Swallow the Sea Caravan Theatre

Swallow the Sea Caravan Theatre

Puppetry, shadow theatre, mime and music all contribute to this charming oddity, which Caravan Theatre do indeed perform in a caravan. 

The Man Who Planted Trees

The Man Who Planted Trees

This multi-award-winning adaptation of Jean Giono’s classic environmental tale toured for almost 14 years, with repeat appearances at the Sydney Opera House and off-Broadway. 

Northanger Abbey

Northanger Abbey

‘I was completely mesmerised by this enchanting production’ (Joanna Lumley). 

RAT

RAT

The Rat Affair present RAT – The Pied Piper of Hamelin reimagined through live music and shadow puppetry. 

Scottish Falsetto Socks – Minging Detectives

Scottish Falsetto Socks – Minging Detectives

Earth’s funniest footwear revive their classic 2015 crime show for one night only! From Scandi Noir to Dixon of Dock Green, from The Sweeney to Line Of Duty, all cops and robbers g… 

Something in the Water – For Kids!

Something in the Water – For Kids!

Grumms doesn’t see themselves in the Barbies or GI Joes they play with. 

The Adventures of Sleepyhead

The Adventures of Sleepyhead

‘Utterly charming’ (Portsmouth Herald,US). 

Nuts

Nuts

A talk show with a difference! Join George Monkey along with his primate pal, Cedric as he chats with invited guests in this unique and hilarious talk show featuring some of the be… 

Fulfilment

Fulfilment

In our modern world, convenience is king and Amazon wears the crown. 

Looking Down on Me

Looking Down on Me

Losing someone you love is never easy, especially when you don’t understand why they’ve gone. 

Sex Ed: A Cabaret of Play

Sex Ed: A Cabaret of Play

With thrilling stories, silly games, and pervy puppets, Sex Ed is the smartest, slam-bangin’-est cabaret in town. 

Legend of Shadows

Legend of Shadows

All the way from Macao and Taiwan comes a magical production of traditional and modern Chinese shadow plays! Mingled with stories from Journey to the West and famous animation figu… 

The Man Who Planted Trees

The Man Who Planted Trees

This multi award-winning adaptation of Jean Giono’s classic environmental tale by Puppet State Theatre Company has been touring internationally for the past twelve years, with repe… 

Scottish Falsetto Sock Puppet Theatre: Roll Up!

Scottish Falsetto Sock Puppet Theatre: Roll Up!

Edinburgh Fringe has a number of shows that have a real cult status among festivalgoers, and up there with the cultest of them is the self-explanatory Scottish Falsetto Sock Puppet… 

Cabaret of Curiosities

Cabaret of Curiosities

Tatwood Puppets make their Edinburgh Fringe debut with the perfectly titled Cabaret of Curiosities. 

I Piano

I Piano

Oh no! The piano has lost its music! But a little girl is sure she can help the piano find it again. 

Punched

Punched

A new monologue by John Knowles, exploring the rise of the angry white working class through the eyes of recently unemployed Punched, a Punch and Judy puppeteer. 

The Castle

The Castle

As an unfinished text imbued with deep mystery, ranging from menacing abstract bureaucracy to detailed recounted memories, Kafka’s The Castle is a challenging undertaking, but th… 

Spec-tacular

Spec-tacular

Once upon a time there was a creative and beautiful family who were about to lose everything. 

Monster School Jurassic!

Monster School Jurassic!

Monster School Jurassic! The kids in Ms Bagatha’s first grade class at Monster School are at it again! Join them on their adventures through time as they learn about dinosaurs, his… 

The Pillowman

The Pillowman

An unapologetic dark comedy that illustrates the power of storytelling when a writer, Karturian, in an unnamed totalitarian state is interrogated after the gruesome content of his … 

Gilgamesh & Me

Gilgamesh & Me

The god of love, right? Hannah is that god. 

Jerry and the Adventures of the HMS Stargazer

Jerry and the Adventures of the HMS Stargazer

Original, devised TIE adventure show! London, 1773: a time of great exploration. 

Swallow the Sea Caravan Theatre

Swallow the Sea Caravan Theatre

From the absurd to the moving, magical, funny and intriguing. 

Avenue Q

Avenue Q

Featuring puppets and singers, this musical comedy set in New York bounces along at a great speed with some fantastic songs to help it along its way. 

Microbodyssey

Microbodyssey

They’re all around us but we cannot see them. 

Hey Diddle Diddle

Hey Diddle Diddle

When the full moon shines bright there’s magic in the air, and all the animals come out to play. 

Rocket Girl

Rocket Girl

The year is 1969 and NASA has just put the first man on the moon. 

Great Grimm Tales

Great Grimm Tales

‘Three nights to save a soul. 

Celeste’s Circus

Celeste’s Circus

This award-winning show offers a first trip for wee ones into the magic of the big top with thrills, spills, oohs and ahhs. 

Mr. Men and Little Miss On Stage

Mr. Men and Little Miss On Stage

Join your favourite Mr. 

The Happy Prince

The Happy Prince

Where is Happy Prince? Where are our neighbours? Happy Prince will find love with you! A beautiful story which sets a fire in the hearts of children and adults, from internationall… 

Tröll

Tröll

It’s 1998. 

Captain Flinn and the Pirate Dinosaurs: The Magic Cutlass

Captain Flinn and the Pirate Dinosaurs: The Magic Cutlass

Captain Flinn is ready for an adventure! Les Petits return to the high seas after their hugely successful shows David Walliams’ The First Hippo on the Moon and Adventures in Wonder… 

Joyce

Joyce

Return to a world where childhood imagination sparks unending curiosity. 

Boulder

Boulder

In this reimagining of the Greek myth, a beautiful mechanical puppet is doomed with the hopeless task of pushing a colossal stone up a hill. 

One Duck Down

One Duck Down

One Duck Down. 

The Three Deaths of Ebony Black

The Three Deaths of Ebony Black

A critically acclaimed puppet musical, inspired by a neuroscientist. 

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. 

Wee MacNessie

Wee MacNessie

Based on the popular children’s book series by Pauline Mackay, Polkadot Theatre invites our audience to explore the interactive world of Wee MacNessie and his friends. 

Folklore

Folklore

Folklore entwines three past folk stories from across the South West to form a new narrative using contemporary dance and puppetry to show the characters’ interaction. 

A Collection of Grimm's Fairy Tales, Too

A Collection of Grimm's Fairy Tales, Too

Come find yourself in the woods again amongst shadow puppetry, masks and magic in A Collection of Grimm’s Fairy Tales, Too. 

You Are Frogs

You Are Frogs

If some of what you are about to read sounds completely bonkers then you are well on the way to an appreciation of You Are Frogs. 

The Hit

The Hit

A very black comedy – Mikey is a hitman exposed to parts of the brain he never thought he would see. 

Legend for Witkacy

Legend for Witkacy

Legend for Witkacy: avant-garde, physical theatre performance inspired by Stanislaw Ignacy Witkiewicz. 

Henchmen

Henchmen

In a world of superheroes and evil masterminds, everyone forgets the henchmen. 

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. 

Danny O'Hare: I Feel Fuzzy

Danny O'Hare: I Feel Fuzzy

Music, comedy and crisis in a puppet show for grown-ups. 

The Lost Things

The Lost Things

Visual theatre company Tortoise in a Nutshell aim to inspire the imagination of their audiences with their creations. 

Famous Puppet Death Scenes

Famous Puppet Death Scenes

An enigmatic title is the hallmark of many Fringe shows – I’m sure no one knows quite what to expect from Duckpond: An Element of Mystery in Umpteen Samples or Lights Over Tesc… 

Henry

Henry

‘You go into a hospital with a father and you come out with a bin bag, and no father’. 

The Battle of Frogs and Mice

The Battle of Frogs and Mice

Choosing to adapt a fairly obscure Greek text like The Battle of Frogs and Mice (also known as the Batrachomyomachia) as a storytelling show for children would be a bold choice for… 

Ovid's Metamorphoses

Ovid's Metamorphoses

If you have a ticket to Pants On Fire’s Ovid’s Metamorphoses, you have in your possession a way of securing the ferryman’s passage to one of the most mischievous and charming… 

Toujours et Près de Moi

Toujours et Près de Moi

Toujours et Près de Moi is a holographic puppet opera by multi-disciplinary arts company, Erratica. 

Backup

Backup

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

Penguinpig

Penguinpig

There are times when a particular title will jump out at you and niggle in the back of your brain. 

Tomorrow, Tomorrow, Tomorrow

Tomorrow, Tomorrow, Tomorrow

There’s a lot teenagers don’t know about the world. 

Opera Mouse

Opera Mouse

Tilly Mouse lives under an opera house, and she just loves to sing! Her dream is to perform on stage. 

The Turn of the Screw

The Turn of the Screw

In Underbelly’s Big Belly, the slow dripping from a leak in the roof onto the stage has never been a more apt presence in a production. 

A Dragon in the Family

A Dragon in the Family

All the best stories begin with a game. 

Pee Paper Pizza

Pee Paper Pizza

Wouldn’t it be great if we had superpowers that could get us out of hopeless situations? Or a hero or heroine who stands by our side? Brand-new international ensemble Donkey for … 

A Cockroach and Furry Blurry Fluffy Things

A Cockroach and Furry Blurry Fluffy Things

A sad and lonely cockroach climbs out from a cardboard box; she doesn’t know where she is and there in front of her is a group of furry blurry fluffy things. 

Last Hive

Last Hive

The Matrix, but with bees. 

Bark and B

Bark and B

Bark is a tree. 

Le Carnaval des Animaux / Un Gâteau pour Cubitus

Le Carnaval des Animaux / Un Gâteau pour Cubitus

French bande desinée authors Michel Rodrigue and Michel Janvier bring some of the most memorable characters from French comics (Cubitus, Rantanplan, Marsupilami, Boule and Bill) f… 

Avenue Q – School Edition

Avenue Q – School Edition

The laugh-out-loud musical tells the timeless story of a recent college grad named Princeton, who moves into a shabby New York apartment all the way out on Avenue Q. 

The Time Machine

The Time Machine

Join us on a thrilling journey to a future age where things are not as they seem. 

The Dragon and the Whales

The Dragon and the Whales

Once upon a time, there was a little dragon who was born under the sea, and she grew up amongst the kind-hearted whales. 

Darlings

Darlings

Eve escapes her mind with work, drink and sex. 

Scottish Falsetto Sock Puppet Theatre: Superheroes

Scottish Falsetto Sock Puppet Theatre: Superheroes

Sock! Pow! Wham! Earth’s funniest footwear are back with their 10th new show of songs, sketches, socks and violence. 

The Bear

The Bear

The Bear by Raymond Briggs, adapted by Pins and Needles Productions. 

The Puppets' Orchestra and the Children's Ball

The Puppets' Orchestra and the Children's Ball

The magic world of puppets. 

The Paper Cinema's Macbeth

The Paper Cinema's Macbeth

The Paper Cinema’s Macbeth is a dazzling feat of storytelling. 

Alex in Shadow

Alex in Shadow

Alex In Shadow from UCLU Runaground proves that puppetry is not just for children. 

The Wonderful World of Lapin

The Wonderful World of Lapin

Gentle and well-meaning, The Wonderful World of Lapin is a good attempt to introduce young children to the French language. 

Paul Zerdin: All Mouth

Paul Zerdin: All Mouth

America’s Got Talent winner, ventriloquist Paul Zerdin, heads to Fringe for three nights only, fresh from headline shows in Las Vegas, with a sparkling new show featuring his all-s… 

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. 

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… 

Treasure Trove of Shadows

Treasure Trove of Shadows

As the industrial world collides with agricultural life, China’s traditional folk arts are in decline. 

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. 

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. 

Arm – Mireille & Mathieu

Arm – Mireille & Mathieu

Arm is the spooky exploration of junkyard puppetry you never thought you wanted. 

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… 

Boris & Sergey's One Man Extravaganza

Boris & Sergey's One Man Extravaganza

The technical choreography from Flabbergast Theatre that delivers this consistently joyful, yet bleak, puppetry extravaganza is exceptional. 

Lula del Ray by Manual Cinema

Lula del Ray by Manual Cinema

Manual Cinema is a very special kind of company. 

Bruce

Bruce

Imagine a blockbuster movie: now imagine that movie where all the characters are played by an unassuming yellow sponge. 

David Walliams' The First Hippo on the Moon

David Walliams' The First Hippo on the Moon

From the team behind Captain Flinn and the Pirate Dinosaurs comes a brand new adaptation of David Walliam’s children’s book The First Hippo on the Moon. 

Cloud Avenue

Cloud Avenue

Violet has had the ability to travel back in time since a young age and has utilised her gift in her writing career. 

We Are Not a Muse

We Are Not a Muse

The image of the tortured brooding man, bewitched, bothered and bewildered by some winsome and naïve woman, is long burnt into of literature. 

Taiwan Season: The Backyard Story

Taiwan Season: The Backyard Story

The Backyard Story, directed by Chen-Chieh Sun with lively music composed by Chien-Hsun Chen, is a charming black-light theatre show for children aged 5+. 

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). 

Heartwood

Heartwood

Pinecone Penguin Theatrical’s Heartwood has all the makings of an enchanting production, but the slow and insipid script just does not deliver. 

The Prophetic Visions of Bethany Lewis

The Prophetic Visions of Bethany Lewis

It’s very easy to write a story that grabs someone’s attention. 

Things We Find in the Dark

Things We Find in the Dark

Sam is scared of the dark. 

The Road That Wasn't There

The Road That Wasn't There

The truth about fairy tales, all too often forgotten by us grown-ups, is that the best ones are meant to be scary, albeit in an ultimately reassuring context. 

A Brief Timeline of Enemies and Friends

A Brief Timeline of Enemies and Friends

Sarah, a single parent, and her child Barney are caught in a time loop, destined to return to the small Suffolk village where a tragedy occurred; Sarah was drowned as a witch in th… 

The Picture of Dorian Gray

The Picture of Dorian Gray

It’s always difficult to tell a story that audiences are familiar with and manage to find a new way to engage them in it, but in Box Tale Soup’s new adaptation of Oscar Wilde… 

Puppet Fiction

Puppet Fiction

In order to snare the attention of an average jaded and time-poor festival-goer, you’re going to need a pitch that can stop them in their tracks on the Royal Mile and accept the … 

Yoggle and the Wonderful Waterfall

Yoggle and the Wonderful Waterfall

Join the storytellers on this absurd, family-friendly, theatrical adventure. 

Swan Bake

Swan Bake

Swan Bake is a riotously trippy and acerbically funny show. 

The Magic Circus

The Magic Circus

Roll up, roll up, Magic Den presents the Magic Circus, an exciting, fun, fast-paced and colourful magic show suitable for all the family. 

Light Puppet Show

Light Puppet Show

Award-winning, funny and unpredictable wordless puppet show featuring a stunning variety of innovative electro-luminous objects. 

The Tale of the Cockatrice

The Tale of the Cockatrice

Deep in the vaults of an ancient priory a deadly creature awakens… Bold knights flee in terror! Can a humble nun defeat the beast? Two muddle-headed storytellers use puppetry, li… 

The Cowgirl Mary Old West Puppet Theatre Show

The Cowgirl Mary Old West Puppet Theatre Show

All the way from Austin, Texas, it’s The Cowgirl Mary Old West Puppet Theatre Show. 

Tony Law: Absurdity for the Common People

Tony Law: Absurdity for the Common People

Multi award-winning power wizard of comedy Tony Law is heading back to the top. 

Beadledom: Omega

Beadledom: Omega

Beadledom, HQ of the universe. 

A Strange New Space

A Strange New Space

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

Whalebone

Whalebone

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

The Wind in the Willows

The Wind in the Willows

From the peaceful pleasure of Ratty’s beloved riverbank, to the fearful frights and wicked weasels of the Wild Wood, join Mole and Ratty on their marvellous adventures, along wit… 

The Tale Of The Cockatrice

The Tale Of The Cockatrice

An umbrella for a sword, a lamp as a tree and a wooden spoon as a nun, are just a few examples for the smart and innovative use of objects in The Tale of the Cockatrice. 

Twonkey's Christmas in the Jungle

Twonkey's Christmas in the Jungle

His conniving manager, Mr. 

Melancholy

Melancholy

‘Spiral down the stairs to the world of the inventor. 

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. 

Little Meerkat's Big Panic

Little Meerkat's Big Panic

Go on an award-winning, magical, musical, multi-sensory adventure in the Kalahari desert with Little Meekat and her friends Elephant and Wise Monkey to find out all about Calm and … 

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… 

The Art and Fun of Acting and Dancing through Puppetry

The Art and Fun of Acting and Dancing through Puppetry

In this workshop we will use the basic technique of puppetry and combine that with acting and dancing. 

The Ugly Duckling & Other Tales

The Ugly Duckling & Other Tales

On a lake somewhere not far away, a mother duck is sitting on her eggs. 

WATCHING, Ceci n'est pas de Deux

WATCHING, Ceci n'est pas de Deux

A solo-duet created by Flying Solo and Amsterdam Fringe 2015 award-winner Ester Natzijl. 

The Greatest Liar in all the World

The Greatest Liar in all the World

Following the story of ‘The Liar’, a broken down, two-bit mentalist act who has reached the end of his tether and threatens to finish it all. 

Pat-a-Cake Baby

Pat-a-Cake Baby

“Cake-mixing, baking and eating fuel, this zingy, high-energy story as a restless baby sets about a night-time adventure. 

Motherhood: (Un)speakable, (Un)spoken

Motherhood: (Un)speakable, (Un)spoken

Unflinchingly honest journey to every mum. 

The Grimmest of Grimm Tales

The Grimmest of Grimm Tales

Did you know the Brothers Grimm collected together over 200 different stories? Why do we only ever hear about Cinders and Snow White? Were the others too scary? Too gruesome? Or a … 

Puppet Paramour: Boogaloo Stu

Puppet Paramour: Boogaloo Stu

‘Puppet Paramour’ is a one-to-one session of craft activity and psychic surgery to create your ideal partner in sock-puppet form. 

The Lions Roar and Other Stories

The Lions Roar and Other Stories

Award-winning children’s theatre company brings you a collection of short stories that will entertain and delight young audiences. 

Ganesha! Ganesha!

Ganesha! Ganesha!

Revered in India for centuries, known as the Lord of beginnings, the remover of obstacles and the one who is worshipped first. 

HumanMachine: Artificial Improvisation

HumanMachine: Artificial Improvisation

Albert is a lovable nerd who dreams of the big stage. 

The Tap Dancing Mermaid

The Tap Dancing Mermaid

The Moon has got a story to tell about a tippetty-top tap dancer who he has been watching at night. 

Sleeping Beauty & The Ewe's Duty

Sleeping Beauty & The Ewe's Duty

The Super Sheep are back in a new adventure! Shadwell must help three friends (a brave fairy, a reluctant sheep and a bonkers pig) save a Sleeping Beauty. 

Frontal Lobotomy

Frontal Lobotomy

Bold, witty, and surreal, burlesque maverick Jeu Jeu la Foille fuses original beat poetry with the tormented lullabies of Tom Waits, punctuated with scientific accounts of perhaps … 

Meet Fred

Meet Fred

Hijinx Theatre in association with Blind Summit. 

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… 

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. 

Little Wing

Little Wing

Little Wing finds herself alone in the forest with a trio of warring dragons. 

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show

The Very Hungry Caterpillar, by author/illustrator Eric Carle has delighted generations of readers since it was first published in 1969 selling more than 43 million copies … 

Last Orders At The Dog & Dumplings

Last Orders At The Dog & Dumplings

Boogaloo Stu’s dark comedy ‘Last Orders At The Dog & Dumplings’ is an uproarious and merciless exposé of the cold-blooded takeover striking our communities in the name of regene… 

Christopher Nibble

Christopher Nibble

Awarm-heartedadaptation of the well-known children’s book about a plucky guinea pig – Christopher Nibble. 

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. 

Lachlan Werner: Belly Talk (A Language of Love)

Lachlan Werner: Belly Talk (A Language of Love)

‘Venter’-To speak. 

The Tim Bat Trick Show

The Tim Bat Trick Show

Gentleman juggler and unwitting clown Tim Bat performs his impressive repertoire of amazing tricks with aplomb. 

Worst Birthday Ever

Worst Birthday Ever

Poor Lewis just wanted to enjoy a Happy Birthday, but things just went from bad to worse. 

Mr Danger's Really Safe Show

Mr Danger's Really Safe Show

Mr Danger is a damaged former daredevil who learnt his lesson the hard way. 

The Picture of Dorian Gray

The Picture of Dorian Gray

“What does it profit a man if he gain the whole world and lose his own soul?” Dorian Gray, young and beautiful, sinks deep into a frivolous lifestyle of selfish abandon, see… 

Life Without Dog

Life Without Dog

Following a sell-out performance of Katherine Chandler’s ‘Hood’ at the National’s Dorfman Theatre, Found in the Forest return with a new world premiere. 

PASSPAWT

PASSPAWT

Out of the 29 years the amiable-natured Helena has been alive, 5 were spent in her birth country Slovakia and 24 in England. 

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. 

Randy Writes a Novel

Randy Writes a Novel

Randy is a bald, bright purple Australian stand-up puppet with a really quick wit and a sharp tongue. 

Little Soldier Zhang Ga

Little Soldier Zhang Ga

From the puppetry director of War Horse China, Liu Xiaoyi, comes an uplifting tale of one boy’s solidarity and spirit in the face of conflict. 

Eden

Eden

Less Theatre breathes life into everyday objects that are often overlooked in our daily lives. 

Tatterdermalion

Tatterdermalion

Puppet pioneers Flabbergast Theatre have made an interesting move this year, establishing their own dedicated performance space, The Omnitorium, within the confines of Assembly Ge… 

The Story of Mr B

The Story of Mr B

ShakeShakeTheatre present the tale of a man named Bumblegrum in a quirky and enjoyable puppet show for children. 

Scottish Falsetto Sock Puppets Do Shakespeare

Scottish Falsetto Sock Puppets Do Shakespeare

Possibly the most ridiculous show at the Edinburgh Fringe, the Scottish Falsetto Sock Puppets are in their ninth year and were greeted with a sell-out audience. 

Yoggle and the Wonderful Waterfall

Yoggle and the Wonderful Waterfall

Join the Narrator and her wife as they take you on this new, family-friendly, absurd, theatrical adventure. 

Ubu on the Table

Ubu on the Table

La Pire Espèce have been rummaging in the cupboards: in Ubu on the Table coffee pots, cutlery, a glass jug and drawers full of unassuming objects populate the cast in an energetic… 

Meet Fred

Meet Fred

We meet Fred as he wakes up - cute little puppet stretching and yawns ensue. 

In Our Hands

In Our Hands

In Our Hands tells the story of Alf — trawler fisherman, boat captain, father — as he struggles with a changing industry, big business rivals, and his estranged son. 

The Wonderful World of Lapin

The Wonderful World of Lapin

Tania has just arrived from Paris for a very special occasion: The World’s Tastiest Carrot Competition! In her leather trunk, she carries her very own garden, from which a whole … 

Northanger Abbey

Northanger Abbey

Jane Austen’s satirical novel, itself a pastiche of recognisable and well-worn tropes of the Gothic literary genre, is here given new life by company Box Tale Soup, consisting of… 

Gulliver's Travels

Gulliver's Travels

Familia de la Noche’s production of Gulliver’s Travels is an adaptation of Jonathan Swift’s satirical novel following several adventures of Lemuel Gulliver as he travels to t… 

Tink Tank

Tink Tank

Shadow puppets have a reputation for being, let’s face it, a bit uncool. 

James and the Giant Peach

James and the Giant Peach

UCLU Runaground’s James and the Giant Peach is a fresh, fun and frantic adaptation of Roald Dahl’s classic. 

Sheets

Sheets

Clowning is largely known a children’s form of entertainment. 

Sticks Stones Broken Bones

Sticks Stones Broken Bones

Returning to Edinburgh after a six year hiatus, Bunk Puppets’ Sticks Stones Broken Bones is both an expert display of shadow puppetry and a joyous celebration of playfulness. 

Boris & Sergey: Preposterous Improvisation Experiment

Boris & Sergey: Preposterous Improvisation Experiment

Improv comedy is a tricky beast - when it’s good, it’s very, very good; when it’s bad, it’s pointless. 

Ada/Ava by Manual Cinema

Ada/Ava by Manual Cinema

This is Manual Cinema’s first visit to the Fringe and they have brought with them a technical and awe-inspiring show that combines live music and shadow puppets. 

Opera Mouse

Opera Mouse

Opera Mouse is a pleasant Canadian import presented as a one-woman puppet show by Melanie Gall. 

Twonkey's Mumbo Jumbo Hotel

Twonkey's Mumbo Jumbo Hotel

In a tiny room at Sweet Grassmarket a man has placed a wide array of props, toys, figurines, dolls and detritus in an apparently haphazard way. 

Head in the Clouds

Head in the Clouds

Cirrus the dog has a serious job: he has to keep watch on the sheep. 

Rumpelstiltskin

Rumpelstiltskin

The traditional folk tale of the darkened world inhabited by ‘that treacherous little daemon’ Rumpelstiltskin is brought to life through beautiful song, stunning puppetry and tradi… 

Ubu Faust

Ubu Faust

Ubu assumes the role of Faust in this raucous, rapid-fire puppet comedy. 

Glitch – The Improvised Puppet Show

Glitch – The Improvised Puppet Show

An improvised comedy show performed by a cast of puppets for adults. 

The Fantastical Return of Greyfriar’s Bobby

The Fantastical Return of Greyfriar’s Bobby

When Bex is told she has to visit her uncle Angus in Edinburgh, she is not best pleased. 

Erin, Errol and the Earth Creatures

Erin, Errol and the Earth Creatures

When Erin’s brother disappears she sets out on an adventure to find him. 

Celeste's Circus

Celeste's Circus

Celeste warmly invites wee ones to join her circus trip. 

Taiwan Season: The Adventure of Puppets

Taiwan Season: The Adventure of Puppets

A family show guaranteed to tickle the child in all of us. 

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. 

Puppet Fiction

Puppet Fiction

Everybody be cool, this is a mother*cking puppet show! The ultimate Tarantino homage, this is Pulp Fiction with strings attached. 

Captain Flinn and the Pirate Dinosaurs 2: The Magic Cutlass

Captain Flinn and the Pirate Dinosaurs 2: The Magic Cutlass

Flinn is back! Les Petits return to the high seas with the sequel to their hugely successful Captain Flinn and the Pirate Dinosaurs based on the book by Giles Andreae and Russell A… 

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. 

Jellyfish

Jellyfish

A beautiful and entrancing portrait of the bond between a father, a son and a jellyfish. 

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. 

The Bremen Town Musicians

The Bremen Town Musicians

The Brothers Grimm tale brought to life in brilliant ultraviolet colour. 

Un-Titled

Un-Titled

Facing both her 80th year and an unveiling of a new piece of artwork, artist Gert has a lot to think about. 

Melancholy

Melancholy

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

Just Right: A Tale of One Girl, Three Bears & Lashings of Porridge!

Just Right: A Tale of One Girl, Three Bears & Lashings of Porridge!

From the creators of ‘Three Excellent Little Pigs’ and ‘Gorrid the Horrid’ comes another spell-binding musical puppet show. 

Max and Ivan: Unstoppable

Max and Ivan: Unstoppable

Fringe veterans Max and Ivan bring their show Unstoppable to The Warren for this year’s Brighton Fringe. 

Pinocchio

Pinocchio

Gepetto, the old carpenter, makes toys all day - but when a mischevious puppet called Pinocchio comes to life, adventure and wonder are not far behind! In this loving recreation of… 

Ahmed and the Feather Girl

Ahmed and the Feather Girl

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

Tatterdemalion

Tatterdemalion

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

Rebel with a Puncture

Rebel with a Puncture

Sell-out comedian Sam Quinn will do whatever his sponsors want: tell jokes, do accents, dance, sing. 

The Bookbinder

The Bookbinder

The Bookbinder is Trick of the Light’s enchanting fairy tale of a young apprentice bookbinder’s encounter with an old woman and her mysterious book. 

Do You Mind?

Do You Mind?

Joni has met someone special, but how can she tell him she has a long-term mental illness? And is that really the best thing to talk about on a second date? An engaging and amusing… 

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. 

Buttons

Buttons

Using a mixture of live performance, storytelling, shadow puppetry and object manipulation Joni and Dana attempt to recount the story of their ‘sort of’ holiday to Auschwitz, w… 

Scottish Falsetto Sock Puppet Theatre Do Shakespeare

Scottish Falsetto Sock Puppet Theatre Do Shakespeare

Earth’s funniest footwear returns with a brand new show of songs, sketches, socks and violence, taking on The Bard Of Avon himself. 

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. 

The Bear Space

The Bear Space

“We are sorry to have to tell you that in this country it all began with a bear. 

Meadow

Meadow

Time changes everything. 

Hysterical

Hysterical

Hysterical is a dark comedy exploring the boundaries of mental health and wellbeing in today’s corporate reality, where work-life balance often equals yoga, medication and therap… 

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… 

Flyaway Katie

Flyaway Katie

By the makers of ‘Shoe Baby’, ‘Penguin’ and ‘Arthur’s Dream Boat’, Long Nose Puppets present their new show ‘Flyaway Katie’. 

Polly by Seth Jones

Polly by Seth Jones

Performed previously to North London audiences by writer Seth Jones, Polly tells the story of Benjamin, a down-on-his-luck toymaker who begins to love his favourite creation (Polly… 

Fake Hip Gnosis

Fake Hip Gnosis

Slash/Theatre presents - come into your own slice of life! The land of the free has never been so easy to hide from. 

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. 

Parzival

Parzival

Parzival dreams of becoming a Knight, but is set for a greater destiny. 

Snooperdog: a Hero is Born

Snooperdog: a Hero is Born

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it’s a dog in a cape and red pants. 

The Sentence Snatchers: A Terribly Twisted Yarn

The Sentence Snatchers: A Terribly Twisted Yarn

What happens to unfinished sentences? Join the deliciously devious Sentence Snatchers as we trip, tangle and tongue-twist our way through the fantastical town of Loose End, where t… 

Northanger Abbey

Northanger Abbey

Box Tale Soup’s award-winning adaptation will transport you into a world of beautiful paper puppets and gothic romance. 

Defrosted

Defrosted

Love that frosty film or hate it, you’ll laugh your stripy socks off at lovable clowns Cat & Nicko and their puppet rock band. 

Twonkey's Mumbo Jumbo Hotel

Twonkey's Mumbo Jumbo Hotel

Stop the hotel from being flattened! Time to enter the now legendary Twonkeyverse! Malcolm Hardee Award Nominee for Comic Originality, “He creates wonderlands of weird” **** (Kate… 

Bom-Banimals

Bom-Banimals

Weave up, down and around our imaginary menagerie with the Bom-Bane Family Players as you’ve never seen or heard them before. 

Tatterdemalion

Tatterdemalion

Tatterdemalion is a one-man mime and puppetry show in which the audience are among the most essential elements. 

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… 

A Little Man's Holiday

A Little Man's Holiday

A Little Man’s Holiday tells the tale of an office worker with a big imagination. 

The Intriguing Imagination of Arla Bell

The Intriguing Imagination of Arla Bell

Welcome to Arla’s bedroom, where you’ll find creatures from her imagination ready to entertain and disturb you. 

The Story of Faust (Lilla Faust)

The Story of Faust (Lilla Faust)

Since March 2015, Skottes Musikteater has been taking part in a huge theatrical event in a renovated industrial site at Gävle (200 km north of Stockholm), where Gävleborg´s Folk… 

The Secret Life of Suitcases

The Secret Life of Suitcases

There are some shows that you just get a good feeling about from the moment you step into the theatre. 

Gomaar Trilogy

Gomaar Trilogy

The Gomaar Trilogy has stylish puppetry and heartfelt sincerity – but its confident aesthetic fails to enliven a tired story of a male artist trying to accommodate his creative i… 

Mwathirika

Mwathirika

Mwathirika is definitely an engrossing show. 

The Biggest Marionette Circus in the World

The Biggest Marionette Circus in the World

This ginormous spectacle transports you back to the time where the biggest excitement for children was when the travelling circus came to town. 

Houseplay

Houseplay

On a hill above the sleepy village of Wanton looms the hulking shadow of Wanton Manor, ancient homestead of the d’Arce family. 

The Wild Man of Orford

The Wild Man of Orford

If you give a quick flick through the Fringe programme, it will be fairly obvious that puppetry is on the rise in the theatre section this year. 

Three Little Pigs and Three Billy Goats Gruff

Three Little Pigs and Three Billy Goats Gruff

FeatherStone Puppets began in 1960 as John Peel Puppets and played fifteen sell-out years on the Edinburgh Fringe. 

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… 

Beowulf

Beowulf

‘Puppet Beowulf?’ my flatmate asked me with a raised eyebrow and quizzical expression as I left the flat to review Atomic Force Production’s new show. 

L'Enfant qui...

L'Enfant qui...

Jephan de Villiers may not be a familiar name to most, but after watching L’Enfant Qui it can definitely be said he is an interesting character. 

Taiwan Season: The Paper Play

Taiwan Season: The Paper Play

This charming double bill from Puppets Being Theatre uses poise and precision to bring to life ingenious paper creations. 

Funny Bones Trash

Funny Bones Trash

Embracing all the great theatrical traditions of silent comedy and vaudeville, Funny Bones Trash is the best kind of children’s show. 

The Jabberwocky

The Jabberwocky

In this marvellous production from UCLU Runaground, the creatures from Lewis Carroll’s classic poem become metaphors for the inner demons a young boy must fight as he learns to c… 

I Am Beast

I Am Beast

Returning for their fourth Fringe, Sparkle and Dark bring their own fascinating and fantastical take on experiences of death and loss. 

Lazgi

Lazgi

Lead by beautiful puppets and two Maskharaboz-Clowns this show will take us far away to the ancient city of Khiva on the great Silk Road. 

The Metaphysical Caravan

The Metaphysical Caravan

The Metaphysical Caravan is an extraordinary mobile stage curated presenting the work of Pinocchio Theatre from Poland. 

Naked Knotted Neurons

Naked Knotted Neurons

In this devised piece, the company from the University of Pennsylvania’s Theatre Arts Program set themselves an almighty challenge in terms of the subject matter they deal with (… 

Manalive!

Manalive!

Box Tale Soup’s latest show, Manalive, is an uplifting, intelligent and emotive triumph. 

Citizen Puppet

Citizen Puppet

Blind Summit bring a mastery of puppetry to the stage, layering meta-narrative upon verbatim performance upon crime headline in an original look at the aftermath of the Jack and th… 

Bruce

Bruce

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

Sing for Your Life

Sing for Your Life

For those of a squeamish nature, this may not be the best review to read over your breakfast. 

The Man Who Planted Trees

The Man Who Planted Trees

The Man Who Planted Trees was originally a tale from French author Jean Giono in the 1950s, now pieced together onstage with cloth hangings, felt animals, and wafting lavender (yes… 

Avenue Q

Avenue Q

Award-winning Viva are back for their eighth year, this time with Avenue Q. 

Anonymouse

Anonymouse

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

Fairy Tale Theatre: 18 & Over

Fairy Tale Theatre: 18 & Over

Fairy Tale Theatre: 18 and Over is a collection of original fairy tales with morals and lessons for adults (ie. 

The Worry Monster

The Worry Monster

Since he was a little boy, Raymond has been followed everywhere by his Worry Monster, a purple blob that one day he always hoped would pop but never did. 

Les Inouis

Les Inouis

Les Inouis speaks about humanity without words! Five artists from different backgrounds tell the tragic story of a migrant’s deafening silence. 

The Black Hoods Cabaret

The Black Hoods Cabaret

Bear witness to the debauchery and murder of some of the most decrepit puppets to crawl out of a back alley. 

Twonkey's Stinking Bishop

Twonkey's Stinking Bishop

‘A dog’s dinner of unexpected, absurd, even offensive content. 

The Garden Man

The Garden Man

What’s living in the garden, among the grass and in the trees? Is it a bird, or is it a bee? Maybe it’s the Garden Man? Come along today and see! The Garden Man is a story insp… 

Tom Binns: The Club Sets

Tom Binns: The Club Sets

One man, three hilarious comedy acts. 

Puppet Fiction

Puppet Fiction

Everybody be cool! This is a mother f*cking puppet show! The ultimate Tarantino homage, this is Pulp Fiction with strings attached, literally. 

The Magic Porridge Pot and Other Tasty Tales

The Magic Porridge Pot and Other Tasty Tales

Splodge that porridge! Slurp that soup! Snap that biscuit! On today’s menu there is a trio of traditional and tasty tales to tantalise and tease. 

Cinder-Ella

Cinder-Ella

Once there was a Grandfather who was left holding a rather leaky baby. 

Land of the Dragon – Gwlad y Ddraig

Land of the Dragon – Gwlad y Ddraig

‘Beautifully crafted show, deeply satisfying for young and old alike. 

The Tap Dancing Mermaid

The Tap Dancing Mermaid

Gather round, gather round for the moon’s magical, mystical story about a tippetty-top tap dancer called Marina Skippett, who he has been watching at night.