Mojo

Mojo

I’m somewhat sceptical of companies bringing classic plays to the Fringe, be it an average Hamlet or yet another Woyzeck. 

subsist

subsist

The world ended two years ago, consumed by a plague of the walking dead. 

Jekyll and Hyde

Jekyll and Hyde

If you’ve seen anything that A Slightly Isolated Dog has done, you’ve arguably seen all of it, and that is in no way a bad thing. 

The Shadowpunk Revolution

The Shadowpunk Revolution

A sci-fi rock drama about invisibility, inspired by Jeff Wayne’s War of the Worlds. 

Gigolo: Bold, Beautiful, Bizarre

Gigolo: Bold, Beautiful, Bizarre

Charming. 

Monsoon Season

Monsoon Season

You've probably heard plenty of stories about lucky couples who fall in love, get married and live happily-ever-after. 

The Wasp

The Wasp

A gripping electric thriller, exploring the far-reaching, unexpected and devastating effect childhood bullying can wreak. 

The Incident Room

The Incident Room

True crime obsession has reached new heights in the past few years with a seemingly endless stream of documentaries, books and podcasts available to armchair sleuths everywhere. 

At This Stage

At This Stage

Have you ever loved a show so much that you wished you could kidnap the actors, keep them in your basement and get them to perform it again for you? No? Just Rupert? A troupe of yo… 

Reservoir Dugs

Reservoir Dugs

Scotland’s answer to a Tarantino classic. 

The Man From Verona

The Man From Verona

The Man From Verona – The Trouble with Harry is that he’s hanging from a Rope by the Rear Window. 

BoxedIn Theatre Presents: Swallows

BoxedIn Theatre Presents: Swallows

Tim, Harry and Ella have been sent on a mission – destroy a factory, send a message. 

Father of Lies

Father of Lies

Making a Murderer meets Rosemary’s Baby. 

Comedy Freak Show

Comedy Freak Show

Come one, come all to this tragic affair! Comedy Freak Show is an exhibition of comedic rarities. 

Sleeping Giant

Sleeping Giant

A writer/producer of television’s Supernatural spins a series of intimate, darkly comic vignettes in this modern thriller. 

Madame George by Keir McAllister

Madame George by Keir McAllister

Madame George is a psychic in a slump. 

Arguing On-Air

Arguing On-Air

Gooooood morning, Edinburgh! Live from Studio B, THSGD Productions presents Arguing On-Air! Talkback radio meets the stage in this three-man show: an intricate and funny rollercoas… 

A Hero of Our Time

A Hero of Our Time

Pechorin is a superfluous man. 

To Butterfly

To Butterfly

To Butterfly follows the journey of two character’s lives in the build-up to a fateful meeting of finality. 

To Butterfly

To Butterfly

To Butterfly follows the journey of two character’s lives in the build-up to a fateful meeting of finality. 

Accordion Fight Show

Accordion Fight Show

Award-winning, folk-punk-cabaret rioteer Strangely returns with a brand new show, full of new songs and shenanigans. 

A Librarian

A Librarian

A naive librarian witnesses an incident that will change the rest of her life. 

Pomona

Pomona

When Ollie’s sister goes missing, we are plunged into a dark underworld that reveals pain much greater than the loss of a relative. 

The Charisma of Evil: Why Are We Obsessed by Serial Killers?

The Charisma of Evil: Why Are We Obsessed by Serial Killers?

Why are we fascinated by serial killers? They’re everywhere; on the news, in crime fiction, on television and in our daily lives. 

The Basement Tapes

The Basement Tapes

Cleaning out her grandmother's old basement after her death, amongst the usual detritus a woman finds a tape recorder and an accompanying tape which tells the kind of story usu… 

National Killing Day

National Killing Day

When the government declares slaying legal to reignite a sense of self responsibility and respect, James has the urge to pay his ex-wife a visit. 

A Night of Dark Intent

A Night of Dark Intent

Set in October of 1978, eight women end up together in an abandoned house where Lenora Stark supposedly murdered her parents 13 years ago. 

Hecate

Hecate

The chilling time travel story of the genesis and death of Lady Macbeth. 

Shadow Hour

Shadow Hour

In the creepy traditions of the classic American television shows The Twilight Zone and Night Gallery, this collection of medieval tales comes to bone-chilling life in a journey in… 

Father of Lies

Father of Lies

Making a Murderer meets Rosemary’s Baby. 

Sympathy for the Devil

Sympathy for the Devil

A man is bound to a chair with a sack over his head. 

Showmanship

Showmanship

At first sight it would seem that Boondog Theatre's latest outing at the Edinburgh Fringe is somewhat ironically titled. 

And Then There Were None

And Then There Were None

Agatha Christie’s classic And Then There Were None is difficult as a play. 

Room-Mate

Room-Mate

Hugo Alastor has gone missing. 

Butt Kapinski

Butt Kapinski

When a show’s success or failure supposedly rests almost entirely on the skills and willingness of its audience, the trust and confidence placed between performer and viewer is t… 

Penetrator

Penetrator

Edinburgh flatmates Max and Alan are perfectly happy swapping banter and joints after a long day of doing nothing. 

Hivemind Presents: An Offer You Can't Refuse

Hivemind Presents: An Offer You Can't Refuse

By day, this city’s streets are bright and orderly, but by night, it is the playground of shysters and crooks, smugglers and thieves. 

Death on the Nile

Death on the Nile

1923. 

Flour

Flour

A sweary, aggressive, dark comedy that follows two bags of Flour – a new synthetic drug that looks, smells and acts exactly like the baking ingredient – as it passes from the d… 

Black Mountain

Black Mountain

Though common in film and literature, it is rare to see a play which fits the bill of psychological thriller. 

Origins

Origins

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

Electra

Electra

Electra has been exiled and married off to a peasant. 

Whodidit?

Whodidit?

A spate of violent murders occur at the Darling’s charming country house. 

Curse of Cranholme Abbey

Curse of Cranholme Abbey

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

Penetrator

Penetrator

Edinburgh flatmates Max and Alan are perfectly happy swapping banter and joints after a long day of doing nothing. 

Then There Were None – Free

Then There Were None – Free

A group of actors, desperate for their big break, attend an acting workshop hosted by Andrew – an enigmatic but ever so slightly unhinged former C-lister. 

Dreamcatcher

Dreamcatcher

This is a show that had so much potential in its material and utilised none of it. 

From Deerstalker to DCI: Detectives as Anti-Heroes

From Deerstalker to DCI: Detectives as Anti-Heroes

Why are we fascinated by the anti-heroes of the law? From Sherlock Holmes to Luther, we will discuss the modern crime writing interest in the blurred lines between the goodies and … 

Jekyll and Hyde

Jekyll and Hyde

Robert Louis Stevenson’s Jekyll and Hyde follows a heartbreaking journey through Victorian England, exploring the mysterious link between the respectful Dr Jekyll and the dark an… 

Sherlock Holmes' Smarter Brother in the Case of a Study in Blood

Sherlock Holmes' Smarter Brother in the Case of a Study in Blood

Sherlock Holmes, true to its original with all the same characters and tropes that keep fans hooked, but with a twist. 

The Diana Tapes

The Diana Tapes

This tense thriller presents the true story of one of the greatest media scandals in British history – the publication of Andrew Morton’s book about Diana, Princess of Wales, whi… 

Catching Up

Catching Up

Friendships and relationships can be tricky to navigate, particularly when they become tangled together. 

You're Welcome

You're Welcome

Eryn and Luke have a show. 

The Lake of Dead Languages

The Lake of Dead Languages

Murderous intentions corrupt adolescent dreams in the chilling story of six teenagers living 20 years apart in an isolated girls’ school. 

Criminology 303

Criminology 303

One of the wonderful things about the Fringe Festival is that it’s the only time of year that theatre in Scotland truly panders to our increasingly short attention spans. 

Macbeth

Macbeth

With impressive physicality and strong delivery of Shakespeare’s language, three young actors present a vigorous new adaptation of Macbeth set in a modern-day youth offender’s … 

Dirty Glitter

Dirty Glitter

Dirty Glitter, a cop comedy-thriller, tells the story of a duo of private investigators: the confident and logical Murphy, along with the bumbling and eccentric Valmont. 

Poena 5X1

Poena 5X1

How can hell be liberal and forgiveness be punishment? Contradictions like these are part of the challenge of this provocative piece of writing and performance. 

Darktales

Darktales

Beckman Unicorn presents Darktales, an accomplished piece of storytelling, which seamlessly weaves together stories while skillfully managing to subvert and play with its audience… 

Catching Up

Catching Up

When close friends Flo (Emily Schofield) and Becka (Octavia Gilmore) catch up, they suddenly discover that their lives are deeply entangled. 

Dracula

Dracula

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

Deadly Dungeon Murder Mystery

Deadly Dungeon Murder Mystery

The Edinburgh Dungeon returns with a thrilling new mystery to solve. 

The Song of Beast (after Hamlet)

The Song of Beast (after Hamlet)

Hamlet transported to a slaughterhouse in modern-day South Korea. 

The Confessional

The Confessional

Gripping police thriller that will raise your pulse as it draws you to the edge of your seat. 

Toys

Toys

Jack BK’s original written piece deals with class struggles, privilege and ignorance in a clear and effective way. 

Splitting

Splitting

This is possibly one of the most depressing shows I have seen at the Fringe this year. 

Rope

Rope

Going into this show, I had my reservations. 

An Improvised Murder

An Improvised Murder

An Improvised Murder. 

The Turn of the Screw

The Turn of the Screw

An adaptation of the classic gothic horror by Henry James, this show promises chills and thrills but didn’t send too many shivers up my spine. 

The Trial of Hermann Ethé

The Trial of Hermann Ethé

It’s 1914 and Professor Hermann Ethé and his wife are living a happy, bohemian life in Aberystwyth. 

Façade

Façade

Are you watching carefully? Alec’s professor and his girlfriend frantically search through the diaries and essays of the man and mind they love. 

2 Up, 2 Down, 1 Back

2 Up, 2 Down, 1 Back

Five teenagers wake up in a void, neither knowing each other, or how they got there. 

Butt Kapinski

Butt Kapinski

From the director of Red Bastard! Think it’s a solo show? Think again. 

Butt Kapinski

Butt Kapinski

From the director of Red Bastard! Think it’s a solo show? Think again. 

Deadly Dungeon Murder Mystery

Deadly Dungeon Murder Mystery

After 2014’s sell-out show, The Edinburgh Dungeon returns with a new mystery to solve. 

The Heist

The Heist

The Heist tells the tale of Marmaduke Blennerhasset, masterful thief and intrepid adventurer, who becomes entangled in the affairs of evil megalomaniac Antonio Superyacht (proud ow… 

The Game's Afoot, or Holmes for the Holidays

The Game's Afoot, or Holmes for the Holidays

December 1936, and Broadway star William Gillette, admired the world over for his leading role in the play Sherlock Holmes, has invited his fellow cast members to his Connecticut c… 

Bluebeard

Bluebeard

A young girl is forced into marrying a powerful but mysterious woman.