World premiere of Gabriel McDerment’s new mental-health work! As Andrea, a high school senior, fights through the daunting US college application process, she experiences the menta…
This show’s title summons up many associations except, perhaps, the one that forms the foundation of the play.
This double bill of new plays by young writers gives two fresh twists on tragedy.
What happens when truth, rage and purpose converge upon a metaphorical moon? A displaced narrator must face her past and find out.
Lured into metaphorical deep water by a mixture of intrigue and desire, a bewildered Emory Holdridge grapples with life on the remote but stunningly beautiful West Coast of Scotlan…
Have you danced so hard that you felt you could achieve anything? Mili’s inner persona says yes, but Mili’s body always caves with embarrassment amongst a world of serious people.
“Have you ever trauma dumped? TikTok says this show might do that but don’t worry we can just trauma bond.
Finn and Isabelle are trapped in an unhappy relationship.
The year is 1990.
The UK premiere of a new and uniquely contemporary American comedy for all of us searching for the essentials in life: adventure, friendship, and a boy who’s kind of like Hugh Gr…
This group of friends wanted a normal night out, but life is never straightforward.
Chance by Yolan Noszkay follows Aaron, who’s just been excluded from mainstream school and is being sent back to Sunnyside Pupil Referral Unit, a school for kids who’ve been exclud…
William Wallace is in a London dungeon awaiting his fate, he knows what’s in store for him yet he faces up to his demise with bravery and determination, this is a stirring tale as …
Dave’s relationship with art is not going well, in more ways than one.
In the early hours of July 17th 1918, four young women were executed by shotgun and bayonet in a grubby basement in Yekaterinburg, Russia.
Picture This is a new musical-thriller that follows stop-motion animation filmmaker Mary.
A strange and emotionally stunted young woman is on an all-consuming mission to be the most special person in every room.
Suzie Depreli – not a typically Jewish name, is it? – brings you one woman’s passive aggressive mission to educate the world about what it means to have an orthodox family that…
A creeping deadline, combined with creative block and family tensions makes a wacky, hybrid piece.
If your walls could talk, what would they say? This solo show dives into the history of an immigrant family, following their decision to move into a new house in the hope to mend t…
You’re invited to a private meeting of The Leading Lady Club! At this meeting, the women are sharing their experiences with dating apps, heartbreak, self-defense, workplace interac…
The Last Vagabonds explores the life of Western society’s hallowed offspring.
Using music, dance and drama, SLP have created an original love story that celebrates self-discovery and diversity as lovers choose to cross the societal boundaries of different wo…
Eager to stand out from the crowd, a group of teenagers turn to the assistance of AI – but what starts as a fun experiment soon turns to alarming obsession.
‘I think something’s happening to me.
Good and Gaslit.
From a troublesome priest to a mystery guest and a very, very late hearse, expect family fallouts, secret affairs and lots of chaos.
A captivating one-woman show, based on the critically acclaimed Amazon bestseller Me, Myself and Bipolar Brenda.
A comedy told by mad people, for mad people.
Raw, messy, and honest, a show about what could happen if we were brave enough to grieve in the open and without the expectation of healing.
Eloise’s Dad taught her to play the piano.
Written as a love letter to brown girls, Coconut is a one-act, one-actor play that tells the story of a slightly lost, slightly confused, incredibly chaotic brown girl doing things…
A story of love, loss and how to let go, The Stall, an original one-act play written and performed by award-winning actor Jack Twelvetree, cuts to the heart of the human experience…
The cosy, safe world of three flatmates is rocked by a woman’s murder.
Waiting for Champagne follows former friends and roommates, Annie and Frances, who haven’t spoken to each other in more than a year.
Are you destined to repeat ancestral patterns forever? If you could know the entire history of your bloodline, and everything you’re passing on to your children, would you want t…
Composing Sacred Music: A New Generation.
Abby Vicky-Russell presents her ‘masterclass in character comedy’ **** (LostInTheatreland.
A violent relationship can happen to anyone.
Vulnerability and sexual awakening go hand in hand in Declan, an unnerving one-man play set in rural Wiltshire.
Ben Tomalin, Maisie Fawcett and Sophie Holmes’ Without is an interesting contender at this year’s Fringe Festival in that it has a very strong cast that handles an equally stro…
When Death calls for Liv, she doesn’t expect her to be such a bitch. Call Me Suicidal is an exploration into the inconvenience of being alive.
Don’t be put off by the topic - this dance show about death is far from gloomy.
It Won’t Be Long Now is drawn from first-hand accounts of Hong Kong under Japanese occupation.
It’s Come Dine With Me with a twist, and that twist is murder because apparently that’s what it takes to spice up a dinner party these days.
After the sudden death of her grandfather, Lisa Blanche is left with the task of carrying out one of the wishes on her grandfather’s will: to find out what happened to his brother …
Deep beneath the streets of Regency Edinburgh lies a labyrinth of pitch-dark vaults, housing the downtrodden and hiding a criminal underworld.
Black comedy/drama. Jodi and Danny are True Spirits and are destined to be together forever. The only problem is that Danny doesn’t know it yet…
Thomas is excited about tonight; so excited that he has called his parents and his brother with the time to look out for biggest meteor storm in 33 years that will fill the night …
How long would you wait for a moment of inspiration? 1860s Paris is a place of romance and art, but for Victorine, it is an escape from her grey life in Dublin.
The last day of anyone’s retirement is usually calm and peaceful, that is unless your name is Victor ‘The Knuckles’ Norman.
How far can you push a sex metaphor, a romantic friendship, and questionable interior décor choices? When Ash and Zee move into their tiny Edinburgh apartment, they begin to navig…
We begin, as most trauma does, in the distant past.
Based on a true event in New York City, 1911.
What happens when you love your life and want to be dead? Join Sadia Gordon with her Fringe debut dark comedy.
This firecracker of a comedy explores the relationships between four young women embarking on a disastrous camping trip.
Tom and Isaac are two mice who have lived inside a cuckoo clock their entire lives.
BBC Studios, November 1991.
Washington DC’s iconic sketch duo, Lots of Feelings, finds meaning amidst the chaos of life through mouth and eye-watering sketches.
You’ve been trying to work on your coolness.
A woman is tied to a bed – a sex game or something more sinister? Is he still angry about the mushy peas? It’s about family, betrayal, god, sex and a girl who just wants to be lo…
Would you rather watch, or be watched? Julia is hosting a dinner party.
Seven women attend a wake where they discover that their lives are mysteriously intertwined.
‘To be, or not to be? That is the question.
Jen’s Evolution is Nigh: One woman.
Part homage to Charlie Kaufman’s 2002 film, part testimony to Gabor Maté’s Myth of Normal, a corporate trainer reluctantly wakes up to the impossibility of society’s invisib…
What happens when you fall so deeply into another’s world that you forget who you are? A one-woman experimental exploration of identity, self-worth, body image and relationships’…
Reconnected with each other at a funeral, Charlotte and Hope question what the meaning of life is.
Alma is a whale specialist on her final field mission before being forced into an early retirement.
A charming, self-obsessed criminal mastermind assembles five eccentric individuals with peculiar skills to rob a world-beloved charity toy maker.
This completely original chamber musical by Shaye Poulton Richards is a darkly charming piece of new writing.
2020 the musical follows main characters Emily Goodhand and Adam Pictor, two musical theatre performers who have faced a lot of rejection, finally get their big break in a show tha…
Creating an effective vehicle for performers, be it musical, play, comedy set or improv format, is arguably the most challenging task a creative artist can undertake.
‘What would it take for you to eat a real-life human being?’ It’s dinner time in the Abbey stately home.
Dazzling is a one-woman show following Alix, a quirky twenty-something living through the obligatory suffering which comes with discovering oneself, especially in the shadow of her…
Mary is dead.
‘The fact that I’m sitting here as a real life vicar actually blows my mind.
A young English doctor rushes an elderly Scottish lady onto a lift, taking her to surgery many floors below.
Puppets is a new and exciting play, fresh from its debut at the Durham Drama Festival.
Palindrome is Cambridge University Musical Theatres Society’s latest Edinburgh Fringe offering.
All About Eve? More like, Everyone’s Worried About Eve! The new sitcom! It’s Eve‘s birthday but for some reason this year feels different and Eve doesn’t quite know why.
Searching for escape from her mind and body, an anti-heroine finds solace in a seal skin that allows her to remove herself from her responsibilities on land as a young mother.
A heartfelt, humorous investigation into the things mothers pass onto their daughters – for better or worse.
‘Alexa, Google how to delete my digital footprint.
Teenage chaos, comedy, and (mis)communication – wrapped neatly into five episodes spotlighting the intimate conversations that take place in the corners of a house party.
What’s the worst thing about cancer? The intrusive medical stuff or the emotional rollercoaster that it sends you on? Join Patient as she navigates sex, friendship and life like …
Lydia Whitbread’s Winging It is a vague yet very intense coming of age musical.
Get ready to witness a rollercoaster of emotions as our heroine navigates angst, office politics and the ultimate betrayal by her boyfriend Joe, all whilst trying to maintain her s…
Expecting a retelling of the Greek myth, the office set is initially a little confusing.
The Stall by Jack Twelvetree is an abstract show that uses a childhood memory of flying as an extended metaphor to explore grief, loss, regret and mental health.
‘Kasen Tsui’s work is not only a performance, but the embodiment of social memory and the spirit of humanity’ (Kuh Fei, the Hong Kong Theatre Libre).
Would you watch the worst things on the internet for a living? Written by Rebekah King, this award-winning play follows two former social-media moderators on a mission to sue the c…
Examining the clashing forces on climate change, from eco-activists to oil barons and airheaded celebrities trying to make a change, Crash and Burn not only delivers on a very funn…
If you knew my story, your heart would break too.
Self Actually is about Anthony, who is part of a scientific experiment.
Sander Klaus is an underage soldier in America’s Civil War.
When Cynthia’s husband dies during her pregnancy, she’s expected to mourn.
Welcome to LATER, Paines Plough’s late-night roster of one-off performances.
How did a Jewish immigrant to London’s East End end up as a General in the Chinese army and become “Two Gun” Cohen? This incredible true story is recounted by Cohen from his cell i…
Will is a popular GP but when a teenage patient kills himself, everything starts to unravel.
A boy seeks solace in the woods after the loss of his brother.
Café L’Arté is a brand-new immersive musical set in real time in a coffee shop.
A new dramatic musical with music by Tim Nelson and lyrics by Vincent Aniceto tells the story of a group of everyday people working on the 104th floor of the World Trade Center on …
Smith is having big dreams.
‘Two cousins unalike in dignity, in fair Verona where we lay our scene…’ In 1596, courtship is complicated.
Written and composed by Bethany, Cameron and Natasha Lythgoe, Pandemonium is a biblical musical of mundane proportions built upon a confusing amalgamation and re-telling of stories…
When Victor drives into Vi’s life in his dodgy Volvo, things change forever.
When the flints of the old strike with the new, what story can be lit from the sparks? The ancient ballad of Tam Lin is reimagined in a near-future dystopian Scotland, exploring th…
Pandemic making you stir crazy? Log into The Feed! Created by Freed-Hardeman University in Tennessee, The Feed began in 2021 as a series of quirky Facebook posts about a crockpot t…
If there’s one thing that makes a hard worker, it’s desperation.
Shaun Woods has been a football manager for the last 30 years.
A tale about life, loss and love after the well-known happily-ever-after.
Set 28 years in the future, Kingdom is a comedy which imagines a dystopia where Scotland has become independent but subsequently divided, women have finally risen up against years …
Janusz is embarking on a trip to Mull, where he hopes to leave behind all his distractions.
Set not too far in the future, Twenty People a Minute follows four refugees of tomorrow on a perilous journey across the earth.
The Scottish witch hunts – sanctioned by the state, fuelled by the Church, fed by hysteria, and buried by history.
Dara is not a ghost.
Mild-mannered Ned Burger is 57 years old, happily married and running a sandwich shop in San Francisco.
A bloody war is brewing.
Roe vs Wade is synonymous with the debate around abortion rights.
A year into the zombie apocalypse and Logan and his fellow survivors are doing just fine.
A double bill from Cincinnati LAB Theatre.
Looking for a way out of their humdrum lives in the outskirts of Glasgow, straight-laced Sean, fresh from dropping out of uni, and the gallus Daro, overflowing with charisma and bu…
A writer urges a star to come down to earth and collaborate with him on a play.
Wendy and Liam embark on a first date both assume is doomed for failure.
Brand-new original musical drama comedy based on the true stories of Jill Morrell and John McCarthy.
It’s 1969 and Pope Paul VI, much to the chagrin of many holy spirits, has made an announcement that puts into question the existing canon of Catholic saints.
A curse causes Nathan to skip into the future whenever he falls asleep.
Narcissism, noun – a condition in which somebody is only interested in themselves and what they want, and has a strong need to be admired.
Chopped Liver and Unions tells the story of workers’ activist and trades unionist Sara Wesker, now largely lost to the footnotes of twentieth century history, but in her time a n…
From his cell in the early hours of the morning, Dr Harold Shipman records a confessional tape as he prepares to end his life.
Describing itself as “a retelling of Rapunzel” for the climate age, Debating Extinction, the first of a double bill entitled Climate Fables, by Padraig Bond, contains several i…
‘Have you ever been told that you’re too much? Too loud? Too chaotic? Too ambitious? Too Scottish? I have.
Can’t Wait To Leave is a deeply heartfelt and surprisingly humorous story by Stephen Leach and is performed exceptionally well by Zach Hawkins.
A powerful new play from today’s Russia brought to the Fringe by artists in exile due to their anti-war position.
An autobiographical, solo rock musical about growing up in the entertainment industry and fighting diet culture, sexual harassment, mental illness and addiction to find authenticit…
This courtroom drama centres around the question of euthanasia.
Alfie and George are two well-loved but aging panto stars, but will this duo last as we reveal the tension between the pair – what will become of them? And will their friendship …
From three-time Booker-nominated author Andrew O’Hagan (Mayflies), a cautionary tale of literary life, a hilarious a brilliant new play.
If you’ve ever been a corporate cog, this is the show for you.
The 20 seater upstairs theatre at Riddles Court provides a suitably tight space for The Typewriter, a play based in a cramped office.
Alan doesn’t understand Carol after they met via a dating app which was organised by bestie Karen, but now Carol has met Tony to complicate matters as she becomes the Queen Of T…
The play follows Billy, a young man whose love of football is the dominant feature in his life, religiously attending every match day without fail.
Twenty-something Audrey is struggling with her latest phobia… the local supermarket.
From the writer of 2019’s acclaimed Butterflies (‘playwright to watch’ (FringeReview.
The title, Dead Man’s Suitcase, doesn’t give much away and even at the end it’s a little unclear what the message of Felix Westcott’s musical is supposed to be.
A 62-year-old woman in an insane asylum closes her eyes and becomes a 28-year-old, stand-up comedian with everyone in the audience being part of her imagination, including you.
Welcome to everyone’s favourite flat-pack megacorporation’s new reality TV show! The premise is simple – people are profitable.
‘I thought this Earth was dead, no stirring life, a pile of tinkering bones.
Following an NYC preview run, Midnight Building is a contemporary drama that is guaranteed to spark debate and make you question your morals.
The Stranger is a statue in a small Yorkshire town, her exact story unknown.
London bachelor Monty Button-Purse spies Gracie at his friend’s New Year Ball 1922, and is determined to woo her through the flourish of his penmanship.
The tragicomic tale of two rhyming pirates scuttled on a desert island – sans captain, sans crew, lots of sand.
On the surface, this is yet another 'coming out' story.
Jamie, once a talented young sommelier, is on a downward spiral.
Captain Macbeth is Vice-President.
Another chance to see the Broadway Baby Bobby Award Winner Best Theatre Show at the Fringe 2019.
Olivier and triple Fringe First-winning Fishamble’s KING, by Herald Archangel winner Pat Kinevane, tells the story of Luther, a man from Cork named in honour of his Granny Bee Ba…
Written in Hawaiian language, Pai’ea is a glam-rock opera that covers the early life, tests, and battles of Kamehameha I, the chief who united the Hawaiian Islands.
A chance meeting in an art gallery and a new flatmate moving in provide the simple framework for Be Home Soon, a beautifully crafted and sensitively performed debut play from By Th…
‘When I thought of my favourite Spielberg films I’d want my life’s adventure to be like, I hoped for maybe Back to the Future or, I don’t know, ET, not Jaws.
From emerging talent Charles Edward Pipe comes an anthology of five dynamic, new, short plays.
Hello, and welcome everyone to a play that explores death, loss, legacy and obsession.
‘So, I’ve decided to become a Golden Retriever.
‘When I say sleep, you’re free again’.
World premiere from award-winning Korean/Irish playwright Rena Brannan.
You know that feeling when you bump into the person you’re cheating on your partner with, just to find out he’s also cheated on you with her but she’s your couples therapist?…
When shy Aaron joins the hotel’s ramshackle team, he encounters volatile guests, inept management and even rumours of singing ghosts stalking the corridors.
‘Breathtaking, heart-stopping, terrifying’ ***** (Cherwell.
New Year’s Eve, London.
Contrasting pandemic situations portrayed in a colourful collage of scenes and characters, this is a one-of-a-kind experience to witness.
Ready to peel back the layers? Join everyone’s favourite anti-hero for a delve into dysfunction, disaster and danger with an up-close and personal session.
12-year-old Ashmol lives in the Australian Outback with his mum, dad and his little sister Kellyanne.
That moment when your life flashes before your eyes.
Jesse James, the famous outlaw, finds himself in hot water with the authorities and the rest of his crew.
Using some of Shakespeare’s best-loved works, Annie Lightbody explores the traumatic events of 2020 and connects them to her own personal story of crisis and reinvention.
Direct from a sold-out NYC run, 4/4/4 is a radical new play that features 4 real Asian actors playing 4 White men playing 4 fake Asians.
Fit Ye Sayin’ Quine? (what are you saying girl?) finds Ava, seemingly alone, in her Grannies cottage on the north-east coast of Scotland.
People You Know Productions are going for a cross between Posh, and an Agatha Christie novel, except that nobody here actually wants to work out who the killer is.
Boasting the tagline, “who hasn’t thought about killing an ex?”, Emilie Biason’s I Killed My Ex shows us about the practical difficulties involved in such an endeavor.
A buddy comedy for an existential generation.
Writer/performer Jenny Witzel tells her story of living on a boat in an “up-and-coming” neighbourhood in South-East London.
Much more a comedy gig than a lecture, James Sheldrake brings the spirit of his podcast (Sheldrake on Shakespeare) to Edinburgh for an hour of anecdote, insight, performance, analy…
Join us in an exploration of love, loss and learning, seen through the lens of an old woman leaving her wisdom with a younger woman.
When Ruva experiences street harassment, her entire world is thrown into chaos and turmoil.
A cocksure and impassioned performance.
Somewhere far inland, lakes that once stretched across the desert are now shallow pools of dust.
Are you truly satisfied with how you are living, or do things feel.
Award-winning actor/playwright John Jiler and clarinetist Sweet Lee Odom tell the remarkable story of the youngest child of Julius and Ethel Rosenberg.
“What if you meet the right man down the line? You might change your mind!” “Why waste a good pair of ovaries?” Carmel is a lesbian with no interest in having children.
Molly works at Greggs.
Watson is alone.
An annual work review that goes horribly wrong.
Shortlist is a two-hander written by Brian Parks, directed by Margarett Perry, performed by Daniel Llewelyn-Williams and Matthew Boston.
A captivating new theatre piece about a Black British woman who finds herself homeless and alone after an earthquake.
A play about six wildly different people, coping and connecting during one year on the Common, telling their unexpected tales of love, life, death and downright dottiness, while a …
Transfixing, she’s staring at us through a doorframe – or is it a painting? We’re invited to draw, then bid…Created by Diana Feng, Tegan Verheul and Clarisse Zamba of the W…
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.
Niamh O’Reilly is a Frigid, meaning she’s never been kissed.
Theatre Paradok, Edinburgh’s premier experimental theatre society returns with Paradok Platform! More than six brand new experimental pieces of theatre, ranging from comedy and dra…
Surviving the streets of Coventry in his NAF NAF jacket, discovering the gay scene in 90s Soho, exploring the lonely aisles of Hobbycraft, Declan Bennett’s electric, funny and raw …
Winner of the 2023 Edinburgh Untapped Award, One Way Out is a powerful exploration of the injustices suffered by the Windrush generation, through the lens of four boys from South L…
It was the first truly beautiful summer’s day of the Edinburgh Fringe.
Heaven is set in County Offaly, Ireland, during the weekend of a local wedding.
Soldiers of Tomorrow tells the story of Itai Erdal’s conflicted relationship with Israel, specifically his time as a soldier and the prospect of his nephew’s future as a soldie…
A new gig-theatre show featuring songs by Kyle Falconer of The View.
The Birth of Frankenstein tells us the story of Mary Shelley, the mother of science fiction, on her fateful trip to Geneva with Percy Bysshe Shelley.
‘It’s the familiarity of herself, somehow, that she sees reflected in his eyes.
The Hunger is a chilling horror, following mother and daughter Deborah and Megan as they attempt to fend for themselves amid an apocalyptic pandemic.
A unique new musical with a fully actor-muso cast, this Charlie Hartill Award finalist blends contemporary pop, soul, and folk music in a dynamic story of convent school life.
A one-woman show about growing up with a trans female parent, written and performed by Maria Telnikoff.
City trader, Olly, still recovering from the death of his boyfriend, Sam, has a chance encounter with homeless teenager Aaron.
The sequel to their award-winning debut! Traverse the perils of employment, friendship and love; be dazzled with ear-splitting music; try not to be sick if you see too much flesh.
‘I felt this pressure to be sexy from the second I got tits.
Award-winning writer Izzy Tennyson returns to the Edinburgh Fringe in the shadow of her previous show Brute to tell the story of two dissimilar sisters who must navigate strained r…
The holiday meal gone wrong is a classic sitcom episode and genre of comedy, as surprise revelations and drama abound.
There is wonder here in Edinburgh, and it is being ignored.
Cathal is 30, flirty, and having a breakdown at his best friend’s wedding.
The Chatham House Rule is an agreement which allows those in power to share ideas with impunity: the discussion itself can be reported upon, but names are protected.
Cassie is a hot mess.
Making its Fringe debut after winning VAULT Festival ‘Show Of The Week Award’ and Pleasance ‘Pick of the VAULT Award’, Manchester Anthem has been restaged from the linear L…
On Hollywood Boulevard, a group of actors are posing as famous characters for photos with tourists.
What connects two seemingly unrelated killings, 27 years apart? In 1993, Steve’s mother dies suddenly; can he trust GP Harold Shipman’s ‘Natural Causes’ diagnosis? And in 2020, whe…
UK Theatre Award Nominee 2022: Best New Play.
Can love survive when someone dies? ‘No bastard ever warned me that your love life goes down the shitter when someone dies.
Time to sweat out the sadness: Spin Cycles gives a cathartic look into why we search for something deeper when the inconceivable happens to us.
Bad Teacher is a solo show by Erin Holland with contributions from other teachers that follows Holland’s character through a hectic day in the life as a drama teacher.
“This is not a play,” we’re told.
In this poignant and compelling new work, an ambitious manager introduces a new first violinist to a longstanding string quartet with an uncertain future.
A meditation on motherhood, feminism and fame, two-time Emmy award winner Dorothy Lyman premiers her story at this year’s Fringe.
Winner of the 2021 Platform Presents Playwright’s Prize.
This is a refreshingly new and interesting take on death through the medium of a musical.
Emily’s life is falling apart.
'I need tae make ma ain decision, even if it's wrang.
All Terrence wants is to “make it” as a dinosaur entertainer, land a Netflix deal, and get his ex back.
What makes a footballer a hero? What makes a hero a legend? Locality? Loyalty? Skill? Players like Bobby Walker appear once in a generation.
Real-life events of a first-generation immigrant navigating the duality of two cultures, Habesha (Eritrean/Ethiopian) heritage and British identity.
So they’ve both swiped right.
A good story is surely one that absolutely demands to be told.
***** (Stage; Three Weeks; Theatre Weekly; Advertiser, Adelaide).
Get on the Lash! Just in time for last orders.
‘Mum, I’m a lesbian.
It’s club night and the tracks are spinning.
No one knows what happens after we die.
‘Any nation that devours another will one day devour itself.
A thrilling new play by Eve Leigh and directed by Debbie Hannan, Salty Irina is about two girls falling in love and fighting nazis.
In a world where queer characters are often two-dimensional, Cowboys And Lesbians pokes brilliant fun at romantic cliches while creating a sparklingly camp coming-of-age romcom.
Hello Kitty Must Die is a musical adaptation of the Angela S.
Have you ever felt like you didn’t have the words? Have you ever felt like you wanted to say the exact right thing, but couldn’t? Have you ever wanted to make someone stop crying a…
He’s dead, and it’s her job to prepare and present his body for his family’s final goodbye.
A vital new comedy play by Glaswegian playwright Mikael Philippos about the real struggles, judgement and most importantly, laughs, a family affected by the incarceration of a love…
Greek myths have been told and retold, lost, translated and re-translated over and over.
In 1974 London, three musicians and their manager seal themselves inside an underground recording studio to complete an Americana album, unaware that materials in the walls are dri…
I Hope Your Flowers Bloom, written and performed by Raymond Wilson and produced by All Those Figs, is an expert fringe show.
The works of Tennessee Williams rank as some of the greatest and most iconic plays ever written.
‘Such a discovery is playwright Lia Romeo’ ***** (TheaterMania.
What if Shakespeare had a daughter who inherited his wit and creativity? A retelling of the life of Judith Shakespeare, Upstart gives voice to a feminist born before her time.
Lena is on a mission to veganise her tinder dates.
Returning to the Fringe for the fifth time, Hughie Shepherd-Cross debuts his latest play, Ringer.
According to Google, Eva’s boobs weigh the same as: two and a half bottles of tequila; two bricks; or the average newborn baby.
Much like a dramatisation of a family game of Monopoly, Dough looks at money with a kind of argumentative helplessness.
If you need to restore your faith in what Fringe theatre has to offer, look no further than Eva O’Connor’s Chicken, showing in the Former Women’s Locker room at Summerhall �…
A brutally honest, hilarious and heartbreaking one-woman show navigating the impossibly confusing gender dynamics of modern love.
Murder in London: The Butterfly Butcher strikes again.
Good morning, Edinburgh! Following the hiatus since our triumphant run in 2019, we’re thrilled to be back for our 15th year! Bringing you three brand-new, delicious, rotating “menu…
In the pressurised worlds of football and finance, two women carve their own path.
Who needs a pair of heels, a coconut, and a doorbell…? The answer: a foley artist.
For Charly, every day is the same.
Bullring Techno Makeout Jamz is a touching solo play written and performed by Nathan Queeley-Dennis.
Mixing documentary footage, storytelling, and live music, The Death & Life of All of Us is a funny and poignant exploration of family secrets, shame, and embracing our imperfection…
Kieran Hurley's Adults was like being taken for a 1 hour and 20 minute gripping joyride, which consisted of belly laughs and thrills throughout.
Toxic masculinity in Inveraray Jail, 1850.
Two Truth and a Lie.
Bubblegum and Pop.
Cora is 23, self-obsessed, a compulsive liar* (*harmless bullshitter), and an absolute hot mess.
10 years of war have ended.
Jordan and Connie want their next-generation AI voice assistant – Alivia – to make their perfect lives just that little bit better.
How many voices must be taken before we are heard? Join the studio audience of this comedic and dystopian gameshow and follow the friendship of two young women and their experience…
Even a prince needs a woman’s first gift.
It’s 1947 and Catherine has just shot dead her husband, Philip, in their Regent’s Park flat.
An original new musical that puts a bluegrass twist on contemporary musical theatre.
Patrick Withey gives a delightfully engaging and endearing performance as the troubled 15-year-old in Black Hound Productions’ Alright!, which has absolutely nothing to do with C…
They say a bull sees red when it loses the plot.
Remember that time you pooed yourself in public? Or when you swore at your mum for asking you to tidy your pigsty of a room? Maybe you’re still blushing over the time someone poi…
A Londoner travels to America finding himself amongst incels, or, men who hate women.
That’s A Bit of Sheer Luck! – A Sherlock Holmes Parody.
Inspirational, passionate and unconventional; the world famous dancer Isadora Duncan was one of America’s greatest performing artists and is widely known as the mother of modern da…
A world comedic debut, one-woman show written by and starring Anaïs Gralpois.
An intimate short play focused on the complex deterioration of a wife and the relationship with her husband.
A new comedy with a backstage pass to the magic and mayhem of music performance.
A play about consent, castings and cappuccinos.
When her grandmother dies, Cece spirals into a quarter-life crisis.
Show Me What You’re Maid Of follows a bridal party on the day of Flora’s wedding.
One of the best Cornish zombie apocalypse comedies ever made.
This is a play about birthdays.
Battle describes itself as a modern mystery play, and takes the audience on an intricately-plotted historical journey from 1066 to the present day: exploring how women just gather …
Rebecca has been labelled the miracle girl after waking from her own murder.
The world is ending.
Last year’s hit show is back with a new variant which will once again have you laughing, crying and talking about how lockdown was for you, for your neighbour and for your friends.
Edinburgh-based dark comedy collective The Counterminers are back for their third Fringe, putting on a new-writing piece by Florence Carr-Jones – Cheeky Girls.
Every family has its drama, and every wedding has its secrets.
The year is 1925; the place is New York City.
Welcome to LoudScribble, Karl’s first one-man show which views the world through his poetic prism in ridiculous detail and invites you to scribble a line or two of your own.
Four students stuck in an elevator, with nothing to do except to talk to each other.
What happens to characters when the curtain comes down? How do we know if they ever learn from their mistakes and move beyond the confines of their story, or whether they remain tr…
Rebound by Allegra Peres.
Joe Smith is a regular bloke.
Influencers, social pressures, selfies and shame.
The morning after a drunken rendezvous with an old boyfriend, a woman and her friend discuss autonomy, identity and bad sex.
David Hayman returns as everyman Bob Cunninghame.
Do you believe in magic? Boo and Bunny are best friends.
Explore environmental icon Rachel Carson’s nature in this wildly inventive solo show from fellow Pittsburgher Elise Robertson, who uses puppets, found objects, and stage wizardry…
A heated argument and an all-night conversation leaves childhood friends Max and Kieran shaken, with suppressed emotions exploding to the surface.
The WW2 Special Operations Executive is tasked with espionage, sabotage and reconnaissance.
Surrealist stand-up comedian George Bricher will take you on a path of bizarre thought experiments, strange rants and lessons in how to stay optimistic in the face of middle-class …
That’s what a trigger pull is worth.
The Rain Men.
An experimental nosedive into Jamie’s fractured past.
We’ve all been there! That sense of recognition permeates the room during Tim Marriott’s latest play Appraisal.
It’s the big day.
In a city just like yours, hope is in short supply.
Daughter is 17, living with Mother, whom she loves, and Father, whom she hates.
Birds of Passage in the Half Light is a dark comedic excavation exposing the complicated relationship between Her faith and the generational impact that it has had on Her female li…
And is a tribute to all that has graced this earth.
A solo show about motherhood, the forest and the universe.
Based on a wild and hilarious true story, Reservoir Knobs follows the aftermath of a botched supermarket robbery, as the hapless criminals gather in a warehouse to confront an inju…
It’s Richard’s fourth day in hospital, involuntarily detoxing, and he’s itching for a drink.
We find Lila alone in a hospital for the criminally insane in 1928.
A childless man volunteers to mentor a troubled, fatherless boy.
In 2017, I was raped.
There is a distinctly medieval feel to Ross Stephenson’s Artorigus from the start, despite its modern trappings.
A coming-of-age story about falling in and out of love with yourself.
Written by Joffrey himself, this retelling of the first season of Game of Thrones as a traditional pantomime is the true story of Joffrey’s fight to secure his rightful place on …
Rural Ireland meets the Middle East when Paddy, a proud Irish man, loses his lust for life after a family tragedy.
Written and preformed by Tamara Al-Bassam in her debut Fringe production, Able(ish) is a lighthearted monologue about one woman’s uphill struggle applying for disability support…
John and May were sixth form lovers, they haven’t seen each other in five years.
Alex loves church because it has Hobnobs and singing, and she’s not allowed either at home because one, she’s tone-deaf, and two, she’s diabetic.
In a steel-lined basement in a near-future Thursday morning, Conor and Julia are waiting for the world to end.
In this dark comedy, Ophelia and Gertrude are in limbo and on their way to Hell.
Following on from the sell-out production of Our Teacher’s a Troll at Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2019, Stage Door Enigma Theatre Company presents Game On! Join 14-year-old Ben on …
There is nothing like a timely reminder from the past.
Welcome to Clapham South tube station – home to the last five survivors of the climate crisis.
When Jimmy Vanderberg leaves the Ford factory in Detroit and volunteers to serve in Vietnam, he wants to prove himself a man.
Slap ‘N’ Tickle Theatre Company, founded in 2020 by East 15 Acting School alumni, has created a fabulously entertaining piece of devised theatre that explores sensitive issues …
The Changeling Girl explores experiences of neurodivergency through the captivating story of Agnes, an autistic girl living in medieval England accused of being a fairy changeling.
Alice has always been told she was special, but as she reaches adolescence she can’t help but think it’s just a nicer word for different.
Football, fathers, friendship.
Cat is a one-woman, twisted comedy show by Connie Harris.
Everybody needs a break.
If you were given a chance to travel back in time, would you take it? This story starts when a letter arrives from someone who is believed to be dead.
This reconstruction of Macbeth for Edinburgh University Shakespeare Society’s annual Shakesperimental play reimagines the narrative within a modern political context.
In this one-person show, Clive does everything to impress people.
Love and Piss is both a carnival of rebellion and a celebration of queer identity.
Welcome to this live episode of the podcast! Well, sort of.
Can fiction save you from reality? Aimlessly wandering and trapped in her nine-to-five, Rachel is inadvertently catapulted through a rift in the space-time continuum, landing in th…
When faced with the drama and indignities of growing up, five toes must contend with smelly socks, ballet injuries and a dose of existential dread in their journey to discover what…
Not all shows have clarity of meaning or purpose yet they still retain a certain charm.
Welcome to Pharmtec, the fastest-growing dietary supplement provider in the country! More specifically, welcome to its customer-facing contact centre, where a crack team awaits eve…
Welcome to The Horse’s Mouth! We’ve got comedy on tap! Watch our hero work his first shift at the pub, and meet the rather strange bunch of regulars he encounters along the way, ea…
Mediocre everyman Samuel Green has one week to prove himself worthy of permanent residence in Heaven.
When Coretta Scott King became widowed after an assassin’s bullet murdered her husband, the iconic Martin Luther King Jr, it propelled her voice, activism and leadership onto the i…
The Calligrapher is a new, award-winning, student-written play by Abraham Alsalihi.
Real, Mad World is a brilliant piece of new writing following the joys and heartbreaks of trans life.
A birthday wish plunges the world into a hellish playground of 90s nostalgia.
Frankie wants to conform.
Robert is a poet.
If life is about the journey and not the destination, then the passengers on the 15:00 train from London King’s Cross to Edinburgh Waverley don’t know which way to go.
Welcome to Scarbados! Written and directed by Sam Milnes, brand-new comedy-drama Scarbados is a play about love, life, grief, hope, relationships, and fish and chips! On Shazza and…
Three young people tell us they don’t feel.
In the aftermath of a terrible break-up, Nick takes a job out of town as a private tutor to two young children.
Come traverse the world with me! No hotels to book.
We think we know this story.
Butter Bath is the psych-pop project of Sydney/Eora based artist Toby Anagnostis.
Suddenly kettled at a climate change protest on the hottest day of the year, Kelly finds herself trapped with a volatile and unlikely mix of people.
Originally published in 1915, The Rainbow was extraordinarily ahead of its time as Lawrence explores the experiences of three generations of Polish women living in Nottinghamshire …
Do you believe in magic? Bev does, but after the death of her son Jess she thought she’d never find her magic again.
A new solo performer show by acclaimed playwright Rosemary Jenkinson, about young bonfire builders in East Belfast.
A woman grieving for the loss of her daughter is drawn to the mystery of the Wishing Well.
Gabbi Bolt really hopes her keyboard doesn’t break.
By invite, the Windrush Generation came to rebuild Britain following the end of the Second World War.
1915, Ypres, Belgium.
A tale of unrealised dreams.
Cassie, a young twenty-something from the Northwest of England, has moved to the arse end of London, looking for better opportunities and new beginnings.
Inspired by shocking true events, Fiji is a gripping two-hander that blends true crime with romantic comedy to deliver a thrill-ride as hilarious and warm as it is fascinatingly da…
Sugar? is a brand new show exploring utterly hilarious, painfully relatable and beautifully told real-life stories of homelessness through a blend of verbatim theatre, physical sto…
The Wyrd Systers present In the Small Hours.
A Mighty Fall from Grace follows the life of a Bradford Bulls fan, who over several years watches his club deteriorate on and off the field and whose mental health deteriorates thr…
As society, evidence and our wider understanding progresses, and so does our ability to assign labels to things, because, let’s be honest, we have a deep desire and need to attri…
After an ecological disaster unleashes a neurotoxin into the air, two people are thrust into a series of emotionally-charged vignettes, where they are forced to confront both the n…
Prometheus Bound (Io’s Version) finds itself in a double bind.
Zaibatxu presents: MaX-XiM.
Three cavemen debate the nature of life while trying to survive. When one invents the wheel that’s when life really gets hard.
A coming of age for your 20s.
The story Shakespeare never told.
A tale of three Highland sisters who live in a shack in the woods disconnected from society, each of them with different views on how they should be living their lives.
At a wedding banquet in Hong Kong, guests grapple with absurdist small talk, social awkwardness and an unshakable sense of paralysis in the changeable city.
Sally MacAlister collaborates with upcoming theatre company koi collective to premiere a new comedy at the Edinburgh Fringe.
Jez, Luke, Gary and Mark are die-hard football fans podcasting about the club they love: Third-division Invercreiff FC.
Nuance is hard to find at the Fringe.
All Terrence wants is to earn a living as a dinosaur impersonator, have his talents appreciated by the world, land a Netflix deal, embark on a US tour, and design a line of branded…
Help Mike Lemme leave his NYC apartment.
Paul Richards returns as Harvey; always running, always late and now about to get married.
Jess meets Jim.
As we come into nearly eight years of rule of the UK Government by the Conservative Party – or 12 Years depending on your feelings for the Liberal Democrats – we have seen a ri…
Violet’s scared walking home.
Business partners Ross and Wilson use their vacation time to collect coins from Magic Fingers machines in American motels.
Loosely based on Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night, What You Will is set on Long Island’s Gold Coast in the 1920s and follows the antics of Vi Candor as she circumvents a man’s world in …
Chloe, Maia and Anna are reunited under the most painful of circumstances, the death of their mother.
Murder has come to Rothersdale, where nothing ever happens.
Medea in space.
Lauren Brewer and Will Geraint Drake’s The Single Lady is a musical extravaganza, giving Elizabeth I the same treatment that Hamilton did to the Founding Fathers.
Gosh this is good.
Originally written for online festivals in 2021 and now recreated by an all-Scottish cast and crew for live performance, American writer/producer Deena MP Ronayne’s award-winning…
Disaster strikes aboard the S.
A play about love transcending separation.
Lucy is average, awkward and unassuming.
A ticking clock.
Recalling Banksy’s famous graffiti, originally painted on the side of Waterloo Bridge in 2002, Amy Wakeman’s The Girl and Her Balloon is a similarly ubiquitous depiction of hop…
As the daughter of Anne Boleyn, Elizabeth has witnessed, first hand, the consequences of when love goes wrong.
The true story of how a cute, attention-seeking lamb became the most famous sheep in history – the world’s first cloned mammal.
Absolutely Probably Unless focuses on two people at the end of a relationship, or maybe at the beginning of one.
To write that Dear Little Loz is an exploration of one woman’s search for love is to risk diminishing its scope, power and understanding of the human condition.
Blue loves the sea.
Carnival kissing booth: sometime, someplace.
A one-woman show that is absolutely not a drama because Young Woman’s life is not sad! In three days, her first novel, a bodice-ripper, comes out.
What if the characters you created in your plays were to come to life and challenge the lives and circumstances you created for them?Unseen Shepard finds Pulitzer Prize-winning pla…
An improvised play inspired by the works of Tennessee Williams, The Glass Imaginary exposes the problems inherent in improvising tragedy.
Saltire Sky is back! The multi award-winning 1902 takes an access-all-areas approach to working-class life in Scotland as we follow four young wannabe football hooligans in their q…
Runner-up for Best Comedy at Standing Ovation Awards 2021.
After a year away, Mabel Thomas brings her acclaimed show Sugar back to the Fringe, this time in person.
An original musical with plenty of spark, Vote Macbeth! aims to present a fresh take on the well-worn story of the Scottish play.
Do you believe in love at first sight? Will has fallen hopelessly in love with the seductive singer, Candy.
Jack has recently lost his best friend Michael to a tragic accident and is trapped in a damaging, depressive state.
Join The Glittering Prince of Magic for a world-class magical premiere extravaganza.
An unexpected event will lead three roommates on an intense journey through the adult industry.
When Will seeks out Alina’s insight for his paper on Iran, he has no idea that he will meet the love of his life.
Turning what we know about morality on its head, Gabrielle James and Joshua Newman’s Living With Sin is an interesting twist on the traditionally 'evil' seven deadly sins…
Any one person show relies heavily on the performance of the central cast member and the quality of the script, luckily The Poetical Life of Philomena McGuiness is blessed with exc…
Fast-paced, bold and hilarious.
‘They said it’s your fault.
‘Come on Angel, don’t you ever want to fly?’ 1948.
An intimate two-hander about the messy complexities of the contemporary gay dating experience.
How can you change the world? Stereotypes are shattered when two misfit mums meet outside the school gate. A dramedy about an Iranian and an American living in Middle England.
Let me tell you about Ryan.
A shiny new flat.
Brothers tells the story of two estranged brothers Matt and Jay, in their early 30s, who re-unite as one fights testicular cancer and the other battles addiction.
Award-winning political theatre based on the movie about the harmless, loser boxer Rocky, who against all odds defeats his own inferiority and unreasonable loser life.
The story of William Wallace as seen through his eyes.
A unique opportunity to return to the experimental roots of the Fringe joining emerging actors from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland in a real time, live rehearsal of plays and …
A unique, genre-bending, two-man romp sees one panto dame’s life come crashing down around her.
After years of patching up a rapidly deteriorating airport on an island lost in a Foie Gras scandal, Lick is staring down the propeller of a cargo plane.
It is 1952 and the spiffing summer hols are here at last, what larks indeed! Young Lady Iris Bungle finds herself in bonnie Scotland assisting her theatrical, spunky cousin Lord Di…
At the start of the pandemic, PE teacher Aniqa’s school transforms into a food bank, as the East London community pulls together to get through lockdown.
Dudley’s favourite space is at Jeanie’s shop.
Follow the journey of a fictional American president and delve into the murky underbelly of the struggle for power.
Chronic Insanity’s 52 Souls is a series of monologues that correspond to each indiviudal playing card (plus one Joker) along the subject of death and mortality, all in an hour.
Concha is a one-person semi-autobiographical play exploring the intersectionality within the queer experience.
Have you ever read the secret confessions written on the walls of a toilet stall? If so, you know you are in for a treat! Bathroom Confession follows four young women embarking out…
1588 examines the story of the Spanish Armada from the Spanish and English stand point.
A character comedy set in Philadelphia about struggling to maintain one’s authenticity while facing inevitable change.
Greetings, weary traveller.
Edinburgh-based award-winning Siamsoir Irish dancers return with their fifth original show – an Irish dance play.
Are you Yes or No or Maybe Aye or Maybe No? This play takes us from 2014 up to the present day and looks at the independence debate with wit and humour as two families decide how t…
When Raina arrives at her spoken word gig to see her exes in the audience, all the questions she’s had about her past sexual experiences begin to surface.
‘He’s seen my Foo Foo.
The world will end in seven days.
Everyone knows that Ayesha is going places.
A heart-warming play illuminating the significant contributions of the Windrush Generation to Britain, the scandal around their wrongful treatment and their journey in overcoming t…
Intellectual writing, well elaborated characters and compelling themes of control in human and non-human relationships make Assisted at Surgeons' Hall a rewarding and entertain…
A hurricane survivor watches rising sea water consume their home.
Three by Nigro.
Curtains drawn, lawns burnt brown; a townscape is melting.
Two pantomime stars keep complaining about people walking through their dressing room as they prepare for their performance, but not everything is good between them.
A plane crash leaves only teenagers alive on an uninhabited Indonesian island.
We’re grounded! An international hacking scandal means the planes can’t fly and everyone has to stay where they are.
How quickly can you write a TV show? A month? A week? A day? Felix, Phoebe and Alice have 40 minutes.
Left alone while her family searches for the missing herd, a Neolithic girl seeks comfort in imaginary friends.
Well, hello there! How do you boo? Teenage playwright Jaz Skingle brings her sell-out debut play, Ghost Therapy, to the Edinburgh Fringe.
All families have secrets.
Presenting a one-woman show about a planet-saving superhero who’s lost her mojo.
When flyered for Matthew Gouldesbrough’s new play Truth / Reconciliation, I was told I could expect “serious theatre” from the Elegy group.
There are many rags-to-riches stories around but probably not another that follows a young heroin addict’s journey from death’s door to the gates of Buckingham Palace.
The pilot is set in a fictional Drama School, MAMA.
A spoof true-crime documentary* with all the ingredients of your favourite true-crime docs! The mysterious murder of a victim, pushed down the stairs and hidden in the town’s wat…
Returning to Edinburgh following a near sell-out 2016 Assembly season, Alison Skilbeck’s critically acclaimed one-woman show reveals the public and private life of one of the most …
Destiny dreams big.
Earwig is an engaging and classy piece which tells the story of entomologist Marigold Webb, trapped in a loveless marriage and a society as uncomfortable with her deafness as it is…
Sandcastles by Steve McMahon moves back and forth in time and memory to depict the tumultuous lifelong friendship of millennials Hannah and Beth.
Sick and tired of everyone laughing at them, the Revue decides to get serious.
Billed as a ‘queer manifesto against Grindr’, Looking for Fun is one of the new plays showcased at the Paradok Platform.
A mother keeps pulling her ill son out of school.
Gen Z has arrived.
Sutton Coldfield, 1995.
Your Aunt Fanny are an all-womxn theatre company from the North East of England.
After a sold-out run at London’s Vault Festival, Irish stand-up Comedian Mairead Doyle-Heffernan makes her Fringe debut with stories from her hilariously colourful journey to a w…
Girl meets anatomical wax sculptor.
Can kids be parents? When Cassie’s mother disappears, the teenager wants to care for her sisters on her own.
In 2014, residents of Fairbourne were watching their local news when they found out they were to be Britain’s first climate refugees, with their town set to be decommissioned and d…
By Tabby Lamb (they/she).
Yes, I know it’s the Edinburgh Fringe but this is the Edinburgh Fridge! Come along to hear poems and monologues from a fridge called Smeg, robots, spiders, goats and so much more!
Meet Lady Clementine.
Psycho Productions and Cusack Projects Ltd.
Jack Docherty, BAFTA award-winning star of Scot Squad and Absolutely, returns to the festival with a tender, playful, darkly comic tale, where he grapples with lost youth, love, fa…
Lady Christina leaves the stage after another performance above another pub.
Today I Killed My Very First Bird, a piece of new writing by poet, playwright and performer Jason Brownlee and directed by Lee Hart, is a strange beast.
A young couple are separated by an outbreak they cannot speak of.
This new folk musical seeks to explore our heritage and legacy, weaving two parallel stories; one of a crofter and a wandering soldier in the 18th Century, and one of an old pensio…
Award-winning writer and actor Rob Ward returns to the Fringe with his latest creation The MP, Aunty Mandy & Me.
Gloria is not a gorilla, but she is stuck in the zoo’s gorilla enclosure.
Maggie McKenzie is a self-professed mad woman who passes a day addressing her sacred audience – a caged pack of wolves.
‘I’m not a whirlwind of sexual energy.
Logan Dankworth, columnist and Twitter warrior, grew up romanticising the political turmoil of the 1980s.
Success demands sacrifice.
‘There’s no access guide to sex; how to consensually sh*g your blind girlfriend.
How does a queer, GenZ comedian survive her past, the pandemic, and the indignities of a stand-up career? Vincent (aka Bird) takes the audience on a (seriously) funny flight, often…
The Fringe is nearing its close, but do you have space for more? Chris Bush’s bittersweet Hungry is serving up a Fringe hit.
The end of show speech to an audience.
Yummy Mummy (and Headmaster’s wife, just for extra grown-up points) Louise runs the school choir and helps her teenaged daughter with her homework.
When 30 years of family silence is broken, Helen begins a quest to discover the hidden story behind her brother’s suicide.
Working-class means many things now.
In an inner-city hostel, Jams is trying to record a rap video.
‘No, she’s not my sister.
This unflinching case study scrutinizes one of the most pertinent conversations of our time: women’s safety.
Kazumi is hunting a sea monster.
Sweet sixteen would’ve been alright.
The Silent Treatment.
New Perspectives presents The Great Almighty Gill.
Following her multi award-winning theatre debut, Passionate Machine, Rosy Carrick is back.
The premise is simple.
The 2014 plan was a simple one, I would Casanova myself around our nation’s capital looking for consenting heterosexual adult males.
A new play from acclaimed writer Philip Stokes (Heroin(e) for Breakfast).
Alex Dawson (Róisin Bevan) is a successful social media guru.
This is the story of a woman staring down the barrel of motherhood, torn between her own ambivalence.
Who is the bandaged man, obsessively in love and held captive inside an upmarket flat, counting down the seconds until it’s time for Her to return and the ‘thing I can’t say’ to be…
In a Sheffield basement, two men try to bury the bodies of their past to find a hopeful future.
After an uncomfortable fling with an average guy, a woman falls in love in one of the few remaining lesbian bars that haven’t yet been colonised by Pret.
Caste-ing explores the experiences of three black actresses using beatboxing, rap, song and spoken word.
The Paines Plough Roundabout has become a symbol of the Fringe, developing its own signature style in the process.
According to The Stage’s recently departed Scotland editor, Thom Dibden, comedy first overtook theatre as the largest proportion of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe’s programme du…
Theatre has proved one of the greatest allies of those seeking to speak to truth to power throughout the ages.
The award-winning production Grav returns for 2022.
Catriona has a history of making stuff up.
This is a visceral and vitally important piece in which playwright Eliza Gearty and director Alex Kampfner have wrought an exquisite little nugget of social political theatre: subl…
‘I love you I love you I love you I love you I love you.
We all live under the same sky.
‘Our modern life was built on the backs of the oppressed – if they were to demand repayment, would you be afraid?’ In 1791, a voodoo ceremony begins the Haitian Revolution to end…
‘Utterly compelling’ (Lyn Gardner, StageDoorApp.
Fifteen-year-old Reece is roughly accosted by the police outside M&S.
‘D’you wanna come back to mine?’ New comedy about what we say to each other when the lights are off and no one else is listening.
Hate your job? Come work for us.
Two Fingers Up.
Playwright/director James Ley first gained some attention as a co-producer and writer of Leith-based The Village Pub Theatre, which provided performing space to a fresh band of act…
Ever thought you should run the world, even though you’re ‘only fourteen and a girl?’ Priya and Lou have.
Full-time girls and part-time bosses, Dulcie and Ella discover what it takes to be ‘that’ girl.
In the summer of 2020 as a pandemic raged, Yoshika was processing the death of her beloved grandmother, Ann.
A new comedy by Bert Tyler-Moore co-creator of The Windsors.
Long Lane Theatre return the Edinburgh with their hit play The Giant Killers.
One of the Scotsman’s Best Duos at the Fringe, Thick ‘n’ Fast return to take on the world.
North Wales, 1995.
The multi award-winning story of Rehana, Angel of Kobane, returns to Edinburgh in a new production from Torch Theatre.
Hope’s leaving her home town up north for the bright lights of London.
Vibrant, inspiring play about Eglantyne Jebb; visionary, passionate, humanitarian, human rights activist and founder of Save the Children.
Shortlisted for Adrian Pagan Playwriting Award and BBC Writersroom.
We are told from the start that America’s history is one of violence, and of wars.
What happens when the things we covet hide us from ourselves? Opening up to new experiences in her late 30s, Sophie is exploring long repressed sides of herself.
Amit Patel discovered a secret hidden our data that made Google $1.
The hit Canadian production from one of the world’s most acclaimed contemporary playwrights, Wajdi Mouawad, and performed by Gabe Maharjan – ‘a gifted, multi-faceted actor’ ***…
Clara Darcy is fit! She’s also (almost) carefree, (kind of) happily single and joyously dancing through life but, little does she know, her world is about to be turned upside down …
A dark comedy about daddy issues, sex work, fantasies, taboos, imperfect feminism, immigration and trauma.
During the bawdy years of Charles II’s restoration to the throne, one of his more shocking choices was to alleviate the perceived threat to the heterosexuality of female-imperson…
Brown Boys Swim is Karim Khan’s hilarious, touching tale of best friends Kash and Mohsen learning how to swim for a pool party.
Lily hasn’t heard from John in weeks.
1967, Susan, a runaway from a troubled home, escapes her past by hitchhiking to LA.
From House of Cards writer Bill Cain and The Shark is Broken director Guy Masterson, 9 Circles is a brilliantly performed, harrowing psychological thriller that would be shocking a…
Rowan is a geospatial engineer earning good money, and Nic is a freelance illustrator who is.
Son and father-in-law duo, Dave Watt and Pretty Good Nick, invite you to jump on their absurd comedy bandwagon as they explore the world of idioms.
6/1/2021: One day replayed on repeat in @R3alAm3rican99’s head.
An uncomfortable stare; a shriek heard in the background of a dream; the noise a sloth makes when receiving divorce papers.
Written and performed by Rachel Stockdale.
In a brightly lit cottage on a dark, dreary night, a desperate architect and a gormless schoolteacher make panicked last-minute touches to their home while they wait for a long-ant…
A solo female show exploring the depths of the mind of a young woman, who suffers from anorexia.
The story of the theatrical Dame has had many incarnations and they all revolve around a fairly standard trope.
A one-woman performance about knitting through grief, heartache and depression. All in a pandemic. Knitting or crocheting is encouraged.
Time is different here.
Inspired by ancient keening rituals, Move is a performance about migration, collective grief and communal healing.
Intricate Rituals by York DramaSoc at theSpace Triplex is a monologue with alternating actors.
Aisling Lally's Love Me is one of three plays bought to the Edinburgh Fringe 2021 by York DramaSoc.
Originally a gothic-horror novella (written in 1872!), this stage adaptation has been passionately crafted by playwright, author and director, Laura J Harris to be premiered at Edi…
Writer and director Annabel Lunney used the inspirations from anonymous submissions to create the play Sweating the Small Stuff.
‘Ahhhh Gaaaa Do Do Do!’ This exciting new comedy takes place behind the scenes at a family entertainment resort, somewhere up North.
A unique take on the transition from the Ottoman Empire’s period to the Republican era through the story of an old mansion and its demolition.
When a collection of colourful characters come together to perform their most recent play adaptation via Zoom, surely nothing can go wrong.
SKANK is about a woman in crisis.
Welcome to undertaker Anna Morgan-Jones’ live Zoom webinar.
Patricia has been concocting the perfect speech in her head over the last year, of what she would say if she were ever to face her ex-abusive boyfriend again.
Press sets its satirical sights on Hollywood.
Following the death of their manager, four bartenders are faced with the impossible task of resurrecting their bar before it is taken over by a massive corporate chain.
Although it’s something we will all go through, death is one of the least understood parts of the human experience – so Chronic Insanity has decided to dive into the deep end.
For All the Love You Lost is presented by Morosophy at theSpace@Surgeon’s Hall.
Join Doctor Whom for a wibbly-wobbly adventure across time and space as they traverse the cosmos with their impressionable sidekick and talking robot dog.
A dark comedy that portrays all the nuances of trying to maintain a childhood friendship you’ve grown out of.
Perthshire maverick Gussie McCraig joins No.
In 2019, Fede and his mother, went on a quest to look for América.
Award-winning comedian and NHS psychiatrist Benji Waterstones has written a book! Is it really a “modern classic” or are his publishers as deluded as his patients? Make your minds …
Jack Docherty, the BAFTA award-winning star of Scot Squad and Absolutely, and one of Scotland’s favourite comic performers, returns to the festival with a tender, playful, darkly c…
At the Colorado premiere of The Dark Knight Rises, a community was torn apart by gun violence.
You’ll clock in at the beginning.
An old soldier faces one more battle – with himself.
A group of teenage friends celebrate after their final exams and look towards the future.
Saving Mr Ultimate by John McEwan-Whyte at theSpace Triplex is the debut show of Extra Arca, a young theatre group within New Celts Productions, a consortium of young theatre compa…
For a show at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe entitled Corpsing you might be forgiven for thinking it’s a comedy about laughing out of place.
Ripe Fruit are two older women trying to make sense of the world they live in when they explore Husbands, Hair and Other Stories.
Paddy the Cope, written and directed by Raymond Ross, makes its world premiere at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in the delightful Netherbow Theatre at the Scottish Storytelling Cen…
The Manchester Revue are proud to present their new sketch show, Free Shot On Entry! Bringing you the best comedy The University of Manchester has to offer, prepare to question eve…
Siblings Ansel and Gretchen explore the complexities of human connection.
There’s a new man in Máire’s life.
In association with Smock Alley Theatre, acclaimed Irish comedian Tadhg Hickey brings you his weird and wonderful part-theatre, part-stand-up comedy show, In One Eye, Out the Other…
‘I am a man of my time.
Why would a spirit be trapped in the mortal plane, not alive but not quite dead? The Ghost Matchmaker seeks to free ghosts of the chains that bind them to the land of the living, f…
It’s been years since anyone has been allowed outside, mandated by the Executives.
On Your Bike comes with a lot of hype.
Like Fresh Skin.
Suffragettes is compelling, visceral epic theatre with 12 original songs in the style of our acclaimed, award-winning show, That Bastard Brecht.
The climate apocalypse has hit.
Lockdown has been a universal experience for everyone in this country.
‘I wish Justine would leave me alone, so I could imagine being with her.
First comes love, then comes marriage, then comes.
A couple whose relationship just isn’t working.
Plasters is an original play by Emma Tadmor who founded RJ Theatre Company with co-producer, Daniel Feldman.
Double Drop by Lisa Jên Brown / Dirty Protest Theatre.
Designed specifically to be experienced with headphones, alone, with the lights off and the curtains drawn, Covid Lockdown Breath Machine is a fantastical, transformative and uplif…
Do you believe in love at first sight? Will has a secret.
She’s on her bed in her room staring at the ceiling.
This is CITY.
When a fire rips through Serbia, Peter’s Instagram posts of the dramatic wilderness abruptly stop.
Deserted Shores / Negative Photographs focuses on a woman imagining a family gathering that never happened after a tragedy connected to the uneasy political atmosphere of the 90s i…
How can we reconcile the need for freedom and security in a relationship? Where does mindful self-protection end and where does compulsive self-isolation begin? At what point is it…
Your Servant, Mephistopheles follows the demonic deuteragonist as they keep up after a young John Faustus and dodge their boss, Lucifer.
When Vee embarks on her cycling commute, she has no idea that she’ll never make it home.
Lockdown Love Story is a UK-based comedy created by Alice Fforde and Charlie Dryden, highlighting the ups and downs of online dating during a pandemic.
The story of Emily: brassy, funny and forthright.
On February 7th 1991, James Casey was found guilty of murder.
A trio of new plays, presented digitally, by Edinburgh Graduate Theatre Group.
With Sistas Before Mistas as their rally cry, the girls of St.
At just 22 years old, writer and performer Mabel Thomas brings her debut solo show Sugar to the Fringe.
Recovering Misogynist is a magical realist #MeToo story by Rachel Mariner (Bill Clinton Hercules).
London circa 2017.
Open the door to No 19, where love hits the rocks like gin and tonic… In Eva’s world, time has eclipsed.
Lucifer, the fallen angel, begs God’s permission to return to Heaven: ‘You forgave everyone, but me.
Do you believe in magic? Bev does.
‘Pain trumps pleasure.
V-Card is a new comedy by Alison Hall about Hazel, a young woman whose friends take it upon themselves to help her resolve her lack of sexual experience when they find out that she…
It’s 1360 and John Carpenter has started work on the new church spire in Chesterfield.
Storyteller Elise Robertson embarks on a journey of discovery about Rachel Carson, the iconic environmentalist, who was born 12 miles from her in Pittsburgh, PA, 60 years earlier.
Cambridge-based theatre company, The Two Jays, present five short Zoom plays; some funny and some tragic, in which truths are spilled.
Following its West End and Off-Broadway runs, Olivier Award-winning Fishamble presents On Blueberry Hill, by current Laureate for Irish Fiction, and Costa Novel of the Year Award w…
The past stalks the present in this gripping drama with the world in a state of flux.
‘Laugh-out-loud funny, bold, fascinating, whip-smart’ **** (Everything-Theatre.
Fear of Roses follows three women as they grapple with each other’s careers in a power struggle which soon turns deadly.
Come forth for a cautionary tale venturing through ancient history to modern masculinity; welcome to Mediocre White Male.
Transgressing borders, ethnicity and culture, MOVE is an epic tale of women across the world and how their stories intertwine.
Once upon a time, there was a little girl who grew up watching her immigrant Cypriot mother work in a vibrant little hair salon in North London in the 1980s.
A powerful musical about living with dementia.
Told through the lens of teenagers on the verge of adulthood, a group of friends decide to camp in a public park, exposing the intricacies of youth culture and a generational tempe…
Travel – always exciting, especially when the man of your dreams pops up to join you.
A small theatre company are performing their murder mystery play, Death at Sea, but during the show, everything goes wrong.
Boot – a new one-act play by Eliza Williams.
A playful, one-woman comedy about a single mum’s trials and adventures in the year 2000 at the dawn of Internet dating.
Sugar and spice / partners in crime / he-said-she-said / not talking / can’t believe / only joking / why did I / hate you / forgive you / miss you.
Is that mole cancer? Is that cough coronavirus? If I’m not eligible for free prescriptions then who is? In a world where Google is the family doctor and knows you better than you…
Murder has come to a quiet Yorkshire village where nothing ever happens.
Six generations of women, their lives spanning 100 years from the final months of World War One to the present.
In a world where we ignore any films past Shrek 2.
The NHS has a funding crisis.
Set in 1950s England and based on the controversial 19th-century play Spring Awakening; A Children’s Tragedy by Franz Wedekind, Awakening is a story about the struggles of the t…
#16Candles2SayAnything – 80s movies are reimagined for 2020! Chicago’s award-winning Wego Drama returns to the Fringe with an all-new production inspired by all the classic 80s…
Beowulf sets out to save the Danes, redefine heroism and crack some legendary jokes along the way.
Sr Clarissa has grown somewhat tired of her marriage to Christ.
A snapshot of the life of an eccentric woman living on the streets of South East London.
An emotional, touching and hilarious piece of original theatre.
The world premiere of a brand new musical! In a London nightclub at the height of the Blitz, a female impersonator falls for an army officer, but finding a happy-ever-after ending …
Based on the 19th-century German play Spring Awakening; A Children’s Tragedy by Franz Wedekind, Spring explores the lives of a group of teenagers growing up in a rural Christian …
Breaking down? Worn out, but can’t find the manual? Book in for this funny, tender, toolbox talk about how to keep going.
After their mother’s death, two estranged sisters, Jenny, an introvert who cared for their ailing mother, and Jackie, an ambitious socialite who left home at sixteen never to retur…
Birth, death, upheaval, wild animals, buried secrets and massive amounts of coffee.
The Giant Killers tells the true story of the first working-class men to compete in the FA Cup.
Good morning, Edinburgh! After many successful Fringe sell-outs, we’re back for our fabulous 15th anniversary! Three new, stimulating, delicious, rotating “menus” of 10-15-minute c…
Charles II has returned to England, the theatres have been reopened and a woman is about to take the stage for the first time.
Rosy’s multi-award-winning theatre debut ‘Passionate Machine’ took Edinburgh by storm in 2018 – now she’s back for more.
The Eradication of Schizophrenia in Western Lapland is informed by a treatment for psychosis that has seen amazing results in Western Lapland.
A new dark comedy about foot-and-mouth disease by Fringe First award winner Emily Jenkins.
This play is about dreams, where forgotten memories go, déjà vu, laughter, the inability to laugh, that sense you get when you can tell someone is staring at you, the song Girls …
The Community Centre! is a comedy show written, acted and directed by multi-ethnic artists.
A fanfic no one asked for, a sprawling eulogy to a deceased robot that wears it’s fragile heart on it’s sleeve, a meme made by someone you can’t relate to.
An original musical composed by Annie Scalmanini, an Apple engineer straight out of the Silicon Valley pressure cooker.
A contemporary reimagining of classic horror characters.
Tanya is a woman with a lot on her mind.
I was young when I chose to love my city.
Reality TV lurches onto the stage, with four familiar Shakespearean characters competing to win a thousand gold crowns.
What would you think of if I told you this was a play about radicalisation? Who would you picture? What did they look like? Where were they from – here, or there?
Charlotte was a legendary Hollywood props mistress who disappeared from public view decades ago.
You’re getting ready to go out but your depression has other ideas.
A scholar and an amnesiac find themselves on the shore of the river Styx.
Na na na na na na na na Batman! Na na na na na na na na panto! Panto! Batman! Pantooooo! After a sell-out adult pantomime in 2018’s Fringe, WDG is back with a new not-family-frie…
This fresh, original piece of writing, set in a modern day witch trial, is a meditation on what it means to be a woman; the challenges we face, and how they break us, bind us and s…
I’ve never been the biggest fan of Alice Birch’s writing.
Over a drunken McDonald’s, two girls start a viral tweeting frenzy over a subject they know little about.
‘When did no become a turn on? No.
Das Stuck’s The Mannequin is a contemporary Edda of intertwining tales: bohemians enwrapped in the fashion industry whilst isolated in the LGBTQ+ community.
Kira was perfect; until her eating disorder threatened to shatter everything in her path.
One room, one baby, thirty days.
A classroom comedy.
Join today’s most innovative playwrights for an afternoon of performed readings and interviews with presenter Shereen Nanjiani.
It’s Andie’s last night in her childhood home before going to uni and she’s throwing the party to end all parties.
Maggie Taylor has the ideal life as an ageing dominatrix.
Moon Walk is a funny play, with fast paced, quippy dialogue, but it is also a sad and gripping portrait of the effects of mental illness on American men.
Deep, dark subway.
Brickhouse Theatre Company tackle a difficult task: remoulding Emily Bronte’s passionate, intricate and dark Wuthering Heights into a new musical, written and composed by Michael…
A contemporary exploration on the journey of the English language.
Greenwich Village, 1961. These Streets follows the lives of four young artists immersed in the folk music scene.
They have been dreaming of this since they were young and now the day has finally come.
1983, a boarding school in the German Democratic Republic.
Tired of the lack of progress in gender equality, Sal and Libby decide to take things into their own hands in the only sensible way they can think of: by starting a terrorist organ…
Come in from the rain, put your feet up and chill the f*ck out.
Irene Possetto’s one-woman play presents a young girl named Isabelle living a life of true tragedy in 1301.
For a long time the system in the city was different.
Yellow, written by Conky Campfner, is a modern adaptation of a Victorian short story The Yellow Newspaper by Charlotte Perkins Gilman.
Atmospheric drama about Second Opium War, populated by rarefied creatures of Chinese and British royal courts.
When two scientists struggle to parent their youngest son, they create Inka.
How many years does it take to unspool a man? An odd king sails the waves of the wine dark sea in a bathtub.
Want Some More explores the harsh realities of living with a whole range of eating disorders from binge eating to diabulimia; retelling word for word accounts in Stage Strong Produ…
For centuries three witches have gathered on the solstice to create a potion to avoid being turned to stone at midnight.
Narrative subverted for unwholesome purposes.
Steph and Rhona work part-time in dead-end jobs and rent a flat they can’t afford.
MTM Musical Theatre Awards nominee: Best Composer for Sailing to Tomorrow, 2007.
The Oxford Revue returns with its celebrated Free Fringe variety bill.
Why does your shadow keep following you? Does it really have to? And what is it up to while you are asleep? Sina finds a way to get rid of her shadow.
Have you ever loved a show so much that you wished you could kidnap the actors, keep them in your basement and get them to perform it again for you? No? Just Rupert? A troupe of yo…
When so many songs written by men are condescending (Wake Up Little Susie), dangerously demeaning (Blurred Lines) or darn right creepy (Every Breath You Take) towards women, it is …
Arising out of Berlin and Hollywood open stages, this group showcase raises a fist with one hand and holds a glass with the other against the fact that the world we live in is a co…
Remarkably, if you wander into The Traverse at 9am, you will find an audience willing to watch a rehearsed reading of a brand-new play and not a spare seat in the house.
By mixing fiction and non-fiction, this performance transports the audience to the moment before the inevitable eruption, allowing them to understand and feel the causes that led t…
With a melancholy Chopin Nocturne running through her veins and fragments of Caruso’s haunting opera echoing across the shimmering night sky, the haunted composer goes on a past …
On a pale horse: in 1547, King Henry VIII is dead, and his court is reeling from the news.
HighTide, BBC Radio 3 and BBC Arts present two interweaving plays, written by talented writers Vinay Patel (Doctor Who) and Tallulah Brown (Songlines).
Set in a TV studio, News@1066 puts history straight! Roving reporters get to the bottom of history’s biggest stories.
Follows one woman and her soul’s journey through cancer, two children and a chihuahua.
Local celebrity Jeremy Shaw is shot on his way to work one morning.
Secrets is the brand new show by the two-time Edinburgh Close-Up Magician of the Year, Cameron Young.
On the verge of a natural disaster, a prison guard is called into work and discovers a newcomer to the team – an artificial intelligence named Sally.
Adam, a hyper-intelligent AI, is cold, awkward and doesn’t make sense.
‘Welcome to the Dead Parents Society.
After a hugely successful debut with their show iDENTiTY, Anomaly Theatre Company returns with three new dark comedies scrutinising the world that scrutinises us.
Are you part of the 51% that is told to change every part of your body? Laser off all your hair? Cover yourself in expensive products because you’re worthless! Tea?…(With Milk) i…
A block of flats.
‘Together we can build our fortresses and break their foundations.
Verbatim stories of “love” in all its magnificence and monstrousness.
The Edinburgh Fringe exists as a kind of suspended adolescence allowing creatives to live the experience of their art being the most important thing in the world.
The jolly summer hols have arrived at last! Young, brave Lady Iris Bungle and her beloved housekeeper, Mrs Squidgyfeet, find themselves at Hardwick Heights on the edge of Loch Ness…
Smelling: there’s an app for that.
It’s an old feminist adage that the personal is political – and it doesn’t get much more personal than this.
The Heresy Machine, by Seth Majnoon, claims to be about Alan Turing.
‘When you leave here, everything else will be exactly the same.
The final 24 candidates for the Mars Mission Programme have been observed for a month by the public in a reality TV show designed to choose the final four.
Frank’s son Alex is facing a mental health crisis, and Frank hasn’t a clue what to do about it or how to get Alex to talk about it.
Trapped in a house, flood waters rising, Susan plays out all the influences on her life.
Leaves is a new play by New York City based, all-female theatre collective Don, Pat & Tom.
Eliza Drake used to believe in fairies.
What happens when we bring era-defining characters back to life? A thought-provoking avant-garde history-play, exploring the self through the epic, Paradise Lost.
No matter how long the winter – spring is sure to follow.
Une bonne dose de excitement.
Frances has decided to fly to Dublin to spit on Sister Ina Marsh’s grave.