The Nina Variations

The Nina Variations

Edinburgh is a hard town to shine in theatrically. 

Miracle in Rwanda

Miracle in Rwanda

Every year there is a “hot topic” that arrives at the Fringe. 

MOD

MOD

I am the worst nightmare of any Beatles-related show. 

tender

tender

No one said turning 28 is easy. 

La Femme est Morte or Why I Should Not F%!# My Son

La Femme est Morte or Why I Should Not F%!# My Son

Imagine you have a five-year-old child. 

Grasmere

Grasmere

Everyone has that one acquaintance: the one who TiVo’s Dynasty reruns religiously, who would never dream of being anything but the first person in line to catch the latest Meg Rya… 

A Thousand Cranes

A Thousand Cranes

The first time I learned about child heroine Sadako Sasaki, I was nine years old and in the fourth grade. 

Rash

Rash

Jenni Wolfson is not much of an actress. 

Inside Private Lives

Inside Private Lives

Imagine you have fifteen minutes to interact with any dead celebrity. 

Scottish Dance Theatre

Scottish Dance Theatre

I’ll be the first to admit that whenever I see dance shows at the fringe, I expect to see groundbreaking dance from around the world, but have never expected much from Scotland’s… 

Kataklo

Kataklo

Let me begin by saying that I am completely impressed by the physical strength displayed by the performers of Kataklo. 

The Convent

The Convent

Norway’s internationally celebrated Jo Stromgren Kompani brings this striking and humorous take on Catholic Convents into the church walls of St. 

Hairdresser in the House

Hairdresser in the House

I have to admit, I had no idea what to expect upon entering Barabbas’ production of Hairdresser in the House. 

Baggage

Baggage

Short Story Theatre brings Jonnie Fielding’s most recent work, Baggage, following the success of his 2002 hit The Waiting Game. 

Extremities

Extremities

It’s every woman’s worst nightmare. 

The Bellydance Diaries

The Bellydance Diaries

Daphne Peña presents this slightly fictionalized autobiographical tale of an American woman who travels to Egypt to get away from an ex-boyfriend and immerse herself in the belly … 

Here goes . . .

Here goes . . .

Young writer Heather Rayment presents her newest work, Here Goes, a comedy about two excessively quirky “best friend forever” flatmates, for Why Wait Theatre’s second visit to t… 

Knots

Knots

Based on the writings of psychoanalyst R. 

The Play’s the Thing

The Play’s the Thing

Alec Garton Ash brings his new play about an egotistical director who is on a mission to put on the greatest production of Hamlet that ever was. 

One-Man Star Wars Trilogy

One-Man Star Wars Trilogy

I have to begin by saying that I am incredibly thankful to my flatmate, Adam, for taking the time to give me a brief rundown of all the Star Wars films prior to my arrival in Edinb… 

Nora

Nora

Ibsen’s Nora (of A Doll’s House fame) has been transported into modern times, remade into the wife of a high profile businessman, which in turn makes her a tabloid target on the … 

Dreamers – Los Gemelos Lombard

Dreamers – Los Gemelos Lombard

Twin brothers Martin and Facundo have big dreams of stardom. 

True West

True West

Last year, Phil Nichol was awarded a Best Actor award for his performance in Edward Albee’s Zoo Story. 

Dance Base Presents... Iskandar, Curve Foundation, Karl Jay-Lewin & Michael Popper

Dance Base Presents... Iskandar, Curve Foundation, Karl Jay-Lewin & Michael Popper

Show 1 of Dance Base’s 2006 Fringe performances consists of four separate pieces by Iskandar Dance Company, Karl Jay-Lewin Company, Michael Popper and the Curve Foundation respect… 

Dance Base Presents.. Norman Douglas, Jem Treays & Janis Claxton

Dance Base Presents.. Norman Douglas, Jem Treays & Janis Claxton

This was the last of the Dance Base medley of choreographers that I caught and, by far, the most exhilarating. 

Madonn’er

Madonn’er

Siblings Zoe (writer/performer) and Simon (director) Lewis have teamed up to bring us the tale of Lesley, a grown woman whose lifelong obsession with Madonna has impacted nearly ev… 

Dance Base Presents... Rosie Kay Dance Company’s The Wild Party

Dance Base Presents... Rosie Kay Dance Company’s The Wild Party

Joseph Moncure March’s poem, The Wild Party, has been the inspiration for everything from films to plays. 

Dance Base Presents... Freshmess, X Factor & Samudra

Dance Base Presents... Freshmess, X Factor & Samudra

Dance Base presents three different pieces by three very different companies. 

Tossers: More Balls Than Most

Tossers: More Balls Than Most

The setting is a construction site outside a café on a day like any other. 

Two Men Talking

Two Men Talking

Paul Browde and Murray Nossel have been friends since they were young boys in South Africa. 

Step into Africa 2

Step into Africa 2

Cape Town’s renowned CAFDA Youth Dance Co. 

Shakespeare for Breakfast

Shakespeare for Breakfast

C Theatre presents their latest Shakespearean adaptation, Taming of the Shrew, breakfast included, of course. 

Lolita

Lolita

It seems that nearly every year, another theatre company brings their own adaptation of Nabokov’s Lolita to the festival. 

The Tylwyth Teg

The Tylwyth Teg

Be prepared to leave the world of reality as Apricot Theatre takes you on a folkloric journey into the mischievous lives of the Tylwyth Teg. 

The House of Bernarda Alba

The House of Bernarda Alba

It is one month before Federico Garcia Lorca’s death and he has just completed his latest play, The House of Bernarda Alba. 

The Powder Room

The Powder Room

Welcome to The Powder Room, a burlesque night club where you will be surrounded by the world of the erotic and a plethora of tassel-clad women. 

The Seagull

The Seagull

Last year, the Czech company Kretakor brought an almost 4 hour minimalist production of this Chekhov classic to the International Festival. 

Liss Fain Dance

Liss Fain Dance

Liss Fain Dance, the renowned San Francisco based company makes its European debut at Zoo Theatre. 

Fahrenheit 451

Fahrenheit 451

One year after exciting Fringe audiences with their haunting production of the Burgess classic, A Clockwork Orange, New York’s Godlight Theatre is taking on Ray Bradbury’s terrif… 

The Audition

The Audition

Ant & Elephant present this never-ending tale of the desperation of today’s actors. 

Paint the Town

Paint the Town

What do you get when you combine an inability to move with physical theatre? In the Red’s production of Paint the Town. 

1984

1984

Edwards Theatre Company is behind this innovative adaptation of Orwell’s haunting story of a future that never quite came to pass. 

Lord of the Flies

Lord of the Flies

The talented students of the Feltonfleet School star in this creepy adaptation of William Golding’s Lord of the Flies. 

MyoSung: Streetdance

MyoSung: Streetdance

A new dance fusion of hip-hop, breaking and traditional Korean dance is introduced into our physical vocabulary by an innovative young company from Korea. 

The Girl Who Cried ‘Nam

The Girl Who Cried ‘Nam

A charming young cast from Bristol University brings their original quirky comedy to the Edinburgh stage.