The Closing of a Small and Insignificant Bowling Alley

The Closing of a Small and Insignificant Bowling Alley

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 … 

Mary Queen of Scots Got Her Head Chopped Off

Mary Queen of Scots Got Her Head Chopped Off

The Edinburgh University Theatre Company Presents Liz Lochhead’s 'Mary Queen of Scots Got Her Head Chopped Off'. 

The Female Role Model Project

The Female Role Model Project

The Female Role Model Project is just that, a project. 

Barry

Barry

Barry is a devised verbatim piece about Dr James Barry. 

Standard:Elite

Standard:Elite

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… 

A Complicated Man

A Complicated Man

How many years does it take to unspool a man? An odd king sails the waves of the wine dark sea in a bathtub. 

Secret Dinosaur Cult Live

Secret Dinosaur Cult Live

Live comedy podcast about daddy issues, queerness, trauma and dinosaurs by comedian and (now) author Sofie Hagen and comedian and drag king Jodie Mitchell. 

Going Slightly Mad

Going Slightly Mad

Max has just been sectioned and she doesn’t know why. 

The Improverts

The Improverts

The Fringe’s longest running improvised comedy group enters into its 30th year at its home, The Bedlam Theatre. 

Portents

Portents

What if it’s all true? Every weird theory, everything you can’t quite see from the corner of your eye. 

Bedlam Late Night

Bedlam Late Night

Bedlam Fringe’s in-house alternative comedy night, back for its fourth year at the Fringe. 

Splintered

Splintered

‘What you are about to witness, theydies and gentlethem, is a cabaret of truths. 

She Can't Half Talk

She Can't Half Talk

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… 

Manhunt 2: Big Mood

Manhunt 2: Big Mood

Best friends Emm and Leo have made the bold artistic decision to graduate without any skills or job prospects. 

Ken Cheng: To All the Racists I've Blocked Before

Ken Cheng: To All the Racists I've Blocked Before

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. 

Vivarium

Vivarium

As anyone who’s been to an Edinburgh Festival Fringe can attest, word of mouth is crucial to a show’s success. 

Eight

Eight

Eight is daring and loud, with biting humour and exhilarating power that thumps throughout the script. 

The Understudies

The Understudies

The Understudies is a completely improvised comedy musical that enjoyed a successful run at the Edinburgh Fringe 2017. 

FanDango

FanDango

Welkom to FanDango EyeLand. 

The Improverts

The Improverts

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… 

Grail Project

Grail Project

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, … 

(even) HOTTER

(even) HOTTER

‘People are more fixated on flesh than ever before in history’ (Ann, 97). 

Late Night

Late Night

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… 

Ken Cheng: Best Dad Ever

Ken Cheng: Best Dad Ever

Dave Joke of the Fringe Winner, Cambridge mathematics dropout and professional poker player Ken Cheng returns this year with his second stand-up hour. 

Pelican: Fisk

Pelican: Fisk

Brand-new whirlwind comedy by the critically acclaimed Pelican (makers of The Cat Man Curse). 

Duke Pop

Duke Pop

Two rising stars split an hour of scorching hot stand-up. 

Seanmhair

Seanmhair

The initial experience one is met with when the lights dim for Seanmhair (pronounced shen-a-var) is breathtaking. 

Britney in: John

Britney in: John

In 2011, Charly Clive and Ellen Robertson were women without a mission. 

The Cat Man Curse

The Cat Man Curse

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 … 

The Understudies

The Understudies

The Understudies is a brand new and completely improvised comedy musical coming to Bedlam Theatre this Fringe. 

Fix My Brain

Fix My Brain

A fresh new comedy about friendship, depression and that’s it from two ex-Presidents of the Cambridge Footlights. 

The Improverts

The Improverts

I’m gonna start by saying this: I think reviewing improv is tough. 

Princes of Main: New Year's Eve

Princes of Main: New Year's Eve

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 … 

Sugar & Salt

Sugar & Salt

Moni’s got guts and a promiscuous disposition. 

Phools

Phools

The invigorating and inventive Babolin are winners of the 2015 Fringe Review Outstanding Theatre Award. 

The Improverts

The Improverts

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… 

Late Night

Late Night

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… 

Show Me the Money

Show Me the Money

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… 

Sofie Hagen: Dead Baby Frog

Sofie Hagen: Dead Baby Frog

Sofie Hagen won an award ages ago and she’s still banging on about it. 

Up the Hill Jackie

Up the Hill Jackie

Jackie is pregnant. 

Isaac’s Eye

Isaac’s Eye

From 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 Hooke, playwr… 

Frost/Nixon

Frost/Nixon

It was 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 exactly kn… 

Frost/Nixon

Frost/Nixon

It’s election year in the US. 

[title of show]

[title of show]

If you’re 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… 

Kursk

Kursk

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 … 

Posh

Posh

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… 

Cosmic Fear or The Day Brad Pitt Got Paranoia

Cosmic Fear or The Day Brad Pitt Got Paranoia

This is a bold and ambitious production, brought to life by three very talented young actors: Sam Ducane, Jack Gordon, and Jessica Sian. 

Goodbear

Goodbear

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… 

Infinity Pool: A Modern Retelling of Madame Bovary

Infinity Pool: A Modern Retelling of Madame Bovary

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… 

Stack

Stack

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… 

Switchboard

Switchboard

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. 

Jam Sandwich

Jam Sandwich

Clown duo Sasha and Remy want to start their own TV show but something sinister is at work. 

The Improverts

The Improverts

The Improverts are a group of five students from the University of Edinburgh who bring hard-hitting, lightning-quick comedy to the stage. 

Le Bossu

Le Bossu

The scene is Notre Dame. 

The Toyland Murders

The Toyland Murders

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… 

The Humble Heart of Komrade Krumm

The Humble Heart of Komrade Krumm

The invigorating and inventive Babolin are winners of the 2015 Fringe Review Outstanding Theatre Award. 

Late Night at Bedlam

Late Night at Bedlam

Every night of the Fringe there’s something different on at Bedlam. 

The Pillowman

The Pillowman

The Pillowman revolves around a writer, Katurian, who is being questioned by two detectives in a totalitarian state. 

Jam Sandwich

Jam Sandwich

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… 

Cagebirds

Cagebirds

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 … 

Panopticon

Panopticon

Panopticon, 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… 

Be Better

Be Better

‘This is the gospel of the modern age’ announces Elena, the exultant girl goddess. 

Loch Ness Monster Hunter

Loch Ness Monster Hunter

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. 

The Improverts

The Improverts

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’. 

The Glorious Damnation of Eddie Small

The Glorious Damnation of Eddie Small

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. 

S.E.N

S.E.N

You can find the characters Taylor and Aalia in every comprehensive school in the country. 

The HandleBards: Secret Shakespeare

The HandleBards: Secret Shakespeare

Join the HandleBards on their bikes and cycle to a secret location in Edinburgh for a Fringe experience unlike any other. 

Ada

Ada

Meet Ada Lovelace, the ‘poetical scientist’, and daughter of romantic poet Lord Byron. 

The Frantic Canticles of Little Brother Fish

The Frantic Canticles of Little Brother Fish

Babolin – ‘breathtaking’ (TotalTheatre. 

Flossy and Boo's Curiosity Shop

Flossy and Boo's Curiosity Shop

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. 

Big Shot

Big Shot

Big Shot is subtitled, “This is not The Godfather”. 

As Is

As Is

New York, 1985. 

Late Night

Late Night

Every night of Fringe there’s something different on at Bedlam. 

Foxfinder

Foxfinder

With England on the brink of collapse, the government have identified the enemy undermining the very fabric of society: the red fox. 

Edgar and Annabel

Edgar and Annabel

Only a clever or ignorant writer would deliberately choose to begin a play with that most egregious of sitcom clichés: “Hi Honey, I’m home. 

Equus

Equus

There’s something particularly appropriate about experiencing Peter Shaffer’s Equus at the Bedlam Theatre. 

The Judas Kiss

The Judas Kiss

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. 

Journey's End

Journey's End

With 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 none-the-less, n… 

The Real Inspector Hound

The Real Inspector Hound

When 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 defensive … 

Games of Love and Chance

Games of Love and Chance

A witty piece of throwback theatre, Games of Love and Chance is quite the delight. 

Seawall

Seawall

Putting on Sea Wall at the Fringe is a bold move. 

Don't Let Go

Don't Let Go

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 … 

St Joan

St Joan

St Joan, an original production by the London based Pascal Theatre Company, is a brilliant, challenging show. 

Dear Mister Kaiser

Dear Mister Kaiser

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… 

The Duck Pond
BOBBY WINNER

The Duck Pond

About halfway through this performance, a mobile rings in the audience. 

Yellow Moon: The Ballad of Leila and Lee

Yellow Moon: The Ballad of Leila and Lee

Stag Lee is going nowhere. 

Sheeps: Wembley Previews

Sheeps: Wembley Previews

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. 

The Lift

The Lift

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 … 

The Horror! The Horror! - The Final Curtain

The Horror! The Horror! - The Final Curtain

It’s 1924 and Alfred Brownlow’s music hall troupe is in trouble. 

The Most Serious Ailments of St Krank's

The Most Serious Ailments of St Krank's

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. 

The Improverts: 25th Anniversary

The Improverts: 25th Anniversary

Always different, always funny. 

This Is Living

This Is Living

Twelve hours after it happened, Alice waits with her husband, held between life and death.