Isabelle Farah: Ellipsis

Isabelle Farah: Ellipsis

Ellipsis is an exploration of bereavement, the nature of turning everything into punchlines, and desperately trying to stay afloat amidst the two. 

Captain Breadbeard

Captain Breadbeard

An absurd two-hander comedy sketch show about a sailor with a beard made of bread and his sidekick, Davy Scones. 

It All

It All

Cameron Cook pushes character work to incredible new heights in his debut solo show, previously performed to sold-out audiences at Soho Theatre. 

Boorish Trumpson

Boorish Trumpson

An interactive, music and clowning-filled interrogation of power and those wielding it. 

Vest-igios

Vest-igios

Renowned circus company Circolombia premiere their first intimate performance, Vest-igios. 

Fear of Roses

Fear of Roses

Fear of Roses follows three women as they grapple with each other’s careers in a power struggle which soon turns deadly. 

Burnt Out

Burnt Out

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 and Friends

Jody Kamali and Friends

Jody Kamali presents a multi-character comedy/variety show. 

Watson: The Final Problem

Watson: The Final Problem

Watson is alone. 

The Event

The Event

Multiple Fringe First winner David Calvitto (The House, The Professor) returns with his award-winning 2009 hit. 

Joanne McNally: The Prosecco Express Reimagined!

Joanne McNally: The Prosecco Express Reimagined!

Join Joanne as she revisits her irreverent and critically acclaimed show The Prosecco Express. 

Mediocre White Male

Mediocre White Male

Come forth for a cautionary tale venturing through ancient history to modern masculinity; welcome to Mediocre White Male. 

Comedy Club 4 Kids

Comedy Club 4 Kids

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. 

Shaparak Khorsandi: It Was the 90s! (WIP)

Shaparak Khorsandi: It Was the 90s! (WIP)

Ah, the 90s! The decade that Shaparak was in her twenties and ‘ladette’ culture ruled the school. 

Shell Shock

Shell Shock

An old soldier faces one more battle – with himself. 

John Luke Roberts: Terrible Wonderful Adaptations

John Luke Roberts: Terrible Wonderful Adaptations

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… 

Drag Queen Story Hour

Drag Queen Story Hour

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… 

Brotipo

Brotipo

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… 

Musclebound

Musclebound

Rosy’s multi-award-winning theatre debut ‘Passionate Machine’ took Edinburgh by storm in 2018 – now she’s back for more. 

Anna KareniNa Na Na

Anna KareniNa Na Na

A hilarious and ludicrous take on the masterpiece by Leo Tolstoy. 

Rust

Rust

Nadia and Daniel are about to sign the lease on a new flat. 

KID_X

KID_X

If you asked a 90s kid what they envisioned the 2100s to look like then KID_X would be a close prediction. 

Rob Auton: The Time Show

Rob Auton: The Time Show

The Time Show is a comedy/theatre/spoken word show about time. 

Pops

Pops

Pops is a complex contemplation of intergenerational addiction, featuring a father and daughter trapped in co-dependence. 

Funny Women on the Fringe

Funny Women on the Fringe

Join Funny Women for a sparkling mix of comedy featuring the brightest new, emerging and established talent at the Fringe. 

Collapsible

Collapsible

Collapsible follows the story of Essie, who at the outset feels like she’s crumbling. 

Only Bones 1.0 – Thom Monckton

Only Bones 1.0 – Thom Monckton

The show is called Only Bones, which is confusing given that its performer, Thomas Monckton, doesn’t seem to have any. 

Since U Been Gone

Since U Been Gone

No one ever said that life was easy, but it’s what you make of it which defines who you are. 

BBC and HighTide Radio Plays

BBC and HighTide Radio Plays

HighTide, BBC Radio 3 and BBC Arts present two interweaving plays, written by talented writers Vinay Patel (Doctor Who) and Tallulah Brown (Songlines). 

The RingTones

The RingTones

Small choir; big personality. 

Shane Todd: Work in Progress

Shane Todd: Work in Progress

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. 

Spray

Spray

We find ourselves between a neighbourly feud in a block of flats in Seoul. 

Nick Helm's I Think, You Stink!

Nick Helm's I Think, You Stink!

Walking up the stairs of the Assembly Roxy is akin to creeping up the creaking steps of Frankenstein’s tower. 

InChorus Choir

InChorus Choir

Excitations by InChorus will be well worth viewing from the other side. 

Raven

Raven

A raven mother, in German, is a neglectful one. 

Pink Lemonade

Pink Lemonade

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… 

Knock Knock

Knock Knock

Following their UK tour, Hot Coals present this four-star rated d/Deaf and hearing inclusive show. 

Dalloway

Dalloway

1923: The War is over. 

Scottee: Class

Scottee: Class

Scottee grew up around mould, mice and clothes off the market. 

The Long Pigs

The Long Pigs

Horror meets hilarity! Spine-tingling original theatre that is hilariously dark and frighteningly funny. 

Limb(e)s

Limb(e)s

Aerial dance that offers the darkest hour, and questions what it means to carry or let go of another. 

Suffering from Scottishness

Suffering from Scottishness

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. 

Comedy Club 4 Kids

Comedy Club 4 Kids

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… 

Joyce

Joyce

Return to a world where childhood imagination sparks unending curiosity. 

Tom Walker: Very Very

Tom Walker: Very Very

Melbourne International Comedy Festival: 2017 Best Show nominee and 2016 Best Newcomer winner. 

Knot

Knot

Physically exhilarating and touchingly poignant, Knot is the internationally acclaimed circus and dance work by Nikki Rummer and JD Broussé. 

Ane City

Ane City

Tay has returned to her hometown of Dundee for a summer of relaxation, drinking and self-discovery. 

Timandra Harkness: Take a Risk

Timandra Harkness: Take a Risk

The future is uncertain. 

Inflatable Space

Inflatable Space

A visually stunning theatrical odyssey exploring space, time and our human condition, from internationally acclaimed theatre artist, Thaddeus Phillips. 

Lolly Jones: I Believe in Merkels

Lolly Jones: I Believe in Merkels

EU leaders swap negotiations for disco, tassels and glitter in this ‘razor sharp blend of burlesque and comedy’ (EdFestMag. 

Jonny & the Baptists Love Edinburgh and Hate Bastards

Jonny & the Baptists Love Edinburgh and Hate Bastards

We live in a divided world and we want to cross that divide. 

A Note Of Explanation

A Note Of Explanation

The queen’s dolls house is in disarray and its maker, Edwin, sets out to find the culprit. 

Bugle Boys: Christmas Crackers

Bugle Boys: Christmas Crackers

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 … 

Rhinoceros

Rhinoceros

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

Thor and Loki

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

Yummy

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

Hunch

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… 

8 Songs

8 Songs

For almost thirty years, Gandini Juggling has been setting the bar for juggling performances across the world. 

Chihuahua

Chihuahua

Becky works in a café in Edinburgh. 

Holly Morgan: Madonna or Whore?

Holly Morgan: Madonna or Whore?

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. 

My Left / Right Foot – The Musical

My Left / Right Foot – The Musical

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… 

The Battle of Frogs and Mice

The Battle of Frogs and Mice

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… 

Fringe Wives Club: Glittery Clittery

Fringe Wives Club: Glittery Clittery

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

Toujours et Près de Moi

Toujours et Près de Moi is a holographic puppet opera by multi-disciplinary arts company, Erratica. 

The Artist

The Artist

Thom Monckton of Finland’s Circo Aereo returns to Edinburgh with a hugely entertaining hour of silliness. 

Penguinpig

Penguinpig

There are times when a particular title will jump out at you and niggle in the back of your brain. 

My Land

My Land

You know you’re at a good circus when you expect your jaw to drop, only to realise it’s already on the floor. 

Glen Davies – Gagging

Glen Davies – Gagging

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. 

Comedy Club 4 Kids

Comedy Club 4 Kids

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… 

The Little Musician

The Little Musician

‘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. 

Don Quixote

Don Quixote

A story of a man who wants to make the world a better place. 

Casus: You & I

Casus: You & I

Poets spend their lives writing about it, everyone thinks about it, but when love is between two men some people turn a blind eye. 

The Dragon and the Whales

The Dragon and the Whales

Once upon a time, there was a little dragon who was born under the sea, and she grew up amongst the kind-hearted whales. 

Ellie and the Enormous Sneeze

Ellie and the Enormous Sneeze

‘A sneeze is a powerful thing, a dangerous thing, you never know what might happen with a sneeze. 

Orlando

Orlando

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… 

Heaven Burns

Heaven Burns

Morayshire, 1662. 

Captain Cauliflower and Marvin the Mischievous Moose

Captain Cauliflower and Marvin the Mischievous Moose

Join the invincible Captain Cauliflower and his faithful companion Marvin on an unforgettable adventure, filled with extreme silliness and unquestionable danger. 

Sediment

Sediment

Inspired by excerpts from Fyodor Dostoyevsky’s Notes from Underground, Sediment is an abstract expedition through the layers of human desires and motives. 

Lolly Jones: Fifty Shades of May

Lolly Jones: Fifty Shades of May

Lolly (BBC Three/Comedy Central) lampoons political figures in this character comedy/burlesque hybrid show. 

White Rabbit Red Rabbit

White Rabbit Red Rabbit

White Rabbit Red Rabbit has been called a play. 

We Got Now

We Got Now

Five remarkable individuals take stock of where they are now. 

The Grandmothers Grimm

The Grandmothers Grimm

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… 

Those Worrisome Sleeps

Those Worrisome Sleeps

“When you send me away, where do I go?” Grief takes people in different ways. 

Wondr

Wondr

Simone James stars in Wondr, Poppy Burton-Morgan’s debut as a playwright with Metta Theatre. 

Joanne McNally: Bite Me

Joanne McNally: Bite Me

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

Parlour Games

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. 

Under My Thumb

Under My Thumb

CultureClash Theatre consume the audience in Cassiah Joski-Jethi’s gripping political play Under My Thumb. 

Tshepang: The Third Testament

Tshepang: The Third Testament

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

Pixel Dust

Pixel Dust is a rare thing: a piece of theatre about the internet that isn’t utterly technophobic. 

Trygve vs a Baby

Trygve vs a Baby

Phineas Wakenshaw is a consummately confident performer, effortlessly charming packed out audiences with a sweet smile and immense stage presence. 

All Genius All Idiot

All Genius All Idiot

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. 

From the Ground Up

From the Ground Up

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

Raton Laveur

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… 

The Girl Who Jumped Off The Hollywood Sign

The Girl Who Jumped Off The Hollywood Sign

Hollywood: home to the fools who dream. 

The Patchwork Odyssey

The Patchwork Odyssey

The Patchwork Odyssey is a very unassuming show. 

The Time Machine

The Time Machine

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… 

Mental

Mental

Kane Power makes many admissions at the start of Mental. 

5 Guys Chillin'

5 Guys Chillin'

Many an article’s been written on how the gay scene appears dominated by drugs and sex. 

Hot Brown Honey

Hot Brown Honey

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… 

Mars Actually

Mars Actually

Three aliens from Mars, fascinated by all things Earthly. 

The Road That Wasn't There

The Road That Wasn't There

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. 

The Jurassic Parks

The Jurassic Parks

Superbolt Theatre’s The Jurassic Parks is ridiculous; in the best way possible. 

Fauna

Fauna

Fauna is a bold, mesmerising exploration of primal behaviour brought to us by the wonderful Fauna Circus. 

Movin' Melvin Brown – Chuck Berry Lives!

Movin' Melvin Brown – Chuck Berry Lives!

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… 

Dr Zeiffal, Dr Zeigal and the Hippo That Can Never Be Caught

Dr Zeiffal, Dr Zeigal and the Hippo That Can Never Be Caught

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 … 

Comedy Club 4 Kids

Comedy Club 4 Kids

‘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 … 

Austen's Women

Austen's Women

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… 

Scribble

Scribble

Bran flakes, anxiety and gravity. 

Adriano Cappelletta: This Boy's in Love

Adriano Cappelletta: This Boy's in Love

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… 

Ongals: Babbling Comedy

Ongals: Babbling Comedy

With breathtaking magic, effortless circus and formidable beatboxing skills, Ongals will have you laughing your hat off. 

Primo

Primo

A hypnotic underwater performance installation, set in a purpose-built pool. 

Night Light

Night Light

A magical journey through the dark and beautiful night until the black bird sings again to welcome a new day. 

Doctor Faustus

Doctor Faustus

Doctor Faustus opens at the Assembly Roxy: 27th / 28th March 2017 7:00pm. 

H.M.S. Pinafore

H.M.S. Pinafore

Our production of H. 

The Marriage of Figaro

The Marriage of Figaro

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 … 

Chopping Chillies

Chopping Chillies

Clair Whitefield’s one-woman show tells the story of Ajna Jan, a martial arts master from Kerala, India. 

Pss Pss

Pss Pss

This show is unlike much else at Fringe this year. 

Jane Eyre: An Autobiography

Jane Eyre: An Autobiography

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: Late Night TV Talk Show

Lords of Strut: Late Night TV Talk Show

Lords of Strut is hands-down the most fun I’ve had at Fringe this year. 

A Streetcar Named Desire

A Streetcar Named Desire

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

The Six-Sided Man

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 International Tour Show 2016: Lagoon

The Cambridge Footlights International Tour Show 2016: Lagoon

The Cambridge Footlights have such a reputation that their name is practically synonymous with the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. 

I Don't Believe it! An Evening With Victor Meldrew

I Don't Believe it! An Evening With Victor Meldrew

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. 

Shylock

Shylock

Guy Masterson and Gareth Armstrong deliver a tour-de-force of history, drama and comedy in this one-actor show. 

Escape from the Planet of the Day That Time Forgot

Escape from the Planet of the Day That Time Forgot

Let’s just appreciate that title for a moment. 

The Listies 6D (Twice as Good as 3D)

The Listies 6D (Twice as Good as 3D)

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… 

Andrew Lawrence: The Hate Speech Tour

Andrew Lawrence: The Hate Speech Tour

In 2004 Lawrence won a BBC New Comedy Award. 

Hot Brown Honey

Hot Brown Honey

To Edinburghians “welcome to The Hive” could mean a questionable night out in a seedy, sticky floored club. 

Queen Lear

Queen Lear

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

Overshadowed

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. 

Nuclear Family

Nuclear Family

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. 

Tiff Stevenson: Seven

Tiff Stevenson: Seven

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. 

Comedy Club 4 Kids

Comedy Club 4 Kids

‘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

The Pianist

The Pianist is a solo comic contemporary circus piece by Thomas Monckton and Circo Aereo. 

Beards! Beards! Beards!

Beards! Beards! Beards!

Winner: Best Theatre, Dunedin Fringe. 

Molly Whuppie

Molly Whuppie

Molly and her mother and sister live by the seashore. 

Bonita & Billie Holiday

Bonita & Billie Holiday

Has performed to sold out audiences around the country to rave reviews. 

Guy Masterson: Love and Canine Integration

Guy Masterson: Love and Canine Integration

On a hovercraft, no one can hear you bark. 

The Cuban Gypsy

The Cuban Gypsy

In a modern, changing Havana a Cuban girl discovers her Gypsy roots, incredible voice and love for dance. 

Water on Mars

Water on Mars

Gandini presents virtuoso juggling gone wild. 

Sam Campbell: The Last Dreamer

Sam Campbell: The Last Dreamer

Winner, Director’s Choice 2016 Melbourne International Comedy Festival. 

Tony Roberts – Card Magic

Tony Roberts – Card Magic

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… 

Carmen

Carmen

Bizet’s iconic opera Carmen is a dynamic, temperamental piece of theatre, with condemned, complicated characters singing a rousing score against the sizzling backdrop of Spain… 

The Bruce in Ireland

The Bruce in Ireland

“A 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 … 

Tribes

Tribes

The family at the heart of Nina Raine’s Tribes is liable, at least initially, to make you yearn for the exit. 

Calypso Nights: Juan, Two?

Calypso Nights: Juan, Two?

Barnie Duncan’s alter-ego Juan Vesuvius has returned to Edinburgh with a DJing set unlike any other. 

Tatterdemalion

Tatterdemalion

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

K'rd Strip: A Place to Stand

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. 

Pajama Men: 2 Man 3 Musketeers

Pajama Men: 2 Man 3 Musketeers

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

Flight

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: Uncensored

Andrew Lawrence: Uncensored

Andrew Lawrence isn’t a fan, to say the least, of strident, militant lefties. 

Under Milk Wood (Semi Skimmed)

Under Milk Wood (Semi Skimmed)

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

Tribute Acts

Tribute Acts

No, this show is not about a Cher impersonator, nor is it an ABBA or Take That tribute band. 

Brush

Brush

This is a sweet and imaginative show that really draws you into the story that the delightful characters wish to tell. 

The Jennifer Tremblay Trilogy Part III: The Deliverance

The Jennifer Tremblay Trilogy Part III: The Deliverance

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… 

ErictheFred

ErictheFred

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!

Nailed It!

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 Jennifer Tremblay Trilogy Part II: The Carousel

The Jennifer Tremblay Trilogy Part II: The Carousel

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. 

The Jennifer Tremblay Trilogy Part I: The List

The Jennifer Tremblay Trilogy Part I: The List

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. 

I, Elizabeth

I, Elizabeth

Rebecca Vaughan gives a powerful performance as Queen Elizabeth I in I, Elizabeth. 

Joel Creasey: The Hurricane

Joel Creasey: The Hurricane

Joel is Australia’s hottest comedy star right now. 

The Very Grey Matter of Edward Blank

The Very Grey Matter of Edward Blank

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

Leper + Chip

Leper + Chip will hold you by the throat and squeeze the tears from your eyes. 

Comedy Club 4 Kids 4 Grown-Ups

Comedy Club 4 Kids 4 Grown-Ups

Metaphorically, if our afternoon Comedy Club 4 Kids shows are Doctor Who, then this is the Torchwood spin-off. 

The Bookbinder

The Bookbinder

Trick of the Light presents a charming and an enjoyable addition to your afternoon in the form of The Bookbinder. 

Jamie Wood – O No!

Jamie Wood – O No!

This is one of the strangest hours I have ever passed. 

Danza del Caribe: Itara

Danza del Caribe: Itara

Welcome to a world in which West Africa meets Jamaica, meets Cuba: A world of burning desire, or as they say in Yoruba, Itara. 

Jurassic Park

Jurassic Park

The Park family screening of Jurassic Park goes awry due to a missing video tape. 

A Storm in a D Cup

A Storm in a D Cup

Amelia Ryan is accustomed to accidents, inclined to insult, prone to gaffs, whoopsies, and boobies. 

Afterhours Comedy

Afterhours Comedy

Laughter packed, legendary and unmissable every Saturday night. 

Little Red Riding Hood

Little Red Riding Hood

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. 

The Orchid and the Crow

The Orchid and the Crow

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… 

Dylan Thomas – The Man, The Myth

Dylan Thomas – The Man, The Myth

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

Comedy Club 4 Kids

‘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… 

Helene: Bonsoir Monsieur Nightfall

Helene: Bonsoir Monsieur Nightfall

Fringe favourite previously known as Patti Plinko. 

Dark Side of the Mime

Dark Side of the Mime

An audacious, dark and dirty romp that will have Marcel Marceau turning in his grave. 

I Hate Hamlet by Paul Rudnick

I Hate Hamlet by Paul Rudnick

A play about the battle between celebrity and “art” with a good dose of codpiece and a ghost thrown in! 

James Bannon: Running with the Firm

James Bannon: Running with the Firm

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… 

The Great Gatsby

The Great Gatsby

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 cost… 

Lords of Strut: Chaos

Lords of Strut: Chaos

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. 

Matt Forde: The Political Party - Scottish Independence Special

Matt Forde: The Political Party - Scottish Independence Special

Scottish Independence special. 

Anthem for a Doomed Youth

Anthem for a Doomed Youth

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: A Daughter's Story

The God Box: A Daughter's Story

The God Box is a show which is well worth seeing. 

The Pianist

The Pianist

It would be no exaggeration to declare Thomas Monckton nothing short of a genius. 

Black Grace

Black Grace

Black Grace is touted as New Zealand’s leading contemporary dance group and they certainly live up to this title. 

Crazy Glue

Crazy Glue

Crazy Glue, Single Shoe Productions’ wordless whirl back to the 1930s, has an intriguing premise. 

Calypso Nights

Calypso Nights

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 … 

Dalloway

Dalloway

This one woman show retells the story of Mrs Dalloway, with abridgements and additions made to Woolf’s words by director Elton Townend Jones. 

Blind Hamlet

Blind Hamlet

Anyone expecting anything like Hamlet will be sorely disappointed. 

Dave Callan: A Little Less Conversation

Dave Callan: A Little Less Conversation

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. 

Comedy Club 4 Kids

Comedy Club 4 Kids

I didn’t expect to be hearing hard-hitting political satire this afternoon, but wow, that was actually quite a good Tibet joke. 

Ablutions

Ablutions

Live jazz bands and theatrical pieces are rarely blended together so successfully. 

Naked in Alaska

Naked in Alaska

As a rule of thumb, anything beginning with Oasis’ Wonderwall will stand it in good favour with me. 

Red Tap/Blue Tiger

Red Tap/Blue Tiger

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… 

Glenn Cosby: Food Junkie

Glenn Cosby: Food Junkie

Variety is the spice of life and the Fringe certainly has a lot of it. 

On the Upside Down of the World

On the Upside Down of the World

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 earth. 

Somebody I Used to Know

Somebody I Used to Know

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… 

Afterhours Comedy

Afterhours Comedy

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… 

Black Faggot

Black Faggot

The examination of race and sexuality in theatre, though not uncommon today, could be seen as controversial and ‘not for everybody’. 

Otar Imerlishvili

Otar Imerlishvili

Georgian artist Otar Imerlishvili’s work is beautifully evocative with traditional influences perfectly underpinning his unique, personal style. 

Nina Conti - Work in Progress

Nina Conti - Work in Progress

Award-winning comedian, groundbreaking ventriloquist and Bafta nominated filmmaker Nina Conti is trying out material for her new show. 

Dixey: Where Gentlemen Are Always Immaculately Undressed

Dixey: Where Gentlemen Are Always Immaculately Undressed

Unique - the only word to describe this show. 

Jon Bennett - Fire In The Meth Lab

Jon Bennett - Fire In The Meth Lab

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… 

Baby Wants Candy: The Completely Improvised Full Band Musical

Baby Wants Candy: The Completely Improvised Full Band Musical

One of the best known, longest running and most celebrated improv shows in the world. 

Tony Roberts: Card Magic

Tony Roberts: Card Magic

Wickedly naughty jokes, exceptionally clean tricks, from this award-winning magician. 

Blackout

Blackout

A moving, thought provoking, surprising and often funny new play based on interviews with recovering alcoholics. 

Mercury Fur

Mercury Fur

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…