Doctor Faustus

Doctor Faustus

Greed, corruption and damnation are rampant in this one-man adaptation of the Elizabethan classic. 

Sophocles' Electra — In a New Version by Frank McGuinness

Sophocles' Electra — In a New Version by Frank McGuinness

‘My life is a river. 

Jetty Stars

Jetty Stars

Jetty Stars by Noel Kelly follows the life of Stella, a Jetty Star: a local name given to prostitutes who worked the ships of the city. 

The Yellow Wallpaper

The Yellow Wallpaper

Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s short story The Yellow Wallpaper is an unsettling Gothic tale about a woman driven into madness by the distinguished yellow wallpaper which plasters th… 

Watching Glory Die

Watching Glory Die

The Windsor Feminist Theatre’ production of Judith Thompson’s 2014 play about injustice in the Canadian prison system feels timely in an age where atrocities committed against … 

Macbeth

Macbeth

Three presenters take you to a world of distrust and alternative facts, where brave Macbeth and his wife plot to kill King Duncan and take the Scottish throne. 

An Atlantic Disaster – Titanic

An Atlantic Disaster – Titanic

As each name of those that perished aboard the Titanic is read aloud, an ice cube is dropped into a metal bucket. 

Tricky Second Album

Tricky Second Album

In Bed With My Brother spend the largest portion of this, notably their third Edinburgh show, conducting a kind of aural warfare on their audience. 

Macbeth

Macbeth

This all-female production of Macbeth was truly a sight to behold. 

Wrath of Achilles

Wrath of Achilles

Writer Jack Fairey has taken on a huge task in adapting the substance of Homer’s Iliad into a modern story still firmly embedded in the Trojan War with a running time just short … 

The Trojans

The Trojans

Directed by Victoria Beesley. 

The Glang Show

The Glang Show

The Glang Show is the only anarcho-comedy utopia that has travelled back in time from beyond the heat death of the universe. 

The Bacchae

The Bacchae

‘You will acknowledge me. 

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. 

Hell To Play: Dante Wish Your Girlfriend Was Hot Like Me

Hell To Play: Dante Wish Your Girlfriend Was Hot Like Me

Hell to Play is a bad-taste absurd comedy game show set in Hell. 

Bang, Bang, You're Dead

Bang, Bang, You're Dead

William Mastrosimone’s one-act play, Bang, Bang, You’re Dead, is a powerful response to the wave of school killings that have erupted in recent times. 

Hamlet

Hamlet

DUCT presents a modern-day twist on the classic, inviting its audience into a haphazard and disorderly world, mirroring the turbulence of Hamlet’s madness. 

Peer Gynt

Peer Gynt

Henrik Ibsen’s classic tale of Peer Gynt and his journey through life as he struggles and experiences everything to find himself: trolls, power, love, death and a bargain with a Bu… 

A Short Cut to Happiness

A Short Cut to Happiness

A razor sharp and surreal exploration of mental health and modernity, through the fractured lens of a manic motivational speaker. 

Mat Ewins: Actually Can I Have Eight Tickets Please?

Mat Ewins: Actually Can I Have Eight Tickets Please?

‘I reiterate my request for a full refund and look forward to your theatre’s explanation [for] why you chose to market this show as suitable for 16-year-olds’ (Audience review). 

Carl Donnelly Speaks to Dead People

Carl Donnelly Speaks to Dead People

Have you ever wondered why you can’t speak to the dead? You aren’t drunk enough silly. 

The Electra Legacy

The Electra Legacy

The Electra Legacy: a modern telling of Sophocles’ ancient Greek tragedy with a brilliant new music score, this is a tale of revenge, passion and crime. 

Bad Shakespeare

Bad Shakespeare

Nature versus nurture? Are villains born or bred? Can they ever find true redemption? Theater OCU explores Shakespeare’s most villainous characters – Macbeth, Iago, Aaron, Tamora… 

Alexander Bennett: Housewives' Favourite

Alexander Bennett: Housewives' Favourite

Tragedy + time + a desperate need to fill a void in your heart = comedy. 

Will Mars: Candid Cafe

Will Mars: Candid Cafe

Star of FOX’s Showtime at the Apollo, finalist on season eight of NBC Comcast’s knockout television show, Trial By Laughter and runner-up for the woman he loves. 

Salome

Salome

In Oscar Wilde’s timeless twist on the biblical story of John the Baptist’s execution, princess Salome lives luxuriously in a bustling Middle Eastern court with her mother and … 

Julius Caesar

Julius Caesar

All-female Australian group Essential Theatre present their own gender-swapped take on Shakespeare’s classic. 

Cursed

Cursed

Divine punishment. 

Crave

Crave

For anyone unfamiliar with Sarah Kane’s work, the first reaction is often shock. 

Sweetmeat

Sweetmeat

Sweetmeat is about the consented cannibalism between two men who are also lovers. 

Two Sides of the Curtain

Two Sides of the Curtain

Erich and Ada are separated by one of history’s most famous man-made divisions: the Berlin Wall. 

Tom Mayhew: Fragile Fragments

Tom Mayhew: Fragile Fragments

Tom Mayhew’s charmingly awkward persona hides a fantastic alternative comic mind. 

Iphigenia Crash Land Falls on the Neon Shell That Was Once Her Heart (A Rave Fable)

Iphigenia Crash Land Falls on the Neon Shell That Was Once Her Heart (A Rave Fable)

The premise of Caridad Svich’s Iphigenia Crash Land Falls on the Neon Shell That Was Once Her Heart (A Rave Fable), here performed by Clumsy Bodies Theatre, is truly exciting. 

And Here I Am

And Here I Am

Based on the actor Ahmed Tobasi’s personal coming of age story; an epic voyage of identity and self-discovery. 

The Rape of Artemisia Gentileschi

The Rape of Artemisia Gentileschi

A true story, this dramatic two-hander is a fascinating exploration of 17th century life in the city of Rome filled with drama, conflict and art. 

Egg

Egg

We all know Edinburgh Festival Fringe is filled with bizarre acts and Idea. 

Electra

Electra

Electra has been exiled and married off to a peasant. 

Dying to See You

Dying to See You

Two halves of a long-dead acting duo meet again for a sarcastic and witty reunion. 

Patrick Turpin: Itty Bitty Little Titty Piece

Patrick Turpin: Itty Bitty Little Titty Piece

Turpy – star of Climaxed (BBC Three) and Pop Sludge (4Music) – returns with a stand-up show/hour of performance art/arse flapping gently in the wind, which rodgers the system q… 

Hell to Play: The End Times

Hell to Play: The End Times

A cult hit comedy game show set in Hell, hosted by the Devil. 

Collapse

Collapse

In under thirty minutes Collapse presents a hauntingly hypnotic exploration of Cassandra’ agony as she prophetically laments the collapse of her city. 

Wacht!

Wacht!

We’ve all been to a gallery and not paid much attention to the invigilators there to watch over the gallery. 

Tennessee Williams' 27 Wagons Full of Cotton

Tennessee Williams' 27 Wagons Full of Cotton

Summer in the south is aggressively hot and stiflingly humid. 

Tennessee Williams Double: Ivan's Widow & Talk to Me Like the Rain and Let Me Listen

Tennessee Williams Double: Ivan's Widow & Talk to Me Like the Rain and Let Me Listen

Written by Williams in the period before his death, Fox and Hound take on two of his most difficult one act plays. 

You Give Me Fever, the Phaedra Cabaret

You Give Me Fever, the Phaedra Cabaret

It is with a plethora of “well”s with which this show must be described: well written, well performed, well timed and very well done. 

Othello

Othello

Verdi’s operatic adaptation of Shakespeare’s Othello is brought to us by Kent Opera. 

The Ahhgee Crow-Barred in Material Emporium Extravaganza.org

The Ahhgee Crow-Barred in Material Emporium Extravaganza.org

The Ahhgee Crow-Barred in Material Emporium Extravaganza. 

Daddy Day: Bert Hana

Daddy Day: Bert Hana

‘Daddy Day’ is a perfectly pitched, meticulously performed work that stretches the limits of theatre and leaves one reeling. 

Cracked Tiles

Cracked Tiles

A year ago he inherited his father’s crumbling fast food shop. 

Richard III (a one-woman show)

Richard III (a one-woman show)

Richard III. 

Human Issue

Human Issue

Frank has issues. 

Sweetmeat

Sweetmeat

Sigmund and Christian meet, and slot together like puzzle pieces. 

Bovine Cemetery's Literary Funeral

Bovine Cemetery's Literary Funeral

The candles are lit. 

Pickman's Model by HP Lovecraft

Pickman's Model by HP Lovecraft

The Other Realm brings Lovecraft’s classic short story to the stage for the first time. 

Künt and the Gang – The Final Küntdown

Künt and the Gang – The Final Küntdown

Come and wave me off. Künt and the Gang’s last ever Fringe show, though I’ll probably just be back cap in hand in a couple of years when I’m skint and whatever I do next fails. 

The Berkovian Medea

The Berkovian Medea

Euripides’ classical tragedy, of one woman’s quest for revenge and the terrible lengths she is willing to go to inflict pain on her wayward husband, has been performed thousand… 

Antigone

Antigone

Eleventh Hour Theatre’s fresh and admittedly interesting take on Sophocles’ Classic tragedy presents a new spin on the classic tale that, whilst successful enough, fails to rea… 

Bearpit Podcast (Podcast): 100 Year Anniversary

Bearpit Podcast (Podcast): 100 Year Anniversary

To commemorate the 100th year of the Bearpit Podcast (Podcast) the gang have invited back some of the best loved guests from the back catalogue, and some new faces, to help celebra… 

Hamlet

Hamlet

Madness? Love. 

Savage

Savage

Critically acclaimed solo show about life, death and paper towels. 

Howie the Rookie

Howie the Rookie

Reminiscent of an Irish Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, Howie the Rookie is a two-hander exploring the journeys of Howie (Tom Taplin) and the Rookie (Ed Limb) as they become i… 

Fire Burn: The Tragedy of Macbeth

Fire Burn: The Tragedy of Macbeth

ImmerCity’s stripped back and stylised telling of the ever popular Scottish play is an at times disorienting, nightmarish and incredibly compelling piece of theatre that will giv… 

The White Crow

The White Crow

Adolph Eichmann never personally killed anyone, but he was hanged in 1962, having been found guilty of war crimes and crimes against humanity. 

Mercury Fur

Mercury Fur

In a dystopian London, in which the unseen outside world is ravaged by violence, drugs and fear, Mercury Fur focuses upon the relationship between two brothers and depicts, in char… 

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 … 

Macbeth

Macbeth

‘When you durst do it, then you were a man; And, to be more than what you were, you would be so much more the man. 

The Tragedy of Two Tuesdays

The Tragedy of Two Tuesdays

The Tragedy of Two Tuesdays takes place in a restaurant called The Dream Cafe, wherein quiet cooks, sassy servers, a busboy and a menacing manager butt heads about nonsense and whi… 

'Tis Pity She's a Whore

'Tis Pity She's a Whore

Renaissance tragedies are rarely as enjoyably silly as Wanton Theatre’s ‘Tis Pity She’s a Whore. 

Iphigenia in Tauris

Iphigenia in Tauris

Champs Mêlés’ production of Iphigenia in Tauris is a two hour, French language translation of J. 

ACMS: The Alternative Comedy Memorial Society

ACMS: The Alternative Comedy Memorial Society

ACMS returns for its sixth Sisyphean year at the Fringe, hosted and curated by Thom Tuck, ‘an authoritative and slightly creepy blowhard’ (Scotsman), and John-Luke Roberts, ‘a leve… 

Patrick Turpin: To Me, You Are Perfect

Patrick Turpin: To Me, You Are Perfect

After almost three decades, it’s time for Turps to curl back into the foetal, reconnect the umbilical, and tell himself that everything will be alright. 

Hell to Play

Hell to Play

Last year’s cult hit is back with a brand new show! Hell to Play is a bad taste comedy game show set in hell, hosted by the devil. 

The Gorgon Girl

The Gorgon Girl

Lip Theatre Company’s offering at the Fringe this year presents an interesting take on the classic Greek myth of Medusa: one that is unfortunately plagued with tonal shifts and a… 

The Last

The Last

In the final days of mankind, the last nine human beings left in existence are holed up together in a sanctuary base dubbed ‘Plan Z’. 

Dark Vanilla Jungle

Dark Vanilla Jungle

The strength of this production primarily sits with the intensely provocative script written by Philip Ridley. 

Twonkey's Drive-In: Jennifer's Robot Arm

Twonkey's Drive-In: Jennifer's Robot Arm

A matchbox melodrama about a girl whose delusions, while consorting with a demonic friend, and a circular saw cost her an arm. 

This is Not Culturally Significant

This is Not Culturally Significant

A culturally insignificant one man show that delves into the bizarre, compulsive and wonderful nature of humanity. 

Something Rotten

Something Rotten

Something Rotten, not to be confused with the 2015 Broadway musical of the same name, is this time Hamlet’s villainous uncle, Claudius’s version of events, told as if he wer… 

The Queen Bee Gets Stung

The Queen Bee Gets Stung

Lindsay, Kells, Maria and Lee have just got back from Nicky’s funeral. 

Code of Conduct

Code of Conduct

London, 2014. 

Crazy Horse: A Dream of Thunder

Crazy Horse: A Dream of Thunder

A one-man drama about Indian chief, Crazy Horse that captures the high adventure of the Sioux Wars of the Wild West. 

My My Immortal

My My Immortal

Ebony Dark’ness Dementia Raven Way is the star of ‘My Immortal’, the world’s worst fanfiction. 

The Bear Space

The Bear Space

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

And The Rope Still Tugging Her Feet

And The Rope Still Tugging Her Feet

Inspired by the arrest and tribunal of 24-year-old Joanne Hayes, ‘And The Rope Still Tugging Her Feet’, written/performed by Caroline Burns Cooke, explores the 1984 Kerry Babies Sc… 

Fire Burn: The Tragedy of Macbeth

Fire Burn: The Tragedy of Macbeth

The story of Macbeth’s tragic demise has been told many times by hundreds, if not thousands, of theatre makers. 

Broken Glass by Arthur Miller

Broken Glass by Arthur Miller

Written when he was nearly 70 years old, Arthur Miller’s Broken Glass, had been in his mind’s development ever since his marriage to Marilyn Monroe ended shortly before her deat… 

Casual Violence: Slow Fade To Bleak

Casual Violence: Slow Fade To Bleak

It’s Friday the 13th and I am about to be trapped inside a slightly claustrophobic metal container with an unsuspecting audience by a group who call themselves Casual Violence, w… 

The Iliad

The Iliad

It is the tenth year of the siege of Troy, the year that Calchas the soothsayer has predicted the city will fall. 

Oli Bettesworth: Someone Stop Me (Work-in-progress)

Oli Bettesworth: Someone Stop Me (Work-in-progress)

“Mate, it wouldn’t surprise me to find out you’d snapped one day and gone on a killing spree. 

Buddhism and Cats

Buddhism and Cats

If you got your idea of adulthood from ‘Friends’ but reality hasn’t met expectations; if you fail to be in the moment and find yourself living through your phone; and if you feel c… 

One Man, Two Guvnors by Richard Bean

One Man, Two Guvnors by Richard Bean

Oh what a man! Francis Henshall is a man driven by his needs, whether its food or a good woman, he is totally consumed and motivated by his desires. 

Adam Vincent: Judgemental (work in progress)

Adam Vincent: Judgemental (work in progress)

Fresh from his sell-out run in Edinburgh, comedy writer for Channel Four’s ‘The Last Leg’, Adam judges himself and the world with wanton cynicism but now wonders if this is just … 

Distortion

Distortion

A story of both the abuser/ abused, showing the cognitive distortions which underlie sexual offending and the resulting trauma caused to a victim. 

The Elephant Man

The Elephant Man

Who is the one with social disadvantage? The severely deformed John Merrick, or the upright, conformist Doctor Treves who rescues him from a carnival freak show? Quick wit, pathos,… 

Ghost Sex

Ghost Sex

I love ghost stories but I have never heard one quite like this. 

In Conversation with an Acid Bath Murderer

In Conversation with an Acid Bath Murderer

There can’t be a more perfect setting for In Conversation With An Acid Bath Murderer than the bowels of Brighton’s Town Hall, where 368 Theatre Company takes full advantage … 

Stuart Mitchell : Dealt a Bad Hand

Stuart Mitchell : Dealt a Bad Hand

“Scotland’s brightest comedy talent” **** (The Sun) presents his hilarious and hugely anticipated debut. 

Minor Delays

Minor Delays

Slick sketch comedy from one of the best-reviewed shows at this year’s Edinburgh Fringe. 

Care Takers

Care Takers

His teacher believes Jamie is being bullied because he’s gay. 

The Bula Loop

The Bula Loop

A darkly comic new play about a family living with autism. 

Normal is an Illusion

Normal is an Illusion

The concept of normality in relation to sanity and the individual is truly fascinating, and Normal Is An Illusion certainly introduces these ideas with thought and contemplation. 

Hamlet (A One Man Play)

Hamlet (A One Man Play)

Even the most seasoned audience member has to concentrate to grasp every line of a Shakespeare play. 

Titus Andronicus

Titus Andronicus

The Cambridge Theatre Collective offer up a largely genderbent production of Shakespeare’s bloodiest tragedy, set in a high school. 

The Bastard Queen!

The Bastard Queen!

NSDF darlings of 2014 Naughty Corner are back with their winning original play The Bastard Queen! Set at the end of the world, the play sees five young people fight for survival an… 

Othello: An All-Female Production

Othello: An All-Female Production

Despite the fact that it’s 2015, there’s still much debate and handwringing about cross-gender casting in Shakespeare. 

Lear's Daughters

Lear's Daughters

The Morton Players’ production of Lear’s Daughters attempts to give an insight into the complex characters of Goneril, Regan and Cordelia from Shakespeare’s King Lear by examinin… 

Titus Andronicus: An All-Female Production

Titus Andronicus: An All-Female Production

Smooth Faced Gentlemen have subverted the original performance conditions of Shakespeare’s plays, which were all-male productions, and have tackled his bloodiest tragedy, Titus A… 

Girls and Dolls

Girls and Dolls

‘As long as it looks okay, it doesn’t matter if it’s broken. 

The 229 is Never on Time

The 229 is Never on Time

Time is the only thing we can’t control, but this is my time so it can be whatever I desire. The 229 is never on time … and there’s nothing worse than being late right? 

Antigone Now

Antigone Now

Part of the American High School Festival, Antigone Now is nothing if not endearing in its attempts to impress. 

James Christopher's Annual Cry for Help

James Christopher's Annual Cry for Help

‘A thoroughly enjoyable and funny experience. 

Hell To Play

Hell To Play

Game show set in Hell, hosted by the Devil. 

Stand-Up Tragedy

Stand-Up Tragedy

‘Takes in everything from music to comedy and is characterised by an emphasis on truth’ (Independent). 

bright ideas

bright ideas

With the help of two opposing lawyers, God is deciding whether or not to send another flood and have humanity start again. 

Hell To Play

Hell To Play

Game show set in Hell, hosted by the Devil. 

Dumped

Dumped

Female comic Gabby Rankin explores the harsh realities of being dumped by the man she thought she’d marry at the age of 29. 

Barbara

Barbara

Barbara Graham’s case is a shocking miscarriage of justice and a declaration should be made by the Governor of the State of California to rectify this injustice, which stands to th… 

Tinder Live

Tinder Live

Award winning comedian James Bennison has finally completed Tinder (at its highest difficulty setting) and wants to help his friends find love too.