Violate!

Violate!

‘The world is a dangerous place, not because of those who do evil, but because of those who look on and do nothing’ (Albert Einstein). 

The Hospital

The Hospital

A brilliant Scandi noir of the psyche, spoken in gibberish in a surreal world, Norwegian Jo Strømgren Kompani’s The Hospital, is gripping; moving from bizarre, black humour to d… 

Boys in Sync

Boys in Sync

The performance Boys in Sync presents three young men with different archives exploring the concept of masculinity. 

One

One

One is the final part in Bert and Nasi’s trilogy on contemporary questions, following Eurohouse and the Total Theatre Award-winning Palmyra. 

Mastication

Mastication

Drawing on Bullen’s experience of post-traumatic stress disorder, this confessional and multidisciplinary work will transport you through an autobiographical experience. 

Currie and Brice: Kraudwerk

Currie and Brice: Kraudwerk

Salt and pepper? Ham and mustard? Belt and braces? Slap and tickle? No! No! Nooooooooooooo! Currie and Brice! The future wave of comedy coming at you from London by way of Belfast. 

La Galerie

La Galerie

If you’ve ever looked at a field of unbroken snow and wanted to run across it, or a blank piece of paper and wanted to color it, La Galerie is absolutely the circus show for you. 

MOOT MOOT

MOOT MOOT

‘What’s going on…??’ Rosana Cade cries, with their head in the seat of a swivel chair, spinning slowly in front of a fixated and silent audience. 

Lucy McCormick: Post Popular

Lucy McCormick: Post Popular

Post Popular is Lucy McCormick's attempt to follow-up her fantastic and hugely popular show Triple Threat. 

An Atlantic Disaster – Titanic

An Atlantic Disaster – Titanic

As each name of those that perished aboard the Titanic is read aloud, an ice cube is dropped into a metal bucket. 

The Bubble Show

The Bubble Show

Join Mr Bubbles with his extraordinary soap bubbles in all shapes and sizes! Enjoy bouncy bubbles, bubbles inside bubbles, smoke bubbles, square bubbles, giant bubbles and even fir… 

Tricky Second Album

Tricky Second Album

In Bed With My Brother spend the largest portion of this, notably their third Edinburgh show, conducting a kind of aural warfare on their audience. 

Liberty Hodes – Hot Commodity

Liberty Hodes – Hot Commodity

Hot Commodity is a one woman show which interrogates the effect of capitalism on everything around us and what that means as a young woman trying to find her place in the adult wor… 

Eilidh Hodgson and Katherine Plumb: Do Wap Art Flop

Eilidh Hodgson and Katherine Plumb: Do Wap Art Flop

Two young, naive, St Martins fools blur the line between art and comedy much more insalubriously than The Mighty Boosh did. 

Sex Education

Sex Education

As I write this review I find myself enveloped by a certain degree of caution. 

Bryony Kimmings: I'm a Phoenix, Bitch

Bryony Kimmings: I'm a Phoenix, Bitch

Bryony Kimmings’ I’m a Phoenix, Bitch is a glimmering, harrowing, firework display of a show, and is easily among the best performances at this year’s Edinburgh Fringe. 

Dinner for One oder Der 90. Geburtstag

Dinner for One oder Der 90. Geburtstag

Miss Sophie has invited her four closest friends to celebrate her 90th birthday. 

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… 

Qi

Qi

Qi, a syllable coming from the performance maker’s name, is believed to be the life force of any living entity in traditional Chinese philosophy (sometimes also spelt as Chi). 

Out

Out

Performed with marikiscrycrycry, originally created/performed with Dwayne Antony, Out is about shapeshifting in a bid to fit in; to be black enough, straight enough, Jamaican enoug… 

Liberty Hodes – Hot Commodity

Liberty Hodes – Hot Commodity

Hot Commodity is a one woman show which interrogates the effect of capitalism on everything around us and what that means as a young woman trying to find her place in the adult wor… 

Seeking Unicorns

Seeking Unicorns

A fragile and abandoned symbol is made manifest by an extraordinary artist. 

Still Life

Still Life

What was the first thing you bought? Is there something you would like to pass on? If you were a pharaoh, what thing would you like to be buried with? Still Life is a piece that fo… 

Your Sexts Are Shit: Older Better Letters

Your Sexts Are Shit: Older Better Letters

Total Theatre Award-winning Rachel Mars returns following her gleeful sell-out hit Our Carnal Hearts. 

Tang

Tang

The classic reappearance, from the oldest influence of the East, shows the inheritance of culture with classical Chinese elements such as costumes, operas and dances. 

The Last Bread Pudding

The Last Bread Pudding

Coming from their success at the 2017 All-England Theatre Festival semi-finals, Our Star Theatre Company proudly presents their award-winning comedy, The Last Bread Pudding – a h… 

Spray

Spray

We find ourselves between a neighbourly feud in a block of flats in Seoul. 

Phil Kay: A Happening

Phil Kay: A Happening

Legendary Scottish storyteller and master of mirth is only in town for one weekend. 

Phil Kay: A Happening

Phil Kay: A Happening

Legendary Scottish storyteller and master of mirth is only in town for one weekend. 

Eilidh Hodgson and Katherine Plumb: Do Wap Art Flop

Eilidh Hodgson and Katherine Plumb: Do Wap Art Flop

Two young, naive, St Martins fools blur the line between art and comedy much more insalubriously than The Mighty Boosh did. 

Wet

Wet

‘Unfortunately, I had the luck to meet Jackson Pollock’ Lee Krasner once said of her husband. 

The Book of Thel

The Book of Thel

The Book of Thel is a new musical adaptation of William Blake’s prophetic poem, written in 1788. 

Remembering Hiroshima with a Japanese Tea Ceremony

Remembering Hiroshima with a Japanese Tea Ceremony

This Hiroshima Day, Urasenke Tea Master Mio Shudo will lead a Japanese tea ceremony. 

Brewhemia's Festival Showcase

Brewhemia's Festival Showcase

After the success of 2018 Brewhemia is returning with our platter of showstopping acts from this year’s festival favourites and our very own Creative Clique. 

Epic Film Music Concert

Epic Film Music Concert

Venture into a magic land of epicness with this film music concert. 

Working-Class Progress with Backenders

Working-Class Progress with Backenders

Backenders is a live comedy sketch parody of the BBC soap opera Eastenders. 

Dino Wiand – Half Trans

Dino Wiand – Half Trans

Inspired in part by Andy Kaufman, Mitch Hedberg, Steven Wright, Tommy Cooper and Jaques Tati, Dino’s surrealist madcap experimental stand-up comedy is the catalyst to tell various … 

Australian Beauty

Australian Beauty

Jacques Barrett, Bart Freebairn and Mick Neven – three of Australia’s finest headline acts, finally teaming up for a three-pronged 8pm comedy assault. 

Paul Currie: Release the Baboons (All Ages)

Paul Currie: Release the Baboons (All Ages)

Paul Currie is bringing his sell out 2014/2015 award-winning masterpiece back to Edinburgh. 

Bangkok Ladyboys Comedy Show

Bangkok Ladyboys Comedy Show

This comedy duo started working together over 20 years ago, touring all over the world with companies including The Lady Boys of Bangkok. 

Miss DQ Live

Miss DQ Live

Miss DQ was born to perform and lights up a stage. 

The Piece: Now More (Artistically) Accessible – WiP

The Piece: Now More (Artistically) Accessible – WiP

After a baffling 2018 run (The Wee Review Fringe Experience Award: ‘most memorable experience – be it good. 

From India to Triana

From India to Triana

The world comes together in an embrace of music and dance that will take the audience on a vibrant and captivating journey from the most primitive sounds of India to the fiery rhyt… 

The Bubble Show

The Bubble Show

Join Mr Bubbles with his extraordinary soap bubbles in all shapes and sizes! Enjoy bouncy bubbles, bubbles inside bubbles, smoke bubbles, square bubbles, giant bubbles and even fir… 

Goliath in the Water

Goliath in the Water

‘As David fights against Goliath, we live. 

Roast Battle Edinburgh

Roast Battle Edinburgh

We put comedians head-to-head in a battle of wit and put-downs. 

Burgerz

Burgerz

Hurled words. 

Neal Portenza is Joshua Ladgrove in: Edinburgh's Only Bilge Pump Sales Seminar

Neal Portenza is Joshua Ladgrove in: Edinburgh's Only Bilge Pump Sales Seminar

Please note: this is not a comedy show. 

Paul Foot: Baby Strikes Back!

Paul Foot: Baby Strikes Back!

Paul, now a fully-disqualified swan psychologist, delves deeper to discover the origins of the gay sperms and once again unleashes his bag of Disturbances. 

Filippo Spreafico: Sentimental Value

Filippo Spreafico: Sentimental Value

Consulting with his fortune teller alter ego, Filippo realizes that nostalgia is a consistently successful market. 

Oh Yes Oh No

Oh Yes Oh No

This is about having sexual fantasies that don’t align with your politics. 

Sh!t Theatre Drink Rum with Expats

Sh!t Theatre Drink Rum with Expats

Celebrating their final year as Europeans, island monkeys Becca and Louise got invited to the 2018 European Capital of Culture in Malta. 

Nearly Human

Nearly Human

How unlikely is your fleeting existence? This nine-piece, multi award-winning progressive brass band embark on a curious audio-theatrical journey. 

Double Wahala Nights

Double Wahala Nights

This is a showcase of several African, Scottish, international and United Kingdom entertainment talents from various industries. 

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. 

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. 

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. 

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. 

Void

Void

Void is really intense, in the best possible way. 

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. 

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. 

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. 

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 … 

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, tak… 

OSCiLLATE

OSCiLLATE

This groundbreaking new tap show is heavily influenced by original electronic dance music and its coordination between light and sound. 

Tricky Second Album

Tricky Second Album

In 1988 the KLF wrote The Manual. 

See-Through

See-Through

All you need is a camera, an internet connection and something to say. 

Bob Slayer: NeverMind the BusStops

Bob Slayer: NeverMind the BusStops

Bob Slayer’s infamous late-night aftershow that probably isn’t for you. 

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. 

A Pitch in Time

A Pitch in Time

Join multi award-winning Amersham A Cappella as they celebrate their Fringe debut. 

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. 

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. 

(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. 

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. 

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. 

Swallow The Sea Caravan Theatre

Swallow The Sea Caravan Theatre

A converted 1960s caravan hosting installations both insightful and absurd, poetry, puppets and music. 

Bluff

Bluff

‘Our world is in order, a world in which there are unchangable truths that are valid to everybody. 

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. 

A Play, A Pie and A Pint

A Play, A Pie and A Pint

We’ve all been there. 

Burlesque

Burlesque

Kick off your weekend as we mix you a heady cocktail of burlesque at Le Monde’s Dirty Martini Lounge. 

This Is Me

This Is Me

Get to know us. 

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. 

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… 

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. 

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 … 

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. 

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, S… 

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… 

Neither: Identity Crisis!

Neither: Identity Crisis!

Being – what is it to be a me. 

China Young

China Young

Beijing Golden Sails Arts Troupe return to Edinburgh following their previous successes. 

Cat Pictures to Music for an Hour

Cat Pictures to Music for an Hour

No refunds. @catpicsmusicFU #catpicsmusicFU 

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. 

The Piece

The Piece

The Piece is an immersive, glow-in-the-dark experience that spoofs immersive, glow-in-the-dark experiences. 

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. 

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. 

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. 

Spontaneous Combustion

Spontaneous Combustion

Hold onto your drinks, Paradise Palms’ infamous late-night showcase of provocative performance, queer cabaret, dirty disco beats and future clubbing toasts itself by the Fireside. 

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. 

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. 

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. 

May I Speak About Dance?

May I Speak About Dance?

A dancer dances, while another explains. 

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. 

Elaine Davidson's Kinky Freakshow

Elaine Davidson's Kinky Freakshow

Elaine Davidson is something of an Edinburgh icon. 

Sea Hames

Sea Hames

The latest performance project from leading site-specific dance theatre company Oceanallover. 

Workshy

Workshy

Workshy is a performance art piece by Katy Baird, a lady more experienced in customer service roles than theatrical ones. 

Sea Hames

Sea Hames

The latest performance project from leading site-specific dance theatre company Oceanallover. 

Sexbox

Sexbox

Freshly stepping out of their Orgone Accumulator this summer, Impermanence are blowing themselves up and climaxing just for you. 

Losers

Losers

These four friends are absolutely obsessed with reality TV. 

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. 

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. 

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. 

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. 

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 fa… 

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. 

Help!

Help!

If you’ve ever wondered what having a mental-health issue feels like then head down to Help!. 

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 i… 

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 archiv… 

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. 

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. 

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 rejuvena… 

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’. 

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 alm… 

(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. 

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 … 

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. 

Consignia's Panopticon

Consignia's Panopticon

Panopticon is a prison designed by philosopher and social theorist Jeremy Bentham. 

DECLARATION: Rematriation

DECLARATION: Rematriation

An interdisciplinary work from Turtle Island that takes shape around peoples and the land. 

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. 

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. 

Syd and Sylvia

Syd and Sylvia

The year is 1987. 

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. 

Trevor Lock's Community Circle

Trevor Lock's Community Circle

The no-two-shows-the-same, expectation defying Fringe classic that never actually starts. 

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 p… 

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. 

Joey Page: Pretty Boy

Joey Page: Pretty Boy

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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. 

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. 

Michelle Shocked: Truth vs Reality

Michelle Shocked: Truth vs Reality

Texas’s badass Godmother of Americana touches the third rail yet again. 

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 arti… 

Collapse

Collapse

In under thirty minutes Collapse presents a hauntingly hypnotic exploration of Cassandra’ agony as she prophetically laments the collapse of her city. 

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. 

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 inte… 

Fandom Undivided

Fandom Undivided

We are slowly falling apart, we are stagnating. 

House of Verse

House of Verse

One entertaining community. 

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. 

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. 

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. 

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) an… 

Grace Eyre Street

Grace Eyre Street

A showcase of live performance and film made by artists with learning disabilities from Brighton & Hove and beyond. 

Sex Education

Sex Education

One parent refuses to talk about sex. 

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. 

Gender Spanner

Gender Spanner

A joyous and empowering hour of cabaret, burlesque, and labels that just don’t stick. 

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. 

Motherhood: (Un)speakable, (Un)spoken

Motherhood: (Un)speakable, (Un)spoken

Unflinchingly honest journey to every mum. 

B.fest @ The Level

B.fest @ The Level

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Margo Piano Musical Show

Margo Piano Musical Show

A musical story for children where each character is a musical instrument . 

Tricyclic Transform

Tricyclic Transform

Solo musical cabaret exploring genderqueer identity with songs and drag. 

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. 

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. 

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 scho… 

Performancegate

Performancegate

It’s time for a show of radical gestures and tough words. 

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. 

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’. 

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 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 you… 

OUT

OUT

We are presented with two bodies: a loud Jamaican dance hall music and disco lights. 

In the Chips Because of the Cheese

In the Chips Because of the Cheese

Kate Winslet soaking wet, porcelain thrones and dancing sausages. 

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 p… 

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 … 

Cultural Echo

Cultural Echo

Cultural Echo is the debut theatre work from young company Broken Perspectives. 

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. 

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. 

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. 

House of Alchemy

House of Alchemy

A week long exhibition of visionary art and imaginative Realism in central Brighton. 

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. 

Spark Factory

Spark Factory

Seven brave and bold artists constructing the next big thing in theatre. 

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. 

Disco Lovers

Disco Lovers

After 3 sold-out seasons, the Disco Lovers return to their now-legendary late night slots at the awesome Spiegeltent. 

GorillaBot Party

GorillaBot Party

A strange and amazing masked music group are bringing their unique party to Brighton. 

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. 

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. 

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. 

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. 

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 … 

Pollyanna

Pollyanna

The Paradise Palms is a difficult venue in which to perform. 

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. 

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 art… 

A Passion for Passion

A Passion for Passion

It is time, after 2000 years, for the resurrection – the one and only, our beloved Jesus. 

The Rules Of Inflation

The Rules Of Inflation

This is no ordinary birthday party. 

Bildraum

Bildraum

Bildraum is part of the ‘Big in Belgium’ series, featuring six of the country’s many outstanding theatre and performance companies. 

Lucy McCormick: Triple Threat

Lucy McCormick: Triple Threat

Triple Threat is a gloriously transgressive flurry of punky, feminist mayhem. 

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… 

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. 

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. 

Storm String Quartet

Storm String Quartet

Four virtuosi. 

Into the Shadows of Shakespeare – Free

Into the Shadows of Shakespeare – Free

The Tempest, retold by children whose first language isn’t even English. 

(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. 

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. 

Labels

Labels

Joe Sellman-Leava has lived with labels his entire life and he also has to live with the consequences of them. 

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. 

Emballage

Emballage

Emballage refers to Tadeusz Kantor’s concept of wrapping, a utilitarian action taken from the most mundane reality of everyday life. 

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. 

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. 

Tape

Tape

Stuck between failure and fame, the artist known only as Tape invites you to witness the creation of a pop-cultural Frankenstein. 

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. 

Green Tea and Zen Baka

Green Tea and Zen Baka

A mindfulness start to your day. 

Tago: Korean Drum II

Tago: Korean Drum II

Leave your stress here and bring back vibrant energy to your life. 

Binari

Binari

A rare cultural occasion brought to the theatre: Korean shamanism engages communication with the heavens, played out on stage. 

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. 

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. 

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. 

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. 

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. 

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. 

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 perfo… 

Shrink Wrapped

Shrink Wrapped

Join Doris La Trine and Lotta Quizeen on their first day out of rehab. 

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. 

Tribute Acts

Tribute Acts

Everyone wants their dad to be a hero. 

John Callaghan's Cabaret Electro

John Callaghan's Cabaret Electro

Quirky, wistful, witty, jubilant songs; dynamic performance; unique arrangements; ingenious costumes. 

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. 

Cocaine and Potatoes

Cocaine and Potatoes

A Colombian/Irish/Englishman takes on identity, the world, and why you have to try a Japanese toilet. 

A Tit Show

A Tit Show

Our tits sing, dance and talk about how they’re made for f**king. 

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. 

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. 

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. 

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. 

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. 

Aqua TV

Aqua TV

Sit back, relax and enjoy Aqua TV, brought to you by the synchronised swimmers of Brighton. 

Crème de la Crem

Crème de la Crem

An interactive performance exploring our death rituals in the gorgeous Extra-Mural Chapel. 

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 … 

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. 

The Daily Grind

The Daily Grind

Hi. 

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. 

DOUZE

DOUZE

In 2015 Pop Star XNTHONY and The Penny Slots were heading 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… 

Moving Into Stillness: Workshop

Moving Into Stillness: Workshop

Join Sevanti for a ‘Yogida’ workshop, based on the choreography of her ‘Moving Into Stillness’ performance. 

Edit Profile

Edit Profile

Newly single and HIV positive Pete listens to the consolations of his best friend Vanessa on his voicemail. 

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. 

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. 

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. 

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,… 

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. 

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. 

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 perspec… 

The Power of Music

The Power of Music

There’s something infectious about certain ad jingles. 

Tomorrow's Parties

Tomorrow's Parties

Forced Entertainment have a legendary reputation for creating innovative, engaging and challenging theatre and performance. 

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 collabora… 

Tutte Contro Verdi

Tutte Contro Verdi

The rise of feminist critique in the world of opera has given life to some fascinating discussions. 

Bearpit Podcast (Podcast) Gala Show

Bearpit Podcast (Podcast) Gala Show

Live podcast recording and variety show in aid of Peruvian Kettle Syndrome. 

The Happiness Project

The Happiness Project

‘I looked for it on Blackpool beach with my Mum. 

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. 

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. 

The Main Yvette

The Main Yvette

Disobedient yoghurt-covered yoga bitches. 

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. 

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. 

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. 

The English Channel

The English Channel

After 60 years, Liz Aggiss finally gives herself permission to do what she damn well pleases. 

Brush

Brush

This is a sweet and imaginative show that really draws you into the story that the delightful characters wish to tell. 

IamI

IamI

Yet again CalArts pushes forward the frontiers of theatre with an extraordinary, fascinating and labyrinthine work. 

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.  

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 lif… 

Paul Foot

Paul Foot

Surrealist comedian Paul Foot is an Edinburgh Fringe institution. 

where.to

where.to

Post-rock performance troupe Needless Alley present Where. 

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, spontaneou… 

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. 

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. 

Women's Hour

Women's Hour

“Doesn’t she look lovely?” Louise Mothersole and Rebecca Biscuit coo again and again, spitting irony. 

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. 

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. 

The Animotion Show

The Animotion Show

‘A mesmerising visual and aural feast’ (Scotsman). 

Fake It 'til You Make It

Fake It 'til You Make It

Bryony Kimmings is a theatre maker, performer and actor. 

Jamie Wood – O No!

Jamie Wood – O No!

This is one of the strangest hours I have ever passed. 

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 v… 

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. 

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. 

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. 

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 th… 

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. 

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 writ… 

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. 

Medea of the Laundromat

Medea of the Laundromat

Medea, spurned foreign lover of Greek hero Jason, exacts terrible, poetic revenge in a local laundrette. 

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). 

Juxta-Position

Juxta-Position

Juxta-Position is an experimental performance art piece inspired by the song stylings of the defiant folk singer, Ani DiFranco. 

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. 

Green Tea and Zen Baka

Green Tea and Zen Baka

A mindfulness start to your day. 

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 h… 

Charlie Dinkin: Child Star

Charlie Dinkin: Child Star

A starry evening with the most famous child star you’ve never heard of. 

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… 

Bark

Bark

Unique nightly events where performance and art intertwine. 

Mat Ewins: Day Job

Mat Ewins: Day Job

For 30 years Ewins has been the top sales rep at the Plymouth Pie Factory. 

Ringside

Ringside

Ringside.