The Music of Trees

The Music of Trees

Join Geoff Robb, winner of the 2018 Brighton Fringe Live Music Award, for an evening of magical storytelling and guitar mastery that promises to transport you into the forest. 

The Story of Captain James Cook

The Story of Captain James Cook

Tim performs songs he composed for Frederick McKinnon’s musical about Captain James Cook, and tells the story of the 18th-century explorer. 

Seeds of Memories

Seeds of Memories

Recently it has felt like grief is all around us. 

Wriggle Around the World!

Wriggle Around the World!

A fun, interactive and educational show for babies and toddlers – suitable for the whole family, where wriggling is allowed! Professional violinist and cellist perform a live pro… 

Camino Man

Camino Man

What would you do if you reached a moment in your life that made you question everything about yourself? Walk almost 1,000 kilometres across northern Spain? Well, that’s what one m… 

Anthony Jeannot: The Middle Bit

Anthony Jeannot: The Middle Bit

One day you’re a student at a protest and the next you’re a 30-something middle manager who still doesn’t know what they want to be when they grow up. 

The Taste of Sweat and Sand

The Taste of Sweat and Sand

The Taste of Sweat and Sand. 

Apradhini – Women Without Men

Apradhini – Women Without Men

Apradhini is a collection of stories about women who have been incarcerated for life for crimes including armed robbery, dacoity and murder. 

Filthy Funny Females

Filthy Funny Females

An outrageous hour of comedy served to you by a selection of female comedians from across the globe. 

Science Stories for Grown-Ups

Science Stories for Grown-Ups

Science communication that engages the heart as well as the mind. 

The Lion and the Mouse

The Lion and the Mouse

A fun, interactive and educational show for babies and toddlers where wriggling is allowed! Professional violinist and cellist share their programme of music inspired by animals … 

Katie Norris and Lou Taylor: Edinburgh's Next Top Models

Katie Norris and Lou Taylor: Edinburgh's Next Top Models

Smoking hot split bill of stand-up from two fully developed women. 

Diary of an Australian Outback Woman

Diary of an Australian Outback Woman

Meet Australian Outback restaurant owner Sheila and journey through her life with stories, song, bush verse, photographs and mouth-watering recipes. 

Lynn Ferguson's Storyland

Lynn Ferguson's Storyland

Award-winning writer, performer, Moth host, professional show-off and voice of Scottish plasticine chicken, Lynn, with the help of her celebrity guests, shows how the casual tales … 

Paris: From Piaf to Pop!

Paris: From Piaf to Pop!

Christine Bovill’s award-winning Paris established her reputation as one of Europe’s finest interpreters of French song. 

Ramble On with CJ Hooper

Ramble On with CJ Hooper

A one-man comedy show of stand-up, music, time travel and bespoke poetry. 

Dean Friedman – American Lullaby

Dean Friedman – American Lullaby

Every song a classic! Hailed by critics and fans alike as a one of the finest songwriters of his generation, Friedman has achieved legendary, pop-icon status for chart-topping hit… 

Ferguson, Harrington, Hawkes Podcast

Ferguson, Harrington, Hawkes Podcast

Live podcast with celebrity guests! Join Lynn (Scottish and mouthy) Neil (quiet and brooding) and the one and only Chesney Hawkes (frankly adorable) for chat, live music, temporary… 

The Liberator

The Liberator

In a city just like yours, hope is in short supply. 

Bruce Willis Is My Dad

Bruce Willis Is My Dad

Daddy issues taken too far, or not far enough? Kate’s only issue is that Bruce refuses to submit himself to a DNA test to (dis)prove once and for all that I am his daughter. 

The Springbank Voyage

The Springbank Voyage

Join Shetland’s Barry Nisbet on a voyage of danger, beauty, heartache and hope. 

The Grandmothers Grimm

The Grandmothers Grimm

Cannibalism, werewolf trials, deceit and murder. 

Eleanor Morton: Craig On Tour (One Night Only)

Eleanor Morton: Craig On Tour (One Night Only)

Scotland’s premier tour guide and famously upbeat man Craig welcomes you to his home town for a one-off tour of Edinburgh in all its deadpan glory. 

Chicago, Chicago!

Chicago, Chicago!

Set in – you guessed it – Chicago, a young woman named Lulu is looking for job after job. 

Immrama – Columba's Journey, Your Story

Immrama – Columba's Journey, Your Story

Immrama: Columba’s Journey, Your Story. 

Mark Ritchie: Too Close for Comfort

Mark Ritchie: Too Close for Comfort

If you don’t like that guy who always has a funny story then this might not be for you. Mark will make you laugh, make you think and possibly ask you to give him some space. 

Deirdre O'Kane: Demented

Deirdre O'Kane: Demented

There’s a point beyond burnout where all you can do is laugh and Deirdre O’Kane has well and truly reached it. 

Tam O' Shanter, Tales & Whisky

Tam O' Shanter, Tales & Whisky

Tam O’ Shanter, Tales & Whisky is a comic celebration of the gothic poems of Robert Burns. 

I'll Tell You Mine

I'll Tell You Mine

A musical coming-of-age journey. 

Elsa McTaggart: Her Story

Elsa McTaggart: Her Story

Take songs that stop conversations, a voice that could stop wars and a fiddle that stops at nothing, and you have the icon Elsa McTaggart. 

The Diary of a Nobody

The Diary of a Nobody

‘I never was so immensely tickled by anything I had ever said before. 

Crazy Broken Chinese

Crazy Broken Chinese

The zig-zag semi-autobiographical journey of a spoiled Chinese daughter trying to cope with cultural shocks and sexual liberations away from her family’s supervision back in Chin… 

Rich Hall SOLD OUT: TICKETS STILL AVAILABLE

Rich Hall SOLD OUT: TICKETS STILL AVAILABLE

After my last Fringe appearance (August, 2016), I had to step away from Edinburgh and consider how to be less devastatingly funny. 

Europe's Most Wanted!

Europe's Most Wanted!

In this diverse and friendly stand-up show, Europe’s funniest comedians come together with the most well-travelled acts from the rest of the world! They will recall their most outl… 

Chris McGlade: Forgiveness

Chris McGlade: Forgiveness

A fiercely powerful and critically acclaimed show about a brutally shocking story; Chris’ father was murdered in 2011. 

Bulletproof Unicorn

Bulletproof Unicorn

Texas, July 2021. 

Our Teacher's a Troll

Our Teacher's a Troll

Two terrible twins with a talent for turmoil rule their school and are delighted to have reduced their head teacher to a nervous wreck. 

The Silliad: Improvised Myths and Legends

The Silliad: Improvised Myths and Legends

Why do geese fly south for the winter? What’s really inside an Oreo? You suggest the question, then watch as the myth of its origin comes to life! From the roaring thunder of Mount… 

I Miss Amy Winehouse

I Miss Amy Winehouse

I Miss Amy Winehouse is the first solo hour from writer / comedian / journalist Suchandrika Chakrabarti (shortlisted for the inaugural VAULT FIVE scheme, regular writer on BBC Radi… 

Hatty Ashdown: The Worry Drawer

Hatty Ashdown: The Worry Drawer

‘Wonderfully inventive, consistently funny’ (Time Out). 

Rahul Somia and a Friend

Rahul Somia and a Friend

Rahul Somia is a stand-up comedian from Leicester with tales based on his Indian heritage, career as a teacher and being single. 

This Is Not Therapy

This Is Not Therapy

Think you’re the only one who’s making it up as you go along? You’re not. 

The Little Iceberg Musical

The Little Iceberg Musical

The little iceberg holds a secret. 

Stop the World I Want to Get Off

Stop the World I Want to Get Off

Jacky shares her top 10 reasons why she wants to leave the planet, all through performance poetry. 

There’s Nothing Quite Like Spaghetti Bolognese!

There’s Nothing Quite Like Spaghetti Bolognese!

There’s nothing quite like Spaghetti Bolognese, the most dazzling bowl of pasta in all your days! Join Penny for an unforgettable dinner in this show that is fun for all the fami… 

Harry Potter or My Girlfriend... Who Do I Love More?

Harry Potter or My Girlfriend... Who Do I Love More?

How do you choose between two things you love? Particularly if one of those things is literally (fictionally) magical. 

Eva Cassidy: The Story

Eva Cassidy: The Story

‘Elsa is one of these very few people with a distinctive enough voice to do the music and songs of Eva Cassidy justice’ ***** (Tom King, Southside Advertiser). 

Tom Little Has Good Reviews So Prepare to Be Impressed

Tom Little Has Good Reviews So Prepare to Be Impressed

Real reviews for Tom Little: ‘He’s the real deal. 

Rob Kemp: Agenda

Rob Kemp: Agenda

I saw a Mario-themed stag do yesterday. 

An Irish Disgrace

An Irish Disgrace

Mike Rice is struggling with adult life. 

Boy Ant

Boy Ant

On the sand of his seaside home town, Myles Wheeler monologues about home, hospitals and let’s say hope for the alliteration. 

Eric's Tales of the Sea: A Submariner's Yarn

Eric's Tales of the Sea: A Submariner's Yarn

Award-winning storytelling. 

She-Wolves

She-Wolves

‘Marvellously dramatic dancer’ (New York Times) Laura Careless tells stories of forgotten female rulers of England before Elizabeth I. 

Dogs Love Chocolate

Dogs Love Chocolate

Tuesday morning, 3am. 

Here Goes Nothing!

Here Goes Nothing!

At twenty-six years old, New York comedian Brandon Barrera understands that the best way to ‘find the funny’ is by doing everything for the story. 

Ask a Stripper

Ask a Stripper

Stacey ‘The Legs’ Clare aka the Ethical Stripper is back with her work wife, Morag, and special guests, with their sell-out show to answer all your stripper-based questions. 

The Best Man in Ireland

The Best Man in Ireland

After touring all over Europe, Mike Rice brings his electric hour show to Edinburgh. 

The Ecstasy of Victoria Woodhull

The Ecstasy of Victoria Woodhull

Reach across the mortal plane! A budding clairvoyant is haunted by the spirit of Victoria Woodhull, the unsung heroine of the Suffrage movement who was ultimately written out of hi… 

Alfie Moore: It's a Fair Cop – Live!

Alfie Moore: It's a Fair Cop – Live!

Join police sergeant-turned-comedian Alfie Moore ahead of recording Series 7 of his hit BBC Radio 4 comedy ‘It’s a Fair Cop’. 

Food Fight '95

Food Fight '95

A light-hearted stand-up comedian living in NYC looks back on his rambunctious 90s childhood in the Deep South. 

Ralph Brown: Petty Man

Ralph Brown: Petty Man

Scottish Comedian of the Year finalist 2021. 

Stuart Mitchell: Is It Just Me?

Stuart Mitchell: Is It Just Me?

Join the longest-running panellist on BBC Scotland’s Breaking the News for his new show! Endorsed by Hollywood superstar Will Ferrell. 

Brian Gallagher: Another Funny Irishman, Blah Blah, Diddley Diddle Dee

Brian Gallagher: Another Funny Irishman, Blah Blah, Diddley Diddle Dee

True stories, sharp gags and a big beard – Gallagher returns to Fringe following his sold-out run last time out! From growing up in Ireland, to travelling the world and everythin… 

Full Throttle OCD

Full Throttle OCD

Free show! Jim fights the mundane and holds no punches. 

Full Throttle OCD

Full Throttle OCD

Free show! Jim fights the mundane and holds no punches. 

Fabulett 1933

Fabulett 1933

A queer one-person musical featuring music, original songs and ideas and lives classified as ‘degenerate’ by the Nazis. 

Potty Training With Joey Rinaldi

Potty Training With Joey Rinaldi

As a teenager, Joey didn’t expect to be in a hospital bed from a near-death penis injury with three traumatic surgeries, two clumsy catheters and one overwhelming desire to wreak… 

Scottish Sessions: The Story of Scottish Pop Music

Scottish Sessions: The Story of Scottish Pop Music

Scotland’s greatest bands/artists can often disappear under the title of UK artists. 

Beyond Glory

Beyond Glory

Best Actor, Hollywood Fringe 2019. 

The Hippie Shakes

The Hippie Shakes

Based on a true story, this new piece of gig theatre is a distinctly female story of motherhood, survival and intergenerational cycles of abuse. 

Edinburgh – A Tale of Two Towns

Edinburgh – A Tale of Two Towns

Our unique tour sets out to inform and entertain as we take you into both the Old and New towns, giving you a real sense of the two sides of Edinburgh; revealing some of the secret… 

Tomatoes Tried to Kill Me but Banjos Saved My Life

Tomatoes Tried to Kill Me but Banjos Saved My Life

One of 18 worldwide ‘Best of’ shows selected to participate in the Fringe Encore series, Off-Broadway, at the historic Soho Playhouse in New York City in 2019. 

Fox Tales: The Pied Piper

Fox Tales: The Pied Piper

Hans the Storyteller, Reynard the Fox, and Gripp the Raven give a hilarious new telling of the classic fairy tale, The Pied Piper of Hamelin. 

Neil Diamond: The Story Where It Began

Neil Diamond: The Story Where It Began

Incredible songwriter and entertainer, Neil Diamond has wooed the world with 38 singles in the top 10, and 10 number one hits! Timeless classics that are as relevant today as they … 

Bee Master

Bee Master

Good Heavens! Brother Barnabus has found himself in a sticky situation amongst the beehives. 

A Time Traveler's Guide to the Present

A Time Traveler's Guide to the Present

A mysterious broadcast from the future causes 85% of the world to flake out and ghost their friends and family forever. 

Around the World with Nellie Bly

Around the World with Nellie Bly

The year is 1889 and intrepid journalist Nellie Bly is about to embark on her biggest adventure yet: racing around the world to beat Jules Verne’s famous fictional hero, Phileas … 

I Am Mark

I Am Mark

Mark’s Gospel is our most authentic portrait of the life, death and resurrection of Jesus. 

Fifteen Minute Break

Fifteen Minute Break

Fifteen Minute Break by Tuppenny Bunters. 

Gareth Mutch: Mutch in Progress (WIP)

Gareth Mutch: Mutch in Progress (WIP)

Mutch returns to the Fringe for a special Work in Progress show. 

The Wild Unfeeling World

The Wild Unfeeling World

A tender, furious and fragile reimagining of Moby Dick from Fringe-First Award winning writer and storyteller Casey Jay Andrews. 

I Feel the Need

I Feel the Need

‘The need for speed!’ This thrilling cross between Fleabag and Top Gun is written and performed by Loree “Rowdy” Draude, one of the first women to fly combat jets for the U. 

Alex Hylton: Love, Probably

Alex Hylton: Love, Probably

Alex Hylton is almost absolutely certain he’s in love. 

Dan Kelly: How I Came Third in the North Korean Marathon

Dan Kelly: How I Came Third in the North Korean Marathon

What happens when you try to run 26. 

My Leonard Cohen: Up Close and Personal

My Leonard Cohen: Up Close and Personal

Stewart D’Arrietta shares the poetry, stories and insights of the great Leonard Cohen with songs such as Tower of Song, Dance Me to the End of Love, First We Take Manhattan and Bir… 

Martin Mor – the Antidote

Martin Mor – the Antidote

Solutions or snake oil? You decide. 

Melissa Stephens: HOT DOGS & TEARS

Melissa Stephens: HOT DOGS & TEARS

Christmas Eve, Georgia, 1996. 

Who Murdered My Cat?

Who Murdered My Cat?

Following sell-out shows at VAULT Festival, Edinburgh Fringe and Soho Theatre, award-winning storyteller and professional over-sharer Roann Hassani McCloskey returns with another f… 

Standing at the Back

Standing at the Back

Self-doubt? Low self-esteem? Well, this sounds cheery. 

This is Not a Subject for Comedy

This is Not a Subject for Comedy

Following last year’s sell-out run, the return of the extraordinarily original and marvellously funny comedy about about Israel, Palestine and the Jews. 

Shaggers

Shaggers

The popular show returns with comedians from around the Fringe of all styles, genders and varieties doing their best material based around the subject of sex and relationships. 

Ed Patrick: Catch Your Breath (Work in Progress)

Ed Patrick: Catch Your Breath (Work in Progress)

NHS junior doctor, comedian and now author (oooooh, check him) Ed Patrick returns to the Edinburgh Fringe with the makings of a new show. 

Tudur Owen: Alive Huw

Tudur Owen: Alive Huw

Welsh stand-up and Fringe veteran Tudur Owen returns to Edinburgh with a true-ish tale of a man he once knew called Alive Huw. 

Andy Macleod: Anoint My Head – How I Failed to Make it as a Britpop Indie Rockstar

Andy Macleod: Anoint My Head – How I Failed to Make it as a Britpop Indie Rockstar

A one-man show set in early 90s London about a band who didn’t become rich or famous but had a manager who did. 

Anthony DeVito: My Dad Isn't Danny DeVito

Anthony DeVito: My Dad Isn't Danny DeVito

All little boys want their dads to be superheroes. 

Shaggers

Shaggers

The popular show returns with comedians from around the Fringe of all styles, genders and varieties doing their best material based around the subject of sex and relationships. 

Aidan Jones – Taco

Aidan Jones – Taco

My nickname is Taco – the first girl I ever kissed thought I looked Mexican. 

Caroline McEvoy and Farah Sharp: 60 Minutes to Self-Destruct

Caroline McEvoy and Farah Sharp: 60 Minutes to Self-Destruct

Northern Irish comic Caroline McEvoy and Arab comic Farah Sharp are used to conflict. 

Moni Zhang: Child from Wuhan – Pay What You Can

Moni Zhang: Child from Wuhan – Pay What You Can

A one-woman show about trauma, love, and diarrhea. 

Newcastle United Ruined My Bloody Life

Newcastle United Ruined My Bloody Life

When Gavin Webster was a kid, he liked kings and queens from history, space and the solar system as well as singing, skipping and running. 

Filthy Funny Females

Filthy Funny Females

An outrageous hour of comedy served to you by a selection of female comedians from across the globe. 

Vidura Bandara Rajapaksa: Monsoon Season

Vidura Bandara Rajapaksa: Monsoon Season

In 1999, Vidura’s family left war-ridden Sri Lanka in search of a better life. 

Hannah Fairweather: Just a Normal Girl Who Enjoys Revenge

Hannah Fairweather: Just a Normal Girl Who Enjoys Revenge

Award-winning comedian Hannah Fairweather is the Taylor Swift of comedy, joking about those who have previously wronged her. 

Paul McCaffrey: We Go Again

Paul McCaffrey: We Go Again

A hilarious new stand-up show from the star of Live at the Apollo, Russell Howard’s Good News, Impractical Jokers UK and Stand Up Central. 

Dave Chawner: Underdog

Dave Chawner: Underdog

A timely show about dogs, defeat and determination by award-winning comedian, best-selling author and underdog, Dave Chawner. 

Daphna Baram: Out and About

Daphna Baram: Out and About

Full of post-Covid fallout, antibodies and menopausal rage, Daphna Baram emerges out of her safe cave into her 50s, to find out what is left of our world as we knew it. 

Vix Leyton: More Fiction Than Girl

Vix Leyton: More Fiction Than Girl

A whirlwind show examining the multiple roles you play in your life and what happens when you break out of them. 

Marjolein Robertson: Thank God Fish Don't Have Hands

Marjolein Robertson: Thank God Fish Don't Have Hands

Shetland comedian Marjolein is back with her brand-new hour. 

Vanlord

Vanlord

A lens into the intriguing world of van life told by a guy who lives out of vehicles in North America, the United Kingdom and Australia. 

Rob Madge: My Son's a Queer (But What Can You Do)

Rob Madge: My Son's a Queer (But What Can You Do)

When Rob was 12, they attempted a full-blown Disney parade in their house for their grandma. 

Living My 2nd Best Life

Living My 2nd Best Life

What sort of a prick is living their best life? Richard Branson? Elon Musk? The Dalai Lama? Yes, the Dalai Lama is a prick – all will be explained in the show. 

Müller's Last Tape

Müller's Last Tape

Last year, while clearing out my grandfather’s house, I stumbled across hundreds of hidden envelopes. 

Dirty Anxious Vampire

Dirty Anxious Vampire

What does sex means to you? It’s the question that Mihai asked himself in his debut solo show, Dirty Anxious Vampire. 

Patience: Zero

Patience: Zero

Dan’s always wanted to be a father. 

Old Jewish Jokes

Old Jewish Jokes

2019 Pick of the Fringe award sell-out sensation. 

Peter E Davidson – Sleepyhead

Peter E Davidson – Sleepyhead

Top Derry comic Peter E Davidson* is above average! (In that humans are only supposed to sleep an average of one third of their life… and he really has gone beyond the call of du… 

The Suitcase

The Suitcase

When a weary stranger arrives one day, carrying only a suitcase, everyone is full of questions. 

Martha McBrier: Who Knew?

Martha McBrier: Who Knew?

‘Naturally charismatic storyteller’ (Fest) weaves a shocking but very funny account of her youth. 

You Don't Have to Be Mad to Work Here (WIP)

You Don't Have to Be Mad to Work Here (WIP)

Award-winning comedian, NHS psychiatrist and author Benji Waterstones shares highlights from his forthcoming book. 

Aidan Jones – Looking for Work

Aidan Jones – Looking for Work

I’ve been fired from 14 jobs in my life – I’m starting to think that I might be the problem? I’ll tell you some of the stories and you can tell me what you think. 

Jo Griffin: People Person

Jo Griffin: People Person

Everyone ok? Everyone happy with their life choices? Everyone with high self-esteem and without regrets? Great! Well let’s get cosy and together we’ll crack the meaning of life. 

Learning to Fly

Learning to Fly

A new show from James featuring his captivating mix of theatre, comedy and music. 

Shame on You!

Shame on You!

You can be ashamed of many things. 

Made in India/Britain

Made in India/Britain

Since leaving home in Birmingham, Rinkoo Barpaga has been determined to find somewhere to settle. 

Emmy Blotnick: The 30 Fragrances of Jennifer Lopez: A Show About Death, Betrayal and Financial Ruin

Emmy Blotnick: The 30 Fragrances of Jennifer Lopez: A Show About Death, Betrayal and Financial Ruin

The American stand-up, TV writer and “neurotic Jewish millennial” returns following her acclaimed 2019 debut. 

Marcus Brigstocke: Absolute Shower

Marcus Brigstocke: Absolute Shower

Before launching his huge national tour, multi award-winning comedian Marcus brings this blisteringly funny hour of stand-up to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. 

Ali Woods: Best Friend Ever

Ali Woods: Best Friend Ever

Highly anticipated debut stand-up hour from the Hackney Empire New Comedian of the Year Winner, tackling all the big topics; Scottish mothers, sex parties, karate teachers, and men… 

Tom Skelton: 2020 Visions (What If I Hadn't Gone Blind?)

Tom Skelton: 2020 Visions (What If I Hadn't Gone Blind?)

Could you see the funny side to going blind? Ten (well, now twelve) years on from losing most of his sight, Tom looks back at a decade of being blind and wonders what might have be… 

Lucy Frederick's Big Fat Wedding

Lucy Frederick's Big Fat Wedding

Here comes the bride, forty-foot wide! It’s the wedding of the century and you’re invited as Lucy Frederick – ‘Eye wateringly honest’ (Scotsman) – walks down the aisle. 

Musclebound

Musclebound

Following her multi award-winning theatre debut, Passionate Machine, Rosy Carrick is back. 

The Silent Treatment

The Silent Treatment

The Silent Treatment. 

Jeena Bloom: The Homecoming Queen

Jeena Bloom: The Homecoming Queen

This is the funny and sad story store of one transgender woman’s journey through America from both sides of the gender line. 

Ian Lynam: Autistic License

Ian Lynam: Autistic License

Most people start comedy because they’re funny. 

You're Safe Til 2024: Deep History

You're Safe Til 2024: Deep History

In the last hours of 2019, David Finnigan’s best friend prepared to make a break for home with his family before fires cut off the highway. 

We Are Traffic: An Uber Adventure

We Are Traffic: An Uber Adventure

When writer/performer Jonathan Tipton Meyers lost his girlfriend, his business and his identity, he got in his car and drove. 

Everything Has Changed

Everything Has Changed

A joyful, kaleidoscopic new show for 5 to 12 year-olds about change, why change happens and how to deal with it. 

Head Set

Head Set

The female theatrical Louis Theroux, Victoria Melody has made a habit of embedding herself in the world of Britain’s enthusiasts. 

Brennan Reece: Crowded

Brennan Reece: Crowded

Finally allowed to reconnect with human people again, Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee Brennan has forgotten how to do it and needs your help. 

Tales from a Haunted Bookshop

Tales from a Haunted Bookshop

A spooky show of terrible tales, bothersome books and gruesome goings on! The Haunted Bookshop has a story for everyone. 

Invisible Mending

Invisible Mending

In the summer of 2020 as a pandemic raged, Yoshika was processing the death of her beloved grandmother, Ann. 

Jacob Hawley: Bump

Jacob Hawley: Bump

Men will literally do a 55-minute show about identity, social class and drinking olive oil, instead of going to therapy :/ Award-winning wide boy Jacob Hawley considers whether amp… 

I'm With Stupid

I'm With Stupid

How a scrappy kid from the wrong side of the New Jersey tracks came to Los Angeles with nothing but $100 and a dream and wound up working with some of the biggest names in Hollywoo… 

Mama Love

Mama Love

Mama Love is a one-woman show in which Lea Blair Whitcher plays with the absurdities of the idealised and toxic images of motherhood in which she finds herself enmeshed. 

We Were Promised Honey!

We Were Promised Honey!

Maybe after this we’ll occupy the theatre. 

Science Adventures: The Power Pickle

Science Adventures: The Power Pickle

Disaster! Professor McGuffin’s ground-breaking Sub-Nuclear Optical Transmitter (SNOT) has a catastrophic malfunction and needs a new power source! What a pickle! Enter the ACES –… 

Bella Hull: Babycakes

Bella Hull: Babycakes

Have you ever wanted to hear a harrowing true story that really makes you think? Well neither has Bella Hull and that’s why her debut show is full of stupid, stupid jokes. 

Home is Not the Place

Home is Not the Place

A powerful production telling the remarkable story of the short life and lost work of Kerala writer PM John, shortly before India’s independence from British rule. 

Captain Jake and the Forbidden Island

Captain Jake and the Forbidden Island

Captain Jake returns to Pleasance with another tale of daring piratical dos. 

A Place That Belongs to Monsters

A Place That Belongs to Monsters

‘And I heard, as it were the noise of thunder, one of the four beasts…’ A girl plays ponies while her mother cooks, a teenager jumps the barrier to ride a funfair carousel, a wom… 

Grace Petrie: Butch Ado About Nothing

Grace Petrie: Butch Ado About Nothing

‘Whining folk singer’ (Telegraph), lesbian and checked-shirt collector Grace Petrie has been incorrectly called Sir everyday of her adult life, and, having exhausted her capacity f… 

Nic Sampson: Marathon, 1904

Nic Sampson: Marathon, 1904

32 athletes entered the 1904 Olympic marathon in St Louis, Missouri. 

Ivo Graham: My Future, My Clutter

Ivo Graham: My Future, My Clutter

Bumbling wordsmith and tripe factory returns to discuss three years of heavy-duty pranking/parenting/procrastinating since Dave’s 2019 nominations for Best Comedy Show and Joke of … 

Susie McCabe: Born Believer

Susie McCabe: Born Believer

The fastest-selling act at Glasgow International Comedy Festival three years running is back with a brand-new show! In her 40th year, Susie has decided to leave cynicism behind to … 

Harriet Dyer: Trigger Warning

Harriet Dyer: Trigger Warning

Harriet Dyer (as seen on Russell Howard Hour) is an award-winning comedian, mental health advocate and an experience to behold. 

Angela Barnes: Hot Mess

Angela Barnes: Hot Mess

Angela Barnes (Mock The Week, Live at the Apollo, 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown and former chair of BBC Radio 4’s The News Quiz) has good intentions but trying to live your best … 

The Smeds and The Smoos

The Smeds and The Smoos

Soar into space with this exciting adaptation of the award-winning book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler. 

Watson: The Final Problem

Watson: The Final Problem

Watson is alone. 

Jake Lambert: Liminal

Jake Lambert: Liminal

Fresh from supporting Michael McIntyre and Romesh Ranganathan, ‘Fringe favourite’ (BroadwayWorld. 

Josh Jones: Waste of Space

Josh Jones: Waste of Space

Debut stand-up hour from Mancunian ray of sunshine, Josh Jones. 

Tom Lucy: Melt

Tom Lucy: Melt

After complete sell-out runs in 2017 and 2018, Tom Lucy is back with a new hour of razor sharp comedy. 

Seann Walsh: Is Dead. Happy Now?

Seann Walsh: Is Dead. Happy Now?

Star of The Stand Up Sketch Show (ITV2), Netflix’s Flinch, Live At The Apollo (BBC Two), Tonight at The London Palladium (ITV), Celebrity Juice (ITV2), Play To The Whistle (ITV),… 

Still Floating

Still Floating

Still Floating is a brand-new piece of warm-hearted comic storytelling by BBC award-winning writer/performer and Fringe favourite Shôn Dale-Jones. 

Aaron Simmonds: Hot Wheels

Aaron Simmonds: Hot Wheels

Aaron gained a nickname based solely on being in a wheelchair. 

Sian Davies: About Time

Sian Davies: About Time

Best Debut show Leicester Comedy Festival 2020 and Funny Women runner-up. 

Who Here's Lost?

Who Here's Lost?

A melancholy artist and a mute architect take a road trip of the soul. 

Deaf Ears

Deaf Ears

What’s it like growing up when your parents can’t hear? In this poignant and captivating solo show, Joe, therapist and Child of Deaf Adults (CODA), explores his life to answer the … 

Stop Trying to Be Fantastic

Stop Trying to Be Fantastic

One day, a magpie comes into a little girl’s house by mistake. 

Anna Clifford: I SEE DEAD(LY) PEOPLE

Anna Clifford: I SEE DEAD(LY) PEOPLE

Facing an existential crisis Anna powered off her phone and dived head first into an Ayahuasca retreat in the Irish wilderness. 

Activities of Daily Living

Activities of Daily Living

When her Medicare card arrives with a special old-age pensioner invisibility cloak, one woman decides to fight back. 

Eli Matthewson: Daddy Short-Legs

Eli Matthewson: Daddy Short-Legs

Award-winning Eli Matthewson is taking you back through some huge life revelations that took place in some seriously shitty cars, from when he came out to his dad, to 10 years late… 

Bilal Zafar – Care

Bilal Zafar – Care

Edinburgh Fringe Best Newcomer nominee and New Act of the Year (NATYS) award winner, Bilal Zafar, returns with a brand-new show about how he spent a year working in a care home for… 

Midnight Snacks

Midnight Snacks

Are you tired, stressed, overworked? Midnight Snacks is your safe haven from festival fever. 

Lou Conran: A Show

Lou Conran: A Show

Host of Radio 4 Extra’s Comedy Club and critically acclaimed podcast Spit or Swallow. 

Luke Wright: The Remains of Logan Dankworth

Luke Wright: The Remains of Logan Dankworth

Logan Dankworth, columnist and Twitter warrior, grew up romanticising the political turmoil of the 1980s. 

Jason Byrne: The Paddy Lama – Shed Talks

Jason Byrne: The Paddy Lama – Shed Talks

Jason recently lost his father, Paddy Byrne. 

Colin Hoult: The Death of Anna Mann

Colin Hoult: The Death of Anna Mann

Anna Mann is back! The acclaimed actress, singer and welder (gotta have a back up) returns after five long years to tell the incredible story of her life in the arts in this, her f… 

HarleQueen

HarleQueen

New Zealand comedian Abby Howells weaves together stories of female comedians from history with her own tales of triumph, foolishness and heartbreak. 

The Delightful Sausage: Nowt but Sea

The Delightful Sausage: Nowt but Sea

The biggest-titted Edinburgh Best Show nominees return in their darkest-ever adventure. 

Chris Cantrill: The Bad Boy

Chris Cantrill: The Bad Boy

Chris Cantrill (half of 2019 Dave’s Edinburgh Comedy Awards Best Show nominees, The Delightful Sausage) is The Defendant. 

Christopher Macarthur-Boyd: Oh No

Christopher Macarthur-Boyd: Oh No

A brand-new hour that finds Glasgow’s finest comedian exploring the end of the world and Italian food. 

Shaggers

Shaggers

Shaggers returns for a one-off special bringing more hilarity with a line-up of comedians from around the Fringe performing their best material based around sex and relationships. 

Chansons: Musical Intercultural French Cabaret

Chansons: Musical Intercultural French Cabaret

Bienvenue to Chansons, the musical intercultural cabaret. 

The Johnny Cash Story

The Johnny Cash Story

The Johnny Cash Story returns to Edinburgh Fringe to take you on an incredible journey through the career of the Man in Black. 

Ew Girl, You Nasty

Ew Girl, You Nasty

Take a gonzo dive into a world of sex dungeons, meth and so much more with New York City comedian, Katharyn Henson. 

Eleanor Conway: Vaxxed and Waxxed

Eleanor Conway: Vaxxed and Waxxed

Hot girl summer is finally here and Eleanor Conway is ready for some post lockdown dating – she’s Vaxxed and Waxxed (and ready to climax!) Join her for a TMI post-pandemic catch-… 

Laura McMahon, One of the Gals

Laura McMahon, One of the Gals

If you hate Laura McMahon, women in general, or comedy then this isn’t the show for you. 

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. 

Wriggle Around the World

Wriggle Around the World

A fun, interactive and educational show for babies and toddlers that can be enjoyed by all the family. 

Wriggle Around the World

Wriggle Around the World

A fun, interactive and educational show for babies and toddlers that can be enjoyed by all the family. 

The Hare and the Tortoise

The Hare and the Tortoise

A fun, interactive and educational show for babies and toddlers that can be enjoyed by all the family. 

WSTL: Epistles

WSTL: Epistles

Some day, Where Sat the Lovers will be a live stage show. 

The Hare and the Tortoise

The Hare and the Tortoise

A fun, interactive and educational show for babies and toddlers that can be enjoyed by all the family. 

See You Down the Road, Scotland

See You Down the Road, Scotland

After six years together, one of which was particularly crazy, an American says goodbye to Scotland with the help of a song and a puppet and tries to figure out why she’s leaving. 

Phil Kay: Alphalfa Male

Phil Kay: Alphalfa Male

‘Phil sweeps the audience on an exhilarating never-ending stream-of-consciousness loaded with laughter. 

Martin Mor: At The Edge

Martin Mor: At The Edge

Martin Mor is doing a stand-up comedy show. It is called At The Edge. ‘Deadly eejitness’ (Herald). ‘An adorable master of feel good comedy’ (Clothesline Magazine). 

The Nashville Story

The Nashville Story

This 5-star show takes you on a journey through time in Nashville to experience how music influenced the bible belt city and in turn how Music City influenced the world of music. 

Laura McMahon, One of the Gals

Laura McMahon, One of the Gals

If you hate Laura McMahon, women in general, or comedy then this isn’t the show for you. 

Eleanor Conway: Vaxxed and Waxxed

Eleanor Conway: Vaxxed and Waxxed

Hot girl summer is finally here and Eleanor Conway is ready for some post lockdown dating – she’s Vaxxed and Waxxed (and ready to climax!) Join her for a TMI post-pandemic catch-… 

Finding Lyda

Finding Lyda

Performed outdoors in a cemetery, Lisa Nelson brings her unique story together with that of Lyda Conley: the first indigenous woman attorney in the US. 

Tickbox

Tickbox

In a moving one-woman show, Lubna Kerr explores race, heritage, gender and health in the context of her and her family's experiences as a Pakistani family in Glasgow. 

Phil Kay: Alphalfa Male

Phil Kay: Alphalfa Male

‘Phil sweeps the audience on an exhilarating never-ending stream-of-consciousness loaded with laughter. 

Eleanor Conway: Vaxxed and Waxxed

Eleanor Conway: Vaxxed and Waxxed

Hot girl summer is finally here and Eleanor Conway is ready for some post lockdown dating – she’s Vaxxed and Waxxed (and ready to climax!) Join her for a TMI post-pandemic catch-… 

For All The Love You Lost

For All The Love You Lost

For All the Love You Lost is presented by Morosophy at [email protected]’s Hall. 

The Golden Fly

The Golden Fly

The Golden Fly is an epic wonder tale of a shape-shifting goddess in search of her truth. 

Ew Girl, You Nasty

Ew Girl, You Nasty

Take a gonzo dive into a world of sex dungeons, meth and so much more with New York City comedian, Katharyn Henson. 

Ew Girl, You Nasty

Ew Girl, You Nasty

Take a gonzo dive into a world of sex dungeons, meth and so much more with New York City comedian, Katharyn Henson. 

Daphna Baram: Unmuted

Daphna Baram: Unmuted

A year indoors left Daphna Baram, a sociable animal even at the worst of times, compelled to spend the first year of her 50s chatting with her unforgiving self. 

90s Boy: Blair, the Lovegun and Me

90s Boy: Blair, the Lovegun and Me

A work-in-progress stand-up comedy show from South East New Comedian 2019 and Max Turner Prize 2021 finalist Phil Green. 

Watson: The Final Problem

Watson: The Final Problem

Watson is alone. 

JRR Tolkien’s Leaf by Niggle

JRR Tolkien’s Leaf by Niggle

An acclaimed adaptation of one of Tolkien’s Tales from the Perilous Realm. 

Eva Cassidy and Me

Eva Cassidy and Me

Celebrating Cassidy’s music with a Scottish lilt and, due to high demand, more violin and original songs! After sell-out tours with The Story, Elsa is ready to launch the sequel… 

Miss Lindsay’s Secret

Miss Lindsay’s Secret

Safely stowed in a sewing box and found utterly by accident, join the cast of Miss Linsday’s Secret in the reading and exploration of love letters that have been hidden for over … 

Laura McMahon, One of the Gals

Laura McMahon, One of the Gals

One of the Gals is completely packed. 

Mediocre White Male

Mediocre White Male

Come forth for a cautionary tale venturing through ancient history to modern masculinity; welcome to Mediocre White Male. 

Dean Friedman's American Lullaby

Dean Friedman's American Lullaby

Dean’s personal take on the craziness that’s befallen America, and the world, these past six years. 

Styx

Styx

How good is your memory? The night begins with a little laughter and audience participation as we are asked to remember the age old story of Orpheus. 

Every Wild Beast

Every Wild Beast

Every Wild Beast returns to Edinburgh for a one-off solo performance by Fringe First-winning writer and storyteller, Casey Jay Andrews. 

Meet Astrid Lindgren's Pippi Longstocking

Meet Astrid Lindgren's Pippi Longstocking

Nine-year-old Pippi Longstocking is strong, brave and fearless. 

Harmon Leon in Ironic (Not Ironic)

Harmon Leon in Ironic (Not Ironic)

NYC comedian Harmon Leon brings you a show about lost love, irony and obscure Scottish poet William Topaz McGonagall. 

You Don't Have to Be Mad to Work Here (WIP)

You Don't Have to Be Mad to Work Here (WIP)

Award-winning comedian and NHS psychiatrist Benji Waterstones has written a book! Is it really a “modern classic” or are his publishers as deluded as his patients? Make your minds … 

My Car Plays Tapes

My Car Plays Tapes

My Car Plays Tapes is the new storytelling show by John Osborne, about getting older, jobs, cars that don’t really work and how to make big decisions with your life. 

A Tale of Two Beards

A Tale of Two Beards

Turning 33, Brian quit his job, packed his beard and took off on a 6-month round-the-world adventure. 

Nights in with Dickens and Poe

Nights in with Dickens and Poe

A virtual mini-festival celebrating classic literature online. 

Wolves Within

Wolves Within

Come and delve deep into the psyche of wolves with Danish storyteller Svend-Erik Engh and Scottish musician Neil Sutcliffe. 

Kate Smurthwaite: The Last Mayor of Fihalhohi

Kate Smurthwaite: The Last Mayor of Fihalhohi

Gangsters, attempted murder and actual sharks? Award-winning comedian and TV writer Kate Smurthwaite tells the most mind-blowing lockdown story you’ll ever hear. 

Thunderstruck

Thunderstruck

The comic and tragic tale of how the greatest bagpiper of all time rocked the history and traditions of bagpiping and how he changed the life of one young piper forever. 

Glenn Wool: The Tiny Kings of Winter

Glenn Wool: The Tiny Kings of Winter

Glenn has burned his party lifestyle to the ground and from the ashes emerged a phoenix of personal responsibility that includes a wife, two kids and a nice little house in the cou… 

Dark Spirits, Black Humor: A Night of Cocktails and Storytelling

Dark Spirits, Black Humor: A Night of Cocktails and Storytelling

InHouse Theatre and Assembly invite you back to your favourite haunt for a strong drink and a stranger-than-fiction ghost story. 

Eleanor Conway: Vaxxed and Waxxed

Eleanor Conway: Vaxxed and Waxxed

Hot girl summer is finally here and Eleanor Conway is ready for some post lockdown dating – she’s Vaxxed and Waxxed (and ready to climax!) Join her for a TMI post-pandemic catch-… 

Husbands, Hair and Other Stories...

Husbands, Hair and Other Stories...

Ripe Fruit are two older women trying to make sense of the world they live in when they explore Husbands, Hair and Other Stories. 

Bach'n'Roll: The Unconventional Life of Virgil Fox

Bach'n'Roll: The Unconventional Life of Virgil Fox

In 1970 Virgil Fox played the music of JS Bach at the Mecca of rock’n’roll, Fillmore East. 

You Don't Have to Be Mad to Work Here (WIP)

You Don't Have to Be Mad to Work Here (WIP)

Award-winning comedian and NHS psychiatrist Benji Waterstones has written a book! Is it really a “modern classic” or are his publishers as deluded as his patients? Make your minds … 

The Anterbury Tales

The Anterbury Tales

Chaucer, but with insects. 

How Do You Know You Are Home?

How Do You Know You Are Home?

An immersive feel-good experience that comprises personal storytelling and comedy to tell a story about growing up and making a home in the world. 

Old Town History and Tales

Old Town History and Tales

Covering everything from history to religion and folklore, this walking tour is our original tour of Edinburgh’s medieval Old Town. 

The Snail and the Whale

The Snail and the Whale

Join an adventurous young girl and her seafaring father as they reimagine the story of a tiny snail’s incredible trip around the world, inspired by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffl… 

CITY

CITY

This is CITY. 

Roald Dahl's The Twits

Roald Dahl's The Twits

Mr and Mrs Twit are nasty disgusting people who enjoy playing horrible tricks but, when the Roly Poly Bird visits from Africa, their whole world is literally turned upside down! Ad… 

Wet Ass Rookies

Wet Ass Rookies

Angus Coutts, Michael Welch and Ralph Brown are three of the Scottish comedy circuit’s rising stars and are making their big return to the Edinburgh Fringe after multiple sell-out … 

(Extra)ordinary, (Un)usual

(Extra)ordinary, (Un)usual

Fresh from winning a Silver Standard Bank Ovation Award at the South African NAF, (Extra)ordinary, (Un)usual is coming to the Edinburgh Fringe! This monologue showcase written by A… 

Scottish LGBTQ+ History Walking Tour

Scottish LGBTQ+ History Walking Tour

Join local tour guide Hannah Mackay Tait for a 3-hour walk through Scottish LGBTQ+ history. 

50% Canadian, 100% Crazy, Let's Laugh

50% Canadian, 100% Crazy, Let's Laugh

Show about family, taking risks, and embracing change. 

50% Canadian, 100% Crazy, Let's Laugh Again

50% Canadian, 100% Crazy, Let's Laugh Again

Michelle’s second solo show and sequel to 50% Canadian, 100% Crazy, Let’s Laugh. 

American (In) Tent

American (In) Tent

From baseball to outer space, the American (In) Tent revue show is a lively event chock-a-block with all sorts of perspectives on current American life. 

The Power of Silence

The Power of Silence

She’s on her bed in her room staring at the ceiling. 

A Place to Fall to Pieces

A Place to Fall to Pieces

You are on an island. 

Mr Dilly’s Alice in Wonderland

Mr Dilly’s Alice in Wonderland

Join Mr Dilly and MacMillan Children’s Books on a joyous journey to the magical world of Wonderland, where nothing is as it seems! Celebrating 150 years of Lewis Carroll’s Thro… 

Global Taskmaster Champion

Global Taskmaster Champion

One man’s quazary expensive, time-consuming quest to become the Global Taskmaster Champion. 

Nights in with Dickens and Poe

Nights in with Dickens and Poe

A virtual mini-festival celebrating classic literature online. 

Eva Cassidy and Me

Eva Cassidy and Me

Celebrating Cassidy’s music with a Scottish lilt and, due to high demand, more violin and original songs! After sell-out tours with The Story, Elsa is ready to launch the sequel… 

We Are Traffic: A Rideshare Adventure

We Are Traffic: A Rideshare Adventure

When writer/performer Jonathan Tipton Meyers lost his girlfriend, his business and his identity, he got in his car and drove. 

Is This a Dagger?

Is This a Dagger?

By the pricking of my thumb, something wicked this way comes. 

Cat in (Re)Boots

Cat in (Re)Boots

An anti-bias family show! Wonderful, real, thoughtful, loving, respectful, kind, non-judgmental and inclusive. 

The Ghost Matchmaker

The Ghost Matchmaker

Why would a spirit be trapped in the mortal plane, not alive but not quite dead? The Ghost Matchmaker seeks to free ghosts of the chains that bind them to the land of the living, f… 

The Story of Game of Thrones in Poetry and Illustration

The Story of Game of Thrones in Poetry and Illustration

Through storytelling, poetry and illustration, this show transports you back to Westeros to narrate a different version of the Game of Thrones story. 

Madame Modjeska's Fairytale

Madame Modjeska's Fairytale

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

The Dolly Parton Story

The Dolly Parton Story

After sell out shows at Fringes worldwide, this show returns to Edinburgh to take you on Dolly’s incredible journey from the Smoky Mountains to her arrival as the Queen of Countr… 

The Carole King and James Taylor Story

The Carole King and James Taylor Story

Take a nostalgic journey through the career and music of two award-winning legends in this internationally sold-out show. 

Children’s 1700s Haunted Underground Experience

Children’s 1700s Haunted Underground Experience

A chilling and memorable experience awaits all who delve into our 1700s Old Town underground vaults. 

44 Scotland Street

44 Scotland Street

Our unique tour sets out to capture the essence and idiosyncrasies of the characters and locations of the McCall Smith 44 Scotland Street books. 

Tom Mayhew: From Rags to Slightly Newer Rags

Tom Mayhew: From Rags to Slightly Newer Rags

Tom Mayhew is a professional comedian. 

The Power of Silence

The Power of Silence

She’s on her bed in her room staring at the ceiling. 

Blackwomanology

Blackwomanology

Tell me what you think that you know about Black American womanhood? How do you imagine it feels? How do you imagine it looks? How does it smell? How does it sound? Well, maybe my … 

A Theatrical Life

A Theatrical Life

After spending 5+ decades on the stage, Siobhan Bremer’s life is more than just a bit theatrical. 

Laurel Canyon Legends

Laurel Canyon Legends

Recording and living just a stones throw from each other in the 1970’s, a group of legends came together in Laurel Canyon to influence the world of modern music. 

Fairytale: 20/20

Fairytale: 20/20

Fairytale: 20/20 follows the journey of a jaded choreographer, Sarah Lee, and a hopeful actress, Ella Jung, who meet in Hawai’i to produce their film, Happily Ever After, for a per… 

Elsa McTaggart presents When The World Stood Still

Elsa McTaggart presents When The World Stood Still

Boiler suits, beanies and a barrow! That’s what was waiting for this musical duo when lockdown hit! A truly mesmerising twinning of music and storytelling of how a global communi… 

Edinburgh – A Tale of Two Towns

Edinburgh – A Tale of Two Towns

Our unique tour sets out to inform and entertain as we take you into both the Old and New Towns, giving you a real sense of the two sides of Edinburgh; revealing some of the secret… 

My Car Plays Tapes

My Car Plays Tapes

My Car Plays Tapes is the new storytelling show by John Osborne, about getting older, jobs, cars that don’t really work and how to make big decisions with your life. 

Cheryl Martin – One Woman

Cheryl Martin – One Woman

A hypnotic dreamscape. 

Sinister Old Town Experience

Sinister Old Town Experience

Discover the sinister side of Edinburgh’s Old Town from villains to aristocracy; slums, prisons, execution sites, and the architecture of its famous sons. 

Hidden Secrets of Edinburgh’s Royal Mile

Hidden Secrets of Edinburgh’s Royal Mile

Take an intriguing and entertaining stroll with our guide as you investigate some of the old wynds and closes on the Royal Mile, which are steeped in a sometimes violent and bloody… 

The Poetry of Thrones: The Story of Game of Thrones in Spoken Word

The Poetry of Thrones: The Story of Game of Thrones in Spoken Word

Through storytelling poetry, this show transports you back to Westeros to narrate a different version of the Game of Thrones story. 

The Neil Diamond Story

The Neil Diamond Story

The Neil Diamond Story follows the tale of the boy from Brooklyn through to becoming one of the most popular singer-songwriters of all time, selling over a million records worldwid… 

Jamie Andrew Limbless Mountaineer

Jamie Andrew Limbless Mountaineer

Jamie’s great passion has always been mountaineering. 

The Showstoppers' Kids Show

The Showstoppers' Kids Show

Two shows only! Fringe favourites and Olivier Award-winning improvisers, The Showstoppers, take your kids’ ideas and transform them instantly into interactive musical adventures. 

Unadulterated Robert Burns

Unadulterated Robert Burns

25 years since the premiere of ‘Toasting The Lassies’, does the costume still fit? Can she still hit the high notes of Ae Fond Kiss? Gill Bowman revisits the material and wonders i… 

Mark Watson: How You Can Almost Win

Mark Watson: How You Can Almost Win

In 2017, Watson – prone to considerable anxiety, with multiple phobias and a history of piss-poor self-esteem – was asked to go on Celebrity Island with Bear Grylls. 

Around the World Backwards

Around the World Backwards

Travel – always exciting, especially when the man of your dreams pops up to join you. 

Natalie Clapshaw #benefitsbitch – Taking on the DWP

Natalie Clapshaw #benefitsbitch – Taking on the DWP

Using elements of theatre and storytelling to take us on this touching and inspiring journey, Natalie, a caseworker, embarks on a quest to unravel the injustices experienced by a b… 

The Rat Pack

The Rat Pack

Join Frank, Dean, Sammy, Peter and Joey for the last great showbiz party. 

Scotland in 60 Minutes

Scotland in 60 Minutes

Broadcaster Mark Stephen and singer/songwriter Gill Bowman look beyond the haggis and tartan to the real Scotland; stories, secret places and iconic songs. 

Scotland's National Bard: Hamish Henderson

Scotland's National Bard: Hamish Henderson

Celebrating Hamish Henderson’s recent centenary. 

Midnight Paranormally Active and Haunted Underground Vaults Tour

Midnight Paranormally Active and Haunted Underground Vaults Tour

Dare you visit the world’s most haunted and paranormally active location? Once used by hellfire clubs, witches, body snatchers, prostitutes, criminals, plague victims and frequente… 

44 Scotland Street

44 Scotland Street

Our unique tour sets out to capture the essence and idiosyncrasies of the characters and locations of the McCall Smith 44 Scotland Street books. 

The Tina Turner Story

The Tina Turner Story

Multi-award-winning show taking you through the life and music of the record-breaking superstar, from her humble beginnings in Nutbush through to her crowning as the Queen of Rock’… 

Blackbeard: The Untold Tale

Blackbeard: The Untold Tale

Come along to this fun, fast-moving, creative and joyous production of an original take on the story of Blackbeard. 

Disenchanted: A Cabaret of Twisted Fairy Tales

Disenchanted: A Cabaret of Twisted Fairy Tales

Sexy and subversive, audacious and hilarious, this one-woman show puts a knife in the back of traditional fairy tales. 

#FraudianSlip

#FraudianSlip

Feel like everyone in your life has their shizzle together while you can barely function as a moderately competent adult human? Feel all you do is pretend? Feel like a fake? Impost… 

The Paul Simon Story

The Paul Simon Story

UK premiere: from his years as the visionary in one of the most successful duos through to his many solo hits, travel through one of the greatest back catalogues of all time. 

Dirty Dancing Soundtrack Live!

Dirty Dancing Soundtrack Live!

Dirty Dancing is firmly etched into the memories of the 80s generation, a symbol of 80s culture defined by its unforgettable scenes featuring watermelons, that infamous lift and th… 

50 Ways To Kill Your Mammy

50 Ways To Kill Your Mammy

An uplifting comedy confessional hosted by Nancy and Baz Ashmawy, Irish mother and son stars, of Sky One’s Emmy Award-winning TV show – 50 Ways to Kill Your Mammy. 

Our Great-Grandfather's Paintings

Our Great-Grandfather's Paintings

Elsa and sister Irenie (The McTaggart Sisters) showcase a rare opportunity to hear these two highly acclaimed singers/songwriters/multi-instrumentalists come together in a fusion o… 

The Carpenters Songbook

The Carpenters Songbook

Experience all the hits from one of the world’s most successful duos in this nostalgic and informative trip down memory lane and through the lush soundscape of The Carpenters. 

Back to Black: The Music of Amy Winehouse

Back to Black: The Music of Amy Winehouse

Following a sell-out run at Fringe 2019, Back To Black returns to take you on a moving yet energising journey through the career of a modern legend. 

The Dolly Parton Story

The Dolly Parton Story

After previous successful runs at Edinburgh, Adelaide and Brighton Fringe, follow Dolly’s incredible journey from the Smoky Mountains to her arrival as the Queen of Country. 

The Fleetwood Mac Story

The Fleetwood Mac Story

A nostalgic celebration of Fleetwood Mac, who have sold over 120 million records. 

The Carole King and James Taylor Story

The Carole King and James Taylor Story

An international sell-out show taking you on a nostalgic journey through the career and music of these two legends. 

Children's Haunted Underground Experience

Children's Haunted Underground Experience

An atmospheric storytelling experience in Edinburgh’s largest network of 1700s Old Town underground vaults where the poor and destitute lived. 

The Nashville Story

The Nashville Story

Following countless sell-out shows at Edinburgh Fringe 2019, this five-star show takes you on a guided tour through Nashville so you can experience how Music City influenced the wo… 

Tomatoes Tried to Kill Me But Banjos Saved My Life

Tomatoes Tried to Kill Me But Banjos Saved My Life

Fresh off a successful, sold-out, Off-Broadway run, this show will inspire you, make you laugh and will tug at your heartstrings. 

500 Miles – My Camino – And I Would Walk 500 More

500 Miles – My Camino – And I Would Walk 500 More

Based on his book My Camino Walk – A Way to Healing, the author takes you on his life-changing journey through the mythic landscape on the ancient pilgrimage route of the Camino … 

Edinburgh – A Tale of Two Towns

Edinburgh – A Tale of Two Towns

Our unique tour sets out to inform and entertain as we take you into both the Old and New Towns, giving you a real sense of the two sides of Edinburgh; revealing some of the secret… 

Phil Jerrod: Sicko

Phil Jerrod: Sicko

This year’s show is all about why I cancelled last year’s show. 

Paul McCaffrey: Dreamer

Paul McCaffrey: Dreamer

A hilarious new stand-up show from the star of Live at the Apollo, Russell Howard’s Good News, Impractical Jokers UK and Stand Up Central. 

Josh Jones: Waste of Space

Josh Jones: Waste of Space

Born and bred in Manchester and just your atypical northern bloke, Josh Jones is taking the circuit by storm. 

Once Upon a Time in Hollywoodland

Once Upon a Time in Hollywoodland

The remarkably funny and true story of actor Nigel Miles-Thomas putting on the first-ever Pantomime in Los Angeles in 1991. 

George Lewis: Nudes

George Lewis: Nudes

When you type ‘George Lewis’ into Google, the suggestions that follow are pretty boring. 

Marcus Brigstocke: Thread

Marcus Brigstocke: Thread

‘Dazzling, inspired, perfectly observed. 

The Misadventures of David & Sam

The Misadventures of David & Sam

After an outstanding premiere at VAULT 2020, farmers-turned-entertainers David and Sam are ploughing up to Bristo Square with their rambunctious comedy spectacular decorated with t… 

Andrew Ryan: Is Everything Alright at Home?

Andrew Ryan: Is Everything Alright at Home?

Award-winning show from critically acclaimed Irish stand-up Andrew Ryan. 

Richard Stott: Toe the Line

Richard Stott: Toe the Line

From Dave’s Funniest Jokes 2019 runner-up comes a comedic journey of self-discovery exploring the benefits and pitfalls of both fitting in and standing out. 

Not Quite Midnight Radio

Not Quite Midnight Radio

After total sell-out Edinburgh Fringe runs in 2018 with In Loyal Company, and 2019 with Fragility of Man, David William Bryan returns with a brand-new psychological drama for 2020. 

Tom Lucy: Melt

Tom Lucy: Melt

After sell-out runs at the Fringe in 2017 and 2018, Tom Lucy has appeared on a number of TV shows (Stand Up Central, Roast Battle, Live At The Comedy Store, Stand Up Sketch Show) a… 

Jake Lambert: Shimmy Shake

Jake Lambert: Shimmy Shake

Fresh from supporting Michael McIntyre and Romesh Ranganathan, ‘Fringe favourite’ (BroadwayWorld. 

Cassie Workman: Giantess

Cassie Workman: Giantess

‘Giantess is a heartfelt and hilarious triumph. 

Jo Coffey: Overlooked

Jo Coffey: Overlooked

As stand-up comedy’s fourth shortest comedian, Jo is concerned that disability is getting a bit too “cool”. 

Christopher Macarthur-Boyd: Babyface Dynamite

Christopher Macarthur-Boyd: Babyface Dynamite

A new hour of stand-up from the biggest wee fanny in Scottish comedy. 

Ben Moor: Who Here's Lost?

Ben Moor: Who Here's Lost?

What do we make with our lives? An artist worries his work has lost its way. 

Angela Barnes: Hot Mess

Angela Barnes: Hot Mess

Angela Barnes (Mock The Week, Live At The Apollo, 8 out of 10 Cats Does Countdown and chair of BBC Radio 4’s The News Quiz) has good intentions but trying to live your best life, a… 

Ivo Graham: Hyper Reality

Ivo Graham: Hyper Reality

Life coming at Ivo ever faster; Ivo trying to respond ever funnier. 

Charlie Baker: Cream Before Jam

Charlie Baker: Cream Before Jam

Baker (GameDay Warm-Up and Glory Hunters co-host on talkSPORT) is Devonshire and proud. 

Aaron Simmonds: Hot Wheels

Aaron Simmonds: Hot Wheels

Four years ago, Aaron gained a nickname based solely on being in a wheelchair. 

In Loyal Company

In Loyal Company

After total sell-out Edinburgh Fringe runs in 2018 and 2019, In Loyal Company returns in a bigger venue for 2020. 

The Secret Garden

The Secret Garden

Olivier Award-nominated Wizard Presents has created an entertaining, interactive and imaginative production based on this timeless classic. 

Kiri Pritchard-McLean: Empathy Pains

Kiri Pritchard-McLean: Empathy Pains

Multi award-winning comedian Kiri Pritchard-McLean (Have I Got News for You, Live at the Apollo, 8 out of 10 Cats, Frankie Boyle’s New World Order) is back with her fourth full-len… 

Haunted Vaults and Graveyard Tour

Haunted Vaults and Graveyard Tour

This tour takes you to Edinburgh Old Town’s two most bone-chilling locations. 

Edinburgh Vaults Tour

Edinburgh Vaults Tour

Hear tales of how the poor and unfortunate lived in terrible slum conditions where disease and death were commonplace. 

Haunted Vaults Tour

Haunted Vaults Tour

Dark as the devil’s heart, our haunted underground network of vaults from the 1700s will stimulate and excite your senses as the sinister history of these former slum dwellings, on… 

Terror Tour

Terror Tour

A guided walking tour that will visit our medieval torture exhibition to see instruments from the Nuremberg and Bamberg Castles in Germany dating back to the late 1500s and early 1… 

The Wild Unfeeling World

The Wild Unfeeling World

The Wild Unfeeling World is an ingenious bit of storytelling; not only is it an innovative and eccentric reimagining of Moby Dick, but a stunning example of a wonderfully modern ap… 

A Tribute to Arthur Conan Doyle, the Man Behind and Beyond Sherlock Holmes

A Tribute to Arthur Conan Doyle, the Man Behind and Beyond Sherlock Holmes

A Tribute to Arthur Conan Doyle, the Man Behind and Beyond Sherlock Holmes with a discussion by New York author, Elizabeth Crowens and Tania Henzell, a relation of the Doyle family… 

The Archive of Educated Hearts

The Archive of Educated Hearts

Casey Jay Andrews, resplendent in red dungarees in an intimate venue of her own creation, begins by reminding us pointedly that in her show she is not an actor but will “remain a… 

Isabelle

Isabelle

Irene Possetto’s one-woman play presents a young girl named Isabelle living a life of true tragedy in 1301. 

Superstar

Superstar

From a very young age, Nicola has been determined to prove to her four older siblings, and the world, that she is more than just a little sister. 

Imaan Hadchiti: Being Frank

Imaan Hadchiti: Being Frank

Being Frank is a truly very special show, performed by stand up veteran Imaan Hadchiti. 

Matt Hoss: Here Comes Your Man

Matt Hoss: Here Comes Your Man

Here Comes Your Man is a lovely hour of storytelling from a bright new talent Matt Hoss. 

Never None (but She)

Never None (but She)

Asterglow theatre is a new amateur company focused on new writing centered on female and non-binary individuals. 

Fiddlers on the Ramp

Fiddlers on the Ramp

The devil went down to Edinburgh and was defeated by five local boys in fierce fiddlin’ combat. 

The Red Balloon

The Red Balloon

Based on the classic 1956 short film by Albert Lamorisse, the award-winning Lucky Dog bring their brand-new show to Edinburgh Fringe. 

The Golden Fly

The Golden Fly

The Golden Fly is an epic tale of a shape-shifting goddess in search of her truth. 

Lily Hyde & Alissa Anne Jeun Yi: Gentlemen, Please!

Lily Hyde & Alissa Anne Jeun Yi: Gentlemen, Please!

Lily and Alissa met on the Soho Theatre Stand-Up Lab in 2018 and quickly bonded over their love of expensive candles and the fact that they were both complex, three-dimensional wom… 

Walk the Oars

Walk the Oars

Danish storyteller Svend-Erik Engh and Scottish musician/singer Neil Sutcliffe share a story inspired by the Viking’s arrival in Scotland. 

SK Shlomo: Surrender

SK Shlomo: Surrender

Very few of Edinburgh Fringe’s 4,000+ shows this year are able to boast being incomparable to all others. 

FOC It Up: The Femmes of Colour Comedy Club

FOC It Up: The Femmes of Colour Comedy Club

FOC It Up is a comedy collective aiming to showcase the talents of women and non-binary people of colour, in a comedy world that is mostly made up of straight white men. 

Gilgamesh – He Who Saw Everything

Gilgamesh – He Who Saw Everything

One actor, in 45 minutes, performs the first story ever written down: an epic Babylonian poem based on the mythical adventures of the King of Uruk who lived and ruled around 2750 B… 

Man on the Moon

Man on the Moon

Part of the British Council Edinburgh Showcase 2019 and presented by Contact and STUN. 

Daisy MacDade: Sugarbaby

Daisy MacDade: Sugarbaby

Daisy MacDade tells the strange-but-true story of her extraordinary experiences as an Edinburgh-based sugarbaby trying to get through university. 

Pindos

Pindos

Pindos is former Cambridge Footlight Milo Edwards’ debut hour at Edinburgh Festival Fringe. 

The Yank is a Manc! My Ancestors & Me

The Yank is a Manc! My Ancestors & Me

In a fish-out-of-water comedy of errors, Hopwood DePree tells of how researching his ancestry online led to him leaving Tinseltown to save his 600-year-old British ancestral pile, … 

Nik Coppin: Shark

Nik Coppin: Shark

The affable globetrotting comedian returns with a show consisting of hilarious comedy deconstruction and anecdotes from his many overseas trips. There is no shark… 

The Cheap Part of Town

The Cheap Part of Town

The Cheap Part of Town is Louis Rive’s first collection of songs. 

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. 

The Apology

The Apology

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

Katie Mulgrew: Confirmation (WIP)

Katie Mulgrew: Confirmation (WIP)

Award-winning writer and stand-up Katie Mulgrew used to be a card-carrying God botherer. 

Attention, Seeker

Attention, Seeker

The anxiety-riddled writer/doormat for a famous comedian stumbles into the big-time stand-up spotlight and decides to stay, with hilarious conseq. 

So Close

So Close

I remember situations so awkward death seemed like a viable option. 

The American's Dream

The American's Dream

Ketchikan, Alaska and New York City: island towns at opposite ends of the American continent. 

Charles Quarterman: An Afternoon with Charles Quarterman for One Hour

Charles Quarterman: An Afternoon with Charles Quarterman for One Hour

Hello, I am Charles Quarterman. 

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… 

A Voice

A Voice

1971. 

Peeved with Peter E Davidson

Peeved with Peter E Davidson

Derry comedian Peter E Davidson (The Blame Game, Live at the Sunflower) is back with his third Fringe show and this time. 

Aboriginal Comedy Allstars

Aboriginal Comedy Allstars

Truly funny, indigenous comedy, Aboriginal Comedy Allstars features three Aboriginal Australian comedians: Kevin Kropinyeri, Steph Tisdell and Andy Saunders. 

Ray Bradshaw: Deafinitely Baby

Ray Bradshaw: Deafinitely Baby

Ray Bradshaw made waves at last year's Fringe for performing stand-up in sign language and English at the same time, a gesture inspired by his own upbringing with deaf parents … 

Kevin James Doyle: Loud Blond Bald Kid

Kevin James Doyle: Loud Blond Bald Kid

You can never be entirely sure if the material a comedian is sharing is true, based in truth, or completely fabricated. 

Glenn Moore: Love Don't Live Here Glenny Moore

Glenn Moore: Love Don't Live Here Glenny Moore

Tucked away in a corner of Pleasance Courtyard, Glenn Moore delights a packed crowd with an hour of non-stop puns and twisted humour. 

Sense of Tumour

Sense of Tumour

What does a busy, modern, single woman do when she finds a lump in her breast? She cracks jokes. 

Kefi: Reggetiko

Kefi: Reggetiko

Immerse yourself in a Greek coffee house where familiar faces tell stories of their displaced lives, while a series of unpredictable events unfold in the background. 

BadFamiliar by Matt Davis

BadFamiliar by Matt Davis

Stitching together a personal narrative where he is often playing the fool, Matt Davis jokes about even the largely accepted norms of language, nationality and global or regional c… 

Jehovah's First Witness

Jehovah's First Witness

An interesting insight into the man who stole Christmas, leader of the ‘doomsday cult that controls eight million lives’. 

Sofie Hagen: The Bumswing

Sofie Hagen: The Bumswing

Sofie Hagen enters the stage, seemingly nervous despite her extensive experience on the comedy circuit. 

Hyde and Seek

Hyde and Seek

Late 1800s: there’s a heavy fog surrounding London. 

I Think I Might Be... New Romantic!

I Think I Might Be... New Romantic!

Remember OMD before OMG, Phil Oakey’s fringe and onyx ashtrays? Tales of growing up before the New Romantics landed in 80s Leeds, with threads of a Catholic upbringing, Irish mot… 

Rowan Rheingans: Dispatches on the Red Dress

Rowan Rheingans: Dispatches on the Red Dress

A courageous new work by twice BBC Radio 2 Folk Award-winning songwriter Rowan Rheingans. 

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. 

Baba Brinkman's Rap Guide to...

Baba Brinkman's Rap Guide to...

Evolution premiered in 2009 and won a Scotsman Fringe First award: ‘Intelligent, informative, and hugely entertaining’ (Chortle. 

Brother Sun and Sister Moon

Brother Sun and Sister Moon

Is everything as it seems? Is the sky really blue? Do dogs like to smell each other’s bottoms to gauge their scent or do they just really like the smell of leftover poo? Join Drag … 

Steve Lamacq: Going Deaf for a Living

Steve Lamacq: Going Deaf for a Living

DJ and journalist Steve Lamacq celebrates 30+ years in the music industry with an intimate one-man show full of anecdotes and observations, clocked up over three decades of champio… 

Liam Malone: No Limbits

Liam Malone: No Limbits

Liam Malone, it’s fair to say, is not backwards at coming forwards. 

Jessica Fostekew: Hench

Jessica Fostekew: Hench

Hench is an engaging exploration of female strength in its many forms. 

Desiree Burch: Desiree's Coming Early!

Desiree Burch: Desiree's Coming Early!

In a “day in the life” format of her experiences at Burning Man festival, Desiree Burch intricately tells us the story of her search for sex during an unintentional acid trip. 

Jottings from the Queen of Sheba

Jottings from the Queen of Sheba

Three thousand years ago, the Queen of Sheba travelled with a huge entourage and wealthy gifts to listen to King Solomon’s wisdom. 

Aindrias de Staic; Shtax the LedgeHammer

Aindrias de Staic; Shtax the LedgeHammer

Legendary performer and well-travelled fiddle player Aindrias de Staic (AKA Shtax) is back on the Fringe after winning a few awards seven years ago and being busy with TV and film. 

Giant Wolf Theatre – Playback

Giant Wolf Theatre – Playback

Giant Wolf Theatre Company is a group of young artists whose goal is to devise, create and be makers of great theatre. 

Geeks, Stand Up!

Geeks, Stand Up!

This show brings you some of the funniest comedians from around the Fringe to laugh, joke and talk passionately about their favourite geek passions. 

Sooz Kempner – Mega Drive

Sooz Kempner – Mega Drive

Sonic might not be the best video game character in the world but moving around at the speed of sound, he has touched many hearts and none more so than Sooz Kempner who brings her … 

Max & Ivan: Commitment

Max & Ivan: Commitment

There ain’t no party like a Max & Ivan party, ‘cause a Max & Ivan party uses equations to guarantee participant enjoyment!The comedy duo are back at the Fringe and read… 

Bryony Kimmings: I'm a Phoenix, Bitch

Bryony Kimmings: I'm a Phoenix, Bitch

Bryony Kimmings’ I’m a Phoenix, Bitch is a glimmering, harrowing, firework display of a show, and is easily among the best performances at this year’s Edinburgh Fringe. 

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. 

Jamie Dalgleish: Humans Are Evil

Jamie Dalgleish: Humans Are Evil

A history show unearthing the most shocking events, actions and characters throughout our past. 

Ali Affleck's Torching the Blues – Blues and Torch Songs from the 1920s to the 1950s

Ali Affleck's Torching the Blues – Blues and Torch Songs from the 1920s to the 1950s

Award-winning jazz vocalist Ali, with a heavy hitting band of internationally acclaimed musicians, resurrects the original outspoken blues and torch song divas. 

Supernatural: Wonder Tales from Scotland

Supernatural: Wonder Tales from Scotland

Scotland is a country blessed with abundant natural beauty and mystical landscapes. 

I Am Mark

I Am Mark

Mark’s Gospel is our most authentic portrait of the life, death and resurrection of Jesus. 

Sarah Johnson: Mum's Going to Ibiza

Sarah Johnson: Mum's Going to Ibiza

If you were invited to a 50th birthday party in Ibiza, would you go? Are you a party animal? Can you get a sitter for the kids? Can you get the time off work? Have you got £1k for… 

Steve Rannazzisi – Please Forget

Steve Rannazzisi – Please Forget

Please Forget is a one-man show by American comedian Steve Rannazzisi that takes an comedic look into public shaming. 

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… 

Little Wings

Little Wings

For as long as she can remember Isabella has had butterflies living inside her tummy. 

The Piano Men

The Piano Men

Why is it when we think of the piano it is always men at the forefront? ‘Sing us a song, you’re the piano man. 

The Mariner's Song

The Mariner's Song

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

(No) Money in the Bank

(No) Money in the Bank

The wrestling double act, Thom Bee and Andrew Marsh, return! Thom and Andrew are forming the first-ever comedy tag-team and are going to use all the elements of tag-team wrestling … 

Pope’s Addiction Clinic

Pope’s Addiction Clinic

‘From fearless and funny to heart-stoppingly raw’ (Evening Standard). 

Harvest Moon

Harvest Moon

From labour to rest. 

The Bureau of Untold Stories

The Bureau of Untold Stories

The world’s stories have gone missing, but with outrageous accents, some unconventional storytelling skills, live sound effects and your help, the inspired inspectors of The Bureau… 

Délicieux

Délicieux

Une bonne dose de excitement. 

This is Mark Ritchie: Honest to God

This is Mark Ritchie: Honest to God

Fresh from touring America and the UK, Mark returns to the Festival Fringe for the fourth time and has some tales to tell. 

Reeks of Desperation

Reeks of Desperation

This one-woman solo comedy show investigates the longest-standing question of the known universe: why am I still f*cking single? While it’s probably her own fault, Madeline’s d… 

Amazing Stories of Blues and Soul

Amazing Stories of Blues and Soul

Amazing Stories of Blues and Soul connects audiences with the energy, excitement and raw emotion generated by the pioneering R’n’B and soul acts of the 40s, 50s and 60s. 

Karl Theobald Essentially: The Book Tour

Karl Theobald Essentially: The Book Tour

Karl Theobald (Hang Ups, Plebs, GameFace, Green Wing) is back in his element, making his long-awaited return to the live comedy arena. 

John Pendal: Monster

John Pendal: Monster

Known better for his kink-based comedy, John Pendal returns this year to the Fringe with a different angle to a similar style he employs, one that combines his witty sexual quips w… 

Eleanor Conway: You May Recognise Me From Tinder

Eleanor Conway: You May Recognise Me From Tinder

Eleanor Conway's vagina has a name (Jenny), and this is important to know. 

Elliot Wengler – Solo: An Elliot Wengler Story

Elliot Wengler – Solo: An Elliot Wengler Story

Elliot Wengler lives at home in a village in the middle of nowhere and is fine with that. 

Phil Kay: A Happening

Phil Kay: A Happening

Legendary Scottish storyteller and master of mirth is only in town for one weekend. 

Sail Away!

Sail Away!

A fun, interactive and educational classical violin and cello concert for babies and toddlers where wriggling is allowed! A programme of water-themed music and the story of The Luc… 

The Thinking Drinkers: Heroes of Hooch

The Thinking Drinkers: Heroes of Hooch

Award-winning drinks writers and comedy performers Ben McFarland and Tom Sandham return to Edinburgh with their latest libation, The Thinking Drinkers: Heroes of Hooch, in Underbel… 

Richard Stott: Right Hand Man

Richard Stott: Right Hand Man

Apparently, Richard Stott got into comedy “for all the wrong reasons”; at least, that’s what the aforementioned Richard Stott says. 

Myra

Myra

Let’s not mince words – this is a hard watch. 

In Loyal Company

In Loyal Company

Bombs are falling on Liverpool. 

Gone Full Havisham

Gone Full Havisham

Catapulting Dickens into the 21st century, this masterstroke genius of spin-offs introduces Emily Halloran, live streaming to us from her penthouse honeymoon suite. 

Aaron Simmonds: Disabled Coconut

Aaron Simmonds: Disabled Coconut

You’ll learn two things from Aaron Simmonds’ Disabled Coconut. 

Scotland's National Bard: Hamish Henderson

Scotland's National Bard: Hamish Henderson

Celebrating Hamish Henderson’s centenary with songs that won the recognition of Bob Dylan and Nelson Mandela. 

McNaughton

McNaughton

In his cell, woodturner Daniel McNaughton, wronged by his father, dismissed by the Glaswegian legal establishment, awaits sentence for his botched attempt to shoot Prime Minister R… 

Genesis: The Mary Shelley Play

Genesis: The Mary Shelley Play

The Artists Collective Theatre consider what could prompt an eighteen year old girl to create one of the most lauded, feared, impressive and appalling tales of the overpowering nee… 

The Piano Women

The Piano Women

Carole King, Amy Lee, Nina Simone, Judith Weir, Clara Schumann… Historically, it was believed women did not have the required strength to really play the piano and that it was no… 

James Rowland's Revelations

James Rowland's Revelations

A couple of years ago James’ best friends, Sarah and Emma, asked him for his sperm. 

Gummy Bears

Gummy Bears

Adam Brides (Max Turner Competition finalist) and David Anthony (Leicester Square New Comedian of the Year semi-finalist) join forces for an extravaganza of comedy and storytelling… 

I'm Coming

I'm Coming

Molly Brenner’s one-woman show about her pursuit of an orgasm is an endearingly-performed trundle through her long search for sexual fulfilment. 

Italian Stallion: Fake Hero

Italian Stallion: Fake Hero

A “nearly” comedy about my memories as a professional stripper and near-hero during the London Bridge terror attack in 2017. 

I've Got You Under My Skin

I've Got You Under My Skin

Edinburgh-born Italian crooner Philip Contini sings a selection of Cole Porter’s best-loved repertoire with anecdotes from the colourfully flamboyant life of one of the world’s gre… 

Smut Slam: Where Sexy and Storytelling Collide

Smut Slam: Where Sexy and Storytelling Collide

This high-energy, dirty storytelling open mic has been around the world. 

Green Knight

Green Knight

Christmas at Camelot: a monstrous green warrior issues an unwinnable challenge to Arthur’s finest knight. 

The Ruff Guide to Shakespeare

The Ruff Guide to Shakespeare

A glorious celebration of the work of the world’s greatest playwright. 

Blodeuwedd Untold

Blodeuwedd Untold

This bold, poetic, storytelling performance by Jo Blake is more of a series of questions than a search for truth. 

Shattered

Shattered

This one woman show featuring Diana Varco sees her shape shift effortlessly into 35 different characters, as she narrates the journey of her self discovery through trauma. 

Harriet Dyer and Scott Gibson: That's Not a Lizard, That's My Grandmother

Harriet Dyer and Scott Gibson: That's Not a Lizard, That's My Grandmother

The brainchild of comedians Harriet Dyer and Scott Gibson, That’s Not a Lizard, That’s My Grandmother! is unlike any other show at the Fringe. 

Spec-tacular

Spec-tacular

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

Uninvited Guests

Uninvited Guests

ArdCol welcomes you to the world of the Uninvited Guests: dreamers, storytellers and liars. 

Tea with 'Mr Jenners'

Tea with 'Mr Jenners'

Delicious full afternoon tea hosted by Scotland’s oldest department store shopkeeper. 

Rats’ Tales

Rats’ Tales

Rats’ Tales by Carol Ann Duffy and adapted by Melly Still brings together a hugely entertaining, sinister and magical mixture of traditional and invented folk stories, richly con… 

VIKING

VIKING

Ragnarr Ragnarson is a Skald – a teller of stories, keeper of history and composer of poems. 

Moby Dick

Moby Dick

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

Red Herring

Red Herring

On top of their biggest haul, friendly fishermen Deddy and Winchem discover the cursed Red Herring. 

Unnatural

Unnatural

Ro, the main character, finds himself with a tricky decision as to whether he should plug into VR for the rest of his life and ignore the harsh realities of Earth in 2050, or if th… 

Ashton Carter: Mysteriosa

Ashton Carter: Mysteriosa

Mysteriosa blends Ashton’s love of storytelling, stage magic and the paranormal to create a world where ancient objects show their secret powers and spirits make their presence k… 

Louis Prima and Keely Smith – Dinner and Show

Louis Prima and Keely Smith – Dinner and Show

Louis Prima, Sicilian-New Orleanian, 1930s-1950s, comedy-jazzer, sung by Philip Contini: ‘his genius makes him so special’ (Scotsman). 

MUSE: An Experiment in Storytelling and Life Drawing

MUSE: An Experiment in Storytelling and Life Drawing

In a world where we learn to hate the bodies of others and fear our own, MUSE offers a chance to find them instead. 

Jocks, Geordies and Aussies

Jocks, Geordies and Aussies

The finest Geordie, Scottish and Australian comedians come together for a fantastic hour of stand-up comedy. 

Ava Beaux: The Mysterious Tales of Poe

Ava Beaux: The Mysterious Tales of Poe

Enter the macabre minds of Beaux and Poe. 

Book Lovers' Tour

Book Lovers' Tour

A guided walking tour visiting the sites and haunts of Edinburgh’s literary legends: Robert Burns, Sir Walter Scott, Robert Louis Stevenson, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, JM Barrie, Alex… 

A Sense of Tumour Makes Everything Alt-Right

A Sense of Tumour Makes Everything Alt-Right

A cancer diagnosis reveals a suicidal boob. 

Miss Candy AppleBottom presents: Tales and Adventures from Beyond the Veil of Nonsense

Miss Candy AppleBottom presents: Tales and Adventures from Beyond the Veil of Nonsense

Candy’s stories, musicality and legs will take you on a journey of her/his adventures through time. 

Barely There

Barely There

Join Mary O’Connell and Patrick Healy for an hour of laughs and insights into their underwhelming lives. 

Adam Flood and Blake AJ: Joke Boys

Adam Flood and Blake AJ: Joke Boys

A stand-up comedy show with two halves, by two comedians united by the powerful force of convenience. 

The Collection of Professor Novak

The Collection of Professor Novak

After the interest in his spirit cabinet last year in Edinburgh, the famous Victorian psychic investigator Professor Novak will discuss some of his more famous and gruesome investi… 

Jamie Fraser and Maybe Someone Else, I Don't Know

Jamie Fraser and Maybe Someone Else, I Don't Know

Jamie (‘Hilarious’ (List), ‘ridiculously hilarious’ (Skinny), ‘utterly hilarious’ (Telegraph)) Fraser brings you a laugh at lunchtime, featuring a rotating cast of his funny and ni… 

Random Bag Check

Random Bag Check

Sadia is a British Asian comedian from London tackling sex, relationships and identity in her no-holds-barred style. 

Will Rowland: Cocoon

Will Rowland: Cocoon

Highly anticipated debut hour from a uniquely silly and cerebral stand-up. 

The Grandmothers Grimm

The Grandmothers Grimm

Cannibalism, werewolf trials, deceit, and murder: Marie Hassenpflug and the Brothers Grimm are trying to edit the darkness out of old stories. 

2019 Greek Comedian of the Year: George Zacharopoulos

2019 Greek Comedian of the Year: George Zacharopoulos

Born in Greece and living in the UK, George is a UK, Europe and Australia comedy club favourite, appearing on BBC One and Sky. 

Freeing the Edinburgh Fringe: Book Reading

Freeing the Edinburgh Fringe: Book Reading

PBH reads from his book, the story of the Free Fringe from 1996 to now: how we became the Fringe’s biggest show provider and the many catastrophes and odd triumphs along the way. 

Frank Foucault: Desk

Frank Foucault: Desk

Thump. 

Alcohol-Free Craic

Alcohol-Free Craic

What’s better than one stand-up comedian for free? That’s right, two stand-up comedians for free. 

Where Are You Really From?

Where Are You Really From?

Lubna explores her identity as a Scottish Pakistani muslim women living in a world dominated by fat, blonde, white men. 

Ruby Carr's Birthday Party (WIP)

Ruby Carr's Birthday Party (WIP)

Ruby is having her birthday party and all of Edinburgh is invited. 

An Audience With Kyle Falconer

An Audience With Kyle Falconer

A great chance to hear some acoustic songs and stories and direct questions at one of Scotland’s finest singer/songwriters, Kyle Falconer from The View. 

David Tsonos: Around the World With Flat Stanley

David Tsonos: Around the World With Flat Stanley

When you are given a class project of Flat Stanley who better than your stand-up comedian Uncle Dave to do it for you. 

You're in a Bad Way by John Osborne

You're in a Bad Way by John Osborne

Writer, theatre-maker and creator of cult Edinburgh hit John Peel’s Shed, John Osborne has a new storytelling show about music and dementia. 

10 Things I Hate About Taming of the Shrew

10 Things I Hate About Taming of the Shrew

Number eight will have you totally whelmed! 10 things I Hate About Taming of the Shrew will take you back the good old days, when we worried about Y2K, wore butterfly clips in our … 

Marie Lloyd Stole My Life

Marie Lloyd Stole My Life

The boy I love is up in the gallery. 

Shit

Shit

Shit is an award-winning compelling, raw and powerful play which examines the intersections of class and misogyny. 

Mimi Hayes: I'll Be OK

Mimi Hayes: I'll Be OK

Just five days into her first career as a high school teacher, Mimi Hayes’ head exploded. 

James Rowland's A Hundred Different Words for Love

James Rowland's A Hundred Different Words for Love

Five years ago, at his best friends Sarah and Emma’s engagement party, James met the love the love his life. 

For He's a Jolly Goodfellow

For He's a Jolly Goodfellow

From standstill to stand-up in two years. 

Colin Chadwick: Quick Thinker

Colin Chadwick: Quick Thinker

Irish comedian Colin Chadwick is a quick thinker. 

When Trolls Try to Eat Your Goldfish

When Trolls Try to Eat Your Goldfish

In the middle of the night, there’s a noise – a snuffling and a shuffling and a splintering of wood. 

Dr. Seuss's The Cat in the Hat

Dr. Seuss's The Cat in the Hat

The National Theatre’s adaptation comes to life in Dr. 

Mocking a Murderer

Mocking a Murderer

Nigel Lovell went to school with a murderer. 

Markus Birdman – Last White Christmas

Markus Birdman – Last White Christmas

Amused Moose Award nominee: Best Show, Edinburgh Fringe 2015. 

Forget Me Not

Forget Me Not

On a cold, blustery evening in 1945, the playwright’s grandmother, June, answers the door to an ill-fated telegram delivery. 

Midnight Paranormally Active and Haunted Underground Vaults Tour

Midnight Paranormally Active and Haunted Underground Vaults Tour

Dare you visit the world’s most haunted and paranormally active location? Once used by hellfire clubs, witches, body snatchers, prostitutes, criminals, plague victims and frequente… 

Drag Queen Stole My Dress

Drag Queen Stole My Dress

This one time I got a pre-emptive divorce. 

Superstar

Superstar

A one-handed show about making a one-handed show might be becoming a little passé at the Fringe but there is at least one final offering you should devour before you write the gen… 

Lucie Pohl: Really, Really, Really, Really, Really, Really Real

Lucie Pohl: Really, Really, Really, Really, Really, Really Real

Lucie Pohl is an extremely talented performer; this is a statement I cannot stress enough. 

Helen Duff Is the Tits

Helen Duff Is the Tits

And she doesn’t give a damn who knows it. 

Where Do Fairies Come From?

Where Do Fairies Come From?

From early Celtic tradition, through Shakespearean superstition to modern high fantasy, everyone has heard of fairies. 

A**Hole New World

A**Hole New World

Aged just 17, Brian forged his mother’s signature, borrowed €10k and ran away to New Zealand. 

Adventures Of A Happy Man

Adventures Of A Happy Man

Is Britain happy? Are we trapped in a bubble of despair? Comedian Aidan Goatley is on a mission to find out by going to the centre of all 105 counties in the UK and asking a simple… 

Angus Brown: Everest

Angus Brown: Everest

Every dead body on Mount Everest was once a very motivated person. 

50% Canadian, 100% Crazy, Let's Laugh Again

50% Canadian, 100% Crazy, Let's Laugh Again

After travelling the world with her first solo show 50% Canadian, 100% Crazy, Let’s Laugh, a lot had changed in Michelle’s life. 

A Rock'n'Roll Suicide!

A Rock'n'Roll Suicide!

Ziggy Stardust takes us on a Tragical Mystery Tour through the life of a nearly-was rock star! Drama, tragedy and hilarity ensue to a live rocking backdrop. 

The Great Outdoors

The Great Outdoors

Two years ago, Matt Watson (‘Good Canadian fun’ (Wingspan Entertainment)) moved to Scotland. 

The Rise and Fall of Patti Superb

The Rise and Fall of Patti Superb

The Rise and Fall of Patti Superb. 

All Senses Ahead!

All Senses Ahead!

The Scotch Malt Whisky Society will be bringing a true taste of Scotland to the Fringe, with an all-encompassing sensory feast that celebrates the best of our culture. 

Craig on the Cliff

Craig on the Cliff

Craig on the Cliff – Craig Herbertson, Edinburgh singer, presents Cauld Blast Warm Heart, a celebration of the works of Robert Burns, Scotland’s national poet, the genius who gav… 

50% Canadian, 100 % Crazy, Let's Laugh

50% Canadian, 100 % Crazy, Let's Laugh

Show about family, taking risks and embracing change, Michelle unexpectedly fell into the world of comedy. 

Eva Cassidy: The Story

Eva Cassidy: The Story

A portrayal of the life of Eva Cassidy. 

Adventurers Wanted: Banishment

Adventurers Wanted: Banishment

Join an all-new adventure! Tabletop role playing games meets live storytelling in a hilarious and heartbreaking fantasy epic. 

Funny Stories About Pain

Funny Stories About Pain

Funny Stories About Pain is a one-hour journey through some decidedly not-funny events in the life of comedian Troy Alan, which would amount to a depressing Ted Talk if Troy couldn… 

Edinburgh – A Tale of Two Towns

Edinburgh – A Tale of Two Towns

Our unique tour sets out to inform and entertain as we take you into both the Old and New towns, giving you a real sense of the two sides of Edinburgh; revealing some of the secret… 

The Fablesmiths

The Fablesmiths

In a story of damsels, dragons and danger, the legendary Fablesmiths take you on a spectacular journey into a mystical universe of forgotten fairy tales ranging from Polish folklor… 

My Finest Hour

My Finest Hour

Iain’s grandfather was a fearless Scottish war hero, whose painting hangs on the wall of Edinburgh Castle. 

One Starts in a Barber\'s. One Starts in a Bar.

One Starts in a Barber\'s. One Starts in a Bar.

A thought-provoking show about haircuts and heartache. 

Eric's Tales of the Sea – A Submariner's Yarn

Eric's Tales of the Sea – A Submariner's Yarn

Award-winning storytelling. 

The Johnny Cash Story

The Johnny Cash Story

The Johnny Cash Story returns to the Edinburgh Fringe to take you on an incredible journey through the career of the 18-time Grammy winner. 

The Carpenters Songbook

The Carpenters Songbook

The Carpenters Songbook premiers at the Fringe to take you on an emotive journey through the career of one of the world’s most successful duos. 

The Things I Never Told You

The Things I Never Told You

In the house on the corner of our street lived an old man. 

Back to Black: The Music of Amy Winehouse

Back to Black: The Music of Amy Winehouse

Back To Black premiers at the Fringe to take you on an electrifying journey through the career of a modern legend who shattered records and moved millions. 

The Nashville Story

The Nashville Story

Take a journey through time in Nashville to experience how music influenced this Bible Belt city and in turn how Music City influenced the whole world. 

Jeremy Nicholas: What Are You Talking About?

Jeremy Nicholas: What Are You Talking About?

This funny show is for anyone who ever listens to dreadfully dull presentations, cringe-worthy wedding speeches or rambling nonsense from “experts” and thinks, ‘there must be a b… 

The Aretha Franklin Story

The Aretha Franklin Story

Journey through the incredible life and music of the Queen of Soul – the most charted female of the 21st century! Featuring hit artist Cleopatra Higgins, as seen in West End hit … 

Samantha Pressdee: Covered

Samantha Pressdee: Covered

The only thing crazier than Sammie was the welfare state supposed to be helping her! Getting your needs met in austerity Britain is a game of Russian roulette. 

Haunted Vaults Tour

Haunted Vaults Tour

Dark as the devil’s heart, our haunted underground network of vaults from the 1700s will stimulate and excite your senses as the sinister history of these former slum dwellings, on… 

The Great Health Con

The Great Health Con

We spend trillions on health but like Brexit, nobody knows what it means. 

Too Young to Stay In, Too Old to Go Out

Too Young to Stay In, Too Old to Go Out

‘Too young to stay in, too old to go out!’ Nigel Osner casts a quizzical eye over life’s challenges for those that little bit older. 

Kemp's Jig

Kemp's Jig

Steve Taylor is Will Kemp – celebrity comedian and superstar of the Elizabethan stage. 

The Tina Turner Story

The Tina Turner Story

Journey through the life and music of this phenomenal record-breaking superstar – the world’s only artist to have US top 40 hits in every decade since the 60s! Featuring hit ar… 

007 Voices of Bond

007 Voices of Bond

Voices of Bond is a spectacle like no other. 

Children’s Haunted Underground Experience

Children’s Haunted Underground Experience

An atmospheric storytelling experience in Edinburgh’s largest network of 1700s Old Town underground vaults where the poor and destitute lived, and see if you can smell our reside… 

The Carole King Story

The Carole King Story

Following sell-out shows and standing ovations in 2017/18, The Carole King Story returns to take you on an incredible journey through the career of six-time Grammy Award winner and… 

Beyond Glory

Beyond Glory

Set against the backdrops of the Vietnam War, World War II and the Korean War, Beyond Glory tells the stirring, emotional, and heroic true stories of eight recipients of America’… 

The James Taylor and Joni Mitchell Story

The James Taylor and Joni Mitchell Story

Following two consecutive years of sell-outs and critical acclaim, the James Taylor and Joni Mitchell stories combine into one exciting show to take you on a journey through the in… 

Grimm Tales

Grimm Tales

Grey Dog Theatre follow the triumphant Beasts and Beauties, ‘a perfectly synchronised swarm of young talent’ **** (Young Perspective) with more of Carol Ann Duffy’s magical f… 

Vote Dr Phil?

Vote Dr Phil?

Phil Hammond was sacked by the BBC for pledging to stand against his MP, Jacob Rees-Mogg, in 2022 (or next week). 

Shut It Down Carol

Shut It Down Carol

Hello, my name is Edd Hedges. 

The Super Sad and Really Tragical Story of Analeise

The Super Sad and Really Tragical Story of Analeise

Who is Analeise? I don’t know. 

James Rowland's Team Viking

James Rowland's Team Viking

Eight years ago, James’ best friend Tom was diagnosed with heart cancer and told he had three months to live. 

Goddess

Goddess

A peek behind the velvet curtain! Hilarious one-woman sitcom based on Jacqueline Haigh’s true experiences working as a receptionist in a tantric massage parlour. 

Des Kapital: I'm Loving Engels Instead

Des Kapital: I'm Loving Engels Instead

Des (winner of Gulag’s Got Talent, Ex-Soviet Republic Factor, No Voice, Strictly Pooling, Dancing on Siberian Ice) story-sings the history of world communism (Korea, Vietnam, Cub… 

Laugh Till It Hurts: A BDSM Comedy Show

Laugh Till It Hurts: A BDSM Comedy Show

Like 50 Shades Of Grey, but funny on purpose. 

Too-Ra-Loo-Ra-Lum: And Other Colourful Tales

Too-Ra-Loo-Ra-Lum: And Other Colourful Tales

Have you ever closed your eyes and tried to imagine a new colour? Lucy is a little grey girl in a little grey world who escapes to a land of colour through her stories. 

Olaf Falafel – It's One Giant Leek for Mankind

Olaf Falafel – It's One Giant Leek for Mankind

Surrealist comedian, author, illustrator and Fringe favourite Olaf Falafel presents his latest book It’s One Giant Leek For Mankind. 

The Best Show We've Ever Done at the Edinburgh Fringe

The Best Show We've Ever Done at the Edinburgh Fringe

A year ago, the world ended. 

Captain Jake and the Search for the Red Queen

Captain Jake and the Search for the Red Queen

Join Captain Jake’s Crew as he takes you on a journey to the high seas in this historic adventure. 

Science Adventures

Science Adventures

In their top secret lab, the science fictionaries are trying to collect the fizziest, flashiest, most marvellous stories about science! Join them on their quest and maybe they will… 

BoxedIn Theatre Presents: The Earth Untold

BoxedIn Theatre Presents: The Earth Untold

Five storytellers open a treasure chest. 

Joan Baez: Presented by Miss Irenie Rose

Joan Baez: Presented by Miss Irenie Rose

Miss Irenie Rose sings the well-loved songs written and sung by Joan Baez. 

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. 

The Brooklyn Scotsman

The Brooklyn Scotsman

A teenage Scottish rapper leaves home to pursue his dreams across the Atlantic in New York City. 

Ben Target: Six Endings in Search of a Beginning

Ben Target: Six Endings in Search of a Beginning

Chasing dreams, planting seeds and mining for gold in this work-in-progress show from ‘one of very few comics who manages to do something new with the art form while keeping an aud… 

Eric Lampaert: Borne of Chaos

Eric Lampaert: Borne of Chaos

From the tomb of the womb to the womb of the tomb. 

Louise Atkinson: Sounds Good, Looks a Mess

Louise Atkinson: Sounds Good, Looks a Mess

Louise recently received two reviews. 

The Dolly Parton Story

The Dolly Parton Story

After receiving standing ovations last year, The Dolly Parton Story returns to the Fringe to take you on an incredible journey through the career of the Queen of Country who curren… 

Caspian and Ciaran: The Milkmen

Caspian and Ciaran: The Milkmen

Ciaran loves milking. 

Tales of Whatever

Tales of Whatever

Northern powerhouse Tales of Whatever (@talesofwhatever) returns for 2019 with changing daily line-ups of seasoned Fringe comics and performers, all going off-script to share true … 

Gabe Mollica: The Whole Thing

Gabe Mollica: The Whole Thing

Gabe Mollica started doing stand-up in Edinburgh after he got dumped for his best friend. 

Dummy

Dummy

A comedy about the autistic spectrum. 

Laura McMahon and Will Hall: In Hindsight

Laura McMahon and Will Hall: In Hindsight

As seen on BBC Three and Channel 4. 

The Kiss

The Kiss

Heartwarming, funny and bursting with energy, The Kiss tells the story of an unlikely friendship between two soldiers. 

The Afterlife of a Soap Star

The Afterlife of a Soap Star

The Afterlife of a Soap Star is a semi-autobiographical one-woman show depicting the madness of the media, maddening politics and madness itself. 

Ashley Storrie: Hysterical

Ashley Storrie: Hysterical

Star of BBC Scotland’s Up For It! and BBC Radio Scotland, Ashley Storrie returns to the Fringe with a raw and hysterical show about mental health and the ways she uses humour to ov… 

Vauxhall Comedy Presents Tom Elwes and Ali Woods

Vauxhall Comedy Presents Tom Elwes and Ali Woods

Vauxhall Comedy presents two of the brightest up-and-coming comedians on the UK circuit: Tom Elwes and Ali Woods (as heard on BBC Radio 4). 

Charmian Hughes: What-not

Charmian Hughes: What-not

Charmian self-identifies as a what-not, the word for people who don’t have a word. 

A Dram Is Worth a Thousand Words

A Dram Is Worth a Thousand Words

Home of the largest single malt, single cask collection, The Scotch Malt Whisky Society invites you to a three dram tutored whisky tasting like no other, in the company of our bran… 

Stuart Mitchell – Is It Just Me? (Work in Progress)

Stuart Mitchell – Is It Just Me? (Work in Progress)

Join the longest running panellist on BBC Scotland’s Breaking the News as he runs through new material for his next tour. 

Phil Nichol: Too Much

Phil Nichol: Too Much

The planet is messed up. 

Gary Little – Kidding Myself On

Gary Little – Kidding Myself On

After headlining at some of the top comedy clubs around the UK and abroad, Gary returns to the Edinburgh Fringe with stories and jokes that have earned him the reputation as one of… 

Ew Girl, You Nasty

Ew Girl, You Nasty

If you have never smoked meth, worked in a sex dungeon, or eaten dog food, don’t worry, because Katharyn Henson did it so you didn’t have to! In her Fringe debut, New York City com… 

Sam Haygarth: Climate Crisis

Sam Haygarth: Climate Crisis

Sam Haygarth was arrested recently. 

1 Chick, 2 Dicks: 3 Americans Get Too Personal

1 Chick, 2 Dicks: 3 Americans Get Too Personal

How personal is too personal? What topics are off limits? American comedians Jeanne Whitney, Carter Morgan and Mike Lemme met in Paris trying to answer those very questions. 

Tom Toal in Mediocre Boy

Tom Toal in Mediocre Boy

One of the brains behind the AATTA Podcast returns with his brand-new show in which TT comes to terms with his place in the world, asking some tough questions. 

Ross Drummond and Harry Monaghan: The Orb

Ross Drummond and Harry Monaghan: The Orb

Have you touched The Orb? Want to meet two that have? A mainstay of science, wonder and amazement since its inception in the late 80s, The Orb is science’s greatest invention. 

Andrew Silverwood: Call Me Janice

Andrew Silverwood: Call Me Janice

‘If you put me in your show, change my name. 

Jack Rooke: Love Letters

Jack Rooke: Love Letters

Dear reader, you may know me from such tragedies as Dead Dad (Radio 4’s Good Grief) and Dead Friend (BBC Three’s Happy Man) but this year I’m dead chuffed to perform comedy about s… 

Bumble Me Tinders – Dating Horror Stories

Bumble Me Tinders – Dating Horror Stories

Hosted by comedian Patrick Melton (USA) and featuring a new line-up of hilarious comedian eye candy each show. 

Bollywood and Birmingham to Berlin and Brexit

Bollywood and Birmingham to Berlin and Brexit

Growing up, I was too brown for white kids and the wrong kind of brown for brown kids. 

Kieran Boyd – Crashing the Party

Kieran Boyd – Crashing the Party

Kieran spent his 20s living fast and doing sketch comedy with Fringe behemoths WitTank – ‘Masterful’ (Sunday Times). 

Kelsey De Almeida: I'm Very Different People (WIP)

Kelsey De Almeida: I'm Very Different People (WIP)

Fresh from performing at the Adelaide and Melbourne Fringe festivals 2019, catch South End Comedy Festival’s Best Newcomer Winner in this revealing one-man show. 

Cyclopath

Cyclopath

Professional comedian and avid cyclist Dion Owen brings his best stand-up material with an emphasis on his experiences and passion for life on a bike. 

Gráinne Maguire: Guys... It's Problematic

Gráinne Maguire: Guys... It's Problematic

Award-winning comedian Gráinne Maguire (Dave’s UnSpun, BBC One’s This Week, RTE’s Cutting Edge and Radio 4’s Now Show) returns with a sparkling, exhilarating and life-affirming sh… 

I Fahrt Berlin: The Journey Continues

I Fahrt Berlin: The Journey Continues

This tour de farce of bizarre exploits and odd misadventures chronicles an American’s nearly seven-decade search to find his place in the world. 

Walter the Wanderer, Book Reading and Colour-Along

Walter the Wanderer, Book Reading and Colour-Along

The show brings together a world record holder, an illustrator of the year and a published author: Via Fang (Taiwan) is an award-winning and internationally published illustrator. 

Children's Underground Ghost Show

Children's Underground Ghost Show

Help us to find out which ghosts haunt our famous underground vaults. 

Skydive to Stand-Up

Skydive to Stand-Up

From forgetting to pull your ripcord at 12,000 feet to finding your feet as a comedian: ex-skydiver Mat reveals all in an amusing yet absurd journey from living above the clouds to… 

Stephanie Laing: Quitter

Stephanie Laing: Quitter

Writer for BBC. 

Feast of Fools

Feast of Fools

Ever poured gravy into your hat? Eaten next to a Sultan? Had a dinner party with the devil? Well now’s your chance. 

Andrew Roper – Break Point

Andrew Roper – Break Point

Sun, surf, skydiving and stand-up. 

A Failuretale

A Failuretale

Raised to win (cause who likes a loser?), it took her nearly four decades of childhood to achieve vulnerability and embrace failure. 

Jake Donaldson Fights the Sea (Work in Progress)

Jake Donaldson Fights the Sea (Work in Progress)

Join Jake for a work in progress of his new stand-up show. 

Phil Jerrod: Unrelatable

Phil Jerrod: Unrelatable

When he was ten years old, Phil Jerrod got kidnapped. 

Aidan 'Taco' Jones – 52 Days

Aidan 'Taco' Jones – 52 Days

In 2012 I wrote a diary on a deck of playing cards, one for each week. 

Shaggers

Shaggers

The hit show at festivals and theatres worldwide returns with a revolving line-up of great comedians and their hilarious material based around sex and relationships. 

Joe Bor: The Story of Walter and Herbert

Joe Bor: The Story of Walter and Herbert

Award-winning comedian Joe Bor retells the story of the friendship between his grandad (world-renowned town planner Walter Bor) and his grandad’s best friend (world-renowned comedy… 

EdinBra Fringe Comedy

EdinBra Fringe Comedy

A revolving line-up of hilarious female comedians from around the Fringe with an hour of stand-up comedy to be enjoyed by all. 

Godley on the Fringe

Godley on the Fringe

Godmother of Scottish comedy. 

Wee Seals and Selkies

Wee Seals and Selkies

In this delightful family show, storytelling and music combine to create an enchanting performance, evoking the Scottish northern seashores. 

Chris Betts: Dumb but Fair

Chris Betts: Dumb but Fair

An hour of stand-up about curiosity, horses, death and strip club etiquette. 

Which Princess Are You?

Which Princess Are You?

Sunjai Arif can show you the world as he shares his memories of nostalgic pop culture all while attempting not to be sued by Disney. 

Ghost and Torture Tour

Ghost and Torture Tour

A bone-chilling tour as our costumed guide takes you around some of the Old Town’s cobbled streets dispensing the history of the dark characters that used to roam them and why thei… 

Spring Day: When Push Comes to Shove – Free

Spring Day: When Push Comes to Shove – Free

Expect a fun night of sharp, well-crafted and mischievous stand-up that will tickle your fancy and your heart if you have one. 

Adventures in Dementia – Steve Day

Adventures in Dementia – Steve Day

Steve’s dad died of Alzheimer’s. 

Vaults Tour

Vaults Tour

Hear tales of how the poor and unfortunate lived in terrible slum conditions, where disease and death were commonplace. 

Andy Barr: The Ruby

Andy Barr: The Ruby

With his father recently deceased, minor aristocrat Andy Barr stands to inherit his fortune, his estate, his magnificent ruby and its terrible curse. 

Fiona Ridgewell: Even Dizney Needs a Day Off!

Fiona Ridgewell: Even Dizney Needs a Day Off!

Fiona Ridgewell is the epitome of positivity. 

Hero Worship

Hero Worship

If you had a chance to spend time with your idol, would you take it? Joel has hung out with all of his heroes, but did they want to hang out with him too? 

Daphna Baram: Cracking Up

Daphna Baram: Cracking Up

After dealing with immigration, politics and Jewish mothers, Daphna Baram’s 2019 Fringe offering takes on mass and time (AKA weight and age) as the human-rights lawyer-journalist-c… 

Rib Ticklers' Pick of the Fringe

Rib Ticklers' Pick of the Fringe

Is a variety show with a mixed bill line-up. 

Stuart Laws Is All In

Stuart Laws Is All In

Acclaimed stand-up (and the UK’s foremost gilet apologist) Stuart Laws reflects on the day his life changed forever when he risked everything in a Vegas poker tournament. 

The Moon Under Water

The Moon Under Water

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

Nathan Roberts: Glowed Up

Nathan Roberts: Glowed Up

Glowed Up is an anecdotal anti-romcom from stand-up comedian Nathan Roberts. 

Rosco McClelland – Magic Belly

Rosco McClelland – Magic Belly

When you get a new worst day of your life, it’s time to tell everyone about the second worst! A show about discovering the magic in your belly. 

Angus Dunican: Nice Bit of Kit

Angus Dunican: Nice Bit of Kit

A while back, things became too awful for Angus to cope with. 

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… 

The Golden Path

The Golden Path

I was nine when my Dad taught me to cycle. 

Haunted Vaults and Graveyard Tour

Haunted Vaults and Graveyard Tour

This tour takes you to Edinburgh Old Town’s two most bone-chilling locations. 

Claptrap

Claptrap

Claptrap /’klaptrap/ noun: absurd or nonsensical talk or ideas. 

Carl Donnelly: Shall We All Just Kill Ourselves?

Carl Donnelly: Shall We All Just Kill Ourselves?

Double Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee Carl Donnelly (‘Observational genius’ (Guardian)) returns with a new show about how difficult it is to be a good person in the modern age. 

Terror Tour

Terror Tour

First you’ll be taken to our medieval torture exhibition to see instruments from the Nuremberg and Bamberg Castles in Germany, dating back to the late 1500s and early 1600s. 

Njambi McGrath: Accidental Coconut

Njambi McGrath: Accidental Coconut

Brexit seems inescapable as the British stand at the crossroads of self-identity and nostalgia of a bygone era of an empire. 

Rocket Girl

Rocket Girl

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

Luca Cupani: Lives I Never Lived

Luca Cupani: Lives I Never Lived

Which life would you choose if you had a second chance? Luca managed to narrow the possible answers down to a few options (legionnaire in the French Foreign Legion, Japanese swords… 

The Joy of Jokes

The Joy of Jokes

Truthful stand-up, funny stories, good jokes and a few ad-libs. 

Old Jewish Jokes

Old Jewish Jokes

Seventh consecutive year for the UK’s longest-running and most successful ever Jewish comedy show. 

Dave Chawner: Mental

Dave Chawner: Mental

A show about mental health (rather than mental illness). 

The Antique Jokes Show

The Antique Jokes Show

Top acts dust off their most out-of-date material. 

About Time / Bully

About Time / Bully

A split bill comedy show featuring Thanyia Moore (Funny Women Award winner 2018) and Sian Davies (Hilarity Bites New Act winner 2018). 

Famous Underground Ghost Tour

Famous Underground Ghost Tour

Let one of Edinburgh’s most infamous sons or daughters lead you round the dark side of Edinburgh’s Old Town. 

Sarah Johnson's Guide to (Im)Practical Parenting

Sarah Johnson's Guide to (Im)Practical Parenting

After last year’s sell-out smash hit Mum’s Going to Ibiza, Sarah returned home to her two wonderful children and noticed they were losing the art of play due to excessive technolog… 

Aidan 'Taco' Jones – Lightfoot James

Aidan 'Taco' Jones – Lightfoot James

For most of 2017 I received taunting messages from a fake Facebook account. 

Half the Man – Michael Livesley

Half the Man – Michael Livesley

After dropping 10 stone in weight Michael Livesley, the man described by Stephen Fry as an ‘outrageous talent’ is half the man he was but still just as funny. 

Dave Green: Guest Bed

Dave Green: Guest Bed

Dave grew up with two beds in his bedroom and he’s trying to find out why. 

Kayla MacQuarrie: Traumatised

Kayla MacQuarrie: Traumatised

Kayla MacQuarrie is Traumatised. 

Blood and Gold

Blood and Gold

Ancient mythology and modern storytelling collide in a contemporary exploration of the legacy of colonialism and slavery by award-winning Scottish Kenyan storyteller Mara Menzies. 

JRR Tolkien’s Leaf by Niggle

JRR Tolkien’s Leaf by Niggle

Puppet State Theatre Company’s acclaimed adaptation of JRR Tolkien’s miniature masterpiece – enchanting storytelling for fantasy fans and phobics alike. 

AJ Holmes: Yeah, but Not Right Now

AJ Holmes: Yeah, but Not Right Now

Award-winning actor, writer and composer AJ Holmes makes his Edinburgh debut with an hour of stand-up, storytelling, and songs! Known from The Book of Mormon on Broadway, London’s … 

All That 50s, 60s and 70s Stuff

All That 50s, 60s and 70s Stuff

Freddie Folkston takes a whimsical look at three decades and the generations which helped shape a brave new world for millennials. 

Wil Greenway: The Ocean After All

Wil Greenway: The Ocean After All

You never know what’ll change your life. 

Still Got It!

Still Got It!

Raymond Mearns and Gary Little have Still Got It! Between them they’ve nearly 40 years of experience in stand-up comedy and at an age when most are coasting to retirement, Raymond … 

Conor Drum: Solo

Conor Drum: Solo

A show about growing up and becoming a man. 

Jamie Oliphant: The Oliphant in the Room

Jamie Oliphant: The Oliphant in the Room

Jamie, affable dweeb but viciously misanthropic cyclist, will explain how a head-on collision with a car and his first year teaching completely changed his opinion on humans. 

Cordelia and Dimple: Buffet

Cordelia and Dimple: Buffet

Dimple’s biggest fear? Looking down from heaven (post-murder) to watch her religiously vegan parents learn that the contents of her last meal involved a chicken and an egg. 

BBC: British-Born Chinese

BBC: British-Born Chinese

BBC is the debut show from British-born Chinese comedian Matthew Fong. 

Nina Gilligan – Broad Shoulders

Nina Gilligan – Broad Shoulders

Nina Gilligan has broad shoulders but where did they come from? Join her on a journey of discovery from her adoption (primarily for being ginger) to present-day search for her birt… 

Radical Honesty

Radical Honesty

Join Luke Martin for total honesty about everything from German dwarves to gender pronouns! Find out how sobriety is like using a public toilet, why Theresa May’s dancing is good, … 

Will Seaward's Spooky Midnight Ghost Stories VI

Will Seaward's Spooky Midnight Ghost Stories VI

Ghosts! Cobwebs! Wooooo noises! The original cult midnight comedy ghoststravaganza returns for a sixth year! Run while you can! Join Will Seaward (BBC Radio 4, BBC Radio 5 Live), f… 

Cool Story Bro

Cool Story Bro

Childhood memories can sometimes be blurry but you never forget your first school trip, especially when it turns into a permanent stay in Cote d’Ivoire. 

Ali Brice: Bin Wondering

Ali Brice: Bin Wondering

Having spent time in a wheelie bin (for warmth, obviously), Ali’s mind has been wandering and wondering. 

'Aaaaaave You Been Involved in a Comedy Show That Wasn't Your Fault Again?

'Aaaaaave You Been Involved in a Comedy Show That Wasn't Your Fault Again?

Last year Bruce spent an hour telling hilarious stories about how he looked into the abyss of middle age with the maturity of a teenager. 

George Rigden: Spooning with Uri

George Rigden: Spooning with Uri

As a child, George Rigden (Leicester Mercury Comedian of the year nominee 2017) was friends with Uri Geller for two years. 

Megazoid

Megazoid

Megan Shandley (Funny Women Grand finalist 2018, Scottish Variety Award nominee 2017, as seen on BBC Scotland’s Comedy Underground) brings tales of nostalgia and things forthcoming… 

Angry Boater

Angry Boater

Comedy the way you like it. 

A Free Festival Friendly Walking Tour

A Free Festival Friendly Walking Tour

We are the top-rated walking tour company for English tours in Edinburgh on TripAdvisor and we have put together a special festival friendly walking tour of the Old Town for you to… 

Steve Bugeja: Single Mum

Steve Bugeja: Single Mum

Steve helped his single mum find her Prince Charming all while learning his times tables. 

Extreme Paranormal Tour

Extreme Paranormal Tour

Extreme Paranormal Ghost Tour is only for those that consider themselves to be very brave, those who are not afraid to venture into some of Edinburgh’s most haunted locations bot… 

Tom Kitching: Welcome to My Barn!

Tom Kitching: Welcome to My Barn!

Co-creator of The Voice of Ray brings a brand-new solo hour to Edinburgh. 

Thunderc*nt

Thunderc*nt

This award-winning, five-star comedy show will grab you by the short and curlies. 

Decree Absolute Vodka

Decree Absolute Vodka

A personal stand-up show where comedian Sarah Iles talks you through the absolute (vodka) joys of being divorced in her early 30s. 

Baba Brinkman's Rap Guide to Culture

Baba Brinkman's Rap Guide to Culture

Music, poetry, art, science, politics, relationships, strange behaviors found in a species of (mostly) hairless primate. 

Shakespeare in the Garden: The Comedy of Errors

Shakespeare in the Garden: The Comedy of Errors

Enjoy alfresco Shakespeare in the C south gardens. 

Exposing Edith

Exposing Edith

Experience legendary French icon Edith Piaf’s life, loves and losses through the songs that shot her to stardom such as La Vie En Rose and Non, Je Ne Regrette Rien. 

Will Duggan: Class Two

Will Duggan: Class Two

During an odd and turbulent time in recent history Will found himself questioning every poor decision he has ever made (namely everything he has ever said or done). 

Detour: A Show About Changing Your Mind

Detour: A Show About Changing Your Mind

A show about getting lost and getting found. 

First Piano on the Moon: Will Pickvance

First Piano on the Moon: Will Pickvance

Adapting Mozart, Chopin and Scott Joplin for outer space requires a specially equipped pianist. 

The Big Gay StorySlam

The Big Gay StorySlam

The biggest, gayest set of tales the Fringe has ever heard comes out to play in this theatrical performance-meets-storytelling competition. 

Dilruk Jayasinha: Cheat Day(s)

Dilruk Jayasinha: Cheat Day(s)

Dilruk Jayasinha has quickly become one of Australia’s favourite comedians. 

Omid Singh: Beginning To End

Omid Singh: Beginning To End

Fresh from a one-star review in 2015, ‘there is a good comic entombed in this smug mess’ (Scotsman), LA’s ‘American-Indian-Iranian comic Omid Singh’ (Guardian) is back for anothe… 

Super Hugh-Man

Super Hugh-Man

A Maori boy’s musical about his Hollywood hero. 

Abbie Murphy: Eat Sleep Shit Shag

Abbie Murphy: Eat Sleep Shit Shag

Murphy retraces the steps of her transformative years, from fire-starter in a football shirt to feathers, tits and teeth. 

Jonny Donahoe: Forgiveness (Work-in-Progress)

Jonny Donahoe: Forgiveness (Work-in-Progress)

Forgiveness is a work-in-progress about the cycles of abuse that form and affect who we are; if and how we can escape them and move on. 

Alexander Fox: Snare

Alexander Fox: Snare

‘Mrs Richardson, you’re trying to seduce me. 

Edinburgh Festival Tales Tour

Edinburgh Festival Tales Tour

Join this lively and entertaining guided walking tour and enjoy decades of thrilling Fringe stories from today to Edinburgh’s first festivals in 1947. 

Climb

Climb

Climb is a live album brought to life through compelling characters, storytelling, and original music blending bossa nova, jazz, reggae, and soul, written and performed by Duane Fo… 

Will Adamsdale: Facetime

Will Adamsdale: Facetime

He won the 2004 Perrier Award in 2004 but, lets face it, he’s hardly kicked on has he? This show will be about failures, really (his, generally). 

Shakespeare for Kids: Fools and Bottoms

Shakespeare for Kids: Fools and Bottoms

A perfect introduction to Shakespeare’s beloved clowns. 

Richard Fry: O Starry Night

Richard Fry: O Starry Night

Following an epiphany in the Van Gogh Museum, Fry takes a twisted wander through art history. 

Alex Cofield: Supernova

Alex Cofield: Supernova

Faced with the grim reality of life in the genteel English countryside, Alex’s dreams of youthful urban living seem light years away and when a nefarious village plot is revealed, … 

James Rowland's Songs of Friendship

James Rowland's Songs of Friendship

For the first time James performs his multi award-winning trilogy of storytelling shows, Team Viking, A Hundred Different Words for Love and Revelations back-to-back in one evening… 

Phil Cornwell: Alackadaddy

Phil Cornwell: Alackadaddy

Who is Robert Lemon Alackadaddy? Well he’s certainly a geezer that’s done many a thing. 

Alice and the Little Prince

Alice and the Little Prince

A girl from Oxford meets a boy from Asteroid B-612. 

Matt Price: Broken Hooters and Geezers with Shooters

Matt Price: Broken Hooters and Geezers with Shooters

Matt Price was asked to work on a writing project with a former criminal. 

Cally Beaton: Invisible

Cally Beaton: Invisible

Invisible is an unflinching, hilarious and unexpected insight into life at an age when the world ghosts you. 

Sarah Kendall: Paper Planes

Sarah Kendall: Paper Planes

Multi award-winning comedian Sarah Kendall returns to Edinburgh with a spellbinding hour of storytelling. 

The Showstoppers' Kids Show

The Showstoppers' Kids Show

Fringe favourites and Olivier Award-winning improvisers, The Showstoppers, take your kids’ ideas and transform them on the spot into interactive musical adventures. 

Maddie Campion: Truly Maddie Deeply

Maddie Campion: Truly Maddie Deeply

Expect hot gossip about a ghost, a one-hit wonder and the paperclip from Microsoft Word. ‘Very inventive and dry writer’ **** (FunnyWomen.com). As heard on BBC Radio 4 Extra.  

Briony Redman is Indecisive (or Isn't, You Decide!)

Briony Redman is Indecisive (or Isn't, You Decide!)

Life is short. 

Rachel Fairburn: The People's Princess

Rachel Fairburn: The People's Princess

Rachel’s been described by some losers as obnoxious, rude and contrary. 

Jordan Wistuba and Liam Farrelly: The Student and the Shoplifter

Jordan Wistuba and Liam Farrelly: The Student and the Shoplifter

Jordan Wistuba and Liam Farrelly are at the forefront of the new generation of Scottish comedy, both gigging around the UK, working prominently with The Stand, Monkey Barrel Comedy… 

Georgie Morrell: Eyecon

Georgie Morrell: Eyecon

Join award-nominated comedian and one-eyed legend Georgie Morrell as she explores disability and celebrity. 

Ben Pope: Dancing Bear

Ben Pope: Dancing Bear

Ben Pope is a ‘classy, stylish and accomplished’ (Chortle) comedian. 

Matt Winning: It's the End of the World as We Know It

Matt Winning: It's the End of the World as We Know It

(And I feel fine (but not all the time)). 

The Three Deaths of Ebony Black

The Three Deaths of Ebony Black

A critically acclaimed puppet musical, inspired by a neuroscientist. 

Gary Tro: The Greatest Superhero Movie Never Made

Gary Tro: The Greatest Superhero Movie Never Made

Finally, after years of toil, Gary Tro has perfected quite possibly the greatest superhero movie screenplay ever written. 

Sasha Ellen: Pickle

Sasha Ellen: Pickle

From disastrous dates, to ruining weddings, to causing whole islands to go into a state of emergency, Sasha Ellen chalks it all up to being a bit of a pickle. 

Gareth Mutch: The Old Man in the Carvery

Gareth Mutch: The Old Man in the Carvery

Mutch returns to the Fringe with a hilarious new hour chock-full of his trademark comedic tales of personal woe. 

Daniel Cainer: Signs and Wonders

Daniel Cainer: Signs and Wonders

Multi award-winning musical storytelling from the creator of Jewish Chronicles and Gefilte Fish and Chips. 

I Believe In Unicorns by Michael Morpurgo

I Believe In Unicorns by Michael Morpurgo

Olivier Award-nominated Wizard Presents brings Morpurgo’s treasured story to life, sparking imagination in both young and old. 

Mark Watson: How You Can Almost Win

Mark Watson: How You Can Almost Win

In 2017, Mark Watson – a man prone to considerable anxiety, with multiple phobias and a history of piss-poor self-esteem – was asked to go on Celebrity Island with Bear Grylls. 

Fake News

Fake News

‘Indubitably good news. 

James McNicholas: The Boxer

James McNicholas: The Boxer

James’ grandad, Terry Downes, became world middleweight champion in 1961. 

Scott Gibson: White Noise

Scott Gibson: White Noise

Scott Gibson, Glasgow’s critically-acclaimed and award-winning son, returns to the Fringe with a brand new hour of darkly comedic storytelling. 

Maria Shehata: Hero

Maria Shehata: Hero

Failed love, crippling debt and living with an angry 83-year-old. 

Charlie Vero-Martin: Scrapbook

Charlie Vero-Martin: Scrapbook

Charlie returns with more historical comedy, characters and stand-up. 

Jojo Sutherland: Riches to Rags

Jojo Sutherland: Riches to Rags

Jojo Sutherland grew up in a castle and has steadily worked her way down ever since. 

Girlfriend from Hell – The Bitch is Back

Girlfriend from Hell – The Bitch is Back

GFH builds on the runaway success of Gabby’s last Edinburgh show and offers a new series of life hacks on today’s dating and partying scene. 

In Loyal Company

In Loyal Company

If you were anywhere near the Pleasance Courtyard this year, you’ll of heard of Lab Rats Theatre’s In Loyal Company as it shook the Fringe with its sell out run and critical ac… 

Ali Affleck's Storyville Roots of Jazz – Hot Jazz and Cool Blues

Ali Affleck's Storyville Roots of Jazz – Hot Jazz and Cool Blues

Two shows only! Award-winning jazz vocalist, washboarder and early jazz historian Ali resurrects the original outspoken blues and jazz divas who shaped today’s music via their pass… 

Stuart Bowden: Our Molecules

Stuart Bowden: Our Molecules

Stuart Bowden has been doing this for a long time. 

Robin Clyfan: The Sea Is Big Enough to Take It

Robin Clyfan: The Sea Is Big Enough to Take It

At the centre of its big, warm heart, The Sea Is Big Enough to Take It is a story about a non-activist boy and his activist mother, and by extension a story about all of us and our… 

Dandy Darkly's All Aboard!

Dandy Darkly's All Aboard!

When you step into the venue for Dandy Darkly’s All Aboard, you don’t expect much. 

Catherine Bohart: Immaculate

Catherine Bohart: Immaculate

Catherine Bohart is the bisexual, OCD daughter of an Irish Catholic Deacon and she’s got a hell of a lot to say about it. 

Chwedl: Fairytales from Wales

Chwedl: Fairytales from Wales

A fun-filled, 45-minute romp through ancient fairytales and folklore legends from Wales. 

Walk the Oars

Walk the Oars

A storytelling, poetry and music performance filled with Viking tales and Nordic myths about the Vikings’ arrival in Scotland. 

Is This a Dagger? The Story of Macbeth

Is This a Dagger? The Story of Macbeth

By the pricking of my thumb, something wicked this way comes. 

Call of the Void

Call of the Void

Call of the Void explores catharsis and connection through ghost stories from around the world. 

Bercerus the Blind Dog and Other Heroes

Bercerus the Blind Dog and Other Heroes

Bercerus the Blind Dog introduces Cerberus’ blind twin, and includes Greek legends galore. 

What Ever Happened to Baby Jane McDonald?

What Ever Happened to Baby Jane McDonald?

Welcome to the inaugural meeting of the self-help group ‘Jane McDonald Anonymous’. 

Uncanny Things

Uncanny Things

Beira – Alison Bell and Heather Yule – weave songs and harp music into a rich fabric combined with traditional stories of the land, the sea and the people of Scotland. 

The Archive of Educated Hearts

The Archive of Educated Hearts

"People are amazing, aren’t they?" So asks a lone voice in the darkness. 

The Land, The Sea, The City: Stories and Songs of Scotland

The Land, The Sea, The City: Stories and Songs of Scotland

Original and collected songs and stories from father-daughter duo: with Margaret drawing from her album Brigid’s Birds and Russell sharing some of his very favourite stories. 

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. 

Phamie and the Prof

Phamie and the Prof

International performing artist Phamie Gow and Enlightenment scholar Professor David Purdie collaborate in the Edinburgh Festival Fringe for the first time. 

Clouds

Clouds

A meteorologist of the divine tells how weather came to be; meet snow foxes, crab women, beings made of light and trees, a girl trapped in a foggy globe, and more. 

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. 

Drenched

Drenched

A raincoated man bursts into one of two bunkers in the lower section of the Pleasance Courtyard. 

Eliza's Big Adventure!

Eliza's Big Adventure!

Oh no, Eliza the explorer has been kicked out of her kingdom! She needs to go on an adventure to prove she is the best explorer and make it back in time for the summer celebration. 

Prevail

Prevail

A story told through new music and dance. 

Five Encounters on a Site Called Craigslist

Five Encounters on a Site Called Craigslist

Sam wants to tell you about five encounters he had on Craigslist. 

The Man Who Planted Trees

The Man Who Planted Trees

‘Laughs, heartbreak, war, regeneration, scented breezes, sparkling wit and the best dog puppet ever. 

The Last Burrah Sahibs

The Last Burrah Sahibs

The Last Burrah Sahibs is a one-hour, one-man, spoken-word show about the mansion house dwelling life led by ordinary Scottish mill workers in the old jute colonies along the Hoogh… 

Sing Sistah Sing!

Sing Sistah Sing!

Internationally renowned singer Andrea Baker celebrates the extraordinary breadth of the African American female voice. 

Uninvited

Uninvited

‘No-one leaves home – unless home is the mouth of a shark. 

Around the World with Bessy – Part One and a Half: Bessy Goes Busking!

Around the World with Bessy – Part One and a Half: Bessy Goes Busking!

After receiving her sell-out garland in 2017, Bessy returns to the Fringe with a brand-new show. 

Clay Nikiforuk: Fun to Be Around

Clay Nikiforuk: Fun to Be Around

Fun to be Around is an authentic, no-holds-barred narrative about triumphing over psychosis. 

Triplicity: Everyone Has a Book Within

Triplicity: Everyone Has a Book Within

Our budding authors create a marriage of music and words to weave a story of burgeoning romance. 

Wishful Drinking

Wishful Drinking

A stand-up comedy showcase for anyone who has ever sat in a pub having a drink and a laugh with their mates. 

Ailsa Benson Is Missing

Ailsa Benson Is Missing

The synopsis of this intriguing one-woman drama can more or less be summed up by its title: Ailsa Benson Is Missing. 

She-Wolves

She-Wolves

Laura Careless’ solo show, inspired by the book and BBC series of the same name by Helen Castor, is an intricate, forceful and nuanced production examining the life of five diffe… 

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. 

Adventures of the Singing Acupuncturist 6: Big O Makes It in New York... or, Does She? – Free

Adventures of the Singing Acupuncturist 6: Big O Makes It in New York... or, Does She? – Free

Do you not fit into a box? Olivia (Big O) knows all too well about not fitting in: when kimchi, AKA fire-breathing garlic dragon breath, is your culture’s most famous export, how… 

Ray Bradshaw: Deaf Comedy Fam

Ray Bradshaw: Deaf Comedy Fam

One in six people suffer from hearing loss. 

Henna

Henna

On the eve of an Indian wedding an anxious bride-to-be is having intricate henna patterns applied to her hands. 

Jeffrey Baldinger: Living in a Hyperbolic Chamber

Jeffrey Baldinger: Living in a Hyperbolic Chamber

A show about someone who doesn’t need to exaggerate the absurdities of his life. 

The Reluctant Fundamentalist

The Reluctant Fundamentalist

Following two critically acclaimed sell-out runs, the National Youth Theatre present the Edinburgh debut of Mohsin Hamid’s Man Booker Prize-shortlisted novel The Reluctant Fundamen… 

Jings Crivvens Help Ma Boab

Jings Crivvens Help Ma Boab

Tayberry Tales, in association with the Jings Crivvens Help Ma Boab creative writing project led by playwright Jodie Marshall. 

The Fishermen

The Fishermen

Two brothers meet by the banks of a river in Nigeria, the same river which saw them turn from children into fishermen many years before. 

Orpheus

Orpheus

Alexander Wright, our poet for the evening, tells us that this piece was written in The Meadows – the park not very far from Summerhall where they are performing now. 

Alternative Bedtime Stories

Alternative Bedtime Stories

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

A Kinder, Gentler Comedy

A Kinder, Gentler Comedy

Signing on the revocation of the Edict of Nantes, driving an Austin Maxi to Morocco, asylum seekers*, the Treason of the Blue Books, women’s football, Nationalism*, Buck O’Neil, Je… 

Annie Brassey

Annie Brassey

Written and directed by Heather Alexander. 

Amazing Stories of Blues and Soul

Amazing Stories of Blues and Soul

Oww! I feel good! The sensational story of soul – from the pounding R’n’B of the 1940s to the smouldering sounds of Stax. 

Henriad – Histories of Betrayal

Henriad – Histories of Betrayal

Step into the epic with Shakespeare’s Henriad! Revel in shorter, vibrant re-imaginings of the Bard’s Richard II, Henry IV and Henry V, and see a story of friendship, duty and betra… 

Bob's Not My Uncle and Other Devastating Truths

Bob's Not My Uncle and Other Devastating Truths

Mark Ritchie, fresh from tours in Australia and America, returns with a hilarious storytelling show that covers the big themes of life… uncles, God and of course beetroot. 

Manx Fairy Tales and Legends

Manx Fairy Tales and Legends

Who is Jack the Giant Killer and the Black Dog of Peel? How did the Buggane of St Trinian’s terrorise local villagers? Why was Phynodderee banished from Fairy Land? Discover why th… 

The Canterville Ghost

The Canterville Ghost

Tall stories brings an incredibly charming and old school production of one of Oscar Wilde’s lesser known novellas, The Canterville Ghost, that perfectly embodies the spirit - p… 

Revelations

Revelations

James Rowland may not strike you as a sperm donor if you met him in the street, but this is a man prepared to go to the ends of the earth to help his best friend and her wife find … 

Juliet Meyers: Year of the Dog

Juliet Meyers: Year of the Dog

Juliet Myers and Homer, the rescue podenco, deliver their second Fringe comedy run in which we are regaled with tales of life with an anxious dog. 

Go Slay Dragons!

Go Slay Dragons!

Dan was almost shot – and it’s all Rupert Murdoch’s fault. 

The Bureau of Untold Stories

The Bureau of Untold Stories

In the minds of people just like you are tales of significant importance, waiting to be discovered. 

Scott Gibson: Tales from the Battlefield

Scott Gibson: Tales from the Battlefield

Since the beginning of time, comedians have plied their trade on the comedy battlefield. 

Louis Prima – Dinner and Show

Louis Prima – Dinner and Show

Louis Prima, Sicilian-New Orleanian showman and comedy-jazzer (1930s-1950s) sung by Philip Contini. 

On Their Own Ground

On Their Own Ground

Meet three women whose lives show that vision plus action can change anything! Join Madam C J Walker (the first self-made American female millionaire and hair-product queen), Amy A… 

Josh and Lou: Working Classy

Josh and Lou: Working Classy

Josh drinks Stella before yoga. 

Potatoes, Pies and Haggis

Potatoes, Pies and Haggis

These two friends are the comedy duo Pies and Haggis and together they’ll take you on a comedy journey that is full of truth, confessions and a hilarious voyage that’ll make you qu… 

How to Drink Wine Like a Wanker

How to Drink Wine Like a Wanker

We’ve all encountered the wine wankers’ insufferable diatribe. 

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… 

You've Been Fringed

You've Been Fringed

Are you having a bad month? Us too. 

Liam Jeavons: Never Heard of Him

Liam Jeavons: Never Heard of Him

Described by his nan as the best comedian in Birmingham, and probably the world, the award nominee and gong show-winning comedian, Liam Jeavons, premieres his new solo show. 

The Cambridge Impronauts: A Series of Improvable Events

The Cambridge Impronauts: A Series of Improvable Events

The Cambridge impronauts return to the fringe festival with a new show that lovingly tributes Lemony Snicket's famous A Series of Unfortunate Events in a wonderfully absurd if … 

Valerie

Valerie

Through the thick haze and wash lights, the three piece band of performers that make up Valerie can just be seen, shimmering like figures from the past. 

Marc Burrows – Mind Your Head

Marc Burrows – Mind Your Head

Journalist, musician and stand-up Marc Burrows presents a surprisingly silly trek through psychiatric wards, suicide attempts, depression and bipolar diagnosis. 

A Midsummer Night's Dream

A Midsummer Night's Dream

‘I simply cannot wait to see more of their magic’ ***** (Tribe). 

To the Ocean

To the Ocean

***** (Tribe). 

I've Got You Under My Skin

I've Got You Under My Skin

Philip Contini sings Cole Porter’s most famous, best-loved songs with anecdotes from the colourfully flamboyant life of one of the world’s greatest songwriters and lyricists. 

Terror Tour

Terror Tour

As an aficionado of all things Olde Edinburgh, there are a few basics I've come to expect from an underground tour. 

Smut Slam Cabaret: Where Sex and Storytelling Collide

Smut Slam Cabaret: Where Sex and Storytelling Collide

The finest filth on the Fringe, told by the people who lived it. 

De Fuut

De Fuut

Winner of the 2017 Best International Performance Award at the 2017 Fringe Festival, Amsterdam and hit of the 2018 Brighton Fringe. 

Jan Tait and the Bear

Jan Tait and the Bear

Based on a medieval story handed down by oral tradition, Emily Doolittle’s comedic chamber opera tells the story of Jan Tait, a rugged and roguish Shetlander who is always ready fo… 

Belly Dance: A True Story

Belly Dance: A True Story

A captivating show suitable for all encompassing a variety of dance styles, colourful costumes and entertaining narrative. 

Arthur Conan Doyle – The Spiritualist

Arthur Conan Doyle – The Spiritualist

With five years of sell-out shows behind her Ann Treherne, Chair of the Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Centre, talks about Edinburgh’s famous son, a man of literature and world spokesman o… 

Ur – Medëa

Ur – Medëa

Desire is the place of not yet having. 

Scotland in 60 Minutes

Scotland in 60 Minutes

Broadcaster Mark Stephen and singer-songwriter Gill Bowman look beyond the haggis and tartan to the real Scotland – stories, secret places and iconic songs. 

Wriggle Around the World

Wriggle Around the World

Fringe sell-out show! A fun, interactive and educational violin and cello concert for babies and toddlers where wriggling is allowed! 

The Making of Chariots of Fire

The Making of Chariots of Fire

Tom McNab, technical adviser on the Oscar award-winning Chariots of Fire, gives an account of how the film was made. 

The Spinners

The Spinners

The Spinners is a collaboration between Lina Limosani of Limosani Projekts as choreographer and Al Seed as director. 

Chris Difford: Some Fantastic Place, My Life in and Out of Squeeze. With Boo Hewerdine

Chris Difford: Some Fantastic Place, My Life in and Out of Squeeze. With Boo Hewerdine

Chris Difford celebrates the release of his autobiography with some very special shows. 

Outlander and Jacobite Tour

Outlander and Jacobite Tour

Step back in time to the 18th century – visit Outlander film locations in Edinburgh Old town pubs, closes, jails, churches and print shops visited by Claire and Jamie! Your tour … 

613 Seeds

613 Seeds

An original piece exploring the words we let fly, stop signs, and those we meet at the crossroads. 

Aidan Goatley’s 10 Films With... Podcast

Aidan Goatley’s 10 Films With... Podcast

Guests for this popular podcast include Romesh Ranganathan, Angela Barnes and Mark Thomas, who join Aidan Goatley for a lovely chat about the films they love. 

The Lion and the Mouse

The Lion and the Mouse

A fun, interactive and educational classical concert for babies and toddlers where wriggling is allowed! 

Individual Medley

Individual Medley

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

Tea with 'Mr Jenners'

Tea with 'Mr Jenners'

Delicious full afternoon tea hosted by the shopkeeper of Scotland’s oldest department store. 

A Dragon in the Family

A Dragon in the Family

All the best stories begin with a game. 

Grimm's Fairer Tales

Grimm's Fairer Tales

With wolves, witches and goblins, the story unfolds as the audience is invited to become part of the drama. 

Stealth Aspies – Autistic People Speaking

Stealth Aspies – Autistic People Speaking

Unlike anything you have ever experienced before. 

Paul Mayhew-Archer: Incurable Optimist

Paul Mayhew-Archer: Incurable Optimist

To say that Paul Mayhew-Archer is not afraid to poke fun at himself would be the understatement of the last decade. 

My Finest Hour

My Finest Hour

Iain’s grandfather is a Scottish war hero. 

Midnight Paranormally Active and Haunted Underground Vaults Tour

Midnight Paranormally Active and Haunted Underground Vaults Tour

Dare you visit the world’s most haunted and paranormally active location? Once used by Hellfire clubs, witches, body