Ellipsis is an exploration of bereavement, the nature of turning everything into punchlines, and desperately trying to stay afloat amidst the two.
An absurd two-hander comedy sketch show about a sailor with a beard made of bread and his sidekick, Davy Scones.
Cameron Cook pushes character work to incredible new heights in his debut solo show, previously performed to sold-out audiences at Soho Theatre.
An interactive, music and clowning-filled interrogation of power and those wielding it.
Renowned circus company Circolombia premiere their first intimate performance, Vest-igios.
Fear of Roses follows three women as they grapple with each other’s careers in a power struggle which soon turns deadly.
Following the recent United Nations climate report, which has been described as a “code red for humanity,” it is more important than ever that we explore the issue of the clima…
Jody Kamali presents a multi-character comedy/variety show.
Watson is alone.
Multiple Fringe First winner David Calvitto (The House, The Professor) returns with his award-winning 2009 hit.
Join Joanne as she revisits her irreverent and critically acclaimed show The Prosecco Express.
Come forth for a cautionary tale venturing through ancient history to modern masculinity; welcome to Mediocre White Male.
Since 2005, the Comedy Club 4 Kids has been getting the best stand-ups and sketch acts from the international circuit to dazzle children (aged 6+) and their families.
Ah, the 90s! The decade that Shaparak was in her twenties and ‘ladette’ culture ruled the school.
An old soldier faces one more battle – with himself.
Following two culturally deeply unsettling, sell-out smash-hit runs in 2018 and 2019, this mind-bogglingly awful (and disquietingly successful) idea for a comedy extravaganza retur…
Let’s get fabulous! An interactive and inclusive storytime like no other storytime you will ever be involved with! Are you sitting comfortably? Why? Get on your feet and let’s read…
Crazy Canadian circus for the young, is premiering in Edinburgh after visiting 16 countries! The art of giving each other a chance and collaborating when the right time comes, is w…
Rosy’s multi-award-winning theatre debut ‘Passionate Machine’ took Edinburgh by storm in 2018 – now she’s back for more.
A hilarious and ludicrous take on the masterpiece by Leo Tolstoy.
Nadia and Daniel are about to sign the lease on a new flat.
If you asked a 90s kid what they envisioned the 2100s to look like then KID_X would be a close prediction.
The Time Show is a comedy/theatre/spoken word show about time.
Pops is a complex contemplation of intergenerational addiction, featuring a father and daughter trapped in co-dependence.
Join Funny Women for a sparkling mix of comedy featuring the brightest new, emerging and established talent at the Fringe.
Collapsible follows the story of Essie, who at the outset feels like she’s crumbling.
The show is called Only Bones, which is confusing given that its performer, Thomas Monckton, doesn’t seem to have any.
No one ever said that life was easy, but it’s what you make of it which defines who you are.
HighTide, BBC Radio 3 and BBC Arts present two interweaving plays, written by talented writers Vinay Patel (Doctor Who) and Tallulah Brown (Songlines).
Small choir; big personality.
When you lose a bet with a mate and have to get ‘The Toddfather’ tattooed on your leg you can either have it removed with a laser, or become.
We find ourselves between a neighbourly feud in a block of flats in Seoul.
Walking up the stairs of the Assembly Roxy is akin to creeping up the creaking steps of Frankenstein’s tower.
Excitations by InChorus will be well worth viewing from the other side.
A raven mother, in German, is a neglectful one.
Writer and performer Mika Johnson delivers a powerful, poignant and relatable queer narrative, which voices the story of a masculine-identifying lesbian, navigating life and love t…
Following their UK tour, Hot Coals present this four-star rated d/Deaf and hearing inclusive show.
1923: The War is over.
Scottee grew up around mould, mice and clothes off the market.
Horror meets hilarity! Spine-tingling original theatre that is hilariously dark and frighteningly funny.
Aerial dance that offers the darkest hour, and questions what it means to carry or let go of another.
Citizen Scotland cordially invites you to take part in a focus group that will define the very future of the nation – for better or worse.
Just cos you’re a kid doesn’t mean you should miss out on the best stand-ups and sketch acts of the Fringe! Just cos you’re an adult at a kids’ show doesn’t mean you can’t also hav…
Return to a world where childhood imagination sparks unending curiosity.
Melbourne International Comedy Festival: 2017 Best Show nominee and 2016 Best Newcomer winner.
Physically exhilarating and touchingly poignant, Knot is the internationally acclaimed circus and dance work by Nikki Rummer and JD Broussé.
Tay has returned to her hometown of Dundee for a summer of relaxation, drinking and self-discovery.
The future is uncertain.
A visually stunning theatrical odyssey exploring space, time and our human condition, from internationally acclaimed theatre artist, Thaddeus Phillips.
EU leaders swap negotiations for disco, tassels and glitter in this ‘razor sharp blend of burlesque and comedy’ (EdFestMag.
We live in a divided world and we want to cross that divide.
The queen’s dolls house is in disarray and its maker, Edwin, sets out to find the culprit.
BUGLE BOYS wowed crowds at this year’s Edinburgh Festival Fringe and will be back to town with CHRISTMAS CRACKERS!
Frocked up to the nines in faux military costumes, these three …
What would you do if everyone around you started to change?
Theatre Paradok’s exciting new take on Eugene Ionesco's absurdist classic, translated by Derek Prouse, will see th…
Thor and Loki is a wildly silly parody adaptation of the Ragnarok myth that is heaps of fun – even if it does go on a bit.
Yummy is what it says on the tin – a gooey, delicious, and extremely well-crafted sequence of performances from an ensemble of drag queens who are masters of their respective cra…
Hunch, one of two productions from DugOut Theatre this festival (along with Songlines at the Pleasance Courtyard) continues the company’s new approach of single-person storytelli…
For almost thirty years, Gandini Juggling has been setting the bar for juggling performances across the world.
Becky works in a café in Edinburgh.
Morgan bursts on stage dressed in a costume which is a parody of both an angel and madonna - a white bedsheet with foil halo and neon traffic cone boobs.
Birds of Paradise’s new musical is a hysterical and at times incredibly thoughtful production that takes a wry and insightful poke at the state of inclusion in modern theatre and…
Choosing to adapt a fairly obscure Greek text like The Battle of Frogs and Mice (also known as the Batrachomyomachia) as a storytelling show for children would be a bold choice for…
If you like your cabaret kick-ass, feminist, patriarchy-smashing and unabashedly consensual, do not miss Glittery Clittery Fringe Wives Club.
Toujours et Près de Moi is a holographic puppet opera by multi-disciplinary arts company, Erratica.
Thom Monckton of Finland’s Circo Aereo returns to Edinburgh with a hugely entertaining hour of silliness.
There are times when a particular title will jump out at you and niggle in the back of your brain.
You know you’re at a good circus when you expect your jaw to drop, only to realise it’s already on the floor.
Comedy is subjective to each person as much as food taste and colour preference, so why not enjoy it at its rawest and possibly most honest source.
Just ‘cos you’re a kid, doesn’t mean you should miss out on the best stand-ups and sketch acts of the Fringe! Just ‘cos you’re an adult at a kids’ show, doesn’t mean you can’t also…
‘I will return sunshine to the dark cold world!’ In a world full of darkness, the warmth and light of the sun has gone missing.
A story of a man who wants to make the world a better place.
Poets spend their lives writing about it, everyone thinks about it, but when love is between two men some people turn a blind eye.
Once upon a time, there was a little dragon who was born under the sea, and she grew up amongst the kind-hearted whales.
‘A sneeze is a powerful thing, a dangerous thing, you never know what might happen with a sneeze.
Orlando: Who is she? Who is he? Who are we? In their 10th consecutive year of acclaimed theatre at Assembly, performer Rebecca Vaughan and writer/director Elton Townend-Jones prese…
Join the invincible Captain Cauliflower and his faithful companion Marvin on an unforgettable adventure, filled with extreme silliness and unquestionable danger.
Inspired by excerpts from Fyodor Dostoyevsky’s Notes from Underground, Sediment is an abstract expedition through the layers of human desires and motives.
Lolly (BBC Three/Comedy Central) lampoons political figures in this character comedy/burlesque hybrid show.
White Rabbit Red Rabbit has been called a play.
Five remarkable individuals take stock of where they are now.
Through a mixture of storytelling and conversation, playfully explore the origins of some of the world’s best-loved fairy tales, recognising both the creativity of the Brothers G…
“When you send me away, where do I go?” Grief takes people in different ways.
Simone James stars in Wondr, Poppy Burton-Morgan’s debut as a playwright with Metta Theatre.
Joanne McNally’s hour long confessional Bite Me switches between fairly light comedy and truly despairing tragedy as she opens up about her struggles with bulimia.
Parlour Games is a classy, original and nostalgic piece of theatre brought to us by Tooth+Nail, a company comprised of four talented Jacques Lecoq graduates.
CultureClash Theatre consume the audience in Cassiah Joski-Jethi’s gripping political play Under My Thumb.
Casting a blinding light on the atrocities of human nature, Tshepang: The Third Testament is a harrowing portrayal of the true story of Baby Tshepang – a nine-month-old South Afr…
Pixel Dust is a rare thing: a piece of theatre about the internet that isn’t utterly technophobic.
Phineas Wakenshaw is a consummately confident performer, effortlessly charming packed out audiences with a sweet smile and immense stage presence.
All Genius All Idiot is a quirky and outrageous piece that explores the animalistic side of human nature using contemporary circus, performance art and live music.
Do you let people influence you? Would you fight for peace? Is who you are determined by where you live? Is race important? From the Ground Up is a thrilling and provocative intera…
Raton Laveur – meaning raccoon – is an original, bold, black comedy brought to us by Australian theatre company Fairly Lucid Productions, who are making their debut at the Edin…
Hollywood: home to the fools who dream.
The Patchwork Odyssey is a very unassuming show.
Many will be familiar with the big budget movies inspired by the works of HG Wells (The War of the Worlds and The Invisible Man) for example, but fewer might have actually read the…
Kane Power makes many admissions at the start of Mental.
Many an article’s been written on how the gay scene appears dominated by drugs and sex.
The ladies of Hot Brown Honey are back in Edinburgh and they’re still bringing the power! This mix of burlesque, beats and brashness plays with our preconceptions of what a burle…
Three aliens from Mars, fascinated by all things Earthly.
The truth about fairy tales, all too often forgotten by us grown-ups, is that the best ones are meant to be scary, albeit in an ultimately reassuring context.
Superbolt Theatre’s The Jurassic Parks is ridiculous; in the best way possible.
Fauna is a bold, mesmerising exploration of primal behaviour brought to us by the wonderful Fauna Circus.
World premiere! Award-winning entertainer, rhythm and blues legend, Brown takes classic renditions of the king of rock’n’roll, Chuck Berry, along with a dance and tap style befitti…
You don’t need to be a hippo expert to help Dr Zieffal and Dr Ziegal catch a hippo in Edinburgh – all you need are the right tools and to keep your eyes peeled! The Hippo that …
‘Nish Kumar, James Acaster, Tom Allen and Bec Hill are among the big-name comics giving up an hour of their time to bring comedy to the juvenile masses; an inspired idea, and it’s …
To accompany Dyad’s premiere of The Time Machine, thirteen of Jane Austen’s most celebrated heroines return in Dyad’s acclaimed revisiting of some of literature’s most celebrated w…
Bran flakes, anxiety and gravity.
It’s time to paint the rainbow and unleash the world’s first one-man gay rom-com cabaret! Hilarious and heartfelt songs meet physical comedy and candid storytelling in one man’s fi…
With breathtaking magic, effortless circus and formidable beatboxing skills, Ongals will have you laughing your hat off.
A hypnotic underwater performance installation, set in a purpose-built pool.
A magical journey through the dark and beautiful night until the black bird sings again to welcome a new day.
Doctor Faustus opens at the Assembly Roxy: 27th / 28th March 2017 7:00pm.
Our production of H.
After their five-star sell out run of Bizet’s Carmen in 2016, Edinburgh Studio Opera return with a unique and exciting production of Mozart’s most famous comic opera, The Marriage …
Clair Whitefield’s one-woman show tells the story of Ajna Jan, a martial arts master from Kerala, India.
This show is unlike much else at Fringe this year.
Jane Eyre – An Autobiography has to be one of the most moving pieces of theatrical storytelling ever created; quite simply, it’s astounding.
Lords of Strut is hands-down the most fun I’ve had at Fringe this year.
Having previously seen an outstanding Georgian language version of George Orwell’s Animal Farm by the Tumanisvili Film Actors Theatre at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2014, in…
The Six-Sided Man is a tense and funny drama, based on Luke Rhinehart’s cult novel The Dice Man, which has toured the world for the last 30 years.
The Cambridge Footlights have such a reputation that their name is practically synonymous with the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.
TV sitcom history was made when Richard Wilson, star of One Foot in the Grave, was the only person to appear in an episode called The Trial.
Guy Masterson and Gareth Armstrong deliver a tour-de-force of history, drama and comedy in this one-actor show.
Let’s just appreciate that title for a moment.
There are many children’s shows at the Fringe that seem to follow the formula of throwing a couple of popular franchises together with whatever kids currently like, before adding…
In 2004 Lawrence won a BBC New Comedy Award.
To Edinburghians “welcome to The Hive” could mean a questionable night out in a seedy, sticky floored club.
Queen Lear is a re-telling of Shakespeare’s Lear story from the perspective of his queen, confined in her chamber while pregnant with his expected male heir.
Overshadowed by Sunday’s Child is a small-scale but well-made show with plenty to say about anorexia, being an outcast and growing up.
In this high-stakes, interactive drama, audience members assume the roles of judge, jury and executioner at an enquiry into recent events at a nuclear power plant.
Seven years since her first solo show at the Edinburgh Fringe, Tiff Stevenson hits the audience right off the mark with a joke about 7/7.
‘A festival mainstay for 10 years now, the always worthwhile Comedy Club 4 Kids should be on the schedule of any self-respecting, chuckle-loving young Fringegoer.
The Pianist is a solo comic contemporary circus piece by Thomas Monckton and Circo Aereo.
Winner: Best Theatre, Dunedin Fringe.
Molly and her mother and sister live by the seashore.
Has performed to sold out audiences around the country to rave reviews.
On a hovercraft, no one can hear you bark.
In a modern, changing Havana a Cuban girl discovers her Gypsy roots, incredible voice and love for dance.
Gandini presents virtuoso juggling gone wild.
Winner, Director’s Choice 2016 Melbourne International Comedy Festival.
What happens when a corporate city worker takes to the streets of the world with a deck of cards, some jokes and an escape act? Find out in Tony Roberts’ 2015 Brighton Fringe Cabar…
iconic opera Carmen is a dynamic, temperamental piece of theatre, with
condemned, complicated characters singing a rousing score against the sizzling
backdrop of Spain…
truce is a truce, but war is war,” we’re told early on in Ben Blow’s history
play focusing on the all-too-forgotten consequences of Robert the Bruce’s
victory over …
The family at the heart of Nina Raine’s
Tribes is liable, at least initially, to make you yearn for the exit.
Barnie Duncan’s alter-ego Juan Vesuvius has returned to Edinburgh with a DJing set unlike any other.
Tatterdemalion is a one-man mime and puppetry show in which the audience are among the most essential elements.
K’Rd Strip: A Place to Stand is a bizarre yet beautiful blend of Māori culture, contemporary dance, vocals and music, drag and real life stories.
Shenoah Allen and Mark Chavez have once again brought their surreal blend of comedy and physical theatre to Edinburgh, and this time they’re taking on a classic of world literatu…
Flight is an incredibly impressive example of acrobatic theatre, if not a particularly interesting take on the story of The Little PrinceThe storyline follows the original as close…
Andrew Lawrence isn’t a fan, to say the least, of strident, militant lefties.
In 1994, Guy Masterson exploded into Edinburgh with this unique solo interpretation of Dylan Thomas’ timeless masterpiece.
No, this show is not about a Cher impersonator, nor is it an ABBA or Take That tribute band.
This is a sweet and imaginative show that really draws you into the story that the delightful characters wish to tell.
Attempting to answer the question posed in the second part – The Carousel – of whether The Woman had a ‘happy childhood’ or not, The Deliverance provides the conclusion t…
An ambitious clown show from veteran performer Chris Lynam, ErictheFred never quite lives up to its multimedia promise despite some impressive and funny moments along the way.
Nailed It! is introduced by singer Andrew Strano and keyboardist Loclan Mackenzie-Spencer as being “about life, about love, about relationships”, and they succeed fantastically in …
The Carousel, the middle play of The Jennifer Tremblay Trilogy, is a frantic, flashy piece of theatre with a strong performance at the heart of it.
We all make lists: to do lists, shopping lists, present lists… They are one of the best ways of keeping on top of one’s life and making sure that nothing is forgotten.
Rebecca Vaughan gives a powerful performance as Queen Elizabeth I in I, Elizabeth.
Joel is Australia’s hottest comedy star right now.
The Very Grey Matter of Edward Blank is directed by Conrad Sharp and performed by Familia de la Noche, taking place in the home and imagination of Edward Blank.
Leper + Chip will hold you by the throat and squeeze the tears from your eyes.
Metaphorically, if our afternoon Comedy Club 4 Kids shows are Doctor Who, then this is the Torchwood spin-off.
Trick of the Light presents a charming and an enjoyable addition to your afternoon in the form of The Bookbinder.
This is one of the strangest hours I have ever passed.
Welcome to a world in which West Africa meets Jamaica, meets Cuba: A world of burning desire, or as they say in Yoruba, Itara.
The Park family screening of Jurassic Park goes awry due to a missing video tape.
Amelia Ryan is accustomed to accidents, inclined to insult, prone to gaffs, whoopsies, and boobies.
Laughter packed, legendary and unmissable every Saturday night.
From the creative team behind the hugely popular Hairy Maclary Show, Little Red Riding Hood is a fun, original musical for children, with live music and loveable characters.
When death looks you in the eye, whom do you turn to? Your psychologist? God? Or Lance Armstrong? Reflecting on Daniel’s real life (and almost death) experiences, The Orchid and th…
Celebrating the life and work of Wales’ most revered writer, Hannah Ellis journeys to the heart of her genius grandfather’s story featuring rare images, his poems, stories and lett…
‘Comedy Club 4 Kids has stand-up from grown-up, high-quality acts like John Robins, Stu Goldsmith and Nish Kumar, who perform their usual sets, just without the swearing or rude bi…
Fringe favourite previously known as Patti Plinko.
An audacious, dark and dirty romp that will have Marcel Marceau turning in his grave.
A play about the battle between celebrity and “art” with a good dose of codpiece and a ghost thrown in!
James Bannon’s story has all the ingredients of a good novel: a down-to-earth setting; some very shady characters, some good guys and some dumb ones; a developing plot; plenty of…
In the appropriately grand
setting at Assembly Roxy, this adaptation of The Great Gatsby fuses
modern music, simple but effective set design, exquisite dancing and decadent
If you were the kind of kid that rocked out in your room with hairbrush
in hand (or if you do it to this day), you’ll like Lords of Strut: Chaos.
Scottish Independence special.
By turns harrowing, tender and witty, Guy Masterson’s one-man commemoration of the soldiers of the First World War is a poetry reading of first-class calibre.
The God Box is a show which is well worth seeing.
It would be no exaggeration to declare Thomas Monckton nothing short of a genius.
Black Grace is touted as New Zealand’s leading contemporary dance group and they certainly live up to this title.
Crazy Glue, Single Shoe Productions’ wordless whirl back to the 1930s, has an intriguing premise.
With the help of two turntables and a microphone, a flamboyant flamenco outfit, and maracas, DJ Juan Vesuvius (Barnie Duncan) will take you on a hilarious calypso-fuelled joy ride …
This one woman show retells the story of Mrs Dalloway, with abridgements and additions made to Woolf’s words
by director Elton Townend Jones.
Anyone expecting anything like Hamlet will be sorely disappointed.
If you fit into the overlappy bit of a Venn diagram of people who like dance, people who like comedy and people who like men who look a bit like Vikings, this show is for you.
I didn’t expect to be hearing hard-hitting political satire
this afternoon, but wow, that was actually quite a good Tibet joke.
Live jazz bands and theatrical pieces are rarely blended together so successfully.
As a rule of thumb, anything beginning with Oasis’ Wonderwall will stand it in good favour with me.
A taut piece of modern drama about broken homes and broken lives, Red Tap/Blue Tiger marks Richard Vincent’s successful return to theatre and sees the emergence of exciting young…
Variety is the spice of life and the Fringe certainly has a lot of it.
Based on Our Māoris, the memoirs of Lady Mary Ann
Martin, On the Upside Down of the World is
a riveting period drama set during the colonization of the last place on
This one-on-one theatre experience, which explores human connection in the age of Facebook, is a vulnerable and yet surprisingly comfortable invitation into the story of Claire and…
Laughter packed, legendary and unmissable in an awesome new roost and shimmering plumage, Afterhours again delights with another splendid sell-out season, showcasing the Fringe’s h…
The examination of race and sexuality in theatre, though not uncommon today, could be seen as controversial and ‘not for everybody’.
Georgian artist Otar Imerlishvili’s work is beautifully evocative with traditional influences perfectly underpinning his unique, personal style.
Award-winning comedian, groundbreaking ventriloquist and Bafta nominated filmmaker Nina Conti is trying out material for her new show.
Unique - the only word to describe this show.
Dear Brother, How’s jail? How many cigarettes does it cost for a picture of a naked lady? Are you getting strong? I’ve written a show about you, is that ok? You’re in jail so you c…
One of the best known, longest running and most celebrated improv shows in the world.
Wickedly naughty jokes, exceptionally clean tricks, from this award-winning magician.
A moving, thought provoking, surprising and often funny new play based on interviews with recovering alcoholics.
Philip Ridley’s Mercury Fur is set in a
post-apocalyptic version of London’s East End, where a gang of youths survive
by their wits, dealing with butterfly-like drugs traded fo…
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