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. Tobacco Tea Theatre’s piece never really rises above the laziness that the use of this song suggests on behalf of the creative team, but then, it doesn’t appear to try to do so... 

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. What I actually experienced was a musical extravaganza! A beautifully written, innovative script, with ground breaking renditions of Burns works put to music... 

Hysterical

Hysterical

Feminism is a tricky word. Misunderstood, misused and missing out men. Or is it? How is gender understood by the general public and what does it mean in the age of Trump, #metoo and BiC Pens for Her? We have had awkwardly frank conversations with everyone from a suffragette grandmother to pornstar Ben Dover... 

The First Love Project

The First Love Project

Whoever you are, you’ll only know first love once. Maybe it will be your greatest love, never to be eclipsed. It could lead to eternal passion or to bewilderment, to a peck on the cheek or a polite ‘no thank you’, to tragic heartache or a quiet fizzling out... 

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 or a bad thing? Using original verbatim testimony from porn stars and members of the public, we present a non-judgmental, open-minded production exploring the world of porn fully, with no questions left unanswered... 

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. Since that time Nazanin has faced horrors we can only imagine, due to the intrigue of the Anglo-Iranian high politics... 

Just One Wise Life

Just One Wise Life

To be well or not to be well, that is the question. Physical theatre exploring the many peoples of Korea. A story of lecturers, mothers, part-timers, artists and heroes. 

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 conditions... 

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. It’s a slapdash style of unrelenting absurdity that makes it hard not to at least crack a smile when you’re sitting there watching, if not laugh outright... 

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. He then launches into an inventive and entertaining hour of drag slapstick impersonations and sketches that justify Martin Kent’s billing as ‘The Master of Mime’... 

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. This quirky show from Swansong Productions tracks a day in the life of a group of dogs who congregate in a local park... 

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. Geek. Poser. Jock. Beauty Queen. Wannabe. These are the labels that can last a lifetime... 

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. Durham University Light Opera Group (DULOG) are the team behind this year's version of the classic Fringe musical: although they have brought buckets of enthusiasm to the loopy space opera, sadly overall the show feels unfocused, under-rehearsed and underwhelming... 

Pitch Purple

Pitch Purple

Brought to you by the winners of the Voice Festival UK 2017 and 2015, Pitch Purple presents a fun-filled show of unique arrangements of their favourite songs – from Daft Punk to Coldplay – there's something for everyone! Regulars at the National Festival of Music for Youth and the Brandenburg Choral Festival of London, they are excited to be making their Fringe Debut this year... 

Twelfth Night: The Ship of Fools

Twelfth Night: The Ship of Fools

Fiesta in sunshine. Siesta in shadows. Black malice. Bright love. Jump aboard British Airways Flight 1212 for the Costa del Sol, January 6, 1980. Wince for folly. Weep for love. Wallow in cruelty... 

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 his travels and experience great music and dance! Five-star shows, African village music gatherings, musical workshops – enjoy some new music, some familiar melodies and rhythms that will take you on a journey… Don’t miss this uplifting mind expanding performance from this internationally touring guitarist – and some friends! 

American Idiot

American Idiot

Green Day’s visceral and provocative Grammy and two-time Tony Award-winning musical. Three disillusioned men search for meaning in our broken world. Will tries to care for his pregnant girlfriend but dissociation wins... 

Molière's The Miser

Molière's The Miser

Molière’s classic comedy is reinvented as a dynamic piece of physical performance. Will the greedy and scheming Harpagnon’s love of money triumph over his children’s happiness? Join Greene Shoots Theatre for vibrant, energetic storytelling, a mischievous ensemble and plenty of mishaps along the way – all underscored by a fun and original live musical score... 

Wu Song – The Tiger Warrior

Wu Song – The Tiger Warrior

Long before Luke Skywalker, another hero mastered the sabre, and fought imperial forces. His name? Wu Song – a martial arts master with deadly skills who takes on a tiger with bare hands... 

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. To commemorate the 100-year anniversary of the Representation of the People Act, the Belles will be celebrating pioneers of female empowerment through original arrangements of inspiring music, all written and performed by women... 

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. From theatrical performances to musicals, there are so many mediums to dramatise the past two years of his presidency... 

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. As always, they have drawn on the bard’s traditional style of malaprops aplenty, as the cast have supposedly mistaken the title to be The Taming of the Shoe... 

Treasure Island

Treasure Island

The story follows Jim Hawkins on her journey to find adventure away from her mundane existence. When a pirate turns up on her doorstep, she is quickly swept up into a world of treason and treasure with the iconic figure, Long John Silver... 

The Women of Lockerbie

The Women of Lockerbie

‘Grief is a guest who stays too long.’ Days before Christmas, 1988, the small Scottish community lived among the dead, laying unmoved for days, as forensic investigators searched for evidence surrounding the bombing of Pan Am 103... 

Assassins

Assassins

Assassins is a show of rich thematic complexity, difficult harmonies and challenging characterisation. Performers are asked to get inside the minds of would-be presidential murderers and audiences need to be convinced that they are allowed to enjoy these criminals portrayed as all-singing and all-dancing... 

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. In this production, Benze whips the audience into a frenzy as she rouses us into a state of exuberant clapping, chanting and an atmosphere where anything could happen, as Murray dazzles us with rotating, steam filled bubbles cascading across the room... 

The Servant of Two Masters

The Servant of Two Masters

Goldoni’s boisterous 18th-century Italian comedy collides with 21st-century American pop culture. Rollicking farce, pratfalls, and pies in the face meet comic sword fights, rock’n’roll – and food! 

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, the Gargoyles have confirmed themselves as a staple of the UK and Edinburgh a cappella scene, and are delighted to be returning for their 13th consecutive Fringe... 

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. When a little boy gets his finger stuck in it, a chain of events is set in motion, as a variety of quirky characters try to help, ignore or exploit the situation... 

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. 

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. Every day, six actors and a piano player will create a new play on the spot, inspired by the masterpieces of Chaplin, Lloyd and many other silent stars... 

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. The company is one of the longer running of the long-form musical improv troupes that have slowly taken over the festival, and their formula is simple and straightforward... 

China Young

China Young

Beijing Golden Sails Arts Troupe return to Edinburgh following their previous successes. China Young is a sumptuous performance combining traditional Chinese dance and folk dance, showcasing Chinese multi-ethnic cultural and customs... 

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, giant bubbles, carousels, light tables, square bubbles, hand bubbles and the dodecahedron... 

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. Featuring one of the best live bands at the Fringe, this is a night to remember... 

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. Why not shake your tail feather over and see what all the fuss is about? Energetic rock'n'roll party guaranteed to get you up on your feet... 

C venues vibrant vivacious variety

C venues vibrant vivacious variety

Comedy! Circus! Cabaret! A Festival feast of live performance. Fantastic free events at our venues across the city. C: performance powerhouse on Chambers Street. C royale: vibrant new performance hub on George Street... 

Dickens for Dinner

Dickens for Dinner

The cast of Shakespeare for Breakfast invite you for dinner with a Dickensian twist! Join us for a deliciously daring look at this classic British author, with a feverishly funny flavour... 

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. With five-star reviews and official sell-outs, their all-vocal covers from Bowie to Beyonce are a must-see! The United States, Moscow, Milan, Cannes, Seoul and many more have enjoyed this slick eight-piece live on tour... 

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 of two traditions find harmony and connection! Ricardo Garcia’s latest venture! Join us for an evening of beauty and celebration of our two cultures... 

Aquapella: I Wouldn't Be

Aquapella: I Wouldn't Be

Forget Pitch Perfect. Forget Glee. Get rid of any cheesy preconceptions, this is the real enchilada. From Broadway to their smash-hit 2018 Tour, the UK National Champions of A Cappella are back for their fourth year at the Fringe and are changing the game... 

The Gate

The Gate

2017 hit returns! A magical rollercoaster noir mystery tour through Japanese children's folklore. Acclaimed for her work in Japan, USA, Canada at the Fringe, Saori Aoki started the Kaso Jogi (Virtual Ruler) company to spread her unique physical theatre take on musicals around the world... 

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 Vladimir Putin gone suspiciously quiet? Join Blowfish Theatre for an evening of raucous satire, great original music and one truly awful wig! From the perpetrators of Boris the Musical! comes a new satirical songtastic extravaganza! 'Pacy, rude, irreverent and very funny' **** (TheReviewsHub... 

Blue Scar

Blue Scar

Hip hop dance tale from the proud past of the South Wales valleys. Avant Cymru, present a family-friendly hip hop dance show, inspired by childhood memories from the 1970s and 1980s... 

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 only official Famous Five at Edinburgh 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. The Rat Pack – Live swings back into town for a sensational 11th year in the most sophisticated evening of razor-sharp wit and silky-smooth swing you’ll see all year... 

Alternotive A Cappella

Alternotive A Cappella

The Oxford Alternotives are back for their ninth consecutive year at the Fringe. The 15-strong ensemble is renowned for their creative arrangements and close harmonies, performing everything from pop to house to R’n’B to old-school classics... 

Bubble Show for Adults Only

Bubble Show for Adults Only

I wasn’t really in the mood for this show. There was the pressing concern that a bubble show aimed at an adult audience was going to be an hour of dick jokes tagged on to what could just have been a family 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. Set in 21st century London this piece, written by Tom Basden, follows the life of Joseph K around the time of his 30th birthday... 

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 overall piece really struggles to succeed... 

Behind the Mirror

Behind the Mirror

There’s something charming about a fairy tale told in a fundamentally unique manner. Behind the Mirror is functionally just that: A retelling of a Korean fairy tale in its original language through the medium of acappella music and dance... 

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. Fortunately, the merging of two such contrasting genres feels less like a collision and more like an unconventional blend... 

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. It’s inspired by experiences of everyone who has ventured out and returned home with tales to make your skin crawl, stories that have your friends in hysterics or experiences you just can't talk about... 

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 both the young and the young at heart... 

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. Right now three children in every classroom suffer from a mental health condition: the epidemic thought about but not talked about... 

Treasure Trove of Shadows

Treasure Trove of Shadows

As the industrial world collides with agricultural life, China’s traditional folk arts are in decline. Fusing music, singing, physical theatre, shadow puppets, and multimedia, Treasure Trove of Shadows follows the story of a puppet master in WWII, as he discovers his shadow puppet box’s destiny... 

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. A troupe of players pluck tales from his compendium and weave them together, moving from song to puppetry to physical theatre to naturalism, finally focusing in on fractured voices of those who have lost nearly everything... 

A Snowball’s Chance in Hell

A Snowball’s Chance in Hell

Travel back to the 1920s to examine the beautiful art of failing. Don and Gnu throw themselves into the iconic universe of silent films from a time with specks of white dust on the screen and Charlie Chaplin on the loose – but can they manage to stay within the frame? An intimate, entertaining and expressive performance, where dance, video, music and audience interaction come together... 

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. This is a new adaptation of Homer’s epic and focuses on the humanity within the hero, told through seven stories... 

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. The performance playfully investigates the pairing between humans and dogs as a vehicle to exploring compassion and companionship in the human social condition... 

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 Kent, in one hour of pure adrenaline! ‘A great impersonator’ (Lanacion... 

Sing the Positions

Sing the Positions

A pure and simple fusion of dance and a music concert. Pure rhythm, sensation, lots of noise and even more energy! Dance fuses with a concert, featuring extravagant fur and leather rock’n’roll costumes, as movement, voice and music come together... 

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 understanding of the world... 

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. From Daft Punk to Coldplay, there's something for everyone! This feel-good show combines unique arrangements of contemporary classics and old-time standards... 

Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew

Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew

Shakespeare’s enduring comedy bubbles with youthful wit. Bapista has two daughters, and he has decreed that the younger, Bianca, cannot marry before her waspish and sharp-tongued sister, Katherina... 

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. A night to remember, backed by the best live band at the fringe... 

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: The Rockapella Musical! Featuring live music, countless backflips, sizzling dance pieces and more, this production is undoubtedly on the right track... 

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. Amongst the swirling narrative of magic carpets, ancient warrior queens and a Muslim Banksy, was a spotlight shone upon the dark underbelly of Western interpretations of jihadism as four young Muslims journeyed through radicalisation... 

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. Despite their generic name, The Improv Musical is a relatively new kid on the block, but these students from Warwick University manage to provide an hour of laughs to rival some of the professional companies... 

Wall 2.0! A Thinly Veiled Manifesto for How to Mend Our Broken World  Disguised as a New American Musical

Wall 2.0! A Thinly Veiled Manifesto for How to Mend Our Broken World Disguised as a New American Musical

Wall 2.0! follows the citizens and aristocrats of Nowallia, a dystopian land which had in the past been divided by an impassable wall. The backstory to this is explored further in the company’s other Fringe show – Wall 1... 

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 perhaps you just REALLY wanted to see Boris Johnson do a show number? (Who doesn’t?) Well, luckily, Brexit the Musical will give you all those opportunities and more... 

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 25 years... 

Staging Wittgenstein

Staging Wittgenstein

Staging Wittgenstein is a difficult production to categorise. Part physical theatre, part academic discourse, part comedy and perhaps even part sculpture; this innovative work of art by Blair Simmons is a truly remarkable creative feat... 

Light Puppet Show

Light Puppet Show

Award-winning, funny and unpredictable wordless puppet show featuring a stunning variety of innovative electro-luminous objects. Unique marionettes, giant, rod, hand and experimental puppets will entertain and delight the whole family... 

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 connect and create Unity in Diversity... 

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 the pressures of showbusiness, capturing the life turning points of three friends... 

The Oxford Gargoyles: Jazz A Cappella

The Oxford Gargoyles: Jazz A Cappella

Oxford’s internationally-renowned jazz a cappella group. Having toured internationally and competed across the UK, including as finalists in BBC's Choir Of The Year in 2012 and 2014, the Gargoyles have confirmed themselves as a staple of the UK and Edinburgh a cappella scene, and are excited to be returning for their 12th consecutive Fringe... 

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 by Tim Connery... 

Flamenco Flamenco

Flamenco Flamenco

Fringe favourite Ricardo Garcia has travelled to four continents, demonstrating the art of Flamenco music, rhythm and dance. Influenced by jazz, blues, Indian, Arabic and African music... 

Luocha Land

Luocha Land

Told through contemporary and ancient physical storytelling techniques, the National Theatre of China’s Luocha Land is a visual treat. Plane-wreck survivor Maji, confused and gasping for air, finds himself stranded on the island of Luocha... 

Flamenco Escocia

Flamenco Escocia

High-energy blend of Flamenco rhythms with a Scottish twist. Mixing Spanish sounds and Highland harmonies in a one-of-a-kind cultural musical extravaganza. From award-winning sell-out company Ricardo Garcia’s Flamenco Flow, with virtuosic guitar and stunning dance... 

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 toppers... 

Edges

Edges

Edges is a musical that follows four individuals’ journeys as they step onto the ladder of adult life. From the creatives behind the Oscar-winning ‘La La Land’ and the Tony award-winning hit ‘Dear Evan Hansen’, Edges is a hilarious contemporary show featuring favourites such as ‘In Short’ and the Facebook song ‘Be My Friend’... 

Typhoid Mary

Typhoid Mary

New York, 1906. This darkly comic vaudeville extravaganza tells the intriguing true story of domestic cook and unwitting assassin, Mary Mallon. Why is sanitary engineer Dr George Soper so interested in examining her stool sample? How many police officers will it take to overcome one roasting-fork wielding cook? Could her chilled peaches and cream dessert really have made her the most dangerous woman in America? From the writer of The Odyssey: An Epic Musical Epic... 

The Cricket

The Cricket

The Cricket is an original story inspired by Pusongling’s famous work, Strange Stories from a Chinese Studio. In the Ming dynasty’s Xuande period, an emperor is obsessed with cricket fighting and taxes his people heavily... 

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 retriever, she sets out to prove them all wrong... 

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 the day, fresh from competing at the world finals of the ICCAs in New York... 

Trump’d!

Trump’d!

A new comedy musical from the Cambridge Footlights. The year is 2030. As supreme dictator, Donald Trump has brought American society to the brink. As a unified resistance grows, the time for reckoning has come… Will the Mexican Resistance find their way home? Will the last remnants of ISIS finally have their revenge? Is Arnold Schwarzenegger really a robot, or just that good an actor? Find out on an all-singing, all-dancing parody-musical journey through the desolate wasteland of future America... 

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. Backed by the sassy, scorching Starlets and with a full jazz orchestra, this talented cast take a trip back to glamorous Las Vegas, when the Rat Pack ruled the town... 

This Is Soap

This Is Soap

All new! The unplanned, unscripted and unconventional cult comedy show. Join us for a spontaneous soap that develops episode to episode throughout the entire festival. Twin Peaks meets League of Gentlemen via Sunset Beach: a live soap opera full of romance, drama, adventure and enough plot twists to melt your face... 

Virtuosity

Virtuosity

Double bill showing two faces of dance. Mojo in Motion will entertain you through humorous and fun characters based on the Austin Powers movies. It will show you that ballet does not equal dull and boring, but that technique, combined with a great story can open new doors for this art form... 

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. Filled with beautiful bubble sculptures leading up to the spectacular million bubble finale... 

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 with the accident? Has this case been planned by a narrative genius? And could Moriarty's hunger for detective fiction fuel a global terror plot of unimaginable proportions? Satire maestros Tobacco Tea’s witty and absurd take on the Arthur Conan Doyle classic returns for its third triumphant year... 

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-winning story... 

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. All (almost) techniques applicable to Sisterhood. Free beer for siblings who come to the show together! Features classic techniques and time-honoured rituals such as The Headlock, The Dead Leg and Psychological Torture, plus Historical Accounts and Science! Guest appearances include Cain and Abel, The Wright Brothers, The Kennedys, Liam and Noel Gallagher, Warren Beatty and Shirley MacLaine, and Billy Baldwin... 

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 Billy as they gossip, laugh and sing their way through the 'oh-er-missus' story of Dolly’s fabulous life and dish the dirt on their famous friends and neighbours... 

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. The two worlds could not be more different. One is reverent to the wall; the other despises it. Yet they are similarly stubborn when it comes to change... 

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. With 5 stars and official sell-outs, their all-vocal covers from Bowie to Beyoncé are a must-see! The United States, Moscow, Milan, Cannes, Seoul and many more have enjoyed this slick 9-piece live on tour... 

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. Why not shake your tail feather over and see what all the fuss is about? Energetic rock'n'roll party guaranteed to get you up on your feet... 

Toll

Toll

'I thought they wanted soldiers.' Four long years later, his naivety had turned to regret. Experience the remarkable true account of WW1 solider Oliver Clement Soanes, or Toll to his friends... 

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, with a feverishly funny flavour... 

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 Veneers...