Jade Anouka’s debut play is a raw and honest exploration of love, loss, and self-discovery.
Welcome to LATER, Paines Plough’s late-night roster of one-off performances.
It was the first truly beautiful summer’s day of the Edinburgh Fringe.
For Charly, every day is the same.
Bullring Techno Makeout Jamz is a touching solo play written and performed by Nathan Queeley-Dennis.
A thrilling new play by Eve Leigh and directed by Debbie Hannan, Salty Irina is about two girls falling in love and fighting nazis.
‘Any nation that devours another will one day devour itself.
It’s club night and the tracks are spinning.
Ell and Mary have been dead for three years, but now they’ve come back to life (and the stage) with one question on their minds: how do you know when it’s the end? Inspired by …
So they’ve both swiped right.
A few days ago I saw a little boy slapping a wall.
Everything is awesome in Dill’s life.
A fresh and thrilling take on a modern love story from the composer of critically acclaimed Electrolyte.
Who is making theatre like YESYESNONO? The Manchester-based company is back with an immersive, story-telling experience.
According to The Stage’s recently departed Scotland editor, Thom Dibden, comedy first overtook theatre as the largest proportion of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe’s programme du…
Later is our programme of late-night one-off performances from the hottest companies and artists at the Fringe.
The Fringe is nearing its close, but do you have space for more? Chris Bush’s bittersweet Hungry is serving up a Fringe hit.
BFFs Kathy and Stella host Hull’s least successful true-crime podcast.
The Paines Plough Roundabout has become a symbol of the Fringe, developing its own signature style in the process.
After an uncomfortable fling with an average guy, a woman falls in love in one of the few remaining lesbian bars that haven’t yet been colonised by Pret.
Caste-ing explores the experiences of three black actresses using beatboxing, rap, song and spoken word.
We all live under the same sky.
When Dexter’s mum is sent to jail for getting mixed up in a jewellery robbery, it’s up to Dexter and his best friend Winter to get her out.
Exploring the experiences of those seeking refuge in the UK, The Claim is a compelling examination of language, power and storytelling.
Daughterhood by Charley Miles seeks to tell the story of two sisters separated by nine years of age and half a decade lived separately, coming back together to try and work out who…
"It looks nice.
When Katie was little, she was brave: climbing trees and riding bikes too fast.
I’m not gonna pretend like I know a lot about the UK's schooling system, because I don’t.
Richard Gadd pours a free cup of tea to a stranger at a bar – she comes back.
Max has done something stupid.
In a bizarre but glorious amalgamation of all things good, Parakeet stands as a protest piece that calls for greater measures against climate change and, well, a commitment towards…
One island, split in two with a thundering crack: half for the fishermen and half for the farmers.
Meet Leah and Chris: raised on Harry Potter, New Labour and a belief that one day they would be as special as their parents promised.
I can’t imagine that anybody has nostalgia for life in their early teen years.
How to Spot an Alien might seem like an obscure skillset for 21st century children, but for Jelly and Jonjo, the two protagonists of Paines Plough’s annual offering for young aud…
‘The history of England jumps off its axis.
The Paines Plough Roundabout is an incredibly versatile venue.
Sherman Theatre: Regional Theatre of the Year – The Stage Awards 2018.
Home is a powerful concept.
What’s a ‘square go’? Noun: A rammy.
Free speech is a right fiercely protected in today’s society.
After their five star runaway success with All We Ever Wanted Was Everything, Middle Child were always going to suffer from difficult second album syndrome and it’s a real shame …
Being a small-time drug dealer in Cardiff is tough.
The worldwide smash-hit is back in Edinburgh for one week only.
Welcomed back to Edinburgh after its rave performances last year, Scorch is new writing for one performer.
As a white Irish person, reviewing a person of colour’s experience of their treatment in the UK feels disingenuous.
Celebrate five years of silly songs and satirical anthems from the multi award-nominated musical comedy stars.
Though common in film and literature, it is rare to see a play which fits the bill of psychological thriller.
Writer Monsay Whitney’s Box Clever is one of the most important shows up at the Edinburgh Fringe this year.
This cleverly written piece by Sam Steiner may be back for a third year at the Fringe, but Walrus Theatre has still managed to create something fresh in this wonderful, captivating…
As the friend with whom I went to see the show so emphatically said, All We Ever Wanted Was Everything is ‘everything’.
Written by award winning playwright Elinor Cook, Out of Love is a stunning piece of new writing which conveys the absolute power of female friendship, something which is often over…
I’ll make no bones about it: Pike St.
Dirty Protest’s Sugar Baby was an entertaining hour of theatre at Paines Plough’s Roundabout, Summerhall.
Manwatching is a monologue written by an anonymous woman to be performed by a famous comedian.
Join award-winning comedian Des Clarke at the recording of a brand new stand-up TV show featuring the comedy stars of today and tomorrow.
Duncan MacMillan and Jonny Donahoe’s Every Brilliant Thing (which first came to the Fringe in 2014) has the largest cast you’ve ever seen for a one man show.
The stellar reputation of Paines Plough’s championing of new writing for the theatre means that each new offering is welcomed with a great deal of anticipation.
In any romantic relationship, one finds oneself developing an intimate, coded language of in-jokes and pet names, a dialect that reflects a couple’s time together.
Johnny and Paddy return with another hour of rip roaring music based satire.
Lying seems to be getting more and more fashionable.
We begin with a boy meeting a girl.
One of the things I’ve noticed about this year’s Fringe is the number of stellar one-woman shows, and Prime Cut Productions’ Scorch is the best so far.
Ethan, William and Fiona are about as different as three almost-teens can be.
Theatre Uncut commissions playwrights to respond to current events, then make the resulting plays available online so that anyone can perform them.
Every Brilliant Thing is quite simply brilliant.
I have written a play – a real humdinger.
Johnny has accidentally told his niece that he can single-handedly stop climate change and so he embarks on a musical adventure with his bandmate Paddy to save the world.
Lungs is a) a remarkable piece of writing by Duncan Macmillan and b) a remarkable show brought to life by director, George Perrin, and actors, Sian Reese-Williams and Abdul Salis.
How do we choose what we believe? Do we believe what we see with our eyes? Or do we believe what others find believable? What happens when these two things contradict one another? …
It is difficult to know where to start with Violet Fox’s autobiographical show about her fraught relationship with her mother – I’ll take a note from her and start at the beg…
In this play, the North/South divide is a reality.
The Human Ear is a production that is crafted with all the beautiful complexity of the appendage to which its title refers.
It’s amazing how much you can get out of the word ‘Ak’ – the only word in the troll language.
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