Ceara Dorman’s one woman play poignantly explores the abuse that countless women were subject to within the Magdalene laundries.
Using dark humour and a good dose of brain power, three scientists reveal their stories: what is it like to do research in everyday life? Between anecdotes of late nights in the la…
Ctrl+Alt+Z is a contemporary dance piece based on the book Keeping Mum by Marianne Talbot.
1983, a boarding school in the German Democratic Republic.
I remember situations so awkward death seemed like a viable option.
At 3, writing notes and leaving them everywhere to be rescued.
With their astonishing singing vocals, Brenda and Bernie attempt to perform the worlds greatest tribute to the divas show.
This contemporary ballet choreographed by Helen and Emily Garner and Bryony Sullivan will take you on an emotional, yet uplifting journey, as these young performers sensitively po…
A performance between Shirin Majd, her ensemble and dancer, Kooch fuses traditional and new songs from the Farsi, Turkish, Spanish and English languages.
A rollicking band of pirates abandon their life on the high seas in an to attempt to capture Major General Stanley’s (adult) daughters.
Award-winning performance arts school, LAFA, brings to life the story of Spamalot! telling the legendary tale of King Arthur’s quest to find the Holy Grail.
On a pale horse: in 1547, King Henry VIII is dead, and his court is reeling from the news.
How do you confess your wildest dreams when words fall short? Follow the journey of Xingxing, the boy from the stars, as he’s thrust into the midst of city life.
Keane & Doyle have been spies, wizards, witches and cosmological assassins.
Award-winning Room 29 Theatre return with this fast-paced Tony Award-winning musical, following an eclectic group of six mid-pubescents that vie for the spelling championship of a …
A Chorus Line is a stunning concept musical capturing the spirit and tension of 15 professional performers, auditioning for a job in a Broadway show.
This one-woman solo comedy show investigates the longest-standing question of the known universe: why am I still f*cking single? While it’s probably her own fault, Madeline’s d…
Inferno, Kid is a coming-of-age story on a path strewn with violence and vanquished hope.
Part I: fool me once.
Calling all adventurers! Following their critical success at last year’s Fringe (selected as EdFringeReview.
Selling Like Hot Takes is the debut sketch show from newly-formed comedy duo, Finlay and Joe.
Question: what does a recalcitrant crow, an irascible mouse, a Shakespeare loving scarecrow and an impressionable young girl have in common? Answer: they’re all in this story.
An army of foreign invaders, bad guys, rapists and thieves, fake news, sensationalist tweets and buckets of ice cream, Creon rules Thebes with ungoverned rage.
That Bastard Brecht reverberates with contemporary relevance: the exploitation of women as artists throughout time, the withholding of recognition and financial reward.
Last seen on the Fringe with their 2017 adaptation of Cymbeline, Shakespeare on a Shoestring is the next generation of the Fringe First Award-winning Shoestring Players.
Hot on the heels of last year’s five-star sell out run, Sassy Von Sparkle returns with a brand new show for 2019.
A new and condensed adaptation of Chekhov’s must-see classic; often described as the first great modern play.
International slut and mouthy, old, ethnic poof, Turan Ali tells outrageously funny true gay stories from around the queer world, some heard on Radio 4.
Was childhood really a simpler time, full of innocence and happiness? Katie Paterson’s weird, anarchic and hilarious solo endurance test invites the audience to play and share in…
Al is lonely.
Bienvenue à bord this non-stop flight from Paris to Cincinnati featuring Crystelle the flight attendant.
An original play inspired by a child’s love of Christmas; with song, dance and traditional Christmas offerings.
Is Laura Fell mental or an absolute legend? Come find out.
Nav Chima grew up so poor she lived in a discarded soda can.
The story of two plebs trying to navigate the infamous story of Hamlet with nothing but their wits, songs and wacky behaviour.
‘Thrilling’ **** (Herald-Tribune).
Bea’s vagina can narrate, DJ, and dance, but she can’t have sex.
How do you find love if you’re too ugly for Love Island? According to Nicola’s mother you contact the Daily Mail.
After a string of five-star sell-out Fringe productions, EUSOG is thrilled to present their latest Edinburgh Fringe show: Sweet Charity! The story follows Charity Hope Valentine, a…
Bare Productions return following their sell-out run in Fringe 2018 with a deliciously wicked musical.
From early Celtic tradition, through Shakespearean superstition to modern high fantasy, everyone has heard of fairies.
The god of love, right? Hannah is that god.
What’s the life that lies under the lab coat? Researchers from all across Europe will accompany you on a journey through their research, sharing their most embarrassing and hilario…
Side by Side Theatre Company, serving learning disabled performers from the West Midlands, returns to Paradise in Augustines this year with their adaptation of As You Like It, the …
A social experiment like no other.
In collaboration with TV producer/eco campaigner Phil Williams and Ecuadorian Kichwa tribe this new multimedia play will connect you with what is happening now in the Amazonian rai…
When things are coming to an end, the best thing to do is to go back to the beginning.
A new musical by Helen Brown and John Moore, based on Daphne Du Maurier’s Rebecca.
Anorexia takes centre stage in this emotional piece devised by eating disorder sufferers and survivors.
The University of St Andrews Gilbert and Sullivan Society makes their regular contribution to the Festival Fringe, this year with HMS Pinafore.
Highland Serenade – a retired US naval officer has relocated his family to the Highlands of Scotland.
Written and directed by Heather Alexander.
Laura Curnick and Jack Mosedale are Mother and this is their show.
When age and illness takes hold, sometimes there is a burning desire to tell the disturbing truth of life’s great triumphs and sadness.
Sassy Von Sparkle invites you to a celebration of all things fun and sexy with our brand-new burlesque show for Edinburgh Fringe 2018.
A mythical merman tribe in ancient Hong Kong, the Lu-tings, is oppressed by another dominant culture.
The Electra Legacy: a modern telling of Sophocles’ ancient Greek tragedy with a brilliant new music score, this is a tale of revenge, passion and crime.
Bertolt Brecht: genius or charlatan? The question is answered in a piece of pure Epic theatre featuring 15 new songs and choreography.
When Uther Pendragon passes away England falls without king.
The Battle of Boat is a new musical set in a seaside town on the English coast.
Beacon Boy Players return to The Sanctuary to stage Bugsy Malone – a knockout show full of slapstick comedy and catchy, swinging tunes! Expect plenty of panache and pizzazz from …
The portrayal of a young woman’s search for love and her sometimes crippling fear of being alone.
Mistaken identities, a corpse in a wheelchair, a short-sighted ex-lover, an avaricious dogs’ home, an English shoe salesman, a French cabaret singer and some nuns.
All About Her — Feminism in Chinese Traditional Opera creatively combines traditional Chinese Opera with contemporary ideas, exploring feminism in the traditional opera repertoir…
Wikipedia is the world’s greatest book on love, filled with amazing tales of sex and romance.
Upon retirement, Corporal Liam Drury returns to be confronted with sudden and debilitating flashbacks to his time in combat.
After yet another five-star run, EUSOG returns for its 25th year at the Fringe with The Drowsy Chaperone! A satirical masterpiece, paying homage to Jazz Age musicals of the 1920s, …
Can you find the werewolves hiding amongst the innocent villagers? Jinrou TLPT is a thrilling show, a big hit in Japan where it attracted more than 50,000 audience members.
Bare Productions are a new, fresh Edinburgh-based company comprising of some of the best local talent who have all performed in multiple five-star sell-out shows at the Fringe.
He’s dying to get rich.
Rosalind’s favorite book is As You Like It.
Katherine O’Neil really knows gin.
Hotter is a stellar exploration of the body, intimacy and what makes all of us feel hot.
Lost in the Po Strewth wilderness, our band of heroes attempt to claim the Firestone and rescue the Elves from prejudice, shampoo tax and travel bans.
It’s Mia’s birthday! How exciting! She will be surrounded by friends and will play all day long.
Based on the Gospel according to Matthew, Godspell is a conceptual piece where a comedic troupe of eccentric players team-up with Jesus to teach his lessons in a new age.
The Actor’s Centre Theatre Company, Jersey, make their Edinburgh Festival premiere with Evan Placey’s critically acclaimed play.
Doctor Faustus is a new musical based on the Christopher Marlowe play/ancient story archetype.
This is the year 1929, Tom is a happy, wealthy and young broker who lives in London and whose life is about to radically change.
The concept behind Sunscreen Productions’ Radio is pretty familiar: a group of flatmates at the end of their university careers grapple with past tensions and future anxieties wh…
This play is an abridged version of the stage adaptation of late novelist Terry Pratchett’s sixth Discworld book which is in itself a parody of Shakespeare’s Macbeth.
An excellent concept is given a bit of a rough delivery in this immersive fantasy adventure, where you decide the outcome and save or scupper the future of Gobland.
Imagine a lifetime of feeling invisible.
Can Hamlet please come into the diary room? You’ve had regular Big Brother.
Snow is the newest prisoner at HMP Young Offenders Institution, Hull.
Annie is just a normal girl with normal problems.
Shoestring returns! The next generation of the Fringe First Award-winning Shoestring Players bring their trademark fast-paced and irreverent take on Shakespeare’s most troubled p…
Period production set in India in the 1940s, staging a spiritual journey two people take as they step foot into the theatre of life.
This new piece of writing is an enjoyable, silly slice of sitcom, covering the last few days of student life amidst a diverse bunch of friends.
Billed as a uniquely grotesque combination of satire, horror and comedy, Bat Boy: The Musical has a small but dedicated cult following.
Company, Sondheim’s second Tony Award winner, is a difficult show to get right: it’s disjointed, complex, and built on subject matter that can be uncomfortable to look at.
Sarah, a single parent, and her child Barney are caught in a time loop, destined to return to the small Suffolk village where a tragedy occurred; Sarah was drowned as a witch in th…
Our play Black and White Tea Room was first performed in 2014.
Returning from Australia after a successful Edinburgh Fringe debut in 2016, A Case of You is a poignant, imaginative and dynamic homage to one of the greatest songwriters of the Wo…
Wealth and poverty, opportunity or not, Treasure and India.
Best Children’s Show, Edinburgh Fringe 2017 (The Derek Awards).
Actors from the US, UK and Germany present this theatrical tour de force by Pulitzer winner Stephen Adly Guirgis that makes a case for the redemption of history’s most famous betra…
Roll up, roll up, Magic Den presents the Magic Circus, an exciting, fun, fast-paced and colourful magic show suitable for all the family.
What if the extreme Christian right in the USA got everything they wanted? Emmy winner Joe Janes’s play, featuring 10 Chicago actors performing 40 characters, shows us the absurdit…
Bells gained national prominence in its first year as a fully mixed ensemble after winning the 2016 Scottish A Cappella Championships.
A darkly absurd exploration of power dynamics, this latest production from Dutch Kills Theater is a thrillingly surreal family drama by playwright Eric John Meyer.
In Shakespeare Tonight, the famous playwright gives his first ever television performance on a talk show with host Martina, only to be confronted by his so-called ‘enemy’, huma…
Molodyi Teatre combine verbatim accounts of migration from the Ukraine to the UK with a Britain’s Got Talent pastiche in a bizarre satire of modern-day xenophobia.
The Spelling Bee is a beloved American pastime, encouraging good sportsmanship and the pleasure of taking part; however, deep down it becomes clear every contestant has a thirst fo…
A short and well-formed chamber opera, which shows lots of potential, but needs to pick up on the details.
Brundibar is an opera for children performed by children.
Pizza Delique is a Russian-run, Italian restaurant in London.
A theatrical tour de force, the individual stories of the nine successful and unsuccessful US presidential assassins are intriguingly woven together in Sondheim’s darkly humourous …
Two friends get together to write a comedy musical.
St Andrews Gilbert and Sullivan Society with Mermaids Performing Arts return to the Festival Fringe with their typically entertaining style of presenting Gilbert & Sullivan, this t…
In true Terry Pratchett style, this rendition of Terry Pratchett’s Mort brings along a sly mixture of complex fantasy and comedy.
An adaptation of Luigi Pirandello’s 1921 absurdist piece, Six Characters in Search of an Author, Barrie Wheatley’s modernised version blends the source material’s meta-theatr…
Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s Romantic poem The Rime of the Ancient Mariner already exists as a work of enviable length.
Set in a department store in the glamorous 1930s, the myth of Persephone and Ceres is told through music, drama, comedy and dance.
Featuring the music of Madness.
John Godber’s great play about life in a rundown secondary school where both the teachers and the students have just about given up.
An explosive, brand new musical from platinum selling songwriters Guard and Rice.
Hey! Ever wondered what happens to TV reality stars when they stop being famous? On the slippery slide from celebrity to no-mark they have some wonderful adventures.
Lest We Forget is a play centered on the human cost of World War One directly in its aftermath.
One of the primary aims of The Little Sweep by Benjamin Britten, an opera for children, is to demystify the genre to a younger generation.
Dark Heart is a Shrodinger’s Cat of a show, managing to be both hopelessly amateurish and professionally polished at the same time.
It is a story well-known to millions, made all the more poignant and absorbing for its absolute authenticity.
Spring Awakening won an impressive list of Tony, Grammy and Olivier Awards.
Though the second act is cut completely, half the first act also cut and music transposed into keys more accessible to younger voices, Into The Woods is still a sophisticated show …
Boy can’t sleep.
Renaissance tragedies are rarely as enjoyably silly as Wanton Theatre’s ‘Tis Pity She’s a Whore.
Cinderella wants a night at the ball, Buttons wants Cinderella to notice him and the Ugly Sisters want Cinderella to just stay in her cupboard! Welcome our Fairy Godmother and hey …
How We Lost It is a piece about who we are now, where we’ve come from and asks what we’ve lost (and gained) in between.
Battles? Magic? Princesses? We have it all! Come on down to Paradise Green this August and watch Aladdin! The traditional pantomime with a hint of Big Squirrel magic! A cast of six…
A sensational, original rock-opera experience set in the 34th century, this show brings together live rock music, dramatic performance and a spectacular movie created by award-winn…
Sunrise is a time of renewal, a fresh start, a new day! Anna Snapp shares her personal passage through the darkness to the bright sunrise in her battle with everything from Crohn’s…
Why Grimsby? by Reuben Ruiz-Daum is a story of secrets, lies and the extremes to which a mother will go in order to secure the hopes and dreams of her daughter.
While it is laudable to have an open policy for membership of an amateur operatic society the knock-on effects can be dire as demonstrated in Cat-Like Tread’s production of H.
First of all – a confession.
Death Actually sets out to bring ‘lethal puns and dead funny songs’ in a larger than life musical.
It might be a good idea to take five drinks into the auditorium, to see you through a play that has moments of wit and humour but contains nothing profound.
From the very moment you walk into the space, the aesthetic style of the piece is made abundantly clear.
Bobby Nitro hosts After Dark, a comedy chat show and showcase.
Stand By Your Man: True Crime Cabaret presents chilling, thrilling true stories of regular women with one thing in common: they all fell in love with serial killers.
Downton Scabby follows the lives of the Downton when they fall on hard times.
Through a series of surreal, nostalgic and captivating scenarios, the piece draws on personal experiences of the artist Sarah Vaughan-Jones in order to investigate how we measure a…
Mark Ravenhill’s play uses the metaphor of two brothers – twins – to represent the former partitioning of Germany into East and West during the time of the Berlin wall.
Cluedo Inc is an upbeat, farcical musical inspired by everyone’s favourite murder-mystery board game, Cluedo.
Sebastian was born in Paris, but raised by his adopted parents in the mountains of Tennessee.
“In Pirates, there are gems from the first to the last minute.
FeatherStone Puppets began in 1960 as John Peel Puppets and played fifteen sell-out years on the Edinburgh Fringe.
From the business world of reality that is SmashThatEvent Co! comes an insight into the personalities who aspire to make the dreams of others come true.
Following sell-out Fringe production Avenue Q, EUSOG return with the deliciously dark cult comedy Little Shop of Horrors.
A new comedy about gender conformity and sexual identity.
A Japanese woman, Shoko, meets Jura, a Russian man in Berlin airport.
Fans of Rent will love this full length presentation and for those who have never seen it, this is a great opportunity to watch a rip-roaring production.
The best thing about Terry Pratchett’s work was his ability in world creation.
Closer Than Ever is a revue musical wherein each song takes us to a different scenario within the complex theme of love and relationships.
Kingston University’s Twist Choir returns to the Edinburgh Fringe in the stunning setting of St Giles’ Cathedral.
Sharekouve Gennari is a kaishakunin, an attendant in the Japanese form of ritual suicide known as harakiri or seppuku.
Performed by the award-winning, five-star, Norfolk YMT.
Dance-Forms Productions will celebrate the 21st anniversary of the International Choreographers’ Showcase and 14 years presenting exciting performances at the Edinburgh Fringe.
Since he was a little boy, Raymond has been followed everywhere by his Worry Monster, a purple blob that one day he always hoped would pop but never did.
Roll up, roll up, Magic Den presents The Magic Circus, an exciting, fun, fast-paced and colourful magic show suitable for all the family.
A tale of gold, ghosts and Gary! When you’re as poor as Ali Baba, a cave full of gold can change your life.
In an attempt to prove that Aesop was history’s greatest fabulist, a group of storytellers crack the spine of a massive edition of Aesop’s Fables, releasing the old man’s most memo…
It might be difficult to see why someone would bother writing a
comedy pastiche of a girls’ boarding school when a perfectly good one already
exists in Daisy Pulls It Off.
new adaptation of JM Barrie’s classic story begins in Priceland.
KD Theatre’s Anything Goes is cheerfully cheesy, well-done Cole
Porter in an hour and a half.
Kindred Spirits is an endearing story about the trials and tribulations of two boys who pledged a lifelong friendship that takes them through into adulthood, only to be torn apart …
Simply See Productions proudly present to you.
Performed by the award-winning Side by Side Theatre Company for actors with learning disabilities, Illyria on Sea takes Twelfth Night to a 1950s seaside resort in this refreshing a…
Two children under three and what has life become? To the sleep-deprived, the human milk machine, the reluctant disciplinarian, the walking incubator: come shed tears of recognitio…
Shakespeare’s School brings Malorie Blackman’s much loved novel Noughts and Crosses to the stage in a performance that falls disappointingly flat despite the potential of the w…
Heard it before? Not like this, you haven’t.
Michelangelo Drawing Blood explores the artist’s fascination with
the male form, partly inspired by his sketches for the unfinished fresco The
Battle of Cascina.
Bob Martin and Don McKellar’s The Drowsy Chaperone is a musical comedy set in the 1920’s and was initially written as a comic stag gift before being altered into a full length…
The exceptional KU Twist Choir premieres at the Edinburgh Fringe in the stunning setting of St Giles’ Cathedral.
Paper Play is the story of a boy who climbed to a great height to see what he could see.
Little Giant Theatre Company presents a commemorative adaptation of true stories from the Great War in honour of the centenary.
Harriet struggles to make sense of the world and so she keeps notes of everything she sees.
With a coffee shop on practically every street, what happened to us being a nation of tea lovers? Mug Shot is a contemporary, inter-disciplinary performance and exploration of the …
Kafka meets Alice in Wonderland in award-winning Scottish writer Ali Smith’s absurd take on the English concept of justice.
And The Horse You Rode In On begins with the easy unfolding of soldiers’ badinage.
Farce is easy to laugh at and difficult to perform.
Robert Lopez and Jeff Whitty’s Avenue Q is brought to the Fringe
by the Edinburgh University Savoy Opera Group, to sell-out audiences.
I had high expectations for this adaptation of one of my childhood favourites.
“I always had a good experience with nuns,” said Dan Coggins, who wrote the book, music and lyrics we all know as Nunsense to show us what nuns are “really like.
A farcical feast of nautical nonsense.
Forget the defendant, it is the cast of this excruciating production who should be in the dock.
Claude-Michel Schönberg and Alain Boubil’s classic Miss Saigon is currently enjoying a revival at the Prince Edward Theatre in the West End.
The Cowards have a problem: an invasive species of killer weed* threatens their historic country home with collapse.
Following the disappearance of Dick Whittington and several other fairy tale creatures, the five little piggies suspect the Big Bad Wolf has returned.
Charismatic comedians Lisa Faith Phillips as Dr Faith and Ellen Mandel (Mistress Ethel) whip up an ‘outrageously funny, devilishly clever and wildly entertaining’ (NewYorkCool.
This autobiographical rollercoaster ride of an emerging actor, as he tells his story; which is gripping and hilarious in equal measure, taking you from the back streets of Belfast …
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