Best of the Fest

Best of the Fest

The best mixed-bill comedy night in Edinburgh, featuring your favourite comedians from around the Fringe. 

The Choir of Man

The Choir of Man

A feast for all the senses. 

Nina Conti: The Dating Show

Nina Conti: The Dating Show

British Comedy Award winner Nina Conti is pioneering a new dating show. 

Choir of Man

Choir of Man

A poetic and poignant piece of storytelling; Choir of Man hit all the right notes in a story of brotherhood, the archetypical pub and the importance of community. 

Nick Offerman: All Rise

Nick Offerman: All Rise

Join the star of Parks and Recreation and Fargo for an evening of deliberative talking and light dance that will compel you to chuckle whilst enjoining you to brandish a better sid… 

Larry Dean: Fandan

Larry Dean: Fandan

Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee brings 2017’s smash-hit show back to the Fringe. 

Edinburgh TV Festival Presents: Russell T Davies

Edinburgh TV Festival Presents: Russell T Davies

Russell T Davies is the man behind classic and acclaimed TV series Doctor Who, Queer As Folk, Torchwood and Cucumber, among many others. 

Stand Up for Your Planet

Stand Up for Your Planet

Join us for a one-off comedy extravaganza, raising awareness for one of the most pressing issues of our time – protecting our planet. 

What Girls Are Made Of

What Girls Are Made Of

Scruffy indie kids have inherited the world and Cora Bissett rules supreme. 

Rose McGowan: Planet 9

Rose McGowan: Planet 9

It needs to be said, you must go into this show with an open mind. 

Ian McKellen On Stage

Ian McKellen On Stage

Sir Ian McKellen celebrates his 80th birthday with an ambitious, 80-date tour across the UK — stopping off for four very special performances in Edinburgh’s Assembly Hall, the … 

Paris de Nuit

Paris de Nuit

There appears, these days, to be an almost apologetic desire among directors and producers to find ways of presenting traditional circus acrobatics and high-wire acts with some add… 

Peking Opera: Farewell My Concubine

Peking Opera: Farewell My Concubine

A historical tragedy, a hero failed in battle, his beautiful lover and the handsome warhorse accompanying him towards the end of the inevitable fall of the kingdom, a heartbroken f… 

Blizzard

Blizzard

Breath-taking, Blizzard produced by Flip Fabrique from Quebec, is so much more than a circus show. 

Jason Byrne: Wrecked but Ready

Jason Byrne: Wrecked but Ready

Jason Byrne returns with his brand-new show, Wrecked but Ready. 

Kids Do Forth on the Fringe

Kids Do Forth on the Fringe

Returning for 2019, Kids Do Forth on the Fringe presents some of the best names in children’s entertainment. 

Russell Howard: Work in Progress

Russell Howard: Work in Progress

Russell performs his work-in-progress show testing new material. 

Best of the Fest

Best of the Fest

The best mixed-bill comedy night in Edinburgh, featuring your favourite comedians from around the Fringe. 

Milton Jones: Milton Impossible

Milton Jones: Milton Impossible

One man. 

Assembly Gala Launch

Assembly Gala Launch

Assembly’s Gala celebrates the opening of our 2019 programme of over 200 shows. 

Dylan Moran: Dr Cosmos

Dylan Moran: Dr Cosmos

BAFTA and Perrier award-winning comedian Dylan Moran brings his brand-new show, Dr Cosmos to the Edinburgh Fringe before embarking on his 49-date UK tour. 

Comic Relief Live

Comic Relief Live

Join Sara Pascoe as she hosts an exclusive stand up show, bringing with her a line-up of some of the most exciting comedy talent in the country. 

Attrape Moi

Attrape Moi

There is nothing so delightful as watching something you assume to be impossible done before your eyes. 

Starman

Starman

The international hit returns for a limited run after touring the world. 

Sven Ratzke: Homme Fatale

Sven Ratzke: Homme Fatale

The supernova of international cabaret and festival favourite, Sven Ratzke returns to Edinburgh in a spectacular embodiment of all that is fatal, peculiar and enigmatic in a man’s … 

Really Want to Hurt Me

Really Want to Hurt Me

Self identity, depression, sexual awakenings and The Smiths are all topics central to writer/director Ben SantaMaria’s incredibly touching and heartfelt play about growing up gay… 

Briefs: Close Encounters

Briefs: Close Encounters

I was lucky enough to be in the audience when Briefs made their Fringe debut at the Gilded Balloon back in 2011. 

Legacy: A Mother's Song

Legacy: A Mother's Song

Legacy: A Mother’s Song, one of two devised musicals under the ‘Legacy’ banner at this year’s Edinburgh Festival Fringe, is the distinctly less crowd-pleasing of the pair. 

The Approach

The Approach

This simple and significant piece of theatre commences with three women each sat forebodingly on chairs at various points of the stage, as an ear-scratching soundtrack creates a ba… 

Legacy: The Book of Names

Legacy: The Book of Names

At first glance The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland's two collaborative productions with the American Music Theatre Project may seem remarkably similar to last year's pair. 

Best of the Fest

Best of the Fest

The perfect end to your evening of entertainment with the biggest and best comedy line-ups in all of Edinburgh! Previous guests include Jason Byrne, David O’Doherty, Shappi Khorsan… 

Dirty Rotten Scoundrels

Dirty Rotten Scoundrels

Musical farce based on the hit 1988 film. 

360 Allstars

360 Allstars

A phenomenal physical performance exploring all forms of rotation, 360 Allstars connects street with elite to deliver a radical urban circus. 

Are There More of You?

Are There More of You?

Alison Skilbeck tells the linked tales of four women with only a postcode in common. 

Heroine

Heroine

World premiere and programmed for Made in Scotland 2018 – Heroine is based on the true story of Danna Davis and her 10 years in the US Army. 

Frank Carson: If I Didnt Laugh I'd Cry

Frank Carson: If I Didnt Laugh I'd Cry

Irish comic Mike McCabe knew Frank. 

A Substitute for Life

A Substitute for Life

‘Books are good enough in their own way, but they are a mighty bloodless substitute for real life’. 

Greg Byron: Wordshow

Greg Byron: Wordshow

Poetry meets stand-up. 

Soweto Gospel Choir

Soweto Gospel Choir

The spectacular two-time Grammy Award-winning Soweto Gospel Choir returns to Edinburgh with a special concert, Songs of the Free, celebrating the 100th anniversary of the birth of … 

Mugenkyo Taiko Drummers: Tribe

Mugenkyo Taiko Drummers: Tribe

UK’s original touring Taiko Tribe returns to the Fringe with a brand-new show of skill, stamina and red-hot rhythms to stir your soul! As Mugenkyo approach their 25th year as Eur… 

Josh Berry: Voice Thief

Josh Berry: Voice Thief

Josh Berry is a Voice Thief. 

The St Andrews Revue Presents: Bears!

The St Andrews Revue Presents: Bears!

The St Andrews Revue are back for their eighth Edinburgh Fringe! This year they’re on the run from the law, and their ‘extremely funny’ (BroadwayBaby. 

Jason Byrne: You Can Come in, But Don't Start Anything

Jason Byrne: You Can Come in, But Don't Start Anything

Fringe legend and ‘outright king of live comedy’ (Times), Jason Byrne, is opening the doors again for more comedy chaos. 

Your Bard

Your Bard

Did Will Shakespeare write his plays? Spend a rip-roaring hour in the pub with the man himself! He’ll tell you all about his family, what it’s like on tour and the glory days at th… 

Lady Rizo: Red, White and Indigo

Lady Rizo: Red, White and Indigo

With sharp humour and a soulful, soaring voice in a show that illuminates her love-hate relationship with “bad boyfriend” America. 

Ali McGregor: Decadence

Ali McGregor: Decadence

Ali returns to Edinburgh with her sold-out show Decadence. 

Bugle Boys – A Salute to the Andrews Sisters

Bugle Boys – A Salute to the Andrews Sisters

Before The Spice Girls, before The Supremes. 

Assembly Gala Launch

Assembly Gala Launch

Kickstart your festival with Assembly’s renowned opening night gala. 

David O'Doherty: You Have to Laugh

David O'Doherty: You Have to Laugh

Unhook your mindbras. 

Bingo!

Bingo!

  • Listing
  • Musicals and Opera
  • Scotland
  • Multiple Venues
  • 6th Mar - 21st Apr 2018

Grid Iron Theatre Company and Stellar Quines Theatre Company present Bingo!, a new musical comedy focusing on lives of six characters and one fateful night at the bingo. 

The Fall

The Fall

In a month where white supremacists have marched through the streets over Charlottesville in protest against the removal of a Confederate statue, there could not be a more relevant… 

Soweto Gospel Choir

Soweto Gospel Choir

The Soweto Gospel Choir was formed in 2002 and embraces the diverse music of South Africa, a country with eleven official languages and subsequent communities. 

David O'Doherty: Big Time

David O'Doherty: Big Time

David O’Doherty – the Ryanair Enya, the Aldi Bublé – returns to the Fringe with last year’s hit show Big Time, an hour of talking and songs in a haunted hall on a hill fille… 

Paul Zerdin: All Mouth

Paul Zerdin: All Mouth

America’s Got Talent winner, ventriloquist Paul Zerdin, heads to Fringe for three nights only, fresh from headline shows in Las Vegas, with a sparkling new show featuring his all-s… 

Velvet Evening Séance

Velvet Evening Séance

As we enter the shadowy theatre of Assembly Hall we see an imposing set of gallows upon which a young man sits shackled as a lone pianist plays quiet discordant music. 

Comic Relief Live

Comic Relief Live

Join John Bishop and a line-up of some of the most exciting comedy talent in the country to raise money for Comic Relief, helping people living incredibly tough lives, both in the … 

Mark Steel: Every Little Thing's Gonna Be Alright

Mark Steel: Every Little Thing's Gonna Be Alright

Mark Steel begins with a witty satire about the calamitous circus show that was the recent Tory election campaign, setting the tone for this solid left-wing stand-up show. 

My Real Life

My Real Life

Noel has multiple sclerosis. 

Atlantic: America and the Great War

Atlantic: America and the Great War

There is beautiful music at the heart of Atlantic: America & The Great War. 

Sigma

Sigma

Four shrouded women take to the stage. 

Kokdu: The Soul Mate

Kokdu: The Soul Mate

Kokdu: Soul Mate is physical theatre with charm, humour and a supernatural frisson inspired by Korean shamanistic rites and belief in the Kokdu, a spirit guide who accompanies the … 

China Goes Pop!

China Goes Pop!

China Goes Pop is an action-packed hour for all the family to enjoy; full of acrobatics held together by a simple love story between two of the performers. 

Gratiano

Gratiano

In Gratiano, a forgettable side character from Shakespeare’s The Merchant of Venice steps on stage for an hour for a solo show about heroes, villains, nobodies and the rise of fa… 

Jason Byrne: The Man with Three Brains

Jason Byrne: The Man with Three Brains

Jason Byrne is no stranger to festival stand-up, or festival audiences, and he has returned once again to Scotland’s capital with his new tour, The Man with Three Brains (althoug… 

Milton Jones is Out There

Milton Jones is Out There

Milton Jones is a true wordsmith, often dubbed the master of the one-liner, he is absolutely true to form in his latest Edinburgh Fringe offering. 

Seven Crazy Bitches

Seven Crazy Bitches

Shakespeare may have had his seven ages of man but Holly Morgan presents the seven ages of (wo)man in Seven Crazy Bitches, a ‘standing up cabaret’ or ‘standaret’ performanc… 

Into the Woods

Into the Woods

Fairytales don’t really make much sense. 

Chamber Pot Opera

Chamber Pot Opera

This isn’t an eccentric metaphor or a pseudonym for a filthy cabaret, it is exactly what it says. 

Best of the Fest

Best of the Fest

The perfect end to your evening of entertainment with the biggest and best comedy line-ups in all of Edinburgh! Previous guests include Jason Byrne, David O’Doherty, Shappi Khors… 

Reginald D Hunter: Some People vs Reginald D Hunter

Reginald D Hunter: Some People vs Reginald D Hunter

Reginald’s searingly honest material has garnered him a fan base spanning the generations. 

Looking for John

Looking for John

Looking for John. 

The St Andrews Revue presents: The Big Time

The St Andrews Revue presents: The Big Time

They say fame is a fickle friend, and the St Andrews Revue have been lonely for years. 

Atlantic: A Scottish Story

Atlantic: A Scottish Story

Is it a curse to stay? What if we couldn’t travel, could never leave home and see the world? Can we still be happy? A girl looks across the ocean and longs to discover. 

LadyFace

LadyFace

A white-knuckle ride on a character comedy carousel from chameleon woman-host LadyFace, AKA Lucy Farrett, said to be ‘funny’ (Neil Gaiman) and ‘mesmerising’ (Scotsman). 

My Name is Irrelevant

My Name is Irrelevant

In a world created by your imagination it can be difficult to work out what is fictional and what is reality. 

The Soft Subject (A Love Story)

The Soft Subject (A Love Story)

Today’s class is about love, heartbreak and The Little Mermaid. 

Slooshy Wordshow

Slooshy Wordshow

Appearing as performance poet Greg Byron. 

Elsa

Elsa

Elsa works in a cafe and eavesdrops on the coffee mornings with the girls as she waitresses. 

Transit

Transit

Want to party with friends? Join Flip FabriQue, the young company, rising stars of the new circus, coming straight from Quebec. 

Assembly Gala Launch

Assembly Gala Launch

Assembly’s renowned opening night gala returns to launch our biggest programme yet, with highlights from across our 200 strong season, all rolled into one spectacular package. 

Jason Byrne is Propped Up

Jason Byrne is Propped Up

The varied and chancing comedy of Jason Byrne sees his fringe expose arrive as largely hit and miss. 

How is Uncle John?

How is Uncle John?

How Is Uncle John? is a story about the relationship of mother and daughter: of protector and protected, and of victim and survivor. 

Mark Steel's in Toon

Mark Steel's in Toon

This year Mark Steel aims to give a brief overview of the cities and sights of Scotland. 

Joe Lycett: That's the Way A-Ha A-Ha, Joe Lycett

Joe Lycett: That's the Way A-Ha A-Ha, Joe Lycett

Final special performances of this critically acclaimed 2015 sell-out show following appearances on Live at the Apollo, 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown and Drunk History. 

David O'Doherty: Big Time

David O'Doherty: Big Time

Based on a gauge adapted from his previous call-centre telemarketing experience, David O’Doherty rates being a professional stand-up as an eight out of ten, with two points dropp… 

9 to 5

9 to 5

Over the past few years, the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland haven’t failed to impress me with their performances at the Fringe and this year is no exception. 

Attrape Moi

Attrape Moi

Quebecois circus group Flip Fabrique fill the massive Assembly Hall with awe and joy at their contemporary circus skills. 

Mrs Roosevelt Flies to London

Mrs Roosevelt Flies to London

Five-star performance in a three-star play. 

360 Allstars

360 Allstars

If you’re looking for cool at this year’s Fringe, look no further. 

Love for Sale

Love for Sale

The title song, by Cole Porter, makes an appearance part way through the second half of this narrativised collection of numbers, and really speaks of the character’s ultimate sta… 

Wilde Without the Boy

Wilde Without the Boy

It’s indefatigably Wilde. 

My Leonard Cohen

My Leonard Cohen

My Leonard Cohen is, above all, very, very fun. 

Tony Law: A Law Undo His-elf What Welcome

Tony Law: A Law Undo His-elf What Welcome

Sometimes you wonder if you need the context of a previous comedian’s shows to really ‘get’ their most recent work. 

Last Dream (on Earth)

Last Dream (on Earth)

While categorised in the Fringe programme under theatre, this work – created and directed by Kai Fischer with contributions from its cast – is certainly not a play, at least in… 

The Unknown Soldier

The Unknown Soldier

Centenary productions saturate the Fringe, yet the conceit at the heart of The Unknown Soldier puts it slightly above the masses. 

Best of the Fest

Best of the Fest

The biggest and best comedy line-ups in Edinburgh! This festival favourite returns and maintains its status as the place to be at midnight. 

Finding Joy

Finding Joy

The funny, fearless international sell-out mask production from the UK’s leading full mask company, Vamos Theatre. 

Rainbow Class

Rainbow Class

‘All my kids came to Twiddlesworth, lovely little school it was back then. 

Mr Kingdom's Queen Victoria (Or a Little of What You Fancy)

Mr Kingdom's Queen Victoria (Or a Little of What You Fancy)

The queen who ruled a kingdom (and an empire) as you’ve never dared think of her before. 

Briefs

Briefs

After dazzling sell-out runs all over the globe, Briefs returns to Edinburgh. 

Tago: Korean Drum II

Tago: Korean Drum II

Leave your stress here and bring back vibrant energy to your life. 

St Andrews Revue Presents: Loop

St Andrews Revue Presents: Loop

The St Andrews Revue are back at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe with their brand new sketch comedy spectacular Loop: 50 minutes of mind-blowing comedy that will make you laugh so ha… 

Binari

Binari

A rare cultural occasion brought to the theatre: Korean shamanism engages communication with the heavens, played out on stage. 

Assembly Gala Launch

Assembly Gala Launch

Join us as we celebrate and launch our 36th Edinburgh Festival Fringe season. 

Trevor Noah: Lost in Translation

Trevor Noah: Lost in Translation

Following a sell-out debut UK tour with critically acclaimed show The Racist, South African megastar and newly announced Daily Show host Trevor Noah returns to Edinburgh with a bra… 

The Man Called Monkhouse

The Man Called Monkhouse

Bob Monkhouse was a complicated and enigmatic man. 

Adam Hills: Clown Heart

Adam Hills: Clown Heart

If you like your comedy dark and edgy then walk away my friend, Adam Hills is not for you. 

Le Gateau Chocolat: Black

Le Gateau Chocolat: Black

Le Gateau Chocolat is an experienced and highly talented performer, with several successful cabaret shows under his belt. 

Urinetown

Urinetown

Glasgow based Royal Conservatoire are now in their 11th year of performing in the Fringe with their masters level students and Urinetown is one of this year’s offerings from them. 

be-dom: The Beat Bang!

be-dom: The Beat Bang!

Going to a percussion based show at the Fringe could go one of two ways: it’ll either be a case of just watching people hit things for an hour, or it’ll be a veritable fiesta f… 

Marcus Brigstocke: Why the Long Face?

Marcus Brigstocke: Why the Long Face?

I was born with a long face and now there’s UKIP and Putin and being single and Islamic State and George Osborne and Paul Dacre of the Daily bastard Mail and tax dodging corporatio… 

Fake It 'til You Make It

Fake It 'til You Make It

Six months into their relationship, Bryony found out that Tim suffered from severe clinical depression. 

360 ALLSTARS

360 ALLSTARS

This show has the kind of title that gets you feeling excited right away. 

Best of the Fest

Best of the Fest

This comedy showcase features a rotating lineup that changes daily, and is available both during the day and at midnight. 

Wilde Without the Boy

Wilde Without the Boy

This is a haunting and powerful solo show that lingers with you long after leaving the theatre, sticking closely to Oscar Wilde’s signature style: simultaneously intellectual and… 

Milton Jones and the Temple of Daft

Milton Jones and the Temple of Daft

Known for his deadpan delivery of pun-filled one-liners, Milton Jones returns to the Edinburgh Fringe with his latest show, The Temple of Daft. 

A Fine Line

A Fine Line

As Rita (Judith Paris) carefully sorts through the trunk packed with artefacts from her past, she recounts the tale of her evolving friendship with Angie, her childhood playmate an… 

My Name is Saoirse

My Name is Saoirse

Set in an attic sewing room, Saoirse’s life is presented to us as a form of patchwork quilt. 

The Turn of the Screw

The Turn of the Screw

An adaptation of the classic gothic horror by Henry James, this show promises chills and thrills but didn’t send too many shivers up my spine. 

PAN

PAN

PAN, the Korean word for festival, is a showcase of traditional dance and drumming and forms an eye-opening if not always compelling introduction to the country’s performance. 

Traces

Traces

Traces has been amazing audiences around the world for nigh on a decade; it is a testament to the visual and theatrical power of the show that it’s lasted as long as it has. 

Doris, Dolly and the Dressing Room Divas

Doris, Dolly and the Dressing Room Divas

“Just go with the magic,” says one of the three singers on stage to a slightly reluctant compatriot. 

Oh Hello!

Oh Hello!

Charles Hawtrey was one of the leading lights of the Carry On film franchise, but as his career waned so his behaviour became more drunken and eccentric. 

Love Sick

Love Sick

Winner of Best Comedy Show Brighton Fringe awards 2014. 

Marcus Brigstocke: Why the Long Face?

Marcus Brigstocke: Why the Long Face?

I was born with a long face and now there’s UKIP and Putin and being single and Islamic State and George Osborne and Paul Dacre of the Daily bastard Mail and tax dodging corporatio… 

One Fine Day

One Fine Day

One of Korea’s most celebrated contemporary dance companies, who have toured to over 30 countries, make their UK debut with a double bill of two of their most acclaimed works. 

Corey White: The Cane Toad Effect

Corey White: The Cane Toad Effect

Winner Best Newcomer 2015 Melbourne International Comedy Festival. 

The Rape of Lucrece

The Rape of Lucrece

Olivier Award nominee Gerard Logan returns with his acclaimed performance of Shakespeare’s breathtaking narrative poem. 

Jason Byrne: 20 Years a Clown

Jason Byrne: 20 Years a Clown

As featured on Live at the Apollo (BBC One), The Royal Variety Show (ITV), Wild Things (Sky), Snaptastic (TV3), the Sony Radio Gold Award-winning The Jason Byrne Show (BBC Radio 2)… 

Grav

Grav

The boy who went up the mountain was very different to the man who came back. 

SpectreTown

SpectreTown

Inspired by the bothy ballads of Scotland’s North East, playwright Elspeth Turner (The Idiot at the Wall, 2012) and acclaimed director Matthew Lenton (Vanishing Point) explore th… 

When the Sh*t Hits the Fan

When the Sh*t Hits the Fan

Two divorces, a rare autoimmune disease and both becoming single mums wasn’t part of the life plan. 

Assembly Gala Launch

Assembly Gala Launch

Join us as we celebrate and launch our 35th Festival Fringe season. Come along for a sneak peek of some of the biggest and most exciting shows we have on offer. Always a sell-out. 

Rhythmic Circus: Feet Don't Fail Me Now

Rhythmic Circus: Feet Don't Fail Me Now

Their explosive opening truly astounded the crowd, as a seven-piece live funk band and four homegrown Minneapolis hoofers hit the stage. 

Haka

Haka

There’s nothing more spectacular than watching Maori people perform one of their traditional war chants, the Haka, live. 

50 Shades! The Musical. The Original Parody

50 Shades! The Musical. The Original Parody

Who needs a man when you have 50 Shades of Grey? This certainly became the chain of thought for millions of women across the UK as they sheepishly dashed out to stores to grab a… 

Simon Callow in Juvenalia

Simon Callow in Juvenalia

Juvenal is most likely a familiar name to many people and yet very few would claim to know much about him. 

Title and Deed by Will Eno

Title and Deed by Will Eno

Plays by leading contemporary playwrights are becoming more common at the Fringe. 

I'm Not Pale, I'm Dead

I'm Not Pale, I'm Dead

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… 

Mark Ravenhill: Product

Mark Ravenhill: Product

We’re in the office of a movie producer. 

Elephant Room

Elephant Room

If you’re bored of the type of magic that always produces the same old tropes (predictable card tricks, dull magician banter in matching suits, tired efforts to build an air of m… 

Jim Davidson: No Further Action

Jim Davidson: No Further Action

Everybody, it seems, has a view on comedian Jim Davidson. 

Under Milk Wood

Under Milk Wood

In 1994, Guy Masterson exploded into Edinburgh with this unique solo interpretation of Dylan Thomas’ timeless masterpiece. 

The Height of the Eiffel Tower

The Height of the Eiffel Tower

A pregnant 16-year-old who drinks too much; a gullible, ditsy hand model; a rambling geek with poor social skills; a meathead with too many STDs. 

Goose (An Odd New One-Man Comedy Whodunit)

Goose (An Odd New One-Man Comedy Whodunit)

How do you go about describing Goose (An Odd One-Man Comedy Whodunnit)? It’s one of those shows that you just have to see with your own eyes to understand it’s sheer awesomenes… 

The Confessions of Gordon Brown

The Confessions of Gordon Brown

Gordon Brown was, according to the blurb for this show, our greatest failing as a Prime Minister in 200 years. 

Neel Kolhatkar in GENeration comedY

Neel Kolhatkar in GENeration comedY

Neel Kolhatker is a young Australian comic whose material, implicit in the name, is based on his observations about issues affecting his generation. 

Dylan Thomas: Clown in the Moon

Dylan Thomas: Clown in the Moon

Dylan Thomas’ life often seems made for drama, partly because the man himself was such an actor, both in onstage performances of his poetry and in his daily life, and partly becaus… 

The Zulu

The Zulu

In early 1879, the British Empire suffered its worst ever defeat at the hands of an indigenous people. 

Jason Byrne in You Name the Show

Jason Byrne in You Name the Show

This year, Jason Byrne has decided to do away with racking his brain on what to name his show. 

Pennyroyal

Pennyroyal

This is one for all the lads who have ever had girlfriends problems, all the lassies who have had to put up with boyfriends, and anyone who likes tea. 

The Factory

The Factory

Set in 1970s New Zealand, The Factory by Kila Kokonut Krew is a heartwarming and exuberant musical about the Samoan migrant experience. 

Brazouka

Brazouka

Braz Dos Santos has quite the tale to tell. 

The Addams Family

The Addams Family

The Addams Family is a musical comedy with music and lyrics by Andrew Lippa and a book by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice. 

In The Window

In The Window

If you think a play about the suicide attempt of a woman of a certain age appeals only to a very particular demographic familiar with a very particular mental state, think again. 

Burton

Burton

The tiny venue was packed so tight for the opening performance of Burton no one in the audience dared breathe. 

True Brits

True Brits

True Brits is an unusually subtle and warm one man show. 

Best of the Fest

Best of the Fest

Join us for some afternoon delight in the Gardens. 

The Fabulous Miss Marie

The Fabulous Miss Marie

(in previews; opens on May 1) The first play in Ed Bullins’s “Musical Structures” trilogy, this drama mirrors the bebop rhythms and syncopations of a jazz co… 

Assembly Gala Press Launch

Assembly Gala Press Launch

Join us as we celebrate and launch our 34th Festival Fringe season. 

Larry Dean: Bampot

Larry Dean: Bampot

Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee brings 2018’s smash-hit show back to the Fringe.