It's True, It's True, It's True

It's True, It's True, It's True

If only beheading an enemy was the way to solve problems in the modern world. 

Who Cares

Who Cares

Who Cares is a stunning, fast paced piece of verbatim theatre about the plight of three young carers living in Salford. 

Full Consent to Speak on My Behalf

Full Consent to Speak on My Behalf

Full Consent To Speak On My Behalf refers to a statutory line used by professionals, enabling foster carers to speak on behalf of children in the care system. 

10:31, MCR

10:31, MCR

It was a day like any other day. 

Nothing to Hide

Nothing to Hide

My iPhone can hear me. 

Pearls

Pearls

You can’t help getting older, but you don’t have to get old. 

35,000

35,000

You make 35,000 decisions a day. 

The Examination

The Examination

Very few kind words have ever been said about the prison system in this or any other nation. 

America Is Hard to See

America Is Hard to See

The Edinburgh Fringe is awash with shows designed to shock and push our buttons. 

Faultlines

Faultlines

Using personal stories and first-hand accounts, Faultlines is a play built on truth. 

Love and Sex and All Things In-Between

Love and Sex and All Things In-Between

Verbatim stories of “love” in all its magnificence and monstrousness. 

Faultlines

Faultlines

Using personal stories and first-hand accounts, Faultlines is a play built on truth. 

Getting to Know Katie

Getting to Know Katie

We enter stage and Jonathan Ashby-Rock delicately tends to his flowers, encased in boxes across the stage. 

She

She

What does it mean to be a woman in today’s society? How does she tackle the obstacles that life throws at her? Who is She? A verbatim performance led by the experiences of real w… 

Prefer Not To Say

Prefer Not To Say

‘But the terror wasn’t about what I was being accused of, the terror was what I could get done for. 

Bost Uni Plues

Bost Uni Plues

Everyone says that university is the best three years of your life! So what happens next? Based on true experiences told by graduates, join three clowns as they leave the comfort o… 

Coming Home With Me

Coming Home With Me

A night exploring the grimy underbelly of a girls’ night out. 

Boxed Out

Boxed Out

In response to the #MeToo movement, Boxed Out uses verbatim (or interview-based theatre) to explore how people of all ages are experiencing gender, gender norms and gender stereoty… 

Twice Over

Twice Over

Twice Over examines Thatcher and May’s leadership through the lives of two Northern women. 

Unknown

Unknown

The true story of a 21-year-old girl in an Australian plane crash during her study abroad year. 

All That Remains

All That Remains

All That Remains is a moving reflection on loss and memory based on true stories from the ongoing war in Ukraine. 

The Laramie Project

The Laramie Project

Tectonic Theatre’s The Laramie Project is a masterpiece in verbatim, a chronicle of the 1998 real-life kidnap and murder of Matthew Shepard, a 21-year-old student from Wyoming. 

Rights of Passage

Rights of Passage

Miremba, a Ugandan woman forced to leave her girlfriend and marry. 

I Love You Mum... I Promise I Won't Die!

I Love You Mum... I Promise I Won't Die!

I’d had a conversation with Dan about ecstasy. 

The First Love Project

The First Love Project

Whoever you are, you’ll only know first love once. 

Let's Talk About Porn

Let's Talk About Porn

Is porn misogynistic or female empowerment in action? Why don’t we talk about porn? What impact does porn have on teenagers, adults and children? Is porn ultimately a good thing … 

Red and Boiling

Red and Boiling

Red and Boiling is an entertaining cabaret-style show with some serious undertones. 

Joz Norris Has No Show This Year, but Mr Fruit Salad Does

Joz Norris Has No Show This Year, but Mr Fruit Salad Does

Hi, I’m award-winning comic, actor and writer Joz Norris (BBC Three, BBC Radio 4, BBC Radio 4 Extra, ITV, ITV2, Dave, Channel 4). 

A State of Mind

A State of Mind

There is never a dull moment with Billie. 

It's True, It's True, It's True

It's True, It's True, It's True

What does the transcript of a 17th century Italian rape trial reveal about the state of the world nowadays? That, despite 400 years of supposed social progress, the impulse to blam… 

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<3_Error 404_<3

When was the last time you messaged a friend, updated your story or video called family? We live in a world of instant communication but how often do we assess the presence of tech… 

Pig Circus

Pig Circus

Pigs, pomp and porkers abound in this off-the-wall clown show about our government’s handling of Brexit negotiations. 

Blackout

Blackout

I’ll begin by noting that this particular viewing was unfortunately tarnished by a very inconsiderate audience, where both latecomers and six mid-show phone calls bombarded the f… 

Out of Control

Out of Control

‘It was strange because at the time I wasn’t really looking for anybody, so when you see somebody. 

Brenda's Got a Baby

Brenda's Got a Baby

Brenda’s Got a Baby was birthed from a concept created by Molly Rumford, financed via Crowdfunder and the culmination of interviews and news stories from real people. 

Spaces

Spaces

Spaces discusses boundaries and the obstacles that affect our relationships, with a focus on friendships, romantic relationships and familial bonds. 

Trojan Horse

Trojan Horse

‘Why should I continue to be tolerant, when the world has been so intolerant of me?’ Trojan Horse was a local story that hit the national press, accusing ‘hardline’ Muslim te… 

(even) HOTTER

(even) HOTTER

‘People are more fixated on flesh than ever before in history’ (Ann, 97). 

Locker Room Talk

Locker Room Talk

Delve into an hour of real Locker Room Talk, a term made infamous by Donald Trump, and allow yourself to be immersed into the murky and dark world of everyday sexism that society d… 

Prison Psychologist

Prison Psychologist

The performance of London-based Belarussian actress Alexia Mankovskaya has been critically acclaimed in Russia after the production’s triumphant premiere at the VI Theatre Festival… 

A Young Man Dressed as a Gorilla Dressed as an Old Man Sits Rocking in a Rocking Chair for 56 Minutes and Then Leaves... 9

A Young Man Dressed as a Gorilla Dressed as an Old Man Sits Rocking in a Rocking Chair for 56 Minutes and Then Leaves... 9

One performance only. Turn up early, sell-out expected. 

Freshlings

Freshlings

Whet your appetite and delve into the seductive minds of the new generation in an honest portrayal of all that goes on in the first year of university – the good the bad and the … 

A Compendium of Lost Things

A Compendium of Lost Things

A man collects stories of lost keys and dreams gone astray, wayward wallets and absent loved ones, abandoned playthings and misplaced memories. 

Fine, Thanks

Fine, Thanks

Every given year one in four people will experience a very serious diagnosable mental illness – if it’s not you it’s a mate. 

Cherry

Cherry

“None of these words are our own. 

The Tinder Tales

The Tinder Tales

Produced by Connie Stride and co-directed by Emily Ashbrook and Elizabeth Bailey, The Tinder Tales excels in making genuine experiences appear visceral. 

Jane Doe

Jane Doe

Nobody wants to be lectured. 

My Dad Wrote a Porno: Live

My Dad Wrote a Porno: Live

The team behind the hilarious smash hit podcast are coming to Edinburgh for two live shows. 

The Laramie Project
BOBBY WINNER

The Laramie Project

Fourteen cast members. 

5 Guys Chillin'

5 Guys Chillin'

Many an article’s been written on how the gay scene appears dominated by drugs and sex. 

Meeting at 33

Meeting at 33

Alcoholics’ recovery meetings are happening all around us, all the time. 

Prospect High: Brooklyn

Prospect High: Brooklyn

Listen closely with empathy to what high school students are saying. 

POV

POV

A part devised, part verbatim piece of theatre that delves deep into the effects that pornography, with its growing popularity and influence, has on individuals in the 21st century… 

Joy Donze: 13 and Not Pregnant

Joy Donze: 13 and Not Pregnant

Winner Best Comedy at United Solo Festival New York 2016. 

A Clock Face Exhibition – Free

A Clock Face Exhibition – Free

A near-immersive theatre show encompassing and delving into the lives of six recovering addicts. 

Lists for the End of the World

Lists for the End of the World

A joyful and touching view of the world through other people’s eyes, Lists… is a show composed entirely of crowdsourced lists. 

Candid

Candid

To tell stories in unexpected ways; that is the promise that Wildkind Theatre makes in their tagline. 

Mobile

Mobile

Co-commissioned by Live Theatre/The Marlowe Theatre. 

Penetrating Europe, or Migrants Have Talent

Penetrating Europe, or Migrants Have Talent

Molodyi Teatre combine verbatim accounts of migration from the Ukraine to the UK with a Britain’s Got Talent pastiche in a bizarre satire of modern-day xenophobia. 

Spill: A Verbatim Show About Sex

Spill: A Verbatim Show About Sex

Spill: A Verbatim Show About Sex is the sex-ed class we all wish we’d had. 

Playing Soldiers

Playing Soldiers

Young company LUND have created a collage of testimonies from current, former and aspiring young servicemen and women in their new show Playing Soldiers. 

All Might Seem Good

All Might Seem Good

Drawing from the likes of renowned theatre company DV8, All Might Seem Good mixes verbatim accounts of fate with physical theatre: mixing the highly natural with the highly stylise… 

I Love You / It's Over

I Love You / It's Over

As a piece of verbatim theatre, I Love You / It’s Over gives a much more clear headed, down-to-earth view of love than you’re likely to find in a more highly wrought play. 

Fragility

Fragility

I am male. 

Tagged

Tagged

Tagged follows Glaswegian teens Seanette and Lynn as they navigate a cycle of crime, reoffending and breaching court orders. 

E15

E15

“Finally, for the first time, we are being seen. 

5 Guys Chillin'

5 Guys Chillin'

If your idea of chillin’ is sitting in the armchair with a cup of cocoa and a novel, you probably won’t feel at ease with this play. 

Still Here

Still Here

Still Here is a new piece of verbatim theatre formed from an interview conducted in the Calais refugee camp during December 2015. 

The Third Wave

The Third Wave

A gripping true story about a high-school experiment that went out of control. 

The Tinder Game

The Tinder Game

A comical and haunting play about a young generation’s morality and its desperate search for connection. 

BODIED

BODIED

Forget everything you think you know about battle rap. 

Monkey Bars

Monkey Bars

‘Monkey Bars’, written by award-winning writer Chris Goode, transports you into the world of a child. 

Seven

Seven

For a topic that has become slightly worn in recent years and can easily slip into cliché, this was a very commendable take, using the extremely difficult device of verbatim perfo… 

Youth

Youth

An original play. 

Cream Pie

Cream Pie

Physical comedy, object theatre and tacky music reveal the misogyny, oppression, and just plain awful sex seen in mainstream porn today. 

Song of Songs: We're All in This Together

Song of Songs: We're All in This Together

A choir meets to rehearse a song to make things better. 

The Sentence Snatchers: A Terribly Twisted Yarn

The Sentence Snatchers: A Terribly Twisted Yarn

What happens to unfinished sentences? Join the deliciously devious Sentence Snatchers as we trip, tangle and tongue-twist our way through the fantastical town of Loose End, where t… 

Ventoux

Ventoux

Ventoux is the story of two cyclists, one forbidding mountain and a potent rivalry. 

17

17

Bear Pit Theatre present a sweet show which narrates different generations’ experiences of when they were 17. 

E15

E15

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

Womenswear

Womenswear

Through a strong ensemble cast, this piece aims to expose the truth behind the juxtaposition of the stereotypical woman and the reality which every woman struggles to deal and cope… 

My Name is Rachel Corrie

My Name is Rachel Corrie

Why did a 23-year-old woman leave her comfortable American life to stand between a bulldozer and a Palestinian home? From the words she left behind, My Name is Rachel Corrie tells … 

Stories, Told

Stories, Told

Ghostly stories, told by sceptics. 

An Audience With Jimmy Savile

An Audience With Jimmy Savile

As a career move, dying was the savviest option for Jimmy Savile. 

Valiant

Valiant

Valiant is an hour of verbatim stories from women who have experienced war, adapted from the book Valiant War and Exile by Sally Hayton-Keeva who collected interviews from women ac… 

Untold Wars: A New Verbatim Musical

Untold Wars: A New Verbatim Musical

Working within the rather large shadow of the National Theatre’s verbatim triumph London Road, new Leeds-based company 203 Theatre have hopped on this particular niche musical ba… 

A Cinema in South Georgia

A Cinema in South Georgia

Co-written by Susan Wilson and Jeffrey Mayhew, A Cinema in South Georgia follows the misadventures and travels of a group of Edinburgh Whalers in a desolate outpost in South Georgi… 

Trans Scripts

Trans Scripts

One of the challenges of reportage theatre – works in which the words and experiences of real people are edited and put into the words of actors – is to justify the process as … 

The Absence Of

The Absence Of

The relationship between parent and child is one of the most important in society and in the lives of most people. 

Departures: A Song Cycle

Departures: A Song Cycle

Whenever you’re waiting for your next train on the platform, do you imagine yourself having a connection with the person standing next to you? Do you imagine having any common gr… 

We're Not Dogs

We're Not Dogs

What is love? Is it the crazy infatuations of our teenage years, the strength to make a failing marriage work or the instant bond between parent and child? Or is it something else,… 

The 56

The 56

The Venn diagram containing those who enjoy watching football and those who enjoy watching theatre might not have the largest overlap in the world. 

Pole

Pole

Three poles, three performers and a whole lot of juice. 

It's True, It's True, It's True

It's True, It's True, It's True

Fringe First and Total Theatre Award-winning Breach (Tank, The Beanfield) restage the 1612 trial of Agostino Tassi for the rape of baroque painter Artemisia Gentileschi.