Fern Brady is here to speak for autistic women who happen to be hot – selflessly giving a voice to the voiceless (or just a very specific group that might not have thought to ide…
The best mixed-bill comedy night in Edinburgh, featuring your favourite comedians from around the Fringe.
Direct from Australia, this is a non-stop, fun-filled show for everyone, bringing you an exciting commercial blend of electric entertainment fusing modern and old-school street-dan…
From Mozart to Muddy Puddles! Peppa Pig – My First Concert is a fun interactive introduction to a live orchestra with everyone’s favourite Pig family! Join Peppa as she discovers…
Circus for grown ups – a decadent blend of sensational acrobatics, operatic cabaret and twisted burlesque.
Choir of Man is the best night in your local you’ve ever had.
2019 Grammy Award winners for Best World Music Album, the world’s critically acclaimed choir performs Freedom, songs which celebrate and commemorate South Africa’s democratic strug…
What does it mean to be a woman? Muse attempts to answer this question circus style! There’s hardly just one answer and exploring the question calls for some.
The international smash hit returns! Sold out on Broadway! Sold out at the Sydney Opera House! Seen by over one million people worldwide! A phenomenal physical performance explorin…
Assembly’s Gala celebrates the opening of our 2022 programme of over 200 shows.
British Comedy Award winner Nina Conti is pioneering a new dating show.
A feast for all the senses.
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…
Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee brings 2017’s smash-hit show back to the Fringe.
Russell T Davies is the man behind classic and acclaimed TV series Doctor Who, Queer As Folk, Torchwood and Cucumber, among many others.
Join us for a one-off comedy extravaganza, raising awareness for one of the most pressing issues of our time – protecting our planet.
It needs to be said, you must go into this show with an open mind.
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…
Jason Byrne returns with his brand-new show, Wrecked but Ready.
Returning for 2019, Kids Do Forth on the Fringe presents some of the best names in children’s entertainment.
Russell performs his work-in-progress show testing new material.
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…
Scruffy indie kids have inherited the world and Cora Bissett rules supreme.
Breath-taking, Blizzard produced by Flip Fabrique from Quebec, is so much more than a circus show.
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.
Assembly’s Gala celebrates the opening of our 2019 programme of over 200 shows.
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.
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.
The international hit returns for a limited run after touring the world.
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 …
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…
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.
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.
Musical farce based on the hit 1988 film.
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.
Josh Berry is a Voice Thief.
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…
There is nothing so delightful as watching something you assume to be impossible done before your eyes.
Poetry meets stand-up.
Alison Skilbeck tells the linked tales of four women with only a postcode in common.
A phenomenal physical performance exploring all forms of rotation, 360 Allstars connects street with elite to deliver a radical urban circus.
Irish comic Mike McCabe knew Frank.
‘Books are good enough in their own way, but they are a mighty bloodless substitute for real life’.
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…
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.
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…
Ali returns to Edinburgh with her sold-out show Decadence.
With sharp humour and a soulful, soaring voice in a show that illuminates her love-hate relationship with “bad boyfriend” America.
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…
Before The Spice Girls, before The Supremes.
I was lucky enough to be in the audience when Briefs made their Fringe debut at the Gilded Balloon back in 2011.
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 …
Fringe legend and ‘outright king of live comedy’ (Times), Jason Byrne, is opening the doors again for more comedy chaos.
Kickstart your festival with Assembly’s renowned opening night gala.
Unhook your mindbras.
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.
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…
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…
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 …
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…
There is beautiful music at the heart of Atlantic: America & The Great War.
This isn’t an eccentric metaphor or a pseudonym for a filthy cabaret, it is exactly what it says.
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.
Noel has multiple sclerosis.
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 …
Looking for John.
They say fame is a fickle friend, and the St Andrews Revue have been lonely for years.
Want to party with friends? Join Flip FabriQue, the young company, rising stars of the new circus, coming straight from Quebec.
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…
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…
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).
In a world created by your imagination it can be difficult to work out what is fictional and what is reality.
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.
Appearing as performance poet Greg Byron.
Elsa works in a cafe and eavesdrops on the coffee mornings with the girls as she waitresses.
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.
Four shrouded women take to the stage.
Reginald’s searingly honest material has garnered him a fan base spanning the generations.
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.
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…
Fairytales don’t really make much sense.
Today’s class is about love, heartbreak and The Little Mermaid.
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…
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.
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.
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.
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.
The biggest and best comedy line-ups in Edinburgh! This festival favourite returns and maintains its status as the place to be at midnight.
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…
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…
‘All my kids came to Twiddlesworth, lovely little school it was back then.
The funny, fearless international sell-out mask production from the UK’s leading full mask company, Vamos Theatre.
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…
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.
The queen who ruled a kingdom (and an empire) as you’ve never dared think of her before.
After dazzling sell-out runs all over the globe, Briefs returns to Edinburgh.
Centenary productions saturate the Fringe, yet the conceit at the heart of The Unknown Soldier puts it slightly above the masses.
Quebecois circus group Flip Fabrique fill the massive Assembly Hall with awe and joy at their contemporary circus skills.
The varied and chancing comedy of Jason Byrne sees his fringe expose arrive as largely hit and miss.
Leave your stress here and bring back vibrant energy to your life.
This year Mark Steel aims to give a brief overview of the cities and sights of Scotland.
My Leonard Cohen is, above all, very, very fun.
Sometimes you wonder if you need the context of a previous comedian’s shows to really ‘get’ their most recent work.
A rare cultural occasion brought to the theatre: Korean shamanism engages communication with the heavens, played out on stage.
Five-star performance in a three-star play.
If you’re looking for cool at this year’s Fringe, look no further.
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…
How Is Uncle John? is a story about the relationship of mother and daughter: of protector and protected, and of victim and survivor.
It’s indefatigably Wilde.
Join us as we celebrate and launch our 36th Edinburgh Festival Fringe season.
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…
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…
Six months into their relationship, Bryony found out that Tim suffered from severe clinical depression.
If you like your comedy dark and edgy then walk away my friend, Adam Hills is not for you.
This comedy showcase features a rotating lineup that changes daily, and is available both during the day and at midnight.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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…
Le Gateau Chocolat is an experienced and highly talented performer, with several successful cabaret shows under his belt.
“Just go with the magic,” says one of the three singers on stage to a slightly reluctant compatriot.
The boy who went up the mountain was very different to the man who came back.
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)…
Olivier Award nominee Gerard Logan returns with his acclaimed performance of Shakespeare’s breathtaking narrative poem.
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…
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…
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.
This show has the kind of title that gets you feeling excited right away.
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.
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.
Winner Best Newcomer 2015 Melbourne International Comedy Festival.
Set in an attic sewing room, Saoirse’s life is presented to us as a form of patchwork quilt.
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…
Winner of Best Comedy Show Brighton Fringe awards 2014.
Bob Monkhouse was a complicated and enigmatic man.
Two divorces, a rare autoimmune disease and both becoming single mums wasn’t part of the life plan.
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.
In 1994, Guy Masterson exploded into Edinburgh with this unique solo interpretation of Dylan Thomas’ timeless masterpiece.
Everybody, it seems, has a view on comedian Jim Davidson.
The tiny venue was packed so tight for the opening performance of Burton no one in the audience dared breathe.
Join us for some afternoon delight in the Gardens.
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…
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.
Braz Dos Santos has quite the tale to tell.
We’re in the office of a movie producer.
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.
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.
There’s nothing more spectacular than watching Maori people perform one of their traditional war chants, the Haka, live.
True Brits is an
unusually subtle and warm one man show.
Neel Kolhatker is a young Australian comic whose material, implicit in the name, is based on his observations about issues affecting his generation.
Plays by leading contemporary playwrights are becoming more common at the Fringe.
The Addams Family is a musical comedy with music and
lyrics by Andrew Lippa and a book by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice.
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…
Set in 1970s New Zealand, The Factory by Kila Kokonut Krew is a
heartwarming and exuberant musical about the Samoan migrant experience.
Juvenal is most likely a familiar name to many people and yet very few
would claim to know much about him.
Their explosive opening truly astounded the crowd, as a seven-piece live funk band and four homegrown Minneapolis hoofers hit the stage.
(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…
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…
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
In early 1879, the British Empire suffered its worst ever defeat at the hands of an indigenous people.
This year, Jason Byrne has decided to do away with racking his brain on what to name his show.
Gordon Brown was, according to the blurb for this show, our greatest failing as a Prime Minister in 200 years.
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…
Join us as we celebrate and launch our 34th Festival Fringe season.
Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee brings 2018’s smash-hit show back to the Fringe.
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 …
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