After all the hype from it’s reception elsewhere in Europe combined with the legacy of the original film version, the intriguing yet simple plot and the clear characterisation in…
A sincerely told story, a captivating performance and a wealth of humour make for a well-spent eighty minutes upstairs at The Lion & Unicorn Theatre with David Patterson, who makes…
Rape, homophobic bullying, knife crime and murder in a mental health/correctional institute, Mathew Bourne’s Romeo+Juliet is probably the most shocking and bold of his re-imaginin…
We’re all familiar with mess in one form or another, but for most of us dealing with it is probably not an all-consuming activity in the way that it is for writer and performer Jen…
The traditional direction of migrants seeking a better life is turned on its head in Emanuele Aldrovandi’s Sorry We Didn’t Die At Sea (translated by Marco Young) at the Park Th…
Publicity for Lady With a Dog, written and directed by Mark Giesser, at Upstairs at the Gatehouse, promises a version in which ‘Chekhov’s famous short story of romance and infi…
Strategic Love Play offers a tragic and often hilarious mirror to the fears and hopes of the vast majority of us who harbour a fear of dying alone.
Was she or was she not fully aware of what she was doing? He certainly was, and for that reason should he have stopped before taking Birdie’s virginity? There’s a suggestion th…
Who has not experienced a situation in which a surmountable incident escalates out of all proportion? Then, on the way to resolving it, further baggage accumulates around the subje…
Comedian Mamoun Elagab will not kiss your ass.
Improvising a whole rom com style comedy show around audience suggestions is not for the faint hearted, and this group’s approach is relaxed and confident.
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Die Hard has long been a pop culture and Christmas movie stalwart, garnering a large swath of fans across generations.
Tartan Tabletop: The Neverending Quest is not your average improv show.
It’s very common to leave a comedy show with a new perspective or having learnt something.
We all know Tennessee Williams the playwright, but the man behind the plays has faded somewhat into the background.
Whilst Colleen Lavin’s Do The Robots Think I'm Funny? is an interesting experiment and indicative of our fascination with AI, it’s not a particularly well-structured or fun…
The simple ‘good vs bad’ narrative is present in just about every aspect of our culture and society.
Stuntman is a high-action piece of physical theatre mixed with reflective storytelling and real heart.
Palindrome is Cambridge University Musical Theatres Society’s latest Edinburgh Fringe offering.
In his new work, playwright Peter Arnott takes the audience back to those pre-Brexit, pre-Covid days when Scots were on the verge of voting in the independence referendum.
This returning musical is an exceptionally joyful and tremendously funny look into the lives of food delivery drivers.
Mr and Mrs Love is a jukebox-esque musical that would work a lot better if it relied more on the strength of its actors as singers rather than force a plot on them.
A Teacher’s Lament is not the revolutionary political statement that we would expect a show of this nature to be.
Public looks like it could be the next big musical phenomenon to have passed through the Fringe.
Have you ever had an all-consuming infatuation? Have you ever lied to a crush? Have you ever betrayed your boyfriend for a woman?Junk Monkey’s Olivia Mcleod has.
Organised fun is one of those phrases that can evoke different emotional responses from people.
Gillian Lacey-Solymar, Carrie Penn and Toby Huelin’s Irrepressible, whilst a compelling story seems to rehash old messages without leaving us with a sense that we should do somet…
Maria DeCotis’ Emotionally Unreasonable is a mildly funny stand-up routine that breaks every so often into really sophisticated pieces of musical comedy that quickly become a tru…
Vulnerability and sexual awakening go hand in hand in Declan, an unnerving one-man play set in rural Wiltshire.
Transfixing, she’s staring at us through a doorframe – or is it a painting? We’re invited to draw, then bid…Created by Diana Feng, Tegan Verheul and Clarisse Zamba of the W…
Italian actress and writer, Greta Zampi has created an incredibly engaging show in Temporarily Yours that is thought-provoking and emotional theatre at its best.
This completely original chamber musical by Shaye Poulton Richards is a darkly charming piece of new writing.
How to live a jellicle life: life lessons from the 2019 hit musical ‘cats’ is as bonkers as it sounds, whilst still adding to the philosophical debate on how to live a good lif…
What a remarkable and fluid performance full of depth and charisma!Mister Shakespeare is a detailed tale penned by Michael Barry, that shows Shakespeare at work in his lodgings.
Tom Ballard’s It Is I is a bubbly and smugly riotous hour full of puns and political commentary.
Our first impression when seeing Antonio! is that it’s chaotic and hedonistic, a impression that is quickly proven to be correct, but in a gloriously celebratory way.
Goya Theatre’s new musical Actually, Love manages to find the sweet spot between being softly tender and incredibly rousing, as it pokes fun at and dismantles various rom-com tro…
The year is 1943 and famed wit Dorothy Parker sits in her New York apartment, sifting through her works and deciding which will make it into the new anthology ‘The Portable Dorot…
The improvisational sketch group Shoot From The Hip bring their spontaneous hour of games and tomfoolery to the Fringe this year.
My Life Online is an incredibly well performed piece of modern opera, with an unfortunately lacklustre story.
This is the definitive piece of musical theatre for musical theatre lovers.
The students of Royal Conservatoire of Scotland’s MA Musical Theatre programme are a staple at the Fringe, and they never let us down!Edges, a song cycle written by Benj Pasek an…
These girls are batshit crazy and I love it.
Brooke Finegold is masterful in her hour of live poetry, spoken word and stand up comedy.
First featured as a radio drama on BBC Radio 4, The Death of Molly Miller now takes to the stage with its plucky hostage comedy that addresses pertinent social issues.
Telling five short tales from the mystical fictional world of Jianghu, Fall and Flow showcases the beauty and physicality of Hong Kong theatrical traditions in combination with Th�…
This is a refreshingly new and interesting take on death through the medium of a musical.
With a plethora of Sherlock Holmes shows to catch at this year’s Fringe; our fascination with the super-sleuth showing no signs of abating.
In what could be crowned the most uplifting show of the Fringe, The House of Life aka Ben Welch and Laurence Cole from Sheep Soup combine preaching, live music, comedy and all roun…
Julius Caesar Must Die is a little misleading, as initially it appears to be an absurdist original dramatisation of the assassination of Julius Caesar.
The thing on the floor as you walk into Dance Base’s Studio One – this year under the Assembly umbrella – is not paper.
Returning for its eleventh year at the Edinburgh Fringe, this cult favorite show has lost none of its energy and atmosphere.
Seeing the stars spangling Chicago based company Aloft Circus Arts’ posters for Brave Space, last year’s hit, you might wonder – is it as good as all that? The answer is yes,…
An Afternoon with Anton Du Beke and Friends, and what an afternoon; Du Beke gives a hilarious and dazzling show filled with humour, dance and song.
When you think of cabaret you might think of bawdy strip teases, caricatures of femininity, and lewd jokes.
This show’s title summons up many associations except, perhaps, the one that forms the foundation of the play.
There’s a great, restless energy in Director Declan Donnellan’s production of Pedro Calderón de la Barca’s seventeenth century Spanish classic Life is a Dream.
Making its Fringe debut after winning VAULT Festival ‘Show Of The Week Award’ and Pleasance ‘Pick of the VAULT Award’, Manchester Anthem has been restaged from the linear L…
Award-winning writer Izzy Tennyson returns to the Edinburgh Fringe in the shadow of her previous show Brute to tell the story of two dissimilar sisters who must navigate strained r…
This new Chordstruck Theatre production is a feel-good, comedy musical cram packed with hilarious original jingles, as well as a message for a better world.
Alba Flamenca presents Flamenco Fiesta, a fierce dancer and amazing musicians team up to bring Spanish flare to Edinburgh’s Southside.
The Leeds Tealights bring joy and mirth to the Fringe this year in A Very Special Birthday Party.
Tandava – the cosmic dance of Shiva – symbolising time; existence; non-existence and so much more.
Using the back catalogue of The Proclaimers, this jukebox musical follows Davy (Lewis Kerr) and Ally (Kerr McKinley) as they navigate life after serving in the army.
Simon Brodkin’s Xavier follows the rule that you should never judge a book by its cover.
Snippets of newsreels fill the Haldane theatre as we take our seats.
Director Daisy Evans draws the audience not only into the dark corridors of a mysterious castle in her revival of the Bela Bartok opera Bluebeard’s Castle.
The Disney Delusion is an off-beat stand-up hour from Leif Oleson-Cormack about a less than magical trip to Disneyland, that explores identity, the nature of love and parasocial re…
The vibe is wild as I sit down for Adults Only Magic Show.
This show is light-speed FAST.
Keeping stand-up weird since 2013, Harriet Dyer is everything I love about the Fringe.
If you still chuckle at those Twilight memes making fun of Kristen Stewart’s awkward portrayal of Bella Stark, or harbour some nostalgia for the immortal (and problematic) YA ser…
A traditional dance class running from 9pm to 11pm daily, the Ceilidh is a sweaty fun-filled session in the extravagant grand hall of the Royal College of Physicians, featuring a l…
I’d been enjoying the Edinburgh Fringe for about two weeks, and had occasionally spotted these large groups wearing headphones being led around the city by a very colourful chara…
Bobak dances, clowns and flings himself about the stage for an hour as he tells the audience about his Iranian heritage and growing up in Bristol in the 90s where Islamophobia and …
Emily’s life is falling apart.
The magic and mystery of midsummer combine with things past and present in Sing, River, written and performed by Nathaniel Jones of Love Song Productions at the Pleasance Courtyard…
An exceptionally enthusiastic and talented youth theatre put on a revival of the 2013 version of Pippin.
Helios is a solo show written and performed by Alexander Wright of Wright and Grainger.
Gripping and emotionally charged, Forests is an experimental Fringe performance not to be missed.
If there’s one 44th birthday party you want to be going to this year, it’s Bill’s.
Three distinct dance acts bring the unexpected to the stage for Beyond Boundaries, a show billed as a time-travelling showcase of Scottish hip-hop dance.
Sam Hurst leaps onto the stage in a black sequin suit and skull-covered tie ensemble that screams “entertainer”.
The play follows Billy, a young man whose love of football is the dominant feature in his life, religiously attending every match day without fail.
There is wonder here in Edinburgh, and it is being ignored.
Lydia Whitbread’s Winging It is a vague yet very intense coming of age musical.
If you’ve ever been to a surprise party, you know the awkward anticipation of waiting for the guest of honour to arrive.
Winner of the 2023 Edinburgh Untapped Award, One Way Out is a powerful exploration of the injustices suffered by the Windrush generation, through the lens of four boys from South L…
This wholehearted and heartwarming family orientated show, from the creators of Commitment, The Wrestling, and Deep Heat is the classic story of a life-long friendship and quirky f…
It’s Come Dine With Me with a twist, and that twist is murder because apparently that’s what it takes to spice up a dinner party these days.
Steelworks A Cappella group presents a murder mystery, Vocal Vengeance, which is like an musical version of Cluedo.
Based on the short story by Charles Dickens, Unexpected Places Ensemble’s adaptation of The Signalman is a creative if confusing adaptation as the creative team tries to create a…
A classic story for a modern age, Les Millénniables is a self-aware and uniting musical, because it satirizes the generational divide, and understands its own ridiculous nature.
That most middle class of events, the dinner party, can be a night of stimulating conversation, wonderful company and dramatic revelation.
When Adam Lenson was diagnosed with cancer in 2019; it caused all past, present and future versions of him to collide in the oncology department.
Where would school theatre be without A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Twelfth Night? The latter is certainly a popular Shakespeare play for drama educators, with its saga of shipwr…
St Andrews University’s Gilbert and Sullivan Society is in sparkling form with their presentation of this little known show.
Simon David brings Dead Dad Show to the Fringe this year and it is insane, an absolute piss-take, but also very emotional.
Bold, unapologetic, and certainly unique, Sad-Vents is a really terrific example of innovative theatre that invites its audience into a space which is as unsettling as it is empowe…
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