Within

Within

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

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, living and dying within a purpose-built cell housed in a church… 

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. Carly E started off playing classical music in orchestras, but ultimately didn’t see a future in it… 

Spotlights: A Night at the Musicals

Spotlights: A Night at the Musicals

‘Lively, thrilling and spectacular… Spotlights successfully revived everyone’s love of musicals’ (RazzMag.com). Spotlights Show Choir return to the Fringe for a third time with A Night at the Musicals! An evening of classic Broadway tunes and family favourites, with smash hits from shows like The Greatest Showman, Hamilton, Mary Poppins and many more… 

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. They’re unprepared for what they find: a squid who wants to kill them… 

Genesis!

Genesis!

London contemporary dance company by Kennedy Junior Muntanga presents this double bill of work in Edinburgh for the first time. Sonder is a work about the human desire for connection in order to exist… 

This Thing in Here

This Thing in Here

You’re getting ready to go out but your depression has other ideas. Then, a parade of mentally ill people from the past show up in your bedroom. We’ve all been there, right? Indent Theatre Company’s debut show is an honest and accessible piece of new writing that examines the feelings of insignificance that depression can cause… 

Yerloo Underground

Yerloo Underground

Deep, dark subway. Hermit artists dwell. Living beneath the F train, Yerloo and Rumpy survive on transient performance. Strings, a wandering cellist, joins them. The upstairs storms above, the downstairs blankets insecurities… 

The Drowsy Chaperone

The Drowsy Chaperone

The five-time Tony Award and seven-time Drama Desk Award-winning show now revived for 2019. This musical within a comedy is dazzling, glamorous and hilarious with all the razzamatazz of the roaring 20s… 

Die or Run

Die or Run

The 1980s. Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher has pronounced that ‘there is no such thing as society’. Die or Run is about society and politics, self-help and anxiety, big hair and 80s disco, and looks at how our mental health has been influenced by political ideology… 

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 different strengths and vulnerabilities… 

The Flamenco Chakra Meditation

The Flamenco Chakra Meditation

This is a vibrational experience for souls and minds. It activates our energy centres by the fundamental mantra singing from Tibet and a sound bath with a proper set of sacred instruments like quartz singing bowls, Indian flutes, sitar, and Mongolian overtones singing in a flamenco atmosphere… 

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. But then Brexit happened, and now she’s being called a ‘migrant worker’. To get over herself, she tells her story to anyone who’ll listen using all the clichés at her disposal, only interrupting her narration to sing songs in her native language in a futile attempt to break cultural boundaries… 

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 hibakusha – the survivors and, using filmed and found footage of their experiences of the dropping of the atom bombs in Japan in 1945, their stories thereafter… 

FemFringe

FemFringe

Bold, irreverent, moving and hysterical. A celebration of feminist theatre in all its forms that sticks two fingers up to the patriarchy and jumps all over the dull and uninspired. FemFringe returns to Edinburgh after a sell-out Vaults run… 

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. 

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. It includes an evocative voice-over, which describes and interprets that which is present but cannot be seen… 

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 long spiky tail… Can the twins save the school from the child-eating troll? Can they get brussels sprouts in peanut butter taken off the menu? And most importantly, can naughtiness prevail? Be outrageously entertained by this family comedy from the writer of award-winning West End hit Matilda the Musical… 

O

O

A play about a woman who becomes an activist. 

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. 

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. A hybrid of theatre, music and cabaret, the show’s four actor/musicians transport you to O’Malley’s Bar in the town of Millhaven, 1882, in the wildest part of the old Wild West… 

Borchert: A Life

Borchert: A Life

Wolfgang Borchert. Doesn’t ring a bell? That’s the problem: nobody in Britain has heard of Germany’s greatest post-war writer. So, Wolfie’s taken it upon himself to right the wrong… 

Invisible Us

Invisible Us

A mysterious case. A young boy drowns. Two people disappear. A desperate detective is forced to face hard truths. An impossible task. Who can be trusted as the line between fiction and reality begins to blur? Desperate for answers, he becomes embroiled in corruption and a murder investigation, and eventually he must find unlikely allies, including a woman who has been institutionalised for believing her brother to be invisible. 

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 millennials are buckling under debt racked up from years of education… 

The Remarkables

The Remarkables

This summer, a hero will brew. Everyone loves The Remarkables, the heroes who protect Towntropolis, especially Wesley Bench. In fact, everyone loves them a little too much. A musical comedy of epic proportions… 

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. His great deeds have been praised even until recently, but we can’t help wonder, was Guan Yu’s failure caused by arrogance due to his invincibility or because of his perseverance in Confucianism’s beliefs? All these years, we’ve believed that loyalty and righteousness are impeccable… 

High Trees

High Trees

Memories erased. Identities taken. Strange sounds bubble outside the room, triggering dreams that might just ensure our misfit friends have enough clues to piece the puzzle together before impending doom… 

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. Join them on this adventurous journey as they embark on a wild car ride with a rogue GPS, suicidal sheep and annoying luggage, only to meet up in the pub and find the language barrier puts some of them in a tailspin… 

Bullarena

Bullarena

Inspired by a true story, Bullarena is a tale of identity and how we choose to follow the truth behind ours. In the masculine-charged arena of bull riding, a sport where women are forbidden from competing, Cassidy has had enough… 

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 curiouser… 

Apologies to the Bengali Lady

Apologies to the Bengali Lady

Cook and clean and not be seen. Step into the mind of a British-Bengali woman writing the history of Shakespearean prostitute-actresses in colonial Bengal. But as academic fixation turns into existential crisis, where does Shakespeare end and the Bengali Lady begin? Apologies puts the Bengali Woman front and centre as she fights with the Shakespeare in her head to be seen, heard, known. 

Careless Love

Careless Love

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. On their journey, they review scenes from their past as they are pulled toward their ultimate destination… 

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. Funny and engaging storytelling that will leave you with a bounce in your step. 

Mental

Mental

Sam is ill. In the grip of a depressive episode he is admitted to an adolescents psychiatric ward. There he meets Mags, an eccentric, witty, but deeply troubled girl on the brink of adulthood… 

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. Maggie trains for her new job and meets some interesting passengers ending up at the legendary Kelty Club but will she find romance? Completely sold-out show at the Fringe in 2018 and at Carnegie Hall earlier this year… 

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. This play set during their 1950s UK tour allows the boys to reflect on their friendship and incredible career, and will also include their best-loved songs and routines… 

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! The 2014 winner of C’s Got Talent and nominee of the Asian Arts Award… 

3·1

3·1

An unstable space without an exit. Three female prisoners, bound by their own original sins, yearn to be redeemed. K, with her chastity and faith; S, with her childhood father’s shadow; M, with her unacknowledged love… 

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. The company will celebrate its 25th anniversary with a feast of stunning dance works by international choreographers in a program featuring Matthew Ball, The Royal Ballet’s youngest principal, performing Susana B Williams’s My Accidental Departure… 

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. Are we digital dependent? Has tech stopped enhancing our lives and instead begun to infringe upon them? How do we reframe our relationship with tech? Should tech be the tool, not the driver of our lives? Present/Absent uses physical theatre, storytelling, music and movement to explore a topic critical to societal discourse… 

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. But can the hand they’ve been dealt change at any time?… 

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 and soliloquies featuring Shakespeare’s great clowns, fools and lovers… 

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. 

PAMALA

PAMALA

2089. The matriarchy has finally risen to power. In an effort to stem the tide of unwanted pregnancies, the government has passed the Protection Against Men and Their Lies Act, or PAMALA… 

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. The icy contents prompt June to lock herself in an attic, conjuring a three-handed card game with her husband, Harry, and brother-in-law, Francis, both infantrymen fighting overseas in the waning days of World War II… 

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. Encountering characters who seem to be comical versions of her friends, Alice’s adventures whirl through frightening, funny, fast and furious… 

The Try-Hards

The Try-Hards

Sometimes we fail and pretend it never happened. These losers don’t have that option. Winning is fun but watching people fail is even funnier, so join a bunch of no-hopers as they square up against the shame monsters they’ve hidden away in a bid to win the illusive Try-Hard trophy… 

TERRAtory

TERRAtory

TERRAtory follows Emma on her rollercoaster ride navigating her own DNA helix. On her journey of self-discovery, she shines a light on the delicate and contentious issue of territories, borders and our post-colonial existence… 

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. The show will explore through the mediums of dance, monologue and visual imagery interspersed with filmed scenes. 

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. 

Chamberlain: Peace in Our Time

Chamberlain: Peace in Our Time

Edinburgh Fringe sell-out show 2018! ‘Absolutely phenomenal, sensitively portrayed with painstaking accuracy’ (BroadwayBaby.com, 2017). Chamberlain in the run-up to his declaration of war, includes popular songs of WWII… 

Twice Over

Twice Over

Twice Over examines Thatcher and May’s leadership through the lives of two Northern women. As history moves in parallel, we use prose, poetry, verbatim and music to explore gender, democracy and education… 

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… 

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 fairytales, brought to life using original music, puppetry and physical theatre… 

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 real life mom, dad and daughter… 

Echoes of Villers-Bretonneux

Echoes of Villers-Bretonneux

France. 1918. The Allies are about to lose the war. A deadly night assault led by the Australian troops of the 15th Brigade could swing the balance. Follow the journey of George Stevenson through the nightmarish horrors of the Western Front trenches… 

Churn

Churn

Time heals all wounds, but Shane’s healing might take a millennium. Memories, emotions and imaginary friends collide as Shane deals with the death of his younger sister and searches for a path of forgiveness for her murderer… 

Admiring La Stupenda

Admiring La Stupenda

Whether you love opera or not, try it. This poignant and funny performance of anecdote and movement explores an opera queen’s love of Joan Sutherland (and encounters with La Stupenda), while reflecting on his relationship with his mother… 

Rap Club the Musical

Rap Club the Musical

The true story of how a group of Croydon kids… surrounded by gangs… carrying knives… selling drugs… became Wembley Arena superstars. Written/performed by the kids themselves, this high-energy musical tackles the challenges of growing up in a disadvantaged part of today’s society… 

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. But unknown to them… this maze is full of magic! In their Twisty Turny Journey they encounter not only heaps of Aussie wildlife, but also meet giant dancing seagulls, a talking rocket ship and a kooky kookaburra that won’t stop singing! Topsy and Turvy need your help to dance, sing and rock your silly side through the many tricks and turns of the maze… 

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… You don’t know… She sure doesn’t know. A boating accident left Analeise with no memories of her past and a foreign accent no one can identify. Don’t worry though, with the help of the octopus reincarnation of Cary Grant, who she stole from a pet store, she is going to figure it out… 

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 classic The Invisible Man, for a digital world full of invisible men… 

Rock Idle

Rock Idle

The rock’n’roll diary of Marshall Stax. Whenever a defining moment in rock happened, Marshall was there influencing the course of music as we know it while being idle not idol. Starring (ex-Nazareth) vocalist Linton Osborne, we see and hear the history of rock before us with live vocals and guitar from this award-winning company at their seventh successful Fringe… 

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. When Ned books a weekend retreat and emotionally blackmails the parish into joining him, a huge storm breaks loose and all pre-existing tensions explode to the surface… 

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. Join TBD Theatre for Forbidden Fruit: a riotous game of love where we put the power in your hands – at each performance the audience will decide which actor plays which role… 

Hard Truths – An Improvised Play

Hard Truths – An Improvised Play

Never seen before… never to be seen again! UoN Improv Society presents Hard Truths, a completely improvised one-act play. The show is about finding the funny out of our real lives; our performers giving completely honest confessions provoked by an audience suggestion of a question to inform the rest of the play… 

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. In a whirlwind evening of live music, spoken word and drag tomfoolery, Polly will put across her manifesto for ending all the world’s problems… 

1984

1984

It is frightening how Orwell’s nightmarish dystopia continues to ring true, year after year. From Winston’s colleague Syme (Liam McKinnes) exclaiming delightedly ‘It’s a beautiful thing, the destruction of words’, to the proletariat being described as subhuman, those who go against the Party as a stain to be wiped out, even Winston’s desire to sexually violate Julia before murdering her... 

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. Challenging the assumption of the unconditional bond between mother and child, the play is still tragically relevant today... 

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. Based on the hit 1992 film, this sparkling, feel-amazing show features fabulous disco and gospel music by Alan Menken... 

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. See the titular Donald rise from just your average-joe millionaire to warrior king and millionaire... 

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 about show business! So sit back and enjoy a sparkling afternoon of song and dance from fabulous West End hit shows including 42nd Street, Phantom of the Opera, Singing in the Rain, Annie Get Your Gun, and A Chorus Line, with Show Choir and their amazing soloists! Come and Meet Those Dancing Feet, and you’ll find There’s No Business Like Show Business! 

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. Featuring songs from T-Bone Walker, Freddie and Albert King, Muddy Waters, Buddy Guy, Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, and many more... 

Hotel

Hotel

Welcome to the Hotel, a magnificent establishment offering luxury beyond fantasy. Have you checked in? We have artisanal menus, artisanal bed linen and artisanal balconies! Enjoy your stay, but beware; some things may just be too good to be true... 

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. Johanna Stein plays cello and sings. Her solo programme takes the audience to remote paradises of her musical world – from madrigal to the sounds of Mongolia, modern pop songs, Spanish fire and Celtic melodies... 

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 like Jersey Boys to contemporary favourites like Hamilton and The Lion King, there is something for everyone in this night of fun, spectacle and pizzazz! 

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. Based on the sold-out production of A Collection of Grimm's Fairy Tales and created and performed by the women of Transforum Theatre... 

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. A boarding school and a foster home constitute the houses of Montague and Capulet, though in this case they are hardly ‘alike in dignity... 

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. With outstanding flair, writer and director Emily Hutt illustrates the little-known life of Anne Bonny... 

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 and uncover the truth about prescription drugs and follow the story of a lost and lonely boy trying to chase away his demons... 

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, Jeremy Corbyn was my MP, a voiceover for a BAE Systems advert, 'join the army' adverts, parents dying, Rush lyrics, aiming to eventually die penniless, buying a house where someone has just been murdered, fondly remembering Sean Hughes, no sex, no swearing, no picking on the audience, no Brexit... 

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. 

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. 

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. Can they help their owners find enlightenment or are the attempts to help them "be more dog" doomed to fail... 

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. Inspired by real events, this is the extraordinary story of the ordinary people of a tiny island at the bottom of the world, the 10-and-a-half week war the world forgot and the inhabitants whose lives were forever changed by the decisions of political leaders a world away... 

Body Shop

Body Shop

The body is a unique object in human experience; both object and objectified, yet the body is also subject. A skeleton of monologues fleshed out with spoken word and physical theatre, Body Shop travels head to toe exploring varied aspects of British womanhood, starting with the environmental universe of the body... 

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. 

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. When Mowgli strays from his village, he finds himself in the jungle being reared by a family of wolves... 

Doors Opening

Doors Opening

A vicar, a business man and an actress go into a lift... When six strangers get stuck in a lift together they must stay cool, calm and composed. If only that were possible! Doors Opening is an imaginative piece of new theatre that explores both the existential and mundane aspects of our world. 

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. Maggie gets trained up on her new job and surely this is a career for life? She meets some interesting passengers and ends up in the legendary Kelty Club, but will she find romance? Lots of laughs and new original songs from Willie Logan from this award-winning company... 

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. Your Alice combines elements of both real historical events and the fantasy world of Wonderland to create an absolute masterpiece of modern theatre... 

Chamberlain... Peace in Our Time

Chamberlain... Peace in Our Time

'Leeson in the title role is absolutely phenomenal. His performance showed painstaking accuracy and research, particularly when Chamberlain finally recorded his speech. He sensitively depicted a man battered and broken by his mistakes, which made for a powerful portrait... 

IRL

IRL

I was curious about IRL. A dance piece billed as a 'thought-provoking performance about navigating life in an increasingly intrusive and connected world'. It could have gone either way... 

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 Nicholas Shaw... 

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 and Lady Macbeth – and asks the question: what is bad Shakespeare? **** (BroadwayBaby... 

She Rose

She Rose

AD1 Youth Dance Company presents an original contemporary dance work She Rose. She dreamed, she fell, she crashed, she broke, she cried, she hurt, she surrendered, she inhaled and then... 

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... then on to the tropical island of Fandango... 

Kill the Boy

Kill the Boy

It starts like this... He’s not going out, he isn’t feeling up to it. It ends like this... Six dead, three hurt, one boy lost forever. Following last year’s sell-out success Dead People Don’t Have Secrets, Byteback Theatre return to the Fringe with their explosive new play, Kill The Boy... 

Punk Rock

Punk Rock

Arts One Drama Company present Punk Rock by Simon Stephens. A company of high school and sixth form students from Sutton, Surrey, present the ferociously entertaining Punk Rock. The play follows the lives of private school students and the complex relationships that intertwine between their revision and exams... 

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. Until her world is turned upside down and inside out. Meet Liv – lonely, hurting, vulnerable – everything a predator wants his victim 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. These twin brothers were both highly decorated soldiers who served with great distinction in the Great War... 

Strangers: Mindreader

Strangers: Mindreader

There is a man who reads minds and predicts the future. How he does this remains a mystery to most. His explanation is bizarre, but is it all lies and trickery? Or is it stranger than you could possibly imagine? Returning to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe after two successful previous years, director and multi award-winning magician Joe Strickland presents a show that uniquely blends magic with storytelling... 

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. Could you love something that doesn’t exist? Shenanigans Theatre Company creates wide-ranging contemporary theatre... 

Extro-Terrestrial

Extro-Terrestrial

Torn from their secluded lives, five introverts face experimentation, extroverted aliens and, worst of all, each other. A comedy sci-fi exploring awkwardness, heroism and human interaction... 

The Odyssey of Homer

The Odyssey of Homer

A new adaptation of Homer's classic presented in iambic pentameter using physical theatre and shadowplay. A predominantly female cast highlights the story's themes of the toxicity of violence and the generational impact of masculine warrior cultures. 

See Rock City and Other Destinations

See Rock City and Other Destinations

A wanderer believes his destiny is written along the North Carolina Interstate. A man yearns to connect with intelligent life in Roswell, New Mexico. A woman at the Alamo takes a chance on love... 

Strangers: Pairs

Strangers: Pairs

Survivors on a desert island, siblings in their mother’s attic, magicians preparing a new show. These pairs tell three stories interwoven with magic and illusion to create an audience experience like no other... 

Anchor

Anchor

In a light and playful form, the duet Anchor depicts the dilemma between love and desire. Can we want what we already have, can we love what we are addicted to? Travelling through conflict, joy and heartbreak, can we find a way to keep hold of our individual paths, all while walking on one unified path? In Anchor, choreographers Elsa Couvreur and Mehdi Duman sing a love song we all know the lyrics to. 

Cry for the Moon

Cry for the Moon

Abbey Road Studios, 1975. Roger is recording the last track for his much anticipated second album. As his creative juices are running dry and time is running out, the studio is invaded by Syd, a long-lost childhood friend... 

The House of Edgar

The House of Edgar

Edgar Allan Poe is dead. His reputation ruined and his legacy crumbling, his work is all that remains. As a rival seizes Poe\'s estate, echoes of the past emerge. Inside these walls, are his stories simply marks on a page, or something else entirely? Based on the life and works of Poe, this critically acclaimed musical weaves the author\'s stories into a ghostly new tale... 

Bon the Musical

Bon the Musical

Born in Scotland, Bon Scott emigrated to Australia and joined rock band AC/DC to become a legend. Starring ex-Nazareth vocalist Linton Osborne as Bon, we recall the trials and the triumphs with new, original songs by Willie Logan, along with some Bon classics performed live... 

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 jewellery... 

Orestes

Orestes

A new comedic adaptation of a great Greek tragedy by Euripides. Orestes and Electra killed their own mother to avenge their father. Citizens want them sentenced to death for the horrible crime... 

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 despicable... 

An Abundance of Tims

An Abundance of Tims

An Abundance of Tims is, quite clearly, all about Tim. Tim recently became the hero of a small rural town. There was only one problem – it was completely by accident. Tonight, he tells his side of the story... 

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. **** (BroadwayBaby.com, 2014). Poignant drama interspersed with war songs and emotive poetry... 

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. Watch in amazement as your regret is transformed into a fantastically funny improvised play that's different every night! Expect love and loss, heartbreak and hilarity, a cavalcade of characters and spinning subplots all made up entirely for you on the night! What are you waiting for? Come see what you missed out on... 

Son of Jim

Son of Jim

'Three years ago, while on a hunt for stationery, I opened a desk drawer in my parents’ house...' Ever wonder who your parents were before you came along and ruined everything? A true story of found family treasure about a boy and his dad... 

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 on a journey of swing and movie medleys from blockbusters like La La Land and De-Lovely... 

Puffin Island

Puffin Island

Cara, a college student from America, is having the time of her life traveling overseas in Europe for the summer. She meets Paul, a fellow actor and Scottish native, in Edinburgh. One date quickly turns into days of exploring Scotland... 

In Pursuit of Andromeda

In Pursuit of Andromeda

Scilly Isles, shortly after WWI. Edward, a fisherman haunted by the war, rescues a mysterious girl floating on the morning water, singing in a language unknown to him and brings her ashore... 

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 have never seen before... 

No Sanction

No Sanction

Reflecting myself in the mirror. The person in front of me is nobody. Nobody. Maybe somebody to you. In this corner of the world, I’m waiting for sanction. One man seeks a place to belong... 

Mess

Mess

Rachel’s life is a Mess, and her best friend Adam always seems to have his life together. Following an unexpected turn of events, she turns up at his flat in the early hours of the morning, but is she really the only one who is struggling? Through a cathartic explosion of original music, dancing, laughter and tears, the show delves into the importance of friendship and opening up in a world where people seem more and more disconnected 

Jasper Red: Press Play

Jasper Red: Press Play

Jasper Red invites you to a special healing session. Are you in denial about how much you use your phone? Are you struggling to let go of the past? It's time to explore your chakras! Blending drag and dark comedy, Jasper will leave you with the desire to either bulk buy crystals off Amazon, or at the very least experiment with a bottle of poppers and a cocktail stick... 

How My Light Is Spent

How My Light Is Spent

'Kitty my hands have disappeared. Pardon?' Every Wednesday evening, Jimmy calls Kitty. Jimmy attempts to deal with his recent redundancy, his estrangement from his daughter and the fact he is literally becoming invisible... 

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. Audience members are then invited to take part, with a lucky few helped to don the relevant outfit and have their photograph taken for posterity... 

Creating Rumours

Creating Rumours

Creating Rumours recounts the lives of Fleetwood Mac at the time of the recording of their most notorious album, Rumours. This unofficial work focuses on the band’s battle to stay together and finish the album despite all the personal struggles and heartache they were dealing with at the time... 

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. The audience is led on a journey through five chapters of Plath’s writing as known through her poetry and her semi-autobiographical novel The Bell Jar... 

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. The youth theatre group’s show is a well-oiled and rehearsed performance that is beyond their years... 

And Then There Were None

And Then There Were None

Agatha Christie’s classic And Then There Were None is difficult as a play. The self-serious tone of the novel feels contrived on stage, and actually seeing people thrust into such a contrived scenario in person is patently camp compared to reading it on the page... 

Next!

Next!

Next! is a gritty, thought-provoking and poignant comedy illustrating the trials and tribulations of three unequivocally unique and extraordinary individuals. Enjoy their hilarious and calamitous excursions into love, life, loss and the search for whatever might be next…  

Sad Girls

Sad Girls

Sad Girls is a play about three girls: Miley, Lottie and Flo. They have been best friends for as long as they can remember, and now they're sharing a shitty London flat, trying to find their way and their place in the world... 

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 always lived in... 

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... An adaptation of Thomas Mann's novella with strawberries, umbrellas and moments of great beauty. 

The Bothy

The Bothy

Scotland. Post Great War. Three men of different societal class coincidentally bunker down in a bothy for a night telling stories of war and philosophising about life thereafter. A weave of tales and theories are told only for them to discover that their own paths are interwoven resulting in this intersection... 

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. Together, we join Jason on his journey as he seeks the famed Golden Fleece to prove his right to be King of Thessaly... 

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. The Han-Tang Dance, a traditional Chinese dance, was retrieved from wall paintings and paper documents from over a thousand years ago... 

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. 

Everest Calling

Everest Calling

Sunnyhill School wants pupils that push the limits. 'What's your Everest?' is the headmaster's rallying cry. The results are unexpected; pupil chaos is unleashed. The school hits full-on crisis mode as students Keldan and Lucy head to the dark side... 

Chamberlain: Peace in Our Time

Chamberlain: Peace in Our Time

Chamberlain has been relegated to history as one of life’s wishful thinkers. The famous photo of him proudly waving the Munich Agreement live on as a symbol of failed negotiation and blistering naivety towards Hitler’s evil... 

Teahouse

Teahouse

This adaptation of the modern Chinese drama Teahouse does not work. The original play, written by Lao She and first performed in China in 1958, had over 60 characters played by individual actors... 

Beethoven in Stalingrad

Beethoven in Stalingrad

Stalingrad stands as one of the most destructive and horrific battles of the 20th century. A scourge of blood and death on an unimaginable scale that defined the brutality of the eastern front of the Second World War... 

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. On a round the world trip into her childhood, she stumbles into the world of her emotions... 

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. It’s enough to drive a person mad! FramBag is fizzingly back on top form for the festival this year with another twist on a classic... 

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. Resulting in murderous intent! 

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 on the front line as a soldier... 

Play Something

Play Something

Two men meet in a club. It’s supposed to just be casual sex. But their paths keep crossing, keeping it casual for years, until feelings deepen. But how does a non-emotional man become emotional? To tell you their story they ask the DJ to play something... 

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. Suitable for the hearing-impaired. 

Waiting for Spring

Waiting for Spring

Jack and Annie had the perfect relationship, right up until the day they didn't anymore. Now she's dead, he's lost and nothing makes sense any more, but at least the zombie apocalypse is – probably – not nigh... 

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. When a woman decides to relocate to the forest, she doesn't quite know what she's in for... 

Godspell

Godspell

Godspell is a very strange show. It’s full of some of the best songs ever written in musical theatre, but the scenes that surround it are unsurprisingly very preachy, and in a way that’s often very dull... 

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. Searchlight are back with their critically acclaimed production which played to full houses last year and gained four and five star reviews... 

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 Grey Dog Theatre, offers a light but fun hour of entertainment for children young and old... 

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. The dangerous attraction between the landowner’s daughter and his top servant takes on new shades, as its taboo nature expands from crossing boundaries of social class and encompassing racial lines... 

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. This means that small, one person shows can be massively successful... 

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. Performances include: ‘Oh Acis’ by acclaimed choreographer Douglas Dunn; the world premiere of Ken Ludden's ‘Supreme’ from Né:Roi with Miami City Ballet star Rainer Krenstetter and principal dancer Breno Bittencourt; original musical composition by Australian composer David Pyke; Susana B... 

Dead People Don't Have Secrets

Dead People Don't Have Secrets

Everyone has secrets. Even the dead. So when a group of strangers suddenly end their lives, grief turns to anger and shame as secrets of loved ones come to light. Inspired by unexplained suicide clusters that have hit the headlines in recent years, this piece asks what would drive a group of strangers to such extremes... 

In Pieces

In Pieces

Harry awakes one morning in the worst possible way – with a head-shattering hangover. With no memory whatsoever of the night before, he sets out on a mission to piece together how he got into such a sorry state... 

standingOUTstanding

standingOUTstanding

‘A dancer of tremendous joy’ **** (Fest). Award-winning show has new works and old favourites! These challenging times are calling upon us to dig deep within and bring forth the best in us... 

100 Ways to Tie a Shoelace

100 Ways to Tie a Shoelace

Following the accident, Kat’s struggling with the basics of everyday life. Could some unusual visitors help? A comedic and imaginative take on the realigning of one person’s mind... 

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. 'Modern, moving, muscular and magnificent' (MumbleDance... 

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. From her beautiful voice to her comic timing, as an eight-year-old girl Sarah saw something special in Doris Day and knew she was someone she wanted to aspire to be like... 

Death City

Death City

This is a collaboration of stunt and colour: the first of its kind in the world. See the colourful splashes from the spectacular stunt actions. The wild action meets beautiful art. Installation art, martial arts tricks and street dance add more fun in every single scene... 

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. After the death of her son Nicholas Heiney in 2006, Radio 4 Broadcaster Libby Purves came across poems, journals and diaries from his time at sea in his room... 

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 production Red and the Wolf... 

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 thousands of times since its original conception... 

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. Using a colourful array of vocal and theatrical means, composer Jonathan Woolgar and director Emily Burns paint historic, comic and tragic pictures of the end, from the heat death of the universe to the end of an individual life... 

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 cracker of a show! 

The Taming of the Shrew

The Taming of the Shrew

England. 1918. A generation of men obliterated by the futility of war. Shakespeare’s battle of wits set against the devastating backdrop of a country in mourning, as Katherina and Bianca are forced to consider their worth in terms of their marital eligibility... 

West Side Story

West Side Story

This tragic romance has always been about the individual consequences of divisions in society. It was not new when Shakespeare created the Montagues and Capulets as rival houses. Jerome Robbins originally proposed a musical that pitted Catholics against Jews, but as the years passed before the show the rivals changed into white Jets versus Puerto Rican Sharks... 

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. The two showbiz old-timers perform hit songs while they natter backstage about the past and what the future holds for the both of them... 

Of Wardrobes and Rings

Of Wardrobes and Rings

David Payne, having already portrayed C. S. Lewis well over 500 times, writes and stars in a new play about the final meeting between Lewis and his friend and sparring partner J. R... 

Spool

Spool

Suppose, just suppose, that your mind and body lived separately from each other. That having started out life together they went through a divorce in which the marital estate was divided up... 

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 world is the complex theme that underlies this exploratory, alternative play The F Words... 

Alice in Wonderland – The Musical

Alice in Wonderland – The Musical

Following various elements from the classic book by C.S Lewis, Alice in Wonderland – The Musical works perfectly as a family show. An oddity in the Fringe with its large cast flown over from the states, you can tell that TNT Productions have poured quite a bit of money and time into this show, having performed in a few other locations before arriving in Edinburgh... 

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. Somehow, the connection between a person and an animal can bring tears to the eyes of an audience in ways that interpersonal relationships cannot... 

Escape

Escape

Award-winning aerial dance theatre company, LCP, draws awareness to human rights violations in their new production. Escape explores the emotional journey of a refugee through struggle, despair and the search for freedom... 

Remember Me: Horatio's Hamlet

Remember Me: Horatio's Hamlet

A cast of two. A stage full of characters. A suitcase full of mysteries. All attempting to answer one of theatre's greatest questions: Who exactly was Hamlet? A grieving Horatio tries to unlock the mystery of his friend's death by hiring an actor to tell his story... 

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. Add dodgy British humour, wonderfully comical fights, then fold in biting humour – very tasty... 

String

String

‘The string is the thing’ – in the centre of the stage there is a giant sculpture. Is it art? Is it a metaphor for the internet? Exploring the nature of communication itself, the characters follow the winding threads of the internet, only to become increasingly entangled in its ever-evolving web of words and images... 

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. Stunning dance works in a programme shining with originality, great energy, gorgeous music and world-class choreography... 

2 Complicated

2 Complicated

'A brilliant play and another success for Punchline Theatre' ***** (BroadwayBaby.com). Punchline Theatre returns to the Fringe with their multi award nominated romantic comedy 2 Complicated... 

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. See California’s rising talent at their hottest! ‘Mesmerising’ ***** (EdinburghGuide... 

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. You may, as a spectator, take a dip in the wild, deep waters of physical theatre or dance and see if they appeal... 

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. In Fiji climate change and rising sea levels threaten the disappearance of land and communities... 

The Blue Box: Memories of the Children of War

The Blue Box: Memories of the Children of War

A twelve-year-old girl writes a poem. With nobody to read it, and nobody to give it to, she stows it away in a hitherto unused blue box. Over the years, the box accumulates further texts and short stories about real people, which the girl, Emma Abdullah, has written... 

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. However, much of this new writing can be deeply soul-searching and far too earnest - admirable but a little wearing if done too straight... 

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, but one that unfortunately doesn’t quite hit the mark... 

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. This is an intriguing choice from the outset, not least because of Carroll’s widely known drug addiction... 

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. The place: Marine Hospital 66 in Carville, Louisiana. The time: 1941... 

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 received over the many years... 

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. As it should be, An Evening with C. S. Lewis is exactly that – no frills, no complications, just a complete reliance on the actor’s ability to hold an audience’s attention through his crafted delivery... 

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. What with the continuation of World War One commemorations taking place in this centenary anniversary year of the Battle of the Somme, tied to the events marking the four hundredth year since Shakespeare’s death, it would appear that the piece has chanced upon the perfect time to tie these two areas of literary and historical significance together... 

Tales from the Tent

Tales from the Tent

When someone has nowhere to go, a fairytale can take them home. Meet the Sticklewarts and hear their stories of heartbreak and hope. Dolphin School Theatre Company returns with tales of our time... 

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 solemates one step at a time... 

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), featuring ex-MP Lembit Opik! A comedy rollercoaster ride! Composed by Olly Nelken (Pigbag, Royal Marines Band)... 

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 one... 

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 champion and winner of the Musical Theatre 2015 Rose Bowl... 

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.Trying to tell many stories through their actions and paper props, we are left with no consistent stories or characters to follow... 

Trip the Light

Trip the Light

Three contemporary dance pieces by the creators of Budge3: **** (BroadwayBaby.com). Si/Si: ‘A bold and compelling work’ (Lyndsey Winship). A solo amplifying the struggle of restraining inner turmoil in order to uphold appearances: a quest for true identity... 

Murdered Artists' Society

Murdered Artists' Society

Tribute to all the artists who have been murdered, tortured and exiled. The performance takes the form of a scream for the freedom of art and artists currently being suppressed around the world, based on Kharms' and Vvedensky's life and work... 

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 story of funk evolves from the roots of Hammond organ, through bass and brass, to timeless club favourites from across the decades... 

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 into all this and more in their bizarre new comedy sketch show! The world has been given a terminal diagnosis, vegans are forming cults and the biscuits are running out... 

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. This new play set during their 1950s UK tour allows the boys to reflect on their friendship and incredible career, and will also include their best-loved songs and routines... 

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. Together they help her to find her courageous heart, though she does get rather wet along the way! A magical jungle experience with songs and imaginative tasks for the audience... 

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, modern, jazz, contemporary and musical theatre... 

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. We are introduced to Prince Charming, who having been kicked out of his own story, decides to make a feature in other well-known fairy tales such as Red Riding Hood and Hansel and Gretel... 

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. The close collaboration of all departments in this show is evident from the outset and they have done a stunning job in bringing it all together... 

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.We are presented with shortened versions of several classic tales, including those of Squirrel Nutkin and Jemima Puddleduck, in addition to the title character Peter... 

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. As the night fell on the Green Willow Hotel, fate had also befallen ... 

Amber Knights vs Brambelles

Amber Knights vs Brambelles

Two, highly acclaimed vocal groups share the stage for one night only. From Andrews Sisters, through Flying Pickets to Ed Sheeran; this is an a capella battle of the sexes you won't want to miss... 

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. 

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. Accidentally on Purpose Productions returns for their third year, presenting I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change... 

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. Staged with a live band, this dark tale brings together the brightest young talents from across the South East. 

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. We follow the life of one family through these tumultuous 70 years using key historical events from each decade and using live music representing the sounds that gave each decade its soundtrack. 

Blood Wedding

Blood Wedding

Duende – the shiver of response produced against the constant awareness of death’s inevitability. Drawing on this power, the all-female Minerva Company breathes new life into Lorca's Bodas de Sangre... 

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. The Temp invites the audience as job applicants, to join them in exploring and examining the plight of women in business... 

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) who plays Edinburgh with a fabulous international line-up as part of his Involuntary Noises album tour... 

Happy Hour with InChorus

Happy Hour with InChorus

Happy Hour with InChorus. This large contemporary choir performs an intoxicating cocktail of popular songs in an exciting blend of arrangements. A polished performance served with undiluted spirit and zest, this is the perfect entertainment aperitif to your Fringe evening... 

Wonderland

Wonderland

Wonderland is the story of Alice’s encounters in the tale of the Red Queen. It comes with a new and somewhat confusing preamble of underground chaos created by an untimely death at the hands of the Jabberwock... 

That Deadly Noir Magic

That Deadly Noir Magic

The low peal of a jazz trumpet. The droning heaviness of fog over the New York riverside. A beat-up desk with a bottle of brown liquor, a pack of cards, and a gun. If there’s one thing Dani Iannarelli definitely knows, it’s the heavy, chiaroscuro-lit underworld of Film Noir... 

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 own genuine voice... 

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 diminish their talent... 

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. Charting the unlikely turmoil of a group of youths who find themselves in the midst of a terrible crime and their efforts to prove their innocence, DNA offers a glimpse of how a shared situation might bring disparate people together to achieve a common goal... 

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. The post-A-level students from Tiffin School, under the guise of Triple Fish Theatre, have not gone that far, but they certainly generate more humour than is found in traditional performances of this otherwise weighty work... 

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 grasp... 

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. As the interpretations of the work progressed they took on separate identities - the English version was given an ancient setting during the Celtic rebellion in Roman-occupied Britain, while the tale in Arabic was placed in the modern Middle East... 

Ferdinand

Ferdinand

Ferdinand from Tasty Monster Productions is genuinely one of the nicest productions I have seen. A one man-show starring Luke Tudball, it explores a single dad telling the story of Ferdinand the Bull to his young son and how this tale becomes strikingly relevant to his everyday life and work... 

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. Think of an elephant up in a tree. Think of a person too tiny to see. From the planet of Who to the smallest of small, to the jungle of Nool and the largest of all... 

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. Watch in horror as Pete lures Eileen away on a perilous journey towards the stars as a broken-hearted Billy heads back to the farm... 

Maiden: A Recycled Fairy Tale

Maiden: A Recycled Fairy Tale

‘Every now and then something happens. Something extraordinary that makes people put down their bottle of Madeira and truly think.’ Who is Maiden? Where did she come from? Where does she belong? Set in a cruel, dystopian society in rural Portugal, 3Bugs proudly presents a creative adaptation of a fairy tale... 

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 bandwagon, but their destination couldn’t be further from the quaint streets of Ipswich... 

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. / I feel. I see. I am an animal.' These words form part of Vendetta Mathea’s vocal opening to her composition Homme | Animal... 

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. An encounter in Cornwall with a new girl, Lucy Lime, has changed everything... 

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 experience, though less as a piece of storytelling... 

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. For any big fan of chess, this in itself is quite an exciting beginning... 

Rent

Rent

A solid production of Rent that will entertain you for an evening but won’t remain with you.Young bohemians are struggling to pay the rent in AIDS-ridden 90s New York as characters collide on one Christmas Eve... 

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. However, as the show proceeds it's clear that the commentary is tired and fails to say anything too different to plenty of X-Factor based sketches that have come before... 

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. Although the piece’s narrative takes place in London in 1941, concerning a young Hollywood actress struggling to play the role of Ophelia, it is so much more than a piece of contemporary writing, incorporating Shakespeare’s text, dance and music in this innovative look at one of his most beloved heroines... 

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. To do this, we see his life story from a young boy, then a new recruit, through subsequent tours of duty, up until the moment we meet him... 

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. But as the First World War unfolds tragically in Europe, fear and panic take hold at home... 

Dream

Dream

Be transported by this enormously spirited and fast-moving production to the mischievous world of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. All the family will enjoy this highly visual interpretation from the team behind 2014’s These Fragments, ‘an excellent, moving show with the accomplished young company performing with passion and a total commitment’ (BritishTheatreGuide... 

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. Sounds ridiculous huh? Well it has to be seen to be believed! We follow Alex and Brian on their journey through Scotland, Passing Places, meeting the true characters of Caledonia and beyond... 

Losing Grace

Losing Grace

One life. One box. No memories. Meet Grace, close to the end with nothing to take with her. Where have her memories gone? How will she find them? What legacy will she leave? Inspired by Andy Warhol's Time Capsules, Losing Grace is a life-affirming tale of rediscovery and the value of our memories... 

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. From the Emperor’s New Clothes to less well known classics, each is delivered with energy and clarity through a variety of physical theatre techniques... 

Perceptual Landscape

Perceptual Landscape

An unconventional experiment of light, sound and physical theatre. Inspired by autistic children, Jenny Mok, director of Galway Fringe Best International Performance Award 2014, explores the definition of reality in her breathtaking solo... 

Okinawa Sansan

Okinawa Sansan

Follow Sanla and his wife on a journey of love, life and Okinawa tradition. A dazzling mix of folk music, classical Ryukyu Court dance, and traditional bingata patterned costumes will transport you to the tropical Okinawa Islands... 

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. Coward was loved by American audiences, but despite that, his dressing room is a lonely place, hence he is in a reflective mood and through his friends and his music he looks back at happier times... 

She Loves Me

She Loves Me

“Good morning, good day!” So begins the best classic musical you’ve never heard of. And to quote a musical you probably have heard of: “And what a lovely morning!” (cue tap dance)... 

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 from the body onwards... 

Homme | Animal

Homme | Animal

‘I’m blind, living in the dark. Darkness is my education’ – so Juilliard-trained dancer and choreographer Vendetta Mathea opens Homme | Animal. She utters these words with her eyes closed, and proceeds to execute a mesmerising solo before leaving the stage to the three-dancer ensemble that takes the stage for the following hour... 

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 resigning... 

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 play is translated from Jon Fosse’s original Norwegian version into English by Simon Stephens and the piece is brought to the Fringe by Warwick University drama society... 

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.  

A Collection of Grimms' Fairy Tales

A Collection of Grimms' Fairy Tales

Follow Hansel, Gretel, and Jacob on their journey through the forest. Using modern twists, creative shadow puppetry and animated storytelling, this heart-warming show asks you to re-evaluate classic tales and their morals... 

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 Inquisitions, earthquakes, executions, pirate raids, murderous magistrates and mono-buttocked old courtesans... 

UCAS

UCAS

Off Track Theatre - UCAS - *** (3 stars)UCAS follows five students and their teacher as they attempt to write personal statements for university. Moving through all of the typical questions, Off Track Theatre company’s production is energetic and in-your-face... 

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. Faithfully following Carroll’s original verse, the thirteen-strong cast bound chaotically around the stage, breathing new life into the narrative... 

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. We later learn that he was twenty-six, which makes the symbolism of the child’s swing alarming and potentially dramatically shocking... 

Pieces of Eight

Pieces of Eight

Aberdeen’s Literal Lines bring their confused and incoherent sketch show to Edinburgh for the first time. Over fifty unrelentingly dismal minutes, the cast of five prove just how difficult it is to bring successful comedy to the Fringe in a display from which no-one emerges with much dignity... 

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. As it turns out, the one-act version of the Stephen Sondheim musical is designed to be more appropriate for young performers... 

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. Giddings Ward is a humorous and heartfelt look at people and the truths they hide from themselves... 

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. Ten characters each have their own story to tell about their past experiences, their current challenges and the dreams they have about escaping their present situation... 

Funny Girl

Funny Girl

Funny Girl is based on incidents in the life of Fanny Brice before and after World War One. It focuses on Fanny's attempts to become a Broadway star and the consequences this brings... 

Drowning Scott

Drowning Scott

“Would you rather die by drowning or die of cancer?”Scott would rather drown. The 17 year old has terminal cancer and two or three months to live, at best. He won’t make his 18th birthday party... 

standingOUTstanding

standingOUTstanding

“What I want you to take away from this is that, whoever you are, you can follow your dreams.”Lucia August certainly has. “And,” she insists, “everyone can dance.” So that’s what this dance therapist calls the course she runs back in California... 

The Reviewers

The Reviewers

The Reviewers is a new musical created by students and recent graduates from the University of Nottingham. It follows the story of the bitter Keira Cochrane, played by Maddie Hardy with sufficient malice, who starts her own corrupt reviewing institution after being panned by critics in her own angsty student production that was first performed in the 80’s... 

Unprescribed

Unprescribed

Without a doubt this all-female experimental show is one of the most bizarre things I have ever seen. It was also one of the most enjoyable. Set in “The Centre,” an institution specialising in experimental new techniques for curing obsessive compulsive behaviour, we are introduced to two patients (Dana Etgar and Sarah Chenoweth Kenney) suffering from different obscure and humorous obsessions... 

Autumn Fallin'

Autumn Fallin'

Autumn Fallin' plays out much like its flyer would suggest. The piece posits itself as a 'whirlwind Manhattan romance' that is 'suitable for anyone who's ever loved'. And that is precisely what it is; no false advertising here... 

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 students... 

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 catch is that leaving one’s allocated mate is punishable by execution... 

The Secret Collector

The Secret Collector

Jack lives on an island where the community calls itself idyllic. Not just a community, but a family. But everyone has secrets. Byteback Theatre presents an enthralling production, with a script from Kailey McGowan, co-directed by Rachael Ash and Mary O’Neill... 

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. Graham Avent and Jon Monie have been together since 1989 and although Avent nearly stopped comedy completely to take on a full time marketing job, the pair ended up returning to Edinburgh in 2013 and are back with Back to Front in 2014... 

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.We begin with Alan Debenham, a homeless man who famously impersonated popular TV documentary filmmaker Louis Theroux in order to get a room at a pub... 

Tinderbox

Tinderbox

Three activists meet underneath a bank to try to start a revolution. Planning to set off a "device" to destroy the electronics upstairs, they have a meticulous plan and are happy to trade their life for their cause... 

These Fragments

These Fragments

Follow the story of a tea tin passed down through the generations against the backdrop of war and conflict. This young and confident company are back following last year's inventive show about memory loss with an original piece, dedicated to the memory of individuals affected by conflicts, past and present... 

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. But which Me is the Me Me is looking for? The one underneath the Black Cloak, the one chasing after Mr Red-faced Fatty, or the one falling for Lady Summer? No idea? Let's go DAMP! Dance, acting, music and poetry, this four-in-one theatre satisfies all your desires! Award-winning, talented Taiwanese artists will present the most unique world premiere, Flow With Me, the show that will discover all! 

The Sonneteer

The Sonneteer

A play on passion, power and possession, featuring the Sonnets of William Shakespeare. What drove the celebrated poet, playwright and actor to write a suite of sonnets about beauty, life and the passage of time and address them to a young man? Obsession? Folly? Infatuation? Or was there more than meets the eye today? In a dynamic new take on an old question, two contemporary characters delve into some glorious poetry, as they weave in and out of the past in search of a plausible truth about love... 

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. Which would we hate to lose more, the phone we rely on every day or our grandmother's ring that never leaves its box... 

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 stitches, and incredulous... 

Starchild: The Little Prince Reborn

Starchild: The Little Prince Reborn

Urban Aphrodite International is a company based in Shanghai. Starchild: The Little Prince Reborn is an original, universal physical theatre piece based on the incredible travels of The Little Prince written by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry... 

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. Neither fish nor human beings, they tried hard to survive in face of the expanding Han Chinese culture until they could not take it anymore... 

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 event that even your Grandma will enjoy – unless she's got a potty mouth! Stand-up comedy with a 12A certificate. 

The Trip

The Trip

Mr Harrison is taking Waterloo class on a trip to London. When the school mini-bus driver calls in sick Harrison's plans seem scuppered; but with a class full of expectant autistic teenagers, what choice has he got? A new comedy performed by an entire cast of adults on the autism spectrum...