At a college songwriting class in Chicago, an end-of-year competition involves the students performing each other’s anonymous submissions for a celebrity guest judge.
About halfway through this performance, a mobile rings in the audience.
Dont let the Edinburgh Academy theatre and the audience of grandmas put you off the scent: this is a professional production of an off-Broadway show.
The Governor and his wife are forced to flee in the wake of a peasant uprising, but neglect to take their newborn baby with them.
A huge final number, full cast on stage, twiddly runs over the final note.
When strangers Bill and Jim get stuck in a lift, it’s pretty inevitable that they should end up reflecting on life and end up best of friends.
Welcome to Skid Row, a New York slum where only those who dont have any choice would go.
Burst is a highly ambitious set of interlinked character portraits set in 20s England and Sudan.
Five new students arrive at university for a year of alcohol-fueled partying.
On the eve of his thirtieth birthday, Jons pre-life crisis takes the form of a musical monologue with supporting cast.
The focus in this studio production is on the music and on the actors voices: Jason Robert Browns jazz pop score and our double-star combo can hardly fail to please! Every son…
Bette/Cavett is a hilarious re-enactment of the 1971 chatshow encounter of Bette Davis and Dick Cavett.
Imagine Richard and Judy.
A wonderful farsical musical romp in the tradition of Mapp and Lucia, Glee and The Stepford Wives, Swing! is the story of a lower-class family who move to wealthy suburban Wafthead…
This gal can play the piano.
Alone in a sixth-floor storeroom, will Lee Harvey Oswald use his gun to kill John F.
Meet Mr Clart, the drunken and prurient tour guide of the famous Edinburgh Literary Pub Tour.
Meet Robert Swann, the talentless writer, director and star of what is possibly the trippiest travesty of a play ever to be seen at a Fringe.
Not another comedy about nuns! I cried, being one of those people who dont find nuns intrinsically amusing, but I must confess I found it difficult to suppress a giggle when the …
This high-school production of the Broadway classic hits the ground running with its tale of big-name theatre-star Margo Channing gradually usurped by the devious and considerably …
I’ve no idea why this show is called Flame and Frost, but I don’t really mind.
Suspicious Package is an interactive film in which the audience of five play the main characters.
This show, says its author and performer Daniel Cainer, has been catalogued under theatre because its neither particularly funny or particularly musical.
The black man and the white man find themselves in a children’s playground, telling each other their tragic stories.
Adelmo Guidarelli fills the space with his rich baritone, and with impressive poise for such an energetic act.
This musical is about adolescent sex.
Jonathan Storeys beautiful paper theatre is the setting for the tale of Jack Pratchard, the falling-piano casualty who discovers the City of the Dead under a drunk mans hat.
Although dangerously like an extended Russian Eurovision entry, Above the Clear Blue Skys stadium rock surrealist take on the standard a capella ensemble is an entertaining and i…
I love Lili.
Geoff Paine (from Neighbours) leads a team of experienced improvisers in this never-before performed musical based on audience suggestion.
A scream offstage and Laura enters covered in blood.
Its easy to lie into a computer keyboard, isnt it? Its also frighteningly easy to tell the truth more of the truth that perhaps you should.
Zanna is a match-making fairy at Heartsville High, where the school Chess club rule the school and being gay is normal.
Imagine if Frank Sinatra and David Walliams put on a film noir parody with Deano Wicks from Eastenders.
Hildegard of Bingen is a twelfth-century German abbess now famed for her extraordinary writings and music.
After the bustle of Princes Street and the Royal Mile with their American Indian/Celtic/Oriental drumming combos and hundreds of flyers, the last thing I expected in the middle of …
The Sears Basset Glee Club is looking for a soloist for its London debut, and we - the audience - get to vote on who it will be.
Lewis Barlow is an old-school parlour magician working within the great close-up tradition of tricks with coins, cards, ropes and money borrowed from the audience.
Five students meet for the first time in the flat they are to share for their first year of university.
Jean Paul Jones is an eighteenth-century US naval commander with Scottish roots; and this is the musical of his life.
Naturalism, at its best, carefully communicates the subtle stories behind the realistically portrayed events on stage.
Lili la Scala leads us through an hour of song from the world wars.
Combine the Tellytubbies with a political agenda and you wouldnt be too far off this exuberant adaption of the story of the double-helix hypothesis.
A musical theatre fan (á la Wayne Koestenbaum) shows the audience one of his favourite records to find respite from his non-specific sadness.
The marketing for Auntie Myra’s Fun Show misleadingly promises something pretty outrageous.
Greeted by the eccentric theatre owner and a glamorous showgirl, the audience wander into a Pleasance Dome transformed especially for this one-off show into the elegant Empire Thea…
Daphne is a coming-of-age movie about a 28, sorry, 31-year-old woman who witnesses a stabbing in a corner shop.
Mutterings about star ratings are as much a part of the Fringe as plastic pint glasses.
In 2005 it was revealed that author JT LeRoy was in fact a hoax – written by Laura Albert but played in person by her sister in law Savannah Knoop.
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.
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.
Glenn Chandler, creator of the legendary Taggart, has become known at the Fringe for his plays exploring different facets of gay life.
As the Edinburgh International Festival and its Fringe celebrate their 70th anniversaries, Broadway Baby’s James T.
Modern Life Is Rubbish is romantic comedy about a couple whose love of music brings them together as well as revealing their differences.
Let Me Go is a feature film based on the true life of Helga Schneider (Juliet Stevenson) - whose mother was a Nazi war criminal.
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...
At the largest arts festival in the world, it's easy to forget that theatre wasn't always welcome in Britain.
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.
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...
How To Win Against History has been awarded the prestigious Bobby Award, Broadway Baby’s sixth star awarded to the very cream of Fringe performances.
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.
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.
The elderly residents of a care home just off the A1 are waiting to die, some of them less quietly than others.
Does a prophesy merely predict the future, or does it help to make it happen? New comedy drama In Tents and Purposes at the Assembly aims to find out, via time travel, Brechtian al...
It’s the late 80s.
Screenwriter, producer and director Tom Kinninmont’s latest feature film, The Carer, starring Brian Cox, made its European premiere at 2016 Edinburgh International Film Festival.
Kids in Love made its world premiere at the 2016 Edinburgh International Film Festival.
Matt Tedford’s drag incarnation as Margaret Thatcher started life as a simple Halloween joke but has since taken on a bit of a life of her own, winning him Best Male Performer at...
The Fringe can be a tough place for emerging talent, struggling to be heard over the crowd.
Special guest Pete Shaw, Publisher of Broadway Baby, joins James T Harding and Grace Knight for ice cream and the second episode of Broadway Baby Breakfast.
Four-handed piano duo Worbey and Farrell (that’s two hands each, silly) have been wowing audiences with their unique blend of pianistic skill and peerless patter for nearly a dec...
Mix ‘N’ Pick Theatre is reinventing the rooftops of Princes Mall this summer with the Boxsmall Festival, providing fun-packed interactive theatre shows for children every half ...
Join Broadway Baby Features Team James T Harding and Grace C Knight for the very first ever of all time Broadway Baby Breakfast.
Well-travelled poet Carys ‘Matic’ Jones brings Professional Nomad: What Happens When a Gap Year Becomes a Gap Decade? to Clerk's Bar this August.
Poet and performer Harry Giles, of former Guardian Best-of-the-Fringe fame, is bringing his new show Drone to Summerhall with the SHIFT/ collective this August.
Poet Stan Skinny brings Love Poems For The Feint Hearted to the PBH Free Frnge this year.
Scientist Mike Galsworthy is doing something rather different at Clerk's Bar this Fringe...
Fig leaves, female figures and chocolate cake will feature heavily in poet Alex Marsh's Fringe.
Dan Simpson is doing six shows at the Fringe this year. Six. Did I mention he's doing SIX SHOWS?
Six months after his first poetry collection is published, world slam champion Harry Baker is heading to the Fringe with Harry Baker - The Sunshine Kid.
Edinburgh man Matthew
Macdonald brings Something Wicked This Way Comes to the Fringe this August, following his debut with Who Are Your People? last year.
Broadway Baby favourite Sophia Walker has won Best Spoken Word Show for two years running.
TED talk-giver Agnes Török gives us a tantalising preview of her spoken-word show If You're Happy and You Know It – Take This Survey, which is set to premiere&nb...
In the first of Broadway Baby's The Poets are Coming series, Ben Norris tells us about his one-man show The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Family, a look at fathers and sons thro...
Slam champion and Fringe veteran Tina Sederholm is bringing The Good Delusion to the Banshee Labyrinth this August.
Matthew Harvey is bringing his stand-up poetry show Matthew Havey is... Dangerman! to the Fringe all the way from New Zealand.
Ali Maloney of the SHIFT/ collective tells us about HYDRONOMICON, his tentacle-related spoken-word show at Summerhall this August.
Andrew Blair gives Broadway Baby a taste of his spoken-word show This is Poetry with Ross McCleary, an exploration of fictional Edinburgh not at all based on the film Troll 2.
Hairy poet and impro pianist Colin
Bramwell brings his debut solo show Scale to the Pilgrim this Fringe. Expect Highlands kitsch without the kitsch.
BBC Slam champion David Lee Morgan is Building God at the Banshee Labyrinth this Fringe with a show about the great revolutions of history.
Glaswegian-born poet Colin McGuire is set to debut his first solo show, The Wake Up Call, themed around sleep and sexuiality.
Gerard Logan will be performing in three spoken-word shows this Fringe, two based on the work of Oscar Wilde and one on Shakespeare's "The Rape of Lucrece".
Scottish poet Rachel Amey is set to perform Peacock Blue as part of the SHIFT/ collective at Summerhall this August.
Poet Max Scratchmann will star alongside Alec Beattie in Edinburgh in the Shadows this August.
Loud Poet Sara Hirsch is bringing her debut spoken-word show, How Was It For You?, up to Clerk's Bar this August.
Comedian Lucy Porter’s first foray into theatre, The Fair Intellectual Club, plays at the Assembly Rooms this August.
Director Alexandra Spencer-Jones of Action to the Word made her name with her all-male production A Clockwork Orange, currently touring with Glynis Henderson Productions.
Chris Dolan is a Fringe First-winning writer, whose Scottish Independence-themed play The Pitiless Storm runs at the Assembly Rooms until the end of August starring David Hayman.
Miles Allen is the star of One Man Breaking Bad, a solo show which ambitiously retells all of Breaking Bad in sixty minutes - that's just under one minute per episode.
Thrill Me: The Leopold & Loeb Story was the first show to win a coveted Broadway Baby Bobby Award this Fringe.
Oliver Lansley (artistic director) and James Seager (associate producer) are the masterminds behind Les Enfants Terribles, a theatre company now in its thirteenth year at the Fring...
withWings Theatre Company's The Duck Pond, a music and physical theatre-heavy adaptation of Swan Lake, has enjoyed a sell-out run at the Bedlam Theatre so far this August.
Stephanie Dale is a playwright with work produced by BBC Radio 4 and Birmingham REP among others.
Sophia Walker is the reigning BBC Slam champion and winner of multiple awards for her spoken-word show Around the World in Eight Mistakes.
Dag Andersson and Tove Sahlin are a real-life couple and the artistic directors of Shake it Collaborations, a Swedish performance company examining body and identity politics.
Casual Violence are a five-man comedy sketch troupe who have been performing sketch comedy at the Fringe since 2010, this year bringing the comedy play The Great Fire of Nostril to...
2013 Performance Poetry World Cup Champion Scott Wings, part of the Zen Zen Zo Physical Theatre Company in Brisbane, is performing his one-man spoken word/physical theatre Icarus F...
Steve Green is the artistic director of Fourth Monkey Theatre company, which this year brings five productions to the Fringe including Alice, a site-specific adaptation of the Lewi...
Who isn't a sucker for a good production company name? That's right - no one.
Best known for playing Albert in the National Theatre's War Horse, actor Jack Holden is about to star in Awkward Conversations With Animals I've F*cked, Rob Hayes's new play about ...
Alex Brockie is a midlands-based theatre maker whose play about a Mexican-wrestling star fallen on hard times, El Británico, is coming to theSpace this August.
Lewis Ironside is the director of Shit-faced Shakespeare, everyone's favourite inebriated classical theatre series, returning to the Fringe for the fifth year with a run at the Und...
Sam O’Rourke is co-writer and co-director of Much Ado About Zombies, a play coming to theSpace this August that.
Andrew J Davies is the writer and producer of What A Gay Play, a shamelessly raunchy play about a group of gay friends playing at C venues this August.
Comedian David O'Doherty will host a one-off gig tomorrow to pay the temporary theatre license fee for his friend’s site-specific comedy horror show in a six-seater caravan.
Patrick Wilde is a writer and director who's been a formative influence in British gay theatre since his What’s Wrong With Angry? was first mounted in 90s London.
Laura Witz founded the Edinburgh-based Charlotte Productions in 2009 and has since brought numerous plays about female history to the Fringe, including 2012’s Miss Marchbanks.
MargOH! Channing and MAN-ee Champagne are two delightful queens bringing fermented realness from New York to Edinburgh this August for a late-night run at The Laughing Horse.
A finalist at the Windsor Fringe Drama Festival, Julie Ford is preparing to premiere her new play, Totally Devoted, at theSpace this Fringe.
Musician, comedian and actor Ben Fairey, known for his acting roles in Channel 4’s
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