The Prison Governor

The Prison Governor

Toxic masculinity in Inveraray Jail, 1850. 

Bubblegum and Pop

Bubblegum and Pop

Bubblegum and Pop. 

Poles: The Science of Magnetic Attraction

Poles: The Science of Magnetic Attraction

Cora is 23, self-obsessed, a compulsive liar* (*harmless bullshitter), and an absolute hot mess. 

Troy Story

Troy Story

10 years of war have ended. 

Women You Know

Women You Know

The morning after a drunken rendezvous with an old boyfriend, a woman and her friend discuss autonomy, identity and bad sex. 

ASSISTED

ASSISTED

Jordan and Connie want their next-generation AI voice assistant – Alivia – to make their perfect lives just that little bit better. 

ZIP IT

ZIP IT

How many voices must be taken before we are heard? Join the studio audience of this comedic and dystopian gameshow and follow the friendship of two young women and their experience… 

Mrs Pack

Mrs Pack

Even a prince needs a woman’s first gift. 

In Her Defence

In Her Defence

It’s 1947 and Catherine has just shot dead her husband, Philip, in their Regent’s Park flat. 

Boom Town

Boom Town

An original new musical that puts a bluegrass twist on contemporary musical theatre. 

Antigone: The Musical

Antigone: The Musical

Ancient Greece. 

Alright?

Alright?

Patrick Withey gives a delightfully engaging and endearing performance as the troubled 15-year-old in Black Hound Productions’ Alright!, which has absolutely nothing to do with C… 

Sylvia vs the Fascists

Sylvia vs the Fascists

1930s England. 

The Roaring of the Voices

The Roaring of the Voices

They say a bull sees red when it loses the plot. 

Hotel Elsinore

Hotel Elsinore

Denmark. 

NASTY:

NASTY: "big" girls being gross, mean and sexy

Remember that time you pooed yourself in public? Or when you swore at your mum for asking you to tidy your pigsty of a room? Maybe you’re still blushing over the time someone poi… 

Raw Sex Appeal

Raw Sex Appeal

A Londoner travels to America finding himself amongst incels, or, men who hate women. 

That's a Bit of Sheer Luck! – A Sherlock Holmes Parody

That's a Bit of Sheer Luck! – A Sherlock Holmes Parody

That’s A Bit of Sheer Luck! – A Sherlock Holmes Parody. 

Isadora the Barefoot Dancer

Isadora the Barefoot Dancer

Inspirational, passionate and unconventional; the world famous dancer Isadora Duncan was one of America’s greatest performing artists and is widely known as the mother of modern da… 

A Change of Heart

A Change of Heart

Two sisters. 

The Six Stages of a Break-Up

The Six Stages of a Break-Up

A world comedic debut, one-woman show written by and starring Anaïs Gralpois. 

Lucika

Lucika

An intimate short play focused on the complex deterioration of a wife and the relationship with her husband. 

Practice Room 99

Practice Room 99

A new comedy with a backstage pass to the magic and mayhem of music performance. 

I'm F*cking My Agent

I'm F*cking My Agent

A play about consent, castings and cappuccinos. 

Living with Sin

Living with Sin

When her grandmother dies, Cece spirals into a quarter-life crisis. 

Show Me What You're Maid Of

Show Me What You're Maid Of

Show Me What You’re Maid Of follows a bridal party on the day of Flora’s wedding. 

Apocalypse Kernow

Apocalypse Kernow

One of the best Cornish zombie apocalypse comedies ever made. 

birthday girl

birthday girl

This is a play about birthdays. 

Battle: A Modern Mystery Play

Battle: A Modern Mystery Play

Battle describes itself as a modern mystery play, and takes the audience on an intricately-plotted historical journey from 1066 to the present day: exploring how women just gather … 

The Last Words

The Last Words

Rebecca has been labelled the miracle girl after waking from her own murder. 

How to Be a Person When the World Is Ending

How to Be a Person When the World Is Ending

The world is ending. 

Love in the Time of Lockdown (The New Variant)

Love in the Time of Lockdown (The New Variant)

Last year’s hit show is back with a new variant which will once again have you laughing, crying and talking about how lockdown was for you, for your neighbour and for your friends. 

Cheeky Girls

Cheeky Girls

Edinburgh-based dark comedy collective The Counterminers are back for their third Fringe, putting on a new-writing piece by Florence Carr-Jones – Cheeky Girls. 

Plus One

Plus One

Every family has its drama, and every wedding has its secrets. 

Gatsby: A New Musical

Gatsby: A New Musical

The year is 1925; the place is New York City. 

LoudScribble

LoudScribble

Welcome to LoudScribble, Karl’s first one-man show which views the world through his poetic prism in ridiculous detail and invites you to scribble a line or two of your own. 

Going Down

Going Down

Four students stuck in an elevator, with nothing to do except to talk to each other. 

Coward Conscience

Coward Conscience

What happens to characters when the curtain comes down? How do we know if they ever learn from their mistakes and move beyond the confines of their story, or whether they remain tr… 

Rebound

Rebound

Rebound by Allegra Peres. 

Average Joe

Average Joe

Joe Smith is a regular bloke. 

Do I?

Do I?

Influencers, social pressures, selfies and shame. 

Time’s Plague

Time’s Plague

David Hayman returns as everyman Bob Cunninghame. 

Miss Magics

Miss Magics

Do you believe in magic? Boo and Bunny are best friends. 

Imagining Rachel

Imagining Rachel

Explore environmental icon Rachel Carson’s nature in this wildly inventive solo show from fellow Pittsburgher Elise Robertson, who uses puppets, found objects, and stage wizardry… 

Boys Who Punch Holes in Walls

Boys Who Punch Holes in Walls

A heated argument and an all-night conversation leaves childhood friends Max and Kieran shaken, with suppressed emotions exploding to the surface. 

S.O.E.

S.O.E.

The WW2 Special Operations Executive is tasked with espionage, sabotage and reconnaissance. 

Hummus: After Dark

Hummus: After Dark

Surrealist stand-up comedian George Bricher will take you on a path of bizarre thought experiments, strange rants and lessons in how to stay optimistic in the face of middle-class … 

Eight Hundred Dollar Value

Eight Hundred Dollar Value

That’s what a trigger pull is worth. 

The Rain Men

The Rain Men

The Rain Men. 

The Rip Current

The Rip Current

An experimental nosedive into Jamie’s fractured past. 

Appraisal

Appraisal

We’ve all been there! That sense of recognition permeates the room during Tim Marriott’s latest play Appraisal. 

Press

Press

It’s the big day. 

The Liberator

The Liberator

In a city just like yours, hope is in short supply. 

D

D

Daughter is 17, living with Mother, whom she loves, and Father, whom she hates. 

Birds of Passage in the Half Light by Kat Woods

Birds of Passage in the Half Light by Kat Woods

Birds of Passage in the Half Light is a dark comedic excavation exposing the complicated relationship between Her faith and the generational impact that it has had on Her female li… 

And

And

And is a tribute to all that has graced this earth. 

Mother Tree

Mother Tree

A solo show about motherhood, the forest and the universe. 

Reservoir Knobs

Reservoir Knobs

Based on a wild and hilarious true story, Reservoir Knobs follows the aftermath of a botched supermarket robbery, as the hapless criminals gather in a warehouse to confront an inju… 

Sobriety on the Rocks

Sobriety on the Rocks

It’s Richard’s fourth day in hospital, involuntarily detoxing, and he’s itching for a drink. 

Antigone: The Musical

Antigone: The Musical

Ancient Greece. 

By the Light of the Moon

By the Light of the Moon

We find Lila alone in a hospital for the criminally insane in 1928. 

The Mostest Colour

The Mostest Colour

A childless man volunteers to mentor a troubled, fatherless boy. 

After

After

In 2017, I was raped. 

Artorigus

Artorigus

There is a distinctly medieval feel to Ross Stephenson’s Artorigus from the start, despite its modern trappings. 

Head Girl

Head Girl

A coming-of-age story about falling in and out of love with yourself. 

Love You More

Love You More

‘Perspectives. 

Joffrey! The Pantomime

Joffrey! The Pantomime

Written by Joffrey himself, this retelling of the first season of Game of Thrones as a traditional pantomime is the true story of Joffrey’s fight to secure his rightful place on … 

Paddy Goes to Petra

Paddy Goes to Petra

Rural Ireland meets the Middle East when Paddy, a proud Irish man, loses his lust for life after a family tragedy. 

Able(ish)

Able(ish)

Written and preformed by Tamara Al-Bassam in her debut Fringe production, Able(ish) is a lighthearted monologue about one woman’s uphill struggle applying for disability support… 

100 Seconds to Midnight

100 Seconds to Midnight

John and May were sixth form lovers, they haven’t seen each other in five years. 

Hobnobs and Fruitcake

Hobnobs and Fruitcake

Alex loves church because it has Hobnobs and singing, and she’s not allowed either at home because one, she’s tone-deaf, and two, she’s diabetic. 

Living with Sin

Living with Sin

When her grandmother dies, Cece spirals into a quarter-life crisis. 

Daylight

Daylight

In a steel-lined basement in a near-future Thursday morning, Conor and Julia are waiting for the world to end. 

Gertrude and Ophelia in Hell

Gertrude and Ophelia in Hell

In this dark comedy, Ophelia and Gertrude are in limbo and on their way to Hell. 

Game On!

Game On!

Following on from the sell-out production of Our Teacher’s a Troll at Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2019, Stage Door Enigma Theatre Company presents Game On! Join 14-year-old Ben on … 

The Collie's Shed

The Collie's Shed

There is nothing like a timely reminder from the past. 

Stop the World, We're Getting Off

Stop the World, We're Getting Off

Welcome to Clapham South tube station – home to the last five survivors of the climate crisis. 

Leaving Vietnam

Leaving Vietnam

When Jimmy Vanderberg leaves the Ford factory in Detroit and volunteers to serve in Vietnam, he wants to prove himself a man. 

Spit Me Out

Spit Me Out

Slap ‘N’ Tickle Theatre Company, founded in 2020 by East 15 Acting School alumni, has created a fabulously entertaining piece of devised theatre that explores sensitive issues … 

The Changeling Girl

The Changeling Girl

The Changeling Girl explores experiences of neurodivergency through the captivating story of Agnes, an autistic girl living in medieval England accused of being a fairy changeling. 

Don't Ask Don't Get, Baby

Don't Ask Don't Get, Baby

Alice has always been told she was special, but as she reaches adolescence she can’t help but think it’s just a nicer word for different. 

Heroes

Heroes

Football, fathers, friendship. 

Cat

Cat

Cat is a one-woman, twisted comedy show by Connie Harris. 

Happy Place

Happy Place

Everybody needs a break. 

Ineffable

Ineffable

If you were given a chance to travel back in time, would you take it? This story starts when a letter arrives from someone who is believed to be dead. 

The Macbeth Inquiry

The Macbeth Inquiry

This reconstruction of Macbeth for Edinburgh University Shakespeare Society’s annual Shakesperimental play reimagines the narrative within a modern political context. 

The Boy With a Thousand Faces

The Boy With a Thousand Faces

In this one-person show, Clive does everything to impress people. 

Love and Piss

Love and Piss

Love and Piss is both a carnival of rebellion and a celebration of queer identity. 

Sunsets

Sunsets

Welcome to this live episode of the podcast! Well, sort of. 

Who the F**k Is Don Quixote?

Who the F**k Is Don Quixote?

Can fiction save you from reality? Aimlessly wandering and trapped in her nine-to-five, Rachel is inadvertently catapulted through a rift in the space-time continuum, landing in th… 

A Toe Tale

A Toe Tale

When faced with the drama and indignities of growing up, five toes must contend with smelly socks, ballet injuries and a dose of existential dread in their journey to discover what… 

Horsepower

Horsepower

Not all shows have clarity of meaning or purpose yet they still retain a certain charm. 

Contact

Contact

Welcome to Pharmtec, the fastest-growing dietary supplement provider in the country! More specifically, welcome to its customer-facing contact centre, where a crack team awaits eve… 

The Horse's Mouth

The Horse's Mouth

Welcome to The Horse’s Mouth! We’ve got comedy on tap! Watch our hero work his first shift at the pub, and meet the rather strange bunch of regulars he encounters along the way, ea… 

Pearly Gates: A Kafkaesque Romcom in Heaven

Pearly Gates: A Kafkaesque Romcom in Heaven

Mediocre everyman Samuel Green has one week to prove himself worthy of permanent residence in Heaven. 

Do I?

Do I?

Influencers, social pressures, selfies and shame. 

Shadow Under a Setting Sun

Shadow Under a Setting Sun

When Coretta Scott King became widowed after an assassin’s bullet murdered her husband, the iconic Martin Luther King Jr, it propelled her voice, activism and leadership onto the i… 

The Calligrapher

The Calligrapher

The Calligrapher is a new, award-winning, student-written play by Abraham Alsalihi. 

Real, Mad World

Real, Mad World

Real, Mad World is a brilliant piece of new writing following the joys and heartbreaks of trans life. 

Playtime

Playtime

A birthday wish plunges the world into a hellish playground of 90s nostalgia. 

The Best Ideas Happen in the Toilet

The Best Ideas Happen in the Toilet

Frankie wants to conform. 

Robert Garnham, Yay!

Robert Garnham, Yay!

Robert is a poet. 

Leaves on the Line

Leaves on the Line

If life is about the journey and not the destination, then the passengers on the 15:00 train from London King’s Cross to Edinburgh Waverley don’t know which way to go. 

Lucid

Lucid

What. 

Scarbados

Scarbados

Welcome to Scarbados! Written and directed by Sam Milnes, brand-new comedy-drama Scarbados is a play about love, life, grief, hope, relationships, and fish and chips! On Shazza and… 

i don't feel anything

i don't feel anything

Three young people tell us they don’t feel. 

The Stones

The Stones

In the aftermath of a terrible break-up, Nick takes a job out of town as a private tutor to two young children. 

Around the World in 60 Minutes

Around the World in 60 Minutes

Come traverse the world with me! No hotels to book. 

The Not So Ugly Duckling: A Play for Grownups

The Not So Ugly Duckling: A Play for Grownups

We think we know this story. 

Butter Bath

Butter Bath

Butter Bath is the psych-pop project of Sydney/Eora based artist Toby Anagnostis. 

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. 

The Rainbow – A Rehearsed Reading of a New Adaptation

The Rainbow – A Rehearsed Reading of a New Adaptation

Originally published in 1915, The Rainbow was extraordinarily ahead of its time as Lawrence explores the experiences of three generations of Polish women living in Nottinghamshire … 

Finding Magic

Finding Magic

Do you believe in magic? Bev does, but after the death of her son Jess she thought she’d never find her magic again. 

Our Boy

Our Boy

Our Boy. 

Billy Boy

Billy Boy

A new solo performer show by acclaimed playwright Rosemary Jenkinson, about young bonfire builders in East Belfast. 

The Wishing Well

The Wishing Well

A woman grieving for the loss of her daughter is drawn to the mystery of the Wishing Well. 

Gabbi Bolt: I Hope My Keyboard Doesn't Break

Gabbi Bolt: I Hope My Keyboard Doesn't Break

Gabbi Bolt really hopes her keyboard doesn’t break. 

Admiral

Admiral

By invite, the Windrush Generation came to rebuild Britain following the end of the Second World War. 

Café van der Brocke

Café van der Brocke

1915, Ypres, Belgium. 

Hopes and Dreams

Hopes and Dreams

A tale of unrealised dreams. 

Doll

Doll

Cassie, a young twenty-something from the Northwest of England, has moved to the arse end of London, looking for better opportunities and new beginnings. 

Fiji

Fiji

Inspired by shocking true events, Fiji is a gripping two-hander that blends true crime with romantic comedy to deliver a thrill-ride as hilarious and warm as it is fascinatingly da… 

Sugar?

Sugar?

Sugar? is a brand new show exploring utterly hilarious, painfully relatable and beautifully told real-life stories of homelessness through a blend of verbatim theatre, physical sto… 

In the Small Hours

In the Small Hours

The Wyrd Systers present In the Small Hours. 

A Mighty Fall from Grace

A Mighty Fall from Grace

A Mighty Fall from Grace follows the life of a Bradford Bulls fan, who over several years watches his club deteriorate on and off the field and whose mental health deteriorates thr… 

Assigned

Assigned

As society, evidence and our wider understanding progresses, and so does our ability to assign labels to things, because, let’s be honest, we have a deep desire and need to attri… 

Tales of Vomit, Trash and Broken Glass

Tales of Vomit, Trash and Broken Glass

After an ecological disaster unleashes a neurotoxin into the air, two people are thrust into a series of emotionally-charged vignettes, where they are forced to confront both the n… 

Prometheus Bound (Io’s Version)

Prometheus Bound (Io’s Version)

Prometheus Bound (Io’s Version) finds itself in a double bind. 

MaX-XiM

MaX-XiM

Zaibatxu presents: MaX-XiM. 

The Philosophy of Cavemen

The Philosophy of Cavemen

Three cavemen debate the nature of life while trying to survive. When one invents the wheel that’s when life really gets hard. 

So Close...

So Close...

A coming of age for your 20s. 

Waiting for Hamlet

Waiting for Hamlet

The story Shakespeare never told. 

The Weird Sisters

The Weird Sisters

A tale of three Highland sisters who live in a shack in the woods disconnected from society, each of them with different views on how they should be living their lives. 

Double Unhappiness

Double Unhappiness

At a wedding banquet in Hong Kong, guests grapple with absurdist small talk, social awkwardness and an unshakable sense of paralysis in the changeable city. 

Crossing the Void

Crossing the Void

Sally MacAlister collaborates with upcoming theatre company koi collective to premiere a new comedy at the Edinburgh Fringe. 

Born Under a Bad Sign

Born Under a Bad Sign

Jez, Luke, Gary and Mark are die-hard football fans podcasting about the club they love: Third-division Invercreiff FC. 

Poems on Gender

Poems on Gender

Nuance is hard to find at the Fringe. 

Terrence the T-Rex

Terrence the T-Rex

All Terrence wants is to earn a living as a dinosaur impersonator, have his talents appreciated by the world, land a Netflix deal, embark on a US tour, and design a line of branded… 

Healing+

Healing+

Help Mike Lemme leave his NYC apartment. 

Harvey Greenfield is Getting Married

Harvey Greenfield is Getting Married

Paul Richards returns as Harvey; always running, always late and now about to get married. 

Palimpsest

Palimpsest

Jess meets Jim. 

Exodus

Exodus

As we come into nearly eight years of rule of the UK Government by the Conservative Party – or 12 Years depending on your feelings for the Liberal Democrats – we have seen a ri… 

The Beatles Were a Boyband

The Beatles Were a Boyband

Violet’s scared walking home. 

Are You Still Watching?

Are You Still Watching?

Paper. 

Motor Court 103

Motor Court 103

Business partners Ross and Wilson use their vacation time to collect coins from Magic Fingers machines in American motels. 

What You Will

What You Will

Loosely based on Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night, What You Will is set on Long Island’s Gold Coast in the 1920s and follows the antics of Vi Candor as she circumvents a man’s world in … 

Blood Harmony

Blood Harmony

Chloe, Maia and Anna are reunited under the most painful of circumstances, the death of their mother. 

There's No Mystery in Murder!

There's No Mystery in Murder!

Murder has come to Rothersdale, where nothing ever happens. 

The Childless Land

The Childless Land

Medea in space. 

The Single Lady

The Single Lady

Lauren Brewer and Will Geraint Drake’s The Single Lady is a musical extravaganza, giving Elizabeth I the same treatment that Hamilton did to the Founding Fathers. 

Triple Bypass: Three Ten Minute Plays About Living for Death and Dying for Life

Triple Bypass: Three Ten Minute Plays About Living for Death and Dying for Life

Originally written for online festivals in 2021 and now recreated by an all-Scottish cast and crew for live performance, American writer/producer Deena MP Ronayne’s award-winning… 

Space Mystery: A Mystery in Space

Space Mystery: A Mystery in Space

Disaster strikes aboard the S. 

The Mistake

The Mistake

1942. 

See You Later Mum

See You Later Mum

A play about love transcending separation. 

GirlPlay

GirlPlay

Lucy is average, awkward and unassuming. 

Locked In

Locked In

A ticking clock. 

The Girl and Her Balloon

The Girl and Her Balloon

Recalling Banksy’s famous graffiti, originally painted on the side of Waterloo Bridge in 2002, Amy Wakeman’s The Girl and Her Balloon is a similarly ubiquitous depiction of hop… 

The Single Lady

The Single Lady

As the daughter of Anne Boleyn, Elizabeth has witnessed, first hand, the consequences of when love goes wrong. 

Hiya Dolly!

Hiya Dolly!

The true story of how a cute, attention-seeking lamb became the most famous sheep in history – the world’s first cloned mammal. 

Absolutely Probably Unless

Absolutely Probably Unless

Absolutely Probably Unless focuses on two people at the end of a relationship, or maybe at the beginning of one. 

Dear Little Loz

Dear Little Loz

To write that Dear Little Loz is an exploration of one woman’s search for love is to risk diminishing its scope, power and understanding of the human condition. 

Blue & Pip

Blue & Pip

Blue loves the sea. 

Take it Away, Cheryl

Take it Away, Cheryl

Carnival kissing booth: sometime, someplace. 

Dried Apricots

Dried Apricots

A one-woman show that is absolutely not a drama because Young Woman’s life is not sad! In three days, her first novel, a bodice-ripper, comes out. 

Head Girl

Head Girl

A coming-of-age story about falling in and out of love with yourself. 

Unseen Shepard

Unseen Shepard

What if the characters you created in your plays were to come to life and challenge the lives and circumstances you created for them?Unseen Shepard finds Pulitzer Prize-winning pla… 

The Glass Imaginary

The Glass Imaginary

An improvised play inspired by the works of Tennessee Williams, The Glass Imaginary exposes the problems inherent in improvising tragedy. 

1902

1902

Saltire Sky is back! The multi award-winning 1902 takes an access-all-areas approach to working-class life in Scotland as we follow four young wannabe football hooligans in their q… 

Badgers Can't Be Friends

Badgers Can't Be Friends

Runner-up for Best Comedy at Standing Ovation Awards 2021. 

Sugar

Sugar

After a year away, Mabel Thomas brings her acclaimed show Sugar back to the Fringe, this time in person. 

Vote Macbeth!

Vote Macbeth!

An original musical with plenty of spark, Vote Macbeth! aims to present a fresh take on the well-worn story of the Scottish play. 

Candy

Candy

Do you believe in love at first sight? Will has fallen hopelessly in love with the seductive singer, Candy. 

Giving Up the Ghost

Giving Up the Ghost

Jack has recently lost his best friend Michael to a tragic accident and is trapped in a damaging, depressive state. 

The Magic Show Starring Liam A Black as the Glittering Prince of Magic

The Magic Show Starring Liam A Black as the Glittering Prince of Magic

Join The Glittering Prince of Magic for a world-class magical premiere extravaganza. 

S-ex-iety

S-ex-iety

An unexpected event will lead three roommates on an intense journey through the adult industry. 

tenderly

tenderly

When Will seeks out Alina’s insight for his paper on Iran, he has no idea that he will meet the love of his life. 

Living with Sin

Living with Sin

Turning what we know about morality on its head, Gabrielle James and Joshua Newman’s Living With Sin is an interesting twist on the traditionally 'evil' seven deadly sins… 

The Poetical Life of Philomena McGuinness

The Poetical Life of Philomena McGuinness

Any one person show relies heavily on the performance of the central cast member and the quality of the script, luckily The Poetical Life of Philomena McGuiness is blessed with exc… 

*not even* Remotely Funny

*not even* Remotely Funny

Fast-paced, bold and hilarious. 

The Gay Train

The Gay Train

‘They said it’s your fault. 

KITES

KITES

‘Come on Angel, don’t you ever want to fly?’ 1948. 

I just like you | a gay myth

I just like you | a gay myth

An intimate two-hander about the messy complexities of the contemporary gay dating experience. 

Outside the Gate

Outside the Gate

How can you change the world? Stereotypes are shattered when two misfit mums meet outside the school gate. A dramedy about an Iranian and an American living in Middle England. 

Leaving Vietnam

Leaving Vietnam

When Jimmy Vanderberg leaves the Ford factory in Detroit and volunteers to serve in Vietnam, he wants to prove himself a man. 

Manhood

Manhood

Let me tell you about Ryan. 

Flat Pack Furnished Flat

Flat Pack Furnished Flat

A shiny new flat. 

Brothers

Brothers

Brothers tells the story of two estranged brothers Matt and Jay, in their early 30s, who re-unite as one fights testicular cancer and the other battles addiction. 

Rocky!

Rocky!

Award-winning political theatre based on the movie about the harmless, loser boxer Rocky, who against all odds defeats his own inferiority and unreasonable loser life. 

Tinderbox Orchestra

Tinderbox Orchestra

Bringing together rappers and singers with soaring strings, heavy brass, woodwind and a thundering back-line, Tinderbox transform preconceptions of what an orchestra can be. 

Wallace

Wallace

The story of William Wallace as seen through his eyes. 

It Is I Who Must Begin

It Is I Who Must Begin

A unique opportunity to return to the experimental roots of the Fringe joining emerging actors from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland in a real time, live rehearsal of plays and … 

On the Run: Dame Over!

On the Run: Dame Over!

A unique, genre-bending, two-man romp sees one panto dame’s life come crashing down around her. 

This Is Your Captain Speaking

This Is Your Captain Speaking

After years of patching up a rapidly deteriorating airport on an island lost in a Foie Gras scandal, Lick is staring down the propeller of a cargo plane. 

The Mystery of the Wee Pirate's Curse

The Mystery of the Wee Pirate's Curse

It is 1952 and the spiffing summer hols are here at last, what larks indeed! Young Lady Iris Bungle finds herself in bonnie Scotland assisting her theatrical, spunky cousin Lord Di… 

Running with Ghosts

Running with Ghosts

At the start of the pandemic, PE teacher Aniqa’s school transforms into a food bank, as the East London community pulls together to get through lockdown. 

Tangible

Tangible

Dudley’s favourite space is at Jeanie’s shop. 

Mortal

Mortal

Follow the journey of a fictional American president and delve into the murky underbelly of the struggle for power. 

52 Souls

52 Souls

Chronic Insanity’s 52 Souls is a series of monologues that correspond to each indiviudal playing card (plus one Joker) along the subject of death and mortality, all in an hour. 

Concha

Concha

Concha is a one-person semi-autobiographical play exploring the intersectionality within the queer experience. 

Bathroom Confession

Bathroom Confession

Have you ever read the secret confessions written on the walls of a toilet stall? If so, you know you are in for a treat! Bathroom Confession follows four young women embarking out… 

1588

1588

1588 examines the story of the Spanish Armada from the Spanish and English stand point. 

Queen of Fishtown

Queen of Fishtown

A character comedy set in Philadelphia about struggling to maintain one’s authenticity while facing inevitable change. 

The Last Quest of Visilock

The Last Quest of Visilock

Greetings, weary traveller. 

Decision – An Irish Dance Play

Decision – An Irish Dance Play

Edinburgh-based award-winning Siamsoir Irish dancers return with their fifth original show – an Irish dance play. 

Independence

Independence

Are you Yes or No or Maybe Aye or Maybe No? This play takes us from 2014 up to the present day and looks at the independence debate with wit and humour as two families decide how t… 

Manic

Manic

When Raina arrives at her spoken word gig to see her exes in the audience, all the questions she’s had about her past sexual experiences begin to surface. 

Nympho

Nympho

‘He’s seen my Foo Foo. 

TV Apocalypse

TV Apocalypse

The world will end in seven days. 

Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow

Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow

Everyone knows that Ayesha is going places. 

Uplift

Uplift

A heart-warming play illuminating the significant contributions of the Windrush Generation to Britain, the scandal around their wrongful treatment and their journey in overcoming t… 

ASSISTED

ASSISTED

Intellectual writing, well elaborated characters and compelling themes of control in human and non-human relationships make Assisted at Surgeons' Hall a rewarding and entertain… 

Upon the Fragile Shore

Upon the Fragile Shore

A hurricane survivor watches rising sea water consume their home. 

Three by Nigro

Three by Nigro

Three by Nigro. 

The Heat Museum

The Heat Museum

Curtains drawn, lawns burnt brown; a townscape is melting. 

Alfie and George

Alfie and George

Two pantomime stars keep complaining about people walking through their dressing room as they prepare for their performance, but not everything is good between them. 

The Island

The Island

A plane crash leaves only teenagers alive on an uninhabited Indonesian island. 

Grounded: A Sitcom

Grounded: A Sitcom

We’re grounded! An international hacking scandal means the planes can’t fly and everyone has to stay where they are. 

Stretched

Stretched

How quickly can you write a TV show? A month? A week? A day? Felix, Phoebe and Alice have 40 minutes. 

In a Cave, a Voice

In a Cave, a Voice

Left alone while her family searches for the missing herd, a Neolithic girl seeks comfort in imaginary friends. 

Ghost Therapy

Ghost Therapy

Well, hello there! How do you boo? Teenage playwright Jaz Skingle brings her sell-out debut play, Ghost Therapy, to the Edinburgh Fringe. 

Hey, You

Hey, You

All families have secrets. 

Elementa

Elementa

Presenting a one-woman show about a planet-saving superhero who’s lost her mojo. 

Truth/Reconciliation

Truth/Reconciliation

When flyered for Matthew Gouldesbrough’s new play Truth / Reconciliation, I was told I could expect “serious theatre” from the Elegy group. 

Heroin to Hero

Heroin to Hero

There are many rags-to-riches stories around but probably not another that follows a young heroin addict’s journey from death’s door to the gates of Buckingham Palace. 

MAMA

MAMA

The pilot is set in a fictional Drama School, MAMA. 

Cordelia Butters Investigates

Cordelia Butters Investigates

A spoof true-crime documentary* with all the ingredients of your favourite true-crime docs! The mysterious murder of a victim, pushed down the stairs and hidden in the town’s wat… 

Mrs Roosevelt Flies to London

Mrs Roosevelt Flies to London

Returning to Edinburgh following a near sell-out 2016 Assembly season, Alison Skilbeck’s critically acclaimed one-woman show reveals the public and private life of one of the most … 

Destiny

Destiny

Destiny dreams big. 

Earwig

Earwig

Earwig is an engaging and classy piece which tells the story of entomologist Marigold Webb, trapped in a loveless marriage and a society as uncomfortable with her deafness as it is… 

Sandcastles

Sandcastles

Sandcastles by Steve McMahon moves back and forth in time and memory to depict the tumultuous lifelong friendship of millennials Hannah and Beth. 

No Laughing Matter

No Laughing Matter

Sick and tired of everyone laughing at them, the Revue decides to get serious. 

Paradok Platform

Paradok Platform

Billed as a ‘queer manifesto against Grindr’, Looking for Fun is one of the new plays showcased at the Paradok Platform. 

Love Them to Death

Love Them to Death

A mother keeps pulling her ill son out of school. 

Your Aunt Fanny: Muff Said

Your Aunt Fanny: Muff Said

Your Aunt Fanny are an all-womxn theatre company from the North East of England. 

Mairead Doyle-Heffernan: Here Comes The Ride

Mairead Doyle-Heffernan: Here Comes The Ride

After a sold-out run at London’s Vault Festival, Irish stand-up Comedian Mairead Doyle-Heffernan makes her Fringe debut with stories from her hilariously colourful journey to a w… 

How to Build a Wax Figure

How to Build a Wax Figure

Girl meets anatomical wax sculptor. 

Cassie and the Lights

Cassie and the Lights

Can kids be parents? When Cassie’s mother disappears, the teenager wants to care for her sisters on her own. 

Swell

Swell

In 2014, residents of Fairbourne were watching their local news when they found out they were to be Britain’s first climate refugees, with their town set to be decommissioned and d… 

Happy Meal

Happy Meal

By Tabby Lamb (they/she). 

The Edinburgh Fridge Show

The Edinburgh Fridge Show

Yes, I know it’s the Edinburgh Fringe but this is the Edinburgh Fridge! Come along to hear poems and monologues from a fridge called Smeg, robots, spiders, goats and so much more! 

Clementine

Clementine

Meet Lady Clementine. 

Psychodrama

Psychodrama

Psycho Productions and Cusack Projects Ltd. 

Jack Docherty: Nothing But

Jack Docherty: Nothing But

Jack Docherty, BAFTA award-winning star of Scot Squad and Absolutely, returns to the festival with a tender, playful, darkly comic tale, where he grapples with lost youth, love, fa… 

Make-up

Make-up

Lady Christina leaves the stage after another performance above another pub. 

Today I Killed My Very First Bird

Today I Killed My Very First Bird

Today I Killed My Very First Bird, a piece of new writing by poet, playwright and performer Jason Brownlee and directed by Lee Hart, is a strange beast. 

Swallowed

Swallowed

A young couple are separated by an outbreak they cannot speak of. 

Land – A Scottish Musical

Land – A Scottish Musical

This new folk musical seeks to explore our heritage and legacy, weaving two parallel stories; one of a crofter and a wandering soldier in the 18th Century, and one of an old pensio… 

The MP, Aunty Mandy and Me

The MP, Aunty Mandy and Me

Award-winning writer and actor Rob Ward returns to the Fringe with his latest creation The MP, Aunty Mandy & Me. 

Posey Mehta: I Am Not a Gorilla

Posey Mehta: I Am Not a Gorilla

Gloria is not a gorilla, but she is stuck in the zoo’s gorilla enclosure. 

She Wolf

She Wolf

Maggie McKenzie is a self-professed mad woman who passes a day addressing her sacred audience – a caged pack of wolves. 

The Unicorn

The Unicorn

‘I’m not a whirlwind of sexual energy. 

Luke Wright: The Remains of Logan Dankworth

Luke Wright: The Remains of Logan Dankworth

Logan Dankworth, columnist and Twitter warrior, grew up romanticising the political turmoil of the 1980s. 

Svengali

Svengali

Success demands sacrifice. 

Tinted

Tinted

‘There’s no access guide to sex; how to consensually sh*g your blind girlfriend. 

Bird With Kylie Vincent

Bird With Kylie Vincent

How does a queer, GenZ comedian survive her past, the pandemic, and the indignities of a stand-up career? Vincent (aka Bird) takes the audience on a (seriously) funny flight, often… 

Hungry

Hungry

The Fringe is nearing its close, but do you have space for more? Chris Bush’s bittersweet Hungry is serving up a Fringe hit. 

The Land of Lost Content

The Land of Lost Content

The end of show speech to an audience. 

Second Summer of Love

Second Summer of Love

Yummy Mummy (and Headmaster’s wife, just for extra grown-up points) Louise runs the school choir and helps her teenaged daughter with her homework. 

Let's Talk About Philip

Let's Talk About Philip

When 30 years of family silence is broken, Helen begins a quest to discover the hidden story behind her brother’s suicide. 

Block'd Off

Block'd Off

Working-class means many things now. 

Rapsody

Rapsody

In an inner-city hostel, Jams is trying to record a rap video. 

Fire Signs

Fire Signs

‘No, she’s not my sister. 

20 Minutes of Action

20 Minutes of Action

This unflinching case study scrutinizes one of the most pertinent conversations of our time: women’s safety. 

In the Weeds by Joseph Wilde, Produced by An Tobar and Mull Theatre

In the Weeds by Joseph Wilde, Produced by An Tobar and Mull Theatre

Kazumi is hunting a sea monster. 

PASH

PASH

Sweet sixteen would’ve been alright. 

The Silent Treatment

The Silent Treatment

The Silent Treatment. 

The Great Almighty Gill

The Great Almighty Gill

New Perspectives presents The Great Almighty Gill. 

Musclebound

Musclebound

Following her multi award-winning theatre debut, Passionate Machine, Rosy Carrick is back. 

Ultimatum

Ultimatum

The premise is simple. 

Sticky Door

Sticky Door

The 2014 plan was a simple one, I would Casanova myself around our nation’s capital looking for consenting heterosexual adult males. 

Jesus, Jane, Mother & Me

Jesus, Jane, Mother & Me

A new play from acclaimed writer Philip Stokes (Heroin(e) for Breakfast). 

Please, Feel Free to Share

Please, Feel Free to Share

Alex Dawson (Róisin Bevan) is a successful social media guru. 

PUSH

PUSH

This is the story of a woman staring down the barrel of motherhood, torn between her own ambivalence. 

Twisted Tales

Twisted Tales

Who is the bandaged man, obsessively in love and held captive inside an upmarket flat, counting down the seconds until it’s time for Her to return and the ‘thing I can’t say’ to be… 

Fritz and Matlock

Fritz and Matlock

In a Sheffield basement, two men try to bury the bodies of their past to find a hopeful future. 

Sap

Sap

After an uncomfortable fling with an average guy, a woman falls in love in one of the few remaining lesbian bars that haven’t yet been colonised by Pret. 

Caste-ing

Caste-ing

Caste-ing explores the experiences of three black actresses using beatboxing, rap, song and spoken word. 

Half-Empty Glasses

Half-Empty Glasses

The Paines Plough Roundabout has become a symbol of the Fringe, developing its own signature style in the process. 

Feeling Afraid as If Something Terrible Is Going to Happen

Feeling Afraid as If Something Terrible Is Going to Happen

According to The Stage’s recently departed Scotland editor, Thom Dibden, comedy first overtook theatre as the largest proportion of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe’s programme du… 

Bloody Difficult Women

Bloody Difficult Women

Theatre has proved one of the greatest allies of those seeking to speak to truth to power throughout the ages. 

Grav by Owen Thomas

Grav by Owen Thomas

The award-winning production Grav returns for 2022. 

The Girl Who Was Very Good At Lying

The Girl Who Was Very Good At Lying

Catriona has a history of making stuff up. 

About Money

About Money

This is a visceral and vitally important piece in which playwright Eliza Gearty and director Alex Kampfner have wrought an exquisite little nugget of social political theatre: subl… 

Wreckage

Wreckage

‘I love you I love you I love you I love you I love you. 

A Sudden Violent Burst of Rain

A Sudden Violent Burst of Rain

We all live under the same sky. 

BOGEYMAN

BOGEYMAN

‘Our modern life was built on the backs of the oppressed – if they were to demand repayment, would you be afraid?’ In 1791, a voodoo ceremony begins the Haitian Revolution to end… 

Opal Fruits

Opal Fruits

‘Utterly compelling’ (Lyn Gardner, StageDoorApp. 

My Voice Was Heard But It Was Ignored

My Voice Was Heard But It Was Ignored

Fifteen-year-old Reece is roughly accosted by the police outside M&S. 

Changing the Sheets

Changing the Sheets

‘D’you wanna come back to mine?’ New comedy about what we say to each other when the lights are off and no one else is listening. 

Work.txt

Work.txt

Hate your job? Come work for us. 

Two Fingers Up

Two Fingers Up

Two Fingers Up. 

Ode to Joy (How Gordon got to go to the nasty pig party)

Ode to Joy (How Gordon got to go to the nasty pig party)

Playwright/director James Ley first gained some attention as a co-producer and writer of Leith-based The Village Pub Theatre, which provided performing space to a fresh band of act… 

SHEWOLVES

SHEWOLVES

Ever thought you should run the world, even though you’re ‘only fourteen and a girl?’ Priya and Lou have. 

Girlboss

Girlboss

Full-time girls and part-time bosses, Dulcie and Ella discover what it takes to be ‘that’ girl. 

Invisible Mending

Invisible Mending

In the summer of 2020 as a pandemic raged, Yoshika was processing the death of her beloved grandmother, Ann. 

What the Heart Wants

What the Heart Wants

A new comedy by Bert Tyler-Moore co-creator of The Windsors. 

The Giant Killers

The Giant Killers

Long Lane Theatre return the Edinburgh with their hit play The Giant Killers. 

General Secretary

General Secretary

One of the Scotsman’s Best Duos at the Fringe, Thick ‘n’ Fast return to take on the world. 

Double Drop

Double Drop

North Wales, 1995. 

Angel by Henry Naylor

Angel by Henry Naylor

The multi award-winning story of Rehana, Angel of Kobane, returns to Edinburgh in a new production from Torch Theatre. 

Almost Adult

Almost Adult

Hope’s leaving her home town up north for the bright lights of London. 

Eglantyne

Eglantyne

Vibrant, inspiring play about Eglantyne Jebb; visionary, passionate, humanitarian, human rights activist and founder of Save the Children. 

Intruder / Intruz

Intruder / Intruz

Shortlisted for Adrian Pagan Playwriting Award and BBC Writersroom. 

Americana: A Murder Ballad

Americana: A Murder Ballad

We are told from the start that America’s history is one of violence, and of wars. 

Breathless

Breathless

What happens when the things we covet hide us from ourselves? Opening up to new experiences in her late 30s, Sophie is exploring long repressed sides of herself. 

Move Fast and Break Things

Move Fast and Break Things

Amit Patel discovered a secret hidden our data that made Google $1. 

Let's Talk About Philip

Let's Talk About Philip

When 30 years of family silence is broken, Helen begins a quest to discover the hidden story behind her brother’s suicide. 

Alphonse

Alphonse

The hit Canadian production from one of the world’s most acclaimed contemporary playwrights, Wajdi Mouawad, and performed by Gabe Maharjan – ‘a gifted, multi-faceted actor’ ***… 

We Should Definitely Have More Dancing

We Should Definitely Have More Dancing

Clara Darcy is fit! She’s also (almost) carefree, (kind of) happily single and joyously dancing through life but, little does she know, her world is about to be turned upside down … 

Daddy Issues

Daddy Issues

A dark comedy about daddy issues, sex work, fantasies, taboos, imperfect feminism, immigration and trauma. 

The Actress

The Actress

During the bawdy years of Charles II’s restoration to the throne, one of his more shocking choices was to alleviate the perceived threat to the heterosexuality of female-imperson… 

Brown Boys Swim

Brown Boys Swim

Brown Boys Swim is Karim Khan’s hilarious, touching tale of best friends Kash and Mohsen learning how to swim for a pool party. 

The Greatest Hits of Lily and John

The Greatest Hits of Lily and John

Lily hasn’t heard from John in weeks. 

Helter Skelter

Helter Skelter

1967, Susan, a runaway from a troubled home, escapes her past by hitchhiking to LA. 

9 Circles

9 Circles

From House of Cards writer Bill Cain and The Shark is Broken director Guy Masterson, 9 Circles is a brilliantly performed, harrowing psychological thriller that would be shocking a… 

Autopilot

Autopilot

Rowan is a geospatial engineer earning good money, and Nic is a freelance illustrator who is. 

An Idiom's Guide to the Galaxy

An Idiom's Guide to the Galaxy

Son and father-in-law duo, Dave Watt and Pretty Good Nick, invite you to jump on their absurd comedy bandwagon as they explore the world of idioms. 

Beg For Me

Beg For Me

6/1/2021: One day replayed on repeat in @R3alAm3rican99’s head. 

Grubby Little Mitts

Grubby Little Mitts

An uncomfortable stare; a shriek heard in the background of a dream; the noise a sloth makes when receiving divorce papers. 

Fat Chance

Fat Chance

Written and performed by Rachel Stockdale. 

It's Always the Quiet Ones

It's Always the Quiet Ones

In a brightly lit cottage on a dark, dreary night, a desperate architect and a gormless schoolteacher make panicked last-minute touches to their home while they wait for a long-ant… 

Seen 00:25

Seen 00:25

A solo female show exploring the depths of the mind of a young woman, who suffers from anorexia. 

The Transfiguration of Mrs Lamen

The Transfiguration of Mrs Lamen

The story of the theatrical Dame has had many incarnations and they all revolve around a fairly standard trope. 

Sweater Worthy – Free

Sweater Worthy – Free

A one-woman performance about knitting through grief, heartache and depression. All in a pandemic. Knitting or crocheting is encouraged. 

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. 

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. 

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… 

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. 

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. 

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. 

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. 

SKANK

SKANK

SKANK is about a woman in crisis. 

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. 

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. 

Press

Press

Press sets its satirical sights on Hollywood. 

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. 

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. 

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. 

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. 

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 … 

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… 

Finding Magic

Finding Magic

Do you believe in magic? Bev does. 

Screen 9

Screen 9

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

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work.txt

You’ll clock in at the beginning. 

Shell Shock

Shell Shock

An old soldier faces one more battle – with himself. 

Afterparty

Afterparty

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

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… 

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. 

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 … 

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… 

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… 

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. 

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… 

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. 

On Your Bike

On Your Bike

On Your Bike comes with a lot of hype. 

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. 

Love in the Time of Lockdown

Love in the Time of Lockdown

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

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. 

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… 

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. 

Plasters

Plasters

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

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. 

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. 

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… 

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… 

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. 

Look, No Hands

Look, No Hands

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

Looking for América

Looking for América

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

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. 

Sugar

Sugar

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

Recovering Misogynist

Recovering Misogynist

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

Colour

Colour

London circa 2017. 

Pheromone

Pheromone

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

Satan vs God

Satan vs God

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

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. 

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… 

Between Friends

Between Friends

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

We Were Having a Perfectly Nice Time

We Were Having a Perfectly Nice Time

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

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. 

Mediocre White Male

Mediocre White Male

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

Move

Move

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

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. 

Once Lost: A New Musical

Once Lost: A New Musical

A powerful musical about living with dementia. 

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… 

Around the World Backwards

Around the World Backwards

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

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. 

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. 

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. 

The House Is on Fire

The House Is on Fire

It’s 2086. 

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… 

#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… 

Beowulf: Her Story

Beowulf: Her Story

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

Nun on the Run!

Nun on the Run!

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

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. 

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. 

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 … 

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 … 

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. 

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… 

To the Quick

To the Quick

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

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. 

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. 

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 … 

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. 

Quantum

Quantum

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

Monsters: A New Musical

Monsters: A New Musical

A contemporary reimagining of classic horror characters. 

The Cat's the Thing

The Cat's the Thing

Tanya is a woman with a lot on her mind. 

...And They Whisper Down the Lane

...And They Whisper Down the Lane

Four people. 

Back of the Head with a Brick

Back of the Head with a Brick

I was young when I chose to love my city. 

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. 

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? 

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. 

This Thing in Here

This Thing in Here

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

Liminality

Liminality

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

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… 

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… 

[BLANK] by Alice Birch and NYTP

[BLANK] by Alice Birch and NYTP

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

Section 28: The Legacy of a Homophobic Law

Section 28: The Legacy of a Homophobic Law

September, 1988. 

Leverage

Leverage

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

Man Number Five

Man Number Five

‘When did no become a turn on? No. 

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. 

Bit of Sunshine

Bit of Sunshine

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

30

30

One room, one baby, thirty days. 

Special Measures

Special Measures

A classroom comedy. 

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. 

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. 

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. 

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. 

Yerloo Underground

Yerloo Underground

Deep, dark subway. 

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… 

Broken English

Broken English

A contemporary exploration on the journey of the English language. 

These Streets

These Streets

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

Heir Heads

Heir Heads

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

Ideology and Hair Gel

Ideology and Hair Gel

1983, a boarding school in the German Democratic Republic. 

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… 

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. 

Isabelle

Isabelle

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

Ruki

Ruki

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

Yellow

Yellow

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

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… 

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. 

Three, Two, One...

Three, Two, One...

Narrative subverted for unwholesome purposes. 

Sugar

Sugar

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

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. 

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. 

Verity

Verity

Poor Verity. 

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… 

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 … 

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… 

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. 

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 … 

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). 

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. 

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. 

Mr Nice Guy

Mr Nice Guy

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

Secrets

Secrets

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

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. 

Mary's Room

Mary's Room

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

Dead Parents Society

Dead Parents Society

‘Welcome to the Dead Parents Society. 

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. 

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… 

Confessions of the Romantically Challenged

Confessions of the Romantically Challenged

A block of flats. 

Berlin Girl

Berlin Girl

1983. 

Atlantis

Atlantis

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

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. 

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 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… 

Noser: The Startup Musical

Noser: The Startup Musical

Smelling: there’s an app for that. 

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. 

The Heresy Machine

The Heresy Machine

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

Rust

Rust

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

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. 

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. 

Little Rabbit

Little Rabbit

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

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. 

Avalanche

Avalanche

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

Délicieux

Délicieux

Une bonne dose de excitement. 

Who Killed Bambi?

Who Killed Bambi?

1979. 

West of Frances

West of Frances

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

Toothbrush

Toothbrush

Alena and Kat are splitting up. 

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… 

Apologies to the Bengali Lady

Apologies to the Bengali Lady

Cook and clean and not be seen. 

The Zed Word

The Zed Word

The world is ending. 

HOTTER

HOTTER

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

High Trees

High Trees

Memories erased. 

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… 

Takin' It Easy, 1916

Takin' It Easy, 1916

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

The Ladies

The Ladies

Harry and Ella walk into a bar. 

Jammy Dodgers

Jammy Dodgers

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

Borchert: A Life

Borchert: A Life

Wolfgang Borchert. 

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… 

Mental

Mental

Sam is ill. 

More Fool You: Part I

More Fool You: Part I

Part I: fool me once. 

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. 

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. 

The Remarkables

The Remarkables

This summer, a hero will brew. 

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. 

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. 

Invisible Us

Invisible Us

A mysterious case. 

Northanger Abbey

Northanger Abbey

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

Sidekick

Sidekick

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

A 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 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. 

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. 

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. 

A Queer Love of Dix

A Queer Love of Dix

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

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’. 

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. 

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. 

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. 

Suicide Pact

Suicide Pact

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

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. 

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… 

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… 

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. 

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. 

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 … 

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 … 

The Brave Anthology

The Brave Anthology

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

Shut Up, Helen!

Shut Up, Helen!

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

Post-Mortem

Post-Mortem

Nancy and Alex fell in love when they were teenagers. 

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. 

Bike

Bike

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

Butterbum, J

Butterbum, J

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

The National and ELT Short Play Winners

The National and ELT Short Play Winners

The National newspaper and ELT short playwright winners. 

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. 

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… 

Level Up

Level Up

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

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. 

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. 

Marrow

Marrow

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

@SimCos3000

@SimCos3000

@SimCos3000. 

TERRAtory

TERRAtory

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

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… 

The 27 Club

The 27 Club

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

In Her Corner

In Her Corner

World premiere. 

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. 

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. 

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. 

My Mother's Shoes

My Mother's Shoes

Some women aspire to wearing their mother’s shoes. 

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… 

Pizza Shop Heroes

Pizza Shop Heroes

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

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. 

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… 

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. 

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. 

50 Words

50 Words

The Shipping Forecast has stopped ships becoming wrecks since 1911. 

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. 

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. 

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 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. 

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. 

Teach

Teach

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

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… 

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… 

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. 

(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. 

Candy Factory

Candy Factory

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

Bottoms Up!

Bottoms Up!

Wayne is a conman. 

The Last Bubble

The Last Bubble

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

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… 

Black Dog

Black Dog

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

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. 

Bacon

Bacon

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

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, … 

The Good Scout

The Good Scout

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

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… 

Knock Knock

Knock Knock

Knock knock. 

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. 

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. 

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… 

Judas

Judas

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

Unmeetables

Unmeetables

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

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… 

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… 

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… 

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. 

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… 

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. 

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… 

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. 

Stanley

Stanley

There’s Stanley the man and Stanley the play. 

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. 

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. 

Just Like a Woman

Just Like a Woman

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

Dear Mr Dead Head

Dear Mr Dead Head

Ten friends. 

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. 

Crocodile Fever

Crocodile Fever

Northern Ireland, 1989. 

Father

Father

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

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. 

Ladies Who Lunch

Ladies Who Lunch

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

Switch Witchetty's Almanac of Everything

Switch Witchetty's Almanac of Everything

The Almanac has been destroyed. 

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. 

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… 

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. 

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. 

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. 

Mustard

Mustard

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

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’. 

Honeypot

Honeypot

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

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. 

Hello? Hello.

Hello? Hello.

A young woman calls a helpline. 

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… 

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. 

The Room

The Room

The Room. 

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… 

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 … 

Subject Mater

Subject Mater

Three siblings. 

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. 

Muse 90401

Muse 90401

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

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… 

Anything With a Pulse

Anything With a Pulse

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

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. 

a crown of laurels

a crown of laurels

(fig. 

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. 

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. 

Cry of the Gull

Cry of the Gull

Six lives uprooted by war. 

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… 

Put Your Best Face On

Put Your Best Face On

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

Nico: No Regrets

Nico: No Regrets

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

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. 

100% Cotton

100% Cotton

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

Going Slightly Mad

Going Slightly Mad

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

Butterflies

Butterflies

Three girls. 

CONSPIRACY

CONSPIRACY

You are watching three actors sat at a table. 

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. 

America Is Hard to See

America Is Hard to See

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

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. 

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. 

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. 

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… 

Ticker

Ticker

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

Gun

Gun

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

Salmon

Salmon

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

Mengele

Mengele

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

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… 

IvankaPlay

IvankaPlay

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

Ivory Wings

Ivory Wings

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

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… 

Shaving the Dead

Shaving the Dead

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

Portents

Portents

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

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… 

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. 

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… 

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. 

Enough

Enough

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

Who Is Daniel King

Who Is Daniel King

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

After You

After You

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

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… 

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. 

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. 

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… 

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… 

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. 

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. 

Purple

Purple

Tonight’s the night. 

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. 

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. 

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. 

Ripped

Ripped

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

The Professor

The Professor

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

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 Presented

The Presented

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

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. 

Google Me

Google Me

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

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. 

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. 

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. 

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 … 

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. 

Collapsible

Collapsible

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

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. 

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. 

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… 

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. 

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. 

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 … 

Algorithms

Algorithms

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

Drowning

Drowning

“I am not a bad person”. 

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. 

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. 

Ane City

Ane City

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

I, AmDram

I, AmDram

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

Einstein

Einstein

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

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. 

Rust

Rust

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

Pops

Pops

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

00

00

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

Not Black and White

Not Black and White

United by love, broken by reality. 

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. 

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. 

A Partnership

A Partnership

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

Naughty Boy

Naughty Boy

Eddy Brimson hasn’t been on his best behaviour. 

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. 

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. 

Wild Swimming

Wild Swimming

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

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… 

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… 

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. 

How to Be Brave

How to Be Brave

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

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. 

Ladybones

Ladybones

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

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 … 

White Girls

White Girls

Two girls go on a journey. 

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. 

If You're Feeling Sinister: A Play with Songs

If You're Feeling Sinister: A Play with Songs

He was exhausted by life. 

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. 

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. 

Spliced

Spliced

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

For All I Care

For All I Care

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

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. 

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’. 

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. 

Square Go

Square Go

Max has done something stupid. 

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… 

E8

E8

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

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. 

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. 

Piano_Play

Piano_Play

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

All of Me

All of Me

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

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. 

Anguis

Anguis

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

Vulvarine: A New Musical

Vulvarine: A New Musical

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

SOLD

SOLD

‘To be free is very sweet. 

Bobby & Amy

Bobby & Amy

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