Still Alive and Kicking – Projection

Still Alive and Kicking – Projection

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… 

Amy Matthews and Krystal Evans (WIP)

Amy Matthews and Krystal Evans (WIP)

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… 

Marvin Herbert – Gangster Shot in the Face. His Story.

Marvin Herbert – Gangster Shot in the Face. His Story.

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… 

Rossetti's Women

Rossetti's Women

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… 

Nathan Cassidy: Bumblebee

Nathan Cassidy: Bumblebee

Thought your 2020 was bad? You get home, the door is smashed and a burglar flees. 

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. 

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 … 

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. 

Under the Floorboards

Under the Floorboards

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… 

Nathan Cassidy: Bumblebee

Nathan Cassidy: Bumblebee

Thought your 2020 was bad? You get home, the door is smashed and a burglar flees. 

Finding Magic

Finding Magic

Do you believe in magic? Bev does. 

Love in the Time of Lockdown

Love in the Time of Lockdown

Lockdown has been a universal experience for everyone in this country. 

Woke

Woke

Award-winning solo returns for four shows only. 

Shattered

Shattered

In third grade, Diana kicked her crush in the crotch and her love life didn’t improve from there. 

Caledonian Sleeper

Caledonian Sleeper

‘Pain trumps pleasure. 

Mar de fons (Deep Sea)

Mar de fons (Deep Sea)

In 1936 Spanish Republican troops disembarked on the shores of Majorca to recover the island, which had been taken over by the military. 

Tania Lacy: Catch a Falling Star

Tania Lacy: Catch a Falling Star

In the early 90s, Australian comedian Tania Lacy was so famous she couldn’t walk down the street without being mobbed. 

Finding Magic

Finding Magic

Do you believe in magic? Bev does. 

Aalaapi

Aalaapi

Aalaapi is a hybrid project combining both theatre and radio. 

Still Alive and Kicking

Still Alive and Kicking

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… 

The Tarantula

The Tarantula

A realtor visiting a house with potential buyers realises she had been there before. 

In Conversation with… Christopher Brookmyre

In Conversation with… Christopher Brookmyre

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 Andrew Limbless Mountaineer

Jamie Andrew Limbless Mountaineer

Jamie’s great passion has always been mountaineering. 

Adam Kay – This Is Going to Hurt (Secret Diaries of a Junior Doctor)

Adam Kay – This Is Going to Hurt (Secret Diaries of a Junior Doctor)

Multi-million bestselling author back at the Fringe for two nights only. 

Alice Hawkins – Suffragette

Alice Hawkins – Suffragette

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. 

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. 

The Dry Vagina Monologues: Going through the change!

The Dry Vagina Monologues: Going through the change!

An emotional, touching and hilarious piece of original theatre. 

The Elephant in the Room

The Elephant in the Room

Unapologetically Indian. 

Wireless Operator

Wireless Operator

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. 

Beach Body Ready

Beach Body Ready

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… 

Jc Says Finally 1951–2019

Jc Says Finally 1951–2019

At 3, writing notes and leaving them everywhere to be rescued. 

Souvenirs

Souvenirs

Souvenirs presents the real stories of four young people in London who have been involved in cases of harassment and stalking. 

In Conversation with... Val McDermid

In Conversation with... Val McDermid

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. 

Degrees of Guilt

Degrees of Guilt

Jade Potts is a much loved baby, but 16-year-old Honey is wholly unprepared for motherhood and lacks any semblance of support. 

What Girls Are Made Of

What Girls Are Made Of

Scruffy indie kids have inherited the world and Cora Bissett rules supreme. 

Ruki

Ruki

For a long time the system in the city was different. 

Nathan Cassidy: Observational (Work In Progress)

Nathan Cassidy: Observational (Work In Progress)

Award-winning comedian Cassidy has had a crazy year. 

Rob Bell: An Introduction to Joy

Rob Bell: An Introduction to Joy

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?. 

Expedition to the Arctic Circle

Expedition to the Arctic Circle

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… 

Some Things are Meant to Be, Anna

Some Things are Meant to Be, Anna

Follows one woman and her soul’s journey through cancer, two children and a chihuahua. 

Alice Hawkins – Suffragette

Alice Hawkins – Suffragette

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. 

Careless Love - CANCELLED

Careless Love - CANCELLED

An elderly sister and brother are brought together by a family tragedy that starts them on a hero’s journey, in a senior Hansel and Gretel fairytale sort of way. 

Low Level Panic

Low Level Panic

Being a woman these days is exhausting. 

Cruise to Hell

Cruise to Hell

A family’s dream holiday becomes a nightmare. 

Seamonster, the Story

Seamonster, the Story

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. 

Stealth Aspies – Aspies Anonymous

Stealth Aspies – Aspies Anonymous

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. 

My Mum's a Twat

My Mum's a Twat

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… 

Madame Ovary

Madame Ovary

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. 

Le Monocle

Le Monocle

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. 

In Conversation with... Michael Stewart

In Conversation with... Michael Stewart

A TV and newspaper pundit whose views on Scottish football and politics have roused vast armies of both admirers and detractors. 

First Time

First Time

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… 

The National Trust Fan Club

The National Trust Fan Club

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… 

My Darling Clemmie

My Darling Clemmie

This elegantly enchanting piece is a one woman play, telling the story of Clementine Hozier’s life. 

That Bastard Brecht

That Bastard Brecht

That Bastard Brecht reverberates with contemporary relevance: the exploitation of women as artists throughout time, the withholding of recognition and financial reward. 

The Staircase: An Evening with David Rudolf from Netflix’s The Staircase

The Staircase: An Evening with David Rudolf from Netflix’s The Staircase

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… 

Getting Better

Getting Better

An uplifting solo performance of one man’s struggle with PTSD and depression and his journey to well-being. 

Crowned with Glory and Honour

Crowned with Glory and Honour

Based on true stories and interviews, an original play asking pivotal questions with humour and directness. 

Lauren Booth: Accidentally Muslim

Lauren Booth: Accidentally Muslim

Journalist Lauren Booth’s first solo show, Accidentally Muslim, promises a journey from ‘Soho hedonism’ to a shocking revelation in a mosque. 

Trying It On

Trying It On

It’s 1968, the height of the worldwide student revolt. 

Paul Savage: Shame Spiral

Paul Savage: Shame Spiral

Paul Savage is no stranger to shame. 

My Mother's Shoes

My Mother's Shoes

Some women aspire to wearing their mother’s shoes. 

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. 

Searching for My Father

Searching for My Father

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… 

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… 

Rap Club the Musical

Rap Club the Musical

The true story of how a group of Croydon kids. 

I Pilgrim

I Pilgrim

I Pilgrim is a funny and personal evening with Australian actor Alan Lovell. 

Working Class Zero

Working Class Zero

Back in 99, Tony Blair said ‘We’re all middle class now’. 

21

21

When did you turn 21? In this ambitious video installation, Mats Staub explores how world history is mirrored in personal memories. 

Wait Wait Bo Bait

Wait Wait Bo Bait

Waiting. 

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

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

Award-winning storytelling. 

Neal Portenza is Joshua Ladgrove in: Edinburgh's Only Bilge Pump Sales Seminar

Neal Portenza is Joshua Ladgrove in: Edinburgh's Only Bilge Pump Sales Seminar

Please note: this is not a comedy show. 

Jane Hill: Addicted to Fun

Jane Hill: Addicted to Fun

Jane used to be fun. 

Tamsyn Kelly: Petroc

Tamsyn Kelly: Petroc

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… 

Chris Mcglade: Forgiveness

Chris Mcglade: Forgiveness

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. 

Guerilla Aspies Year Five – Not an Autism Puppet Show

Guerilla Aspies Year Five – Not an Autism Puppet Show

The fifth year of the world unique audience autism conversion show faces new issues. 

Krystal Evans: Fishnets

Krystal Evans: Fishnets

Krystal Evans is a newcomer on the Scottish comedy scene and has quickly established herself as “one to watch” mostly because she steals drinks. 

Mista Lorraine

Mista Lorraine

Some people choose their alter ego, as for Mista Lorraine it chose her. 

Sam Nicoresti: UFO

Sam Nicoresti: UFO

In 1998, Sam Nicoresti was abducted by aliens. 

A Night of Wikipedilove

A Night of Wikipedilove

A unique musical comedy where Noam Osband and Bianca Jaconetty sing original music about sex and love based on Wikipedia. 

After You

After You

In 1961, Hannah’s mum, Angela, was in the Australian premiere production of The Sound of Music. 

Desperately Seeking Motivation: Challenged

Desperately Seeking Motivation: Challenged

Matt Stags and Josie Ettrick-Hogg are desperately seeking motivation. 

Back to the Future 1979-1989

Back to the Future 1979-1989

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… 

Black Sheep

Black Sheep

You normal? Acting strange? Mags, in her 50s, Eddie in his 20s, are both black sheep. 

3,000 Trees: The Death of Mr William McRae

3,000 Trees: The Death of Mr William McRae

Willie MacRae – anti-nuclear campaigner, SNP politician and successful lawyer. 

Until the Flood

Until the Flood

Pulitzer Prize finalist Dael Orlandersmith (Yellowman) performs the UK premiere of her poetic and revelatory play. 

Dylan Dodds and Friends (Friends Not Included)

Dylan Dodds and Friends (Friends Not Included)

Four years ago, Dylan Dodds asked himself a question: could he BE any more ridiculous? The answer, it turns out, is yes. 

Twin Peaks

Twin Peaks

Mandy is an idiot. 

A Holy Show

A Holy Show

Written and directed by Janet Moran. 

Wireless Operator

Wireless Operator

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. 

Eleanor's Story: Home is the Stranger

Eleanor's Story: Home is the Stranger

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. 

How Not to Drown

How Not to Drown

A painful yet uplifting true story of a child asylum-seeker arriving in the UK. 

Woke

Woke

After a superb sold-out run in 2017, Apphia Campbell returned to this year's Edinburgh Fringe for one week only. 

3 Years, 1 Week and a Lemon Drizzle

3 Years, 1 Week and a Lemon Drizzle

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. 

Lines

Lines

With damning questions on moral and personal boundaries, Lines is a stunning and complex portrayal of sexual assault. 

Good Grief

Good Grief

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. 

The Great Song Cycle, Song Cycle

The Great Song Cycle, Song Cycle

A musical memoir about one woman’s solo bicycle/music tour 1,254 miles down the west coast of the USA. 

Nazanin's Story

Nazanin's Story

The true and ongoing struggle of a family ripped apart, after Nazanin and her baby daughter were taken in Tehran in 2016. 

Old Boy

Old Boy

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… 

Pam Ford: Pants and Pantsability Rinsed

Pam Ford: Pants and Pantsability Rinsed

Following last years standing-room-only show, Pam’s ready to see if she can clean up her act. 

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. 

Big Man. Little Instruments

Big Man. Little Instruments

One man’s intimate story of escape from religion, to love, loss and triumph. 

Audience With a Transvestite

Audience With a Transvestite

He/she is back at the fringe to tell of his enduring happily married life as Maxine. 

Tetra-Decathlon

Tetra-Decathlon

The Tetra-Decathlon is a gruelling 14-event athletics competition, requiring a unique combination of skills to complete. 

Adam Kay: This Is Going to Hurt (Secret Diaries of a Junior Doctor)

Adam Kay: This Is Going to Hurt (Secret Diaries of a Junior Doctor)

Back for five nights only. 

Alice Hawkins – Suffragette

Alice Hawkins – Suffragette

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… 

The Great Song Cycle, Song Cycle

The Great Song Cycle, Song Cycle

A musical memoir about one woman’s solo bicycle/music tour 1,254 miles down the west coast of the USA. 

Curio (A Cabinet of Curiosities)

Curio (A Cabinet of Curiosities)

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… 

Cock, Cock... Who's There?

Cock, Cock... Who's There?

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… 

Blinded

Blinded

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. 

Ed Patrick: Comedians' Surgery

Ed Patrick: Comedians' Surgery

Welcome to the Comedians’ Surgery, take your seat, we’ll be with you shortly. 

In for a Penny

In for a Penny

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… 

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. 

My Left Nut

My Left Nut

“Bitter Sweet Symphony” by The Verve. 

The Women of Lockerbie

The Women of Lockerbie

‘Grief is a guest who stays too long. 

Stealth Aspies – Autistic People Speaking

Stealth Aspies – Autistic People Speaking

Unlike anything you have ever experienced before. 

Paul Savage: DoGooder

Paul Savage: DoGooder

It’s hard to do good when everything’s falling apart. 

Live Before You Die

Live Before You Die

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… 

Alex Love: Stop the Press, I Want to Get Off

Alex Love: Stop the Press, I Want to Get Off

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 … 

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

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

Award-winning storytelling. 

Not Dead Yet!

Not Dead Yet!

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… 

Thief

Thief

Sailor thrives in the bars, dives and doss houses of the most squalid ports. 

Wikipedilove

Wikipedilove

Wikipedia is the world’s greatest book on love, filled with amazing tales of sex and romance. 

Dear Lucy...

Dear Lucy...

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. 

Nathan Cassidy: If I Caused the Financial Crash of 2008 - CANCELLED

Nathan Cassidy: If I Caused the Financial Crash of 2008 - CANCELLED

Award-winning comedian and ex-banker’s explosive show exposes the secrets behind the 2008 crash. 

Desperately Seeking Motivation (The Beginning)

Desperately Seeking Motivation (The Beginning)

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 … 

Phil Kay: Lighter Hour

Phil Kay: Lighter Hour

See Phil nails all today’s major issues in play in his fast not furious, voiced-based show. 

@JohnLewis: Never Knowingly Undertweeted

@JohnLewis: Never Knowingly Undertweeted

John Lewis is a computer scientist, father of four, social liberal, atheist, and not a retail store. 

Adam Riches Is The Guy Who...

Adam Riches Is The Guy Who...

Guerilla Aspies Year Four – Autism. Amusement. Conversion.

Guerilla Aspies Year Four – Autism. Amusement. Conversion.

The show that the greater media cannot entirely accept as real. 

What Listening to 10,000 Love Songs Has Taught Me About Love

What Listening to 10,000 Love Songs Has Taught Me About Love

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… 

Mr Merrick, the Elephant Man

Mr Merrick, the Elephant Man

Award-winning Lucky Dog bring their acclaimed Mr Merrick, the Elephant Man to Edinburgh for the first time. 

Songs from the Kop

Songs from the Kop

A history in story and in song, of the terraces at Anfield Football Ground known as the Kop. 

Conflict of Interest

Conflict of Interest

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 … 

Accidental Cougar

Accidental Cougar

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… 

Van Gogh Find Yourself #vgfy

Van Gogh Find Yourself #vgfy

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… 

Live Your Best Life

Live Your Best Life

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… 

Ruki

Ruki

For a long time the system in the city was different. 

Heroine

Heroine

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. 

Jane Hill – Addicted to Fun

Jane Hill – Addicted to Fun

Jane used to be fun. 

Eleanor's Story: An American Girl in Hitler's Germany

Eleanor's Story: An American Girl in Hitler's Germany

Eleanor Ramrath Garner’s best-selling memoir of her youth, adapted for the stage and performed by her granddaughter Ingrid. 

KillyMuck

KillyMuck

Inspired by real events, Killymuck is a housing estate built on a paupers graveyard in 1970s Ireland. 

Where It Hurts

Where It Hurts

Grassmarket Projects return to Summerhall after the successes of Doubting Thomas and Doglife with an authentic exploration of care within the NHS. 

That Woman! Wallis Simpson, Duchess of Windsor

That Woman! Wallis Simpson, Duchess of Windsor

She won a King’s heart in the 40 year romance known around the world as The Love Story of the 20th century. 

The Department of Lost and Found

The Department of Lost and Found

A 1960s caravan housing a left-luggage Museum. 

Chemo Barbie

Chemo Barbie

In 2016, Heather Keller, a healthy young vegan runner, was diagnosed with breast cancer and her life changed forever. 

Douglas Walker Presents: Of Christmas Past

Douglas Walker Presents: Of Christmas Past

Christmas is a time for joy and happiness, but there’s a sinister secret wrapped in the stories we tell. 

...And This Is My Friend Mr Laurel

...And This Is My Friend Mr Laurel

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. 

CreativeMornings

CreativeMornings

CreativeMornings is a breakfast lecture series for the creative community. 

Dear Home Office :Still Pending

Dear Home Office :Still Pending

Amidst the large amount of political theatre at the Fringe, Dear Home Office: Still Pending sticks out. 

Creative Solutions for Creative Careers

Creative Solutions for Creative Careers

As part of Fringe Central’s Young Voices: Fresh Perspective programme, the Scottish Drama Training Network presented Creative Solutions for Creative Careers. 

Bilingualism in Theatre - Workshop

Bilingualism in Theatre - Workshop

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe Participants. 

Locating Your Inner Ooomph

Locating Your Inner Ooomph

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe participants. 

Meet the Venues

Meet the Venues

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… 

Bilingualism in Theatre - Discussion

Bilingualism in Theatre - Discussion

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe participants. 

Discover Melbourne Fringe

Discover Melbourne Fringe

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). 

Whose Line is Anyway? – Captioning your Fringe show

Whose Line is Anyway? – Captioning your Fringe show

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe participants. 

Setting Out

Setting Out

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe participants. 

You're Never Too Old... Are You? – Free

You're Never Too Old... Are You? – Free

Jim Everett, AKA Jimmy Francis, is relatively new to comedy. 

Sustainable Shows: Emerging Trends

Sustainable Shows: Emerging Trends

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe participants. 

The Outcast in Theatre

The Outcast in Theatre

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe participants. 

Find Your Feet

Find Your Feet

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe participants. 

Amateur Theatre Meet Up

Amateur Theatre Meet Up

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe participants. 

Training for Technical Theatre and Acting

Training for Technical Theatre and Acting

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe participants. 

Get Your Brighton Fringe on!

Get Your Brighton Fringe on!

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… 

Equity: Drop-in Advice

Equity: Drop-in Advice

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe participants. 

1-2-1 with the Independent Theatre Council

1-2-1 with the Independent Theatre Council

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe participants. 

Funny Money

Funny Money

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe participants. 

Darius Davies: Road to Wrestlemania

Darius Davies: Road to Wrestlemania

By all accounts Darius Davies has had a few interesting experiences this Fringe. 

Undercover Refugee

Undercover Refugee

Undercover Refugee is a satire about white heroes, cool policemen and sexy Syrians. 

Sustaining a Career on the Fringe

Sustaining a Career on the Fringe

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe participants. 

The Fringe Fair

The Fringe Fair

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe participants. 

The Bigger Picture: Partnerships in Europe

The Bigger Picture: Partnerships in Europe

How do I develop relationships with professionals in other European countries? What opportunities are there to collaborate across borders with other creators. 

Looking for Mummy: Nazanin's Story

Looking for Mummy: Nazanin's Story

Uncovering the true and still unfolding story of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe: a charity worker detained in Iran while on holiday, visiting her family. 

Katie and Pip

Katie and Pip

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. 

Disability: The Low Down

Disability: The Low Down

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe participants. 

How I Said 'F**k You' to the Company When They Tried to Make Me Redundant

How I Said 'F**k You' to the Company When They Tried to Make Me Redundant

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… 

Creative Producing: A Workshop

Creative Producing: A Workshop

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe participants. 

Fringe Artists of Colour Meet-Up

Fringe Artists of Colour Meet-Up

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe participants. 

Script Surgeries with Gowan Calder and Stephen Greenhorn

Script Surgeries with Gowan Calder and Stephen Greenhorn

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe participants. 

Bilingual China/UK Producers Workshop

Bilingual China/UK Producers Workshop

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe participants. 

The Performer Playwright

The Performer Playwright

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe participants. 

Introduction to the Korean Arts Market

Introduction to the Korean Arts Market

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe participants. 

A Thousand Doorways

A Thousand Doorways

A finely-woven, patterned rug hangs from the ceiling, its design typical of the region. 

Adam Kay – Fingering A Minor on the Piano

Adam Kay – Fingering A Minor on the Piano

Adam Kay used to be a doctor and he wants to tell us all about it. 

My Body, My Life: Real stories of Abortion

My Body, My Life: Real stories of Abortion

2017 marks 50 years since the partial legalization of abortion in the UK. 

Acting Through Song

Acting Through Song

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe participants. 

Why Postgraduate Study? A panel Discussion

Why Postgraduate Study? A panel Discussion

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe participants. 

One-on-One Surgeries for Creative Artists

One-on-One Surgeries for Creative Artists

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe participants. 

Surviving & Moving Forward from the Fringe

Surviving & Moving Forward from the Fringe

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe participants. 

Beethoven in Stalingrad

Beethoven in Stalingrad

Stalingrad stands as one of the most destructive and horrific battles of the 20th century. 

The Sleeper

The Sleeper

In 2015, Henry C Krempels was commissioned by VICE to write an article on the refugee crisis which was then at its peak. 

Crossing the Line

Crossing the Line

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe participants. 

Writing and Producing Your Own Work: Top Tips and Study Options

Writing and Producing Your Own Work: Top Tips and Study Options

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe participants. 

Creating Contemporary Performance

Creating Contemporary Performance

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe participants. 

We're All in this Together: Part 2

We're All in this Together: Part 2

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe participants. 

Make it as a Musical Director

Make it as a Musical Director

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe participants. 

Adelaide Fringe Information Session

Adelaide Fringe Information Session

Adelaide Fringe is Australia’s largest open access festival, with over 1,100 events across every art form in over 400 venues. 

Careers in Theatre Production

Careers in Theatre Production

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe participants. 

Auditioning for Drama School

Auditioning for Drama School

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe participants. 

Undercover Refugee

Undercover Refugee

Undercover Refugee is a satire about white heroes, cool policemen and sexy Syrians. 

The Other Half Lives

The Other Half Lives

Grieving is a universal human experience, and The Other Half Lives is a play which analyses grief in the years after someone’s passing. 

How To be an Industry Leader

How To be an Industry Leader

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe participants. 

Acting: In Conversation with...

Acting: In Conversation with...

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe participants. 

Asian Artists Gathering

Asian Artists Gathering

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe participants. 

Welcome Question Mark

Welcome Question Mark

A devised autobiographical theatre performance (with immersive elements) exploring the themes of home and migration. 

Voice & Movement Workshop

Voice & Movement Workshop

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe participants. 

Charlie's Letters

Charlie's Letters

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. 

Bella Freak: Unwritten

Bella Freak: Unwritten

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 … 

The Local, The Global and The Universal

The Local, The Global and The Universal

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe participants. 

Visual Storytelling

Visual Storytelling

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe participants. 

Vote 100 – Alice Hawkins – Suffragette

Vote 100 – Alice Hawkins – Suffragette

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… 

The Art of Participation

The Art of Participation

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe participants. 

Freaking Out and F*cking Up

Freaking Out and F*cking Up

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe participants. 

Freaking Out and F*cking Up

Freaking Out and F*cking Up

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe participants. 

An Introduction to Critical Response Process

An Introduction to Critical Response Process

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe participants. 

Devil's Advocate Panel

Devil's Advocate Panel

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe participants. 

Tickets to my Trauma

Tickets to my Trauma

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe participants. 

Speaking Out

Speaking Out

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe participants. 

The Art of Networking

The Art of Networking

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe participants. 

Morgan Stern

Morgan Stern

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. 

Phil Kay: Euphoric

Phil Kay: Euphoric

‘A comedian like no other. 

I Second That Emotion

I Second That Emotion

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe participants. 

One-on-One Consultations for Small Independent Productions Interested in Touring The U.S.

One-on-One Consultations for Small Independent Productions Interested in Touring The U.S.

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe participants. 

We're All in this Together: Part 1

We're All in this Together: Part 1

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe participants. 

US Tour Booking For Small And Independent Shows

US Tour Booking For Small And Independent Shows

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe participants. 

Access Fringe: What Next?

Access Fringe: What Next?

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe participants. 

One for the Critics – Networking Event

One for the Critics – Networking Event

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe participants. 

Live Shows in an Internet Media Age

Live Shows in an Internet Media Age

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe participants. 

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. 

Woman on Fire

Woman on Fire

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. 

The Truman Capote Talk Show

The Truman Capote Talk Show

Truman Capote regards us with a look that cannot be readily deciphered. 

How to Win the Edinburgh Fringe Sustainable Practice Award

How to Win the Edinburgh Fringe Sustainable Practice Award

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe participants. 

Fashionable Medicine: Syphilis, Spas and Melancholy

Fashionable Medicine: Syphilis, Spas and Melancholy

Visit a spectacular building and discover how diseases and treatments fell in and out of favour in Edinburgh and beyond. 

Directing and Diversity

Directing and Diversity

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe participants. 

Theatre Production: Pathways and Possibilities

Theatre Production: Pathways and Possibilities

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe participants. 

A Mentally Well Fringe

A Mentally Well Fringe

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe participants. 

Comedy: In Conversation With...

Comedy: In Conversation With...

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe participants. 

I Am My Own Wife

I Am My Own Wife

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. 

From the Body to the Text

From the Body to the Text

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe participants. 

Sorted and Serene!

Sorted and Serene!

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe participants. 

Access on a Budget

Access on a Budget

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe participants. 

The Business of Playwriting

The Business of Playwriting

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe participants. 

Improv Therapy

Improv Therapy

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… 

Fred and Rose

Fred and Rose

Three decades of killing - 24 hours to break the case. 

Tim Renkow Has Accepted Satan as Lord and Savior

Tim Renkow Has Accepted Satan as Lord and Savior

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. 

Unfinished Business

Unfinished Business

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. 

Inheritance

Inheritance

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… 

War of the Worlds: The Panic Broadcast

War of the Worlds: The Panic Broadcast

Seven actors perform 40 roles in this radio show adaptation of HG Wells’s classic sci-fi thriller about a Martian invasion of Earth. 

First Light

First Light

One night can change your life. 

Doglife

Doglife

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… 

Narcos – A Conversation on the Capturing of Pablo Escobar With DEA Agents Steve Murphy and Javier Pena

Narcos – A Conversation on the Capturing of Pablo Escobar With DEA Agents Steve Murphy and Javier Pena

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… 

The Gods Wore Red

The Gods Wore Red

The life and times of Bill Shankly: comedian, philosopher, dictator, god, angel, devil, saint – and tragic hero. 

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

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

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… 

The Idiot's Guide to Kink

The Idiot's Guide to Kink

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… 

Pam Ford: Pants and Pantsability

Pam Ford: Pants and Pantsability

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, … 

For Godley's Sake!

For Godley's Sake!

‘Godmother of Scottish comedy’ (Scotsman), Janey Godley, brings another free show to the Edinburgh Fringe. 

Guerilla Aspies - Third Autism and Aspergers Converting Year

Guerilla Aspies - Third Autism and Aspergers Converting Year

Revised by audience feedback throughout, your chance to contribute to the interactive audience autism conversion phenomenon has returned. 

Van Gogh Find Yourself #VGFY

Van Gogh Find Yourself #VGFY

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… 

Cheetah

Cheetah

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… 

Ed Patrick: Comedians' Surgery

Ed Patrick: Comedians' Surgery

Welcome to the Comedians’ Surgery, take your seat, we’ll be with you shortly. 

Douglas Walker Has a Nice Sit Down

Douglas Walker Has a Nice Sit Down

The Fringe is a bloody hectic business. 

I Hate Myself So People Will Like Me (and Other Strategies for Success)

I Hate Myself So People Will Like Me (and Other Strategies for Success)

A show for anyone who ever worried they weren’t normal. 

Jem Brookes: Pull Yourself Together

Jem Brookes: Pull Yourself Together

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. 

Confabulation

Confabulation

Every act of remembering is an act of storytelling. 

Edd Hedges: Wonderland

Edd Hedges: Wonderland

Hello. 

Mission Abort

Mission Abort

Pain! Shame! Confusion! Or. 

Inheritance

Inheritance

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… 

Amy, 25, Almost Cool

Amy, 25, Almost Cool

Amy’s best friend pushes her to go out to last-minute drinks with a hunky model she meets unexpectedly. 

Disability Equality Training

Disability Equality Training

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe participants. 

Oliver Reed: Wild Thing

Oliver Reed: Wild Thing

When Richard Burton appeared on the Dick Cavett show in 1980, the host would later describe the actor as “already a beautiful ruin. 

Künt and the Gang – It's a Bit Early for Künt and the Gang

Künt and the Gang – It's a Bit Early for Künt and the Gang

Two early evenings only. An hour of Künt’s best, wrongest and new comedy songs.  

Remember Edith Cavell

Remember Edith Cavell

100 years ago Nurse Edith Cavell was shot for assisting allied soldiers out of Belgium. 

Evil

Evil

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 … 

Norman Lovett: Entertaining Moaner

Norman Lovett: Entertaining Moaner

Norman Lovett’s deadpan face will be instantly recognizable to a generation as the dim-witted ship’s computer, Holly of Red Dwarf fame. 

Year Ten

Year Ten

Never judge a play by its title. 

Us / Them

Us / Them

I can count on one hand the number of plays that have sent shivers down my spine: Us/Them is one such show. 

Henry Rollins – Charmingly Obstinate

Henry Rollins – Charmingly Obstinate

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. 

Drink! The Musical

Drink! The Musical

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… 

How I Said F*ck You to the Company When They Tried to Make Me Redundant

How I Said F*ck You to the Company When They Tried to Make Me Redundant

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,… 

More Scouse Saddam

More Scouse Saddam

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… 

Dr Sandra Bingham Presents Pirates, Plunder and Personalities: The Rediscovery of Ancient Carthage

Dr Sandra Bingham Presents Pirates, Plunder and Personalities: The Rediscovery of Ancient Carthage

Early archaeological enthusiasts at Carthage were drawn in search of the city of Dido and Hannibal. 

Awkward Confessions of a Homeless Sex God

Awkward Confessions of a Homeless Sex God

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. 

A Man Standing

A Man Standing

“You come in like a lion and you leave like a lamb”. 

50% Liability

50% Liability

How can one person have so much bad luck in one lifetime? Drowning. 

Hamlet, Ophelia – Part One

Hamlet, Ophelia – Part One

Hamlet is a woman, she is living the play from the lovers’ point of view, going into the depths of humanity. 

Eat. Sleep. Bathe. Repeat

Eat. Sleep. Bathe. Repeat

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. 

What Kind of Fool Am I?

What Kind of Fool Am I?

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. 

Grant Stott's Tales from Behind the Mic

Grant Stott's Tales from Behind the Mic

Grant Stott is well known around the Edinburgh area. 

Arthur Conan Doyle, an Edinburgh Man

Arthur Conan Doyle, an Edinburgh Man

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!… 

Van Gogh Find Yourself

Van Gogh Find Yourself

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. 

The Shadow Box

The Shadow Box

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. 

The Interference
BOBBY WINNER

The Interference

It is hard to tackle a subject such as campus rape in America and get the tone right. 

My Life in...

My Life in...

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 … 

The Dining Room

The Dining Room

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. 

Letters to Windsor House

Letters to Windsor House

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… 

Doubting Thomas

Doubting Thomas

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… 

The Coin-Operated Girl

The Coin-Operated Girl

With hilarious anecdotes and a no holds barred Q&A, it’s a whole new angle on the world of sex work. 

Van Gogh Find Yourself

Van Gogh Find Yourself

Interactive experience. 

The Money Fish

The Money Fish

A young man in search of fortune and adventure lands a job on a commercial fishing boat in the middle of the Bering Sea. 

#All of Us in Wonderland

#All of Us in Wonderland

The world of social media is beguiling, engrossing, enriching and deeply disturbing, as was Alice’s famous adventure. 

The One Legged Man Show

The One Legged Man Show

A gunshot on New Year’s Eve on a beach in Thailand changed musical theatre artist Nils Bergstrand’s life forever. 

David Quirk: Approaching Perfection

David Quirk: Approaching Perfection

Approaching Perfection is the new film¹ by award-winning director² David Quirk. 

Just Let the Wind Untie My Perfumed Hair... or Who Is Tahirih?

Just Let the Wind Untie My Perfumed Hair... or Who Is Tahirih?

Experience the shocking, beautiful true story of Tahirih, a Persian poetess and the first female suffrage martyr. 

Circumcision

Circumcision

A show about being circumcised at 27. 

50% Scottish, 100% Crazy, Let’s Laugh

50% Scottish, 100% Crazy, Let’s Laugh

Returning to the city of my momma’s birth, my life’s story about everything that led me back to Edinburgh. 

Come Look at the Baby

Come Look at the Baby

An actual baby, just. 

James Nokise: So So Gangsta

James Nokise: So So Gangsta

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. 

Normally Abnormal

Normally Abnormal

Award-winning comic Dave Chawner takes a sensitive, funny and thought-provoking look at eating disorders, mental health and identity. 

Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon

Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon

Based on the six degrees of separation concept, all actors are said to be linked to Kevin Bacon in less than six steps. 

50% Liability

50% Liability

How can one person have so much bad luck in one lifetime? Drowning. 

Ricky Tomlinson: Guilty My Arse

Ricky Tomlinson: Guilty My Arse

He promises that next year he’ll bring his comedy show to the Fringe, but right now Ricky Tomlinson has serious matters to discuss. 

Celebrating Edinburgh's Traditional Buildings: Craigmillar Castle Craft Skills Festival

Celebrating Edinburgh's Traditional Buildings: Craigmillar Castle Craft Skills Festival

Activities for all the family – learn how castles were built, see stone masons in action and hear about the area’s geology. 

Celebrating Edinburgh's Traditional Buildings: How a Georgian Townhouse Was Built

Celebrating Edinburgh's Traditional Buildings: How a Georgian Townhouse Was Built

No 5 Charlotte Square, Ian Gow of the National Trust for Scotland gives an informing guide to the built fabric and means of construction. 

Celebrating Edinburgh's Traditional Buildings: Marbling and Graining Techniques, Signwriting Skills

Celebrating Edinburgh's Traditional Buildings: Marbling and Graining Techniques, Signwriting Skills

Mark Nevin from Nevin of Edinburgh demonstrates remarkable transforming painting techniques. 

Celebrating Edinburgh's Traditional Buildings: Roof Slating Demonstration

Celebrating Edinburgh's Traditional Buildings: Roof Slating Demonstration

Scotland’s buildings have slate roofs, now no Scottish slate quarry remains. 

Devious Comments

Devious Comments

People really do say some weird things on social media. 

E15

E15

Explosive from start to finish, E15 is verbatim theatre at its most exciting. 

Linking Rings

Linking Rings

In Linking 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… 

Backstage in Biscuit Land

Backstage in Biscuit Land

Sometimes the best moments in live theatre are those that happen unexpectedly. 

The Happiness Project

The Happiness Project

‘I looked for it on Blackpool beach with my Mum. 

Celebrating Edinburgh's Traditional Buildings: Architectural Cast Iron – Skills Demonstration

Celebrating Edinburgh's Traditional Buildings: Architectural Cast Iron – Skills Demonstration

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… 

Celebrating Edinburgh's Traditional Buildings: Traditional Building Skills and World Heritage

Celebrating Edinburgh's Traditional Buildings: Traditional Building Skills and World Heritage

Edinburgh provides a magnificent festival setting. 

Celebrating Edinburgh's Traditional Buildings: Georgian Edinburgh Before the New Town

Celebrating Edinburgh's Traditional Buildings: Georgian Edinburgh Before the New Town

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. 

Celebrating Edinburgh's Traditional Buildings: Stonemasonry Skills Demonstration

Celebrating Edinburgh's Traditional Buildings: Stonemasonry Skills Demonstration

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… 

You're Not Like the Other Girls Chrissy

You're Not Like the Other Girls Chrissy

Caroline Horton enters laden with suitcases against a pastel French tricolour. 

Celebrating Edinburgh's Traditional Buildings: Lead Roofing Demonstration

Celebrating Edinburgh's Traditional Buildings: Lead Roofing Demonstration

Lead roofing demonstration: Steve McLennan of the National Federation of Roofing Contractors provides an enjoyable demonstration of the expertise required for creating and repairin… 

Woodbine Willie

Woodbine Willie

Woodbine Willie, the affectionate nickname of the World War One chaplain Reverend Geoffrey Studdert Kennedy. 

Celebrating Edinburgh's Traditional Buildings: Restoration and Redevelopment of Riddle's Court

Celebrating Edinburgh's Traditional Buildings: Restoration and Redevelopment of Riddle's Court

Riddle’s Court has a rich history, including homing philosopher David Hume. 

Celebrating Edinburgh's Traditional Buildings: Sash and Case Windows, Maintenance and Repair

Celebrating Edinburgh's Traditional Buildings: Sash and Case Windows, Maintenance and Repair

Care for these windows and they’ll thrive for another few decades. 

Diary of a Dating Addict

Diary of a Dating Addict

‘Finding a partner’s like finding a job: you’ve got to put the work in’, says Maddy Anholt, and she would know. 

Be My Baby!

Be My Baby!

‘Be my little baby,’ intone The Ronettes as the Swinging Sixties unleash a wave of sexual liberation for women. 

Chap at the Door and The Aftermath

Chap at the Door and The Aftermath

Behind every person misusing substances is a family. 

Learning to Live

Learning to Live

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… 

Waitless

Waitless

Described as a ‘backwards love story’, Waitless is an interesting twist on the genre of romance. 

The Cocaine Conspiracy

The Cocaine Conspiracy

The cocaine trade has enormous social and ecological consequences on both global and local scales. 

The State of Concrete

The State of Concrete

The Britwell estate, built in 1957, was created to rehouse people from the slum clearance areas of London and Essex. 

Dial Medicine for Murder

Dial Medicine for Murder

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. 

Reclaiming Vietnam

Reclaiming Vietnam

Kim Chinh has mastered the art of storytelling in her new one-woman show Reclaiming Vietnam. 

The Tobolowsky Files

The Tobolowsky Files

‘This will be as true as I can make it. 

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

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

Eric is a friendly, unassuming man whose Tales of the Sea take you through his time spent on submarines in the Royal Navy. 

48 Minutes / Free Festival

48 Minutes / Free Festival

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… 

How to Keep an Alien

How to Keep an Alien

How to Keep an Alien is an autobiographical story written and performed by Irish actress Sonya Kelly. 

Matt Price: The Boy with Cake on His Face

Matt Price: The Boy with Cake on His Face

One of Matt Price’s ambitions is to be one of the nicest people in comedy, and man, he’s succeeding. 

Belfast Boy

Belfast Boy

This stifling performance by young talent Greg Fossard will make you uneasy as the traumas of a troubled Belfast man’s life unravel. 

Clara Milly: Basketcase, Licensed to Help

Clara Milly: Basketcase, Licensed to Help

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. 

Normally Abnormal

Normally Abnormal

When an audience is laughing, they are listening. 

Bakersfield Mist

Bakersfield Mist

Unemployed bartender Maude is convinced she’s bought a Jackson Pollock for $3 in a junk shop. 

Disorder

Disorder

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… 

Juliette Burton: Look At Me

Juliette Burton: Look At Me

Is who we are who we appear to be? Award-winning performer Juliette Burton’s been fat, thin and everything between. 

WeddingBingo – Free

WeddingBingo – Free

You are cordially invited to a show that celebrates two of the best things in life: weddings and bingo. 

Mutually Assured Destruction

Mutually Assured Destruction

In this world premiere, Don Zolidis provides glimpses into the sometimes confrontational, sometimes poignant relationship between siblings in a series of vignettes. 

The Eulogy of Toby Peach

The Eulogy of Toby Peach

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… 

Drink! The Musical

Drink! The Musical

Join Just Bee Drama as they take you on a fun, emotional journey through the twists and turns of life living with alcoholism. 

Phil Kay MegaBusy

Phil Kay MegaBusy

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. 

This Being Human

This Being Human

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. 

Smut Slam Cabaret: Where Sexy and Storytelling Collide

Smut Slam Cabaret: Where Sexy and Storytelling Collide

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

Strange Face – Adventures With a Lost Nick Drake Recording

Strange Face – Adventures With a Lost Nick Drake Recording

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… 

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? 

The Bench

The Bench

The north of England. 

Cold Stone Jug

Cold Stone Jug

A portrait of one of South Africa’s most prolific writer’s prison experience in the 1920s. 

Read All About It!

Read All About It!

Stand-up comic Ben Clover was a local newspaper reporter for six years. 

Strictly Balti

Strictly Balti

A show for anyone who ever felt a little bit different growing up. 

Magdalen

Magdalen

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… 

The Laramie Project

The Laramie Project

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 … 

In the West

In the West

These comedic and heartfelt monologues were written by a group of playwrights from Austin, Texas in 1985. 

Read All About It!

Read All About It!

Stand-up comic Ben Clover was a local newspaper reporter for six years. 

Dave Griffiths: C U in Court

Dave Griffiths: C U in Court

One comedian’s hilarious battle with French Connection (FCUK) for the right to wear his CNUT t-shirt on stage. 

Love Bites

Love Bites

If you love somebody, let them go. 

Femmetamorphosis

Femmetamorphosis

A lingerie party is arranged with a group of women from different walks of life. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Fiona Herbert (winner of Tall Tales 2012 and 2015) attempts to answer her FAQs about work, rest and play. 

Michelle McManus: Reloaded

Michelle McManus: Reloaded

Presenter, columnist and singer Michelle brings a new Reloaded one-woman show to the Festival. 

Burt Lancaster Pierced My Hymen (When I Was 11)

Burt Lancaster Pierced My Hymen (When I Was 11)

Burt Lancaster Pierced My Hymen is a side-splitting, filthy, compelling and poignant show. 

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. 

Dicing With Dr Death

Dicing With Dr Death

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… 

Bobby Mair: Filthy Immigrant

Bobby Mair: Filthy Immigrant

Bobby Mair delivers a dark, honest and hilarious hour of pure stand-up. 

Alfie Moore: A Fair Cop Stands Up

Alfie Moore: A Fair Cop Stands Up

The world’s finest police force is collapsing around us. 

Raymond Mearns Is Growing Old Disgracefully

Raymond Mearns Is Growing Old Disgracefully

They say 50 is the new 30, if that’s true then I am only 27.