The Fool

The Fool

The Fool follows the events leading to the incarceration of its 3 main characters thanks to a law known as ‘Kevin’s Bill’. Delivered in a mix of Chinese with English subtitles and English, this is a near-future satirical comedy which uses a large amount of physical theatre and clowning... 

Along the Silk Road: Classic Poems in Song and Dance

Along the Silk Road: Classic Poems in Song and Dance

You have been cordially invited to time travel, to where the poetry of the Tang dynasty – an artistic pinnacle on par with Shakespeare and Dante – is brought to life by this troupe of young dancers, singers and musicians... 

The Taming of the Shrew

The Taming of the Shrew

It’s often hard to find anything particularly original about an original adaptation of any of Shakespeare's great plays these days, but The Taming of the Shrew done in traditional Korean style, plus an added bit of hip hop, is surely a first... 

Along the Silk Road: Dance and Sing at a Tibetan Festival

Along the Silk Road: Dance and Sing at a Tibetan Festival

Kids love to be involved when watching a show and we provide you with such a chance! Dance and sing together and even try on traditional ethnic costumes with this group of young dancers, singers and musicians as they recreate the traditional Bathing Festival from the Tibetan grasslands, a holy ceremony for this mysterious ethnic group... 

Along the Silk Road: A Midsummer Night's Dream

Along the Silk Road: A Midsummer Night's Dream

Literature narrows the gap between diverse nations. This year marks the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare and the whole world recalls his poetic language. Watch Chinese teenagers’ unique interpretation of his masterpieces as this troupe of young actors recreate classic fragments from comedy A Midsummer Night’s Dream, retaining the power and beauty of the original verse... 

Is It Tabu?

Is It Tabu?

Hilarious and moving spontaneous show reveals the dramas that transpire when an older TV actress from Hi-De-Hi and a younger classical actor get together and stage their own play. Confronting issues of age, gender and prejudice, in a cross between Chorus Line and Kinky Boots... 

The African Dream Musical

The African Dream Musical

South African sensations return. A story of modern South Africa, its people and aspirations. ‘These singers know how to dazzle and excite their audience. Pitch perfect songs in a variety of tones and paces unfold, each as pleasing as the previous... 

The Play's the Thing: Shakespeare for Kids

The Play's the Thing: Shakespeare for Kids

William Shakespeare is back for his 400th anniversary, but he needs your help with his newest play. A brother and sister are lost at sea, but the Bard is at a loss for what happens next... 

Shakespeare in the Garden: Twelfth Night, or What You Will

Shakespeare in the Garden: Twelfth Night, or What You Will

Will poor Viola ever find her twin brother Sebastian? Expect adventure, suspense and lots of laughs. A perfect introduction to Shakespeare in the picturesque surroundings of St Peter's... 

The Taming of the Shrew

The Taming of the Shrew

A stunningly original Korean update of the classic play. Confucius meets Shakespeare with a dash of hip hop thrown in for good measure. Petruchio, a patriarch of the Confucian dynasty, tries to tame hip hop Kate into a traditional obedient woman, but who will win in the end? This critically acclaimed worldwide tour comes to Edinburgh... 

You

You

Cirque du Soleil acrobat James Kingsford-Smith returns to the Fringe with his twisted and deeply hysterical new solo show. See the human body attempt impossible feats while the mind explores the very people we pretend to be – ourselves... 

Shakespeare in the Garden: What You Will

Shakespeare in the Garden: What You Will

Shakespeare’s body of work is well-traveled by theatrical patrons – some might say imposingly so. Those unacquainted usually balk at the boredom and alienation they find; binning the schoolbook copy of Macbeth at the soonest possible chance... 

Around the World in 80 Days

Around the World in 80 Days

Around the World in 80 Days is one of Jules Verne’s famous adventure novels. Reclusive gentleman Phileas Fogg gets sucked into an argument with a number of gentlemen over the possibility of traveling the world in 80 days... 

Show Your Hope

Show Your Hope

Show your Hope is a mobile art exhibition by Dutch storyteller Mr Martin who has been travelling all over the world with a van full of paintings since 2003. The idea is simple - Mr Martin works with international artists providing them with a small canvas and asks them to respond to the phrase ‘show your hope’ in whatever way they see best... 

Angus Brown: Get Ready. Get Set. Ahhh F*%k It

Angus Brown: Get Ready. Get Set. Ahhh F*%k It

Whilst on tour, Angus was facing certain death. Although everything turned out fine, it got him thinking. The prospect of death might motivate most people to tick off their bucket list, but for Angus it was a realisation that his life had been filled with great intentions, just not a lot of finished plans... 

The Play's the Thing: Shakespeare for Kids

The Play's the Thing: Shakespeare for Kids

Come to the Globe Playhouse and meet William Shakespeare himself! An enchanting journey through Shakespeare's most famous characters will start a love for his work that will last a lifetime... 

Tripped

Tripped

Divided by their differences, two men are united by one similarity: they both have the nasty habit of standing on landmines. A dark comic parable about prejudice. Two men, brought together by a violent clash of cultures, are forced to reconcile their differences and look to the other for help... 

The Enchanted Forest Adventure

The Enchanted Forest Adventure

Storyteller and performer Brooke Laing performs and delights in an interactive action-packed adventure through an enchanted forest where a miserable witch has been up to mischief. Can we save Bottom and his fairytale friends from the witch’s spells before Big Ben chimes midnight, or will we be trapped in the enchanted forest forever? 'Magical, immersive, inventive and fun ... 

Transitions of (I)dentity

Transitions of (I)dentity

The inner struggle of who we are, and who we should be. Sometimes forced to move into one direction by society and politics, we stretch out as far as we can to find what we call freedom... 

Island Voices – The Sigh of Body

Island Voices – The Sigh of Body

Taiwan's indigenous peoples have inhabited the island for 12,000 years, and seen many new cultures arrive and depart over the centuries. Challenged by the industrial encroachment of their ancient lands, the tribal peoples are at the forefront of Taiwan's environmental movement... 

Centred: A One Clown Comedy About Stuff

Centred: A One Clown Comedy About Stuff

Attention customers: the store will be closing in five minutes. Please collect your valuables and loved ones and make your way to the nearest exit. The store will not be held responsible for anyone left here overnight... 

English Cabaret Hour

English Cabaret Hour

The English Rose of the contemporary cabaret scene, Sue Casson, returns for a second year with another mouth-watering smörgåsbord of song, satire and shortbread. Her playfully poignant original songs are featured alongside the English Singing Baker, on hand to provide a virtuoso display of cantabile cake baking, and comedy sketches from Upload... 

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... 

Vierne 4

Vierne 4

A World War One Centenary recital of organ music from the era: Vierne's 4th Symphony, (1914), Howells's 3rd Rhapsody (1918), three Reger pieces from op145 (1915-16). David Hamilton is a prize-winner at the European Organ Improvisation, and has studied in Scotland, Germany and the Netherlands... 

English Cabaret Hour

English Cabaret Hour

Set at the fictional Celebrity Café, this cabaret features sketches, song, and the baking of mini-cupcakes. The world of the café is peopled by a resident web nerd (who is making a film about getting famous on the internet in which he plays the roles of various YouTube superstars) and the English Singing Baker (who prepares mini-cupcakes in front of us in a cookery-show segment, likening baking to romance through a metaphor of transforming separate ingredients into one... 

(The Reel) Macbeth

(The Reel) Macbeth

If this production is anything to go by (The Reel) Macbeth is by no means a tragedy; instead it’s a demonic kilt-adorned joke. There is little tragedy in this fast running farcical production... 

Mountain Songs and Grassland Tunes: Tribal Trip

Mountain Songs and Grassland Tunes: Tribal Trip

Hailing from the beautiful lands of Yunnan, Tribal Trip consists of: the La-Hu Wang NieJing, DingNan on drums and the mystical dancing of Shi XueYan combines folk music from Russia and China with electronica, using instruments from all over the world, creating a natural and ancient sound that is meant to praise to life itself... 

Mountain Songs and Grassland Tunes: Tulegur Gangzi

Mountain Songs and Grassland Tunes: Tulegur Gangzi

Tulegur Gangzi, a modern nomad and a versatile musician from Inner-Mongolia who has combined traditional Mongolian throat singing Khoomei with contemporary music, rock and folk, which results in a unique style, named by the artist himself as Mongolian Grunge... 

A Modernist Event

A Modernist Event

The Lincoln Theatre Company presents an avant-garde evening, jam-packed with the surreal. The theatre-goer who seeks tranquillity and meaning will definitely not find it here. Rules are thrown out the window, because in this absurd world anything is possible... 

Dreams of Peace and Freedom

Dreams of Peace and Freedom

Part choral performance, part spoken word, Dreams of Peace and Freedom charts the development of the European Convention of Human Rights, reciting passages from one of its main champions, David Maxwell Fyfe, who was also a prosecutor at the Nuremberg Trials... 

Shakespeare in the Garden: A Midsummer Night's Dream

Shakespeare in the Garden: A Midsummer Night's Dream

This production of Shakespeare’s classic and well loved comedy is set in the pretty garden of a church. Though it is on the edge of a very busy road it is a lovely and appropriately nature-filled scene for the play... 

Americana

Americana

Cameron Mackintosh Award winning company, ‘The Hungry Bitches’ return to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe with their latest offering, ‘Americana’.This new musical interrogates America from an outsiders perspective... 

Notoriously Yours

Notoriously Yours

Most of us don’t think too hard about what we post online. Despite whistleblowers like Edward Snowden and revelations on the scale of PRISM, the majority of people go about their daily business online not thinking too much about who is watching... 

Bruchlandung

Bruchlandung

In the programme notes, the translation for the word Bruchlandung is “crash landing”. This is as good a description as any for the audience’s initial experience of this experimental and challenging work... 

Narin Oz: Addicted to Love

Narin Oz: Addicted to Love

“Warning...” reads the blurb about Addicted to Love on the Fringe website, “some sexual content, partial nudity, some explicit language, close up performance, interactive.” These cautionary words are entirely accurate... 

The Nis

The Nis

Immersive multimedia experience performed by the Amplified Elephants and the BOLT Ensemble, directed by James Hullick. This cutting edge sonic media experience employs electro-acoustic sound, interactive screen projections, robotic machines and video... 

First World Problems

First World Problems

The long walk to the remote control. The stale taste of a bagel. The low battery on your mobile phone. With 140 characters or less to fill, everyone has a problem that needs solving in our unforgiving first world... 

The Happy Prince

The Happy Prince

Sue Casson's 'charming and radiant' (AYoungerTheatre.com) musical adaptation of Oscar Wilde's classic parable, directed by Tom Blackmore returns to the Fringe after its 2012 success... 

The Baron Conspiracy

The Baron Conspiracy

'I’d like to take the opportunity to ask every one of you to listening in, whoever and wherever you may be, to pause for a moment and contemplate the events of the past few hours...