Numbers

Numbers

Numbers starts with Jack (Henry Waddon) in a therapy session on a sparse stage and moves through the chain of events that took him there. 

Fiddlers on the Ramp

Fiddlers on the Ramp

The devil went down to Edinburgh and was defeated by five local boys in fierce fiddlin’ combat. Now they’re taking on the Fringe. Expect radge kangaroos and jumpin’ sharks! The craziest show in Auld Reekie awaits… With a unique sound developed through years of busking and gigging around the streets of Edinburgh, Fiddlers on the Ramp stick to their roots in this riotous new show! All members have received free, full-time, musical education of the highest quality, at the City of Edinburgh Music School… 

Holy Land

Holy Land

Tim runs the website Holy Land. 

Shakespeare Up Late!

Shakespeare Up Late!

This 50-minute adaptation of Hamlet is one for Shakespeare lovers with short attention spans. 

Shadow

Shadow

Blindfolded and restrained behind a wall of screens, a journey through podcasts, audio porn and physical exhaustion awaits. A powerful exposure of the dance young men have with mental illness – the barriers we create using our eyes, fingers, gestures, speeches and silences… 

Words That I Never Tell

Words That I Never Tell

‘Your children are not your children. They are the sons and daughters of life’s longing for itself’. Inspired by Kahlil Gibran’s On Parenting, this experimental piece is created by children that poetically staged their thoughts on intergenerational misunderstandings… 

Vivir: Flamenco Guitar & Dance

Vivir: Flamenco Guitar & Dance

Flamenco guitarist Raul Mannola and dancer Aylin Eleonora bring their vision and tradition to a spectacle of passion and rhythm! Enjoy the sublime beauty of real flamenco, coloured with hints of jazz and contemporary dance… 

Fires Our Shoes Have Made

Fires Our Shoes Have Made

We are living through a renaissance of plays in verse, and if you need proof I can furnish few better than Fires Our Shoes Have Made by Fringe newcomers Pound of Flesh Theatre. 

Ariadna

Ariadna

Alyona Ageeva’s Physical Theatre PosleSlov return to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe for the third year with a piece that feels very much like a direct sequel to last year’s Sky … 

Moby Dick

Moby Dick

The extraordinary story of Captain Ahab’s obsessive vengeance against the mighty leviathan, the great white whale who rid him of his leg. Will Ahab’s violent and blasphemous mission cost him and the crew of the Pequod everything? Through a new contemporary and strikingly physical interpretation, an all-male cast of young performers will explore the visceral internal and external submarine voyage into the philosophical heart of Herman Melville’s great American novel through the eyes of Ishmael, its one sole survivor. 

The Electric Cabaret

The Electric Cabaret

The alternative late-night Fringe experience returns. A unique blend of comedy, circus, burlesque, bands, jazz and speciality acts from across the Fringe. With a different line-up every night this is a chance to see some of the Festival’s most exciting new artists… 

Purple

Purple

Tonight’s the night. You know, the night. The night Stacey and Sam are going to… you know. But when the clothes come off, Stacey flees the scene, leaving her bewildered boyfriend half-dressed behind her… 

The Stander Gang

The Stander Gang

A fast-paced, farcical retelling of one of South Africa’s most infamous criminals, Andre Stander, the policeman turned gunman. In this incredible true story of bank heists, prison breaks and gang notoriety, three young actors burst with vitality and hold the audience hostage to the thriller of a lifetime… 

My Mate Dave Died

My Mate Dave Died

When Dave dies and is sent back to the living, he is only visible to his best friend Jimmy. 

The Struggling Life of an Artist

The Struggling Life of an Artist

A struggling movie actress and an aspiring horror writer are on the very brink of success – each just a compromise away. 

Skylar MacDonald’s Fact Machine

Skylar MacDonald’s Fact Machine

Skylar MacDonald loves facts. Or, more accurately, she loves using facts to prove her points. Join her and her well researched PowerPoint to find out why cancer causes mobile phones, how mean single people are about wine, and why Italian yoghurt adverts are a force to be reckoned with… 

(Some)Body

(Some)Body

Does a body make us human? Does it have a soul? What hides beneath nudity? What is nudity itself? Nudity is extreme openness and vulnerability and, at the same time, an incomprehensible power connected not only with sexuality… 

The Happy Prince

The Happy Prince

Where is Happy Prince? Where are our neighbours? Happy Prince will find love with you! A beautiful story which sets a fire in the hearts of children and adults, from internationally-renowned Modl Theatre ‘What the Fringe is all about’ ***** (ThreeWeeks)… 

Mark Bunyan: 40 Years Out

Mark Bunyan: 40 Years Out

Britain’s Got Talent approached Mark Bunyan last October to sing on their programme but two days before his London Palladium debut, the BGT lawyers decided that his song about apples was too rude for ITV… 

House of Hundred

House of Hundred

This multimedia theatrical experience explores an old Istanbul mansion’s transition from Ottoman to modern eras, through video art and traditional Turkish music, live looping and foley, accompanying a retake on traditional Turkish storytelling techniques… 

Two of a Kind

Two of a Kind

One boy. One girl. No, they do not fall in love. Why? Because not everybody does, some people can just be, I mean, it doesn’t have to be… Oh god. Why am I talking to someone when I don’t even know if they’re there? How bad is it before it’s too bad? How can we know when someone’s in trouble? Let’s not talk about it… 

Redacted Arachnid

Redacted Arachnid

Following the death of his predecessor, an established theatre producer takes on the most expensive Broadway musical of all time. 

The Kiss

The Kiss

Heartwarming, funny and bursting with energy, The Kiss tells the story of an unlikely friendship between two soldiers. After the timid Ryabovitch is mistakenly kissed for the first time, his world is transformed… 

James Dean Is Dead! (Long Live James Dean)

James Dean Is Dead! (Long Live James Dean)

Springing up from the wreckage of his famous car (a Spider), James Dean talks honestly, candidly and sometimes with discomfort about his life. He makes no apologies as he discusses his childhood, issues with his father and the death of his mother when he was a mere nine years old... 

Other People’s Teeth

Other People’s Teeth

Other Peoples Teeth is a unique, visceral and violent vignette, exploring the emotional depths of brutality. The performance opens with a Tarantino-esque scene, featuring two contract killers in a stand-off where only one person can survive... 

The Fear

The Fear

The Fear follows the lives of students, Ash, Ferg and Sam as they attempt to navigate their way through the ups and downs of their final year of university whilst struggling to cope with deadlines, drink and distractions... 

No Funny Business

No Funny Business

Simon Hall is a comedy writer, TV icon and national treasure, who finds himself arrested under suspicion of never having told a joke. This show follows his fall from grace through the medium of his past sketches, presented as memories and evidence for his defence... 

Loving Monica

Loving Monica

Inspired by Monica Lewinsky’s reappearance in the media, Blancmontage Theatre Group sets out to find the real story behind the White House intern and her famous relationship with President Bill Clinton... 

Cat-in-a-Box

Cat-in-a-Box

A play in 10 short scenes. Henry and Kate are on holiday in a cottage on the Firth of Lorn. Henry is a poet. He has come here hoping to save his marriage. But each time he tries, he is relocated by the power of physics from one parallel universe to another, always looking for the one where his wife still loves and cares for him and won’t eventually leave... 

Sisu

Sisu

Finnish Oulu traditional dance and folk music combines traditional Scottish dance and contemporary dance styles. An exploration in dance of what it means to be Finnish and to be Scottish, performed by Finnish and Scottish dancers of all ages. 

Lucille and Cecilia

Lucille and Cecilia

“Arf, Arf, Arffff.” What do you mean you expected this performance to be in English? The first opening scenes of this original comedy from new writers Banging Average Theatre is entirely in sea lion, and completely, physically, bonkers... 

Single Life

Single Life

Every now and then a sparkling gem comes bubbling to the surface of the Fringe. The energy in this effervescent dance and story-telling show, Single Life is sheer delight. Pirita Tuisku the choreographer, based in both Finland and Edinburgh, and Christine Liddell, Scotland-based, are a well-balanced duo, giving us a glimpse into the world of internet dating... 

The Electric Cabaret

The Electric Cabaret

The alternative late-night Fringe experience returns, to a new home at C aquila amid the hustle and bustle of the Royal Mile. A unique blend of comedy, circus, burlesque, bands, jazz and speciality acts from across the Fringe... 

Hymns for Robots

Hymns for Robots

As you arrive in the space, the audience is serenaded by a cacophony of sounds which are not precisely music (this is a theme that will become repeated throughout the hour), and once the show begins, the sounds simply stop, as a lone, somewhat bookish-looking individual arrives, and quite literally sets the tone... 

Behind Our Skin

Behind Our Skin

Two intertwined monologues about womanhood and immigration merge, coalesce and diverge. Camille transfers to London and finds herself following a well-travelled road. She left her country to grow, yet her reality slowly narrows... 

Caustic Comedy Nights

Caustic Comedy Nights

Caustic Comedy Nights is a jocular experience featuring the world’s top stand-up comedians, perfect for a lively Edinburgh crowd! This stand-up comedy cultivation-project and the name Caustic Comedy is based on a particular form of humour: comedy that is acerbic, corrosive and cutting-edge, could be a little dark, or biting as the word caustic itself suggests... 

A Voice

A Voice

Paris, 1971: The optimism of the last decade is faltering, and women are fighting for equal rights. Yéyé star Angèle is watching her career stall, stuck in the image created for her fans and unable to find her true voice... 

30 Days of Blood

30 Days of Blood

Blood, sweat, and... tampons? Sara's period just won't stop – she is covered in it – or is it the blood of her last victim that still sticks warm on her limbs? Watch her fight a storm of tampons and confront her ridiculously handsome vegan housemate before breaking out into song while ripping apart raw meat... 

Eat Me

Eat Me

This gripping new play is a dramatic exploration of three characters’ struggle with anorexia, as we watch Libby, Kate and Jonathan fight to regain control of their lives from the fourth character, Anorexic Voice... 

A Good Service on All Other Lines

A Good Service on All Other Lines

Writer/comedian David Head and singer/songwriter Matt Glover of Sincere Deceivers present a performance of silly love stories and melancholy folk pop. Come and enjoy intertwining tales of lovers, losers and locomotives... 

Caution: Deadline Ahead – A Comedy About Procrastination

Caution: Deadline Ahead – A Comedy About Procrastination

Devised, new-writing comedy unlike any other. With this mix of different character monologues intertwined by her own storytelling, you’ll either thank heavens you’re not like her, or you’ll reassess your shameful life... 

Drifting Towers

Drifting Towers

Drifting Towers is a noughties adventure video game set in a bleak futuristic cityscape. It was discontinued shortly after release for being too difficult. Reddit users called it ‘dense but ambitious’... 

Geek

Geek

A darkly comic new musical about love, loss and being different. Raised in Bible-thumping Hopeless Junction, USA, Gibby Stone is a gentle-hearted teenager who wants to fit in. Quack medical treatment metamorphoses him into a modern Elephant Man... 

The Conditioning

The Conditioning

Two confused squaddies, Spyro and Jim, find themselves trapped in an old warehouse with strict exercises to complete in return for food rations. Why are they there? Is there a way out? Is all as it seems? To be conditioned… When we listen to news reports on war – what do we hear? Very often it is what has happened to soldiers away from home and on enemy lines... 

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... 

When the Friendship Has Sailed

When the Friendship Has Sailed

A comedy about the impossible task of making friends. It follows the story of one woman who, after becoming fed-up spending night after night talking to her goldfish Christina (Aguilera, because she's a fighter) she makes a pact with herself that she put herself out there and make new friends... 

Bristol Revunions Present: Paraguay

Bristol Revunions Present: Paraguay

In 1988 the treasurer of the Bristol Revunions emptied the comedy troupe’s bank account and fled to Paraguay, leaving the society bankrupt and forcing the group to disband. Ten years after the society reformed, the Bristol Revunions are back at the Fringe to seek justice through comedy and tell this story... 

Abstract Stand-Up Art

Abstract Stand-Up Art

A one-person comedy show with art and passion. Paintings are used to explain children, embarrassment and consciousness, questions and memories: When will babies come pre-loaded with skills and knowledge, like bees do? Milk needs to be spilt... 

Darlings

Darlings

Night out. Pub. Friends – but one of them is a bit more than a mate, isn’t he? Eve watches Gabe flirt constantly, including with their waitress. He will come to her once the games are over...