Do You See What I Hear?

Do You See What I Hear?

Composer James Glasgow (Secondhand Dance Company, Edinburgh Fringe Critic’s Choice winner) performs new music composed for the award-winning poems of Mario Moroni as Moroni recites his works... 

Rights of Passage

Rights of Passage

Miremba, a Ugandan woman forced to leave her girlfriend and marry. Izzuddin, a Malay man who’s scholarship is removed when his sexuality is revealed. Hamed, an Iranian man who is told by the British Home Office that he is not gay... 

Olorine

Olorine

A dystopian world that reimagines what it means to confine love. As monogamy ceases to exist, so does patriarchy, stigma over sexual orientation, and the media’s unwavering obsession with finding a significant other... 

España el Vito: The Spirit of Spain – Classical and Flamenco Guitar

España el Vito: The Spirit of Spain – Classical and Flamenco Guitar

Internationally acclaimed 10-string guitarist Matthew Fagan combines musical passion and virtuosity to celebrate el Vito – the Spirit of Spain. Bringing together the traditional Flamenco elements of Spanish guitar with the concert masterpieces of composers Isaac Albeniz, Manuel de Falla, Joaquin Rodrigo and George Bizet’s Carmen... 

Taylor & Leigh’s Country Blues Night

Taylor & Leigh’s Country Blues Night

Taylor & Leigh return to the Fringe, bringing soulful Country Blues. Heather has the voice of an angel with the power of a hurricane; Alex’s guitar playing takes your breath away... 

Flamenco Jazz Japan

Flamenco Jazz Japan

Premiered in Japan in 2015, brand new to the Fringe this year, Ricardo and Yuichiro present their unique blend of flamenco and jazz! This is a five-star production, aimed to surprise and delight! Join us on a high-energy trip to jazz heaven, an exploration of joyful improvisation and skill! A touch of dance makes the whole experience a singular thrill! 

89 Nights: An Original Musical

89 Nights: An Original Musical

The magic of New York is effectively captured in 89 Nights, a new musical from Troubadour Stageworks. Alice, a Brit on her gap year, arrives with excitement in New York. She is ready to explore the city of her dreams... 

To Have Done With the Judgement of God

To Have Done With the Judgement of God

Leaving the theatre with no idea what you have just seen but having enjoyed it immensely is perhaps an appropriate response to a production of Antonin Artaud’s To Have Done With The Judgement Of God... 

The Death of Edgar Allan Poe

The Death of Edgar Allan Poe

In the moments before his death, America’s most celebrated author of the macabre reveals how his sins and the tragedies of his life lead to his descent into madness and alcoholism, inspiring his dark and thrilling works... 

Lord of the Strings Plays the 20 Greatest Guitar Solos of All Time

Lord of the Strings Plays the 20 Greatest Guitar Solos of All Time

After sold-out shows, rave reviews and standing ovations at Adelaide Fringe and Edinburgh Fringe, Lord of the Strings! – the ultimate one-man guitar show, first created for touring with Billy Connolly – returns to Edinburgh... 

GIF

GIF

GIF is a corporeal investigation about the digital format .gif, reflecting the presence of digital imagery in the modern world. The work draws parallels between animation and real life, and highlights the nature of repetition in digital imagery... 

Three Colours Guitar

Three Colours Guitar

Three Colours Guitar return to the Fringe with their critically acclaimed music show featuring jazz, classical and Celtic fingerstyle. Edinburgh Fringe veteran and classical/percussive guitarist Declan Zapala joins forces with fellow guitarists John Wheatcroft (gypsy jazz), and Matt Buchanan (Celtic fingerstyle) and will take you on a musical journey through an eclectic range of styles and musical epochs... 

A Monster Musical!

A Monster Musical!

Formula: A wacky comedy musical for all ages! It’s probably worth mentioning that Dracula and the Mummy have formed a sitcom-style living situation. Now that’s out of the way, the premise: How do you keep life exciting when you live forever? Now Van Helsing (the vampire slayer) is gone, what actually is there left to do? Events spiral out of control on a time-travelling adventure... 

Classical Guitar – Jonathan Prag

Classical Guitar – Jonathan Prag

Prag’s programme is chosen from the pieces that inspired him in his early days: including a Bach Prelude and Fugue, masterpieces by Barrios and Albeniz, and lyrical contemporary music by Vincent Lindsey Clark and Peter Maxwell Davies which challenges and delights him... 

Blue Heart

Blue Heart

Two funny and disturbing short plays by Caryl Churchill. Heart’s Desire: a family await the return of their daughter from Australia, but the plot keeps diverging in surreal ways. Blue Kettle: a con-man attempts to persuade several different women that he is their long-lost biological son, but is thwarted by a verbal virus that seeps into the play... 

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... 

Sofía and Marcelo – The World Music Experience

Sofía and Marcelo – The World Music Experience

Sofía & Marcelo are an innovative Mexican duo who combine different musical elements to achieve an experience in the spectator. Using world rhythms and traditional Mexican instruments achieves a unique sound... 

Songs from the Kop

Songs from the Kop

A history in story and in song, of the terraces at Anfield Football Ground known as the Kop. The history, the tragedy, injustice and it's resolution. Featuring the unforgettable You'll Never Walk Alone. 

Ed Fringe: The Musical Revue

Ed Fringe: The Musical Revue

Fun and frenetic cabaret revue combining songs, sketches and observations in a hilarious celebration of the world’s biggest arts festival. Our charismatic and insightful MC, with the aid of stereotypical Man and Woman, and a live band, explores familiar Fringe situations through musical numbers including: August Is Here, Fifty-Fifty Chance Of Rain, Climbing Arthur’s Seat and Hamilton-inspired rap, Come To My Show... 

The Adventures of Sam Swallow

The Adventures of Sam Swallow

Soar with Sam and his funny fiends on his thrilling migration North. Journey through wondrous landscapes, meet the creatures that inhabit them, and see the impact of pollution and climate change... 

The Hummingbird Effect

The Hummingbird Effect

Intimate solo cabaret featuring Deborah Brennan as storyteller and songstress. Enchanting show based on an unlikely true story of a chance encounter with a stranger that sets in motion life-changing events... 

Cello on Fire

Cello on Fire

Celebrated Viennese crossover cellist Peter Hudler returns to the Fringe with his brand-new show after a successful run in 2017. Cello on Fire is a burning hot mix of styles, genres and characters... 

The Gate

The Gate

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... 

Robin’s Hood

Robin’s Hood

C Theatre's production of Robin’s Hood is a silly pantomime style show featuring the classic characters. The show is earnestly, if not skilfully, performed with fun fight scenes, but even for a children's show, the plot is on the wildly convoluted side... 

Three Colours Guitar

Three Colours Guitar

Three Colours Guitar’s exciting new music show blends jazz, classical and Celtic fingerstyle. Edinburgh Fringe veteran classical/percussive guitarist Declan Zapala joins forces this year with fellow guitarists John Wheatcroft (Gypsy jazz), and Matt Buchanan (Celtic fingerstyle) to bring you an exciting music show journeying through an eclectic range of styles and musical epochs... 

Five Kinds of Silence

Five Kinds of Silence

This jump-cutting adaptation of Shelagh Stephenson’s drama following two generations of domestic abuse is a decent attempt at a school-level production. Five Kinds of Silence deals with horrific issues with maturity, but it lacks anything to grab the imagination... 

Pornography by Simon Stephens

Pornography by Simon Stephens

It is ten years since Simon Stephens captured the chaos of London in 2005: within a few days London went from celebrating Live8 and the announcement that they would be hosting the 2012 Olympics, to the utter devastation of the 7/7 bombings... 

Taylor & Leigh's Country Blues Night

Taylor & Leigh's Country Blues Night

Edinburgh sibilings Taylor & Leigh return to the Fringe after last year’s sell-out show, bringing their blisteringly-hot country blues. Heather has the voice of an angel with the power of a hurricane... 

The Great American Trailer Park Musical

The Great American Trailer Park Musical

This little-known musical is tremendous fun in its own right, but the extremely talented and energetic cast of The Great American Trailer Park Musical make it engaging for a full 90 minutes... 

Buried: A New Musical

Buried: A New Musical

“A musical about two serial killers,” is how Buried: A New Musical by Colla Voce Theatre describes itself. That’s enough of a draw-in for me, but it doesn’t do the show justice at all... 

Thrill Me: The Leopold and Loeb Story

Thrill Me: The Leopold and Loeb Story

Thrill Me: The Leopold & Loeb Story won the first Broadway Baby Bobby Award in 2014 as one of the most outstanding productions of that year's Festival Fringe. This current production has the same director, Guy Retallack, but is in a different venue with two new actors... 

Flamenco for Kids

Flamenco for Kids

Feel that southern Spanish energy! Fringe sell-out returns to Edinburgh, bringing the opportunity for your child to come on stage and learn some rhythms, some steps and even do a short performance... 

Jonathan Prag Classical Guitar - Homage to the Dance

Jonathan Prag Classical Guitar - Homage to the Dance

Movement and grace: a Dowland galliard, rousing Bach gavottes, a rippling Russian polka, the compelling rhythms of Cuba and South America. The guitar dances in every country. ‘Most impressive’ (Scotsman). 

Caleidocello

Caleidocello

A colourful mix of styles, genres and characters, from Viennese cellist Peter Hudler. Educated as a classical cellist in Austria’s finest universities, Peter Hudler now performs cello in a completely new and different way, pushing the limits of the instrument and the player... 

Cockadoodlemoo

Cockadoodlemoo

Cockadoodlemoo is a brand new moo-sical for all the family! Join a prize-winning cow, sassy fox, playful dog and forgetful sheep who each have a lot to learn about friendship, loneliness and not judging a book by its cover, before they can bring out the best in each other... 

The Sweet Science

The Sweet Science

Time-bending Ruby lives parallel lives: one an eighties boxer, one a computer coder for a modern-day startup; battling sexism and expectations in both decades. Million Dollar Baby and The Social Network collide in this punchy play... 

The Great Big Beautiful Sky

The Great Big Beautiful Sky

Captain Zarg and Williamina Foxx are Guardians of the Universe. They tirelessly battle to keep the galaxy safe from the Thaaarg (after they’ve finished their homework). In real life Max and Emma are struggling to make sense of school, their parents, skincare routines, and life, really… If only they had real friends, in the real world... 

Ordinary Days

Ordinary Days

From the University of Southampton Gone Rogue theatre company bring Adam Gwon’s 2008 musical Ordinary Days to the Fringe.This is not production that comes screaming out of the gate, but grows on you as the cast warm into the show... 

I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change

I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change

UCLU Musical Theatre Society’s Fringe production of the Joe Dipietro’s fast paced musical comedy is an incredibly entertaining and fast paced journey into the world of dating, relationship, marriage and family, that, while occasionally faltering, makes for an immensely enjoyable hour... 

YPFii

YPFii

0.04 AX, 14 days since the Omnis war came to its catastrophic end. Hecs and sister Cass, along with several other 16- to 18-year-olds of the fallen, are being held in the YPFii enclosure awaiting their fates, to be decided by the victors... 

5 Guys Chillin'

5 Guys Chillin'

If your idea of chillin’ is sitting in the armchair with a cup of cocoa and a novel, you probably won’t feel at ease with this play. Indeed, if that is your source of relaxation, you probably don’t use the word “chillin’” anyway and perhaps shouldn’t read the rest of this review... 

Japan’s Elegant Breeze

Japan’s Elegant Breeze

Japan's Elegant Breeze proudly presents an insight into the music and culture of Japan. The culmination of four musicians from the Tokyo University of Arts, one of the greatest music environments in Japan, will bring classic, contemporary Japan, friendship and our original composed music all rolled into one, wearing traditional kimonos... 

Dracula

Dracula

Push to Shove Theatre Company have devised a simplified version of Dracula giving it the justice it deserves without taking anything away from Bram Stoker’s original concept. Through movement alone they have managed to breathe life into the timeless classic ready for a modern audience to explore its darker meaning of seductive possession... 

Tiger in Blossom

Tiger in Blossom

Modl return to the Fringe with an adaptation of the Korean folktale The Woodcutter and Tiger Brother. A heart-warming story showing the real value of family love through the story of a tiger, a loyal and affectionate friend rather than a scary and frightening animal in Korean folktales... 

Sketchup 2: The Reawakening

Sketchup 2: The Reawakening

It’s alive! It’s alive! From the makers of Sketchup comes Sketchup 2: The Reawakening! A sketch show that is sure to tickle your comedy tendons into turmoil and tumult! 

The Dandelion’s Story

The Dandelion’s Story

A beautiful flower is born with the help of something dirty, trivial and unexpected. Everything has its purpose in the cycle of life. Korean tale for children young and old. Must-see children's show is back! Adapted by JungSuk Kim from JungSaeng Kwon’s bestselling children’s fairy tale, The Dandelion’s Story has been brought to the stage in this production by Modl theatre of Korea... 

Guitar Multiverse

Guitar Multiverse

As seen on BBC Four television and winner of the 2015 Adelaide Fringe Weekly Award for Best Music Show, Declan Zapala returns to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe with his fourth consecutive solo guitar show... 

Around the World by Guitar

Around the World by Guitar

Arriving from sell-out performances at the Adelaide Fringe, Jonathan’s love of travelling is a clear inspiration to his choice of music. Prag’s programme is full of magical compositions from seven countries and traditions... 

C vibrant vivacious variety

C vibrant vivacious variety

Comedy! Circus! Cabaret! At our five venues across the city: C, our powerhouse of performance on Chambers Street. C nova, our vibrant hub at India Buildings, Victoria Street. C too, our original offshoot with garden cafe on Johnston Terrace...