Comedy Editor James Macfarlane sits down with the one and only Bianca Del Rio to discuss her debut Fringe show 'Unsanitized'.
Hosted by Paisley's own queen of the arch put-down, and nemesis of the comedy overlords, Copstick gets it on with the barber of Chippenham and the Spinster of Rock, Wil Hodgson and...
Your host is the delectable, ever-fragrant, wee nyaff, Copstick, and our special guests include Peter Buckley Hill, Dr Phil Hammond, and Shogun Joe & The Vagabonds.
Slaughtered in the Afternoon, at the Surgeon's Hall with your host Copstick, and special guests Simon Fanshawe, & Mark Borkowski.
Norris & Parker talk about their double-act and life together.
Editor-in-Chief, Richard Beck, talks to Leeth Singhage who has made the journey from Sri Lanka to Edinburgh with The One TEEN Show.
Comedy Editor James Macfarlane chats with comedian and storyteller Kim Kalish about her comedy background, her writing process and her debut Edinburgh show "The Funny Thing About D...
Comedy Editor James Macfarlane gets the latest details on the critically acclaimed comedian's tenth Edinburgh show.
Comedy Editor James Macfarlane speaks with Sam Morrison about grief, laughs and his brand new hour "Sugar Daddy".
Good moaning. Kate Copstick has a chat with Arthur Bostrum. You might know him best as Officer Crabtree in 'Allo 'Allo - the one with the appalling French accent.
Ben Kavanagh in conversation with Editor-in-Chief, Richard Beck, about his play The Convert at Above the Stag.
Unquestionably one of the most successful stage adaptations of all time, Taymor brought a vast array of disciplines to the performance, including ritualised puppetry, mask and move...
Anna Lou Larkin talks with Editor-in-chief Richard Beck about her new show Le Wine Club.
COVID-19 has severely disrupted the entire industry.
In this Valentine's Special we talk to comedian Matt Hoss about what would be on his Valentine's playlist, how to book a tour after Edinburgh Fringe and what to get a vegan for Val...
Comedian Catherine Bohart, star of 8 out of 10 Cats and The Mash Report, talks to us about ways to keep smiling despite the news, how to make your run at Edinburgh Fringe a success...
Alternative and experimental performances have always been at the heart of Fringe, but is there still space for something a little more unpredictable? Enter Harry Clayton-Wright.
A relevant exposé of our relationships with social media
Serena Flynn might only reveal her darkest secrets after lots of gin, but her on-stage alter ego Prune is grotesque, fragile and ready to bear all.
Do you ever find yourself singing The Bare Necessities? Or breathily repeating David Attenborough’s iconic narration? If so, the Ensonglopedia of Animals is the show for you.
Caitlin is a one-woman play by Mike Kenny about Dylan Thomas and his wife's tempestuous life together, written entirely from her point of view.
Daphne is a coming-of-age movie about a 28, sorry, 31-year-old woman who witnesses a stabbing in a corner shop.
Australian comedians Michelle Brasier and Laura Frew made their duo debut at this year’s Fringe as Double Denim, having previously performed as part of Backpack Anorak.
Meik Wiking is the CEO of the Happiness Research Institute in Copenhagen and author of The Little Book of Hygge.
Songmaker Kirsty Law, author Kirsty Logan and harpist Esther Swift came together at the Edinburgh International Book Festival to perform their dark fairytale reimagining, Lord Fox.
Binge Culture are a performance-art group of five that originated in Wellington, New Zealand.
Graeme Macrae Burnet’s literary thriller, His Bloody Project, explores a brutal triple murder in the Scottish Highlands in 1869 through a variety of different, at times conflicti...
Ever since their debut in 2015 with Weekend Rockstars Middle Child Theatre have been rewriting what musical theatre can be with their distinctive gig-theatre genre.
Having received rave reviews for The Secret Life of Humans as well as supporting dozens of other theatre companies at the Fringe and beyond, the New Diorama Theatre has made a name...
In his Fringe show Two Little Ducks, UK spoken-word artist and activist Matt Abbott uses poetry to explore contemporary politics.
Behind every tyrannical leader is a complicit partner rolling their eyes, and in this new show from comedian Catriona Knox they get a voice.
Having made their Fringe debut last year with The Life and Times of Lionel, theatre company Forget About The Dog are back with their new show, 100 Ways to Tie a Shoelace.
In nineteenth-century Holland, a leading neuroscientist tries to ‘civilise’ a wild girl who was raised by lions in the heart of Borneo.
Betrayal, money, power, politics and love.
In Sarah Kendall: One-Seventeen, Fringe stalwart Sarah Kendall breaks down what we mean when we talk about good and bad luck.
Holly Smale is the author of Geek Girl, a teen book series that follows the comic adventures of a high-school girl turned high-fashion model.
Improv is as big as it’s ever been at the Fringe, with well over a hundred shows for you to choose from.
Meow Meow is an international actress, singer, and dancer.
Architect Rob can't find his Rotoring mechanical pencil.
Writer and actor Milly Thomas is best known in the theatre world for her 2016 play Clickbait and for writing an episode of Clique on BBC Three.
In 2011, Neil Hilborn’s poetry slam team placed first in the US College Poetry Slam.
Broadway Baby’s Gordon Douglas met Adam Castle, the host of Pollyanna to talk about the outrageous, late-night queer cabaret that’s on everybody’s minds.
Leyla Josephine is a performance artist and writer from Glasgow.
Underbelly Untapped Award-winner Prom Kween is a high-energy comedy musical about Matthew Crisson, the first non-binary person to win a prom queen title in a US high school.
The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and The American Music Theatre Project at Northwestern University have teamed up to bring two brand-new musicals to the Fringe.
As a course leader at The International School of Storytelling, Danyah Miller can certainly spin a good yarn.
Jack Rooke's career was launched by his 2015 Fringe meditation on loss and mourning, Good Grief, which took him on a national tour, sold out at the Soho Theatre in London, and saw ...
Broadway Baby’s Gordon Douglas is joined by Scotland-based theatre-maker Clare Marcie to talk about her new show What Would Kanye Do?, part of the programme at theSpace @ Jury’...
As part of the Edinburgh International Festival the Royal Court was invited to present a series of rehearsed readings by playwrights from Chile, China, Cuba, Lebanon, Palestine and...
Could virtual reality and interactive media become a staple of the Fringe programme? Housed in Assembly Rooms on George Street, FuturePlay is an artist-led technology festival that...
Glenn Chandler, creator of the legendary Taggart, has become known at the Fringe for his plays exploring different facets of gay life.
‘There are very few things that are universal.
Kae Kurd isn’t intimidated by the prospect of debuting his first hour-long stand-up show, Kurd Your Enthusiasm, in a full run at the Edinburgh Fringe.
By any account, Dominic Holland has had a successful career.
Like A Prayer
is a theatrical essay about personal faith in which six nuns deliberate
attitudes towards the big questions of life. We spoke to Corinne via an email
Modern Life Is Rubbish is romantic comedy about a couple whose love of music brings them together as well as revealing their differences.
When it was first staged in 2012, Phyllida Lloyd’s prison-set Julius Caesar was called “gimmicky, humourless and slow” by the Telegraph and “witty, liberating and inventive...
Sarah Callaghan returns to the Edinburgh Fringe, with the show, 'The Pigeon
Dying Under The Bush'.
At the largest arts festival in the world, it's easy to forget that theatre wasn't always welcome in Britain.
If you’ve a maths brain, you might recognise the term ‘Please Excuse My Dear Aunt Sally’ as a mnemonic for the order of operations in arithmetic.
Bobby Winner Ten Storey Love Song (adapted by Luke Barnes from the Richard Milward novel) is a play cum techno gig about five wretched tower-block inhabitants who deserve better fr...
If all drugs were legal for twenty four hours, what would you do? It really happened - in Ireland, 2015.
Dan Simpson is a former Canterbury Laureate, and has performed at the Glastonbury Festival, Roundhouse Camden, and the BBC Fringe Slam.
Handing out flyers on the street is one of the most famously unpleasant parts of putting on a show at the Fringe.
Will Pickvance returns to the Fringe this year with his whimsical Anatomy of the Piano (for Beginners), an anatomical lecture about the piano.
Macabre comedy company Kill The Beast (Peter Brook and Manchester Theatre Award winners) return to the Fringe with their 70s werewolf spectacular He Had Hairy Hands and a new 80s f...
Agent of Influence: The Secret Life of Pamela More is the story of a high-society fashion journalist recruited by MI5 to facilitate the abdication of King Edward VIII.
Award-winning theatre company Bucket Club are melding together playful theatre with a live techno score for Fossils, a sceptical quest for the Loch Ness Monster at the Pleasance Do...
It’s been 400 years since William Shakespeare shuffled off to wherever he is now, and the Fringe guide is filled with his plays—possibly even more productions than usual, which...
The Fringe is the single most exciting date in the student-theatre calendar.
Us/Them, a family dance show about terrorism, has been one of the surprise hits of this year’s Edinburgh Fringe.
How do you tell a story using Shakespeare’s characters and make it original? How do you tell a story about Shakespeare himself for that matter? For Catriona Scott, playwright of ...
A capella is something of a phenomenon at the Edinburgh Fringe.
Faulty Towers The Dining Experience has been a fixture of the Edinburgh Fringe for nine years and counting.
The Adventure of Puppets charts the voyage of two explorers as they venture into the unknown.
The Many Doors of Frank Feelbad is a brave and engaging work about how children and families process and communicate grief.
You don’t know this, but somewhere inside you is a comedy genius just waiting to be unleashed - all you need is a hypnotist to help you let it out.
Do you work well under pressure? How about life-or-death pressure? Nuclear Family gives you the chance to find out by inviting the audience to mount an enquiry about a pair of sibl...
Stop The Train is a new musical from Rick Guard and Phil Rice following the story of commuters plunged into a dangerous situation - and forced to talk to each other.
Tired of having to wait a full year to get that Eurovision vibe? Then you’ll love Eurobeat, a comedy musical where European countries - including Vatican City - compete for your ...
Alice Munro’s short-story collection The View from Castle Rock fictionalises the real-life history of her ancestors’ economic migration from Scotland to Canada.
How to Win Against History is a new musical about Henry Cyril Paget, an eccentric, cross-dressing marquis who was written out of history by his family.
What do we need to nourish ourselves? Is love enough? Can we definitively say that Nandos are the kings of fast food? Such questions and more are explored in the invigorating new p...
Pete De-Graft Johnson, also known as The Repeat Beat Poet, is a poet and organiser of The PAD, a studio and events space in London.
Attila the Stockbroker began performing poetry in the 1980s, and since then has toured the world.
Philip Pullman’s The Ruby in the Smoke sees the author’s Victorian mystery novel come to the stage for the first time.
I Got Superpowers for my Birthday by Katie Douglas is an action-packed fantasy adventure about the pains of growing up and learning you can shoot fire from your fingertips.
There couldn’t be a more poignant time to retell the story of Dracula with a 21st-century twang.
Poet Rupert Brooke is known for the patriotic poetry he wrote as World War One got under way, but most know little about the trail of broken hearts he left through Edwardian counte...
Based on it’s performers’ real-life stand-up material, Jailmates is a love story about an unlikely couple who meet on a pen-pal website jailmates.
Andrew Blair and Ross McCleary are Edinburgh-local writers and collaborators.
Into the Water is a fantastical folk-dance adventure set in a magical wasteland.
Love for Sale a theatrical cabaret celebration of the music of Kurt Weill set in 1930s Paris.
The Briefs boys are back at the Fringe with their wild and sexy burlesque circus.
In the 1960s, NASA funded scientists set out to try and teach dolphins to speak.
Theatre Ad Infinitum have become a fixture of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, having won two Stage Awards, two Argus Angels, and a Guardian Best of EdFringe.
Joel Auterson is an otter admirer and a host of the Boomerang Club, a regular poetry night in London.
Matthew Lewis (Harry Potter film series, The Syndicate) and Niamh Cusack (Heartbeat, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time) will appear in Unfaithful by Owen McCafferty...
The festival is a place for the taboo and James Wilson-Taylor has brought the final taboo to Edinburgh… sort of? Ginger is the New Black sets out to rebrand redheads and challeng...
Natasha Granger and Kerrie Thompson wrote, produced and star in 90s girl-band musical 2 Become 1, a story about romance, speed dating and the ideal post-night-out meal.
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