Spiked

Spiked

Saraya Haddad presents her one-woman play about the time she performed a play she doesn’t remember. 

Stephen K Amos – Oxymoron

Stephen K Amos – Oxymoron

What a mad couple of years it’s been! How did you get through it all? Stephen’s solution… find the funny. 

Sacred Arts Festival Visual Art at St Vincent's Chapel

Sacred Arts Festival Visual Art at St Vincent's Chapel

Nil penna sed usus – not the pen itself, but the skill in using it. 

Nearly Stallion Story

Nearly Stallion Story

A Stallion’s misadventures: a playboy’s politically incorrect romp –ah, the tale of a young playboy whose antics were as wild as a nearly untamed stallion! This dashing fellow’s … 

Murder at the Fringe

Murder at the Fringe

Mr John Winner has been found dead in his house in Morningside on the first anniversary of his huge lottery win. 

ALOK

ALOK

Flippant and fabulous. 

Deirdre of the Sorrows

Deirdre of the Sorrows

Nominated for Best Composer on the Fringe for Sailing to Tomorrow (Musical Theatre Matters, 2007), Peter D Robinson brings a new setting of Kenneth Steven’s powerful poem. 

Reflections Upon an Ugly Little Soul

Reflections Upon an Ugly Little Soul

A man attempts to map the aspects of his mental health through perhaps the worst medium possible: poetry. 

Wonderin' Y: How Slade's Drummer Survived

Wonderin' Y: How Slade's Drummer Survived

In the summer of 1973, Slade drummer Don Powell was involved in a devastating car accident which instantly killed his girlfriend and left him with a brain injury that resulted in s… 

The Secret Poetess of Terezin

The Secret Poetess of Terezin

‘How can people on the brink of death experience happiness, write love poems…?’ In 2017, Lenka discovered two notebooks of poems written by her grandmother, then a prisoner in a … 

Worm

Worm

Worm is a brand-new, female-led solo play with a sprinkle of spoken word. 

The Wee Man: Nae Offence

The Wee Man: Nae Offence

Scotland’s original viral The Wee Man returns from the jail in a new one-man play written by Rab C Nesbitt creator Ian Pattison. 

Alastair Savage: The Scottish Fiddle Story

Alastair Savage: The Scottish Fiddle Story

From its earliest known existence pre-1700s through to the golden age of 18th-century masters Niel Gow and William Marshall, onto the 19th century and beyond, the fiddle in Scotlan… 

Outwith Words: Tinderbox Orchestra and Loud Poets

Outwith Words: Tinderbox Orchestra and Loud Poets

Bringing together rappers and singers with heavy brass, strings, woodwind and a thundering backline, Tinderbox transform preconceptions of what an orchestra can be. 

The Magic of Terry Pratchett

The Magic of Terry Pratchett

Join author and comedian Marc Burrows on a journey through the life and work of Sir Terry Pratchett, based on his Locus Award-winning biography and officially endorsed by the autho… 

Forbidden Fruit

Forbidden Fruit

A satirical look at the complexities of human relationships, using the seven deadly sins as an example of how human beings lead their lives. 

Edinburgh's Pandas Were Just Weegies in Disguise!

Edinburgh's Pandas Were Just Weegies in Disguise!

When Edinburgh’s pandas go missing on their journey back to China, suspicion falls on the ferocious Glasgow gangster Big Urqy. 

Wallace

Wallace

As William Wallace lies in a London dungeon awaiting trial, he knows his fate is sealed. 

Macbeth

Macbeth

A new take on Macbeth sees some original and modern text used, along with contemporary music, giving this production a modern twist. 

Simon Evans presents: Footnotes to Smith

Simon Evans presents: Footnotes to Smith

Alfred North Whitehead characterised the European philosophical tradition as ‘a series of footnotes to Plato’. 

Bev's Comedy

Bev's Comedy

Join Bev Gray for her clean-ish, Scot-ish comedy as she discusses things like an ethnicity identity crisis, old sharks and dangers of parenting. 

Queen

Queen

The only Empress Queen, a model for the modern monarchy, Victoria is a prism through which the entire Crown can be seen. 

Wordy Wordy Words

Wordy Wordy Words

Sid Ozalid – Scotland’s top dyslexic comedy poet. 

Edward Tripp: No Man is an Ireland

Edward Tripp: No Man is an Ireland

Enter Edward Tripp’s bottomless mind as he straddles comedy and spoken-word, like a genre-defying slut. 

Rob Auton: The Eyes Open and Shut Show

Rob Auton: The Eyes Open and Shut Show

This is a show about eyes when they are open and eyes when they are shut. 

Gareth Mutch: Modern Man

Gareth Mutch: Modern Man

Gareth’s desperately trying to be a modern man, but it isn’t easy. 

Tom Crosbie: I Came, I Saw, I Conq-Nerd

Tom Crosbie: I Came, I Saw, I Conq-Nerd

Friends, nerds, countrymen! Lend me your cubes! What’s your Roman Empire? The thing you can’t stop thinking about? Tom has collected a few obsessions over the years. 

Mhairi Black: Politics Isn't For Me

Mhairi Black: Politics Isn't For Me

In 2015, at the age of 20, Mhairi Black became the youngest person ever elected to the House of Commons. 

Carousel

Carousel

‘Teddy told me that in Greek, nostalgia literally means, ‘the pain from an old wound’. 

Before Fame

Before Fame

Or: what not to do when you discover one of the world’s greatest pop duos in a village hall. 

Table Reads: New Comedy Script Showcase

Table Reads: New Comedy Script Showcase

Watch comedy scripts come to life, live on stage! This exciting new show, from the company behind My Family, gives audiences a rare glimpse behind the TV development curtain, as or… 

Murder in the Cathedral

Murder in the Cathedral

Eliot’s famous play on the life and murder of Thomas Becket in Canterbury Cathedral comes to life as a rehearsed reading in the beautiful setting of Old St Paul’s Church. 

Sir Cliff Richard in Conversation With Gloria Hunniford

Sir Cliff Richard in Conversation With Gloria Hunniford

Sir Cliff Richard in conversation with Gloria Hunniford discussing his career. 

Craig on the Cliff

Craig on the Cliff

Craig Herbertson, Edinburgh singer and songwriter, presents a celebration in song and story of Edinburgh. 

What Draupadi Said to Penelope

What Draupadi Said to Penelope

In the dead of night, as Penelope unravels the shroud she is weaving, a nocturnal wind blows through her chambers, bringing her the stories of women from the Mahabharata – tales … 

An Audience with Dame Arlene Phillips

An Audience with Dame Arlene Phillips

Dame Arlene shares stories of her career with host Christopher Biggins 

Does My Fanny Look Big in This?

Does My Fanny Look Big in This?

Have you ever been riding a homosapien and asked (internally): ‘OMG am I squashing this person like a double decker bus’? Or stumbled mentally upon ‘Please lord, let me have shaved… 

The Blackbird

The Blackbird

If you ever wondered where mysticism and rock and blues meet, look no further. 

Julian Clary in Conversation with Christopher Biggins

Julian Clary in Conversation with Christopher Biggins

Julian Clary chats about his career and life with our host, Christopher Biggins. 

Arthur's Seat Comedy Extravaganza

Arthur's Seat Comedy Extravaganza

Barry Ferns has been performing life-affirming comedy shows on Arthur’s Seat since 2007. 

A Preoccupation with Romantic Love

A Preoccupation with Romantic Love

Approaching her 30th birthday, after ten years of failed romances, Laura meets with the six ghosts who have broken her heart to exorcise them for good. 

Michael and Hilary Whitehall

Michael and Hilary Whitehall

Michael and Hilary Whitehall have escaped the antics of their son Jack and are bringing their hit podcast The Wittering Whitehalls live to The Prestonfield on Saturday 19th August. 

We Must Do This More

We Must Do This More

Nothing is stronger than female friendship, except maybe the pressures of adulting. 

Janey Godley: The Not Dead Yet Tour

Janey Godley: The Not Dead Yet Tour

Janey Godley is still alive by popular demand at this year’s Festival Fringe for one night only after her record-breaking Scottish tour and can’t wait to be back doing what she… 

Graham in the Green

Graham in the Green

Ivo Graham dips a greedy toe into the theatre/therapy section, poring over the usuals (relationships, responsibilities, regrets) without any promise of logic or laughter. 

Tom Robinson: Up Close and Personal

Tom Robinson: Up Close and Personal

Award-winning musician, broadcaster and BBC Radio 6 Music presenter delivers an hour of classic songs and scurrilous stories spanning five decades of adventures in the music indust… 

Alastair Savage: The Fiddle and Robert Burns

Alastair Savage: The Fiddle and Robert Burns

Fiddle melodies inspired Burns across his life. 

Sacred Arts Festival Visual Art at Church of the Sacred Heart

Sacred Arts Festival Visual Art at Church of the Sacred Heart

Sanctified Royalty: Jacobite Relics and the Divine Right of Kings. 

All the Glorious Moments In Between

All the Glorious Moments In Between

An explosion of nostalgia, joy and love releases itself on the stage, in the form of a poetic love letter. 

Adam Smith Tercentenary Celebration Lecture Series

Adam Smith Tercentenary Celebration Lecture Series

These sessions, kindly funded by The Friends of Panmure House, are delivered by leading experts exploring less commonly approached aspects of Smith’s life and works. 

The Lifespan Tour

The Lifespan Tour

What if you could experience absolutely anything except who you really were? ‘Welcome to the only travel shop, offering you an all-inclusive to every time and space in the known un… 

Sacred Arts Festival Music at St Mary's Catholic Cathedral

Sacred Arts Festival Music at St Mary's Catholic Cathedral

Where there is charity and love: Schola Cantorum sings the music of Paul Mealor. 

Unstitching

Unstitching

A hilarious and poignant comedy about a girl obsessed with The Eurovision Song Contest. 

Chris Difford: What Happened? 50 Lyrical Years

Chris Difford: What Happened? 50 Lyrical Years

Chris Difford is the founding member of Squeeze, formed 50 years ago in South London. 

Lynn Ferguson: Storyland

Lynn Ferguson: Storyland

Award-winning writer, performer, Moth host, show-off and Mac in Chicken Run 1 and 2, Lynn takes us through the dangers of too many cats, the mystery of Nana Mouskouri, and how it c… 

The Only Punk Rocker in the Village

The Only Punk Rocker in the Village

The Only Punk Rocker in the Village is set in North Clare in the late 1970s, where a teenager’s discovery of punk rock turns his life upside down – causing consternation, shock a… 

Stanislaus and James

Stanislaus and James

This is a little treasure, the sort of performance that is easy to overlook but which enriches those who root it out. 

Revolting Arts Club: Smutty Letters

Revolting Arts Club: Smutty Letters

‘I tore open your letter and licked the envelope’s seal for any lingering taste of you. 

Stewart Lee: Basic Lee

Stewart Lee: Basic Lee

70-minute selection of highlights from the current touring show. 

Cathedral Talk and Music: John Stainer – A Life in Music

Cathedral Talk and Music: John Stainer – A Life in Music

Professor Jeremy Dibble (Durham University), authority on British music from the 19th century, reflects on the life of Sir John Stainer and his most famous work, The Crucifixion. 

Ballot-tastic

Ballot-tastic

You have one vote. 

Decay

Decay

Above the ground, she waits. 

What the Thunder Said

What the Thunder Said

When the particulars of your bespoke Waste Land reveal themselves, the least we can hope for is some practical advice in language we can understand… One woman’s encounter with TS… 

Palindrome Fight!

Palindrome Fight!

Improvised palindromes from audience suggestions, right in front of your eyes, plus stand-up comedy and lurid palindrome history. 

Nick Doody – The Difficult Twelfth Album

Nick Doody – The Difficult Twelfth Album

For his twelfth solo hour of stand-up, Nick Doody returns to the Fringe with a blistering new show that takes in life in Happy Valley, the rise of Artificial Intelligence, living w… 

Arrive Alive

Arrive Alive

The poet Blukat has teamed up with music producer and DJ, Cream, along with musicians Dead Poets to produce a memorable experience. 

Amazing Stories of Blues and Soul: The Road Trip

Amazing Stories of Blues and Soul: The Road Trip

Come on a musical journey around America to discover the roots of soul. 

The Comedy Arcade

The Comedy Arcade

The Comedy Arcade: competitive anecdotes game. 

InsightsDigital

InsightsDigital

Insights Platforms presents InsightsDigital, a collection of seven short performances by international emerging artists from different subgenres of the performing arts. 

MEAT

MEAT

MEAT is an electrifying roar of fury, a rallying cry of protest and unifying celebration of strength packed with heroism and heart. 

Robin Ince – MELONS: A Love Letter to Stand-Up Comedy

Robin Ince – MELONS: A Love Letter to Stand-Up Comedy

Robin’s first solo show was a disaster, but a disaster that ended with him punching a melon with Vernon Kay’s face drawn on it before singing Mustang Sally (still no cruise shi… 

Rob Auton: The Rob Auton Show

Rob Auton: The Rob Auton Show

The Rob Auton Show is unlike any other stand-up comedy show in existence. 

Robin Ince – Weapons of Empathy

Robin Ince – Weapons of Empathy

Award-winning comedian and bibliomaniac, Robin Ince, takes audiences on a celebratory tour of the places books can take us, and of the ideas that can make wonder and widen the sky. 

Tom Crosbie: Actions Speak Louder Than Nerds

Tom Crosbie: Actions Speak Louder Than Nerds

Tom Crosbie is smarter, funnier, and more delightfully dextrous than can easily be explained, even by the copious amounts of time he spends practicing such things. 

The Early Word

The Early Word

The Early Word. 

Tickety Boo

Tickety Boo

This must be one of the most genuine selections of heartfelt writing to enjoy this festival. 

Salamander

Salamander

Leith. 

Seeds of Memories

Seeds of Memories

Recently it has felt like grief is all around us. 

Camino Man

Camino Man

What would you do if you reached a moment in your life that made you question everything about yourself? Walk almost 1,000 kilometres across northern Spain? Well, that’s what one m… 

Monoslogue

Monoslogue

A moving one-woman show about the trials and tribulations of living with chronic pain. 

Cock-Tales: The Antidote to The Vagina Monologues

Cock-Tales: The Antidote to The Vagina Monologues

Upfront and erect in most of history’s greatest moments, the penis has earned itself a reputation of admiration and revulsion in equal measures. 

#Bleep

#Bleep

When junior doctor Wendy joins an into-the-wild expedition, the weather, hunger and, well, strangeness of the group all take their toll on her grip of reality. 

Looking for Wolverhampton's Latin Quarter

Looking for Wolverhampton's Latin Quarter

A very funny, touching and self-deprecating account of growing up in 1970s Wolverhampton. 

Born To Be Wide Presents: Edinburgh's Greatest Hits (Book Launch and DJs)

Born To Be Wide Presents: Edinburgh's Greatest Hits (Book Launch and DJs)

Scotland’s music industry social night, Born To Be Wide, presents a celebration of Edinburgh’s scene, past and present. 

Arthur's Seat Comedy Extravaganza

Arthur's Seat Comedy Extravaganza

This is a show on top of Arthur’s seat, every day at 2pm. 

Simon Fanshawe: The Power of Difference

Simon Fanshawe: The Power of Difference

Perrier Award-winning comedy legend Simon Fanshawe is returning to the Edinburgh Fringe for the first time in decades with the live show based on his book, The Power Of Difference. 

Sing Sistah Sing! Tales of Transatlantic Freedom

Sing Sistah Sing! Tales of Transatlantic Freedom

A glorious exploration of musical theatre weaving song, spoken word and piano together across centuries and continents, celebrating the African diaspora’s quest for artistic, intel… 

Glimmer of a Rainbow

Glimmer of a Rainbow

Ivory, tortoiseshell, human teeth – you can make jewellery out of almost anything. 

Ramble On with CJ Hooper

Ramble On with CJ Hooper

A one-man comedy show of stand-up, music, time travel and bespoke poetry. 

EdFringe Podcast (Live)

EdFringe Podcast (Live)

Come and hear an EdFringe podcast recorded live and listen to the backstage chat and meet the Edinburgh legend/veteran/star. 

Sacred Arts Festival Drama at Old St Paul’s Church

Sacred Arts Festival Drama at Old St Paul’s Church

Cutting Edge Theatre: Hope Rises. 

John Bishop and Tony Pitts: Three Little Words Podcast – Presented By Amazon Music

John Bishop and Tony Pitts: Three Little Words Podcast – Presented By Amazon Music

Join John Bishop and Tony Pitts as they meet a special guest to chat about three words that mean something to them. 

Den of Enquiry

Den of Enquiry

Democracy. 

The Olive Tree

The Olive Tree

Tie your troubles to the tree, load yourself with glitter and use your wings to fly. 

Chris McGlade: Forgiveness

Chris McGlade: Forgiveness

A fiercely powerful and critically acclaimed show about a brutally shocking story; Chris’ father was murdered in 2011. 

A Young Girl's Guide to Madness

A Young Girl's Guide to Madness

Have you ever felt isolated and confused about the world? Surrounded by judgement, pressure and horrifically high beauty standards, Jess confesses her innermost thoughts to you all… 

All That's Left

All That's Left

You’re only a missing person if someone misses you. 

It's in the Trees

It's in the Trees

Harpist/pianist Aurora Engine sculpts soundscapes from inside pianos and outside the mainstream. 

Palindrome Fight!

Palindrome Fight!

Improv palindromes! Five panelists, three audience suggestions, thirty minutes of lurid palindrome history and standup comedy, then panelists return to share (and try to justify) w… 

Craig on the Cliff

Craig on the Cliff

Craig Herbertson, Edinburgh singer and songwriter, presents Edinburgh Folk, a celebration in song and story of the folk who shaped Edinburgh, from Scotland’s national poet, Robert … 

GirlPlay

GirlPlay

Lucy is average, awkward and unassuming. 

Hip-Hop Orchestra Experience

Hip-Hop Orchestra Experience

California based Hip-Hop Orchestra, Ensemble Mik Nawooj (EMN), presents music from their new album, Death Become Life, which seamlessly fuses hip-hop and classical. 

head/lining

head/lining

A profound, thrilling mix of music and storytelling, head/lining is a lyrical deep dive inside the mind of a working-class white lad coming to terms with his life so far; from noxi… 

John Lloyd: Do You Know Who I Am?

John Lloyd: Do You Know Who I Am?

Just one of the many questions the producer of QI, Blackadder, Spitting Image, The News Quiz, Not the Nine O’Clock News is hoping to answer over eleven harrowing teatimes. 

Manic

Manic

When Raina arrives at her spoken word gig to see her exes in the audience, all the questions she’s had about her past sexual experiences begin to surface. 

Little Parts Hunts a Baby-Daddy

Little Parts Hunts a Baby-Daddy

How do clowns get pregnant? There is no obvious punch line for Little Parts, a clown who has always been pregnant, yet who is not sure if she’ll ever give birth. 

Bob Hecklestein: The World's Greatest Heckler

Bob Hecklestein: The World's Greatest Heckler

This is the story of Bob Hecklestein, a boy born without a sense of humour, who learned to overcome his disability and grew up to become the world’s greatest heckler. 

The Wild Unfeeling World

The Wild Unfeeling World

A tender, furious and fragile reimagining of Moby Dick from Fringe-First Award winning writer and storyteller Casey Jay Andrews. 

A Place That Belongs to Monsters

A Place That Belongs to Monsters

‘And I heard, as it were the noise of thunder, one of the four beasts…’ A girl plays ponies while her mother cooks, a teenager jumps the barrier to ride a funfair carousel, a wom… 

Rob Auton: The Crowd Show

Rob Auton: The Crowd Show

The Crowd Show is a comedy/theatre/spoken word show about crowds by award-winning writer, actor and podcaster Rob Auton. 

Tom Crosbie: Nerd's Eye View

Tom Crosbie: Nerd's Eye View

Crosbie will put a smile on your face with his nerdy cavalcade of delights. 

James Roque: Badong

James Roque: Badong

A favourite on the New Zealand comedy scene for the last 10 years, Kiwi-Filipino James Roque makes his debut at the Edinburgh Fringe. 

The Road to Ballina

The Road to Ballina

Jakko Jakszyk, guitarist/singer with King Crimson, was born Michael Curran. 

Sammy Obeid

Sammy Obeid

The host of Netflix 100 Humans hits the Edinburgh stage with a ‘funny and clever’ (New York Times) hour of stand-up, direct from appearances on Conan and wowing the judges on Ameri… 

Sweater Worthy – Free

Sweater Worthy – Free

A one-woman performance about knitting through grief, heartache and depression. All in a pandemic. Knitting or crocheting is encouraged. 

Glimmer of a Rainbow

Glimmer of a Rainbow

Ivory, tortoiseshell, human teeth – you can make jewellery out of almost anything. 

Being Frank

Being Frank

Actor, impersonator and song-and-dance man Frank Moran celebrates the characters of the Marx brothers as he dexterously weaves their lives into his own. 

Trust Me, I Was The BBC Doctor

Trust Me, I Was The BBC Doctor

Be prepared for some funny and revealing stories from Dr Colin Thomas on his journey from watching television as a child to wanting to perform at Footlights and finally making it a… 

Allow Me To Reintroduce Myself

Allow Me To Reintroduce Myself

The Fringe is back and so is four-star reviewed, four-time competition semi-finalist Richard Wright. 

Barry Ferns Stands Up for 2021 (On Arthur's Seat)

Barry Ferns Stands Up for 2021 (On Arthur's Seat)

Barry Ferns has been performing life-affirming comedy shows on Arthur’s Seat since 2007. 

Sacred Arts Festival at St Vincent's: The Art of Hymns

Sacred Arts Festival at St Vincent's: The Art of Hymns

Lunchtime lecture: The Art of Hymns. 

Italian Stallion Stories

Italian Stallion Stories

A nearly comedy about my memories as a professional stripper and near-hero during the London Bridge terror attack in 2017. 

Harmon Leon in Ironic (Not Ironic)

Harmon Leon in Ironic (Not Ironic)

NYC comedian Harmon Leon brings you a show about lost love, irony and obscure Scottish poet William Topaz McGonagall. 

John Hegley's Drawings of Dromedaries (And Other creatures)

John Hegley's Drawings of Dromedaries (And Other creatures)

Drawings of Dromedaries (and Other Creatures). 

Nights in with Dickens and Poe

Nights in with Dickens and Poe

A virtual mini-festival celebrating classic literature online. 

Few are Angels

Few are Angels

Cressida searches for love online. 

The Big Show from Monkey Barrel Comedy

The Big Show from Monkey Barrel Comedy

The Big Show returns to the Fringe! Monkey Barrel Comedy’s top-rated, sell-out weekend extravaganza is on every night at 22:15 (not 12th), with a top mixed-bill line-up each even… 

Nights in with Dickens and Poe

Nights in with Dickens and Poe

A virtual mini-festival celebrating classic literature online. 

Jacobite Edinburgh – A Healthy Walk Through History

Jacobite Edinburgh – A Healthy Walk Through History

The tour will start at the Netherbow Port, broached by the Jacobites before dawn on Tuesday, September 17th 1745 (just outside the World’s End public house), proceed through the Gr… 

Identity

Identity

With a highly experienced team behind this production it is no wonder that Identity by CTC COMPANY at Greenside, Infirmary St. 

Rodgers with a D – The Tommy Rodgers Centenary Celebration

Rodgers with a D – The Tommy Rodgers Centenary Celebration

If you’re one of the many people who visit the Fringe from far flung parts of the world (hello Londoners daring to go past the M25) it’s easy to forget amongst all the clamour … 

The Brave Anthology

The Brave Anthology

Angus gets a review that says he’s ‘watchable’. 

Cauliflower

Cauliflower

Ellie is living on her own in London, away from Mum in Leeds for the very first time. 

Too Pretty to Punch

Too Pretty to Punch

There are 36 shows at the Fringe by trans performers, according to the TransFringe hashtag on Twitter, and Edalia Day’s Too Pretty to Punch might be the only one that’s both ce… 

Fires Our Shoes Have Made

Fires Our Shoes Have Made

We are living through a renaissance of plays in verse, and if you need proof I can furnish few better than Fires Our Shoes Have Made by Fringe newcomers Pound of Flesh Theatre. 

Harry Baker: I Am 10,000

Harry Baker: I Am 10,000

If a show combining maths, poetry, comedy and rap sounds like it may be up your street, then boy, oh boy, do I have a show for you?! The youngest ever World Slam Poetry champion, H… 

Electrolyte

Electrolyte

A show unlike anything I’ve seen before, Wildcard Theatre bring award-winning Electrolyte back to the Fringe for a second year running. 

Don't Bother

Don't Bother

It takes a certain bravery, or innocence, to name your debut full-hour show at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe Don’t Bother. 

HoneyBee

HoneyBee

I wasn’t really sure what this show was supposed to be going into it, and now that I’ve seen it, I’m not sure if I have any better an idea. 

WHITE

WHITE

If you’ve ever felt stuck between two groups, both suspicious of you and neither accepting of the other, you may have the slightest indication of what Koko Brown is trying to com… 

Queer Words

Queer Words

Three performers on stage present an intriguing blend of poetry and dance. 

Barry Ferns: Barry Loves You

Barry Ferns: Barry Loves You

Barry promised he would "share [his] soul with you" at the start of the show, and golly, he really does. 

The Fishermen

The Fishermen

Two brothers meet by the banks of a river in Nigeria, the same river which saw them turn from children into fishermen many years before. 

How to Keep Time: A Drum Solo for Dementia

How to Keep Time: A Drum Solo for Dementia

There’s a line in How to Keep Time that sat very deeply in my heart: “All my memories have been rewritten for who you are now. 

Electrolyte

Electrolyte

I was transfixed. 

Ruth Cockburn – Love Letters from Blackpool

Ruth Cockburn – Love Letters from Blackpool

“Welcome to Blackpool!” Cockburn beams as her audience files into Summerhall’s Anatomy Lecture Theatre. 

Closed Doors

Closed Doors

When the cast of Closed Doors were taking their bow, they mentioned that this show existed as a book and as an album, and I immediately wished I had listened to the album. 

Arlene! The Glitz. The Glamour. The Gossip.

Arlene! The Glitz. The Glamour. The Gossip.

Introduced by Jacquie Storey – who once successfully auditioned for the group that later became Hot Gossip (and turned them down) – we first see a short video from The Kenny Ev… 

When the Sky Falls In

When the Sky Falls In

When The Sky Falls In is written and presented by Janet Gershlick. 

A Matter of Race

A Matter of Race

Two young women, living similar lives, doing similar things: applying for jobs at cafes, buying alcohol, going to parties. 

Hopeless

Hopeless

Hopeless goes back to Leyla Josephine’s roots as one of the most interesting young spoken word artists in Scotland. 

The Concrete Jungle Book

The Concrete Jungle Book

It is often difficult to adapt such well-known, childhood tales into innovative experiences for an audience. 

Rob Auton: The Hair Show

Rob Auton: The Hair Show

It’s incredibly hard to place Rob Auton’s new show at the Edinburgh Fringe but then again, it’s hard to place Rob Auton. 

Daniel Piper's Day Off

Daniel Piper's Day Off

Daniel Piper’s Day Off is a one man comedy show that goes through the different anxieties one feels when calling in sick to work. 

Quarter Life Crisis

Quarter Life Crisis

If you are looking for an unpretentious, heart-warming comedy show at the festival, Quarter Life Crisis is where you will find it. 

Yvette

Yvette

Every once in awhile a piece of theatre comes along so powerful that it wobbles you, requiring time long after the curtain call to be processed in its entirety. 

The Unmarried

The Unmarried

The Unmarried is an original piece of writing making its Fringe debut. 

Offside

Offside

It is seldom that we discuss the inherent inequalities in our nation’s most beloved sport. 

Slooshy Wordshow

Slooshy Wordshow

A chair, a poetry book, a man, and a bottle of water to wet his whistle – other than these there is no set and the stage is bare. 

Hurricane Michael

Hurricane Michael

In 1987, celebrated BBC weather forecaster Michael Fish stood up on national television and shrugged off reports of an oncoming hurricane. 

When Love Grows Old

When Love Grows Old

Old people, eh? A bunch of forgetful wasters who always have a hatchet to unbury or a cup of tea going cold. 

Huggers

Huggers

An hour of friendly, casual entertainment and standup comedy for kids, with a few ‘jokes’ that only adults would get. 

So You Say

So You Say

The multi-talented writer and director Sam Chittenden has done it again. 

Blow Off

Blow Off

Blow Off is part concert, part theatre and deals with one woman’s journey to committing an act of terrorism. 

Child’s Play

Child’s Play

Child’s Play begins with the tidying away of props and banners at the end of an organised demonstration; in the meantime, characters exchange strident opinions on how frustrating… 

Wasted

Wasted

It’s quite a bold group that brings a show about life-failing drug users in post Thatcher Britain to Edinburgh, the home of Trainspotting. 

Dandy Darkly's Myth Mouth!

Dandy Darkly's Myth Mouth!

Louis CK is undoubtedly backstage in the Edinburgh Playhouse, prepping for his show while his audience stretches around the block. 

All the Things I Lied About

All the Things I Lied About

Lying seems to be getting more and more fashionable. 

Lines

Lines

Lines is a touching spoken word show surrounding the diverse lives of people travelling along the London underground. 

Hurricane Michael

Hurricane Michael

Hurricane Michael is the kind of production I come to Fringe to see: a very specific, niche show, seemingly outside of my interests, that is found to be a surprisingly charming hou… 

Fat Girls Don't Dance

Fat Girls Don't Dance

Moving and funny, Maria Ferguson’s one-woman show, Fat Girls Don’t Dance, deals with issues relevant to today’s young women. 

Wilde Without the Boy

Wilde Without the Boy

It’s indefatigably Wilde. 

Exactly Like You

Exactly Like You

Nina Simone is one of the greatest music icons of the last century, producing songs as soulful as her voice. 

Made Up

Made Up

Using poetry, physical theatre, music and a limited amount of props, The Fast Food Collective’s new show is a thrilling romp through a night on the town. 

Yokes Night

Yokes Night

A loophole in Irish law allows for the legal of consumption of Class-A drugs for 24 hours, and the youth of Dublin are not going to let Yokes Night slip by without taking full adva… 

Snakes and Giants

Snakes and Giants

Sometimes a good performance doesn’t fulfill the purpose of normal theatre. 

Call Mr Robeson

Call Mr Robeson

As soon as Taylo Aluko, in the guise of Paul Robeson, takes to the stage we know we’re in for a treat. 

Outside the Box: A Live Show about Death

Outside the Box: A Live Show about Death

“We are in uncharted territory when we sit with death,” Liz Rothschild says in her one-woman show, Outside the Box: A Live Show About Death. 

This Is Always The Result

This Is Always The Result

Gus Watcham hurries onto the stage as Kathy, looking frazzled, determined and slightly deranged. 

A Digital Legacy

A Digital Legacy

Colin Chadwick is a bit of an oddball and has no idea how to communicate with people on a basic level. 

In Conversation with an Acid Bath Murderer

In Conversation with an Acid Bath Murderer

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

Piers & Queers

Piers & Queers

Why is Brighton the LGBTQ capital of the United Kingdom? That’s the question tour guide Ric Morris poses at the start of Piers & Queers, a queer-historical walking tour that span… 

Mark Billingham and My Darling Clementine: The Other Half

Mark Billingham and My Darling Clementine: The Other Half

Crime writer Mark Billingham and country band My Darling Clementine come together for The Other Half, a blend of storytelling and music about love, loneliness and broken promises. 

Quiet Violence

Quiet Violence

The room smells of Deep Heat. 

The Diary of Thomas Pooler

The Diary of Thomas Pooler

Lewis Dunn tells us at the end of his performance that he set out to create this show after reading a harsh review of a stand-up comedian at last year’s Fringe, so he’s probabl… 

Daphna Baram: Something to Declare

Daphna Baram: Something to Declare

Daphna Baram plays the outsider in England, reflecting on what makes people British from her own standpoint as an Israeli woman. 

Poet of the Impossible

Poet of the Impossible

In a tiny, hot, almost claustrophobic room on Hanover Street, a poet is performing miracles. 

Wilde Without the Boy

Wilde Without the Boy

This is a haunting and powerful solo show that lingers with you long after leaving the theatre, sticking closely to Oscar Wilde’s signature style: simultaneously intellectual and… 

Scott Bennett: About a Roy (Stories About Me Dad)

Scott Bennett: About a Roy (Stories About Me Dad)

Scott Bennett’s patter feels designed for a larger audience. 

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Family

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Family

“He is my father… somehow,” says Ben Norris, cutting to the heart of a feeling many people have at some point in their lives. 

Blake Remixed

Blake Remixed

“In hip hop, we create our own mythology”. 

Fable

Fable

A charming storytelling piece that fuses spoken word and music, Fable from the Flanagan Collective charts the story of ‘J’. 

Portrait

Portrait

In her one-woman play, Portrait, Racheal Ofori fuses poetry, music and monologues as she gives her take on the perception of role models and cultural stereotypes with black women i… 

The Letter: To be or to MBE

The Letter: To be or to MBE

There’s an enlightening moment in Jonzi D’s dance-based piece where a disembodied voice interrogates him as he ponders whether or not to accept a New Year’s honour. 

Roughs (for Radio)

Roughs (for Radio)

Beckett’s dramatic works are disorientating at the best of times.