Thomas Hardy's Tess of the D'Urbervilles

Thomas Hardy's Tess of the D'Urbervilles

A glorious May morning in Thomas Hardy’s Wessex. 

What Women Want

What Women Want

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… 

Dodo Circus and the Doomsday Disco

Dodo Circus and the Doomsday Disco

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. 

The Last Five Years

The Last Five Years

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… 

Bookends: A Musical Journey

Bookends: A Musical Journey

Through song and improvisation, Bookends follows two people’s relationship as it changes over time, delving into life and the intricacies of human connection. 

Stop Pretending - A Tale of Dennis Potter

Stop Pretending - A Tale of Dennis Potter

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… 

We Apologise for the Inconvenience

We Apologise for the Inconvenience

It’s 1984 and the author of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, Douglas Adams, is in trouble. 

Failure Studies

Failure Studies

Failure Studies is a new short play by Marco Biasioli. 

Melody and Her Many Men

Melody and Her Many Men

A romantic Greek comedy. 

Let's Try Gay

Let's Try Gay

Two friends, Jack and Phil, meet in a hotel, bringing a video camera. 

Beauty is a Beast

Beauty is a Beast

Beauty is a Beast is the story of Princess Beauty, who is beautiful on the outside but ugly on the inside. 

#FraudianSlip

#FraudianSlip

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

Three Times She Knocked

Three Times She Knocked, an erotic psychological thriller. 

Sisters

Sisters

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… 

Affirmative

Affirmative

1979. 

Craig's Magic Show

Craig's Magic Show

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 … 

As It Was

As It Was

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. 

The Dry Vagina Monologues: Going through the change!

The Dry Vagina Monologues: Going through the change!

An emotional, touching and hilarious piece of original theatre. 

More Myself Than I Am

More Myself Than I Am

The Bronte sisters’ tragically short-lived lives are reimagined for the Fringe by Eleventh Hour Theatre. 

Boswell

Boswell

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

Written With Crayons

Written With Crayons by Ciara McNiff. 

So-Called Gen Z

So-Called Gen Z

The average attention span of a Generation Z-er is eight seconds; down from 12 seconds for their millennial counterparts. 

Shadow of the Rose

Shadow of the Rose

A new play by John Knowles written for the students of the PQA. 

Positive Education Sponsored by the RSA

Positive Education Sponsored by the RSA

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. 

Ideal School Exhibition Sponsored by the RSA

Ideal School Exhibition Sponsored by the RSA

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. 

Monsters: A New Musical

Monsters: A New Musical

A contemporary reimagining of classic horror characters. 

Westdal and Hayward Need Work

Westdal and Hayward Need Work

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… 

Teaching the Unspeakable: Talking About Genocide

Teaching the Unspeakable: Talking About Genocide

This EduMod session is curated by the Holocaust Education Trust and Remembering Srebrenica Scotland. 

How to Raise a Teenager in 2019

How to Raise a Teenager in 2019

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. 

Comedy Hypnotist and Mentalist Mark Knight

Comedy Hypnotist and Mentalist Mark Knight

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. 

Edinburgh’s Slavery Legacy

Edinburgh’s Slavery Legacy

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. 

I Went to Barcelona and All I Got Was This Lousy Comedy Show

I Went to Barcelona and All I Got Was This Lousy Comedy Show

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… 

Scotland’s Debt: The Impact of the Slave Trade on the Nation’s Wealth

Scotland’s Debt: The Impact of the Slave Trade on the Nation’s Wealth

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

The Perfect Body

The Perfect Body is a one woman show written and performed by Lavinia Savignoni. 

Are the Kids Alright? Generation Z’s Mental Health Crisis

Are the Kids Alright? Generation Z’s Mental Health Crisis

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… 

A Little R and R

A Little R and R

Come in from the rain, put your feet up and chill the f*ck out. 

Why AI is a bigger threat than Global Warming

Why AI is a bigger threat than Global Warming

Artificial Intelligence is not just coming, it is already here. 

Buzzing

Buzzing

Buzzing is the story of Julie, a 50-something recent divorcee who is wanting to discover herself and “find meaning”. 

What Role Does Education Play in Social Mobility?

What Role Does Education Play in Social Mobility?

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… 

Wingmen

Wingmen

A world premiere, Wingmen explores how different people react to overwhelming danger. 

Promoting Diversity in Education

Promoting Diversity in Education

For diversity to be celebrated in society, the education system needs to model and embrace diversity. 

Mama's Eggnog

Mama's Eggnog

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’… 

Suicide Pact

Suicide Pact

Any piece of art that tackles a complicated subject like mental health is worthwhile. 

I Think I Might Be... New Romantic!

I Think I Might Be... New Romantic!

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… 

Axolotl: A Poetry Reading

Axolotl: A Poetry Reading

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… 

One Singular Sensation

One Singular Sensation

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 … 

Bear Pit

Bear Pit

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… 

Contractions

Contractions

‘Come in. 

The Chronic Complainer

The Chronic Complainer

Observational stand-up comedy about modern-life oddities delivered with sarcastic, dry and witty humour. 

The Last Five Years

The Last Five Years

If you walk into a production of The Last Five Years without any previous knowledge of the show things can get a little confusing. 

That’s How I See It

That’s How I See It

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… 

Para Handy: A Radio Play on Stage

Para Handy: A Radio Play on Stage

Following last year’s sold-out Edinburgh Fringe run, No Nonsense Productions (It’s a Wonderful Life: **** (EdinburghGuide. 

Scottish Youth Parliament: Are Young Peoples' Voices Being Heard?

Scottish Youth Parliament: Are Young Peoples' Voices Being Heard?

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 … 

Marx in Soho

Marx in Soho

The time is now, the place is here, and Karl Marx is back from the dead. 

I Don't Want to Talk About It

I Don't Want to Talk About It

Being a teenager is hard and nobody wants to talk about it. 

The Trial

The Trial

Franz Kafka’s The Trial as you have never seen it before. 

Wuthering Heights

Wuthering Heights

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… 

The Passion of the Playboy Riots

The Passion of the Playboy Riots

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… 

Trashfuture: Live at the Fringe

Trashfuture: Live at the Fringe

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. 

Pink House

Pink House

Peri is fifteen when her adopted mother dies. 

The Silent House

The Silent House

A man and a woman are living in a refugee camp. 

We Apologise for the Inconvenience

We Apologise for the Inconvenience

It’s 1984 and the author of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, Douglas Adams, is in trouble. 

The Terrible Tail of Adelaide Worthing

The Terrible Tail of Adelaide Worthing

The Terrible Tail of Adelaide Worthing is all about a rat’s quest to be complete. 

Punched

Punched

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. 

Alice in Wonderland

Alice in Wonderland

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. 

Alice in Wonderland

Alice in Wonderland

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. 

Spec-tacular

Spec-tacular

Once upon a time there was a creative and beautiful family who were about to lose everything. 

Dan Webber – Genre Fluid

Dan Webber – Genre Fluid

The stand-up poet, reluctant bear and attempted vegan strips. 

Curriculum for Excellence 2.0

Curriculum for Excellence 2.0

Scotland launched the Curriculum for Excellence in 2010 after a significant amount of research and international input. 

Dr Faustus

Dr Faustus

‘He that loves pleasure must for pleasure fall’. 

My Finest Hour

My Finest Hour

Iain’s grandfather was a fearless Scottish war hero, whose painting hangs on the wall of Edinburgh Castle. 

Brown Guys, Grey Skies

Brown Guys, Grey Skies

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. 

Courage Calls to Courage: The Suffragist Musical!

Courage Calls to Courage: The Suffragist Musical!

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… 

Victor

Victor

All Victor wants is a trophy wife and to start a family. 

Emancipation

Emancipation

Lorraine attempts to break free from the confines of having a voice which always gets mistaken for being that of a man. 

Monogamy

Monogamy

Annie comes back earlier than anticipated. 

Samantha Pressdee: Covered

Samantha Pressdee: Covered

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. 

Void

Void

What happens after you die? Angels? A black hole? Perhaps. 

Three

Three

It’s a long, hot summer. 

Dancing in the Moonlight – A Play About Phil Lynott

Dancing in the Moonlight – A Play About Phil Lynott

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. 

Puppet King Richard II

Puppet King Richard II

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. 

Mugged

Mugged

Every morning, a group of teenagers meet up on their way to school and hang out on the benches in the park. 

Age Fright: 35 and Counting

Age Fright: 35 and Counting

Age is just a number. 

Under the Floorboards

Under the Floorboards

Consumed with grief, Ed resurrects his mother. 

Time Please

Time Please

‘The writing is fabulously blackly comic and timed to perfection’ (Deirdre O’Halloran, Literary Associate Soho Theatre). 

The Brothers Grimm Spectaculathon

The Brothers Grimm Spectaculathon

You know, the Brothers Grimm weren’t all fairy princesses and happy-ever-afters. 

There She Is

There She Is

A journey to get there – but if there is a whale blocking the way, the path must change. 

The Legacy of William Ireland

The Legacy of William Ireland

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. 

The Norse Mythology Ragnasplosion

The Norse Mythology Ragnasplosion

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… 

tEMPORARY sANITY

tEMPORARY sANITY

At a personal crossroads, Ulysses, an Uber driver, embarks on a yearlong odyssey through the streets of Los Angeles. 

Hesitation Remarks

Hesitation Remarks

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. 

The 30-Year-Old Virgo

The 30-Year-Old Virgo

Help Michelle celebrate her first time. 

The Best Show We've Ever Done at the Edinburgh Fringe

The Best Show We've Ever Done at the Edinburgh Fringe

A year ago, the world ended. 

Second Person Narrative

Second Person Narrative

‘Off you go then and best of luck. 

The Room

The Room

The Room. 

It Is a Truth...

It Is a Truth...

When it comes to empowerment, Jaleelah Galbraith believes today’s feminists should look to Sense and Sensibility instead of Single Ladies. 

The Trip

The Trip

When a group of teenagers head off on a school trip to a cabin in the woods, things quickly spiral out of control. 

Early Birds – Q&A with Laurence Marks and Maurice Gran

Early Birds – Q&A with Laurence Marks and Maurice Gran

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. 

Chwedl: Fairytales from Wales

Chwedl: Fairytales from Wales

A fun-filled, 45-minute romp through ancient fairytales and folklore legends from Wales. 

Job-Cher

Job-Cher

Two struggling Cher impersonators are disrobed and disheartened in Job-Cher. 

The Canterville Ghost

The Canterville Ghost

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… 

Boxes

Boxes

Imagine a world where every teen comes of age by receiving an empty box. 

The Princess Project

The Princess Project

Take a trip through time to discover the origin of classic fairy tales from Aesop’s Fables to the Brothers Grimm to Disney. 

2nd Coming. Again.

2nd Coming. Again.

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… 

Unexpected Inheritance

Unexpected Inheritance

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

Our Boys

Our Boys exquisitely showcases life on the battlefield from the setting of an army hospital. 

The 39 Steps: A Disaster in a Radio Studio!

The 39 Steps: A Disaster in a Radio Studio!

The Pauline Quirke Academy of Performing Arts, Wickford have every right to feel proud of themselves. 

Para Handy: A Radio Play on Stage

Para Handy: A Radio Play on Stage

No Nonsense Productions – It’s a Wonderful Life: ‘A delight’ **** (EdinburghGuide. 

The Accordion Shop

The Accordion Shop

Mister Ellody has quietly kept his accordion shop going on the High Street for generations. 

King Lear (Alone)

King Lear (Alone)

One-man show telling King Lear’s story in his own words, using text from the original and new words. 

Extremism

Extremism

Set in a class of sixteen year olds, Extremism explores the impact of counter-terrorism legislation PREVENT and growing Islamophobia in the UK. 

Liam Jeavons: Never Heard of Him

Liam Jeavons: Never Heard of Him

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. 

Perdidos* in Translation (Lost* in Traducción)

Perdidos* in Translation (Lost* in Traducción)

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. 

It's No Job for a Nice Jewish Girl

It's No Job for a Nice Jewish Girl

With a face that shouts ‘Xmas’ but a soul that screams ‘Hanukkah’, Rachel’s always felt like she has a foot in two worlds. 

The Last Five Years

The Last Five Years

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… 

Bagged

Bagged

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. 

The Magic Hour

The Magic Hour

It’s 4am and, for a group of teens, it’s time to wrestle with the changes in their lives. 

Poppets Adventure

Poppets Adventure

Make way for the Poppets crew! Join best friends Cory, Daisy, Poppy and Lewis as they go on an exciting adventure. 

The Darker Side of Musicals

The Darker Side of Musicals

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. 

Persephone

Persephone

Life for the Gods on Mount Olympus isn’t just about lounging around and eating grapes. 

Early Birds

Early Birds

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, the Merry Misadventures

Artemis, the Merry Misadventures

Artemis, a penguin, decides he must become king of the lions by killing the current lion king in Africa. 

After Today

After Today

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 … 

Closer Than Ever

Closer Than Ever

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.  

Peter Pan

Peter Pan

JM Barrie’s classic fairytale retold through the eyes of Glaswegian teenagers. 

Thin Air

Thin Air

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. 

The School Film

The School Film

‘What are great expectations? It means he’s going to be rich. 

Mad Women in My Attic!

Mad Women in My Attic!

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-… 

Old Souls

Old Souls

A heart-warming comedy play following Rosie and Vera who are brought together through a ‘befriend the elderly’ scheme. 

A Complete Waste of Time

A Complete Waste of Time

Steve Chang takes you on an introspective journey to find meaning in life by means of ayahuasca, hookers and gay conversion camp. 

Blackout

Blackout

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 … 

Two Faced Bitchin'

Two Faced Bitchin'

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… 

Stella

Stella

Greetings from The Giant’s Causeway, Spring 1967. 

Andrew White: Coming of Age

Andrew White: Coming of Age

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… 

Irony?

Irony?

Davy Mitchell returns with his one-man show, Irony? updated for 2019.