Double Wahala Nights

Double Wahala Nights

This is a showcase of several African, Scottish, international and United Kingdom entertainment talents from various industries. A back-to-back line-up featuring performances from musicians, stand-up comedians and dancers... 

Bertrand Lesca and Nasi Voutsas (Work-in-Progress / Open Rehearsal)

Bertrand Lesca and Nasi Voutsas (Work-in-Progress / Open Rehearsal)

Following the success of the Total Theatre Award-winning Palmyra and Eurohouse, Bert and Nasi present an exclusive work-in-progress showing of their latest piece. Part open rehearsal, part durational performance, the final piece in this trilogy of work looks at the left through the prism of the right, considering the polarisation of political debate and the rise of populism across nations... 

Audacity

Audacity

One of Edinburgh's newest choirs, Audacity is appropriately named for its bold approach to musical presentation and arrangements that dare to break away from tradition. With an international membership and a repertoire of unique arrangements across several musical genres, Audacity will entertain and delight audiences of all ages and musical tastes... 

Not All Men

Not All Men

Not All Men wash their hands after going to the toilet, not all men brush their teeth twice daily. Not All Men is an autobiographical performance challenging the idea of Maleness. When being a man has become synonymous for being strong it can leave many feeling vulnerable when they don't fit the societal mould... 

Five Encounters on a Site Called Craigslist

Five Encounters on a Site Called Craigslist

Sam wants to tell you about five encounters he had on Craigslist. Sam's anxious about how he gets to know people. This is a chance to get to know him. In exploring one person's attempts to know others, the show considers how a group of people in a darkened room can ever get to know each other... 

Void

Void

Void is really intense, in the best possible way. If you're looking for a break from the stand-up comedy and the wordy theatre then get down to The Old Lab in Summerhall, and strap in for 45 minutes of 'experimental dance and abstract glitch-video landscapes... 

Carl Donnelly Speaks to Dead People

Carl Donnelly Speaks to Dead People

Have you ever wondered why you can't speak to the dead? You aren’t drunk enough silly. You need alcohol and a selection of inebriated comedians to really make a seance go pop! Come with an open mind (and low expectations) as Carl Donnelly and his comedy guests try and make contact with those you loved that have passed over... 

Rootless

Rootless

A unique ensemble of worldwide artists who, in the search for their purest artistic origins found that their traditions have crossed paths since the beginning of time. Who are we? Where do we come from? Where are we going? Like a riddle with no answer, we surrender to the most basic need of self-expression... 

Pitchcraft

Pitchcraft

Edinburgh's stunning and versatile choir has sold out every concert and show they've done since they began at the end of 2015. This year, Pitchcraft presents another spectacular combination of unique, powerful a cappella arrangements to suit every age and musical taste... 

DollyWould

DollyWould

Sh!t Theatre’s sell out show from last year returns for a limited run at Summerhall, in what is perhaps the most bizarre, strange and utterly hysterical hours of performance art you’re likely to see at this years festival... 

Dep

Dep

ĐẸP is a Vietnamese word that translates as ‘beautiful’, and is also the starting point for Dam Van Huynh’s dance work that explores the nature of the human condition, taking inspiration from his Southeast Asian heritage... 

OSCiLLATE

OSCiLLATE

This groundbreaking new tap show is heavily influenced by original electronic dance music and its coordination between light and sound. OSCiLLATE reveals an eclectic group of individuals who display a range of human interactions and relationships through movement and sound... 

Tricky Second Album

Tricky Second Album

In 1988 the KLF wrote The Manual. It revealed the secret of how to get a #1 hit single in the UK music charts. In 2017, we read it. And in 2018, we made a #1, smash-hit, sell-out Fringe theatre show... 

See-Through

See-Through

All you need is a camera, an internet connection and something to say. Last year, 34% of young people voted YouTuber as their top career choice. Claire was intrigued. She decided to have a go... 

Bob Slayer: NeverMind the BusStops

Bob Slayer: NeverMind the BusStops

Bob Slayer’s infamous late-night aftershow that probably isn’t for you. Storytelling, happenings and music... Oh the music. 'Spirit of the Fringe' (Guardian). 'Brilliant off-the-cuff show' (ThreeWeeks)... 

A Field of Hand-Painted Grass

A Field of Hand-Painted Grass

Rory Mullen and Ric Stringer invite you to a new and oh so beautiful show, a mixture of performance art and theatre. If you like Spike Milligan mixed with Samuel Beckett, come on down... 

A Pitch in Time

A Pitch in Time

Join multi award-winning Amersham A Cappella as they celebrate their Fringe debut. A sensational hour of spine-tingling vocal harmonies and foot tapping rhythms awaits you. From Motown to contemporary rock and pop... 

Paul Foot: Image Conscious

Paul Foot: Image Conscious

There are going to be two kinds of people who read this review: fans of Paul Foot, and people who are curious about Paul Foot. If you're a fan of Paul Foot then you can stop reading after the next paragraph... 

Notorious Strumpet & Dangerous Girl

Notorious Strumpet & Dangerous Girl

Make sure you arrive at Notorious Strumpet & Dangerous Girl a few minutes early; performer Jess Love is thrilled to offer you a coffee, a tea, or a biscuit in the queue. You’ll definitely want to be fully alert in order to keep up with her whip-sharp transitions... 

(Some)Body

(Some)Body

Last year, I was lucky enough to catch Alyona Ageeva’s Physical Theatre PosleSlov perform to a small audience and immediately became a fan. This Russian company tours outside their homeland in order to express the freedoms inherent in art... 

Baby Face

Baby Face

“Have you ever fantasised about someone like me?” Katy Dye asks the audience, not as an adult woman, not as a performance artist, but as a 15-year-old school girl. Dye’s performance, Baby Face, asks hard-hitting, uncomfortable questions about how we, as a society infantilise women... 

An Intimate Setting for the Devouring of Performance Art

An Intimate Setting for the Devouring of Performance Art

A converted 1960s caravan hosting installations both insightful and absurd, poetry, puppets and music... rotating shows touching on themes such as home, compass points and the agrarian industry... 

From One Heart to Another

From One Heart to Another

Inclusive theatre group The Theatre Shed will explore end of life and organ donation in a unique and inspiring way. A heart is a lot to hand over – and a lot to take. Kia is about to find out just how big hers is... 

Bakkhai

Bakkhai

Alternating dialogue with Bakkhic women's odes of song and speak chorus, this new version of Euripides' text by Anne Carson brings Greek tragedy to life. Dionysos weaves his spell in the land of Thebes, seeking revenge on those who refuse to honor him... 

Bluff

Bluff

'Our world is in order, a world in which there are unchangable truths that are valid to everybody.' Or maybe not? Maybe one starts to shiver at the thought that it could also be quite different... 

Cabaret

Cabaret

The Le Monde Hotel cabaret show is at the forefront for discerning Fringe-goers and is a must-see of the festival! Relax in our luxurious Dirty Martini lounge, enjoy a cocktail or two and let us treat you to our pick of the Fringe artistes featuring magic, comedy, burlesque, cabaret crooners and more... 

The Mould That Changed the World

The Mould That Changed the World

Alexander Fleming's death-defying, worldly wonder antibiotic drugs have saved us for the last 90 years. But with bacterial resistance growing, doomsday approaches. What better way to fight back than with a musical of epic proportions? Join us for this brand new musical about the threat of antibiotic resistance... 

Von's Midnight Madness

Von's Midnight Madness

The Antipodean madman known as Von, shall be performing his fabled loops upon his eight-string guitar and telling his extraordinary tales with a twist of adult comedy and burlesque upon the hour of midnight in the infamous Black Medicine Basement... 

Einstein's Dreams

Einstein's Dreams

Einstein's Dreams is a performance art piece filled with intellectual, stimulating and surprising movement inspired by Alan Lightman's bestselling novel. At the beginning of the play, we discover young Einstein in 1905... 

A Play, A Pie and A Pint

A Play, A Pie and A Pint

We've all been there. The meal is over. It's time to settle up. But who had what? In this hilarious comedy from Robin Mitchell, two couples agree to split the bill, leading to confusion and laughs galore as their true personalities are revealed... 

As Far as We Are

As Far as We Are

If the impression of an accelerated overall situation ending in a crash is manifested, the mutation to the crash-test dummy has begun. Welcome to the laboratory test: life and society... 

Music to Watch Girls By

Music to Watch Girls By

After last year’s sell-out show, Pete Sinclair returns with his cool crooners and a new mix of hits from The Great American Songbook: numbers like Can’t Take My Eyes Off You, Son of a Preacher Man, Downtown, Night and Day, Born Free and Que Sera Sera, from singers such as Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Andy Williams, Dusty Springfield, Doris Day and many more... 

Jet of Blood

Jet of Blood

Brought to you by Civil Disobedience and that actor trapped inside the fur suit in Roddy Bottum's Sasquatch: The Opera, Jet of Blood is the documadrama/ballet/opera/performance art/musical/protest piece you've haven't been waiting for... 

Burlesque

Burlesque

Kick off your weekend as we mix you a heady cocktail of burlesque at Le Monde’s Dirty Martini Lounge. Prepare to have your thirst quenched by our line-up of international teasers... 

This Is Me

This Is Me

Get to know us. Not the twelve teenagers you think you see, but twelve individuals, each with a unique point of view. We invite you to read our minds, to listen to our secrets, to watch us dance, hear our songs and our spoken word... 

Neither: Identity Crisis!

Neither: Identity Crisis!

Being – what is it to be a me. For me is a being that be in a place. A confusion. A conundrum. A difficult lost face. What makes us an us. What makes me a me. What makes me exist... 

Cat Pictures to Music for an Hour

Cat Pictures to Music for an Hour

No refunds. @catpicsmusicFU #catpicsmusicFU 

Spontaneous Combustion

Spontaneous Combustion

Hold onto your drinks, Paradise Palms' infamous late-night showcase of provocative performance, queer cabaret and abstract experimenta toasts itself by the Fireside. Hosted by Pollyanna and Shoot Your Shot plus a few more surprises! Raucous glittery carnage – so brace yourself... 

Yana Alana – Between the Cracks

Yana Alana – Between the Cracks

Australia's favourite feather-ruffling, rabble-rousing, cabaret anarchist and neo-punk diva, Yana Alana bares all in this bent night of blues, boobs and blame. Exposing mental health, sexual politics, feminism and identity... 

The Piece

The Piece

The Piece is an immersive, glow-in-the-dark experience that spoofs immersive, glow-in-the-dark experiences. It's about a performer trying to put on the show of his life except something keeps getting in the way (honestly, it's probably you)... 

China Young

China Young

Beijing Golden Sails Arts Troupe return to Edinburgh following their previous successes. China Young is a sumptuous performance combining traditional Chinese dance and folk dance, showcasing Chinese multi-ethnic cultural and customs... 

Bob Slayer Is Bob Slayer (The Eponymous Show)

Bob Slayer Is Bob Slayer (The Eponymous Show)

'Everyone should spend an hour with Bob, loveably chaotic master of one unique Fringe experience after another...' (List). This year Bob's got a new toy made in Russia by a man called Sergey... 

Le Tropicalocal

Le Tropicalocal

Hold on to your cocktails, Le Tropicalocal is Paradise Palms' raucous late-night showcase of provocative performance, queer cabaret, abstract experimenta and bangin' tunes. This year hosted by Pollyanna cabaret: 'a cacophony of rampant filth and backyard decadence' ***** (Edinburgh Festivals Magazine), Glasgow's 'queer stalwart' (Dazed and Confused) Shoot Your Shot nightclub and Diane Chorley, a woman whose 'stagecraft shines brighter than crepe de chine on fire' ***** (BoadwayBaby... 

Jessica Michelle Singleton: Codependent Arising

Jessica Michelle Singleton: Codependent Arising

Codependent Arising is an immersive theater experience revealing the deepest, weirdest parts of one comedian in her most vulnerable state. Jump into the mind of Jessica Michelle Singleton and experience her erratic brain's hysterical journey on a 10-day* silent meditation to find herself and heal from heartbreak, childhood trauma, mental – and perhaps physical – illness... 

Irina Titova: Queen of Sand

Irina Titova: Queen of Sand

Making her UK debut, talented sand artist Irina Titova and her audience will travel Around the World in 80 Pictures in the spirit of Jules Verne. The Russian artist belongs to the absolute premier class of sand art; the title Queen of Sand is a pretty accurate description! The speed and fascinating ease with which she composes an image and lets it fall away, only to create something new in its place, is breathtaking... 

Baby Paradise: Part Two

Baby Paradise: Part Two

Power? Sex? Control? Part Two: Baby, the Barbie doll-playing prostitute, becomes more and more a doll herself. Experience a bizarre underworld of desire and oppression. In bambule.babys’ immersive performance installation nothing is safe or pretty... 

May I Speak About Dance?

May I Speak About Dance?

A dancer dances, while another explains. A witty performance-lecture about the problems of dance and meaning, referencing iconic figures in contemporary dance such as Yvonne Rainer, Tatsumi Hijikata and Jerome Bel, and getting tangled in non-dance, Butoh and somatic practice... 

Baby Paradise: Part One

Baby Paradise: Part One

Power? Sex? Control? Part One: Meet Baby, a prostitute willing to entertain you with Barbie dolls… Experience a bizarre underworld of desire and oppression. In bambule.babys’ immersive performance installation nothing is safe or pretty... 

Dear Edinburgh

Dear Edinburgh

Join Lyra’s Artist-in-residence, Lou Brodie, at the top of Arthur’s Seat from dawn till dusk as she offers a letter to the city from the other side of the hill. Every August, the population of Edinburgh doubles... 

Elaine Davidson's Kinky Freakshow

Elaine Davidson's Kinky Freakshow

Elaine Davidson is something of an Edinburgh icon. She can be regularly seen performing on the Royal Mile and is hard to miss; her multi-coloured hair and several hundred piercings make her a unique sight... 

Sea Hames

Sea Hames

The latest performance project from leading site-specific dance theatre company Oceanallover. Inspired by the Festival of the Horse and Boys’ Ploughing Match, Sea Hames fuses sonic composition, visceral performance and intricate design... 

Workshy

Workshy

Workshy is a performance art piece by Katy Baird, a lady more experienced in customer service roles than theatrical ones. Despite this rather steep career change, you could be forgiven in taking Baird to be a seasoned professional – her command of the stage and her unashamed approach to storytelling could rival several large names, and her first-hand experience of the issues she addresses gives the whole piece an authentic air... 

Sexbox

Sexbox

Freshly stepping out of their Orgone Accumulator this summer, Impermanence are blowing themselves up and climaxing just for you. Looking at sex through the eyes and ears of private musician Ursula Bogner, you’ll be taken deep into stranger and stranger domains of liberation, perversion and sensuality... 

Sea Hames

Sea Hames

The latest performance project from leading site-specific dance theatre company Oceanallover. Inspired by the Festival of the Horse and Boys’ Ploughing Match, Sea Hames fuses sonic composition, visceral performance and intricate design... 

Losers

Losers

These four friends are absolutely obsessed with reality TV. They’d do anything for their 15 minutes of fame. So, equipped with your trusty voting handset, help catapult one of them to fame by grinding the others into the gutter... 

Our Carnal Hearts

Our Carnal Hearts

Our Carnal Hearts is a wicked and totally absorbing cathartic purging experience, exalting the darker shades of humanity that dwell within us all. Particularly focusing on seething green-eyed envy and our burning desire for distraction... 

Doreen's No-Brainer Lectures – Live

Doreen's No-Brainer Lectures – Live

Doreen's One-Minute No-Brainer Lectures have had over 21 million online video views since April 2016. Doreen is an alternative, irreverent edutainer who makes learning fun again. She is now on a mission to teach the world all the things that she knows in 45 minutes... 

Meet Up Yang Gui Fei Split Away from Tang Dynasty

Meet Up Yang Gui Fei Split Away from Tang Dynasty

One of the emperor's favorite concubines in the Tang Dynasty, Yang Gui Fei, was also renowned as one of the four beauties in Chinese history. The Han-Tang Dance, a traditional Chinese dance, was retrieved from wall paintings and paper documents from over a thousand years ago... 

Betty Grumble: Love and Anger (or Sex Clown Saves the World Again!)

Betty Grumble: Love and Anger (or Sex Clown Saves the World Again!)

Sex clown, wild woman and surreal showgirl, the award-winning, head-spinning Betty Grumble returns to Edinburgh with her flesh riot of laughing love and ecosex. ‘Grumble’s eye-opening show is a venus flytrap to the male gaze’ **** (ToDo List)... 

Adrienne Truscott's a One-Trick Pony (Or Andy Kaufmann is a Feminist Performance Artist and I'm a Comedian)

Adrienne Truscott's a One-Trick Pony (Or Andy Kaufmann is a Feminist Performance Artist and I'm a Comedian)

Truscott wrestles with: standing up while telling jokes, second shows, stealing material and bad reviews – back in the town where she got ‘em! All while paying homage to her favorite "comedian", Andy Kaufman... 

Popular Comedian Rob Mulholland

Popular Comedian Rob Mulholland

Rob Mulholland assures us that he’s a popular comedian and then launches into a tirade against the so-called middle class comedians who sell out at the Fringe. It could seem like a less successful standup suffering from a bit of jealousy and having a pop at the comedy establishment but Mulholland’s points are well made and, most importantly, funny... 

Help!

Help!

If you’ve ever wondered what having a mental-health issue feels like then head down to Help!. Viki Browne takes you on her journey of admitting she needed help – in a sequinned jumpsuit, rat hat, audience participation kind of way... 

Julio Torres: My Favourite Shapes

Julio Torres: My Favourite Shapes

What connects plastic penguins and the floundering middle class? Straight men and empty bottles of Gatorade? Melania Trump and the crumpled foil of a Ferrero Rocher? Julio Torres is here and he is very eager to show you... 

The Artist as Explorer

The Artist as Explorer

An interactive installation, with music and film, about archives, memory, collaboration, friendship and exploration, based on an imaginative reworking of the Richard Demarco archive for a Practice as Research PhD... 

Puppetry of the Penis

Puppetry of the Penis

Puppetry of the Penis has now played to most of the Western world, having played in over 35 countries and performed in six languages. This latest incarnation comes fresh from Las Vegas, where the show has been thrilling audiences for the last two years... 

DollyWould

DollyWould

Sh!t Theatre are excited to present their ‘mainstream crossover’ hit following their 2016 show Letters to Windsor House that earned them a Fringe First. This year their show is not about the housing crisis but about their hero Dolly Parton... 

Bob Slayer: Whatever Next?

Bob Slayer: Whatever Next?

Something akin to Grand Master of the bits of the Fringe that aren’t ‘a capitalist mess’, as he styles it, a visit to Bob Slayer’s double-decker bus is a source of rejuvenation for your festival... 

After 4 – Over the Moon

After 4 – Over the Moon

In Korea when somebody dies, people say they have gone ‘over the moon’ or ‘crossed the river’. Yoo Sun-Hoo, the choreographer and dancer of After 4: Over The Moon has used these metaphors to inspire a beautifully poetic and sensitive dance meditation on death accompanied by four live musicians on stage playing a variety of traditional and electronic instruments and composed by the contra-bass player, JC Curve... 

Paul Foot: 'Tis a Pity She's a Piglet

Paul Foot: 'Tis a Pity She's a Piglet

Culminating in an audience member punching a stuffed monkey named Jonnie whilst Paul Foot shouts ridiculous syncopated mottos about equality for all mankind, this show provides almost unlimited energy and hilarious surrealist set pieces... 

(I Could Go on Singing) Over the Rainbow

(I Could Go on Singing) Over the Rainbow

FK Alexander returns with her Total Theatre Award-winning sell-out 2016 show. FK sings live to the recording of the last time Judy Garland ever sang Over the Rainbow recorded four months before her death against a wall of noise music... 

Break Up (We Need to Talk)

Break Up (We Need to Talk)

Five hours is a long time for everyone – it’s a long time for a viewer, it’s a long time for an actor, and it’s a long time to have an excruciating conversation about your relationship with your partner... 

Betty Grumble: Love and Anger (or Sex Clown Saves the World Again!)

Betty Grumble: Love and Anger (or Sex Clown Saves the World Again!)

How does one describe Betty Grumble? No really, I’m at a loss. I can throw out words like, obscene beauty queen; sex clown; absurdist stripper; ecosexual satirist, but none of them really do justice to her magnificence... 

DECLARATION: Rematriation

DECLARATION: Rematriation

An interdisciplinary work from Turtle Island that takes shape around peoples and the land. Indigenous artists of Canada invite reputed artists of othered communities to collaborate in artful protest and celebrate the right to do so... 

Consignia's Panopticon

Consignia's Panopticon

Panopticon is a prison designed by philosopher and social theorist Jeremy Bentham. It's also the name of the new show by Alternative Act of the Year 2016 winner, Consignia. Consignia have three of their members missing... 

Iraq Out & Loud: We Read the Chilcot Report (Documentary)

Iraq Out & Loud: We Read the Chilcot Report (Documentary)

Last Fringe 1,444 people read the entire Chilcot Report in a garden shed next to a double-decker bus. Non-stop. 284 hours 45 mins. Making it the longest continuous Fringe show ever performed... 

Top Joe's Oxford English Dictionary Bid Word Launch

Top Joe's Oxford English Dictionary Bid Word Launch

Liverpool Echo Comedian of the Year 2016, Top Joe, has invented a new word. It came to him in a fitful dream. Can he get it into the Oxford English Dictionary? 'Expect the unexpected from this strange and wonderful gentleman' (Skinny[/i[)... 

What's in the Happy Shed?

What's in the Happy Shed?

Mystery pot-luck intimate performance art show: Is it alive? Or is it dead? It's a total surprise in a garden shed. Will it be sexy or will it be Scrabble? You'll only find out if you have a dabble! 'Spirit of the Fringe' (Guardian). 

Syd and Sylvia

Syd and Sylvia

The year is 1987. Infamous club owner and compere Syd and his long-suffering wife, club singer/entertainer Sylvia, have been performing the same old routines at their Eastbourne working men’s club for 15 years... 

Trevor Lock's Community Circle

Trevor Lock's Community Circle

The no-two-shows-the-same, expectation defying Fringe classic that never actually starts... continues... exactly as before. Warning: this show contains nothing. 'The most fun you can have without taking your clothes off' ***** (Mirror)... 

Polyphony

Polyphony

Award-winning public speaker, comedian and psychotherapist Ola Aralepo presents his innovative practice, Stand Up Therapy: featuring jokes, storytelling, singing, TED Talks-style performance lecture and self reflection... 

Domesticated

Domesticated

Domesticated is a show about private thoughts and private parts with rebellious acts of vaudeville. Entangled in Mittens's nine lives is a secret life: her struggle to be intimate. 

Tago: Korean Drum II

Tago: Korean Drum II

Group Tago makes a welcome return to this year's Fringe after wowing audiences last year, receiving standing ovations at every performance. Exciting, extreme and exhilarating, this is the ultimate drumming performance from the East... 

Joey Page: Pretty Boy

Joey Page: Pretty Boy

Mumbojumbomumbojumbomumbojumbomumbojumbo. Mumbojumbomumbojumbo... That sort of thing. A boy (Joey), being an idiot for an hour (60 mins). Coming? Ok. Cheers! 'A leading name in British cult comedy' ***** (ThreeWeeks)... 

BlundaBuskers Fringe After-Party & Piano Bar

BlundaBuskers Fringe After-Party & Piano Bar

BlundaBus infamous and intimate late-night knees-up that probably isn’t for you. Anything can happen if you let it. Including Piano-Oke, Happy Shed, Twister, pies, double ding, room for one on top? This is not a show... 

Michelle Shocked: Truth vs Reality

Michelle Shocked: Truth vs Reality

Texas's badass Godmother of Americana touches the third rail yet again... Arrested for peaceful protest. Ridiculed for dissecting the censored history of blackface. Blacklisted for antagonising virtual-media zombies... 

Show Me the Money

Show Me the Money

After six years of austerity, is it even possible to be an artist and make enough money for luxuries like bread? Show Me the Money is a funny, inspirational show by multimedia artist Paula Varjack looking at how artists manage to support their creative dreams... 

Collapse

Collapse

In under thirty minutes Collapse presents a hauntingly hypnotic exploration of Cassandra' agony as she prophetically laments the collapse of her city. Ignored by the people, their denial of her claims induces her own fall into a a state of mental derangement... 

Apples and Snakes and NWS Workshop

Apples and Snakes and NWS Workshop

Apples and Snakes and New Writing South present a 2 hour workshop aimed at spoken word artists and those interested in writing for performance. The workshop will be practically based with excercises and discussion and led by a professional artist... 

Big Wows for Small Wonders: Apples and Snakes and NWS present...

Big Wows for Small Wonders: Apples and Snakes and NWS present...

Children's poet and spoken word theatre maker Justin Coe ('Big Wow', 'Small Wonder', 'The Dictionary of Dads', 'The Jumble Book') leads a workshop for adult writers/performers interested in exploring how to write/perform their own children's poetry or poetry-theatre shows... 

House of Verse

House of Verse

One entertaining community. Join our variety culture. We are an eclectic performance troupe who share regular variety events across Leicester. Home to spokenword, rap, beatbox, comedy, DJing, live music, live art and beyond... 

Fandom Undivided

Fandom Undivided

We are slowly falling apart, we are stagnating. We live on the edge of society. We live in fear of your judgement, and you may want our voices to simply disappear. But we will not go away quietly... 

Dr. Sketchy's Anti-Art School

Dr. Sketchy's Anti-Art School

Life-drawing glamorous, quirky-cabaret performers in an atmosphere of boozy hilarity? Founded in Brooklyn, Anti-Arts School events now take place in 150 cities worldwide. Between sketching, why not sample a cocktail in the amazing new art-deco interior of Gem Electric... 

The Woman Who Shed Her Skin

The Woman Who Shed Her Skin

A woman single-mindedly pursues her physical image at the expense of her inner self. When that self desperately rises up to take control, no quarter will be given. In an age of seemingly endless cosmetic obsession, ‘The Woman Who Shed Her Skin’ reveals a story of the obsessive pursuit of the unattainable: female perfection... 

Who Do You Think You Are? Barbara Brownskirt.

Who Do You Think You Are? Barbara Brownskirt.

'Who Do You Think You Are? Barbara Brownskirt' is a darkly funny, pathos-fuelled show inspired by the TV show of similar name by writer and performance artist Karen McLeod. Shrouded in iconic anorak, knees bulging from pop socks, Barbara Brownskirt is the unsuccessful lesbian Poet-in-Residence at the 197 bus stop, Penge... 

Terror Australis

Terror Australis

I love edgy cabaret - give me songs about Chemsex (thanks Bourgeois and Maurice), or anti-drag (thanks David Hoyle) or blood, sweat and other bodily fluids (thanks Christeene) and I will be a very happy person... 

Grace Eyre Street

Grace Eyre Street

A showcase of live performance and film made by artists with learning disabilities from Brighton & Hove and beyond. Each performance or screening will last between 20 and 30 minutes, punctuated by intervals where use of the on-site bar will give people an opportunity to explore a visual art exhibition housed within the venue. 

John Callaghan's Cabaret Electro

John Callaghan's Cabaret Electro

"Blurring the lines between music and artistic performance, John's use of visuals and costumes pushing the set to another level... An incredible performer, and certainly unique." (Paper Champion), "Famed and feared for the crazed pantomime antics... 

Sex Education

Sex Education

One parent refuses to talk about sex. The other parent buys their child gay porn DVDs. Revisiting the explicit films his dad bought him at fourteen, Harry Clayton-Wright explores the ways in which we learn about sex and how that shapes us later in life... 

Gender Spanner

Gender Spanner

A joyous and empowering hour of cabaret, burlesque, and labels that just don’t stick. Armed with a ukulele, spinning plates, and more costumes than you can fit in your closet, Jessica McKerlie presents a smorgasbord of original music and poetry with a common thread: Are you a man? Are you a woman? Are you sure? Inspired by Jessica’s own explorations and understanding of gender fluidity, 'Gender Spanner' is a cabaret that goes to the very core of what it is to be human. 

The Story of You and I (A Performance Trilogy)

The Story of You and I (A Performance Trilogy)

If you ever crave the feeling that all the weight has been taken off your shoulders, this show and its desire to unburden you is worth a shot. An intimate experience exploring the physical and metaphorical meeting and interaction between two or three people, The Story of You & I simply requires the members of its’ audience to give and receive, whilst keeping an open mind... 

Motherhood: (Un)speakable, (Un)spoken

Motherhood: (Un)speakable, (Un)spoken

Unflinchingly honest journey to every mum. Contemporary theatre for audiences of today, followed by a chat. "Hidden gem" (Fringe Review). "This is... outstanding devised theatre... 

B.fest @ The Level

B.fest @ The Level

B.fest launches a week of gigs, exhibitions, comedy, skate and much more. B.fest is run by young people who attend Brighton Youth Centre. This launch event will give you a taste of what B... 

Margo Piano Musical Show

Margo Piano Musical Show

A musical story for children where each character is a musical instrument . In this educational show, a one-man-band tells the story of Margo Piano and plays some instruments when characters appear in the story: Oscar Guitar, Marion Percussion, etc... 

King of the Fringe: Best Of

King of the Fringe: Best Of

Join us for some drag king cabaret by the seaside as we celebrate the bois from previous King of the Fringe competitions. Past winners Sammy Silver, Benjamin Butch and George Faithless will be lip-syncing, hip-thrusting and lyric-twisting for your pleasure alongside some other crowd favourites and special guests... 

Tricyclic Transform

Tricyclic Transform

Solo musical cabaret exploring genderqueer identity with songs and drag. Miss Liliane, "biologically-challenged drag-queen", has penis envy and that makes her slightly unhinged! Join them round the gender wheel as they try on alternate personas by performing iconic torch songs... 

I Will Carry You Over Hard Times

I Will Carry You Over Hard Times

Settling into a pew at Sweet St Andrew’s along with a small but eager crowd, I had no idea what to expect from I Will Carry You Over Hard Times. I knew it was part of Brighton Fringe’s 2017 Dutch Season, which showcases selected award-winning shows from Amsterdam Fringe... 

Belongings

Belongings

Anthony Ayton, mid-forties, middle-class ex-criminal lawyer, raised in the East End of London before attending a public boarding school, a comprehensive, and finally a grammar school, asks himself the question; "Where and with whom do I belong?" 

Performancegate

Performancegate

It’s time for a show of radical gestures and tough words. Look and listen to the students of the MA Performance and Visual Practices as they return to the Marlborough Theatre with a show that smashes normality and attends to the smithereens... 

Naked Girls Reading featuring Burlexe

Naked Girls Reading featuring Burlexe

Join burlesque artist and naked stand-up, Miss Glory Pearl, for an intimate, innovative show combining powerful stories, beautiful women and beautiful words. 'Naked Girls Reading' is a global performance art phenomenon that asks the audience to exalt rather than scandalize the female body... 

Experiencing Hard times with Maarten Zaagman and Falk Hübner

Experiencing Hard times with Maarten Zaagman and Falk Hübner

A fascinating opportunity to learn the mime choreography technique behind the award-winning performance ‘I Will Carry You Over Hard Times’. Open to all, we research musical material, arranging, and recording... 

Frontal Lobotomy

Frontal Lobotomy

Bold, witty, and surreal, burlesque maverick Jeu Jeu la Foille fuses original beat poetry with the tormented lullabies of Tom Waits, punctuated with scientific accounts of perhaps the biggest error of judgment in medical history - the transorbital lobotomy... 

The Privileged

The Privileged

Have you ever seen a polar bear in the flesh? Been close enough to notice just how white these magnificent mammals are? Here is your chance to get up close and personal: remove your shoes, coats and bags, as you are about to encounter the Arctic’s whitest predator, with black skin... 

OUT

OUT

We are presented with two bodies: a loud Jamaican dance hall music and disco lights. As we enter The Marlborough we are not seated in the usual position. Instead we are on the stage and the performers are on the floor... 

In the Chips Because of the Cheese

In the Chips Because of the Cheese

Kate Winslet soaking wet, porcelain thrones and dancing sausages. This two women show asks the big, important questions in life such as "what did canned vegetables have to do with the harvest festival?" This is Screaming Banana's Brighton Fringe début and what better way to do so than with a show that is intelligent, provocative, colourful and funny? 

Cultural Echo

Cultural Echo

Cultural Echo is the debut theatre work from young company Broken Perspectives. The show follows two young men who attempt to explore, reminisce and re-appropriate their childhood memories of home in a now gentrified London... 

Disco yoga

Disco yoga

Disco Yoga® is a brand new yoga class inspired by a new generation of 'mindful drinkers’ as well as those who simply want fitness to be fun and uplifting! It’s for people who love to train hard and party hard, disco lovers, yoga aficionados and first timers looking for a new way to unwind and socialise! Our mission is to never take life, disco or yoga too seriously... 

Strode's College Evening of New Performance

Strode's College Evening of New Performance

An evening of new and exciting work from students nearing the end of their acting training at Strode's College. Inspired by leading contemporary theatre practitioners, these aspiring performers from Surrey have devised a series of plays that aim to provoke, stimulate and entertain modern audiences especially for Brighton Fringe 2017. 

Slap and Tickle

Slap and Tickle

"A machine gun of visual joy” (SeeingDance) This dark, ribald, physical commentary is created and performed by Liz Aggiss, a “maverick, anarchic, indomitable and fearless performance artist... 

BLINDFOLD: The Night of the Hunt

BLINDFOLD: The Night of the Hunt

I wasn’t entirely sure what I’d witnessed after walking out of BLINDFOLD: The Night of the Hunt, a surreal play by Greek company THE.AM.A (Theater for People with Disabilities)... 

Sex Addiction: The Lecture

Sex Addiction: The Lecture

For the last five years, Tommy has been trying to recover from an addiction that people struggle to class as an addiction. Join Tommy as he questions his own struggles and why society thinks they know what an addict is... 

House of Alchemy

House of Alchemy

A week long exhibition of visionary art and imaginative Realism in central Brighton. The gallery space will also host life drawing classes, morning yoga and exploratory talks throughout the week... 

A Way of Seeing

A Way of Seeing

A double-bill of intimately presented contemporary dance, story and film, exploring the perception and experience of shared memory. Weaving live dance and projected film, live installation 'Memory Box' contemplates the shifting layers, changing perspectives and emotional tones of memory... 

Spark Factory

Spark Factory

Seven brave and bold artists constructing the next big thing in theatre. Discover a multitude of ground-breaking theatre stunts and delve into the forefront of theatre experimentation... 

Lucy Hopkins: Ambition

Lucy Hopkins: Ambition

The world preview of Lucy's new show - a coming to terms/retelling of the history of England and spiritual revolution. A problematic confrontation of the times, a story about being together and some improbably beautiful songs, performed by a goddess, of sorts... 

GorillaBot Party

GorillaBot Party

A strange and amazing masked music group are bringing their unique party to Brighton. They have a new band member, a brand new show and are looking forward to showing you how to get down, GorillaBot style! But what strange events will get in the way of their party... 

Lucy McCormick's 'Triple Threat'

Lucy McCormick's 'Triple Threat'

Post-popular prodigy Lucy McCormick and her Girl Squad present a trashstep-DubPunk morality play for the modern world. Casting herself in all the main roles, Lucy will attempt to re-connect to her own moral conscience by reenacting the New Testament via a Nu-wave holy trinity of dance, power ballads and performance art... 

Disco Lovers

Disco Lovers

After 3 sold-out seasons, the Disco Lovers return to their now-legendary late night slots at the awesome Spiegeltent. With their irrepressible mix of joy and humour, they promote inclusivity, raise money for good causes, and of course play epic Disco and Classic House music all night long!   

Reality Check

Reality Check

Athena Kugblenu has watched, listened and looked for a long time, and now she's grown tired of the conventions of the left wing press. 'Reality Check' is the hotly anticipated debut hour from an adroit comic who's found her voice and isn't afraid to use it... 

The Tempest. The Shore.

The Tempest. The Shore.

Sculptural installation with spoken word performance on The Banjo Groyne inbetween The Palace Pier and Brighton Marina. 

Even God Knew I Was GAY

Even God Knew I Was GAY

In case you were wondering... Jilberto is a Seattle-based comic who has brought his talents to London. He is a corporate professional snob during the day and just a snob at night... 

Ghost Walk of the Lanes

Ghost Walk of the Lanes

A 70 minute tour in the company of either Silas, Jasper or Ebenezer, visiting eight sites, around Brighton's most haunted quarter. All storytellers perform in full Victorian attire. 

Touch

Touch

What are you connected to? How does it feel to be connected? When do we feel connected? Touch is a durational event that explores connection, memory and the passing of time at the meeting point between movement, film and installation... 

Pollyanna

Pollyanna

The Paradise Palms is a difficult venue in which to perform. The seating is sparse and the bar becomes easily crowded. Most variety nights would struggle to command this kind of audience but Pollyanna is not most variety nights... 

Paul Foot: 'Tis a Pity She's a Piglet

Paul Foot: 'Tis a Pity She's a Piglet

For a comedian with such a cult following, renowned for surrealist originality, I was very excited about my first encounter with Paul Foot’s comedy. It is immediately apparent, however, that Foot divides crowds... 

Trinity

Trinity

Brave New Worlds is a design-led performance collective from the UK and Lithuania, founded by award-winning theatre maker and performer Valentina Ceschi (Dancing Brick), visual artist Guoda Jaruseviciute and pioneering British costume designer Kate Lane... 

A Passion for Passion

A Passion for Passion

It is time, after 2000 years, for the resurrection – the one and only, our beloved Jesus. But this time it can be one of you! We are inviting you to our interactive game show where the audience decides who will be the next Jesus Christ, the biggest celebrity to live and die on this planet... 

The Rules Of Inflation

The Rules Of Inflation

This is no ordinary birthday party. As we enter to balloons and party bags and children's music we are handed cards to vote on. Each brightly coloured character urges us to vote for them... 

Bildraum

Bildraum

Bildraum is part of the 'Big in Belgium' series, featuring six of the country’s many outstanding theatre and performance companies. This work is likely to be most people’s first exposure to anything of its kind, so if you are looking for a completely new experience this might well be it... 

Lucy McCormick: Triple Threat

Lucy McCormick: Triple Threat

Triple Threat is a gloriously transgressive flurry of punky, feminist mayhem. An exercise in deliberate bad-taste, yet a strangely cleansing experience. The conceit of the show: performance artist McCormick, lamenting that there aren’t enough strong roles for women in the New Testament, pulls together a three-act morality compilation of biblical highlights with herself forcefully at the centre... 

Bonkers

Bonkers

A collaboration of five, Edinburgh based contemporary artists presents…Bonkers! Visual artists Abigail Smith, Clare Robertson, Freddie Thomas, Joan Stack and Roween Suess present an exhibition examining the different notions of Bonkers; inviting the viewer to join in a celebration of escapism... 

Grumble: Sex Clown Saves the World

Grumble: Sex Clown Saves the World

Kate Bush may well have adopted a new receptacle in the form of a skimpy harlequin from down under. Self-professed ‘eco-sexual’, Betty Grumble’s surrealist, circus-themed burlesque shatters the barriers of conventional cabaret to bring a unique exhibition to the Fringe... 

4D Cinema

4D Cinema

In 1923, Marlene Dietrich made the transition from stage to cinema through a bit part in German silent comedy The Little Napoleon. Ninety-three years later, Mamoru Iriguchi delivers a monologue about Dietrich’s life, with a projector screen around his head... 

Storm String Quartet

Storm String Quartet

Four virtuosi. Four explosive musicians full of passion, power, energy, craziness, fantasy and momentum. Four skilful string players that are capable of filling even the most demanding audience with great enthusiasm... 

Into the Shadows of Shakespeare – Free

Into the Shadows of Shakespeare – Free

The Tempest, retold by children whose first language isn’t even English. Into the Shadows of Shakespeare is a short performance of Shakespeare’s much-loved final play, with the addition of a frame story about Chloe, a young girl with a crush, and her disapproving mother... 

(I Could Go on Singing) Over the Rainbow

(I Could Go on Singing) Over the Rainbow

It’s a strange and unsettling thing being stood stock-still for a few minutes, gazing into a stranger’s eyes. It’s supposed to be an encounter marked by intimacy, but how close can you get when you’ve bought a ticket and when the stranger across from you shares the same moment every night, with tens of different people? I’m not sure... 

How (Not) to Live in Suburbia

How (Not) to Live in Suburbia

Annie Siddon’s (almost) one-woman show, How (Not) To Live In Suburbia, is an absolute treat from Siddon's first smile to the audience as she takes the stage, until she exits. Subtle, sincere, riotously funny and endearingly raw, Siddon's provides a faultless account of her struggles with loneliness... 

Labels

Labels

Joe Sellman-Leava has lived with labels his entire life and he also has to live with the consequences of them. He knows they can be helpful: his dad uses them to find reduced items in the supermarket... 

Emballage

Emballage

Emballage refers to Tadeusz Kantor’s concept of wrapping, a utilitarian action taken from the most mundane reality of everyday life. This outcome of an imaginative reworking of the Richard Demarco Archive is supported by Leeds Beckett University’s PhD research programme... 

Iraq Out & Loud: Reading the Chilcot Report in Full

Iraq Out & Loud: Reading the Chilcot Report in Full

A group of performers, writers, politicians and you plan to stage a reading of the Chilcot Report. Respectfully, humbly, and relentlessly, a cast of thousands, continuing non-stop. 24-7 until it’s done... 

Iraq Out & Loud: Reading the Chilcot Report in Full

Iraq Out & Loud: Reading the Chilcot Report in Full

A group of performers, writers, politicians and you plan to stage a reading of the Chilcot Report. Respectfully, humbly, and relentlessly, a cast of thousands, continuing non-stop. 24-7 until it’s done... 

The Abridged Dapper Eleven Hour Monochrome Dream Show

The Abridged Dapper Eleven Hour Monochrome Dream Show

Three people's dreams merge in post-apocalyptic Britain. 

Help Us Tom Toal, You're Our Only Hope

Help Us Tom Toal, You're Our Only Hope

Amused Moose Best Show nominee TT returns, with a devastatingly funny show. Edinburgh will be destroyed in 2016 unless one man can stop it... That man is Tom Toal, and he must make the ultimate sacrifice... 

Tape

Tape

Stuck between failure and fame, the artist known only as Tape invites you to witness the creation of a pop-cultural Frankenstein. Join us for the world premiere of an original performance art piece incorporating music, dance, theatre and visual art direct from the University of Central Oklahoma... 

Green Tea and Zen Baka

Green Tea and Zen Baka

A mindfulness start to your day. A refreshing cup of green tea in the garden and a mesmerising zen-inspired performance by minimal artist David Johnstone. This visual haiku draws on ideas from Japanese Butoh, Zen sages, and John Cage, with a gentle hint of mime and humour... 

Your Majesties

Your Majesties

In the award-winning performance of Your Majesties, Navaridas and Deutinger reenact Barack Obama's Nobel lecture, held at the Nobel Peace Prize ceremony in Oslo in 2009. Performer Alex Deutinger delivers the US President’s legendary speech while behind the audience, Marta Navaridas pulls the strings – manipulating and guiding the politician’s movements with invisible strings as a gesturing puppeteer... 

Binari

Binari

A rare cultural occasion brought to the theatre: Korean shamanism engages communication with the heavens, played out on stage. This work compiles Halmi (Korean mask play), breaking the boundaries of tradition with a form of shamanic exorcism known as gut (pronounced 'goot’)... 

Tago: Korean Drum II

Tago: Korean Drum II

Leave your stress here and bring back vibrant energy to your life. Exciting, extreme, exhilarating drumming! The ultimate drumming performance from the East comes back to Edinburgh after a huge success of the previous year... 

The Animotion Show: Peace - War

The Animotion Show: Peace - War

Returning in a new theatrical format that builds on 2015's outdoor extravaganza, The AniMotion Show premieres Peace and War. Russian artist Maria Rud paints live to original music written and performed by virtuoso flautist David Heath and DJ Dolphin Boy... 

NeverMind the BusStops

NeverMind the BusStops

Bob Slayer's infamous late night lock-in and happenings: Storytelling and take-overs on a multiple award-winning double-decker bus. Anything can happen if you let it. We might even have a piano! 'Spirit of the Fringe... 

Guerilla Aspies: the Show of the Book. Become Autistic.

Guerilla Aspies: the Show of the Book. Become Autistic.

Become autistic. The author of Guerilla Aspies - a neurotypical society infiltration manual - brings his unique and hilarious autism conversion show to Brighton. Audiences at Edinburgh Fringe, Dublin and around the UK have joined the new normal... 

Knightmare Live

Knightmare Live

Enter, stranger! Knightmare Live is back with a brand new concept and offers YOU the chance to wear the iconic helmet of justice and play the dungeon. For 2016 the game has changed... 

The Dance Trail

The Dance Trail

Back for its second year, ‘The Dance Trail’ invites audience members on a journey of contemporary dance performances in unusual spaces around Brighton. 

No More Miss America!

No More Miss America!

I originally held out much hope for this production from How to Deal with Rude and Unruly Women, however being there was like serving a prison sentence. Eerily dispersed amongst the pews, the cast wearing nothing but their underwear made me think this was going to be an in-yer-face piece of theatre... 

LazyTown Live

LazyTown Live

A 60-minute, non-stop highly-interactive and energetic show, jam-packed with singing, dancing, spectacular acrobatics and music, featuring original tracks from the hit TV show. Featuring Sportacus, Stephanie, Ziggy, Robbie Rotten and... 

Joshua Glavin: Growing Pains

Joshua Glavin: Growing Pains

He's been called "dancer to watch" by The World Dances, represented GB in the Tap World Championships and even danced for the Royal Family. For the first time ever, Josh tells his story of passion, love and coming of age through a tap dance spectacular in the world premier, 'Growing Pains... 

Seven

Seven

For a topic that has become slightly worn in recent years and can easily slip into cliché, this was a very commendable take, using the extremely difficult device of verbatim performance... 

Funk The Family Festival 2016

Funk The Family Festival 2016

Funk The Family returns for another magical instalment of fantastical fun for all the family. Featuring a live music stage, Cirque Du Funk big top, nine hours of top-notch family entertainment, Club Tropicana DJ tent, delicious food and a fully licensed bar! Full line-up available online. 

Shrink Wrapped

Shrink Wrapped

Join Doris La Trine and Lotta Quizeen on their first day out of rehab. Doris (with golden, mobile toilet, Len) and Lotta (and her wheelie shopper) put the fun into dysfunction as they celebrate disordered eating, compulsive shopping and manic cleaning... 

John Callaghan's Cabaret Electro

John Callaghan's Cabaret Electro

Quirky, wistful, witty, jubilant songs; dynamic performance; unique arrangements; ingenious costumes. "Eccentric and artful. High on classic pop melody with plenty of smart electronic concepts and whimsical introverted lyrics... 

Tribute Acts

Tribute Acts

Everyone wants their dad to be a hero. But what happens when your heroes let you down? Cheryl and Tess interviewed their socialist dads and filmed it. 'Tribute Acts' is a hilarious and boldly honest exploration of father-daughter relationships... 

The Excellence of Failure

The Excellence of Failure

The MA Performance and Visual Practices returns to the Marlborough Theatre for its annual show of surprise and delight. The show may include: a boy band not of boys, things which are not where you expect them to be, things converted into altars and somebody speaking on behalf of somebody else. 

Cocaine and Potatoes

Cocaine and Potatoes

A Colombian/Irish/Englishman takes on identity, the world, and why you have to try a Japanese toilet. Laughing Horse runner-up and Amused Moose finalist 2012, Perth Fringe World Critics Choice winner 2015... 

A Tit Show

A Tit Show

Our tits sing, dance and talk about how they’re made for f**king. A tactically tacky performance that exposes the ridiculousness of the label ‘explicit’ in reference to breasts... 

Hardly Still Walking, Not Yet Flying

Hardly Still Walking, Not Yet Flying

With elements that could have made it great, Hardly Still Walking, Not Yet Flying was sadly let down by others that weren’t quite up to par. Beginning on a positive, the singer had a beautifully delicate voice and their use of a loop pedal was impressive, framing the piece nicely... 

Daggers MacKenzie

Daggers MacKenzie

Step right up and behold the one and only Daggers MacKenzie, the gal who defies death with every toss of the blade. Straight from Edinburgh Fringe and featuring 10 original, genre-defying songs, heart-stopping knife juggling, and a tantalising tale that will capture your imagination. 

Kianja

Kianja

Kianja is an emerging young singer/songwriter making waves on the live London scene, fusing jazz and urban flavours with a twist of vintage style. A stunning voice and captivating presence... 

Joz Norris: Breakfast Of Champions

Joz Norris: Breakfast Of Champions

Award-winning idiot Joz Norris attempts to present the most audacious solo comedy show ever. His director is worried he'll milk it and will do all he can to make sure Joz performs as little of it as possible... 

M Lamar: Funeral Doom Spiritual For Male Soprano Piano and Electronics

M Lamar: Funeral Doom Spiritual For Male Soprano Piano and Electronics

From the ashes and ruins of long dead earth and the infinite blacknesses of what will be the year 2116, emerges the Funeral Doom Spiritual. Funeral Doom Spiritual is a song of mourning for what Antony Paul Farley calls “The motionless movement of death through slavery, segregation and neo-segregation... 

Aqua TV

Aqua TV

Sit back, relax and enjoy Aqua TV, brought to you by the synchronised swimmers of Brighton. In their 8th annual Brighton Fringe show, the synchro swimmers of Brighton Swimming Club, Brighton Dolphin Synchro, and BSC's Horsham Flamingos will wow you with their synchronicity. 

Traumfrau presents Disco Outrage - Spiegeltent: The Queer Takeover (A Night of infamous disco and disgraceful performers)

Traumfrau presents Disco Outrage - Spiegeltent: The Queer Takeover (A Night of infamous disco and disgraceful performers)

Dance until the late hours. Watch disgraceful drag acts and incredible performers. Meet gender benders, weirdos and the hottest queers in town. It's more than a dance floor... Sounds like a dream!? 

Crème de la Crem

Crème de la Crem

An interactive performance exploring our death rituals in the gorgeous Extra-Mural Chapel. Free entry to the vibrant creative stalls that are focused on inspiring funeral options. Plus refreshments, music and more... 

The Daily Grind

The Daily Grind

Hi. How are you? Looking for? A darkly comic solo show aiming to cruise, confide and query the complexities of love, sex and the internet age. 'The Daily Grind' explores the consequences that dating apps, image sharing and instant communication have on our everyday lives. 

Break Yourself

Break Yourself

A show about the relationship between power and sexual desire, what it means to want to be someone else, and Bruce Springsteen. Performed in male drag, Break Yourself is a risky, dishonest, headfirst and wholehearted attempt to try and be something we have never been before. 

King of the Fringe

King of the Fringe

Brighton's only drag king competition is back! It's time for bois to become men as they battle it out to win the crown (and 100 quid)! Expect a night of bulging biceps, protruding packages and fierce facial hair as we try to find the next King of the Fringe! 

Fake Hip Gnosis

Fake Hip Gnosis

Slash/Theatre presents - come into your own slice of life! The land of the free has never been so easy to hide from. Will a dog cry at an onion? Will you still be here later? Questions are answers and you are welcome to an hour of 'Fake Hip Gnosis'... 

DOUZE

DOUZE

In 2015 Pop Star XNTHONY and The Penny Slots were heading to Eurovision. Except they weren’t. Unphased, XNTHONY’s making (another) comeback. Equipped with glitter and host of potential bangers, they’re convinced they’ll make it to Eurovision... 

goo:ga

goo:ga

Through a blend of stand-up, song, dance, games and a cameo by her sidekick, Nigel the Pug, Ballou will delve into the comedic depths of pregnancy and work out what’s funny about having a tiny human sticking out of the front of you (spoiler: a lot). 

Moving Into Stillness: Workshop

Moving Into Stillness: Workshop

Join Sevanti for a 'Yogida' workshop, based on the choreography of her 'Moving Into Stillness' performance. Be guided through routines that include a fusion of yoga, partner yoga and meditative movement and dance... 

Edit Profile

Edit Profile

Newly single and HIV positive Pete listens to the consolations of his best friend Vanessa on his voicemail. “Call me!” she almost begs. He flicks on to Grindr. - Ping - “What you into?” - Ping - “BB and chems” - Ping - “Sounds fun... 

Women's Hour

Women's Hour

A cabaret piece about what happens when women are given just one hour a day to think about what it is to be a woman. Commissioned by Camden People's Theatre and winner of ThreeWeeks Editors' Choice award 2015... 

Naked Girls Reading

Naked Girls Reading

Join burlesque performer and naked stand-up, Miss Glory Pearl, for an intimate show where beautiful women read naked. Making their Brighton debut, Glory and friends read a selection of texts on a common theme for your listening pleasure... 

English Disco Lovers

English Disco Lovers

Sell-out 2014 and 2015, the 'English Disco Lovers' are back at the best little tent at Brighton Fringe. Bringing their irrepressible mix of awesome classic Disco and House music, humour, anti-racism, inclusivity and fun to Brighton Fringe’s beautiful late night venue... 

Fringe Festivities at the North Laine Brewhouse

Fringe Festivities at the North Laine Brewhouse

Join us at the North Laine for a weekender of art, music, performance and general fringy goodness! We'll start on Friday evening and won't stop until Sunday night! Expect live art, original music, burlesque, fire, magic and DJs until 2am! 

Nathan Cassidy: 42 (Preview)

Nathan Cassidy: 42 (Preview)

Award-winning comedian with a random set-list in a quest to find the meaning of life. No two shows the same! Sell-out Brighton 2012-2015, Malcolm Hardee Award Nominee, Best Show Winner 2014/Nominee 2015 Buxton Fringe... 

Adrienne Truscott's Asking For It: A One-Lady Rape About Comedy Starring Her Pussy and Little Else!

Adrienne Truscott's Asking For It: A One-Lady Rape About Comedy Starring Her Pussy and Little Else!

Dressed only from the waist up and ankles down, Truscott undoes the rules and rhetoric about rape, comedy and the awkward laughs in between. Can you make jokes about rape? She plans to, even if you tell her to stop! 

The Misfit Analysis

The Misfit Analysis

Theatre is, for the most part, about telling stories with the aids of actors, scenery and props; in contrast, stand-up comedy is usually about a single person sharing their perspective of the world – or at least giving us a heightened version of that perspective... 

The Power of Music

The Power of Music

There’s something infectious about certain ad jingles. That ‘stuck-in-the-head’ phenomenon over which we seem to have very little control is what inspired John Groves at a young age to want to be an ad music composer and, we are told, has led to him becoming one of Europe’s leading ‘comMUSICation’ experts... 

Tomorrow's Parties

Tomorrow's Parties

Forced Entertainment have a legendary reputation for creating innovative, engaging and challenging theatre and performance. Therefore, Tomorrow’s Parties naturally comes with weighty expectations of being, in one way or another, brilliant... 

The Sick of the Fringe – Main Events

The Sick of the Fringe – Main Events

Are you The Sick of the Fringe? Commissioned by the Wellcome Trust and conceived by Brian Lobel, The Sick of the Fringe is a curated programme of events aiming to inspire collaboration between science and the arts... 

Tutte Contro Verdi

Tutte Contro Verdi

The rise of feminist critique in the world of opera has given life to some fascinating discussions. It opens up a whole new way of appreciating our favourite operas, and this is exactly what Spanish actress and soprano Miren de Miguel aims to achieve through Tutte Contro Verdi... 

Bearpit Podcast (Podcast) Gala Show

Bearpit Podcast (Podcast) Gala Show

Live podcast recording and variety show in aid of Peruvian Kettle Syndrome. Previous guests include Wig Silly and Ham Adams. 'Heaps of promise' (Independent). 'Imagine local talk radio teamed up with Inside the Actors Studio... 

The Happiness Project

The Happiness Project

'I looked for it on Blackpool beach with my Mum. I looked for it in a raspberry ripple cheesecake. I looked for it in detention. I looked for it online. I looked for it but it got complicated... 

A String Section

A String Section

Here is what happens in A String Section: five women cut the legs off the chairs on which they are sitting. In most fundamental ways, it does not do anything more or less than this premise... 

Donald Does Dusty

Donald Does Dusty

Donald Torr was, apparently, the best big brother any little girl could have, especially growing up on the outskirts of 1960s’ Aberdeen. Unlike the other slightly older children on their street, Donald didn’t simply ignore and endure the young Diane Torr; conspiratorially, he relished her presence, sensing a kindred spirit... 

The Main Yvette

The Main Yvette

Disobedient yoghurt-covered yoga bitches. Win win win. Sexy anxious sluts on Diet Coke. ‘A raw and awkward, yet cathartic exploration of what it means to achieve success as a woman… groundbreaking originality and captivating humour ... 

Fake It 'til You Make It

Fake It 'til You Make It

Six months into their relationship, Bryony found out that Tim suffered from severe clinical depression. This was a secret Tim had kept for a very long time. Fake It ‘til You Make It is Edinburgh Fringe First winner Bryony Kimmings’ new work about clinical depression and men, made in collaboration with her partner Tim, who works in advertising... 

Whispers of the Mystical from The Dark Side of The Moon

Whispers of the Mystical from The Dark Side of The Moon

The Silver Moon Poetry Collection gives voice to the unspoken voices of the Feminine. She is the voice of the Earth, calling us deeper into our divinity, through the truth of our soul’s human experience... 

The Assembly of Animals

The Assembly of Animals

Combining puppetry, magic and scientific-demonstration, THE ASSEMBLY OF ANIMALS gives a glimpse into the inner workings of a laboratory looking for life in everyday objects. As a performed sculpture, a series of delicately composed experiments reveal a proliferating system of surprises and animals within animals... 

The English Channel

The English Channel

After 60 years, Liz Aggiss finally gives herself permission to do what she damn well pleases. Better late than never! Should she please you, or please herself? This ‘glorious wild card’ (Herald) and grand dame of anarchic dance, channels wilful women... 

Brush

Brush

This is a sweet and imaginative show that really draws you into the story that the delightful characters wish to tell.The show follows a family – Grandma, Mother, Father and Son- where the Son wants to have a brother to play with, so his Grandma tells him a story about the temple which he should visit in order to get a brother... 

IamI

IamI

Yet again CalArts pushes forward the frontiers of theatre with an extraordinary, fascinating and labyrinthine work. To guide us through this maze of existential complexity I will confess to being more than usually dependent on the press release for providing the only way out... 

For Now, I Am

For Now, I Am

Following on from Brew's acclaimed Remember When which recalled his past an elite ballet dancer, For Now I am engages directly with his body as it is now, 18 years on since his life-changing car accident, investigating and exposing his changed form... 

BBC: Sue Perkins' Big Night Out

BBC: Sue Perkins' Big Night Out

Join Sue Perkins for BBC Two’s Festival highlights show, with live music, discussions, performance and comedy.  

Paul Foot

Paul Foot

Surrealist comedian Paul Foot is an Edinburgh Fringe institution. This year he returns to his favourite room at the Underbelly Cowgate to deliver his own brand of erratic comic fare... 

where.to

where.to

Post-rock performance troupe Needless Alley present Where.To, an ongoing performance piece sitting somewhere between theatrical performance and live gig. Beginning with a conversation between friends, addressing our shifting perspectives on the state of the world, our right to privacy and social preconceptions of gender and class, it evolves into an exploration of hypothetical realisations of our collective ideals... 

BBC: Front Row

BBC: Front Row

Radio 4's daily arts show with the hits, misses, debates and talking points of the festivals and Fringe so far, along with writers, artists and live performances. 

Barbed

Barbed

A cosmic pile-on of free-thinking radicals from Northern Ireland present a smorgasbord of performance art, improvised music, comedy and spoken word, reeking of trusting, spontaneous, interactive improvisation... 

Shift/ – A Best of Spoken Word

Shift/ – A Best of Spoken Word

Shift is a collective of poets that includes Rachel Amey, Bram Gieben, Harry Giles, Jenny Lindsay, Ali Maloney, Rachel McCrum and Sam Small. Each night of the week one of them presents a solo piece... 

PAN

PAN

PAN, the Korean word for festival, is a showcase of traditional dance and drumming and forms an eye-opening if not always compelling introduction to the country’s performance.The festival that we witness is split into two “banquets” – the first is a succession of choreographed pieces to recorded music; the second involves live drumming, a hugely important element of Korea’s musical history... 

Women's Hour

Women's Hour

“Doesn’t she look lovely?” Louise Mothersole and Rebecca Biscuit coo again and again, spitting irony. With their clownish face paint and matching school uniform outfits, they look a little ridiculous - a word that defines this show, though not in a negative way... 

Some People Talk About Violence

Some People Talk About Violence

With the title Some People Talk About Violence one would be forgiven for thinking Barrel Organ’s new show is serious and depressing. It’s not. Despite dealing with institutional violence it is incredibly playful and galvanising, leaving the audience shaken, with questions but no answers, and cementing Barrel Organ’s reputation as one of the cleverest and most exciting new theatre companies working in Britain right now... 

Antiwords

Antiwords

Antiwords is a piece inspired by Václav Havel’s play Audience, featuring an awkward dialogue between a dissident playwright and a drunken brew master. Spitfire Company and Aurora Theatre’s reworking is amusing, if a little weary at times... 

The Animotion Show

The Animotion Show

'A mesmerising visual and aural feast' (Scotsman). The live chemistry between renowned virtuoso percussionist Dame Evelyn Glennie and acclaimed Russian visual artist Maria Rud delivers a sound and image fusion that is truly unforgettable... 

Fake It 'til You Make It

Fake It 'til You Make It

Bryony Kimmings is a theatre maker, performer and actor. Her boyfriend Tim Grayburn works in advertising. This may not seem like an obvious set-up for a theatrical collaboration, but when the subject matter is clinical depression, men's mental health and love, this unlikely pairing manages to work wonders onstage... 

Jamie Wood – O No!

Jamie Wood – O No!

This is one of the strangest hours I have ever passed. However, it is also one of the funniest and most heart-wrenching. Jamie Wood - O No! is partly an homage to Yoko Ono (though you don’t need to be a fan to understand) and partly an exploration of relationships and what it means to fall in love... 

My Beautiful Black Dog

My Beautiful Black Dog

Billed as both musical theatre and performance art, the audience for Brigitte Aphrodite’s My Beautiful Black Dog, her autobiographical account of depression, is likely to bring varied expectations of what this piece will deliver... 

Lewis Schaffer is Free until Famous, £5

Lewis Schaffer is Free until Famous, £5

Lewis Schaffer states that although he normally occupies rooms on one of the free fringes during August, for his 2015 run he’s charging folk a fiver. He thinks that performing for free is better as audiences have lower expectations, but he’ll aim to give us all £5 worth of entertainment anyway... 

The Tubes (ft Fee Waybill)

The Tubes (ft Fee Waybill)

Legendary San Franscisco Rock band famous for their 1975 smash White Punks on Dope and their outrageous, theatrical live performances. One of the most entertaining live acts of all time... 

Lost in Transition

Lost in Transition

Lost in Transition looks at Romania’s decretei: children born as a result of Ceausescu’s 770 Decree that forbade contraception and abortions. These children, Romanian citizens, lived through numerous transitions: from communism to democracy, from trying to make a home in Romania to making a home abroad, from highly-skilled to illegal and un-skilled labour, from speaking Romanian to dreaming in English... 

39 Steps by Patrick Barlow

39 Steps by Patrick Barlow

It’s fitting that, given how this is the centenary of its original publication by Edinburgh-based publisher Blackwood’s, that at least one version of John Buchan’s classic thriller The Thirty-Nine Steps has made it onto this year’s Fringe... 

Carnival Medea: A Bacchanal

Carnival Medea: A Bacchanal

From Georgia State University comes a wonderful reimagining of the Medea myth, reset in the colourful trappings of Trinidad’s carnival. This has two benefits: allowing a glimpse of Trinidadian culture whilst offering an interesting take on the Greek classic... 

Bloodcream

Bloodcream

Poet Bog Polanco’s idea for this bite-sized poetry performance is really good: inspired by paintings from Scotland’s major collections he performs a series of poems he’s written in response to them... 

Under the Table

Under the Table

This show captures that exciting moment when a story gets so good, its teller has to put down their drink. Under the Table serves social critique with potent shots of comedy and poignancy, employing a range of poetic styles... 

The Jerome Experience – Rotating Drumming Show

The Jerome Experience – Rotating Drumming Show

The Jerome Experience – Rotating Drumming Show… 'You may call him a musician, I'd call him an artist whose medium is sound and form...' (Andy Sweetland). 

Medea of the Laundromat

Medea of the Laundromat

Medea, spurned foreign lover of Greek hero Jason, exacts terrible, poetic revenge in a local laundrette. Jason arrives too late to stop the wash cycle. This camp classic by HM Koutoukas, clown prince of New York's 1960s underground theatre scene, is bizarre, hilarious, and deadly serious... 

For Big Boys Only

For Big Boys Only

Uncover the linguistic layers of a Russian doll! Hear yourself in Nastya Rybachuk's contemporary, provocative and witty verses. Great showcase of pop-art poems premiering in Edinburgh this summer... 

Green Tea and Zen Baka

Green Tea and Zen Baka

A mindfulness start to your day. A refreshing cup of green tea in the garden and a mesmerising Zen-inspired performance by minimal artist David Johnstone. Back by popular demand, this visual haiku draws on ideas from Japanese butoh, Zen sages, and John Cage, with a gentle hint of mime and humour... 

Juxta-Position

Juxta-Position

Juxta-Position is an experimental performance art piece inspired by the song stylings of the defiant folk singer, Ani DiFranco. The show explores feminism, isolation, and dissent through devised movement and sculptural art... 

Pollyanna

Pollyanna

Who’s parting the velvety curtains tonight? Amongst DJs, drinking, chatting and flirting, testbed cabaret Pollyanna showcases performance art, drag, live music, and best/messiest Fringe talent... 

Mat Ewins: Day Job

Mat Ewins: Day Job

For 30 years Ewins has been the top sales rep at the Plymouth Pie Factory. Tonight there's a talent show. Tonight Ewins quits his day job. 'Unquestionably a very strange man... while delivering massive hilarity' (Guardian). 

Charlie Dinkin: Child Star

Charlie Dinkin: Child Star

A starry evening with the most famous child star you've never heard of. Stardom! Star quality! War! Come on a journey through the highs and lows of her eclectic career; as an actress, author and spokesperson for non FDA approved mood-enhancing drink products... 

A Life in Progress

A Life in Progress

Join Ryan Cull (2013 BAFTA Rocliffe New Writing Award winner) as he describes his personal life in progress, from his boyhood adventures in leg braces to becoming a man combating his resulting/lingering insecurities... 

Bark

Bark

Unique nightly events where performance and art intertwine. Bark hosts an impressive line-up of local and international talent across varying genres, including: theatre, neo cabaret, music, spoken word, visual art, workshops and more... 

Ringside

Ringside

Ringside. A girl on a trapeze. The ghost of every glamorous girl you’ve ever seen on a trapeze high up in the big top, performing to the roar of the crowd. But she’s up-close in this intimate one on one aerial performance made for your eyes only...