Luke Wright has been performing spoken word on the Fringe circuit for years, winning a dedicated following for his catalogue of smart, catchy polemics.
When a Fringe show sells out on opening night, you know it’s doing something right.
“I’m aware there isn’t much art made about love, so I thought I’d nip in and nail the definitive article before anyone else could.
Only a few weeks ago, the Bush Theatre emerged from its
year-long renovation, boasting a revamped auditorium and studio space, alongside
open-air decking for those all-important …
“Revolutionise the world”.
Taking multimedia representations of young women as its inspiration, If There’s Not Dancing at the Revolution, I’m Not Coming picks apart a medley of references to Titanic, Disney …
Sirquis Alfon, an international trio of street entertainers, take to the stage at Gilded Balloon this year, offering a variety show of crowd-pleasing fun and impressive technical m…
Gin is on the up.
The scene is Notre Dame.
Jumping from ravaged warzones to recording studios and
London’s VIP clubs, Exposure: The
Musical sheds a light on the limelight, dissecting the nature of fame and
cost of succes…
Modern-day deadbeat Simon (Eli Kent) would rather
natter to his mum, objectify his girlfriend, and play video-games with a
pothead gorilla than think about the recent death of hi…
Keith Huff’s best-known work is found in the hallowed spaces
of US television, as a writer for potent office dramas such as AMC’s Mad Men and Netflix’s House of Cards.
Billed as “a world-first experiment in merging the live
and digital worlds”, Beta Public’s fifth iteration brings together a medley of daring talks, performances, and
Much what it says on the tin, Edinburgh’s Gin Night of Literature and Liquor waltzes you through the history of gin distilling and the drink’s use and abuse by the literary world’s…
A regular performer in Edinburgh and confident stage actress, Dillie Keane returns with her ‘first solo show for 557 years’.
The Man Who Planted Trees was originally a tale from French author Jean Giono in the 1950s, now pieced together onstage with cloth hangings, felt animals, and wafting lavender (yes…
“In hip hop, we create our own mythology”.
Igor and Moreno move.
What do you do when your computer knows you better than you know yourself? In a self-penned monologue about the dangers of data-mining and artificial intelligence, actor/writer Jen…
Jethro Compton, formerly the driving force behind Belt Up Theatre, has certainly earned his household name at the Fringe, bringing shows of consistent quality for years - notably w…
Fiction is unlike anything else you’ll see at the Fringe.
Meet Ada Lovelace, the ‘poetical scientist’, and daughter of romantic poet Lord Byron.
After a rave reception for his controversially-named Fringe debut last year, Awkward Conversations With Animals I’ve F*cked, Rob Hayes has penned another one-man show.
An unassuming teenager, Donny Stixx, tries to keep his calm as he meets fans for a televised Q&A, just like he’s always dreamed.
A troupe of hopeful Fringe performers get lost in the woods, forced to deliver their starry-eyed show to the “nonexistent” audience.
The team behind the Fringe First winning Grounded (2013) are back with a powerfully human tragedy – one that grapples with issues of belief clearly and concisely, without recours…
Meet Leila and Lee.
Ever had a burning desire to see radio entertainment being made in the
studio? Me neither.
One night in the life of Edgar Allen Poe, renowned American poet and global ancestor of the horror genre as we know it: we follow an original tale of Poe’s brief stay in Moyamens…
In one of the more light-hearted representations of the First World War
at the Fringe this year, Dear Mister Kaiser charts the result of one
idealistic English soldier’s reques…
There probably aren’t many free venues that are packed to the seams, having to turn people away and fit others into the corners with Tetris-like ingenuity.
Thirty seconds into a show that hasn’t started yet, one performer is
rapping an improvised piece about how the show hasn’t started yet.
This story concerns two workers at a coffee factory, their profit-focused/self-regarding employer, and the struggle for beauty or joy or play in an everyday life that has lost its …
This distinct and ever-so-slightly whimsical tale follows the breakdown
of a high-flying advertising executive as he becomes disillusioned with the
superficial world around him a…
Young Pleasance has built up a reputation as a company surprisingly close in quality to many more adult and professional theatre troupes at the Fringe.
Anyone expecting anything like Hamlet will be sorely disappointed.
Ever wondered what a conversation with a real-life ghost would
be like? In this interesting take on the supernatural genre, writer/performer
Lydia Nicholson shows her afterlife i…
Bonenkai is a Japanese term meaning “forget the year gathering.
As the title may suggest, Cars and Girls concerns Dubus’ geographical and emotional journeys through life, from nude bike rides to broken down cars, in England, Madagascar and th…
The creators of last year’s hit political parody Coalition have returned to answer that very current question: what if Boris Johnson runs for the job of Prime Minister? The resul…
A new, seemingly naive charity worker walks out of her gap year and into her corporate office.
Jez Butterworth’s debut play exploded onto the Royal Court stage two decades ago, with its colourful array of hapless 1950s gangsters getting high on slimming pills and getting s…
The sea has inspired fear, dread, awe or hope in many a work of literature.
Hosted by some occasionally fallible blues band members and housed in “deepest, darkest Dorset”, Inheritance Blues is a tale of three sons as they meet to mourn their father (o…
The Art of Falling Apart follows the path of midlife-critical
salesman Callum, gleefully poking fun at modern life and the absurdities of
trite conversation, chance meetings, hol…
This chuckling two-man verse-play charts part of the life of a TFL
office worker trying to navigate life’s rocky road after the death of his
mother and reappearance of his fath…
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 ...
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...
The Sex Workers' Opera rehearses on the third floor of Theatre Delicatessen, a multi-level studio space and gutted workplace that used to serve as an office-complex for The Guardia...
Part nursery rhyme, part domestic drama, Tumbling After charts the story of two young couples as they 'stumble in and tumble out of love'.
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