A Hero of Our Time

A Hero of Our Time

Pechorin is a superfluous man. 

Earnest & Wilde: Let's Face the Music (and Franz)

Earnest & Wilde: Let's Face the Music (and Franz)

Here is something special and unusual: the life and death of Franz Ferdinand, Archduke and heir presumptive to the Austro-Hungarian throne, remixed into a cabaret history lecture b… 

The Grey Life

The Grey Life

Open the window, take a breath – outside it’s grey. 

Uninvited

Uninvited

‘No-one leaves home – unless home is the mouth of a shark. 

Bucket Men

Bucket Men

Bucket Men takes place in a small basement studio at C Royale where two men coincidentally have jobs in a small basement of a faceless government building. 

Big Man. Little Instruments

Big Man. Little Instruments

One man’s intimate story of escape from religion, to love, loss and triumph. 

On Their Own Ground

On Their Own Ground

Meet three women whose lives show that vision plus action can change anything! Join Madam C J Walker (the first self-made American female millionaire and hair-product queen), Amy A… 

A Broad Abroad

A Broad Abroad

If there’s one thing the majority of people at the Fringe can empathise with, it’s how hard the life of a jobbing actor can be. 

24/7 Live

24/7 Live

Join British-Chinese provocateur artist Le Fil in a pop gig with extras as he, she or it explores a 24/7 world of gay-straight men, bad romances and the modern constructions of gen… 

3 Women 3 Myths

3 Women 3 Myths

Inspired by Waiting for Godot, this original piece performed by two women of colour brings new meaning to issues of violence and war, poverty, food, deserts, hopelessness and those… 

1-2-1 This Sex Is Real

1-2-1 This Sex Is Real

Ever get that sinking feeling that you will never be enough? Take a nose dive into toxic millennial sex and online dating in this brutally honest, highly comic look at a very mille… 

Starfish

Starfish

I’ve never seen a play in a 20-seat theatre before but, with the gentle storytelling of Starfish, a small venue seems right. 

UnSpoken

UnSpoken

As funeral bells chime, a mysterious woman whispers a terrible secret to a grieving wife. 

App and Down

App and Down

Popular or unknown, apps are part of our daily lives. 

Showmanship

Showmanship

At first sight it would seem that Boondog Theatre's latest outing at the Edinburgh Fringe is somewhat ironically titled. 

Baby Paradise: Part Two

Baby Paradise: Part Two

Power? Sex? Control? Part Two: Baby, the Barbie doll-playing prostitute, becomes more and more a doll herself. 

Why Even Bother

Why Even Bother

In this dark one-man comedy we get a glimpse into the world of Main Character and the everyday struggle of his normal life. 

C for Free

C for Free

Daily diet of live highlights from across the festivals. 

Splashback

Splashback

A new musical about a day in the life of a plumber’s kingdom – a men’s toilet. 

Half-Dozen Musical

Half-Dozen Musical

While Henry the 8th fights for his life, his daughter Mary Tudor has a battle of her own: she wants to claim his soon-to-be-empty throne. 

Charlie V Martin: The 24/7 Club

Charlie V Martin: The 24/7 Club

Welcome to The 24/7 Club, where everyone was born on the 24th July! Party with Zelda Fitzgerald, Amelia Earhart and more in Charlie V Martin’s new solo show about her birthday. 

Fringe Film Festival

Fringe Film Festival

Returning for its 13th season, C’s critically-acclaimed curated programme showcases silver screen shorts and contemporary filmmakers all day, every day. 

History Has a Purpose?!

History Has a Purpose?!

The least qualified and most concerned history teacher in the UK (Oskar Schortz) guides you through his biggest worry yet – that history has a purpose! Join him for a lesson to d… 

Ben Clover: Crème Brûlée

Ben Clover: Crème Brûlée

A single creme brûlée can change the course of your whole life. 

Metamorphosis of One

Metamorphosis of One

One is found buried in a culmination of emotions when life takes an unexpected turn. 

The Sisters of CastleKnock House

The Sisters of CastleKnock House

Fran, Jo and Ger live in isolation. 

The Big Time

The Big Time

Jerry and Jacks want to be Big Time, but at what cost? They take on a job that they hope will shoot them up the ladder in the organisation. 

C venues vibrant vivacious variety

C venues vibrant vivacious variety

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

Richard Wheatley: Jokes and Tales of a Second-Year Gap Student

Richard Wheatley: Jokes and Tales of a Second-Year Gap Student

Richard is Britain’s leading blind theoretical physicist turned stand-up comedian with a Blue Peter badge… well, definitely in the top three. 

Looking for Lightning

Looking for Lightning

An inspirational story of courage, caution and perseverance and humor. 

Baby Paradise: Part One

Baby Paradise: Part One

Power? Sex? Control? Part One: Meet Baby, a prostitute willing to entertain you with Barbie dolls… Experience a bizarre underworld of desire and oppression. 

Butterfly

Butterfly

Following the success of Even God Knew I was Gay, Jilberto Soto presents Butterfly. 

Can’t Stop Can’t Stop

Can’t Stop Can’t Stop

A solo theatrical performance by Sam Ross, which aims to convey how it feels to live with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. 

The Freedom Machine

The Freedom Machine

There are a worrying number of ‘ists’ in society today – racists, sexists, even fascists – who’d have thought they’d make such a comeback?! For her debut Edinburgh show, … 

Ordinary Days

Ordinary Days

The New York musical is so much of a trope that it could almost be its own genre. 

Tesco: The Opera!

Tesco: The Opera!

One man, a piano and an unexpected item in the bagging area… the supermarket trip is explored in musical form with a fun, frantic and family-friendly trolley dash to the conveyor… 

Behind Our Skin

Behind Our Skin

When Camille transfers to London, she finds herself blissfully following a well-travelled road. 

Banged Up!

Banged Up!

Three unconnected prisoners are thrown into the same cell on the day that the Earth’s population of bees go missing. 

Patience

Patience

The story of two women in need of a liver transplant: Sophie Undridge, a young woman with autoimmune hepatitis, whose life has been reduced to medication and hospitalisation, and B… 

Penetrator

Penetrator

Edinburgh flatmates Max and Alan are perfectly happy swapping banter and joints after a long day of doing nothing. 

A Common Man: The Bridge That Tom Built

A Common Man: The Bridge That Tom Built

Victor Hugo once said “You can resist an invading army; you cannot resist an idea whose time has come. 

Pulled

Pulled

Have you ever worked up with hazy memory of what may have happened the previous night? These two Irish lasses certainly have and it hits them with equal levels shame as it does pri… 

Dates

Dates

A decidedly younger and ‘hipper’ crowd gathered around a small table at the centre of The C Royale stage. 

Bendy House

Bendy House

Let Bendy House take you on a journey – maybe to a Romford kitchen sink or perhaps the weather control arm of the civil service on the planet Zarg. 

A Voyage of the Easy Sisters

A Voyage of the Easy Sisters

It’s just another Sunday morning for the Easy Sister goddesses: ill-advised Jägerbombs, lost tampons and wanking mermaids are behind them. 

The Pitchfork Disney

The Pitchfork Disney

Ridley’s modern classic sees Presley and Haley as orphaned and perpetually infantilised 28 year-olds, unable to leave their East London flat for ten years following their parents… 

Submission

Submission

Liver and Lung Productions have created something extraordinary in Submission, a new play about the conflict between religion and sexuality. 

5 Children and It

5 Children and It

Capturing the imagination of the young through the nostalgia of the Edwardian era, Five Children and It tells the simple story of five siblings who meet a magical sand fairy, the P… 

Cracked Tiles

Cracked Tiles

A year ago he inherited his father’s crumbling empire, a run-down chip shop in the east end of Glasgow. 

Stiff & Kitsch: By All Accounts Two Normal Girls*

Stiff & Kitsch: By All Accounts Two Normal Girls*

(*A real-life quote from a real-life reviewer. 

Like Dolphins Can Swim

Like Dolphins Can Swim

Home from university for the holidays, Sam and Alice have met to fulfil the promise they made, aged 10, to spend one whole, glorious day as their superhero alter egos. 

Stegosaurus

Stegosaurus

No crocodile tears are involved in this deeply moving one woman monologue; it is emotion in its purest, most innocent form. 

How to Be a Sissy with Percy Q Shun

How to Be a Sissy with Percy Q Shun

The Sugarhill Gang’s Rapper’s Delight prompts an evening of light-hearted, harmless, 80s-inspired fun. 

The Edinburgh Fringe as a Classroom

The Edinburgh Fringe as a Classroom

International workshop, professional development and networking event. 

Smoking With Grandma

Smoking With Grandma

Threewoods Playwright took us on an underwhelming biographical journey with this short play about a young girl reliving her refugee grandmother’s memories of Hong Kong. 

That’s Life on Lisgar

That’s Life on Lisgar

That’s Life on Lisgar is a story of family fissures and the intimate workings of life as a daughter of a Portuguese family in Canada. 

Spices from Istanbul

Spices from Istanbul

Mesmerising and lively, Meskhane perform a variety of Gypsy dancing tunes and Turkish folk pieces with members from Bulgaria, France, Denmark, and Scotland, playing kanun, saxophon… 

Indie as F*ck

Indie as F*ck

In a similar way to eating your mum’s homemade soup, sometimes the charm of a show can outweigh the actual content. 

Swan Bake

Swan Bake

Swan Bake is a riotously trippy and acerbically funny show. 

Beo's Bedroom

Beo's Bedroom

A fantastic story of a girl overcoming her fears and the monsters that live under her bed. 

Douze

Douze

This show is dumb. 

The Inevitable Quiet of the Crash

The Inevitable Quiet of the Crash

The Inevitable Quiet of the Crash is a show whose tagline betrays its true value. 

1 Singular Sensation

1 Singular Sensation

Nick Cassenbaum’s brand new absurd comedy takes a sideways look at the fake news world. 

Hope

Hope

Hope can be found, even in the darkest days of our lives. 

Two

Two

In a bustling northern English pub, a witty, bickering landlord and landlady and their twelve regulars masterfully lead you through one of Jim Cartwright’s most moving and exposing… 

Binari

Binari

A story about the life of an old woman who has been numbed by a difficult and challenging life. 

Roses in the Salad

Roses in the Salad

‘Have you ever seen roses in the salad? I have’ (Bruno Munari). 

Little Boy

Little Boy

‘Now, I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds. 

Sparkleshark

Sparkleshark

Delving into the lives of a group of teenagers in a tower block at the end of a school day. 

The Offering (Guru Dakshina)

The Offering (Guru Dakshina)

A curious boy, full of wonder, dreams of great warriors of the past and wants to be one of them. 

An Unexpected Electric Nativity

An Unexpected Electric Nativity

A short play for two humans and two robots. 

Amy, 25, Almost Cool

Amy, 25, Almost Cool

Amy’s best friend pushes her to go out to last-minute drinks with a hunky model she meets unexpectedly. 

Bad Dad

Bad Dad

Actor-comedian Chris Dingli comes to Edinburgh for a limited run of his hit one-man comedy, Bad Dad, ahead of a US tour. 

Carried Away

Carried Away

Crib, check. 

My Pet, My Love

My Pet, My Love

A one-man show about fish, forgetting and the fear of dying single. 

Hambone : enobmaH

Hambone : enobmaH

Studlier than a studmuffin, beefier than a beefcake, Hambone is the pork pie of male perfection. 

Parentcraft

Parentcraft

Parents-to-be await their first antenatal class. 

Open Road

Open Road

Three couples come together to celebrate some exciting news: Natasha is going to live to 82. 

Play on Words

Play on Words

A quick-fire dystopian comedy following the daily routine of Harper and Collins: two lexicographers imprisoned by the sinister MW Corporation. 

Glossolalia: Ranney is Speaking in Tongues

Glossolalia: Ranney is Speaking in Tongues

International headliner Ranney is Speaking in Tongues. 

All My Life Long

All My Life Long

Gloria and Padraic are best friends whose relationship changes forever. 

Nikola and His Travelling Lux Concordia

Nikola and His Travelling Lux Concordia

Psychedelic trip meets TED talk. 

Inheritance

Inheritance

What do you do when a friend asks you to marry his mum to get out of inheritance tax? A new stand-up show from award-winning comic Ben Clover on what we get from our parents and wh… 

Vines

Vines

The story of a young girl finding herself through an Ayahuasca Ceremony. 

London Hughes: Superstar

London Hughes: Superstar

London Hughes Superstar (it’s just nobody’s realised it) is the hilarious tale of a young black girl’s search for superstardom set to a backdrop of popular 90s TV shows. 

Frank and Cynthia

Frank and Cynthia

Frank and Cynthia meet and fall in love in a whirlwind croissant-inspired love affair, which is tragically cut short. 

Fringe Film Festival

Fringe Film Festival

Returning for its 12th season, this critically acclaimed curated programme showcases silver screen shorts and contemporary filmmakers all day, every day.