There We Have Been

There We Have Been

Based on Haruki Murakami’s bestselling novel Norwegian Wood, There We Have Been explores the relationship of the novel’s main character and his late best friend’s girlfriend, as told in the first part of the book... 

A to Z Improv Comedy - Free

A to Z Improv Comedy - Free

A to Z Improv Comedy, like most shows of its type, includes many of the classic improv games and therefore runs the risk of being too similar to a host of other shows available. From ‘Foreign Cinema’, in which two players perform a film scene in another language and two of the others translates for them as they go along, to ‘Should have said’, where the audience can join in and interrupt the line of events, all the games are based purely on suggestions from the audience, so the content can vary from obscure things like Tom Cruise’s nose-hair trimmer to the Osmond House on the Isle of White... 

Sam Lloyd: Fully Committed

Sam Lloyd: Fully Committed

For many people, Sam Lloyd will probably never be anything other than Ted from Scrubs, something that is understandable given the distinct part he plays in the famous series. However, Sam Lloyd is so much more than that, a fact he proves in this wonderful one-man comedy play... 

The Six Wives of Henry VIII

The Six Wives of Henry VIII

The Six Wives of Henry VIII promises us ‘silly songs and historical hysteria’ and that’s exactly what Howard Coggins and Stu McLoughlin set out to do. However, they only succeed partly as the silliness at times became just a tad too extreme... 

Assassins

Assassins

What does it take to shoot a president and would you be able to do it? Assassins, based on a book by John Weidman and with lyrics and music by Stephen Sondheim, explores the minds of the men and women who attempted, with varying degrees of success, to assassinate Presidents of the United States... 

Everyman

Everyman

What would you do if Death dropped by one day to tell you that you have been chosen to represent all of humanity before God the Almighty and you realised that your record so far might not be the best? That’s exactly what happens to Everyman, a selfish idiot loaded with money but short of friends, in this highly entertaining performance set to explore just what makes us all human - unique, but alike at the same time... 

Alasdair Gray in Conversation with Jonty Claypole

Alasdair Gray in Conversation with Jonty Claypole

Alasdair Gray, the infamous Scottish writer, is perhaps best known for his epic first novel Lanark, which was described as 'one of the landmarks of 20th-century fiction' by the Guardian... 

The Collision of Things

The Collision of Things

What do you do when you realise that the life you have lived up until now isn’t the life you wanted to live? Who are you now and where are you going? How far will you go in search of a home? These are the big questions dealt with in The Collision of Things, an innovative play that, if nothing else, scratches the surface of what it means to be human... 

Surname and Surname

Surname and Surname

Paul Foxcroft and Briony Redman have both left their sketch show group to try their luck as a twosome. The result is nearly an hour’s worth of comedy, offering a mix of stand-up, sketch comedy, music, and even something resembling dance and physical performance... 

Edinburgh Book Fringe

Edinburgh Book Fringe

World Power Books is Scotland’s most famous radical independent bookshop, situated in the heart of Edinburgh, and host of the Edinburgh Book Fringe. The Fringe offers a free alternative to the International Book Festival taking place in Edinburgh during Augus, and aims to allow people to interact in a more intimate setting than offered elsewhere... 

Literary Salon

Literary Salon

Damian Barr, Scottish journalist and author, host this event in the spectacular Hendrick’s Carnival of Knowledge. The formidable writers Janice Galloway and Maggie O’Farrell joined him for a two-hour long Literary Salon filled with exclusive readings, entertaining interviews and tasty gin and tonics... 

Drop-in Bibliotherapy

Drop-in Bibliotherapy

Are you one of those people who love to read but whose habits have stagnated somewhat due to lack of ideas and inspiration? Or do you find books and literature to be something that other people spend their time on but not yourself? Regardless of what your relationship to reading is like, this might be the event for you; it aims to help all people escape their reading rut and fall in love with literature all over again... 

On the Beach by John Osborne

On the Beach by John Osborne

Several years ago, John Osborne got a job teaching at a summer school in the seaside town of Weymouth in Dorset. It was on the third day of his new job that a combination of stress and a terrible mood brought him down to the beach during his lunch break... 

Spring Awakening: The Musical

Spring Awakening: The Musical

When the German playright Frank Wedekind completed his expressionist play in 1891, it sparked controversy, censorship and rage. In 2006 the play was made into a rock musical, uniting a serious and dark plot with energetic and passionate music... 

Dear Doctor Cullen

Dear Doctor Cullen

Dr. William Cullen (1710-1790) was a Scottish physician and chemist and Professor of Medicine at the University of Edinburgh. This man, unknown to most perhaps, was one of the leading academics of the Scottish Enlightenment and one of the most important professors that the Edinburgh Medical School has ever seen... 

How to Be Awesome at Everything

How to Be Awesome at Everything

Do you ever find yourself wishing that you were more attractive, better at sex, funnier, richer? Basically, do you ever wish that you were more awesome? If so, then this might be the show for you... 

The Lock In

The Lock In

Breaking Tradition, together with the BBC Radio 2 award-winning folk powerhouse The Demon Barbers, presents The Lock In: an hour-long dance-off combining hip-hop and folk, and accompanied by cheerful live music... 

Solomon and Marion

Solomon and Marion

Dame Janet Suzman stars in this wonderful new production written and directed by Lara Foot, offering a mesmerized audience a glimpse into the complicated and conflicting world that is post-apartheid South Africa... 

The Oxford Revue: With Bits

The Oxford Revue: With Bits

The Oxford Revue is an institution in its own right, and so any year’s Fringe show has rather a lot to live up to. The 2013 edition features a collection of sketches, covering a vast range of topics, including bubble wrap addiction, fire-fighting rangers, and of course, the birds and the bees... 

The Showstoppers' Improvised Musical

The Showstoppers' Improvised Musical

Often, the key to a good improvised comedy show is making sure that the audience forgets that what’s happening on stage is in fact improvised. Making it look natural, easy and unstrained... 

A Simple Space

A Simple Space

It is not often you leave a performance lost of words. However, any viewer leaving the dimly lit and beautifully simplistic set of A Simple Space cannot help but leave impressed.Just to clarify, there is nothing simple about what the six performers are doing on stage... 

The Thinking Drinker's Guide to Alcohol

The Thinking Drinker's Guide to Alcohol

Ben McFarland and Tom Sandham give us The Thinking Drinker’s Guide to Alcohol, an hour-long show packed with spirit-related information, inappropriate banter and, of course, the real stuff, namely the alcohol itself... 

A Theory of Justice: the Musical!

A Theory of Justice: the Musical!

In an attempt to answer the question, ‘What is justice?’, Professor of Philosophy, John Rawls (Alexander Wickens), travels back in time to ask the great philosophers of the last two thousand years what their thoughts are on the subject...