Two Truth and a Lie.
Food prices up.
Trapped by reality, freed by imagination.
Remember that time you pooed yourself in public? Or when you swore at your mum for asking you to tidy your pigsty of a room? Maybe you’re still blushing over the time someone poi…
The riveting play I Shall Not Be Moved is by emerging young playwright Isaiah Reaves.
Come! Welcome to the inaugural Book Festival Fringe.
Odd couple Mark Watson (you know, from Taskmaster, and ‘an unstoppably funny superhero’ according to The Times) and Michael Chakraverty (you know, from Bake Off, and a ‘brilliant b…
This powerful, funny and unflinching drama is about two real-life Florida women whose lives are profoundly changed by their immersion in the world of the other-abled.
Mark Borkowski is the doyen of the world’s most controversial artform: the publicity stunt.
Join Queen of Fake, BAFTA-winning mischief maker Alison Jackson, as she reveals sensational behind-the-scenes celebrity secrets and adventures in guerrilla filmmaking while transfo…
Travel – always exciting, especially when the man of your dreams pops up to join you.
Before Dylan Thomas died at the tender age of 39, he and his bohemian wife, Caitlin, binged and brawled their way round the bars of Britain in the 1930s and 40s.
Set under the white-hot glare of Hollywood and celebrity, Wild Son is the story of Marlon Brando’s troubled, headline-making son… in his own words.
Darkly comedic one-woman show about our natural inclination to go with the flow.
The Bugle is a project supporting people affected by homelessness and its surrounding issues to express themselves in art and writing.
Firsthand is an audiovisual artwork – an outcome of residency by artists Marta Adamowicz and Robert Motyka on the concept of home through the connections with the remembered and …
Join award-winning comedians Rachel Creeger and Philip Simon for a live recording of one of ‘the best podcasts to listen to right now’ (iNews).
Do you believe in magic? Bev does, but after the death of her son Jess she thought she’d never find her magic again.
Peter Barratt gives a stirring and passionate account of his great-grandmother’s hard-fought campaign for the right to vote over a hundred years ago.
A journey of 1000 miles begins with a single drink.
Transatlantic is a true story of the French immigrant experience.
Best Actor, Hollywood Fringe 2019.
UK Underdog is a true solo show where bullies, Kung Fu and a small willie lands Steve in very deep trouble! Does he have what it takes to fight back?
From celebs and critics: ‘T…
The Anorak is a harrowing story of one man’s isolation, based on a true event.
A Romantic Comedy.
Many of us will have known someone like Meg.
Once upon a time, there was a Princess born to a King and Queen who were banished from the island of Ériu and forced to flee to America in a coffin ship.
Life is a game.
Weapons of mass destruction.
‘I’m still waiting for my child.
Red Alert – Cancer! Meet the Wilsons, five children, three with red hair, who came to Scotland in 1959.
Silhouettes of the past give form to the present in this verbatim, devised production of true-life stories.
Merrill gets diagnosed with ADHD as an adult and tries to make sense of her life and chaotic childhood.
Join Faith, a young woman addicted to Love, on a quest into the dark heart of its enchantments – and if there’s any life worth living without them.
A hurricane survivor watches rising sea water consume their home.
Daffodil has seen it all before.
Award-winning stand-up Cassidy with the uplifting, multi-award nominated ‘extraordinary story richly accessorised with laughter’ (Scotsman).
Inconceivable comes from the mind of wannabe mama and stand-up comedian Casey Balsham.
Krystal’s sardonic, beige exterior is in direct contrast to her life which has been full of vivid colour.
Unapologetically Indian, irreverently American.
Who can save us now? God/Nathan Cassidy might be our only hope.
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.
Nina was going through life quite nicely, when – pow! Suddenly she wasn’t! Fear and anxiety crept into normal everyday situations.
‘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.
What happens when you try to run 26.
Fantastic, infamous and intimate late-night mess-about with BlundaBus favourites and more! The twinkliest idiots, witches and clowns.
LET Award 2019 winners and 5-star devised company presents a true tale of excitement, danger and claws.
Pauline is a one woman show, written and performed by the talented Sophie Bentinck.
In 2002, whilst researching a comedy, triple-Fringe First winner Henry Naylor and two-time Scottish Press Photographer of the Year Sam Maynard, went to the Afghan war zone.
Clara Darcy is fit! She’s also (almost) carefree, (kind of) happily single and joyously dancing through life but, little does she know, her world is about to be turned upside down …
In third grade, Diana kicked her crush in the crotch and her love life didn’t improve from there.
Projected large scale onto Merchiston Tower, within Napier University, this deserving winner of the Edinburgh Award from the 2021 Adelaide Fringe, a multi-award-winning show that t…
With 21 convictions for 76 offenses, beginning at the age of 13, including arrests for stabbings, shootings and murder; losing an eye and being told he would never walk again, Marv…
There was a comment made in an article in the Edinburgh Evening News just before the Fringe began about how, after the amount of time comedians have had to prepare for the 2021 Fri…
Thought your 2020 was bad? You get home, the door is smashed and a burglar flees.
Lemon Squeeze Productions are presenting a new adaptation of Rossetti’s Women at the [email protected]’ Hall, written and directed by Joan Greening, award-winning writer of ITV si…
Brexit seems inescapable as the British stand at the crossroads of self-identity and nostalgia of a bygone era of an empire.
Dean’s personal take on the craziness that’s befallen America, and the world, these past six years.
Do you believe in magic? Bev does.
Award-winning solo returns for four shows only.
Lockdown has been a universal experience for everyone in this country.
A realtor visiting a house with potential buyers realises she had been there before.
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 …
What do Silence of the lambs, Psycho and Texas Chain Saw Massacre have in common? The characters of Buffalo Bill, Norman Bates and Leatherface are all based on the real-life killer…
A deserving winner of the Edinburgh Award from the 2021 Adelaide Fringe, this multi-award-winning show takes us on an experience, a spellbinding hour where the insights of life, th…
Aalaapi is a hybrid project combining both theatre and radio.
In the early 90s, Australian comedian Tania Lacy was so famous she couldn’t walk down the street without being mobbed.
In 1936 Spanish Republican troops disembarked on the shores of Majorca to recover the island, which had been taken over by the military.
‘Pain trumps pleasure.
Author of 24 crime and sci-fi novels, including Quite Ugly One Morning, All Fun And Games Until Somebody Loses An Eye and Black Widow, which won the 2016 McIlvanney Prize for Scott…
Jamie’s great passion has always been mountaineering.
Multi-million bestselling author back at the Fringe for two nights only.
Peter Barratt gives a stirring and passionate account of his great-grandmother’s hard-fought campaign for the right to vote over 100 years ago.
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.
An emotional, touching and hilarious piece of original theatre.
Sell-out 2019! Audiences were gripped by this immersive story of a frightening night-time Lancaster Bomber raid in WW2, told through the eyes and ears of the wireless operator.
Jade Potts is a much loved baby, but 16-year-old Honey is wholly unprepared for motherhood and lacks any semblance of support.
Britain’s queen of crime fiction with more than 30 books to her name and 16 million worldwide sales discusses her new novel How the Dead Speak.
Souvenirs presents the real stories of four young people in London who have been involved in cases of harassment and stalking.
At 3, writing notes and leaving them everywhere to be rescued.
For a long time the system in the city was different.
Award-winning comedian Cassidy has had a crazy year.
Former pastor Rob Bell is the New York Times bestselling author of Love Wins, What We Talk About When We Talk About God, The Zimzum of Love, How To Be Here and What is the Bible?.
Supported by the Polar Academy, their school and their families, 10 young people from Bathgate Academy committed fully to a programme that included regular physical training over t…
Follows one woman and her soul’s journey through cancer, two children and a chihuahua.
Peter Barratt gives a stirring and passionate account of his great-grandmother’s hard-fought campaign for the right to vote over a 100 years ago.
Being a woman these days is exhausting.
A family’s dream holiday becomes a nightmare.
A solo, autobiographical performance by singer-songwriter Chiara Berardelli relating her experience of being childless-not-by-choice and her quest for being OK with that.
A TV and newspaper pundit whose views on Scottish football and politics have roused vast armies of both admirers and detractors.
Join David Rudolf, defence attorney for Michael Peterson in the hit Netflix documentary series The Staircase, for an evening of discussion into the intimate details of the case and…
Based on true stories and interviews, an original play asking pivotal questions with humour and directness.
An uplifting solo performance of one man’s struggle with PTSD and depression and his journey to well-being.
That Bastard Brecht reverberates with contemporary relevance: the exploitation of women as artists throughout time, the withholding of recognition and financial reward.
Edinburgh Festival Fringe is a beacon of individuality for our time: it presents a platform for anybody with the desire to express themselves and whatever makes them individuals.
Some women aspire to wearing their mother’s shoes.
Paul Savage is no stranger to shame.
It’s 1968, the height of the worldwide student revolt.
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.
Searching For My Father is Glen’s personal journey after the loss of his father at a young age and growing up searching through the lessons learned as a child to discovering his fa…
The true story of how a group of Croydon kids.
I Pilgrim is a funny and personal evening with Australian actor Alan Lovell.
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…
Tiff Milner (writer/director) presents a well-researched retelling of a lesbian herstory, set in twentieth century Paris, at the eponymous the lesbian bar Le Monocle.
When did you turn 21? In this ambitious video installation, Mats Staub explores how world history is mirrored in personal memories.
Back in 99, Tony Blair said ‘We’re all middle class now’.
This elegantly enchanting piece is a one woman play, telling the story of Clementine Hozier’s life.
Growing up on an estate near Lands End with a dangerous father and a disabled mother, Tamsyn dreamed of one day moving to London to become a total badass with enough money to buy f…
Following the murder of his father, hard hitting and critically acclaimed northern comedian Chris McGlade is attempting to lay to rest the ghosts that have haunted him ever since.
In 1998, Sam Nicoresti was abducted by aliens.
Krystal Evans is a newcomer on the Scottish comedy scene and has quickly established herself as “one to watch” mostly because she steals drinks.
Jane used to be fun.
Scruffy indie kids have inherited the world and Cora Bissett rules supreme.
Please note: this is not a comedy show.
The fifth year of the world unique audience autism conversion show faces new issues.
Matt Stags and Josie Ettrick-Hogg are desperately seeking motivation.
In 1961, Hannah’s mum, Angela, was in the Australian premiere production of The Sound of Music.
Willie MacRae – anti-nuclear campaigner, SNP politician and successful lawyer.
Pulitzer Prize finalist Dael Orlandersmith (Yellowman) performs the UK premiere of her poetic and revelatory play.
Four years ago, Dylan Dodds asked himself a question: could he BE any more ridiculous? The answer, it turns out, is yes.
Set to an 80s soundtrack, this video installation looks back at the years 1979-1989 and marks the 40th and 30th anniversaries of some of the most important events in national and g…
A unique musical comedy where Noam Osband and Bianca Jaconetty sing original music about sex and love based on Wikipedia.
You normal? Acting strange? Mags, in her 50s, Eddie in his 20s, are both black sheep.
Some people choose their alter ego, as for Mista Lorraine it chose her.
This gripping true story of a terrifying night-time Lancaster Bomber raid in WWII uncovers the triggers of the lifelong legacy that traumatised those airmen who survived.
The National Trust Fan Club is what happens if you imagine a Dave Gorman show delivered by your bouncy Auntie Joyce and her preoccupation with how to pronounce ‘scone’ (to rhym…
In our current day and age with consuming media in whatever shape it may take, it’s not difficult to find an advert, article or commentary about the body and how we should look i…
We are introduced to Rosa as she jogs on the spot, planning her new years resolutions which include working hard, calling her grandma more and taking better care of her body.
Journalist Lauren Booth’s first solo show, Accidentally Muslim, promises a journey from ‘Soho hedonism’ to a shocking revelation in a mosque.
Mandy is an idiot.
Written and directed by Janet Moran.
This is definitely not the first time I have seen a play about being gay or about the AIDS epidemic, but it is the first time I have seen an eclectic and moving look at life post H…
What happens when your mum abandons you at the age of 12 to join a cult and move to Canada? That’s exactly the predicament Anoushka Warden found herself in, subsequent to her par…
From the creator of the international sensation Eleanor’s Story: An American Girl In Hitler’s Germany comes the highly anticipated sequel, detailing life after war.
A painful yet uplifting true story of a child asylum-seeker arriving in the UK.
Good grief is full of sarcasm, laughter and the occasional tear as we try to show that there is no “correct” thing to say to someone who is grieving.
After a superb sold-out run in 2017, Apphia Campbell returned to this year's Edinburgh Fringe for one week only.
A musical memoir about one woman’s solo bicycle/music tour 1,254 miles down the west coast of the USA.
The true and ongoing struggle of a family ripped apart, after Nazanin and her baby daughter were taken in Tehran in 2016.
Do you remember when we used to go camping? And when you helped me make an ATM out of cardboard for my school project? Do you realise what a big impact you’ve had on who I am? Fr…
Following last years standing-room-only show, Pam’s ready to see if she can clean up her act.
Why are we fascinated by serial killers? They’re everywhere; on the news, in crime fiction, on television and in our daily lives.
He/she is back at the fringe to tell of his enduring happily married life as Maxine.
One man’s intimate story of escape from religion, to love, loss and triumph.
The Tetra-Decathlon is a gruelling 14-event athletics competition, requiring a unique combination of skills to complete.
Back for five nights only.
With a statue of Alice unveiled earlier this centenary year and her very own suffragette memorabilia currently on loan to the UK Parliament as a star feature in the summer Voice an…
What do you look for when you riffle through the remains of history: the truth or yourself? Danielle Bainbridge’s play follows an obsessive young researcher’s journey to uncove…
With damning questions on moral and personal boundaries, Lines is a stunning and complex portrayal of sexual assault.
Do our eyes represent the truth? Does our vision make us blind? This devised avant-garde theatre production explores issues surrounding mental health through true-life events.
Welcome to the Comedians’ Surgery, take your seat, we’ll be with you shortly.
The finest filth on the Fringe, told by the people who lived it.
‘Grief is a guest who stays too long.
Unlike anything you have ever experienced before.
Find out what life is really like as a local newspaper reporter in a rural town, covering hard-hitting stories such as parish council meetings, charity bike rides and dogs winning …
It’s hard to do good when everything’s falling apart.
What do you do when you have a best mate who’s so sad he might die? Especially since your friendship is built around a mutual appreciation of 90s hip hop, borderline alcoholism and…
In 1918, the letters stopped and Lucy had to face life having lost her fiancé and brother in the last few weeks of the war.
After last year’s sell-out D Day Dodgers, the Woolly Sheep Theatre Company’s Not Dead Yet! is a one man play which challenges preconceptions about memory loss through real-life…
Sailor thrives in the bars, dives and doss houses of the most squalid ports.
Wikipedia is the world’s greatest book on love, filled with amazing tales of sex and romance.
Cock, cock… Who’s there? is a multimedia, autobiographical documentary-cum-social experiment all about writer-performer Samira Elagoz’s relationship with men after being rape…
World premiere and programmed for Made in Scotland 2018 – Heroine is based on the true story of Danna Davis and her 10 years in the US Army.
According to WikiHow, you can Live Your Best Life in just 14 steps (with pictures) but can it really be that easy? Emmy Fyles (Comedy Central, BBC Three) sets off on a journey to f…
Based upon the letters of Vincent and Theo and Adeline Ravoux’s memoirs of Vincent’s stay in Auvers-sur-Oise, DeForest sets the record straight on a true artist’s personal stru…
Sometimes you don’t choose the life, the life chooses you! In the wake of becoming unexpectedly single, and even more unexpectedly turning 50, a fierce and funny feminist finds out…
When stand-up comedian Richard Pulsford decided to research his family tree, he uncovered some seriously interesting stories of ordinary people caught up in world wars – on both …
A desk, a pile of papers, a stack of records and a funny, thought-provoking and really quite moving tale exploring love, love songs, and how we all live lives with our own personal…
A history in story and in song, of the terraces at Anfield Football Ground known as the Kop.
Award-winning Lucky Dog bring their acclaimed Mr Merrick, the Elephant Man to Edinburgh for the first time.
The show that the greater media cannot entirely accept as real.
John Lewis is a computer scientist, father of four, social liberal, atheist, and not a retail store.
See Phil nails all today’s major issues in play in his fast not furious, voiced-based show.
Have you ever wondered what exactly is motivation? Where does it come from? Or most importantly, how on earth can we get some more of it?! Join two master procrastinators Matt and …
A 1960s caravan housing a left-luggage Museum.
Jeffrey Holland (Hi-de-Hi, You Rang M’Lord) returns in this sell-out one-man show about friendship, memories and a couple of remarkable lives.
In For A Penny is Libby McArthur’s true-life tale of the unforeseen consequences of an unpaid parking ticket - how one person can fall foul of a system that sees only the facts a…
In 2016, Heather Keller, a healthy young vegan runner, was diagnosed with breast cancer and her life changed forever.
Christmas is a time for joy and happiness, but there’s a sinister secret wrapped in the stories we tell.
She won a King’s heart in the 40 year romance known around the world as The Love Story of the 20th century.
Eleanor Ramrath Garner’s best-selling memoir of her youth, adapted for the stage and performed by her granddaughter Ingrid.
Inspired by real events, Killymuck is a housing estate built on a paupers graveyard in 1970s Ireland.
“Bitter Sweet Symphony” by The Verve.
This is an intensely personal, sometimes funny, sometimes uncomfortable window into the relationship of two sisters at the toughest point of their lives so far.
Grassmarket Projects return to Summerhall after the successes of Doubting Thomas and Doglife with an authentic exploration of care within the NHS.
Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe participants.
Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe Participants.
Are you thinking of bringing a show to the Fringe next year? This event offers a unique opportunity to meet with venue representatives face-to-face, pitch your show and get a chanc…
Sure, Edinburgh’s pretty awesome, but Melbourne Fringe is one of the most adventurous, edgy, exciting festivals around (even if we do say so ourselves).
CreativeMornings is a breakfast lecture series for the creative community.
As part of Fringe Central’s Young Voices: Fresh Perspective programme, the Scottish Drama Training Network presented Creative Solutions for Creative Careers.
Jim Everett, AKA Jimmy Francis, is relatively new to comedy.
Ready to take your show to England’s largest arts festival? Want to showcase your work to a fresh audience? If you answered ‘yes’ to these questions, this is the event for yo…
Amidst the large amount of political theatre at the Fringe, Dear Home Office: Still Pending sticks out.
How do I develop relationships with professionals in other European countries? What opportunities are there to collaborate across borders with other creators.
Undercover Refugee is a satire about white heroes, cool policemen and sexy Syrians.
Celebrating the relationship between Katie, a 15-year-old type 1 diabetic girl and Pip, her 5-year-old border collie, trained by Katie to save her life on a daily basis.
Ever had to walk into that room where your boss, with fake concern in his eyes, tells you that he’s having to let you go? Ever wish you had the balls to say ‘f**k you’? Well, I did…
Uncovering the true and still unfolding story of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe: a charity worker detained in Iran while on holiday, visiting her family.
2017 marks 50 years since the partial legalization of abortion in the UK.
Adelaide Fringe is Australia’s largest open access festival, with over 1,100 events across every art form in over 400 venues.
A devised autobiographical theatre performance (with immersive elements) exploring the themes of home and migration.
Adam Kay used to be a doctor and he wants to tell us all about it.
An escaped POW’s battle for survival whilst on the run in war-torn Italy, as his wife and son wait for news in England.
With the UK centenary of women first gaining the vote just months away, great-grandson Peter Barratt gives a stirring and passionate account of Alice’s hard fought campaign for wom…
‘A comedian like no other.
Based on the actor Ahmed Tobasi’s personal coming of age story; an epic voyage of identity and self-discovery.
Visit a spectacular building and discover how diseases and treatments fell in and out of favour in Edinburgh and beyond.
Company of Rogues invites us into an intriguing, yet convoluted, tale of a time-travelling gent sent to redeem himself by saving a schizophrenic in 1980s Australia.
Grieving is a universal human experience, and The Other Half Lives is a play which analyses grief in the years after someone’s passing.
Three decades of killing - 24 hours to break the case.
Improv Therapy is the free and fun way to revisit your past, predict your future and solve life’s problems! Come share your stories with seven of the best student improvisers the w…
One of the good things about the Fringe is that the small scale of most of its venues lead to a sort of intimacy in performance that you get almost nowhere else.
The life and times of Bill Shankly: comedian, philosopher, dictator, god, angel, devil, saint – and tragic hero.
Sisters (and the rest of the world) unite and enjoy this one-woman show as you are taken through the tumultuous life of the Preston-born suffragette Edith Rigby.
Following on from the critically acclaimed Doubting Thomas, Jeremy Weller (winner of six Fringe First awards) and Grassmarket Projects return with part two of a devised trilogy wit…
In 2015, Henry C Krempels was commissioned by VICE to write an article on the refugee crisis which was then at its peak.
The real-life actions of Murphy and Pena were the inspiration for the hugely successful Netflix crime series Narcos, which tells the story of Colombia’s infamous drug cartels and…
One night can change your life.
Seven actors perform 40 roles in this radio show adaptation of HG Wells’s classic sci-fi thriller about a Martian invasion of Earth.
Noel is excited at the prospect of actually being at the Fringe this year, as he was “in the sticks” at Broughton Street last year.
What do you do when a friend asks you to marry his mum to get out of inheritance tax? A new stand-up show from award-winning comic Ben Clover on what we get from our parents and wh…
Unwritten, according to the flyer, is ‘a secret history of Scotland’; specifically, though, it uses the individual experiences of three disabled people to talk about Inclusive …
Stalingrad stands as one of the most destructive and horrific battles of the 20th century.
As seen on BBC One, BBC Two, BBC Three, NBC and 5Star, veteran of the Fringe Tim Renkow says, ‘come on guys! Let’s worship Satan, yay! It’s worth a try.
Last year I was experiencing some of the worst depression I have had in over 20 years, so much so that I didn’t come to the Edinburgh Fringe for the first time in seven years.
A show for anyone who ever worried they weren’t normal.
The Fringe is a bloody hectic business.
Do you like safaris? Do you like cheating at stuff? Then join Balham Comedian of the Year finalist Adam Greene for a trip into real-life dangers: of massive cats, ghosts and proper…
Based upon the letters of Vincent and Theo and the Memoirs of Vincent’s stay in Auvers-sur-Oise by Adeline Ravoux, DeForest sets the record straight on a true artist’s personal…
Revised by audience feedback throughout, your chance to contribute to the interactive audience autism conversion phenomenon has returned.
Have you ever dreamt about what it would be like to escape Debra from accounting? Bob from payroll? Candice from HR? Leave your life behind and start anew? Michelle went from sling…
‘Godmother of Scottish comedy’ (Scotsman), Janey Godley, brings another free show to the Edinburgh Fringe.
From self-doubt and depression to fabulous and invincible, Pam takes you on a very open and honest journey of when she spent a small fortune on fortune tellers, self-help books, …
Truman Capote regards us with a look that cannot be readily deciphered.
By all accounts Darius Davies has had a few interesting experiences this Fringe.
Want to spice up your love life? Not sure what S&M stands for? Fifty Shades of Grey made you angry and confused? Never fear! Ros Ballinger is here to guide you through the weird, w…
Every act of remembering is an act of storytelling.
Pain! Shame! Confusion! Or.
A finely-woven, patterned rug hangs from the ceiling, its design typical of the region.
Amy’s best friend pushes her to go out to last-minute drinks with a hunky model she meets unexpectedly.
Two early evenings only. An hour of Künt’s best, wrongest and new comedy songs.
100 years ago Nurse Edith Cavell was shot for assisting allied soldiers out of Belgium.
One performance only. Turn up early – sell-out expected.
Norman Lovett’s deadpan face will be instantly recognizable to a generation as the dim-witted ship’s computer, Holly of Red Dwarf fame.
In the summer of 1990, four lads from Liverpool were working on renovating and decorating the palace of Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein when they were taken hostage by Saddam and his…
Ever been called into that room where they make you redundant? Ever wished that you’d fought back and told them exactly what you thought of the whole bollock-brained process? Well,…
The force of nature that is named Henry Rollins graces the Edinburgh Fringe once again, bringing with him another hour of profound advice and big laughs.
Early archaeological enthusiasts at Carthage were drawn in search of the city of Dido and Hannibal.
Never judge a play by its title.
Hamlet is a woman, she is living the play from the lovers’ point of view, going into the depths of humanity.
How can one person have so much bad luck in one lifetime? Drowning.
Following her third year of successful, sell-out shows, Ann Treherne, Chairman of The Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Centre, talks about this famous man of literature – and spiritualism!…
It didn’t take me long into this show to realise two things: that this as clearly a piece of community theatre and should be recognised as such and that there is clearly somethin…
Ever wondered how celebrities became the people we know and love? Well-known faces chat about their lives in the world of show business – an exclusive insight into the worlds of …
Hailing from Hardin-Simmons University in Texas, The Shadow Box is a reflection of the stages of grief, represented through a series of linked vignettes and monologues.
A sure contender for Best Title for a Comedy Show at this year’s Fringe, George Zacharopoulos’s riches-to-rags tale is just as entertaining as it sounds.
With hilarious anecdotes and a no holds barred Q&A, it’s a whole new angle on the world of sex work.
Van Gogh is one of the world’s most famous artists but many people know very little about him other than strange stories of missing ears.
Helen Wood’s one-woman show is a journey of self-discovery complete with a bit of psychology, personality quizzes and a sense of fun.
A young man in search of fortune and adventure lands a job on a commercial fishing boat in the middle of the Bering Sea.
This play follows James, an agency worker with no experience or real knowledge of autism, as he is thrown into a job at a care home for adults with low-functioning autism.
In a single dining room revisited over the course of the 20th Century, a series of family dramas show the decline of the American upper-middle class.
The world of social media is beguiling, engrossing, enriching and deeply disturbing, as was Alice’s famous adventure.
Based on the six degrees of separation concept, all actors are said to be linked to Kevin Bacon in less than six steps.
Award-winning comic Dave Chawner takes a sensitive, funny and thought-provoking look at eating disorders, mental health and identity.
Useless former gang member James Nokise takes a light-hearted look at the way we see each other, examining how people end up in gangs and what happens when you’re kicked out.
A show about being circumcised at 27.
A gunshot on New Year’s Eve on a beach in Thailand changed musical theatre artist Nils Bergstrand’s life forever.
Approaching Perfection is the new film¹ by award-winning director² David Quirk.
Experience the shocking, beautiful true story of Tahirih, a Persian poetess and the first female suffrage martyr.
An adaptation of Jan Guillou’s semi-autobiographical novel, which went on to become an Oscar-nominated film in 2003, Evil tells the story of systematic bullying and brutality at …
Returning to the city of my momma’s birth, my life’s story about everything that led me back to Edinburgh.
An actual baby, just.
When Richard Burton appeared on the Dick Cavett show in 1980, the host would later describe the actor as “already a beautiful ruin.
Jeremy Weller, known for his use of drama as a tool for social intervention, presents a new Fringe offering with a powerful actor and message at its core, but a weak execution that…
“You come in like a lion and you leave like a lamb”.
I can count on one hand the number of plays that have sent shivers down my spine: Us/Them is one such show.
Grant Stott is well known around the Edinburgh area.
Picture the scene: two women in letterbox face paint — a pair of punkish, postmodern clowns — sit on a couple of threadbare armchairs underneath an enormous screen, sipping bee…
It is hard to tackle a subject such as campus rape in America and get the tone right.
He promises that next year he’ll bring his comedy show to the Fringe, but right now Ricky Tomlinson has serious matters to discuss.
Activities for all the family – learn how castles were built, see stone masons in action and hear about the area’s geology.
No 5 Charlotte Square, Ian Gow of the National Trust for Scotland gives an informing guide to the built fabric and means of construction.
Mark Nevin from Nevin of Edinburgh demonstrates remarkable transforming painting techniques.
Scotland’s buildings have slate roofs, now no Scottish slate quarry remains.
‘I looked for it on Blackpool beach with my Mum.
Scotland used to export iron buildings around the world; Andrew Laing of the Charles Laing Foundry gives an entertaining demonstration of casting processes and where these skills c…
Edinburgh provides a magnificent festival setting.
Old Edinburgh was a very different place to the contemporary city of today. John Lowrey of Edinburgh University provides an enlightening talk on the physical fabric of that city.
Scotland’s traditional buildings used indigenous stone, now only a few dimensional stone quarries remain; Richard Groom of CITB and Willie Gibson of Stone Federation GB give a li…
Riddle’s Court has a rich history, including homing philosopher David Hume.
Woodbine Willie, the affectionate nickname of the World War One chaplain Reverend Geoffrey Studdert Kennedy.
Lead roofing demonstration: Steve McLennan of the National Federation of Roofing Contractors provides an enjoyable demonstration of the expertise required for creating and repairin…
Care for these windows and they’ll thrive for another few decades.
From the dark depths of the mind to the mountain-peak pinnacles of youth, from familiar Edinburgh to fairytale Cambridge University: this teenage poet explores the strange and ofte…
Sometimes the best moments in live theatre are those that happen unexpectedly.
Behind every person misusing substances is a family.
‘Be my little baby,’ intone The Ronettes as the Swinging Sixties unleash a wave of sexual liberation for women.
The cocaine trade has enormous social and ecological consequences on both global and local scales.
People really do say some weird things on social media.
Caroline Horton enters laden with suitcases against a pastel French tricolour.
This is the story and juxtaposition of the two most notorious British physicians of the 20th Century, Dr Harold Shipman and Dr John Bodkin Adams.
‘This will be as true as I can make it.
Unemployed bartender Maude is convinced she’s bought a Jackson Pollock for $3 in a junk shop.
The Britwell estate, built in 1957, was created to rehouse people from the slum clearance areas of London and Essex.
Kim Chinh has mastered the art of storytelling in her new one-woman show Reclaiming Vietnam.
Explosive from start to finish, E15 is verbatim theatre at its most exciting.
Is who we are who we appear to be? Award-winning performer Juliette Burton’s been fat, thin and everything between.
You are cordially invited to a show that celebrates two of the best things in life: weddings and bingo.
In this world premiere, Don Zolidis provides glimpses into the sometimes confrontational, sometimes poignant relationship between siblings in a series of vignettes.
Born sixty years ago into the grief of betrayal and abandonment and raised in the repressive chaos of alcoholism, Sheila internalised a deep-seated sense of loss and emptiness.
Join Just Bee Drama as they take you on a fun, emotional journey through the twists and turns of life living with alcoholism.
Phil’s solo storytelling show: ‘It’s easy to get lost in Kay-world, it’s the close proximity to such high energy levels, emotionally charged and visceral storytelling.
The north of England.
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?
Described as a ‘backwards love story’, Waitless is an interesting twist on the genre of romance.
A portrait of one of South Africa’s most prolific writer’s prison experience in the 1920s.
From the star of Audible.
Eric is a friendly, unassuming man whose Tales of the Sea take you through his time spent on submarines in the Royal Navy.
A show for anyone who ever felt a little bit different growing up.
The little known stories of the women and girls who were sent to wash away their sins in commercial laundries run by orders of nuns in mid twentieth-century Ireland are revealed in…
Stand-up comic Ben Clover was a local newspaper reporter for six years.
Rings Paul Zenon interweaves the stories of two Collinses, both of the
storyteller himself, Paul Collins (Zenon is a stage name) and of Jim Collins,
Houdini’s go-to m…
These comedic and heartfelt monologues were written by a group of playwrights from Austin, Texas in 1985.
Tied to a fence, beaten, and left to die in the cold, October night in Laramie, Wyoming, Matthew Shepard lost his fight for life five days after being discovered mutilated in this …
Therapist Clara Milly has over 20 years’ worth of experiences on which to draw from the huge amount of people she has met and helped in her career.
I am not entirely sure why comedians Ben Shannon and Mike Reed decided their set should be forty-eight minutes long, rather than a full hour, but it actually doesn’t really matte…
Burt Lancaster Pierced My Hymen is a side-splitting, filthy, compelling and poignant show.
One of Matt Price’s ambitions is to be one of the nicest people in comedy, and man, he’s succeeding.
One comedian’s hilarious battle with French Connection (FCUK) for the right to wear his CNUT t-shirt on stage.
This stifling performance by young talent Greg Fossard will make you uneasy as the traumas of a troubled Belfast man’s life unravel.
When an audience is laughing, they are listening.
Bobby Mair delivers a dark, honest and hilarious hour of pure stand-up.
There have only ever been nine Dr Deaths, but with most of his namesakes dead, and the Russian serving 12 life sentences in Siberia, Australia’s own euthanasia doctor Philip Nits…
Music has a way of providing the most honest portrait of a person, be it someone listening to an opera in the Royal Albert Hall or someone moshing in the belly of Bannerman’s, mu…
Toby begins by racing through a history of his life in numbers - how many days he’s been alive (9424), how many minutes he has spent kissing (not enough), and how long it’s bee…
Female comic Gabby Rankin explores the harsh realities of being dumped by the man she thought she’d marry at the age of 29.
Fiona Herbert (winner of Tall Tales 2012 and 2015) attempts to answer her FAQs about work, rest and play.
Presenter, columnist and singer Michelle brings a new Reloaded one-woman show to the Festival.
If you love somebody, let them go.
How to Keep an Alien is an autobiographical story written and performed by Irish actress Sonya Kelly.
A lingerie party is arranged with a group of women from different walks of life.
The world’s finest police force is collapsing around us.
‘Finding a partner’s like finding a job: you’ve got to put the work in’, says Maddy Anholt, and she would know.
Disorder is a play about mental illness that attempts to portray the realities of living with bipolar disorder, as well as the long term effects of the condition, not only on the s…
They say 50 is the new 30, if that’s true then I am only 27.
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