Anatomy of the Piano

Anatomy of the Piano

Part piano recital, part fantasy lecture, pianist Will Pickvance presents his sell-out EdFringe show of virtuosity, dissection and humour. Uncovering the physical, emotional and spiritual anatomy of the piano, Pickvance sheds light on his own story as a musician in a show that has won critical acclaim in the UK and Australia... 

bolt

bolt

A hyper-realist exploration of toxic love and the need to escape the darkness within. Past haunts present as Liv discovers how she got to where she is and how she might move on... Inspired by the photography of Nan Goldin, ‘bolt’ explores the nature of addiction and the way we often validate ourselves by those around us. 

Hats Off To Laurel & Hardy

Hats Off To Laurel & Hardy

Frequently lauded as the most accurate, moving and entertaining show ever written about Stan and Ollie, ‘Hats Off’ has played to packed houses and standing ovations nationwide for two years... 

Anatomy of the Piano: For Beginners

Anatomy of the Piano: For Beginners

Will asks Father Christmas for a spaceship but gets a piano, sending him on a voyage of discovery. Stories and piano solos with projected cartoons all ages will love. In this children’s adaptation of his award-winning 'Anatomy of the Piano' show, Will meets Bach in a cave and Fats Waller on the moon in an antidote to boring piano lessons... 

Honest, Open and Funny through Clown

Honest, Open and Funny through Clown

We will discover how our individual clown works, how to accept and play with the audience, making them laugh and in turn, love us! Whether you are a performer or not, being free and truthful is an amazing and powerful tool and it is in this world that the clown lives... 

According to Arthur...

According to Arthur...

Arthur lives alone in his attic. His body is frail but his mind is alive with a world of imagination. Arthur needs a helping pair of hands to finish his stories. Will you share in the magic? "This company understands how to perform children's theatre in a way that isn't dumbed-down or diluted... 

Tuesdays and Sundays

Tuesdays and Sundays

Set in Canada, 1887, a tragic love story follows two teenage lovers’ attempts to understand their passions as they crumble under the social and religious expectations of their time... 

A Little Man's Holiday

A Little Man's Holiday

Join Little Man as he leaves his boring office job behind him and begins a swash-buckling adventure on the high seas. Sail with us and enjoy puppetry, music, mime and a whole lot of fun... 

The Demolition of the Century

The Demolition of the Century

A man in a brown suit stands at a microphone, book in hand. Across from him sits a pianist, poised to serenade you. Hear stories of a man who has lost his socks, his ex-wife and, most importantly, his son Frank... 

Dance For Me

Dance For Me

A real-life story of an Icelandic 49 year old father of three who dared to realise his dream of dancing contemporary dance onstage. An award-winning show which began its global tour this year... 

BEARD

BEARD

BEARD bring their special kind of bizarre and joyful comedy to Brighton for the first time. A mix of sketch, clown, theatre and nightmare, this unpredictable double act are here with a whole new hour... 

4 Guys Chillin'

4 Guys Chillin'

A graphic, gripping, funny and frank verbatim drama exposing the gay Chill-out scene. “Wanna pair of shorts? Shot of G? Line of Meth?” From surgeons to students, couples to kink; guys that love it and lost guys longing to be loved... 

The Piano Man

The Piano Man

In 2005, a suited man washed up on the Kent coast with no recollection of where he came from, how he got there and who he was. He could not speak. No one could recognise him. But he could play Tchaikovsky... 

Hiraeth

Hiraeth

Desperate to leave, Bud wrestles with the knowledge that her departure sounds the death knell for the family farm as she sets out alone into the big smoke. With live music and welsh cakes, ‘Hiraeth’ explores the decline of Welsh tradition and identity... 

Shit-faced Showtime

Shit-faced Showtime

I assumed this show would be a pant-wetter. It was. Having seen a University of Sussex Drama Society version of Shit-faced Shakespeare (ending in ruined props and reputations), I was keen to see another ‘shit-faced’ show... 

Secret Honour

Secret Honour

President Nixon arms himself with a bottle of scotch and a gun to record memoirs no one will hear. An interrogation of the Nixon mystique and an audacious depiction of paranoia. “Scott's performance is remarkable” (York Press)... 

Wanderlust

Wanderlust

Three women begin a search, hunting in forgotten corners of the country each hoping to bring back the most exciting tale. What they find instead is something better. A lady with twinkling eyes tells of her heroic journey of survival, an adventurer is lost on Ben Nevis battling against the snow and a man in a wicker chair remembers his dancing days with fondness... 

I AM NOT ANTIGONE

I AM NOT ANTIGONE

Antigone is about failed rebellion and fighting for fairness. In Greek mythology Antigone is the daughter of Oedipus who fights for both her recently deceased brothers to have the burials they deserve as her Uncle Creon has declared one a hero and one a terrorist... 

Known

Known

Snippet Theatre Company is a new company made up of talented young graduates who have a very bright future. Snippet specialises in verbatim theatre - documentary style plays based on real first hand interviews - and Known follows the community in Welsh town Porthmadog a few years after the shocking murder of a teenage girl... 

For The Record

For The Record

For The Record is a touring installation / exhibition of 7 inch record cover artwork. Celebrating music, design and independent DIY culture. Independent record labels have chosen their favourite 7-inch cover artwork, past and present for the exhibition... 

Stuart Lightbody: Devilish

Stuart Lightbody: Devilish

Performed by multi-award-winning magician Stuart Lightbody, this devilish show is a diabolical mix of sleight-of-hand artistry and psychological illusion that promises an unusual experience of wonder... 

The Skeleton Coast: The Gates of Hell

The Skeleton Coast: The Gates of Hell

A unique film following the agonising struggle of twelve novice explorers, as they attempt to become the first people ever to walk 500km completely unsupported on the eerie Skeleton Coast of Namibia... 

M.A.I.R.O.U.L.A.

M.A.I.R.O.U.L.A.

Written by one of Greece’s most controversial playwrights, this warmly humorous solo show is partly autobiographical, partly absurd, but also an allegory of the country’s modern woes... 

So It Goes

So It Goes

Hannah has always wanted to talk about her dad but since he died, she hasn’t quite managed it. Not to be defeated, she’s enlisted her friend David to help on a journey through memory, laughter and sorrow... 

Music in the Dark

Music in the Dark

French-Mexican acoustic guitar duo JP & Leonardo bring you their unique and haunting sounds: a fusion of Arabic, Spanish and Gypsy music. The sequences in the dark will wow your senses... 

The Late Show: Election Night Special

The Late Show: Election Night Special

An evening of polls, puns and psephology, spin, sleaze and swingometers, battling past the ballot box with a cabaret cabinet packed with a parliamentary portfolio of political entertainment, followed by live election results screened until the early hours... 

Julius Caesar

Julius Caesar

In this Julius Caesar everything, including gender, is open to interpretation. Rome is a fetish club where people play for power and sex is politics. Witness Theatre's work is "bold and adventurous" (Jake Orr, A Younger Theatre)... 

The State Vs John Hayes

The State Vs John Hayes

Huntsville Prison, Texas 1959. Elyese Dukie is on death row for the murder of two people. Tomorrow she goes to court for the last time. This is the premise for Lucy Roslyn’s one woman play... 

Frank Sent Me

Frank Sent Me

Two gangsters, Howe and Wallace, are trapped in a room, awaiting the inevitable knock at the door that will signal the end for Howe. After years of working for the eponymous Frank, loyal Howe has made a mistake, fallen out of favour with the mobster Frank and must face his destiny... 

My Grandfather’s Guide to Life

My Grandfather’s Guide to Life

My grandfather used to be old. Very, very old. But he’s younger now and has more time to talk. So I started listening to all the things he has to say. He said growing old is a young man’s game and it’s time you started playing... 

It's Only Life

It's Only Life

Musical theatre that packs a punch. This award-winning revue is about longing, fulfillment, loss, triumph and ultimately wisdom. Honest, real, gritty and utterly stripped-back theatre... 

Morgan & West’s Utterly Spiffing Spectacular Magic Show

Morgan & West’s Utterly Spiffing Spectacular Magic Show

Time-travelling Victorian duo Morgan & West unload another boxful of bafflement and impossibility. It's brain-busting illusion and good old-fashioned tom-foolery, where magic and silliness abound! Witness a mountain of mysterious magic, a hatful of hyper-reality, and of course a truck full of tricks and tea... 

Jack

Jack

A striking and brutally funny comedy, based on the life and times of Jack McRay. Jack, a Yorkshire-born, call-a-spade-a-shovel, 40-a-day, alcoholic diabetic. A man who thought Bob Dylan’s ‘The Times They Are A-Changin’’ was a call to arms and not merely poetic reflection... 

Red Brick Comedy Club

Red Brick Comedy Club

The Fringe’s favourite stand-up comedy club returns. With three great comics and a compere every night, Red Brick is the perfect pick-me-up if you're in search of laughs on a Saturday... 

The Late Show

The Late Show

Fancy a drink? Join us for a laidback, late-night jaunt at the beautiful Basement. There’s all kinds of entertainment (planned and impromptu) in store, with music, comedy and all manner of fabulous Fringe fare... 

My Name is Saoirse

My Name is Saoirse

An award-winning one-woman show, set in 1980s rural Ireland. A tender and evocative coming-of-age story, it sheds light on the contentious issue of teenage pregnancy and abortion in Ireland... 

Mad Women in my Attic!

Mad Women in my Attic!

Join a woman – and her multiple personalities – on an unusual journey along the twisted corridors of her mind, where you shall meet the mad women of musical theatre, and celebrate your own insanity! Through quirky show tunes, crazy costume changes and daring audience participation, Miss Salvi will lead you in a musical group therapy, aided by the melodies of all those authors who realised that the figure of a madwoman can inspire the greatest songs... 

Eigengrau

Eigengrau

A biting black comedy of leprechauns, love and stalking from one of the writers of ‘Fresh Meat’. Four twenty-somethings try to connect in a city where Gumtree feels like your closest friend...