It’s an old feminist adage that the personal is political – and it doesn’t get much more personal than this.
Full Consent To Speak On My Behalf refers to a statutory line used by professionals, enabling foster carers to speak on behalf of children in the care system.
I didn’t know what to expect walking into Chalk.
Josh and Isabella are childhood sweethearts.
This show celebrates aspiring singers as they take you on their singing journey and development, through the music of their idols.
Take a deep dive into the minds of a group of children.
The multi-stylistic, unconventional cellist and singer Johanna Stein returns to the Fringe.
Riddled Image have been invited to a funeral, but something quickly becomes clear when they arrive: the funeral is for one of them.
Na na na na na na na na Batman! Na na na na na na na na panto! Panto! Batman! Pantooooo! After a sell-out adult pantomime in 2018’s Fringe, WDG is back with a new not-family-frie…
A gripping electric thriller, exploring the far-reaching, unexpected and devastating effect childhood bullying can wreak.
‘When did no become a turn on? No.
Emer Maguire is a TEDx performing musical comedian, an international award-winning science communicator and a double Irish Radio Award winning BBC radio presenter.
‘The worst day of our lives might just be the best thing that ever happened to us’.
What do you want to see? A marriage or a funeral? An abandoned spaceship or a creepy dungeon? A murder or a resurrection? In Choose Your Own.
Tin Tub Theatre presents a female-led abridged adaption of Anthony Burgess’ iconic novel and play, A Clockwork Orange.
Jess is sat on the living room floor, nursing a glass of wine… or two… or three.
From Patrick Barlow (The 39 Steps), Ben Hur follows an amateur theatre troupe as they produce the massive tale of the fictional prince and merchant, Judah Ben-Hur.
Innovations isn’t just a show.
Auto-Correbt have set themselves the challenge of performing every other show at Edinburgh Fringe.
An agoraphobic phone sex dominatrix goes on a whirlwind journey across the Bavarian countryside – and deep within herself – in order to rescue a friend from the claws of a myth…
Drawing on Bullen’s experience of post-traumatic stress disorder, this confessional and multidisciplinary work will transport you through an autobiographical experience.
Last Life feels like a social experiment.
Four work colleagues reunite after 30 years, in this delightful intergenerational analysis of motherhood.
With a highly experienced team behind this production it is no wonder that Identity by CTC COMPANY at Greenside, Infirmary St.
More of a personal theatrical experience than what one might expect from a show described as ‘cabaret’, Allie Jessing’s Hetaira: A Mythic Cabaret sees the talented actress de…
An interesting insight into the man who stole Christmas, leader of the ‘doomsday cult that controls eight million lives’.
Stoner comedy is a strange subgenre.
Activising For Change are an Edinburgh-based theatre group and the brains behind 2018’s emotive performance of 147Hz Can’t Pass, an intimate window into the experiences of livi…
A clever, conversational creation which examines differing experiences and attitudes to feminism, misogyny and the patriarchal structures which limit women in society.
For an incomplete play, Georg Büchner’s Woyzeck has nevertheless managed to secure enduring interest.
It’s the final year of university for Tom, but he’s afraid he’ll never be good enough to become a superhero.
Consumers: where originality is scarce and following trends is a matter of life and death.
Harry and Ella walk into a bar.
‘Together we can build our fortresses and break their foundations.
Noel Coward and Gertrude Lawrence, one of the most successful partnerships in the 30s and 40s, (dead now unfortunately.
This Sales Pitch is the only way forward.
‘Welcome to the Dead Parents Society.
Leaves is a new play by New York City based, all-female theatre collective Don, Pat & Tom.
A block of flats.
The 2018 IPCC Report on the impacts of global warming of above 1.
Secrets is the brand new show by the two-time Edinburgh Close-Up Magician of the Year, Cameron Young.
Six actors, neon tutus and the unmistakable lyrics of Agadoo.
Eliza Drake used to believe in fairies.
In order for theatre to be political, it certainly does not have to make any truly profound statement on the state of the world.
“I’ve not seen anything like this in the 12 years I’ve been working at the Fringe,” was the observation from one of the tech guys I spoke to after seeing Ugly Youth, this y…
Writer Jack Fairey has taken on a huge task in adapting the substance of Homer’s Iliad into a modern story still firmly embedded in the Trojan War with a running time just short …
(Ab)solution is the first Edinburgh Festival Fringe Play from Swindon-based Jackrill Productions, and it’s an impressive debut at Greenside, Infirmary St.
As an unfinished text imbued with deep mystery, ranging from menacing abstract bureaucracy to detailed recounted memories, Kafka’s The Castle is a challenging undertaking, but th…
A man and a woman fall in love.
BSC Theatre joyously celebrate diversity and minority identities through this tender and thought-provoking glimpse into life on the outside.
Following last year’s five-star production in Edinburgh, Keele Drama Society returns with a new ‘interesting and thought-provoking production’ (Audience review for Doors Opening,…
Rats’ Tales by Carol Ann Duffy and adapted by Melly Still brings together a hugely entertaining, sinister and magical mixture of traditional and invented folk stories, richly con…
Bold, irreverent, moving and hysterical.
‘She can remember the voices, the melodies, the harmonies – but it’s not the same.
A past hit at the Philadelphia Fringe Festival! #213 is a silent, sad clown who has learned how to find laughter through the tears.
Everyone says that university is the best three years of your life! So what happens next? Based on true experiences told by graduates, join three clowns as they leave the comfort o…
I Am is about the continual challenge of seeking liberation.
What are you willing to do to become a legend? A porn actor performing his last record-breaking movie: a sex marathon with 100 women.
Enjoy the funny, macabre, scary ways down the centuries we’ve separated the head from the body as the ultimate symbol of a divided self in a fractured world’s search for identity, …
An exciting new show created by emerging professional artists from UCW’s degree level performing arts course.
The true story of a 21-year-old girl in an Australian plane crash during her study abroad year.
Thomas Jefferson, Charles Dickens and Count Leo Tolstoy find themselves locked in a room with no exit, as they ransack the philosophies of their lives and work, searching for a tru…
Nina is on her multicultural, mixed-up and unfinished journey to matrimony.
Ten strangers visit the same park bench on the same day.
A dark comedy about the young women who had the “honour” of being Adolf Hitler’s food tasters.
In a story of damsels, dragons and danger, the legendary Fablesmiths take you on a spectacular journey into a mystical universe of forgotten fairy tales ranging from Polish folklor…
Operatic soprano Louise Geller debuts her innovative show with pianist Alex Norton.
Crime of the Hour is a true crime-themed comedy improv show.
Part stand-up, part gig, with a sparkling performance by Inês Sampaio, The Trial is an interactive new play that questions gender constructions in the 21st century.
On 20th July, 1969, thousands of people gathered to watch two remarkable firsts: the first all-night broadcast on British television, and the first man walking on the surface of th…
Ruby in the Rough – original pop/rock music tracks performed by four teenage Parisians.
A lowly soldier struggles to provide for his wife and son.
Psychologists claim answering 36 questions can make two strangers fall in love.
Fancy a trip to Venice in Edinburgh? Join Arlecchino as he takes on two jobs and two masters.
A woman reveals her daughter’s terrible secret which only surfaces as the daughter becomes a young woman.
Set against the backdrop of a school production of West Side Story, this is the story of Mr Taylor, a teacher in charge of putting on the production.
The far future.
With damning questions on moral and personal boundaries, Lines is a stunning and complex portrayal of sexual assault.
Body Shop is a multiplayer, multi-layered human body action game, a future-forward competition where women are assembled according to the stories of their bodies.
Working Class Hero’s biggest flaw is that it isn’t about anything.
‘If I had a name for every woman with a story, I’d run out of space and I’d be writing forever’.
You’ve heard of Kurt Cobain.
Membership of the local amateur drama society has dwindled to four.
All That Remains is a moving reflection on loss and memory based on true stories from the ongoing war in Ukraine.
Based on the painting Akita no Gyoji by Tsuguharu Foujita (1937), Yoshitaka fuses the Japanese folk elements of Namahage, Hanekawa Kenbayashi and Akita Nikatabushi to create a new …
Manchester United fans old enough to remember 1971 may recall the strange weekend George Best went missing.
When Dave dies and is sent back to the living, he is only visible to his best friend Jimmy.
A funny play set to a dark backdrop.
An intensely dramatic short play inspired by authors such as Sarah Kane and Martin Crimp, our script is an original attempt at an absurdist horror story.
‘And I tell myself, I think – if you f*ck it up, you f*ck it up.
Feel down in the dumps? Come to the Fringe with a desperate desire to re-evaluate your life? No? Well, we have.
Choice was the problem.
Following his sell-out Fringe debut last year, Tomfoolery returns with his action-packed show that’s fun for all the family.
Join a couple of Aussies on this off-beat excursion of naughty and ridiculous tales and oddly familiar tunes.
Three performers on stage present an intriguing blend of poetry and dance.
Laura Careless’ solo show, inspired by the book and BBC series of the same name by Helen Castor, is an intricate, forceful and nuanced production examining the life of five diffe…
Colin McKenzie has only forty minutes left to live! Come join us for the final moments of Colin’s brilliant, majestic and totally mundane existence! A once in a lifetime opportunit…
University is the best time of your life, isn’t it? So what do you do when every day is a struggle? In Seven Ways to Calm the Fuck Down, directed by Ruth Berry, 3BUGS Fringe Thea…
You may think you’ve seen The Bacchae – but have you seen Dionysius wreaking havoc upon his namesake play in an attempt to modernise it? This is the premise of Mermaids: The U…
With recent workshops around the world, this delightful new musical by California composer Tim Nelson is now at the Fringe! Alice’s magical, musical journey with a true Broadway …
‘They say life begins at 80.
A fresh, ground-breaking performance from Athens.
MAD is a new black comedy from Cam Scriven and Daniel Bainbridge.
147Hz Can’t Pass is the culmination of lived experience.
Osric Omand and the Story of Hope is a horror-action-comedy that follows Osric Omand and his ex-Nazi caretaker Hans as their institute of monsters suffers an outbreak.
‘The more I drink in real life, the more my babies are taken away by social services in my Sims life.
Set in a post-apocalyptic world this student-run, original musical theatre production takes place after humankind has destroyed the surface of our planet.
Cameron and Maddie meet at a singles night.
Pigs, pomp and porkers abound in this off-the-wall clown show about our government’s handling of Brexit negotiations.
The Skits, Cornell University’s original sketch comedy troupe, has crossed the Atlantic to deliver some cold, hard jokes.
Maddy and Jim’s relationship is having problems.
When was the last time you messaged a friend, updated your story or video called family? We live in a world of instant communication but how often do we assess the presence of tech…
You’d usually begin with the start, but here the end explodes first.
Secret Mountain is a children’s educational show, not suitable for children.
Button your shirt.
Back by popular demand! Cabaret is full of decadence and delight, music and merriment.
Having absolutely loved Posolev’s other work at the 2018 Fringe, (Some)Body, I’m a little nervous at the start that this may not be of equal standard.
This is one woman’s tale of the many heartbreaks in her life and the lessons she learned from each that allowed her to be able to love herself instead of seeking it in others.
It’s 1968 and the world is about to change.
Harriet Beveridge’s show menoPAUSE could be considered uncomfortable by many.
Combining dance, text and improvisation, Mirage is a kinaesthetic exploration of reality and empathy.
Panchkanya: sufferings of five heroines of Indian mythology are experienced by many Indian women to this date.
Attempting to create a spin-off to one of the most beloved musicals of recent memory is a brave choice, and unfortunately it is a gamble that didn't pay off in this case.
A picture is worth 1,000 words – what about a song? A punchy contemporary musical that will leave you questioning what a picture really is and how it can be so much more than a s…
“Up, up, up.
Tony believes in the healing powers of stories; Iain’s been scrubbing his fingers since 3am; Saffron’s stalking her piano teacher.
Some teenagers do something bad, really bad, then panic and cover the whole thing up.
What do kids really think about their parents? If parents could do it all over again, what would they do differently? In Parents we explore interviews with real parents and real ki…
A man is bound to a chair with a sack over his head.
It’s 4am, you’re stuck in the middle of an airport, and you’re downing coffee to stay awake.
An original piece exploring the words we let fly, stop signs, and those we meet at the crossroads.
This is the story of Tinderella on the hunt for a sexy fella.
From the humid and dark recesses of Greenside Infirmary Street, a particularly fabulous member of the aristocracy takes us through a rollicking and camp-filled history of homosexua…
Dark comedy exploring morality and mortality.
Squabbling House Theatre are delighted to present their first piece of original writing: Scratch.
Join your favourite Doctor Who characters for their greatest journey yet! It’s a musical adventure in time and space! After the TARDIS mysteriously crash lands, the Doctor and hi…
Rachel and Peter are 17; they’ve been together for six months.
Inspired by the characters of Roald Dahl, come and make a Wonka pot on the potter’s wheel or hand build a Matilda or an enormous crocodile! The most squishy squashy substance, cl…
Present and Correct, the University of York’s very own homegrown sketch troupe, are heading back up to the Fringe once again.
Why do women go to the toilet in pairs? They time travel! Join Lolie and Lou on their intergalactic comedy adventures.
You can’t just take a break from your life.
As a group of high school students work towards their English exam, but can’t remember anything about the classic texts they have to memorise, their teacher is forced to fabricate …
Follow the elvish dancer into the enchanted forest and get lost in the moment, admiring his strange and subtle art.
Rage, nymphomania, ecstasy and numbness.
‘I limit myself to a quick look every two hours at first.
Do you want to rid your life of fear? Then let renowned psychologist Dr Greenwood free you from the ghosts of your past as she takes you on a journey into the darkest parts of the …
Philosophy student Chloe discovers she has chlamydia and, in the interest of economising, decides to throw a party to announce the news to all of her ex-lovers.
Being in love is.
Lucy is young, fresh-faced and feeling lucky.
Two of Shakespeare’s most famous scenes fantastically performed by the 15 to 20-year-old children from two of China’s schools, Shanghai International Studies University and For…
‘These days most people don’t believe in God.
Four friends decide to ignore the warnings about their local woods and meddle with seemingly demonic forces in the hope to create a film about a local urban legend.
On the bloodied knuckle and tender belly of contemporary theatre, this showcase of original work introduces emerging theatre companies from one of the country’s leading contempor…
An absurd comedy that blends slapstick, nonsense and existentialism.
After a sell-out Edinburgh Fringe run in 2017, we return with the story of Harry Poppers and the Deathly Swallows! You may have heard a similar story before, but we will take you o…
This sensational new production from this award-winning theatre company explores the depths of depravity, power, sexual dominance and violent seduction.
Present and Correct, the University of York’s superb sketch troupe are heading back to the Fringe with an all new smash show.
In Clara Saves America, internationally unknown French stand-up comedian, Clara Bijl, talks about being French and living in America, moving to NYC, then to California; she shares …
A young couple in crisis realise they need distance from the hypnotic effects of the mass media, which has come to invade their lives.
A sexier, more violent Waiting for Godot, Definition of Man is a physicalised post-apocalyptic decreation myth that won Best in Dance and Physical Theatre and Ripest Show at the 20…
As one of the most famous American authors of all time, many people will know of F.
George Orwell’s magnum opus novel 1984 is eerily relevant today despite being published in 1949 and shows us a world of constant war, omnipresent surveillance and propaganda cond…
Morning People Productions’ self-written and self-directed Twenty Something is a wonderful, shrewd new play about the whirlwind of realities and disappointments in young adult li…
Though history favours certain people and ends up silencing others, theatre can be a means of trying to give a voice to those whose perspectives have been lost.
Elaine Davidson is something of an Edinburgh icon.
In A Different Way Home we hear from two estranged members of the same family as they share their sides of a complex family story with us – chiefly how they manage grief after lo…
Two young women, living similar lives, doing similar things: applying for jobs at cafes, buying alcohol, going to parties.
A topical and popular theme for this year’s Fringe – mental health – is explored and fleshed out in this beautiful, bittersweet tale of two childhood friends that battle to f…
People say your whole life flashes in front of your eyes before you die but what happens when you have dementia? Where does the brain go before we die? Dark Matter is a devised and…
Isobel Holly is a rare find: a young talent with capabilities beyond her years.
England, 1823: the Industrial Revolution and a changing world.
A couple of couples meet for a drink and talk again and again and again and again and.
A fast-paced dramatic/comedic representation of the stresses of 21st-century student life.
For a play about personified jizz, War of the Sperms is surprisingly unsexy.
The debut play from Haylo Theatre, comprising Hayley Riley and Louise Evans, Over the Garden Fence, follows Annabelle and her Gran, Dolly who is suffering from dementia.
Musical adaptations of other works often struggle to either make themselves distinct or justify their existence.
Narrative direction is hard to achieve but is essential to a good musical.
Smashing Mirrors Theatre are shining a spotlight on those usually left in the shadows through their heart-breaking play The Loneliest Girl in the World, written and directed by Eli…
Produced by Connie Stride and co-directed by Emily Ashbrook and Elizabeth Bailey, The Tinder Tales excels in making genuine experiences appear visceral.
Broken Episodes is an immersive Artaud style of performance, written and directed by Thomas Sellick-Newton, artistic director of Atmostheatre.
Napier University Drama Society returns to the musical stage after selling out last year.
We are coming to the Festival Fringe with our unique Korean style.
Cognitions was confessional, poetic physical theatre.
‘A new label on an old tin of beans won’t change the flavour.
A devised autobiographical theatre performance (with immersive elements) exploring the themes of home and migration.
Welcome to the story of Harry Poppers and the Deathly Swallows! You may have heard a similar story before, but we will take you on a very different journey.
The Teeth of Haros follows the recently deceased Malcolm on a dream-like journey through purgatory and memories of his last day alive as he searches for his daughter Anna.
Coffee is the backbone of modern society.
Simon Currie’s 6plus1 is a band of seven musicians playing New Orleans jazz, mixing in funk, rock and ska styles with two saxes, two trumpets, trombone, tuba and drums.
Emerald Boy – three friends, a police officer and an alien walk into a bar.
As her lead character, Helen Fox explains that one out of every two people in the UK born after 1960 will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime.
A panoply of productions about Brexit, Trump and alt-right politics are gracing this year’s Edinburgh Fringe – Trumpus Interruptus is Mea Culpa Theater’s contribution to the …
Just Like the Movies is a cheery musical exploring the world of show business as the characters battle to make a statement in a world where success is often decided by major realit…
Bone Woman is a quiet, strange and beautiful production.
Have you ever wondered how the rich and shameless work out? Katie Kopajtic invites us through the closed golden doors of a luxury New York gym club in Confessions of a Personal Tra…
In our youth-obsessed society, women become sexualised at a very young age.
Tucked away in one of Greenside’s smaller studios, Baby Mama is a shining diamond of a show: beautiful storytelling and intimate staging come together to create a heartbreakingly…
Sometimes, all a show needs to be good is to be simple and earnestly performed.
In the post apocalyptic world of nuclear winter, two strangers with the world on their shoulders, meet on a bench.
What is the future of desire? I hoped Neil Frude, a leading lecturer on abnormal psychology, would be able to tell me.
For lovers of Tennessee Williams and anyone who appreciates good theatre the double bill of Ivan’s Widow and Talk to Me Like the Rain and Let Me Listen makes for a very rewardin…
Hyperthymesia is a mixture of physical theatre and emotional monologues that certainly wasn’t a show that had the audience jumping onto their feet in appreciation.
If you were Earth.
A child is born.
Atwood’s retelling of The Odyssey from Penelope’s perspective is a totally appropriate text for this energetic and innovative all-female cast.
Six teenagers communicate anonymously and only through the internet.
Set in the venue’s bar, immerse yourself in Berkoff’s biting parody of the world of theatre which pokes fun at the pretensions of thespians and the superficial nature of their life…
If Shakespeare’s greatest characters could talk, what would they say? Would they be happy about their storylines and demise, and how would they feel about all of the… “modern…
If you are hoping to find your comrades in arms and chant the internationale alongside like-minded people I regret to inform you that you will be disappointed.
Inspired by the characters of Roald Dahl, come and make a Wonka pot on the potter’s wheel, or handcraft a Matilda, a giant peach, or an enormous crocodile! The most squishy squas…
In deepest Suburbia, five young idealists have formed a new political party to save the world from itself.
Weird Sisters presents Paper Doll, a cautionary tale of married bliss that becomes unglued.
You’ll die laughing at this outrageous show about the thing we all have in common.
The Alien Chicken Remembers Galatea is inspired by John Lyly’s pastoral comedy, Galatea.
Jane extravagantly showers her son with love and affection on his birthday, giving him cake and presents galore.
Following on from his hugely successful tour in the south of England, Tomfoolery has revamped and re-toasted his action-packed Beans on Toast show for his Edinburgh Fringe debut! B…
Five of them carried out the robbery.
Chicago, America’s premier city for up-and-coming comedians sends its best and brightest to Edinburgh.
A crisis has taken hold of the Heavens.
Winner Best Comedy at United Solo Festival New York 2016.
“Death Part 7: The Last Word” is the barely anticipated final installment in Jack Trinco’s fabled, quasi-epic, multi-part exploration of the theme of death.
Game old trout, ancient heckler and exuberant enthusiast for all things Scottish, Miss Myrtle Throgmorton OBE (pending) is mad-rabbiting on about the delights of a long life – gi…
The age-old story of boy meets girl.
Film stars in the 50s and 60s needed to sing.
Welcome to Ginger Creek, where curious characters and perplexing events are the norm.
Mark is a chemical engineer.
Sam is in a coma.
Originally produced at the Royal Court in 2007, it received outstanding reviews and was nominated for several awards.
Fifty years ago, Mrs Robinson seduced The Graduate and became a legend in her own leopard print! Now we hear her untold story.
A ghostwriter and his best friend work tirelessly to create the greatest book ever written.
Theresa is a woman of the Italian high society, married to a respectable husband and lost in a betrayal that initially seems to bring a breath of fresh air to the solitude she has …
Grace and Laurie are two friends who decide to become prophets, in order to disprove the dying words of their friend, Eve, who recently committed suicide.
Like many musical theatre fans, I have a love-hate relationship with Rent.
Charlotte goes back to Stuart who still lives in their once shared university flat to find him still taking care of the habitual mess made by their mutual friend David.
Buzz is a new musical from writer Robyn Grant.
It’s rare to come across a wandering poet these days and it’s probably not the most effective way to get your message across to the public.
A splendidly constructed World War Two piece, that struggles to be heard.
I’m Missing You is a gloomy, original writing production about grief, family, loyalty and obsession.
Hunchback is an English language adaptation of the French novel, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, with a stark contrast between strong and weak elements.
Juice Straws Are Bleak is a fantastical, surrealist adventure experienced by a class of school children under the disinterested gaze of their teacher.
Triumvirette takes the form of a three part show – two monologues sandwiching a romantic comedy short play.
Join us for Nightmare, a piece of new writing by Sophie Paterson where the boundaries between subconscious and reality have been destroyed.
It is time, after 2000 years, for the resurrection – the one and only, our beloved Jesus.
‘Don’t you find, that the good thing about home is that leaving, as coming back, can equally be the greatest thing?’ ‘Mr.
The Hearty Toadstool, classic English bed and breakfast, has gone downhill in recent years, but elderly proprietor Lavinia Gerania keeps the place going.
Choreographer Ellie Aldegheri presents Lunas Dance Project in Poetic Ramblings of Existential Delight, inspired by Carl Jung’s Memories, Dreams, Reflections and feelings of chang…
You’ll Never Get This Time Back is a zany, absurd and irreverent hour of fun that casts a comic eye over the darker regions of the human soul.
It’s quite a bold group that brings a show about life-failing drug users in post Thatcher Britain to Edinburgh, the home of Trainspotting.
Steam lives up to its name, delivering a staggeringly intense hour of physical theatre.
An “Original Lord of the Rings Parody” One Musical to Rule them All is full of puns, mocks the bits of Lord of the Rings that we all thought were a bit ridiculous and illogical…
One-man shows are no easy thing to pull off, especially when the subject matter is like something out of Wes Anderson’s daydreams, but Keenan Hurley does just that in The Man Who…
The tweeting of the birds portends a beautiful day, but the view from the bridge is spoiled by an ominous thick mist.
We very rarely think about our own deaths.
Billed as “not simply a docu-drama”, Ears on a Beatle promises perspective on the post-Summer-of-Love, post-Fab-Four decade in which the two protagonist agents find themselves.
The work of playwriting powerhouse Ella Hickson has always been connected to the Edinburgh Fringe, since her debut show Eight premiered there in 2008.
After an explosion Firefighter Woman Brenda Feuerle wakes up in heaven – or not? Angels, gods, freedom, beauty… how did she end up here? What will be her mission from now on? A…
I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change takes you through a series of hilarious vignettes that show the roller coaster ride that is relationships.
Funny Women semi-finalist and best-selling author says: ‘Hello from the other side of 40’.
The Doctor’s back and combating rogue aliens at the Fringe! Directed by one of the makers of Adventures of the Improvised Sherlock Holmes, we take you on a transcendental journey…
Firefighter Woman Brenda Feuerle is on duty.
It’s all in the mind you know.
One soldier’s patriotism, as he battles both for his country and with himself, is pushed to the breaking point in this clever and current piece of new writing.
In 1930s, post-recession Mississippi, a young woman’s husband returns home following the outbreak of a fire at a nearby cotton gin; suddenly, a huge workload lands right in his l…
Shark Eat Muffin Theatre Company’s Best Intentions focuses on the perspectives of two regularly overlooked characters in Shakespearean fiction: Angelica the nurse from Romeo and …
Here is all the chaos of a Fringe-like show turned into a Fringe show: a farce about two plays being performed by one cast while their unreasonable and definitely shady writer/dire…
Often, first-time Festival goers arriving in Edinburgh can be paralysed by choice as a result of the sheer volume of shows on offer.
Sexual Fears of A Modern Day Virgin.
Something of a misnomer, Bad Shakespeare does not reflect the quality of the acting or of the performance.
In this one-woman show, Klahr Thorsen takes her audience on a whirlwind journey that dips and glides – sometimes gracefully, sometimes not – between fiction and personal histor…
Irons the new play from writer Colin Chaston certainly pushes the envelope of believability.
Isabel(le) concerns Isabel Brade, a freewheeling brothel owner with a penchant for dance, and Emma, her great-granddaughter and narrator of the show.
In Shakespeare Syndrome, brought to Edinburgh by the talented Mermaidsgroup from the University of St.
When a child’s choice is to be a suicide bomber or an invader’s informant, his Afghan mother sends him away to save him.
Stuck in a limbo of reluctance between being told to follow and not wanting to be an adult, this group of young performers take an honest and emotional look at where they are, wher…
Dark comedy and dynamic verbatim theatre.
Who do you turn to when you bring a curse on yourself? Blood Brothers is the story of twins separated at birth, as they fight through superstition and a class divide to continue a …
Award-winning Badger High School Theater presents Tales from the American Midwest, a series of American folk tales centred around the Midwestern states.
Pottery and Alice in Wonderland fans, come and have fun and make in clay the tableware, cakes, biscuits, hats, caterpillars, rabbits and anything else, allowing your imagination to…
Alan Bennett has a problem: he can’t stop talking to himself.
A show about those people you love to hate.
One of Edinburgh’s Fringe’s many newly written dramas,
Ciaran Drysder’s 2044 is a
surprisingly gripping performance by the still budding North East Theatre
After being raised abroad, Pete Inskip has returned from the New World to his birthplace, London, in search of his true identity and ready to ask some important questions: Why is e…
In the wake of the most destructive wildfire in Colorado history, Allison struggles to come to terms with losing everything.
Put a person in a stressful situation, maybe, for instance, as a child.
‘I was looking in the mirror and thinking, who the hell is that?’ Caitlin and Sophie have always been best friends, so Sophie has always looked after Caitlin.
Eight decades of music, madness and foreign affairs are scandalously revealed in this tantalizing new one-woman musical comedy cabaret; from femme fatale D’yan’s lusty adventur…
A haunting and
powerful adaptation of Madame Butterfly, Ramesh Meyyappen’s silent
movement piece about love, lust and loss is hauntingly powerful and will stay
with you long a…
A Little Man’s Holiday tells the tale of an office worker with a big imagination.
Three drag queens in a dressing room talk us through their life stories, from coming out to discovering drag.
This is a show I really wanted to enjoy; each part of the production tries very hard to achieve an ambitious vision, but don’t quite make it.
A musical about the individual struggles of a drug mule, and ex child soldier.
Dorothy, part of the Wendy House Trilogy, is a humour-infused adaptation of The Wizard of Oz written by Greg and Joe Allen and directed by Joe Allen.
The internationally ignored song stylist from Berlin is back.
Full of sex and fury, a funny, affectionate and sharp exposé of life in London’s East End.
Peter is the first show in The Wendy House Trilogy produced by Jealous Whale Theatre.
This hilarious beginners guide to theology is the funniest presentation of religious concepts imaginable.
Monochrome make-up, over-sized cigars and manic choral singing are only a few features you’ll find in the stylised theatre of the Dead Iconics.
Eddie, Imogen and Lena share a flat.
PaddleBoat Theatre Company has produced one of the most magical and captivating children’s shows I have seen in their latest production According to Arthur.
Kim Chinh has mastered the art of storytelling in her new one-woman show Reclaiming Vietnam.
Ashes Afar follows the story of a migrant couple from different cultures in a volatile relationship.
Fusion Theatre return to Greenside with a Poe-faced and incoherent piece of physical theatre that often makes even less sense than its overwrought title.
Come along and help little Hiawatha as he tries to save his mother from an evil magician.
What do you do when you move your family from the burbs to the city to begin a new adventure and then get diagnosed with stage four-breast cancer? You go on a mission to put everyt…
The Next Moon, a sort of modern fairy tale, leads the audience into a world which is simple and natural, without the artificial paraphernalia typical of human life.
Richard is plotting his escape to art college, just as lecturer Graham settles in.
Is it ok to Febreze your child? To go to school dressing-up day as a tequila shot girl? Does going to The Lego Movie classify as a good night out? Is your child getting enough Cath…
Reunion, by Neil Smith, is the story of an older couple, George and Jude, recounting their youth together and their love for one another.
As any GCSE maths student will tell you, a prime number is one that has only two factors: one and itself.
A charming, witty and engaging show, Writing is an exploration of just that - the process of writing, as seen from a child’s perspective.
The Sacred Room of Desire, written and directed by Carola Benedetto tells the story of the Hindu pantheon family of Shiva, Parvati and Ganesha.
A new adaptation by Lindel Hart who also plays the Creature, this play looks more closely at the vulnerable and sensitive sides of Frankenstein’s monster.
Beyond Expectations markets itself as a reworking of the Dickens classic, but this time told from the perspective of the love interest, Estella.
Box Tale Soup’s latest show, Manalive, is an uplifting, intelligent and emotive triumph.
Award-winning Viva are back for their eighth year, this time with Avenue Q.
This dark comedy uses physical theatre to modernise the themes and settings of this famous Shakespearean play.
Brashly comic and acutely emotional, bravely exploring a woman’s intrinsic role in life’s creation.
Napier University Drama Society presents a musical retelling of the Trojan War as their offering to the gods this festival.
This show invites us to take a look at life in wartime Britain.
For actors, writers, directors, performers and creatives of every kind (all of us), this entertaining and interactive talk reveals a fresh way to spark imagination and surprise in …
Game old trout and enthusiast for all things Scottish, Myrtle offers a lifetime of observations on many splendid things: love, comedy, the demise of the gusset, Rabbie Burns, decre…
I’d like to prove to you that growing up being ignored and disliked by both of my parents has not affected me in any way.
Connect with the indigenous culture of Sarawak on the island of Borneo through the chants of the weaver calling down the spirits, and the traditional music inspired by the nature o…
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