Sugar

Sugar

At just 22 years old, writer and performer Mabel Thomas brings her debut solo show Sugar to the Fringe. 

Sweating the Small Stuff

Sweating the Small Stuff

Writer and director Annabel Lunney used the inspirations from anonymous submissions to create the play Sweating the Small Stuff. 

Intricate Rituals

Intricate Rituals

Intricate Rituals by York DramaSoc at theSpace Triplex is a monologue with alternating actors. 

Love Me

Love Me

Aisling Lally's Love Me is one of three plays bought to the Edinburgh Fringe 2021 by York DramaSoc. 

Afterparty

Afterparty

A group of teenage friends celebrate after their final exams and look towards the future. 

The Shedding of Skin

The Shedding of Skin

Time is different here. 

Move

Move

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

Carmilla

Carmilla

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… 

Dino Land

Dino Land

‘Ahhhh Gaaaa Do Do Do!’ This exciting new comedy takes place behind the scenes at a family entertainment resort, somewhere up North. 

Fear of Roses

Fear of Roses

Fear of Roses follows three women as they grapple with each other’s careers in a power struggle which soon turns deadly. 

On Your Bike

On Your Bike

On Your Bike comes with a lot of hype. 

SKANK

SKANK

SKANK is about a woman in crisis. 

Press

Press

Press sets its satirical sights on Hollywood. 

Patricia Gets Ready (For a Date With the Man That Used to Hit Her)

Patricia Gets Ready (For a Date With the Man That Used to Hit Her)

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. 

House of Hundred

House of Hundred

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. 

For All The Love You Lost

For All The Love You Lost

For All the Love You Lost is presented by Morosophy at [email protected]’s Hall. 

The Complications of Being Ernest

The Complications of Being Ernest

When a collection of colourful characters come together to perform their most recent play adaptation via Zoom, surely nothing can go wrong. 

Dirty Protest Theatre / Kill Me Now by Rhiannon Boyle

Dirty Protest Theatre / Kill Me Now by Rhiannon Boyle

Welcome to undertaker Anna Morgan-Jones’ live Zoom webinar. 

Plasters

Plasters

Plasters is an original play by Emma Tadmor who founded RJ Theatre Company with co-producer, Daniel Feldman. 

Corpsing

Corpsing

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. 

Drown Your Sorrows!

Drown Your Sorrows!

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. 

52 Souls

52 Souls

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. 

Doctor Whom

Doctor Whom

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. 

Catching Up

Catching Up

A dark comedy that portrays all the nuances of trying to maintain a childhood friendship you’ve grown out of. 

Saving Mr Ultimate

Saving Mr Ultimate

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… 

Paddy the Cope

Paddy the Cope

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 Laird Strikes Back

The Laird Strikes Back

Perthshire maverick Gussie McCraig joins No. 

Looking for América

Looking for América

In 2019, Fede and his mother, went on a quest to look for América. 

Mediocre White Male

Mediocre White Male

Come forth for a cautionary tale venturing through ancient history to modern masculinity; welcome to Mediocre White Male. 

You Don't Have to Be Mad to Work Here (WIP)

You Don't Have to Be Mad to Work Here (WIP)

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 … 

Finding Magic

Finding Magic

Do you believe in magic? Bev does. 

Jack Docherty – Nothing But

Jack Docherty – Nothing But

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… 

Screen 9

Screen 9

At the Colorado premiere of The Dark Knight Rises, a community was torn apart by gun violence. 

Shell Shock

Shell Shock

An old soldier faces one more battle – with himself. 

work.txt

work.txt

You’ll clock in at the beginning. 

Love in the Time of Lockdown

Love in the Time of Lockdown

Lockdown has been a universal experience for everyone in this country. 

Husbands, Hair and Other Stories...

Husbands, Hair and Other Stories...

Ripe Fruit are two older women trying to make sense of the world they live in when they explore Husbands, Hair and Other Stories. 

You Don't Have to Be Mad to Work Here (WIP)

You Don't Have to Be Mad to Work Here (WIP)

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 … 

Move

Move

Transgressing borders, ethnicity and culture, MOVE is an epic tale of women across the world and how their stories intertwine. 

Between Friends

Between Friends

The past stalks the present in this gripping drama with the world in a state of flux. 

Lockdown Love Story

Lockdown Love Story

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. 

Lost in Love

Lost in Love

The story of Emily: brassy, funny and forthright. 

James Casey is Innocent – The Judge's Misdirection

James Casey is Innocent – The Judge's Misdirection

On February 7th 1991, James Casey was found guilty of murder. 

Bytesize Theatre

Bytesize Theatre

A trio of new plays, presented digitally, by Edinburgh Graduate Theatre Group. 

The Girls of St. Trinian's

The Girls of St. Trinian's

With Sistas Before Mistas as their rally cry, the girls of St. 

Look, No Hands

Look, No Hands

When Vee embarks on her cycling commute, she has no idea that she’ll never make it home. 

Recovering Misogynist

Recovering Misogynist

Recovering Misogynist is a magical realist #MeToo story by Rachel Mariner (Bill Clinton Hercules). 

Colour

Colour

London circa 2017. 

Satan vs God

Satan vs God

Lucifer, the fallen angel, begs God’s permission to return to Heaven: ‘You forgave everyone, but me. 

On Blueberry Hill

On Blueberry Hill

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… 

Finding Magic

Finding Magic

Do you believe in magic? Bev does. 

Caledonian Sleeper

Caledonian Sleeper

‘Pain trumps pleasure. 

V-Card

V-Card

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… 

The Crooked Spire (Windlass Edition)

The Crooked Spire (Windlass Edition)

It’s 1360 and John Carpenter has started work on the new church spire in Chesterfield. 

Imagining Rachel

Imagining Rachel

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. 

Five Explosive Little Truths

Five Explosive Little Truths

Cambridge-based theatre company, The Two Jays, present five short Zoom plays; some funny and some tragic, in which truths are spilled. 

When We Died

When We Died

He’s dead, and it’s her job to prepare and present his body for his family’s final goodbye. 

We Were Having a Perfectly Nice Time

We Were Having a Perfectly Nice Time

‘Laugh-out-loud funny, bold, fascinating, whip-smart’ **** (Everything-Theatre. 

Looking for América

Looking for América

In 2019, Fede and his mother, went on a quest to look for América. 

Pheromone

Pheromone

Open the door to No 19, where love hits the rocks like gin and tonic… In Eva’s world, time has eclipsed. 

Your Servant, Mephistopheles

Your Servant, Mephistopheles

Your Servant, Mephistopheles follows the demonic deuteragonist as they keep up after a young John Faustus and dodge their boss, Lucifer. 

Carmilla

Carmilla

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… 

The Silenced Symphony

The Silenced Symphony

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… 

Ansel and Gretchen

Ansel and Gretchen

Siblings Ansel and Gretchen explore the complexities of human connection. 

The Saviour

The Saviour

There’s a new man in Máire’s life. 

Doppler

Doppler

‘I am a man of my time. 

The Ghost Matchmaker

The Ghost Matchmaker

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… 

Get Your Life Back!

Get Your Life Back!

It’s been years since anyone has been allowed outside, mandated by the Executives. 

This Odd Geometry of Time

This Odd Geometry of Time

Like Fresh Skin. 

Suffragettes: Deeds Not Words

Suffragettes: Deeds Not Words

Suffragettes is compelling, visceral epic theatre with 12 original songs in the style of our acclaimed, award-winning show, That Bastard Brecht. 

Afloat by Eva O'Connor and Hildegard Ryan

Afloat by Eva O'Connor and Hildegard Ryan

The climate apocalypse has hit. 

The Entertainment

The Entertainment

‘I wish Justine would leave me alone, so I could imagine being with her. 

Till Love Do Us Part

Till Love Do Us Part

First comes love, then comes marriage, then comes. 

In One Eye, Out the Other

In One Eye, Out the Other

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… 

Conversations by Rob Ward

Conversations by Rob Ward

Four stories. 

We Just Need to Get Through This

We Just Need to Get Through This

A couple whose relationship just isn’t working. 

Free Shot On Entry!

Free Shot On Entry!

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… 

Double Drop

Double Drop

Double Drop by Lisa Jên Brown / Dirty Protest Theatre. 

Covid Lockdown Breath Machine

Covid Lockdown Breath Machine

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… 

Candy

Candy

Do you believe in love at first sight? Will has a secret. 

The Power of Silence

The Power of Silence

She’s on her bed in her room staring at the ceiling. 

The Power of Silence

The Power of Silence

She’s on her bed in her room staring at the ceiling. 

We Just Need to Get Through This

We Just Need to Get Through This

A couple whose relationship just isn’t working. 

Deserted Shores / Negative Photographs

Deserted Shores / Negative Photographs

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… 

CITY

CITY

This is CITY. 

Ain't No Female Romeo

Ain't No Female Romeo

When a fire rips through Serbia, Peter’s Instagram posts of the dramatic wilderness abruptly stop. 

El Greco of Hornsey

El Greco of Hornsey

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. 

The House Is on Fire

The House Is on Fire

It’s 2086. 

Girls Who Like Boys Who Like Boys Who Hate Girls

Girls Who Like Boys Who Like Boys Who Hate Girls

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. 

Match.Mom

Match.Mom

A playful, one-woman comedy about a single mum’s trials and adventures in the year 2000 at the dawn of Internet dating. 

Death(s) at Sea

Death(s) at Sea

A small theatre company are performing their murder mystery play, Death at Sea, but during the show, everything goes wrong. 

Boot

Boot

Boot – a new one-act play by Eliza Williams. 

Around the World Backwards

Around the World Backwards

Travel – always exciting, especially when the man of your dreams pops up to join you. 

Swings and Roundabouts

Swings and Roundabouts

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… 

Once Lost: A New Musical

Once Lost: A New Musical

A powerful musical about living with dementia. 

Deathbed Confessions of a Hypochondriac

Deathbed Confessions of a Hypochondriac

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… 

The Kettling

The Kettling

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. 

There's No Mystery in Murder!

There's No Mystery in Murder!

Murder has come to a quiet Yorkshire village where nothing ever happens. 

Small Histories

Small Histories

Six generations of women, their lives spanning 100 years from the final months of World War One to the present. 

Shrek: The Panto

Shrek: The Panto

In a world where we ignore any films past Shrek 2. 

Bed 13

Bed 13

The NHS has a funding crisis. 

Awakening

Awakening

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… 

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 … 

To the Quick

To the Quick

Birth, death, upheaval, wild animals, buried secrets and massive amounts of coffee. 

Sisters

Sisters

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… 

Self Service

Self Service

Breaking down? Worn out, but can’t find the manual? Book in for this funny, tender, toolbox talk about how to keep going. 

Spring

Spring

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 … 

#16Candles2SayAnything

#16Candles2SayAnything

#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… 

The Dry Vagina Monologues: Going through the change!

The Dry Vagina Monologues: Going through the change!

An emotional, touching and hilarious piece of original theatre. 

The Girl and Her Balloon

The Girl and Her Balloon

A snapshot of the life of an eccentric woman living on the streets of South East London. 

Nun on the Run!

Nun on the Run!

Sr Clarissa has grown somewhat tired of her marriage to Christ. 

Beowulf: Her Story

Beowulf: Her Story

Beowulf sets out to save the Danes, redefine heroism and crack some legendary jokes along the way. 

The Giant Killers

The Giant Killers

The Giant Killers tells the true story of the first working-class men to compete in the FA Cup. 

Big Bite-Size Breakfast Show

Big Bite-Size Breakfast Show

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… 

The Actress

The Actress

Charles II has returned to England, the theatres have been reopened and a woman is about to take the stage for the first time. 

Musclebound

Musclebound

Rosy’s multi-award-winning theatre debut ‘Passionate Machine’ took Edinburgh by storm in 2018 – now she’s back for more. 

A Partnership

A Partnership

Some assert that homophobia, for the most part, has been eradicated. 

The Heresy Machine

The Heresy Machine

The Heresy Machine, by Seth Majnoon, claims to be about Alan Turing. 

The Mannequin

The Mannequin

Das Stuck’s The Mannequin is a contemporary Edda of intertwining tales: bohemians enwrapped in the fashion industry whilst isolated in the LGBTQ+ community. 

Yellow

Yellow

Yellow, written by Conky Campfner, is a modern adaptation of a Victorian short story The Yellow Newspaper by Charlotte Perkins Gilman. 

Rust

Rust

Nadia and Daniel are about to sign the lease on a new flat. 

The 27 Club

The 27 Club

The play follows Nick: a young, successful artist struggling with his identity and mental health. 

Play Before Birth

Play Before Birth

It’s an old feminist adage that the personal is political – and it doesn’t get much more personal than this. 

Numbers

Numbers

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. 

Isabelle

Isabelle

Irene Possetto’s one-woman play presents a young girl named Isabelle living a life of true tragedy in 1301. 

A Shadow of Doubt

A Shadow of Doubt

Gill Mcvey’s play focuses on the struggles of dealing with dementia and the sacrifices that are inevitably made. 

The Eradication of Schizophrenia in Western Lapland

The Eradication of Schizophrenia in Western Lapland

The Eradication of Schizophrenia in Western Lapland is informed by a treatment for psychosis that has seen amazing results in Western Lapland. 

Bobby & Amy

Bobby & Amy

A new dark comedy about foot-and-mouth disease by Fringe First award winner Emily Jenkins. 

Judas

Judas

Smokescreen Productions is supporting the work of Amnesty International through its new work, Judas, at Assembly Blue Room. 

Never None (but She)

Never None (but She)

Asterglow theatre is a new amateur company focused on new writing centered on female and non-binary individuals. 

HOTTER

HOTTER

Making a show with your ex must be awkward, right? Maybe. 

Drowning

Drowning

“I am not a bad person”. 

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… 

Hustlers

Hustlers

The stage is strewn with detritus, traces of lives lived on the margin. 

[BLANK] by Alice Birch and NYTP

[BLANK] by Alice Birch and NYTP

I’ve never been the biggest fan of Alice Birch’s writing. 

This Play Is Not About Me

This Play Is Not About Me

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 … 

Quantum

Quantum

An original musical composed by Annie Scalmanini, an Apple engineer straight out of the Silicon Valley pressure cooker. 

The Community Centre!

The Community Centre!

The Community Centre! is a comedy show written, acted and directed by multi-ethnic artists. 

Steve

Steve

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. 

Monsters: A New Musical

Monsters: A New Musical

A contemporary reimagining of classic horror characters. 

Shaving the Dead

Shaving the Dead

Shaving the Dead starts with two undertakers waiting at a coffin. 

Vulvarine: A New Musical

Vulvarine: A New Musical

Fat Rascal Theatre should be pleased with their Fringe so far. 

The Words Are There

The Words Are There

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. 

Pops

Pops

Pops is a complex contemplation of intergenerational addiction, featuring a father and daughter trapped in co-dependence. 

Islander: A New Musical

Islander: A New Musical

One island, split in two with a thundering crack: half for the fishermen and half for the farmers. 

Full Consent to Speak on My Behalf

Full Consent to Speak on My Behalf

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. 

Anything With a Pulse

Anything With a Pulse

Anything With A Pulse begins with boy meets girl in a nightclub. 

A Womb of One's Own

A Womb of One's Own

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. 

Mother and the Monster / Free Festival

Mother and the Monster / Free Festival

Charlotte was a legendary Hollywood props mistress who disappeared from public view decades ago. 

Fear Here and Terror There

Fear Here and Terror There

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? 

Come Dine with Mr Shakespeare

Come Dine with Mr Shakespeare

Reality TV lurches onto the stage, with four familiar Shakespearean characters competing to win a thousand gold crowns. 

Back of the Head with a Brick

Back of the Head with a Brick

I was young when I chose to love my city. 

...And They Whisper Down the Lane

...And They Whisper Down the Lane

Four people. 

The Cat's the Thing

The Cat's the Thing

Tanya is a woman with a lot on her mind. 

Stanley

Stanley

There’s Stanley the man and Stanley the play. 

Naughty Boy

Naughty Boy

Eddy Brimson hasn’t been on his best behaviour. 

Monsoon Season

Monsoon Season

You've probably heard plenty of stories about lucky couples who fall in love, get married and live happily-ever-after. 

FATTY FAT FAT

FATTY FAT FAT

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. 

Yerloo Underground

Yerloo Underground

Deep, dark subway. 

Man Number Five

Man Number Five

‘When did no become a turn on? No. 

Leverage

Leverage

Over a drunken McDonald’s, two girls start a viral tweeting frenzy over a subject they know little about. 

Moon Walk

Moon Walk

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. 

Section 28: The Legacy of a Homophobic Law

Section 28: The Legacy of a Homophobic Law

September, 1988. 

She Shall Not Be Moved

She Shall Not Be Moved

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… 

The Convoluted Adventures of Batman and Robin – An Adult Panto!

The Convoluted Adventures of Batman and Robin – An Adult Panto!

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… 

Liminality

Liminality

A scholar and an amnesiac find themselves on the shore of the river Styx. 

Special Measures

Special Measures

A classroom comedy. 

This Thing in Here

This Thing in Here

You’re getting ready to go out but your depression has other ideas. 

30

30

One room, one baby, thirty days. 

Bit of Sunshine

Bit of Sunshine

Kira was perfect; until her eating disorder threatened to shatter everything in her path. 

James Tait Black Prize for Drama 2019: The Award Ceremony

James Tait Black Prize for Drama 2019: The Award Ceremony

Join today’s most innovative playwrights for an afternoon of performed readings and interviews with presenter Shereen Nanjiani. 

These Streets

These Streets

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

Contact Light

Contact Light

It’s Andie’s last night in her childhood home before going to uni and she’s throwing the party to end all parties. 

The Feminazis

The Feminazis

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… 

Ideology and Hair Gel

Ideology and Hair Gel

1983, a boarding school in the German Democratic Republic. 

Heir Heads

Heir Heads

They have been dreaming of this since they were young and now the day has finally come. 

Broken English

Broken English

A contemporary exploration on the journey of the English language. 

Remind Me Again Why I Need a Man

Remind Me Again Why I Need a Man

Maggie Taylor has the ideal life as an ageing dominatrix. 

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. 

Rock'n'Roll Girls

Rock'n'Roll Girls

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 … 

21 Futures by Olly Hawes

21 Futures by Olly Hawes

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’. 

Ruki

Ruki

For a long time the system in the city was different. 

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. 

Collapsible

Collapsible

Collapsible follows the story of Essie, who at the outset feels like she’s crumbling. 

Bible John

Bible John

In the late 1960s three women were murdered by an Old Testament quoting serial killer by the name of Bible John. 

Shadows

Shadows

This thought provoking production by Want the Moon Theatre is a compelling exploration of connectedness – to ourselves, to those around us, and to reality. 

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. 

Electric

Electric

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… 

Appropriate by Sarah-Jane Scott

Appropriate by Sarah-Jane Scott

This one person play, written and performed by Sarah-Jane Scott, introduces us to Sorcha who is fresh from fleeing her wedding. 

Marrow

Marrow

Another Fringe day, another single figure on a stage dissecting a “big issue of today”. 

Limbo: City of Dreams

Limbo: City of Dreams

Limbo: City of Dreams charges itself with the difficult task of cramming an entire world into its hour-long runtime. 

Ladies Who Lunch

Ladies Who Lunch

Four work colleagues reunite after 30 years, in this delightful intergenerational analysis of motherhood. 

Before the Wall

Before the Wall

Atmospheric drama about Second Opium War, populated by rarefied creatures of Chinese and British royal courts. 

Inka

Inka

When two scientists struggle to parent their youngest son, they create Inka. 

A Complicated Man

A Complicated Man

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

Want Some More

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… 

All of Me

All of Me

An abandoned party; a neglected bedroom; a cluttered AV desk. 

Torch Town

Torch Town

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 Last Bubble

The Last Bubble

Black Light Theatre Company features a boisterous and lively cast in their production The Last Bubble. 

The Art of Skipping

The Art of Skipping

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. 

Suicide Pact

Suicide Pact

Any piece of art that tackles a complicated subject like mental health is worthwhile. 

Sad Eyes to Smile With

Sad Eyes to Smile With

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… 

Piano_Play

Piano_Play

While watching Piano_Play it is easy to be taken in by the illusion which the show sets up. 

Parasites

Parasites

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… 

B'Witches

B'Witches

For centuries three witches have gathered on the solstice to create a potion to avoid being turned to stone at midnight. 

Square Go

Square Go

Max has done something stupid. 

Parakeet

Parakeet

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

Limbo: The Twelve

Limbo: The Twelve

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… 

Breakfast Plays: The Future Is [...]

Breakfast Plays: The Future Is [...]

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. 

America Is Hard to See

America Is Hard to See

The Edinburgh Fringe is awash with shows designed to shock and push our buttons. 

The Good Scout

The Good Scout

The Good Scout treads an extraordinarily fine line as a play. 

Sina – The Girl Who Cast Her Shadow

Sina – The Girl Who Cast Her Shadow

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. 

Missa Brevis Caledoniae

Missa Brevis Caledoniae

MTM Musical Theatre Awards nominee: Best Composer for Sailing to Tomorrow, 2007. 

Oxford Revue – Free

Oxford Revue – Free

The Oxford Revue returns with its celebrated Free Fringe variety bill. 

Sugar

Sugar

Steph and Rhona work part-time in dead-end jobs and rent a flat they can’t afford. 

Three, Two, One...

Three, Two, One...

Narrative subverted for unwholesome purposes. 

Wild Swimming

Wild Swimming

Wild Swimming is the story of two friends across centuries of change and development. 

Typical

Typical

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… 

Since U Been Gone

Since U Been Gone

No one ever said that life was easy, but it’s what you make of it which defines who you are. 

Risk Assessment

Risk Assessment

A clever, conversational creation which examines differing experiences and attitudes to feminism, misogyny and the patriarchal structures which limit women in society. 

At This Stage

At This Stage

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… 

Verity

Verity

Poor Verity. 

Before the Revolution

Before the Revolution

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… 

Hauntology

Hauntology

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 … 

Late Night Ceremony

Late Night Ceremony

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… 

More Fool You: Part II

More Fool You: Part II

On a pale horse: in 1547, King Henry VIII is dead, and his court is reeling from the news. 

BBC and HighTide Radio Plays

BBC and HighTide Radio Plays

HighTide, BBC Radio 3 and BBC Arts present two interweaving plays, written by talented writers Vinay Patel (Doctor Who) and Tallulah Brown (Songlines). 

Do Our Best

Do Our Best

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. 

Some Things are Meant to Be, Anna

Some Things are Meant to Be, Anna

Follows one woman and her soul’s journey through cancer, two children and a chihuahua. 

Love and Sex and All Things In-Between

Love and Sex and All Things In-Between

Verbatim stories of “love” in all its magnificence and monstrousness. 

Little Rabbit

Little Rabbit

Trapped in a house, flood waters rising, Susan plays out all the influences on her life. 

Being Frank

Being Frank

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. 

If I Die on Mars

If I Die on Mars

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. 

Rust

Rust

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

News@1066

[email protected]

Set in a TV studio, [email protected] puts history straight! Roving reporters get to the bottom of history’s biggest stories. 

Noser: The Startup Musical

Noser: The Startup Musical

Smelling: there’s an app for that. 

The Mystery of the Bonnie Sporran and the Loch Ness Monster

The Mystery of the Bonnie Sporran and the Loch Ness Monster

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… 

Atlantis

Atlantis

‘Together we can build our fortresses and break their foundations. 

Mr Nice Guy

Mr Nice Guy

Local celebrity Jeremy Shaw is shot on his way to work one morning. 

Berlin Girl

Berlin Girl

1983. 

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. 

Tea?...(With Milk)

Tea?...(With Milk)

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… 

Surveillance

Surveillance

After a hugely successful debut with their show iDENTiTY, Anomaly Theatre Company returns with three new dark comedies scrutinising the world that scrutinises us. 

Dead Parents Society

Dead Parents Society

‘Welcome to the Dead Parents Society. 

Mary's Room

Mary's Room

Adam, a hyper-intelligent AI, is cold, awkward and doesn’t make sense. 

Auto-Nation

Auto-Nation

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. 

Secrets

Secrets

Secrets is the brand new show by the two-time Edinburgh Close-Up Magician of the Year, Cameron Young. 

Confessions of the Romantically Challenged

Confessions of the Romantically Challenged

A block of flats. 

leaves

leaves

Leaves is a new play by New York City based, all-female theatre collective Don, Pat & Tom. 

Eventide

Eventide

Eliza Drake used to believe in fairies. 

Listen, You Can Hear the Sound of No Hands Clapping

Listen, You Can Hear the Sound of No Hands Clapping

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. 

Invisible Us

Invisible Us

A mysterious case. 

To Be or Not to Be? Purgatory Is the Question

To Be or Not to Be? Purgatory Is the Question

The scene is set, the story is well known, the outcome for most is death. 

The Lament of Dorothy Wordsworth

The Lament of Dorothy Wordsworth

Dorothy Wordsworth has finally found her place, living in domestic and literary bliss in the Lake District with her famous brother, William. 

The Remarkables

The Remarkables

This summer, a hero will brew. 

Selling Like Hot Takes

Selling Like Hot Takes

Selling Like Hot Takes is the debut sketch show from newly-formed comedy duo, Finlay and Joe. 

More Fool You: Part I

More Fool You: Part I

Part I: fool me once. 

Mental

Mental

Sam is ill. 

Her

Her

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… 

Borchert: A Life

Borchert: A Life

Wolfgang Borchert. 

Jammy Dodgers

Jammy Dodgers

If we started the world again, would we do a better job? The world they’re in has fallen apart. 

The Ladies

The Ladies

Harry and Ella walk into a bar. 

Takin' It Easy, 1916

Takin' It Easy, 1916

Near Bristol, a clueless Swindonian encounters a secluded town with a distaste for strangers. 

High Trees

High Trees

Memories erased. 

The Zed Word

The Zed Word

The world is ending. 

Apologies to the Bengali Lady

Apologies to the Bengali Lady

Cook and clean and not be seen. 

I'm Woman

I'm Woman

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… 

Toothbrush

Toothbrush

Alena and Kat are splitting up. 

West of Frances

West of Frances

Frances has decided to fly to Dublin to spit on Sister Ina Marsh’s grave. 

Who Killed Bambi?

Who Killed Bambi?

1979. 

Délicieux

Délicieux

Une bonne dose de excitement. 

Avalanche

Avalanche

No matter how long the winter – spring is sure to follow. 

Northanger Abbey

Northanger Abbey

Seventeen-year-old Catherine lives a quiet life in the country with only Gothic novels for excitement. 

Pizza Shop Heroes

Pizza Shop Heroes

Phosphorus Theatre works with refugees and asylum-seekers to create original collaborative autobiographical storytelling. 

Teach

Teach

Matthew Roberts’ solo show, Teach, at theSpace, Surgeons Hall is performance brimming with conviction and energy. 

Carol Ann Duffy and John Sampson

Carol Ann Duffy and John Sampson

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. 

Such Filthy F*cks

Such Filthy F*cks

We enter stage to a flash of porn images, a seductive voiceover beckoning ‘come all over my face’, and ‘dominate me’. 

Love (Watching Madness)

Love (Watching Madness)

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. 

The Life of Reilly

The Life of Reilly

Living in a world where people don’t say what they mean or mean what they say can be tricky, and Reilly has questions. 

Don’t Sit Under the Apple Tree

Don’t Sit Under the Apple Tree

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. 

Wait, What?

Wait, What?

Two front gardens, two women with the wit to talk for Ireland, a washing line and a brick wall. 

Monica: This Play Is Not About Monica Lewinsky

Monica: This Play Is Not About Monica Lewinsky

In order for theatre to be political, it certainly does not have to make any truly profound statement on the state of the world. 

Fudge

Fudge

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. 

Fight Song

Fight Song

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. 

Baby Reindeer by Richard Gadd

Baby Reindeer by Richard Gadd

Richard Gadd pours a free cup of tea to a stranger at a bar – she comes back. 

A Table Tennis Play

A Table Tennis Play

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 Last of the Pelican Daughters

The Last of the Pelican Daughters

The Wardrobe Ensemble is back at the Fringe with a powerfully emotional story of family. 

Honeypot

Honeypot

This talented all-female ensemble offer an original and inventive take on traditional fairytales. 

Fawk

Fawk

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. 

A Queer Love of Dix

A Queer Love of Dix

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

Shreds – The Jack the Ripper Musical

Shreds – The Jack the Ripper Musical

Whitechapel, 1888. 

Zombie Zoo

Zombie Zoo

A partially sane imprisoned zombie tries outwitting his zookeeper interrogator, swearing a zombie army is coming to free him. 

Jew...ish

Jew...ish

Saul Boyer explodes on stage, a blast of energy and vigorous vocals, as he delights us with a punchy song about being a Jew. 

Dream of a King

Dream of a King

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… 

00

00

It’s 1999, soon to be 2000, and two sisters are wandering the woods of the Bournemouth area after fleeing a party. 

When the Birds Come

When the Birds Come

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… 

The Paddock

The Paddock

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… 

Hair of the Wild

Hair of the Wild

Internationally renowned artist Concha Vidal presents an evocative site-specific performance in a hairdressing salon. 

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. 

DUPed

DUPed

The 2018 Scotsman Fringe First Award-winning show returns for just two performances. 

Mustard

Mustard

Eva O’Connor’s one-woman show about heart break and madness is crammed with life, wit and tragedy. 

E8

E8

It’s a late Friday afternoon and Polly is packing her things before she starts her PhD. 

Ugly Youth

Ugly Youth

“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… 

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. 

The Shark is Broken

The Shark is Broken

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… 

The Brave Anthology

The Brave Anthology

Angus gets a review that says he’s ‘watchable’. 

Orlando

Orlando

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… 

Getting to Know Katie

Getting to Know Katie

We enter stage and Jonathan Ashby-Rock delicately tends to his flowers, encased in boxes across the stage. 

Endless Second

Endless Second

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. 

And the Birds Did Sing

And the Birds Did Sing

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… 

(Ab)solution

(Ab)solution

(Ab)solution is the first Edinburgh Festival Fringe Play from Swindon-based Jackrill Productions, and it’s an impressive debut at Greenside, Infirmary St. 

The Canary and the Crow

The Canary and the Crow

I’m not gonna pretend like I know a lot about the UK's schooling system, because I don’t. 

She Sells Sea Shells

She Sells Sea Shells

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… 

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. 

Ripped

Ripped

Ripped, by Alex Gwyther is a heroic confrontation with the aftermath of a male sexual assault. 

R'n'J: The Untold Story of Shakespeare's Roz and Jules

R'n'J: The Untold Story of Shakespeare's Roz and Jules

Perhaps the end of Romeo & Juliet wasn't quite as tragic as we remembered. 

Pink Lemonade

Pink Lemonade

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… 

Momo and the Inevitable Decay of the House in the Forest

Momo and the Inevitable Decay of the House in the Forest

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

Google Me

Google Me

Google Me is the new offering from 2018 Fringe debut comedian Eleanor Colville. 

Daughterhood

Daughterhood

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… 

4 BROWN GIRLS WHO WRITE

4 BROWN GIRLS WHO WRITE

This is the first year that 4 Brown Girls Who Write have showcased at Edinburgh Fringe Festival, and they better keep coming back. 

Crowned with Glory and Honour

Crowned with Glory and Honour

Based on true stories and interviews, an original play asking pivotal questions with humour and directness. 

Being Liza

Being Liza

A new play with music by Rachel Flynn. 

Vanity Airlines

Vanity Airlines

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… 

The Life of Spies

The Life of Spies

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… 

The Claim

The Claim

Exploring the experiences of those seeking refuge in the UK, The Claim is a compelling examination of language, power and storytelling. 

Salmon

Salmon

Salmon hits you hard from the moment you step in the venue. 

Bacon

Bacon

Francis Bacon once observed that ‘in order for the light to shine so brightly, the darkness must be present’. 

Fox

Fox

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'll Be Alt-Right on the Night

It'll Be Alt-Right on the Night

In the past 20 to 30 years, our world has drastically changed, especially within the realm of politics and culture. 

CONSPIRACY

CONSPIRACY

You are watching three actors sat at a table. 

Algorithms

Algorithms

This raucous monologue from Sadie Clark gives us a tale of dating and identity from the bleeding edge of the 21st century. 

Bobby & Amy

Bobby & Amy

On a bare stage at Pleasance Upstairs, Bobby & Amy promises storytelling in its purest form. 

The Sinners Club

The Sinners Club

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 … 

Rogue Two: Burns and Moore

Rogue Two: Burns and Moore

Join two of The Oxford Revue’s brightest talents as they take you through an hour of rogue, wild and laugh-out-loud comedy. 

The National and ELT Short Play Winners

The National and ELT Short Play Winners

The National newspaper and ELT short playwright winners. 

Butterbum, J

Butterbum, J

Lost boy on a bridge, a hungry talking crow, old documents float on the river below. 

Bike

Bike

Karen, 17, on her parents: loving and lovable; secret devotees of University Challenge. 

If It Didn't Matter

If It Didn't Matter

Hal is struggling to come to terms with her mother’s death and meet with her father’s expectations. 

Pre-View

Pre-View

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. 

Piano Man

Piano Man

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 … 

Post-Mortem

Post-Mortem

Nancy and Alex fell in love when they were teenagers. 

Shut Up, Helen!

Shut Up, Helen!

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

Passion Perspectives

Passion Perspectives

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… 

Me and My

Me and My

Tired of being ignored, attention-seeking Grief takes it upon herself to be seen. 

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… 

Unexpected Item in the Bagging Area

Unexpected Item in the Bagging Area

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… 

For All I Care

For All I Care

For All I Care is, first and foremost, the story of two women. 

Tinderbox

Tinderbox

Scotland’s most progressive orchestra take on the Pianodrome – an extraordinary amphitheatre made entirely of upcycled pianos. 

This Script

This Script

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. 

Level Up

Level Up

Newly engaged Jimmy and Natasha feel they’re the perfect match. 

Drinking and Unemployment: A New Play About Work

Drinking and Unemployment: A New Play About Work

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. 

PAMALA

PAMALA

2089. 

It's Beautiful, Over There

It's Beautiful, Over There

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… 

Dexter and Winter's Detective Agency

Dexter and Winter's Detective Agency

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 Her Corner

In Her Corner

World premiere. 

Whirlpool People; Deconstructing the Illusion of the Separate Self

Whirlpool People; Deconstructing the Illusion of the Separate Self

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 South Afreakins: The Afreakin Family

The South Afreakins: The Afreakin Family

Helene is excited to throw Gordon’s birthday party, but Gordon isn’t happy about turning 70. 

TERRAtory

TERRAtory

TERRAtory follows Emma on her rollercoaster ride navigating her own DNA helix. 

@SimCos3000

@SimCos3000

@SimCos3000. 

Jekyll vs Hyde

Jekyll vs Hyde

Witness the struggle between good and evil, order and chaos, taste and. 

There Is No Problem (Here)

There Is No Problem (Here)

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… 

My Mother's Shoes

My Mother's Shoes

Some women aspire to wearing their mother’s shoes. 

Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Plebs

Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Plebs

The story of two plebs trying to navigate the infamous story of Hamlet with nothing but their wits, songs and wacky behaviour. 

Have I Told You I'm Writing a Play About My Vagina?

Have I Told You I'm Writing a Play About My Vagina?

Bea’s vagina can narrate, DJ, and dance, but she can’t have sex. 

50 Words

50 Words

The Shipping Forecast has stopped ships becoming wrecks since 1911. 

Bulldogs

Bulldogs

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 … 

Dangerously Dark and Somewhat Spectacular

Dangerously Dark and Somewhat Spectacular

X is a prisoner confined to the walls of their cell, placed there for a crime they refuse to discuss. 

The Perfect Opera

The Perfect Opera

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. 

LipSync / Cumbernauld Theatre

LipSync / Cumbernauld Theatre

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… 

The Good Boyfriend

The Good Boyfriend

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… 

Monogamy

Monogamy

Annie comes back earlier than anticipated. 

Grave Concern

Grave Concern

There are only two remaining vacant graves in the family plot – and Uncle John will not miss out on one. 

Apollo 11

Apollo 11

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… 

Unmeetables

Unmeetables

Are you saving the world? If you’re reading this, you’re a win-winner. 

BoxedIn Theatre Presents: Daphne, or Hellfire

BoxedIn Theatre Presents: Daphne, or Hellfire

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… 

Our Saviour

Our Saviour

To some, Reverend Sheen is a walking miracle. 

The South Afreakins

The South Afreakins

Gordon and Helene are stuck in South Africa and in their rut. 

The Trial

The Trial

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. 

The Brunch Club

The Brunch Club

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. 

Knock Knock

Knock Knock

Knock knock. 

Most Notorious

Most Notorious

Forget everything your history teachers told you, not all pirates had beards. 

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. 

Hindsight

Hindsight

The pieces of the puzzle that make up Laura’s brain don’t seem to fit. 

Alfie and George - CANCELLED

Alfie and George - CANCELLED

Alfie and George, two panto stars, sit in their dressing room as we watch their world coming apart. 

The Room

The Room

The Room. 

Black Dog

Black Dog

In the wake of a terrible decision, Tommy is burnt out. 

Courage Calls to Courage: The Suffragist Musical!

Courage Calls to Courage: The Suffragist Musical!

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

Candy Factory

Candy Factory

Hard drugs and hard times are a recipe for mayhem in Saltire Sky’s latest production. 

Leopold Vindictive

Leopold Vindictive

Europe is occupied by the Nazis and fearing imminent invasion, the British launch Operation Columba – parachuting sixteen thousand spies across the Channel. 

Clouds

Clouds

After their successful run of Greyhounds in 2018, Time & Again return with Edwardian epic, Clouds! The year is 1913 and women are rising up. 

Chaika: First Woman in Space

Chaika: First Woman in Space

Discover the true story of Valentina Tereshkova, a young textile worker plucked from obscurity to lead the Soviet Union’s race to the stars. 

Gilbert and Sullivan's Improbable New Musical: Less Miserable

Gilbert and Sullivan's Improbable New Musical: Less Miserable

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… 

Pan Breid

Pan Breid

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. 

Rock Idle

Rock Idle

The rock’n’roll diary of Marshall Stax. 

Bottoms Up!

Bottoms Up!

Wayne is a conman. 

box.

box.

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, … 

1902

1902

Saltire Sky’s hit debut show is back. 

The Legacy of William Ireland

The Legacy of William Ireland

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. 

Tami Stone – My Funny Bits

Tami Stone – My Funny Bits

Comedy actress Tami Stone presents her debut one-woman Edinburgh show. 

Fisherman's Tail

Fisherman's Tail

Fisherman’s Tail is a hearty, all age, actor-musician musical about four humble fishermen whose everyday lives are blown out of the water when they are caught up in the whirlwind o… 

Crocodile Fever

Crocodile Fever

Northern Ireland, 1989. 

Up and Away

Up and Away

Up and Away is a drama set in rural Wisconsin. 

The Things I Never Told You

The Things I Never Told You

In the house on the corner of our street lived an old man. 

Dear Mr Dead Head

Dear Mr Dead Head

Ten friends. 

Just Like a Woman

Just Like a Woman

Ellie, Liz and Tig have worked in the factory for a very long time. 

Father

Father

A woman reveals her daughter’s terrible secret which only surfaces as the daughter becomes a young woman. 

Put Your Best Face On

Put Your Best Face On

Lola’s funny, confident, and always striving for perfection. 

Switch Witchetty's Almanac of Everything

Switch Witchetty's Almanac of Everything

The Almanac has been destroyed. 

Come Out from Among Them

Come Out from Among Them

Written/performed by John McCann and directed by Erasmus Mackenna, who brought you last year’s Scotsman Fringe First Award-winning play DUPed. 

Rich Bitch – How to Make Money with the Power of Your Mind

Rich Bitch – How to Make Money with the Power of Your Mind

Some people have called it ‘the biggest scam or our age’. 

Too Young to Stay In, Too Old to Go Out

Too Young to Stay In, Too Old to Go Out

‘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. 

Bedlam

Bedlam

‘This place is a human rat trap. 

Void

Void

What happens after you die? Angels? A black hole? Perhaps. 

Butterflies

Butterflies

Three girls. 

Going Slightly Mad

Going Slightly Mad

Max has just been sectioned and she doesn’t know why. 

Hello? Hello.

Hello? Hello.

A young woman calls a helpline. 

Checkpoint

Checkpoint

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. 

Nico: No Regrets

Nico: No Regrets

Model, singer of Velvet Underground, muse of Andy Warhol, mother, heroin addict, rock composer, actress. 

Honey

Honey

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… 

The Super Sad and Really Tragical Story of Analeise

The Super Sad and Really Tragical Story of Analeise

Who is Analeise? I don’t know. 

Cry of the Gull

Cry of the Gull

Six lives uprooted by war. 

If This Is Normal

If This Is Normal

Growing up in Kilburn, siblings Madani, Maryam and school mate Alex hit it off from the moment they meet. 

The Ship Sank. Where on Deck, Did My Captain Lie?

The Ship Sank. Where on Deck, Did My Captain Lie?

Based on a true story. 

a crown of laurels

a crown of laurels

(fig. 

Miles Behind

Miles Behind

Glasgow, 1984. 

Dancing in the Moonlight – A Play About Phil Lynott

Dancing in the Moonlight – A Play About Phil Lynott

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. 

Walls and Bridges

Walls and Bridges

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… 

Muse 90401

Muse 90401

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

Where Do Fairies Come From?

Where Do Fairies Come From?

From early Celtic tradition, through Shakespearean superstition to modern high fantasy, everyone has heard of fairies. 

Subject Mater

Subject Mater

Three siblings. 

Psycho Drama Queen

Psycho Drama Queen

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 … 

Joby Mageean – Shanty Prince

Joby Mageean – Shanty Prince

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… 

Kurl Up and Dye

Kurl Up and Dye

This hilarious dark comedy welcomes you into Kurl Up and Dye, a warm and friendly though largely unsuccessful Yorkshire beauticians. 

100% Cotton

100% Cotton

Brace yourself for Liz Cotton: she is a comic songwriter unlike any other. 

Self Portraits

Self Portraits

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… 

Sary

Sary

‘They call me witch. 

Fempire: Mess by Kirsten Vangsness

Fempire: Mess by Kirsten Vangsness

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. 

After You

After You

In 1961, Hannah’s mum, Angela, was in the Australian premiere production of The Sound of Music. 

Who Is Daniel King

Who Is Daniel King

A story of a man who decides to be a dancer. 

Drunk Lion

Drunk Lion

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. 

The Presented

The Presented

A struggling artist working at a movie theater, Chris goes on a surreal adventure into his subconscious while popping popcorn. 

House of Hundred

House of Hundred

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… 

The Professor

The Professor

The university’s oddest professor has made a remarkable discovery. 

Four Woke Baes

Four Woke Baes

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… 

Illegal

Illegal

An American artist must decide whether to overstay her visa or give up her chance to become a UK citizen. 

Enough

Enough

Jane and Toni are immaculate, iconic, accommodating flight attendants. 

Two of a Kind

Two of a Kind

One boy. 

Harvey Greenfield Is Running Late

Harvey Greenfield Is Running Late

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… 

Purple

Purple

Tonight’s the night. 

The Stander Gang

The Stander Gang

A fast-paced, farcical retelling of one of South Africa’s most infamous criminals, Andre Stander, the policeman turned gunman. 

Henry Wilkinson: See Me at Lunch!

Henry Wilkinson: See Me at Lunch!

Henry Wilkinson: See Me at Lunch is an hour-long, one-man, hyper-immersive, character comedy extravaganza. 

Fempire: Cleo, Theo & Wu by Kirsten Vangsness

Fempire: Cleo, Theo & Wu by Kirsten Vangsness

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… 

Coming of the Third Age

Coming of the Third Age

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

Karam Deo: Table for One

Karam Deo: Table for One

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

The Grand Scheme of Things

The Grand Scheme of Things

Flora and Nic have been friends for years, for pretty much the whole of history. 

Ivory Wings

Ivory Wings

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

IvankaPlay

IvankaPlay

She’s hot, rich and f*cking powerful. 

Portents

Portents

What if it’s all true? Every weird theory, everything you can’t quite see from the corner of your eye. 

Gun

Gun

‘If you’re gonna kill a man, better make sure you do it properly. 

Ticker

Ticker

Ticker follows twenty-something Spencer, a Geordie millennial who is deeply in love with the inestimable Gabi. 

Jackman and Bones

Jackman and Bones

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… 

The Dead Ducks: York du Soleil

The Dead Ducks: York du Soleil

The University of York’s Dead Ducks take to the Fringe with their brand-new sketch show: York du Soleil. 

Down It Fresher!

Down It Fresher!

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. 

Sleeping Giant

Sleeping Giant

A writer/producer of television’s Supernatural spins a series of intimate, darkly comic vignettes in this modern thriller. 

My Mate Dave Died

My Mate Dave Died

When Dave dies and is sent back to the living, he is only visible to his best friend Jimmy. 

Redacted Arachnid

Redacted Arachnid

Following the death of his predecessor, an established theatre producer takes on the most expensive Broadway musical of all time. 

Mengele

Mengele

1979, a beach in Brazil, a drowning man meets a mysterious woman who cajoles, questions and flatters him into defending the indefensible. 

Anguis

Anguis

Cleopatra’s death by asp is a common myth, largely scientifically disproven. 

SOLD

SOLD

‘To be free is very sweet. 

Hot Flush

Hot Flush

It’s 11:24am and day two of Sinead’s hereto disastrous hen party. 

Cotton Fingers

Cotton Fingers

Aoife’s hungry and bored. 

Bad Aunts

Bad Aunts

Subverting the Saturday night staple, meet Maz, Jo and Dee: three women on the wrong side of 40 – your chat show hosts. 

Spliced

Spliced

Timmy plays hurling, the fastest field sport in the world. 

Ane City

Ane City

Tay has returned to her hometown of Dundee for a summer of relaxation, drinking and self-discovery. 

Julius 'Call Me Caesar' Caesar

Julius 'Call Me Caesar' Caesar

Double Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee Andrew Maxwell (Live at the Apollo; winner: Time Out Live Award, ***** (Herald, for Showtime)) makes his theatre debut playing. 

Thunderstruck

Thunderstruck

Written and performed by David Colvin. 

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. 

Of Sound Mind

Of Sound Mind

‘It was about getting rid, not counting’ she said, but they needed to know where the bodies were. 

Brendan Galileo for Europe

Brendan Galileo for Europe

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 … 

Wireless Operator

Wireless Operator

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. 

Catching Comets

Catching Comets

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. 

Raphael Wakefield: Wengerball

Raphael Wakefield: Wengerball

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. 

Happy Hour

Happy Hour

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 … 

I, AmDram

I, AmDram

Amateur dramatics: the unspoken past of many a Fringe performer. 

Pits

Pits

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 … 

If You're Feeling Sinister: A Play with Songs

If You're Feeling Sinister: A Play with Songs

He was exhausted by life. 

Manhunt 2: Big Mood

Manhunt 2: Big Mood

Best friends Emm and Leo have made the bold artistic decision to graduate without any skills or job prospects. 

Einstein

Einstein

Pip Utton is one of the world’s most respected performers of solo theatre and a Fringe legend. 

White Girls

White Girls

Two girls go on a journey. 

Ladybones

Ladybones

Archaeologist Nuala unearths a skeleton and her ordered life starts to unravel. 

How to Be Brave

How to Be Brave

When Katie was little, she was brave: climbing trees and riding bikes too fast. 

Big Bite-Size Breakfast Show

Big Bite-Size Breakfast Show

Good morning, Edinburgh! After Fringe sell-outs in 2017 and 2018, we’re moving to a lovely new venue. 

Not Black and White

Not Black and White

United by love, broken by reality. 

How Not to Drown

How Not to Drown

A painful yet uplifting true story of a child asylum-seeker arriving in the UK. 

Vivarium

Vivarium

As anyone who’s been to an Edinburgh Festival Fringe can attest, word of mouth is crucial to a show’s success. 

Year Without Summer

Year Without Summer

Cast Iron Theatre have rocked a minimalist set – an intimate three chairs and floor space surrounded by a ring of audience members – and have stretched it expertly to the peak … 

Finding Fassbender

Finding Fassbender

The Fringe is all about first impressions; the opening minutes of a free stand up show, the six word spiel spurted at you by flyerers with an outstretched hand, the carefully chose… 

In Your Own Sweet Way

In Your Own Sweet Way

Hoghead Theatre Company Returns to the Fringe with their devised piece In Your Own Sweet Way. 

Beep

Beep

Beginning in a frightening dystopia with five people wearing surgical masks manhandling one other as the audience enters, then as the show starts transforming to a happy young part… 

A Generous Lover

A Generous Lover

A Generous Lover is La JohnJoseph’s heartfelt account of caring for a bipolar partner. 

Signals

Signals

There are shades of Beckett but without the plodding pretentiousness in Signals, Footprint Theatre’s new show all about human connection and the search for life beyond Earth. 

Grace

Grace

Katie Reddin-Clancy’s solo show has the potential to be fantastic – with a delicious, sharply observed script that is slickly performed. 

Hatty's Last Stand

Hatty's Last Stand

Harriet Stand (Hatty to her friends) is auditioning for a part in the critically acclaimed play Life. 

Creative Project: An Afternoon With Wendy and Friends – Road to Meikle Seggie

Creative Project: An Afternoon With Wendy and Friends – Road to Meikle Seggie

Creative Projects: An afternoon with Wendy and friends at Greyfriars Kirk. 

3 Years, 1 Week and a Lemon Drizzle

3 Years, 1 Week and a Lemon Drizzle

This is an intensely personal, sometimes funny, sometimes uncomfortable window into the relationship of two sisters at the toughest point of their lives so far. 

Drip

Drip

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

The House

The House

A blissfully domestic sitting room in a nameless American suburb is the setting for Brian Parks’ riotous comedy The House. 

Nowt as Queer as Folk

Nowt as Queer as Folk

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

Job-Cher

Job-Cher

Two struggling Cher impersonators are disrobed and disheartened in Job-Cher. 

Epiphany

Epiphany

A must-see, hilarious and deeply moving one-woman show from Belfast! In one moment a woman’s jaded world is turned upside down and the dying embers of her spirit are reignited. 

Working Class Hero

Working Class Hero

Working Class Hero’s biggest flaw is that it isn’t about anything. 

The Fun Club Presents...

The Fun Club Presents...

I’m not sure how to explain The Fun Club Presents… Three performers – Sara Page, Franny Anne Rafferty and Alistair McPhail – in a room, all in animal face-paint, talk obliq… 

Sitting by Katherine Parkinson

Sitting by Katherine Parkinson

Sitting, the debut play by comic actor Katherine Parkinson (The IT Crowd, Humans), explores the lives of three characters who are sitting for portraits. 

Other People’s Teeth

Other People’s Teeth

Other Peoples Teeth is a unique, visceral and violent vignette, exploring the emotional depths of brutality. 

Harpy

Harpy

Harpy is an intricate portrayal of a nuisance neighbour, with more nuances than one would expect to squeeze into a one hour show. 

Antling

Antling

What happens when a fortysomething single woman rediscovers her childhood crush on an 80s pop icon? A liberation from pissed off boredom and an awakening of sexual fantasies. 

Dolly

Dolly

Rural Ireland - rich in personality and culture yet teeming with the stigma and prejudice of another age. 

I Am Not Your Woman

I Am Not Your Woman

‘If I had a name for every woman with a story, I’d run out of space and I’d be writing forever’. 

How to Do Acting (Properly)

How to Do Acting (Properly)

This curious interactive lecture given by actress and software business advisor Zoe Cunningham offers some great advice and practical tips for anyone who wants to do acting (proper… 

Diagnosed

Diagnosed

What if you met someone who was perfect. 

Good Grief

Good Grief

Good grief is full of sarcasm, laughter and the occasional tear as we try to show that there is no “correct” thing to say to someone who is grieving. 

Good Things Come to Those Who

Good Things Come to Those Who

Good Things Come to Those Who explores our generation’s relationship with work, debt, big data, surveillance and public/private space: when everything you have can be an asset, wha… 

Yer Aul' Da

Yer Aul' Da

Malcolm is in his mid-40s and going to be a grandad. 

First Snow / Première neige

First Snow / Première neige

Those familiar with the work of the National Theatre of Scotland won’t be surprised by the style or the content of First Snow / Première Neige. 

The Squirrel Plays

The Squirrel Plays

Many productions at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe this year discuss female freedom of choice, but few do so as creatively as The Squirrel Plays. 

The Dame

The Dame

Peter Duncan’s The Dame is hosted at The Dome, one of Edinburgh’s glitziest and most glamorous buildings. 

Stardust

Stardust

Let’s talk about drugs. 

Marie

Marie

With the aid of a tea towel, a glass, and a stool, Sarah MacGillivray skilfully portrays a wide variety of characters in a modern re-telling of the story of Mary, Queen of Scots … 

Brawn

Brawn

Brawn is a portal into the world of a young man named Ryan. 

Like Drowning

Like Drowning

E and V are women, or so they think. 

An Algorithm Named Kevin

An Algorithm Named Kevin

An algorithm is a plan for solving a problem, but how many more does it create? Instagram’s official blog 2016: ‘To improve your experience, your feed will soon be ordered to show … 

In Their Footsteps

In Their Footsteps

Over 50 years ago, thousands of young American women went to Vietnam to serve their country during the war. 

Party Night

Party Night

December, 1979. 

Hotel

Hotel

Welcome to the Hotel, a magnificent establishment offering luxury beyond fantasy. 

ScotlandsFest 2018

ScotlandsFest 2018

What was it like to paint Muriel Spark’s portrait? What is the connection between computer code, myth and magic? How do we grow a better Scotland? Does politics matter? All this … 

Gutted

Gutted

An Irish, black comedy set in 1980s Dublin where the fish factory floor becomes the stage for three women’s stories of one life-changing night. 

Rainforest Dreams

Rainforest Dreams

In collaboration with TV producer/eco campaigner Phil Williams and Ecuadorian Kichwa tribe this new multimedia play will connect you with what is happening now in the Amazonian rai… 

F*ck Off.

F*ck Off.

A journey of a kid from foster care to superstardom. 

The Interview

The Interview

In a comic exploration of the disjoint between what we think and what we say, The Interview questions the meaning of living a life worth rewarding. 

Crack/ed

Crack/ed

Warden, a young single mother, is determined to fight to get her addict son Ryan the treatment that he needs, before it’s too late. 

My Mate Dave Died

My Mate Dave Died

When Dave dies and is sent back to the living, he is only visible to his best friend Jimmy. 

I'm Your Man – Letters of the World's Most Ambitious Job Applicant

I'm Your Man – Letters of the World's Most Ambitious Job Applicant

This unbelievably ambitious, deluded, multiple job-applicant failure attempts to inspire his audiences to become the best they can be. 

Under the Fig Tree

Under the Fig Tree

Inspired by the famous fig tree passage from Sylvia Plath\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'s novel The Bell Jar, these semi-fictional characters gather in a pub to share their storie… 

The March

The March

We protested because we believe in a better country. 

This Is Yorkshire

This Is Yorkshire

Inspired by the blistering 2007 film This Is England, this hard-hitting new play examines working class life in early 80’s Yorkshire through the eyes of a 12-year-old boy who becom… 

The Drowned Bride

The Drowned Bride

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

Birth Control

Birth Control

An intensely dramatic short play inspired by authors such as Sarah Kane and Martin Crimp, our script is an original attempt at an absurdist horror story. 

A Necessary Woman

A Necessary Woman

Census night, 1911. 

Love on Blue Canvas, 1890

Love on Blue Canvas, 1890

Three lovers. 

Fast

Fast

Washington State, 1910. 

Roxy Likes Cats

Roxy Likes Cats

Last night, Roxy had a phone call from her mum. 

The Way Out

The Way Out

The Way Out is a dark absurdist comedy based on the frustration of living in the modern age. 

Drunk!

Drunk!

A funny play set to a dark backdrop. 

Shovel

Shovel

Two tales overlap in this National Theatre New View’s Award longlisted dark comedy set in Backmuir Forest, 20 miles outside Dundee. 

Nine Lives

Nine Lives

A social experiment like no other. 

Bare Knuckle

Bare Knuckle

Bare Knuckle sheds light on the brutal (and often hidden) male world of bare knuckle fighting. 

Wings

Wings

Eva is a stand-up comedian. 

Roman Candle

Roman Candle

‘And I tell myself, I think – if you f*ck it up, you f*ck it up. 

Bullingdon Revisited

Bullingdon Revisited

Bizarre is the word that has stalked my mind since watching Bullingdon Revisited. 

Hysterical

Hysterical

Feminism is a tricky word. 

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. 

Uninvited

Uninvited

‘No-one leaves home – unless home is the mouth of a shark. 

Sunbathers

Sunbathers

How does it feel to be loved? A lonely office worker reflects on a past life in an idyllic countryside with his university friends. 

Dangerous Giant Animals

Dangerous Giant Animals

Dangerous Giant Animals is a one-person show about growing up with a disabled sibling, based on writer/performer Christina Murdock's real life experiences. 

Timpson: The Musical

Timpson: The Musical

I sat through an hour long fever dream yesterday entitled Timpson the Musical, and to get the recommendation out of the way, I would easily go again. 

Man Down

Man Down

Man Down emerges from three years of research and hours of interviews and discussions with people in Baltimore, USA. 

Everything Not Saved

Everything Not Saved

What can you remember from five years ago? Or five days ago? Five minutes ago, even? What can you be absolutely sure, beyond all doubt that you remember? MALAPROP Theatre’s new s… 

Doom’s Day

Doom’s Day

Doomsday preppers: people who ready themselves and their homes for survival in the event of an apocalypse. 

Alfred Hitchcock's Writers' Room

Alfred Hitchcock's Writers' Room

You do not often look around an audience during a show and see barely any unsmiling faces; scarcer still, there is unanimous overheard praise afterwards. 

Grace

Grace

Nigel (Jonny Davidson) and his wife Sarah (Ella Dorman-Gajic) are sitting down to a dinner of soup and parsnip wine when they are interrupted by a knock on the door. 

Bucket Men

Bucket Men

Bucket Men takes place in a small basement studio at C Royale where two men coincidentally have jobs in a small basement of a faceless government building. 

Hunch

Hunch

Hunch, one of two productions from DugOut Theatre this festival (along with Songlines at the Pleasance Courtyard) continues the company’s new approach of single-person storytelli… 

Goodbye Rosetta

Goodbye Rosetta

Goodbye Rosetta abounds with youthful enthusiasm and passion. 

Ailsa Benson Is Missing

Ailsa Benson Is Missing

The synopsis of this intriguing one-woman drama can more or less be summed up by its title: Ailsa Benson Is Missing. 

Skin a Cat

Skin a Cat

Rive Productions are shining the light on a condition more common than many realise: vaginismus. 

Queens of Sheba

Queens of Sheba

Great theatre often takes deeply personal experiences and weaves them together into stories and sequences that tap into a universality and profundity that the experiences alone wou… 

Nina's Got News by Frank Skinner

Nina's Got News by Frank Skinner

It’s hard to review Nina’s Got News without revealing what Nina’s news actually is. 

The Insignificant Life and Death of Colin McKenzie

The Insignificant Life and Death of Colin McKenzie

Colin McKenzie has only forty minutes left to live! Come join us for the final moments of Colin’s brilliant, majestic and totally mundane existence! A once in a lifetime opportunit… 

Ulster American

Ulster American

Acclaimed writer David Ireland’s new play is a visceral, violent and incredibly explosive punch to the gut that passionately tears into the confused state of British identity, th… 

Chihuahua

Chihuahua

Becky works in a café in Edinburgh. 

Care Not, Fear Naught

Care Not, Fear Naught

Piracy is not just a man’s trade in this thrilling piece Care Not, Fear Naught from Temporarily Misplaced Productions. 

Kids Play
BOBBY WINNER

Kids Play

Glen Chandler, Edinburgh’s theatrical detective story-writing son, returns to the Festival Fringe this year with yet another ingenious triumph. 

Waiting for Ofsted

Waiting for Ofsted

Oh how easily this ambitious project could have fallen flat on its face and oh how wonderfully it sustains itself. 

The Big Lie

The Big Lie

If the thought of watching a one woman play about a Kurdish refugee turned lawyer helping to broker a major arms deal for a Swedish law firm doesn’t thrill you then think again, … 

Shell Shock

Shell Shock

"A British soldier never runs away from a fight", Tommy Atkins proudly proclaims. 

Eat Your Heart Out

Eat Your Heart Out

Anorexia takes centre stage in this emotional piece devised by eating disorder sufferers and survivors. 

Busking It

Busking It

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

Sarah Keyworth: Dark Horse

Sarah Keyworth: Dark Horse

Dark Horse covers lots of ground and it is evidently the result of Keyworth tirelessly exploring multiple comic avenues. 

Women for Trump

Women for Trump

A verbatim play created from interviews conducted across America in late 2016, Women for Trump explores why five women were, or were not, persuaded to vote for Donald Trump. 

Deadline

Deadline

Imagine knowing when you’re going to die, exactly when you’re going to die. 

Same Old Same Oldies

Same Old Same Oldies

Three Northerners and three Southerners residing in one nursing home. 

Death is the New Porn

Death is the New Porn

‘It doesn’t matter how we do it, we’re always going to end up with the same result. 

Mis(s)treated – Free

Mis(s)treated – Free

Mis(s)treated – a dark and twisted comedy about human trafficking and prostitution. 

Breakfast Plays: Youthquake

Breakfast Plays: Youthquake

Three young Scottish playwrights from the Traverse Young Writers’ group join forces with three leading British writers (Ella Hickson, Kieran Hurley and Sabrina Mahfouz) to explor… 

Power, Fame and Sex

Power, Fame and Sex

As old as humanity itself. 

Zoo

Zoo

Zoo is a play which touches upon awkward social contracts between people, and the total indifference of the natural world. 

The Gin Chronicles in New York

The Gin Chronicles in New York

The Gin Chronicles in New York is the latest saga in this well-established series that by now has something of a following. 

Really Want to Hurt Me

Really Want to Hurt Me

Self identity, depression, sexual awakenings and The Smiths are all topics central to writer/director Ben SantaMaria’s incredibly touching and heartfelt play about growing up gay… 

No One Is Coming to Save You

No One Is Coming to Save You

No One is Coming to Save You is an abstract piece of theatre which eschews character development and plot narrative, in favour of exploring recurring images. 

Living With a Dark Lord

Living With a Dark Lord

When three sisters come together on their autistic brother’s 30th birthday, they can’t help but mull over their childhood with him, which was shaped by his insistence that he w… 

Marsistan

Marsistan

Project Venture seeks to establish a permanent human colony on Mars and Dr Aysha Malik will be among the first brave souls to make the trip, but she’ll have to contend with her t… 

Falkland – The War the World Forgot

Falkland – The War the World Forgot

Two unlikely friends find a camaraderie against a backdrop of bitter conflict, questionable politics and moral debate waged overseas. 

The Pleasantries of Peasantry

The Pleasantries of Peasantry

The latest comedy from Theatre with Teeth. 

The Bacchanals

The Bacchanals

THE BACCHANALS A Comedy Tell me what they are those rituals of yours? Mikra Theatricals invite you to draw back the curtain and take a peek backstage, into a world of paranoia, m… 

A Beginner's Guide to Populism

A Beginner's Guide to Populism

Getting power is easy. 

Nomad

Nomad

The flat is empty. 

This Script and Other Drafts

This Script and Other Drafts

At a time of schisms within feminism, ongoing revelations of #MeToo, endless discussions about womanhood, and sirens being the soundtrack to our newsfeeds, Jenny Lindsay found hers… 

That Bastard Brecht

That Bastard Brecht

Bertolt Brecht: genius or charlatan? The question is answered in a piece of pure Epic theatre featuring 15 new songs and choreography. 

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. 

The Electra Legacy

The Electra Legacy

The Electra Legacy: a modern telling of Sophocles’ ancient Greek tragedy with a brilliant new music score, this is a tale of revenge, passion and crime. 

Thaw

Thaw

‘They say life begins at 80. 

Tenacious D: The Musical of Destiny

Tenacious D: The Musical of Destiny

This epic rock comedy tells the story of a young rocker JB, from Kickapoo, journeying to find his counterpart in rock KG, and together they form the band… Tenacious D! Once forme… 

An Act Of

An Act Of

You’d usually begin with the start, but here the end explodes first. 

Shirley; or the Inexplicable Question of God's Actions

Shirley; or the Inexplicable Question of God's Actions

Three men arrive to an audition, only to be trapped there by none other than God himself. 

Walk Swiftly and With Purpose

Walk Swiftly and With Purpose

History Boys meets Our Ladies of Perpetual Succour as we follow four girls on the cusp of adulthood in this new take on the classic coming of age tale. 

Let's Be Frank!

Let's Be Frank!

When age and illness takes hold, sometimes there is a burning desire to tell the disturbing truth of life’s great triumphs and sadness. 

Vox: A Fairy Tale for a New Age

Vox: A Fairy Tale for a New Age

Vox: A Fairy Tale for a New Age is a new work inspired by real-life occurrences in the life of Rowlett High School students. 

You Only Live +

You Only Live +

‘The more I drink in real life, the more my babies are taken away by social services in my Sims life. 

Trans Pennine

Trans Pennine

Trans Pennine is a funny, fast-paced, and emotional play about family disagreements, gender-identity, and caravan holidays. 

Hecate

Hecate

The chilling time travel story of the genesis and death of Lady Macbeth. 

A Dog's Tail

A Dog's Tail

Two walks a day, food, water and love is enough for dogs, but what about their owners? It’s a complex world in the park and only the dogs can make sense of it all. 

Rat Race

Rat Race

Rat Race is a dark tragicomedy set in a rat cage that is at the center of a badly handled experiment. 

Upcastle Downcastle

Upcastle Downcastle

UnderOwl Theatre present their debut show: Upcastle Downcastle. 

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. 

Decibels

Decibels

A new one-woman show. 

Spoiler Alert

Spoiler Alert

Maddy and Jim’s relationship is having problems. 

Born on a Monday

Born on a Monday

Button your shirt. 

Conchies!

Conchies!

Hundreds of thousands marched for peace but when war came, only a few dared to be different. 

The Threesome

The Threesome

Cameron and Maddie meet at a singles night. 

I Love You... But

I Love You... But

What is your idea of love? There’s a very blurred line between a protective, loving relationship and one that’s abusive. 

The Hollywood Effect

The Hollywood Effect

There’s a monster in your closet. 

Brand-New Jew, a DNA Comedy

Brand-New Jew, a DNA Comedy

What happens when a DNA test gives an adoptee a brand-new view… of herself? Playwright and performer Monica Bauer (The Year I Was Gifted) takes on her own unexpected results, alo… 

Tinderella and the Seven Deadly Sins

Tinderella and the Seven Deadly Sins

Ever felt like you were a princess in a fairy tale of Tinder-ella and the seven twats? Me too. 

Bitches in the Ford KA

Bitches in the Ford KA

Cold Dinner Theatre return to Edinburgh with their new comedy. 

The Meeting

The Meeting

Traversing Edinburgh in August is sure to invite all sorts of flyerers. 

On the Exhale

On the Exhale

“You always thought it would be you”. 

Warhol: Bullet Karma

Warhol: Bullet Karma

Warhol: Bullet Karma invites you to meet everyone’s favourite eccentric pop artist. 

User Not Found

User Not Found

Amid the hubbub of cafe chatter and the hiss of milk steaming a mobile phone vibrates with messages of condolences. 

The Vanishing Man

The Vanishing Man

Knowledge = Belief and Truth. 

The Cat's Mother

The Cat's Mother

One of the most valuable functions of theatre is to offer us a way to explore difficult issues without fear of blame without fear of censure. 

Revelations

Revelations

James Rowland may not strike you as a sperm donor if you met him in the street, but this is a man prepared to go to the ends of the earth to help his best friend and her wife find … 

Proxy

Proxy

A one woman show, Proxy delves into the lives of mother and daughter Dee Dee and Gypsy, two women from the southern states of America. 

Beaker's Place

Beaker's Place

Beaker’s only friend in the world, his cat, is dead. 

Ladykiller

Ladykiller

With little more than a bedside lamp, a leather armchair and a helpful cadaver, The Thelmas have brought to life a deliciously morbid monologue that will please fans of Fleabag, Ma… 

Island Town

Island Town

The Paines Plough Roundabout is an incredibly versatile venue. 

You're a Star!

You're a Star!

‘Zoe. 

Badgered

Badgered

A traumatic event involving her husband and a fish leaves Annabelle feeling emotionally abused and vulnerable, heightening her existing empathy towards the issues of animal cruelty… 

She Taught Me How to Breathe Again

She Taught Me How to Breathe Again

A one-to-one performance for a group of individuals. 

The Death of Edgar Allan Poe

The Death of Edgar Allan Poe

In the moments before his death, America’s most celebrated author of the macabre reveals how his sins and the tragedies of his life lead to his descent into madness and alcoholis… 

Cat-in-a-Box

Cat-in-a-Box

A play in 10 short scenes. 

Twa

Twa

A powerful performance that weaves together memoir and myth in a blend of theatrical storytelling and digital and live drawing response. 

Fronting

Fronting

A bold and convention-bashing introspection on the impact of HIV, through the medium of two young gay men. 

A Queer Love of Dix

A Queer Love of Dix

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

Missing Hypnos / Free Frestival

Missing Hypnos / Free Frestival

Ollie has chronic insomnia, a mental and physical illness that affects 10% of people in the UK. 

Mungo: Legend of Glasgow's Saint

Mungo: Legend of Glasgow's Saint

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

Rocket Man

Rocket Man

Set in the heyday of glam rock and science fiction, Rocket Man is the story of a young man with bipolar disorder. 

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. 

Let's Inherit the Earth

Let's Inherit the Earth

World premiere. 

Your Alice

Your Alice

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland is a story most people know, but the life of Charles Dodgson, alias Lewis Caroll, and the real Alice Liddell is much less popular. 

BaseCamp

BaseCamp

Fever Dream Theatre’s BaseCamp promises an immersive experience in the rivalry between two world-class mountain climbers preparing for a joint ascent of a Himalayan mountain. 

Square Go

Square Go

What’s a ‘square go’? Noun: A rammy. 

Games by Henry Naylor

Games by Henry Naylor

Multi-award winning playwright Henry Naylor returns to the fringe with a stunning two-hander set in Nazi Germany that is both incredibly poignant and unnervingly timely. 

All Change

All Change

All Change is a new bittersweet comedy about growing old. 

Agenda

Agenda

Are men really from Mars and women from Venus? Is it still just a man’s world? Will wearing the trousers make a difference and what is wrong with wearing skirts anyway? Do I have t… 

The Myth of the Singular Moment

The Myth of the Singular Moment

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

What Girls Are Made Of

What Girls Are Made Of

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

In for a Penny

In for a Penny

In For A Penny is Libby McArthur’s true-life tale of the unforeseen consequences of an unpaid parking ticket - how one person can fall foul of a system that sees only the facts a… 

Blackout

Blackout

I’ll begin by noting that this particular viewing was unfortunately tarnished by a very inconsiderate audience, where both latecomers and six mid-show phone calls bombarded the f… 

When You Fall Down: The Buster Keaton Story

When You Fall Down: The Buster Keaton Story

If silent Hollywood star Buster Keaton is remembered for anything, it's his emotionless, mask-like expression; so the initial shock here is that this Buster speaks and smiles. 

Unsung

Unsung

With the advent of the internet, smartphones and social media, today’s politics happens under an unprecedented level of scrutiny. 

The Egg Is a Lonely Hunter

The Egg Is a Lonely Hunter

Single person monologues have long been a fringe staple, but nevertheless they are incredibly difficult to successfully pull off. 

Sticks and Stones

Sticks and Stones

Free speech is a right fiercely protected in today’s society. 

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. 

Frau Welt

Frau Welt

An outstanding singular performance by Peter Clements, that draws upon - yet uniquely embraces - the fine traditions of drag queen finesse, dark humour, sexual allure and celebrati… 

Canoe

Canoe

“Who are we, now that we don’t have kids?” Matthew Roberts performs as three key characters in this touching one-man performance: as two fathers, David and Tom, that lose the… 

De Fuut

De Fuut

Winner of the 2017 Best International Performance Award at the 2017 Fringe Festival, Amsterdam and hit of the 2018 Brighton Fringe. 

BBC Pop-Up Radio Drama Studio at Summerhall

BBC Pop-Up Radio Drama Studio at Summerhall

The BBC is creating an intimate live pop up radio studio at Summerhall. 

Primrose Path

Primrose Path

Chriss and Damon are in love. 

Meek

Meek

The Traverse Festival program has jumped into action, already selling out full days' worth of shows at a time. 

Alma, a Human Voice

Alma, a Human Voice

Alma: A Human Voice is a one-person performance focused on portraying and contrasting two characters from the early 1900s. 

The Half Moon Shania

The Half Moon Shania

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

Shower Thoughts

Shower Thoughts

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

Paper Dolls

Paper Dolls

Paper Dolls is advertised as a one-man show, but the person standing in front of us for the next hour isn't the show’s performer, writer, director and producer Shaun Nolan; r… 

Greyhounds

Greyhounds

Set in the small village of Shuttlefield, Greyhounds sees the local amateur dramatic society attempt to raise money for a Spitfire fighter aircraft by putting on a production of Sh… 

Pre-View

Pre-View

Four readings from brand-new plays by Erica Mack, Felix Maxwell, Madison Pollack and Derek Roland, who are graduating from the MSc in Playwriting at the University of Edinburgh. 

Of Rags and Bones

Of Rags and Bones

Inspired by the short stories of Anais Nin, NYT present new fables of modern love and ritual. 

Tomorrow, Tomorrow, Tomorrow

Tomorrow, Tomorrow, Tomorrow

There’s a lot teenagers don’t know about the world. 

Achilles’ Heel: TLC

Achilles’ Heel: TLC

Tony believes in the healing powers of stories; Iain’s been scrubbing his fingers since 3am; Saffron’s stalking her piano teacher. 

Casanova Dreaming

Casanova Dreaming

The greatest master is passion, who makes slaves of us all. 

Skirt

Skirt

Becs is a single mum and leader of the opposition party in Scotland. 

The Only One in the World

The Only One in the World

Meet Liv – clever, funny, confident – everything a 15-year-old girl wants to be. 

Sad Clowns

Sad Clowns

Can you decide how you’re remembered? Would you want to? Would you leave a video behind just in case? Two people on stage. 

613 Seeds

613 Seeds

An original piece exploring the words we let fly, stop signs, and those we meet at the crossroads. 

Dick Whittington – The Panto

Dick Whittington – The Panto

Is that a panto I see on the Fringe? Oh yes it is! Join Dick Whittington, his cat and a host of colourful characters on a fun-filled family adventure from Liverpool to London. 

And Then There's Me...

And Then There's Me...

The world is full of wonderfully different people – dramatic, dreamy, daring and disturbing! Join our medley of characters on an energetic journey through their dreams, hopes and… 

Theatre Uncut: Women on Power

Theatre Uncut: Women on Power

The multi award-winning political agitators are back at the Traverse with a morning of outstanding new writing and fiery debate. 

A Dangerous Woman

A Dangerous Woman

Fringe First and DarkChat Best Director winner Renny Krupinski’s new one-woman play is funny, poignant, touching and disturbing. 

The Fetch Wilson

The Fetch Wilson

The Fetch Wilson is the type of play that might work very well as a film, or so you might think upon leaving the theatre. 

Awakening

Awakening

Kirsty Osmon captivates the audience from the first moment her drunken anti-heroin wakes. 

Angry Alan by Penelope Skinner

Angry Alan by Penelope Skinner

Walking into the dark depths of the Big Belly at Underbelly, my expectations are low as I take my seat and note there’s a leak in the roof above my chair. 

Strangers: Mindreader

Strangers: Mindreader

There is a man who reads minds and predicts the future. 

Tinderella – An Adult Panto

Tinderella – An Adult Panto

This is the story of Tinderella on the hunt for a sexy fella. 

Someone Somewhere by Sam Potter

Someone Somewhere by Sam Potter

Summer. 

Prehistoric

Prehistoric

In an empty and decaying room four performers armed only with limited props, a beat up collection of instruments, and a selection of microphones bring to life a tale of anger, rage… 

Glasgow '14

Glasgow '14

Glasgow ’14 is a one man show, inhabiting the minds of four very different men and their experiences of mental illness. 

Brenda's Got a Baby

Brenda's Got a Baby

Brenda’s Got a Baby was birthed from a concept created by Molly Rumford, financed via Crowdfunder and the culmination of interviews and news stories from real people. 

Providence

Providence

"Life is a hideous thing," we're told by the lean figure of Simon Maeder, dressed for dinner and sitting in a leather armchair like some classic teller of ghost stori… 

Parker and the City in the Sea

Parker and the City in the Sea

Colleen is angry at her peers, angry at her teachers and angry at her brother, Parker, who imagines himself as an undersea explorer in a one-man submersible. 

Scratch

Scratch

Squabbling House Theatre are delighted to present their first piece of original writing: Scratch. 

The Last Sesh

The Last Sesh

After a hugely successful run in 2017 – ‘I didn’t expect for it to be that damn excellent’ (LexicalLunacy. 

Moonlight On Leith

Moonlight On Leith

From the Burds that brought you Bawsoot Theatre – inspired by Dylan Thomas’s Under Milk Wood, Moonlight On Leith is a love letter to Edinburgh’s wayward daughter. 

bad things happen here

bad things happen here

The nation has never been healthier. 

Strangers: Pairs

Strangers: Pairs

Survivors on a desert island, siblings in their mother’s attic, magicians preparing a new show. 

Bag for Life

Bag for Life

Dark comedy exploring morality and mortality. 

The River Was a God

The River Was a God

BBC and UK slam poetry champion performs poems and songs from The River Was a God (published this year by Stairwell Books), a collection of three poetry shows performed at the Frin… 

Bite-Size Plays Presents: Neverwant

Bite-Size Plays Presents: Neverwant

Neverwant: the algorithm of life. 

Monsieur Somebody

Monsieur Somebody

What’s the biggest lie you’ve ever told? The biggest secret you’ve ever kept? Claude the fraud is a deliciously despicable Frenchman that we love to hate, hate to love… But… 

You've Got To Be Kidney Me!

You've Got To Be Kidney Me!

Inspired by the true story of Dr Horror: a 2008 case against a man from Brampton, Canada guilty of organ theft. 

hunger

hunger

Joanna Ward and Ryan Hay’s hunger is an original short opera inspired by Kafka’s A Hunger Artist. 

The B in the Room

The B in the Room

Dana’s 39, happy, comfortable. 

Bristol Revunions Present: Hoops

Bristol Revunions Present: Hoops

The Bristol Revunions return to the free Fringe with their show Hoops. 

1-2-1 This Sex Is Real

1-2-1 This Sex Is Real

Ever get that sinking feeling that you will never be enough? Take a nose dive into toxic millennial sex and online dating in this brutally honest, highly comic look at a very mille… 

Uke Belong to Me

Uke Belong to Me

Big Squirrel return to Edinburgh with their latest award-winning comedy. 

9/11 Was a Conspiracy

9/11 Was a Conspiracy

Modern dating and a devastating terrorist attack do not, at first, seem like complimentary subject matters for a romantic comedy, and yet in 52Up Production’s new show 9/11 Was a… 

Starfish

Starfish

I’ve never seen a play in a 20-seat theatre before but, with the gentle storytelling of Starfish, a small venue seems right. 

Better

Better

Two Women. 

An Abundance of Tims

An Abundance of Tims

An Abundance of Tims is, quite clearly, all about Tim. 

Entropy

Entropy

A physicist is on the brink of being able to explain the mysteries of the universe but still can’t figure out his volatile relationship with a rising star. 

The Edge of You

The Edge of You

‘I used to think love was about not knowing where I end and you begin. 

Two-Man, One-Man

Two-Man, One-Man

**** (TimeOut). 

The Spider Glass

The Spider Glass

From chasing girls to catching spiders, James knows what’s expected of him as a man. 

The Political History of Smack and Crack

The Political History of Smack and Crack

‘The history of England jumps off its axis. 

Bad Dog

Bad Dog

Grace comes home to find a crime scene in her living room. 

Goons

Goons

Albert thinks something’s a bit off when Big Darren sends him to the shops with a list for a bottle of milk, a pack of J-cloths and three balaclavas. 

App and Down

App and Down

Popular or unknown, apps are part of our daily lives. 

bloominauschwitz

bloominauschwitz

This odyssey for the migrant era takes us through the great storm of 20th-century history in the company of literary hero Leopold Bloom. 

The C Bomb

The C Bomb

Philosophy student Chloe discovers she has chlamydia and, in the interest of economising, decides to throw a party to announce the news to all of her ex-lovers. 

Dining Al Desko

Dining Al Desko

A critically-acclaimed comedy about the struggles of working life. 

Tonight I Sleep in Peace (or How to Cure Involuntary Nocturnal Bruxism)

Tonight I Sleep in Peace (or How to Cure Involuntary Nocturnal Bruxism)

A one-woman theatre piece with cello accompaniment. 

Animal Management

Animal Management

The Enquiry: Generation Z – not tough enough or the victims of an anxious world that just doesn’t care? The Experiment: one observation room, two psychologists and seven patien… 

The Devil You Know: A Horror Play

The Devil You Know: A Horror Play

Four friends decide to ignore the warnings about their local woods and meddle with seemingly demonic forces in the hope to create a film about a local urban legend. 

amendments: A Play on Words

amendments: A Play on Words

John Chesterton works in a world where political correctness is paramount. 

As It Happened (Contemporaneous Notes)

As It Happened (Contemporaneous Notes)

Since the 1st January 2018, five writers have worked collaboratively, writing a new scene each week in response to socio-political events. 

Not Dead Yet!

Not Dead Yet!

After last year’s sell-out D Day Dodgers, the Woolly Sheep Theatre Company’s Not Dead Yet! is a one man play which challenges preconceptions about memory loss through real-life… 

1902

1902

Saltire Sky’s hit debut show is back. 

Definition of Man

Definition of Man

A sexier, more violent Waiting for Godot, Definition of Man is a physicalised post-apocalyptic decreation myth that won Best in Dance and Physical Theatre and Ripest Show at the 20… 

Kidding

Kidding

When did you last speak to your Mum? Last week? Last year? We’ve been asking everyone from grandparents to schoolkids. 

Old Souls

Old Souls

A heart-warming comedy play following Rosie and Vera who are brought together through a ‘befriend the elderly’ scheme. 

Stella

Stella

Greetings from The Giant’s Causeway, Spring 1967. 

Swap Shop

Swap Shop

Dan and Jamie. 

Mission: Her

Mission: Her

Have you ever felt that life was more a grocery list than a box of chocolates? Social media feeds are filled with people ticking events off the list, yet you feel you that you’ve… 

Wakey Wakey

Wakey Wakey

Four twenty-something-year-old friends come back to their hometown to celebrate the life of Jessica, their best friend’s late wife. 

Bottled Up

Bottled Up

Meet Jeanie. 

Bumpkins

Bumpkins

An hour of stand-up from a trio of bumpkins. 

Puffin Island

Puffin Island

Cara, a college student from America, is having the time of her life traveling overseas in Europe for the summer. 

Bon the Musical

Bon the Musical

Born in Scotland, Bon Scott emigrated to Australia and joined rock band AC/DC to become a legend. 

Cry for the Moon

Cry for the Moon

Abbey Road Studios, 1975. 

Creating Rumours

Creating Rumours

Creating Rumours recounts the lives of Fleetwood Mac at the time of the recording of their most notorious album, Rumours. 

Face 2 Face

Face 2 Face

Technology is becoming a greater force within our society; everyday we are becoming more dependent on it. 

UnSpoken

UnSpoken

As funeral bells chime, a mysterious woman whispers a terrible secret to a grieving wife. 

Mess

Mess

Rachel’s life is a Mess, and her best friend Adam always seems to have his life together. 

The Next Big Thing

The Next Big Thing

John Lennon spent his Scottish boyhood holidays in Durness, Sutherland: not fake news! This thoughtful, comic fable of modern Scotland, adapted from the novel by Scottish Governmen… 

Stiffs

Stiffs

Dave and Vince wake up in a morgue. 

Nutshells

Nutshells

I tried to put myself in a neat, cosy nutshell. 

Violet

Violet

Violet is starting to forget. 

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. 

Elsie Thatchwick

Elsie Thatchwick

‘Dearest Elsie, if you’re reading this, I’m dead. 

Istanbul: You'll Never Walk Alone

Istanbul: You'll Never Walk Alone

It’s 2005 and somehow Liverpool are back in the European Cup Final. 

17 Days *CANCELLED*

17 Days *CANCELLED*

Why is it so easy to stop fighting for something that, at one point, was everything? You meet people once, you love people once, you lose people once. 

The WWI Wardrobe Project

The WWI Wardrobe Project

Want to experience doing your bit? Meet and hear from characters involved in the WWI war effort such as a field nurse, a coastguard, a canary girl and the mother of a soldier. 

Waiting

Waiting

You can’t just take a break from your life. 

Model Behaviour

Model Behaviour

‘I’ve been modelling so long now it’s who I am. 

Antigone na h'Éireann

Antigone na h'Éireann

Driven by faith to resurrect the IRA, Annie battles to bring her family the honour they deserve. 

The Providence of Neighboring Bodies

The Providence of Neighboring Bodies

Their apartments share a view of the parking lot, but Dora and Ronnie haven’t met. 

It's Not a Sprint

It's Not a Sprint

‘Today is the day I make a decision. 

You Down There and Me Up Here

You Down There and Me Up Here

Being in love is. 

Dreamland

Dreamland

‘Dreamland tackles pressing social and political issues with bracing theatricality’ (Jesse Briton, Bear Trap Theatre). 

It's Alright, Everything's Okay

It's Alright, Everything's Okay

Sometimes we feel sad. 

Lucky

Lucky

Lucy is young, fresh-faced and feeling lucky. 

Big Trouble in Little Monkey's Daycare

Big Trouble in Little Monkey's Daycare

Tommy is four-and-a-quarter years old, and a hard-boiled private investigator on the mean streets of Little Monkey’s Daycare. 

Testament

Testament

‘The realities of life, dream and hallucination are beautifully interwoven offering the spectator an amazing journey’ (Marcin Rudy, Song Of The Goat). 

Gayface

Gayface

Everything in Hal’s life is looking up. 

Good Vibes Only

Good Vibes Only

There’s no such thing as vanilla, boring or prudish. 

In Pursuit of Andromeda

In Pursuit of Andromeda

Scilly Isles, shortly after WWI. 

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 o… 

Little Sparks

Little Sparks

A frantic, romantic comedy by Paul Richards which follows the lives of three intelligent but bored office workers, who also happen to be fire wardens. 

After Today

After Today

In this mixture of drama and black comedy, we meet TV presenter Bill Grundy some three years after his profanity-littered, car-crash interview with the Sex Pistols live on teatime … 

Early Birds

Early Birds

From the writers of Birds of a Feather, Maurice Gran and Laurence Marks, Early Birds tells the incredible yet true story of the birth of one of the nation’s favourite situation c… 

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. 

Re: Production

Re: Production

Karen and Tom met and married when they were really young. 

Hug the Bunny

Hug the Bunny

Rage, nymphomania, ecstasy and numbness. 

Dear Lucy...

Dear Lucy...

In 1918, the letters stopped and Lucy had to face life having lost her fiancé and brother in the last few weeks of the war. 

Free and Proud

Free and Proud

Perhaps it is because of the multi-show venue, or just the financial realities of bringing any production to the Edinburgh Fringe nowadays, but Peter Darney’s production of Charl… 

Showmanship

Showmanship

At first sight it would seem that Boondog Theatre's latest outing at the Edinburgh Fringe is somewhat ironically titled. 

A Substitute for Life

A Substitute for Life

‘Books are good enough in their own way, but they are a mighty bloodless substitute for real life’. 

Risk

Risk

‘Free copy of Risk magazine with chocolate biscuits’ shout Gabby and Matt at South Kensington Tube station. 

The Burning Gadulka

The Burning Gadulka

Following a series of failures at music festivals, a Bulgarian musician faces a midlife crisis. 

Mengele

Mengele

Mengele by Philip Wharam and Tim Marriott. 

Vessel

Vessel

There is a woman. 

Vivian’s Music, 1969

Vivian’s Music, 1969

Inspired by real events: in 1969, in a segregated city in the American Midwest bursting with racial tension, a 14-year-old black girl, Vivian, was shot by a white cop, igniting one… 

Waves

Waves

Waves is the tale of Elizabeth Moncello and how, growing up on