We all have a broken part of us that longs to belong and be healed.
An eight-hour performance installation, using materials, text, song, sound, and movement to bring together plant, human and machine.
Colorhythm Risa uses her hands, sponges, sometimes her entire body, to apply colour across the canvas from end-to-end.
We spend one third of our lives asleep.
Trick Edinburgh is happening this summer, as Patrick Topping and this huge line-up come to The Royal Highland Centre this Friday August 18th for a very special summer night show.
‘Who do you think is a better drinker, the Chinese god or the foreign god?’ ‘Do gods talk about fatalism even when they drink too much?’ Combining installation art, theatre, photog…
Come and watch the hottest and most unique African traditional acrobatics and cultural show from Ghana, west Africa.
When you think of cabaret you might think of bawdy strip teases, caricatures of femininity, and lewd jokes.
The Night of the Musicals is a dazzlingly fun, exceptionally energetic hour of musical entertainment.
Mass Effect is an award-winning, high-intensity performance.
Two shadows are dancing in a field of flowers next to a battlefield.
What happens when you fall so deeply into another’s world that you forget who you are? A one-woman experimental exploration of identity, self-worth, body image and relationships’…
An Evening with Destynee: a British-born drag artist with Sierra Leonean / West African roots.
Apollo calls the poets of the nations, East and West, to assemble on the moon to consult on the meaning of modern life, teaching a universal celebration of life.
Evokes and summons up the atrocities we human beings perpetrate on one another and affirms our deepest human capacities for cooperation and peace.
Claire Woolner, LA-based absurdist comedian, blows hard on the edges of performance art and swims into surrealist clown.
Stone – Face – Book.
Away from the hurly-burly of the centre of the city, one of the Sisters Hope parades the silent streets, ringing the bell to call the initiates to the ritual.
Stuck in Free Fall is a show about Nothing.
Conquest of Bread is a creative and critical space woven mostly by working women and domestic workers from San Juan de Abajo, Mexico, to discuss their working conditions.
Dibubuismo, by the poet Paes Loureiro is letting the spirit work in its daydreams, while the body rests floating, ‘dibubuia in the river’.
Drawing from an investigation into the lives of women coffee producers and sorters in Pluma Hidalgo, Variaciones sobre el Café invites contemplation and reflection on the processe…
The Others is a piece of devised theatre based upon the struggles and experience of everyone who is on the outside.
Tai Chi and Qigong Form performance covers hands form, push hands, weapons and application followed by Q and A.
Weathervanes is an immersive-multimedia exhibit and ritual dance-theatre experience – a re-thinking of the beautiful and what is holy.
Award-winning performance artist and comedian of Fringes gone by, Ben Target, welcomes us with coffee on arrival into the Anatomy Lecture Theatre at Summerhall, a delightfully old-…
A performance grounded in friendship and a desire for objects to predict the future.
Stark Bollock Naked does exactly what it says on the tin - minus the bollocks.
Frankie Thompson and Liv Ello’s Body show is a dystopian cacophony of farce, comedy and tragedy.
Good Morning, Faggi is a vulnerable and hilarious autobiographical musical where a gay actor in his prime tries to understand why he suffered a sudden nervous breakdown.
Sprouting out from a geyser of the primordial soups o' being comes Growler – The 82-year old drum banging, shamanic vulva.
An Alternative Helpline for the End of the World is a 15-minute consultation delivered through a 1 on 1 phone call, in which the solo audience members’ responses through a yes or n…
HIGH STEAKS is a show about labia, labia-shaming, cosmetic surgery and fundamentally, body lovin’.
Monster vs Hero, TV Camera vs Reporter, Husband vs Husband: their battles and rituals.
Set in an abandoned petrol station in 7100, a descendant of petrol station mascots Esso and Shell embarks on a journey to find traces of their ancestors from 2100.
Hand-picked shows from our digital performance programme and highlights from our critically acclaimed short-film programme.
Join a ritual performance around Bosnian coffee-reading to both slow down time and look to the near future.
Living life is hard enough when you’re trying to find your feet in a new world of work and romance.
He’s Dead is a dark fantasy choreography asking the unanswerable question: Was Tupac depressed? This conceptual group work uses dance, live action and sound to unearth the unspoken…
Dykegeist, a choreographic performance from Manchester-born London-based artist Eve Stainton, with live sound performed by musician Mica Levi.
Eight: The symbol of the infinite; of ancient understandings, timeless and boundless.
Two gay men are here to perform for your pleasure.
A performance of thrilling extremes: lots of performers, lots of singing, lots of dancing.
Come join a panel of experts and gain valuable insights into the strategic thinking and collaborative developments linking digital and live art forms in Taiwan and the world.
Meet the Herviss Family and journey to their world.
Change takes time and courage.
Tuesday Night Sleeping Club: a night-and-action radio.
Zaibatxu presents: MaX-XiM.
We will demonstrate a series of Tai Chi and Qigong forms covering free hands, weapons and applications of authentic Chen Style Tai Chi form and Chinese Health Qigong exercises, the…
‘A dancer of tremendous joy’ **** (Fest, 2014).
Author/actor Stephanie Vlahos gives a performance that blurs author with character, thought with creation, fear with love as she embodies the character John K Mercury, an accidenta…
Gara spent most of their life being a “girl”.
Let the ensemble take you on a journey of sound and motion through a modern artistic portrayal of this 1,400 year-old spiritual practice.
Welcome to Edinburgh’s newest drag show.
Some of the monologues are shorter than others and vary in length and topic but all of the women have some form or variation of anger inside them.
Originating in the underground scene, the company Materia Prima was born from the merger of the Italian performer Domiziano Cristopharo and Jose Luis Lemos, challenging perceptions…
Life drawing meets comedy! That’s right, if our jokes don’t make you laugh our poses will.
Award-winning actor and cabaret artist, Keith Ramsay, blends live music and and spoken word to deconstruct the concepts of camp and queer mythology for a post-Stonewall generation.
Waterloo is a whacky, one-woman show by Bron Batten detailing her affair with a conservative military official.
‘Go for the cat-worship, stay for the side-splitting silliness, and rave about it to all your friends.
Triple Fringe First and Olivier winning Fishamble, in association with Fringe First winning Sunday’s Child, return to Summerhall with the 2019 hit show Mustard by Eva O’Connor.
Tomatoes erotic? Yes, erotic, silly, surreal, constantly surprising, Tomato, a physical theatre piece by dancer/choreographer Chou Kuan-Jou is brilliant.
The ephemeral beauty of a flower in bloom carries the unspoken narrative of decay and death.
The most iconic film soundtracks (Pirates of the Caribbeans, Star Wars, Harry Potter, Game of Thrones, The Lord of the Rings, Interstellar and many more) played live in a unique, e…
A choreography for several polystyrene shapes and one human.
Shortlisted for Adrian Pagan Playwriting Award and BBC Writersroom.
A new valiant attempt to perform 30 plays in just one hour! Chaotic and courageous, gleeful and gamified, The Dirty Thirty PLUS is the live-est of live theatre exploding the conven…
A pandemic-induced trip down memory lane, featuring puppets and a treatise on The Sopranos, is put into hyper-speed when a gender non-conforming praying mantis named E appears in K…
Vix Leyton, Welsh stand up and host of the Comedy Arcade podcast lives her life as a self-styled princess of petty.
An evolving, international performance collective, centring and celebrating disabled, queer people of colour, Brownton Abbey’s kaleidoscopic events investigate and reclaim tradit…
Martin Creed Turner Prize-winning artist-performer-composer and ‘punk poet’ (Guardian).
No breaks! No editing! No sleep! The first 24-hour online show in Edinburgh Fringe history, this live*, interactive, one-time-only extravaganza is the world premiere of a crowdsour…
What can an aspiring popstar do to get her big break and rise to stardom? Faking brain cancer might not be your first guess, but that is exactly what Simone Hamilton did.
Trevor’s new attempt at making a thing that only some people will like is similar to Community Circle and Girl v Boy but funnier and not as good.
A social experiment? A support group for people looking to find their own comedy? 12-step meeting? Literal mind-reading show? A once-in-a-lifetime opportunity? (Unless you go back …
A filmed solo performance art piece based on the terrible statistics and devastating psychological effects of sexual violence.
In a space cluttered with discarded costumes and glasses of milk, Sally dresses, undresses, drinks and dances in an attempt to embody the women that brought her into being.
SAVED is a multi-layered, retro-mechanical music show built around rescued 70s home organs.
A time-travel ride through the evolution of sexes, celebrating our diverse gender identities and sexualities.
To celebrate the opening of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2021, Dovecot is excited to present Little Sparta in a live in-person instrumental performance of their latest album, Lost…
Challenging, daring, with longeurs but also explosive moments, this makes for uncomfortable viewing but is a much-needed and to be applauded show.
Does instant connectivity help our attempts to make meaningful relationships with our surroundings and our fellow humans? Or does it reinforce feelings of isolation and inadequacy …
Triple Fringe First and Olivier-winning Fishamble, in association with Fringe First-winning Sunday’s Child, return to Summerhall with the 2019 hit show Mustard by Eva O’Connor.
The Life of Hokusai: a freak or a great artist? This work takes you on a non-verbal journey that depicts the anguished inner life of Hokusai through dance, Japanese traditional ins…
Not a confession, but a way to let our entrails speak… Punk, heavy metal, movement, poetry and video art create an environment that stimulates the senses.
A site-specific theatrical performance combining movement and text, featuring two women and two couches in two different cities.
Merging concert dance and social dance, high-art and pop cultures, Heat is an ongoing piece that changes with each new performance and venue, offering a poetic journey from calm co…
This presentation of the almost-century-old seminal composition, crafted by renowned composer Kurt Weill and theatre innovator Bertolt Brecht in 1933, blends the strengths of theat…
A hyper-reality show portraying the daily life of a cam girl in a Barbie-land gone wrong.
What makes us all champions? What are we dealing with in our personal lives? Do we ever stop and deal with our vulnerabilities? Champions is an emotional performance installation t…
‘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 performance Boys in Sync presents three young men with different archives exploring the concept of masculinity.
One is the final part in Bert and Nasi’s trilogy on contemporary questions, following Eurohouse and the Total Theatre Award-winning Palmyra.
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…
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.
Drawing on Bullen’s experience of post-traumatic stress disorder, this confessional and multidisciplinary work will transport you through an autobiographical experience.
As each name of those that perished aboard the Titanic is read aloud, an ice cube is dropped into a metal bucket.
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…
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…
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…
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…
Total Theatre Award-winning Rachel Mars returns following her gleeful sell-out hit Our Carnal Hearts.
A fragile and abandoned symbol is made manifest by an extraordinary artist.
Miss Sophie has invited her four closest friends to celebrate her 90th birthday.
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, 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).
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…
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.
Legendary Scottish storyteller and master of mirth is only in town for one weekend.
The Book of Thel is a new musical adaptation of William Blake’s prophetic poem, written in 1788.
Two young, naive, St Martins fools blur the line between art and comedy much more insalubriously than The Mighty Boosh did.
‘Unfortunately, I had the luck to meet Jackson Pollock’ Lee Krasner once said of her husband.
‘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.
This Hiroshima Day, Urasenke Tea Master Mio Shudo will lead a Japanese tea ceremony.
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.
Venture into a magic land of epicness with this film music concert.
Paul Currie is bringing his sell out 2014/2015 award-winning masterpiece back to Edinburgh.
Backenders is a live comedy sketch parody of the BBC soap opera Eastenders.
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 …
Jacques Barrett, Bart Freebairn and Mick Neven – three of Australia’s finest headline acts, finally teaming up for a three-pronged 8pm comedy assault.
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…
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 was born to perform and lights up a stage.
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.
After a baffling 2018 run (The Wee Review Fringe Experience Award: ‘most memorable experience – be it good.
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.
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.
Please note: this is not a comedy show.
We put comedians head-to-head in a battle of wit and put-downs.
Consulting with his fortune teller alter ego, Filippo realizes that nostalgia is a consistently successful market.
‘As David fights against Goliath, we live.
How unlikely is your fleeting existence? This nine-piece, multi award-winning progressive brass band embark on a curious audio-theatrical journey.
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.
We find ourselves between a neighbourly feud in a block of flats in Seoul.
As I write this review I find myself enveloped by a certain degree of caution.
This is about having sexual fantasies that don’t align with your politics.
Celebrating their final year as Europeans, island monkeys Becca and Louise got invited to the 2018 European Capital of Culture in Malta.
Post Popular is Lucy McCormick's attempt to follow-up her fantastic and hugely popular show Triple Threat.
This is a showcase of several African, Scottish, international and United Kingdom entertainment talents from various industries.
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.
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 wash their hands after going to the toilet, not all men brush their teeth twice daily.
Sam wants to tell you about five encounters he had on Craigslist.
Have you ever wondered why you can’t speak to the dead? You aren’t drunk enough silly.
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.
Edinburgh’s stunning and versatile choir has sold out every concert and show they’ve done since they began at the end of 2015.
In 1988 the KLF wrote The Manual.
This groundbreaking new tap show is heavily influenced by original electronic dance music and its coordination between light and sound.
Void is really intense, in the best possible way.
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 …
All you need is a camera, an internet connection and something to say.
Bob Slayer’s infamous late-night aftershow that probably isn’t for you.
Rory Mullen and Ric Stringer invite you to a new and oh so beautiful show, a mixture of performance art and theatre.
Join multi award-winning Amersham A Cappella as they celebrate their Fringe debut.
A converted 1960s caravan hosting installations both insightful and absurd, poetry, puppets and music.
Inclusive theatre group The Theatre Shed will explore end of life and organ donation in a unique and inspiring way.
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.
‘Our world is in order, a world in which there are unchangable truths that are valid to everybody.
If the impression of an accelerated overall situation ending in a crash is manifested, the mutation to the crash-test dummy has begun.
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…
Kick off your weekend as we mix you a heady cocktail of burlesque at Le Monde’s Dirty Martini Lounge.
Get to know us.
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…
We’ve all been there.
Last year, I was lucky enough to catch Alyona Ageeva’s Physical Theatre PosleSlov perform to a small audience and immediately became a fan.
Alexander Fleming’s death-defying, worldly wonder antibiotic drugs have saved us for the last 90 years.
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 …
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…
Einstein’s Dreams is a performance art piece filled with intellectual, stimulating and surprising movement inspired by Alan Lightman’s bestselling novel.
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…
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Codependent Arising is an immersive theater experience revealing the deepest, weirdest parts of one comedian in her most vulnerable state.
The Piece is an immersive, glow-in-the-dark experience that spoofs immersive, glow-in-the-dark experiences.
‘Everyone should spend an hour with Bob, loveably chaotic master of one unique Fringe experience after another.
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.
Hold on to your cocktails, Le Tropicalocal is Paradise Palms’ raucous late-night showcase of provocative performance, queer cabaret, abstract experimenta and bangin’ tunes.
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.
Being – what is it to be a me.
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.
Beijing Golden Sails Arts Troupe return to Edinburgh following their previous successes.
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.
A dancer dances, while another explains.
Power? Sex? Control? Part One: Meet Baby, a prostitute willing to entertain you with Barbie dolls… Experience a bizarre underworld of desire and oppression.
“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.
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.
Power? Sex? Control? Part Two: Baby, the Barbie doll-playing prostitute, becomes more and more a doll herself.
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.
The latest performance project from leading site-specific dance theatre company Oceanallover.
Freshly stepping out of their Orgone Accumulator this summer, Impermanence are blowing themselves up and climaxing just for you.
Doreen’s One-Minute No-Brainer Lectures have had over 21 million online video views since April 2016.
Elaine Davidson is something of an Edinburgh icon.
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.
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.
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…
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 has now played to most of the Western world, having played in over 35 countries and performed in six languages.
Our Carnal Hearts is a wicked and totally absorbing cathartic purging experience, exalting the darker shades of humanity that dwell within us all.
FK Alexander returns with her Total Theatre Award-winning sell-out 2016 show.
Panopticon is a prison designed by philosopher and social theorist Jeremy Bentham.
An interdisciplinary work from Turtle Island that takes shape around peoples and the land.
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 …
Last Fringe 1,444 people read the entire Chilcot Report in a garden shed next to a double-decker bus.
Liverpool Echo Comedian of the Year 2016, Top Joe, has invented a new word.
Mystery pot-luck intimate performance art show: Is it alive? Or is it dead? It’s a total surprise in a garden shed.
The year is 1987.
The no-two-shows-the-same, expectation defying Fringe classic that never actually starts.
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.
Award-winning public speaker, comedian and psychotherapist Ola Aralepo presents his innovative practice, Stand Up Therapy: featuring jokes, storytelling, singing, TED Talks-style p…
If you’ve ever wondered what having a mental-health issue feels like then head down to Help!.
In Korea when somebody dies, people say they have gone ‘over the moon’ or ‘crossed the river’.
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…
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…
These four friends are absolutely obsessed with reality TV.
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.
How does one describe Betty Grumble? No really, I’m at a loss.
Group Tago makes a welcome return to this year’s Fringe after wowing audiences last year, receiving standing ovations at every performance.
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…
Workshy is a performance art piece by Katy Baird, a lady more experienced in customer service roles than theatrical ones.
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.
Texas’s badass Godmother of Americana touches the third rail yet again.
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…
BlundaBus infamous and intimate late-night knees-up that probably isn’t for you.
Apples and Snakes and New Writing South present a 2 hour workshop aimed at spoken word artists and those interested in writing for performance.
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…
We are slowly falling apart, we are stagnating.
One entertaining community.
A woman single-mindedly pursues her physical image at the expense of her inner self.
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’ is a darkly funny, pathos-fuelled show inspired by the TV show of similar name by writer and performance artist Karen McLeod.
A showcase of live performance and film made by artists with learning disabilities from Brighton & Hove and beyond.
In under thirty minutes Collapse presents a hauntingly hypnotic exploration of Cassandra’ agony as she prophetically laments the collapse of her city.
“Blurring the lines between music and artistic performance, John’s use of visuals and costumes pushing the set to another level.
One parent refuses to talk about sex.
A joyous and empowering hour of cabaret, burlesque, and labels that just don’t stick.
Unflinchingly honest journey to every mum.
A musical story for children where each character is a musical instrument .
Solo musical cabaret exploring genderqueer identity with songs and drag.
Join us for some drag king cabaret by the seaside as we celebrate the bois from previous King of the Fringe competitions.
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…
It’s time for a show of radical gestures and tough words.
Join burlesque artist and naked stand-up, Miss Glory Pearl, for an intimate, innovative show combining powerful stories, beautiful women and beautiful words.
A fascinating opportunity to learn the mime choreography technique behind the award-winning performance ‘I Will Carry You Over Hard Times’.
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 …
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…
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.
Kate Winslet soaking wet, porcelain thrones and dancing sausages.
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…
An evening of new and exciting work from students nearing the end of their acting training at Strode’s College.
“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…
Cultural Echo is the debut theatre work from young company Broken Perspectives.
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 …
We are presented with two bodies: a loud Jamaican dance hall music and disco lights.
For the last five years, Tommy has been trying to recover from an addiction that people struggle to class as an addiction.
A week long exhibition of visionary art and imaginative Realism in central Brighton.
A double-bill of intimately presented contemporary dance, story and film, exploring the perception and experience of shared memory.
Seven brave and bold artists constructing the next big thing in theatre.
The world preview of Lucy’s new show - a coming to terms/retelling of the history of England and spiritual revolution.
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.
After 3 sold-out seasons, the Disco Lovers return to their now-legendary late night slots at the awesome Spiegeltent.
A strange and amazing masked music group are bringing their unique party to Brighton.
Post-popular prodigy Lucy McCormick and her Girl Squad present a trashstep-DubPunk morality play for the modern world.
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.
A 70 minute tour in the company of either Silas, Jasper or Ebenezer, visiting eight sites, around Brighton’s most haunted quarter.
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.
In case you were wondering.
Sculptural installation with spoken word performance on The Banjo Groyne inbetween The Palace Pier and Brighton Marina.
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 …
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…
It is time, after 2000 years, for the resurrection – the one and only, our beloved Jesus.
A collaboration of five, Edinburgh based contemporary artists presents…Bonkers! Visual artists Abigail Smith, Clare Robertson, Freddie Thomas, Joan Stack and Roween Suess present…
Bildraum is part of the ‘Big in Belgium’ series, featuring six of the country’s many outstanding theatre and performance companies.
This is no ordinary birthday party.
The Tempest, retold by children whose first language isn’t even English.
Emballage refers to Tadeusz Kantor’s concept of wrapping, a utilitarian action taken from the most mundane reality of everyday life.
A group of performers, writers, politicians and you plan to stage a reading of the Chilcot Report.
Three people’s dreams merge in post-apocalyptic Britain.
Amused Moose Best Show nominee TT returns, with a devastatingly funny show.
A mindfulness start to your day.
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.
Stuck between failure and fame, the artist known only as Tape invites you to witness the creation of a pop-cultural Frankenstein.
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.
Kate Bush may well have adopted a new receptacle in the form of a skimpy harlequin from down under.
Leave your stress here and bring back vibrant energy to your life.
Triple Threat is a gloriously transgressive flurry of punky, feminist mayhem.
A rare cultural occasion brought to the theatre: Korean shamanism engages communication with the heavens, played out on stage.
Joe Sellman-Leava has lived with labels his entire life and he also has to live with the consequences of them.
In 1923, Marlene Dietrich made the transition from stage to cinema through a bit part in German silent comedy The Little Napoleon.
It’s a strange and unsettling thing being stood stock-still for a few minutes, gazing into a stranger’s eyes.
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.
Returning in a new theatrical format that builds on 2015’s outdoor extravaganza, The AniMotion Show premieres Peace and War.
Bob Slayer’s infamous late night lock-in and happenings: Storytelling and take-overs on a multiple award-winning double-decker bus.
The Paradise Palms is a difficult venue in which to perform.
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.
Back for its second year, ‘The Dance Trail’ invites audience members on a journey of contemporary dance performances in unusual spaces around Brighton.
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.
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.
Join Doris La Trine and Lotta Quizeen on their first day out of rehab.
Funk The Family returns for another magical instalment of fantastical fun for all the family.
Everyone wants their dad to be a hero.
Quirky, wistful, witty, jubilant songs; dynamic performance; unique arrangements; ingenious costumes.
The MA Performance and Visual Practices returns to the Marlborough Theatre for its annual show of surprise and delight.
A Colombian/Irish/Englishman takes on identity, the world, and why you have to try a Japanese toilet.
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…
Our tits sing, dance and talk about how they’re made for f**king.
Step right up and behold the one and only Daggers MacKenzie, the gal who defies death with every toss of the blade.
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.
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.
Award-winning idiot Joz Norris attempts to present the most audacious solo comedy show ever.
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.
Dance until the late hours.
Sit back, relax and enjoy Aqua TV, brought to you by the synchronised swimmers of Brighton.
An interactive performance exploring our death rituals in the gorgeous Extra-Mural Chapel.
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 …
A show about the relationship between power and sexual desire, what it means to want to be someone else, and Bruce Springsteen.
Slash/Theatre presents - come into your own slice of life! The land of the free has never been so easy to hide from.
In 2015 Pop Star XNTHONY and The Penny Slots were heading to Eurovision.
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…
Join Sevanti for a ‘Yogida’ workshop, based on the choreography of her ‘Moving Into Stillness’ performance.
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.
Sell-out 2014 and 2015, the ‘English Disco Lovers’ are back at the best little tent at Brighton Fringe.
Join burlesque performer and naked stand-up, Miss Glory Pearl, for an intimate show where beautiful women read naked.
Award-winning comedian with a random set-list in a quest to find the meaning of life.
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,…
single and HIV positive Pete listens to the consolations of his best friend
Vanessa on his voicemail.
Dressed only from the waist up and ankles down, Truscott undoes the rules and rhetoric about rape, comedy and the awkward laughs in between.
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…
Live podcast recording and variety show in aid of Peruvian Kettle Syndrome.
‘I looked for it on Blackpool beach with my Mum.
Disobedient yoghurt-covered yoga bitches.
Forced Entertainment have a legendary reputation for creating innovative, engaging and challenging theatre and performance.
There’s something infectious about certain ad jingles.
Six months into their relationship, Bryony found out that Tim suffered from severe clinical depression.
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.
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…
After 60 years, Liz Aggiss finally gives herself permission to do what she damn well pleases.
Here is what happens in A String Section: five women cut the legs off the chairs on which they are sitting.
The Silver Moon Poetry Collection gives voice to the unspoken voices of the Feminine.
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…
Join Sue Perkins for BBC Two’s Festival highlights show, with live music, discussions, performance and comedy.
Post-rock performance troupe Needless Alley present Where.
Donald Torr was, apparently, the best big brother any little girl could have, especially growing up on the outskirts of 1960s’ Aberdeen.
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.
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…
‘A mesmerising visual and aural feast’ (Scotsman).
Lost in Transition looks at Romania’s decretei: children born as a result of Ceausescu’s 770 Decree that forbade contraception and abortions.
Legendary San Franscisco Rock band famous for their 1975 smash White Punks on Dope and their outrageous, theatrical live performances.
This show captures that exciting moment when a story gets so good, its teller has to put down their drink.
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 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, spurned foreign lover of Greek hero Jason, exacts terrible, poetic revenge in a local laundrette.
Yet again CalArts pushes forward the frontiers of theatre with an extraordinary, fascinating and labyrinthine work.
Uncover the linguistic layers of a Russian doll! Hear yourself in Nastya Rybachuk’s contemporary, provocative and witty verses.
From Georgia State University comes a wonderful reimagining of the Medea myth, reset in the colourful trappings of Trinidad’s carnival.
Juxta-Position is an experimental performance art piece inspired by the song stylings of the defiant folk singer, Ani DiFranco.
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.
For 30 years Ewins has been the top sales rep at the Plymouth Pie Factory.
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.
Unique nightly events where performance and art intertwine.
This is a sweet and imaginative show that really draws you into the story that the delightful characters wish to tell.
The rise of feminist critique in the world of opera has given life to some fascinating discussions.
A starry evening with the most famous child star you’ve never heard of.
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…
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…
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…
Bryony Kimmings is a theatre maker, performer and actor.
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…
Surrealist comedian Paul Foot is an Edinburgh Fringe institution.
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…
Shift is a collective of poets that includes Rachel Amey, Bram Gieben, Harry Giles, Jenny Lindsay, Ali Maloney, Rachel McCrum and Sam Small.
With the title Some People Talk About Violence one would be forgiven for thinking Barrel Organ’s new show is serious and depressing.
“Doesn’t she look lovely?” Louise Mothersole and Rebecca Biscuit coo again and again, spitting irony.
This is one of the strangest hours I have ever passed.
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.
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