Toxic masculinity in Inveraray Jail, 1850.
Two Truth and a Lie.
Bubblegum and Pop.
Cora is 23, self-obsessed, a compulsive liar* (*harmless bullshitter), and an absolute hot mess.
10 years of war have ended.
The morning after a drunken rendezvous with an old boyfriend, a woman and her friend discuss autonomy, identity and bad sex.
Jordan and Connie want their next-generation AI voice assistant – Alivia – to make their perfect lives just that little bit better.
How many voices must be taken before we are heard? Join the studio audience of this comedic and dystopian gameshow and follow the friendship of two young women and their experience…
Even a prince needs a woman’s first gift.
It’s 1947 and Catherine has just shot dead her husband, Philip, in their Regent’s Park flat.
An original new musical that puts a bluegrass twist on contemporary musical theatre.
Patrick Withey gives a delightfully engaging and endearing performance as the troubled 15-year-old in Black Hound Productions’ Alright!, which has absolutely nothing to do with C…
They say a bull sees red when it loses the plot.
Remember that time you pooed yourself in public? Or when you swore at your mum for asking you to tidy your pigsty of a room? Maybe you’re still blushing over the time someone poi…
A Londoner travels to America finding himself amongst incels, or, men who hate women.
That’s A Bit of Sheer Luck! – A Sherlock Holmes Parody.
Inspirational, passionate and unconventional; the world famous dancer Isadora Duncan was one of America’s greatest performing artists and is widely known as the mother of modern da…
A world comedic debut, one-woman show written by and starring Anaïs Gralpois.
An intimate short play focused on the complex deterioration of a wife and the relationship with her husband.
A new comedy with a backstage pass to the magic and mayhem of music performance.
A play about consent, castings and cappuccinos.
When her grandmother dies, Cece spirals into a quarter-life crisis.
Show Me What You’re Maid Of follows a bridal party on the day of Flora’s wedding.
One of the best Cornish zombie apocalypse comedies ever made.
This is a play about birthdays.
Battle describes itself as a modern mystery play, and takes the audience on an intricately-plotted historical journey from 1066 to the present day: exploring how women just gather …
Rebecca has been labelled the miracle girl after waking from her own murder.
The world is ending.
Last year’s hit show is back with a new variant which will once again have you laughing, crying and talking about how lockdown was for you, for your neighbour and for your friends.
Edinburgh-based dark comedy collective The Counterminers are back for their third Fringe, putting on a new-writing piece by Florence Carr-Jones – Cheeky Girls.
Every family has its drama, and every wedding has its secrets.
The year is 1925; the place is New York City.
Welcome to LoudScribble, Karl’s first one-man show which views the world through his poetic prism in ridiculous detail and invites you to scribble a line or two of your own.
Four students stuck in an elevator, with nothing to do except to talk to each other.
What happens to characters when the curtain comes down? How do we know if they ever learn from their mistakes and move beyond the confines of their story, or whether they remain tr…
Rebound by Allegra Peres.
Joe Smith is a regular bloke.
Influencers, social pressures, selfies and shame.
David Hayman returns as everyman Bob Cunninghame.
Do you believe in magic? Boo and Bunny are best friends.
Explore environmental icon Rachel Carson’s nature in this wildly inventive solo show from fellow Pittsburgher Elise Robertson, who uses puppets, found objects, and stage wizardry…
A heated argument and an all-night conversation leaves childhood friends Max and Kieran shaken, with suppressed emotions exploding to the surface.
The WW2 Special Operations Executive is tasked with espionage, sabotage and reconnaissance.
Surrealist stand-up comedian George Bricher will take you on a path of bizarre thought experiments, strange rants and lessons in how to stay optimistic in the face of middle-class …
That’s what a trigger pull is worth.
The Rain Men.
An experimental nosedive into Jamie’s fractured past.
We’ve all been there! That sense of recognition permeates the room during Tim Marriott’s latest play Appraisal.
It’s the big day.
In a city just like yours, hope is in short supply.
Daughter is 17, living with Mother, whom she loves, and Father, whom she hates.
Birds of Passage in the Half Light is a dark comedic excavation exposing the complicated relationship between Her faith and the generational impact that it has had on Her female li…
And is a tribute to all that has graced this earth.
A solo show about motherhood, the forest and the universe.
Based on a wild and hilarious true story, Reservoir Knobs follows the aftermath of a botched supermarket robbery, as the hapless criminals gather in a warehouse to confront an inju…
It’s Richard’s fourth day in hospital, involuntarily detoxing, and he’s itching for a drink.
We find Lila alone in a hospital for the criminally insane in 1928.
A childless man volunteers to mentor a troubled, fatherless boy.
In 2017, I was raped.
There is a distinctly medieval feel to Ross Stephenson’s Artorigus from the start, despite its modern trappings.
A coming-of-age story about falling in and out of love with yourself.
Written by Joffrey himself, this retelling of the first season of Game of Thrones as a traditional pantomime is the true story of Joffrey’s fight to secure his rightful place on …
Rural Ireland meets the Middle East when Paddy, a proud Irish man, loses his lust for life after a family tragedy.
Written and preformed by Tamara Al-Bassam in her debut Fringe production, Able(ish) is a lighthearted monologue about one woman’s uphill struggle applying for disability support…
John and May were sixth form lovers, they haven’t seen each other in five years.
Alex loves church because it has Hobnobs and singing, and she’s not allowed either at home because one, she’s tone-deaf, and two, she’s diabetic.
In a steel-lined basement in a near-future Thursday morning, Conor and Julia are waiting for the world to end.
In this dark comedy, Ophelia and Gertrude are in limbo and on their way to Hell.
Following on from the sell-out production of Our Teacher’s a Troll at Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2019, Stage Door Enigma Theatre Company presents Game On! Join 14-year-old Ben on …
There is nothing like a timely reminder from the past.
Welcome to Clapham South tube station – home to the last five survivors of the climate crisis.
When Jimmy Vanderberg leaves the Ford factory in Detroit and volunteers to serve in Vietnam, he wants to prove himself a man.
Slap ‘N’ Tickle Theatre Company, founded in 2020 by East 15 Acting School alumni, has created a fabulously entertaining piece of devised theatre that explores sensitive issues …
The Changeling Girl explores experiences of neurodivergency through the captivating story of Agnes, an autistic girl living in medieval England accused of being a fairy changeling.
Alice has always been told she was special, but as she reaches adolescence she can’t help but think it’s just a nicer word for different.
Football, fathers, friendship.
Cat is a one-woman, twisted comedy show by Connie Harris.
Everybody needs a break.
If you were given a chance to travel back in time, would you take it? This story starts when a letter arrives from someone who is believed to be dead.
This reconstruction of Macbeth for Edinburgh University Shakespeare Society’s annual Shakesperimental play reimagines the narrative within a modern political context.
In this one-person show, Clive does everything to impress people.
Love and Piss is both a carnival of rebellion and a celebration of queer identity.
Welcome to this live episode of the podcast! Well, sort of.
Can fiction save you from reality? Aimlessly wandering and trapped in her nine-to-five, Rachel is inadvertently catapulted through a rift in the space-time continuum, landing in th…
When faced with the drama and indignities of growing up, five toes must contend with smelly socks, ballet injuries and a dose of existential dread in their journey to discover what…
Not all shows have clarity of meaning or purpose yet they still retain a certain charm.
Welcome to Pharmtec, the fastest-growing dietary supplement provider in the country! More specifically, welcome to its customer-facing contact centre, where a crack team awaits eve…
Welcome to The Horse’s Mouth! We’ve got comedy on tap! Watch our hero work his first shift at the pub, and meet the rather strange bunch of regulars he encounters along the way, ea…
Mediocre everyman Samuel Green has one week to prove himself worthy of permanent residence in Heaven.
When Coretta Scott King became widowed after an assassin’s bullet murdered her husband, the iconic Martin Luther King Jr, it propelled her voice, activism and leadership onto the i…
The Calligrapher is a new, award-winning, student-written play by Abraham Alsalihi.
Real, Mad World is a brilliant piece of new writing following the joys and heartbreaks of trans life.
A birthday wish plunges the world into a hellish playground of 90s nostalgia.
Frankie wants to conform.
Robert is a poet.
If life is about the journey and not the destination, then the passengers on the 15:00 train from London King’s Cross to Edinburgh Waverley don’t know which way to go.
Welcome to Scarbados! Written and directed by Sam Milnes, brand-new comedy-drama Scarbados is a play about love, life, grief, hope, relationships, and fish and chips! On Shazza and…
Three young people tell us they don’t feel.
In the aftermath of a terrible break-up, Nick takes a job out of town as a private tutor to two young children.
Come traverse the world with me! No hotels to book.
We think we know this story.
Butter Bath is the psych-pop project of Sydney/Eora based artist Toby Anagnostis.
Suddenly kettled at a climate change protest on the hottest day of the year, Kelly finds herself trapped with a volatile and unlikely mix of people.
Originally published in 1915, The Rainbow was extraordinarily ahead of its time as Lawrence explores the experiences of three generations of Polish women living in Nottinghamshire …
Do you believe in magic? Bev does, but after the death of her son Jess she thought she’d never find her magic again.
A new solo performer show by acclaimed playwright Rosemary Jenkinson, about young bonfire builders in East Belfast.
A woman grieving for the loss of her daughter is drawn to the mystery of the Wishing Well.
Gabbi Bolt really hopes her keyboard doesn’t break.
By invite, the Windrush Generation came to rebuild Britain following the end of the Second World War.
1915, Ypres, Belgium.
A tale of unrealised dreams.
Cassie, a young twenty-something from the Northwest of England, has moved to the arse end of London, looking for better opportunities and new beginnings.
Inspired by shocking true events, Fiji is a gripping two-hander that blends true crime with romantic comedy to deliver a thrill-ride as hilarious and warm as it is fascinatingly da…
Sugar? is a brand new show exploring utterly hilarious, painfully relatable and beautifully told real-life stories of homelessness through a blend of verbatim theatre, physical sto…
The Wyrd Systers present In the Small Hours.
A Mighty Fall from Grace follows the life of a Bradford Bulls fan, who over several years watches his club deteriorate on and off the field and whose mental health deteriorates thr…
As society, evidence and our wider understanding progresses, and so does our ability to assign labels to things, because, let’s be honest, we have a deep desire and need to attri…
After an ecological disaster unleashes a neurotoxin into the air, two people are thrust into a series of emotionally-charged vignettes, where they are forced to confront both the n…
Prometheus Bound (Io’s Version) finds itself in a double bind.
Zaibatxu presents: MaX-XiM.
Three cavemen debate the nature of life while trying to survive. When one invents the wheel that’s when life really gets hard.
A coming of age for your 20s.
The story Shakespeare never told.
A tale of three Highland sisters who live in a shack in the woods disconnected from society, each of them with different views on how they should be living their lives.
At a wedding banquet in Hong Kong, guests grapple with absurdist small talk, social awkwardness and an unshakable sense of paralysis in the changeable city.
Sally MacAlister collaborates with upcoming theatre company koi collective to premiere a new comedy at the Edinburgh Fringe.
Jez, Luke, Gary and Mark are die-hard football fans podcasting about the club they love: Third-division Invercreiff FC.
Nuance is hard to find at the Fringe.
All Terrence wants is to earn a living as a dinosaur impersonator, have his talents appreciated by the world, land a Netflix deal, embark on a US tour, and design a line of branded…
Help Mike Lemme leave his NYC apartment.
Paul Richards returns as Harvey; always running, always late and now about to get married.
Jess meets Jim.
As we come into nearly eight years of rule of the UK Government by the Conservative Party – or 12 Years depending on your feelings for the Liberal Democrats – we have seen a ri…
Violet’s scared walking home.
Business partners Ross and Wilson use their vacation time to collect coins from Magic Fingers machines in American motels.
Loosely based on Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night, What You Will is set on Long Island’s Gold Coast in the 1920s and follows the antics of Vi Candor as she circumvents a man’s world in …
Chloe, Maia and Anna are reunited under the most painful of circumstances, the death of their mother.
Murder has come to Rothersdale, where nothing ever happens.
Medea in space.
Lauren Brewer and Will Geraint Drake’s The Single Lady is a musical extravaganza, giving Elizabeth I the same treatment that Hamilton did to the Founding Fathers.
Gosh this is good.
Originally written for online festivals in 2021 and now recreated by an all-Scottish cast and crew for live performance, American writer/producer Deena MP Ronayne’s award-winning…
Disaster strikes aboard the S.
A play about love transcending separation.
Lucy is average, awkward and unassuming.
A ticking clock.
Recalling Banksy’s famous graffiti, originally painted on the side of Waterloo Bridge in 2002, Amy Wakeman’s The Girl and Her Balloon is a similarly ubiquitous depiction of hop…
As the daughter of Anne Boleyn, Elizabeth has witnessed, first hand, the consequences of when love goes wrong.
The true story of how a cute, attention-seeking lamb became the most famous sheep in history – the world’s first cloned mammal.
Absolutely Probably Unless focuses on two people at the end of a relationship, or maybe at the beginning of one.
To write that Dear Little Loz is an exploration of one woman’s search for love is to risk diminishing its scope, power and understanding of the human condition.
Blue loves the sea.
Carnival kissing booth: sometime, someplace.
A one-woman show that is absolutely not a drama because Young Woman’s life is not sad! In three days, her first novel, a bodice-ripper, comes out.
What if the characters you created in your plays were to come to life and challenge the lives and circumstances you created for them?Unseen Shepard finds Pulitzer Prize-winning pla…
An improvised play inspired by the works of Tennessee Williams, The Glass Imaginary exposes the problems inherent in improvising tragedy.
Saltire Sky is back! The multi award-winning 1902 takes an access-all-areas approach to working-class life in Scotland as we follow four young wannabe football hooligans in their q…
Runner-up for Best Comedy at Standing Ovation Awards 2021.
After a year away, Mabel Thomas brings her acclaimed show Sugar back to the Fringe, this time in person.
An original musical with plenty of spark, Vote Macbeth! aims to present a fresh take on the well-worn story of the Scottish play.
Do you believe in love at first sight? Will has fallen hopelessly in love with the seductive singer, Candy.
Jack has recently lost his best friend Michael to a tragic accident and is trapped in a damaging, depressive state.
Join The Glittering Prince of Magic for a world-class magical premiere extravaganza.
An unexpected event will lead three roommates on an intense journey through the adult industry.
When Will seeks out Alina’s insight for his paper on Iran, he has no idea that he will meet the love of his life.
Turning what we know about morality on its head, Gabrielle James and Joshua Newman’s Living With Sin is an interesting twist on the traditionally 'evil' seven deadly sins…
Any one person show relies heavily on the performance of the central cast member and the quality of the script, luckily The Poetical Life of Philomena McGuiness is blessed with exc…
Fast-paced, bold and hilarious.
‘They said it’s your fault.
‘Come on Angel, don’t you ever want to fly?’ 1948.
An intimate two-hander about the messy complexities of the contemporary gay dating experience.
How can you change the world? Stereotypes are shattered when two misfit mums meet outside the school gate. A dramedy about an Iranian and an American living in Middle England.
Let me tell you about Ryan.
A shiny new flat.
Brothers tells the story of two estranged brothers Matt and Jay, in their early 30s, who re-unite as one fights testicular cancer and the other battles addiction.
Award-winning political theatre based on the movie about the harmless, loser boxer Rocky, who against all odds defeats his own inferiority and unreasonable loser life.
Bringing together rappers and singers with soaring strings, heavy brass, woodwind and a thundering back-line, Tinderbox transform preconceptions of what an orchestra can be.
The story of William Wallace as seen through his eyes.
A unique opportunity to return to the experimental roots of the Fringe joining emerging actors from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland in a real time, live rehearsal of plays and …
A unique, genre-bending, two-man romp sees one panto dame’s life come crashing down around her.
After years of patching up a rapidly deteriorating airport on an island lost in a Foie Gras scandal, Lick is staring down the propeller of a cargo plane.
It is 1952 and the spiffing summer hols are here at last, what larks indeed! Young Lady Iris Bungle finds herself in bonnie Scotland assisting her theatrical, spunky cousin Lord Di…
At the start of the pandemic, PE teacher Aniqa’s school transforms into a food bank, as the East London community pulls together to get through lockdown.
Dudley’s favourite space is at Jeanie’s shop.
Follow the journey of a fictional American president and delve into the murky underbelly of the struggle for power.
Chronic Insanity’s 52 Souls is a series of monologues that correspond to each indiviudal playing card (plus one Joker) along the subject of death and mortality, all in an hour.
Concha is a one-person semi-autobiographical play exploring the intersectionality within the queer experience.
Have you ever read the secret confessions written on the walls of a toilet stall? If so, you know you are in for a treat! Bathroom Confession follows four young women embarking out…
1588 examines the story of the Spanish Armada from the Spanish and English stand point.
A character comedy set in Philadelphia about struggling to maintain one’s authenticity while facing inevitable change.
Greetings, weary traveller.
Edinburgh-based award-winning Siamsoir Irish dancers return with their fifth original show – an Irish dance play.
Are you Yes or No or Maybe Aye or Maybe No? This play takes us from 2014 up to the present day and looks at the independence debate with wit and humour as two families decide how t…
When Raina arrives at her spoken word gig to see her exes in the audience, all the questions she’s had about her past sexual experiences begin to surface.
‘He’s seen my Foo Foo.
The world will end in seven days.
Everyone knows that Ayesha is going places.
A heart-warming play illuminating the significant contributions of the Windrush Generation to Britain, the scandal around their wrongful treatment and their journey in overcoming t…
Intellectual writing, well elaborated characters and compelling themes of control in human and non-human relationships make Assisted at Surgeons' Hall a rewarding and entertain…
A hurricane survivor watches rising sea water consume their home.
Three by Nigro.
Curtains drawn, lawns burnt brown; a townscape is melting.
Two pantomime stars keep complaining about people walking through their dressing room as they prepare for their performance, but not everything is good between them.
A plane crash leaves only teenagers alive on an uninhabited Indonesian island.
We’re grounded! An international hacking scandal means the planes can’t fly and everyone has to stay where they are.
How quickly can you write a TV show? A month? A week? A day? Felix, Phoebe and Alice have 40 minutes.
Left alone while her family searches for the missing herd, a Neolithic girl seeks comfort in imaginary friends.
Well, hello there! How do you boo? Teenage playwright Jaz Skingle brings her sell-out debut play, Ghost Therapy, to the Edinburgh Fringe.
All families have secrets.
Presenting a one-woman show about a planet-saving superhero who’s lost her mojo.
When flyered for Matthew Gouldesbrough’s new play Truth / Reconciliation, I was told I could expect “serious theatre” from the Elegy group.
There are many rags-to-riches stories around but probably not another that follows a young heroin addict’s journey from death’s door to the gates of Buckingham Palace.
The pilot is set in a fictional Drama School, MAMA.
A spoof true-crime documentary* with all the ingredients of your favourite true-crime docs! The mysterious murder of a victim, pushed down the stairs and hidden in the town’s wat…
Returning to Edinburgh following a near sell-out 2016 Assembly season, Alison Skilbeck’s critically acclaimed one-woman show reveals the public and private life of one of the most …
Destiny dreams big.
Earwig is an engaging and classy piece which tells the story of entomologist Marigold Webb, trapped in a loveless marriage and a society as uncomfortable with her deafness as it is…
Sandcastles by Steve McMahon moves back and forth in time and memory to depict the tumultuous lifelong friendship of millennials Hannah and Beth.
Sick and tired of everyone laughing at them, the Revue decides to get serious.
Billed as a ‘queer manifesto against Grindr’, Looking for Fun is one of the new plays showcased at the Paradok Platform.
A mother keeps pulling her ill son out of school.
Gen Z has arrived.
Sutton Coldfield, 1995.
Your Aunt Fanny are an all-womxn theatre company from the North East of England.
After a sold-out run at London’s Vault Festival, Irish stand-up Comedian Mairead Doyle-Heffernan makes her Fringe debut with stories from her hilariously colourful journey to a w…
Girl meets anatomical wax sculptor.
Can kids be parents? When Cassie’s mother disappears, the teenager wants to care for her sisters on her own.
In 2014, residents of Fairbourne were watching their local news when they found out they were to be Britain’s first climate refugees, with their town set to be decommissioned and d…
By Tabby Lamb (they/she).
Yes, I know it’s the Edinburgh Fringe but this is the Edinburgh Fridge! Come along to hear poems and monologues from a fridge called Smeg, robots, spiders, goats and so much more!
Meet Lady Clementine.
Psycho Productions and Cusack Projects Ltd.
Jack Docherty, BAFTA award-winning star of Scot Squad and Absolutely, returns to the festival with a tender, playful, darkly comic tale, where he grapples with lost youth, love, fa…
Lady Christina leaves the stage after another performance above another pub.
Today I Killed My Very First Bird, a piece of new writing by poet, playwright and performer Jason Brownlee and directed by Lee Hart, is a strange beast.
A young couple are separated by an outbreak they cannot speak of.
This new folk musical seeks to explore our heritage and legacy, weaving two parallel stories; one of a crofter and a wandering soldier in the 18th Century, and one of an old pensio…
Award-winning writer and actor Rob Ward returns to the Fringe with his latest creation The MP, Aunty Mandy & Me.
Gloria is not a gorilla, but she is stuck in the zoo’s gorilla enclosure.
Maggie McKenzie is a self-professed mad woman who passes a day addressing her sacred audience – a caged pack of wolves.
‘I’m not a whirlwind of sexual energy.
Logan Dankworth, columnist and Twitter warrior, grew up romanticising the political turmoil of the 1980s.
Success demands sacrifice.
‘There’s no access guide to sex; how to consensually sh*g your blind girlfriend.
How does a queer, GenZ comedian survive her past, the pandemic, and the indignities of a stand-up career? Vincent (aka Bird) takes the audience on a (seriously) funny flight, often…
The Fringe is nearing its close, but do you have space for more? Chris Bush’s bittersweet Hungry is serving up a Fringe hit.
The end of show speech to an audience.
Yummy Mummy (and Headmaster’s wife, just for extra grown-up points) Louise runs the school choir and helps her teenaged daughter with her homework.
When 30 years of family silence is broken, Helen begins a quest to discover the hidden story behind her brother’s suicide.
Working-class means many things now.
In an inner-city hostel, Jams is trying to record a rap video.
‘No, she’s not my sister.
This unflinching case study scrutinizes one of the most pertinent conversations of our time: women’s safety.
Kazumi is hunting a sea monster.
Sweet sixteen would’ve been alright.
The Silent Treatment.
New Perspectives presents The Great Almighty Gill.
Following her multi award-winning theatre debut, Passionate Machine, Rosy Carrick is back.
The premise is simple.
The 2014 plan was a simple one, I would Casanova myself around our nation’s capital looking for consenting heterosexual adult males.
A new play from acclaimed writer Philip Stokes (Heroin(e) for Breakfast).
Alex Dawson (Róisin Bevan) is a successful social media guru.
This is the story of a woman staring down the barrel of motherhood, torn between her own ambivalence.
Who is the bandaged man, obsessively in love and held captive inside an upmarket flat, counting down the seconds until it’s time for Her to return and the ‘thing I can’t say’ to be…
In a Sheffield basement, two men try to bury the bodies of their past to find a hopeful future.
After an uncomfortable fling with an average guy, a woman falls in love in one of the few remaining lesbian bars that haven’t yet been colonised by Pret.
Caste-ing explores the experiences of three black actresses using beatboxing, rap, song and spoken word.
The Paines Plough Roundabout has become a symbol of the Fringe, developing its own signature style in the process.
According to The Stage’s recently departed Scotland editor, Thom Dibden, comedy first overtook theatre as the largest proportion of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe’s programme du…
Theatre has proved one of the greatest allies of those seeking to speak to truth to power throughout the ages.
The award-winning production Grav returns for 2022.
Catriona has a history of making stuff up.
This is a visceral and vitally important piece in which playwright Eliza Gearty and director Alex Kampfner have wrought an exquisite little nugget of social political theatre: subl…
‘I love you I love you I love you I love you I love you.
We all live under the same sky.
‘Our modern life was built on the backs of the oppressed – if they were to demand repayment, would you be afraid?’ In 1791, a voodoo ceremony begins the Haitian Revolution to end…
‘Utterly compelling’ (Lyn Gardner, StageDoorApp.
Fifteen-year-old Reece is roughly accosted by the police outside M&S.
‘D’you wanna come back to mine?’ New comedy about what we say to each other when the lights are off and no one else is listening.
Hate your job? Come work for us.
Two Fingers Up.
Playwright/director James Ley first gained some attention as a co-producer and writer of Leith-based The Village Pub Theatre, which provided performing space to a fresh band of act…
Ever thought you should run the world, even though you’re ‘only fourteen and a girl?’ Priya and Lou have.
Full-time girls and part-time bosses, Dulcie and Ella discover what it takes to be ‘that’ girl.
In the summer of 2020 as a pandemic raged, Yoshika was processing the death of her beloved grandmother, Ann.
A new comedy by Bert Tyler-Moore co-creator of The Windsors.
Long Lane Theatre return the Edinburgh with their hit play The Giant Killers.
One of the Scotsman’s Best Duos at the Fringe, Thick ‘n’ Fast return to take on the world.
North Wales, 1995.
The multi award-winning story of Rehana, Angel of Kobane, returns to Edinburgh in a new production from Torch Theatre.
Hope’s leaving her home town up north for the bright lights of London.
Vibrant, inspiring play about Eglantyne Jebb; visionary, passionate, humanitarian, human rights activist and founder of Save the Children.
Shortlisted for Adrian Pagan Playwriting Award and BBC Writersroom.
We are told from the start that America’s history is one of violence, and of wars.
What happens when the things we covet hide us from ourselves? Opening up to new experiences in her late 30s, Sophie is exploring long repressed sides of herself.
Amit Patel discovered a secret hidden our data that made Google $1.
The hit Canadian production from one of the world’s most acclaimed contemporary playwrights, Wajdi Mouawad, and performed by Gabe Maharjan – ‘a gifted, multi-faceted actor’ ***…
Clara Darcy is fit! She’s also (almost) carefree, (kind of) happily single and joyously dancing through life but, little does she know, her world is about to be turned upside down …
A dark comedy about daddy issues, sex work, fantasies, taboos, imperfect feminism, immigration and trauma.
During the bawdy years of Charles II’s restoration to the throne, one of his more shocking choices was to alleviate the perceived threat to the heterosexuality of female-imperson…
Brown Boys Swim is Karim Khan’s hilarious, touching tale of best friends Kash and Mohsen learning how to swim for a pool party.
Lily hasn’t heard from John in weeks.
1967, Susan, a runaway from a troubled home, escapes her past by hitchhiking to LA.
From House of Cards writer Bill Cain and The Shark is Broken director Guy Masterson, 9 Circles is a brilliantly performed, harrowing psychological thriller that would be shocking a…
Rowan is a geospatial engineer earning good money, and Nic is a freelance illustrator who is.
Son and father-in-law duo, Dave Watt and Pretty Good Nick, invite you to jump on their absurd comedy bandwagon as they explore the world of idioms.
6/1/2021: One day replayed on repeat in @R3alAm3rican99’s head.
An uncomfortable stare; a shriek heard in the background of a dream; the noise a sloth makes when receiving divorce papers.
Written and performed by Rachel Stockdale.
In a brightly lit cottage on a dark, dreary night, a desperate architect and a gormless schoolteacher make panicked last-minute touches to their home while they wait for a long-ant…
A solo female show exploring the depths of the mind of a young woman, who suffers from anorexia.
The story of the theatrical Dame has had many incarnations and they all revolve around a fairly standard trope.
A one-woman performance about knitting through grief, heartache and depression. All in a pandemic. Knitting or crocheting is encouraged.
Time is different here.
Inspired by ancient keening rituals, Move is a performance about migration, collective grief and communal healing.
Intricate Rituals by York DramaSoc at theSpace Triplex is a monologue with alternating actors.
Aisling Lally's Love Me is one of three plays bought to the Edinburgh Fringe 2021 by York DramaSoc.
Originally a gothic-horror novella (written in 1872!), this stage adaptation has been passionately crafted by playwright, author and director, Laura J Harris to be premiered at Edi…
Writer and director Annabel Lunney used the inspirations from anonymous submissions to create the play Sweating the Small Stuff.
‘Ahhhh Gaaaa Do Do Do!’ This exciting new comedy takes place behind the scenes at a family entertainment resort, somewhere up North.
A unique take on the transition from the Ottoman Empire’s period to the Republican era through the story of an old mansion and its demolition.
When a collection of colourful characters come together to perform their most recent play adaptation via Zoom, surely nothing can go wrong.
SKANK is about a woman in crisis.
Welcome to undertaker Anna Morgan-Jones’ live Zoom webinar.
Patricia has been concocting the perfect speech in her head over the last year, of what she would say if she were ever to face her ex-abusive boyfriend again.
Press sets its satirical sights on Hollywood.
Following the death of their manager, four bartenders are faced with the impossible task of resurrecting their bar before it is taken over by a massive corporate chain.
Although it’s something we will all go through, death is one of the least understood parts of the human experience – so Chronic Insanity has decided to dive into the deep end.
For All the Love You Lost is presented by Morosophy at [email protected]’s Hall.
Join Doctor Whom for a wibbly-wobbly adventure across time and space as they traverse the cosmos with their impressionable sidekick and talking robot dog.
A dark comedy that portrays all the nuances of trying to maintain a childhood friendship you’ve grown out of.
Perthshire maverick Gussie McCraig joins No.
In 2019, Fede and his mother, went on a quest to look for América.
Award-winning comedian and NHS psychiatrist Benji Waterstones has written a book! Is it really a “modern classic” or are his publishers as deluded as his patients? Make your minds …
Jack Docherty, the BAFTA award-winning star of Scot Squad and Absolutely, and one of Scotland’s favourite comic performers, returns to the festival with a tender, playful, darkly c…
Do you believe in magic? Bev does.
At the Colorado premiere of The Dark Knight Rises, a community was torn apart by gun violence.
You’ll clock in at the beginning.
An old soldier faces one more battle – with himself.
A group of teenage friends celebrate after their final exams and look towards the future.
Saving Mr Ultimate by John McEwan-Whyte at theSpace Triplex is the debut show of Extra Arca, a young theatre group within New Celts Productions, a consortium of young theatre compa…
For a show at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe entitled Corpsing you might be forgiven for thinking it’s a comedy about laughing out of place.
Ripe Fruit are two older women trying to make sense of the world they live in when they explore Husbands, Hair and Other Stories.
Paddy the Cope, written and directed by Raymond Ross, makes its world premiere at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in the delightful Netherbow Theatre at the Scottish Storytelling Cen…
The Manchester Revue are proud to present their new sketch show, Free Shot On Entry! Bringing you the best comedy The University of Manchester has to offer, prepare to question eve…
Siblings Ansel and Gretchen explore the complexities of human connection.
There’s a new man in Máire’s life.
In association with Smock Alley Theatre, acclaimed Irish comedian Tadhg Hickey brings you his weird and wonderful part-theatre, part-stand-up comedy show, In One Eye, Out the Other…
‘I am a man of my time.
Why would a spirit be trapped in the mortal plane, not alive but not quite dead? The Ghost Matchmaker seeks to free ghosts of the chains that bind them to the land of the living, f…
It’s been years since anyone has been allowed outside, mandated by the Executives.
On Your Bike comes with a lot of hype.
Like Fresh Skin.
Suffragettes is compelling, visceral epic theatre with 12 original songs in the style of our acclaimed, award-winning show, That Bastard Brecht.
The climate apocalypse has hit.
Lockdown has been a universal experience for everyone in this country.
‘I wish Justine would leave me alone, so I could imagine being with her.
First comes love, then comes marriage, then comes.
A couple whose relationship just isn’t working.
Plasters is an original play by Emma Tadmor who founded RJ Theatre Company with co-producer, Daniel Feldman.
Double Drop by Lisa Jên Brown / Dirty Protest Theatre.
Designed specifically to be experienced with headphones, alone, with the lights off and the curtains drawn, Covid Lockdown Breath Machine is a fantastical, transformative and uplif…
Do you believe in love at first sight? Will has a secret.
She’s on her bed in her room staring at the ceiling.
This is CITY.
When a fire rips through Serbia, Peter’s Instagram posts of the dramatic wilderness abruptly stop.
Deserted Shores / Negative Photographs focuses on a woman imagining a family gathering that never happened after a tragedy connected to the uneasy political atmosphere of the 90s i…
How can we reconcile the need for freedom and security in a relationship? Where does mindful self-protection end and where does compulsive self-isolation begin? At what point is it…
Your Servant, Mephistopheles follows the demonic deuteragonist as they keep up after a young John Faustus and dodge their boss, Lucifer.
When Vee embarks on her cycling commute, she has no idea that she’ll never make it home.
Lockdown Love Story is a UK-based comedy created by Alice Fforde and Charlie Dryden, highlighting the ups and downs of online dating during a pandemic.
The story of Emily: brassy, funny and forthright.
On February 7th 1991, James Casey was found guilty of murder.
A trio of new plays, presented digitally, by Edinburgh Graduate Theatre Group.
With Sistas Before Mistas as their rally cry, the girls of St.
At just 22 years old, writer and performer Mabel Thomas brings her debut solo show Sugar to the Fringe.
Recovering Misogynist is a magical realist #MeToo story by Rachel Mariner (Bill Clinton Hercules).
London circa 2017.
Open the door to No 19, where love hits the rocks like gin and tonic… In Eva’s world, time has eclipsed.
Lucifer, the fallen angel, begs God’s permission to return to Heaven: ‘You forgave everyone, but me.
‘Pain trumps pleasure.
V-Card is a new comedy by Alison Hall about Hazel, a young woman whose friends take it upon themselves to help her resolve her lack of sexual experience when they find out that she…
It’s 1360 and John Carpenter has started work on the new church spire in Chesterfield.
Storyteller Elise Robertson embarks on a journey of discovery about Rachel Carson, the iconic environmentalist, who was born 12 miles from her in Pittsburgh, PA, 60 years earlier.
Cambridge-based theatre company, The Two Jays, present five short Zoom plays; some funny and some tragic, in which truths are spilled.
He’s dead, and it’s her job to prepare and present his body for his family’s final goodbye.
Following its West End and Off-Broadway runs, Olivier Award-winning Fishamble presents On Blueberry Hill, by current Laureate for Irish Fiction, and Costa Novel of the Year Award w…
The past stalks the present in this gripping drama with the world in a state of flux.
‘Laugh-out-loud funny, bold, fascinating, whip-smart’ **** (Everything-Theatre.
Fear of Roses follows three women as they grapple with each other’s careers in a power struggle which soon turns deadly.
Come forth for a cautionary tale venturing through ancient history to modern masculinity; welcome to Mediocre White Male.
Transgressing borders, ethnicity and culture, MOVE is an epic tale of women across the world and how their stories intertwine.
Once upon a time, there was a little girl who grew up watching her immigrant Cypriot mother work in a vibrant little hair salon in North London in the 1980s.
A powerful musical about living with dementia.
Told through the lens of teenagers on the verge of adulthood, a group of friends decide to camp in a public park, exposing the intricacies of youth culture and a generational tempe…
Travel – always exciting, especially when the man of your dreams pops up to join you.
A small theatre company are performing their murder mystery play, Death at Sea, but during the show, everything goes wrong.
Boot – a new one-act play by Eliza Williams.
A playful, one-woman comedy about a single mum’s trials and adventures in the year 2000 at the dawn of Internet dating.
Sugar and spice / partners in crime / he-said-she-said / not talking / can’t believe / only joking / why did I / hate you / forgive you / miss you.
Is that mole cancer? Is that cough coronavirus? If I’m not eligible for free prescriptions then who is? In a world where Google is the family doctor and knows you better than you…
Murder has come to a quiet Yorkshire village where nothing ever happens.
Six generations of women, their lives spanning 100 years from the final months of World War One to the present.
In a world where we ignore any films past Shrek 2.
The NHS has a funding crisis.
Set in 1950s England and based on the controversial 19th-century play Spring Awakening; A Children’s Tragedy by Franz Wedekind, Awakening is a story about the struggles of the t…
#16Candles2SayAnything – 80s movies are reimagined for 2020! Chicago’s award-winning Wego Drama returns to the Fringe with an all-new production inspired by all the classic 80s…
Beowulf sets out to save the Danes, redefine heroism and crack some legendary jokes along the way.
Sr Clarissa has grown somewhat tired of her marriage to Christ.
A snapshot of the life of an eccentric woman living on the streets of South East London.
An emotional, touching and hilarious piece of original theatre.
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 …
Based on the 19th-century German play Spring Awakening; A Children’s Tragedy by Franz Wedekind, Spring explores the lives of a group of teenagers growing up in a rural Christian …
Breaking down? Worn out, but can’t find the manual? Book in for this funny, tender, toolbox talk about how to keep going.
After their mother’s death, two estranged sisters, Jenny, an introvert who cared for their ailing mother, and Jackie, an ambitious socialite who left home at sixteen never to retur…
Birth, death, upheaval, wild animals, buried secrets and massive amounts of coffee.
The Giant Killers tells the true story of the first working-class men to compete in the FA Cup.
Good morning, Edinburgh! After many successful Fringe sell-outs, we’re back for our fabulous 15th anniversary! Three new, stimulating, delicious, rotating “menus” of 10-15-minute c…
Charles II has returned to England, the theatres have been reopened and a woman is about to take the stage for the first time.
Rosy’s multi-award-winning theatre debut ‘Passionate Machine’ took Edinburgh by storm in 2018 – now she’s back for more.
The Eradication of Schizophrenia in Western Lapland is informed by a treatment for psychosis that has seen amazing results in Western Lapland.
A new dark comedy about foot-and-mouth disease by Fringe First award winner Emily Jenkins.
This play is about dreams, where forgotten memories go, déjà vu, laughter, the inability to laugh, that sense you get when you can tell someone is staring at you, the song Girls …
The Community Centre! is a comedy show written, acted and directed by multi-ethnic artists.
A fanfic no one asked for, a sprawling eulogy to a deceased robot that wears it’s fragile heart on it’s sleeve, a meme made by someone you can’t relate to.
An original musical composed by Annie Scalmanini, an Apple engineer straight out of the Silicon Valley pressure cooker.
A contemporary reimagining of classic horror characters.
Tanya is a woman with a lot on her mind.
I was young when I chose to love my city.
Reality TV lurches onto the stage, with four familiar Shakespearean characters competing to win a thousand gold crowns.
What would you think of if I told you this was a play about radicalisation? Who would you picture? What did they look like? Where were they from – here, or there?
Charlotte was a legendary Hollywood props mistress who disappeared from public view decades ago.
You’re getting ready to go out but your depression has other ideas.
A scholar and an amnesiac find themselves on the shore of the river Styx.
Na na na na na na na na Batman! Na na na na na na na na panto! Panto! Batman! Pantooooo! After a sell-out adult pantomime in 2018’s Fringe, WDG is back with a new not-family-frie…
This fresh, original piece of writing, set in a modern day witch trial, is a meditation on what it means to be a woman; the challenges we face, and how they break us, bind us and s…
I’ve never been the biggest fan of Alice Birch’s writing.
Over a drunken McDonald’s, two girls start a viral tweeting frenzy over a subject they know little about.
‘When did no become a turn on? No.
Das Stuck’s The Mannequin is a contemporary Edda of intertwining tales: bohemians enwrapped in the fashion industry whilst isolated in the LGBTQ+ community.
Kira was perfect; until her eating disorder threatened to shatter everything in her path.
One room, one baby, thirty days.
A classroom comedy.
Join today’s most innovative playwrights for an afternoon of performed readings and interviews with presenter Shereen Nanjiani.
It’s Andie’s last night in her childhood home before going to uni and she’s throwing the party to end all parties.
Maggie Taylor has the ideal life as an ageing dominatrix.
Moon Walk is a funny play, with fast paced, quippy dialogue, but it is also a sad and gripping portrait of the effects of mental illness on American men.
Deep, dark subway.
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…
A contemporary exploration on the journey of the English language.
Greenwich Village, 1961. These Streets follows the lives of four young artists immersed in the folk music scene.
They have been dreaming of this since they were young and now the day has finally come.
1983, a boarding school in the German Democratic Republic.
Tired of the lack of progress in gender equality, Sal and Libby decide to take things into their own hands in the only sensible way they can think of: by starting a terrorist organ…
Come in from the rain, put your feet up and chill the f*ck out.
Irene Possetto’s one-woman play presents a young girl named Isabelle living a life of true tragedy in 1301.
For a long time the system in the city was different.
Yellow, written by Conky Campfner, is a modern adaptation of a Victorian short story The Yellow Newspaper by Charlotte Perkins Gilman.
Atmospheric drama about Second Opium War, populated by rarefied creatures of Chinese and British royal courts.
When two scientists struggle to parent their youngest son, they create Inka.
How many years does it take to unspool a man? An odd king sails the waves of the wine dark sea in a bathtub.
Want Some More explores the harsh realities of living with a whole range of eating disorders from binge eating to diabulimia; retelling word for word accounts in Stage Strong Produ…
For centuries three witches have gathered on the solstice to create a potion to avoid being turned to stone at midnight.
Narrative subverted for unwholesome purposes.
Steph and Rhona work part-time in dead-end jobs and rent a flat they can’t afford.
MTM Musical Theatre Awards nominee: Best Composer for Sailing to Tomorrow, 2007.
The Oxford Revue returns with its celebrated Free Fringe variety bill.
Why does your shadow keep following you? Does it really have to? And what is it up to while you are asleep? Sina finds a way to get rid of her shadow.
Have you ever loved a show so much that you wished you could kidnap the actors, keep them in your basement and get them to perform it again for you? No? Just Rupert? A troupe of yo…
When so many songs written by men are condescending (Wake Up Little Susie), dangerously demeaning (Blurred Lines) or darn right creepy (Every Breath You Take) towards women, it is …
Arising out of Berlin and Hollywood open stages, this group showcase raises a fist with one hand and holds a glass with the other against the fact that the world we live in is a co…
Remarkably, if you wander into The Traverse at 9am, you will find an audience willing to watch a rehearsed reading of a brand-new play and not a spare seat in the house.
By mixing fiction and non-fiction, this performance transports the audience to the moment before the inevitable eruption, allowing them to understand and feel the causes that led t…
With a melancholy Chopin Nocturne running through her veins and fragments of Caruso’s haunting opera echoing across the shimmering night sky, the haunted composer goes on a past …
On a pale horse: in 1547, King Henry VIII is dead, and his court is reeling from the news.
HighTide, BBC Radio 3 and BBC Arts present two interweaving plays, written by talented writers Vinay Patel (Doctor Who) and Tallulah Brown (Songlines).
Set in a TV studio, [email protected] puts history straight! Roving reporters get to the bottom of history’s biggest stories.
Follows one woman and her soul’s journey through cancer, two children and a chihuahua.
Local celebrity Jeremy Shaw is shot on his way to work one morning.
Secrets is the brand new show by the two-time Edinburgh Close-Up Magician of the Year, Cameron Young.
On the verge of a natural disaster, a prison guard is called into work and discovers a newcomer to the team – an artificial intelligence named Sally.
Adam, a hyper-intelligent AI, is cold, awkward and doesn’t make sense.
‘Welcome to the Dead Parents Society.
After a hugely successful debut with their show iDENTiTY, Anomaly Theatre Company returns with three new dark comedies scrutinising the world that scrutinises us.
Are you part of the 51% that is told to change every part of your body? Laser off all your hair? Cover yourself in expensive products because you’re worthless! Tea?…(With Milk) i…
A block of flats.
‘Together we can build our fortresses and break their foundations.
Verbatim stories of “love” in all its magnificence and monstrousness.
The Edinburgh Fringe exists as a kind of suspended adolescence allowing creatives to live the experience of their art being the most important thing in the world.
The jolly summer hols have arrived at last! Young, brave Lady Iris Bungle and her beloved housekeeper, Mrs Squidgyfeet, find themselves at Hardwick Heights on the edge of Loch Ness…
Smelling: there’s an app for that.
It’s an old feminist adage that the personal is political – and it doesn’t get much more personal than this.
The Heresy Machine, by Seth Majnoon, claims to be about Alan Turing.
‘When you leave here, everything else will be exactly the same.
The final 24 candidates for the Mars Mission Programme have been observed for a month by the public in a reality TV show designed to choose the final four.
Frank’s son Alex is facing a mental health crisis, and Frank hasn’t a clue what to do about it or how to get Alex to talk about it.
Trapped in a house, flood waters rising, Susan plays out all the influences on her life.
Leaves is a new play by New York City based, all-female theatre collective Don, Pat & Tom.
Eliza Drake used to believe in fairies.
What happens when we bring era-defining characters back to life? A thought-provoking avant-garde history-play, exploring the self through the epic, Paradise Lost.
No matter how long the winter – spring is sure to follow.
Une bonne dose de excitement.
Frances has decided to fly to Dublin to spit on Sister Ina Marsh’s grave.
Alena and Kat are splitting up.
Have you ever felt so lost in the game of life that you don’t really remember who you are? Combining personal stories with physical theatre, vulnerability and ferocity, Ana creates…
Cook and clean and not be seen.
Making a show with your ex must be awkward, right? Maybe.
Activising For Change are an Edinburgh-based theatre group and the brains behind 2018’s emotive performance of 147Hz Can’t Pass, an intimate window into the experiences of livi…
Near Bristol, a clueless Swindonian encounters a secluded town with a distaste for strangers.
Harry and Ella walk into a bar.
If we started the world again, would we do a better job? The world they’re in has fallen apart.
Who can be a mother? What makes them a mother? Do we actually need one? Cariad and Catrin confront the dysfunction of their relationship past and present and the division that an u…
Sam is ill.
Part I: fool me once.
Selling Like Hot Takes is the debut sketch show from newly-formed comedy duo, Finlay and Joe.
This new musical follows the story of Alex Peel, whose life is changed by a diagnosis which will eventually lead to her going completetly blind.
This summer, a hero will brew.
Dorothy Wordsworth has finally found her place, living in domestic and literary bliss in the Lake District with her famous brother, William.
The scene is set, the story is well known, the outcome for most is death.
A mysterious case.
Seventeen-year-old Catherine lives a quiet life in the country with only Gothic novels for excitement.
It’s the final year of university for Tom, but he’s afraid he’ll never be good enough to become a superhero.
Gill Mcvey’s play focuses on the struggles of dealing with dementia and the sacrifices that are inevitably made.
Living in a world where people don’t say what they mean or mean what they say can be tricky, and Reilly has questions.
In near-future England, two girls are thrilled to be accepted into the playground, the final stage of their education, but all is not as it seems.
Two front gardens, two women with the wit to talk for Ireland, a washing line and a brick wall.
Introducing Carol Ann Duffy to the stage with a trumpet call, indicating a rally of the troops, seems befitting for the hour with the world-renowned poet.
A partially sane imprisoned zombie tries outwitting his zookeeper interrogator, swearing a zombie army is coming to free him.
This five-star show returns to the Fringe following last year’s success.
At the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, there is a work by the artist Robert Montgomery, a large piece of signage that declares ‘THERE WILL BE NO MIRACLES HERE’.
Question: what does a recalcitrant crow, an irascible mouse, a Shakespeare loving scarecrow and an impressionable young girl have in common? Answer: they’re all in this story.
Based on the classic Scottish folk song, Kelty Clippie follows the comic adventures of a bus conductress in Fife.
The 2018 Scotsman Fringe First Award-winning show returns for just two performances.
A combination of live performance and short film, with a focus on new material and experimentation, The Paddock is a showcase of exciting and innovative work from the most ground-b…
Internationally renowned artist Concha Vidal presents an evocative site-specific performance in a hairdressing salon.
Any piece of art that tackles a complicated subject like mental health is worthwhile.
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.
“I’ve not seen anything like this in the 12 years I’ve been working at the Fringe,” was the observation from one of the tech guys I spoke to after seeing Ugly Youth, this y…
Vanity Airlines holds the prestigious title of Airline of the Year 2012 but how did the most popular airline lose their touch? Is it because the majority of people are flying budge…
When the UK’s finest spy, Bonnie, is sent on a mission in the Swiss Alps, everything goes wrong when she discovers that her arch-rival, Soviet spy L, is at the same hotel with a mi…
Based on true stories and interviews, an original play asking pivotal questions with humour and directness.
A new play with music by Rachel Flynn.
Where do you stand on the burning issues of today? Who do you trust? Is anything so important you’d stake your life on it? Passion Perspectives is a challenging piece of new writin…
Tired of being ignored, attention-seeking Grief takes it upon herself to be seen.
Where can you go to find all the dirty scandals on campus? The Sinners Club is the only radio show where people can call in anonymously and tell the whole university their biggest …
Accidentally On Purpose (sponsored by Goldsmiths Drama Society) presents Piano Man, a short play in which four characters discover the true meaning of acceptance and understanding …
Angus gets a review that says he’s ‘watchable’.
A dark, comedic production which explores mental illness in the mind of an everyday young woman.
Nancy and Alex fell in love when they were teenagers.
Hal is struggling to come to terms with her mother’s death and meet with her father’s expectations.
New plays by Francisca da Silveira, Ansley Echols, Joanna Glum, Davey Goodwin, Amy Rhianne Milton, Ahmad Musta’ain Bin Khamis, Karolina Oleskiewicz and Morgan Powell.
Karen, 17, on her parents: loving and lovable; secret devotees of University Challenge.
Lost boy on a bridge, a hungry talking crow, old documents float on the river below.
The National newspaper and ELT short playwright winners.
Join two of The Oxford Revue’s brightest talents as they take you through an hour of rogue, wild and laugh-out-loud comedy.
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…
Newly engaged Jimmy and Natasha feel they’re the perfect match.
Scotland’s most progressive orchestra take on the Pianodrome – an extraordinary amphitheatre made entirely of upcycled pianos.
At a time of schisms within feminism, where sirens are the soundtrack to our newsfeeds, This Script combines poetic memoir with a fierce call for empathy.
Sociologist-turned-detective Caleb Rutherford steps into a hall of mirrors exposing real people through their professions while thinking he has nothing to reveal about himself.
Another Fringe day, another single figure on a stage dissecting a “big issue of today”.
TERRAtory follows Emma on her rollercoaster ride navigating her own DNA helix.
Seesome Theatre’s new production Parasites is presented as an issue play, getting to the heart of problems with the welfare state, domestic abuse and teenager stuck in an unforgi…
The play follows Nick: a young, successful artist struggling with his identity and mental health.
Helene is excited to throw Gordon’s birthday party, but Gordon isn’t happy about turning 70.
Fight Song is part of this year’s programme of four plays by students from the celebrated CalIfornia Institute of the Arts (CalArts) at Venue 13.
Full Consent To Speak On My Behalf refers to a statutory line used by professionals, enabling foster carers to speak on behalf of children in the care system.
Some women aspire to wearing their mother’s shoes.
Witness the struggle between good and evil, order and chaos, taste and.
Have you ever wondered what your favourite fairy tale characters are up to off-duty? Well, there’s a good chance they’re just like you and me in the break room – simply tryin…
Phosphorus Theatre works with refugees and asylum-seekers to create original collaborative autobiographical storytelling.
When Dexter’s mum is sent to jail for getting mixed up in a jewellery robbery, it’s up to Dexter and his best friend Winter to get her out.
In It’s Beautiful, Over There, Stephanie Greenwood relates the death of various members of her broad family tree with vignettes about grandparents, resistance fighters and Polish…
Bea’s vagina can narrate, DJ, and dance, but she can’t have sex.
It’s the most pressing question of our time: what’s it like to be white and male in #MeToo America? Luckily for you, Kurt and Bradley have answers! Two years after high school …
X is a prisoner confined to the walls of their cell, placed there for a crime they refuse to discuss.
The Shipping Forecast has stopped ships becoming wrecks since 1911.
Love! Death! And a pantomime camel! After extensive audience research, we listed the 47 things people demanded in operas and shoehorned them into this show.
The story of two plebs trying to navigate the infamous story of Hamlet with nothing but their wits, songs and wacky behaviour.
This provocative, comic and life-affirming one-man show invites you to the core of spiritual debate to experience a journey of life, death and transcendence.
The Words Are There is a moving and innovative piece of physical theatre that appeals both for its approach to male domestic abuse, and for its style of performance.
Europe is occupied by the Nazis and fearing imminent invasion, the British launch Operation Columba – parachuting sixteen thousand spies across the Channel.
After their successful run of Greyhounds in 2018, Time & Again return with Edwardian epic, Clouds! The year is 1913 and women are rising up.
Discover the true story of Valentina Tereshkova, a young textile worker plucked from obscurity to lead the Soviet Union’s race to the stars.
Matthew Roberts’ solo show, Teach, at theSpace, Surgeons Hall is performance brimming with conviction and energy.
In an afterlife, Gilbert brags to Sullivan that, as fathers of the modern musical, all new musicals are basically just variations on their own plots! Sullivan challenges him to tel…
Whether you bought a ticket for the slightly unnerving image design or for the sheer length of the title, you would be forgiven for rethinking your choice once you notice a dauntin…
A woman walks into a bar.
Welcome tae Camby! If ye need tae know anyhin’ aboot roon here, there’s five hings ye need tae remember: neds, fitbaw, shite, shoaps n’ the cooncil.
The rock’n’roll diary of Marshall Stax.
(Ab)solution is the first Edinburgh Festival Fringe Play from Swindon-based Jackrill Productions, and it’s an impressive debut at Greenside, Infirmary St.
Hard drugs and hard times are a recipe for mayhem in Saltire Sky’s latest production.
Wayne is a conman.
Black Light Theatre Company features a boisterous and lively cast in their production The Last Bubble.
Saltire Sky’s hit debut show is back.
Following the success at last year’s Edinburgh Fringe with the five-star show After Today, Stage D’Or returns with their latest work from acclaimed playwright Tim Connery.
Comedy actress Tami Stone presents her debut one-woman Edinburgh show.
Fisherman’s Tail is a hearty, all age, actor-musician musical about four humble fishermen whose everyday lives are blown out of the water when they are caught up in the whirlwind o…
In the wake of a terrible decision, Tommy is burnt out.
Up and Away is a drama set in rural Wisconsin.
In the house on the corner of our street lived an old man.
Francis Bacon once observed that ‘in order for the light to shine so brightly, the darkness must be present’.
Told through an enticing striptease of revelations, this poignant and funny solo performance is a complex and deeply felt examination of life’s unplanned turns, deliberate shifts, …
Stoner comedy is a strange subgenre.
The Good Scout treads an extraordinarily fine line as a play.
A powerful drama interspersed with original songs, looking at the lives of the main protagonists involved in the struggle for the vote between Emmeline Pankhurst’s Suffragettes a…
Annie comes back earlier than anticipated.
There are only two remaining vacant graves in the family plot – and Uncle John will not miss out on one.
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.
On 20th July, 1969, thousands of people gathered to watch two remarkable firsts: the first all-night broadcast on British television, and the first man walking on the surface of th…
Smokescreen Productions is supporting the work of Amnesty International through its new work, Judas, at Assembly Blue Room.
Are you saving the world? If you’re reading this, you’re a win-winner.
Limbo: The Twelve is one of the latest pair of musicals from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, allowing a group of talented young performes the opportunity to perform an origina…
Actor/writer Christopher Tajah of Resistance Theatre Company gives an impassioned performance in Dream Of A King at theSpace Triplex, as he reimagines the hours leading up to the a…
A murder mystery exploring relationships where anyone could be the perpetrator! Will Inspector LeFevre, through his love of music, apprehend the villain? Are you the next Miss Marp…
A clever, conversational creation which examines differing experiences and attitudes to feminism, misogyny and the patriarchal structures which limit women in society.
Part insider look at the making of the film Jaws and part musings on what constitutes an artist, The Shark is Broken, written by Ian Shaw and Joseph Nixon and directed by Guy Maste…
To some, Reverend Sheen is a walking miracle.
Gordon and Helene are stuck in South Africa and in their rut.
If a tree falls in a forest, and no one gives a flying f**k, does it really fall at all?… Inspired by Ovid’s myth, ‘Daphne and Apollo’, this ecofeminist drama recasts Daphn…
Part stand-up, part gig, with a sparkling performance by Inês Sampaio, The Trial is an interactive new play that questions gender constructions in the 21st century.
There’s Stanley the man and Stanley the play.
Rebel, geek, emo, which were you? Or were you the popular one? Scotland’s brightest new talents, The Network, take on the cliques in a homage to classic coming-of-age movies.
Forget everything your history teachers told you, not all pirates had beards.
What do the widow and mistress of Scotland’s famous bard discuss over tea? After the death of Robert Burns, his wife Jean Armour and mistress Nancy Maclehose finally meet.
The pieces of the puzzle that make up Laura’s brain don’t seem to fit.
Ellie, Liz and Tig have worked in the factory for a very long time.
In order for theatre to be political, it certainly does not have to make any truly profound statement on the state of the world.
Northern Ireland, 1989.
A woman reveals her daughter’s terrible secret which only surfaces as the daughter becomes a young woman.
Asterglow theatre is a new amateur company focused on new writing centered on female and non-binary individuals.
Four work colleagues reunite after 30 years, in this delightful intergenerational analysis of motherhood.
The Almanac has been destroyed.
‘They call me witch.
We all are a mess, I guess. In Mess, Kirsten Vangsness of Criminal Minds explores the non-linearity of time, visible quantum objects, monsters, kittens and Christian rock.
Self Portraits plays with notions of gender, sexuality and the effects that time and age have on our bodies, our perception of who we are and who we have been and who we might beco…
Who is Analeise? I don’t know.
This hilarious dark comedy welcomes you into Kurl Up and Dye, a warm and friendly though largely unsuccessful Yorkshire beauticians.
Written/performed by John McCann and directed by Erasmus Mackenna, who brought you last year’s Scotsman Fringe First Award-winning play DUPed.
Eva O’Connor’s one-woman show about heart break and madness is crammed with life, wit and tragedy.
Some people have called it ‘the biggest scam or our age’.
This talented all-female ensemble offer an original and inventive take on traditional fairytales.
‘Too young to stay in, too old to go out!’ Nigel Osner casts a quizzical eye over life’s challenges for those that little bit older.
‘This place is a human rat trap.
What happens after you die? Angels? A black hole? Perhaps.
A young woman calls a helpline.
Christine Devaney’s And the Birds Did Sing is a gentle, moving meditation on the loss of her father, expressed through story-telling and some expressive physical movement to an e…
At age seven, Phil was sent to Dublin by his single mother, Philomena, to be raised by her parents so she could earn enough money to survive.
Join comedy jumble sale Joby Mageean on a swashbuckling stand-up comedy adventure as he takes you on a whimsical tale of the seven seas, recounting his life as a troubadour and hei…
When he is attacked on the street, drag performer Anthony, aka Theresa Mayhem, has a choice to make; does he repress the trauma and become a reality TV star? Or listen to his best …
From early Celtic tradition, through Shakespearean superstition to modern high fantasy, everyone has heard of fairies.
Muse 90401 is a one-woman show written by, and starring, internationally acclaimed actress Fadik Sevin Atasoy.
With their country plunged into political crisis by anti-Government strikes – a group of young East German students are ordered to “persuade” the protesters to go home peacefully…
Anything With A Pulse begins with boy meets girl in a nightclub.
This thought provoking production by Want the Moon Theatre is a compelling exploration of connectedness – to ourselves, to those around us, and to reality.
Based on a true story.
Growing up in Kilburn, siblings Madani, Maryam and school mate Alex hit it off from the moment they meet.
Six lives uprooted by war.
Honey, a freelance journalist and single mother of four (and a half) seeks control, agency, confirmation and solvency from her rebellious daughter, disappointed mother, skeptical f…
Lola’s funny, confident, and always striving for perfection.
Model, singer of Velvet Underground, muse of Andy Warhol, mother, heroin addict, rock composer, actress.
In a time of hard borders and systematic segregation, enigmatic stranger Roman arrives at Checkpoint-4 and attempts to bluff and bribe his way past two incompetent border guards.
Brace yourself for Liz Cotton: she is a comic songwriter unlike any other.
Max has just been sectioned and she doesn’t know why.
You are watching three actors sat at a table.
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.
The Edinburgh Fringe is awash with shows designed to shock and push our buttons.
Limbo: City of Dreams charges itself with the difficult task of cramming an entire world into its hour-long runtime.
After getting dragged along to the smelliest, most infamous night club in Edinburgh by her new friends, Frida the Fresher meets Matt, a posh English guy from the rival university.
The University of York’s Dead Ducks take to the Fringe with their brand-new sketch show: York du Soleil.
Lanky sketch duo Jackman and Bones debut at the Edinburgh Fringe with an hour of madcap, energetic, Oscar-worthy shenanigans, answering the questions you never knew you had: Is Doc…
Ticker follows twenty-something Spencer, a Geordie millennial who is deeply in love with the inestimable Gabi.
‘If you’re gonna kill a man, better make sure you do it properly.
Salmon hits you hard from the moment you step in the venue.
1979, a beach in Brazil, a drowning man meets a mysterious woman who cajoles, questions and flatters him into defending the indefensible.
Searching through the Fringe guide for a show worth seeing is a job that could perhaps be likened to archaeology – you spend hours carefully probing, sorting the dross from the d…
She’s hot, rich and f*cking powerful.
Ivory Wings is a one-woman show with a live piano score.
Writer and performer Mika Johnson delivers a powerful, poignant and relatable queer narrative, which voices the story of a masculine-identifying lesbian, navigating life and love t…
Shaving the Dead starts with two undertakers waiting at a coffin.
What if it’s all true? Every weird theory, everything you can’t quite see from the corner of your eye.
As might be expected, the environment – specifically, the “environmental emergency” we currently face – is one of the more notable themes running through this year’s Frin…
A writer/producer of television’s Supernatural spins a series of intimate, darkly comic vignettes in this modern thriller.
When Dave dies and is sent back to the living, he is only visible to his best friend Jimmy.
Following the death of his predecessor, an established theatre producer takes on the most expensive Broadway musical of all time.
Two young women from different sides of Dublin city attending the same festival meet in the girls' toilets (always the best place to make new friends) and strike up a connectio…
If you’ve been unlucky in love, nothing makes you feel better about yourself than laughing at someone else.
Flora and Nic have been friends for years, for pretty much the whole of history.
Jane and Toni are immaculate, iconic, accommodating flight attendants.
A story of a man who decides to be a dancer.
In 1961, Hannah’s mum, Angela, was in the Australian premiere production of The Sound of Music.
Is it possible to please everyone, all of the time? And at what cost to your family and health? In this fast and frenetic comedy, award-winning writer/performer Paul Richards (‘Thi…
Numbers starts with Jack (Henry Waddon) in a therapy session on a sparse stage and moves through the chain of events that took him there.
You've probably heard plenty of stories about lucky couples who fall in love, get married and live happily-ever-after.
Have you ever been to a supermarket and thought, “Hey, I really wish the staff would sing more?" Well, Cambridge University Musical Theatre Society are here to make that wis…
Lucy (Kirsten Vangsness of Criminal Minds) is just trying to work out how to be the best cool girl, lady boss, and all around woman she can be when suddenly, the fate of universe i…
Henry Wilkinson: See Me at Lunch is an hour-long, one-man, hyper-immersive, character comedy extravaganza.
A fast-paced, farcical retelling of one of South Africa’s most infamous criminals, Andre Stander, the policeman turned gunman.
Tonight’s the night.
Albert Einstein used to work in a patent office, reportedly because the mundanity and ease of the job allowed his mind to wander to more complicated concepts.
The Girl Guide Promise, an oath taken by all Guides and Brownies, highlights how a girl guide member must always do their best, be true to themselves and develop their beliefs.
Multi award-winning US playwright Jonathan Caren’s razor-sharp dark comedy follows four friends on a river-rafting stag party that’s turned upside down when a mysterious woman kaya…
An American artist must decide whether to overstay her visa or give up her chance to become a UK citizen.
Ripped, by Alex Gwyther is a heroic confrontation with the aftermath of a male sexual assault.
The university’s oddest professor has made a remarkable discovery.
This multimedia theatrical experience explores an old Istanbul mansion’s transition from Ottoman to modern eras, through video art and traditional Turkish music, live looping and…
A struggling artist working at a movie theater, Chris goes on a surreal adventure into his subconscious while popping popcorn.
Drunk Lion follows an alcoholic lion who spends his days drinking into oblivion in a cantina until he meets Chris, a young foreigner learning how to speak Spanish.
Google Me is the new offering from 2018 Fringe debut comedian Eleanor Colville.
The Professors of Logic present the songs of Anna Durkacz Ryan with a fresh look at approaching age.
Written and performed by David Colvin.
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.
This one-woman show, written and performed by Isabelle Kabban, is a tender, thoughtful and deeply moving account of a mother-daughter relationship affected by mental illness.
‘It was about getting rid, not counting’ she said, but they needed to know where the bodies were.
Brendan Galileo is determined to make his mark on Irish political life and save the local school of music from being converted into apartments for racehorses, by joining the ranks …
No one ever said that life was easy, but it’s what you make of it which defines who you are.
Collapsible follows the story of Essie, who at the outset feels like she’s crumbling.
Part party, part PSHE lesson and part coming-of-age rom-com, A Womb of One’s Own is a heartfelt love letter to women’s bodies everywhere.
This gripping true story of a terrifying night-time Lancaster Bomber raid in WWII uncovers the triggers of the lifelong legacy that traumatised those airmen who survived.
Ryan Calais Cameron’s powerful new work plays with the meanings of its title in many ways: our central, point-of-view character has the “distinctive qualities of a particular t…
Saul Boyer explodes on stage, a blast of energy and vigorous vocals, as he delights us with a punchy song about being a Jew.
After discovering a comet hurtling towards Earth, Toby snaps and turns into the action hero in his own movie on a mission to save the world from impending doom.
A new world where cheerful totalitarianism is the fashion; where cities promote hilarious mass deportations and funny exterminations; where its leopard-pattern clad locals will do …
This raucous monologue from Sadie Clark gives us a tale of dating and identity from the bleeding edge of the 21st century.
“I am not a bad person”.
This innovative piece by Cut The Chord Theatre is a fresh perspective on sexual violence, consent and how to open conversations that empower both men and women.
In his debut show, character comedian Raphael Wakefield charts the rise and fall of his idol, Arsène Wenger, and asks what it means to become successful.
Tay has returned to her hometown of Dundee for a summer of relaxation, drinking and self-discovery.
Amateur dramatics: the unspoken past of many a Fringe performer.
Pip Utton is one of the world’s most respected performers of solo theatre and a Fringe legend.
In the past 20 to 30 years, our world has drastically changed, especially within the realm of politics and culture.
Nadia and Daniel are about to sign the lease on a new flat.
Pops is a complex contemplation of intergenerational addiction, featuring a father and daughter trapped in co-dependence.
It’s 1999, soon to be 2000, and two sisters are wandering the woods of the Bournemouth area after fleeing a party.
United by love, broken by reality.
Good morning, Edinburgh! After Fringe sell-outs in 2017 and 2018, we’re moving to a lovely new venue.
Drawing the line between the exaggerated and the tender is no easy feat.
Some assert that homophobia, for the most part, has been eradicated.
Eddy Brimson hasn’t been on his best behaviour.
Subverting the Saturday night staple, meet Maz, Jo and Dee: three women on the wrong side of 40 – your chat show hosts.
In the late 1960s three women were murdered by an Old Testament quoting serial killer by the name of Bible John.
Wild Swimming is the story of two friends across centuries of change and development.
Biographical performances like LipSync, produced by Cumbernauld Theatre as part of their Invited Guest project, don't always have some obvious, political point to make; they…
Daughterhood by Charley Miles seeks to tell the story of two sisters separated by nine years of age and half a decade lived separately, coming back together to try and work out who…
Exploring the experiences of those seeking refuge in the UK, The Claim is a compelling examination of language, power and storytelling.
When Katie was little, she was brave: climbing trees and riding bikes too fast.
I’m not gonna pretend like I know a lot about the UK's schooling system, because I don’t.
Archaeologist Nuala unearths a skeleton and her ordered life starts to unravel.
Part stand-up set, part kitchen-sink drama, Pits will take you on a massive Geordie bender of a night out on the Toon, make you laugh until you cannit breathe, and then corner you …
Two girls go on a journey.
"It looks nice.
Best friends Emm and Leo have made the bold artistic decision to graduate without any skills or job prospects.
He was exhausted by life.
A gay themed Friends for the Grindr generation, Fudge, playing now at the Gilded Ballroom Patter House, is a funny slice of gay life play.
Double Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee Andrew Maxwell (Live at the Apollo; winner: Time Out Live Award, ***** (Herald, for Showtime)) makes his theatre debut playing.
Timmy plays hurling, the fastest field sport in the world.
For All I Care is, first and foremost, the story of two women.
This one person play, written and performed by Sarah-Jane Scott, introduces us to Sorcha who is fresh from fleeing her wedding.
We enter stage to a flash of porn images, a seductive voiceover beckoning ‘come all over my face’, and ‘dominate me’.
Richard Gadd pours a free cup of tea to a stranger at a bar – she comes back.
Max has done something stupid.
This monologue, written and performed by Katie Guicciardi, addresses the underreported issue of post-partum depression through a thoughtful combination of analogy, props and heartf…
It’s a late Friday afternoon and Polly is packing her things before she starts her PhD.
The Wardrobe Ensemble is back at the Fringe with a powerfully emotional story of family.
FATTY FAT FAT, performed by Katie Greenall, explores one woman’s journey of growing up fat and surviving in a world where your body is viewed as wrong, unhealthy and disgusting.
While watching Piano_Play it is easy to be taken in by the illusion which the show sets up.
An abandoned party; a neglected bedroom; a cluttered AV desk.
Rocking a minimalist set of a stool and a book, Lucy Roslyn performs this one person play drawing parallels between Virginia Woolf’s classic novel, and her own tumultuous foray i…
We enter stage and Jonathan Ashby-Rock delicately tends to his flowers, encased in boxes across the stage.
Cleopatra’s death by asp is a common myth, largely scientifically disproven.
Fat Rascal Theatre should be pleased with their Fringe so far.
‘To be free is very sweet.
On a bare stage at Pleasance Upstairs, Bobby & Amy promises storytelling in its purest form.