The Working Girls of Soho

The Working Girls of Soho

In her fabulous new show The Working Girls of Soho, Josephine Pembroke, creator of Pussies Galore, the infamous club act of the 1990s and darling of the iconic Café de Paris, Heav… 

Grecian Idolatry

Grecian Idolatry

A young man, Adam, wakes up one day no longer sure if he’s what he says he is. 

Party

Party

A humble shed; four young idealists form a political party to save the world from itself. 

Raft

Raft

Trapped by reality, freed by imagination. 

The Maids

The Maids

Servitude entraps maids Claire and Solange who react with imitations of their mistress’s power and control. 

Lighthouse

Lighthouse

Off the coast of Angus in the North Sea, is Caillte Lighthouse. 

Game Night

Game Night

One night. 

Words Without Consent

Words Without Consent

Following a tour across England, 2Gal are bringing their four-star political satire to Edinburgh Fringe. 

Practically Perfect! Julie Andrews from Broadway to Hollywood

Practically Perfect! Julie Andrews from Broadway to Hollywood

Practically Perfect! takes a light-hearted and affectionate look at the many aspects of Julie Andrews’ career and personal life, exploring the contrast between the public face of… 

Chaos by Laura Lomas

Chaos by Laura Lomas

A girl is locked in a room. 

Guilty: A Legal Musical Comedy

Guilty: A Legal Musical Comedy

Fiction’s greatest villains, from Hannibal Lecter to Cruella de Vil, are in court for their crimes in a rip-roaring musical comedy that will challenge everything you know about l… 

Why I Hate My Penis

Why I Hate My Penis

Because Grindr hookups never quite go to plan. 

Cottage

Cottage

One man walks into a public bathroom. 

Tales of an Altered Consciousness Within a Comical Lunatic

Tales of an Altered Consciousness Within a Comical Lunatic

A wild fiesta of electrifying physical laugh-out-loud comedy. 

Jungle Door

Jungle Door

Jungle Door invites its audience to indulge in the joyous, disheartening, and hopeful moments over a year shared by ex-lovers Michelle and Louise as they rekindle their friendship. 

Hedda, Nora, Julie and Me

Hedda, Nora, Julie and Me

This new theatre piece looks at the four heroines from the classical theatrical canon: Nora from Ibsen’s Doll’s House, Julie from Strindberg’s Miss Julie, Hedda from Ibsen’… 

Lighthouse: An Immersive Drinking Musical

Lighthouse: An Immersive Drinking Musical

Lighthouse is an upbeat Irish-American musical full of original drinking songs and step dancing numbers. 

Making Exceptions

Making Exceptions

Is your family dysfunctional? Well, you haven’t met these fine folk. 

Val from Anfield

Val from Anfield

After months of fighting to save her home from developers, Val has finally conceded. 

Contact

Contact

Welcome to Pharmtec, the fastest-growing dietary supplement provider in the country! More specifically, welcome to its customer-facing contact centre, where a crack team awaits eve… 

100 Seconds to Midnight

100 Seconds to Midnight

John and May were sixth form lovers, they haven’t seen each other in five years. 

Dog / Actor

Dog / Actor

Two hilarious and explosive plays written by Steven Berkoff, performed back-to-back by the same actor. 

Hedda

Hedda

A modern-day twist on Ibsen. 

Love and Piss

Love and Piss

Love and Piss is both a carnival of rebellion and a celebration of queer identity. 

What Does It Mean to You?

What Does It Mean to You?

A collaborative, devised piece that celebrates clubbing and what it means to young people. 

Who the F**k Is Don Quixote?

Who the F**k Is Don Quixote?

Can fiction save you from reality? Aimlessly wandering and trapped in her nine-to-five, Rachel is inadvertently catapulted through a rift in the space-time continuum, landing in th… 

Choose Your Own

Choose Your Own

2019 Edinburgh Festival Fringe sell-out! Rocket into space or face the haunted mansion? Say ‘I do!’ or murder the best man? Save the world or end it? In Choose Your Own, you decide… 

Mark Ritchie: Too Close for Comfort

Mark Ritchie: Too Close for Comfort

If you don’t like that guy who always has a funny story then this might not be for you. Mark will make you laugh, make you think and possibly ask you to give him some space. 

Playtime

Playtime

A birthday wish plunges the world into a hellish playground of 90s nostalgia. 

Stretchmarks!

Stretchmarks!

Join us for a mom-entous playdate. 

SAY IF IT'S NOT OKAY

SAY IF IT'S NOT OKAY

Darkly comedic one-woman show about our natural inclination to go with the flow. 

Don't Ask Don't Get, Baby

Don't Ask Don't Get, Baby

Alice has always been told she was special, but as she reaches adolescence she can’t help but think it’s just a nicer word for different. 

The Calligrapher

The Calligrapher

The Calligrapher is a new, award-winning, student-written play by Abraham Alsalihi. 

Hart

Hart

A transgender doctor in early 20th-century America is outed in the newspapers by his best friend. 

Caitlin

Caitlin

Before Dylan Thomas died at the tender age of 39, he and his bohemian wife, Caitlin, binged and brawled their way round the bars of Britain in the 1930s and 40s. 

What Keeps You Awake at Night

What Keeps You Awake at Night

When 18-year-old Eliza doesn’t come home one night, her family and friends are forced to confront their own issues and insecurities in an attempt to find out what has happened to… 

Able(ish)

Able(ish)

Written and preformed by Tamara Al-Bassam in her debut Fringe production, Able(ish) is a lighthearted monologue about one woman’s uphill struggle applying for disability support… 

The Mostest Colour

The Mostest Colour

A childless man volunteers to mentor a troubled, fatherless boy. 

One Single Thread

One Single Thread

One Single Thread is a form-bending character and sketch “solo-ish” show written by NYC comedian Lauren Gamiel, featuring Slaney Rose Jordan. 

Mary Shelley's Frankenstein

Mary Shelley's Frankenstein

A young scientist by the name of Frankenstein breathes life into a gruesome body. 

Almost 13

Almost 13

Almost 13 is a highly thoughtful and at times disturbing portrayal of the childhood experiences of a young girl growing up in Brooklyn, New York. 

Double Unhappiness

Double Unhappiness

At a wedding banquet in Hong Kong, guests grapple with absurdist small talk, social awkwardness and an unshakable sense of paralysis in the changeable city. 

Playlist

Playlist

Music. 

The Hippie Shakes

The Hippie Shakes

Based on a true story, this new piece of gig theatre is a distinctly female story of motherhood, survival and intergenerational cycles of abuse. 

Dirty Laundry

Dirty Laundry

Cambridge Footlights Robbie, Emily and Maddie have been living together in harmony… well, almost. 

Elementa

Elementa

Presenting a one-woman show about a planet-saving superhero who’s lost her mojo. 

A Dick Called Moby

A Dick Called Moby

Thar’ she blows! Belly Up Theatre stalwartly set sail, intent on harpooning their great white whale: comedy. 

Death of a Disco Dancer

Death of a Disco Dancer

Set over one surreal night of dancing and debauchery, Death of a Disco Dancer is a psychedelic, wild black comedy. 

The In-Laws

The In-Laws

A whirlwind of mime and comedy, join Paul as he meets his in-laws for the first time. 

Carr Crash: Father/Daughter Comedy

Carr Crash: Father/Daughter Comedy

Carr Crash is an hour’s comedy by Leslie Carr (father and Professor of computer science) and Ruby Carr (daughter and stand-up comedian) exploring the human side of Artificial Intel… 

The Worst Thing You Could Do

The Worst Thing You Could Do

‘Unsettling yet captivating’ (Alt A Review). 

Runaway Princess: A Hopeful Tale of Heroin, Hooking and Happiness

Runaway Princess: A Hopeful Tale of Heroin, Hooking and Happiness

Once upon a time, there was a Princess born to a King and Queen who were banished from the island of Ériu and forced to flee to America in a coffin ship. 

Soothe

Soothe

Dive into the prefrontal cortex for an off-balance and emotive exploration of the three modes of emotional regulation: threat, drive, soothe. 

Stand Up and Thrive

Stand Up and Thrive

An award-winning blend of coaching and comedy from Harriet Beveridge. 

Tangible

Tangible

Dudley’s favourite space is at Jeanie’s shop. 

The Graveyard

The Graveyard

In 1628, the new flagship of the Dutch East India Company ran aground on the Abrolhos Islands off West Coast Australia. 

#MineToo

#MineToo

Mary Jo’s boyfriend hijacks a workshop of her critically acclaimed one-woman show, Born MYdentity. 

Potty Training With Joey Rinaldi

Potty Training With Joey Rinaldi

As a teenager, Joey didn’t expect to be in a hospital bed from a near-death penis injury with three traumatic surgeries, two clumsy catheters and one overwhelming desire to wreak… 

Abigail’s 3rd Birthday Party

Abigail’s 3rd Birthday Party

In the three years since David and Evie accidentally got pregnant after a night out, they and their group of uni friends have all graduated, gone out into the world, and tried – … 

Dried Apricots

Dried Apricots

A one-woman show that is absolutely not a drama because Young Woman’s life is not sad! In three days, her first novel, a bodice-ripper, comes out. 

Take it Away, Cheryl

Take it Away, Cheryl

Carnival kissing booth: sometime, someplace. 

Brain Hemingway

Brain Hemingway

A songwriter with severe writer’s block and a looming deadline battles the version of Ernest Hemingway that lives in her head.  

Trouble on Six

Trouble on Six

If you were conceived to fix your parent’s marriage, obsess over whether people like you, and have visited your dad in prison, then this show is for you! Left to raise himself by… 

Vote Macbeth!

Vote Macbeth!

An original musical with plenty of spark, Vote Macbeth! aims to present a fresh take on the well-worn story of the Scottish play. 

*not even* Remotely Funny

*not even* Remotely Funny

Fast-paced, bold and hilarious. 

The Glass Imaginary

The Glass Imaginary

An improvised play inspired by the works of Tennessee Williams, The Glass Imaginary exposes the problems inherent in improvising tragedy. 

Too Much Light Makes The Baby Go Blind (30 plays in 60 minutes)

Too Much Light Makes The Baby Go Blind (30 plays in 60 minutes)

Emerging performance ensemble, Los Angeles Theatre Initiative presents a high-energy, interactive show that’s different every night. 

Everything That's Me Is Falling Apart

Everything That's Me Is Falling Apart

Using a mixture of animation, visualisation technology, a live camera and a toy train, comedian David Callaghan brings a groundbreaking comedy play packed with heartfelt, bitterswe… 

The Poetical Life of Philomena McGuinness

The Poetical Life of Philomena McGuinness

Any one person show relies heavily on the performance of the central cast member and the quality of the script, luckily The Poetical Life of Philomena McGuiness is blessed with exc… 

Nyctophilia

Nyctophilia

One tree, one night, all of history. 

Giving Up the Ghost

Giving Up the Ghost

Jack has recently lost his best friend Michael to a tragic accident and is trapped in a damaging, depressive state. 

This is a Sketch Show

This is a Sketch Show

Roll up, roll up! Following last year’s sold-out show, the Manchester Revue is returning to the Fringe with a brand-new show! Bringing you the best comedy The University of Manches… 

The Funny Thing About Death

The Funny Thing About Death

There are very few taboo subjects left these days, but the one that will eventually come to us all still leaves many people uncomfortable. 

Utter Mess!

Utter Mess!

In the attempt to create an absurd enigmatic clown performance, and in search for meaning and connection, a company of artists end up in Tokyo’s Museum of Lost Things, where nothin… 

Dick

Dick

Amputation is the only way! Dick ‘One Man in 100,000’, a comic tragedy of hope over death, tells Richard Stamp’s shock diagnosis of penis cancer. 

Ahead of the Curve

Ahead of the Curve

Join Edinburgh-based Unearthed Dance Company as they take you through an eclectic bill of bite-sized contemporary dance works. 

Down to Earth

Down to Earth

What if Christ returned and we all missed it? From an award-winning theatrical duo, Down to Earth is the entirely untold and untrue story of Gene Christ: a veteran park ranger and … 

The Princess Pyunggang

The Princess Pyunggang

The Princess Pyunggang exemplifies Korean traditional culture and history through the story of a fool, Ondal and the Princess Pyunggang. 

Double Crossed

Double Crossed

Whilst mildly fun, it is odd in this day and age to have any form of pro-police art. 

Hot Mess

Hot Mess

Two twins, one heart. 

Flat Pack Furnished Flat

Flat Pack Furnished Flat

A shiny new flat. 

Too Fat for China

Too Fat for China

A comic look at the agony of adoption. 

Pronoun

Pronoun

Josh and Isabella are childhood sweethearts. 

Choose Your Own... Improv!

Choose Your Own... Improv!

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. 

Mourning Overnight

Mourning Overnight

‘The worst day of our lives might just be the best thing that ever happened to us’. 

Auto-Correbt: Sight Unseen

Auto-Correbt: Sight Unseen

Auto-Correbt have set themselves the challenge of performing every other show at Edinburgh Fringe. 

Emer Maguire: Hilarious Humans

Emer Maguire: Hilarious Humans

Emer Maguire is a TEDx performing musical comedian, an international award-winning science communicator and a double Irish Radio Award winning BBC radio presenter. 

Vox Stars Presents Star Inspirations

Vox Stars Presents Star Inspirations

This show celebrates aspiring singers as they take you on their singing journey and development, through the music of their idols. 

The Wasp

The Wasp

A gripping electric thriller, exploring the far-reaching, unexpected and devastating effect childhood bullying can wreak. 

The Convoluted Adventures of Batman and Robin – An Adult Panto!

The Convoluted Adventures of Batman and Robin – An Adult Panto!

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… 

Man Number Five

Man Number Five

‘When did no become a turn on? No. 

And Then They Died

And Then They Died

Riddled Image have been invited to a funeral, but something quickly becomes clear when they arrive: the funeral is for one of them. 

One Woman, One Cello, and 500 Years of Music

One Woman, One Cello, and 500 Years of Music

The multi-stylistic, unconventional cellist and singer Johanna Stein returns to the Fringe. 

No Fun and Games

No Fun and Games

Take a deep dive into the minds of a group of children. 

Glockenspielsexpartybavariagoodbye

Glockenspielsexpartybavariagoodbye

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… 

Mastication

Mastication

Drawing on Bullen’s experience of post-traumatic stress disorder, this confessional and multidisciplinary work will transport you through an autobiographical experience. 

Innovations Contemporary Dance Platform

Innovations Contemporary Dance Platform

Innovations isn’t just a show. 

Ben Hur

Ben Hur

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. 

In Your Wet Dreams

In Your Wet Dreams

Jess is sat on the living room floor, nursing a glass of wine… or two… or three. 

A Clockwork Orange

A Clockwork Orange

Tin Tub Theatre presents a female-led abridged adaption of Anthony Burgess’ iconic novel and play, A Clockwork Orange. 

Eventide

Eventide

Eliza Drake used to believe in fairies. 

Secrets

Secrets

Secrets is the brand new show by the two-time Edinburgh Close-Up Magician of the Year, Cameron Young. 

1.5 Degrees Live!

1.5 Degrees Live!

The 2018 IPCC Report on the impacts of global warming of above 1. 

Consumers

Consumers

Consumers: where originality is scarce and following trends is a matter of life and death. 

Identity

Identity

With a highly experienced team behind this production it is no wonder that Identity by CTC COMPANY at Greenside, Infirmary St. 

Confessions of the Romantically Challenged

Confessions of the Romantically Challenged

A block of flats. 

Sad Eyes to Smile With

Sad Eyes to Smile With

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 Midsummer Night's Dream

A Midsummer Night's Dream

Six actors, neon tutus and the unmistakable lyrics of Agadoo. 

The Ladies

The Ladies

Harry and Ella walk into a bar. 

Play Before Birth

Play Before Birth

It’s an old feminist adage that the personal is political – and it doesn’t get much more personal than this. 

Sidekick

Sidekick

It’s the final year of university for Tom, but he’s afraid he’ll never be good enough to become a superhero. 

Blighty, Broadway and Beyond! – The Private Lives of Noel Coward and Gertrude Lawrence

Blighty, Broadway and Beyond! – The Private Lives of Noel Coward and Gertrude Lawrence

Noel Coward and Gertrude Lawrence, one of the most successful partnerships in the 30s and 40s, (dead now unfortunately. 

Sales Pitch

Sales Pitch

This Sales Pitch is the only way forward. 

Dead Parents Society

Dead Parents Society

‘Welcome to the Dead Parents Society. 

leaves

leaves

Leaves is a new play by New York City based, all-female theatre collective Don, Pat & Tom. 

Atlantis

Atlantis

‘Together we can build our fortresses and break their foundations. 

Ugly Youth

Ugly Youth

“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… 

Body Box

Body Box

A man and a woman fall in love. 

Hangnail

Hangnail

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,… 

Not That Different

Not That Different

BSC Theatre joyously celebrate diversity and minority identities through this tender and thought-provoking glimpse into life on the outside. 

Rats’ Tales

Rats’ Tales

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… 

Wrath of Achilles

Wrath of Achilles

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 … 

I Am

I Am

I Am is about the continual challenge of seeking liberation. 

FemFringe

FemFringe

Bold, irreverent, moving and hysterical. 

Full Consent to Speak on My Behalf

Full Consent to Speak on My Behalf

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. 

@SimCos3000

@SimCos3000

@SimCos3000. 

[Untitled Project] #213

[Untitled Project] #213

A past hit at the Philadelphia Fringe Festival! #213 is a silent, sad clown who has learned how to find laughter through the tears. 

Bost Uni Plues

Bost Uni Plues

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… 

Order from Chaos

Order from Chaos

‘She can remember the voices, the melodies, the harmonies – but it’s not the same. 

Jehovah's First Witness

Jehovah's First Witness

An interesting insight into the man who stole Christmas, leader of the ‘doomsday cult that controls eight million lives’. 

In Space...

In Space...

Monica: This Play Is Not About Monica Lewinsky

Monica: This Play Is Not About Monica Lewinsky

In order for theatre to be political, it certainly does not have to make any truly profound statement on the state of the world. 

The Comedy of Operas

The Comedy of Operas

Operatic soprano Louise Geller debuts her innovative show with pianist Alex Norton. 

The Fablesmiths

The Fablesmiths

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… 

The Last King of Porn

The Last King of Porn

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. 

Hitler's Tasters

Hitler's Tasters

A dark comedy about the young women who had the “honour” of being Adolf Hitler’s food tasters. 

Unspoken (One Day in the Life of a Park Bench)

Unspoken (One Day in the Life of a Park Bench)

Ten strangers visit the same park bench on the same day. 

Om Shaadi Om

Om Shaadi Om

Nina is on her multicultural, mixed-up and unfinished journey to matrimony. 

Risk Assessment

Risk Assessment

A clever, conversational creation which examines differing experiences and attitudes to feminism, misogyny and the patriarchal structures which limit women in society. 

Unknown

Unknown

The true story of a 21-year-old girl in an Australian plane crash during her study abroad year. 

(Ab)solution

(Ab)solution

(Ab)solution is the first Edinburgh Festival Fringe Play from Swindon-based Jackrill Productions, and it’s an impressive debut at Greenside, Infirmary St. 

Taking Flight

Taking Flight

An exciting new show created by emerging professional artists from UCW’s degree level performing arts course. 

Love Bites

Love Bites

Love. 

Headless

Headless

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, … 

Last Life: A Shakespeare Play

Last Life: A Shakespeare Play

Last Life feels like a social experiment. 

Arlecchino Torn in Three

Arlecchino Torn in Three

Fancy a trip to Venice in Edinburgh? Join Arlecchino as he takes on two jobs and two masters. 

Ruby in the Rough

Ruby in the Rough

Ruby in the Rough – original pop/rock music tracks performed by four teenage Parisians. 

The Trial

The Trial

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. 

The Gospel According to Thomas Jefferson, Charles Dickens and Count Leo Tolstoy: Discord

The Gospel According to Thomas Jefferson, Charles Dickens and Count Leo Tolstoy: Discord

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… 

2 Clowns 1 Cup

2 Clowns 1 Cup

Sex. 

Franz and Marie: Woyzeck Retold

Franz and Marie: Woyzeck Retold

For an incomplete play, Georg Büchner’s Woyzeck has nevertheless managed to secure enduring interest. 

The Castle

The Castle

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… 

The People's Boat

The People's Boat

One dinghy. 

Crime of the Hour

Crime of the Hour

Crime of the Hour is a true crime-themed comedy improv show. 

Ladies Who Lunch

Ladies Who Lunch

Four work colleagues reunite after 30 years, in this delightful intergenerational analysis of motherhood. 

Apollo 11

Apollo 11

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… 

Chalk (A Silent Comedy)

Chalk (A Silent Comedy)

I didn’t know what to expect walking into Chalk. 

Woyzeck

Woyzeck

A lowly soldier struggles to provide for his wife and son. 

To Fall in Love

To Fall in Love

Psychologists claim answering 36 questions can make two strangers fall in love. 

Hetaira: A Mythic Cabaret

Hetaira: A Mythic Cabaret

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… 

Father

Father

A woman reveals her daughter’s terrible secret which only surfaces as the daughter becomes a young woman. 

Last Tango in Little Grimley

Last Tango in Little Grimley

Membership of the local amateur drama society has dwindled to four. 

The Unsung

The Unsung

You’ve heard of Kurt Cobain. 

I Am Not Your Woman

I Am Not Your Woman

‘If I had a name for every woman with a story, I’d run out of space and I’d be writing forever’. 

Dance Japan

Dance Japan

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 … 

All That Remains

All That Remains

All That Remains is a moving reflection on loss and memory based on true stories from the ongoing war in Ukraine. 

Birth Control

Birth Control

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. 

Body Shop

Body Shop

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. 

All the Dumb Things

All the Dumb Things

Join a couple of Aussies on this off-beat excursion of naughty and ridiculous tales and oddly familiar tunes. 

Improvised Therapy

Improvised Therapy

Feel down in the dumps? Come to the Fringe with a desperate desire to re-evaluate your life? No? Well, we have. 

Pangea

Pangea

Choice was the problem. 

Roman Candle

Roman Candle

‘And I tell myself, I think – if you f*ck it up, you f*ck it up. 

My Mate Dave Died

My Mate Dave Died

When Dave dies and is sent back to the living, he is only visible to his best friend Jimmy. 

Drunk!

Drunk!

A funny play set to a dark backdrop. 

Tomfoolery's Beans on Toast Show

Tomfoolery's Beans on Toast Show

Following his sell-out Fringe debut last year, Tomfoolery returns with his action-packed show that’s fun for all the family. 

Innovations Contemporary Dance Platform

Innovations Contemporary Dance Platform

Innovations isn’t just a show. 

Por Favor

Por Favor

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 Insignificant Life and Death of Colin McKenzie

The Insignificant Life and Death of Colin McKenzie

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… 

Alice in Wonderland – The Musical

Alice in Wonderland – The Musical

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 … 

The Threesome

The Threesome

Cameron and Maddie meet at a singles night. 

The Surface

The Surface

Set in a post-apocalyptic world this student-run, original musical theatre production takes place after humankind has destroyed the surface of our planet. 

You Only Live +

You Only Live +

‘The more I drink in real life, the more my babies are taken away by social services in my Sims life. 

Thaw

Thaw

‘They say life begins at 80. 

The Bacchae

The Bacchae

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… 

147Hz Can't Pass

147Hz Can't Pass

147Hz Can’t Pass is the culmination of lived experience. 

Lines

Lines

With damning questions on moral and personal boundaries, Lines is a stunning and complex portrayal of sexual assault. 

MAD

MAD

MAD is a new black comedy from Cam Scriven and Daniel Bainbridge. 

Seven Ways to Calm the F**k Down

Seven Ways to Calm the F**k Down

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… 

Osric Omand and the Story of Hope

Osric Omand and the Story of Hope

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. 

Queer Words

Queer Words

Three performers on stage present an intriguing blend of poetry and dance. 

Expendable Chapters

Expendable Chapters

A fresh, ground-breaking performance from Athens. 

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<3_Error 404_<3

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… 

Born on a Monday

Born on a Monday

Button your shirt. 

Cabaret

Cabaret

Back by popular demand! Cabaret is full of decadence and delight, music and merriment. 

Secret Mountain

Secret Mountain

Secret Mountain is a children’s educational show, not suitable for children. 

An Act Of

An Act Of

You’d usually begin with the start, but here the end explodes first. 

Spoiler Alert

Spoiler Alert

Maddy and Jim’s relationship is having problems. 

All Hail the Rat King!

All Hail the Rat King!

The Skits, Cornell University’s original sketch comedy troupe, has crossed the Atlantic to deliver some cold, hard jokes. 

She-Wolves

She-Wolves

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… 

Pig Circus

Pig Circus

Pigs, pomp and porkers abound in this off-the-wall clown show about our government’s handling of Brexit negotiations. 

Drowning Not Waving

Drowning Not Waving

A DJ. 

Mirage

Mirage

Combining dance, text and improvisation, Mirage is a kinaesthetic exploration of reality and empathy. 

Panchkanya

Panchkanya

Panchkanya: sufferings of five heroines of Indian mythology are experienced by many Indian women to this date. 

35mm

35mm

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… 

J'n'R

J'n'R

It’s 4am, you’re stuck in the middle of an airport, and you’re downing coffee to stay awake. 

Sympathy for the Devil

Sympathy for the Devil

A man is bound to a chair with a sack over his head. 

Parents

Parents

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… 

DNA

DNA

Some teenagers do something bad, really bad, then panic and cover the whole thing up. 

Achilles’ Heel: TLC

Achilles’ Heel: TLC

Tony believes in the healing powers of stories; Iain’s been scrubbing his fingers since 3am; Saffron’s stalking her piano teacher. 

613 Seeds

613 Seeds

An original piece exploring the words we let fly, stop signs, and those we meet at the crossroads. 

Tinderella – An Adult Panto

Tinderella – An Adult Panto

This is the story of Tinderella on the hunt for a sexy fella. 

Working Class Hero

Working Class Hero

Working Class Hero’s biggest flaw is that it isn’t about anything. 

Scratch

Scratch

Squabbling House Theatre are delighted to present their first piece of original writing: Scratch. 

Roald in Clay

Roald in Clay

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… 

Bag for Life

Bag for Life

Dark comedy exploring morality and mortality. 

Doctor Whosical

Doctor Whosical

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… 

When You Cure Me

When You Cure Me

Rachel and Peter are 17; they’ve been together for six months. 

Clara Saves America

Clara Saves America

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 … 

TV Invasion

TV Invasion

A young couple in crisis realise they need distance from the hypnotic effects of the mass media, which has come to invade their lives. 

Definition of Man

Definition of Man

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… 

Drowning Our Babies

Drowning Our Babies

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… 

Lucky

Lucky

Lucy is young, fresh-faced and feeling lucky. 

Present & Correct

Present & Correct

Present and Correct, the University of York’s very own homegrown sketch troupe, are heading back up to the Fringe once again. 

The C Bomb

The C Bomb

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. 

Fear Itself

Fear Itself

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 … 

Honey's Happening

Honey's Happening

It’s 1968 and the world is about to change. 

Matthew 19:14

Matthew 19:14

A bar. 

Hug the Bunny

Hug the Bunny

Rage, nymphomania, ecstasy and numbness. 

Elvish Dance

Elvish Dance

Follow the elvish dancer into the enchanted forest and get lost in the moment, admiring his strange and subtle art. 

High School English

High School English

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 … 

Sod's Law

Sod's Law

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… 

Waiting

Waiting

You can’t just take a break from your life. 

menoPAUSE

menoPAUSE

Harriet Beveridge’s show menoPAUSE could be considered uncomfortable by many. 

The Eve Complex

The Eve Complex

Why do women go to the toilet in pairs? They time travel! Join Lolie and Lou on their intergalactic comedy adventures. 

The Devil You Know: A Horror Play

The Devil You Know: A Horror Play

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. 

Blink

Blink

‘I limit myself to a quick look every two hours at first. 

Sky Labyrinths

Sky Labyrinths

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. 

You Down There and Me Up Here

You Down There and Me Up Here

Being in love is. 

Hello Georgie, Goodbye Best

Hello Georgie, Goodbye Best

Manchester United fans old enough to remember 1971 may recall the strange weekend George Best went missing. 

The Arsonists

The Arsonists

‘These days most people don’t believe in God. 

Broken Romantics: A Unicorn's Quest for Love

Broken Romantics: A Unicorn's Quest for Love

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. 

Harry Poppers and the Deathly Swallows

Harry Poppers and the Deathly Swallows

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… 

Bummer and Lazarus

Bummer and Lazarus

An absurd comedy that blends slapstick, nonsense and existentialism. 

Little Shakespeare

Little Shakespeare

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… 

Two-Man, One-Man

Two-Man, One-Man

**** (TimeOut). 

The Maids

The Maids

This sensational new production from this award-winning theatre company explores the depths of depravity, power, sexual dominance and violent seduction. 

...and Peggy

...and Peggy

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. 

Present and Correct

Present and Correct

Present and Correct, the University of York’s superb sketch troupe are heading back to the Fringe with an all new smash show. 

Lunacy

Lunacy

Lunacy. 

1984

1984

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… 

Dark Matter

Dark Matter

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… 

A Matter of Race

A Matter of Race

Two young women, living similar lives, doing similar things: applying for jobs at cafes, buying alcohol, going to parties. 

Beautiful Little Fool

Beautiful Little Fool

As one of the most famous American authors of all time, many people will know of F. 

Isobel Holly with Tyler J Spicer

Isobel Holly with Tyler J Spicer

Isobel Holly is a rare find: a young talent with capabilities beyond her years. 

A Level Playing Field

A Level Playing Field

A fast-paced dramatic/comedic representation of the stresses of 21st-century student life. 

Cursed

Cursed

Divine punishment. 

Talkabout

Talkabout

A couple of couples meet for a drink and talk again and again and again and again and. 

Dark Satanic

Dark Satanic

England, 1823: the Industrial Revolution and a changing world. 

Elaine Davidson's Kinky Freakshow

Elaine Davidson's Kinky Freakshow

Elaine Davidson is something of an Edinburgh icon. 

Nora and Jim

Nora and Jim

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. 

Broken Episodes

Broken Episodes

Broken Episodes is an immersive Artaud style of performance, written and directed by Thomas Sellick-Newton, artistic director of Atmostheatre. 

The Merry Wives of Windsor

The Merry Wives of Windsor

We are coming to the Festival Fringe with our unique Korean style. 

The Loneliest Girl in the World

The Loneliest Girl in the World

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… 

Revolution

Revolution

Naples, 1647. 

The Barista Chronicles

The Barista Chronicles

Coffee is the backbone of modern society. 

The Teeth of Haros

The Teeth of Haros

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. 

Harry Poppers and the Deathly Swallows

Harry Poppers and the Deathly Swallows

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. 

A Tale of Two

A Tale of Two

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… 

Freshers

Freshers

New town. 

Pistorius: A Shakespearean Tragedy

Pistorius: A Shakespearean Tragedy

Macbeth. 

Girls Will Be Girls

Girls Will Be Girls

‘A new label on an old tin of beans won’t change the flavour. 

Welcome Question Mark

Welcome Question Mark

A devised autobiographical theatre performance (with immersive elements) exploring the themes of home and migration. 

One Good Soul

One Good Soul

Musical adaptations of other works often struggle to either make themselves distinct or justify their existence. 

Over the Garden Fence

Over the Garden Fence

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. 

Cashmere

Cashmere

Narrative direction is hard to achieve but is essential to a good musical. 

The Tinder Tales

The Tinder Tales

Produced by Connie Stride and co-directed by Emily Ashbrook and Elizabeth Bailey, The Tinder Tales excels in making genuine experiences appear visceral. 

Twenty Something

Twenty Something

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… 

Emerald Boy

Emerald Boy

Emerald Boy – three friends, a police officer and an alien walk into a bar. 

Simon Currie's 6plus1

Simon Currie's 6plus1

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. 

Letters from Earth

Letters from Earth

If you were Earth. 

Chatroom

Chatroom

Six teenagers communicate anonymously and only through the internet. 

The Penelopiad by Margaret Atwood

The Penelopiad by Margaret Atwood

Atwood’s retelling of The Odyssey from Penelope’s perspective is a totally appropriate text for this energetic and innovative all-female cast. 

The Tale of the Tail

The Tale of the Tail

A child is born. 

Hung Up

Hung Up

One ex-wife. 

Dahling, You Were Marvellous

Dahling, You Were Marvellous

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… 

Party

Party

In deepest Suburbia, five young idealists have formed a new political party to save the world from itself. 

Roald in Clay

Roald in Clay

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… 

War of the Sperms

War of the Sperms

For a play about personified jizz, War of the Sperms is surprisingly unsexy. 

Wombmates

Wombmates

The age-old story of boy meets girl. 

Frigid: A Musical Worth Melting For

Frigid: A Musical Worth Melting For

Napier University Drama Society returns to the musical stage after selling out last year. 

Hyperthymesia

Hyperthymesia

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. 

Myrtle Throgmorton: Stuffed and Mounted

Myrtle Throgmorton: Stuffed and Mounted

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… 

Death Part 7: The Last Word

Death Part 7: The Last Word

“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. 

Joy Donze: 13 and Not Pregnant

Joy Donze: 13 and Not Pregnant

Winner Best Comedy at United Solo Festival New York 2016. 

Occam's Chainsaw

Occam's Chainsaw

Five of them carried out the robbery. 

The Local

The Local

Sometimes, all a show needs to be good is to be simple and earnestly performed. 

Hi. (Entering Burned Area)

Hi. (Entering Burned Area)

One clown. 

Paper Doll

Paper Doll

Weird Sisters presents Paper Doll, a cautionary tale of married bliss that becomes unglued. 

The Alien Chicken Remembers Galatea

The Alien Chicken Remembers Galatea

The Alien Chicken Remembers Galatea is inspired by John Lyly’s pastoral comedy, Galatea. 

Forty Weeks

Forty Weeks

Jane extravagantly showers her son with love and affection on his birthday, giving him cake and presents galore. 

Communism: The Musical!

Communism: The Musical!

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. 

Kara Sevda

Kara Sevda

In the post apocalyptic world of nuclear winter, two strangers with the world on their shoulders, meet on a bench. 

Chicago's Stand-Up Showcase

Chicago's Stand-Up Showcase

Chicago, America’s premier city for up-and-coming comedians sends its best and brightest to Edinburgh. 

Tomfoolery's Beans on Toast Kids Show

Tomfoolery's Beans on Toast Kids Show

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… 

Death Part 7: The Last Word

Death Part 7: The Last Word

You’ll die laughing at this outrageous show about the thing we all have in common. 

The Future of Desire

The Future of Desire

What is the future of desire? I hoped Neil Frude, a leading lecturer on abnormal psychology, would be able to tell me. 

Theresa di Maggio

Theresa di Maggio

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 … 

Spirit of the Dane

Spirit of the Dane

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… 

Just Like the Movies

Just Like the Movies

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… 

Cold Fronts and Hot Flushes: The Short Stories of Kevin Spacey

Cold Fronts and Hot Flushes: The Short Stories of Kevin Spacey

A ghostwriter and his best friend work tirelessly to create the greatest book ever written. 

A Touch of Mrs Robinson

A Touch of Mrs Robinson

Fifty years ago, Mrs Robinson seduced The Graduate and became a legend in her own leopard print! Now we hear her untold story. 

Confessions of a Personal Trainer

Confessions of a Personal Trainer

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… 

Whore: A Kid's Play

Whore: A Kid's Play

In our youth-obsessed society, women become sexualised at a very young age. 

Bone Woman

Bone Woman

Bone Woman is a quiet, strange and beautiful production. 

Trumpus Interruptus: The Impeachment of Donald J Trump

Trumpus Interruptus: The Impeachment of Donald J Trump

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 … 

Fox and Hound Presents Tennessee Williams' Ivan's Widow and Talk to Me Like the Rain and Let Me Listen

Fox and Hound Presents Tennessee Williams' Ivan's Widow and Talk to Me Like the Rain and Let Me Listen

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… 

Baby Mama: One Woman's Quest to Give Her Child to Gay People

Baby Mama: One Woman's Quest to Give Her Child to Gay People

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… 

That Face

That Face

Originally produced at the Royal Court in 2007, it received outstanding reviews and was nominated for several awards. 

A Different Way Home

A Different Way Home

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… 

Cognitions

Cognitions

Cognitions was confessional, poetic physical theatre. 

Fox and Hound Presents 1 in 2 Chance

Fox and Hound Presents 1 in 2 Chance

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. 

The Waiting Game

The Waiting Game

Sam is in a coma. 

Maria Ornata

Maria Ornata

A crisis has taken hold of the Heavens. 

Leaf

Leaf

Mark is a chemical engineer. 

The Mystery at Ginger Creek: An Interactive Adventure

The Mystery at Ginger Creek: An Interactive Adventure

Welcome to Ginger Creek, where curious characters and perplexing events are the norm. 

Marni – The Secret Voice of Hollywood

Marni – The Secret Voice of Hollywood

Film stars in the 50s and 60s needed to sing. 

Hunchback

Hunchback

Hunchback is an English language adaptation of the French novel, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, with a stark contrast between strong and weak elements. 

Concerning Mars

Concerning Mars

‘Don’t you find, that the good thing about home is that leaving, as coming back, can equally be the greatest thing?’ ‘Mr. 

You'll Never Get This Time Back

You'll Never Get This Time Back

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. 

The Telemachy

The Telemachy

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. 

God's Anointed

God's Anointed

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. 

Anarchy at the Hearty Toadstool

Anarchy at the Hearty Toadstool

The Hearty Toadstool, classic English bed and breakfast, has gone downhill in recent years, but elderly proprietor Lavinia Gerania keeps the place going. 

Nightmare

Nightmare

Join us for Nightmare, a piece of new writing by Sophie Paterson where the boundaries between subconscious and reality have been destroyed. 

A Passion for Passion

A Passion for Passion

It is time, after 2000 years, for the resurrection – the one and only, our beloved Jesus. 

Poetic Transformations of Existential Delight

Poetic Transformations of Existential Delight

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… 

Brenda Feuerle: A Firefighter Woman in Heaven

Brenda Feuerle: A Firefighter Woman in Heaven

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

I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change

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. 

Three Jumpers

Three Jumpers

The tweeting of the birds portends a beautiful day, but the view from the bridge is spoiled by an ominous thick mist. 

The Man Who Built His House to Heaven

The Man Who Built His House to Heaven

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… 

Improvised Adventures in Time and Space

Improvised Adventures in Time and Space

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… 

Harriet Beveridge: 42

Harriet Beveridge: 42

Funny Women semi-finalist and best-selling author says: ‘Hello from the other side of 40’. 

Wasted

Wasted

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. 

Brenda Feuerle: A Firefighter Woman at Work

Brenda Feuerle: A Firefighter Woman at Work

Firefighter Woman Brenda Feuerle is on duty. 

Immortal

Immortal

A splendidly constructed World War Two piece, that struggles to be heard. 

Paper in My Pants

Paper in My Pants

It’s all in the mind you know. 

Ears on a Beatle

Ears on a Beatle

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. 

A Double Bill of New Writing

A Double Bill of New Writing

Dark comedy and dynamic verbatim theatre. 

Blood Brothers – Play Version

Blood Brothers – Play Version

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 … 

Where We Are

Where We Are

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… 

Lightless

Lightless

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. 

Best Intentions

Best Intentions

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 … 

Tales from the American Midwest – Free

Tales from the American Midwest – Free

Award-winning Badger High School Theater presents Tales from the American Midwest, a series of American folk tales centred around the Midwestern states. 

Mad Hatter's Potting Tea Party

Mad Hatter's Potting Tea Party

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 and Bennett

Alan and Bennett

Alan Bennett has a problem: he can’t stop talking to himself. 

Dead Wright

Dead Wright

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… 

Frenemies

Frenemies

A show about those people you love to hate. 

Triumvirette

Triumvirette

Triumvirette takes the form of a three part show – two monologues sandwiching a romantic comedy short play. 

Boys

Boys

The work of playwriting powerhouse Ella Hickson has always been connected to the Edinburgh Fringe, since her debut show Eight premiered there in 2008. 

One Musical to Rule Them All

One Musical to Rule Them All

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… 

Allison After a Fire

Allison After a Fire

In the wake of the most destructive wildfire in Colorado history, Allison struggles to come to terms with losing everything. 

Shakespeare Syndrome

Shakespeare Syndrome

In Shakespeare Syndrome, brought to Edinburgh by the talented Mermaidsgroup from the University of St. 

Juice Straws Are Bleak

Juice Straws Are Bleak

Juice Straws Are Bleak is a fantastical, surrealist adventure experienced by a class of school children under the disinterested gaze of their teacher. 

Pete Inskip's Return to the UK

Pete Inskip's Return to the UK

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… 

This Earth

This Earth

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. 

Steam

Steam

Steam lives up to its name, delivering a staggeringly intense hour of physical theatre. 

All in the Timing

All in the Timing

Often, first-time Festival goers arriving in Edinburgh can be paralysed by choice as a result of the sheer volume of shows on offer. 

Burnt Sugar

Burnt Sugar

Put a person in a stressful situation, maybe, for instance, as a child. 

Delay Detach

Delay Detach

‘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. 

I'm Missing You

I'm Missing You

I’m Missing You is a gloomy, original writing production about grief, family, loyalty and obsession. 

Screw Your Courage! (or The Bloody Crown!)

Screw Your Courage! (or The Bloody Crown!)

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

Irons

Irons the new play from writer Colin Chaston certainly pushes the envelope of believability. 

A Broad Abroad!

A Broad Abroad!

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… 

Buzz: A New Musical

Buzz: A New Musical

Buzz is a new musical from writer Robyn Grant. 

27 Wagons Full of Cotton by Tennessee Williams

27 Wagons Full of Cotton by Tennessee Williams

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… 

RENT! The Musical

RENT! The Musical

Like many musical theatre fans, I have a love-hate relationship with Rent. 

2044

2044

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 Company. 

Bad Shakespeare

Bad Shakespeare

Something of a misnomer, Bad Shakespeare does not reflect the quality of the acting or of the performance. 

Deadline

Deadline

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. 

Isabel(le)

Isabel(le)

Isabel(le) concerns Isabel Brade, a freewheeling brothel owner with a penchant for dance, and Emma, her great-granddaughter and narrator of the show. 

A Matter of Life and Death

A Matter of Life and Death

We very rarely think about our own deaths. 

Children Must Run

Children Must Run

A musical about the individual struggles of a drug mule, and ex child soldier. 

East

East

Full of sex and fury, a funny, affectionate and sharp exposé of life in London’s East End. 

Hedwig and the Angry Inch

Hedwig and the Angry Inch

The internationally ignored song stylist from Berlin is back. 

If Only Diana Were Queer

If Only Diana Were Queer

Three drag queens in a dressing room talk us through their life stories, from coming out to discovering drag. 

The Wendy House Trilogy: Peter

The Wendy House Trilogy: Peter

Peter is the first show in The Wendy House Trilogy produced by Jealous Whale Theatre. 

Mummy's Gone a Bit Parental

Mummy's Gone a Bit Parental

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… 

Fall

Fall

Flickering digits. 

The Wendy House Trilogy: Edmund

The Wendy House Trilogy: Edmund

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. 

I Hat Lenny Henry – 50p a Ticket

I Hat Lenny Henry – 50p a Ticket

#comicreliefwesternphilanthropiccolonialismandpoliticalantipathyinrésistanceanupdatedanalysisofthecomediesofidentityinpopularculture. 

Forever House

Forever House

Richard is plotting his escape to art college, just as lecturer Graham settles in. 

The Next Moon

The Next Moon

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. 

Today is My 100th Birthday or The Disappearance of Ubu Roi

Today is My 100th Birthday or The Disappearance of Ubu Roi

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. 

Reclaiming Vietnam

Reclaiming Vietnam

Kim Chinh has mastered the art of storytelling in her new one-woman show Reclaiming Vietnam. 

Bug Bite

Bug Bite

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 Hiawatha

The Hiawatha

Come along and help little Hiawatha as he tries to save his mother from an evil magician. 

The Wendy House Trilogy: Dorothy

The Wendy House Trilogy: Dorothy

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 Bollywood Express

The Bollywood Express

Bollywood. 

Eclectically. Arranged. Poe and The Tell-Tale In Part

Eclectically. Arranged. Poe and The Tell-Tale In Part

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. 

Avenue Q

Avenue Q

Award-winning Viva are back for their eighth year, this time with Avenue Q. 

The Lost Girls

The Lost Girls

Brashly comic and acutely emotional, bravely exploring a woman’s intrinsic role in life’s creation. 

All's Well That Ends Well

All's Well That Ends Well

This dark comedy uses physical theatre to modernise the themes and settings of this famous Shakespearean play. 

Mad Hatter's Potting Tea Party

Mad Hatter's Potting Tea Party

Age 5-100. 

According To Arthur...

According To Arthur...

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. 

Butterfly

Butterfly

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… 

Ashes Afar

Ashes Afar

Ashes Afar follows the story of a migrant couple from different cultures in a volatile relationship. 

Frankenstein

Frankenstein

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. 

A Little Man's Holiday

A Little Man's Holiday

A Little Man’s Holiday tells the tale of an office worker with a big imagination. 

The Ascension of Mrs Leech

The Ascension of Mrs Leech

This hilarious beginners guide to theology is the funniest presentation of religious concepts imaginable. 

Twin Primes

Twin Primes

As any GCSE maths student will tell you, a prime number is one that has only two factors: one and itself. 

Manalive!

Manalive!

Box Tale Soup’s latest show, Manalive, is an uplifting, intelligent and emotive triumph. 

Beyond Expectations

Beyond Expectations

Beyond Expectations markets itself as a reworking of the Dickens classic, but this time told from the perspective of the love interest, Estella. 

Desperately Seeking Attention

Desperately Seeking Attention

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. 

Myrtle Throgmorton, Ancient Heckler

Myrtle Throgmorton, Ancient Heckler

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… 

Writing

Writing

A charming, witty and engaging show, Writing is an exploration of just that - the process of writing, as seen from a child’s perspective. 

BED

BED

Eddie, Imogen and Lena share a flat. 

Reunion

Reunion

Reunion, by Neil Smith, is the story of an older couple, George and Jude, recounting their youth together and their love for one another. 

Acting Human: Live Life Alive

Acting Human: Live Life Alive

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 … 

The Sacred Room of Desire

The Sacred Room of Desire

The Sacred Room of Desire, written and directed by Carola Benedetto tells the story of the Hindu pantheon family of Shiva, Parvati and Ganesha. 

It's a Woman's War

It's a Woman's War

This show invites us to take a look at life in wartime Britain. 

Horseplay – The Troy Musical

Horseplay – The Troy Musical

Napier University Drama Society presents a musical retelling of the Trojan War as their offering to the gods this festival. 

Sarawak: Mystical Chants of the Rainforest

Sarawak: Mystical Chants of the Rainforest

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…