The Prison Governor

The Prison Governor

Toxic masculinity in Inveraray Jail, 1850. 

Poles: The Science of Magnetic Attraction

Poles: The Science of Magnetic Attraction

Fresh off the plane from Australia – get ready to meet Cora. 

Troy Story

Troy Story

10 years of war have ended. 

Bubblegum and Pop

Bubblegum and Pop

Bubblegum and Pop. 

The Last Words

The Last Words

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

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. 

birthday girl

birthday girl

This is a play about birthdays. 

Battle: A Modern Mystery Play

Battle: A Modern Mystery Play

First produced at the Battle Medieval Mystery Fair in June 2022, this modern mystery play with three women and a man is never more relevant than now. 

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. 

How to Be a Person When the World Is Ending

How to Be a Person When the World Is Ending

The world is ending. 

Lucika

Lucika

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

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. 

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. 

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. 

Sylvia vs the Fascists

Sylvia vs the Fascists

1930s England. 

Mrs Pack

Mrs Pack

Even a prince needs a woman’s first gift. 

In Her Defence

In Her Defence

London, 1947. 

A Change of Heart

A Change of Heart

Two sisters. 

Antigone: The Musical

Antigone: The Musical

Ancient Greece. 

Alright?

Alright?

‘Happy Birthday to me. 

Boom Town

Boom Town

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

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… 

Time’s Plague

Time’s Plague

David Hayman returns as everyman Bob Cunninghame. 

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

A two-handed drama that follows the process of an annual work review gone horribly wrong. 

Press

Press

It’s the big day. 

The Liberator

The Liberator

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

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… 

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… 

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. 

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. 

Spit Me Out

Spit Me Out

Slap ‘n’ Tickle Theatre Company bring their unique dark comedy musical experience, Spit Me Out, which aims to explore sexual violence against women and what it means to live wi… 

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. 

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. 

The Collie's Shed

The Collie's Shed

For the past we inherited and the future we built. 

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 … 

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. 

Daylight

Daylight

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

Living with Sin

Living with Sin

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

100 Seconds to Midnight

100 Seconds to Midnight

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

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… 

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. 

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 … 

Love You More

Love You More

‘Perspectives. 

Head Girl

Head Girl

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

Artorigus

Artorigus

Artorigus’ Kingdom is in danger. 

After

After

In 2017, I was raped. 

The Mostest Colour

The Mostest Colour

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

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. 

Antigone: The Musical

Antigone: The Musical

Ancient Greece. 

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. 

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. 

Around the World in 60 Minutes

Around the World in 60 Minutes

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

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. 

Our Boy

Our Boy

Our Boy. 

Café van der Brocke

Café van der Brocke

1915, Ypres, Belgium. 

Hopes and Dreams

Hopes and Dreams

A tale of unrealised dreams. 

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)

Zeus ends the tyrannical reign of the Titans and everything is fine. 

MaX-XiM

MaX-XiM

Zaibatxu presents – MaX-XiM. 

Poems on Gender

Poems on Gender

A series of poems on gender, sex and revolution by David Lee Morgan. 

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. 

Healing+

Healing+

Help Mike Lemme leave his NYC apartment. 

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… 

Palimpsest

Palimpsest

Jess meets Jim. 

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. 

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. 

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. 

Waiting for Hamlet

Waiting for Hamlet

The story Shakespeare never told. 

Crossing the Void

Crossing the Void

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

Living with Sin

Living with Sin

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

Sugar

Sugar

One girl. 

Vote Macbeth!

Vote Macbeth!

Captain Macbeth has just been named the new Vice-President, but he and Lady Macbeth want more. 

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. 

The Gay Train

The Gay Train

‘They said it’s your fault. 

The Poetical Life of Philomena McGuinness

The Poetical Life of Philomena McGuinness

It’s 1939 and Philomena McGuinness, a reluctant nurse, is on her way from Dublin to London. 

*not even* Remotely Funny

*not even* Remotely Funny

Fast-paced, bold and hilarious. 

The Glass Imaginary

The Glass Imaginary

In The Glass Imaginary, we improvise a brand-new play every evening inspired by the works of Tennessee Williams. 

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

Everyone says that boys are easier to look after than girls when they’re teenagers. 

Flat Pack Furnished Flat

Flat Pack Furnished Flat

A shiny new flat. 

Badgers Can't Be Friends

Badgers Can't Be Friends

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

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… 

Unseen Shepard

Unseen Shepard

Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Sam Shepard is on his deathbed and he’s confronted by characters from his past works, demanding a rewrite. 

Locked In

Locked In

A ticking clock. 

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

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

The Roaring of the Voices

The Roaring of the Voices

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

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

The SS Space Holiday – an intergalactic cruiser sailing through the stars, offering luxury getaways for the wealthiest movers and shakers in the universe. 

The Mistake

The Mistake

1942. 

GirlPlay

GirlPlay

Lucy is average, awkward and unassuming. 

See You Later Mum

See You Later Mum

A play about love transcending separation. 

The Girl and Her Balloon

The Girl and Her Balloon

A feisty, female artist sells painted balloons whilst living on London’s streets. 

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

Dear Little Loz is a poetic exploration of love – love for the scabby boys in Blackpool, dodgy dates with Dave and the desperate need for a daddy-daughter connection. 

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. 

CUMTS: Sleepover

CUMTS: Sleepover

Four immigrant teens. 

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… 

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. 

How to Build a Wax Figure

How to Build a Wax Figure

Girl meets anatomical wax sculptor. 

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… 

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. 

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… 

Love Them to Death

Love Them to Death

A mother keeps pulling her ill son out of school. 

No Laughing Matter

No Laughing Matter

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

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. 

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. 

Earwig

Earwig

After the success of Greyhounds (2018) and Clouds (2019), Time & Again roar into the 1920s with vintage flair! Marigold’s research into beetles is unparalleled but as a deaf woman … 

Destiny

Destiny

Destiny dreams big. 

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 … 

Paradok Platform

Paradok Platform

Theatre Paradok, Edinburgh’s premiere experimental theatre society present our newest innovation, Paradok Platform! This year, we’ve created the opportunity for student theatre to … 

Wreckage

Wreckage

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

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. 

Opal Fruits

Opal Fruits

‘Utterly compelling’ (Lyn Gardner, StageDoorApp. 

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… 

A Sudden Violent Burst of Rain

A Sudden Violent Burst of Rain

We all live under the same sky. 

Bloody Difficult Women

Bloody Difficult Women

Tim Walker’s acclaimed Bloody Difficult Women played to packed houses at Riverside Studios in London earlier this year and its run was extended because of popular demand. 

About Money

About Money

‘Weans. 

The Girl Who Was Very Good At Lying

The Girl Who Was Very Good At Lying

Catriona has a history of making stuff up. 

Grav by Owen Thomas

Grav by Owen Thomas

The award-winning production Grav returns for 2022. 

Work.txt

Work.txt

Hate your job? Come work for us. 

Feeling Afraid as If Something Terrible Is Going to Happen

Feeling Afraid as If Something Terrible Is Going to Happen

‘I’m 36, I’m a comedian, and I’m about to kill my boyfriend. 

Half-Empty Glasses

Half-Empty Glasses

Toye is preparing for his piano exam to enter a prestigious music school. 

Caste-ing

Caste-ing

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

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. 

Girlboss

Girlboss

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

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)

Gordon is homonormative and fears he might be pathologically boring until he meets Cumpig and Manpussy at a sex party in Leith. 

SHEWOLVES

SHEWOLVES

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

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. 

Americana: A Murder Ballad

Americana: A Murder Ballad

‘Americana is a place of dreams / And our young protagonists could embody this hope / Though soon their fates will be in dire-straits / Imprisoned to the ethereal land of folk. 

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. 

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

A contemporary thriller with ancient roots. 

Intruder / Intruz

Intruder / Intruz

Shortlisted for Adrian Pagan Playwriting Award and BBC Writersroom. 

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… 

The Land of Lost Content

The Land of Lost Content

Henry and Jake grew up with their mates in a quiet country town called Dulowl. 

PUSH

PUSH

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

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

A South-East London gangster starts to lose his grip on reality when he’s forced to look back at the traumatic childhood that made him who he is. 

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… 

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

A bittersweet tale of political campaigns, sexual consent and steam trains. 

I Am Not A Gorilla

I Am Not A Gorilla

Through an administrative error, Gloria has ended up in the gorilla enclosure of a zoo. 

She Wolf

She Wolf

Winner of the 2022 Assembly ART Award and the Alpine Fellowship Theatre Prize. 

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. 

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

A solo show about a train wreck and her trauma. 

Hungry

Hungry

A blisteringly funny play about what we eat and who we love, exploring class, queerness, cultural appropriation and the cost of gentrification. 

Svengali

Svengali

An influential mentor can transform anyone into a star. 

Second Summer of Love

Second Summer of Love

Carol Tambor Award winners Pants on Fire present one woman’s first-hand nostalgia trip through the early 90s UK rave scene. 

The Silent Treatment

The Silent Treatment

The Silent Treatment. 

Please, Feel Free to Share

Please, Feel Free to Share

Alex is a social success. 

Jesus, Jane, Mother & Me

Jesus, Jane, Mother & Me

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

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. 

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. 

Musclebound

Musclebound

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

The Great Almighty Gill

The Great Almighty Gill

New Perspectives presents The Great Almighty Gill. 

Ultimatum

Ultimatum

Two strangers have one hour to split £1m. 

PASH

PASH

Sweet sixteen would’ve been alright. 

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. 

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. 

Fire Signs

Fire Signs

‘No, she’s not my sister. 

Rapsody

Rapsody

Join Elz, Jams, Toni and latest arrival Jaime, as they confront the realities of our modern-day class system through live rap, trap and drill. 

Block'd Off

Block'd Off

Working-class means many things now. 

Sugar

Sugar

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

Sweating the Small Stuff

Sweating the Small Stuff

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

Intricate Rituals

Intricate Rituals

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

Love Me

Love Me

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

Afterparty

Afterparty

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

The Shedding of Skin

The Shedding of Skin

Time is different here. 

Move

Move

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

Carmilla

Carmilla

Originally a gothic-horror novella (written in 1872!), this stage adaptation has been passionately crafted by playwright, author and director, Laura J Harris to be premiered at Edi… 

Dino Land

Dino Land

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

Fear of Roses

Fear of Roses

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

On Your Bike

On Your Bike

On Your Bike comes with a lot of hype. 

SKANK

SKANK

SKANK is about a woman in crisis. 

Press

Press

Press sets its satirical sights on Hollywood. 

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

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

Patricia has been concocting the perfect speech in her head over the last year, of what she would say if she were ever to face her ex-abusive boyfriend again. 

House of Hundred

House of Hundred

A unique take on the transition from the Ottoman Empire’s period to the Republican era through the story of an old mansion and its demolition. 

For All The Love You Lost

For All The Love You Lost

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

The Complications of Being Ernest

The Complications of Being Ernest

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

Dirty Protest Theatre / Kill Me Now by Rhiannon Boyle

Dirty Protest Theatre / Kill Me Now by Rhiannon Boyle

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

Plasters

Plasters

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

Corpsing

Corpsing

For a show at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe entitled Corpsing you might be forgiven for thinking it’s a comedy about laughing out of place. 

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. 

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. 

Catching Up

Catching Up

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

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. 

Saving Mr Ultimate

Saving Mr Ultimate

Saving Mr Ultimate by John McEwan-Whyte at theSpace Triplex is the debut show of Extra Arca, a young theatre group within New Celts Productions, a consortium of young theatre compa… 

Paddy the Cope

Paddy the Cope

Paddy the Cope, written and directed by Raymond Ross, makes its world premiere at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in the delightful Netherbow Theatre at the Scottish Storytelling Cen… 

The Laird Strikes Back

The Laird Strikes Back

Perthshire maverick Gussie McCraig joins No. 

Looking for América

Looking for América

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

Mediocre White Male

Mediocre White Male

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

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

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

Award-winning comedian and NHS psychiatrist Benji Waterstones has written a book! Is it really a “modern classic” or are his publishers as deluded as his patients? Make your minds … 

Finding Magic

Finding Magic

Do you believe in magic? Bev does. 

Jack Docherty – Nothing But

Jack Docherty – Nothing But

Jack Docherty, the BAFTA award-winning star of Scot Squad and Absolutely, and one of Scotland’s favourite comic performers, returns to the festival with a tender, playful, darkly c… 

Screen 9

Screen 9

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

Shell Shock

Shell Shock

An old soldier faces one more battle – with himself. 

work.txt

work.txt

You’ll clock in at the beginning. 

Love in the Time of Lockdown

Love in the Time of Lockdown

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

Husbands, Hair and Other Stories...

Husbands, Hair and Other Stories...

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

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

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

Award-winning comedian and NHS psychiatrist Benji Waterstones has written a book! Is it really a “modern classic” or are his publishers as deluded as his patients? Make your minds … 

Move

Move

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

Colour

Colour

London circa 2017. 

Recovering Misogynist

Recovering Misogynist

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

Lost in Love

Lost in Love

The story of Emily: brassy, funny and forthright. 

The Girls of St. Trinian's

The Girls of St. Trinian's

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

Bytesize Theatre

Bytesize Theatre

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

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. 

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. 

Pheromone

Pheromone

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

Between Friends

Between Friends

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

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… 

We Were Having a Perfectly Nice Time

We Were Having a Perfectly Nice Time

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

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. 

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… 

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. 

Till Love Do Us Part

Till Love Do Us Part

First comes love, then comes marriage, then comes. 

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 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… 

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. 

This Odd Geometry of Time

This Odd Geometry of Time

Like Fresh Skin. 

Suffragettes: Deeds Not Words

Suffragettes: Deeds Not Words

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

Afloat by Eva O'Connor and Hildegard Ryan

Afloat by Eva O'Connor and Hildegard Ryan

The climate apocalypse has hit. 

The Entertainment

The Entertainment

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

The Saviour

The Saviour

There’s a new man in Máire’s life. 

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. 

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. 

El Greco of Hornsey

El Greco of Hornsey

Once upon a time, there was a little girl who grew up watching her immigrant Cypriot mother work in a vibrant little hair salon in North London in the 1980s. 

The House Is on Fire

The House Is on Fire

It’s 2086. 

Girls Who Like Boys Who Like Boys Who Hate Girls

Girls Who Like Boys Who Like Boys Who Hate Girls

Sugar and spice / partners in crime / he-said-she-said / not talking / can’t believe / only joking / why did I / hate you / forgive you / miss you. 

Match.Mom

Match.Mom

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

Boot

Boot

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

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. 

Around the World Backwards

Around the World Backwards

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

Swings and Roundabouts

Swings and Roundabouts

Told through the lens of teenagers on the verge of adulthood, a group of friends decide to camp in a public park, exposing the intricacies of youth culture and a generational tempe… 

Once Lost: A New Musical

Once Lost: A New Musical

A powerful musical about living with dementia. 

Deathbed Confessions of a Hypochondriac

Deathbed Confessions of a Hypochondriac

Is that mole cancer? Is that cough coronavirus? If I’m not eligible for free prescriptions then who is? In a world where Google is the family doctor and knows you better than you… 

The Kettling

The Kettling

Suddenly kettled at a climate change protest on the hottest day of the year, Kelly finds herself trapped with a volatile and unlikely mix of people. 

There's No Mystery in Murder!

There's No Mystery in Murder!

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

Small Histories

Small Histories

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

Shrek: The Panto

Shrek: The Panto

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

Bed 13

Bed 13

The NHS has a funding crisis. 

Awakening

Awakening

Set in 1950s England and based on the controversial 19th-century play Spring Awakening; A Children’s Tragedy by Franz Wedekind, Awakening is a story about the struggles of the t… 

To the Quick

To the Quick

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

Sisters

Sisters

After their mother’s death, two estranged sisters, Jenny, an introvert who cared for their ailing mother, and Jackie, an ambitious socialite who left home at sixteen never to retur… 

Self Service

Self Service

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

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 … 

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. 

#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 Giant Killers

The Giant Killers

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

Big Bite-Size Breakfast Show

Big Bite-Size Breakfast Show

Good morning, Edinburgh! After many successful Fringe sell-outs, we’re back for our fabulous 15th anniversary! Three new, stimulating, delicious, rotating “menus” of 10-15-minute c… 

The Actress

The Actress

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

Musclebound

Musclebound

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

A Partnership

A Partnership

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

The Heresy Machine

The Heresy Machine

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

The Mannequin

The Mannequin

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

Yellow

Yellow

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

Rust

Rust

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

The 27 Club

The 27 Club

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

Play Before Birth

Play Before Birth

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

Numbers

Numbers

Numbers starts with Jack (Henry Waddon) in a therapy session on a sparse stage and moves through the chain of events that took him there. 

Isabelle

Isabelle

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

A Shadow of Doubt

A Shadow of Doubt

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

The Eradication of Schizophrenia in Western Lapland

The Eradication of Schizophrenia in Western Lapland

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

Bobby & Amy

Bobby & Amy

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

Judas

Judas

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

Never None (but She)

Never None (but She)

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

HOTTER

HOTTER

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

Drowning

Drowning

“I am not a bad person”. 

Cathy: A Retelling of Wuthering Heights

Cathy: A Retelling of Wuthering Heights

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

Hustlers

Hustlers

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

[BLANK] by Alice Birch and NYTP

[BLANK] by Alice Birch and NYTP

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

This Play Is Not About Me

This Play Is Not About Me

This play is about dreams, where forgotten memories go, déjà vu, laughter, the inability to laugh, that sense you get when you can tell someone is staring at you, the song Girls … 

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. 

Shaving the Dead

Shaving the Dead

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

Vulvarine: A New Musical

Vulvarine: A New Musical

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

The Words Are There

The Words Are There

The Words Are There is a moving and innovative piece of physical theatre that appeals both for its approach to male domestic abuse, and for its style of performance. 

Pops

Pops

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

Islander: A New Musical

Islander: A New Musical

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

Full Consent to Speak on My Behalf

Full Consent to Speak on My Behalf

Full Consent To Speak On My Behalf refers to a statutory line used by professionals, enabling foster carers to speak on behalf of children in the care system. 

Anything With a Pulse

Anything With a Pulse

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

A Womb of One's Own

A Womb of One's Own

Part party, part PSHE lesson and part coming-of-age rom-com, A Womb of One’s Own is a heartfelt love letter to women’s bodies everywhere. 

The Cat's the Thing

The Cat's the Thing

Tanya is a woman with a lot on her mind. 

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. 

Back of the Head with a Brick

Back of the Head with a Brick

I was young when I chose to love my city. 

Fear Here and Terror There

Fear Here and Terror There

What would you think of if I told you this was a play about radicalisation? Who would you picture? What did they look like? Where were they from – here, or there? 

Come Dine with Mr Shakespeare

Come Dine with Mr Shakespeare

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

...And They Whisper Down the Lane

...And They Whisper Down the Lane

Four people. 

Stanley

Stanley

There’s Stanley the man and Stanley the play. 

Naughty Boy

Naughty Boy

Eddy Brimson hasn’t been on his best behaviour. 

Monsoon Season

Monsoon Season

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

FATTY FAT FAT

FATTY FAT FAT

FATTY FAT FAT, performed by Katie Greenall, explores one woman’s journey of growing up fat and surviving in a world where your body is viewed as wrong, unhealthy and disgusting. 

Broken English

Broken English

A contemporary exploration on the journey of the English language. 

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… 

Ideology and Hair Gel

Ideology and Hair Gel

1983, a boarding school in the German Democratic Republic. 

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. 

Leverage

Leverage

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

Yerloo Underground

Yerloo Underground

Deep, dark subway. 

These Streets

These Streets

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

Man Number Five

Man Number Five

‘When did no become a turn on? No. 

Heir Heads

Heir Heads

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

Section 28: The Legacy of a Homophobic Law

Section 28: The Legacy of a Homophobic Law

September, 1988. 

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. 

Bit of Sunshine

Bit of Sunshine

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

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. 

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. 

Special Measures

Special Measures

A classroom comedy. 

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… 

30

30

One room, one baby, thirty days. 

You and I: A New Musical

You and I: A New Musical

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

Rock'n'Roll Girls

Rock'n'Roll Girls

When so many songs written by men are condescending (Wake Up Little Susie), dangerously demeaning (Blurred Lines) or darn right creepy (Every Breath You Take) towards women, it is … 

21 Futures by Olly Hawes

21 Futures by Olly Hawes

At the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, there is a work by the artist Robert Montgomery, a large piece of signage that declares ‘THERE WILL BE NO MIRACLES HERE’. 

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. 

Ruki

Ruki

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

Collapsible

Collapsible

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

Bible John

Bible John

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

Shadows

Shadows

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

Tokyo Rose

Tokyo Rose

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

Electric

Electric

Two young women from different sides of Dublin city attending the same festival meet in the girls' toilets (always the best place to make new friends) and strike up a connectio… 

Appropriate by Sarah-Jane Scott

Appropriate by Sarah-Jane Scott

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

Marrow

Marrow

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

Limbo: City of Dreams

Limbo: City of Dreams

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

Ladies Who Lunch

Ladies Who Lunch

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

Inka

Inka

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

Before the Wall

Before the Wall

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

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… 

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. 

All of Me

All of Me

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

Torch Town

Torch Town

The Edinburgh Fringe exists as a kind of suspended adolescence allowing creatives to live the experience of their art being the most important thing in the world. 

The Last Bubble

The Last Bubble

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

The Art of Skipping

The Art of Skipping

This new musical follows the story of Alex Peel, whose life is changed by a diagnosis which will eventually lead to her going completetly blind. 

Suicide Pact

Suicide Pact

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

Sad Eyes to Smile With

Sad Eyes to Smile With

Activising For Change are an Edinburgh-based theatre group and the brains behind 2018’s emotive performance of 147Hz Can’t Pass, an intimate window into the experiences of livi… 

Piano_Play

Piano_Play

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

Parasites

Parasites

Seesome Theatre’s new production Parasites is presented as an issue play, getting to the heart of problems with the welfare state, domestic abuse and teenager stuck in an unforgi… 

B'Witches

B'Witches

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

Square Go

Square Go

Max has done something stupid. 

Parakeet

Parakeet

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

Limbo: The Twelve

Limbo: The Twelve

Limbo: The Twelve is one of the latest pair of musicals from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, allowing a group of talented young performes the opportunity to perform an origina… 

Breakfast Plays: The Future Is [...]

Breakfast Plays: The Future Is [...]

Remarkably, if you wander into The Traverse at 9am, you will find an audience willing to watch a rehearsed reading of a brand-new play and not a spare seat in the house. 

America Is Hard to See

America Is Hard to See

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

The Good Scout

The Good Scout

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

Missa Brevis Caledoniae

Missa Brevis Caledoniae

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

Sugar

Sugar

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

Oxford Revue – Free

Oxford Revue – Free

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

Three, Two, One...

Three, Two, One...

Narrative subverted for unwholesome purposes. 

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. 

Wild Swimming

Wild Swimming

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

Typical

Typical

Ryan Calais Cameron’s powerful new work plays with the meanings of its title in many ways: our central, point-of-view character has the “distinctive qualities of a particular t… 

Since U Been Gone

Since U Been Gone

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

Risk Assessment

Risk Assessment

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

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). 

Verity

Verity

Poor Verity. 

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. 

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… 

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… 

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… 

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. 

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. 

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… 

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. 

Secrets

Secrets

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

Surveillance

Surveillance

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

Dead Parents Society

Dead Parents Society

‘Welcome to the Dead Parents Society. 

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. 

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. 

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. 

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. 

Mary's Room

Mary's Room

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

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. 

Mr Nice Guy

Mr Nice Guy

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

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. 

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… 

Takin' It Easy, 1916

Takin' It Easy, 1916

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

Selling Like Hot Takes

Selling Like Hot Takes

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

More Fool You: Part I

More Fool You: Part I

Part I: fool me once. 

Mental

Mental

Sam is ill. 

Her

Her

Who can be a mother? What makes them a mother? Do we actually need one? Cariad and Catrin confront the dysfunction of their relationship past and present and the division that an u… 

Borchert: A Life

Borchert: A Life

Wolfgang Borchert. 

Jammy Dodgers

Jammy Dodgers

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

The Ladies

The Ladies

Harry and Ella walk into a bar. 

High Trees

High Trees

Memories erased. 

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. 

Eventide

Eventide

Eliza Drake used to believe in fairies. 

The Zed Word

The Zed Word

The world is ending. 

Apologies to the Bengali Lady

Apologies to the Bengali Lady

Cook and clean and not be seen. 

I'm Woman

I'm Woman

Have you ever felt so lost in the game of life that you don’t really remember who you are? Combining personal stories with physical theatre, vulnerability and ferocity, Ana creates… 

Toothbrush

Toothbrush

Alena and Kat are splitting up. 

West of Frances

West of Frances

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

Who Killed Bambi?

Who Killed Bambi?

1979. 

Délicieux

Délicieux

Une bonne dose de excitement. 

The Lament of Dorothy Wordsworth

The Lament of Dorothy Wordsworth

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

The Remarkables

The Remarkables

This summer, a hero will brew. 

Invisible Us

Invisible Us

A mysterious case. 

leaves

leaves

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

Noser: The Startup Musical

Noser: The Startup Musical

Smelling: there’s an app for that. 

Northanger Abbey

Northanger Abbey

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

Little Rabbit

Little Rabbit

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

Avalanche

Avalanche

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

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. 

Pizza Shop Heroes

Pizza Shop Heroes

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

Teach

Teach

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

Carol Ann Duffy and John Sampson

Carol Ann Duffy and John Sampson

Introducing Carol Ann Duffy to the stage with a trumpet call, indicating a rally of the troops, seems befitting for the hour with the world-renowned poet. 

Such Filthy F*cks

Such Filthy F*cks

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

Love (Watching Madness)

Love (Watching Madness)

This one-woman show, written and performed by Isabelle Kabban, is a tender, thoughtful and deeply moving account of a mother-daughter relationship affected by mental illness. 

The Life of Reilly

The Life of Reilly

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

Wait, What?

Wait, What?

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

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. 

Monica: This Play Is Not About Monica Lewinsky

Monica: This Play Is Not About Monica Lewinsky

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

Fudge

Fudge

A gay themed Friends for the Grindr generation, Fudge, playing now at the Gilded Ballroom Patter House, is a funny slice of gay life play. 

Fight Song

Fight Song

Fight Song is part of this year’s programme of four plays by students from the celebrated CalIfornia Institute of the Arts (CalArts) at Venue 13. 

Baby Reindeer by Richard Gadd

Baby Reindeer by Richard Gadd

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

A Table Tennis Play

A Table Tennis Play

Albert Einstein used to work in a patent office, reportedly because the mundanity and ease of the job allowed his mind to wander to more complicated concepts. 

The Last of the Pelican Daughters

The Last of the Pelican Daughters

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

Honeypot

Honeypot

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

Fawk

Fawk

Question: what does a recalcitrant crow, an irascible mouse, a Shakespeare loving scarecrow and an impressionable young girl have in common? Answer: they’re all in this story. 

A Queer Love of Dix

A Queer Love of Dix

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

Zombie Zoo

Zombie Zoo

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

Shreds – The Jack the Ripper Musical

Shreds – The Jack the Ripper Musical

Whitechapel, 1888. 

Jew...ish

Jew...ish

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

Dream of a King

Dream of a King

Actor/writer Christopher Tajah of Resistance Theatre Company gives an impassioned performance in Dream Of A King at theSpace Triplex, as he reimagines the hours leading up to the a… 

00

00

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

When the Birds Come

When the Birds Come

As might be expected, the environment – specifically, the “environmental emergency” we currently face – is one of the more notable themes running through this year’s Frin… 

DUPed

DUPed

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

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. 

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. 

Mustard

Mustard

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

E8

E8

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

Ugly Youth

Ugly Youth

“I’ve not seen anything like this in the 12 years I’ve been working at the Fringe,” was the observation from one of the tech guys I spoke to after seeing Ugly Youth, this y… 

Freak Show

Freak Show

An army of foreign invaders, bad guys, rapists and thieves, fake news, sensationalist tweets and buckets of ice cream, Creon rules Thebes with ungoverned rage. 

The Shark is Broken

The Shark is Broken

Part insider look at the making of the film Jaws and part musings on what constitutes an artist, The Shark is Broken, written by Ian Shaw and Joseph Nixon and directed by Guy Maste… 

The Brave Anthology

The Brave Anthology

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

Orlando

Orlando

Rocking a minimalist set of a stool and a book, Lucy Roslyn performs this one person play drawing parallels between Virginia Woolf’s classic novel, and her own tumultuous foray i… 

Getting to Know Katie

Getting to Know Katie

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

Endless Second

Endless Second

This innovative piece by Cut The Chord Theatre is a fresh perspective on sexual violence, consent and how to open conversations that empower both men and women. 

And the Birds Did Sing

And the Birds Did Sing

Christine Devaney’s And the Birds Did Sing is a gentle, moving meditation on the loss of her father, expressed through story-telling and some expressive physical movement to an e… 

(Ab)solution

(Ab)solution

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

The Canary and the Crow

The Canary and the Crow

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

She Sells Sea Shells

She Sells Sea Shells

Searching through the Fringe guide for a show worth seeing is a job that could perhaps be likened to archaeology – you spend hours carefully probing, sorting the dross from the d… 

Rust

Rust

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

Ripped

Ripped

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

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

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

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

Pink Lemonade

Pink Lemonade

Writer and performer Mika Johnson delivers a powerful, poignant and relatable queer narrative, which voices the story of a masculine-identifying lesbian, navigating life and love t… 

Momo and the Inevitable Decay of the House in the Forest

Momo and the Inevitable Decay of the House in the Forest

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

Google Me

Google Me

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

Daughterhood

Daughterhood

Daughterhood by Charley Miles seeks to tell the story of two sisters separated by nine years of age and half a decade lived separately, coming back together to try and work out who… 

4 BROWN GIRLS WHO WRITE

4 BROWN GIRLS WHO WRITE

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

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. 

The Claim

The Claim

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

Salmon

Salmon

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

Bacon

Bacon

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

Fox

Fox

This monologue, written and performed by Katie Guicciardi, addresses the underreported issue of post-partum depression through a thoughtful combination of analogy, props and heartf… 

It'll Be Alt-Right on the Night

It'll Be Alt-Right on the Night

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

CONSPIRACY

CONSPIRACY

You are watching three actors sat at a table. 

Algorithms

Algorithms

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

Bobby & Amy

Bobby & Amy

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

Butterbum, J

Butterbum, J

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

Bike

Bike

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

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 … 

Me and My

Me and My

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

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… 

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. 

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… 

Pre-View

Pre-View

New plays by Francisca da Silveira, Ansley Echols, Joanna Glum, Davey Goodwin, Amy Rhianne Milton, Ahmad Musta’ain Bin Khamis, Karolina Oleskiewicz and Morgan Powell. 

Piano Man

Piano Man

Accidentally On Purpose (sponsored by Goldsmiths Drama Society) presents Piano Man, a short play in which four characters discover the true meaning of acceptance and understanding … 

The National and ELT Short Play Winners

The National and ELT Short Play Winners

The National newspaper and ELT short playwright winners. 

Unexpected Item in the Bagging Area

Unexpected Item in the Bagging Area

Have you ever been to a supermarket and thought, “Hey, I really wish the staff would sing more?" Well, Cambridge University Musical Theatre Society are here to make that wis… 

For All I Care

For All I Care

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

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. 

Tinderbox

Tinderbox

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

Level Up

Level Up

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

Drinking and Unemployment: A New Play About Work

Drinking and Unemployment: A New Play About Work

Sociologist-turned-detective Caleb Rutherford steps into a hall of mirrors exposing real people through their professions while thinking he has nothing to reveal about himself. 

PAMALA

PAMALA

2089. 

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. 

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. 

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. 

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… 

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. 

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. 

In Her Corner

In Her Corner

World premiere. 

50 Words

50 Words

The Shipping Forecast has stopped ships becoming wrecks since 1911. 

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. 

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… 

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 … 

@SimCos3000

@SimCos3000

@SimCos3000. 

TERRAtory

TERRAtory

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

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. 

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… 

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. 

Sary

Sary

‘They call me witch. 

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. 

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… 

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. 

Crocodile Fever

Crocodile Fever

Northern Ireland, 1989. 

Switch Witchetty's Almanac of Everything

Switch Witchetty's Almanac of Everything

The Almanac has been destroyed. 

The South Afreakins

The South Afreakins

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

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. 

Father

Father

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

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. 

Miles Behind

Miles Behind

Glasgow, 1984. 

Our Saviour

Our Saviour

To some, Reverend Sheen is a walking miracle. 

Up and Away

Up and Away

Up and Away is a drama set in rural Wisconsin. 

Rock Idle

Rock Idle

The rock’n’roll diary of Marshall Stax. 

Candy Factory

Candy Factory

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

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. 

Bottoms Up!

Bottoms Up!

Wayne is a conman. 

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… 

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. 

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. 

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… 

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, … 

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. 

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. 

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. 

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… 

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. 

Unmeetables

Unmeetables

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

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. 

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. 

Dear Mr Dead Head

Dear Mr Dead Head

Ten friends. 

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. 

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. 

Void

Void

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

Hello? Hello.

Hello? Hello.

A young woman calls a helpline. 

Going Slightly Mad

Going Slightly Mad

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

100% Cotton

100% Cotton

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

Checkpoint

Checkpoint

In a time of hard borders and systematic segregation, enigmatic stranger Roman arrives at Checkpoint-4 and attempts to bluff and bribe his way past two incompetent border guards. 

Nico: No Regrets

Nico: No Regrets

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

Put Your Best Face On

Put Your Best Face On

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

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… 

Cry of the Gull

Cry of the Gull

Six lives uprooted by war. 

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. 

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. 

a crown of laurels

a crown of laurels

(fig. 

Walls and Bridges

Walls and Bridges

With their country plunged into political crisis by anti-Government strikes – a group of young East German students are ordered to “persuade” the protesters to go home peacefully… 

Muse 90401

Muse 90401

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

Where Do Fairies Come From?

Where Do Fairies Come From?

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

Subject Mater

Subject Mater

Three siblings. 

Psycho Drama Queen

Psycho Drama Queen

When he is attacked on the street, drag performer Anthony, aka Theresa Mayhem, has a choice to make; does he repress the trauma and become a reality TV star? Or listen to his best … 

Joby Mageean – Shanty Prince

Joby Mageean – Shanty Prince

Join comedy jumble sale Joby Mageean on a swashbuckling stand-up comedy adventure as he takes you on a whimsical tale of the seven seas, recounting his life as a troubadour and hei… 

Alfie and George - CANCELLED

Alfie and George - CANCELLED

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

The Room

The Room

The Room. 

Bedlam

Bedlam

‘This place is a human rat trap. 

Butterflies

Butterflies

Three girls. 

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’. 

Who Is Daniel King

Who Is Daniel King

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

IvankaPlay

IvankaPlay

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

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… 

Two of a Kind

Two of a Kind

One boy. 

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… 

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. 

Ticker

Ticker

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

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. 

Gun

Gun

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

Enough

Enough

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

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. 

Purple

Purple

Tonight’s the night. 

Mengele

Mengele

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

Ivory Wings

Ivory Wings

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

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. 

Illegal

Illegal

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

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 Grand Scheme of Things

The Grand Scheme of Things

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

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. 

Redacted Arachnid

Redacted Arachnid

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

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. 

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… 

The Presented

The Presented

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

Sleeping Giant

Sleeping Giant

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

Portents

Portents

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

After You

After You

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

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 … 

Anguis

Anguis

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

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. 

SOLD

SOLD

‘To be free is very sweet. 

Hot Flush

Hot Flush

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

Cotton Fingers

Cotton Fingers

Aoife’s hungry and bored. 

Of Sound Mind

Of Sound Mind

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

Thunderstruck

Thunderstruck

Written and performed by David Colvin. 

Wireless Operator

Wireless Operator

This gripping true story of a terrifying night-time Lancaster Bomber raid in WWII uncovers the triggers of the lifelong legacy that traumatised those airmen who survived. 

Catching Comets

Catching Comets

After discovering a comet hurtling towards Earth, Toby snaps and turns into the action hero in his own movie on a mission to save the world from impending doom. 

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. 

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. 

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. 

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 … 

How to Be Brave

How to Be Brave

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

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. 

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. 

Ane City

Ane City

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

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. 

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. 

How Not to Drown

How Not to Drown

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

Vivarium

Vivarium

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

Year Without Summer

Year Without Summer

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

Finding Fassbender

Finding Fassbender

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

In Your Own Sweet Way

In Your Own Sweet Way

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

Beep

Beep

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

A Generous Lover

A Generous Lover

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

Signals

Signals

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

Grace

Grace

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

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

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

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

Hatty's Last Stand

Hatty's Last Stand

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

3 Years, 1 Week and a Lemon Drizzle

3 Years, 1 Week and a Lemon Drizzle

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

Drip

Drip

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

The House

The House

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

Nowt as Queer as Folk

Nowt as Queer as Folk

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

Job-Cher

Job-Cher

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

Epiphany

Epiphany

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

Working Class Hero

Working Class Hero

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

The Fun Club Presents...

The Fun Club Presents...

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

Sitting by Katherine Parkinson

Sitting by Katherine Parkinson

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

Other People’s Teeth

Other People’s Teeth

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

Harpy

Harpy

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

Yer Aul' Da

Yer Aul' Da

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

Good Things Come to Those Who

Good Things Come to Those Who

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

I Am Not Your Woman

I Am Not Your Woman

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

Diagnosed

Diagnosed

What if you met someone who was perfect. 

Good Grief

Good Grief

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

Dolly

Dolly

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

Antling

Antling

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

How to Do Acting (Properly)

How to Do Acting (Properly)

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

First Snow / Première neige

First Snow / Première neige

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

The Squirrel Plays

The Squirrel Plays

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

The Dame

The Dame

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

Stardust

Stardust

Let’s talk about drugs. 

Marie

Marie

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

The Way Out

The Way Out

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

Nine Lives

Nine Lives

A social experiment like no other. 

Shovel

Shovel

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

Drunk!

Drunk!

A funny play set to a dark backdrop. 

Gutted

Gutted

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

Roxy Likes Cats

Roxy Likes Cats

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

A Necessary Woman

A Necessary Woman

Census night, 1911. 

The Interview

The Interview

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

Crack/ed

Crack/ed

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

My Mate Dave Died

My Mate Dave Died

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

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

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

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

ScotlandsFest 2018

ScotlandsFest 2018

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

Wings

Wings

Eva is a stand-up comedian. 

Party Night

Party Night

December, 1979. 

Rainforest Dreams

Rainforest Dreams

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

Like Drowning

Like Drowning

E and V are women, or so they think. 

The Drowned Bride

The Drowned Bride

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

In Their Footsteps

In Their Footsteps

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

An Algorithm Named Kevin

An Algorithm Named Kevin

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

This Is Yorkshire

This Is Yorkshire

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

Under the Fig Tree

Under the Fig Tree

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

Fast

Fast

Washington State, 1910. 

Brawn

Brawn

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

F*ck Off.

F*ck Off.

A journey of a kid from foster care to superstardom. 

The March

The March

We protested because we believe in a better country. 

Birth Control

Birth Control

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

Bare Knuckle

Bare Knuckle

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

Hotel

Hotel

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

Love on Blue Canvas, 1890

Love on Blue Canvas, 1890

Three lovers. 

Roman Candle

Roman Candle

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

Bullingdon Revisited

Bullingdon Revisited

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

Hysterical

Hysterical

Feminism is a tricky word. 

The Quest: A Fantasy Musical

The Quest: A Fantasy Musical

Questing Voles – All’s Well That Ends As You Like It, 2017: ‘a pretty anarchic hour of fun and frolics’ (FringeReview. 

Uninvited

Uninvited

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

Sunbathers

Sunbathers

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

Dangerous Giant Animals

Dangerous Giant Animals

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

Timpson: The Musical

Timpson: The Musical

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

Man Down

Man Down

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

Everything Not Saved

Everything Not Saved

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

Doom’s Day

Doom’s Day

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

Alfred Hitchcock's Writers' Room

Alfred Hitchcock's Writers' Room

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

Grace

Grace

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

Bucket Men

Bucket Men

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

Hunch

Hunch

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

Goodbye Rosetta

Goodbye Rosetta

Goodbye Rosetta abounds with youthful enthusiasm and passion. 

Ailsa Benson Is Missing

Ailsa Benson Is Missing

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

Skin a Cat

Skin a Cat

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

Queens of Sheba

Queens of Sheba

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

Nina's Got News by Frank Skinner

Nina's Got News by Frank Skinner

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

The Insignificant Life and Death of Colin McKenzie

The Insignificant Life and Death of Colin McKenzie

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

Ulster American

Ulster American

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

Chihuahua

Chihuahua

Becky works in a café in Edinburgh. 

Care Not, Fear Naught

Care Not, Fear Naught

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

Kids Play
BOBBY WINNER

Kids Play

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

Waiting for Ofsted

Waiting for Ofsted

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

The Big Lie

The Big Lie

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

Shell Shock

Shell Shock

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

Eat Your Heart Out

Eat Your Heart Out

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

Busking It

Busking It

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

Sarah Keyworth: Dark Horse

Sarah Keyworth: Dark Horse

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

Women for Trump

Women for Trump

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

Death is the New Porn

Death is the New Porn

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

Deadline

Deadline

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

Same Old Same Oldies

Same Old Same Oldies

Three Northerners and three Southerners residing in one nursing home. 

Power, Fame and Sex

Power, Fame and Sex

As old as humanity itself. 

Breakfast Plays: Youthquake

Breakfast Plays: Youthquake

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

Mis(s)treated – Free

Mis(s)treated – Free

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

Zoo

Zoo

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

The Gin Chronicles in New York

The Gin Chronicles in New York

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

Really Want to Hurt Me

Really Want to Hurt Me

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

No One Is Coming to Save You

No One Is Coming to Save You

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

Rat Race

Rat Race

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

The Hollywood Effect

The Hollywood Effect

There’s a monster in your closet. 

I Love You... But

I Love You... But

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

Tinderella and the Seven Deadly Sins

Tinderella and the Seven Deadly Sins

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

The Threesome

The Threesome

Cameron and Maddie meet at a singles night. 

Conchies!

Conchies!

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