Within

Within

Within is one man’s quest to find the meaning of life. 

Yerloo Underground

Yerloo Underground

Deep, dark subway. 

Spotlights: A Night at the Musicals

Spotlights: A Night at the Musicals

‘Lively, thrilling and spectacular. 

Die or Run

Die or Run

The 1980s. 

Itinerary of an EU Migrant Worker – A Bittersweet Anglo-French Musical Comedy

Itinerary of an EU Migrant Worker – A Bittersweet Anglo-French Musical Comedy

French-born Marianne has spent most of her adult life in the UK. 

The Flamenco Chakra Meditation

The Flamenco Chakra Meditation

This is a vibrational experience for souls and minds. 

111

111

A powerful duet between two exceptional dancers – Joel Brown (Candoco Dance Company) and Eve Mutso (former principal dancer of Scottish Ballet) – as they explore their differen… 

Scored in Silence

Scored in Silence

A striking, vibrating, digital solo sign-mime performance by Deaf dance artist, Chisato Minamimura, exploring for the first time in public the powerful perspectives of deaf hibakus… 

The Drowsy Chaperone

The Drowsy Chaperone

The five-time Tony Award and seven-time Drama Desk Award-winning show now revived for 2019. 

It's That Simple

It's That Simple

At the age of five she already knew she wanted to play the cello and conquer the world with her red cello case on her back. 

This Thing in Here

This Thing in Here

You’re getting ready to go out but your depression has other ideas. 

Genesis!

Genesis!

London contemporary dance company by Kennedy Junior Muntanga presents this double bill of work in Edinburgh for the first time. 

Free Money from the Government: A Play About a Squid

Free Money from the Government: A Play About a Squid

This show follows the journey of a team of podcasters setting out to investigate the disappearance of an iconic infomercial grifter. 

Vessel

Vessel

Vessel is about radical togetherness and radical aloneness; a 21st-century reimagining of medieval Anchoritism where women choose a life of strict and irreversible enclosure, livin… 

Torch Town

Torch Town

The Edinburgh Fringe exists as a kind of suspended adolescence allowing creatives to live the experience of their art being the most important thing in the world. 

The Art of Skipping

The Art of Skipping

This new musical follows the story of Alex Peel, whose life is changed by a diagnosis which will eventually lead to her going completetly blind. 

Bleeding Black

Bleeding Black

Christopher Watts returns to the Festival Fringe with his one-man-show, Bleeding Black, at Greenside, Nicolson Square. 

Our Teacher's a Troll!

Our Teacher's a Troll!

Two terrible twins with a talent for turmoil rule their school with terror and tyranny – until the arrival of a new head teacher with green scaly skin, sharp gnarly fangs and a l… 

O

O

A play about a woman who becomes an activist. 

For now we see through a mirror, darkly

For now we see through a mirror, darkly

This mystical dance performance is about the connection between what we see and what we believe. 

Murder Ballads

Murder Ballads

Murder Ballads is adapted from the 1995 album of the same name by cult artist Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds. 

Borchert: A Life

Borchert: A Life

Wolfgang Borchert. 

Invisible Us

Invisible Us

A mysterious case. 

SAGA

SAGA

A 60-minute English and Swedish adaptation of August Strindberg’s A Dream Play, at a time where the property ladder is near impossible to climb, vloggers are worshipped and millenn… 

The Remarkables

The Remarkables

This summer, a hero will brew. 

Tang

Tang

The classic reappearance, from the oldest influence of the East, shows the inheritance of culture with classical Chinese elements such as costumes, operas and dances. 

High Trees

High Trees

Memories erased. 

40 Shades of Green Tour

40 Shades of Green Tour

This comedy is about the crazy antics of an American cast bringing their show Tea for Three to a theatre in Ireland. 

Bullarena

Bullarena

Inspired by a true story, Bullarena is a tale of identity and how we choose to follow the truth behind ours. 

Alice in Wonderland

Alice in Wonderland

Don’t be late for a very important date! We invite you to follow us down the rabbit hole to the weird and wonderful world of Wonderland, where things will get curiouser and curio… 

Apologies to the Bengali Lady

Apologies to the Bengali Lady

Cook and clean and not be seen. 

Careless Love - CANCELLED

Careless Love - CANCELLED

An elderly sister and brother are brought together by a family tragedy that starts them on a hero’s journey, in a senior Hansel and Gretel fairytale sort of way. 

Solitary Journey of Guan Yu

Solitary Journey of Guan Yu

Guan Yu’s patriotism to his country, benevolence to people, wisdom in life, loyalty to friends and bravery in war represent the perfect traditional Chinese virtues of mankind. 

Mental

Mental

Sam is ill. 

This is Mark Ritchie: Honest to God

This is Mark Ritchie: Honest to God

Fresh from touring America and the UK, Mark returns to the Festival Fringe for the fourth time and has some tales to tell. 

Enigma

Enigma

Enigma, a new musical presented by Enigma Theatre UK is an exciting piece of historical musical theatre telling the story of a unit of female code breakers in America during World … 

Honeypot

Honeypot

This talented all-female ensemble offer an original and inventive take on traditional fairytales. 

Kelty Clippie the Musical

Kelty Clippie the Musical

Based on the classic Scottish folk song, Kelty Clippie follows the comic adventures of a bus conductress in Fife. 

Mr Laurel and Mr Hardy

Mr Laurel and Mr Hardy

When it comes to comedy double acts none have endured as long as Laurel and Hardy. 

Sushi Tap Show

Sushi Tap Show

Yes, it’s true! Those tap-dancing, juggling, pink-suited comedians from Tokyo are back at the Fringe for the sixth time! Don’t miss this hilarious, amazingly entertaining show!… 

3·1

3·1

An unstable space without an exit. 

Clowns, Lovers, Women in Pants and Shakespeare

Clowns, Lovers, Women in Pants and Shakespeare

What makes Shakespeare funny after 400 years? Theatre OCU (Bad Shakespeare, Fringe 2016 and 2018) explores, answers and celebrates the giddy mysteries of love and romance in scenes… 

Chasing Aces

Chasing Aces

Does the past dictate your future? Trapped in memories of childhood trauma, a group of people are desperately trying to break the cycle and take control of their lives. 

Present/Absent

Present/Absent

Social media, tech addiction, online gaming and its impact on mental health is the focus of this new, visceral and provocative piece. 

Dance-Forms' 76th International Choreographers' Showcase

Dance-Forms' 76th International Choreographers' Showcase

Exploring an unlimited range of creative ideas, Dance-Forms’ 76th International Choreographers’ Showcase delivers a solid line-up of superb choreography. 

PAMALA

PAMALA

2089. 

Nemesis 2 – The Game Changer

Nemesis 2 – The Game Changer

Combining hip hop, drama and film to look behind media headlines to explore the concept of terrorism and how young people are groomed. 

The Try-Hards

The Try-Hards

Sometimes we fail and pretend it never happened. 

TERRAtory

TERRAtory

TERRAtory follows Emma on her rollercoaster ride navigating her own DNA helix. 

I'm Non-Typical, Typical

I'm Non-Typical, Typical

Hard-hitting piece of inclusive theatre exploring the untold stories and unseen struggles of people with additional needs. 

A Letter to Alice

A Letter to Alice

Struggling with anxiety and depression in everyday life, Alice enters a topsy-turvy world Through the Looking-Glass. 

Forget Me Not

Forget Me Not

On a cold, blustery evening in 1945, the playwright’s grandmother, June, answers the door to an ill-fated telegram delivery. 

FemFringe

FemFringe

Bold, irreverent, moving and hysterical. 

Admiring La Stupenda

Admiring La Stupenda

Whether you love opera or not, try it. 

Grimm Tales

Grimm Tales

Grey Dog Theatre follow the triumphant Beasts and Beauties, ‘a perfectly synchronised swarm of young talent’ **** (Young Perspective) with more of Carol Ann Duffy’s magical f… 

A Family Affair

A Family Affair

A family of improvisers?! Yes! A Family Affair is an improvised show in which personal, sometimes hilarious (but always true), heartfelt stories are told from the perspectives of a… 

Echoes of Villers-Bretonneux

Echoes of Villers-Bretonneux

France. 

Churn

Churn

Time heals all wounds, but Shane’s healing might take a millennium. 

One Starts in a Barber\'s. One Starts in a Bar.

One Starts in a Barber\'s. One Starts in a Bar.

A thought-provoking show about haircuts and heartache. 

Rap Club the Musical

Rap Club the Musical

The true story of how a group of Croydon kids. 

Chaos

Chaos

If you were born to be different, how do you identify yourself in this world? Chaos, with no facial features, struggles to answer these questions through the wavering, the uncertai… 

The Super Sad and Really Tragical Story of Analeise

The Super Sad and Really Tragical Story of Analeise

Who is Analeise? I don’t know. 

Topsy and Turvy's Twisty Turny Journey

Topsy and Turvy's Twisty Turny Journey

Joey’s trapped in a maze! Topsy and Turvy have been given the super dooper important task of bringing him back to the Aussie Zoo. 

Invisible

Invisible

Grey Dog Theatre, ‘definitely a company to watch out for’ (Young Perspective), use puppetry, physical theatre and live music to boldly reimagine HG Wells’ science fiction cla… 

Rock Idle

Rock Idle

The rock’n’roll diary of Marshall Stax. 

Poseidon's Playhouse

Poseidon's Playhouse

Follow the madcap mishaps of the local parish priest whose pathetic attempts to be loved by others (as much as he loves himself) go wrong. 

Forbidden Fruit

Forbidden Fruit

In the rigid high society of Georgian England, social mores must be obeyed and, when it comes to courting, the slightest gesture has the power to change everything. 

Hard Truths – An Improvised Play

Hard Truths – An Improvised Play

Never seen before. 

Polly: A Drag Rebellion

Polly: A Drag Rebellion

Meet Polly, she doesn’t care what you think! All she wants is to be equal, for everyone to be equal. 

Chamberlain: Peace in Our Time

Chamberlain: Peace in Our Time

Edinburgh Fringe sell-out show 2018! ‘Absolutely phenomenal, sensitively portrayed with painstaking accuracy’ (BroadwayBaby. 

Twice Over

Twice Over

Twice Over examines Thatcher and May’s leadership through the lives of two Northern women. 

1984

1984

It is frightening how Orwell’s nightmarish dystopia continues to ring true, year after year. 

Medea

Medea

Returning to the fringe after their 2015 sell-out debut, the all-female Minerva company bring their unique physical storytelling to this adaptation of Medea. 

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. 

Sister Act

Sister Act

In their 19th year at the Fringe, following previous sell-out productions of West Side Story (2016) and Oliver (2015), Stage 84 proudly presents Sister Act. 

The Rise of Donald in 40 Downfalls

The Rise of Donald in 40 Downfalls

Playwright and comedian Ash Caton performs heroic poems from The Donaldiad – a cycle of fables set between 1946 and 2018. 

Andy Gunn Presents: From T-Bone to Trucks

Andy Gunn Presents: From T-Bone to Trucks

Fronted by Scottish guitar virtuoso Andy Gunn, From T-Bone to Trucks will take you on a journey through the decades, showcasing the most loved and respected exponents of the blues. 

One Woman, One Cello and 500 Years of Music

One Woman, One Cello and 500 Years of Music

One Woman, One Cello and 500 Years of Music. 

A Show About Shows About Show Biz

A Show About Shows About Show Biz

From Show Boat to Showman, there’s always Another Op’nin, Another Show about the sparkling self-obsessed world of musical theatre! And why not? Some of the best shows are all a… 

A Collection of Grimm's Fairy Tales, Too

A Collection of Grimm's Fairy Tales, Too

Come find yourself in the woods again amongst shadow puppetry, masks and magic in A Collection of Grimm’s Fairy Tales, Too. 

Hotel

Hotel

Welcome to the Hotel, a magnificent establishment offering luxury beyond fantasy. 

Spotlights Show Choir: A Night at the Musicals

Spotlights Show Choir: A Night at the Musicals

After last year’s sold-out, five-star run, Exeter University’s Spotlights Show Choir are back at the Fringe with another set of musical hits! With songs ranging from classics l… 

Cepacia – Love Takes His Breath Away

Cepacia – Love Takes His Breath Away

The story of Romeo and Juliet receives medical treatment in Cepacia from Durham School and Shadow Dreams. 

Care Not, Fear Naught

Care Not, Fear Naught

Piracy is not just a man’s trade in this thrilling piece Care Not, Fear Naught from Temporarily Misplaced Productions. 

Side Effects

Side Effects

In a society which is so forward thinking, how are we still struggling to help the millions of people with ill mental health? Delve into the harsh reality of mental health to try a… 

You're a Good Man Charlie Brown

You're a Good Man Charlie Brown

Charlie Brown, Snoopy and the rest of the Peanuts gang navigate the joys and pitfalls of childhood. Humorous, full of fun and fabulous musical numbers.  

A Dog's Tail

A Dog's Tail

Two walks a day, food, water and love is enough for dogs, but what about their owners? It’s a complex world in the park and only the dogs can make sense of it all. 

A Kinder, Gentler Comedy

A Kinder, Gentler Comedy

Signing on the revocation of the Edict of Nantes, driving an Austin Maxi to Morocco, asylum seekers*, the Treason of the Blue Books, women’s football, Nationalism*, Buck O’Neil, Je… 

Pyg

Pyg

Pyg is a twist on George Bernard Shaw’s Pygmalion. Cross-dressed cast explore Shaw’s explosive use of language and the impact of dress on gender. 

The Jungle Book

The Jungle Book

Join us in the depths of the Indian Jungle for an imaginative adventure, with a family-friendly adaptation of Rudyard Kipling’s classic story The Jungle Book. 

The Addams Family

The Addams Family

In the kooky, upside-down world of the Addams Family, to be sad is to be happy, to feel pain is to feel joy, and death and suffering are the stuff of their dreams. 

Falkland – The War the World Forgot

Falkland – The War the World Forgot

Two unlikely friends find a camaraderie against a backdrop of bitter conflict, questionable politics and moral debate waged overseas. 

Doors Opening

Doors Opening

A vicar, a business man and an actress go into a lift. 

Bob's Not My Uncle and Other Devastating Truths

Bob's Not My Uncle and Other Devastating Truths

Mark Ritchie, fresh from tours in Australia and America, returns with a hilarious storytelling show that covers the big themes of life… uncles, God and of course beetroot. 

Kelty Clippie the Musical

Kelty Clippie the Musical

Based on the popular traditional folk song, Kelty Clippie follows the comic adventures of a bus conductress in Fife. 

Your Alice

Your Alice

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland is a story most people know, but the life of Charles Dodgson, alias Lewis Caroll, and the real Alice Liddell is much less popular. 

Chamberlain... Peace in Our Time

Chamberlain... Peace in Our Time

‘Leeson in the title role is absolutely phenomenal. 

IRL

IRL

I was curious about IRL. 

Pirates Revisited

Pirates Revisited

The Opera North Youth Company is proud to present an adaptation of Gilbert and Sullivan’s popular and much-loved Pirates of Penzance, directed by Emma Black and conducted by Nich… 

She Rose

She Rose

AD1 Youth Dance Company presents an original contemporary dance work She Rose. 

Bad Shakespeare

Bad Shakespeare

Nature versus nurture? Are villains born or bred? Can they ever find true redemption? Theater OCU explores Shakespeare’s most villainous characters – Macbeth, Iago, Aaron, Tamora… 

Kill the Boy

Kill the Boy

It starts like this. 

Dick Whittington – The Panto

Dick Whittington – The Panto

Is that a panto I see on the Fringe? Oh yes it is! Join Dick Whittington, his cat and a host of colourful characters on a fun-filled family adventure from Liverpool to London. 

The Only One in the World

The Only One in the World

Meet Liv – clever, funny, confident – everything a 15-year-old girl wants to be. 

Brothers in Arms

Brothers in Arms

Brothers in Arms tells the story of WWI through the inspiring true story of two soldiers, Noel and Christopher Chavasse. 

Punk Rock

Punk Rock

Arts One Drama Company present Punk Rock by Simon Stephens. 

Strangers: Mindreader

Strangers: Mindreader

There is a man who reads minds and predicts the future. 

Me, Myself and AI

Me, Myself and AI

Delve into the dark world of misguided tech trust with a kaleidoscopic investigation of data, desire and desperation. 

Extro-Terrestrial

Extro-Terrestrial

Torn from their secluded lives, five introverts face experimentation, extroverted aliens and, worst of all, each other. 

The Odyssey of Homer

The Odyssey of Homer

A new adaptation of Homer’s classic presented in iambic pentameter using physical theatre and shadowplay. 

See Rock City and Other Destinations

See Rock City and Other Destinations

A wanderer believes his destiny is written along the North Carolina Interstate. 

Strangers: Pairs

Strangers: Pairs

Survivors on a desert island, siblings in their mother’s attic, magicians preparing a new show. 

Anchor

Anchor

In a light and playful form, the duet Anchor depicts the dilemma between love and desire. 

An Abundance of Tims

An Abundance of Tims

An Abundance of Tims is, quite clearly, all about Tim. 

Woodbine Willie: Poet and Padre

Woodbine Willie: Poet and Padre

A play of overwhelming sincerity and honesty and a moving tribute to an incredible and unique First World War chaplain. 

Orestes

Orestes

A new comedic adaptation of a great Greek tragedy by Euripides. 

Cry for the Moon

Cry for the Moon

Abbey Road Studios, 1975. 

The House of Edgar

The House of Edgar

Edgar Allan Poe is dead. 

One Musical to Rule Them All

One Musical to Rule Them All

After a sell-out, five-star run in 2016, One Musical to Rule Them All returns to parody everyone’s favourite trilogy about wizards, hobbits and a quest to destroy some magical je… 

Puffin Island

Puffin Island

Cara, a college student from America, is having the time of her life traveling overseas in Europe for the summer. 

Son of Jim

Son of Jim

‘Three years ago, while on a hunt for stationery, I opened a desk drawer in my parents’ house. 

In Pursuit of Andromeda

In Pursuit of Andromeda

Scilly Isles, shortly after WWI. 

Creating Rumours

Creating Rumours

Creating Rumours recounts the lives of Fleetwood Mac at the time of the recording of their most notorious album, Rumours. 

The WWI Wardrobe Project

The WWI Wardrobe Project

Want to experience doing your bit? Meet and hear from characters involved in the WWI war effort such as a field nurse, a coastguard, a canary girl and the mother of a soldier. 

How My Light Is Spent

How My Light Is Spent

‘Kitty my hands have disappeared. 

Jasper Red: Press Play

Jasper Red: Press Play

Jasper Red invites you to a special healing session. 

Mess

Mess

Rachel’s life is a Mess, and her best friend Adam always seems to have his life together. 

An Evening with Michael Bubbles (No Champagne Included)

An Evening with Michael Bubbles (No Champagne Included)

Fresh from last year’s Bubbles and Martini sell-out hit, this show features the forever charming Michael Bublé tribute host Michael Bubbles in conversation, taking the audience … 

Sushi Tap Show

Sushi Tap Show

The sell-out comedy tap-dance hit is back at the Fringe! Awfully addictive eccentric performances combine tap, circus and comedy for an unforgettable toe-tapping experience you hav… 

And Another Thing! An Improvised Show

And Another Thing! An Improvised Show

What’s the one thing you’ve always wished you told somebody? What was the perfect phrase for that moment that just passed you by? Never seen before, never to be seen again. 

No Sanction

No Sanction

Reflecting myself in the mirror. 

Bon the Musical

Bon the Musical

Born in Scotland, Bon Scott emigrated to Australia and joined rock band AC/DC to become a legend. 

O, FFS

O, FFS

Poking fun at the stale reality of office life, this self aware, tongue-in-cheek comedy follows five polarising workers always teetering on the balance between discipline and despi… 

Sylvia Plath, Your Words Are Just Dust

Sylvia Plath, Your Words Are Just Dust

The Bathtub Heroine presents an incredibly biting piece of new writing telling the life story of tormented poet, Sylvia Plath. 

Peter Pan

Peter Pan

The story of Peter Pan is a familiar one for many and The Talentz present a lovely retelling of the classic tale. 

And Then There Were None

And Then There Were None

Agatha Christie’s classic And Then There Were None is difficult as a play. 

Next!

Next!

Next! is a gritty, thought-provoking and poignant comedy illustrating the trials and tribulations of three unequivocally unique and extraordinary individuals. 

The Bothy

The Bothy

Scotland. 

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 … 

Everest Calling

Everest Calling

Sunnyhill School wants pupils that push the limits. 

JJ and the Dancing Stick

JJ and the Dancing Stick

JJ dances to create illusions with magic stick levitations. Three different dancing sticks with short and long strings and lights. They rise, fall and float. Be amazed. 

Meet Up Yang Gui Fei Split Away from Tang Dynasty

Meet Up Yang Gui Fei Split Away from Tang Dynasty

One of the emperor’s favorite concubines in the Tang Dynasty, Yang Gui Fei, was also renowned as one of the four beauties in Chinese history. 

Jason and the Golden Fleece

Jason and the Golden Fleece

Physical, visual and comedic styles of performance combine together in this family-friendly retelling of the classic Greek myth. 

Sad Girls

Sad Girls

Sad Girls is a play about three girls: Miley, Lottie and Flo. 

Death in Venice

Death in Venice

As the Sirocco winds bring cholera to the Lido and alleyways of Venice, Dr Aschenbach watches Tadzio swimming in the lagoon. 

Chamberlain: Peace in Our Time

Chamberlain: Peace in Our Time

Chamberlain has been relegated to history as one of life’s wishful thinkers. 

Teahouse

Teahouse

This adaptation of the modern Chinese drama Teahouse does not work. 

Beethoven in Stalingrad

Beethoven in Stalingrad

Stalingrad stands as one of the most destructive and horrific battles of the 20th century. 

Cloud Avenue

Cloud Avenue

Violet has had the ability to travel back in time since a young age and has utilised her gift in her writing career. 

What Do Bears Eat?

What Do Bears Eat?

A woman, a bear, some cub-support money and questionable morals: What Do Bears Eat? is an irreverent, bizarre and satirical take on the relationship between man and nature. 

Home Front – Front Line

Home Front – Front Line

Home Front – Front Line tells the story of WWII through the lives of a young couple: Lizzie, a young woman serving on the home front with the Women’s Land Army, and Tom, serving … 

Woyzeck

Woyzeck

Woyzeck ekes out a living on a meagre wage, earning pennies by eating peas for a dodgy clinical trial, while his wife cheats on him and everyone finds him pathetic. 

Two Little Boxes

Two Little Boxes

A wordless blend of mime, clowning, dance and acrobatics, Two Little Boxes is a brand-new piece by Reallynice, exploring the construction of masculinities in young men. 

Waiting for Spring

Waiting for Spring

Jack and Annie had the perfect relationship, right up until the day they didn’t anymore. 

Play Something

Play Something

Two men meet in a club. 

Teen Master Brain

Teen Master Brain

A brand new dark comedy exploring the hilarious dynamics between the brightest young minds of our generation, and the expectations and demands of their parents. 

Godspell

Godspell

Godspell is a very strange show. 

Mr Laurel and Mr Hardy

Mr Laurel and Mr Hardy

Laurel and Hardy remain the most popular comedy double act of all time, on both sides of the Atlantic. 

Beasts & Beauties

Beasts & Beauties

Beauty and the Beast without Gaston? In Italy?! If you can get over the sacrilege of daring to be different from the Disney version of events, Beasts and Beauties, by young company… 

Miss Julie, Clarissa and John

Miss Julie, Clarissa and John

Inspired by August Strindberg’s groundbreaking 1888 naturalistic drama, Miss Julie, the action is relocated to a Reconstruction Era Virginia plantation. 

I Am My Own Wife

I Am My Own Wife

One of the good things about the Fringe is that the small scale of most of its venues lead to a sort of intimacy in performance that you get almost nowhere else. 

Dead People Don't Have Secrets

Dead People Don't Have Secrets

Everyone has secrets. 

Dance-Forms 74th International Choreographers' Showcase

Dance-Forms 74th International Choreographers' Showcase

Dance-Forms Productions is celebrating 16 years of brilliant performances at the Fringe, presenting the cream of the crop of postmodern creations. 

In Pieces

In Pieces

Harry awakes one morning in the worst possible way – with a head-shattering hangover. 

standingOUTstanding

standingOUTstanding

‘A dancer of tremendous joy’ **** (Fest). 

Escape 2

Escape 2

Award-winning professional aerial dance theatre from London LCP is back with Escape 2, a recreation of its predecessor Escape, presented at Fringe 2016. 

100 Ways to Tie a Shoelace

100 Ways to Tie a Shoelace

Following the accident, Kat’s struggling with the basics of everyday life. 

My Life with Doris

My Life with Doris

We all have our idols and for one girl growing up that was a singer and actress from a bygone age. 

Death City

Death City

This is a collaboration of stunt and colour: the first of its kind in the world. 

The Silence at the Song's End

The Silence at the Song's End

Beautiful, funny and completely moving, Really Good Stories’ production of The Silence at the Song’s End is one of the best pieces of theatre you’ll see this Fringe. 

Red and The Wolf

Red and The Wolf

Prospero Theatre have decided it’s their turn to roll out a dark retelling of a well-known fairy tale, showcasing a unique-ish take on Little Red Riding Hood, with their producti… 

The Berkovian Medea

The Berkovian Medea

Euripides’ classical tragedy, of one woman’s quest for revenge and the terrible lengths she is willing to go to inflict pain on her wayward husband, has been performed thousand… 

Scenes from the End

Scenes from the End

Scenes From the End is a new show about grief and a tour de force showcase for soprano Héloïse Werner. 

Elf the Musical

Elf the Musical

Fancy a bit of festive sparkle? Then join Buddy and our cast as we whisk you away to Christmas in New York! Featuring a live band, this promises to be a Sparklejollytwinklejingley … 

The Taming of the Shrew

The Taming of the Shrew

England. 

West Side Story

West Side Story

This tragic romance has always been about the individual consequences of divisions in society. 

The Dean Martin Christmas Show

The Dean Martin Christmas Show

The Dean Martin Christmas Show aims to explore the warm relationship between Dean Martin and Frank Sinatra as they appear on the titular Christmas special. 

Of Wardrobes and Rings

Of Wardrobes and Rings

David Payne, having already portrayed C. 

Spool

Spool

Suppose, just suppose, that your mind and body lived separately from each other. 

The F Words

The F Words

“If I’m feminine, does that mean I’m effeminate? Or if I’m effeminate, does that mean I’m feminine?”Looking at the nature of what it means to female in this modern worl… 

Alice in Wonderland – The Musical

Alice in Wonderland – The Musical

Following various elements from the classic book by C. 

The Fox and the Hound

The Fox and the Hound

A long time ago, I learned that cute animals are a direct conduit to a human heart. 

Escape

Escape

Award-winning aerial dance theatre company, LCP, draws awareness to human rights violations in their new production. 

2 Complicated

2 Complicated

‘A brilliant play and another success for Punchline Theatre’ ***** (BroadwayBaby. 

The Erpingham Camp

The Erpingham Camp

Start by mixing together a tyrannical manager, a sycophantic padre, a chief yellow coat of clownish incompetence, and dysfunctional punters. 

Cabaret (Kab-uh-rey)

Cabaret (Kab-uh-rey)

Back by popular demand! Cabaret is full of decadence and delight with incredible music and suggestive, hard-biting themes. 

Remember Me: Horatio's Hamlet

Remember Me: Horatio's Hamlet

A cast of two. 

String

String

‘The string is the thing’ – in the centre of the stage there is a giant sculpture. 

Dance-Forms 72nd International Choreographers' Showcase

Dance-Forms 72nd International Choreographers' Showcase

Celebrating the 22nd anniversary of the International Choreographers’ Showcase and 15 years with powerful performances at the Fringe. 

Emerald Diaries

Emerald Diaries

The Fringe Festival will always be best used as a place for experimentation and experience building, both for performers and for audiences. 

Are We Stronger Than Winston?

Are We Stronger Than Winston?

The British might be renowned for talking and complaining about the weather, but if you come from Fiji there are more heightened concerns than just cold rainy days. 

The Life and Times of Lionel

The Life and Times of Lionel

New work is at the heart of the Fringe experience; new work by new companies all the more so. 

The Lion in Winter

The Lion in Winter

One World Actors Centre’s fringe production of James Goldman’s historical black comedy The Lion in Winter is a valiant attempt to bring the acclaimed play to the festival stage… 

Alice and the Dream Child

Alice and the Dream Child

Transforum Theatre’s adaptation of Alice in Wonderland sets the Lewis Carroll classic in a mental hospital. 

Bend in the River

Bend in the River

Deep Water Theatre Collective mount Bend in the River: a tender, Thornton Wilder-esque look at the modest living of lepers. 

Sherlock

Sherlock

Bablake Theatre’s take on the character of Sherlock delivers a few laughs, though it offers nothing new to the already long list of pastiches and homages the detective has receiv… 

An Evening with CS Lewis

An Evening with CS Lewis

The set-up is simple: an armchair, a side-table, and a teapot, cup, and saucer. 

At War With Love

At War With Love

Ambitious in its intentions, At War With Love uses a selection of thirty-two of William Shakespeare’s sonnets to form a narrative set against the backdrop of the First World War. 

Yea Big

Yea Big

A mixed bill of northern dance theatre our kid (close sibling) would be proud of! Bit brassic (short of cash)? Fear not! Grab yourself a ticket and get two shows for the price of o… 

Rocking Your Vote!

Rocking Your Vote!

We Will Rock You meets Yes Prime Minister in this hilarious story of electioneering by 2015 MP candidate Will Goodhand (Channel 4’s Beauty and the Geek, 99 Club stand-up), featur… 

The Curious Sole of Luna Cobbler

The Curious Sole of Luna Cobbler

Can the moon really mend a damaged sole? Is there a pair for everyone? Join Luna in this quirky visual piece, inspired by Tim Burton’s poetry, on a journey to find the perfect so… 

Tales from the Tent

Tales from the Tent

When someone has nowhere to go, a fairytale can take them home. 

The Freckles Effect

The Freckles Effect

An exuberant family musical, ‘spreads infectious joy’ (Bath Chronicle) with an exceptional youth cast, including past leads from Matilda, the 2015 junior world tap dancing champi… 

Plain as Paper

Plain as Paper

Plain as Paper is an energetic physical theatre show centred around where our imaginations can take us using only paper—though what is going on there and why is not always plain. 

Mr Laurel and Mr Hardy

Mr Laurel and Mr Hardy

When it comes to comedy double acts none have come as close or endured as long as Laurel and Hardy. 

What the Funk?

What the Funk?

Do you know your Green Onions from your Uptown Funk? We got the funk and it’s all here, played by Scotland’s finest eight-piece live band, Lights Out by Nine. 

The Doomed

The Doomed

What would you do if there were only five years left till the end of the world? Fall in love? Go to church? Develop a stationery fetish? Furrowed Brow Theatre gives you a glimpse i… 

Trip the Light

Trip the Light

Three contemporary dance pieces by the creators of Budge3: **** (BroadwayBaby. 

Murdered Artists' Society

Murdered Artists' Society

Tribute to all the artists who have been murdered, tortured and exiled. 

The Elephant of My Heart

The Elephant of My Heart

A nine-year-old recovering in hospital is taken on a magnificent journey by an elephant and a host of other splendid creatures. 

Dance Inspirations

Dance Inspirations

Direct from the Scottish Borders, pupils from the renowned Fiona Henderson School of Dance and Performing Arts will delight with their selection of dances in Highland, tap, ballet,… 

Bing Bang Bong

Bing Bang Bong

Nottingham Youth Theatre Inclusive Company have produced a pleasant show which is fun for all the family with Bing Bang Bong. 

Oliver!

Oliver!

With a cast of nearly fifty, there’s no shortage of oom-pah-pah in this dazzling production of Lionel Bart’s Oliver! by Stage 84, The Yorkshire School of Performing Arts. 

Beatrix Potter's Peter Rabbit and Other Tales

Beatrix Potter's Peter Rabbit and Other Tales

Lancaster Offshoots have created an enjoyable and surprisingly funny offering with their take on Beatrix Potter’s Peter Rabbit and Other Tales. 

Qiuzi

Qiuzi

In China during the Sino-Japanese War of 1938, a worn-out young Japanese lieutenant unexpectedly saw a beautiful face that was familiar yet distant. 

Amber Knights vs Brambelles

Amber Knights vs Brambelles

Two, highly acclaimed vocal groups share the stage for one night only. 

Kathy Stewart & Her Frequent Flyers

Kathy Stewart & Her Frequent Flyers

Kathy Stewart, American singer and songwriter from White Plains, New York, brings her music to the Edinburgh Festival. Backed by her band of Frequent Flyers. Pure emotion. 

Into the Woods

Into the Woods

Direct from the West End of Kent, The Talentz Musical Theatre Company brings this fresh interpretation of Sondheim’s spellbinding musical. 

The Times They Are a Changin'

The Times They Are a Changin'

The Times They Are a Changin’ takes you on a journey from the Second World War to the present day. 

Blood Wedding

Blood Wedding

Duende – the shiver of response produced against the constant awareness of death’s inevitability. 

Happy Hour with InChorus

Happy Hour with InChorus

Happy Hour with InChorus. 

Digest TV: The Temp

Digest TV: The Temp

Yangalang a female comedy duo first performed Digest TV: The Temp at the Folkestone Women of the World Festival in March 2015. 

I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change

I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change

Everything you have ever secretly thought about dating, romance, marriage, lovers, husbands, wives and in-laws, but were afraid to admit. 

Involuntary Noises – The Songs of Jody Trehy

Involuntary Noises – The Songs of Jody Trehy

‘Cracking good songs in the style of Brecht, Bowie, Bernelle and Brel’ (Tony Clayton-Lea, Irish Times), describes the music of Dubliner Jody Trehy, (writer of Eejit of Love) wh… 

Wonderland

Wonderland

Wonderland is the story of Alice’s encounters in the tale of the Red Queen. 

That Deadly Noir Magic

That Deadly Noir Magic

The low peal of a jazz trumpet. 

Corium

Corium

Corium, the new show from Accidentally On Purpose Productions, tries to be exciting and contemporary by stylistically borrowing from Frantic Assembly but sadly doesn’t find its o… 

The Bristol Suspensions in: A Suspension of Disbelief

The Bristol Suspensions in: A Suspension of Disbelief

A group of seventeen students from Bristol University that formed in September last year, The Bristol Suspensions are fairly new to the a cappella scene, but that does nothing to d… 

DNA

DNA

This young company from The Theatre School in Tunbridge Wells, Kent brings an array of engaging, emotional, and believable performances to Dennis Kelly’s gritty play. 

Faust

Faust

In sixteenth-century Germany it was not regarded as irreverant to perform comic puppet shows featuring characters and scenes from the legend of Faust. 

Future Honey

Future Honey

American company The Pack bring their space-age feminist performance piece to the Fringe, but it seemed like getting their heads around it was a little out of the audience’s gras… 

Antigone: An Arabian Tragedy

Antigone: An Arabian Tragedy

Antigone: An Arabian Tragedy started out as two plays in a year-long project by One World Actors Centre (Kuwait) to produce Jean Anouilh’s Antigone in both English and Arabic. 

Ferdinand

Ferdinand

Ferdinand from Tasty Monster Productions is genuinely one of the nicest productions I have seen. 

Maiden: A Recycled Fairy Tale

Maiden: A Recycled Fairy Tale

‘Every now and then something happens. 

Seussical

Seussical

‘Oh the thinks you can think if you’re willing to try! Think a gink with a stink or a stair to the sky. 

Eejit of Love

Eejit of Love

Follow the fortunes of lovable bumpkins Billy and Eileen as they travel to Shmokey City to audition for the dastardly Pete Popalypse on his new TV talent show Xposure. 

Untold Wars: A New Verbatim Musical

Untold Wars: A New Verbatim Musical

Working within the rather large shadow of the National Theatre’s verbatim triumph London Road, new Leeds-based company 203 Theatre have hopped on this particular niche musical ba… 

Homme | Animal

Homme | Animal

‘How can I know who I am …feeling with pure energy, / With my heart, my mind, my body, my soul, / This is who and what I am. 

Eclipse

Eclipse

It’s August 1999 and a group of Bristol teenagers have returned from a trip to Cornwall where they went to see an eclipse. 

Alice

Alice

Shipley College’s Scruffy Penguin Theatre Company provides a riotously energetic rendition of Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland that has much to recommend as a theatrical exp… 

The Gambit

The Gambit

The Gambit, written by Mark Reid and directed by Matthew Gould, opens to the ticking of a chess stop-clock and, of course, a chess set centre stage. 

Rent

Rent

A solid production of Rent that will entertain you for an evening but won’t remain with you. 

Eejit of Love

Eejit of Love

In theory, Eejit of Love is a fun concept: two Irish country bumpkins find themselves swept up in the allure of reality TV, testing their relationship and their own willpower. 

Method in Madness

Method in Madness

New writing and Shakespeare, dance and physical theatre, all accompanied by the evocative music of Laura Marling; Method in Madness is a truly mesmerising show. 

The Last Kill

The Last Kill

The Last Kill follows a Scottish soldier, Michael, falling apart as he tries to find the answers he needs to justify his actions in war. 

The Trial of Hermann Ethé

The Trial of Hermann Ethé

It’s 1914 and Professor Hermann Ethé and his wife are living a happy, bohemian life in Aberystwyth. 

Dream

Dream

Be transported by this enormously spirited and fast-moving production to the mischievous world of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. 

Losing Grace

Losing Grace

One life. 

Passing Places

Passing Places

A schizophrenic Motherwell gangster on a motorbike vs two idiots in a Citroen Saxo en route to Thurso to flog a surfboard. 

Beasts and Beauties

Beasts and Beauties

Four fairy tales from Europe, reimagined by the Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy, are brought to life at Greenside by the talented young cast of 1541. 

Okinawa Sansan

Okinawa Sansan

Follow Sanla and his wife on a journey of love, life and Okinawa tradition. 

Noel Coward and Friends Live in Las Vegas

Noel Coward and Friends Live in Las Vegas

Noel Coward, Gertrude Lawrence and Ivor Novello, together for one last time at the The Desert Inn, Las Vegas. 

Perceptual Landscape

Perceptual Landscape

An unconventional experiment of light, sound and physical theatre. 

She Loves Me

She Loves Me

“Good morning, good day!” So begins the best classic musical you’ve never heard of. 

Dorian

Dorian

In a 1990 interview on Japanese television, Berkoff said, “I believe that you don’t need anything more than just utter simplicity and that everything in my art must be created … 

Homme | Animal

Homme | Animal

‘I’m blind, living in the dark. 

Inevitable

Inevitable

It’s said that people remember exactly where they were on the day of certain major global events, such as the Kennedy assassination, Diana’s car crash, or (possibly) Thatcher… 

I Am the Wind

I Am the Wind

I Am The Wind not only plays with these idea of meaningful space but relies upon it. 

The Merchant of Venice

The Merchant of Venice

Performing in a Methodist Church, a young and talented student cast present Shakespeare’s classic exploration of love, money, religion and prejudice.  

Candide

Candide

‘Everything is for the best in this best of all possible worlds!’ So Dr Pangloss teaches his student Candide, but his theories are sorely tested by shipwrecks, Spanish Inquisit… 

A Collection of Grimms' Fairy Tales

A Collection of Grimms' Fairy Tales

Follow Hansel, Gretel, and Jacob on their journey through the forest. 

UCAS

UCAS

Off Track Theatre - UCAS - *** (3 stars)UCAS follows five students and their teacher as they attempt to write personal statements for university. 

The Hunting of the Snark

The Hunting of the Snark

Chicago’s Forks & Hope Ensemble brings Lewis Carroll’s famous nonsensical poem to magical life in this youthful and ebullient adaptation. 

SingleMarriedGirl

SingleMarriedGirl

A sturdy wooden climbing frame stands centre stage and sitting on the swing is Laurel, who tells us that she married the first love of her life, whom she met when she was fifteen. 

Pieces of Eight

Pieces of Eight

Aberdeen’s Literal Lines bring their confused and incoherent sketch show to Edinburgh for the first time. 

Into the Woods JR

Into the Woods JR

In this abridged version of Into the Woods I wasn’t sure if the ‘junior’ part would refer to the length or the audience appropriateness of the play. 

Homeless

Homeless

Homeless is a devised show about a group of vulnerable young people who have formed a fragile community, while living on the street. 

Funny Girl

Funny Girl

Funny Girl is based on incidents in the life of Fanny Brice before and after World War One. 

Gidding's Ward

Gidding's Ward

Nine people all connected by nothing more than their own humanity, stuck on a ward because what’s outside is far worse. 

Drowning Scott

Drowning Scott

“Would you rather die by drowning or die of cancer?”Scott would rather drown. 

standingOUTstanding

standingOUTstanding

“What I want you to take away from this is that, whoever you are, you can follow your dreams. 

The Reviewers

The Reviewers

The Reviewers is a new musical created by students and recent graduates from the University of Nottingham. 

Unprescribed

Unprescribed

Without a doubt this all-female experimental show is one of the most bizarre things I have ever seen. 

Autumn Fallin'

Autumn Fallin'

Autumn Fallin’ plays out much like its flyer would suggest. 

The Caddington Affair

The Caddington Affair

The boys of Tiffin School are in town and look set to make a huge impact with The Caddington Affair, one of two devised pieces presented by different groups of year 12 A Level st… 

Mates

Mates

Mates is set in a Vanilla Sky-type universe where citizens are put into a digital incubator system to be matched up with their soul mates by an algorithm. 

The Secret Collector

The Secret Collector

Jack lives on an island where the community calls itself idyllic. 

NYC  - A Subway Tale

NYC - A Subway Tale

NYC - A Subway Tale is the story of a young girl who runs away from home and spends the day learning about herself and her city all from the New York City Subway. 

Avent & Monie: Back to Front

Avent & Monie: Back to Front

This is a sketch comedy show, suitable for all those that enjoy great jokes and a storyline to go with it. 

Gambit Theatre Presents: Contrast

Gambit Theatre Presents: Contrast

Gambit Theatre’s offering at the Fringe is a theatrical exploration of two real-life conmen and more specifically, identity imposters. 

Tinderbox

Tinderbox

Three activists meet underneath a bank to try to start a revolution. 

These Fragments

These Fragments

Follow the story of a tea tin passed down through the generations against the backdrop of war and conflict. 

Flow With Me

Flow With Me

Is Me lost?! Me, a refined being with an unsettled spirit, kissed Coney’s tears away and was determined to find Me’s self. 

The Clean (As Possible) Comedy Show

The Clean (As Possible) Comedy Show

Come and watch three top comedians from the festival clean up their act! Two (or more) of the circuit’s best loved comedians will be joining hosts Tony Vino and Andy Kind in an eve… 

The Lu-Tings

The Lu-Tings

Once upon a time a merman tribe called Lu-Tings was said to have settled in the southern tip of China, or what we know as Hong Kong today. 

Object of My Affection

Object of My Affection

MurleyDance’s The Object of My Affection explores the relationship we form with objects from iPods to thrones to our most treasured possessions. 

Starchild: The Little Prince Reborn

Starchild: The Little Prince Reborn

Urban Aphrodite International is a company based in Shanghai. 

The Trip

The Trip

Mr Harrison is taking Waterloo class on a trip to London. 

On The Box!

On The Box!

Comedic musicians Bowjangles present their TV parody On The Box! Non-stop humour, rousing songs and energetic dance routines from this rebellious string quartet will leave you in s… 

The Sonneteer

The Sonneteer

A play on passion, power and possession, featuring the Sonnets of William Shakespeare.