A glorious May morning in Thomas Hardy’s Wessex.
Is there anything more complex than the female mind? In this 21st-century world, every action is just so difficult for people to understand! They’ve liked my photo, do they fancy m…
This youth climate show jumps of the soapbox at it’s Edinburgh Debut with irreverent, funny skits that tackle the big issues of this climate crisis.
After a sell-out run at the Edinburgh Fringe 2018 and 2019, The Last Five Years returns! Written by Tony Award winner Jason Robert Brown, this two-character musical tracks the emot…
Through song and improvisation, Bookends follows two people’s relationship as it changes over time, delving into life and the intricacies of human connection.
Failure Studies is a new short play by Marco Biasioli.
It’s 1964 and brilliant young writer Dennis Potter (future author of Pennies From Heaven and The Singing Detective) becomes entangled in the life of a troubled young woman when t…
It’s 1984 and the author of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, Douglas Adams, is in trouble.
A romantic Greek comedy.
An emotional, touching and hilarious piece of original theatre.
After their mother’s death, two estranged sisters, Jenny, an introvert who cared for their ailing mother, and Jackie, an ambitious socialite who left home at sixteen never to retur…
Using only a deck of cards and a very talented toy rabbit, magician Craig Stephenson has dazzled audiences around the world with his exemplary sleight of hand skills combined with …
Four teenagers enter a derelict house, stirring memories of the children who lived there in the past. A moving one-act supernatural drama told by Glaswegian youths.
Beauty is a Beast is the story of Princess Beauty, who is beautiful on the outside but ugly on the inside.
Feel like everyone in your life has their shizzle together while you can barely function as a moderately competent adult human? Feel all you do is pretend? Feel like a fake? Impost…
Three Times She Knocked, an erotic psychological thriller.
Two friends, Jack and Phil, meet in a hotel, bringing a video camera.
The Bronte sisters’ tragically short-lived lives are reimagined for the Fringe by Eleventh Hour Theatre.
A woman walks into a bar.
Just yards from James Boswell’s Edinburgh birthplace and subsequent residence on the Lawnmarket, MHK Productions & Rhymes with Purple present his famed friendship with Samuel…
Written With Crayons by Ciara McNiff.
The average attention span of a Generation Z-er is eight seconds; down from 12 seconds for their millennial counterparts.
A new play by John Knowles written for the students of the PQA.
A contemporary reimagining of classic horror characters.
The RSA was founded during the Enlightenment by William Shipley in 1754 with the first meeting being held at Rawthmell’s Coffee House, Covent Garden, London.
Freyja Westdal and Beth Heyward join the ranks of such excellent Fringe female musical comedy acts as Fascinating Aida, Flo & Joan, and EastEnd Cabaret with a smart, funny, che…
Who would be a parent in 2019? Social media, stress and anxiety, knife crime and drugs, and many more issues besides keep parents of teenagers awake at night.
This EduMod session is curated by the Holocaust Education Trust and Remembering Srebrenica Scotland.
Mark Knight had the honour of performing to a packed-out room, clearly up for a fun Friday night of Mind Reading and Hypnosis – any Edinburgh performer’s dream scenario.
In the second EduMod session on slavery, a specific focus on the city of Edinburgh will shine a light on what Scotland’s capital city gained from the transatlantic trade.
All the way from the land of sun, sea and Mexican* sombreros (*not Spanish!) these intrepid comedians have made their way to Edinburgh by sea, air and Megabus, to show the world th…
Scots have often salved their consciences over slavery by explaining it as an English phenomenon; only a handful of ships left Scotland for the triangular trade and it barely regis…
The Perfect Body is a one woman show written and performed by Lavinia Savignoni.
Artificial Intelligence is not just coming, it is already here.
Come in from the rain, put your feet up and chill the f*ck out.
Much has been written about the psychology of millennials, but what about their successors, Generation Z? Mental health issues are a constant of public debate and there is a percei…
Buzzing is the story of Julie, a 50-something recent divorcee who is wanting to discover herself and “find meaning”.
Should schools be the main engines of social mobility? Or are teachers being tasked with a responsibility that truly belongs to the government? Is the education system supporting t…
For diversity to be celebrated in society, the education system needs to model and embrace diversity.
A world premiere, Wingmen explores how different people react to overwhelming danger.
On the night before Halloween, three grown siblings witness the cremation of their beloved mother and then spend the remainder of the holiday season arguing over the fate of mum’…
Any piece of art that tackles a complicated subject like mental health is worthwhile.
A collection of poems – nay, vignettes – exploring a wide range of subject matter, expertly read by whimsical raconteur, philosophical wordsmith and all-round good guy: Ryan Wa…
Remember OMD before OMG, Phil Oakey’s fringe and onyx ashtrays? Tales of growing up before the New Romantics landed in 80s Leeds, with threads of a Catholic upbringing, Irish mot…
The award-winning Fiona Henderson School of Dance returns to the Edinburgh Fringe after their sell-out debut in 2017 with a unique creative dance composition created and rehearsed …
What is choice? Is your life predetermined? What is the effect of one bad decision? Elvin Acting Theatre Company’s latest creation explores the complexities of life and its daily…
Observational stand-up comedy about modern-life oddities delivered with sarcastic, dry and witty humour.
If you walk into a production of The Last Five Years without any previous knowledge of the show things can get a little confusing.
The time is now, the place is here, and Karl Marx is back from the dead.
Following last year’s sold-out Edinburgh Fringe run, No Nonsense Productions (It’s a Wonderful Life: **** (EdinburghGuide.
Pupil voice is one of the hottest topics in education right now, but what do young people want from their education? Just how democratic should schools and universities be when it …
It’s been years since Lockwood visited his landlord Heathcliff after taking residence at Thrushcross Grange, but there are unfinished tales and wandering ghosts lurking in the York…
That’s How I See It is a devised show exploring how young people feel about their future and the impact of the decisions older generations are making now, which we are not allowe…
Franz Kafka’s The Trial as you have never seen it before.
Being a teenager is hard and nobody wants to talk about it.
Trashfuture, the political comedy podcast about how the future is trash, is doing its first ever show at the Edinburgh Fringe, for one night only on 10th August.
Peri is fifteen when her adopted mother dies.
A man and a woman are living in a refugee camp.
True story of the role played by theatre in the birth of modern Ireland, set backstage during performances of groundbreaking Irish plays, Cathleen ni Hoolihan (1902), The Playboy o…
The Terrible Tail of Adelaide Worthing is all about a rat’s quest to be complete.
Workshopped with young people from PQA Glasgow’s afternoon academy, Lewis Carroll’s classic quirky fairy tale is retold through the eyes of Glaswegian teenagers.
A new monologue by John Knowles, exploring the rise of the angry white working class through the eyes of recently unemployed Punched, a Punch and Judy puppeteer.
Workshopped with young people from PQA Glasgow’s morning academy, Lewis Carroll’s classic quirky fairy tale is retold through the eyes of Glaswegian teenagers.
Once upon a time there was a creative and beautiful family who were about to lose everything.
Scotland launched the Curriculum for Excellence in 2010 after a significant amount of research and international input.
The stand-up poet, reluctant bear and attempted vegan strips.
‘The writing is fabulously blackly comic and timed to perfection’ (Deirdre O’Halloran, Literary Associate Soho Theatre).
A journey to get there – but if there is a whale blocking the way, the path must change.
You know, the Brothers Grimm weren’t all fairy princesses and happy-ever-afters.
You may think you know Thor and Loki, but take a whirlwind tour through Norse mythology and you’ll realise their adventures are even funnier and weirder than anything you’ve read o…
Consumed with grief, Ed resurrects his mother.
Age is just a number.
Every morning, a group of teenagers meet up on their way to school and hang out on the benches in the park.
At age seven, Phil was sent to Dublin by his single mother, Philomena, to be raised by her parents so she could earn enough money to survive.
‘He that loves pleasure must for pleasure fall’.
Following the success at last year’s Edinburgh Fringe with the five-star show After Today, Stage D’Or returns with their latest work from acclaimed playwright Tim Connery.
After a sell-out Edinburgh Fringe run in 2018 and a 12-country European tour, this double-bill stand-up special is back for a limited run.
At a personal crossroads, Ulysses, an Uber driver, embarks on a yearlong odyssey through the streets of Los Angeles.
Chortle Student Comedy Award semi-finalist 2019, Chrissy Ross brings his debut show of fast-paced, surreal, adult-themed and anecdotal stand-up to Edinburgh.
Help Michelle celebrate her first time.
A year ago, the world ended.
‘Off you go then and best of luck.
Two used actors, recycled utensils, hand-carved Czech puppets, live music and you, the court, bring Shakespeare’s poetic drama of power and abdication to life.
It’s a long, hot summer.
What happens after you die? Angels? A black hole? Perhaps.
All Victor wants is a trophy wife and to start a family.
The only thing crazier than Sammie was the welfare state supposed to be helping her! Getting your needs met in austerity Britain is a game of Russian roulette.
Annie comes back earlier than anticipated.
Lorraine attempts to break free from the confines of having a voice which always gets mistaken for being that of a man.
A powerful drama interspersed with original songs, looking at the lives of the main protagonists involved in the struggle for the vote between Emmeline Pankhurst’s Suffragettes a…
Iain’s grandfather was a fearless Scottish war hero, whose painting hangs on the wall of Edinburgh Castle.
When it comes to empowerment, Jaleelah Galbraith believes today’s feminists should look to Sense and Sensibility instead of Single Ladies.
When a group of teenagers head off on a school trip to a cabin in the woods, things quickly spiral out of control.
A fun-filled, 45-minute romp through ancient fairytales and folklore legends from Wales.
PQA Venues is pleased to announce a free Q&A with two of the UK’s top TV and theatre writers, with Birds of a Feather being their most well-known.
Two struggling Cher impersonators are disrobed and disheartened in Job-Cher.
Take a trip through time to discover the origin of classic fairy tales from Aesop’s Fables to the Brothers Grimm to Disney.
Take away the ability to put a scare into the living and what purpose does a ghost have? Sir Simon has been successfully haunting Canterville Chase for over 300 years, but no amoun…
Imagine a world where every teen comes of age by receiving an empty box.
Two people are led to believe they are the second coming, they (and you) need to work out who it is using evidence and stories told by people their past in this (slightly) immersiv…
What do you wish someone would leave you in a will? This hilarious improvised romp takes you on one character’s journey of unexpected bequeathments – whether beneficial or deva…
Our Boys exquisitely showcases life on the battlefield from the setting of an army hospital.
No Nonsense Productions – It’s a Wonderful Life: ‘A delight’ **** (EdinburghGuide.
Mister Ellody has quietly kept his accordion shop going on the High Street for generations.
The Pauline Quirke Academy of Performing Arts, Wickford have every right to feel proud of themselves.
One-man show telling King Lear’s story in his own words, using text from the original and new words.
Set in a class of sixteen year olds, Extremism explores the impact of counter-terrorism legislation PREVENT and growing Islamophobia in the UK.
Described by his nan as the best comedian in Birmingham, and probably the world, the award nominee and gong show-winning comedian, Liam Jeavons, premieres his new solo show.
Join us on an exotic journey all the way from Barcelona, via Seattle, Paris and Leeds?One very single Spaniard, one very married Englishman, one very real question.
With a face that shouts ‘Xmas’ but a soul that screams ‘Hanukkah’, Rachel’s always felt like she has a foot in two worlds.
It’s 4am and, for a group of teens, it’s time to wrestle with the changes in their lives.
Bagged is a Yorkshire comedy play, based on the life of a retail manager named John, and the trials and tribulations that go off on a daily basis in his store.
An emotionally powerful and intimate musical about two New Yorkers in their twenties who fall in and out of love over the course of five years, the show's unconventional structure…
Steve Chang takes you on an introspective journey to find meaning in life by means of ayahuasca, hookers and gay conversion camp.
JM Barrie’s classic fairytale retold through the eyes of Glaswegian teenagers.
Discover the span of universal highs and lows faced by us all through the experiences that life throws at us – love, heartache, fear, growing up and growing old.
Contemporary shamanic theatre inspired by the enchantment of timeless magician poets, mystics and dervish trance, unravels the threads of our time-spun space of dreams.
‘What are great expectations? It means he’s going to be rich.
Powerhouse madwoman Miss Monica Salvi brings back to Edinburgh her scintillating cabaret tour-de-force, with finely-tuned musical gems administered with the aid of her psychothera-…
A heart-warming comedy play following Rosie and Vera who are brought together through a ‘befriend the elderly’ scheme.
A high octane, 80s inspired, dark comedy sketch show! Imagine if Dynasty and Desperate Housewives met on RuPaul’s Drag Race, in the 80s! Set in the power-dressed world of Cassandra…
Inspired by the true story of a young offender from Glasgow who had committed a violent crime, Blackout is a hard-hitting play about getting bullied, fighting back, trying to make …
Greetings from The Giant’s Causeway, Spring 1967.
Make way for the Poppets crew! Join best friends Cory, Daisy, Poppy and Lewis as they go on an exciting adventure.
Join Shoogalie Road as you’ve never seen them before for an evening of musical theatre as we perform excerpts from Jekyll and Hyde, Phantom of the Opera and Sweeney Todd.
Life for the Gods on Mount Olympus isn’t just about lounging around and eating grapes.
From the writers of Birds of a Feather, Maurice Gran and Laurence Marks, Early Birds tells the incredible yet true story of the birth of one of the nation’s favourite situation c…
Artemis, a penguin, decides he must become king of the lions by killing the current lion king in Africa.
In this mixture of drama and black comedy, we meet TV presenter Bill Grundy some three years after his profanity-littered, car-crash interview with the Sex Pistols live on teatime …
Davy Mitchell returns with his one-man show, Irony? updated for 2019.
In 2017, Andrew White debuted his first solo show, It Was Funnier in My Head, unable to legally drink, have debt, or even get into some venues he was set to perform in! But this ye…
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