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A gripping, raw, intense exploration of what it means to be human. 

Paved with Gold and Ashes

Paved with Gold and Ashes

New York City, 1911. 

Scotlandsfest

Scotlandsfest

The festival within the Festival invites you to enjoy fifteen varied afternoon sessions of stimulating conversation, readings and debate covering topics from George Orwell to Eduar… 

Accident Avoidance Training for Cutlery Users

Accident Avoidance Training for Cutlery Users

Do you know how to safely operate a butter knife? Do you know how to minimise injury from an unsupervised fork? Do you have spoon-sense? Health and safety really has gone mad court… 

The Rime of the Ancient Mariner

The Rime of the Ancient Mariner

From its start, the Piccolo Teatro Nexonnais has desired to establish theatre plays whose content evokes deeper aspects of the human comedy. 

Little Rabbit

Little Rabbit

Trapped in a house, flood waters rising, Susan plays out all the influences on her life. 

Keep Your Chin Up

Keep Your Chin Up

Very recently Polly Pattison discovered a hoard of letters from her mother to her father in the early years of WWII. 

The Wizard of Winterbourne

The Wizard of Winterbourne

Open lock to the Dead Man’s knock! Fly, bolt and bar and band! Nor move, nor swerve, joint, muscle, or nerve at the spell of the Dead Man’s hand! Newbury Youth Theatre present … 

La Voix Humaine

La Voix Humaine

In La Voix Humaine, two lovers are attached through a telephone cord, each totally alone, yet talking without seeing or touching each other. 

The Sorries

The Sorries

With a decade at the Fringe and a host of sell-out shows already under their kilt-belts, the duo return with a selection from The Corries’ songbook. 

Make Tea, Not War

Make Tea, Not War

After performing at the Brighton and Ludlow Fringes this year, Majk Stokes returns to Edinburgh to bookend the Venue 40 programme. 

Make Tea, Not War

Make Tea, Not War

Returning for a fifth year, Majk Stokes hosts two evenings of music, poetry, comedy and storytelling to round off Venue 40’s Fringe programme for 2018. 

Raise the Roof

Raise the Roof

Returning after last year’s critically acclaimed debut, a hard-hitting look at food, body respect and professional complicity in a post-truth world. 

A World Beyond Man

A World Beyond Man

A badly planned polar expedition in 1912 led to the Russian ship The Saint Anna to be locked into the ice of the Kara Sea. 

ScotlandsFest 2018

ScotlandsFest 2018

What was it like to paint Muriel Spark’s portrait? What is the connection between computer code, myth and magic? How do we grow a better Scotland? Does politics matter? All this … 

Enough

Enough

Can the liberation of one award-winning self-harming poet-dietitian be connected to all liberation? A powerful look at one woman’s story of living through a traumatised body in the… 

One More Cup of Coffee, and Then We'll Save the World

One More Cup of Coffee, and Then We'll Save the World

Fresh from his tour of Australia earlier this year, comedy singer-songwriter Majk Stokes presents a new collection of witty and whimsical songs and poems covering two of his bigges… 

3 Cheers for Maisy!

3 Cheers for Maisy!

The status quo at Grovewood School for Young Ladies is disrupted when scholarship girl Maisy Martin arrives, much to the disgust of her snooty classmates. 

Conchies!

Conchies!

Hundreds of thousands marched for peace but when war came, only a few dared to be different. 

Tibetan Monks Sacred Dance

Tibetan Monks Sacred Dance

Tibetan Monks Sacred Dance is a special experience, not quite a religious rite and not quite a performance show as five Tibetan monks from the Tashi Lunpo Monastery in South India … 

Holy Moses!

Holy Moses!

A musical comedy adventure, told in tongue-in-cheek style by old Moses himself. 

Of Rags and Bones

Of Rags and Bones

Inspired by the short stories of Anais Nin, NYT present new fables of modern love and ritual. 

Accident Avoidance Training for Cutlery Users – Level 2

Accident Avoidance Training for Cutlery Users – Level 2

Are you fork-friendly? Do you have spoon-sense? Can you safely operate a butter knife? If you own or use cutlery or know someone who does then this deadly serious presentation is f… 

You Are Cordially Invited...

You Are Cordially Invited...

Theatre On The Edge requests the honour of your presence at the wedding reception of Robert and Issy. 

A Scarlet Letter

A Scarlet Letter

Hester Prynne on the entrenched injustice confronting women: ‘the whole system of society [must be] torn down and built up anew. 

The Sorries

The Sorries

Celebrating 10 successful years at the Fringe and a host of sold-out shows, the kilted duo return with more selections from the much-loved Scottish songbook. 

Tibetan Monks Hands-on Workshop

Tibetan Monks Hands-on Workshop

Meet the Tibetan monks from Tashi Lhunpo who are making a Peace Mandala in the Tantric tradition. 

Call Mr Robeson

Call Mr Robeson

In view of the recent violence in Charlottesville, KKK sympathisers in the White House and, even on our end of the pond, much of the sentiment behind Brexit, a discussion of the in… 

Make Tea, Not War

Make Tea, Not War

To tie in with the release of his new CD, comedy singer-songwriter Majk Stokes presents a new selection of silly songs and poems, along with a few old favourites, on topics includi… 

The Emily Triptych

The Emily Triptych

Emily Dickinson is flitting about the meeting room in the Quaker Meeting House. 

Just an Ordinary Lawyer

Just an Ordinary Lawyer

Nigerian Tunji Sowande quietly breaks through multiple barriers to become Britain’s first black judge in 1978. 

ScotlandsFest 2017

ScotlandsFest 2017

Big thinking in a small country – sparky talk, flyting, debate and discussion. 

The Naked Dietitian

The Naked Dietitian

Hard-hitting and hope-stirring home truths in a performance tour de force from ‘the literary lovechild of Allen Ginsberg and Jeanette Winterson’ (BroadwayBaby. 

Mimi's Suitcase

Mimi's Suitcase

Mimi’s Suitcase explores identity and the consequences of displacement as it follows Iranian teen Mimi’s involuntary return to her war-torn homeland after a happy childhood in Ba… 

Dreaming Amidst Thorns

Dreaming Amidst Thorns

A mysterious child, left alone in the Forest of the Winter Moon, embarks upon a journey of self-discovery. 

Departure Lounge

Departure Lounge

Set in the airport returning home after a lads’ holiday to Malaga, Departure Lounge takes a look at the fragility of hegemonic masculinity and its effects on teenage life. 

Seriously Funny

Seriously Funny

Spare an hour for quality comedy that educates and entertains! Comedians are joined on stage by Edinburgh’s researchers to explore local and global issues of healthcare, gender ide… 

Yoggle and the Wonderful Waterfall

Yoggle and the Wonderful Waterfall

Join the storytellers on this absurd, family-friendly, theatrical adventure. 

The Bakewell Bake Off

The Bakewell Bake Off

Take eight eager contestants, three feuding judges and one bewildered host and mix together in a small village. 

The Glorious Invention of Emmanuel Stork

The Glorious Invention of Emmanuel Stork

On a remote island, shrouded in mist and in a sea nobody visits, a small community have chosen to be forgotten by the world outside. 

Multitudes

Multitudes

Walt Whitman stops somewhere, waiting for you. 

The Sorries

The Sorries

After eight successful runs with a host of sell-out shows, the kilted duo return with more selections from the Scottish songbook. 

The Handmaidens of Death – WWI Theatre of Its Time

The Handmaidens of Death – WWI Theatre of Its Time

Even plays were buried by the bombs of World War I. 

One for the Road

One for the Road

Harold Pinter’s short play, One for the Road, concerns torture, and you can assume it’s talking about state-sanctioned torture, given Rising Phoenix Repertory’s decision to t… 

Five Kinds of Silence

Five Kinds of Silence

It’s hard to imagine a more emotionally-gruelling hour of theatre: three women held prisoner by an abusive patriarch finally free themselves from his clutches by shooting him in … 

The Magic Cave of Salamanca

The Magic Cave of Salamanca

This was a hugely disappointing hour of theatre. 

ScotlandsFest 2016

ScotlandsFest 2016

Big thinking in a small country – sparky talk, flyting, debate discussion and soapbox slots. 

ScotlandsFest 2016

ScotlandsFest 2016

Big thinking in a small country – sparky talk, flyting, debate discussion and soapbox slots. 

Solo Shakespeare, Macbeth: Hecate's Poison

Solo Shakespeare, Macbeth: Hecate's Poison

Hecate’s Poison is a one-woman version of Macbeth, performed by Players Tokyo’s T. 

Yoggle and the Wonderful Waterfall

Yoggle and the Wonderful Waterfall

Join the Narrator and her wife as they take you on this new, family-friendly, absurd, theatrical adventure. 

The Sorries

The Sorries

Douglas Kay and Martin Philip of The Sorries are likeable, witty, and talented performers, and they put on a great show here. 

Fairies and Dragons of the Desolate Plain

Fairies and Dragons of the Desolate Plain

Caught between the youthful conviction that just because you can’t see something it doesn’t mean it isn’t real and a growing realisation that “nothing’s easy to understan… 

Bump

Bump

After reading a page of a favourite book, Clinky’s eyes begin to droop. 

Your Choice

Your Choice

What will you choose to do about cancer? Join us for an inspiring hour of interactive games and verbatim theatre taking you on the journeys of patients, clinicians and researchers … 

Van Helsing's Music Box

Van Helsing's Music Box

Join Dracula’s arch-nemesis Professor Van Helsing in a gothic camp vamp romp of biting satire punctuated with sucky songs. 

Who Killed Pablo Neruda? (A Poet's Journey)

Who Killed Pablo Neruda? (A Poet's Journey)

Mystery, poetry and the unknown contents of a white bag spark a young woman’s quest into the life, death and writing of the great Chilean poet Pablo Neruda.  

Madeline and Joe

Madeline and Joe

Madeline and Joe want to have a baby. 

Fran Macilvey at the Fringe

Fran Macilvey at the Fringe

Fran Macilvey is a bestselling author. 

Bloody East Europeans

Bloody East Europeans

Everybody knows that all the UK’s problems are caused by Eastern European immigrants with funny names and an annoying habit of working too hard. 

ScotlandsFest 2015

ScotlandsFest 2015

Scotland’s desire to move forward poses big questions. 

Raft

Raft

Drifting down the river is a rather appropriate metaphor for describing the experience you have when watching this show. 

John Godber's Happy Jack

John Godber's Happy Jack

Drama from the pen of one of the nation’s best loved playwrights. 

Troublesome People by Jill Haas

Troublesome People by Jill Haas

The challenge for any writer tackling the well-worn topic of WWII is to find a particular niche or angle which has not previously been given adequate treatment. 

The Sorries

The Sorries

After six successful runs with a host of sell-out shows, the kilted duo are back with more selections from the Scottish songbook. 

The Magic of Jim

The Magic of Jim

Interactive, energising, spontaneous comedy magic, with audience participation. 

Chekhov with Cherries

Chekhov with Cherries

Chekhov just got sexy! This hilarious new musical sees some of Anton Chekhov’s best loved characters reimagined and thrown together, dreaming of Moscow. 

The Line That Picked Up 1000 Babes

The Line That Picked Up 1000 Babes

A light-hearted, comical spoof of the dating scene, offering a satirical glance at often stereotypical portrayals of gender. 

Cautionary Tales

Cautionary Tales

Widely regarded as one of the leading young companies in the UK, Newbury Youth Theatre have an unparalleled reputation at the Edinburgh Fringe. 

The Magic of Jim

The Magic of Jim

Interactive, energising, spontaneous comedy magic, with audience participation. 

#YOLO

#YOLO

The concept of YOLO or You Only Live Once for those of you who aren’t in the know about these kinds of things, has been a trendy phrase for the past couple of years. 

Scotland’s ReferendumFest 2014

Scotland’s ReferendumFest 2014

Set above the pleasantly dilapidated Quaker’s Tearoom on Victoria Street, Scotland’s Refurendumfest is a series of 15 debates dealing with the intricacies of the big yes/no. 

Tibetan Monks Art Workshops

Tibetan Monks Art Workshops

Come and meet the Tibetan monks from Tashi Lhunpo Monastery, who will give you the chance to try your hand at some of the unique traditions of Tantric Buddhism’s monastic art: sand… 

Tibetan Monks Dance and Music

Tibetan Monks Dance and Music

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The Three Peaks

The Three Peaks

With The Three Peaks, the Dunnington Players explore not only the three peaks of Yorkshire but also what can happen to us over the course of a year. 

The Boy in Blue

The Boy in Blue

Bringing a show to the Fringe is a daunting prospect even for established theatre companies. 

The Horses

The Horses

A young couple with hopes and dreams for a new future, but what happens when the world goes wrong? There is mystery in our relationship with nature and each other, but who makes th… 

All Through the Night

All Through the Night

Shirley Lauro’s drama All Through the Night opens badly, but it gets better. 

To Chekhov With Love: Afterplay and The White Peacock (Two One-Act Plays)

To Chekhov With Love: Afterplay and The White Peacock (Two One-Act Plays)

From the critically acclaimed SU Drama company comes a double play performance that combines Brien Friel’s Afterplay and an original piece named The White Peacock. 

The Bee-Man of Orn

The Bee-Man of Orn

With such a wonderful title, it’s a shame that The Bee-Man of Orn is not as thrilling as it sounds. 

Pitschi, a Kitten with Dreams

Pitschi, a Kitten with Dreams

The rough and tumble, mischievous fun of kitten play is not for Pitschi, she dreams of being something else – a hen, a goat, a duck, a rabbit, for after all, anything is better t… 

Hecat's Poison: Enter the three Witches

Hecat's Poison: Enter the three Witches

This adaptation of Macbeth is told by Hecate, Goddess of Crossroads, from her point of view. 

Lashings of Ginger Beer

Lashings of Ginger Beer

Meet three daring children and their loyal dog in an era of long school hols, bike rides and adventures. 

The Sorries

The Sorries

After five successful runs with a host of sell-out shows, the kilted duo return with more selections from the Scottish songbook. 

Bannockburn

Bannockburn

Two Sassenachs present Bannockburn, an interactive table-top battle play which marks the 700th anniversary of Scotland’s great bid for independence.