is pick your favourite then sit back and watch The Maydays deliver whatever format they promised, using their unique blend of improvised comedy, music and theatre. 

Somewhere Under The Rainbow : The Liza Minnelli Story

Somewhere Under The Rainbow : The Liza Minnelli Story

Award-winning, 'one woman wonder', West End performer, Sharon Sexton. Set in the intimacy of her dressing room, Liza invites the audience to step beyond the footlights as she recounts tales, memories and secrets that make up a fascinating career... 

Broadway Lunchbox

Broadway Lunchbox

A Musical Mash Up: West End and Broadway in under 50 minutes. A different show each week. 

Bom-Banimals

Bom-Banimals

Weave up, down and around our imaginary menagerie with the Bom-Bane Family Players as you've never seen or heard them before. Original song, music, automata, puppetry, culinary delight... 

The Fallen Angel Show

The Fallen Angel Show

Vesper Walk describe themselves as a “quirky five to eight piece band performing art-pop music in a gothic style.” Founders and core performers Catherine Cowan and Lisa-Marie Baker have brought their latest project to Edinburgh, a narrative sequence of their songs which tells the modern fairy tale of a young pianist called Sarah, who is taken from a world where “beauty is known as kindness” to an appearance-fixated Hollywood in which beauty is simply “something to be bought and sold”... 

H.M.S. Pinafore

H.M.S. Pinafore

While it is laudable to have an open policy for membership of an amateur operatic society the knock-on effects can be dire as demonstrated in Cat-Like Tread’s production of H.M.S... 

Dogfight

Dogfight

Based on an obscure 1991 feature film, Dogfight is a recent musical from the talented composing duo Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, that showtune aficionados may know from Edges, a show that has already made a couple of visits to the Fringe... 

Father Christmas Needs a Wee!

Father Christmas Needs a Wee!

An entertaining pantomime-esque show that is great fun for both adults and children. The show is based on a book of the same name by Nicholas Allan, designed to help children learn to count... 

Sunshine on Leith

Sunshine on Leith

Of course there would have to be a torrential downpour on the day I viewed Sunshine on Leith, sadly only adhering to the typical fickleness of Scottish weather that betrayed the name of the musical... 

Death Actually: A Necromantic Comedy

Death Actually: A Necromantic Comedy

Death Actually sets out to bring 'lethal puns and dead funny songs' in a larger than life musical. What the audience gets instead is a hammy play with a contrived plot and songs which are few and far between... 

Confessions of a Redheaded Coffeeshop Girl

Confessions of a Redheaded Coffeeshop Girl

Joanie Little is an honest, open and kookily sexy waitress working in Gabe's Coffee Shop in Toronto. With upbeat charm and endearing clumsiness, she negotiates her customers' tricky personalities and orders while trying to find some sparkle among her uninspiring surroundings... 

A Bohemians' Rhapsody

A Bohemians' Rhapsody

Following their hugely successful Scottish amateur premiere production of Sister Act, The Bohemians celebrate 10 years on the Fringe with fabulous showbiz hits from stage and screen including a sneak preview of their next production Legally Blonde. 

Zanna, Don't

Zanna, Don't

What would the word be like if homosexuality was the norm? Zanna Don't is here to answer that question and bleed the concept dry, long after the amusement has left the building.Zanna Don't has a deeply irritating script... 

Pippin

Pippin

Pippin is a difficult musical, and in the past has been staged as a fully-fledged acrobatic circus (Les 7 Doigts de la Main did a great job). Without that physical heft, Schwartz and Hirson’s spectacular has the potential to feel like a puppet’s careers fair as Pippin – the main cog in the Lead Player’s machine – tries out war, sex, patriarchal overthrow, pacifism, unexpectedly genteel domestic arrangements and maybe self-immolation... 

Urinetown

Urinetown

Glasgow based Royal Conservatoire are now in their 11th year of performing in the Fringe with their masters level students and Urinetown is one of this year's offerings from them. The musical itself, written by Mark Hollmann and Greg Lotus is rather a strange idea, but one that works incredibly well... 

Oliver!

Oliver!

With a cast of nearly fifty, there’s no shortage of oom-pah-pah in this dazzling production of Lionel Bart’s Oliver! by Stage 84, The Yorkshire School of Performing Arts. The close collaboration of all departments in this show is evident from the outset and they have done a stunning job in bringing it all together... 

Lydia Trueblood: The Black Widow of the Atlantic Coast

Lydia Trueblood: The Black Widow of the Atlantic Coast

Traveling Showcase from California bring their musical cabaret to the Fringe for the first time as Lydia Trueblood The Black Widow of the Atlantic Coast takes centre stage at the tiny Studio within The Space Triplex... 

Bloody East Europeans

Bloody East Europeans

Everybody knows that all the UK’s problems are caused by Eastern European immigrants with funny names and an annoying habit of working too hard. But who exactly are these people? What do they want from us? Featuring mean gangsters, glamorous ladies, romantic bricklayers and professional toilet scrubbers, Bloody East Europeans combines comedy, tragedy, Red Army songs, Ukrainian folk ballads and 70s disco hits to tell you everything you ever wanted to know about these strange and unpronounceable people... 

Children Must Run

Children Must Run

A musical about the individual struggles of a drug mule, and ex child soldier. It looks at how they have hopes and dreams, like any of us. The only difference is the backdrop against which they live their lives... 

Into the Woods

Into the Woods

Direct from the West End of Kent, The Talentz Musical Theatre Company brings this fresh interpretation of Sondheim's spellbinding musical. Staged with a live band, this dark tale brings together the brightest young talents from across the South East. 

Spring Awakening

Spring Awakening

An exhilarating electrifying fusion of morality, sexuality and rock’n’roll, Spring Awakening is an edgy, rock musical adaptation of the seminal play about the trials and tribulations of growing up... 

Hedwig and the Angry Inch

Hedwig and the Angry Inch

The internationally ignored song stylist from Berlin is back. Join Hedwig and the band on their anatomically incorrect rock odyssey. The musical tells the story of Hansel Schmidt, a young man from East Berlin who seizes an opportunity to escape communist Germany by getting a sex change and marrying an American GI – but that’s just the start of the story... 

Stand By Your Man - True Crime Cabaret

Stand By Your Man - True Crime Cabaret

Stand By Your Man: True Crime Cabaret presents chilling, thrilling true stories of regular women with one thing in common: they all fell in love with serial killers. Think this sort of thing only happens to other people? With a shocking twist, this True Crime Cabaret hits close to home and cuts to the bone... 

Involuntary Noises – The Songs of Jody Trehy

Involuntary Noises – The Songs of Jody Trehy

‘Cracking good songs in the style of Brecht, Bowie, Bernelle and Brel’ (Tony Clayton-Lea, Irish Times), describes the music of Dubliner Jody Trehy, (writer of Eejit of Love) who plays Edinburgh with a fabulous international line-up as part of his Involuntary Noises album tour... 

The Story of Faust (Lilla Faust)

The Story of Faust (Lilla Faust)

Since March 2015, Skottes Musikteater has been taking part in a huge theatrical event in a renovated industrial site at Gävle (200 km north of Stockholm), where Gävleborg´s Folkteater performed Goethe´s Faust (to great acclaim), with a symphony orchestra, a folk music ensemble and amazing sets... 

Legend of the Fat Pack – The Chunkiest Swing Singers You’ve Never Heard of!

Legend of the Fat Pack – The Chunkiest Swing Singers You’ve Never Heard of!

In 2009, a crack vocal quartet was put on a diet for a crime they didn’t commit. Promptly escaping from a maximum security health farm, they started eating crisps. Still wanted by Diet Club, they survive as soldiers of swing... 

Notflix

Notflix

Think of a terrible plot, think of awful characterisation, think of twists so frustratingly illogical that you yearn for the narrative simplicity of Memento. Waiting For The Call: The Improvised Musical, present Notflix, the most horrible and least recommended original movies generated from the ghastly depths of audience suggestion... 

Our Ladies of Perpetual Succour

Our Ladies of Perpetual Succour

Swearing more than a band of sailors, the cast of Our Ladies of Perpetual Succour present an entirely candid portrait of female teenage sexuality and lives. Based on Alan Warner’s novel The Sopranos, Lee Hall’s adap