The journey from backbench MP to ‘PM-in-waiting’ has been long and eventful.
Stephen Lawrie (University of Edinburgh) reckons psychiatry, his profession, is underrated.
Described by the Guardian as ‘a brick through the window of Britpop in its death throes’, 21 years of Mogwai’s post-rock power and minimalism have shaped one of the most importan…
The cows that made the milk that went into your tea or your cereal this morning might be housed all year-round in large sheds.
We’re constantly threatened by outbreaks of diseases like SARS and Ebola.
Originally, our brains were designed to be multilingual, managing two or more languages easily.
Described by Sir Chris Hoy as a ‘genius’, Graeme is a cyclist, parent, writer and broadcaster.
What is the truth? Is it out there? And is it in the archives? After an “interesting” past year of political developments, archivist Rachel Hosker (University of Edinburgh) returns…
One of BBC’s most experienced, versatile and recognisable broadcasters and the face of its snooker and golf coverage.
Piff returns to Edinburgh with new jokes, new tricks and the same dog (at time of printing).
Some trauma in life might be inevitable, but not many people would view it as essential.
Anyone can write a romance novel.
‘There is always one moment in childhood when the door opens and lets the future in’ (Graham Greene).
It’s two years after the referendum, and Bob Cunningham has stuff on his mind: whether or not to take early retirement, politics and what to do about the no vote, Brexit, Corbyn,…
Data is everywhere.
Isn’t the expression ‘having a senior moment’ awful? Yet people often think of changes in their mental skills with age in terms of decline.
The internet presents new opportunities for being both hidden and exposed.
One of Scotland’s great contemporary artists discusses his career.
Join host Joe Lycett (as seen on TV giving Lorraine Kelly a quiche lorraine) and a bunch of special guest comedy friends (to be announced because I didn’t have a chance to book t…
Legendary American stand-up, political satirist, activist and child sexual abuse survivor talks frankly about his life’s emotional and intellectual journey that has had audiences…
Liver disease is avoidable, silent and the third highest killer of those under 65 in the UK.
Diverse international band of musicians, led by charismatic Senegalese singer Samba Sene.
The majority of innocent people in prison are there because of another innocent person – a well-meaning eyewitness.
The first Edinburgh Fringe live performance of the global smash hit podcast.
Former Scottish tennis international and Scottish National Coach, Judy Murray was the first woman to pass the LTA’s Performance Coach Award.
Amnesty International Award winning Blurred Justice is a thrilling and humorous play where the fate of one man lies in the hands of the audience.
2017’s release of Under Stars is the fourth album from one of the biggest young female Scottish artists in the world.
The University of Edinburgh is trying to improve the position of women in higher education with recipes.
Come along for an hour of delight, intrigue and awe with Terry Huang (Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh) as he delves deep into the private sex lives of plants.
Vaccines save lives.
The Scottish Godmother and multi award-winning comedian Janey Godley (acclaimed comic famous for her Trump is a c*nt protest) and her award-winning comedian daughter Ashley Storrie…
How do we do drugs? How do we do drugs policy? Do the two areas complement each other? Anna Ross (University of Edinburgh) knows that drugs are an emotive topic, with many people h…
In this post-truth era, we desperately need more scientists to critically evaluate evidence for political and corporate claims; we can’t afford to keep losing many of our best wo…
Shadow Chancellor since 2015 and MP for Hayes and Harlington since 1997, McDonnell has campaigned against the Iraq war, and argued for curbs in bankers’ bonuses, decent pensions,…
The Cabaret of Dangerous Ideas is an initiative set up to ‘take the academics out of their ivory towers and engage with the public’.
Memory is an untrustworthy companion.
Two of Shakespeare’s most famous scenes fantastically performed by the nine to 16-year-old children from two of China’s schools, Chongqing Foreign Language School and Chongqing…
The In Conversation series at New Town Theatre in George Street is an hour of chat with a celebrity guest each day.
Elaine Miller (physiotherapist, comedian, mother and reformed incontinent) believes women’s health provision is rooted in misogyny.
Based on the actor Ahmed Tobasi’s personal coming of age story; an epic voyage of identity and self-discovery.
The best-selling author and most-watched poet of all time makes his Edinburgh Fringe debut.
Jan Clarkson (University of Dundee) has already told us to stop brushing our teeth.
The year is… not important; this is fiction.
Shakespeare’s Macbeth is one of the world most renowned plays, however this year the production will be performed in an entirely unique style, that of traditional Cantonese opera…
Legal systems operate on a pain principle: punishments should involve a loss, and that loss should be painful.
Is science now at a point where we can eradicate Parkinson’s? 2017 marks the 200th anniversary of the essay: The Shaking Palsy by James Parkinson.
Criminologist Gemma Flynn (University of Edinburgh) invites you to delve unashamedly into the world of pop culture behemoths The Kardashians.
Join space innovation researcher Matjaz Vidmar (University of Edinburgh) and acclaimed science fiction author Pippa Goldschmidt to debate the future of human activity beyond Earth.
‘The King of Edinburgh’ (List) and multi award-winning ‘Podfather’ (Elle) returns with the internet chat show, that all the cool kids who hang around the Omni Centre call RHEFP (RH…
Children should work more.
A black comedy dealing with complicated lives, loves and buried secrets.
The real-life actions of Murphy and Pena were the inspiration for the hugely successful Netflix crime series Narcos, which tells the story of Colombia’s infamous drug cartels and…
Jordan Fenlon and Andy Carmichael (Heriot-Watt University) take a light-hearted look at the British Sign Language (BSL) Signbank – the online repository based on the BSL Corpus.
What do you call a burning police car in Sweden? Monday.
The perfect appetiser for your early evening on the Fringe.
Named after a brand of gumboot, this terrific show is loosely linked by an old man’s memories of his days in the mines, where many men were drawn from the townships.
Fundamental Theater Project’s Dickless is a tale of rumours, girls, a headless cat and bizarre sexual conquests in the small-town of Dunningham.
Africa Entsha deliver a Cappella with attitude.
Long before Madonna, the world was gaga for Nazimova.
Sam Underwood (Fear The Walking Dead, The Following) is mostly manic, and definitely depressed! Losing Days follows his hilarious and harrowing journey of losing his f*cking mind �…
Join Ireland’s biggest lama Kevin McAleer for an hour of divine light entertainment, with mindfulness, bananarama yoga, fire walking with dolphins, psychic flower arranging, neurol…
A cult hit comedy game show set in Hell, hosted by the Devil.
Amazing tales elegantly told.
Within his immaculate MI5-style office set up as an escape room experience for up to ten people, Agent November offers willing accomplices the opportunity to take on the role of sp…
Rock ‘n’ roll fun alert! Celebrated music writer/musician Zoë Howe sits down with Lach to read from and discuss her upcoming debut rock ’n’ roll novel Shine On, Marquee Moon (…
Mimi was dubbed ‘Oz, by Canadian icon Bob Wiseman after completion of her sophomore album Three of Swords, 2011.
Official programme commemorating the 400th year anniversary of the deaths of Tang Xianzu and William Shakespeare.
Over the years the infamous Antifolk scene has produced tonnes of phenomenal female talent – Regina Spektor, Laura Marling, Michelle Shocked, Kimya Dawson and many more.
There is a myth that we use only 10% of our brains, and while this is not true, there is no doubt that a trained mind can perform tasks that ordinary people may find miraculous.
Forty five minutes of fun-stuffed, giggle-riddled, family friendly silliness with Fringe veterans Ian Billings and Chris White.
The European premiere of the official documentary film on Neil Gaiman, one of the world’s most beloved storytellers (Sandman, American Gods, Stardust, Coraline, Neverwhere, Dr Wh…
What should you do in a zombie apocalypse? Well, according to Rob and Paul, just try to have fun.
This is the forgotten story of a controversial gang that robbed the streets of London for over a hundred years.
Grammy Award-winner Michelle Shocked returns to the stage with The Mercury Trilogy.
After more than 40 years, mummy’s boy Frankie Abbott’s memory is fading while in a care home, still fantasising about guns, girls and gangsters.
If By Chance is a glimpse of life’s opportunities and outcomes.
A comedy of correspondence between recently divorced Jenny and recently imprisoned Gerry.
Daily TV Chat Show bringing you the best news, reviews, interviews, performances and much more from the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.
Andy Paterson of edfringe and touring hit 3,000 Trees brings you double Fringe First-winning Iain Heggie’s classic 18th century comedy.
Following a break after two years of sell-out shows, And They Played Shang-A-Lang is coming back! This is what life was like growing up in 70s Edinburgh, told through laughter, tea…
Set at some point in a dystopian, not so distant future, one Scottish man is trying to go about his day to day life, living each moment as it comes, not in search of anything that …
A catharsis of cultural creativity from our capital city! Each evening, host and hero of the Edinburgh music scene, Paul Montague, will bring you an eclectic mix of performances an…
Many appreciate conscientious objectors because they seem on the right side of history.
George Orwell once wrote a fairy tale in order to avoid accusations of criticising reality.
Touch is the new one-woman play from Asylon Theatre exploring the difficulties of genuine human connection.
A new musical from award-winning director Zhao Miao.
Youth Music Theatre UK have done something rather remarkable in their new production of Macbeth.
‘This is a piece told with such brutal honesty that many wept with laughter.
Nothing to see here.
‘As long as it looks okay, it doesn’t matter if it’s broken.
Amina Khayyam’s Yerma is a beautiful rendition of Federico Garcia Lorca’s classic text.
It’s fitting that, given how this is the centenary of its original publication by Edinburgh-based publisher Blackwood’s, that at least one version of John Buchan’s classic th…
The nightly cabaret features a selection of the best festival entertainment with a changing line-up of international and local singers, musicians and entertainment, all in the oak-…
Ruth Rodgers-Wright plays an excellent Nina Simone in this 70-minute performance that combines many of the musician’s most enduring and striking melodies with the story of her rela…
Galileo lived in age when the church reigned supreme, faith was more important than fact and dogma denied discovery.
Award-winning brass ensemble Buzz presents The History of Music, a fabulous theatrical odyssey that travels through space and time at a thrilling tempo to explore the music of the …
Conceived and performed by stage magician Janne Raudaskoski, The Outsider is a spectacular piece of theatre illusion.
In a piece that is at times frightening, at times energising and constantly absorbing, solo-performer Vangeline is our white-collared conductor, guiding us through a piece which ab…
Vagabond: Where Will the Wind Take You? is the story of three vagabonds, or clowns, called Cazzo, Lazzo and Pazzo.
An exhibition of marble and bronze sculptures by the renowned Polish artist, in the sumptuous surroundings of Freemasons’ Hall Committee Room, is accompanied by an exhibition of …
Not the End of the World is based on the novel by Geraldine McCaughrean which reimagines the story of Noah’s Ark from the point of view of Noah’s daughter, Timna, as she grappl…
A spectacular, high-octane production from Mumbai, India brings to life the glitz and glamour of Bollywood song and dance.
Suitability: 16+ (Restriction).
In 1942, a girl traded some food for a Persian bear cub.
The rise of feminist critique in the world of opera has given life to some fascinating discussions.
Highly acclaimed and award-winning Brazilian theatre company Cia dos Atores presents two multimedia solos which contemplate modern life in relation to new technology.
A whistle-stop tour of some of the best African music at the Fringe, headlined by popular Fringe performers Samba Sene and Diwan (Senegal) and Rise Kagona, original member of the l…
For the first time in Edinburgh, highly acclaimed and award-winning Brazilian theater company Cia dos Atores presents two multimedia solos which contemplate modern life in relation…
My Rabbi follows the story of two best friends: an atheist man (whose family are mostly Muslim) and a Jewish man.
A beautifully ragged caravan hung with various bits and bobs sits in a corner of the stage.
This piece of surrealist theatre successfully dramatises the issues it sets out to explore and uses neat theatrical devices to do it.
Japanese Dance and Multimedia.
The plot runs as follows.
She’s a princess and she farts.
“This is not The Rocky Horror Show stage production” - a significant point of clarification in the Fringe programme lest anyone might think that this is the real thing.
If you’re after an easy-to-watch family show, then Circus Incognitus may just be what you’re looking for.
Referendum and Dumber, from Ten Clowning Street, is irredeemably awful.
Eclectic music cabaret in the Mysterious theatre bar, with veteran Fringe chanteuse Miss Woodstock Taylor, her band and a changing line-up of talented international and local guest…
Sunshine is a very experienced performer in the traditional Japanese art form of comic storytelling, Rakugo.
From Russia with love! The Thistle is a 75 minute musical with an original Russian script and score.
During last year’s Fringe, LR Stageworks presented Silence in Court, an interactive courtroom drama, which proved such a success both
that original production and this brand new…
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