‘No-one leaves home – unless home is the mouth of a shark.
Pechorin is a superfluous man.
Open the window, take a breath – outside it’s grey.
One man’s intimate story of escape from religion, to love, loss and triumph.
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…
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…
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…
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.
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…
As funeral bells chime, a mysterious woman whispers a terrible secret to
a grieving wife.
Popular or unknown, apps are part of our daily lives.
Comedy! Circus! Cabaret! A Festival feast of live performance.
A single creme brûlée can change the course of your whole life.
Richard is Britain’s leading blind theoretical physicist turned stand-up comedian with a Blue Peter badge… well, definitely in the top three.
At first sight it would seem that Boondog Theatre's latest outing at the Edinburgh Fringe is somewhat ironically titled.
I’ve never seen a play in a 20-seat theatre before but, with the gentle storytelling of Starfish, a small venue seems right.
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.
Fran, Jo and Ger live in isolation.
Returning for its 13th season, C’s critically-acclaimed curated programme showcases silver screen shorts and contemporary filmmakers all day, every day.
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…
Power? Sex? Control? Part Two: Baby, the Barbie doll-playing prostitute, becomes more and more a doll herself.
In this dark one-man comedy we get a glimpse into the world of Main Character and the everyday struggle of his normal life.
A new musical about a day in the life of a plumber’s kingdom – a men’s toilet.
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…
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.
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.
Daily diet of live highlights from across the festivals.
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.
A solo theatrical performance by Sam Ross, which aims to convey how it feels to live with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder.
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, …
One is found buried in a culmination of emotions when life takes an unexpected turn.
Following the success of Even God Knew I was Gay, Jilberto Soto presents Butterfly.
Power? Sex? Control? Part One: Meet Baby, a prostitute willing to entertain you with Barbie dolls… Experience a bizarre underworld of desire and oppression.
An inspirational story of courage, caution and perseverance and humor.
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…
When Camille transfers to London, she finds herself blissfully following a well-travelled road.
Three unconnected prisoners are thrown into the same cell on the day that the Earth’s population of bees go missing.
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…
Edinburgh flatmates Max and Alan are perfectly happy swapping banter and joints after a long day of doing nothing.
It’s just another Sunday morning for the Easy Sister goddesses: ill-advised Jägerbombs, lost tampons and wanking mermaids are behind them.
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.
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…
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.
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…
(*A real-life quote from a real-life reviewer.
A year ago he inherited his father’s crumbling empire, a run-down chip shop in the east end of Glasgow.
International workshop, professional development and networking event.
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…
A fantastic story of a girl overcoming her fears and the monsters that live under her bed.
Hope can be found, even in the darkest days of our lives.
Nick Cassenbaum’s brand new absurd comedy takes a sideways look at the fake news world.
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…
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.
A quick-fire dystopian comedy following the daily routine of Harper and Collins: two lexicographers imprisoned by the sinister MW Corporation.
Three couples come together to celebrate some exciting news: Natasha is going to live to 82.
Parents-to-be await their first antenatal class.
Amy’s best friend pushes her to go out to last-minute drinks with a hunky model she meets unexpectedly.
This show is dumb.
Studlier than a studmuffin, beefier than a beefcake, Hambone is the pork pie of male perfection.
A one-man show about fish, forgetting and the fear of dying single.
Actor-comedian Chris Dingli comes to Edinburgh for a limited run of his hit one-man comedy, Bad Dad, ahead of a US tour.
A story about the life of an old woman who has been numbed by a difficult and challenging life.
A short play for two humans and two robots.
The Sugarhill Gang’s Rapper’s Delight prompts an evening of light-hearted, harmless, 80s-inspired fun.
A curious boy, full of wonder, dreams of great warriors of the past and wants to be one of them.
Delving into the lives of a group of teenagers in a tower block at the end of a school day.
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…
Liver and Lung Productions have created something extraordinary in Submission, a new play about the conflict between religion and sexuality.
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.
The New York musical is so much of a trope that it could almost be its own genre.
No crocodile tears are involved in this deeply moving one woman monologue; it is emotion in its purest, most innocent form.
Victor Hugo once said “You can resist an invading army; you cannot resist an idea whose time has come.
‘Have you ever seen roses in the salad? I have’ (Bruno Munari).
‘Now, I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds.
Frank and Cynthia meet and fall in love in a whirlwind croissant-inspired love affair, which is tragically cut short.
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.
In a similar way to eating your mum’s homemade soup, sometimes the charm of a show can outweigh the actual content.
The story of a young girl finding herself through an Ayahuasca Ceremony.
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…
Psychedelic trip meets TED talk.
Gloria and Padraic are best friends whose relationship changes forever.
International headliner Ranney is Speaking in Tongues.
A decidedly younger and ‘hipper’ crowd gathered around a small table at the centre of The C Royale stage.
Swan Bake is a riotously trippy and acerbically funny show.
The Inevitable Quiet of the Crash is a show whose tagline betrays its true value.
Returning for its 12th season, this critically acclaimed curated programme showcases silver screen shorts and contemporary filmmakers all day, every day.
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