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. 

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. 

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… 

Failure Studies

Failure Studies

Failure Studies is a new short play by Marco Biasioli. 

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. 

Melody and Her Many Men

Melody and Her Many Men

A romantic Greek comedy. 

Three Times She Knocked

Three Times She Knocked

Three Times She Knocked, an erotic psychological thriller. 

Affirmative

Affirmative

1979. 

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… 

Let's Try Gay

Let's Try Gay

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

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… 

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… 

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. 83 per cent of 11 to 19-year-olds say that they’re more ambitious than their parents… 

Shadow of the Rose

Shadow of the Rose

A new play by John Knowles written for the students of the PQA. Based on historical transcripts from the trials of The White Rose Group in Germany 1943 and letters from those associated with the group, this is a timely reminder of the sacrifice made in the face of fascism. 

Written With Crayons

Written With Crayons

Written With Crayons by Ciara McNiff. After dealing with the sudden exit of her mother, Annie is left to fend for herself in the complexity of a world that has been flipped upside down… 

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. Its foundation sits in the middle of an era of enlightenment societies, many of which were founded in Scotland… 

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. Its foundation sits in the middle of an era of enlightenment societies, many of which were founded in Scotland… 

Monsters: A New Musical

Monsters: A New Musical

A contemporary reimagining of classic horror characters. A fresh pop/rock score filled with slick and sassy choreography and a cast of professional performers! Living forever has never been more fun! Join Dracula, his brides, Frankenstein, Van Helsing and leading ladies Emma Wildh and Lucy Westenra as they lead you through the darkness with fresh eyes and banging tunes! Book, music and lyrics by Antony Irwin… 

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. Genocide education is one of the most sensitive and challenging aspects of the curriculum, but it is essential if prejudice and intolerance are to be challenged in civil society… 

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. Is it harder being a parent now or should that narrative be challenged? In this session, highly experienced educators working with children and parents discuss all of these issues and suggest ways in which parents can support their children, helping them to navigate an ever-more complex world. 

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. Much is known about Glasgow and the recent report by Glasgow University shows just how much wealth was channelled into the development of the Empire’s second city… 

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 that there is more to the Catalan capital than incomplete cathedrals! Join Barcelona’s best* comedians (*available for selection this week) from all corners of the globe, including New Zealand, Denmark, Sweden, Catalonia, England and… 

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 of the Western World (1907) and The Plough and the Stars (1926)… 

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 registers in comparison to cities like Liverpool and Bristol… 

The Perfect Body

The Perfect Body

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

Will Artificial Intelligence Liberate or Infantilise Humanity?

Will Artificial Intelligence Liberate or Infantilise Humanity?

Artificial intelligence is not just coming, it is already here. What effect will this have on education? Sir Anthony Seldon, one of international education’s brightest and most provocative minds, will be speaking about his book The Fourth Education Revolution, which explores the impact of technology on learning… 

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 perceived epidemic among young people… 

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. 15 years combined experience in theatre and music brings you this brand-new show. Ruth sings songs. Rachel plays chords… 

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 those who need it the most, or is supporting a cyclical intellectual poverty? In this session, two of the leading commentators on social mobility in the UK, Darren McGarvey and Hashi Mohamed, will debate the issues and show where we are getting it wrong. 

Wingmen

Wingmen

A world premiere, Wingmen explores how different people react to overwhelming danger. Set in WWII, three airmen waiting for their thirteenth mission visit a local dance where, amongst the locals, their insecurities come to the fore… 

Promoting Diversity in Education

Promoting Diversity in Education

For diversity to be celebrated in society, the education system needs to model and embrace diversity. In recent years positive initiatives have been launched to increase the diversity of the education profession, but what progress has really been made? Are different voices tolerated? Are glass ceilings being broken? This session brings together representatives of WomenED Scotland, BAMEed and LGBT Scotland to explore the richness of the education system and what needs to be done to further the cause. 

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’s ashes… 

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. ‘Original and Refreshing’ ***** (Luxembourg Times)… 

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 mother and our Kelly – sister, not the rapper… 

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 Ward. 

Contractions

Contractions

‘Come in. Sit down. How are you?’ Emma’s been seeing Darren. She thinks she’s in love. Her boss thinks she’s in breach of contract. The situation needs to be resolved. An ink-black comedy about work and play. 

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 twists and turns – the consequences of the decisions we make and the notions of chance and fortune… 

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 in #OneWeek by #OneDanceTeam for #OnePerformance… 

The Chronic Complainer

The Chronic Complainer

Observational stand-up comedy about modern-life oddities delivered with sarcastic, dry and witty humour. Ryan is a modern guy struggling in the modern world but the more frustrated he gets, the funner it gets! Don’t miss out on this original stand-up comedian who writes and performs his own material. 

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. 

Marx in Soho

Marx in Soho

The time is now, the place is here, and Karl Marx is back from the dead. And he’s got a few things to say. In their Edinburgh Festival Fringe debut, The Marx Sisters invite you into the mind of one of the most brilliant and controversial philosophers of all time… 

The Trial

The Trial

Franz Kafka’s The Trial as you have never seen it before. A post-millennial reimagining of the classic told with carnivalesque playfulness and raunch. Equality, victimisation and social justice… 

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 allowed to contribute to… 

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 Yorkshire Moors waiting to be discovered… 

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.com), ‘A delight… A terrific indulgence’ (LoveBooksGroup… 

Scottish Youth Parliament: Are Student Voices Being Heard?

Scottish Youth Parliament: Are Student 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 comes to decision-making? This EduMod session is sponsored by the Scottish Youth Parliament, one of the most powerful voices that young people in Scotland have… 

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. Confronting the daily challenges of growing up, this series of monologues and scenes offers a look at a multitude of issues – including dealing with parents who just don’t get it, rumours, bullying and suicide… 

Pink House

Pink House

Peri is fifteen when her adopted mother dies. In losing a parent, she also loses her carefree way of life when her adoptive grandmother moves in. The two have never met before but now share a tiny, cluttered house… 

The Silent House

The Silent House

A man and a woman are living in a refugee camp. Everything seems OK but something changes their relationship and atmosphere… A gripping tension with a surrealistic vision starts to form… 

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. Your favourite Trashboiz Riley, Milo, Hussein and Nate will be joined by a special guest to talk about whatever awful stuff has happened that week and, of course, soup. 

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 of the Western World (1907) and The Plough and the Stars (1926)… 

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. Famously bad with deadlines, Adams has been locked away in a London hotel room by his publisher to finish his new book which is already months late… 

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. A new take on the weird world of Wonderland… 

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. 

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. Having been born without a tail, she heads off on an adventure to obtain one – meeting new friends along the way and eventually realising, as we all know, that you don’t need to be the same as everyone else to find happiness. 

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. A new take on the weird world of Wonderland… 

Spec-tacular

Spec-tacular

When a young imaginative girl and her family are at risk of losing everything, she receives a pair of magical glasses that will change the way she sees the world. Using puppetry and music, Spec-tacular will give children an opportunity to immerse themselves into a world of magic and dreams, with important moral messages for all of the family to take away. 

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. It has been lauded for putting pupils at the heart of the learning process, emphasising the development of skills and empowering teachers as co-creators of the curriculum… 

Dan Webber – Genre Fluid

Dan Webber – Genre Fluid

The stand-up poet, reluctant bear and attempted vegan strips… away labels of life, love, the arts and the LGBTQ+ community in this fast-paced, honest and hilarious debut. Under constant pressure from marketing people to decide whether he is a comic or poet, Dan navigates through the confusing world of definitions… 

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. Join our intrepid group of actors as we attempt to recreate all of their tales in a wild, fast-paced extravaganza… 

There She Is

There She Is

A journey to get there – but if there is a whale blocking the way, the path must change. When a whale beaches on the London Underground, all hell breaks loose and communication abruptly ceases… 

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. London, 1796… 

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 or seen… 

tEMPORARY sANITY

tEMPORARY sANITY

At a personal crossroads, Ulysses, an Uber driver, embarks on a yearlong odyssey through the streets of Los Angeles. Along the way, he picks up a tapestry of riders. And their chance meetings—conjuring humor, hopes, and horrors—may help both driver and riders find their way on the road ahead… 

Hesitation Remarks

Hesitation Remarks

Chortle Student Comedy Award finalist 2019, Chrissy Ross brings his debut show of fast-paced, surreal, adult-themed and anecdotal stand-up to Edinburgh. Chrissy will, in his exuberant and amiable way, talk about modern masculinity, why he’s romantically defunct and the insane misadventures that have frequented his life… 

The 30-Year-Old Virgo

The 30-Year-Old Virgo

Help Michelle celebrate her first time… at the Fringe! Michelle is bringing her awkward, vulnerable one-woman show from Chicago to Edinburgh! The 30-Year-Old Virgo is a hilarious blend of stand-up, sketch and oversharing about love, labels and lack of intimacy… 

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

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

The Fish Girls? Oh, you haven’t heard? Two 10s, one very absolutely good show. Don’t be alarmed and don’t scream when these Australian Logie Award winners completely disappear into a cast of motley characters before your eyes… 

Second Person Narrative

Second Person Narrative

‘Off you go then and best of luck. It’s bound to be different this time though some of it might seem familiar. The big questions, we mean. The beginnings, middles, endings et cetera… 

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. Richard falls from power, exchanging his gorgeous palace for a prison cell… 

Age Fright: 35 and Counting

Age Fright: 35 and Counting

Age is just a number. A number which keeps on growing. Jal has had the same crush since she was 11, her puppy fat has never left but she is now considered geriatric in pregnancy terms… 

Three

Three

It’s a long, hot summer. Six teenagers are in various states of lust, longing and unrequited love. A boy has a crush on the girl next door, only she’s going out with the school heart-throb… 

Void

Void

What happens after you die? Angels? A black hole? Perhaps… but what if you choose to die? Enter Grim. They’ve seen and heard it all. Shoved on suicide duty – will this shift ever end? Grim meets a variety of men who took the final leap… 

Victor

Victor

All Victor wants is a trophy wife and to start a family. All Caitlin wants is a baby and a rich husband. All Fiona wants is to get back with Victor. Tick tock. Tick tock. Tick tock. 

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. Will she beat the system? ‘Excellent storytelling, very funny’ **** (One4Review… 

Monogamy

Monogamy

Annie comes back earlier than anticipated. 

Emancipation

Emancipation

Lorraine attempts to break free from the confines of having a voice which always gets mistaken for being that of a man. Those on the other end of the phone feel they have the right to do and say as they please but there is only so much that she can take… 

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 and Millicent Fawcett’s Suffragists… 

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. ‘Original and Refreshing’ ***** (Luxembourg Times)… 

My Finest Hour

My Finest Hour

Iain’s grandfather was a fearless Scottish war hero, whose painting hangs on the wall of Edinburgh Castle. Iain was a shy teen growing up in Gloucestershire with two goats, 27 dogs and awkward hair… 

Dr Faustus

Dr Faustus

‘He that loves pleasure must for pleasure fall’. The clock tolls midnight and devils come to collect Faustus’ soul. When John Faustus grows weary of his dreary scholarly life, he falls upon the art of necromancy… 

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. Looking at race, parenthood and identity this one-man play dives into late 50s and 60s Dublin through the eyes of a young Phil Lynott, exploring how his unique circumstances set him up to found Thin Lizzy and become one of the stand out rock stars of the 70s… 

Mugged

Mugged

Every morning, a group of teenagers meet up on their way to school and hang out on the benches in the park. And every morning they are faced with the same dilemma: take the short cut across the park and risk running into the muggers, or go the long way round and risk being late… 

The Room

The Room

The Room. A new musical by Alexander Abbott. A girl alone in a room. Why is she here? What is her story? In a series of pictures and conversations we learn the answers to these questions and more… 

Under the Floorboards

Under the Floorboards

Consumed with grief, Ed resurrects his mother. But he is about to learn a horrifying lesson… the dead should never ever be disturbed! Based on the real life crimes of Ed Gein (who inspired Norman Bates from Psycho, Leatherface from The Texas Chainsaw Massacre and Buffalo Bill from Silence of the Lambs) comes a show that contains a grave robbery, evil recycling, offensive skeletons, a twisted home economics show and a mother that will do anything to protect her child. 

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. In her debut stand-up show It Is A Truth, Galbraith covers speed dating, school girl crushes and Bridget Jones to explain how Austen’s comments on life for women still ring true today... 

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. In a quest to solve the mystery of what happened to their teacher, friends turn on friends, secrets are exposed and nobody knows who to trust... 

Chwedl: Fairytales from Wales

Chwedl: Fairytales from Wales

A fun-filled, 45-minute romp through ancient fairytales and folklore legends from Wales. Delve deep into the stories, myths, language and delicious cultural intricacies that make Wales the beautiful and mysterious place that it is... 

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. Talking about their careers today and new play Early Birds, which tells the story of the genesis of the iconic television series Birds of a Feather... 

Job-Cher

Job-Cher

Two struggling Cher impersonators are disrobed and disheartened in Job-Cher. Waiting in their dressing room between costume changes, Sandra and Donna stare at the empty diary and wonder how on earth to revitalise their tired double act... 

Boxes

Boxes

Imagine a world where every teen comes of age by receiving an empty box. In this unique drama about coping with pressures and expectations from others, Jack is curious when he receives his box as a birthday present... 

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. Featuring song and dance from across the world and throughout the ages... 

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 amount of clanking chains or reappearing bloodstains will scare the new American owners away... 

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) immersive party performance. 

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 devastating – and every twist and turn is up to you! Uncle Mac left you his Lamborghini? Hooray! But now Granny said in her will you need to drive Mittens to the seaside every day? Not the leather Mittens! Performed by two improvisational titans from Australia coming straight from performing at the Adelaide Fringe Festival and Melbourne International Comedy Festival!  

Our Boys

Our Boys

Our Boys exquisitely showcases life on the battlefield from the setting of an army hospital. Five rowdy soldiers are recovering from injuries on a ward when they find, to much dismay, that an officer is due to occupy the empty bed... 

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.com). ‘A terrific indulgence’ (LoveBooksGroup.blog) – presents Para Handy: A Radio Play on Stage... 

The Accordion Shop

The Accordion Shop

Mister Ellody has quietly kept his accordion shop going on the High Street for generations. One day, he steps out of his front door and witnesses and extraordinary incident: hundreds of young people are surging into the street, and they've all received the same text message on their phones which simply says 'Riot... 

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. Having won the prestigious BBC Young Creatives competition with their brilliant radio adaptation of John Buchan's The 39 Steps, they take their places ready to broadcast their work live to the nation on Radio 4... 

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. Shakespeare’s play, adapted by Edinburgh Fringe award-winning playwright Frank Bramwell... 

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. Upon entering the venue, a stern teacher calls for a straight line and good behaviour while handing out a quiz on PREVENT, immediately setting the scene... 

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. Filled with optimism and energy, Liam plans to go from a nobody to a somebody... 

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... what is going on? Laugh along as Chris Groves and Xavi Castells try to make some sense of a world where everything seems to get 'lost in translation', a world of confusion we can all relate to... 

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. She’s lived in Essex, Israel and Belarus. She's been a dental nurse, singer and social worker... 

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. The DJ of the internet's loneliest radio show gets an unexpected 'like', a serial letter writer gathers the courage to actually send one, best friends confront the reality of growing apart and a modern-day Romeo and Juliet discover balcony scenes are harder than they look... 

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 consists of Cathy, the woman, telling her story backwards while Jamie, the man, tells his story chronologically... 

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. A humorous play everyone can relate to. 

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 – in a brand new production of Maltby and Shire’s musical revue, Closer Than Ever... 

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 baseless fabric of this vision' is Prospero's Thin Air... 

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 year, he's back and ready to do it all again with a new-found sense of adulthood... 

The School Film

The School Film

'What are great expectations? It means he's going to be rich. And a gentleman.' The whole school assemble in the hall to watch The School Film which turns out to be an old British classic from the 1940s, in black and white no less... 

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-pianist... 

Old Souls

Old Souls

A heart-warming comedy play following Rosie and Vera who are brought together through a 'befriend the elderly' scheme. Rosie, a 21-year-old amateur baker living a self-imposed life of solitary dullness, and Vera, a 78-year-old who longs for the vivacious days of her youth... 

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. Spoiler alert: it’s a complete waste of time. A stand-up comedy, storytelling, solo show. 

Two Faced Bitchin'

Two Faced Bitchin'

Live from the home counties, 90s kids Hunt and Murphy bicker their way through a collection of bitchin’ sketches. Two friends who have known each other for too long. Expect silliness, seduction and synthesised beats. 

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 a name for yourself, turning vicious, doing something stupid, losing everything, then finding your way again. 

Stella

Stella

Greetings from The Giant's Causeway, Spring 1967... it's the annual social club trip for a group of knicker factory workers from industrial Middlesbrough, busy enjoying the sights, sounds and smells of Northern Ireland... 

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. With a brand-new script by Filipa Fallow, we've managed to link all three shows together, so you can expect a few twists along the way... 

Persephone

Persephone

Life for the Gods on Mount Olympus isn't just about lounging around and eating grapes. When Persephone, daughter of Zeus and Demeter, is abducted by Pluto, the God of the underworld, life changes for everyone... 

Early Birds

Early Birds

The new play Early Birds, from the writers of Birds of a Feather, Maurice Gran and Laurence Marks, tells the incredible yet true story of the birth of one of the nation’s favourite sit-coms... 

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. He leaves old friends, meets new ones, abuses species and kills, all while battling his evil side... 

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 TV in 1976... 

Peter Pan

Peter Pan

JM Barrie's classic fairytale retold through the eyes of Glaswegian teenagers. Workshopped with young people to shine a new light on the old themes of fantasy, romance, youth and imagination. 

Irony?

Irony?

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

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 year, he's back and ready to do it all again with a new-found sense of adulthood...