Young company LUND have created a collage of testimonies from current, former and aspiring young servicemen and women in their new show Playing Soldiers.
One comic book fan tries to figure out what the real meaning of his life is by becoming a superhero.
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…
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.
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…
You’ve seen the film, now here’s the musical.
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 proudly presents an insight into the music and culture of Japan.
Oxford’s internationally renowned jazz a cappella group.
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.
From the Fringe First winning authors of Jekyll! comes this brand new adaptation of Dickens’ masterpiece.
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.
Molière’s classic comedy is reinvented as a piece of high energy physical storytelling, in a new adaptation by Oliver Pengelly and Dawn Wylie.
How can one person have so much bad luck in one lifetime? Drowning.
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.
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…
In the Parish Council elections, you win or you die.
Sondheim’s most famous flop, Merrily We Roll Along, was his last notable collaboration with Hal Prince.
Bringing together comedy, cabaret, music and more from across the Fringe, CabFab is the festival’s new weekend party.
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…
Whether you’ve never heard of Saki before or consider yourself a die hard fan, this production is sure to please.
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.
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…
Seeing Care Takers is like watching all the episodes of a fabulous five-part drama series in one sitting.
In the small world of 30 Inches Aquarium, simple but amazing things are happening.
CAPA College are in Edinburgh bringing with them a collection of talented young dancers and a showcase of conceptually ambitious routines.
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.
It is hard to tackle a subject such as campus rape in America and get the tone right.
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…
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.
In the beginning it all seemed so straightforward.
Flamenco Global Connect: Ricardo Garcia, Spanish Embassy-endorsed internationally travelling flamenco guitarist collaborates with performers from all over the globe, demonstrating …
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…
The comedy soap that you control.
Star-spangled evening of song and dance featuring stunning original choreography, wonderful vocal arrangements, striking production values, all with an American twist.
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…
Comedy! Circus! Cabaret! At our five venues across the city: C, our powerhouse of performance on Chambers Street.
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.
A young cast of 17 weave original poems into a moving performance.
Ghostly stories, told by sceptics.
During its lifespan the average £10 note passes through 594 transactions.
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.
Bear Pit Theatre present a sweet show which narrates different generations’ experiences of when they were 17.
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.
World music from Kande, folk-ethnic group from Aceh, Indonesia.
Every year the Fringe is swarming with many improvised shows, with very few original ideas.
The Cambridge Theatre Collective offer up a largely genderbent production of Shakespeare’s bloodiest tragedy, set in a high school.
Bringing jazz and Korean traditions together, SE:UM have found the perfect recipe in their atmospheric show Korean Breath.
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…
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.
Frantic passions are unleashed when divine and human worlds meet.
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s most famous creation is given a shaky new lease of life in this parody adventure by Tobacco Tea.
Roll up for the award-winning Sideshows and feast your eyes on an opera and ballet spectacular.
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).
Mwathirika is deﬁnitely an engrossing show.
Melvin is movin’ in all directions – song, dance, tap, comedy, and some of the best entertainers around might just join in the fun.
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…
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…
High energy blend of Flamenco rhythms with a Scottish twist.
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…
Four separate but interweaving stories following dispossession and alienation on the fringes of Australian society, providing a profoundly moving portrait of Australian working-cla…
An adventure through creativity from representational to abstract.
Attempts on Her Life has a notoriety surrounding it that most shows would kill for.
Solid musicianship and original lyrical content, reaching out to young and old alike.
Those headlines are everywhere these days: “You won’t believe what happens next,” “#8 will blow your mind,” “This video is everything”.
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.
The Oxford Gargoyles have delighted Fringe audiences for nine years.
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.
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.
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…
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 Princess and the Pea follows the story of the lonely Prince Jethro.
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.
Makoto Inoue’s non-verbal take on Shakespeare’s classic Macbeth is undoubtedly a feat.
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…
We all know the story of Jack and the Beanstalk – or at least, think we do.
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…
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.
Fringe favourite Ricardo Garcia has travelled to four continents, demonstrating the art of flamenco music, rhythm and dance.
These singers know how to dazzle and excite their audience.
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.
If you’re looking for an enjoyable, happy-go-lucky hour of rhythm and blues entertainment, then look no further than this show.
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…
An atmospheric new musical about witchcraft, betrayal and friendship, Witch is a journey into dark magic, spanning across generations.
A concert with a difference! Riau Rhythm Chambers Indonesia has successfully developed a contemporary music based on Melayu roots.
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.
Making a return in C theatre’s 24th year – the comedy soap that you control.
Exhilarating Japanese taiko drumming and stunning swordplay dramatically combined by an award-winning group.
Collegiate a cappella has become a major trend in recent years at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
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 Great British Bake Off – what’s not to love? Cake, puns galore and HRH Mary Berry showing her soft spot for gin.
Tokyo Tapdoare a company of Japanese tap dancers, percussionists, circus artists.
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.
Comedy! Circus! Cabaret! at our five venues: C, our powerhouse of performance on Chambers Street.
Fringe favourite Ricardo Garcia has travelled to four continents, demonstrating the art of Flamenco music, rhythm and dance.
Green Snake, brought to the Fringe by the National Theatre of
China, promises to be a modern take on a old Chinese myth.
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.
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.
Daphne du Maurier’s tale of desire, obsession and treachery retold by a vibrant young cast.
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…
Returning to the Fringe for a ninth year running, the Gargoyles are a class act.
Cambridge University Musical Theatre Society have brought their leisurely afternoon stroll Sunday in the Park with George to this year’s Edinburgh Festival Fringe.
King Ubu was performed only once in playwright Alfred Jarry’s life.
Irene is desperate to escape her abusive husband Alex, and has found comfort and a deep connection with Charles, who lives just next door.
Lianna is a young woman with learning disabilities.
There are some very charming elements to this show, but for me I felt there was not enough actual dancing for the children.
Cambridge Shortlegs and Pembroke Players return to the Edinburgh Fringe with their production of The Penelopiad, an adaptation of Margaret Atwood’s novella.
Movin’ Melvin Brown is in town
doing two different high-energy shows on alternating nights.
A social happening and a performance in one.
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…
Wellington College make their return to
the Edinburgh Festival Fringe this year with the wacky jukebox musical Return
to the Forbidden Planet.
In 2007, Eurobeat: Almost Eurovision exploded on the Edinburgh Fringe and has appeared practically every year since with a few tweaks.
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.
Infinity Repertory Theatre update Shakespeare’s comedy to the 21st century as a musical with a rollicking rock’n’roll aim in mind.
Melvin Brown has got the moves, and this suave dude who appears in a suit and gold satin shirt also has a killer voice.
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
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.
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.
Light Opera Group’s production of How to Succeed in Business without Really
Trying is a masterfully polished piece of theatre.
Two plays for the price of one, Siblings is a double bill of original writing; Brothers and Sisters.
You wake up at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.
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…
Forget Fire, named after a line in a poem by W.
This exuberant, toe-tapping spectacular is a sure-fire crowd pleaser.
It takes a brave soul to attempt to tackle ancient Greek comedy with a modern audience.
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.
These Blues Brothers take a cliché and put their own mark on it.
The students from Music Theatre Warwick join a hoard of performers hoping to entertain at the Fringe with an improvised musical.
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…
Playing Landscapes is an exciting opportunity to see a four person dance company from Macao.
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…
“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…
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.
With a free croissant and tea in hand, Shakespeare for Breakfast almost had me sold before kick-off.
Join a group of ordinary gay friends for an honest and intimate evening together.
Triumphantly sailing into Edinburgh come Audacious Productions with their frankly magnificent production The Odyssey: An Epic Musical Epic.
Michael Puzzo’s popular play is a solid piece of theatre—it
knows exactly what it wants to achieve and pulls it off.
The show is a rite of transformation in which the conflict is brought to its tragic consequences.
Produced by C theatre, The Snow Queen is a charming adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen’s classic tale by Karina Wilson.
Brush is a new piece of experimental theatre from the Korean theatre company, Haddangse.
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…
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…
Sometimes in this show, there’d come some songs like this.
Comedy! Circus! Cabaret! At our five venues: C: our powerhouse of performance on Chambers Street.
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