Alba - A New Scottish Musical

Alba - A New Scottish Musical

Roddy swaps his designer suit and expensive shoes for waterproofs and walking boots and takes off on an unexpected and life-changing journey. 

Anthems - West End Showstoppers

Anthems - West End Showstoppers

Local company Edinburgh Music Theatre present their second production in a double bill and achieve a true West End sound. 

Fringe Fantasmic!

Fringe Fantasmic!

Local company Edinburgh Music Theatre return to the fringe for their annual production with a double offering, the first of which is Fringe Fantasmic. 

Don't Tell Him Pike

Don't Tell Him Pike

Through the 60’s and 70’s BBC television went through a golden period for producing some of the best situation comedy, amongst which was the great Dad’s Army. 

Miss Saigon School Edition

Miss Saigon School Edition

Claude-Michel Schönberg and Alain Boubil’s classic Miss Saigon is currently enjoying a revival at the Prince Edward Theatre in the West End. 

Eurobeat: Almost Eurovision (Sarajevo)

Eurobeat: Almost Eurovision (Sarajevo)

In 2007, Eurobeat: Almost Eurovision exploded on the Edinburgh Fringe and has appeared practically every year since with a few tweaks. 

Elegies for Angels, Punks and Raging Queens

Elegies for Angels, Punks and Raging Queens

There are some musicals which take their basis from real life and transform them into fairy tales. 

The Addams Family

The Addams Family

The Addams Family is a musical comedy with music and lyrics by Andrew Lippa and a book by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice. 

The Lady Boys of Bangkok - Red Hot Kisses Tour

The Lady Boys of Bangkok - Red Hot Kisses Tour

No Fringe is complete without the inclusion of the Lady Boys, who return to their Edinburgh home – for what could be the last time – under the Sabai Pavilion on The Meadows for… 

The Girl Who

The Girl Who

The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland is celebrating ten years of musical theatre at the Fringe and in traditional style, alongside a main full scale production (this year the Addams… 

Conflict in Court

Conflict in Court

During last year’s Fringe, LR Stageworks presented Silence in Court, an interactive courtroom drama, which proved such a success both that original production and this brand new… 

I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change

I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change

Joe Dipietro and Jimmy Roberts’ musical comedy, I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change has become a staple of the fringe in recent years, probably because it requires a small, … 

Departures: A Song Cycle

Departures: A Song Cycle

The idea of the song cycle is to use an original thought from which the music and lyrics is constructed as opposed to writing a book or adapting material from an original source. 

Bottleneck

Bottleneck

On Saturday April 15th 1989, over 3000 faithful Liverpool FC supporters made the journey to Sheffield Wednesday’s home ground of Hillsborough to see their team take on Nottingh… 

Mercury Fur

Mercury Fur

Philip Ridley’s Mercury Fur is set in a post-apocalyptic version of London’s East End, where a gang of youths survive by their wits, dealing with butterfly-like drugs traded fo… 

The Cliff

The Cliff

Michael Shand’s new one-hour play starts with two men visiting the edge of the cliff from which their friend fell a year before. 

At The Illusionist's Table

At The Illusionist's Table

Mix a delicious three-course supper with an intimate audience of 16 sat around a dinner table high above Queen Street in the Scotch Malt Whisky Society and simmer with the illusion… 

Michelle McManus @ The Musicals

Michelle McManus @ The Musicals

It’s now ten years since Michelle McManus broke through to fame following her winning on ITV’s Pop Idol. 

A Family Beyond The Army

A Family Beyond The Army

A Family Beyond The Army shines a human and compassionate light on the many men and women who hold families and daily lives together awaiting news of their loved one far away. 

The Hard Man

The Hard Man

The life story of Jimmy Boyle, who in his younger years was a notorious criminal, was first staged back in 1977 at the Traverse. 

Billy With His Boots On

Billy With His Boots On

What do you get when you cross a story of a boy who loves westerns with pop music and the Jeremy Kyle show? You get Billy With His Boots On. 

Why Is John Lennon Wearing a Skirt?

Why Is John Lennon Wearing a Skirt?

Everyday society accepts woman who wear jeans, trainers and a t shirt as normal, yet if a man walked down the street in stockings, skirt and high heels that is seen as abnormal. 

Ben Hart - The Outsider

Ben Hart - The Outsider

The world of Illusions and magic has provided many an audience with hours of puzzlement as they try to figure out exactly how the performer achieved the tricks they just saw before… 

Alternotive A Capella

Alternotive A Capella

Returning for their fourth consecutive Fringe season are the seasoned voices from Oxford University, who are celebrating twenty years of the ‘Alts’ with this new show. 

Loud & Proud on the Fringe

Loud & Proud on the Fringe

Scotland’s first and foremost LGBT choir returned to the Fringe with a selection of a cappella music which stirred the soul. 

Big Daddy vs Giant Haystacks

Big Daddy vs Giant Haystacks

At 4pm every Saturday, from 1976 to 1988, tens of millions of Britons and countless more world-wide were in the grip of an extraordinary sports phenomenon: watching two fat men - S… 

Silence in Court

Silence in Court

There is no greater theatrical performance, some say, than that which goes on in the courts throughout Great Britain, although the system differs north and south of the border, it… 

8 Storeys Up

8 Storeys Up

Sometimes the simplest idea for musical is often the best idea and this is showcased brilliantly here by Slipstream Theatre Company and their production of 8 Storeys Up. 

Positive

Positive

What is it like to live with an HIV positive diagnosis in today’s world? With the advances in medication being what they are, is it really that difficult? West Avenue Theatre Com… 

Blood Ties

Blood Ties

Nestling under the great arches of the North Bridge is a musical that blows all of its contemporaries out of the water. 

Glory Days

Glory Days

The transition between leaving secondary school and heading into University, or indeed a life of work and paying one’s way, is the subject for this riveting little lunchtime play… 

Killers

Killers

For many of us, there is deep fascination with trying to understand those who commit shocking and horrifying crimes. 

Elegies for Angels, Punks and Raging Queens

Elegies for Angels, Punks and Raging Queens

Stemming from Names Project Aids Memorial Quilt and Edgar Lee Masters’ Spoon River Anthology, this show made its breakthrough on the popular stage in the Late 80’s at the heigh… 

Storming the Barricade

Storming the Barricade

If you want to see a show that has some of the biggest songs to ever hit Broadway and the West End and a storyline from both on and off the stage, then go and see Storming the Barr… 

Forever 27

Forever 27

There is a legendary club, it is said, made up of a number of celebrities who have passed away at the age of 27; it includes the likes of Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Jim Morrison, … 

The Bridge

The Bridge

Written and performed by Benjamin Scheuer, The Bridge is a beautiful addition to the C Venues programme. 

Forest Boy

Forest Boy

The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland return to the Fringe with an outstanding 50 minute musical from the absorbing pens of Scott Gilmour and Claire McKenzie. 

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A unique concept of a musical about two guys writing a musical thats all about two guys writing a musical, [title of show] made it debut on Broadway back in 2008 but remains unkno… 

If These Spasms Could Speak

If These Spasms Could Speak

Sometimes it’s difficult to write a review but, as this production highlights, I am fortunate to have the ability to do so without asking for assistance. 

Circles of Love

Circles of Love

Local company EMT have turned to the Songbook of the Disney Company for this year’s Fringe concert. 

Waiting for the Call

Waiting for the Call

Waiting For The Call is an exercise in improvised musical theatre, performed by some of the younger students at Wellington College. 

Between

Between

Tucked away in a quiet corner of surgeons hall is a play which comes to the Fringe all the way from South Africa. 

35MM: A Musical Exhibition

35MM: A Musical Exhibition

As Told By productions in collaboration with Greenwich Theatre have brought a new piece of musical theatre to Fringe this year. 

This Is My Box

This Is My Box

Karli Evans and Kat Roma Greer of Australia’s Rue de La Rocket company come to the Fringe with a show which, though billed as theatre, could easily be mistaken for a sketch comed… 

Kiss Me Honey, Honey!

Kiss Me Honey, Honey!

Long term residents of the Kings Theatre Edinburgh pantomime Andy Gray and Grant Stott leave pantoland behind and come to the fringe with a brand new play from Philip Meeks, creato… 

The Lady Boys of Bangkok - Glamorous Amorous Tour

The Lady Boys of Bangkok - Glamorous Amorous Tour

No Edinburgh Fringe is complete without the inclusion of the Lady Boys, who return to their Sabai Pavilion home on The Meadows for another season with a new production, Glamorous A… 

Love Story

Love Story

It is now 43 years since Love Story hit our movie screens and caused a generation to weep as one with its emotional storyline. 

Party Piece

Party Piece

Though this show is featured in the theatre section of the fringe guide, it is actually a fusion of theatre, stand-up comedy and physical theatre. 

Mercy Killers

Mercy Killers

Tucked away in the Baillie room of the Assembly Hall venue is a play tackling the healthcare crisis plaguing America and asks the vital question, how far would you go to help a lov… 

Salomé

Salomé

It always interesting when the fringe guide promotes a late night musical. 

Oliver!

Oliver!

It was in June 1960 that the Lionel Bart’s Oliver! took to the stage for the very first time and the show has gone on to achieve great things in the ensuing fifty plus years. 

Get Got

Get Got

American Television audiences have always enjoyed the chat show genre, from the likes of The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson to David Letterman and of course Oprah. 

Albion Forlorn

Albion Forlorn

The Fringe is and always has been a breeding ground for new work and experimentation and rightly so. 

Sweet Talking Guy

Sweet Talking Guy

Sometimes it’s better to leave a production which is intended to be a musical revue concert in its original form rather than try and turn it into a full blown musical. 

Smokey Joe's Cafe

Smokey Joe's Cafe

The Tony Award winning musical revue Smokey Joe’s comes to the Fringe care of Tempo Productions, a native Amateur company with a long history of presenting musicals. 

Glasvegas – The Original 1977 Musical

Glasvegas – The Original 1977 Musical

Welcome to the fabulous Glasvegas is a musical which originally debut in 1977 from the pen of legendary film composer Patrick Doyle. 

Festen

Festen

Can a university players’ production do justice to an adaptation of a seminal film classic? The film is Dogme 95 by the great David Eldridge, which has become the stage play Fest… 

Moishe's Bagel

Moishe's Bagel

Music is a passion for most people as it enriches our lives and there is space for every type of music. 

Assassins

Assassins

If you’re the President of the United States, you probably get more than your fair share of death threats. 

Frisky & Mannish: 27 Club

Frisky & Mannish: 27 Club

Frisky and Mannish are well known for their comedy capers in their madcap tribute to pop icons, but what happens when the duo turn serious and take a look at the pop and rock pheno… 

Part A

Part A

Everyone’s been to a house party at some point but can anyone say they left the party as sober as when they arrived?. 

In Transit

In Transit

INdepenDANCE Youth dance-theatre brings a conceptual and at times emotional piece of modern dance to the Spaces on Niddry Street. 

A Compas Flamenco

A Compas Flamenco

Ricardo Garcia offers Fringe-goers the opportunity to explore the origins and background of Spain’s national dance phenomenon known as Flamenco. 

Sweeney Todd

Sweeney Todd

Sondheim’s classic tale of murderous intent arrives at C too in the shadow of Edinburgh Castle, home to many a murderous event itself. 

Hey, Piano Bar Lady!

Hey, Piano Bar Lady!

When everyone is trying to push the boundaries in their performances at the Fringe it’s refreshing to watch simple and beautiful talent carry a show on its own. 

I Got It - An Actor's Tale

I Got It - An Actor's Tale

The Fringe has always been a breeding ground for new writing especially in the musical category. 

Revolution! The Musical

Revolution! The Musical

In 1993 Bosnia broke free from Yugoslavia during the war that raged there, destroying some of the country’s best known architecture and costing many lives. 

Gilbert and Sullivan in Brief(s)

Gilbert and Sullivan in Brief(s)

Four performers from New York’s famous Queen’s Theatre bring a new production of Gilbert and Sullivan’s in Briefs to the Fringe with mixed results. 

Therapy

Therapy

No Shoes Theatre Company, whose massive success “The Improvised Musical” continues to pull the crowds at the Fringe, are debuting this powerful, articulate and ultimately movin… 

Katianna Was Here

Katianna Was Here

How does a person deal with a devastating incurable degenerative disease, and what effect does it have on their friends and family, is the focus of this play from edgeeradica. 

Lost in the 80s

Lost in the 80s

In 1928, at the young age of 18, Django Reinhardt lost the use of two fingers in a fire. 

Departure Lounge

Departure Lounge

One of the successes of the 2008 Fringe returns to Edinburgh with a new cast and fresh direction but retains its ability to be an uncomfortable experience. 

Music of Les Misérables and West End Musicals

Music of Les Misérables and West End Musicals

Dysart Productions return to the Fringe with an updated version of their 2011 show and really wows the crowds with their peerless vocal performances of some of the great songs from… 

The Secrets Hidden in the Beatles RockBand

The Secrets Hidden in the Beatles RockBand

Can such an everyday thing like playing the Beatles Rock Band game on the Xbox really give rise to a new comedy musical? Well this is the Fringe where anything is possible, and boy… 

Besides the Obvious

Besides the Obvious

This new play taking place in C Eca revolves around three main questions, what happened in the past?, what happens now? and what happens in the future?. 

Streets the Musical

Streets the Musical

A modern Scotland where for many of today’s youth the problem of knife and drug crime is rife is the basis for this potent musical by writer/director/producer Finn Anderson which i… 

Soldiers' Wives

Soldiers' Wives

The country remains split on the justification of the war currently being waged in the Middle East, but we all accept the bravery of those men and women who serve on the front line… 

Beyond Hillsborough

Beyond Hillsborough

The events of Saturday 15th of April 1989 will be forever etched in the memory of both Merseyside and around the world, as viewers of BBC Grandstand watched the Hillsborough footba… 

Little Shop of Horrors

Little Shop of Horrors

The Fringe has always been a place of no limits and of being accessible to all, including the numerous school groups and companies who bring their efforts with them to Edinburgh. 

Anthony Rapp - Without You
BOBBY WINNER

Anthony Rapp - Without You

The question of how a person really measures the value of their lives and those lives that they effect has always been the heart and soul of the Broadway smash-hit rock opera Rent. 

Bob Downe ... Smokin'

Bob Downe ... Smokin'

The legendary Mark Trevorrow brings his comic masterpiece Bob Downe back to the Fringe for an amazing 16th Fringe run and boy does he deliver in spades. 

Ordinary Days

Ordinary Days

As a firm believer that theatre is not just watched or performed but indeed experienced, the return of Green Room Productions with their second show, Ordinary Days, affirms that be…