Romeo and Juliet

Romeo and Juliet

Take a Shakespeare play and strip it of all of the aspects that make it a timeless sensation. Cut up the script, stick it back together again and hope for the best when you sell it back to the audience under the same title as the original... 

Ernest; or Much Ado About Muffins

Ernest; or Much Ado About Muffins

From the outset, this musical adaptation of Oscar Wilde’s 1895 play The Importance of Being Earnest was just bad and unfortunately, not the kind of bad production that you’d recommend your friends watch for a laugh... 

Dead Letters

Dead Letters

In this era of electronic messaging devices, where nothing texted or emailed seems personal, permanent or important, there is something romantic about a tangible, hand-written letter... 

Pirates of Men's Pants

Pirates of Men's Pants

Gilbert and Sullivan musicals aren't to everyone's taste, and could most definitely do with an injection of a more modern approach. That's what the Courage Performers, a youth group from Wiltshire, are hoping to do... 

The Babysitters

The Babysitters

Set in a surreal criminal underworld where gangsters play Cluedo, Hide and Seek and drink home-grown English garden tea, The Babysitters is an ambitious piece of new writing that has all the hallmarks of brilliance without quite being brilliant itself... 

Sparks

Sparks

It is either apt or ironic that a show whose set recreates a building site feels a little messy. A one-hander telling the tale of a day in the life of Jerry the electrician, Sparks attempts to shed light on “the loss of sense of identity in the face of economic collapse and how unreliable our personal narrative can be... 

1 Green Bottle

1 Green Bottle

Former Royal Court writer Nick Cassenbaum’s new play, 1 Green Bottle, bets big. It promises themes of loneliness, control and “the electronic emptiness that lies behind the lens in a generation who have forgotten how to be themselves,” but these are heavy topics, and Cassenbaum struggles to deal with them in a mere 50 minutes... 

Something's in the Living Room

Something's in the Living Room

A darkly humorous one-woman physical theatre piece with an elaborate costume made of black bin bags. How do we deceive ourselves in order to survive? Encountering a piano, she receives advice from over-sized teapot... 

Replay

Replay

Replay tells the story of Freya, a piano teacher, who becomes obsessed with one of her pupils, James, following the suicide of his sister. We see Freya's story as a flashback after she becomes distressed to the point of insanity, and must try to explain her conflicted feelings to a friend at a party... 

Shrew

Shrew

Ami Jones and team present a one-woman take on one of Shakespeare’s most controversial plays, The Taming of the Shrew. The results are delightful.Jones is the eponymous Shrew of the show: Kate/Katharine/Katherina... 

The Despondent Divorcée

The Despondent Divorcée

We’re in 1940s New York at an upscale hotel, where a new jazz bar is having its opening launch party. A junior photographer is sent to cover the event, and the opportunistic owner of the hotel ingratiates himself with the journalist for favourable press coverage... 

Departures: A Song Cycle

Departures: A Song Cycle

The idea of the song cycle is to use an original thought from which the music and lyrics is constructed as opposed to writing a book or adapting material from an original source. Sheffield based Verismo Theatre bring such a song cycle to the fringe, based on interviews from individuals across a diverse range of British communities... 

Broken Dolls (Razbitye Kuklu)

Broken Dolls (Razbitye Kuklu)

I'm dead inside ... just a whore. This is all I know how to do... So, I willingly came back...' Narcisa, a young Moldavian woman, is tricked and sold into the sex industry, after a recruitment meeting turned nightmare... 

Last Call

Last Call

Welcome to the World Championships of Boozing 2014! Doesn't matter if you're a pitiful alcoholic or a hypocrite teetotaller, this invitation is for you! Come and see what happens when the most popular sports event in the world hits Edinburgh... 

The Cagebirds

The Cagebirds

In a cage of the mind six lost souls re-run their daily routine until a new thought is introduced. The wild, chaotic nature of the newcomer challenges perceptions and requires a response from each one... 

Your Fragrant Phantom

Your Fragrant Phantom

In this captivating and poignant piece of new writing, F Scott Fitzgerald, the author who coined the 1920s The Jazz Age, and his wife Zelda, retell their own story of love, loss and legacy... 

The Cosmonaut's Last Message to the Woman He Once Loved in the Former Soviet Union

The Cosmonaut's Last Message to the Woman He Once Loved in the Former Soviet Union

Two Soviet cosmonauts orbiting the earth they left behind twelve years earlier. A Scottish civil negotiator with a secret and a troubled Russian stripper. Joined by characters each holding their extraordinary interwoven stories of loss and desire, David Greig's play is a physical exploration of connection and disconnection between human life: the intimate, the epic, and the disjointed world we live in... 

C vibrant vivacious variety

C vibrant vivacious variety

Comedy! Circus! Cabaret! At our five venues: 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...