Stand and Deliver

Stand and Deliver

There is something sad about leaving Stand and Deliver, accompanied by the sound of the Adam Ant song referenced in the title of the show. 

A Man's a Man

A Man's a Man

I was unsure what to expect from this performance, but "a musical about Robert Burns" already had my interest piqued. 

Let's Talk About Porn

Let's Talk About Porn

Is porn misogynistic or female empowerment in action? Why don’t we talk about porn? What impact does porn have on teenagers, adults and children? Is porn ultimately a good thing … 

The First Love Project

The First Love Project

Whoever you are, you’ll only know first love once. 

Hysterical

Hysterical

Feminism is a tricky word. 

Nazanin's Story

Nazanin's Story

The true and ongoing struggle of a family ripped apart, after Nazanin and her baby daughter were taken in Tehran in 2016. 

Just One Wise Life

Just One Wise Life

To be well or not to be well, that is the question. 

Made in Dagenham

Made in Dagenham

Could there be a more relevant show for our society? A shocking 50 years after the workers’ strike at the Ford Dagenham plant, women are still fighting for equal pay and conditio… 

Timpson: The Musical

Timpson: The Musical

I sat through an hour long fever dream yesterday entitled Timpson the Musical, and to get the recommendation out of the way, I would easily go again. 

Slipstick

Slipstick

A man enters and, La Cage Aux Folles style, he sits at a mirror that isn’t there and paints his face in lurid make-up. 

BARK! The Musical... How the Little Dog Found His Voice

BARK! The Musical... How the Little Dog Found His Voice

The secret life of man’s best friend is pondered in BARK: The Musical. 

13: The Musical

13: The Musical

13 is a hilarious, coming-of-age musical about discovering that cool is sometimes where we least expect it. 

Saucy Jack and the Space Vixens

Saucy Jack and the Space Vixens

Saucy Jack and the Space Vixens is the plastic-and-glitter-wearing spiritual sister of shows such as The Rocky Horror Picture Show. 

Flamenco Global

Flamenco Global

From Andorra to Zanzibar, Ricardo Garcia has taken his fabulous flamenco guitar on journeys far and wide! Collaborating is his thing and here you can see the eclectic results of hi… 

American Idiot

American Idiot

Green Day’s visceral and provocative Grammy and two-time Tony Award-winning musical. 

Pitch Purple

Pitch Purple

Pitch Purple is back at the Fringe, bringing you more award-winning a cappella! Putney High School’s stellar a cappella group made their debut last year at the Fringe and this ye… 

Wu Song – The Tiger Warrior

Wu Song – The Tiger Warrior

Long before Luke Skywalker, another hero mastered the sabre, and fought imperial forces. 

Twelfth Night: The Ship of Fools

Twelfth Night: The Ship of Fools

Fiesta in sunshine. 

Molière's The Miser

Molière's The Miser

Molière’s classic comedy is reinvented as a dynamic piece of physical performance. 

The Oxford Belles: Women of Note

The Oxford Belles: Women of Note

Oxford’s award-winning, all-female a cappella group is back to take you on a musical journey through time. 

Trump'd!

Trump'd!

There is such a plethora of Donald Trump-inspired shows at Edinburgh Fringe Festival this year, it feels like it should almost become its own genre. 

Shakespeare for Breakfast

Shakespeare for Breakfast

For the 27th run of this Edinburgh Fringe staple, C Theatre have utilised a cast of four to present this contemporary pidgin adaptation of The Taming of the Shrew. 

Treasure Island

Treasure Island

The story follows Jim Hawkins on her journey to find adventure away from her mundane existence. 

The Women of Lockerbie

The Women of Lockerbie

‘Grief is a guest who stays too long. 

Assassins

Assassins

Assassins is a show of rich thematic complexity, difficult harmonies and challenging characterisation. 

Bubble Show for Adults Only

Bubble Show for Adults Only

This is one of two offerings at the Fringe this year from Iulia Benze and Kurt Murray, featuring high energy physical movement, bubble art and audience interaction. 

And I

And I

It was only a look. A touch. But never a feeling. She thought it had only happened to her. As soon as she told her story, she realised that she was not alone. 

The Oxford Gargoyles – Jazz A Cappella

The Oxford Gargoyles – Jazz A Cappella

Oxford’s internationally renowned jazz a cappella group are back! Having toured internationally and competed across the UK as finalists in BBC Choir of the Year 2012 and 2014, th… 

The Servant of Two Masters

The Servant of Two Masters

Goldoni’s boisterous 18th-century Italian comedy collides with 21st-century American pop culture. 

There’s a Leak

There’s a Leak

Twelve-year-old Elsa and her cat Igor set off to the shops and discover a small hole in the pavement that is sucking in the air around it. 

Shhh – An Improvised Silent Movie

Shhh – An Improvised Silent Movie

A completely improvised silent movie accompanied by live ragtime piano music, inspired by the films and ambience of the 1920s. 

The Improv Musical

The Improv Musical

Music Theatre Warwick returns to the festival with their long-form, entirely improvised musical that is a rollicking good time, even if there are a few kinks that need ironing out. 

China Young

China Young

Beijing Golden Sails Arts Troupe return to Edinburgh following their previous successes. 

C venues vibrant vivacious variety

C venues vibrant vivacious variety

  • Listing
  • Cabaret and Variety
  • Edinburgh Fringe
  • Multiple Venues
  • 1st - 27th Aug 2018

Comedy! Circus! Cabaret! A Festival feast of live performance. 

Bubble Show: Milkshake and the Bubble Flower

Bubble Show: Milkshake and the Bubble Flower

Every child goes inside their own bubble! Milkshake’s bubble flower cannot survive a cold winter without bubbles so she must get help from Dr Bubble – and quick! Smoke bubbles,… 

Dickens for Dinner

Dickens for Dinner

The cast of Fringe favourite Shakespeare for Breakfast invite you for dinner with a Dickensian twist! Dickens for Dinner returns to Edinburgh after last year’s debut to take on t… 

Tartan Olé

Tartan Olé

Scotland meets Spain in this high-energy, intercultural collaboration! Scottish musician and dancers battle and mingle with Flamenco rhythms while the grace and power of the music … 

Aquapella: I Wouldn't Be

Aquapella: I Wouldn't Be

Forget Pitch Perfect. 

The Famous Five

The Famous Five

Join Julian, Dick, Anne, George and Timmy for lashings of ginger beer and some of the most memorable moments of Enid Blyton’s beloved stories. 

The Other Guys: A Tribute to Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons

The Other Guys: A Tribute to Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons

Relive the magic of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons in this remarkable tribute to the most successful band in music history. 

The Gate

The Gate

2017 hit returns! A magical rollercoaster noir mystery tour through Japanese children’s folklore. 

Alternotive A Cappella

Alternotive A Cappella

The Oxford Alternotives are back for their ninth consecutive year at the Fringe. 

The Rat Pack – Live

The Rat Pack – Live

Expect sharp suits and smooth vocals as Frank, Sammy and Dean hit the stage with their live band. 

Blue Scar

Blue Scar

Hip hop dance tale from the proud past of the South Wales valleys. 

The Blues Brothers – Live

The Blues Brothers – Live

Hold onto your shades as the smash hit returns – back by popular demand! We’re putting the band back together for rhythm’n’blues to remember. 

Trump the Musical

Trump the Musical

2020: Time to make Donald Great Again! But can King Nigel Farage the First of England get his trade deal? When will Kim Jong Un stop messing about with missiles? And why has Vladim… 

All the King's Men

All the King's Men

Returning to Edinburgh for their eighth year, All the King’s Men are the voices that are defining a genre. 

Bubble Show for Adults Only

Bubble Show for Adults Only

I wasn’t really in the mood for this show. 

Joseph K

Joseph K

Joseph K is a modern day adaptation of Kafka’s The Trial brought to us by students from KGS Theatre Company. 

I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change

I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change

I Love you, You’re Perfect, Now Change is earnestly performed by a youthful and small cast – the reason for scraping the second star – but the uninspired script and the overa… 

Behind the Mirror

Behind the Mirror

There’s something charming about a fairy tale told in a fundamentally unique manner. 

The Marriage of Kim K

The Marriage of Kim K

Sugary pop meets classical opera in Leoe and Hyde’s The Marriage of Kim K. 

Bottles

Bottles

‘Bottles’ is a stirring piece of theatre exploring the ups and downs of a night on the town through the eyes of a group of young women. 

The Complete History of Europe (More or Less)

The Complete History of Europe (More or Less)

From the Bronze Age to Brexit, get ready to laugh and learn with More or Less Theatre as they present to you a whistle-stop tour through European history that can be enjoyed by bot… 

A Snowball’s Chance in Hell

A Snowball’s Chance in Hell

Travel back to the 1920s to examine the beautiful art of failing. 

Fine, Thanks

Fine, Thanks

Every given year one in four people will experience a very serious diagnosable mental illness – if it’s not you it’s a mate. 

Katie and Pip

Katie and Pip

Celebrating the relationship between Katie, a 15-year-old type 1 diabetic girl and Pip, her 5-year-old border collie, trained by Katie to save her life on a daily basis. 

A Compendium of Lost Things

A Compendium of Lost Things

A man collects stories of lost keys and dreams gone astray, wayward wallets and absent loved ones, abandoned playthings and misplaced memories. 

The Odyssey

The Odyssey

One man’s quest to return to the woman he loves: beating gods and monsters, battling nymphs and sirens, through the underworld and across the Aegean Sea. 

Treasure Trove of Shadows

Treasure Trove of Shadows

As the industrial world collides with agricultural life, China’s traditional folk arts are in decline. 

Sing the Positions

Sing the Positions

A pure and simple fusion of dance and a music concert. 

Slipstick

Slipstick

A spectacular show featuring one of the best mime and impersonator artistes in Europe! Be prepared to be stunned by the quickest change artist and mime comedy entertainer Martin Ke… 

Birthday Cake

Birthday Cake

Based on the true story of the senseless, unsolved stabbing of a teenager, Dan Bishop’s dark comedy explores the impact random acts of violence have on young people, and their un… 

Pitch Purple

Pitch Purple

Brought to you by the winners of the Voice Festival UK 2017 and 2015, Pitch Purple present a fun-filled show of unique arrangements of their favourite songs. 

Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew

Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew

Shakespeare’s enduring comedy bubbles with youthful wit. 

The Other Guys: A Tribute to Frankie Valli & the Four Seasons

The Other Guys: A Tribute to Frankie Valli & the Four Seasons

Relive the magic of Frankie Valli & the Four Seasons in this remarkable tribute to the most successful band in music history. 

Monkey Dance: The Rockappella Musical!

Monkey Dance: The Rockappella Musical!

Korean performance company GGIRIPROJECT aims to create the perfect collaboration between music and martial arts, a pursuit that has resulted in the catchily-titled Monkey Dance: Th… 

Deadly Dialogues

Deadly Dialogues

Quilliam transported us into their world with this innovative, captivating, controversial performance which examined Islamic radicalisation in a series of complex twists and turns. 

The Improv Musical

The Improv Musical

Within the last few years, the improvised musical has become a standard of the Fringe, with at least four in Edinburgh this summer. 

Brexit the Musical

Brexit the Musical

How many times in the past year can you say that you felt genuinely sorry for Michael Gove? Or that you felt goose-bumps (the good kind!) when you heard Theresa May speak? Or perha… 

Shakespeare for Breakfast

Shakespeare for Breakfast

A morning staple of the festival Fringe, Shakespeare for Breakfast (with its customary coffee and croissant) has provided a fun twist on the Bard’s classics at C venues for over … 

Staging Wittgenstein

Staging Wittgenstein

Staging Wittgenstein is a difficult production to categorise. 

The Oxford Gargoyles: Jazz A Cappella

The Oxford Gargoyles: Jazz A Cappella

Oxford’s internationally-renowned jazz a cappella group. 

Flamenco Global Connect

Flamenco Global Connect

Ricardo Garcia, Spanish Embassy-endorsed internationally travelling flamenco guitarist collaborates with performers from all over the globe, demonstrating the power of music to con… 

Light Puppet Show

Light Puppet Show

Award-winning, funny and unpredictable wordless puppet show featuring a stunning variety of innovative electro-luminous objects. 

Merrily We Roll Along

Merrily We Roll Along

Following last year’s five-star reviews for Sondheim’s Assassins at the Fringe, BB Theatre Productions present a poignant, uplifting musical which explores friendship, ambition and… 

Medea on Media

Medea on Media

Medea on Media is not your average spin on an Ancient Greek classic; Seongbukdong Beedoolkee’s production is fearless, irreverent, unsettling and, most surprisingly, a lot of fun… 

The Poltergeist of Cock Lane

The Poltergeist of Cock Lane

Putney Light Operatic Society are bringing a famous English haunting back from the dead with their new musical The Poltergeist of Cock Lane, composed by Steven Geraghty and written… 

Flamenco Flamenco

Flamenco Flamenco

Fringe favourite Ricardo Garcia has travelled to four continents, demonstrating the art of Flamenco music, rhythm and dance. 

Luocha Land

Luocha Land

Told through contemporary and ancient physical storytelling techniques, the National Theatre of China’s Luocha Land is a visual treat. 

Flamenco Escocia

Flamenco Escocia

High-energy blend of Flamenco rhythms with a Scottish twist. 

Alternotive A Cappella

Alternotive A Cappella

This award-winning, fourteen-strong ensemble brings you innovative a cappella, reimagining songs from a whole host of genres, from 90s R&B, to indie rock, jazz and current chart to… 

Lady Macbeth and Her Pal, Megan

Lady Macbeth and Her Pal, Megan

When comedian Megan Gogerty is told that she hasn’t got the part of Lady Macbeth, a tragic figure of powerful darkness, because Megan is the human equivalent of a golden retrieve… 

The Older Brothers' Almanac

The Older Brothers' Almanac

From NYC comes a darkly comic guide for brothers everywhere: how to teach, protect and permanently traumatise each other. 

The Cricket

The Cricket

The Cricket is an original story inspired by Pusongling’s famous work, Strange Stories from a Chinese Studio. 

Trump’d!

Trump’d!

A new comedy musical from the Cambridge Footlights. 

The Rat Pack – Live

The Rat Pack – Live

See Frank, Sammy and Dean’s world-famous recordings brought to life on stage in this sophisticated evening of razor-sharp wit and silky smooth swing. 

Edges

Edges

Edges is a musical that follows four individuals’ journeys as they step onto the ladder of adult life. 

Bin Laden: The One Man Show

Bin Laden: The One Man Show

‘Tonight, ladies and gentlemen, I am going to show you how to change the world…’ The world’s most notorious terrorist tells his remarkable, provocative and multi award-winnin… 

The Dame Dolly Donut Show

The Dame Dolly Donut Show

Ever wondered what your favourite pantomime characters did before they became famous? Or what they did after their tale ended? Join the irrepressible Dame Dolly and her lovable son… 

Typhoid Mary

Typhoid Mary

New York, 1906. 

Aquapella: Happy Hour

Aquapella: Happy Hour

What does Happy Hour mean to you? To us it only means one thing: karaoke! But there’s been a catastrophe, the karaoke machine is broken! But don’t worry, Aquapella is here to save … 

Fauxchella Music Festival

Fauxchella Music Festival

The greatest comeback concert ever! Featuring all your favorite groups you’ve never heard of from the 80s to the present day, including Familiar County, Simon Never Said and The … 

All the King’s Men

All the King’s Men

Returning to Edinburgh for a 7th year, All The King’s Men are the voices that are defining a genre. 

The Blues Brothers – Live

The Blues Brothers – Live

Hold onto your shades as this smash hit returns – back by popular demand! We’re putting the band back together for a night of rhythm and blues to remember. 

Toll

Toll

‘I thought they wanted soldiers. 

Dickens for Dinner

Dickens for Dinner

The cast of the sell-out Shakespeare for Breakfast are inviting you back for dinner with a Dickensian twist! Join us for a deliciously daring look at this classic British author, w… 

Wall! A Thinly Veiled Metaphor for Our Current Political Landscape Disguised as a New American Musical

Wall! A Thinly Veiled Metaphor for Our Current Political Landscape Disguised as a New American Musical

Two cultures have thrived, one on each side of an impenetrable wall. 

Bubble Show with Mini Milkshake

Bubble Show with Mini Milkshake

Every child goes inside a bubble! Award-nominated (Fringe World Perth) Dr Bubble and Milkshake present a new bubble story about sharing. 

This Is Soap

This Is Soap

All new! The unplanned, unscripted and unconventional cult comedy show. 

Virtuosity

Virtuosity

Double bill showing two faces of dance. 

The Accidental Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

The Accidental Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

When Sherlock Holmes unknowingly murders his own client, the game is on to track down the criminal mastermind who did it – Holmes himself! But what does Watson’s rent have to do …