Side Quest

Side Quest

Come merry folk from yonder to craft an original tale with the aid of your Story Master and a sprinkle of imagination. 

The Kids With Nae Hame

The Kids With Nae Hame

Remember the Kids from Fame? It’s time to meet the Kids with Nae Hame. 

The Art of Mendacity

The Art of Mendacity

How many lies have you told today? The average person lies twice a day – but then, they could be… This is an age of mendacity, where politicians lie, and the media spins half-t… 

The Musical Theatre Story: The Magic of the Modern Age

The Musical Theatre Story: The Magic of the Modern Age

A rollercoaster ride through modern and post-modern musicals, rock opera, epics, jukebox theatre and the latest hit shows. 

The Musical Theatre Story: The Golden Age of Musical Theatre

The Musical Theatre Story: The Golden Age of Musical Theatre

A journey through the golden age of musical theatre. 

Dreams of Peace and Freedom

Dreams of Peace and Freedom

A powerful combination of film, text and live performance, Dreams of Peace and Freedom explores the birth of modern human rights after the Second World War. 

La Bella

La Bella

An unsure artist, incongruent in high-class society, and a young bride, delivered to a new city, are thrown together to create something beautiful for the people that control them. 

An Audience with Marvin Herbert

An Audience with Marvin Herbert

Hear the incredible real-life stories of Marvin, and others who have faced challenges and turned their lives around. 

Legend of the White Snake

Legend of the White Snake

The female snake spirit Bai Suzhen longs to be human. 

How Dead Am I?

How Dead Am I?

Late at night at the corner store, your card got declined again. 

Sinatra: Raw

Sinatra: Raw

After sell-out runs in London, New York and LA, Richard Shelton’s masterful, critically acclaimed, multi award-winning show returns to reveal the man behind the myth. 

Hangman

Hangman

Two killers. 

The Boudoir

The Boudoir

Enter the intimate world of a boudoir where there is room for joy, pain, grief, tears, laughter and of course desire. 

Limbo – A Sonata for Acrobatic Violinist and Acrobat

Limbo – A Sonata for Acrobatic Violinist and Acrobat

This new sonata by Chloé Charody, composed for the unique acrobatic skillset of violinist Sonja Schebeck, and performed in a groundbreaking interdisciplinary duet with acrobat Jos… 

Migrant Shakespeare

Migrant Shakespeare

Think you know your Shakespeare? Think again! This is Shakespeare as you’ve never seen him before – ‘trippingly on the tongue’… Migrant actors take on the Bard, reinterpr… 

Li Bai

Li Bai

Mischievous teenager Liu Songsong accidentally travels back to the time of the Tang Dynasty where he saves a young Li Bai, forming a close friendship. 

No Dragon No Lion

No Dragon No Lion

Re-creating the classical Lion Dance and Chinese Opera as contemporary performance, this dynamic Kung-Fu dance-circus mixes beat-boxing, martial arts, tricks and parkour. 

Circus, Break!

Circus, Break!

Our circus is one big family. 

The Queen's Head

The Queen's Head

Enter the flamboyant depths of a Victorian Music Hall… When Albert Baggley, the founder of The Queen’s Head, mysteriously disappears, two burlesque numbers, devastated dames, a g… 

Worse Than You

Worse Than You

Confronted with her fear of being unlovable and forever misunderstood an overly self-aware comedian puts together the biggest show of her life. 

Bloody Ballad of Bette Davis

Bloody Ballad of Bette Davis

What if Bette Davis were a witch? In 2019, her evangelical daughter, BD Davis, claimed that her mother was filled with demonic forces that gave her power. 

Showtime!

Showtime!

If Tim Burton met Stephen Sondheim in the KitKat Club… and they were a woman… This twisted one-woman musical is an electric exploration of the life of the artist. 

Riding Alone

Riding Alone

This one-man puppet drama follows a young performing artist with more than 20 years experience in Chinese puppetry, on his journey of self-discovery as he learns, practices and ult… 

Will Shea, Won't Shea?

Will Shea, Won't Shea?

Inspired by the will-they-won’t-they relationships of our time (think Harry and Sally, Ross and Rachel), Shea orchestrates the one-woman romantic comedy of her dreams. 

Shakespeare for Breakfast

Shakespeare for Breakfast

The Bardic Breakfasters are back for our 33rd Fringe, with a brand-new show, breakfast included! The Tempest meets 10 Things I Hate About You and High School Musical in a teen rom-… 

Liminal

Liminal

What if stars held memories from the future? Set at a pivotal time in history, Liminal combines star myths with astronomy, in this story of an astronomer lost in the Longitude Prob… 

Vera's Truth

Vera's Truth

Vera Ballero is an ambitious journalist from Paris, and the famous host of The Shivering Truth, a news programme from Berlin that is intensely focused on global tragedies. 

Joe Hill: The Man Who Never Died

Joe Hill: The Man Who Never Died

‘American labour icon!? Ridiculous. 

You Can't Escape an Aussie Boy

You Can't Escape an Aussie Boy

‘Being President of a footy club is pretty straightforward, right? Sign the best players, sell more beer, and try not to burn it all to the ground!’ A loud, obnoxious and darkly h… 

Healing Our Child Within

Healing Our Child Within

We all have a broken part of us that longs to belong and be healed. 

Oggie! Oggie! Oggie!

Oggie! Oggie! Oggie!

This show’s title summons up many associations except, perhaps, the one that forms the foundation of the play. 

Gate Number 5

Gate Number 5

A half-live, half-virtual interracial lesbian love story between a white European and a black former refugee. 

Dreams of Peace and Freedom: The Streams of Natural Law

Dreams of Peace and Freedom: The Streams of Natural Law

A powerful combination of film, text and performance exploring the birth of modern human rights, told through the eyes of Nuremberg prosecutor and champion of the ECHR, David Maxwe… 

Alannah: Be at the Beginning!

Alannah: Be at the Beginning!

Highly talented singer-songwriter Alannah is on a mission to make a difference through her music. 

Sufiana: A Contemporary Kathak Presentation

Sufiana: A Contemporary Kathak Presentation

An abstract representation of the philosophy of Sufism in thrilling choreography. 

Lipote: An Interconnected Journey

Lipote: An Interconnected Journey

A new UV opera-musical told from the roots of trees about the impact of intensive agriculture on forest systems. 

Sun and Crystal

Sun and Crystal

Two shadows are dancing in a field of flowers next to a battlefield. 

What Happened to Agnes

What Happened to Agnes

‘When my grandmother’s sister Agnes was nine years old, she disappeared. 

Just An Ordinary Lawyer

Just An Ordinary Lawyer

As the British Empire struggles to keep its colonial possessions, Nigerian lawyer Tunji Sowande quietly breaks through multiple barriers to become Britain’s first Black judge. 

Brothers: War Poems and Chronicles

Brothers: War Poems and Chronicles

‘My biography is blood and flesh, not entertainment. 

Call Mr Robeson – A Life, with Songs

Call Mr Robeson – A Life, with Songs

One of the twentieth century’s most impressive but overlooked figures is revived in this powerful, compelling tour-de-force. 

Cabaret in the Dark

Cabaret in the Dark

Ever wonder what it’s like to see a show… without actually seeing it? This piece plunges the audience into darkness, allowing them to step into the shoes of their hosts, VICS, … 

Shakespeare for Breakfast

Shakespeare for Breakfast

Wakey wakey, eggs and Shakey!Or rather, a free croissant with Shakespeare. 

Forests

Forests

Gripping and emotionally charged, Forests is an experimental Fringe performance not to be missed. 

Poppy

Poppy

Poppies should be growing wild, not in a house. 

Diary VII: The Story of…

Diary VII: The Story of…

Trotting down Memory Lane with feline steps in the wee small hours of the morning with the moon lingering, one of Hong Kong’s most iconic dancers and choreographers and her felin… 

No Dragon No Lion

No Dragon No Lion

A new Lion Dance circus! Re-creating the Lion Dance and Chinese Opera from the classical form to a contemporary style of performance, this exciting new circus breaks the traditiona… 

Tanken

Tanken

Set in an abandoned petrol station in 7100, a descendant of petrol station mascots Esso and Shell embarks on a journey to find traces of their ancestors from 2100. 

The Kids with Nae Hame

The Kids with Nae Hame

Documenting the stories of care-experienced people, this show embraces all aspects of their life within the care system and the effects of being part of this under-represented comm… 

Tituba

Tituba

The first Salem witch to confess and household slave to the Parris family, Tituba vividly described supernatural apparitions and denounced community members, resulting in many bein… 

The Railway Children

The Railway Children

This charming production was truly a delight. 

Satan vs God

Satan vs God

Lucifer, fallen angel, begs God’s forgiveness. 

In|Secure

In|Secure

Do we really tell the truth about war on social media? What are the limits one puts on another’s suffering? Who has permission to complain, and who deserves to feel guilt? A new,… 

Big Kid Kindergarten

Big Kid Kindergarten

You played, you cried. 

C digital performance and film

C digital performance and film

Hand-picked shows from our digital performance programme and highlights from our critically acclaimed short-film programme.