Following the events of one long day in the fictional town of Longstanton in the West Country, "Bowling Alley" takes us on a journey featuring a dead cat, a boat in a landlocked …
The Edinburgh University Theatre Company Presents Liz Lochhead’s 'Mary Queen of Scots Got Her Head Chopped Off'.
Barry is a devised verbatim piece about Dr James Barry.
How many years does it take to unspool a man? An odd king sails the waves of the wine dark sea in a bathtub.
Live comedy podcast about daddy issues, queerness, trauma and dinosaurs by comedian and (now) author Sofie Hagen and comedian and drag king Jodie Mitchell.
Max has just been sectioned and she doesn’t know why.
The Fringe’s longest running improvised comedy group enters into its 30th year at its home, The Bedlam Theatre.
What if it’s all true? Every weird theory, everything you can’t quite see from the corner of your eye.
Bedlam Fringe’s in-house alternative comedy night, back for its fourth year at the Fringe.
The Female Role Model Project is just that, a project.
Hidden Track returns to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe with Standard:Elite, an award-winning choose-your-own-adventure show with a twist that continues to delight audiences of all a…
Star of BBC Radio 4’s Chinese Comedian and co-host of E4’s The Hangover Games, Ken Cheng is back with a complete treatise on racism.
‘What you are about to witness, theydies and gentlethem, is a cabaret of truths.
This new-to-the-fringe five-star monologue show explores the conformities of gender and sexuality in modern day society, through the wickedly absurd lenses of The Foetus, The Camer…
Best friends Emm and Leo have made the bold artistic decision to graduate without any skills or job prospects.
Eight is daring and loud, with biting humour and exhilarating power that thumps throughout the script.
The Understudies is a completely improvised comedy musical that enjoyed a successful run at the Edinburgh Fringe 2017.
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The Fringe’s longest running improvised comedy troupe enters into its 29th year at the Fringe! Returning for another year of fast-paced, high-energy and consistently enjoyable co…
Multi award-winning creators of Anton’s Uncles, Track 3, Big Shot and Hot Cat, Theatre Movement Bazaar assembles its ultra-modern troubadours for the company’s latest adventure, …
Dave Joke of the Fringe Winner, Cambridge mathematics dropout and professional poker player Ken Cheng returns this year with his second stand-up hour.
As anyone who’s been to an Edinburgh Festival Fringe can attest, word of mouth is crucial to a show’s success.
Late Night features one-off takeovers from the best of the fest, cabarets stuffed to the gunnels with LOLs, and even a couple of token straight white comedy dudes! Weird, hilarious…
‘People are more fixated on flesh than ever before in history’ (Ann, 97).
Brand-new whirlwind comedy by the critically acclaimed Pelican (makers of The Cat Man Curse).
Two rising stars split an hour of scorching hot stand-up.
A fresh new comedy about friendship, depression and that’s it from two ex-Presidents of the Cambridge Footlights.
The Understudies is a brand new and completely improvised comedy musical coming to Bedlam Theatre this Fringe.
Moni’s got guts and a promiscuous disposition.
I’m gonna start by saying this: I think reviewing improv is tough.
The invigorating and inventive Babolin are winners of the 2015 Fringe Review Outstanding Theatre Award.
Always different, always funny, Edinburgh’s longest running improvised comedy troupe is back behind Bedlam Theatre’s big red doors for yet another year of lightning fast wit, exper…
After six years of austerity, is it even possible to be an artist and make enough money for luxuries like bread? Show Me the Money is a funny, inspirational show by multimedia arti…
The initial experience one is met with when the lights dim for Seanmhair (pronounced shen-a-var) is breathtaking.
Sofie Hagen won an award ages ago and she’s still banging on about it.
In 2011, Charly Clive and Ellen Robertson were women without a mission.
Strap in tight to the most rad, bizarre, awe-inspiring comedy and alt-performance rollercoaster at the Fringe! We’re back for our third year with one-off takeovers from your favo…
Deploying sketch comedy in its pinnacle form, Pelican, made up of ex-Footlights Guy Emanuel, Sam Grabiner and Jordan Mitchell, have put together a cohesive and hilarious narrative …
A sketch show based on an end of 2017 new year’s eve party, Princes of Main: New Year’s Eve might miss the mark occasionally, but if you stick with it until the bells, it will …
Jackie is pregnant.
the start of his exploration of the scientific method, through the prism of the
17th century rivalry between Isaac Newton and the now little-remembered Robert
It’s election year in the US.
the head-to-head that, even at the time, seemed almost unthinkable; a televised
face-off between British chat-show host David Frost—certainly at the time not
a student theatre company with somewhat limited resources, but still want to
try your hand at a reasonably successful Broadway musical, then [title of
show] is argua…
In August 2000, a Russian nuclear-powered submarine, the K-141 Kursk, sank to the bottom of the Barents Sea following a technical malfunction, causing the deaths of all 118 people …
Interactive and immersive theatre company Produced Moon are back with Switchboard, a show about the spaces that shape our identity and allow us to be ourselves.
Theresa May went to Oxford, but unlike Messrs Cameron, Osborne and Johnson, she could never have been invited to become a member of the infamous Bullingdon Club, to which Laura Wad…
Clown duo Sasha and Remy want to start their own TV show but something sinister is at work.
The Improverts are a group of five students from the University of Edinburgh who bring hard-hitting, lightning-quick comedy to the stage.
Mix together a dollop of Alan Partridge, a squirt of Bear Grylls and a spoonful of Stephen Toast and what do you get? Celebrity explorer, Stackard Banks! Stack is a hilarious comed…
The scene is Notre Dame.
Like a family-friendly version of Sin City with hand puppets, The Toyland Murders follows the adventures of Inspector McGraw (Becca Jones) and her deputy as they attempt to track d…
Every night of the Fringe there’s something different on at Bedlam.
This is a bold and ambitious production, brought to life by three very talented young actors: Sam Ducane, Jack Gordon, and Jessica Sian.
Strong acting, impressive tech and a relaxed conceit tie together the disparate elements of this show and imbue it with a very different vibe to the majority of the sketch shows yo…
What to expect from Bea Roberts’ modern day update of Flaubert’s classic novel Madame Bovary? Instead of surrounding herself with romantic literature to distract her from the b…
The Pillowman revolves around a writer, Katurian, who is being questioned by two detectives in a totalitarian state.
Join your pals Sasha and Remy as they explore with you the wonderful TV world of Jam Sandwich! This clowning comedy duo combine influences of mime, Commedia dell’arte and dark sati…
Leicester-born David Campton, who died in
in 2006, was a prolific British dramatist, especially adept at writing
thought-provoking one act plays that make us laugh as much as we …
written and directed by second year University of Edinburgh student Liam Rees,
is set in a women’s prison, into which well-meaning dramatist Julia comes to
run a s…
‘This is the gospel of the modern age’ announces Elena, the exultant girl goddess.
From the creators of Vampire Hospital Waiting Room and GhostCop comes another cult pop culture theatre comedy show that once again gets its audience in hysterics.
Join the HandleBards on their bikes and cycle to a secret location in Edinburgh for a Fringe experience unlike any other.
Babolin – ‘breathtaking’ (TotalTheatre.
Every night of Fringe there’s something different on at Bedlam.
As the members of Edinburgh University’s improv troupe run into the flashing lights, accompanied by music and applause, they are introduced to us as ‘the players’.
You can find the characters Taylor and Aalia in every comprehensive school in the country.
With England on the brink of collapse, the government have identified the enemy undermining the very fabric of society: the red fox.
Big Shot is subtitled, “This is not The Godfather”.
The legend of Faustus, the man who sold his soul for knowledge, wealth and power is one which has been in the public consciousness for over 500 years.
Meet Ada Lovelace, the ‘poetical scientist’, and daughter of romantic poet Lord Byron.
New York, 1985.
Double act Flossy and Boo present their curiosity shop, a magical hour of stories inspired by an eclectic collection of novelty objects in their mobile cart.
a clever or ignorant writer would deliberately choose to begin a play with that
most egregious of sitcom clichés: “Hi Honey, I’m
There’s something particularly appropriate about
experiencing Peter Shaffer’s Equus at the Bedlam Theatre.
At one point in the first act of The Judas Kiss, Oscar Wilde admits to always having had “a low opinion of what is called action.
the death of the last surviving veterans a few years back, the so-called Great
War of 1914-18 slipped from living memory, but some records remain preserved
reviewing a play – especially one verging on
farce – where two of the main characters are
professional theatre critics, it’s hard not to become a tiny bit
A witty piece of throwback theatre, Games of Love and Chance is quite the delight.
Putting on Sea Wall at the Fringe is a bold move.
Stag Lee is going nowhere.
It’s 1924 and Alfred Brownlow’s music hall troupe is in trouble.
Forged in a farcical infirmary and armed with sumptuous surgical shanties, Babolin bring you their kaleidoscopic, quirky vision of the quackery of life and death.
Always different, always funny.
Sheeps’ latest offering Wembley Previews is certainly a novel idea in that the sketch show takes the form of being a ‘preview’ for a gig at Wembley stadium before 90,000 people.
St Joan, an original production by the London based Pascal Theatre Company, is a brilliant, challenging show.
About halfway through this performance, a mobile rings in the audience.
Twelve hours after it happened, Alice waits with her husband, held between life and death.
A lift at full capacity is not what anyone could call comfortable at the best of times, and less inviting still is the idea of being trapped in said lift with no promise of escape …
This story concerns two workers at a coffee factory, their profit-focused/self-regarding employer, and the struggle for beauty or joy or play in an everyday life that has lost its …
In one of the more light-hearted representations of the First World War
at the Fringe this year, Dear Mister Kaiser charts the result of one
idealistic English soldier’s reques…
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