The Wives of Others

The Wives of Others

The spaghetti-strewn finery of a New York dinner party is transformed into a scene of untold carnage in The Wives Of Others - a gleefully bloody comedy by Tom Stuchfield. 

Murder She Didn't Write

Murder She Didn't Write

There are a fair number of improvised comedies this year, but Degrees of Error’s Murder She Didn’t Write is causing a particular buzz. 

Playing Soldiers

Playing Soldiers

Young company LUND have created a collage of testimonies from current, former and aspiring young servicemen and women in their new show Playing Soldiers. 

Equus

Equus

I must admit I was sceptical walking into C +1 on Chambers street on this afternoon to see The Rep Theatre Company’s latest show. 

All Might Seem Good

All Might Seem Good

Drawing from the likes of renowned theatre company DV8, All Might Seem Good mixes verbatim accounts of fate with physical theatre: mixing the highly natural with the highly stylise… 

Hero Worship

Hero Worship

One comic book fan tries to figure out what the real meaning of his life is by becoming a superhero. 

Stand-Up From Russia

Stand-Up From Russia

The biggest comedians from Russia are coming to the Fringe for the very first time! Since 2013, seven million people tune in every Sunday to watch these stars on the critically acc… 

Big the Musical

Big the Musical

You’ve seen the film, now here’s the musical. 

The Improv Musical

The Improv Musical

The Improv Musical from the University of Warwick return for their third stint at the Fringe, and while providing some light and silly entertainment, fails to land any punches eith… 

Holmes for Rent

Holmes for Rent

From Benedict Cumberbatch on the TV to Robert Downey Jr on the big screen, Arthur Conan Doyle’s classic Victorian novels Sherlock Holmes have been brought back so many times, and… 

Macbeth

Macbeth

Twist Theatre Company’s R’n’B infused musical adaptation of the infamous Scottish history play, billed as Shakespeare meets Empire, is a messy but still engaging and enjoyabl… 

The Accidental Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

The Accidental Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

As a fan of Arthur Conan Doyle’s enigmatic and famously hyper-intelligent super sleuth, I was intrigued to see this production by the appropriately-named Tobacco Tea Theatre Comp… 

The Oxford Belles: Blame It On the Belles

The Oxford Belles: Blame It On the Belles

Oxford University’s sassiest all-female a cappella group are back! The bad girls of Oxford a cappella are here to give you a vocal treat not to be missed. 

Japan’s Elegant Breeze

Japan’s Elegant Breeze

Japan’s Elegant Breeze proudly presents an insight into the music and culture of Japan. 

The Oxford Gargoyles: Jazz A Cappella

The Oxford Gargoyles: Jazz A Cappella

Oxford’s internationally renowned jazz a cappella group. 

Great Expectations

Great Expectations

From the Fringe First winning authors of Jekyll! comes this brand new adaptation of Dickens’ masterpiece. 

Molière's The Hypochondriac

Molière's The Hypochondriac

Molière’s classic comedy is reinvented as a piece of high energy physical storytelling, in a new adaptation by Oliver Pengelly and Dawn Wylie. 

Tandem

Tandem

Start a revolution, or head to the beach? A dilemma that arises for Frederica and Paola as they ride two bicycles welded to each other. 

50% Liability

50% Liability

How can one person have so much bad luck in one lifetime? Drowning. 

Shakespeare for Breakfast

Shakespeare for Breakfast

What Edinburgh Fringe would be complete without a trip to Shakespeare for Breakfast? Now in its 25th year at the festival, the group have not lost their touch. 

Care Takers

Care Takers

Seeing Care Takers is like watching all the episodes of a fabulous five-part drama series in one sitting. 

Holes by Louis Sachar

Holes by Louis Sachar

Originally taking the form of a classic children’s novel, it is only natural that this rendition of Holes by Louis Sachar is performed entirely by a young cast. 

Ushers: The Front of House Musical

Ushers: The Front of House Musical

I’m a lover of musical theatre but I’m prepared to be really honest here: the genre is crammed with suitable material for a hilarious and even brutal send-up. 

The Interference
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The Interference

It is hard to tackle a subject such as campus rape in America and get the tone right. 

Merrily We Roll Along

Merrily We Roll Along

Sondheim’s most famous flop, Merrily We Roll Along, was his last notable collaboration with Hal Prince. 

Parish Fête-ality: A Game of Scones

Parish Fête-ality: A Game of Scones

In the Parish Council elections, you win or you die. 

Union

Union

CAPA College are in Edinburgh bringing with them a collection of talented young dancers and a showcase of conceptually ambitious routines. 

Adam & Eve and Steve

Adam & Eve and Steve

In the beginning it all seemed so straightforward. 

CabFab

CabFab

Bringing together comedy, cabaret, music and more from across the Fringe, CabFab is the festival’s new weekend party. 

Life According to Saki

Life According to Saki

Whether you’ve never heard of Saki before or consider yourself a die hard fan, this production is sure to please. 

Stateside

Stateside

Star-spangled evening of song and dance featuring stunning original choreography, wonderful vocal arrangements, striking production values, all with an American twist. 

This is Soap

This is Soap

The comedy soap that you control. 

Aquapella: Mash-Up, Mix and Blend

Aquapella: Mash-Up, Mix and Blend

Since their Edinburgh debut last year, vocal sensations Aquapella from the University of Bath have toured, won highest-placed UK mixed a cappella group at ICCA, and were a Voice Fe… 

Flamenco Global Connect

Flamenco Global Connect

Flamenco Global Connect: Ricardo Garcia, Spanish Embassy-endorsed internationally travelling flamenco guitarist collaborates with performers from all over the globe, demonstrating … 

Alternotive A Cappella

Alternotive A Cappella

The award-winning Alternotives are back for their seventh consecutive Edinburgh Fringe! Full of sass and infectious charm this mixed a cappella ensemble from the University of Oxfo… 

The Tiniest Frog Prince in the World

The Tiniest Frog Prince in the World

In the small world of 30 Inches Aquarium, simple but amazing things are happening. 

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. 

17

17

Bear Pit Theatre present a sweet show which narrates different generations’ experiences of when they were 17. 

Zanna, Don't

Zanna, Don't

What would the word be like if homosexuality was the norm? Zanna Don’t is here to answer that question and bleed the concept dry, long after the amusement has left the building. 

Pippin

Pippin

Pippin is a difficult musical, and in the past has been staged as a fully-fledged acrobatic circus (Les 7 Doigts de la Main did a great job). 

The Amazing Sketch Show

The Amazing Sketch Show

The description of The Amazing Sketch Show states that their sketches are ‘some of the funniest, silliest and zaniest sketches’ to be found at this year’s Fringe. 

Adams & Eves

Adams & Eves

A young cast of 17 weave original poems into a moving performance. 

Stories, Told

Stories, Told

Ghostly stories, told by sceptics. 

Streets

Streets

What is left for a woman who has who has nothing left to live for? Anna has given up everything to pursue a career in the music industry. 

Ten Pound Tale

Ten Pound Tale

During its lifespan the average £10 note passes through 594 transactions. 

The Rat Pack – Live

The Rat Pack – Live

Fifty minutes of the classic Rat Pack numbers with a full swing orchestra, bringing a little bit of that onstage banter that the trio are known for, and adding in the two Burelli s… 

The Society of Strange

The Society of Strange

Every year the Fringe is swarming with many improvised shows, with very few original ideas. 

The Comedy of Errors

The Comedy of Errors

The Comedy of Errors is a challenging Shakespeare play to stage – it requires a deft touch whether you play it for laughs or more seriously. 

Titus Andronicus

Titus Andronicus

The Cambridge Theatre Collective offer up a largely genderbent production of Shakespeare’s bloodiest tragedy, set in a high school. 

Sushi Tap Show 2

Sushi Tap Show 2

Tokyo Tapdoare a company of Japanese tap dancers, percussionists, circus artists. 

The Accidental Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

The Accidental Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s most famous creation is given a shaky new lease of life in this parody adventure by Tobacco Tea. 

Korean Breath

Korean Breath

Bringing jazz and Korean traditions together, SE:UM have found the perfect recipe in their atmospheric show Korean Breath. 

Mwathirika

Mwathirika

Mwathirika is definitely an engrossing show. 

Aceh Meukondroe

Aceh Meukondroe

World music from Kande, folk-ethnic group from Aceh, Indonesia. 

Loot

Loot

There’s a huge difference between comedy and black comedy that seems to have eluded the Lincoln Company in their production of Joe Ortons’s Loot. 

The River

The River

Playwright Jez Butterworth is best known for his Royal Court/West End triumph, Jerusalem, a quasi-supernatural piece swamped in mystery - for his latest play, The River, Butterwort… 

Sweeney Todd

Sweeney Todd

Stephen Sondheim’s score for his self-described “black operetta” Sweeney Todd, The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, must rank among his most complex and challenging works, if on… 

Sideshows

Sideshows

Roll up for the award-winning Sideshows and feast your eyes on an opera and ballet spectacular. 

Tales from Ovid

Tales from Ovid

Frantic passions are unleashed when divine and human worlds meet. 

Female Transport

Female Transport

Set aboard a convict ship on its way to Australia, Steve Gooch’s stark, hard-hitting drama tells the story of six female convicts on their six-month journey and their determination… 

Secrets of Us

Secrets of Us

If ever there were a production which vociferously defends the ability of young people to make theatre with the impact of a professional standard (whatever that actually means) thi… 

The Blues Brothers – Live

The Blues Brothers – Live

If you’re looking for an enjoyable, happy-go-lucky hour of rhythm and blues entertainment, then look no further than this show. 

Fausted

Fausted

Dr Sara Chris (Sam Wheatley) is a frustrated eco-activist who wants to help save the world; after an ill-advised deal with the Devil she achieves the power to get what she wants, b… 

All the King's Men presents: Radio Gaga

All the King's Men presents: Radio Gaga

Collegiate a cappella has become a major trend in recent years at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. 

Jekyll

Jekyll

Hypnotist Theatre have a story they wish to yell at you, loudly, while writhing in semi-darkness so we cannot actually see whose story it is. 

Late Nite with Movin' Melvin

Late Nite with Movin' Melvin

Melvin is movin’ in all directions – song, dance, tap, comedy, and some of the best entertainers around might just join in the fun. 

Jack and Molly and the Beanstalk

Jack and Molly and the Beanstalk

We all know the story of Jack and the Beanstalk – or at least, think we do. 

Flamenco Escocia

Flamenco Escocia

Ricardo Garcia doesn’t introduce himself when he walks on stage: he’s not here to show off, he’s here to guide you through Scotland’s history and folklore with flamenco rhythms. 

Witch

Witch

An atmospheric new musical about witchcraft, betrayal and friendship, Witch is a journey into dark magic, spanning across generations. 

Attempts on Her Life

Attempts on Her Life

Attempts on Her Life has a notoriety surrounding it that most shows would kill for. 

The Secretary Turned CEO

The Secretary Turned CEO

The Secretary Turned CEO is a neon, cartoon parody of a classical opera, playing with traditional comedic characters and farcical situations in a modern setting. 

Clown Macbeth

Clown Macbeth

Makoto Inoue’s non-verbal take on Shakespeare’s classic Macbeth is undoubtedly a feat. 

The School of Night: Rhapsodes

The School of Night: Rhapsodes

Improvisation in any context can be challenging, but throw in some Shakespeare and an incredibly complex collection of rhyming structures and it seems nigh on impossible. 

Clickbait

Clickbait

Those headlines are everywhere these days: “You won’t believe what happens next,” “#8 will blow your mind,” “This video is everything”. 

Shakespeare for Breakfast

Shakespeare for Breakfast

Shakespeare for Breakfast is to Fringe as dawn is to day: whilst you could technically have one without it, it really wouldn’t feel very right. 

The Bakewell Bake Off: A New Musical

The Bakewell Bake Off: A New Musical

The Great British Bake Off – what’s not to love? Cake, puns galore and HRH Mary Berry showing her soft spot for gin. 

The Improv Musical

The Improv Musical

In its second year at the Fringe, The Improv Musical is a fun, heart-warming comedy by Music Theatre Warwick, despite failing to live up to its improvised appearance. 

The Empire Builders

The Empire Builders

The absurdist mindset in The Empire Builders would suggest that any endeavour to find meaning in the play is inherently flawed, due to humanity’s inability to make sense of anyth… 

The Princess and the Pea

The Princess and the Pea

The Princess and the Pea follows the story of the lonely Prince Jethro. 

Flamenco Escocia

Flamenco Escocia

High energy blend of Flamenco rhythms with a Scottish twist. 

Who's Afraid of the Working Class?

Who's Afraid of the Working Class?

Four separate but interweaving stories following dispossession and alienation on the fringes of Australian society, providing a profoundly moving portrait of Australian working-cla… 

A Walk in Colour with Mimoza

A Walk in Colour with Mimoza

An adventure through creativity from representational to abstract. 

Soweto Spiritual Singers: The African Dream

Soweto Spiritual Singers: The African Dream

These singers know how to dazzle and excite their audience. 

Seed: Advancement

Seed: Advancement

Exhilarating Japanese taiko drumming and stunning swordplay dramatically combined by an award-winning group. 

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 s… 

The Unbirthday Party

The Unbirthday Party

Alice is having a positively frabjous tea party, and everyone’s invited! Nestle down for tea with the befuddled Caterpillar, bumblesome Mad Hatter and jittery March Hare. 

Soweto Afro Pop Opera

Soweto Afro Pop Opera

A harmony quartet offering as wide-ranging a repertoire as their name suggests, coming across like a South African Il Divo and a sleepy Ave Maria. 

This Is Soap

This Is Soap

Making a return in C theatre’s 24th year – the comedy soap that you control. 

The Oxford Gargoyles: Jazz a Cappella

The Oxford Gargoyles: Jazz a Cappella

The Oxford Gargoyles have delighted Fringe audiences for nine years. 

Sound of Suvarnadvipa

Sound of Suvarnadvipa

A concert with a difference! Riau Rhythm Chambers Indonesia has successfully developed a contemporary music based on Melayu roots. 

Tom and the PennyBlacks

Tom and the PennyBlacks

Solid musicianship and original lyrical content, reaching out to young and old alike. 

Alternotive a Cappella

Alternotive a Cappella

The award-winning Alternotives are back for their sixth consecutive Edinburgh Fringe! Full of sass and infectious charm this mixed a cappella ensemble from the University of Oxford… 

Flamenco Global

Flamenco Global

Fringe favourite Ricardo Garcia has travelled to four continents, demonstrating the art of flamenco music, rhythm and dance. 

C vibrant vivacious variety

C vibrant vivacious variety

Comedy! Circus! Cabaret! at our five venues: C, our powerhouse of performance on Chambers Street. 

Green Snake

Green Snake

Green Snake, brought to the Fringe by the National Theatre of China, promises to be a modern take on a old Chinese myth. 

Verbatopolis

Verbatopolis

Verbatopolis is the name an ageing anthropologist has given to his series of lectures, delivered for you by a talented group of actors who illustrate the scenes he has studied. 

Flamenco Global

Flamenco Global

Fringe favourite Ricardo Garcia has travelled to four continents, demonstrating the art of Flamenco music, rhythm and dance. 

The Lost Domain

The Lost Domain

Alain Fournier’s Le Grand Meaulnes is the inspiration for this in-house created musical which sees the return of Shrewsbury and Severn Opera group to the Edinburgh Fringe. 

Et Tu Elvie

Et Tu Elvie

Et Tu Elvie takes two of the most popular cultural figures from history– Elvis and Shakespeare– and turns their pairing into a surprisingly niche musical. 

Tap Into Health: Movin' With Melvin

Tap Into Health: Movin' With Melvin

Movin’ Melvin Brown is in town doing two different high-energy shows on alternating nights. 

The Road to Skibbereen

The Road to Skibbereen

Lianna is a young woman with learning disabilities. 

The Oxford Gargoyles: Jazz a Cappella

The Oxford Gargoyles: Jazz a Cappella

Returning to the Fringe for a ninth year running, the Gargoyles are a class act. 

Siblings

Siblings

Two plays for the price of one, Siblings is a double bill of original writing; Brothers and Sisters. 

King Ubu

King Ubu

King Ubu was performed only once in playwright Alfred Jarry’s life. 

Flamenco Global

Flamenco Global

Fringe favourite Ricardo Garcia has travelled to four continents, demonstrating the art of Flamenco music, rhythm and dance. 

A Midsummer Night's Dream: The Rock Musical

A Midsummer Night's Dream: The Rock Musical

Infinity Repertory Theatre update Shakespeare’s comedy to the 21st century as a musical with a rollicking rock’n’roll aim in mind. 

Rebecca

Rebecca

Daphne du Maurier’s tale of desire, obsession and treachery retold by a vibrant young cast. 

Anka's Story

Anka's Story

This contemporary ballet choreographed by Helen, Bryony and Emily Garner will take you on an emotional, yet uplifting journey, as these young performers sensitively portray the har… 

Sunday in the Park with George

Sunday in the Park with George

Cambridge University Musical Theatre Society have brought their leisurely afternoon stroll Sunday in the Park with George to this year’s Edinburgh Festival Fringe. 

Flamenco for Kids

Flamenco for Kids

There are some very charming elements to this show, but for me I felt there was not enough actual dancing for the children. 

Mercury Fur

Mercury Fur

Philip Ridley is one of the most controversial playwrights of the past decade and Mercury Fur is arguably his most savage, brutal and poetic work to date. 

The Blues Brothers- Live

The Blues Brothers- Live

These Blues Brothers take a cliché and put their own mark on it. 

Sushi Tap Show

Sushi Tap Show

This exuberant, toe-tapping spectacular is a sure-fire crowd pleaser. 

Movin' Melvin Brown: The Ray Charles Experience

Movin' Melvin Brown: The Ray Charles Experience

Movin’ Melvin Brown: The Ray Charles Experience is an entertaining soirée of song and dance in homage to the great soul music pioneer of the 1950s. 

The Improv Musical

The Improv Musical

The students from Music Theatre Warwick join a hoard of performers hoping to entertain at the Fringe with an improvised musical. 

The Penelopiad

The Penelopiad

Cambridge Shortlegs and Pembroke Players return to the Edinburgh Fringe with their production of The Penelopiad, an adaptation of Margaret Atwood’s novella. 

Playing Landscape

Playing Landscape

Playing Landscapes is an exciting opportunity to see a four person dance company from Macao. 

The Make Up

The Make Up

Irene is desperate to escape her abusive husband Alex, and has found comfort and a deep connection with Charles, who lives just next door. 

Flamenco y Mas

Flamenco y Mas

Fringe favourite Ricardo Garcia has travelled to four continents, demonstrating the art of Flamenco music, rhythm and dance. 

Brush

Brush

Brush is a new piece of experimental theatre from the Korean theatre company, Haddangse. 

Mojo

Mojo

Jez Butterworth’s debut play exploded onto the Royal Court stage two decades ago, with its colourful array of hapless 1950s gangsters getting high on slimming pills and getting s… 

Zombie Science: Brain of the Dead

Zombie Science: Brain of the Dead

Growing up as a kid in the 1970s, my first experiences of academic lectures were either snatches of TV programmes aimed at those studying courses with the Open University (thankful… 

Zombie Science: Worst Case Scenario

Zombie Science: Worst Case Scenario

“There has not been a single incidence of Zombieism anywhere in the world to date,” according to Doctor Austin of the Zombie Institute for Theoretical Studies, but “this does… 

Movin' Melvin Brown: The Tap-Dancing Preacher

Movin' Melvin Brown: The Tap-Dancing Preacher

Melvin Brown has got the moves, and this suave dude who appears in a suit and gold satin shirt also has a killer voice. 

Eurobeat: Almost Eurovision (Sarajevo)

Eurobeat: Almost Eurovision (Sarajevo)

In 2007, Eurobeat: Almost Eurovision exploded on the Edinburgh Fringe and has appeared practically every year since with a few tweaks. 

How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying

How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying

Durham University Light Opera Group’s production of How to Succeed in Business without Really Trying is a masterfully polished piece of theatre. 

Return to the Forbidden Planet

Return to the Forbidden Planet

Wellington College make their return to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe this year with the wacky jukebox musical Return to the Forbidden Planet. 

Forget Fire

Forget Fire

Forget Fire, named after a line in a poem by W. 

The Odyssey: An Epic Musical Epic!

The Odyssey: An Epic Musical Epic!

Triumphantly sailing into Edinburgh come Audacious Productions with their frankly magnificent production The Odyssey: An Epic Musical Epic. 

Roses and Beans

Roses and Beans

A social happening and a performance in one. 

Avenue Q (School Edition)

Avenue Q (School Edition)

Avenue Q (School Edition) retains the fun of the hit Broadway show but tones down the language and content, making it a suitable show for all the family to enjoy. 

Thrill Me: The Leopold & Loeb Story
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Thrill Me: The Leopold & Loeb Story

The now infamous case of the 1924 ‘thrill killers’ Leopold and Loeb is a well-mined source of theatrical material, from Patrick Hamilton’s 1929 play Rope, in turn transform… 

The Rat Pack - Live

The Rat Pack - Live

The seemingly unwavering appeal of swing music has made the Rat Pack Live an irresistible draw to Fringe audiences year after year and this packed house proves that this year is no… 

Hamlet and Ophelia

Hamlet and Ophelia

This ambitious re-imagining of Hamlet asks the audience to vote on the gender of both Hamlet and Claudius, and subsequently shuffles the genders of Ophelia and Gertrude according… 

The Dirty Talk

The Dirty Talk

Michael Puzzo’s popular play is a solid piece of theatre—it knows exactly what it wants to achieve and pulls it off. 

Waiting for the Call: The Improvised Musical

Waiting for the Call: The Improvised Musical

Using a fiendishly elaborate (and highly unnecessary) system of generating audience suggestion, Waiting for the Call invent an improvised musical based on ideas from the peculiar m… 

Lysistrata

Lysistrata

It takes a brave soul to attempt to tackle ancient Greek comedy with a modern audience. 

Shakespeare for Breakfast

Shakespeare for Breakfast

With a free croissant and tea in hand, Shakespeare for Breakfast almost had me sold before kick-off. 

The Snow Queen

The Snow Queen

Produced by C theatre, The Snow Queen is a charming adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen’s classic tale by Karina Wilson. 

Flamenco Global

Flamenco Global

Fringe favourite Ricardo Garcia has travelled to four continents, demonstrating the art of Flamenco music, rhythm and dance. 

Leodo: Paradise Lost

Leodo: Paradise Lost

Not be confused with the Milton epic, Leodo: Paradise Lost follows the story of a young girl lost at sea and transported to a magical island beyond the horizon, Leodo. 

King Arthur

King Arthur

Sometimes in this show, there’d come some songs like this. 

The Adventure Machine

The Adventure Machine

You wake up at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. 

Alternotive a Cappella

Alternotive a Cappella

The award-winning Alternotives are back for their fifth consecutive Edinburgh Fringe! Full of sass and infectious charm this mixed a cappella ensemble from the University of Oxford… 

Antigone

Antigone

The show is a rite of transformation in which the conflict is brought to its tragic consequences. 

What a Gay Play

What a Gay Play

Join a group of ordinary gay friends for an honest and intimate evening together. 

C vibrant vivacious variety

C vibrant vivacious variety

Comedy! Circus! Cabaret! At our five venues: C: our powerhouse of performance on Chambers Street.