One of the best Cornish zombie apocalypse comedies ever made.
When junior doctor Wendy joins an into-the-wild expedition, the weather, hunger and, well, strangeness of the group all take their toll on her grip of reality.
A dark comedy about a man quite literally living with the consequences of his actions.
This is deep-fried fishually stimulating cod-medy infotainment that is guaranteed to put a smile on your plaice.
‘If it weren’t for music I would probably have ended up in a life of crime’ (Frank Sinatra).
Three cavemen debate the nature of life while trying to survive. When one invents the wheel that’s when life really gets hard.
Can four youthful specimens of the human race successfully attract a mate in the wild? Join the learned professor and expert on animal behaviour as he observes the strange mating r…
After airing nearly 2,000 episodes since it was first broadcast in 2009, Pointless has become a regular family favourite and made a nationwide star out of its intelligent and amiab…
I Miss Amy Winehouse is the first solo hour from writer / comedian / journalist Suchandrika Chakrabarti (shortlisted for the inaugural VAULT FIVE scheme, regular writer on BBC Radi…
Emil Ferzola stars in this tragicomic final recording of America’s number one comedy podcast.
All Terrence wants is to earn a living as a dinosaur impersonator, have his talents appreciated by the world, land a Netflix deal, embark on a US tour, and design a line of branded…
Did you know Americans weren’t the first people in space? Me neither! Fake news.
Watch in awe as quiet man Nick Everritt establishes a comedic persona and performs a series of jokes.
Alan Turing – A Musical Biography.
A character comedy set in Philadelphia about struggling to maintain one’s authenticity while facing inevitable change.
Around 600AD 300 mead-fed warriors from Gododdin (roughly today’s Lothians) set off from Din Eidyn (today’s Edinburgh) to do battle at Catraeth, Deira, in what is now northern …
With her children leaving home and her marriage on the rocks, comic singer Liz Cotton writes saucy lyrics as a secret hobby to help her cope with life.
Life is a game.
An original musical composed by Annie Scalmanini, an Apple engineer straight out of the Silicon Valley pressure cooker.
This abstract contemporary dance show depicts the loss of perception of time in an abstract movement form.
Ever been called a bitch? Want to escape reality? Or simply want to have a motherf*cking good time? Welcome to the Bitch Ball.
‘What I had experienced had not been a full life, nor was it a full death but it was a real loss.
This is a show about letting others and experiences steal your identity and what to do to get it back. As told by Sharon Stacy Statue.
Join us as we explore the ways Gilbert and Sullivan changed the world! Through their own words and music, and those of their influences and contemporaries, this fun, intimate show …
Everyone has a soundtrack to their life – from the songs that get you up on the dance floor to the ones that get you singing in your car, the songs that get you through hard time…
Souvenirs presents the real stories of four young people in London who have been involved in cases of harassment and stalking.
Greenwich Village, 1961. These Streets follows the lives of four young artists immersed in the folk music scene.
Beauty is Pain is a political performance art piece surrounding Donald Trump’s support of the Miss USA pageants and treatment of women in the mainstream media.
The scene is set, the story is well known, the outcome for most is death.
Gill Mcvey’s play focuses on the struggles of dealing with dementia and the sacrifices that are inevitably made.
A hedgehog has spontaneously appeared in Malcolm’s brain.
‘If it weren’t for music, I would’ve ended up in a life of crime.
ExADUS presents Bond’s adaptation of Orwell’s classic as a reminder that since there have been wars and intolerance, there have been refugees.
Dorothy Wordsworth has finally found her place, living in domestic and literary bliss in the Lake District with her famous brother, William.
The Man From Verona – The Trouble with Harry is that he’s hanging from a Rope by the Rear Window.
The Mother Music Daughter Dance is a lively, funny, bittersweet theatrical duet between a real-life mother and daughter.
The Shipping Forecast has stopped ships becoming wrecks since 1911.
Early Mornings – The Musical is a show about writing a show.
Kerry has broken the habit of a lifetime – pleasing people.
Three comics, one hour, absolute mischief.
‘You will acknowledge me.
Searching For My Father is Glen’s personal journey after the loss of his father at a young age and growing up searching through the lessons learned as a child to discovering his fa…
In this hilarious satire of musical theatre, one story becomes five delightful musicals, each written in the distinctive style of a different master of the form, from Rodgers and H…
It’s the most pressing question of our time: what’s it like to be white and male in #MeToo America? Luckily for you, Kurt and Bradley have answers! Two years after high school …
Cannibalism, werewolf trials, deceit, and murder: Marie Hassenpflug and the Brothers Grimm are trying to edit the darkness out of old stories.
As a boy, Josh Baulf aspired to be a lad.
‘But the terror wasn’t about what I was being accused of, the terror was what I could get done for.
X is a prisoner confined to the walls of their cell, placed there for a crime they refuse to discuss.
Love! Death! And a pantomime camel! After extensive audience research, we listed the 47 things people demanded in operas and shoehorned them into this show.
In a time of hard borders and systematic segregation, enigmatic stranger Roman arrives at Checkpoint-4 and attempts to bluff and bribe his way past two incompetent border guards.
Brace yourself for Liz Cotton: she is a comic songwriter unlike any other.
After numerous fires and showbiz bombs, The Grand Carlysle Theatre is amazingly celebrating its 100th anniversary.
To Butterfly follows the journey of two character’s lives in the build-up to a fateful meeting of finality.
Not All Men wash their hands after going to the toilet, not all men brush their teeth twice daily.
What if you met someone who was perfect.
Rose and Leila are two unlikely friends who’ve been thrust together in the most uncertain time of their lives.
When joining Gerda Stevenson for a performance of extracts from her poetry book Quines, you might be expecting an afternoon of her simply reading her excellent poetry.
Hearing a couple of priests swearing will always be amusing.
In an original play by Alex Jones, an awkward Halloween dinner party between friends and a new boyfriend is interrupted by an invader with an unhealthy obsession with horror.
A once successful acoustic duo, which was at the top of their game, suddenly breaks up for reasons unknown.
Two tales overlap in this National Theatre New View’s Award longlisted dark comedy set in Backmuir Forest, 20 miles outside Dundee.
A journey of a kid from foster care to superstardom.
Bare Knuckle sheds light on the brutal (and often hidden) male world of bare knuckle fighting.
Inspired by the famous fig tree passage from Sylvia Plath\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'s novel The Bell Jar, these semi-fictional characters gather in a pub to share their storie…
Following last year’s Edinburgh Fringe sell-out and newly written for 2018, journey through the ever-changing story of magic featuring misdirection from eras past to today’s mind…
Comedy Night Cap, presented by Artistic Diversity Alliance, is the perfect comedy show to end your night on! Each night will feature a headline actor from the comedy genre that wil…
Love, hysteria and deception reign in this Victorian reimagining of Shakespeare’s classic.
The panto that you control! Very Serious People use your suggestions to improvise a brand-new musical pantomime every single night.
Three colourful clowns discover the beauty and joy found in the changing of the seasons. Join Button, Buckle and Bow on their wonderful adventure.
Los Angeles, January 15th 1947.
Shakespeare’s classic that has killings, maiming, rape, live burial and cannibalism presented as a latter-day story about a crime syndicate looking to find a new leader in the mone…
Allow the staff and inmates of the American asylum to guide you through devastatingly unsurprising tales replete with dark humour, absurdity, and truth.
A new one-woman show.
The chilling time travel story of the genesis and death of Lady Macbeth.
When three sisters come together on their autistic brother’s 30th birthday, they can’t help but mull over their childhood with him, which was shaped by his insistence that he w…
Three men arrive to an audition, only to be trapped there by none other than God himself.
When midnight strikes join Broken Bones Matilda in The Vaults.
Part play and part mini-concert, Led Thespian is a new dark comedy that explores love, loss, and the power of music.
Whose fault? A ghost beautified by human skin or humans possessing the devil’s heart? Is it ever possible to avoid mistakes or is it destined to happen anyway? Without camouflage, …
Written by Adam Gwon, Ordinary Days tells the story of four young New Yorkers struggling to connect.
Calling all adventurers! With the Mariner as your guide, prepare to brave the elements, sail stormy waters and embark upon a grand voyage into the great unknown.
Big Squirrel return to Edinburgh with their latest award-winning comedy.
Dana’s 39, happy, comfortable.
ADAM, or Autocrats Destiny Altering Machine, is an absurd government that rules over its empire with an iron fist.
Joanna Ward and Ryan Hay’s hunger is an original short opera inspired by Kafka’s A Hunger Artist.
Mick dives into the absurdity of being an onstage performer and gives the audience a chance to sit in the director’s seat. Be prepared to laugh, cry and experience unbridled joy!
Paper Dolls is advertised as a one-man show, but the person standing in front of us for the next hour isn't the show’s performer, writer, director and producer Shaun Nolan; r…
Dissecting the reality of love in the modern world.
The nation has never been healthier.
Driven by faith to resurrect the IRA, Annie battles to bring her family the honour they deserve.
Beyond Beauty – Our Country Taiwan.
One of Australia’s finest and youngest comedians comes to the Edinburgh Fringe for the first time with his one hour show, Ben McCarthy: Nevermind.
A man is murdered at a wedding but whodunnit? Three women have motive and means.
Matchmaking mums at the Shanghai marriage market hatch a plan to get their little emperors hitched.
Albie and Amelia have been told by an unorthodox relationship counsellor to perform a two-man show at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe despite a break-up laden with animosity.
‘Stop me if you’ve heard this one before.
The performance of London-based Belarussian actress Alexia Mankovskaya has been critically acclaimed in Russia after the production’s triumphant premiere at the VI Theatre Festival…
According to Isaac Newton’s theory, colours don’t exist; they are instead reflections of substances, vulnerable to our own perception.
Our piece reflects the external differences in society: how human beings are segregated by race, religion, gender and status, and how prejudice is a daily occurrence in the world w…
A soldier’s kindness wins him mysterious gifts, but he soon learns that good fortune can lead to great loss.
‘It’s about one moment.
Fractal Distraction Theatre Company provide Fringe-goers with an escape into dark dystopian future Pharmacophilia, written by Emily Young.
Ahoy, m’hearties! Welcome aboard the Black Tricorn.
It is an interesting idea to stage a comedic play about the backstage conversations that take place between stage hands, in the shadow of the performer that they work for, but this…
Dante’s History of the Banished is framed around the conceit that Dante Alighieri, legendary poet who penned the Divine Comedy, is writing a new book about the titular ‘banishe…
Following the success of Engels! The Karl Marx Story, RFT return to the Fringe with a brand-new post-truth alternative history comedy caper.
Barry Hines’ iconic novel was turned into one of the greatest British films of all time.
Award-winning Wild Productions present Mary and Me written and performed by Irene Kelleher, directed by Belinda Wild.
She’s a sell-out! In a good way.
Jan Groenewald takes us on a harrowing journey through a childhood experience of sexual violation to victory and riches.
Featuring music, original video and performance, this show combines electronic, classical opera and contemporary music, with lighting effects and surprises.
Ballot Box from Tea and Tonic productions may be categorised under ‘New Writing,’ but it fails to provide an original scope on Brexit.
‘You live your whole life and then it’s just you.
This is an insight into a piece of work in its infancy, and it does have a long way to go before it stands on its own two feet.
Think is a powerful piece of new writing from Evangeline Osbon, recent graduate from the Academy of Live and Recorded Arts, in collaboration with MindOut Theatre.
Rum punch, sexy lingerie and an unmistakable Caribbean relish all make up this fun, imaginative comedy drama set in the heart of London.
In this assured and uplifting debut, Col Howarth plots a single journey from one end of a busy high street to the other, joining the dots of a story that arcs between a cast of str…
The ambiguity and space for misunderstanding in [title of show]’s name and concept are such that it is entirely possible it could put audience members off, but the University of …
Alex In Shadow from UCLU Runaground proves that puppetry is not just for children.
Sugar Baby satirised the food industry with one eyebrow firmly raised, mocking both the trend of ‘clean eating’ for which vegan titans like ‘Deliciously Ella’ are increasin…
A two-handed, multi-rolling farcical extravaganza written and produced by Bristol-based AWOL Productions.
Domesticated is a show about private thoughts and private parts with rebellious acts of vaudeville. Entangled in Mittens’s nine lives is a secret life: her struggle to be intimate.
Dad’s floating in the harbour, Nana’s back before a judge, and there’s a guy in his bedroom with a knife, but at least Joe Bacon has a job.
Navigating the intricacies of a one-night stand can be a tricky social and biological journey.
Anna and Kathy were best friends.
Unveiled, a deeply moving one-woman play characterising the lives of five women, all victims of the Magdalene Laundries.
Join youthful South-London songwriter Benji Tranter as he takes on the grim business of living via his original, off-beat songs! Benji, accompanied only by his guitar, performs son…
Ellen spent six months volunteering in Europe’s refugee camps.
I’ve finally found it: the Fringiest show at the Fringe! Hyena is a free-wheeling, difficult, often uncomfortable and sometime revelatory experience.
Stand-up poetry from the beat generation.
Sorcery and sandwiches! Trickery and tea! Bewitchery and banter! The man with the world’s only degree in magic serves up a feast for family fascination.
Reminiscent of an Irish Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, Howie the Rookie is a two-hander exploring the journeys of Howie (Tom Taplin) and the Rookie (Ed Limb) as they become i…
Punch, Fleur, Dog and Sid.
‘I have a voice, capable of both a whisper and a scream.
This one-woman show by playwright Lois Blanco involves Spanish actress Paula Blanco alternately playing William Shakespeare, a range of Shakespeare’s individual female characters…
New company Bellyfeelhave collaborated with Crisis, a charity for the homeless,to develop a series of monologues that illustrate the tough and varied experiences of those living wi…
Wrong Tree’s Rumpelstiltskin is a musical retelling of the classic fairy tale of the farmer’s daughter and the mysterious imp.
Playwright Anthony Maskell’s Fringe debut is as student as they come.
2016 Brighton Fringe Cabaret award-winners! Don’t leave Edinburgh without witnessing this ‘unbearable’ show! Being female can be an unbearably silly business! The Unbearable Pleasu…
Our play Black and White Tea Room was first performed in 2014.
Enter a world where not everything is as it seems.
Connections missed and made are set in motion in this playful, algorithmically-generated piece exploring love and chance from young company Poltergeist Theatre.
Opening to a darkened stage with crackling lightning and booming thunder, Mart Sander’s solo show Behind the Random Denominator provides a wonderfully chilling hour of late night…
In 2012, geneticist Joseph Fowler illegally used the gene editing technique CRISPR/Cas9 to save the life of his unborn daughter, Amelia.
There’s a lot going on in Discretion Guaranteed at Paradise in the Vault.
The American Dust Bowl of the 1930s was not the only force of nature that ripped families apart.
Contactless is not your regular drama.
Lotta and Erik should be happily married but there’s one problem – the sex.
A young man in search of fortune and adventure lands a job on a commercial fishing boat in the middle of the Bering Sea.
With impressive physicality and strong delivery of Shakespeare’s language, three young actors present a vigorous new adaptation of Macbeth set in a modern-day youth offender’s …
Welcome to the village fête in Llanfairchwaraesboncen, nestled in the South Wales Valleys.
Pussyfooting is a project that has been evolving over the course of a year, and, presumably, could continue to go on evolving with its bright new company from Oxford University: Kn…
1915: in a Northern mining community, Tom lies about his age and, to the sadness of his sweetheart and mother, enlists as a tunneller in France.
Alternative stand-up comedy.
Past Glories – two one-act plays celebrating the power of memory.
Party isn’t that sort of party; well, it sort of is, and maybe it should be, but overall it isn’t – though it might be after it’s finished.
In 2009, a crack vocal quartet was put on a diet for a crime they didn’t commit.
After rehearsing for months, one actor still has a bit of trouble remembering the production, let alone the lines.
Cancer sick and heart sick, Madame Wu reflects on her life, love, and present circumstances.
‘You know what the cruellest thing I ever did to anybody was? I’ll tell you’.
Six women await their fate in a prison, while their homes, lives and families burn to the ground.
Come and explore the streets of Milton Keynes.
Brand New and Pembroke Players’ joint production of Thom May’s war war brand war is wonderfully witty and compelling.
The title of [Title of Show] tells you quite a lot about what you need to know! This musical, within a musical, within a musical writes itself as it plays out.
Learn about the internal, external and physical blocks that prevent you from delivering your best onstage performance.
Turn the Key’s Gothic delight, The Cupboard is outstandingly professional.
A young Filipina-American confronts the mystery of her origin and her experience of molestation in an attempt to crush the damaging shadows of her past and find a love of self.
Born sixty years ago into the grief of betrayal and abandonment and raised in the repressive chaos of alcoholism, Sheila internalised a deep-seated sense of loss and emptiness.
When her late ex-husband visits her in a dream, Deborah wonders if she should be worried or not.
With a large cast aged between 12 and 13, Breaking Voices is an original piece that explores bullying and peer pressure at that age, especially in a school environment.
This is a play for fans of Greek tragedy and theatre nerds.
Dancing with Crazies is a wild tale about one woman’s search for love and a place to call home.
Marty Ross returns to the Fringe this year with a new theatrical storytelling experience.
A stage and film mixed media adaptation of D.
Winsome Brown’s one-woman show is an affecting portrait of her mother and the life Brown and her siblings shared with her.
Using the Japanese dance form butoh and an adapted text, Yokko brings the spirit of Medea alive.
Mrs Shakespeare is a bold and thought provoking show about a woman struggling to find her own identity in a male-dominated world, as told by a gender-bent reincarnation of William …
Blind Mirth are a special improv comedy group - wonderfully talented and energetic.
Folk music is often known for its depressing lyrics and melancholy tones, so a farcical parody of the genre seems unexpected.
A one-man play about an aspiring screenwriter who, having just bombed his first Hollywood pitch, returns to his ratty apartment, defeated.
Five teenagers wake up in a void, neither knowing each other, or how they got there.
Having to read the blurb on the back of the flyer at the end of the show, checking that the point hasn’t flown over heads, is never a good sign.
With the help of two opposing lawyers, God is deciding whether or not to send another flood and have humanity start again.
Beautiful, Terrifying, Love written and performed by award-winning actress, director and playwright Debra De Liso.
Billed as a rom-com, Bear Hug looked to be a pretty safe bet for some laughs – described as a story about how coming out is easy but how getting back in is harder.
Shakespeare’s classic comedy, as you’ve never seen it before.
The little known stories of the women and girls who were sent to wash away their sins in commercial laundries run by orders of nuns in mid twentieth-century Ireland are revealed in…
An incredibly ambitious production, House of Tragic She combines
dance, physical theatre, song, electronic music and projection with the words
of literary characters and writers.
This piece from Japan
seeks to present a slice of life.
Majk (pronounced Mike, for reasons which are unlikely to become clear again at the moment) presents a witty collection of finely crafted comedy folk songs on topics ranging from sc…
Inspired by Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, this group of young
actors from Portsmouth Grammar School has put together an interpretation of the
novel that needs work, but which is…
Declan Cooke is a physically big guy with a powerful presence: if you saw him standing at the bar you would imagine him to be full of confidence and completely in control of his li…
This new opera, written for the Fringe, follows the story of a young priest’s affair with a parishioner.
One of the confusions in this production, although not without
precedent, is the running order of the five interrelated plays that make up the
Does modern life anger you? Join one person’s journey to finding inner peace from the latest ethnically confused comic on the block via an unforgettable set of characters includ…
Alternative retrospective of gay film-maker, writer and artist Derek Jarman.
Despite a fun-sounding premise, A Race of Robots unfortunately
does not live up to its name.
Terror with Julia Munrow and Julia Rufey.
This is no teddy bears picnic.
Jenan Younis is a surgeon with anger management issues.
There’s an hour to go before an amateur production of Hamlet – the star of the show still hasn’t turned up, the rest of the cast hate each other and the director’s an egoma…
Autistic, severely depressed and with inadequate provision
for her, Tess Humphrey left school at the age of thirteen.
A raucous tale of life in the East End of London.
See the musical theatre stars of the future here, now, first! Each evening three top graduates from The Dance School of Scotland perform powerful and personal cabarets featuring cl…
Written by Stephen Scheurer–Smith, the imaginatively titled Chrysalis opens with a guitarist strumming a folky melody.
Hole in a Corner is a poetic performance of life on the margins and secrets hid.
‘It’s time it ended and yet I hesitate to .
One night in the life of Edgar Allen Poe, renowned American poet and global ancestor of the horror genre as we know it: we follow an original tale of Poe’s brief stay in Moyamens…
University years, the best of your life? But what about the people left behind? Using live music, puppetry and physical theatre A.
The St Andrews Revue’s offering to this year’s Fringeis everything student comedy should be.
Moving beyond representation to embody only experience, Amongst Millions is a ritualistic work in which the body is used as a vehicle for protest against the injustice and hypocris…
The premise of this devised piece, championed by Director Alex Hargreaves, is to break down the usual comforts of viewing horror in a cinema and instead bring the story to a place …
An uptight medic, a flirty school girl and a worn out bus driver are all
worried about the same thing.
Airbourne Theatre Leeds’ original piece is a live-action cartoon, bursting with energy, colour, and child-like enthusiasm.
Decade is an ambitious production, but one that fails to live up to its
Newton’s Cauldron is an unexpected gem, a brisk little piece which mixes storybook, history book and textbook deftly and amusingly.
This is a rock-solid, totally refreshing naturalist drama performed by outstanding actors.
There’s a sort of delicious irony to queuing for a show about rationing whilst watching one of the cast frantically stuffing their face with crisps.
Running at just forty minutes, this play with songs is a little gem: a bit rough round the edges and lot of polishing may be required, but talent is on show and an endearing centra…
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