The Snoopy Question

The Snoopy Question

What are dogs really like? Will Matt turn into a dog? In a crazy but true story, Matt Black offers joyful entertainment with surprising dog facts, excellent poems, cheap props and … 

Violate!

Violate!

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

Mike Garry and The Cassia String Quartet

Mike Garry and The Cassia String Quartet

After the success of their number one single An Ode to Anthony H Wilson, Mike Garry and The Cassia String Quartet continue to sell out their live shows, festivals and theatres thr… 

How to Succeed in Love

How to Succeed in Love

Kenneth Wilson performs a solo show of dramatic poetry from his 2019 collection, The Definitions of Kitchen Verbs, abetted and illustrated with solo airs, ballads and Bach beautifu… 

All Because of Love

All Because of Love

Wind down and immerse yourself in an intimate, candlelit performance in this evocative location. 

The 900 Club

The 900 Club

Five years after the death of their friend, Emily, Avery, Fi and Mac reunite to celebrate his life. 

Nan Shepherd: From Flaneur to Fiver

Nan Shepherd: From Flaneur to Fiver

A sideways look at Scotland’s international literary phenomenon, featuring Jefferson Airplane, a Subaru Impreza, and personal appearances by Fats Waller, Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Pro… 

Dissident Sausage

Dissident Sausage

Political prisoner or sausage in a fridge? Toad or feminist? Deity or giant white slug? Prepare to laugh and cry as award-winning poet and singer Karen Gemma Brewer deletes the pas… 

Jc Says Finally 1951–2019

Jc Says Finally 1951–2019

At 3, writing notes and leaving them everywhere to be rescued. 

How to Succeed in Love

How to Succeed in Love

Kenneth Wilson performs a solo show of dramatic poetry from his 2019 collection, The Definitions of Kitchen Verbs, abetted and illustrated with solo airs, ballads and Bach beautifu… 

Notes from Shetland to Shanghai

Notes from Shetland to Shanghai

‘Keep the ears keenly aware for this string-driven sky dancer enchanter’ ***** (TheEdinburghReporter. 

Attila the Stockbroker

Attila the Stockbroker

Powerful, passionate, personal, political punk performance poetry plus punchy psongs. 

Our Man – Free

Our Man – Free

This award-winning writer’s powerful one-man show tears through the curtain of manners to reveal the wildlife of neo-liberal Britain. 

Tuck Into Poetry – A Lite Bite of Cheese and Puns

Tuck Into Poetry – A Lite Bite of Cheese and Puns

Served with a smile and a sprinkling of humour, Suzanne brings you a portion of poetry to tickle the taste buds. 

Just a Number

Just a Number

David Harmer and Ray Globe recently turned 60. 

Attila the Stockbroker

Attila the Stockbroker

Powerful, passionate, personal, political punk performance poetry plus punchy psongs. 

Ayman Jarjour in Concert with John Coutts

Ayman Jarjour in Concert with John Coutts

An evening of poetry and music given by John Coutts and Ayman Jarjour. 

The Poetry of God and War

The Poetry of God and War

From the Book of Exodus to the nuclear age, two subjects have regularly inspired poets: love and war. 

That's What She Said

That's What She Said

‘The biggest spoken word night in London for women’ (Evening Standard) returns to the Edinburgh Fringe for three incendiary shows. 

Axolotl: A Poetry Reading

Axolotl: A Poetry Reading

A collection of poems – nay, vignettes – exploring a wide range of subject matter, expertly read by whimsical raconteur, philosophical wordsmith and all-round good guy: Ryan Wa… 

A Poet's Guide to Surviving the Apocalypse

A Poet's Guide to Surviving the Apocalypse

The economy has crumbled, politics has turned our society on its head. 

Tim Key

Tim Key

Tim Key from Peep Show, Partridge, Taskmaster and his own BAFTA-nominated Wonderdate, brings new poems to Edinburgh. 

Awhile with Seamus Heaney

Awhile with Seamus Heaney

A heartfelt tribute to Ireland’s late Nobel poet by award-winning Ulster actor-director Larry McCluskey. 

Employ Me, You Cowards!

Employ Me, You Cowards!

Why would a poet have LinkedIn? And why does Ross’s say he’s ‘an ideas man’? When asked this in an interview, he panics, but somehow he gets the job. 

Dissident Sausage

Dissident Sausage

Political prisoner or sausage in a fridge? Toad or feminist? Deity or giant white slug? Prepare to laugh and cry as award-winning poet and singer Karen Gemma Brewer deletes the pas… 

The Mariner's Song

The Mariner's Song

Calling all adventurers! Following their critical success at last year’s Fringe (selected as EdFringeReview. 

Hebridean Treasure: Lost and Found

Hebridean Treasure: Lost and Found

Internationally acclaimed writer John Philip Newell works with some of the most talented young artists of Scotland to tell the story of an enchanted Hebridean world that was lost b… 

Carol Ann Duffy and John Sampson

Carol Ann Duffy and John Sampson

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

Word Jazzology

Word Jazzology

A unique poetry, gypsy jazz, literary comedy crossover cabaret collision! Scots/Australian poet Ali Whitelock (Bukowski with a Glaswegian accent) reads with (Sappho with a laptop) … 

Don't Bother

Don't Bother

It takes a certain bravery, or innocence, to name your debut full-hour show at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe Don’t Bother. 

What Does Love Mean to You?

What Does Love Mean to You?

Grief is a tricky business and can make you do irrational things. 

Cat Hepburn: #GIRLHOOD

Cat Hepburn: #GIRLHOOD

Millennial or non-millennial, any woman will be able to relate to Cat Hepburn's spoken word hour. 

Now the Hungry Lion Roars...

Now the Hungry Lion Roars...

A celebration of wonderful wildlife in songs and poetry with Joan Busby (mezzo-soprano), Brian Bannatyne Scott (bass), Walter Blair (piano) and Joshua Manning (reader). 

4 BROWN GIRLS WHO WRITE

4 BROWN GIRLS WHO WRITE

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

I Swallowed a Moon Made of Iron

I Swallowed a Moon Made of Iron

A requiem for our digital age from Toronto/Macau composer Njo Kong Kie (winner, 2018 Toronto Theatre Critics Award, Best New Musical). 

The Amazing Dyslexic Poetry Show

The Amazing Dyslexic Poetry Show

Sam Rapp is The Dyslexic Poet. 

Bach and the Poets: Slow Dancing

Bach and the Poets: Slow Dancing

American violist Christine Rutledge returns to the Fringe with her new multimedia program combining music by Bach with newly commissioned works by poets from Detroit, Rutledge’s fi… 

Dan Webber – Genre Fluid

Dan Webber – Genre Fluid

The stand-up poet, reluctant bear and attempted vegan strips. 

A Thatcher's Guide to Dogging in Bungay

A Thatcher's Guide to Dogging in Bungay

A show about thatching, dogging and a little bit more. 

Can You See Where I'm Coming From?

Can You See Where I'm Coming From?

Award-winning spoken word artist Melanie Branton performs poetry and songs about her roots and plays the recorder (the ultimate punk instrument) badly. 

Rhyme Marmalade

Rhyme Marmalade

Where do gnus do their shopping? What are you supposed to do with broccoli? Where can you go in a time machine? Performance poetry, stories and songs for children (and adults, if t… 

Nazis Need Jews

Nazis Need Jews

Winner, Morecambe Fringe: Best Spoken Word Show. 

Cactus

Cactus

Join award-winning writer and performer Jemima Foxtrot for a solo show featuring new poems and songs exploring confessional art and modern life in her unique voice. 

The Empathy Experiment

The Empathy Experiment

Is empathy facing extinction? Are smartphones to blame? Multiple slam-winning Canadian poet Rose Condo returns with her latest spoken word show. 

Mark Can't Rap

Mark Can't Rap

Teacher, poet, comedian and ‘internet sensation’ (Sun), Mark Grist has just seven weeks to learn how to rap. 

Esther Swift

Esther Swift

Esther Swift has travelled the world extensively with her music-making and embraces many different influences in her virtuosic harp playing, composing and songwriting. 

Eric Davidson: Across the Loony Verse

Eric Davidson: Across the Loony Verse

One of Scotland’s finest comedy poets returns to Edinburgh with 50 minutes of classic doggerel. 

Edina Europa

Edina Europa

Edinburgh’s status as first UN City of Literature recognises its long history of welcoming international writers and Scottish writers exploring the wider world. 

The Snoopy Question

The Snoopy Question

What are dogs really like? What are people really like? Join Matt Black for joyful entertainment with surprising dog facts, excellent poems, cheap props and Snoopy’s answer to worl… 

Playground

Playground

First commissioned for the Verve Poetry Festival, Playground is a full-length poetry and spoken word show that captures the sounds and experiences of growing up alongside friends a… 

The Moon Under Water

The Moon Under Water

History, philosophy, musings, poems and tales of booze, horse brasses and morris dancers. 

Roisin Crowley Linton: Teenage Kicks

Roisin Crowley Linton: Teenage Kicks

Stamptown Newcomer Award winner 2018, Roisin Crowley Linton returns to Edinburgh with her signature blend of achingly honest poetry, side-splitting stand-up and personal storytelli… 

Johnny White Really-Really: Unending Torment!

Johnny White Really-Really: Unending Torment!

When I was a child, I tried out having an imaginary friend for one afternoon. 

A Long Time Coming

A Long Time Coming

A mix of comedy, storytelling and even a poem or two. 

Sing Me a Song: The Robert Louis Stevenson Show

Sing Me a Song: The Robert Louis Stevenson Show

RLS is synonymous with Edinburgh. 

Illegal

Illegal

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

Loud Poets: Best of Fringe

Loud Poets: Best of Fringe

Showcasing the top spoken word talent the festival has to offer – from the laugh-out-loud funny, through the wonderfully surreal, to the thoughtful and emotional – Loud Poets c… 

Down with the Poetry King!

Down with the Poetry King!

Award-winning silliness and choose-your-own-adventure poems for the whole family as you work to transform your writing skills. 

Make Tea, Not War

Make Tea, Not War

Returning for a fifth year, Majk Stokes hosts two evenings of music, poetry, comedy and storytelling to round off Venue 40’s Fringe programme for 2018. 

Quines

Quines

When joining Gerda Stevenson for a performance of extracts from her poetry book Quines, you might be expecting an afternoon of her simply reading her excellent poetry. 

The Poets' Republic – Unleashed

The Poets' Republic – Unleashed

The Poets’ Republic – Unleashed. 

Neil Hilborn

Neil Hilborn

Bestselling author and most watched poet of all time Neil Hilborn – famous for the internationally successful poems OCD and Joey and The Future, Neil Hilborn’s poems have been vi… 

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. 

Speakin' Cajun

Speakin' Cajun

Brace yourself for an hour of ‘richly layered contemporary and Louisiana music’ (Herald) and thought-provoking spoken word in this straight-from-the-bayou cabaret theatre extravaga… 

Rachel Sambrooks: Life is a Caba-Rach

Rachel Sambrooks: Life is a Caba-Rach

Rachel Sambrooks is trying to love life even when it’s rubbish. 

The Unsung

The Unsung

You’ve heard of Kurt Cobain. 

Rachel Sambrooks: Life is a Caba-Rach

Rachel Sambrooks: Life is a Caba-Rach

Rachel Sambrooks is trying to love life even when it’s rubbish. 

The Rise of Donald in 40 Downfalls

The Rise of Donald in 40 Downfalls

Playwright and comedian Ash Caton performs heroic poems from The Donaldiad – a cycle of fables set between 1946 and 2018. 

Do You See What I Hear?

Do You See What I Hear?

Composer James Glasgow (Secondhand Dance Company, Edinburgh Fringe Critic’s Choice winner) performs new music composed for the award-winning poems of Mario Moroni as Moroni recit… 

Taking it Badly

Taking it Badly

David Harmer and Ray Globe have just turned 60. 

Attila the Stockbroker – Ancient and Modern

Attila the Stockbroker – Ancient and Modern

Of course, this show will be based around Attila’s powerful, poignant, personal, political performance poetry – still evolving after 37 years. 

Raise the Roof

Raise the Roof

Returning after last year’s critically acclaimed debut, a hard-hitting look at food, body respect and professional complicity in a post-truth world. 

A Comedy Show on Top of Arthur's Seat

A Comedy Show on Top of Arthur's Seat

This is a show on top of Arthur’s Seat. 

Tim Key: Megadate

Tim Key: Megadate

A brand-new 70 minutes, blending poeticals, talking, standing, spotlights, cables, Kronenburg, foot-stamping and old-school wistfulness. 

Book Shambles Live at the Fringe with Robin Ince

Book Shambles Live at the Fringe with Robin Ince

The acclaimed hit podcast Book Shambles, recorded in front of a live audience! Hosted by Robin Ince who‘ll be joined by a different amazing guest each show. 

The Anglican Tradition of Poetry

The Anglican Tradition of Poetry

A striking result of the Anglican Church’s break with Rome in 1536 was its impact on English literature, not only Cranmer’s masterly Book of Common Prayer and the King James Bi… 

An Evening With Amanda F*cking Palmer

An Evening With Amanda F*cking Palmer

The un-pinndownable musical force known as Amanda F*cking Palmer (Dresden Dolls, Eveyln Evelyn) returns to the Fringe, this time armed with only a piano and a ukulele. 

That's What She Said

That's What She Said

‘The biggest spoken word night in London for women’ (Evening Standard) returns to the Edinburgh Fringe for three incendiary shows. 

Dan Simpson: Worried Face Emoji

Dan Simpson: Worried Face Emoji

It's what Dan Simpson would want. 

Who Do You Think You Are? Barbara Brownskirt.

Who Do You Think You Are? Barbara Brownskirt.

Barbara Brownskirt, the prolific poet-in-residence at 197 bus stop, Penge, semi-welcomes you to her thought-provoking and unsettling knee-length poetry comedy show. 

One More Cup of Coffee, and Then We'll Save the World

One More Cup of Coffee, and Then We'll Save the World

Fresh from his tour of Australia earlier this year, comedy singer-songwriter Majk Stokes presents a new collection of witty and whimsical songs and poems covering two of his bigges… 

Body Shop

Body Shop

The body is a unique object in human experience; both object and objectified, yet the body is also subject. 

This Script and Other Drafts

This Script and Other Drafts

At a time of schisms within feminism, ongoing revelations of #MeToo, endless discussions about womanhood, and sirens being the soundtrack to our newsfeeds, Jenny Lindsay found hers… 

Words Is Words Is Words

Words Is Words Is Words

An exploration of loss and redemption, this show takes you on a rollercoaster journey of epic loss and triumphant utopia that will stir your soul and get the cogs twisting in your … 

Luke Wright, Poet Laureate

Luke Wright, Poet Laureate

The campaign to make Luke Wright the new Poet Laureate starts here. 

Amsterdam

Amsterdam

An intimate Spoken Word performance, loosely exploring ideas around Van Gogh and his love, life and language/art. 

In the Glare of the Neon Yak

In the Glare of the Neon Yak

Cult comedy spoken word artist Robert Garnham returns to the fringe. 

Sounds and Sweet Airs

Sounds and Sweet Airs

An evening of poetry and music given by John Coutts and Ayman Jarjour. 

Poetry Bordello

Poetry Bordello

Poetry Bordello is a deliciously naughty blend of risqué spoken word and astounding burlesque performance brought to you by List Hot 100 performance poetry company – Poetry Circ… 

Loud Poets: The Fantastical Game Show Spectacular

Loud Poets: The Fantastical Game Show Spectacular

For anyone who isn’t already familiar with Loud Poets, you really should be. 

Prévert: Piano and Poetry (Season 3)

Prévert: Piano and Poetry (Season 3)

Prévert: Piano and Poetry is a concert-show created and performed by the young French concert pianist Alexandre Prévert (21 years old) graduated from Conservatoire de Paris. 

The Mariner's Song

The Mariner's Song

Calling all adventurers! With the Mariner as your guide, prepare to brave the elements, sail stormy waters and embark upon a grand voyage into the great unknown. 

Slacker-in-Law

Slacker-in-Law

How far would you go to impress your future mother-in-law? Returning to the Fringe following his previous sell-out run, award-winning poet/teacher/battle rapper Mark brings a show … 

Overpriced Zeitgeist

Overpriced Zeitgeist

Middle-aged, middle class, white, British male. 

Reading the Streets: An Old Town Poetry Tour

Reading the Streets: An Old Town Poetry Tour

Weaving through courtyards, kirkyards and vennels, hear poems about Edinburgh past and present written by residents, tourists and those who visited only in imagination, including R… 

Ducks

Ducks

Old secrets and new challenges confront Joy and her elderly mother. 

John Hegley: New and Selected

John Hegley: New and Selected

He came to our home with my Grandmother. 

Elvis McGonagall: Full Tartan Jacket

Elvis McGonagall: Full Tartan Jacket

A man who can’t write publicity blurb wants you to come and hear his anarchic wit, satirical verse and dazzling Weltschmerz. 

John Hegley: Morning Wordship

John Hegley: Morning Wordship

Join the morning chorus of clappy, clippy, cloppy, floppy, flappy sing-song and poem pong. 

All Hail the Poetry King!

All Hail the Poetry King!

Award-winning silliness for all the family from one of the nation’s most successful spoken word artists. 

A Self-Help Guide to Being in Love With Jeremy Corbyn

A Self-Help Guide to Being in Love With Jeremy Corbyn

When Jess Green joined the Labour Party at university she doubled the number of members who met weekly in the Liverpool Philharmonic pub. 

Tom Hannah

Tom Hannah

This is a highly original one-man show – a combination of acoustic guitar and light-hearted verse touching subjects as diverse as vanity, marriage, safaris, demolition, ambition,… 

Nutshells

Nutshells

I tried to put myself in a neat, cosy nutshell. 

Eric Davidson – Words of a Blether

Eric Davidson – Words of a Blether

One of Scotland’s finest comedy performers returns to Edinburgh with his most powerful, fast-paced poetry and parody show to date. 

Tabou

Tabou

Tabou will shake you up and set you down with your senses spinning. 

The Ballad of Sarah Callaghan

The Ballad of Sarah Callaghan

The Ballad of Sarah Callaghan. 

Rob Auton: The Talk Show

Rob Auton: The Talk Show

This is a comedy/theatre/spoken word show about talking. 

Will Penswick: Dank Verse

Will Penswick: Dank Verse

He’s the world’s worst poet. 

The Song of Lunch

The Song of Lunch

Robert Bathurst (Cold Feet, Downton Abbey, Toast of London) and Rebecca Johnson (The Trip, The Flood) star in this hilarious and poignant drama of a disastrous attempt to rekindle … 

Wife

Wife

There’s a great variety of women in Wife – taking as a cue Carol Anne Duffy’s The World’s Wife – from ‘Mrs Quasimodo’ to Michelle Obama, whose farewell speech is pred… 

Make Tea, Not War

Make Tea, Not War

To tie in with the release of his new CD, comedy singer-songwriter Majk Stokes presents a new selection of silly songs and poems, along with a few old favourites, on topics includi… 

The Emily Triptych

The Emily Triptych

Emily Dickinson is flitting about the meeting room in the Quaker Meeting House. 

Neil Hilborn – Live Poetry

Neil Hilborn – Live Poetry

The best-selling author and most-watched poet of all time makes his Edinburgh Fringe debut. 

Evocation

Evocation

Emotive, impassioned and poetic, Evocation uses puppetry and poetry to tell the story of Marie-Anne, a young girl in fin de siècle Brighton. 

John Hegley: Peace, Love and Potatoes

John Hegley: Peace, Love and Potatoes

The title of Hegley’s show refers to his latest book, Peace, Love and Potatoes, a perfect example of the juxtaposition between the common and the conceptual found throughout his … 

Frost and Lorca

Frost and Lorca

A unique fusion of art, poetry, projections, music and theatre. 

Attila the Stockbroker – Undaunted

Attila the Stockbroker – Undaunted

Brexit, Trump and a diagnosis of bladder cancer. 

That's What She Said

That's What She Said

The ‘biggest spoken word night in London for women’ (Evening Standard) makes its Edinburgh Fringe debut. 

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 Light Comes Back

The Light Comes Back

Scottish poet and playwright Liz Lochhead collaborates with Dundee indie-pop band The Hazey Janes centering on the poem The Optimistic Sound that Lochhead composed in memory of her… 

Somethings Old, Somethings New

Somethings Old, Somethings New

A selection of favourites, old and new, from those (ouch) fifty years of performance poetry, theatre pieces and bittersweet, polemical, comical, in-character monologues by the form… 

A While With Seamus Heaney

A While With Seamus Heaney

A heartfelt tribute to Ireland’s late Nobel Poet by award-winning Ulster actor-director Larry McCluskey. 

Attila the Stockbroker – Undaunted

Attila the Stockbroker – Undaunted

Brexit, Trump and a diagnosis of bladder cancer. 

Not About Heroes

Not About Heroes

Too often, we see the First World War as a stretch of years where only war happened, followed by years where the art about the war exploded in its disruptive manner. 

Prévert: Piano and Poetry – Free

Prévert: Piano and Poetry – Free

This original one-man show entitled Prévert: Piano and Poetry, was created and interpreted by the 20-year-old French concert pianist Alexandre Prévert. 

The Naked Dietitian

The Naked Dietitian

Hard-hitting and hope-stirring home truths in a performance tour de force from ‘the literary lovechild of Allen Ginsberg and Jeanette Winterson’ (BroadwayBaby. 

Tim Key: Work in Progress

Tim Key: Work in Progress

Late at night. 

The Shaken and the Stirred

The Shaken and the Stirred

Nestled away in the Scottish Arts Club is a collection of Canadian poets performing a variety of their work with different styles and a few excerpts from their novels, both publish… 

Above the Mealy-mouthed Sea

Above the Mealy-mouthed Sea

Delightful and expressionistic one-woman show; Above the Mealy-Mouthed Sea is spoken-word theatre play about the self we present to the world and the self we try to hide. 

Man and Boy

Man and Boy

Man And Boy is a perfectly poetic way to punctuate an otherwise hectic day at the Fringe. 

Neil Hilborn – Live Poetry

Neil Hilborn – Live Poetry

The best-selling author and most-watched poet of all time makes his Edinburgh Fringe debut. 

Todd & God

Todd & God

Uplifting, fast-paced and heart-warming, Todd & God tells the tale of how God selected an atheist as her chosen one. 

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. 

Frankie Vah by Luke Wright

Frankie Vah by Luke Wright

Luke Wright has been performing spoken word on the Fringe circuit for years, winning a dedicated following for his catalogue of smart, catchy polemics. 

Matt Abbott: Two Little Ducks

Matt Abbott: Two Little Ducks

Wakefield’s poet son may have a self-confessed tendency for lewd social observation but Matt Abbott is also an unpretentious recorder of life in the raw, with a talent for coming… 

Anxiety and Animal GIFs

Anxiety and Animal GIFs

Can mindfulness offset the anxiety of insecure housing and jobs? How about animal GIFs? Lyrical, warm and funny poetry show about pop-psychology and trying to survive modern life w… 

Carol Ann Duffy and John Sampson

Carol Ann Duffy and John Sampson

Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy teams up with incredibly talented musician John Sampson to bring a unique blend of reading with live music. 

William Rees: The Splash

William Rees: The Splash

DJing and poetry is surely a combination that deserves greater exploration. 

Come Down the Mile

Come Down the Mile

Walk the historic and dramatic Royal Mile with poet Ken Cockburn. 

Other Voices Spoken Word Cabaret

Other Voices Spoken Word Cabaret

Welcome to our open-hearted open mic, where you can enjoy features from fantastic spoken word artists and different special guests daily, with a sumptuous cabaret vibe. 

Slooshy Wordshow

Slooshy Wordshow

Appearing as performance poet Greg Byron. 

Andrew White: It Was Funnier in My Head

Andrew White: It Was Funnier in My Head

Andrew White’s It Was Funnier in My Head takes a look at life as a parent-dependent teenager, being only 17 himself! Covering everything from passing out in PE to the banes of elde… 

Slooshy Wordshow

Slooshy Wordshow

A chair, a poetry book, a man, and a bottle of water to wet his whistle – other than these there is no set and the stage is bare. 

Fred Strangebone's Freakshow

Fred Strangebone's Freakshow

Dan Whitehead of Honky Bonk Theatre brings a hilarious solo performance to The Warren. 

Apples and Snakes and NWS Workshop

Apples and Snakes and NWS Workshop

Apples and Snakes and New Writing South present a 2 hour workshop aimed at spoken word artists and those interested in writing for performance. 

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

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

Children’s poet and spoken word theatre maker Justin Coe (‘Big Wow’, ‘Small Wonder’, ‘The Dictionary of Dads’, ‘The Jumble Book’) leads a workshop for adult writers/performers inte… 

The Dictionary of Dads/Young Herbert

The Dictionary of Dads/Young Herbert

Apples and Snakes and New Writing South present a spoken word poetry show for ages 6 years and up. 

Joe Jacobs: Ripe

Joe Jacobs: Ripe

Religion, rap, Pogs, sexism, Gaviscon, mental illness, success, commitment and coffee coasters. 

Poets v MCs Brighton v Bristol

Poets v MCs Brighton v Bristol

For 14 years the poets and rappers of Brighton have been locked in an epic struggle. 

Mark Lester Steps In

Mark Lester Steps In

The world’s going to hell in a handcart, with climate change, extremism and cliches like ‘going to hell in a handcart’. 

Gender Spanner

Gender Spanner

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

Valerio, Dervish, and Friends

Valerio, Dervish, and Friends

Valerio brings surreal stand-up with a pinch of spice, whilst Dervish brings hilarious musical and spoken word idiot genius. 

Unpopular Culture

Unpopular Culture

Famous poet Chris Parkinson presents poetry, politics, paranoia and anthropomorphism, complete with fish demons, grammar nazi’s and performing seals. 

Bob Dylan

Bob Dylan

Alan Felton and Tim Roycroft will be celebrating Dylan’s 76th Birthday and his Nobel Prize Award for Literature. 

All Talk: Apples and Snakes and NWS presents...

All Talk: Apples and Snakes and NWS presents...

Apples and Snakes and New Writing South team up to present a programme of poetry, spoken word and live literature. 

Poetry and Jazz Layer Cake with John Harvey and the John Lake Band

Poetry and Jazz Layer Cake with John Harvey and the John Lake Band

Jazz and Poetry Layer Cake A delicious serving of modern original Jazz and poetry created by the award-winning author John Harvey (author of the bestselling Charlie Resnick series… 

Louder: Apples and Snakes and NWS presents...

Louder: Apples and Snakes and NWS presents...

Apples and Snakes and New Writing South team up to present a programme of poetry, spoken word and live literature. 

Poet of the Impossible

Poet of the Impossible

Not just a magician but a ‘poet of the impossible’, Scots-Italian conjurer and writer, Lorenzo ‘Renz’ Novani, weaves verbal wizardry and magic into 50 thought provoking and wonder-… 

Happy Birthday, Bob

Happy Birthday, Bob

From his first eponymous album in 1962 to his latest, Fallen Angels, via his never-ending tour, Bob Dylan has always divided opinion: Upsetting the Establishment as a Folk/protest … 

Poets v MCs Battle Games

Poets v MCs Battle Games

For 14 years the poets and rappers of Brighton have been locked in an epic struggle. 

Drawn To The Page

Drawn To The Page

An afternoon of creative writing, poetry and stories. 

I'm The Hero of This Story

I'm The Hero of This Story

CTRL ALT DEL: Restart, Repeat, Restart, Repeat. 

Life in the City 2017: An Inclusive City

Life in the City 2017: An Inclusive City

Poetry reading, exhibition, workshop and photography. 

The Yanks Are Coming

The Yanks Are Coming

This is the fourth show in the series ‘Lions Led By Asses’ using poetry, song and facts. 

Stand By Your Nan

Stand By Your Nan

The original Educating Rita met Buddha of Suburbia and pretended to be an ordinary working class housewife whilst she went on strange spiritual quests, educated herself, and got an… 

Stand Up & Slam!

Stand Up & Slam!

Stand-up comedy: poetry’s idiot relation, right? Performance poetry: comedy’s boring cousin, yes? Let’s find out. 

Ivy Davies: Play Ground

Ivy Davies: Play Ground

“Keep your eyes on the stars and your feet on the ground” said Roosevelt. 

Underworlds

Underworlds

In this tapestry of storytelling, poetry and monologues from the afterlife, Arachne the weaver spins tales of darkness, death and feminine mystique. 

Knackered Lunch

Knackered Lunch

Daniel Searle takes you through a poetic journey through several of the terrible lunches he’s made in his office kitchen - covering bad sandwiches, overgrown pasta parcels, attempt… 

The Dove in Spring: American Chamber Music in Recital

The Dove in Spring: American Chamber Music in Recital

Soaring soprano and passionate cello lines intermingle with sumptuous piano writing in a recital programme featuring Esther Ward-Caddle (cello)and Nicole Panizza (piano) performing… 

From Muses to Music: The Sonnets by The Shakespeare Heptet

From Muses to Music: The Sonnets by The Shakespeare Heptet

Blending many influences, The Shakespeare Heptet’s distinct sound is alluring and wholly contemporary, providing a stunning soundtrack to the sonnets. 

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. 

Terabac

Terabac

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

Thomas Wolfe Presents: The Brighton Fringe Poets

Thomas Wolfe Presents: The Brighton Fringe Poets

Local author and poet Thomas Wolfe presents a night of spoken word, poetry and storytelling from some of Brighton’s best poets. 

Wilder Stories: Rhapsodies in Colour

Wilder Stories: Rhapsodies in Colour

Join us for a pigment-drenched journey. 

Individual Medley

Individual Medley

What happens when you move a 12-year-old girl from Basingstoke to a remote corner of Southern Africa? Join Katrina on an energetic, poetic journey as she discovers boys, boob… 

Words and Pictures. Pictures and Words

Words and Pictures. Pictures and Words

An enthralling exhibition based on a year-long collaboration between a photographer and a poet. 

Once and Future

Once and Future

The land is sick. 

Confidence Tricks

Confidence Tricks

Poetry show about what makes us feel confident – or not. 

A Dave Cohen Show: Music Was My First Love

A Dave Cohen Show: Music Was My First Love

Edinburgh Fringe veteran, Perrier nominee, co-founder of the Comedy Store Players, multiple BAFTA-winning Horrible Histories songwriter, inadvertent creator of the phrase ‘comedy i… 

Awhile With Seamus Heaney

Awhile With Seamus Heaney

A personal journey by Irish actor/director Larry McCluskey, through the late Nobel Poet’s best and most popular work, a dramatic reading, with linking commentary and live music. 

The Glummer Twins

The Glummer Twins

Stand-up poetry from the beat generation. 

The Joy of Spines

The Joy of Spines

Right in the heart of Edinburgh are 120 miles of underground shelves that store the National Library of Scotland’s collection of 24 million things. 

Bog Polanco

Bog Polanco

Poetry about art, love and Asia, then likeable and funny characters spill monologues on their life. All with a charming piano soundtrack. bogpolanco.tumblr.com  

Women Speaking Their World: Bowdy Kite's Spoken Word Sunday 2016

Women Speaking Their World: Bowdy Kite's Spoken Word Sunday 2016

Five woman poets, five unique performances of new writing, one Sunday in one beautiful venue. Please see bowdykitebooks.com for full details on line-up. 

The Selkie – A Song of Many Waters

The Selkie – A Song of Many Waters

The seal woman’s skin has been stolen, stranding her on a reef of rage and tragedy. 

Men's Morning

Men's Morning

Within the heart of an urban ghetto is a sanctuary, a space where guns, grievances and gang allegiances are left at the door. 

Loud Poets

Loud Poets

Spoken word troupe Loud Poets have taken to the road once more, with live band in tow, for this year’s Edinburgh Festival Fringe. 

Eric Davidson – Ukedoodledandy

Eric Davidson – Ukedoodledandy

In an intimate space in Space’s Triplex Studios, Eric Davidson awaits you with a ukelele and a book of poetry. 

The C/D Borderline

The C/D Borderline

“It is not possible to obtain any As or Bs in this paper,” drones the teacher’s pre-recorded voice. 

Alexis Dubus Verses The World

Alexis Dubus Verses The World

“I’ve done absolutely no flyering for this show,” says Alexis Dubus, “so I have no idea why you’re here. 

Oh Flower of Scotland: Then and Now

Oh Flower of Scotland: Then and Now

Does the wistful attitude of Robbie Burns longing for the Highlands have the same resonance today as in 19th century Scotland? Alongside today’s hot topics of independence and na… 

Attila the Stockbroker Presents His Autobiography: Arguments Yard

Attila the Stockbroker Presents His Autobiography: Arguments Yard

Legendary radical performance poet Attila brings his acclaimed autobiography Arguments Yard (Cherry Red Books) to life on stage. 

Act Your Age! (Not Your Shoe Size!)

Act Your Age! (Not Your Shoe Size!)

Forty five minutes of fun-stuffed, giggle-riddled, family friendly silliness with Fringe veterans Ian Billings and Chris White. 

Burns for Beginners

Burns for Beginners

The show about Burns that really is for everyone – absolute beginners, lifelong fans and everyone in between. 

The Magnetic Diaries

The Magnetic Diaries

Emma Bailey is a modern day Madame Bovary, battling with a stifling middle-class lifestyle, thwarted dreams and untreatable depression. 

The Shaken and the Stirred

The Shaken and the Stirred

The Shaken and the Stirred is a powerhouse collective featuring four of Canada’s strongest voices. 

A Show of Two Halves (Somethings Old, Somethings New)

A Show of Two Halves (Somethings Old, Somethings New)

Ranging from the bittersweet to the rude and raunchy, Scotland’s former national poet and recent recipient of the Queen’s Gold Medal for Poetry weaves a spellbinding and beguiling … 

Tagged

Tagged

Tagged follows Glaswegian teens Seanette and Lynn as they navigate a cycle of crime, reoffending and breaching court orders. 

Blue Rose Code

Blue Rose Code

‘I feel like I’ve been forever a child of exile, a wanderer. 

Trust Me, I'm A Drama Teacher

Trust Me, I'm A Drama Teacher

Seemingly at the end of his tether, a teacher sits, tie loose, marking work, clearly frustrated to say the least. 

A Word in Your Shell-Like

A Word in Your Shell-Like

Bradford on Avon’s popular poetry series Words & Ears moors up at the Fringe for one night only, with JL Williams (jlwilliamspoetry. 

DeafFirefly: Playing with Poetry

DeafFirefly: Playing with Poetry

What happens when British Sign Language poetry meets spoken word? Can a poem be performed in two entirely different languages at once and still make sense? And be good? To what ext… 

Who Killed Pablo Neruda? (A Poet's Journey)

Who Killed Pablo Neruda? (A Poet's Journey)

Mystery, poetry and the unknown contents of a white bag spark a young woman’s quest into the life, death and writing of the great Chilean poet Pablo Neruda.  

Cycling from Land's End to John O'Groats With a Piano

Cycling from Land's End to John O'Groats With a Piano

From street musician to concert artist and back again, the man who was Marvin Hanglider is celebrating his 60th birthday by becoming a fundraiser for Children in Need. 

Carol Ann Duffy and John Sampson

Carol Ann Duffy and John Sampson

The much-loved and highly respected UK Poet Laureate and her accomplished and entertaining musical collaborator return following sell-out shows in 2015. 

Boomerang Club

Boomerang Club

London’s favourite spoken word night arrives in Edinburgh. 

Poetricks

Poetricks

Roll up, roll up and encounter eye melting magic tricks and ear bending poems. 

Dan Simpson: Artificial Ineloquence

Dan Simpson: Artificial Ineloquence

Got the smartphone blues? Stand-up poet Dan Simpson (Glastonbury Festival, Canterbury Laureate) focuses his high-speed fuzzy logic on the screens and machines that rule over our li… 

Out On the World

Out On the World

A journey in poems and stories across Burma, Egypt and Nicaragua through the eyes of a human rights worker. 

Other Voices Spoken Word Cabaret

Other Voices Spoken Word Cabaret

Welcome to our open-hearted open mic, where you can enjoy features from fantastic spoken word artists and different special guests daily, all with a sumptuous cabaret vibe. 

Garibaldi

Garibaldi

Gary’s hair is history – now his name is under threat. 

Aaaaaaaaaaaaagh! Dinosaurs!

Aaaaaaaaaaaaagh! Dinosaurs!

A young troll girl finds herself defending the town from a gang of destructive, deadly dinosaurs! Recruiting allies – a goblin wizard and flame breathing dragon – does she have… 

Mr Colombet: The Sommelier of Poetry

Mr Colombet: The Sommelier of Poetry

Mr Colombet is a multilingual sommelier offering an exceptional poetry menu. 

Mr Colombet: The Sommelier of Poetry

Mr Colombet: The Sommelier of Poetry

Mr Colombet is a multilingual sommelier offering an exceptional poetry menu. 

Come Down the Mile

Come Down the Mile

Walk the historic and dramatic Royal Mile with poet Ken Cockburn, weaving through narrow closes, open squares and secret gardens to discover how this city has been inspiring writer… 

Rhymes with Orange

Rhymes with Orange

You’ve seen some comedy. 

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. 

Hammer and Tongue Festival Slam Special

Hammer and Tongue Festival Slam Special

Brighton’s biggest monthly performance poetry and open slam event presents a clash of the titans of spoken word: Three-times World Slam Champion Buddy Wakefield v European Slam Cha… 

BODIED

BODIED

Forget everything you think you know about battle rap. 

Marilyn Carino with band

Marilyn Carino with band

Marilyn Carino’s torchy, existential electro-soul has been likened to “Nina Simone coming back from the dead to front Morcheeba”; her latest album, ‘Leaves, Sadness, Science’ deeme… 

Becoming Esther

Becoming Esther

“Dying is an art, like everything else. 

64

64

Gerry is a time traveller from 1952. 

The Funniest Number

The Funniest Number

In a dynamic and totally charming free performance, Owen Elton spreads half-truth and misinformation in original song. 

Rattle Tales

Rattle Tales

Short story and flash fiction readings with audience participation. 

Apostrophe's

Apostrophe's

Chris Parkinson, famous poet and professional troublemaker, returns with a high octane poetic voyage through subjects including party politics, dangerous grammar and anthropomorphi… 

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. 

Brighton v Edinburgh Poets v MCs

Brighton v Edinburgh Poets v MCs

Two battles in one: first the poets from the two great festival cities join to take on a united team of rappers. 

Pete Strong: Self-Sabotage, a Work in Progress

Pete Strong: Self-Sabotage, a Work in Progress

2015 Brighton Squawker award finalist Pete Strong - “walking a fine emotional line. 

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. 

Stand Up & Slam!

Stand Up & Slam!

Stand-up comedy - poetry’s idiot relation, right? Performance poetry - comedy’s boring cousin, yes? Let’s find out! Six phenomenal acts go head to head for your approval in thi… 

What I Learned from Johnny Bevan

What I Learned from Johnny Bevan

Luke Wright delivers a multi-award-winning hurricane of a performance. 

Sex, Strokes, Death, Denial

Sex, Strokes, Death, Denial

Betty had a stroke. 

A Threesome

A Threesome

A show suitable for students, the middle aged and old age pensioners - and that’s just the cast! The group looks at the humour in their age and gender differences with interrup… 

This Is Always The Result

This Is Always The Result

Gus Watcham hurries onto the stage as Kathy, looking frazzled, determined and slightly deranged. 

Brighton Showcase at The Brunswick

Brighton Showcase at The Brunswick

The Brighton Showcase hosts the best in new and up-and-coming local talent every Wednesday evening at award-winning venue, The Brunswick. 

Soul Circus The Musical (Be in Your Feet!)

Soul Circus The Musical (Be in Your Feet!)

This original musical tells a fairytale about everyday life - the many voices telling us what to do and who to be. 

We Are Stardust!

We Are Stardust!

Hullabaloo Community Quire presents ‘We Are Stardust!’ Join Hullabaloo and friends Robb Johnson, Naomi Bedford, Bela Emerson, Steven Grainger and WeBop choir, for a joyful celebra… 

Naked Girls Reading

Naked Girls Reading

Join burlesque performer and naked stand-up, Miss Glory Pearl, for an intimate show where beautiful women read naked. 

The Big Stiffy

The Big Stiffy

Bob’s dead. 

Invisible Voices

Invisible Voices

A platform for Brighton’s homeless to make their voices and stories heard during Brighton Fringe. 

Drowned Voices Rise

Drowned Voices Rise

Winner of the Brighton Fringe Visual Arts Award 2015, Brian Mander performs as The Dark Laureate. Drowned Voices Rise; poetry by Eliot, Auden, Yeats and others. 

Spoken Word Sundays: Women Speaking Their World

Spoken Word Sundays: Women Speaking Their World

On Sunday afternoon, myself and around fifteen other people – most of them women – perch ourselves on armchairs in a cosy room in Appletree Writers at The Whole Works, on a qu… 

The Little Red Show

The Little Red Show

Ever had therapy? Feel like a failure? Then this one’s for you! Join performance poet Little Red as she reveals why the therapy didn’t work, through laughter, tears and sexual innu… 

BBC: The Verb

BBC: The Verb

Poet Ian McMillan presents Radio 3’s cabaret of the word featuring award-winning writers, alongside the most innovative up-and-coming performers.  

The Glummer Twins

The Glummer Twins

Stand-up poetry for the beat generation. 

Learning to Live

Learning to Live

From the dark depths of the mind to the mountain-peak pinnacles of youth, from familiar Edinburgh to fairytale Cambridge University: this teenage poet explores the strange and ofte… 

Green Poems for a Blue Planet

Green Poems for a Blue Planet

Dramatic stand-up performance poetry accompanied by Wallace and Gromit creator Nick Park’s images. 

Adams & Eves

Adams & Eves

A young cast of 17 weave original poems into a moving performance. 

Dylan's Daughter

Dylan's Daughter

Actress Anne Rutter first met the late Aeronwy Thomas in 1970. 

Welcome to the Cliterati

Welcome to the Cliterati

‘The literary love child of Jeanette Winterson and Allen Ginsberg’ (BroadwayBaby. 

Rowan James: Easy for You to Say

Rowan James: Easy for You to Say

Rowan is a hip hop and punk-inspired poet diagnosed with a specific learning difficulty and speech impediment, often disabled by other people’s perceptions. 

Whispers of the Mystical from The Dark Side of The Moon

Whispers of the Mystical from The Dark Side of The Moon

The Silver Moon Poetry Collection gives voice to the unspoken voices of the Feminine. 

Sweet Thunder – A Show in Three Layers

Sweet Thunder – A Show in Three Layers

‘Cocking a snook at learned prejudices . 

Rhymes with Orange

Rhymes with Orange

Every successful show needs a Unique Selling Point – or, put simply, a gimmick. 

What I Learned From Johnny Bevan

What I Learned From Johnny Bevan

It’s easy to get lulled by the constant flow of shows at the Fringe, to give in the mid-afternoon slump and the heavy-eyed semi-slumber. 

In Case We Disappear – Free

In Case We Disappear – Free

Vanessa Smythe has a bit of a ‘downer hobby’: she worries about disappearing. 

Matt Abbott is Skint and Demoralised

Matt Abbott is Skint and Demoralised

Matt Abbott admits that poetry is a hard sell on the Fringe, impossible to talk about without coming across as pretentious – which may well explain why one of his bespoke marketi… 

Carol Grimes with Dorian Ford: The Singer's Tale

Carol Grimes with Dorian Ford: The Singer's Tale

Carol Grimes, the Piaf singer/songwriter of British music. 

In Basho's Footsteps

In Basho's Footsteps

A poet (Valcarce) and an artist (Gleizer) hiked 2,000km across Japan’s wilderness in the footsteps of Matsuo Basho, the ancient haiku poet. 

Love Over Scotland – Haiku and Music

Love Over Scotland – Haiku and Music

An hour of pure delight. 

Blue Rose Code

Blue Rose Code

Ross Wilson of Blue Rose Code has gone through quite a transformative journey in the past 18 months. 

Awhile With Seamus Heaney

Awhile With Seamus Heaney

A personal journey by Irish actor-director, Larry McCluskey through the late Nobel Poet’s best and most popular work, a dramatic reading, with linking commentary and live music. 

Super-Fragile-Nihilistic-Sexy-and-Atrocious (and Other Poems)

Super-Fragile-Nihilistic-Sexy-and-Atrocious (and Other Poems)

Poems and jokes about why women and wordplay are tremendous whilst god and the patriarchy and DJ Steve Wright are much less so. 

Harry Baker – The Sunshine Kid

Harry Baker – The Sunshine Kid

Harry Baker is a young middle-class blonde rapper-turned-poet. 

Asking Nicely

Asking Nicely

In her funny and articulate show, Hannah Chutzpah presents her considered and inspiring take on the complexities of power and permission. 

Elvis McGonagall: Countrybile

Elvis McGonagall: Countrybile

Countrybile – armed with a blunderbuss, a bottle of Scotch and his rabid wit, stand-up poet Elvis McGonagall emerges from his godforsaken rural idyll at the Graceland Caravan Par… 

Eric Davidson – It's a Wrong Way to Ukulele

Eric Davidson – It's a Wrong Way to Ukulele

More parody, poetry and mischief from the man with the thin white uke. ‘I’ve seen better looking faces on an Easter Island postcard!’ (Polynesian Enquirer). 

Carol Ann Duffy and John Sampson

Carol Ann Duffy and John Sampson

In a typically idiosyncratic twist Carol-Ann Duffy is collaborating with her ‘favourite’ court musician John Sampson for a reading of work from across her gargantuan oeuvre. 

The Terrible Tale of the Twiddly Widdlies

The Terrible Tale of the Twiddly Widdlies

The weird, wacky and wonderful all come together in this fantastically strange new show. 

Shift/ – A Best of Spoken Word

Shift/ – A Best of Spoken Word

Shift is a collective of poets that includes Rachel Amey, Bram Gieben, Harry Giles, Jenny Lindsay, Ali Maloney, Rachel McCrum and Sam Small. 

Tim Key: Work-in-Slutgress

Tim Key: Work-in-Slutgress

Comedic lump Key (38) plonks himself in a room for a couple of weeks and tries out some new specks of poetry. 

Liz Lochhead With Steve Kettley: Old Pals and Party Pieces

Liz Lochhead With Steve Kettley: Old Pals and Party Pieces

The second ever Scots Makar (national poet) Liz Lochhead has teamed up with saxophonist Steve Kettley for this nostalgic selection of her favourite poems from a 50-year career. 

Poetry Can F*ck Off

Poetry Can F*ck Off

By Heathcote Williams (Herald Lifetime Achievement Award winner). 

Edinburgh Lily

Edinburgh Lily

Ron Butlin (former Edinburgh Poet Laureate) plus acclaimed musicians Dick Lee and Anne Evans return, their sell-out show newly updated. 

Luke Wright: Stay-at-Home Dandy

Luke Wright: Stay-at-Home Dandy

Luke Wright is a veteran Fringe performer and one of the UK’s leading spoken-word artists. 

Loud Poets

Loud Poets

Loud Poets are a Scotland-based collective of poets who perform together. 

Bill Wells and Aidan Moffat

Bill Wells and Aidan Moffat

Bill Wells and Aidan Moffat play their only Edinburgh gig in support of their acclaimed second album together, The Most Important Place in the World. 

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. 

Knowledge and a Girl

Knowledge and a Girl

It is not often that Howard Barker’s plays are produced in Britain (he is far more popular in Europe and America) in spite of his prodigious output and well-known name. 

Melody

Melody

Jemima Foxtrot is a poet and singer presenting her first Edinburgh show on the PBH Free Fringe. 

Bloodcream

Bloodcream

Poet Bog Polanco’s idea for this bite-sized poetry performance is really good: inspired by paintings from Scotland’s major collections he performs a series of poems he’s writ… 

Under the Table

Under the Table

This show captures that exciting moment when a story gets so good, its teller has to put down their drink. 

Passion: A Contemporary Journey to the Cross

Passion: A Contemporary Journey to the Cross

Creator/director: Claire Henderson Davis. 

Running to Paradise

Running to Paradise

‘And all that I need do is to wish…’ The poetry of WB Yeats’ Running to Paradise accompanies new music by northern composer Michael Jon Smith (1941-2009) for flute, viola a… 

Kate Fox: Baby I Don't Care

Kate Fox: Baby I Don't Care

More and more people don’t want children. 

Anonymouse

Anonymouse

In a hole in the wall of a timber house, on the edge of a wood there lives a mouse. 

The Muted Note Duo: Dances and Songs based on poems by P K Page

The Muted Note Duo: Dances and Songs based on poems by P K Page

An intimate stage work that synthesises poetry, music, and dance, with P K Page’s brilliant verse at its core. 

The Boy With the Moomin Tattoo

The Boy With the Moomin Tattoo

In his last summer before graduation, James (of Utter! Spoken Word) had a Snufkin tattooed on his arm – 20 years on, and things have got steadily more Moomin ever since. 

James Bran: Invisible Badminton and Other Dreams

James Bran: Invisible Badminton and Other Dreams

A stand-up poetry show about dreams from 2014 AAA star and BBC New Comedy Award London runner-up. 

Human Resources

Human Resources

You’re the kind of person who never backs down from a fight. 

Tina Sederholm: The Good Delusion

Tina Sederholm: The Good Delusion

A tragicomic spoken word show that dives into the paradoxical nature of goodness. 

Most People Aren't That Happy, Anyway

Most People Aren't That Happy, Anyway

John Osborne has been performing poetry since 2006 at festivals including Glastonbury, Bestival and Latitude. 

She Wouldn't Dance with Another

She Wouldn't Dance with Another

In 1964, 12-year-old Marilyn declared she’d die if she didn’t see The Beatles play in Melbourne. 

Stand Up & Slam! – Free

Stand Up & Slam! – Free

Stand-up comedy: poetry’s idiot relation, right? Performance poetry: comedy’s boring cousin, yes? Let’s find out. 

Stand Up & Slam! – Free

Stand Up & Slam! – Free

Stand-up comedy: poetry’s idiot relation, right? Performance poetry: comedy’s boring cousin, yes? Let’s find out. 

James Bran: Invisible Badminton and Other Dreams

James Bran: Invisible Badminton and Other Dreams

A stand-up poetry show about dreams from 2014 AAA star and BBC New Comedy Award London runner-up. 

Eric Davidson – It's a Wrong Way to Ukulele

Eric Davidson – It's a Wrong Way to Ukulele

More parody, poetry and mischief from the man with the thin white uke. ‘I’ve seen better looking faces on an Easter Island postcard!’ (Polynesian Enquirer). 

The Lonely Poet (or: The Pleonasm)

The Lonely Poet (or: The Pleonasm)

Everybody thinks that I’m lonely. 

Jokes About Things (Redinburgh Fringe)

Jokes About Things (Redinburgh Fringe)

Scott Redmond had a fun 2014; kidnapped, arrested, threatened at gun and knife point, disowned, broken up and dealing with bereavement. 

Bizarre Guitar and Terse Verse

Bizarre Guitar and Terse Verse

Bizarre Guitar and Terse Verse. 

(The Boy with) Green Hair Poems

(The Boy with) Green Hair Poems

A light broadcasts from Mars. At first it falters, is interfered with, then it becomes clear. It is The Boy with Green Hair, anti-war. A short film.