One Woman Alien

One Woman Alien

Heather-Rose Andrews skilfully acts out this minimalist stage version of cult classic Alien. In the heady depths of the Grassmarket, this parody of a Hollywood blockbuster is the backdrop for Andrews to explore some key questions we all have about the original... 

Welcome to Night Vale

Welcome to Night Vale

Welcome To Night Vale is one of the most downloaded podcasts in the world. The podcast comes to life at Edinburgh Fringe as WTNV premier their all new show before they embark on a world tour... 

LoveHard: Tales from the Elsewhere

LoveHard: Tales from the Elsewhere

Jacob Lovick and Tyler Harding (Edinburgh Fringe LST Sketch-Off Finalists, 2017) are at it again! Last night at the Fringe Espionage venue this double act – otherwise known as LoveHard – delivered yet another highly entertaining show proving their ability and cementing their reputation as, not only fantastic writers but also, incredibly versatile and compelling actors... 

Lights Over Tesco Car Park

Lights Over Tesco Car Park

Robert says he saw strange lights over Tesco car park. He believes he’s been contacted by aliens. We are assured beyond doubt “ALL OF THIS IS TRUE”. We never get to meet Robert, but that’s no matter; Poltergeist Theatre are at hand to investigate and reconstruct these sightings, playfully inviting us to ask what we choose to believe... 

The Extension

The Extension

Two scientists, an undisclosed location and a secret to tell – they are in desperate need of your help. Are you the answer they're looking for? Electrick Village are thrilled to invite you to the premiere of The Extension... 

Saucy Jack and the Space Vixens

Saucy Jack and the Space Vixens

Saucy Jack and the Space Vixens is the plastic-and-glitter-wearing spiritual sister of shows such as The Rocky Horror Picture Show. Durham University Light Opera Group (DULOG) are the team behind this year's version of the classic Fringe musical: although they have brought buckets of enthusiasm to the loopy space opera, sadly overall the show feels unfocused, under-rehearsed and underwhelming... 

Conscious

Conscious

Set the night before Project Upgrade is rolled out across the globe, the AI Alice confronts the consequences of her existence and threatens to dismantle the very system she was born to uphold... 

War With the Newts

War With the Newts

Knaive Theatre’s reworking of Czech author Karel Capek’s 1937 novel War with the Newts is a striking adaptation of an unfairly forgotten sci-fi masterpiece that will leave you laughing, gasping and shaking with terror... 

Polaris

Polaris

Holly & Ted’s Polaris opens with a slow explanation of the characters the two actors will be playing, frustratingly broken up by the use of a tablet to control an impressive soundscape... 

Charlie Caper – Artifice Intelligence

Charlie Caper – Artifice Intelligence

Advanced technology indistinguishable from magic! Robots of varying complexity, from AI research platforms to homemade junkbots, interact with international magician Charlie Caper in experimental high-tech wizardry... 

Space Doctor

Space Doctor

This November happens to mark the 55th anniversary of the BBC broadcasting the first ever episode of Doctor Who, so it's hardly surprising that several shows on this year's Fringe have again opted to grab hold of this now-iconic part of British culture; indeed, the people behind Space Doctor even touch on some of the aspects which distinguish Doctor Who from other popular British TV shows like EastEnders—its active fandom base, for example... 

Nine Foot Nine

Nine Foot Nine

Nine Foot Nine is a clever piece of dystopian theatre highlighting gender imbalance, produced by the Sleepless Theatre Company. It features the characters of Cara, Nate and their daughter Sophie, whom we visit in a chronology which transcends time and space, allowing us to dip in and out of their lives in no particular order... 

Doctor Whosical

Doctor Whosical

Join your favourite Doctor Who characters for their greatest journey yet! It’s a musical adventure in time and space! After the TARDIS mysteriously crash lands, the Doctor and his companions find themselves stranded on a mysterious planet... 

Evren

Evren

In 2026, five explorers aboard the Evren are sent out to discover what lies within a black hole. Seventy years of secrecy later, the NARSA Space Agency will now release the findings of the Evren mission to the public... 

Any Suggestions, Doctor? An Improvised Adventure in Space and Time

Any Suggestions, Doctor? An Improvised Adventure in Space and Time

The hilarious improvised Doctor Who parody returns! Featuring a live radiophonic workshop and a crew of hysterical performers, join us for an entirely new adventure every day based entirely on your suggestions... 

Passionate Machine

Passionate Machine

Remember P.E. kit. Cancel Free Trial. Call mum. Everyone writes instructions to their future selves. But what happens if the future starts writing back? Featuring a diverse cast of real-life characters including David Bowie, Vladimir Mayakovsky and Rocky Balboa, and set against the questionable theoretical framework of your favourite time travel movies, fact and fiction blend to create an exhilarating story about letting go, having the courage to take the untrodden path, and finding yourself – literally... 

Solarplexus: An Alternative Energy Play

Solarplexus: An Alternative Energy Play

Enough fantasies of the apocalypse, it's already here. Doom impending, Ellen and her brother seek refuge on their father's sustainable, eco-friendly commune. His plan to save the world? A gender-fluid, pedal-powered bicycle named Mercury Daniels... 

Erewhon

Erewhon

Erewhon: or, Over the Range is a fantasy novel by Samuel Butler which, first published anonymously in 1872, presented itself as the experiences of its narrator on discovering the mysterious country and near-utopian community of Erewhon – an anagram of "nowhere" – which had largely abandoned the controlling influence of technology... 

Cult Comics

Cult Comics

Comedians Sam Golin and Bisha K Ali return with their geek culture-themed spectacular of comedy and nerd-friendly games. If you're a gamer, comic book fan, sci-fi buff or horror movie addict, Cult Comics is for you... 

The Time Machine

The Time Machine

Join us on a thrilling journey to a future age where things are not as they seem. Has mankind created a social utopia free from need, or does something sinister lurk below? Combining exquisite puppetry, scintillating melodrama and a luxurious soundscape, this fast-paced adaptation whisks family audiences along through HG Wells' sci-fi classic... 

Hide

Hide

As a big fan of The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, I was very excited to see Boiling Point’s spin-off. It plays with some of the main themes of the original story: a concentration on the splitting of personalities and the dangers which ensue... 

Red Button

Red Button

Red Button is a quirky and peculiar piece of science fiction theatre that doesn’t quite find its feet. As it is sadly let down by a messy and ambiguous script.On a floating city above the war-torn land below where the mutants roam, Help Corporation is here for you providing you with drugs, running your radio stations, providing your daily doses of propaganda and giving out buttons that destroy the world out to couples they like... 

Plan 9 from Outer Space

Plan 9 from Outer Space

The worst movie of all time comes to the Edinburgh stage. Come and see Ed Wood’s classic tale of flying saucers and gothic horror just to laugh at how bad it really is. This is a play made against all the odds about a film made against all the odds... 

The Time Machine

The Time Machine

HG Wells's sci-fi masterpiece is reborn as a brand new musical adventure. Original songs, a rip-roaring score, and live sound effects from 800,000 years in the future! Written and performed by film composer Laurence Owen and comedian Lindsay Sharman... 

A Clockwork Orange

A Clockwork Orange

‘What’s it going to be then, eh?’ Little Alex is charming, clever and sophisticated. She’s also a callous thug with a thing for amphetamine-laced milk and lashings of the old ultra-violence... 

Artificial Intelligence Improvisation

Artificial Intelligence Improvisation

Albert is a lovable nerd who dreams of the big stage. Mylez is an outgoing hacker with a dark sense of humour. Lonely, but resourceful, they have built themselves a friend called A... 

Who, Me

Who, Me

It’s four years since Rob Lloyd first brought this autobiographical, Doctor Who-related show to Edinburgh. Back then in August 2013, fans of the iconic BBC series were contemplating the then-recently announced news that their favourite Time Lord was going to change into Peter Capaldi... 

The Star Seekers

The Star Seekers

Have you ever dreamt of flying to the moon? Meeting an alien? Becoming an astronaut? Join star seekers Alph, Betty and Gammo on a journey through space where you take the steering wheel... 

The Alien Chicken Remembers Galatea

The Alien Chicken Remembers Galatea

The Alien Chicken Remembers Galatea is inspired by John Lyly's pastoral comedy, Galatea. Lyly's Galatea follows two maidens, disguised as boys and sent away to escape Neptune's monster, to Diana's Woods... 

The Time Machine

The Time Machine

The future is brought to you from the past in this musical adaptation of H. G. Wells’ The Time Machine as producer Miss Carrie and her mysterious singing guest record a radio broadcast in the 1950s, retelling the time-travellers’story... 

Space Rocket Oddity Man

Space Rocket Oddity Man

Floating in deep space, an astronaut pleads with his lover to let him back in the airlock. She feels the relationship is going nowhere, and as the ship's navigational computer, this is a problem... 

Andrew Roper's Superhero Secret Origins: The Movies

Andrew Roper's Superhero Secret Origins: The Movies

If you like superheroes; if you want to learn more about their history; if you’ve ever seen a movie that had superheroes in it… if you’ve read this far already – you should see Superhero Secret Origins: The Movies... 

The Alien Chicken Remembers Galatea

The Alien Chicken Remembers Galatea

The Alien Chicken Remembers Galatea is inspired by John Lyly's pastoral comedy, Galatea. Lyly's Galatea follows two maidens, disguised as boys and sent away to escape Neptune's monster, to Diana's Woods... 

Clonely

Clonely

Clonely is an adventure in existential sci-fi crisis. A blend of bullshit arthouse theatre with the best of sci-fi cinema, but on stage and with DIY props. Expect lo-fi aesthetics, an awkward five-minute docking scene and long monologues about how dark and bleak space life is... 

The Girl From Mars

The Girl From Mars

Due to popular demand, the ‘Britpop Rocky Horror’ returns for a second year! Following an epic premiere at Brighton Fringe 2016, and a nationwide tour including a full show at Shiiine On Weekender, ‘The Girl From Mars’ brings you the biggest Britpop anthems in a cosmic love story... 

Eve's Dawning: The Story of the Last Girl

Eve's Dawning: The Story of the Last Girl

‘Eve’s Dawning’ combines storytelling, live music and animation to tell the dystopian fairy tale of Eve, the last girl in the world, as she navigates a post-apocalyptic wasteland, meeting strange characters en route... 

Fandom Undivided

Fandom Undivided

We are slowly falling apart, we are stagnating. We live on the edge of society. We live in fear of your judgement, and you may want our voices to simply disappear. But we will not go away quietly... 

Any Suggestions, Doctor?: An Improvised Adventure in Space & Time

Any Suggestions, Doctor?: An Improvised Adventure in Space & Time

Taking a much loved pop culture reference point is always a sure fire way to fill seats. It also carries with it the weight of expectation and so can easily be a sure fire way to disappoint... 

The Starship Osiris

The Starship Osiris

It should be compulsory for discerning audiences to attend at least one Fringe show every year that is totally bonkers, and if it were, then The Starship Osiris would be a fine choice... 

Rob Deb: A Marvel Comic

Rob Deb: A Marvel Comic

From behind the comic shop counter, Rob Deb will regale all you fanboys and girls about all that is Marvel from his stall. "The Lenny Bruce of scifi" (The Skinny). Come and join his Merry Marvel Marching band... 

Doktor James' Akademy of Evil

Doktor James' Akademy of Evil

Doktor James is sick of living at home and not being taken seriously as a supervillain. He is really, really naughty and he just wants to beat his superhero brother and take over the world... 

A Fantastically Weird Reading From Madeleine Swann

A Fantastically Weird Reading From Madeleine Swann

Aisha's front room doubles as a depression-era cinema, her bedroom a Parisian salon and her study a library from the psychedelic Sixties. Lately though, something dark and menacing has been changing the landscapes and the people in them, leading Aisha to question whether she may be the cause... 

Etherwave: Adventures With The Theremin

Etherwave: Adventures With The Theremin

Notorious performer Hypnotique tells her personal story about the world’s first electronic instrument (from 1920s Russia) and it's influence on music today – including Led Zeppelin, Kraftwerk and Portishead... 

Super Hamlet 64: Parody DLC

Super Hamlet 64: Parody DLC

Armed with an ocarina, a ukulele and a thirst for revenge, Lecoq-trained Edward Day battles four decades of videogame nostalgia in an explosion of Shakespeare, live music and 16-bit ridiculousness, but can Ophelia defeat the zombie hordes and save Hamlet once and for all? ‘Super Hamlet 64: Parody DLC’ is a one-person, physical theatre, spoken word mix of Shakespearean tragedies and videogaming with clowning, mime, live music, retro animation and video projection, exploring mental health and our addiction to technology. 

ADAM – The Modern Frankenstein

ADAM – The Modern Frankenstein

In this adaptation of Mary Shelley’s classic, troubled programmer Victor Stone attempts to restore his reputation after being responsible for crashing the stock market. Through ensemble theatre, we explore his journey in the creation of artificial life, as well as his struggle with personal demons. 

Neil Gaiman: Dream Dangerously

Neil Gaiman: Dream Dangerously

The European premiere of the official documentary film on Neil Gaiman, one of the world's most beloved storytellers (Sandman, American Gods, Stardust, Coraline, Neverwhere, Dr Who) and winner of every major science fiction and fantasy award, including the Hugo, Nebula and Newberry... 

After the Flood

After the Flood

Science fiction is a rare thing to find at the Fringe; even rarer is finding it done well, but the Sundial Theatre company has little to fear with their latest offering, After the flood proves itself to be a wonderfully intelligent, thought provoking and very mature piece of speculative fiction that offers us a look into a dark and frighteningly plausible future... 

Intergalactic Nemesis: Twin Infinity – A Live Action Graphic Novel

Intergalactic Nemesis: Twin Infinity – A Live Action Graphic Novel

Intergalactic Nemesis was like being trapped in a lift that wouldn’t stop going up or down, it made me angry on so many levels.Billed as a real-life graphic novel, the cast stand behind microphones as comic panels are shown behind them and a foley artist makes effects, all accompanied by a live piano... 

Mercy and the Wild Sea

Mercy and the Wild Sea

A sensational, original rock-opera experience set in the 34th century, this show brings together live rock music, dramatic performance and a spectacular movie created by award-winning BetterFeelingFilms... 

Doktor James' Akademy of Evil

Doktor James' Akademy of Evil

Doktor James is sick of living at home and not being taken seriously as a super villain. He is really really really mean and he just wants people to appreciate it. The thing is, he needs some help... 

Star Trek vs Star Wars

Star Trek vs Star Wars

Rik Carranza leads two comedians through an epic debate to finally put to rest which is better, Star Trek or Star Wars. They are the biggest sci-fi franchises in history both with their legions of fans... 

Phil Mann: Nothingism – Free

Phil Mann: Nothingism – Free

The latest craze is literally nothing. Phil Mann's latest comedy show is ‘…hyper-energetic, eccentric, breath-taking…' (FringeReview.co.uk) and obsessed with... well, nothing... 

Matthew Highton's I, the Universe

Matthew Highton's I, the Universe

3016, space is overrun with tourists. Amongst them a young couple who just want a real experience, and in order to get it they will travel galaxies to watch the last god die. It’s a story so moving the universe itself personified to tell it... 

The Terrible Tale of Dr F

The Terrible Tale of Dr F

This is the way the world ends... not with a bang, but with a sniffle. Gaulier graduate Neil Sinclair presents a new show about how to go viral, the old-fashioned way. Featuring clown-like storytelling and medical utensils, Neil paints a picture of a city in the grip of a pandemic... 

Bristol Improv Takes Over the World

Bristol Improv Takes Over the World

Bristol Improv return to the Fringe with their new format Bristol Improv Take Over the World! Follow five dastardly scientists as they attempt to thwart opponents and overcome obstacles using the greatest of all weapons: improvised comedy! Fuelled by your suggestions, watch as 'some of the sharpest young minds on the improvised comedy circuit' (AYoungerTheatre... 

Andrew Roper – Superhero Secret Origins: Special Edition

Andrew Roper – Superhero Secret Origins: Special Edition

It’s back! The interactive comic book knowledge bomb. Part stand-up, part lecture, part madness, all superhero. Learn things you never thought you didn't know about our favourite comic book heroes... 

Knightmare Live

Knightmare Live

Enter, stranger! Knightmare Live is back with a brand new concept and offers YOU the chance to wear the iconic helmet of justice and play the dungeon. For 2016 the game has changed... 

The Girl From Mars

The Girl From Mars

The Brit-popera for Common People Like You. A Martian dominatrix’s mission to kidnap humans to save her species is thwarted by a barmaid and a wannabe rockstar. With a stellar 90s Britpop soundtrack, and its tongue firmly in its cheek, the show is inspired by 1954 B-Movie ‘The Devil Girl From Mars’... 

Sahar Mirhadi: Dawn of the Geek

Sahar Mirhadi: Dawn of the Geek

A story of self-acceptance, of passion meeting obsession, and of stereotypes dancing to a dazzling Anglo-Iranian beat. We learn how Sahar dealt with the recurrence of being shunned for Nintendo, left for wrestling and lied to by Walt Disney... 

Rob Deb Vs Patrick Casey: Dorks of Justice

Rob Deb Vs Patrick Casey: Dorks of Justice

Rob Deb and Patrick Casey bring you an hour of thrill-powered stand-up comedy. Rob Deb is "the Lenny Bruce of sci- fi" (The Skinny) and "Patrick Casey impressed me, his routine relevant and up to date and this also helped grab the audience" (Nottingham Post)... 

Star Wars: A Dating Odyssey

Star Wars: A Dating Odyssey

So you like Star Wars and can't find a date? Follow dating Padawan, Aaron Ayjay, as he takes a comedic look at his relationship disasters and his passion for all things Star Wars. Learn Jedi mind tricks to convince a hottie to go out with you... 

Project2: Improvised Science Fiction

Project2: Improvised Science Fiction

Project2 improvise science fiction. They create the dialogue, the story, the characters and the tech anew every time they take to the stage. With nods to 'Firefly', 'Back to the Future', 'Blade Runner', 'Doctor Who', 'Shaun of the Dead' and every sci-fi you have ever watched... 

We Come in Peace

We Come in Peace

Your quick wits and sharp tongue are all that stand between Earth and total destruction. First contact. Extraterrestrial visitors sought the brightest and best that the earth had to offer - instead they got you... 

The Museum of the Recently Named

The Museum of the Recently Named

You. Yes, you! You're lucky! Enclosed: a rare invitation to our rarely-opened Museum. Revel in a guided tour of our finest exhibits. Don't miss liquid transmission! Price includes souvenir to take back to (insert registered homeland here)... 

James Bennison: How to be a Supervillain

James Bennison: How to be a Supervillain

Award-winning comedian James Bennison has had enough and has decided to take over the world. Join him as he shows you how simple it is to become the glorious leader of all. Come and find out if you have what it takes to join his new world order... 

Doktor James' Akademy of Evil

Doktor James' Akademy of Evil

WANTED: Small minions to join Doktor James' army of evil. Must be clever, naughty, and willing to help take over the world. Prepare for tests and challenges to show how wicked you are... 

Tom Neenan: The Andromeda Paradox

Tom Neenan: The Andromeda Paradox

Following last year’s generally well-received comic homage to the Edwardian Ghost Story (The Haunting of Lopham House), writer and performer Tom Neenan shifts his genre gaze forwards to 1950s British drama and, in particular, the grandfather of television Science Fiction heroes – Professor Bernard Quatermass and his British Experimental Rocket Group... 

Jean-Luc Picard and Me

Jean-Luc Picard and Me

Recent cinematic reboots notwithstanding, there’s arguably at least one generation of television viewers for whom Star Trek’s starship captain of choice is not James Tiberius Kirk, but rather the noble, philosophical Frenchman Jean-Luc Picard, played for seven seasons and four feature films by Sir Patrick Stewart... 

Current Location

Current Location

Three women stand on a cliff-edge overlooking their village; a village which is soon to disappear. ‘Sometimes we need to do things like this; we need to step away from our daily lives, and look at them from a distance... 

Moby Alpha

Moby Alpha

Seattle comedy duo Charles (Chuck Armstrong and Charlie Stockman) present an imaginative, original and witty comedy, using physical theatre, sharp word play, and absurdism to launch Moby Dick into space, because, well, why not? Using the bones of Melville's story, the pair journey through culture and humanity past, present and future... 

What Would Spock Do?

What Would Spock Do?

What Would Spock Do? is a well-packaged and lovingly-written show held back from greatness only by a loss of potential emotional depth.The versatile and engaging Sam Donnelly plays Gary Thompson, a secret Star Trek superfan pressured into revealing his embarrassing nerdy passion by passion of another kind, namely a romantic entanglement with a Trekkie co-worker... 

Imaginary Colin

Imaginary Colin

Another big hairy show from Jessica Fostekew, writer on 8 out of 10 Cats, Mock The Week and News Quiz. We’re always looking at what the future holds but what does it drop? It hasn’t even got any hands... 

R.I.O.T.

R.I.O.T.

In a world of blockbuster adaptations and endless reboots, four performers dream of being awesome. Playing superheroes, they are caught in a series of conflicts which are both personal, and intricately political... 

Cross Wire

Cross Wire

Cross Wire. Karen is hiding more than a little white lie. In fact hers are more bright purple. New writing from the talents at Split Trunk Productions. A farcical comedy of crossed wires, failed interrogations and alien plots to take over the world...