A young man, Adam, wakes up one day no longer sure if he’s what he says he is.
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…
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…
Because Grindr hookups never quite go to plan.
One man walks into a public bathroom.
A wild fiesta of electrifying physical laugh-out-loud comedy.
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.
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 is an upbeat Irish-American musical full of original drinking songs and step dancing numbers.
A humble shed; four young idealists form a political party to save the world from itself.
Trapped by reality, freed by imagination.
Servitude entraps maids Claire and Solange who react with imitations of their mistress’s power and control.
Off the coast of Angus in the North Sea, is Caillte Lighthouse.
Following a tour across England, 2Gal are bringing their four-star political satire to Edinburgh Fringe.
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…
A girl is locked in a room.
Is your family dysfunctional? Well, you haven’t met these fine folk.
Join us for a mom-entous playdate.
Darkly comedic one-woman show about our natural inclination to go with the flow.
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 is a new, award-winning, student-written play by Abraham Alsalihi.
A transgender doctor in early 20th-century America is outed in the newspapers by his best friend.
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.
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…
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…
A childless man volunteers to mentor a troubled, fatherless boy.
After months of fighting to save her home from developers, Val has finally conceded.
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…
John and May were sixth form lovers, they haven’t seen each other in five years.
Two hilarious and explosive plays written by Steven Berkoff, performed back-to-back by the same actor.
A modern-day twist on Ibsen.
Love and Piss is both a carnival of rebellion and a celebration of queer identity.
A collaborative, devised piece that celebrates clubbing and what it means to young people.
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…
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…
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.
A birthday wish plunges the world into a hellish playground of 90s nostalgia.
One Single Thread is a form-bending character and sketch “solo-ish” show written by NYC comedian Lauren Gamiel, featuring Slaney Rose Jordan.
A young scientist by the name of Frankenstein breathes life into a gruesome body.
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.
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.
Fast-paced, bold and hilarious.
An improvised play inspired by the works of Tennessee Williams, The Glass Imaginary exposes the problems inherent in improvising tragedy.
Emerging performance ensemble, Los Angeles Theatre Initiative presents a high-energy, interactive show that’s different every night.
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…
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…
One tree, one night, all of history.
Jack has recently lost his best friend Michael to a tragic accident and is trapped in a damaging, depressive state.
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…
There are very few taboo subjects left these days, but the one that will eventually come to us all still leaves many people uncomfortable.
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…
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.
Join Edinburgh-based Unearthed Dance Company as they take you through an eclectic bill of bite-sized contemporary dance works.
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 exemplifies Korean traditional culture and history through the story of a fool, Ondal and the Princess Pyunggang.
Whilst mildly fun, it is odd in this day and age to have any form of pro-police art.
Two twins, one heart.
A shiny new flat.
A comic look at the agony of adoption.
Based on a true story, this new piece of gig theatre is a distinctly female story of motherhood, survival and intergenerational cycles of abuse.
Cambridge Footlights Robbie, Emily and Maddie have been living together in harmony… well, almost.
Presenting a one-woman show about a planet-saving superhero who’s lost her mojo.
Thar’ she blows! Belly Up Theatre stalwartly set sail, intent on harpooning their great white whale: comedy.
Set over one surreal night of dancing and debauchery, Death of a Disco Dancer is a psychedelic, wild black comedy.
A whirlwind of mime and comedy, join Paul as he meets his in-laws for the first time.
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…
‘Unsettling yet captivating’ (Alt A Review).
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.
Dive into the prefrontal cortex for an off-balance and emotive exploration of the three modes of emotional regulation: threat, drive, soothe.
An award-winning blend of coaching and comedy from Harriet Beveridge.
Dudley’s favourite space is at Jeanie’s shop.
In 1628, the new flagship of the Dutch East India Company ran aground on the Abrolhos Islands off West Coast Australia.
Mary Jo’s boyfriend hijacks a workshop of her critically acclaimed one-woman show, Born MYdentity.
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…
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 – …
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.
Carnival kissing booth: sometime, someplace.
A songwriter with severe writer’s block and a looming deadline battles the version of Ernest Hemingway that lives in her head.
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…
An original musical with plenty of spark, Vote Macbeth! aims to present a fresh take on the well-worn story of the Scottish play.
Josh and Isabella are childhood sweethearts.
The multi-stylistic, unconventional cellist and singer Johanna Stein returns to the Fringe.
Take a deep dive into the minds of a group of children.
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.
Innovations isn’t just a show.
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.
Jess is sat on the living room floor, nursing a glass of wine… or two… or three.
Tin Tub Theatre presents a female-led abridged adaption of Anthony Burgess’ iconic novel and play, A Clockwork Orange.
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.
‘The worst day of our lives might just be the best thing that ever happened to us’.
Auto-Correbt have set themselves the challenge of performing every other show at Edinburgh Fringe.
Emer Maguire is a TEDx performing musical comedian, an international award-winning science communicator and a double Irish Radio Award winning BBC radio presenter.
This show celebrates aspiring singers as they take you on their singing journey and development, through the music of their idols.
A gripping electric thriller, exploring the far-reaching, unexpected and devastating effect childhood bullying can wreak.
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…
‘When did no become a turn on? No.
Riddled Image have been invited to a funeral, but something quickly becomes clear when they arrive: the funeral is for one of them.
Harry and Ella walk into a bar.
It’s an old feminist adage that the personal is political – and it doesn’t get much more personal than this.
It’s the final year of university for Tom, but he’s afraid he’ll never be good enough to become a superhero.
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.
‘Together we can build our fortresses and break their foundations.
Eliza Drake used to believe in fairies.
Secrets is the brand new show by the two-time Edinburgh Close-Up Magician of the Year, Cameron Young.
The 2018 IPCC Report on the impacts of global warming of above 1.
Consumers: where originality is scarce and following trends is a matter of life and death.
With a highly experienced team behind this production it is no wonder that Identity by CTC COMPANY at Greenside, Infirmary St.
A block of flats.
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…
Six actors, neon tutus and the unmistakable lyrics of Agadoo.
“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…
A man and a woman fall in love.
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…
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,…
BSC Theatre joyously celebrate diversity and minority identities through this tender and thought-provoking glimpse into life on the outside.
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.
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…
‘She can remember the voices, the melodies, the harmonies – but it’s not the same.
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 is about the continual challenge of seeking liberation.
Bold, irreverent, moving and hysterical.
Last Life feels like a social experiment.
Stoner comedy is a strange subgenre.
Fancy a trip to Venice in Edinburgh? Join Arlecchino as he takes on two jobs and two masters.
Ruby in the Rough – original pop/rock music tracks performed by four teenage Parisians.
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.
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…
For an incomplete play, Georg Büchner’s Woyzeck has nevertheless managed to secure enduring interest.
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…
Crime of the Hour is a true crime-themed comedy improv show.
Four work colleagues reunite after 30 years, in this delightful intergenerational analysis of motherhood.
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…
I didn’t know what to expect walking into Chalk.
A lowly soldier struggles to provide for his wife and son.
Psychologists claim answering 36 questions can make two strangers fall in love.
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…
A woman reveals her daughter’s terrible secret which only surfaces as the daughter becomes a young woman.
An interesting insight into the man who stole Christmas, leader of the ‘doomsday cult that controls eight million lives’.
In order for theatre to be political, it certainly does not have to make any truly profound statement on the state of the world.
Operatic soprano Louise Geller debuts her innovative show with pianist Alex Norton.
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…
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.
A dark comedy about the young women who had the “honour” of being Adolf Hitler’s food tasters.
Ten strangers visit the same park bench on the same day.
Nina is on her multicultural, mixed-up and unfinished journey to matrimony.
A clever, conversational creation which examines differing experiences and attitudes to feminism, misogyny and the patriarchal structures which limit women in society.
The true story of a 21-year-old girl in an Australian plane crash during her study abroad year.
(Ab)solution is the first Edinburgh Festival Fringe Play from Swindon-based Jackrill Productions, and it’s an impressive debut at Greenside, Infirmary St.
An exciting new show created by emerging professional artists from UCW’s degree level performing arts course.
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, …
‘If I had a name for every woman with a story, I’d run out of space and I’d be writing forever’.
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 is a moving reflection on loss and memory based on true stories from the ongoing war in Ukraine.
Membership of the local amateur drama society has dwindled to four.
You’ve heard of Kurt Cobain.
Following his sell-out Fringe debut last year, Tomfoolery returns with his action-packed show that’s fun for all the family.
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.
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 is a multiplayer, multi-layered human body action game, a future-forward competition where women are assembled according to the stories of their bodies.
Join a couple of Aussies on this off-beat excursion of naughty and ridiculous tales and oddly familiar tunes.
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.
‘And I tell myself, I think – if you f*ck it up, you f*ck it up.
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.
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…
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 …
Three performers on stage present an intriguing blend of poetry and dance.
A fresh, ground-breaking performance from Athens.
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…
Button your shirt.
Back by popular demand! Cabaret is full of decadence and delight, music and merriment.
Secret Mountain is a children’s educational show, not suitable for children.
You’d usually begin with the start, but here the end explodes first.
Maddy and Jim’s relationship is having problems.
The Skits, Cornell University’s original sketch comedy troupe, has crossed the Atlantic to deliver some cold, hard jokes.
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…
Pigs, pomp and porkers abound in this off-the-wall clown show about our government’s handling of Brexit negotiations.
Cameron and Maddie meet at a singles night.
Set in a post-apocalyptic world this student-run, original musical theatre production takes place after humankind has destroyed the surface of our planet.
‘The more I drink in real life, the more my babies are taken away by social services in my Sims life.
‘They say life begins at 80.
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 is the culmination of lived experience.
With damning questions on moral and personal boundaries, Lines is a stunning and complex portrayal of sexual assault.
MAD is a new black comedy from Cam Scriven and Daniel Bainbridge.
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 is a horror-action-comedy that follows Osric Omand and his ex-Nazi caretaker Hans as their institute of monsters suffers an outbreak.
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.
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…
Some teenagers do something bad, really bad, then panic and cover the whole thing up.
Tony believes in the healing powers of stories; Iain’s been scrubbing his fingers since 3am; Saffron’s stalking her piano teacher.
An original piece exploring the words we let fly, stop signs, and those we meet at the crossroads.
It’s 4am, you’re stuck in the middle of an airport, and you’re downing coffee to stay awake.
A man is bound to a chair with a sack over his head.
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…
This is the story of Tinderella on the hunt for a sexy fella.
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.
Working Class Hero’s biggest flaw is that it isn’t about anything.
Squabbling House Theatre are delighted to present their first piece of original writing: Scratch.
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…
Dark comedy exploring morality and mortality.
You can’t just take a break from your life.
Harriet Beveridge’s show menoPAUSE could be considered uncomfortable by many.
Why do women go to the toilet in pairs? They time travel! Join Lolie and Lou on their intergalactic comedy adventures.
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.
‘I limit myself to a quick look every two hours at first.
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.
Being in love is.
“Up, up, up.
Manchester United fans old enough to remember 1971 may recall the strange weekend George Best went missing.
‘These days most people don’t believe in God.
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.
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…
An absurd comedy that blends slapstick, nonsense and existentialism.
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…
This sensational new production from this award-winning theatre company explores the depths of depravity, power, sexual dominance and violent seduction.
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, 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…
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…
Lucy is young, fresh-faced and feeling lucky.
Present and Correct, the University of York’s very own homegrown sketch troupe, are heading back up to the Fringe once again.
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.
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 …
It’s 1968 and the world is about to change.
Rage, nymphomania, ecstasy and numbness.
Follow the elvish dancer into the enchanted forest and get lost in the moment, admiring his strange and subtle art.
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 …
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…
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…
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.
A fast-paced dramatic/comedic representation of the stresses of 21st-century student life.
A couple of couples meet for a drink and talk again and again and again and again and.
England, 1823: the Industrial Revolution and a changing world.
Elaine Davidson is something of an Edinburgh icon.
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.
Two young women, living similar lives, doing similar things: applying for jobs at cafes, buying alcohol, going to parties.
As one of the most famous American authors of all time, many people will know of F.
Broken Episodes is an immersive Artaud style of performance, written and directed by Thomas Sellick-Newton, artistic director of Atmostheatre.
We are coming to the Festival Fringe with our unique Korean style.
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…
Musical adaptations of other works often struggle to either make themselves distinct or justify their existence.
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.
Narrative direction is hard to achieve but is essential to a good musical.
Produced by Connie Stride and co-directed by Emily Ashbrook and Elizabeth Bailey, The Tinder Tales excels in making genuine experiences appear visceral.
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 – three friends, a police officer and an alien walk into a bar.
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.
Coffee is the backbone of modern society.
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.
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 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…
‘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.
If you were Earth.
A child is born.
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…
Six teenagers communicate anonymously and only through the internet.
Atwood’s retelling of The Odyssey from Penelope’s perspective is a totally appropriate text for this energetic and innovative all-female cast.
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.
What is the future of desire? I hoped Neil Frude, a leading lecturer on abnormal psychology, would be able to tell me.
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 …
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 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…
A ghostwriter and his best friend work tirelessly to create the greatest book ever written.
Fifty years ago, Mrs Robinson seduced The Graduate and became a legend in her own leopard print! Now we hear her untold story.
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.
Bone Woman is a quiet, strange and beautiful production.
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 …
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…
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…
Originally produced at the Royal Court in 2007, it received outstanding reviews and was nominated for several awards.
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 was confessional, poetic physical theatre.
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.
Sam is in a coma.
A crisis has taken hold of the Heavens.
Mark is a chemical engineer.
Welcome to Ginger Creek, where curious characters and perplexing events are the norm.
Film stars in the 50s and 60s needed to sing.
For a play about personified jizz, War of the Sperms is surprisingly unsexy.
The age-old story of boy meets girl.
Napier University Drama Society returns to the musical stage after selling out last year.
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.
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” is the barely anticipated final installment in Jack Trinco’s fabled, quasi-epic, multi-part exploration of the theme of death.
Winner Best Comedy at United Solo Festival New York 2016.
Five of them carried out the robbery.
Sometimes, all a show needs to be good is to be simple and earnestly performed.
Weird Sisters presents Paper Doll, a cautionary tale of married bliss that becomes unglued.
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.
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.
In the post apocalyptic world of nuclear winter, two strangers with the world on their shoulders, meet on a bench.
Chicago, America’s premier city for up-and-coming comedians sends its best and brightest to Edinburgh.
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…
You’ll die laughing at this outrageous show about the thing we all have in common.
The Hearty Toadstool, classic English bed and breakfast, has gone downhill in recent years, but elderly proprietor Lavinia Gerania keeps the place going.
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.
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…
Hunchback is an English language adaptation of the French novel, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, with a stark contrast between strong and weak elements.
‘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 is a zany, absurd and irreverent hour of fun that casts a comic eye over the darker regions of the human soul.
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.
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.
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.
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…
Funny Women semi-finalist and best-selling author says: ‘Hello from the other side of 40’.
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.
Firefighter Woman Brenda Feuerle is on duty.
A splendidly constructed World War Two piece, that struggles to be heard.
It’s all in the mind you know.
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 tweeting of the birds portends a beautiful day, but the view from the bridge is spoiled by an ominous thick mist.
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 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…
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 …
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 …
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…
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.
Award-winning Badger High School Theater presents Tales from the American Midwest, a series of American folk tales centred around the Midwestern states.
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…
Sexual Fears of A Modern Day Virgin.
A show about those people you love to hate.
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.
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.
I’m Missing You is a gloomy, original writing production about grief, family, loyalty and obsession.
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.
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 is a new musical from writer Robyn Grant.
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…
Like many musical theatre fans, I have a love-hate relationship with Rent.
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
Something of a misnomer, Bad Shakespeare does not reflect the quality of the acting or of the performance.
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) concerns Isabel Brade, a freewheeling brothel owner with a penchant for dance, and Emma, her great-granddaughter and narrator of the show.
We very rarely think about our own deaths.
Triumvirette takes the form of a three part show – two monologues sandwiching a romantic comedy short play.
The work of playwriting powerhouse Ella Hickson has always been connected to the Edinburgh Fringe, since her debut show Eight premiered there in 2008.
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…
In the wake of the most destructive wildfire in Colorado history, Allison struggles to come to terms with losing everything.
In Shakespeare Syndrome, brought to Edinburgh by the talented Mermaidsgroup from the University of St.
Juice Straws Are Bleak is a fantastical, surrealist adventure experienced by a class of school children under the disinterested gaze of their teacher.
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…
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 lives up to its name, delivering a staggeringly intense hour of physical theatre.
Often, first-time Festival goers arriving in Edinburgh can be paralysed by choice as a result of the sheer volume of shows on offer.
A musical about the individual struggles of a drug mule, and ex child soldier.
Full of sex and fury, a funny, affectionate and sharp exposé of life in London’s East End.
The internationally ignored song stylist from Berlin is back.
Kim Chinh has mastered the art of storytelling in her new one-woman show Reclaiming Vietnam.
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…
Come along and help little Hiawatha as he tries to save his mother from an evil magician.
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.
Three drag queens in a dressing room talk us through their life stories, from coming out to discovering drag.
Peter is the first show in The Wendy House Trilogy produced by Jealous Whale Theatre.
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…
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.
Richard is plotting his escape to art college, just as lecturer Graham settles in.
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.
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.
This dark comedy uses physical theatre to modernise the themes and settings of this famous Shakespearean play.
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.
Award-winning Viva are back for their eighth year, this time with Avenue Q.
Brashly comic and acutely emotional, bravely exploring a woman’s intrinsic role in life’s creation.
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.
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…
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.
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…
A charming, witty and engaging show, Writing is an exploration of just that - the process of writing, as seen from a child’s perspective.
Eddie, Imogen and Lena share a flat.
Reunion, by Neil Smith, is the story of an older couple, George and Jude, recounting their youth together and their love for one another.
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, written and directed by Carola Benedetto tells the story of the Hindu pantheon family of Shiva, Parvati and Ganesha.
This show invites us to take a look at life in wartime Britain.
Napier University Drama Society presents a musical retelling of the Trojan War as their offering to the gods this festival.
Ashes Afar follows the story of a migrant couple from different cultures in a volatile relationship.
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 tells the tale of an office worker with a big imagination.
This hilarious beginners guide to theology is the funniest presentation of religious concepts imaginable.
As any GCSE maths student will tell you, a prime number is one that has only two factors: one and itself.
Box Tale Soup’s latest show, Manalive, is an uplifting, intelligent and emotive triumph.
Beyond Expectations markets itself as a reworking of the Dickens classic, but this time told from the perspective of the love interest, Estella.
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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