Alice Hawkins – Suffragette

Alice Hawkins – Suffragette

Peter Barratt gives a stirring and passionate account of his great-grandmother’s hard-fought campaign for the right to vote over 100 years ago. 

Tales from the City Below

Tales from the City Below

There have always been legends of a city below the pavements of Edinburgh. 

A Tribute to Arthur Conan Doyle, the Man Behind and Beyond Sherlock Holmes

A Tribute to Arthur Conan Doyle, the Man Behind and Beyond Sherlock Holmes

A Tribute to Arthur Conan Doyle, the Man Behind and Beyond Sherlock Holmes with a discussion by New York author, Elizabeth Crowens and Tania Henzell, a relation of the Doyle family who has created an official Sherlock Holmes tartan… 

The Community Centre!

The Community Centre!

The Community Centre! is a comedy show written, acted and directed by multi-ethnic artists. Inner city workers and loafers gather at The Community Centre! It’s a hive of activity, some of it now and again passing as almost normal… 

Pianist Tim Barton: Rhapsody in Chicago Blues

Pianist Tim Barton: Rhapsody in Chicago Blues

Learning from the Chicago Symphony, the home of the blues, Chi-Town’s singular jazz scene, folk, roots-rock and life in the 60s-70s, Tim’s wondrous musical immersion allowed him to create a language through the piano, speaking all sounds… 

Amazing Summer! Classical Fusion Hits

Amazing Summer! Classical Fusion Hits

Award-winning PipaRimba is an innovative and masterful pipa/marimba duo. With their unique playing style, characterised by a wide range of genres and with a creative vision of combining theatrical elements, dance, improvisation and their own compositions/arrangements, they were invited to perform extensively across the continents, from Europe to Asia to America, and in international art/music festivals around the world… 

Birdsong and Folk Song

Birdsong and Folk Song

A blend of original solo acoustic guitar pieces and songs, Birdsong and Folk Song reflects two sides of the nylon string guitar. With solo acoustic sketches inspired by listening to birdsong in Sussex, and songs reflecting folk heritage… 

Arthur Conan Doyle – The Spiritualist

Arthur Conan Doyle – The Spiritualist

Whilst Arthur Conan Doyle is arguably most well known for bringing the legendary Sherlock Holmes to life through his novels, it is less well known that he was a devout spiritualist… 

Alice Hawkins – Suffragette

Alice Hawkins – Suffragette

Peter Barratt gives a stirring and passionate account of his great-grandmother’s hard-fought campaign for the right to vote over a 100 years ago. A shoe machinist by trade, lifelong socialist and mother of six, Alice Hawkins formed her city suffragette branch in 1907 following imprisonment in Holloway jail… 

Alastair Savage, History and Tradition

Alastair Savage, History and Tradition

A series of informal afternoon performances by one of Scotland’s leading fiddle exponents. Alastair’s critically acclaimed recordings, added to his diverse knowledge of Scottish history, makes him a captivating listen… 

Edinburgh's Pandas Are Just Weegies in Disguise!

Edinburgh's Pandas Are Just Weegies in Disguise!

When Edinburgh’s pandas disappear suspicion falls on gangsters from Glasgow. When the pandas are returned to the zoo they begin displaying odd patterns of behaviour. Are these cute cuddly creatures the real deal or is it all part of an evil Weegie plan? Only Morningside Malcolm, quiet resident of Edinburgh’s smart suburbs, can restore order… 

NatyaKatha

NatyaKatha

Natya Katha: a play of rhythmic beats, expressive music and stylised hand gestures that bring to life different stories that connect the mundane to the celestial. 

The Shakuhachi Experience

The Shakuhachi Experience

Licensed master shakuhachi performer Markus Guhe takes Japan’s oldest and quintessential bamboo flute on a journey from its mythical beginnings through its long and fascinating history into the 21st century… 

Big Tam's Kilted Shindig

Big Tam's Kilted Shindig

Scotch pie push-ups, cludgie clenches, haggis swings anybody? You know you want to gie ‘em a go. Experience mayhem an’ motivation for body and soul, delivered wi’ gallus patter an’ a unique Scottish twist… 

Tales of the Condemned

Tales of the Condemned

Take a look back at Scotland’s darker history as we delve into the lives of a few Scottish folk whose fates were sealed by being accused of witchcraft. Sometimes truth is stranger than fiction as the tales are told of Scotland’s busiest witch, the witch in the bell tower, the witch that killed a cow, the Lady of Lawers and the last witch standing… 

Edinburgh's Pandas Are Just Weegies in Disguise!

Edinburgh's Pandas Are Just Weegies in Disguise!

When Edinburgh’s pandas disappear suspicion falls on gangsters from Glasgow. When the pandas are returned to the zoo they begin displaying odd patterns of behaviour. Are these cute cuddly creatures the real deal or is it all part of an evil Weegie plan? Only Morningside Malcolm, quiet resident of Edinburgh’s smart suburbs, can restore order… 

(L)awfully Wedded

(L)awfully Wedded

It’s a Belgian treat: sweeter than chocolates… tastier than Belgian fries… more intoxicating than Belgian beers… and more appropriate than Manneken Pis. (L)awfully Wedded is a comedic tour de force as performed by a married couple… 

To Butterfly

To Butterfly

To Butterfly follows the journey of two character’s lives in the build-up to a fateful meeting of finality. Family, school, mental health and the culmination of thousands of hours of experience... 

News@1066

[email protected]

Set in a TV studio, [email protected] puts history straight! Roving reporters get to the bottom of history's biggest stories. Fast-moving and wacky, this one-woman comic show races from one breaking story to the next! Historical fact mixes with modern technology – screen, sound effects and music as anchorwoman Alice Roberts interviews live celebs from the past... 

Thomas Cameron Live

Thomas Cameron Live

Thomas Cameron is an English tenor whose voice has been described as having velvet-like qualities and performs classics such as Bring Him Home. 'I have witnessed Cameron's voice draw people in until there is a silence in the air that you can hear... 

Cosmic Waltz

Cosmic Waltz

Original music inspired by Alice Coltrane, Delia Derbyshire and Kate Bush. A new ensemble formed to celebrate 100 years of women being allowed to vote in the UK. A mix of earthy groove, electronic experimentation and poetic theatricality... 

Alastair Savage, Alone With History

Alastair Savage, Alone With History

An afternoon concert series by one of Scotland's leading fiddle exponents. Alastair's heartfelt journey features a unique tribute to his fellow Ayrshire man Rabbie Burns alongside the magical melodies of 18th-century master Niel Gow and 19th-century virtuoso James Scott Skinner... 

Alice Hawkins – Suffragette

Alice Hawkins – Suffragette

With a statue of Alice unveiled earlier this centenary year and her very own suffragette memorabilia currently on loan to the UK Parliament as a star feature in the summer Voice and Vote exhibition, her great-grandson Peter Barratt gives a stirring and passionate account of Alice's suffrage campaign over a 100 years ago... 

The Strange Friendship of Arthur Conan Doyle and Harry Houdini

The Strange Friendship of Arthur Conan Doyle and Harry Houdini

Arthur Conan Doyle investigated psychic phenomena objectively as a member of the Society for Psychical Research for years, before becoming convinced of their reality and following spiritualism as a religion... 

Arthur Conan Doyle – The Spiritualist

Arthur Conan Doyle – The Spiritualist

With five years of sell-out shows behind her Ann Treherne, Chair of the Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Centre, talks about Edinburgh's famous son, a man of literature and world spokesman of spiritualism! 

The Snake Oil Art Show

The Snake Oil Art Show

This show is an interactive science show, involving members of the public as audience, in the apparently controversial science of homeopathy. We will dispel a few myths by using art as our way in... 

Alex O'Donnell

Alex O'Donnell

A 45-minute showcase of happiness, heartbreak and adventure as told by songwriter Alex. Accompanying herself with her guitar, this promises to be an intimate and friendly show, with plenty of chat and fun... 

If Only: An Audience With Rudyard Kipling

If Only: An Audience With Rudyard Kipling

An exciting new play about Jungle Book author Rudyard Kipling, exploring his extraordinary life and the devastating personal consequences of WWI. Discover fresh insights into the man who was the youngest winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature and once Britain's most popular writer... 

Michele Durante

Michele Durante

Michele Durante has been leaving them laughing in the aisles from coast to coast! She's cutting-edge, tackling subjects such as her own sexuality and her time as one of New York's finest. 

Freshlings

Freshlings

Whet your appetite and delve into the seductive minds of the new generation in an honest portrayal of all that goes on in the first year of university – the good the bad and the funny... 

Alastair Savage, Alone With History

Alastair Savage, Alone With History

A series of solo concerts celebrating the magical Scots fiddle tradition by one of the country's leading exponents. Alastair's critically acclaimed 2016 album Alone With History features melodies by Niel Gow and James Scott Skinner alongside a unique tribute to Rabbie Burns... 

Wéko Tsai

Wéko Tsai

Wéko is a Taiwanese-born singer-songwriter inspired by her multicultural upbringing in Scotland, Taiwan, Scandinavia and California. Her music is best described as a fusion of acoustic pop, indie folk and mandopop... 

Parable of Lysistrata

Parable of Lysistrata

A modern adaptation of the Ancient Greek comedy Lysistrata. Written partially in Scots dialect, this performance contains song, comedy and witty political insights. In a wee Scottish pub, the patrons put on their own performance of Lysistrata to soften the heart of a government official who's come to seize the premise... 

The D-Day Dodgers. An Attempt to Right a Wrong.

The D-Day Dodgers. An Attempt to Right a Wrong.

One million people on all sides were killed in Italy in WW2. This didn't stop a British politician calling the allied troops 'D-Day Dodgers'. Their response? Don't get mad, get even! Well, it was to write and perform a satirical song about said politician... 

Vote 100 – Alice Hawkins – Suffragette

Vote 100 – Alice Hawkins – Suffragette

With the UK centenary of women first gaining the vote just months away, great-grandson Peter Barratt gives a stirring and passionate account of Alice's hard fought campaign for women's suffrage... 

Arthur Conan Doyle – The Spiritualist

Arthur Conan Doyle – The Spiritualist

With four sell-out shows behind her, Ann Treherne, Chair of The Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Centre talks about Edinburgh's famous son and man of literature who became the world spokesman on spiritualism... 

Migrant Sisters

Migrant Sisters

Two Irish and eastern European women talk about immigration. Includes live music and comedy as well as the serious themes. Touch Tour available for sight impaired, please contact us on Facebook for info. 

I Am What I Eat

I Am What I Eat

Mr. Cannibal Cravings: The Serial Killing Comedian. With twisted stories and wicked wit, I will verbally cut you and leave your side split! I use perverse verse, I rehearse to disperse and curse ‘til you are physically turned on and you sexually burst! Or you think I'm the worst! Cum have some fun, laugh and get turned on... 

Unquiet Spirits – Whisky, Ghosts and Sherlock Holmes

Unquiet Spirits – Whisky, Ghosts and Sherlock Holmes

Sherlock Holmes, whisky lore, and a wee dram in a haunted venue! Join Scots whisky expert Charles MacLean and Sherlockian author/expert Bonnie MacBird as they talk history, murder and ghosts... 

You Wouldn't Want to Be in the Great Fire of London!

You Wouldn't Want to Be in the Great Fire of London!

You Wouldn't Want to Be in the Great Fire of London is a 45 minute, 100 miles per hour show for kids! Two storytellers will transport the children back to 1666 smoggy, grotty London, where the most famous fire in history began! Come with us on an adventure ride of the imagination, come laugh with us, sing with us and help us save London! This production is adapted from the children's book You Wouldn't Want to Be in the Great Fire of London published by The Salariya Book Company. 

You Wouldn't Want to Be in the Great Fire of London!

You Wouldn't Want to Be in the Great Fire of London!

You Wouldn't Want to Be in the Great Fire of London is a 45 minute, 100 miles per hour show for kids! Two storytellers will transport the children back to 1666 smoggy, grotty London, where the most famous fire in history began! Come with us on an adventure ride of the imagination, come laugh with us, sing with us and help us save London! This production is adapted from the children's book You Wouldn't Want to Be in the Great Fire of London published by The Salariya Book Company. 

Alastair Savage, Alone With History

Alastair Savage, Alone With History

2016 sees the release of Alastair's long-awaited fourth album and his first completely unaccompanied fiddle recording. Captured in the magnificent setting of Crathie Kirk next to Balmoral Castle, Alastair brings the first concert performances of the album to this year's festival... 

The Game's Afoot

The Game's Afoot

David Stuart Davies presents the story of the great detective Sherlock Holmes along with his creator Arthur Conan Doyle. In dramatic fashion, Davies provides an entertaining overview of these two fascinating characters... 

Arthur Conan Doyle, an Edinburgh Man

Arthur Conan Doyle, an Edinburgh Man

Following her third year of successful, sell-out shows, Ann Treherne, Chairman of The Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Centre, talks about this famous man of literature – and spiritualism! Famous author of Sherlock Holmes, Arthur Conan Doyle eventually became the world's foremost spokesman on spiritualism... 

Scarlet Letters

Scarlet Letters

On the breast of her gown, in fine red cloth, appeared the letter A. But what about the rest of the alphabet? A modern-day, one-woman Scarlet Letter with songs. A world premiere play by Patrick Ross... 

The Genius of Charles Dickens

The Genius of Charles Dickens

Victoria Wood's brother Chris Foote Wood brings Dickens characters to life with animated readings in the style of Dickens himself who did not just read but acted out the parts. Well-known characters include Scrooge, Oliver Twist and Miss Havisham. 

The Allergic Audience

The Allergic Audience

By Joan Greening (ITV's The Cabbage Patch) from five-star-rated adrunkensailor.com. Two wacky women attempt to run a Fringe venue with hilarious results. With Julia Munrow ('Fantastic performance' in Rossetti's Women, BroadwayBaby... 

Early Grave, Fashionably Late

Early Grave, Fashionably Late

Come and join Mr Cooper Sullivan as he tells the tale of how he became embroiled in a murder which takes him on a wild adventure that will have you giggling the whole way though. In this solo-performance Samuel Carroll recreates assassination attempts, cock-fighting, chases through the streets of Dublin onstage and plays a wide range of characters from seedy gamblers to the Queen of England (no not that one)... 

The Strange Friendship of Arthur Conan Doyle and Harry Houdini

The Strange Friendship of Arthur Conan Doyle and Harry Houdini

Unlike an average Fringe activity, The Strange Friendship between Arthur Conan Doyle and Harry Houdini does not seek out to advert, entertain or mystify its audience. It seeks to welcome the converted and the curious to Spiritualism and after-death research... 

Alastair Savage, Scottish Fiddle Journey

Alastair Savage, Scottish Fiddle Journey

The upstairs room in the historic Arthur Conan Doyle building offers the perfect setting for a relaxed evening of fiddle melodies by one of the country's leading exponents. Alastair was a prize-winning Scots fiddle player in his youth and has performed traditional and classical music throughout his life... 

The Game's Afoot. An Encounter With Sherlock Holmes and Arthur Conan Doyle

The Game's Afoot. An Encounter With Sherlock Holmes and Arthur Conan Doyle

With tremendous flair and dramatised extracts, David Stuart Davies presents the story of the genesis, career, influence and fame of the Great Detective, along with that of his creator Arthur Conan Doyle... 

Arthur Conan Doyle Experience

Arthur Conan Doyle Experience

Arthur Conan Doyle Experience is a talk about Edinburgh's famous son, delivered in a magnificent example of an original Victorian town house which commemorates this great man of literature... 

James Van Praagh

James Van Praagh

New York Times best-selling author and subject of a major Hollywood film starring Ted Danson, James Van Praagh demonstrates his unique talent and psychic abilities in a demonstration of communication from the unseen world! James is one of America's best known psychics... 

The A to Zed Of Loving A Ned

The A to Zed Of Loving A Ned

Robin Cairns is famous across Scotland for his riotous band of characters. Here he tells how Morningside Malcolm's daughter falls for a member of the kebab-nibbling community. Two cultures clash... 

The More the Merrier - Free

The More the Merrier - Free

A young woman sits on the floor in a bright upper room in the Arthur Conan Doyle Centre, a large rucksack with a sleeping roll dumped by her side. Dressed in a purple vest top and long hippie skirt with a similar-coloured headband scarf tying her long dark hair, she looks as if she’s come in from a mysterious journey... 

Alastair Savage, Scots Fiddle Journey

Alastair Savage, Scots Fiddle Journey

Alastair Savage has performed traditional and classical music throughout his life and is one of the country's leading fiddle exponents. A prize-winning Scots fiddle player, he has been a member of the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra for the past 17 years, travelling the world as a performer... 

Arthur Conan Doyle Experience

Arthur Conan Doyle Experience

Arthur Conan Doyle Experience is a talk about Edinburgh's famous son, delivered in a magnificent example of an original Victorian town house which commemorates this great man of literature... 

Ten Zebras

Ten Zebras

A celebration of 10 years of the Dupliquick Zebra Awards for Best Poster Design at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Come and see the colourful and varied winning entries from the last 10 years. 

Boundaries

Boundaries

Boundaries is an original play that follows two women, sister wives, in a fundamentalist polygamist marriage. Throughout their interactions questions arise that challenge their faith, marriage and way of life...