Zoo Humans

Zoo Humans

Over a third of young people in the UK spend less time outdoors than prisoners. 

Catching Up

Catching Up

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

Violate

Violate

A filmed solo performance art piece based on the terrible statistics and devastating psychological effects of sexual violence. 

Dandelion

Dandelion

In the centre of a busy city is a garden utopia. 

Pool (No Water)

Pool (No Water)

What happens when “ordinary” people find themselves thrown into extraordinary circumstances? Mark Ravenhill’s text explores the nature of compliance and its consequences. 

Fishamble's SILENT by Pat Kinevane

Fishamble's SILENT by Pat Kinevane

Triple Fringe First and Olivier-winning Fishamble, return to Dance Base for the 10th anniversary of Pat Kinevane’s SILENT, the touching and challenging story of homeless McGoldri… 

Madame Modjeska's Fairytale

Madame Modjeska's Fairytale

Winner of LA Times’ Best Production and OC Weekly’s Best Play awards, acclaimed director Annie Loui and CounterBalance Theater present the worldwide premiere of yet another ‘delici… 

Ithaca

Ithaca

It’s not all in your head. 

Out of Order

Out of Order

In a not-so-distant future lingers the bitter aftertaste of a déjà vu, the theatres are empty, meeting places and cultural venues are no longer permitted, physical contact is pro… 

Receptionists

Receptionists

The Receptionists is a physical comedy show about customer service by two Finnish female clowns. 

We'll Dance on the Ash of the Apocalypse

We'll Dance on the Ash of the Apocalypse

This evocative play by Australian playwright Melissa-Kelly Franklin tells the story of a young couple living in a world ravaged by climate change. 

Thomas Hardy's Tess of the D'Urbervilles

Thomas Hardy's Tess of the D'Urbervilles

A glorious May morning in Thomas Hardy’s Wessex. 

Somebody's Daughter

Somebody's Daughter

A bone-jarring, soulful look at the backwards puzzle pieces of the life of a trafficked woman, based on survivor accounts. 

Dog/Actor

Dog/Actor

As part of their 2020 UK tour, Threedumb Theatre presents two explosive and comedic short plays written by Steven Berkoff, performed back-to-back by the same one actor. 

Love and Information

Love and Information

Known for their exciting ensemble and physical theatre work, students from North London Collegiate School are delighted to return to the Fringe to perform Caryl Churchill’s 2012 ka… 

Knots

Knots

An experimental physical staging of Scottish psychiatrist RD Laing’s book of poetry Knots. 

3333

3333

A gripping, raw, intense exploration of what it means to be human. 

Small Histories

Small Histories

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

Awakening

Awakening

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

Spring

Spring

Based on the 19th-century German play Spring Awakening; A Children’s Tragedy by Franz Wedekind, Spring explores the lives of a group of teenagers growing up in a rural Christian … 

Yellow Bird Chase

Yellow Bird Chase

A clownish maintenance crew finds a magical bird and the mad chase begins. 

Attenborough and His Animals

Attenborough and His Animals

The magic of David Attenborough live! A blue whale swims through the depths. 

Anna KareniNa Na Na

Anna KareniNa Na Na

A hilarious and ludicrous take on the masterpiece by Leo Tolstoy. 

The War of the Worlds

The War of the Worlds

If you saw a live news report of an alien invasion on a network you trusted, would you believe it? Rhum & Clay’s production of The War of the Worlds poses that exact question… 

MARA

MARA

Taking on the voices of a group of monumental and important women throughout history, MARA embodies them physically and vocally with stunningly committed and skillful character wor… 

Un Poyo Rojo

Un Poyo Rojo

Argentinian dance music greets us as we enter the space for two-man physical theatre experience Un Poyo Rojo, but the vast majority of the show takes place in silence. 

Juliet & Romeo

Juliet & Romeo

Both humourous and sad, Juliet and Romeo by Lost Dog company, presented by The Place, written with sensitive forensic analysis and directed by Ben Duke, is a subversion of Shakespe… 

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… 

The Words Are There

The Words Are There

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

Miss AmeriKa

Miss AmeriKa

If you can make it here, you can make it anywhere. 

Mastication

Mastication

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

Pick Up

Pick Up

Pick Up. 

Souvenirs

Souvenirs

Souvenirs presents the real stories of four young people in London who have been involved in cases of harassment and stalking. 

Milkshake

Milkshake

Amber. 

111

111

A powerful duet between two exceptional dancers – Joel Brown (Candoco Dance Company) and Eve Mutso (former principal dancer of Scottish Ballet) – as they explore their differen… 

She Shall Not Be Moved

She Shall Not Be Moved

This fresh, original piece of writing, set in a modern day witch trial, is a meditation on what it means to be a woman; the challenges we face, and how they break us, bind us and s… 

The Apology

The Apology

The last days of the the founding father of philosophy, Socrates. 

Julius Caesar

Julius Caesar

Intense and irreverent, this production strips Julius Caesar to its bare bones to explore the selfish workings of professional politics. 

35,000

35,000

You make 35,000 decisions a day. 

Nightshifter

Nightshifter

Combining Temper Theatre’s signature fluid muscular movement, fragmented imagery and soul-shaking soundscapes, Nightshifter attends to a world in desperate need of emergency care. 

Only Bones 1.0 – Thom Monckton

Only Bones 1.0 – Thom Monckton

The show is called Only Bones, which is confusing given that its performer, Thomas Monckton, doesn’t seem to have any. 

Not Quite

Not Quite

It’s a secret epidemic, one that affects every new generation of young people. 

Last Life: A Shakespeare Play

Last Life: A Shakespeare Play

Last Life feels like a social experiment. 

Largest Square Without Corners

Largest Square Without Corners

This dancing poetry is inspired by Tao Te Ching, which says that the largest square has no corners. 

beep boop

beep boop

Most of you are probably reading this review on a portable device right now. 

Heroin(e) for Breakfast

Heroin(e) for Breakfast

A high energy, jovial start introduces us to a young couple getting down to some sexy time. 

Bear Pit

Bear Pit

What is choice? Is your life predetermined? What is the effect of one bad decision? Elvin Acting Theatre Company’s latest creation explores the complexities of life and its daily… 

Shadow

Shadow

Blindfolded and restrained behind a wall of screens, a journey through podcasts, audio porn and physical exhaustion awaits. 

Franz and Marie: Woyzeck Retold

Franz and Marie: Woyzeck Retold

For an incomplete play, Georg Büchner’s Woyzeck has nevertheless managed to secure enduring interest. 

Conversations With Myself

Conversations With Myself

It’s fifty years since the Stonewall riots sparked off the movement that became known as gay liberation. 

Birth

Birth

Life and death, love and loss, birth and miscarriage are all explored in this visual cycle of life. 

Nights at the Circus

Nights at the Circus

In a circus after the lights have been turned off, four characters emerge in the darkness slowly revealing their desires, hunger and inner conflicts. 

For now we see through a mirror, darkly

For now we see through a mirror, darkly

This mystical dance performance is about the connection between what we see and what we believe. 

HoneyBee

HoneyBee

I wasn’t really sure what this show was supposed to be going into it, and now that I’ve seen it, I’m not sure if I have any better an idea. 

Painted Corners

Painted Corners

Nobody has seen Jorja since her party almost a month ago. 

Downton Shabby

Downton Shabby

Big Spirit Theatre Company brings you, Downtown Shabby. 

Triple Buse

Triple Buse

Triple Buse is slapstick, light-hearted and bracing in equal measure. 

Solitary Journey of Guan Yu

Solitary Journey of Guan Yu

Guan Yu’s patriotism to his country, benevolence to people, wisdom in life, loyalty to friends and bravery in war represent the perfect traditional Chinese virtues of mankind. 

We Want You to Watch

We Want You to Watch

‘Can we just say we’re completely pro sex’ – Pig. 

Spray

Spray

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

Sound Cistem

Sound Cistem

Two transgender performers say ‘up yours!’ to the gender binary and invite you to their radical dance party! Under disco lights, over pulsing music, a queer celebration takes place… 

Identity Crisis

Identity Crisis

This comic tale examines Phina’s observations on what others have made of her black identity as a model, actress, radio presenter and writer in the fickle media world. 

Don’t Sit Under the Apple Tree

Don’t Sit Under the Apple Tree

In near-future England, two girls are thrilled to be accepted into the playground, the final stage of their education, but all is not as it seems. 

Vigil

Vigil

The International Union for the Conservation of Nature has, for many years, produced and maintained a “Red List” of species which are either already extinct or in danger of bei… 

The Afflicted

The Afflicted

The Afflicted, a startling theatre-dance piece produced by Groupwork and performed at the Summerhall Demonstration Room, is a brilliant re-definition of the docu-drama format. 

Deficit

Deficit

Deficit, the debut work of new collective Deficit Theatre, is an incredible new piece of devised theatre that exposes the magical realism of our everyday lives. 

Transfigured – The Pack

Transfigured – The Pack

Transfigured is a sounding together of all things, a diapason, a cacophony of understanding. 

Peking Opera: Farewell My Concubine

Peking Opera: Farewell My Concubine

A historical tragedy, a hero failed in battle, his beautiful lover and the handsome warhorse accompanying him towards the end of the inevitable fall of the kingdom, a heartbroken f… 

The Chosen

The Chosen

How do we face dying if we know we have a terminal illness? And also how do we live in the face of death, imminent or not? Losing several friends in the same year, Kally Lloyd-Jo… 

The Burning

The Burning

Witch is an old word. 

Murder on the Dancefloor

Murder on the Dancefloor

Death on the depressing dancefloor that is the job and house hunting game – certainly not the most ideal outcome for a 21 year old just trying to live. 

Bubble Show for Adults Only

Bubble Show for Adults Only

The Bubble Show For Adults Only starts innocently enough. 

From the Top

From the Top

A delight, witty but profound exploration of the power relationship between choreographer and dancers, From the Top, choreographed by Hong Kong-based Victor Fung, is a send-up of a… 

Basque Showcase

Basque Showcase

The beautiful eclecticism of the Basque Country is showcased in this bill of dazzling hip hop and witty, lyrical contemporary dance. 

My Love Lies Frozen in the Ice

My Love Lies Frozen in the Ice

A tale of love, loss and exploration, this is an intrepid exploration of physical theatre and storytelling. 

Ariadna

Ariadna

Alyona Ageeva’s Physical Theatre PosleSlov return to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe for the third year with a piece that feels very much like a direct sequel to last year’s Sky … 

Sir David and His Animals

Sir David and His Animals

The magic of David Attenborough live on stage! A blue whale swims through the ocean depths. 

She Sells Sea Shells

She Sells Sea Shells

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

Fishbowl

Fishbowl

Hootingly funny and devilishly clever, Fishbowl is a masterpiece of physical comedy. 

Don't Do It, Don't Do It, Do It!

Don't Do It, Don't Do It, Do It!

Zuma Puma is an accomplished clown, who uses her skill to draw an audience in to a compelling narrative about what it is to experience shame as a woman. 

Feast

Feast

A show about food. 

3·1

3·1

An unstable space without an exit. 

The Unreturn of Lydia Osborn

The Unreturn of Lydia Osborn

White Crane Productions are the international graduate acting ensemble of Rose Bruford College. 

The Desk

The Desk

A dimly lit stage, five women and their leader, to whom they will give everything until there is nothing left to give: this is the basic set-up for Reetta Honkakoski Company’s ca… 

M.E.H

M.E.H

As recently as the early 20th century it was not uncommon for women to be medically diagnosed with “hysteria”. 

Garry Starr Conquers Troy

Garry Starr Conquers Troy

Selfless to a fault, Garry Starr is ready to share the lessons he’s learned about the actors’ craft, the art of pretending. 

Death by Shakespeare

Death by Shakespeare

A chorus of bawdy spirits lead you through this physically dynamic amalgamation of Shakespeare’s finest death scenes. 

Fifty Shades of Shakespeare

Fifty Shades of Shakespeare

Shakespeare at his most sexy and salacious! A physically dynamic ensemble perform a musical, lyrical mash-up that explores love, sex and relationships in some of the Bard’s most fa… 

Post-Mortem

Post-Mortem

Nancy and Alex fell in love when they were teenagers. 

Moby Dick

Moby Dick

The extraordinary story of Captain Ahab’s obsessive vengeance against the mighty leviathan, the great white whale who rid him of his leg. 

Dog in the Manger

Dog in the Manger

Betty is a bit of a dog in the manger. 

Chasing Aces

Chasing Aces

Does the past dictate your future? Trapped in memories of childhood trauma, a group of people are desperately trying to break the cycle and take control of their lives. 

The Wizard of Winterbourne

The Wizard of Winterbourne

Open lock to the Dead Man’s knock! Fly, bolt and bar and band! Nor move, nor swerve, joint, muscle, or nerve at the spell of the Dead Man’s hand! Newbury Youth Theatre present … 

Knock Knock

Knock Knock

Following their UK tour, Hot Coals present this four-star rated d/Deaf and hearing inclusive show. 

Raiders of the Grey Gold

Raiders of the Grey Gold

The dream of old age and the fear of reaching it! In a battle against time, the Danish theatre company Don Gnu throw themselves into a physical and blazing acrobatic quest for the … 

Medea

Medea

Immortalised as a monster of Ancient Greece, Medea, who helped Jason steal the Golden Fleece from her father, and murdered her own children, finally gives her defence. 

Manifesting Mrs Marx

Manifesting Mrs Marx

‘Thrilling’ **** (Herald-Tribune). 

ANTics

ANTics

Take a peek into the amusing world of ants. 

Antigone

Antigone

It’s party time in Thebes! The war is over, the city has a new leader… what could possibly go wrong? Enter Antigone - devoted daughter and passionate extremist – set to spoil… 

Order from Chaos

Order from Chaos

‘She can remember the voices, the melodies, the harmonies – but it’s not the same. 

Cry of the Gull

Cry of the Gull

Six lives uprooted by war. 

Before

Before

Triple Fringe First, Olivier, and Herald Angel award winners Fishamble and Pat Kinevane present Before, a new play with much music, set in Clery’s of Dublin on the very day this … 

Best of the Fest Daytime

Best of the Fest Daytime

Bite-size tasters of the best comedy, music and circus, all prepared for you in our glorious Spiegeltent. 

50 Shades of Greyhound

50 Shades of Greyhound

Who’s holding the leash now!? In this four-legged frolic inspired by the steamy best-seller, we follow demure Dachsund Anastasia as she falls for the dominant and powerful ex-rac… 

Puppet King Richard II

Puppet King Richard II

Two used actors, recycled utensils, hand-carved Czech puppets, live music and you, the court, bring Shakespeare’s poetic drama of power and abdication to life. 

There She Is

There She Is

A journey to get there – but if there is a whale blocking the way, the path must change. 

Odyseaa / Scene Solo / The Sylph, the Vixen and the Bombshell

Odyseaa / Scene Solo / The Sylph, the Vixen and the Bombshell

A triple bill of Scotland’s most exciting choreographers, designed to unravel expectations. 

Unknown

Unknown

The true story of a 21-year-old girl in an Australian plane crash during her study abroad year. 

Zeroko's Teatime

Zeroko's Teatime

The teatime show by mime and clowning comedy duo Zeroko from Tokyo. The heart-warming performance represents the breathing sigh of after-teatime relief.  

Bedlam

Bedlam

‘This place is a human rat trap. 

Void

Void

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

Peer Gynt

Peer Gynt

Henrik Ibsen’s classic tale of Peer Gynt and his journey through life as he struggles and experiences everything to find himself: trolls, power, love, death and a bargain with a Bu… 

Metamorphosis

Metamorphosis

‘One morning as Greta Samsa was waking from anxious dreams she discovered that in bed she had changed. 

The Sensemaker

The Sensemaker

Hilarious yet uncomfortable, The Sensemaker shows a woman battling with an answering machine. 

There's Something Missing

There's Something Missing

There’s Something Missing, is a two-person physical (and sometimes funny) contemporary piece of confessional theatre that discusses identity. 

Intolerable Side Effects

Intolerable Side Effects

Millennial-female-clown rabbit Diane wants to find love but she’s having some serious problems with her contraception. 

Chaos

Chaos

If you were born to be different, how do you identify yourself in this world? Chaos, with no facial features, struggles to answer these questions through the wavering, the uncertai… 

The Beautiful Game

The Beautiful Game

Some love it, others loathe it, but we can’t avoid it – it’s everywhere! A laugh-out-loud look at our undying obsession with football, celebrating everything from weird match day… 

The Latebloomers: Scotland!

The Latebloomers: Scotland!

Join us for a wild ride, with rhythm, body percussion, singing, stomping, clowning and the spirit of Scotland! ‘The Latebloomers are an extremely talented and professional act who … 

Lucille and Cecilia

Lucille and Cecilia

Two circus sea lions: one is desperate to escape, the other gets off on her daily rub downs from Trevor the trainer. 

Solitary

Solitary

Right now, there are between 60,000 and 80,000 people held in solitary confinement within United States prisons – many of whom have served months or even years in extreme isolati… 

The Long Pigs

The Long Pigs

Horror meets hilarity! Spine-tingling original theatre that is hilariously dark and frighteningly funny. 

(Some)Body

(Some)Body

Does a body make us human? Does it have a soul? What hides beneath nudity? What is nudity itself? Nudity is extreme openness and vulnerability and, at the same time, an incomprehen… 

Laser Kiwi

Laser Kiwi

New Zealand’s favourite surreal sketch circus troupe bring their smash hit to Edinburgh. 

Macbeth

Macbeth

In this uniquely Korean retelling of Shakespeare’s story, an ambitious actor dreaming of greatness is captivated by the role of Macbeth. 

Mugenkyo Taiko Drummers: Beat Grrrls

Mugenkyo Taiko Drummers: Beat Grrrls

The high-voltage rhythm sisters of Mugenkyo rock the Bijou, flexing their muscles on huge taiko drums, with stamina, skill and precision. 

Romeo and Juliet by Curious Pheasant

Romeo and Juliet by Curious Pheasant

Following a sold out run at the Edinburgh Fringe 2018, Curious Pheasant Theatre present Romeo and Juliet. 

Viggo the Viking

Viggo the Viking

Best Comedy winner, Brighton Fringe 2016 (Zach & Viggo). 

Comrade Egg and the Chicken of Tomorrow

Comrade Egg and the Chicken of Tomorrow

Welcome to The Chicken Appreciation Society and welcome to the mind of meat processor, Comrade Egg. 

The De Nova Super

The De Nova Super

Physical theatre. 

Taiwan Season: Bout

Taiwan Season: Bout

Taiwan’s Chang brothers (co-creators of Bon 4 Bon, a five-star hit at the 2018 Fringe) bounce back with a dance that reveals fresh facets of their fraternal relationships and the r… 

8:8

8:8

Eight ordinary people stand before eight spectators. 

Claire Dowie's When I Fall If I Fall

Claire Dowie's When I Fall If I Fall

Leaping barriers of age, sexuality and gender, Gloria prepares to dance the can-can one last time. 

GEORGE

GEORGE

George arrives in the city with a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. 

Contra

Contra

Drawing from circus, stand-up and live art, Contra is a solo-cabaret of contradictions. 

Assembly Gala Launch

Assembly Gala Launch

Assembly’s Gala celebrates the opening of our 2019 programme of over 200 shows. 

Inflatable Space

Inflatable Space

A visually stunning theatrical odyssey exploring space, time and our human condition, from internationally acclaimed theatre artist, Thaddeus Phillips. 

Tobacco Road

Tobacco Road

Tobacco Road is, more than anything, a lot of fun to watch and a strong example of the power of devised theatre and the ensemble. 

Our Man in Havana

Our Man in Havana

The widely acclaimed ex-Young Pleasance physical theatre ensemble Spies Like Us returned to the Festival Fringe this year with not only one show but two brilliant shows in an adapt… 

Paradiso

Paradiso

Our Theatre’s Paradiso is ostensibly a puppetry show about three men of different nationalities, reflecting on the last days of their lives before moving onto paradise. 

A Hero of Our Time

A Hero of Our Time

Pechorin is a superfluous man. 

Body Shop

Body Shop

Body Shop is a multiplayer, multi-layered human body action game, a future-forward competition where women are assembled according to the stories of their bodies. 

Confessions of a Cockney Temple Dancer

Confessions of a Cockney Temple Dancer

In Confessions of a Cockney Temple Dancer, Shane Shambhu (Complicité Associate) offers a funny, honest and engaging bilingual solo with an acclaimed team of collaborators. 

Sunshine Boy

Sunshine Boy

Leigh Bowery was born in Sunshine, Australia (west of Melbourne) in March 1961. 

The Whole of Shakespeare

The Whole of Shakespeare

Artists of pantomime and clownery Mikhail Kukota and Igor Chekhov are graduates of the Russian State Institute of Performing Arts. 

The Squirrel Plays

The Squirrel Plays

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

Stardust

Stardust

Let’s talk about drugs. 

3am Waitress

3am Waitress

3am Waitress by UK company Rogueplay is billed as "merging physical theatre with dance and aerial circus", but may be better described as a duo acro-dance piece since the… 

Freak

Freak

‘Raw. 

The Red Shoes

The Red Shoes

Physical theatre and contemporary dance collide in this all-female youth theatre production that begs the question: what would you do for fame? When a poor young girl is offered a … 

A Life on the Silk Road

A Life on the Silk Road

The National Theatre of China have brought their visually stunning production of Life On The Silk Road to Zoo Southside. 

Just One Wise Life

Just One Wise Life

To be well or not to be well, that is the question. 

The First Love Project

The First Love Project

Whoever you are, you’ll only know first love once. 

There She Is

There She Is

When a whale beaches on the London Underground, all hell breaks loose and communication abruptly ceases. 

Let's Talk About Porn

Let's Talk About Porn

Is porn misogynistic or female empowerment in action? Why don’t we talk about porn? What impact does porn have on teenagers, adults and children? Is porn ultimately a good thing … 

Cepacia – Love Takes His Breath Away

Cepacia – Love Takes His Breath Away

The story of Romeo and Juliet receives medical treatment in Cepacia from Durham School and Shadow Dreams. 

Slipstick

Slipstick

A man enters and, La Cage Aux Folles style, he sits at a mirror that isn’t there and paints his face in lurid make-up. 

Propeller

Propeller

Propeller is a play which relates a small town’s struggle to reinstate a railway line, in order to make a much wider statement on the merits and masquerade of social action. 

Plucked

Plucked

Plucked is a barnyard fable declaring the high ground on animal cruelty, a sermon on cycles of violence from bird to child to wife. 

Chase Scenes

Chase Scenes

Chase Scenes is exactly what it says it is: 60 scenes in which performers create a variety of famous and original chase scenes, filmed lived onstage and projected onto screens at t… 

Stick by Me

Stick by Me

We all remember the feeling of temptation to open the box that we’re not supposed to open as a small child. 

Reigen

Reigen

Some plays lend themselves to radical reinterpretations and stagings while others need handling with more care. 

Woyzeck

Woyzeck

George Buchner’s great working class tragedy Woyzeck has long cast a shadow over European theatre. 

Seven Ways to Calm the F**k Down

Seven Ways to Calm the F**k Down

University is the best time of your life, isn’t it? So what do you do when every day is a struggle? In Seven Ways to Calm the Fuck Down, directed by Ruth Berry, 3BUGS Fringe Thea… 

Wonder

Wonder

Wonder: a feeling of surprise mingled with admiration, caused by something beautiful, unexpected, unfamiliar or inexplicable. 

The Bacchae

The Bacchae

You may think you’ve seen The Bacchae – but have you seen Dionysius wreaking havoc upon his namesake play in an attempt to modernise it? This is the premise of Mermaids: The U… 

Achilles

Achilles

With roots in Grotowski’s theatrical style and the laboratory theatre of 1970s Poland, Company of Wolves are known for their striking, collaborative work that fuses dance, physic… 

The Jungle Book

The Jungle Book

Join us in the depths of the Indian Jungle for an imaginative adventure, with a family-friendly adaptation of Rudyard Kipling’s classic story The Jungle Book. 

Lu-ting the Merman

Lu-ting the Merman

A mythical merman tribe in ancient Hong Kong, the Lu-tings, is oppressed by another dominant culture. 

Doors Opening

Doors Opening

A vicar, a business man and an actress go into a lift. 

The Time Machine

The Time Machine

The Time Traveller dedicates his life to creating a time machine in an attempt to alter the moment of his greatest loss. 

Community

Community

Set in a not-so-distant world where individuality is condemned and where life is constantly broadcast, this new play will explore our strange desire to constantly display ourselves… 

The Penniless Optimist

The Penniless Optimist

Trapped in a TV box world, Po is on a quest to retrieve his one and only worldly possession, his optimistic hat. 

Inferno

Inferno

‘Arabella, I would love to show you this world of mine. 

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<3_Error 404_<3

When was the last time you messaged a friend, updated your story or video called family? We live in a world of instant communication but how often do we assess the presence of tech… 

Button, Buckle and Bow

Button, Buckle and Bow

Three colourful clowns discover the beauty and joy found in the changing of the seasons. Join Button, Buckle and Bow on their wonderful adventure. 

The Accordion Shop

The Accordion Shop

Mister Ellody has quietly kept his accordion shop going on the High Street for generations. 

Evros | The Crossing River

Evros | The Crossing River

Follow Doaa who dreams of a better life amongst a backdrop of war, terror and enduring love. 

Vox: A Fairy Tale for a New Age

Vox: A Fairy Tale for a New Age

Vox: A Fairy Tale for a New Age is a new work inspired by real-life occurrences in the life of Rowlett High School students. 

Sky Labyrinths

Sky Labyrinths

Having absolutely loved Posolev’s other work at the 2018 Fringe, (Some)Body, I’m a little nervous at the start that this may not be of equal standard. 

Gamarjobat

Gamarjobat

Gamarjobat shows that comedy is truly without language barriers. 

WireDo

WireDo

Many people firmly believe that the circus discipline of Tightwire must in fact be an illusion or a magic trick. 

To Have Done With the Judgement of God

To Have Done With the Judgement of God

Leaving the theatre with no idea what you have just seen but having enjoyed it immensely is perhaps an appropriate response to a production of Antonin Artaud’s To Have Done With … 

Nigel Slater’s Toast

Nigel Slater’s Toast

One of the hardest calls for a reviewer to make is where to draw the line between production and play. 

Broken Romantics: A Unicorn's Quest for Love

Broken Romantics: A Unicorn's Quest for Love

This is one woman’s tale of the many heartbreaks in her life and the lessons she learned from each that allowed her to be able to love herself instead of seeking it in others. 

Aphrodite and the Invisible Consumer Gods

Aphrodite and the Invisible Consumer Gods

This award-winning show combines humour, audience interaction and dance to highlight the objectification of women in the media. 

The Merry Wives of Seoul

The Merry Wives of Seoul

Koreanised adaptation of Shakespeare’s classic. 

Heather and Harry

Heather and Harry

Heather and Harry is a romantic yarn detailing the story of Heather, an angel cast out of heaven by her misogynist rapping boyfriend Zeus, of Greek mythology fame. 

Taiwan Season: Once Upon a Daydream

Taiwan Season: Once Upon a Daydream

Once Upon a Daydream, produced by Sun Son Theatre, bursts with life and colour. 

Mistero Buffo

Mistero Buffo

Go and see this show right now. 

Feed

Feed

Feed is a thought-provoking and memorable piece by Theatre Témoin that explores the insidious relationship between the Internet and capitalism. 

Backup

Backup

Backup, a mix of puppetry and gestural object theatre, is a half hour of pure delight. 

Mirage

Mirage

Combining dance, text and improvisation, Mirage is a kinaesthetic exploration of reality and empathy. 

The Artist

The Artist

Thom Monckton of Finland’s Circo Aereo returns to Edinburgh with a hugely entertaining hour of silliness. 

When You Fall Down: The Buster Keaton Story

When You Fall Down: The Buster Keaton Story

If silent Hollywood star Buster Keaton is remembered for anything, it's his emotionless, mask-like expression; so the initial shock here is that this Buster speaks and smiles. 

Alice

Alice

Eighteen talented actors bring you a spectacular reinvention of Lewis Carroll’s Wonderland. 

Single Life

Single Life

Every now and then a sparkling gem comes bubbling to the surface of the Fringe. 

Zugunruhe

Zugunruhe

Zugunruhe (zoo-gun-rue): an ornithology term for ‘migratory restlessness in birds’. 

Ur – Medëa

Ur – Medëa

Desire is the place of not yet having. 

Freeman

Freeman

Theatre is often defined as a means of offering a voice to those who cannot speak for themselves. 

(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. 

Individual Medley

Individual Medley

Q: What happens when you move a 12-year-old from Basingstoke to Zambia? A: She swims. 

And Then There's Me...

And Then There's Me...

The world is full of wonderfully different people – dramatic, dreamy, daring and disturbing! Join our medley of characters on an energetic journey through their dreams, hopes and… 

It’s Not Over Yet... and How to Survive the Future

It’s Not Over Yet... and How to Survive the Future

It’s Not Over Yet… choreographed and performed by Emma Jayne Park (aka Cultured Mongrel) is a heart-stopping autobiographical show about cancer. 

Kaput

Kaput

For anyone who thinks they don't make physical comedians like Charlie Chaplin and Buster Keaton any more, here's a word from the wise—which, in this context, essentially … 

Bubble Show for Adults Only

Bubble Show for Adults Only

This is one of two offerings at the Fringe this year from Iulia Benze and Kurt Murray, featuring high energy physical movement, bubble art and audience interaction. 

The Odyssey of Homer

The Odyssey of Homer

A new adaptation of Homer’s classic presented in iambic pentameter using physical theatre and shadowplay. 

A Wrinkle in Time

A Wrinkle in Time

Join Meg and her band of misfits on a voyage through time and space. 

The Servant of Two Masters

The Servant of Two Masters

Goldoni’s boisterous 18th-century Italian comedy collides with 21st-century American pop culture. 

Prune

Prune

Prune the bouffon is the shrivelled and bitter product of a break-up, birthed from the pain of Serena Flynn’s ex cheating on her with webcam girls. 

Me Talking, Mostly

Me Talking, Mostly

Mick dives into the absurdity of being an onstage performer and gives the audience a chance to sit in the director’s seat. Be prepared to laugh, cry and experience unbridled joy! 

Loneliness and Other Adventures

Loneliness and Other Adventures

The portrayal of a young woman’s search for love and her sometimes crippling fear of being alone. 

Mission: Her

Mission: Her

Have you ever felt that life was more a grocery list than a box of chocolates? Social media feeds are filled with people ticking events off the list, yet you feel you that you’ve… 

Definition of Man

Definition of Man

A sexier, more violent Waiting for Godot, Definition of Man is a physicalised post-apocalyptic decreation myth that won Best in Dance and Physical Theatre and Ripest Show at the 20… 

The Antiscians

The Antiscians

Inspired by the George MacDonald fairy tale, The Day Boy And The Night Girl. 

Metamorphosis

Metamorphosis

As Gregor Samsa awoke one morning from uneasy dreams he found himself transformed in his bed into a gigantic insect. 

App and Down

App and Down

Popular or unknown, apps are part of our daily lives. 

The Woman and the Canvas

The Woman and the Canvas

Following multiple sell-out shows for both companies at the Fringe, Theatre Re and Fourth Monkey are joining forces for 2018 and return to the festival with an exciting, ensemble-l… 

Starting Now: Youth Showcase 2018

Starting Now: Youth Showcase 2018

Celebrating the enthusiasm and fresh talent of new dancers from across Scotland. 

Metamorphoses

Metamorphoses

Metamorphoses is a lyrical journey through Ovid’s classic tales, told through the fresh eyes of Mary Zimmerman. 

Come to Daddy

Come to Daddy

‘The children grabbed him (the father) and put him on the table. 

Two Faced Bitchin'

Two Faced Bitchin'

A high octane, 80s inspired, dark comedy sketch show! Imagine if Dynasty and Desperate Housewives met on RuPaul’s Drag Race, in the 80s! Set in the power-dressed world of Cassandra… 

Coccinellidae

Coccinellidae

A six-foot woman and a sex doll take on femininity. 

The Red Shoes

The Red Shoes

A reimagining of Hans Christian Andersen’s tale, the ‘superbly talented’ (List) Young Pleasance bring the glitz, glamour, and seedy underworld of interwar Berlin to life with chara… 

It's Not a Sprint

It's Not a Sprint

‘Today is the day I make a decision. 

Action Man

Action Man

Upon retirement, Corporal Liam Drury returns to be confronted with sudden and debilitating flashbacks to his time in combat. 

The Sensemaker and Drop the Gogo

The Sensemaker and Drop the Gogo

Accessible yet still in-depth, funny and disturbingly ironic. 

Off-Kilter

Off-Kilter

Internationally renowned visual theatre artist returns with a dark, comedic, highly physical production incorporating illusions and masterful non-verbal storytelling. 

Four Go Wild in Wellies

Four Go Wild in Wellies

Four Go Wild in Wellies is a playful look at how friendships are built, broken and mended – a whimsical adventure featuring tents that have a life of their own, bobble hats and o… 

Anchor

Anchor

In a light and playful form, the duet Anchor depicts the dilemma between love and desire. 

Best of the Fest Daytime

Best of the Fest Daytime

Bite-size tasters of the best comedy, music and circus, all prepared for you in our glorious Spiegeltent. 

In Addition

In Addition

Set in a near-future Britain where healthcare is privatised, a young couple’s relationship is quietly pulled apart by an aggressive lack of sleep. 

California Backstage

California Backstage

Long-form improv comedy all the way from California. 

Loop

Loop

A dynamic new play combining new writing and physical theatre, Loop is a journey through 50 years of life, love and music, a story of people evolving with the music they listen to. 

Operation EVAsion

Operation EVAsion

A fusion of narrative, aerial arts, multimedia and live accordion music. 

About Lady White Fox With Nine Tales...

About Lady White Fox With Nine Tales...

What if Lady Macbeth was the reincarnation of the mysterious White Fox? YVUA Arts present their award-winning About Lady White Fox with the Nine Tales. 

The Kinkens

The Kinkens

Kinkens is old Scots for the evasive answers to the questions of overly curious children. 

Captain Cauliflower and Marvin the Mischievous Moose

Captain Cauliflower and Marvin the Mischievous Moose

Join the invincible Captain Cauliflower and his faithful companion Marvin on an unforgettable adventure, filled with extreme silliness and unquestionable danger. 

Grail Project

Grail Project

Multi award-winning creators of Anton’s Uncles, Track 3, Big Shot and Hot Cat, Theatre Movement Bazaar assembles its ultra-modern troubadours for the company’s latest adventure, … 

Urban Death

Urban Death

‘There may be many spooky stage productions around. 

Mugenkyo Taiko Drummers: Tribe

Mugenkyo Taiko Drummers: Tribe

UK’s original touring Taiko Tribe returns to the Fringe with a brand-new show of skill, stamina and red-hot rhythms to stir your soul! As Mugenkyo approach their 25th year as Eur… 

30 Days of Blood

30 Days of Blood

Blood, sweat, and. 

Ouroboros

Ouroboros

Narcissism. 

Flattered

Flattered

Flattered addresses, honestly and frankly, the issue of public harassment towards women. 

WOLF

WOLF

A one-man medley of action, comedy, characters and a car chase: Lewis Doherty presents WOLF. 

Dream Logos

Dream Logos

Dream Logos is the divine logic of dreams in the backdrop of the known universe in projected image, dance, aerial, and theatre. 

Synchronised Swimming – The Dry Version

Synchronised Swimming – The Dry Version

Infamous comedy duo Ursus and Nadeschkin have been dubbed the ‘Swiss-German Marx Brothers’ by Village Voice NYC. 

The Sauna

The Sauna

The Sauna is a story of an old woman. 

The Gate

The Gate

2017 hit returns! A magical rollercoaster noir mystery tour through Japanese children’s folklore. 

Offstage

Offstage

What appears to be light and entertaining, can be dark and lonely behind the curtains. 

How to Be Amazingly Happy!

How to Be Amazingly Happy!

How do you find a new ‘once upon a time’ after the ‘happy ever after’ never turned up? Victoria is on a quest to discover how you make a new life when you can’t have the … 

Bruford Warm-Up Mornings

Bruford Warm-Up Mornings

Start each day with a warm-up! Professional practitioners will lead morning movement warm-ups in the Upper Church space at Summerhall for Fringe performers from all venues. 

Our Country

Our Country

‘A striking dream world. 

Assembly Gala Launch

Assembly Gala Launch

Kickstart your festival with Assembly’s renowned opening night gala. 

A Clown Show About Rain

A Clown Show About Rain

Following the ‘audacious’ (**** (Scotsman)) and critically acclaimed Follow Suit, Silent Faces return to the Fringe with more physical political fooling in the heart-warming A … 

Bubble Show: Milkshake and the Bubble Flower

Bubble Show: Milkshake and the Bubble Flower

Every child goes inside their own bubble! Milkshake’s bubble flower cannot survive a cold winter without bubbles so she must get help from Dr Bubble – and quick! Smoke bubbles,… 

Here Comes Trouble

Here Comes Trouble

Keira Martin’s Here Comes Trouble contains some impressively executed Irish dancing to music which is a meld of Irish melodies and Jamaican beats in a memorable piece about ident… 

Lunacy

Lunacy

Lunacy. 

A Matter of Race

A Matter of Race

Two young women, living similar lives, doing similar things: applying for jobs at cafes, buying alcohol, going to parties. 

Certain Young Men

Certain Young Men

Peter Gill”s Certain Young Men was first performed at the Almeida Theatre in 1999. 

Behind the Mirror

Behind the Mirror

There’s something charming about a fairy tale told in a fundamentally unique manner. 

Sad Little Man

Sad Little Man

‘Stop me if you’ve heard this one before. 

The Gate

The Gate

A magical rollercoaster noir mystery tour through Japanese children’s folklore. 

Mouthpiece

Mouthpiece

Mouthpiece is one of the shows at CanadaHub at King’s Hall, a venue in association with Summerhall. 

Dark Matter

Dark Matter

People say your whole life flashes in front of your eyes before you die but what happens when you have dementia? Where does the brain go before we die? Dark Matter is a devised and… 

Happy Birthday Mia

Happy Birthday Mia

It’s Mia’s birthday! How exciting! She will be surrounded by friends and will play all day long. 

Bottles

Bottles

‘Bottles’ is a stirring piece of theatre exploring the ups and downs of a night on the town through the eyes of a group of young women. 

War Pig

War Pig

French theatre group Le Festin de Saturne deliver a wild and engaging clown show, War Pig, following the adventures of young Private Juan and Captain Fidel Castra off to war. 

A Clockwork Orange

A Clockwork Orange

‘What’s it going to be then, eh?’ Little Alex is charming, clever and sophisticated. 

The Trial

The Trial

The students of Wellington College are performing the renowned adaptation of Franz Kafka by Steven Berkoff, The Trial. 

Slap and Tickle

Slap and Tickle

Slap and Tickle, ‘a machine gun of visual joy’ (WritingAboutDance. 

Death in Venice

Death in Venice

As the Sirocco winds bring cholera to the Lido and alleyways of Venice, Dr Aschenbach watches Tadzio swimming in the lagoon. 

Two Man Show

Two Man Show

Men have all the power. 

Hope Hunt and the Ascension into Lazarus

Hope Hunt and the Ascension into Lazarus

A double-bill of extraordinary power and originality, Hope Hunt & The Ascension into Lazarus performed by Belfast-based Oona Doherty, gets beneath the hard exterior of disaffected … 

A Snowball’s Chance in Hell

A Snowball’s Chance in Hell

Travel back to the 1920s to examine the beautiful art of failing. 

The Odyssey

The Odyssey

One man’s quest to return to the woman he loves: beating gods and monsters, battling nymphs and sirens, through the underworld and across the Aegean Sea. 

Choir of Man

Choir of Man

There is something remarkably welcoming about being handed a free pint with a smile as you walk into a show. 

What Lies Beneath

What Lies Beneath

What Lies Beneath is a semi-absurdist exploration into male grief, observing how it plays out in our minds and affects those close to us. 

Follow Suit

Follow Suit

Set in a stark environment of desks and bare lightbulbs, Silent Faces’ Follow Suit is a cutting parody of life in the corporate sector. 

The Flying Lovers of Vitebsk

The Flying Lovers of Vitebsk

A show about the evocative powers of art must be particularly effective in practicing what it preaches. 

Cherry

Cherry

“None of these words are our own. 

On This Side of Time

On This Side of Time

Alyona Ageeva’s PosleSlov Physical Theatre Company presents the UK premier of this contemporary physical theatre performance. 

Oyster Boy

Oyster Boy

Oyster Boy is a comic telling of the fictional relationship between two young lovers on Coney Island and their subsequent journey into marriage. 

Wrong Tree Adventures

Wrong Tree Adventures

A stunning amalgamation of Wrong Tree’s work to date: the Professor’s grandfather is missing – working in his old greenhouse, her quest takes her to explore South America. 

Sandman

Sandman

When Nathaniel, a student, is visited by a mysterious dread figure from the past and falls in love with a woman who isn’t all she seems, nobody can prevent his life from spiralling… 

Bacchae

Bacchae

Both faithful and frantic, young company Flying Pig Theatre have produced a very satisfying version of Euripides’ Bacchae with a deft touch. 

#JeSuis

#JeSuis

#JeSuis is an edgy new choreographic work by renowned British dancer Aakash Odedra. 

Slipstick

Slipstick

A spectacular show featuring one of the best mime and impersonator artistes in Europe! Be prepared to be stunned by the quickest change artist and mime comedy entertainer Martin Ke… 

Christina Rossetti's Goblin Market

Christina Rossetti's Goblin Market

Adapted and performed by Jennifer Jewell, Goblin Market is a solo performance, with Jewell taking on the roles of two young sisters and the goblins they encounter. 

The North

The North

The North is as hostile, unforgiving and beautiful as the land to which it dedicates its hour-long runtime. 

Cognitions

Cognitions

Cognitions was confessional, poetic physical theatre. 

This Really Is Too Much

This Really Is Too Much

Gracefool Collective’s This Really Is Too Much blends dance, spoken word and physical comedy in a devised expressionistic theatre piece; revealing the absurd realities of life fr… 

Odyssey

Odyssey

The idea is a brilliant one: reducing an epic to the size of a man. 

All Genius All Idiot

All Genius All Idiot

All Genius All Idiot is a quirky and outrageous piece that explores the animalistic side of human nature using contemporary circus, performance art and live music. 

A Little Blue Birdy Told Me

A Little Blue Birdy Told Me

Have you ever been shat on by the blue bird? The great rebirth of public shaming continues to evolve. 

Reeling

Reeling

Reeling follows our plucky protagonist, Little Fellow, as he heads to the big city to make something of himself, and winds up in a motion picture studio where he is mistaken for th… 

Busu and the Damask Drum

Busu and the Damask Drum

Inspired on Zeami’s Aya No Tsuzumi, Busu and the Damask Drum was originally adapted by Yukio Mishima for the modern stage. 

Woyzeck

Woyzeck

Woyzeck ekes out a living on a meagre wage, earning pennies by eating peas for a dodgy clinical trial, while his wife cheats on him and everyone finds him pathetic. 

Bare Threads

Bare Threads

We are often barely conscious of dressing and undressing in our daily routine. 

Shakespeare's Big Brother

Shakespeare's Big Brother

Can Hamlet please come into the diary room? You’ve had regular Big Brother. 

Two Little Boxes

Two Little Boxes

A wordless blend of mime, clowning, dance and acrobatics, Two Little Boxes is a brand-new piece by Reallynice, exploring the construction of masculinities in young men. 

Seagulls

Seagulls

In Seagulls, visuals are everything. 

Robin’s Hood

Robin’s Hood

C Theatre’s production of Robin’s Hood is a silly pantomime style show featuring the classic characters. 

Me, Myself and I

Me, Myself and I

Me, Myself and I’ is a fun, high energy, physical theatre piece containing small nuggets of inspiration relating to how we find, and nurture our confidence. 

Wanna Dance With Somebody! Or, A Guide To Managing Social Anxiety Using Theoretical Physics

Wanna Dance With Somebody! Or, A Guide To Managing Social Anxiety Using Theoretical Physics

With one of the longest titles you’ll come across it feels as though this show will have a lot to unpack. 

A Hunger Artist (Kafka Adaptation)

A Hunger Artist (Kafka Adaptation)

Inspired by a Kafka story, writer Josh Luxenberg and Brooklyn-based Sinking Ship have created a weird and wonderful piece of theatre in A Hunger Artist (Kafka Adaptation). 

Bone Woman

Bone Woman

Bone Woman is a quiet, strange and beautiful production. 

All Quiet on the Western Front

All Quiet on the Western Front

Incognito Theatre’s adaptation of All Quiet on the Western Front is a solid, if predictable, production which ticks all of the necessary First World War boxes. 

Origins

Origins

Animikii Theatre’s Origins is an intriguing piece of physical theatre that isn’t afraid to be subtle with it’s plot. 

Kokdu: The Soul Mate

Kokdu: The Soul Mate

Kokdu: Soul Mate is physical theatre with charm, humour and a supernatural frisson inspired by Korean shamanistic rites and belief in the Kokdu, a spirit guide who accompanies the … 

MakeyUppers' Bedtime Stories

MakeyUppers' Bedtime Stories

Once upon a time, two fair maidens dragged fairy tales kicking and screaming into the 21st century in this sharp and original review of all things “happily ever after”. 

One Hundred Miles

One Hundred Miles

One Hundred Miles is a physical theatre performance structured around the experiences of a woman traveling through India in a bid to discover a different culture and way of life. 

Testosterone

Testosterone

Testosterone is a touching, funny and incredibly brave piece of theatre from Rhum and Clay Company and Kit Redstone. 

Wrong Tree Adventures

Wrong Tree Adventures

This August, Durham-based Wrong Tree Theatre are bringing three shows to Edinburgh; currently on offer is Souvenirs, a light-hearted adventure that draws on the heavy use of props,… 

China Goes Pop!

China Goes Pop!

China Goes Pop is an action-packed hour for all the family to enjoy; full of acrobatics held together by a simple love story between two of the performers. 

Monkey Dance: The Rockappella Musical!

Monkey Dance: The Rockappella Musical!

Korean performance company GGIRIPROJECT aims to create the perfect collaboration between music and martial arts, a pursuit that has resulted in the catchily-titled Monkey Dance: Th… 

Slut

Slut

Slut tells a story which is sadly the experience of many women; girls who have the benefit of naivety during their younger years, which is then destroyed when they face the reality… 

Things We Find in the Dark

Things We Find in the Dark

Sam is scared of the dark. 

Tobacco

Tobacco

If you are looking for a show that demonstrates exceptional acting and physical theatre skills Tobacco is where you will find it. 

Un Poyo Rojo

Un Poyo Rojo

If you want a bit of light relief from Fringe shows taking themselves too seriously, come to this hilarious, technically mind-blowing piece which calls itself physical theatre but … 

Hyperthymesia

Hyperthymesia

Hyperthymesia is a mixture of physical theatre and emotional monologues that certainly wasn’t a show that had the audience jumping onto their feet in appreciation. 

Peer Gynt

Peer Gynt

With humble beginnings as an idle farm lad, the eponymous hero of Henrik Ibsen’s Peer Gynt is chastised by his mother for wasting his time on earth dreaming of greatness - to whi… 

Alpha

Alpha

There’s certainly a lot going on in Alpha: physical theatre, beat poetry and live music combine as the company confides their desires and secrets with their audience. 

Translunar Paradise

Translunar Paradise

Theatre Ad Infinitum have been a Fringe favourite for years; creating thought provoking and beautiful shows to touch both your heart and your mind. 

Tribe

Tribe

Temper Theatre once again return to Edinburgh to gift audiences with a performance well worth three times the ticket price. 

Taiwan Season: 038

Taiwan Season: 038

038 is the telephone code for Hualien, a small city on the east coast of Taiwan and it is the first few numbers the many emigrants to the bigger cities must dial to phone home. 

Fauna

Fauna

Fauna is a bold, mesmerising exploration of primal behaviour brought to us by the wonderful Fauna Circus. 

The Crossing Place – Romantika

The Crossing Place – Romantika

The Crossing Place – Romantika has an absurdly joyous opening, which is unexpected considering that the show is marketed as a study of loneliness, anxiety and desire. 

Knock Knock

Knock Knock

It’s 54 years since the last conscripted British citizens returned to civilian life after completing their National Service. 

Our Man in Havana

Our Man in Havana

Spies Like Us Theatre’s adaptation of Graham Greene’s classic novel is, quite simply, a joy. 

Did I Choose These Shoes?

Did I Choose These Shoes?

Thought-provoking but with a humorous tone, this spoken word and physical theatre piece explores what it means to be a girl growing up today and the choices offered to young women. 

My Mind is Free

My Mind is Free

Nominated for best play by the Anti-Trafficking Foundation in 2016. 

Dead People Don't Have Secrets

Dead People Don't Have Secrets

Everyone has secrets. 

You Forgot the Mince

You Forgot the Mince

‘And in the end, we were all just humans, drunk on the idea that love, only love, could heal our brokenness’. 

The Penelopiad by Margaret Atwood

The Penelopiad by Margaret Atwood

Atwood’s retelling of The Odyssey from Penelope’s perspective is a totally appropriate text for this energetic and innovative all-female cast. 

The Nature of Forgetting

The Nature of Forgetting

What’s more important when telling a compelling story of human emotion, feeling or narrative? The answer to this is largely dependent on the viewer’s personal preferences as to… 

Staging Wittgenstein

Staging Wittgenstein

Staging Wittgenstein is a difficult production to categorise. 

She Kills Monsters

She Kills Monsters

Agnes’s life is turned upside down when she stumbles upon her late sister’s Dungeons and Dragons notebook. 

Roaming Collisions – Free

Roaming Collisions – Free

Noun. 

100

100

Imagine that you have only one hour to choose one single memory from your life – and everything else will be erased forever. 

Medea on Media

Medea on Media

Medea on Media is not your average spin on an Ancient Greek classic; Seongbukdong Beedoolkee’s production is fearless, irreverent, unsettling and, most surprisingly, a lot of fun… 

Best of The Fest Daytime

Best of The Fest Daytime

Bite-size tasters of the best comedy, music and circus, all prepared for you in our glorious Spiegeltent. 

Curse of Cranholme Abbey

Curse of Cranholme Abbey

Doors creak and dust falls; the Curse of Cranholme Abbey has awoken once more. 

Death City

Death City

This is a collaboration of stunt and colour: the first of its kind in the world. 

Why Stop There?

Why Stop There?

Rebellious, experienced, lyrical and courageous – this amazing multi-generational programme celebrates dancers from 12-85 years of life, dreams, hopes and fears featuring new wor… 

Mirror, Mirror, Off the Wall

Mirror, Mirror, Off the Wall

‘Mirror, mirror, on the wall – does this selfie make my nose look big?’ Your favourite fairy tales in disguise, this once upon a time is happening now. 

Wiley and the Hairy Man

Wiley and the Hairy Man

Stampin’, stompen’ coming through the trees, shuffling through the swamp grass, blowing in the breeze. 

In Pieces

In Pieces

Harry awakes one morning in the worst possible way – with a head-shattering hangover. 

La Maladie de la Mort d’Après Marguerite Duras

La Maladie de la Mort d’Après Marguerite Duras

Every day the same ceremony is held: a hotel room, a man, a woman. 

Fancy Glitter Fanciulla on Tour Without the Band

Fancy Glitter Fanciulla on Tour Without the Band

Rock’n’roll in all its facets. 

Gossip

Gossip

Gossip, blather, misinformation and rumours are a cross-cultural phenomenon of humanity. 

Beam

Beam

This is one of Granny’s stories. 

Death by Shakespeare

Death by Shakespeare

A chorus of bawdy spirits lead you through this physically dynamic amalgamation of Shakespeare’s finest death scenes, which fuse together familiar characters and scenes to create a… 

The Drive

The Drive

Two women. 

The Room at the Top of the House

The Room at the Top of the House

Josh finds the outside world a fascinating and frightening place. 

Hyperion

Hyperion

‘Being called a Greek feels like being bound with a dog collar. 

Taiwan Season: Heart of Darkness

Taiwan Season: Heart of Darkness

A psychic journey, through physical theatre and music, Sun Son Theatre’s Heart of Darkness explores the damage inflicted on a woman by arranged marriage. 

Luocha Land

Luocha Land

Told through contemporary and ancient physical storytelling techniques, the National Theatre of China’s Luocha Land is a visual treat. 

Cockadoodlemoo

Cockadoodlemoo

Cockadoodlemoo is a brand new moo-sical for all the family! Join a prize-winning cow, sassy fox, playful dog and forgetful sheep who each have a lot to learn about friendship, lone… 

The Long, Miserable Journey to Happiness

The Long, Miserable Journey to Happiness

Fringe 2011’s Best Newcomer nominee Paul Valenti is back, this time on a semi-silent casual quest for universal truth. 

At a Stretch

At a Stretch

In a big, busy city there’s loads of space. 

Toasty’s Day-Dreaming

Toasty’s Day-Dreaming

Family physical theatre. 

Helga - Life of Diva Extraordinaire

Helga - Life of Diva Extraordinaire

Meet Helga, cabaret diva extraordinaire! At least, she used to be… Through mime, clowning and circus, this poignant physical comedy reflects on how it feels when our bodies don… 

One With Everything

One With Everything

Strange physical theatre with soul-lined theatrics and odd feats. 

Cacophony

Cacophony

Hear me roar! In a world full of sound and fury, and bells and whistles, one woman is ready to listen. 

The Korean Tale of Princess Bari

The Korean Tale of Princess Bari

The traditional Korean tale of Princess Bari comes to life in this touching and inspiring production. 

The Missing Girl of Grigglewood

The Missing Girl of Grigglewood

The show tells the tale of a young girl named Rose who mysteriously goes missing in the tiny town of Grigglewood. 

Peacocks, Lobsters and Us

Peacocks, Lobsters and Us

Lobsters love large claws and peacocks prefer big tails – but what sets our hearts racing? An enticing piece of dance theatre that puts love under the microscope, challenging our… 

Whalebone

Whalebone

Whalebone is about bodies: who takes up space, how much, and why. 

The Cricket

The Cricket

The Cricket is an original story inspired by Pusongling’s famous work, Strange Stories from a Chinese Studio. 

La Vie Dans Une Marionette

La Vie Dans Une Marionette

A whimsical story of a pianist and his puppet, it’ll have you falling off your seat in laughter! Packed full of gags, hilarious moments and surprises, the White Face Crew combine p… 

An Unexpected Electric Nativity

An Unexpected Electric Nativity

A short play for two humans and two robots. 

Ingo's War

Ingo's War

The heart-warming tale of Ingo the dog and his journey of bravery, hope and finding courage where you thought you had none. 

Assembly Gala Launch

Assembly Gala Launch

Assembly’s renowned opening night gala returns to launch our biggest programme yet, with highlights from across our 200 strong season, all rolled into one spectacular package. 

A Strange New Space

A Strange New Space

Amira is obsessed with space and dreams of becoming an astronaut. 

Josh Glanc: Manfül

Josh Glanc: Manfül

Winner: Best Comedy Perth Fringe World 2017. 

The Stroop Effect

The Stroop Effect

The disparity between the promotional material put out by theatre groups and the reality of what they present to audiences is often quite staggering. 

She Denied Nothing

She Denied Nothing

Inspired by the events of Sophocles’ Antigone, Greek theatre veterans Actors of Dionysus chose to examine the actions of two women who are unable to explain the whereabouts of … 

Wake Up Alice!

Wake Up Alice!

Award-winning and inclusive Youth Theatre Company Brightonshed in collaboration with Theatreshed bring their interpretation of ‘Alice in Wonderland’ to Brighton Fringe. 

purged

purged

Deeply meaningful and uncomfortably honest at times, purged presents Alex (Orla Sanders) and his desire and failure to verbally explain his mental health problems to the audience… 

Enter The Dragons
BOBBY WINNER

Enter The Dragons

On an epic adventure to halt ageing in its tracks, writers and performers Abigail Dooley and Emma Edwards swim the sea of apology, march the bridge of tears and conquer the dark de… 

BARRERA

BARRERA

Barrera is what a clown AA meeting would look like. 

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. 

Sink

Sink

‘Sink’ is based on the human need for control. 

Dark Matter & Angeleta and Etelvina

Dark Matter & Angeleta and Etelvina

Two striking and contrasting puppetry shows form a double bill that explores the journey of dementia patients at the end of their life. 

The Forecast

The Forecast

The Forecast is an engaging and informative piece of political theatre. 

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… 

Ingo's War

Ingo's War

This cosy story follows the adventures of Ingo, a dog on a mission to make his owners proud. 

I AM BEAST

I AM BEAST

In this exhilarating, disturbing exploration of the human mind, there is a cornucopia of theatrical styles, from the visually spectacular, breathtaking use of puppetry, to the slic… 

Dangled

Dangled

This fast-paced, sharp writing from Louis Viljoen focuses on a man’s (Rob Van Vuuren) rapid descent into madness. 

The Beauty of a Failing Body

The Beauty of a Failing Body

Starting from a physical quest, we will search for intentions and ways to communicate with your audience non-verbally. 

Creating a Believable Character Without the Use of Text

Creating a Believable Character Without the Use of Text

Award-winning Dutch performer Hiske Eriks presents a physical workshop in which we will search for a believable character by making small transformations. 

GIANT

GIANT

GIANT follows the never-ending, whirlwind of generations in protagonist, Tommy’s family. 

Candid

Candid

To tell stories in unexpected ways; that is the promise that Wildkind Theatre makes in their tagline. 

Late To The Party

Late To The Party

‘Late to the Party’ is an autobiographical romp on a mid-life diagnosis of ADHD and Dyslexia in two women. 

Circus Abyssinia

Circus Abyssinia

Starring Ethiopian jugglers Bibi and Bichu, the inimitable Konjowoch Troupe, ‘Circus Abyssinia’ is circus at its most enchanting and surreal: as seen through the eyes of a child. 

The Presence of The Heap and The Happy Way to Go?

The Presence of The Heap and The Happy Way to Go?

Theatre Inc. 

Mano a Mano

Mano a Mano

A story about a meeting between two hobos. 

Tap Into Health (TIH): Movin’ With Melvin!

Tap Into Health (TIH): Movin’ With Melvin!

Tap into health! A rare, unmissable opportunity to dance with one of the world’s most engaging performers. 

Check Out My Shirt

Check Out My Shirt

We wear the consequences of our decisions like a bad shirt. 

One in Four

One in Four

A newly-devised piece exploring issues of mental health. 

Agamemnon

Agamemnon

To start with the positives, this was a very enthusiastic show. 

Don Quixote

Don Quixote

“But. 

Generation Why

Generation Why

Three performers from the UK, Italy and Spain that belong to the so called Generation Y, are confronted onstage with a simple but controversial question: what do you want for your … 

The Life & Death of Puppet King Richard II

The Life & Death of Puppet King Richard II

This is Richard II as you’ve never seen him before, in a purple shell-suit wielding power over his puppet kingdom with subjects that range from beautiful two foot high hand carve… 

Great Train Robbery

Great Train Robbery

Apparently, one of the men involved in the Great Train Robbery of 1963 resides in Hove - but this story isn’t about him, instead it’s about the women behind the heist, the ones… 

Borderline

Borderline

A comedy about a tragedy. 

Dead Puppet Society

Dead Puppet Society

The award-winning team that brought you ‘A Puppet Named Desire’ and ‘Puppetgeist’ return with mayhem, masks, and sock monsters. 

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. 

Die Die Die Old People Die

Die Die Die Old People Die

Indie theatre legends David Woods and Jon Haynes of ‘Ridiculusmus’ as two crustaceous elders putting off death in a snail paced farce. 

The Girl Who Fell in Love With The Moon

The Girl Who Fell in Love With The Moon

“It wasn’t a particularly spectacular night, as she sat stargazing in her room . 

Oyster Boy

Oyster Boy

Inspired by Tim Burton’s poem, The Melancholy Death of Oyster Boy, Haste Theatre transport us to Coney Island where Mr Gelati (Valeria Compagnoni) and the future Mrs Gelati (Lexi… 

Open Sky present Scorched

Open Sky present Scorched

“There’s some pain you can’t grit your teeth through”, is something said by the sole performer in Scorched as he reflects on his time during WWII. 

LAID

LAID

A woman lays an egg a day and faces a tumultuous decision: will she raise her egg, or eat it? In this hysterical (in every sense of that word) show, Natalie Palamides takes a relat… 

Cheekykita: Somewhere in the Ether

Cheekykita: Somewhere in the Ether

Cheekykita’s dream. 

Mozzz!

Mozzz!

Mozzz! A week in the life of an undercover mosquito. 

The Last Honeypot

The Last Honeypot

The bizarre tale of the boy Eli Hum, born with a baffling condition: his tummy can only digest honey. 

... Yes?

... Yes?

Terabac

Terabac

If you’re a budding ecologist who also has a love of physical theatre, Terabac is the show for you. 

Cabaret From The Shadows

Cabaret From The Shadows

Amid the abundance of hard hitting and harrowing new work presented at the Fringe, one could be forgiven for wondering why we’re all taking ourselves so seriously. 

Balancing Acts

Balancing Acts

‘Balancing Acts’ invites you to share in intimate stories of struggle, strength and resistance. 

Moribund - And the Meaning of Death

Moribund - And the Meaning of Death

Brighton Death Forum present Gimcrack Productions’ ‘Moribund’, a piece of contemporary performance addressing our relationship with death, both light-hearted and poignant. 

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. 

The Tempest

The Tempest

Three groups of shipwreck survivors venture into unknown territory and find themselves being closely monitored, manipulated and enchanted by a wizard and his sidekick. 

What is Normal?

What is Normal?

Powerful tragicomic drama with masks. 

The Establishment: Eton Mess

The Establishment: Eton Mess

Dan Lees and Neil Frost as two quintessentially English gentlemen from a bygone era, struggling to hold onto their whimsical world of cricket, tea and secret arms deals. 

Spin: A Skatepark Adventure

Spin: A Skatepark Adventure

A new inclusive urban sports show including parkour runners, skateboarders, BMX riders, acrobats and dancers. 

The Writers' Bloc

The Writers' Bloc

Soviet Russia, 1937. 

Zach & Viggo: Thunderflop

Zach & Viggo: Thunderflop

Winner: Best Comedy, Brighton Fringe 2016. 

Odjo: King of the Ocean

Odjo: King of the Ocean

Odjo. 

The Idiot's Guide to the World

The Idiot's Guide to the World

‘The Idiot’s Guide to the World’ is a clown show that explores a variety of physical comedy genres. 

Discretion Guaranteed

Discretion Guaranteed

There’s a lot going on in Discretion Guaranteed at Paradise in the Vault. 

A Plague of Idiots

A Plague of Idiots

Utterly stupid and equally brilliant, A Plague of Idiots is the ultimate feast of physical comedy for your inner child. 

We Paved the Streets With People

We Paved the Streets With People

The culmination of a week-long workshop, EurekaEnsemble, to challenge and develop performers interested in more physical ways of working. 

The Silence at the Song's End

The Silence at the Song's End

Beautiful, funny and completely moving, Really Good Stories’ production of The Silence at the Song’s End is one of the best pieces of theatre you’ll see this Fringe. 

Pss Pss

Pss Pss

This show is unlike much else at Fringe this year. 

Macbeth: Without Words

Macbeth: Without Words

Macbeth: Without Words is an abstract and aesthetically pleasing piece, rich in tension. 

L'Heure Fugitive

L'Heure Fugitive

A woman comes face to face with her overwhelming need for revolution. 

Card Ninja

Card Ninja

Warning: This show contains ninjas, not magic. 

Red and The Wolf

Red and The Wolf

Prospero Theatre have decided it’s their turn to roll out a dark retelling of a well-known fairy tale, showcasing a unique-ish take on Little Red Riding Hood, with their producti… 

The Berkovian Medea

The Berkovian Medea

Euripides’ classical tragedy, of one woman’s quest for revenge and the terrible lengths she is willing to go to inflict pain on her wayward husband, has been performed thousand… 

Everyman

Everyman

Everyman recounts the story of its eponymous hero as she is told, as punishment for her hedonistic and selfish lifestyle, that she is going to die. 

Dear Home Office

Dear Home Office

An appeal to those in power, uniquely created and performed by a group of unaccompanied, young refugee men from Eritrea, Afghanistan, Somalia and Albania. 

Nightmare

Nightmare

Join us for Nightmare, a piece of new writing by Sophie Paterson where the boundaries between subconscious and reality have been destroyed. 

The Mystery at Ginger Creek: An Interactive Adventure

The Mystery at Ginger Creek: An Interactive Adventure

Welcome to Ginger Creek, where curious characters and perplexing events are the norm. 

A Working Title

A Working Title

A Working Title is about the belated coming-of-age and struggles of millennials as they confront a world of expectations and disappointments. 

All Might Seem Good

All Might Seem Good

Drawing from the likes of renowned theatre company DV8, All Might Seem Good mixes verbatim accounts of fate with physical theatre: mixing the highly natural with the highly stylise… 

I Love Ursula Hamdress

I Love Ursula Hamdress

Theatre and physical theatre about the contemporary condition of women and farmed animals, created following Carol Adams’ lecture The sexual Politics of Meat. 

Steam

Steam

Steam lives up to its name, delivering a staggeringly intense hour of physical theatre. 

Fire Burn: The Tragedy of Macbeth

Fire Burn: The Tragedy of Macbeth

ImmerCity’s stripped back and stylised telling of the ever popular Scottish play is an at times disorienting, nightmarish and incredibly compelling piece of theatre that will giv… 

Dreaming of Leaves

Dreaming of Leaves

Quirky, vibrant and oozing with dark imagination, Dreaming of Leaves is a daring and thought-provoking piece of theatre. 

Camille

Camille

Most Fringe shows think they can squeeze two hours into fifty minutes. 

Spool

Spool

Suppose, just suppose, that your mind and body lived separately from each other. 

Luna Park

Luna Park

When reading the marketing blurb for Luna Park, I must confess I wasn’t entirely sure what to expect. 

The Living Room

The Living Room

The Living Room takes us home, to a place in which we welcome another. 

The Living Room

The Living Room

The Living Room takes us home, to a place in which we welcome another. 

The Six-Sided Man

The Six-Sided Man

The Six-Sided Man is a tense and funny drama, based on Luke Rhinehart’s cult novel The Dice Man, which has toured the world for the last 30 years. 

Fourth Monkey's Genesis and Revelation: Sodom

Fourth Monkey's Genesis and Revelation: Sodom

Of all the forms of theatre regularly utilised in our part of the world, physical theatre remains the most beleaguered. 

Finders Keepers

Finders Keepers

Hot Coals Theatre have put together a slick physical comedy, full of beat-perfect gags leaving you laughing out loud at the flick of an eyebrow, whilst some of the more grotesqu… 

Ribbet Ribbet Croak

Ribbet Ribbet Croak

Ribbet Ribbet Croak is a gentle and successful piece of theatre for younger children, as well as being very suitable for PMLD and ASD family groups. 

Go Go Power Rangeurs: The Movie, Live!

Go Go Power Rangeurs: The Movie, Live!

Everyone’s favourite and most ethnically diverse supergroup return. 

The Taming of the Shrew

The Taming of the Shrew

It’s often hard to find anything particularly original about an original adaptation of any of Shakespeare’s great plays these days, but The Taming of the Shrew done in traditiona… 

Rumpelstiltskin

Rumpelstiltskin

Wrong Tree’s Rumpelstiltskin is a musical retelling of the classic fairy tale of the farmer’s daughter and the mysterious imp. 

The Invisible Man

The Invisible Man

It’s always disappointing to see an interesting concept marred by poor execution. 

5 Out of 10 Men...

5 Out of 10 Men...

Top ratings aren’t always just about putting on a remarkable production, although 5 Out of 10 Men is that. 

Waltzing Matilda

Waltzing Matilda

The Australian outback, a French sheep and a lonely convict on the run. 

The Raunch

The Raunch

As Underbelly at George Square grows arms and legs, an expansion into the Meadows was inevitable. 

Slaves of Sleep

Slaves of Sleep

Moody Old Man Theatre Company specialise in making theatre that is inspired by music. 

Scapegoat

Scapegoat

Texas, early evening, the 1980s. 

Savage / Love

Savage / Love

A fresh look at the love poems of Sam Shepard using dance, aerial, physical theatre and live video. 

Teechers

Teechers

John Godber’s great play about life in a rundown secondary school where both the teachers and the students have just about given up. 

Help Me, I'm From Essex, Get Me Out of Here!

Help Me, I'm From Essex, Get Me Out of Here!

Hey! Ever wondered what happens to TV reality stars when they stop being famous? On the slippery slide from celebrity to no-mark they have some wonderful adventures. 

Sonder

Sonder

A breathlessly physical exploration of how it feels to be alone. 

Tandem

Tandem

Start a revolution, or head to the beach? A dilemma that arises for Frederica and Paola as they ride two bicycles welded to each other. 

Molière's The Hypochondriac

Molière's The Hypochondriac

Molière’s classic comedy is reinvented as a piece of high energy physical storytelling, in a new adaptation by Oliver Pengelly and Dawn Wylie. 

Two Man Show

Two Man Show

In an explosion of energy, raw intensity and emotion, RashDash theatre company shatters preconceptions of the patriarchy. 

The End

The End

Celebrated Scottish choreographer Jack Webb has brought his latest, typically idiosyncratic work, The End, for performance at this year’s Festival Fringe as part of the extensive… 

Entrails

Entrails

Entrails is a contemporary dance theatre piece that presents an urgent, dark and absurd look at our human bodies. 

Scorched

Scorched

The setting is intimate, and encroaching on the personal space of a frail man, in a battered armchair listening to the television (news of the Gulf War is on – the year is 1991) … 

Macbeth

Macbeth

Fortitude Dance company’s attempt to stage a ‘physical theatre’ version of Shakespeare’s bloody Scottish tragedy in the club scene of 1980’s Manchester is certainly a nov… 

Once...

Once...

Russian Company Derevo’s Once takes place early in the morning by Fringe standards and many of the audience members at the George Square Theatre might have been wondering whether… 

Alice and the Dream Child

Alice and the Dream Child

Transforum Theatre’s adaptation of Alice in Wonderland sets the Lewis Carroll classic in a mental hospital. 

Fourth Monkey's Genesis and Revelation: The Ark

Fourth Monkey's Genesis and Revelation: The Ark

Drawing from Biblical allusions, Fourth Monkey’s The Ark, as part of their Genesis and Revelation programme, centres on people attempting to play God with the lives of modern-day… 

The Lounge

The Lounge

There comes a time in most good plays when you realise you’ve become completely lost in a moment due to its sheer brilliance. 

Scenes from an Urban Gothic

Scenes from an Urban Gothic

Scenes from an Urban Gothic by Theatre Imaginers will certainly appeal to those who have come to the Fringe in search of something different. 

The Enchanted

The Enchanted

The Enchanted is a show all about disconnection, both in its subject matter and the way that it’s performed. 

Generation Zero

Generation Zero

The difficult relationship between political and personal affairs are addressed in the devastating drama Generation Zero. 

Fourth Monkey's Genesis and Revelation: Ascension Part 1

Fourth Monkey's Genesis and Revelation: Ascension Part 1

The Genesis + Revelation cycle by Fourth Monkey promises “traditional Bible stories with a contemporary twist”. 

An Account of a Savage

An Account of a Savage

‘What does it mean to be a human?’Voiced explicitly at one moment during this equal parts captivating, inviting and horrifying production, the question of the very nature of hu… 

At War With Love

At War With Love

Ambitious in its intentions, At War With Love uses a selection of thirty-two of William Shakespeare’s sonnets to form a narrative set against the backdrop of the First World War. 

The Company of Wolves

The Company of Wolves

“Who’s afraid of the big, bad wolf?”Such is the musical refrain setting the playful, yet pervasively sinister, tone which permeates this piece from the outset. 

Made Up

Made Up

Using poetry, physical theatre, music and a limited amount of props, The Fast Food Collective’s new show is a thrilling romp through a night on the town. 

The Mission

The Mission

Set in 2057, a time not too far away from our own, The Mission charts the selection and preparation for an unprecedented space exploration by an unremarkable and apparently run-of-… 

Metamorphoses

Metamorphoses

Youth reigns in Mary Zimmerman’s Metamorphoses, a lavish retelling of Ovid’s tales, brought to stunning visual life. 

Bucket List

Bucket List

What do you do when your mother is murdered for protesting corporate and governmental corruption? In the case of Milagros, you fight for the justice your mother was denied and see… 

The Creeps

The Creeps

Catherine Waller’s ‘body morphs almost supernaturally into distinct personalities. 

Lightless

Lightless

When a child’s choice is to be a suicide bomber or an invader’s informant, his Afghan mother sends him away to save him. 

The Curious Sole of Luna Cobbler

The Curious Sole of Luna Cobbler

Can the moon really mend a damaged sole? Is there a pair for everyone? Join Luna in this quirky visual piece, inspired by Tim Burton’s poetry, on a journey to find the perfect so… 

The Therapist

The Therapist

The Therapist is about a woman called Michelle Dowell. 

Just So?

Just So?

Did the world come about just so? Have forces of science and evolution been the only things at work? How did the world come to be filled with so many strange wonders? A new reworki… 

Le Bossu

Le Bossu

The scene is Notre Dame. 

Stuff

Stuff

What is love? In an immersive clown show with an interesting lyrical vein, Sean Kempton (of Cirque du Soleil) attempts to find out. 

Yuri

Yuri

Patrick and Adele dream of having children of their own, yet their biological clock is ticking and here comes her solution: she picks up a homeless boy in Lidl (of all places) a… 

Inferno

Inferno

Inferno is the first and, arguably, best part of Dante’s Divine Comedy. 

Do Not Open

Do Not Open

Do Not Open explores the chaos from within Pandora’s box and asks the question – was it really all that bad? Come on – wasn’t some of it kind of fun? This devised piece plays f… 

The Twisted Fairytale

The Twisted Fairytale

Grapple Theatre have been inspired by Kneehigh; think Into the Woods meets Brothers Grimm, a combination of live music, physical theatre and puppetry. 

Ken Do's Success for Losers

Ken Do's Success for Losers

You are the neander-fools and I am fire. 

Plain as Paper

Plain as Paper

Plain as Paper is an energetic physical theatre show centred around where our imaginations can take us using only paper—though what is going on there and why is not always plain. 

Dracula

Dracula

Push to Shove Theatre Company have devised a simplified version of Dracula giving it the justice it deserves without taking anything away from Bram Stoker’s original concept. 

The Enchanted

The Enchanted

Are monsters born or are they created? A mute prisoner sits on death row in a maximum security prison. 

5 Out of 10 Men...

5 Out of 10 Men...

On average, 12 men take their own life every single day. 

Peter Pan

Peter Pan

Come and join us for a wonderful adventure in Neverland and see how Peter, Wendy, John and Michael battle the pirates, mermaids and native Indians with help from the Lost Boys and … 

Bird

Bird

A vast and desolate world. 

Petrol

Petrol

Em and Um: a married couple losing their identity in a plastic, robotic, grotesque world. 

The Haberdasher

The Haberdasher

A sumptuous new show about one man’s search for identity, belonging and soft furnishings. 

The Convolution of Pip and Twig

The Convolution of Pip and Twig

Epic adventure! Spills and thrills! Complicated love! Heart strings! Song and dance! Twin sisters’ world of safety and routine is blown open when one twin follows her heart into … 

Whiteout

Whiteout

‘Bringing a thrillingly muscular energy. 

#All of Us in Wonderland

#All of Us in Wonderland

The world of social media is beguiling, engrossing, enriching and deeply disturbing, as was Alice’s famous adventure. 

Hummingbird

Hummingbird

‘He had two things in life: a smile and a suit. 

The Snow Queen

The Snow Queen

Trundling into view as part of C Theatre’s 25th anniversary is The Snow Queen. 

Yokai

Yokai

In a desolate space, probably in the middle of nowhere, stands a group of curious looking people. 

Finding Joy

Finding Joy

The funny, fearless international sell-out mask production from the UK’s leading full mask company, Vamos Theatre. 

Bubble Show for Adults Only

Bubble Show for Adults Only

The Bubble Show your mother warned you about is here! Clothes and bubbles will fly in this cabaret styled story filled with beautiful bubble creations, stripping, slapping, stick f… 

The Dandelion’s Story

The Dandelion’s Story

A beautiful flower is born with the help of something dirty, trivial and unexpected. 

The Establishment

The Establishment

Dan Lees, ‘comedy genius’ (FringeReview. 

Squirrel Stole My Underpants

Squirrel Stole My Underpants

In this poignantly silly adventure tale for families, Sylvie is sent to the backyard to hang up the laundry. 

Banging Fun Stuff

Banging Fun Stuff

The Cutlery Crew wants everyone to have fun, feel uplifted and bang stuff joyfully. 

Giant

Giant

Tommy, 22, lives with three generations of his family. 

The Marked

The Marked

As a boy, Jack lived in a world of monsters and invisible guardians, as he fought to protect the people he loved. 

We Are Brontë

We Are Brontë

A ludicrous and inventive interpretation of the Brontë myth, taking the real and imaginary worlds of the Yorkshire siblings as inspiration. 

The Tiniest Frog Prince in the World

The Tiniest Frog Prince in the World

In the small world of 30 Inches Aquarium, simple but amazing things are happening. 

Alice

Alice

Follow Alice on an adventure into the magical world beyond the mirror. 

Skin of the Teeth

Skin of the Teeth

Thriller meets fairy tale. 

D.R.E.A.M.

D.R.E.A.M.

Why do we forget our dreams? Why can’t we control them? And how can dreams impact on our day-to-day lives? Touching Sky Young Company explore a society where dreams are an unpreced… 

The Girl Who Fell In Love With The Moon

The Girl Who Fell In Love With The Moon

Puppetry, poetry, dance and live music are interwoven in this splendid succession of stories from five zany friends. 

Melancholy

Melancholy

This show started beautifully and retained its magic right until the very end. 

How to be a Girl

How to be a Girl

Darkly comic, ensemble theatre at its finest. 

Here I Am

Here I Am

Actor Manuel Lavandera, Director Britt Forsberg. 

Mr Jordan's Funeral: In Absence of his Memory

Mr Jordan's Funeral: In Absence of his Memory

In loving memory of Mr Jordan, a darling husband, brother, lover, dickhead, mumbler and ghost. 

Storyteller, Storyteller

Storyteller, Storyteller

Clowning, slapstick and magical, non-verbal storytelling create a feast of laughter as two storytellers go head to head. 

Cathedral

Cathedral

Cathedral is a midnight mass - an ode to memory and the sense of loss which carefully evokes a frozen, car-crash, state of mind. 

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. 

Tonight We Strut

Tonight We Strut

Tonight We Strut is a fantastical hour of slapstick mayhem in the guise of a TV chat show. 

Onwards to Progress / Orpheus

Onwards to Progress / Orpheus

Two pieces of new British writing that have been produced by Bred in the Bone Theatre. 

LazyTown Live

LazyTown Live

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

Gran Consiglio (Mussolini)

Gran Consiglio (Mussolini)

Opening in 1943 Rome, Gran Consiglio is set with The Grand Council of Fascism meeting to discuss the deposition of Benito Mussolini. 

Ahmed and the Feather Girl

Ahmed and the Feather Girl

Ahmed, a poor orphan, escapes his war torn homeland and joins the circus. 

Poetic Ramblings of Existential Delight

Poetic Ramblings of Existential Delight

Choreographer Ellie Aldegheri presents Lunas Dance Project in ‘Poetic Ramblings of Existential Delight’, inspired by Carl Jung’s ‘Memories, Dreams, Reflections’ alongside feeling… 

Acting Funny: UoB's Short Course on Comic Theatre Practice

Acting Funny: UoB's Short Course on Comic Theatre Practice

Taught by established professional performers and University of Brighton staff, this five day course provides intensive training in physical skills and creative approaches for devi… 

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… 

Dead Man Presents: Tessa Waters: Over Promises

Dead Man Presents: Tessa Waters: Over Promises

Clown, dance and sketch collide as multi-award-winning Australian comedian, Tessa Waters, unleashes her new hour of stupidity. 

Shrink Wrapped

Shrink Wrapped

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

Puppet Performance and Workshops

Puppet Performance and Workshops

‘Boipuso and the Grumpy Green Giant’, a folk tale from Botswana and other stories with puppets and percussion. 

Big Bobby, Little Bobby

Big Bobby, Little Bobby

If like me you find an Irish accent a wondrous tool capable, in a single crank, of spinning the very stars in the gutter, and if, like me also, you enjoy nothing better than a bi… 

The Best Thing

The Best Thing

It’s 1966. 

Tatterdemalion

Tatterdemalion

From the creators of Boris & Sergey comes a one-man show featuring puppetry, physical comedy, and mime. 

Trygve Wakenshaw: Kraken

Trygve Wakenshaw: Kraken

The multi-award-winning, critically acclaimed total-sell-out returns. 

Gloriator

Gloriator

A riotously funny show revealing just what happens when a glamorous French actress and her hapless assistant stage their version of Hollywood blockbuster ‘Gladiator’. 

Did I Choose These Shoes?

Did I Choose These Shoes?

A thought-provoking, one-woman show exploring the themes of feminism, love, media, society and nature vs nurture. 

Bane

Bane

Bane tells the story of hitman Bruce Bane, ‘a hired hand who gets the job done’. 

The Biggest Marionette Circus in the World Part II

The Biggest Marionette Circus in the World Part II

Life-sized animal puppets with fully articulated limbs come to life in front of your eyes in a cacophony of singing, dancing and plenty of audience participation. 

Club Cairo

Club Cairo

Club Cairo offers an exotic array of entertainment from Arabia. 

Confessions of a Redheaded Coffeeshop Girl

Confessions of a Redheaded Coffeeshop Girl

With a name like Confessions Of A Red-Headed Coffeeshop Girl you might expect a raw, bittersweet expose of the disappointments of a young dreamer, crushed by the tsunami of Post-Re… 

Helen

Helen

Although you may well have some early misgivings, Helen is a show to persevere with. 

Briefs

Briefs

“Politics doesn’t have to be dull. 

The Other

The Other

Gaël Le Cornec (Argus Angel award-winner with Frida Kahlo) returns to Brighton with a new play on immigration based on refugees’ stories. 

Decameron

Decameron

A promenade performance by in situ: Following the sell-out success of Canterbury Tales in 2015, in situ:’s storytellers return with another medieval masterpiece – Boccaccio’s m… 

Honey

Honey

‘Honey’ is an original piece of theatre with a set of three bee hives that transform to tell the story. 

Madame Señorita: ¿Who are Tú?

Madame Señorita: ¿Who are Tú?

Debuting in Brighton following a critically acclaimed run at the 2015 Edinburgh Fringe, ‘Madame Señorita: ¿Who are Tú?’ is a total riot of a show, lead by an idiot. 

Memories of a Lullaby

Memories of a Lullaby

A one-woman show questioning how socio-political conditions shape us as individuals, while attempting to give a perspective on how our realities differ greatly depending on where w… 

Bane 2

Bane 2

‘Bane 2’ follows hitman Bruce Bane as he fends off toxic monsters, old foes and inner demons. 

The Moscow State Circus

The Moscow State Circus

The Moscow State Circus returns to the UK with its latest, greatest production ‘The Flower with Seven Colours’. 

Fire Burn: The Tragedy of Macbeth

Fire Burn: The Tragedy of Macbeth

The story of Macbeth’s tragic demise has been told many times by hundreds, if not thousands, of theatre makers. 

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. 

Save Me A Balloon

Save Me A Balloon

Michael and Maria are an elderly couple, who receive the news that one has a terminal illness. 

Which is Witch?

Which is Witch?

As a follow-up to the highly successful ‘I Love Luci’, The Other Realm Theatre Company return with ‘Which is Witch?’. 

Blooming Surprise

Blooming Surprise

If you’ve ever struggled to catch a flight while clumsily carrying too many suitcases and bags, there’s lots to smile at here. 

The History of Everything in 60 Mins (more or less)

The History of Everything in 60 Mins (more or less)

Ben Watson’s meet and greet as we entered the theatre made his audience immediately warm to him. 

Swan Bake

Swan Bake

What do you get when an impressionable young writer moves into a London squat with a couple of crack addict ballerinas and a pack of rats? Swan Bake! This mash-up of song, dance… 

It's Okay, I'm Dealing With It

It's Okay, I'm Dealing With It

The Hiccup Project were the darlings of the 2015 Brighton Fringe with their show May-We-Go-Round, winning awards and accolades in abundance and that holy grail of all Fringe art… 

The Establishment

The Establishment

Dan Lees, “Comedy genius” (Fringe Review) and Neil Frost (Prague Fringe award nominee) present two quintessentially English gentlemen from a bygone era, struggling to hold on to th… 

Aqua TV

Aqua TV

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

Mr Pineapple Head

Mr Pineapple Head

A family clown theatre show. 

Birthday in Suburbia

Birthday in Suburbia

A kaleidoscope of mundanity and the surreal, ‘Birthday in Suburbia’ invites its audience to follow the descent of an average man into an extraordinary, ridiculous personal crisis. 

Curses

Curses

A series of curses. 

BackStories

BackStories

A bar stool. 

Aphrodite in Flippers

Aphrodite in Flippers

Georgie’s 40th birthday, her friends spy something strange lodged in her ear. 

Worst Case Scenario

Worst Case Scenario

An expert juggler, an acrobat and dancer, a musician and inventor, and a brave warrioress present an archive of 23 thoughts about conflict, collected over a single year. 

The Marked

The Marked

The Marked follows Jack’s crusade against the haunting demons that follow his life living rough on the streets of London. 

Mute

Mute

Three people dead. 

Follow Suit

Follow Suit

A madcap frenzy of physical comedy with a political bite. 

Ghost Sex

Ghost Sex

I love ghost stories but I have never heard one quite like this. 

The Secret Garden

The Secret Garden

A vibrant re-imagining of Burnett’s classic story with an inclusive cast of young actors, bringing the garden to life through music, dance and umbrellas. 

Moving Into Stillness: Workshop

Moving Into Stillness: Workshop

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

Extravaganza

Extravaganza

Join David, Keith, Hans and Romano on a quest to tell their individual stories and impose their so-called cultural offerings onto an audience. 

Moving into Stillness

Moving into Stillness

Join Sevanti and the Unity team for the beautiful, meditative fusion of yoga and contemporary dance, including Unity Partner Yoga™. 

Edit Profile

Edit Profile

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

LUNCH

LUNCH

The misery of two men working for the municipality, in a town that is still using the bucket toilet system. 

Zach & Viggo: Thunderflop

Zach & Viggo: Thunderflop

Fresh off a sold-out tour between New York and Los Angeles and an extended run at the Edinburgh Fringe, these Gaulier-graduates bring their high energy and low intelligence to Brig… 

The Late Show

The Late Show

Fancy more Fringe? Join us for the best in laid-back, late-night entertainment at The Warren. 

Early Grave, Fashionably Late

Early Grave, Fashionably Late

Come and join Mr Cooper Sullivan as he tells the tale of how he became embroiled in a murder which takes him on a wild adventure that will have you giggling the whole way though. 

Beauty Of The Beast

Beauty Of The Beast

A slow burn performance, which builds to a surprisingly hard hitting climax, using a dance and self-aware comedy. 

Cleansed

Cleansed

Cleansed is classic Sarah Kane: disturbing, difficult, packed with violence and potentially quite profound. 

Islands

Islands

Islands is a bit madcap. 

Perceptual Landscape

Perceptual Landscape

A technical marvel, Perceptual Landscape is an alarming watch. 

64 Squares

64 Squares

‘Welcome to my mind. 

The Sea Child

The Sea Child

The Sea Child, adapted by Carolyn Sloan from her novel of the same name, is a tender and evocative play. 

Dust Never Settles in Torchlight

Dust Never Settles in Torchlight

NakedFeet Theatre’s Dust Never Settles in Torchlight is a short and sweet reimagining of a selection of Greek myths. 

Underneath

Underneath

From award-winning and internationally acclaimed Irish theatre company Fishamble: The New Play Company, comes this extravagant one-man show. 

I Am

I Am

I Am is the sequel to LCP Dance Theatre’s Am I. 

Sleeping Trees: Mafia?/Western?

Sleeping Trees: Mafia?/Western?

Western? is like watching your three little brothers playing Cowboys and Indians - with excellent band accompaniment, inventive slapstick and relentless wit. 

An Invitation...

An Invitation...

Bodies are awkward, difficult things. 

Boxed In

Boxed In

We’re all familiar with our society’s gender expectations – Barbie and Action Man, Yorkie Bars and Bic’s “for her” range. 

Butterfly

Butterfly

A haunting and powerful adaptation of Madame Butterfly, Ramesh Meyyappen’s silent movement piece about love, lust and loss is hauntingly powerful and will stay with you long a… 

Pact With Pointlessness

Pact With Pointlessness

This is a show that asks big questions. 

Flight

Flight

Flight is an incredibly impressive example of acrobatic theatre, if not a particularly interesting take on the story of The Little PrinceThe storyline follows the original as close… 

Farewell, My Concubine – The Movement of the Martyr

Farewell, My Concubine – The Movement of the Martyr

A breakthrough Chinese classic that combines the elements of sword-play, martial arts, opera and contemporary dance that tells of the undying love and devotion between Xiang Yu (Ki… 

Geometric City

Geometric City

Geometric City – The world sneezed and everything fell to pieces, revealing an exciting, mysterious and undiscovered landscape. 

So It Goes

So It Goes

The wordless, 2014 sell-out hit returns for one week only. 

East

East

Full of sex and fury, a funny, affectionate and sharp exposé of life in London’s East End. 

Dorian Gray

Dorian Gray

Oscar Wilde’s The Picture of Dorian Gray is a tale ingrained in our cultural consciousness. 

The Hogwallops

The Hogwallops

The Hogwallops is a joyful show for all the family that combines astounding acrobatics, physical humour and a heartfelt story meaning there is something for everyone. 

Ten Pound Tale

Ten Pound Tale

During its lifespan the average £10 note passes through 594 transactions. 

Over There

Over There

Mark Ravenhill’s play uses the metaphor of two brothers – twins – to represent the former partitioning of Germany into East and West during the time of the Berlin wall. 

Oog

Oog

A belated denouement to his lauded 2005 work The Factory, award-winning performer Al Seed returns to the subject of war with striking psychological rigour. 

Trygve Wakenshaw: KRAKEN

Trygve Wakenshaw: KRAKEN

Kraken, devised and performed by Trygve Wakenshaw, is a physically charged one man mime show. 

Today is My 100th Birthday or The Disappearance of Ubu Roi

Today is My 100th Birthday or The Disappearance of Ubu Roi

Monochrome make-up, over-sized cigars and manic choral singing are only a few features you’ll find in the stylised theatre of the Dead Iconics. 

Corium

Corium

Corium, the new show from Accidentally On Purpose Productions, tries to be exciting and contemporary by stylistically borrowing from Frantic Assembly but sadly doesn’t find its o… 

Something Between Nothing and Everything

Something Between Nothing and Everything

In our fast-paced and demanding consumer culture, a production that takes time to examine and appreciate the joys and sorrows found in everyday life can be a real gem. 

Man to Man

Man to Man

Manfred Karge’s Man to Man is described as a modern fairy tale that follows the life of Ella, a woman who disguises herself as her dead husband in order to survive under Nazi … 

Tribe

Tribe

I was slightly apprehensive when going to review Tribe, having seen a lot of pretentious, uninspiring, or just simply bad physical theatre and dance pieces this Fringe. 

Plan B for Utopia

Plan B for Utopia

You have a plan, and then you don’t. 

Follow the Faun

Follow the Faun

Step into a sensual, erotic world, with the Faun (Andy Black) and his glittered Nymph accomplice (Sarita Ryan) as your guides. 

The Edge Effect

The Edge Effect

In ecology, an ‘edge effect’ is a contact point between two habitats, characterised by an increase in biodiversity. 

Correction

Correction

This is a mesmerising, funny and well-crafted example of modern choreography, which explores what you can achieve when you are put under restrictions. 

Detention

Detention

Hijinks and flying kicks abound in this piece of non-verbal physical comedy from the Hong Kong-based Tang Shu-wing Theatre Studio, last unleashed on an unsuspecting Fringe in 2012. 

Americans in Breshkistan

Americans in Breshkistan

Ten high school seniors find themselves in a strange room, in the middle of nowhere, lit only by a dim overhead lamp. 

Faust

Faust

In sixteenth-century Germany it was not regarded as irreverant to perform comic puppet shows featuring characters and scenes from the legend of Faust. 

The Tell-Tale Heart

The Tell-Tale Heart

Before the lights go down and the show begins, a voiceover warns us to expect ‘scenes of extreme horror’ as this retelling of Edgar Allan Poe’s gothic tale begins. 

Future Honey

Future Honey

American company The Pack bring their space-age feminist performance piece to the Fringe, but it seemed like getting their heads around it was a little out of the audience’s gras… 

The Emperor of America

The Emperor of America

This fast-paced piece of Wild West-inspired physical theatre is an innovative and extremely entertaining romp, including gorgeous girls in voluminous outfits and suave men with ela… 

The Temptation of St Anthony

The Temptation of St Anthony

Welcome to the Edinburgh Spiritual Emergency Support Group. 

Stockholm

Stockholm

Todd and Kali are a young couple. 

Around the World, My Journey Continued After You Left

Around the World, My Journey Continued After You Left

A new musical from award-winning director Zhao Miao. 

Parlour Games

Parlour Games

Parlour Games is a playful piece of physical theatre inspired by silent films and gothic novels. 

We Are the Monsters

We Are the Monsters

No two people – or monsters – are exactly the same! Come along and meet some scratchy, shimmering creatures and multi-coloured mini monsters, playing and interacting with one a… 

Eclectically. Arranged. Poe and The Tell-Tale In Part

Eclectically. Arranged. Poe and The Tell-Tale In Part

Fusion Theatre return to Greenside with a Poe-faced and incoherent piece of physical theatre that often makes even less sense than its overwrought title. 

Fourth Monkey's Grimm Tales: The Bloody Countess

Fourth Monkey's Grimm Tales: The Bloody Countess

Fourth Monkey are back with another stellar ensemble piece, providing late night gothic horror - even more frightening, as it is based on a real-life horror story. 

Wojtek: The Happy Warrior

Wojtek: The Happy Warrior

In 1942, a girl traded some food for a Persian bear cub. 

Lear Inc.

Lear Inc.

‘O, that way madness lies. 

The Frantic Canticles of Little Brother Fish

The Frantic Canticles of Little Brother Fish

Babolin – ‘breathtaking’ (TotalTheatre. 

Hey, I'm Alive!

Hey, I'm Alive!

A durational performance from the critically acclaimed, award-winning Creative Electric. 

The Taming of the Shrew

The Taming of the Shrew

A stunningly original Korean update of the classic play. 

Dreaming in Code

Dreaming in Code

Award-winning choreographer Tamsin Fitzgerald and Eddie Kay for Frantic Assembly present Dreaming in Code, an explosive, visceral, brand new double bill performed by one of the UK… 

CELL

CELL

There is something inherently heartbreaking about the small metal-framed chair standing centre-stage as the audience comes in, but no more so than when one of the show’s co-devis… 

Blind Man's Song

Blind Man's Song

Conceived and directed by Guillaume Pigé, Blind Man’s Song follows the imagination of a blind musician at the speed of thought. 

The Dream Sequentialists

The Dream Sequentialists

The Dream Sequentialists is a show about dream goblins. 

Fourth Monkey's Grimm Tales: Rapunzel

Fourth Monkey's Grimm Tales: Rapunzel

Rapunzel is part of Fourth Monkey’s 2015 fairytale season and features their signature physical ensemble work. 

Tales from Ovid

Tales from Ovid

Frantic passions are unleashed when divine and human worlds meet. 

Stan

Stan

Hell is an office and the Devil wants out, but in order to get a job transfer he needs to find a suitable replacement: cue Georgina, young aspiring lawyer with a thirst for power. 

Da-Da-Darling

Da-Da-Darling

This evocative dance performance is as notable for the process by which it was made as it is for the quality of the final product. 

WOMANz: Jou're Welcome

WOMANz: Jou're Welcome

Everyone has that one persistently irritating friend. 

Secrets of Us

Secrets of Us

If ever there were a production which vociferously defends the ability of young people to make theatre with the impact of a professional standard (whatever that actually means) thi… 

Writing

Writing

A charming, witty and engaging show, Writing is an exploration of just that - the process of writing, as seen from a child’s perspective. 

The Star Rover

The Star Rover

Despite being one of Jack London’s more obscure works, his 1915 novel The Star Rover or The Jacket is one that feels oddly contemporary. 

Splitfoot

Splitfoot

Splitfoot by Piper Theatre tells the tale of the Fox sisters “Devil Daughters” who, in post-civil war New York, convinced the public that they could communicate with the dead. 

Tumbling After

Tumbling After

“I don’t fall in love, I tumble”Tumbling After is a modern day love story and commentary on the ways we stumble in and out of relationships. 

Death by Shakespeare

Death by Shakespeare

“My conscience hath a thousand several tongues, and every tongue brings in a several tale”. 

Invisible City

Invisible City

Marie moves from a little village to a big city and it isn’t how she expected. 

Leper + Chip

Leper + Chip

Leper + Chip will hold you by the throat and squeeze the tears from your eyes. 

The Raven

The Raven

Edgar Allen Poe’s seminal poem, which charts the gradual descent into madness of a heartbroken lover compounded by the incessant repetitions of a talking bird, gives its name and… 

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 Hideout

The Hideout

Haste Theatre’s new take on the myth of Theseus and the Minotaur is one full of charm and humour. 

Eurydice

Eurydice

From Shakespeare to Sarah Kane, retellings of classical myths have proved ample sources for new, distinct creations. 

Fourth Monkey's Grimm Tales: Little Red Cap

Fourth Monkey's Grimm Tales: Little Red Cap

A bare stage, obscured by low lighting and backed by an eerie sinister soundtrack set the tone for this gripping retelling of the classic children’s fairy-tale, but this telling … 

A Brief History of Evil

A Brief History of Evil

Who knew that a Dusty Springfield favourite could provide such an effective description of man’s descent into unspeakable evil? Ewan Downie and Jonathan Peck from Company of Wolv… 

To Kill a Machine

To Kill a Machine

Performed by a superb cast, this is a painful and tragic exploration of Alan Turing’s life and the many attempts to break him as a person. 

BLAM!

BLAM!

Go see BLAM! With your eyes. 

Around the World in 80 Days

Around the World in 80 Days

Around the World in 80 Days is one of Jules Verne’s famous adventure novels. 

The Absence Of

The Absence Of

The relationship between parent and child is one of the most important in society and in the lives of most people. 

The Cherry Orchard: Beyond the Truth

The Cherry Orchard: Beyond the Truth

I wasn’t supposed to be reviewing this show, but on a friend’s recommendation (“three Korean ladies doing Chekhov. 

The Girl Who Fell in Love With the Moon

The Girl Who Fell in Love With the Moon

A troupe of hopeful Fringe performers get lost in the woods, forced to deliver their starry-eyed show to the “nonexistent” audience. 

Pussy

Pussy

Pussy is nothing if not provocative. 

Fourth Monkey's Grimm Tales: Hansel and Gretel

Fourth Monkey's Grimm Tales: Hansel and Gretel

You think you know the story of Hansel and Gretel, but can you fully comprehend the suffering that they endured? Poverty, starvation, abandonment, incarceration, murder and insanit… 

Bruce

Bruce

Best word to describe Bruce, a show built entirely around a block of yellow sponge: Absorbing. 

Clown Macbeth

Clown Macbeth

Makoto Inoue’s non-verbal take on Shakespeare’s classic Macbeth is undoubtedly a feat. 

Institute

Institute

Artistic Director of Gecko, Amit Lahav, revealed in conversation after this dynamic, forceful and moving performance that the initial stimulus for Institute had been an exploration… 

Jurassic Park

Jurassic Park

The Park family screening of Jurassic Park goes awry due to a missing video tape. 

Losing Grace

Losing Grace

One life. 

Poker Night Blues

Poker Night Blues

In Poker Night Blues, Williams’ masterpiece A Streetcar Named Desire is undone – dismantled and distilled to its essential elements. 

Dream

Dream

Be transported by this enormously spirited and fast-moving production to the mischievous world of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. 

All's Well That Ends Well

All's Well That Ends Well

This dark comedy uses physical theatre to modernise the themes and settings of this famous Shakespearean play. 

I Got Dressed in Front of My Nephew Today

I Got Dressed in Front of My Nephew Today

Don’t wear make up to this show. 

Crusoe

Crusoe

Robertson returns after last year’s solo hit, Bond! Following performances in the USA, Europe and Australia, this unique, darkly comic show creates an urban cinematic world where… 

Butoh Medea

Butoh Medea

Using the Japanese dance form butoh and an adapted text, Yokko brings the spirit of Medea alive. 

Labyrinth

Labyrinth

You queue with the other girls outside, hoping for your big break. 

Pole

Pole

Three poles, three performers and a whole lot of juice. 

Takeaway by Jackie Kay

Takeaway by Jackie Kay

‘You don’t need onions! Don’t be silly. 

Card Ninja

Card Ninja

Back due to popular demand, multi award-winning comedian Javier Jarquin returns to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe with Card Ninja, a riotous and dazzling display of comedy and card … 

Ockham's Razor: Arc and Every Action…

Ockham's Razor: Arc and Every Action…

Ockham’s Razor present Arc and Every Action. 

Skins for Sale

Skins for Sale

The door is locked. 

The Suitcase Dreams

The Suitcase Dreams

Unpacking stories of great and small adventures, brave departures, wrenching farewells and the things that travelers choose to carry. 

Mata Hari: Female Spy

Mata Hari: Female Spy

The Great War: while millions of men struggle and fight in the mud and hell of the trenches, one woman’s story begs to be told. 

Tristissimo

Tristissimo

Nothing can take a turn for the worse as quickly as a perfect day. 

Smoke and Mirrors

Smoke and Mirrors

Calculating the stocks of our emotional economy, Smoke and Mirrors weaves acrobatic exploitations and high flying distortions to examine the contorted state of America in the pursu… 

Perceptual Landscape

Perceptual Landscape

An unconventional experiment of light, sound and physical theatre. 

Mimi Goes East

Mimi Goes East

One man’s struggles to come to terms with growing up, trying to get laid, and have a good night out in communist Hungary. 

Storm in a Teacup

Storm in a Teacup

Storm in a Teacup, devised by Hot Coals. 

Centred: A One Clown Comedy About Stuff

Centred: A One Clown Comedy About Stuff

Attention customers: the store will be closing in five minutes. 

The Agony and Ecstasy of Steve Jobs

The Agony and Ecstasy of Steve Jobs

A radical adaptation of Mike Daisey’s true story of what happens when we look beyond the beautiful surface of our beloved smart phones and uncover the bloody mess beneath. 

Dark Side of the Mime

Dark Side of the Mime

An audacious, dark and dirty romp that will have Marcel Marceau turning in his grave. 

Hotel Paradiso

Hotel Paradiso

Berlin-based masters of mask theatre return to the Fringe with a hilarious tale of a family hotel set in an Alpine resort, where they are struggling to keep the business alive and … 

Something

Something

When hurdles try to stop us, when problems appear to be unsolvable, we seek something to help us carry on. 

War 100

War 100

A reflection of war through 100 years: from World War One through to the modern day. 

Sonics in Toren

Sonics in Toren

Welcome to the world premiere of Toren, the amazing new show from Sonics. 

The Trepidation of the Tower Traipsing Troglodytes

The Trepidation of the Tower Traipsing Troglodytes

Two women live alone in an attic, never leaving the confines of those four walls. 

The Overcoat

The Overcoat

Jenny’s a mischievous little girl who loves playing with her Dad. 

Dan Lees: Brainchild

Dan Lees: Brainchild

Life’s weightier questions are thoroughly demolished in Dan Lees’ Brainchild, an award-winning physical comedy that veers from the profound to the ridiculous. 

17 Border Crossings

17 Border Crossings

‘Brilliant and evocative’ (Westword. 

Femme

Femme

From the Paris catwalks, to the office boardroom, Australian choreographer/performer, Erin Fowler, brings Femme to the Edinburgh Fringe for the first time.