The Division of Labour

The Division of Labour

A short caprice in gaslighting. 

The Importance of Being Earnest

The Importance of Being Earnest

Have a Wilde afternoon in the company of our would-be Earnests, their would-be lovers and the indomitable Lady Bracknell. 

Almost Austen

Almost Austen

Catherine, a modern girl in love with Jane Austen’s world, can’t believe her luck when she meets her very own Mr Tilney. 

The Mort Hoose

The Mort Hoose

An unpleasant reunion follows another unpleasant reunion as five school friends catch-up on old times. 

Worm Teeth

Worm Teeth

Worm is quite happy being just that: a worm. 

Sir Love E Dove

Sir Love E Dove

Sir Love E Dove is a grand actor of legendary status. 

Singing the Diaphragm Blues and Other Sexual Cacophonies

Singing the Diaphragm Blues and Other Sexual Cacophonies

Singing the Diaphragm Blues and Other Sexual Cacophonies explores the tragic, hilarious and baffling road of silence travelled by women in Western culture. 

Chameleon

Chameleon

Embarking on a journey of self-discovery following her autism diagnosis, Chameleon grapples with the complexities of love, identity and - most importantly - soggy chips. 

William Kite Has Memory Issues

William Kite Has Memory Issues

Though dementia is increasingly common in an ageing population, it remains an unknown quantity to many. 

Dick.

Dick.

Dick. 

Antigone

Antigone

Irreverent and full of rage, this rewriting of an eternal myth unfolds with haunting clarity. 

Alexa, Play

Alexa, Play

Alexa, Play, a comedy, follows the weekly meetings of Alexas Anonymous, a support group run by one very motivated Alexa. 

To Be A Prince

To Be A Prince

For as long as there has been the fairytale Princess, there has been the fairytale Prince. 

Good Girl

Good Girl

Rhiannon has always been a good girl: obliging, pretty, and eager to please. 

Wet Feet

Wet Feet

Wet Feet tells the story of an encounter between two men in a gay sauna that lasts longer than your typical steamy dalliance. 

Wasps

Wasps

Four women. 

Living. Dying. Dead.

Living. Dying. Dead.

Living. 

A Farther Shore

A Farther Shore

A tornado of a show, brilliantly realised by actor Glenn McGivern with a terrific soundtrack and superb illustrations by Fergus Wachala-Kelly. 

Zelda and Hadley: Together at Last

Zelda and Hadley: Together at Last

The entirely fictional absolutely true story of what happens when F Scott Fitzgerald and Ernest Hemingway’s wives have had enough of their husbands’ philandering ways and get even … 

Holy Sh*t I Lived: A Solo Show

Holy Sh*t I Lived: A Solo Show

Holy Sh*t I Lived is a solo comedy show about life, death and the thing we all fear most: love. 

Wilford Wellman’s Wellbeing

Wilford Wellman’s Wellbeing

Wilford Wellman is unwell. 

Dean and the Devil

Dean and the Devil

Alan is adrift in a booze-soaked world of dodgy barmen, deluded therapists and rude shop keepers. 

Accidental Baby

Accidental Baby

Real-life dating, brimming with possibilities for passion, romance, or smashing a stranger in the back of your Toyota Camry while they moan a name you don’t recognise. 

The Blood

The Blood

Many many years ago, we had so many ways to tell stories: books, movies and something we’ve heard is called the internet. 

Napoleon's 100 Days

Napoleon's 100 Days

Andy D tells the story of Little Boney’s second coming. 

Tiger Daughter or: How I Brought My Immigrant Mother Ultimate Shame

Tiger Daughter or: How I Brought My Immigrant Mother Ultimate Shame

Tiger Daughter is a new show by actor/musician Charlene Kaye (Succession, Starkid, SNL) about what happens when you defy your tiger mom’s dreams of you playing Carnegie Hall and be… 

I'd Like a Job Please

I'd Like a Job Please

Shady wellness gurus, audacious business bros and one desperate graduate collide in this hilarious hour of brand new comedy. 

The Wellbrick Centre on Roswell Drive

The Wellbrick Centre on Roswell Drive

The Wellbrick Centre is a fictional NHS mental health centre. 

Window Seat

Window Seat

‘I became the Jeremy Clarkson of tits. 

Beach Babe

Beach Babe

A dark romantic comedy that explores the topics of death and the afterlife. 

Sardines

Sardines

Have you ever wondered what would happen if your favourite poets from the 1800s got stuck in an inflatable life raft in the middle of the ocean with no nautical know-how and a frac… 

A Balloon Will Pop at Some Point During This Play

A Balloon Will Pop at Some Point During This Play

If you took every thought you’ve ever had about your life, every comedy sketch you’d ever seen and the vast, inky blackness of space and put them all into a blender: you’d pr… 

The Other

The Other

If your walls could talk, what would they say? This solo show dives into the history of an immigrant family, following their decision to move into a new house in the hope to mend t… 

Rock Bottom

Rock Bottom

‘You don’t know what to be, or not to be’ – Shakespeare’s best loved clown, Bottom, is reimagined in Fresh Life Theatre’s one-person show. 

An Act of Seven Ages

An Act of Seven Ages

Klouns Theatre Company presents an intimate clowning escapade in one act. 

Chance

Chance

Chance by Yolan Noszkay follows Aaron, who’s just been excluded from mainstream school and is being sent back to Sunnyside Pupil Referral Unit, a school for kids who’ve been exclud… 

(James) Blunt Instrument

(James) Blunt Instrument

A true story. 

Rhubarb and Custard

Rhubarb and Custard

Eloise’s Dad taught her to play the piano. 

Memento Mori Bitches

Memento Mori Bitches

Come see a humorous solo with a TEDtalk-meets-Sesame-Street vibe about end of life planning, starring ‘a hilarious puppet sidekick and wholesome audience interplay’ (FringeBiscuit. 

Accident Avoidance Training Workshop – Intermediate

Accident Avoidance Training Workshop – Intermediate

If you were under attack by a rampaging rhino, trapped upside down in a wheelie bin full of water, or under attack by an unidentified flying cutlery item (UFCI), could you survive?… 

Mark Twain's The Stolen White Elephant

Mark Twain's The Stolen White Elephant

Mark Twain was a comic genius, the greatest American humorist of the 19th century, and (in literary terms) of all time. 

The Burden of Truth

The Burden of Truth

The Burden of Truth. 

J.E.N.

J.E.N.

Jen’s Evolution is Nigh: One woman. 

It's Magic, but is it Art?

It's Magic, but is it Art?

How would it feel to watch a conjuror perform in the Middle Ages, when suspected witches and sorcerers were cruelly tortured or burnt alive at the stake? What if you then travelled… 

The Grandmothers Grimm

The Grandmothers Grimm

Nestled in a dim-lit basement within a stone archway, Paradise in The Vault feels like the perfect venue to indulge in some late evening fairytales, and from the moment the cast co… 

Puppets

Puppets

Puppets is a new and exciting play, fresh from its debut at the Durham Drama Festival. 

Green Tea

Green Tea

After years of torment from an evil spirit, the goodly Reverend Mister Jennings can take it no longer and takes the decision to confide in philosophic physician, Dr Martin Hesseliu… 

The Crisp Review: Live

The Crisp Review: Live

Comedian and crisp connoisseur Adam Evans presents The Crisp Review: Live, nominated for Best Theatre and Best Newcomer at the Greater Manchester Fringe 2022! The show documents th… 

Victor, Vi and the Volvo

Victor, Vi and the Volvo

When Victor drives into Vi’s life in his dodgy Volvo, things change forever. 

Who's Been a Naughty Chops?

Who's Been a Naughty Chops?

Conforming to unrealistic beauty standards, Francesca occupies an erosive industry that triggers a plethora of problems. 

The Relationship Plays: Married Life and Sibling Rivalry

The Relationship Plays: Married Life and Sibling Rivalry

A double bill from Cincinnati LAB Theatre. 

Mr Fox

Mr Fox

“Be bold, be bold / But not too bold / Lest that your heart’s blood should run cold. 

The Serpent's Tooth

The Serpent's Tooth

A bloody war is brewing. 

35MM: A Musical Exhibition

35MM: A Musical Exhibition

A song cycle inspired by the photographs of Matthew Murphy, 35MM: A Musical Exhibition is a unique concept and the perfect choice for the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. 

Apple of My Eye
BOBBY WINNER

Apple of My Eye

Attempting to retell the story of someone as iconic of the modern age as Steve Jobs will naturally present a challenge, particularly as books and films have combed over every aspec… 

The Madwoman

The Madwoman

France 1817. 

Bipolar Badass

Bipolar Badass

Bipolar Badass is a one-woman show by Mari (like calamari) Crawford about the humour behind struggling with the illness. 

The Fruity Prince

The Fruity Prince

The Virgin Queen? I don’t think so! Lizzy I has got a son and he might just be a little bit fruity. 

King of More: Veza

King of More: Veza

There is secret connection among all of us. 

Paddy Englishman, Paddy Irishman and Paddy...?

Paddy Englishman, Paddy Irishman and Paddy...?

In Declan Croghan’s tense and hilarious black comedy, Anto and Kevin find their Irish past crashing in on their new and quiet London lives. 

Love, Monty

Love, Monty

London bachelor Monty Button-Purse spies Gracie at his friend’s New Year Ball 1922, and is determined to woo her through the flourish of his penmanship. 

Sheldrake on Shakespeare: Live!

Sheldrake on Shakespeare: Live!

Much more a comedy gig than a lecture, James Sheldrake brings the spirit of his podcast (Sheldrake on Shakespeare) to Edinburgh for an hour of anecdote, insight, performance, analy… 

#Bleep

#Bleep

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. 

Apocalypse Kernow

Apocalypse Kernow

One of the best Cornish zombie apocalypse comedies ever made. 

Splintered

Splintered

A dark comedy about a man quite literally living with the consequences of his actions. 

An A to Z of Fish and Chips

An A to Z of Fish and Chips

This is deep-fried fishually stimulating cod-medy infotainment that is guaranteed to put a smile on your plaice. 

Being Frank About Sinatra

Being Frank About Sinatra

‘If it weren’t for music I would probably have ended up in a life of crime’ (Frank Sinatra). 

Now: Shame

Now: Shame

Inept pilots. 

The Philosophy of Cavemen

The Philosophy of Cavemen

Three cavemen debate the nature of life while trying to survive. When one invents the wheel that’s when life really gets hard. 

The Richard Osman Fan Club

The Richard Osman Fan Club

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

I Miss Amy Winehouse

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… 

Bathroom of a Bar on Bleecker

Bathroom of a Bar on Bleecker

Emil Ferzola stars in this tragicomic final recording of America’s number one comedy podcast. 

Terrence the T-Rex

Terrence the T-Rex

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… 

Carter Morgan: American Idiot

Carter Morgan: American Idiot

Did you know Americans weren’t the first people in space? Me neither! Fake news. 

Nick Everritt: Quiet

Nick Everritt: Quiet

Watch in awe as quiet man Nick Everritt establishes a comedic persona and performs a series of jokes. 

Alan Turing – A Musical Biography

Alan Turing – A Musical Biography

Alan Turing – A Musical Biography. 

Are You Still Watching?

Are You Still Watching?

Paper. 

Animal Form

Animal Form

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… 

Scotland's Oldest Poem – The Gododdin

Scotland's Oldest Poem – The Gododdin

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 … 

100% Cotton: In a Spin

100% Cotton: In a Spin

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. 

The Circle of Life

The Circle of Life

Life is a game. 

Queen of Fishtown

Queen of Fishtown

A character comedy set in Philadelphia about struggling to maintain one’s authenticity while facing inevitable change. 

Quantum

Quantum

An original musical composed by Annie Scalmanini, an Apple engineer straight out of the Silicon Valley pressure cooker. 

Zero Hour

Zero Hour

This abstract contemporary dance show depicts the loss of perception of time in an abstract movement form. 

Without Your Permission

Without Your Permission

‘What I had experienced had not been a full life, nor was it a full death but it was a real loss. 

Sharon Stacy Statue

Sharon Stacy Statue

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. 

Liars and Nonsense

Liars and Nonsense

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 … 

The Soundtrack of Life

The Soundtrack of Life

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… 

Wait... Let's Have Fun!

Wait... Let's Have Fun!

Wait. 

Souvenirs

Souvenirs

Souvenirs presents the real stories of four young people in London who have been involved in cases of harassment and stalking. 

These Streets

These Streets

Greenwich Village, 1961. These Streets follows the lives of four young artists immersed in the folk music scene. 

Beauty is Pain

Beauty is Pain

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. 

Crystal Bollix presents: The Bitch Ball

Crystal Bollix presents: The Bitch Ball

Ever been called a bitch? Want to escape reality? Or simply want to have a motherf*cking good time? Welcome to the Bitch Ball. 

Being Frank About Sinatra

Being Frank About Sinatra

‘If it weren’t for music, I would’ve ended up in a life of crime. 

Animal Farm (Bond)

Animal Farm (Bond)

ExADUS presents Bond’s adaptation of Orwell’s classic as a reminder that since there have been wars and intolerance, there have been refugees. 

The Lament of Dorothy Wordsworth

The Lament of Dorothy Wordsworth

Dorothy Wordsworth has finally found her place, living in domestic and literary bliss in the Lake District with her famous brother, William. 

To Be or Not to Be? Purgatory Is the Question

To Be or Not to Be? Purgatory Is the Question

The scene is set, the story is well known, the outcome for most is death. 

A Shadow of Doubt

A Shadow of Doubt

Gill Mcvey’s play focuses on the struggles of dealing with dementia and the sacrifices that are inevitably made. 

Headhog

Headhog

A hedgehog has spontaneously appeared in Malcolm’s brain. 

The Man From Verona

The Man From Verona

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

The Mother Music Daughter Dance

The Mother Music Daughter Dance is a lively, funny, bittersweet theatrical duet between a real-life mother and daughter. 

Catching Rainbows

Catching Rainbows

Kerry has broken the habit of a lifetime – pleasing people. 

3 Rule-Abiding Rebels

3 Rule-Abiding Rebels

Three comics, one hour, absolute mischief. 

The Bacchae

The Bacchae

‘You will acknowledge me. 

Searching for My Father

Searching for My Father

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… 

The Musical of Musicals

The Musical of Musicals

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… 

Bulldogs

Bulldogs

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 … 

The Grandmothers Grimm

The Grandmothers Grimm

Cannibalism, werewolf trials, deceit, and murder: Marie Hassenpflug and the Brothers Grimm are trying to edit the darkness out of old stories. 

Frank Foucault: Desk

Frank Foucault: Desk

Thump. 

Josh Baulf: Boy

Josh Baulf: Boy

As a boy, Josh Baulf aspired to be a lad. 

Prefer Not To Say

Prefer Not To Say

‘But the terror wasn’t about what I was being accused of, the terror was what I could get done for. 

Dangerously Dark and Somewhat Spectacular

Dangerously Dark and Somewhat Spectacular

X is a prisoner confined to the walls of their cell, placed there for a crime they refuse to discuss. 

The Perfect Opera

The Perfect Opera

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. 

50 Words

50 Words

The Shipping Forecast has stopped ships becoming wrecks since 1911. 

Early Mornings – The Musical

Early Mornings – The Musical

Early Mornings – The Musical is a show about writing a show. 

Checkpoint

Checkpoint

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. 

100% Cotton

100% Cotton

Brace yourself for Liz Cotton: she is a comic songwriter unlike any other. 

The Greatest Theatrical Event... Ever!

The Greatest Theatrical Event... Ever!

After numerous fires and showbiz bombs, The Grand Carlysle Theatre is amazingly celebrating its 100th anniversary. 

Subject Mater

Subject Mater

Three siblings. 

To Butterfly

To Butterfly

To Butterfly follows the journey of two character’s lives in the build-up to a fateful meeting of finality. 

Not All Men

Not All Men

Not All Men wash their hands after going to the toilet, not all men brush their teeth twice daily. 

Diagnosed

Diagnosed

What if you met someone who was perfect. 

Holy Sh*t

Holy Sh*t

Hearing a couple of priests swearing will always be amusing. 

Scary Story

Scary Story

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. 

Whilst We Were There

Whilst We Were There

A once successful acoustic duo, which was at the top of their game, suddenly breaks up for reasons unknown. 

Shovel

Shovel

Two tales overlap in this National Theatre New View’s Award longlisted dark comedy set in Backmuir Forest, 20 miles outside Dundee. 

F*ck Off.

F*ck Off.

A journey of a kid from foster care to superstardom. 

Bare Knuckle

Bare Knuckle

Bare Knuckle sheds light on the brutal (and often hidden) male world of bare knuckle fighting. 

Under the Fig Tree

Under the Fig Tree

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… 

The Magic Show

The Magic Show

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… 

Bitter

Bitter

Rose and Leila are two unlikely friends who’ve been thrust together in the most uncertain time of their lives. 

Quines

Quines

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. 

Comedy Nightcap

Comedy Nightcap

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… 

Button, Buckle and Bow

Button, Buckle and Bow

Three colourful clowns discover the beauty and joy found in the changing of the seasons. Join Button, Buckle and Bow on their wonderful adventure. 

The Black Dahlia

The Black Dahlia

Los Angeles, January 15th 1947. 

Titus Andronicus

Titus Andronicus

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… 

Urban Unrest

Urban Unrest

Allow the staff and inmates of the American asylum to guide you through devastatingly unsurprising tales replete with dark humour, absurdity, and truth. 

Decibels

Decibels

A new one-woman show. 

Hecate

Hecate

The chilling time travel story of the genesis and death of Lady Macbeth. 

Living With a Dark Lord

Living With a Dark Lord

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… 

Shirley; or the Inexplicable Question of God's Actions

Shirley; or the Inexplicable Question of God's Actions

Three men arrive to an audition, only to be trapped there by none other than God himself. 

Twelfth Night

Twelfth Night

Love, hysteria and deception reign in this Victorian reimagining of Shakespeare’s classic. 

The Improvised Panto!

The Improvised Panto!

The panto that you control! Very Serious People use your suggestions to improvise a brand-new musical pantomime every single night. 

The Midnight Creeper Tour

The Midnight Creeper Tour

When midnight strikes join Broken Bones Matilda in The Vaults. 

Led Thespian

Led Thespian

Part play and part mini-concert, Led Thespian is a new dark comedy that explores love, loss, and the power of music. 

Painted Skin. Return

Painted Skin. Return

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, … 

The Mariner's Song

The Mariner's Song

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. 

Uke Belong to Me

Uke Belong to Me

Big Squirrel return to Edinburgh with their latest award-winning comedy. 

The B in the Room

The B in the Room

Dana’s 39, happy, comfortable. 

Pigs in Blankets

Pigs in Blankets

ADAM, or Autocrats Destiny Altering Machine, is an absurd government that rules over its empire with an iron fist. 

hunger

hunger

Joanna Ward and Ryan Hay’s hunger is an original short opera inspired by Kafka’s A Hunger Artist. 

Me Talking, Mostly

Me Talking, Mostly

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

Paper Dolls

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… 

Love Admin

Love Admin

Dissecting the reality of love in the modern world. 

bad things happen here

bad things happen here

The nation has never been healthier. 

Ordinary Days

Ordinary Days

Written by Adam Gwon, Ordinary Days tells the story of four young New Yorkers struggling to connect. 

Beyond Beauty – Our Country Taiwan

Beyond Beauty – Our Country Taiwan

Beyond Beauty – Our Country Taiwan. 

Ben McCarthy: Nevermind

Ben McCarthy: Nevermind

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. 

Till Death Us Do Part?

Till Death Us Do Part?

A man is murdered at a wedding but whodunnit? Three women have motive and means. 

Little Potatoes

Little Potatoes

Matchmaking mums at the Shanghai marriage market hatch a plan to get their little emperors hitched. 

Plenty of Linguine at Home

Plenty of Linguine at Home

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. 

Antigone na h'Éireann

Antigone na h'Éireann

Driven by faith to resurrect the IRA, Annie battles to bring her family the honour they deserve. 

Sad Little Man

Sad Little Man

‘Stop me if you’ve heard this one before. 

Two Chairs

Two Chairs

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… 

The Soldier and Death

The Soldier and Death

A soldier’s kindness wins him mysterious gifts, but he soon learns that good fortune can lead to great loss. 

Songs for a New World

Songs for a New World

‘It’s about one moment. 

Pharmacophilia

Pharmacophilia

Fractal Distraction Theatre Company provide Fringe-goers with an escape into dark dystopian future Pharmacophilia, written by Emily Young. 

Prison Psychologist

Prison Psychologist

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… 

A Bridge by a Cliff

A Bridge by a Cliff

According to Isaac Newton’s theory, colours don’t exist; they are instead reflections of substances, vulnerable to our own perception. 

An Audience With Ted Pendleton

An Audience With Ted Pendleton

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

Dante's History of the Banished

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… 

Vichy Goings-on

Vichy Goings-on

Following the success of Engels! The Karl Marx Story, RFT return to the Fringe with a brand-new post-truth alternative history comedy caper. 

26.2

26.2

One girl. 

Mutiny! An Improvised Pirate Adventure

Mutiny! An Improvised Pirate Adventure

Ahoy, m’hearties! Welcome aboard the Black Tricorn. 

Kes

Kes

Barry Hines’ iconic novel was turned into one of the greatest British films of all time. 

The Plum Tree

The Plum Tree

Jan Groenewald takes us on a harrowing journey through a childhood experience of sexual violation to victory and riches. 

Inside the Matrix

Inside the Matrix

Featuring music, original video and performance, this show combines electronic, classical opera and contemporary music, with lighting effects and surprises. 

Ballot Box

Ballot Box

Ballot Box from Tea and Tonic productions may be categorised under ‘New Writing,’ but it fails to provide an original scope on Brexit. 

Rock and Hunt

Rock and Hunt

‘You live your whole life and then it’s just you. 

Avalon

Avalon

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

Think

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. 

Femmetamorphosis

Femmetamorphosis

Rum punch, sexy lingerie and an unmistakable Caribbean relish all make up this fun, imaginative comedy drama set in the heart of London. 

Col Howarth: End to End

Col Howarth: End to End

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… 

[title of show]

[title of show]

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 … 

Mary and Me

Mary and Me

Award-winning Wild Productions present Mary and Me written and performed by Irene Kelleher, directed by Belinda Wild. 

Hard Breakfast: The Cabaret

Hard Breakfast: The Cabaret

She’s a sell-out! In a good way. 

Sugar Baby

Sugar Baby

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… 

Going AWOL

Going AWOL

A two-handed, multi-rolling farcical extravaganza written and produced by Bristol-based AWOL Productions. 

Domesticated

Domesticated

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. 

Fish Food

Fish Food

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. 

Was it good for you?

Was it good for you?

Navigating the intricacies of a one-night stand can be a tricky social and biological journey. 

Knowledge Is Power

Knowledge Is Power

Anna and Kathy were best friends. 

Alex in Shadow

Alex in Shadow

Alex In Shadow from UCLU Runaground proves that puppetry is not just for children. 

Unveiled

Unveiled

Unveiled, a deeply moving one-woman play characterising the lives of five women, all victims of the Magdalene Laundries. 

Dirty Laundry

Dirty Laundry

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… 

You, Me and the Distance Between Us

You, Me and the Distance Between Us

Ellen spent six months volunteering in Europe’s refugee camps. 

Hyena

Hyena

I’ve finally found it: the Fringiest show at the Fringe! Hyena is a free-wheeling, difficult, often uncomfortable and sometime revelatory experience. 

The Glummer Twins

The Glummer Twins

Stand-up poetry from the beat generation. 

Illuncheon: A Picnic of Tricks!

Illuncheon: A Picnic of Tricks!

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. 

Howie the Rookie

Howie the Rookie

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… 

Canon Warriors

Canon Warriors

Punch, Fleur, Dog and Sid. 

Anonymous

Anonymous

‘I have a voice, capable of both a whisper and a scream. 

Lady Shakespeare

Lady Shakespeare

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… 

Sheltered

Sheltered

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… 

Rumpelstiltskin

Rumpelstiltskin

Wrong Tree’s Rumpelstiltskin is a musical retelling of the classic fairy tale of the farmer’s daughter and the mysterious imp. 

Foxtrot

Foxtrot

Playwright Anthony Maskell’s Fringe debut is as student as they come. 

The Unbearable Pleasure of Being a Woman

The Unbearable Pleasure of Being a Woman

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… 

xx

xx

Connections missed and made are set in motion in this playful, algorithmically-generated piece exploring love and chance from young company Poltergeist Theatre. 

Behind the Random Denominator

Behind the Random Denominator

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… 

GMO: Genetically Modified Organism

GMO: Genetically Modified Organism

In 2012, geneticist Joseph Fowler illegally used the gene editing technique CRISPR/Cas9 to save the life of his unborn daughter, Amelia. 

Discretion Guaranteed

Discretion Guaranteed

There’s a lot going on in Discretion Guaranteed at Paradise in the Vault. 

The Low Down Dusty Blues

The Low Down Dusty Blues

The American Dust Bowl of the 1930s was not the only force of nature that ripped families apart. 

Contactless

Contactless

Contactless is not your regular drama. 

Touch Therapy

Touch Therapy

Lotta and Erik should be happily married but there’s one problem – the sex. 

Black and White Tea Room

Black and White Tea Room

Our play Black and White Tea Room was first performed in 2014. 

Tracing Grace

Tracing Grace

Enter a world where not everything is as it seems. 

Blind Mirth

Blind Mirth

St. 

Macbeth

Macbeth

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 … 

A Fête Worse Than Death

A Fête Worse Than Death

Welcome to the village fête in Llanfairchwaraesboncen, nestled in the South Wales Valleys. 

Pussyfooting

Pussyfooting

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… 

The Money Fish

The Money Fish

A young man in search of fortune and adventure lands a job on a commercial fishing boat in the middle of the Bering Sea. 

White Poppies

White Poppies

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. 

Desert Bloom

Desert Bloom

Desert Bloom. 

Alternative

Alternative

Alternative stand-up comedy. 

Past Glories

Past Glories

Past Glories – two one-act plays celebrating the power of memory. 

Party

Party

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. 

Legend of the Fat Pack – The Chunkiest Swing Singers You’ve Never Heard of!

Legend of the Fat Pack – The Chunkiest Swing Singers You’ve Never Heard of!

In 2009, a crack vocal quartet was put on a diet for a crime they didn’t commit. 

Forget About It

Forget About It

After rehearsing for months, one actor still has a bit of trouble remembering the production, let alone the lines. 

Madame Wu's Reprieve

Madame Wu's Reprieve

Cancer sick and heart sick, Madame Wu reflects on her life, love, and present circumstances. 

Sea Wall

Sea Wall

‘You know what the cruellest thing I ever did to anybody was? I’ll tell you’. 

war war brand war

war war brand war

Brand New and Pembroke Players’ joint production of Thom May’s war war brand war is wonderfully witty and compelling. 

Title of Show

Title of Show

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. 

Stagecraft for Singers and Musicians

Stagecraft for Singers and Musicians

Learn about the internal, external and physical blocks that prevent you from delivering your best onstage performance. 

The Cupboard

The Cupboard

Turn the Key’s Gothic delight, The Cupboard is outstandingly professional. 

High Torches

High Torches

Six women await their fate in a prison, while their homes, lives and families burn to the ground. 

Midnight Cafe

Midnight Cafe

Come and explore the streets of Milton Keynes. 

Daze of My Life

Daze of My Life

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. 

This Being Human

This Being Human

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. 

Into the Panther's Cage

Into the Panther's Cage

When her late ex-husband visits her in a dream, Deborah wonders if she should be worried or not. 

Breaking Voices

Breaking Voices

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 Mary Brown

This is Mary Brown

Winsome Brown’s one-woman show is an affecting portrait of her mother and the life Brown and her siblings shared with her. 

Butoh Medea

Butoh Medea

Using the Japanese dance form butoh and an adapted text, Yokko brings the spirit of Medea alive. 

Mrs Shakespeare

Mrs Shakespeare

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

Blind Mirth

Blind Mirth are a special improv comedy group - wonderfully talented and energetic. 

Hearts of Folk

Hearts of Folk

Folk music is often known for its depressing lyrics and melancholy tones, so a farcical parody of the genre seems unexpected. 

Catalpa

Catalpa

A one-man play about an aspiring screenwriter who, having just bombed his first Hollywood pitch, returns to his ratty apartment, defeated. 

2 Up, 2 Down, 1 Back

2 Up, 2 Down, 1 Back

Five teenagers wake up in a void, neither knowing each other, or how they got there. 

Patriots

Patriots

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. 

Women of the Mourning Fields

Women of the Mourning Fields

This is a play for fans of Greek tragedy and theatre nerds. 

Dancing with Crazies

Dancing with Crazies

Dancing with Crazies is a wild tale about one woman’s search for love and a place to call home. 

Vampires in the Vault

Vampires in the Vault

Marty Ross returns to the Fringe this year with a new theatrical storytelling experience. 

The Rocking Horse Winner

The Rocking Horse Winner

A stage and film mixed media adaptation of D. 

Beautiful, Terrifying, Love

Beautiful, Terrifying, Love

Beautiful, Terrifying, Love written and performed by award-winning actress, director and playwright Debra De Liso. 

Bear Hug

Bear Hug

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. 

A Midsummer Night's Dream: Two Tired

A Midsummer Night's Dream: Two Tired

Shakespeare’s classic comedy, as you’ve never seen it before. 

Magdalen

Magdalen

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… 

bright ideas

bright ideas

With the help of two opposing lawyers, God is deciding whether or not to send another flood and have humanity start again. 

News Junkie

News Junkie

This piece from Japan seeks to present a slice of life. 

Now You're Just Being Silly

Now You're Just Being Silly

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… 

Alive

Alive

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… 

Compulsion

Compulsion

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… 

Absolved Passions

Absolved Passions

This new opera, written for the Fringe, follows the story of a young priest’s affair with a parishioner. 

Confusions

Confusions

One of the confusions in this production, although not without precedent, is the running order of the five interrelated plays that make up the complete work. 

Jenan Younis: A Masterclass in Anger Management

Jenan Younis: A Masterclass in Anger Management

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… 

House of Tragic She

House of Tragic She

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. 

Jarman in Pieces

Jarman in Pieces

Alternative retrospective of gay film-maker, writer and artist Derek Jarman. 

Jenan Younis: A Masterclass in Anger Management

Jenan Younis: A Masterclass in Anger Management

Jenan Younis is a surgeon with anger management issues. 

Actors

Actors

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… 

Winter of Our Discotheque

Winter of Our Discotheque

Autistic, severely depressed and with inadequate provision for her, Tess Humphrey left school at the age of thirteen. 

A Race of Robots

A Race of Robots

Despite a fun-sounding premise, A Race of Robots unfortunately does not live up to its name. 

Terror

Terror

Terror with Julia Munrow and Julia Rufey. 

Penetrator

Penetrator

This is no teddy bears picnic. 

East

East

A raucous tale of life in the East End of London. 

Putting it Together

Putting it Together

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… 

Hole in a Corner

Hole in a Corner

Hole in a Corner is a poetic performance of life on the margins and secrets hid. 

Endgame by Samuel Beckett

Endgame by Samuel Beckett

‘It’s time it ended and yet I hesitate to . 

21st Century Poe: Moyamensing

21st Century Poe: Moyamensing

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… 

A. Loan

A. Loan

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 Present: Prom

The St Andrews Revue Present: Prom

The St Andrews Revue’s offering to this year’s Fringeis everything student comedy should be. 

Amongst Millions

Amongst Millions

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… 

Chrysalis

Chrysalis

Written by Stephen Scheurer–Smith, the imaginatively titled Chrysalis opens with a guitarist strumming a folky melody. 

In Control

In Control

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 … 

Rats!

Rats!

Airbourne Theatre Leeds’ original piece is a live-action cartoon, bursting with energy, colour, and child-like enthusiasm. 

Decade

Decade

Decade is an ambitious production, but one that fails to live up to its exciting premise. 

Newton's Cauldron

Newton's Cauldron

Newton’s Cauldron is an unexpected gem, a brisk little piece which mixes storybook, history book and textbook deftly and amusingly. 

The Noctambulist

The Noctambulist

This is a rock-solid, totally refreshing naturalist drama performed by outstanding actors. 

National Loaf

National Loaf

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. 

A Male Soprano

A Male Soprano

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… 

Wolf Whistle

Wolf Whistle

An uptight medic, a flirty school girl and a worn out bus driver are all worried about the same thing.