Porn

Porn

Porn is a musical that aims to show the emotional side of those working in the adult film industry. The writer’s note explains that there are themes of “drugs, homelessness, victimisation, sexism and legalisation”... 

Hell Has No Fury

Hell Has No Fury

In this show, you will empathise with a child killer. A bold promise from TwentySomething theatre company when they stage Hell Has No Fury with only a monologue and three outward facing mirrors (lit with spooky candles for good measure) for support... 

Human Animals

Human Animals

We open on a reversed environmental crisis. Animals are seemingly threatening humans with ruin at the hands of a deadly disease. The result is a dystopian purge of all wildlife, domesticated animals, the torching of London’s parks, the blocking of its roads and the enforcing of curfews on its hysterical (human) civilians... 

Music and Lyrics

Music and Lyrics

After an exciting run at the 70th Edinburgh Fringe Festival the companies of three musicals (Porn, X and Suicide) come together to perform musical highlights from the shows in what promises to be a wonderful end to the festival. 

Semi-Toned: Stay Tuned

Semi-Toned: Stay Tuned

If the boys of Semi-Toned ever tire of a cappella they could always take up comedy. Their new show, Semi-Toned: Stay Tuned, has all the smooth harmonies expected of this stunning ensemble woven into a humorous scenario of dry wit, repartee and self-effacing rhetoric... 

Spring Awakening: A Reimagining

Spring Awakening: A Reimagining

Not the 2006 Broadway musical, but the 1981 play on which that was based, Spring Awakening is notable for its controversies upon original publication. Censored for many years, it dealt with sex, abortion, suicide and homosexuality... 

The Bristol Suspensions in: I Can't Believe It's Not Instruments!

The Bristol Suspensions in: I Can't Believe It's Not Instruments!

What happens when you combine juicy reality TV drama and award-winning a cappella? Join the 2016 UK champions, The Bristol Suspensions, to find out… Fresh from their sell-out 2016 Fringe run, the group are back to reveal the truth of what goes on behind the closed doors of a cappella... 

Hear All About It

Hear All About It

Reactivists bring you a new show each week, based on the news of the week before. Hear All About It responds to and engages with current affairs to create a space for conversation. With a different company performing each week, come along and see which headlines have grabbed the attention of our performers, and join the discussion! 

Dangerous Women

Dangerous Women

The Accidentals are so excited to be back in Edinburgh performing at the Festival Fringe for their sixth consecutive year! In the past they've had three sell-out, five-star runs and this year promises to be bigger and better than ever! As always, their show will be fun, fierce and full of great a cappella tunes for all the family to enjoy... 

On This Side of Time

On This Side of Time

Alyona Ageeva’s PosleSlov Physical Theatre Company presents the UK premier of this contemporary physical theatre performance. A member of the team takes to the stage to inform us that the piece is presented as a philosophical reflection on the relationship between humanity and time; a movement fable about life, death, love and love’s demise... 

X The Musical

X The Musical

Robert S J Lucas’ new show, X The Musical is set in a vaguely sketched-out dystopian future where politics are the most important thing in the world and everyone is required to vote... 

10 Rillington Place

10 Rillington Place

10 Rillington Place is successful in creating a chillingly uncanny aura; a domestic scene is twisted from the familiar into the unthinkable. Telling as true and horrifying a story as the serial murders by John Christie at 10 Rillington Place is no easy job to do well... 

Suicide the Musical

Suicide the Musical

Suicide: The Musical is a one-man show that discusses male depression and disconnection due to social media.The main protagonist, John, uses Siri as a sort of therapist throughout the performance... 

Stiff Dicky

Stiff Dicky

Theatre aiming to portray the lives of millennials is so often completely wrong and patronising (no, we don’t say the word ‘rad’ any more, or believe that wearing snapbacks is anything but a travesty)... 

Fanti Acrobats International

Fanti Acrobats International

Fanti Acrobats International from Ghana, West Africa. The group promotes African culture and acrobatics around the whole world. This group has toured intensively within African countries, Europe and Asia... 

The Hong Kong Three Sisters

The Hong Kong Three Sisters

Premiered in 1901 in Moscow, The Three Sisters by Chekhov is a play perhaps surprisingly easy to adapt to many different circumstances, as it speaks about characters’ dreams for a better life and the continuance of human suffering... 

The Egg-Born Princess

The Egg-Born Princess

‘Once upon a time there lived a queen whose heart was sore because she had no children…’ Performed by an exquisitely talented company, this enchanting adaptation fuses traditional Estonian folk music, song and dance with innovative storytelling... 

A Brief History of DISCO

A Brief History of DISCO

Step back in time and experience the rise and fall of disco. You will be guided by a seven-piece live band as they lead you through the music and stories of 1970s New York City – the era that changed the course of musical history forever... 

Radio Rewind

Radio Rewind

A musical journey through the decades with everyone's favourite hits. The University of Nottingham a cappella group, RadioOctave present: Radio Rewind. Going live August 2017! As seen on BBC Two's The Choir: Gareth's Best in Britain, RadioOctave are a young and vibrant mixed group from every corner of the country... 

Exile

Exile

Six women meet in exile. They are nowhen, nowhere. Stuck in this place of placelessness, enclosed and without borders, they search in the sand for memories of home as their identity slips through their fingers... 

Northern Lights Present: Fantastic Beats and Where to Find Them

Northern Lights Present: Fantastic Beats and Where to Find Them

'The vocals are fantastic' (Palatinate.org.uk). 'The highlight of my Fringe' (Audience Review 2016). If you come to one a cappella show during your time at the Fringe, make it this one... 

Amazing Stories of Blues and Soul

Amazing Stories of Blues and Soul

Oww! I feel good! The sensational story of soul – from the pounding R'n'B of the 1940s to the smouldering sounds of Stax. Featuring a rollicking, seven-piece band and a dynamic, all-action stage show, this laughter-laced road trip will take you on a quest to find the roots of soul music, and recreate the original spirit of the legendary singers and foot-stomping soul classics that sound-tracked a generation... 

Blueswater Presents: Down the Rabbit Hole

Blueswater Presents: Down the Rabbit Hole

Cabaret diva Cat Loud is venturing down the rabbit hole on a spicy musical adventure, stumbling upon songstresses and local legends in a unique bluesy variety show. Join hostess with the mostest Cat right in the heart of the Edinburgh Fringe... 

The Gun Show

The Gun Show

A thoughtful and well-realised production, this play provides a personal perspective on the debate surrounding American gun ownership. Staged in the gloomy basement auditorium of Space Triplex, The Gun Show is not to be confused with Gun Show, a devised production taking place across the road at Greenside’s Nicolson Square venue... 

Blueswater Presents: The Big Blues Showcase

Blueswater Presents: The Big Blues Showcase

Every member of our Blueswater Presents family will be playing a set in a raucous showcase that will present the best blues music the Fringe has to offer. The Blueswater, Smitten, Cat Loud, Toby Mottershead and more will feature in a truly unique line-up and collaborative effort... 

The Alchemist

The Alchemist

Caterham Rep’s adaptation of Ben Jonson’s classic tale The Alchemist is exactly that: don’t expect any surprises here. If you know the play, then this is a nice romp through his well-known Jacobean farce, and if you don’t then you’ll certainly pick up the gist fairly quickly... 

ONE: The Man Chosen by the Spirit of the Japanese Drum Vol 2

ONE: The Man Chosen by the Spirit of the Japanese Drum Vol 2

Powerful like a dragon, supple like a dancer. Some of you may remember this impressive Japanese drum player at Fringe 2016. He was also invited to play in the showcase of Global Beats on BBC World Service and fascinated the audience... 

AcaDemic Two: Cambridge A Capella Returns!

AcaDemic Two: Cambridge A Capella Returns!

'Filled almost to excess with cheesy-rom-com-buckets-of-feel-good, this act put a smile on every face' (TheTab.com). A fun and fabulous afternoon of jazz, soul and pop with the two oldest and best a cappella groups of the University of Cambridge... 

Blueswater Presents: Cat Loud

Blueswater Presents: Cat Loud

Light your cigarette, put on your evening clothes and grab a cocktail to enjoy Cat Loud, a sexy cabaret performance that will thrill. The hour is filled with blues-folk-jazz fusion songs which are divided by vivid spoken word depicting a heady journey of Cat, our glamorous performer, as she discovers a white rabbit who leads her down an alley in London to a secret speakeasy... 

The Jungle Book

The Jungle Book

Rudyard Kipling's classic jungle tale is a blend of fear, wonderment, danger and discovery, brought to life by this talented youth group. Taking the action into the urban jungle, this is a show worth seeing; a tropical cocktail shaken and stirred with heart-stopping surprises... 

Mine

Mine

Take three different couples and get them all pregnant. Add in an unhealthy dose of Tinder, engagement rings, Nutella and turkey basters. It's a recipe for disaster. Babies change everything... 

Big Brother Hamlet: A Surveillance Adaptation

Big Brother Hamlet: A Surveillance Adaptation

Big Brother Hamlet takes the subjects of the all-powerful found in Shakespeare’s script – the King, the Ghost, the Church – and connects them with one of today’s most all-powerful entities: surveillance technology... 

Will Shakespeare's ImproMusical

Will Shakespeare's ImproMusical

A cast of expert improvisers promise a fast-paced, tuneful turn on the Bard’s works as if Shakespeare met Sondheim. 'Lord, what fools these mortals be… now send in the clowns!' Each show is a wholly original, and completely improvised, theatrical musical based on the plots and language of William Shakespeare... 

Adulting

Adulting

Adulting – (verb) To adult. To do something adult, or behave the way everyone would expect an adult to. Twenty-five. I am happily engaged, own a house and have a glamorous job. Aged 10, this is how I saw my future... 

Blueswater Presents: The Roots of the Blues

Blueswater Presents: The Roots of the Blues

Acclaimed Edinburgh bluesman and lead singer of The Black Diamond Express, Toby Mottershead, presents a solo musical exploration of blues, showing how early guitarists inspired each other... 

The Delights of Dogs and the Problems of People

The Delights of Dogs and the Problems of People

Terror. Joy. Rage. Jealousy. What does it cost to love? When does partner become possession? What is the price to be free? Who is gonna let the dog out? A harrowing but darkly funny look at the descent of a loving relationship into misery and abuse... 

Misha's Gang

Misha's Gang

Everything you would expect from a renowned Russian string orchestra... and some things you would not! Following recent sell-out concerts in Russia, USA and China, Misha Rachlevsky and his 14-strong Gang bring to the Fringe a compelling mixture of passion, energy, fun and great music, designed for all ages and guaranteed to make you look with fresh eyes upon the world of classical music... 

Wiley and the Hairy Man

Wiley and the Hairy Man

Stampin', stompen' coming through the trees, shuffling through the swamp grass, blowing in the breeze. Bounding, pounding, fast as he can, What did Wiley see? Come join the Chaparral Theatre Company as they cast shadows, stomp rhythms, and chant rhymes, as Wiley, a young fatherless boy, must stop depending on his Mammy, learning to rely on his own resources... 

Rock of Ages: High School Edition

Rock of Ages: High School Edition

It’s the end of the 1980s in Hollywood, and the party has been raging. Aqua Net, Lycra, lace and liquor flow freely at one of the Sunset Strips last venues, a place where sex machine Stacee Jaxx takes the stage and scantily clad groupies line up to turn their fantasies into reality... 

Acaholics Anonymous

Acaholics Anonymous

After a successful debut at the Fringe Festival in 2016, the University of Birmingham A Cappella Society return with a brand-new showcase! You will experience an afternoon or evening of ingenious a cappella arrangements from two or three of our performing groups (Score, The Uptone Girls, Trebleution, AbraCappella, The Blair Pitch Project, One Note Stand and Acapitches)... 

The Three Musketeers

The Three Musketeers

An adventurous spin on the classic tale of heroism, treachery, close escapes and above all, honor. When d'Artagnan sets off for Paris in search of adventure, his sister Sabine joins him, much to his chagrin... 

Rock Choir Live!

Rock Choir Live!

Witness a spectacular display of uplifting, feel-good pop, rock and contemporary chart songs performed by national phenomenon, Rock Choir. Local singers from Scotland and the North East will be making their Edinburgh Fringe debut this year by presenting an explosion of entertainment that will guarantee to get the crowd on their feet... 

(My Father) John Gabriel Borkman

(My Father) John Gabriel Borkman

Most bankers walked free after the bubble burst – but not John Gabriel Borkman. Years have passed since he got out of prison, and his son Edwin has grown up in his father’s shadow and absence... 

Sink

Sink

'I love this country, but who loves me?’ The play is based on the true story of Lao She, a Chinese writer of great esteem, who, at one stage, was given the title of People’s Artist... 

Yayapa

Yayapa

After huge success in China, highly popular Oxygen Media brings Yayapa, a show for children to learn Chinese history and culture, to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Time travel elements combined with ancient philosophical conflicts... 

About a Girl

About a Girl

There aren’t many plays with a cast of teenagers that are this slick. Some excellent tech and blocking make About a Girl a fast-paced and immersive horror, though the writing and acting sometimes fail to live up to the play’s impressive aesthetics... 

The Mikado

The Mikado

Gilbert and Sullivan’s The Mikado is a work that is in many ways very problematic, due to its fetishising and cultural stereotyping of the Japanese, written at the height of the British Empire... 

Abberline's Artefact

Abberline's Artefact

Chief Inspector Abberline is known as the man that failed to catch Jack the Ripper. In what was once his house, retired shopkeeper John Davis finds that the former policeman’s soul cannot rest with the guilt of failing to stop the serial killer... 

Bull

Bull

Nobody likes a sore loser. Nobody really likes any kind of loser. Witness the depths of human nature in Mike Bartlett’s Bull, a dark comedy about self-interest and the pleasures of being horrible to each other... 

Victoria Jeffrey: Dancing With Jack

Victoria Jeffrey: Dancing With Jack

Previously known for her well received part as a Totally Naff Tart, this is Victoria Jeffrey solo and talking about life. She is a seasoned actress and producer but this venture is all new for her combining character, storytelling and original songs... 

A Gentleman's Game

A Gentleman's Game

In this new musical, a piece which has flashes of The Picture of Dorian Gray crossed with psycho-dramatic elements of an Edgar Allen Poe ballad, a story of clandestine love, beauty and wealth is woven and dissected within the enclosed Edwardian drawing room that is the play's setting... 

Bog Polanco

Bog Polanco

Poetry about art, love and Asia, then likeable and funny characters spill monologues on their life. All with a charming piano soundtrack. bogpolanco.tumblr.com  

The Craig Chalmers Experience

The Craig Chalmers Experience

Join the charming Mr Chalmers as he opens his heart for you, spilling song, magic, comedy, dance, poetry and beer in this beautifully melodic, melancholy journey. Opening the lid on a life in flux and stuck in a space without escape, a man is burdened by the pressure to perform and the expectations of others; neglecting the needs of the self more and more whilst contemplating the inevitability of life's end and death's beginning... 

Semi-Toned Presents: Sing Theory

Semi-Toned Presents: Sing Theory

Exeter University’s a cappella sensation Semi-Toned return to the Fringe with Sing Theory! Using their trademark combination of vivacious humour, vocal mastery and velvety charm, the 2015 UK Champions and Broadway Baby Bobby Award winners are back to once again prove you don’t need instruments to make a fool of yourself in the name of musical entertainment... 

A Working Title

A Working Title

A Working Title is about the belated coming-of-age and struggles of millennials as they confront a world of expectations and disappointments. They make it up as they go along, hence the title of this production... 

Angel to Vampire!

Angel to Vampire!

Osner enters with a song in which he repeatedly exclaims “don’t label me.” Though rather violent in description of what’ll happen if you dare try, this song perfectly encapsulates the notion that we’re each an individual, so a single generalising label cannot capture a lifetime of experiences, feelings and actions... 

African Traditional Acrobatics and Cultural

African Traditional Acrobatics and Cultural

This one-of-a-kind show features the mind-blowing dances and acrobatics of Fanti Acrobat International, as well as the freestyle basketball skills of New York’s Rashall Thing.There are four acts: a traditional Ghanan “Tigali” dance, a long feature from the Fanti trio, freestyle basketball, and the grand finale: a limbo competition... 

Love Me Tinder Cabaret

Love Me Tinder Cabaret

A short and sweet performance that makes use of popular romantic tracks to tackle the trials and troubles of online dating and the accompanying creeps who come with the app, Love Me Tinder happily pokes fun at 2016’s most infamous dating service through a blend of music and comedy... 

ONE – The Man Chosen By the Spirit of the Japanese Drum

ONE – The Man Chosen By the Spirit of the Japanese Drum

A masked figure, all in white, carries the biggest drumstick you’ve ever seen and drops it on the biggest drum you’ve ever seen. Seriously, this thing is basically a tree. Boom! And again... 

Blueswater Presents: Queens of the Blues

Blueswater Presents: Queens of the Blues

Blueswater go from strength to strength with their all new show, Queens of the Blues, focusing entirely on the often overlooked heroines of Blues music and taking us on an incredible journey of sound and history... 

The Hummingbirds A Cappella: Love Is Not Our Forte

The Hummingbirds A Cappella: Love Is Not Our Forte

To be fair to the Hummingbirds, I’m not really the right demographic for their show. I’m not a 15 year-old girl who watches teen comedies on the Disney channel, which is sort of what this show is like in between songs... 

Burying Your Brother in the Pavement

Burying Your Brother in the Pavement

The first thing you are met with when walking into Eagle House School’s Production of Burying Your Brother in the Pavement is approximately 20 young teenagers spaced out on the stage wearing white masks... 

The Giant's Loo Roll

The Giant's Loo Roll

Casting one’s mind over the great theatrical titles of our time, there are very few which can compete with the concept suggested by the name of this play by Tale Gate Theatre. Toilet humour has always been a reliable way to make children giggle, but this 45 minute piece covers more than that... 

Eric Davidson – Ukedoodledandy

Eric Davidson – Ukedoodledandy

In an intimate space in Space’s Triplex Studios, Eric Davidson awaits you with a ukelele and a book of poetry. Davidson has a lot to offer - charm and speedy lyrics, and a heavy dose of politics... 

Noiseless and Patient

Noiseless and Patient

Prince Edward Island, Canada, 1883 – home to the young Lucy Maud Montgomery, creator of Anne of Green Gables, and to four young spinsters of Scottish, Irish and English descent. They unravel their disparate stories of love, betrayal and hope as they spin and sew their young friend's wedding dress, looking towards uncertain futures in a pioneering land of mixed opportunities. 

JJ Cale Appreciation Show

JJ Cale Appreciation Show

Scottish session musicians The Breeze return to perform an hour-long set featuring popular and lesser well-known songs of the late JJ Cale. This year’s songs include Clapton covered classics Cocaine and After Midnight, all played in the style unique to this highly talented and reclusive man. 

Stories from Around the World

Stories from Around the World

Calling all explorers! Join us on the voyage of a lifetime to discover fairy tales, myths and legends from around the globe. Straight from a successful UK tour, Fusion Theatre present their magical, interactive, fast-paced, hilarious storytelling adventure, for all the family! But, come closer, we have seen terrible things, rough seas, creepy crawlies, armies of monkeys, monsters of the deep, so we can only accept the bravest sailors on this mission... 

The Techtonics: Don't Push the Button

The Techtonics: Don't Push the Button

The boys in maroon are back in town, and this time they have an all-powerful big red button. The ICCA UK 2016 champions and CARA award-winning a cappella group, The Techtonics, were founded to help sociopathic male science students at Imperial College escape the library and discover life after labs... 

Allman Brothers Band Appreciation

Allman Brothers Band Appreciation

Safehouse return to the festival playing their highly acclaimed Allman Brothers set, including classics from the At the Fillmore East album, Whipping Post, In Memory of Elizabeth Reed, You Don't Love Me and Statesboro Blues... 

All Cashed In

All Cashed In

What happens when admiration becomes obsession? When Greg Moncur discovers the music of Johnny Cash, he vows to become his biggest fan. Trouble starts when he lets his obsession dictate his everyday life with hilarious results... 

Countermeasure: 14 Characters

Countermeasure: 14 Characters

Award-winning a cappella that will bring you to your feet! Countermeasure has won worldwide acclaim and sold-out houses in the UK, Canada and US with their upbeat blend, sophisticated harmonies and infectious energy onstage... 

Don't Feed the Cats

Don't Feed the Cats

War profiteering veers into a mess of explosive highways and backroom deals in this blues-rock Greek-style tragedy. Hey, it's a business, not the Bible. Based on the first-hand writings of Phil Nerges, Don’t Feed the Cats features live original music by Vic Ruggiero (of the Slackers) and the transformational acting gusto of Brooklyn-based ensemble theater company, Letter of Marque. 

Pale Imitations

Pale Imitations

Ramone comes clean to best mate Carl on his stag night. Revealing his desire to reunite with an ex of 10 years, Indianna, now a lifetime away from the girl he once knew, living a sophisticated, richly cultured life as an African art curator... 

Choir-E-Oke

Choir-E-Oke

Ever wanted to sing along with a professional band and 60 world-class performers? Sing your favourite pop songs alongside the international award-winning Barnsley Youth Choir. An uplifting and relaxed hour of fun! Family friendly. 

Troika

Troika

Great composers sometimes create a theme that is so captivating or remarkable that other great composers write variations on it. This is done as a tribute to its merits, rather than because they are short on good ideas themselves... 

1857: Turrebaz Khan

1857: Turrebaz Khan

A premiering play based on the life of the 19th-century Indian soldier Turrebaz Khan who rebelled for his country's freedom. It is a gripping drama of the last few hours spent with his dictatorial captor, who in fact, is a slave to the very system that Khan is fighting against. 

Everybody Hates The Lounge Kittens

Everybody Hates The Lounge Kittens

Not everybody hates The Lounge Kittens. In fact, they have a loyal following who have turned up this evening to see and support these three colourful haired, sparkly dressed chanteuses... 

Dieser Ort

Dieser Ort

A bell tolls. Feint strings begin to shimmer. A sombre procession of sixteen women dressed in black and carrying black chairs fills the space from both sides. They are silent and sharply focused as they carefully place each chair into position... 

Shakespeare on Love

Shakespeare on Love

Shakespeare on Love offers a heartwarming performance given by a group of Milwaukee high school students: the brainchild of their two English teachers. To call it a play, as the programme chooses to, is perhaps a misnomer: the show is a variety performance that showcases the students’ Shakespearean scene work and musical aptitude, all under the blanket theme of ‘Love’, which is interpreted broadly and occasionally somewhat indirectly... 

Quli: Dilon ka Shahzaada

Quli: Dilon ka Shahzaada

The intimate SpaceTriplex Studio, tucked underground beneath Edinburgh’s cosmopolitan centre, is an appropriate home-from-home for Quli: Dilon ka Shahzaada. Though framed through the unlikely love story of a prince and a temple dancer, this 45 minute offering from Mohammed Ali Baig tells the tale of how another multicultural capital - the old Indian city of Hyderabad - came to be... 

2 By 5

2 By 5

International Collegiate Theatre Festival has put together a delightful programme of both well-known and less familiar works to create this production of 2 By 5. All songs are by the highly talented writing partnership of Kander and Ebb, the men who created such memorable works as Cabaret, Chicago and Fosse... 

Music Tricks for Trade

Music Tricks for Trade

Really? Music tricks are the only resource for this group of orphans? They’re losing hope. Awesome opportunity: a life-changing talent competition. Their street act vs trained rich kids, ugh! But there is a lesson for all. 

Change

Change

A collection of witty, intelligent and highly entertaining plays written for and by members of the Actresses Franchise League. Despite what you might think, the Suffrage cause had a sense of humour and in Change, it’s alive and kicking! Performed by the full time students of Acting Coach Scotland's Professional Diploma in Stage and Screen Performance. 

Leftover

Leftover

Fleeing conflict in Western Europe, the women – soldiers, survivors, refugees, mothers, daughters, sisters – are all that remains. Leftover is a moving look at the human debris left behind... 

Co/lapse

Co/lapse

From a molecular level to social constructs, nature’s tendency toward disorder overrides our basic desire for systematic structure. The constant pressure to collapse into chaos is combated by our will to rise... 

The Lost Children of Neverland

The Lost Children of Neverland

A darker look at what happens when we refuse to grow up. This adaptation of Barrie's classic novel fuses music, physical theatre and performance together to explore the world of Neverland... 

Matchbox Theatre

Matchbox Theatre

Welcome to Matchbox Theatre! Would you please take a moment to check that all mobile phones and other electronic devices are switched on? Your calls are important to us! Photography is permitted throughout... 

Ha'upu

Ha'upu

Ha`upu is the third Hawaiian opera performed by Kamehameha Schools Hawai`i. The story is told through the cultural aspects of chant, mele, and hula. It is based on a Hawaiian legend involving Kapepe`ekauila, a rogue chief from the island of Moloka`i, who kidnaps Hina, a chiefess from Hilo... 

The Convolution of Pip and Twig

The Convolution of Pip and Twig

Epic adventure! Spills and thrills! Complicated love! Heart strings! Song and dance! Twin sisters’ world of safety and routine is blown open when one twin follows her heart into the unknown... 

The History of Tom Jones

The History of Tom Jones

Tom Jones was born to be hanged. This dramatisation of the 18th-century novel portrays the bawdy, racy plot and raucous characters that made Henry Fielding famous. Tom, the ward of Squire Allworthy, is in love with his beautiful neighbour, Sophia... 

After Magritte

After Magritte

After Magritte is a rip-roaring comedy about ordinary people in a most bizarre situation: a senile woman obsessed with the tuba may or may not be the mother of anyone in the room; a neurotic police inspector may or may not have a search warrant for an unidentified tortoise; an argumentative couple may or may not have seen a man covered in shaving foam wearing the kit of West Bromwich Albion... 

Acaholics Anonymous (UoB)

Acaholics Anonymous (UoB)

Thanks to Hands Up funding from generous UoB alumni, the University of Birmingham A Cappella Society present their debut Edinburgh Festival Fringe run! You will experience an afternoon of ingenious a cappella arrangements from the unforgettable Uptone Girls, the sensational Score and the magical AbraCappella... 

Cozy

Cozy

Colin and Yozy are mixing together live music, dance, projection, speed painting and a little culture to create Cozy, a unique experience that bridges an array of art forms! Colin performs his original tracks as he beatboxes, plays guitar and sings his heart out, while Yozy blends together dance forms ranging from hip-hop to contemporary with a little Chinese national flair... 

The Last

The Last

In the final days of mankind, the last nine human beings left in existence are holed up together in a sanctuary base dubbed ‘Plan Z’. First Citizen, Phoenix Nichols, bears the task of keeping morale alive, despite his increasing apathy and decreasing sanity... 

AcaDemic: Cambridge A Cappella On Tour ft. Fitz Barbershop and The Fitz Sirens

AcaDemic: Cambridge A Cappella On Tour ft. Fitz Barbershop and The Fitz Sirens

'Filled almost to excess with cheesy-rom-com-buckets-of-feel-good, this act put a smile on every face' **** (TheTab.com). A fun and fabulous afternoon of music with the two oldest and best a cappella groups of the University of Cambridge: Fitz Barbershop and The Fitz Sirens... 

The Edinburgh Concerts

The Edinburgh Concerts

The Edinburgh Concerts was, believe it or not, a concert series organised in Edinburgh. NEXT UK are a group who move around the UK “showcasing and promoting the best in new musical theatre writers and performers”, and in their 50 minute performance we were treated to several different performers in different combinations, performing approximately 10 new songs written by up and coming writers... 

Let England Shake

Let England Shake

Let England Shake is a dark and funny performance full of good ideas and performed by a great all-female ensemble. However, the show needs some more thought to make the separate stories sit together as a coherent whole... 

Boys

Boys

Fledgling theatre company Open Letter were immediately onto a winner when they chose Ella Hickson’s recent hit Boys to bring to the Fringe. It’s hard to believe that the piece wasn’t written for a Fringe debut: a play about students, staged by students, for students, it manages to encompass a whole load of drama into a smart, punchy hour and twenty... 

Captain of the Lost Waves: Unsolved Mysteries

Captain of the Lost Waves: Unsolved Mysteries

One of the songs included in Captain of the Lost Waves: Unsolved Mysteries is titled A Song No One Wants to Hear. Despite what it may seem from this, the Captain is apparently unaware that this is the show that no one wants to see... 

Academy of Risk

Academy of Risk

Academy of Risk explores the tremendous pressure placed on students through their own eyes. This ensemble piece - performed by a young, talented cast of fifteen - looks at the most high-pressure academic scenarios and how they are dealt with... 

Lydia Trueblood: The Black Widow of the Atlantic Coast

Lydia Trueblood: The Black Widow of the Atlantic Coast

Traveling Showcase from California bring their musical cabaret to the Fringe for the first time as Lydia Trueblood The Black Widow of the Atlantic Coast takes centre stage at the tiny Studio within The Space Triplex... 

Farewell, My Concubine – The Movement of the Martyr

Farewell, My Concubine – The Movement of the Martyr

A breakthrough Chinese classic that combines the elements of sword-play, martial arts, opera and contemporary dance that tells of the undying love and devotion between Xiang Yu (King of Chu) and his concubine (Yu Ji), and his love for his land... 

Notflix

Notflix

Think of a terrible plot, think of awful characterisation, think of twists so frustratingly illogical that you yearn for the narrative simplicity of Memento. Waiting For The Call: The Improvised Musical, present Notflix, the most horrible and least recommended original movies generated from the ghastly depths of audience suggestion... 

Odd Shaped Balls

Odd Shaped Balls

'The last 12 months have been very difficult for me. I became concerned with my mental health. Because of this I am going to step away from the game at this time. Thank you all for your understanding and support... 

Buckle Up

Buckle Up

Buckle Up is a trip on board the world’s worst airline, as technical difficulties, drunken pilots and a terrorist plot threaten to cause major delays. Unfortunately, only the airline attendants can stop this madness and everyone is equally incompetent – though in radically different ways... 

Birdland by Simon Stephens

Birdland by Simon Stephens

If there was a drop of water for every play ever staged about how money won’t bring you happiness during the Fringe, then Edinburgh would experience major flooding. Extend this to all pieces of art in the world and we’re taking a flood of biblical proportions... 

BuskingBrahms Sings Art Song

BuskingBrahms Sings Art Song

BuskingBrahms sings art song melodies from great classical and traditional composers and poets of the 18-20th centuries and beyond. Art song is the relationship between music and the written or spoken word, where each is of equal importance to the other. 

Blues! Roots of the Blues

Blues! Roots of the Blues

Toby Mottershead presents an excellent selection of blues tracks in a 50 minute display of musical talent in the SpaceTriplex venue on Nicolson Square. The show is a superb exhibition of differing styles of the early blues and is a joy to watch, with Mottershead as at ease on stage as he is playing the music you hear... 

Fourth Monkey's Grimm Tales: The Bloody Countess

Fourth Monkey's Grimm Tales: The Bloody Countess

Fourth Monkey are back with another stellar ensemble piece, providing late night gothic horror - even more frightening, as it is based on a real-life horror story.Countess Ezesbet Bathory was a Hungarian aristocrat who was the most prolific female serial killer in history... 

The Jäger Maestros Oompah Show

The Jäger Maestros Oompah Show

Manchester’s definitive entertainment band, The Jäger Maestros are an authentic German oompah band with a refreshingly modern difference. Comprised of eight of the country’s finest brass players and an irrepressible stand-up comic as a frontman, this band leads audiences on a highly exciting, mesmerising journey: from Oktoberfest drinking songs and games to contemporary classics in an oompah style that wonderfully get crowds swaying, swigging steins and singing loudly! A regular star of Manchester’s Bierkeller in the heart of The Printworks, The Jäger Maestros are a hit with audiences of all ages across the UK! 

Contemporary?

Contemporary?

Arts Printing House (Lithuania) presents – the phenomenon of the year: Contemporary? A good parody has to have four elements: it must make the audience laugh, surprise them with the plot, be better and show higher quality than the original, and the parody cannot become a mockery or public exposé... 

That Sickness Unto Death

That Sickness Unto Death

That Sickness Unto Death is an original piece that deals with mental illness, loss and the effects of these on the family unit.  

African Traditional Acrobatics and Cultural

African Traditional Acrobatics and Cultural

Great show from Ghana, West Africa! Fanti Acrobats is a group that exhibit African traditional culture and acrobatics. The group performs contortion, pan-spinning, limbo, fire breathing, traditional drumming and dancing... 

The Storybook Musical

The Storybook Musical

Based loosely around Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Storybook Musical follows two best friends, two boys and a sadistic narrator intent on ruining their lives. A recipe for disaster or love’s happy ending? Come and follow Alice, Dorothy, Peter Pan and Pinocchio as they wander into the forest, fall in love, fall out of love and then fall in love again... 

Puzzle

Puzzle

Puzzle is a performance created with deep wisdom, taking infants step by step towards the joy of cognition. How does the world look to a small child? Is it round and yellow, or a blue square? Maybe green, soft and hollow? Children's knowledge of the world around them begins with a variety of geometric shapes (cube, sphere, cone) and colours (green, red, yellow, blue, orange)... 

Avicide

Avicide

Roger (Greg Birks) isn’t like other people, and when all the birds start to disappear from outside his flat in Waterloo, he starts to panic. Where have they all gone? Are they coming for him? Georgia Green’s Avicide is a gorgeously refreshing look at Britain’s mental health epidemic, and led by a heart-wrenching performance from Birks, this student gem in the Space Triplex is definitely worth a watch... 

Sweetness and Light

Sweetness and Light

Glucose and Dextrose are state-approved killers, unstable and violent. In this piece of new writing from a new company, the volatile pair work as ‘Community Sanitisers’, secretly eliminating undesirables until they discover that the Office of Population Adjustment has made a serious error... 

Pitch a Fest

Pitch a Fest

Unzip your tent, slip on your wellies and be prepared to be transported to a music explosion. Be part of Up Right Theatre's very own festival... But is it all fun and games? An original dance/drama piece that sets to push the boundaries of modern theatre... 

Tumbling After

Tumbling After

"I don't fall in love, I tumble"Tumbling After is a modern day love story and commentary on the ways we stumble in and out of relationships. It is a very funny, scarily clever and piercingly accurate piece of physical theatre - enjoyable and performed by a flawlessly skilled cast... 

Chris Cooke's Free Speech

Chris Cooke's Free Speech

ThreeWeeks' co-editor Chris Cooke always saw free speech as a fundamental right, but then started arguing that Robin Thicke's Blurred Lines should be banned. So what is free speech exactly? And is it ever right to censor? In this free speech, Chris will explore what the law actually says about freedom of expression and consider the tricky balancing act between free speech and causing offence... 

The Sacred Obscene

The Sacred Obscene

Set mainly in a London strip club, The Sacred Obscene is a new play following the stories of the women who work there. It feels like a genuine telling of real people, which, though not the most thrilling performance at the Fringe, is skilfully enhanced to performance-piece level... 

A Midsummer Night's Dream

A Midsummer Night's Dream

Perhaps Shakespeare’s most famous comedy, A Midsummer Night’s Dream has the potential to either be comedic gold or irritating lip-service, depending on the quality of the cast and crew... 

Poppies

Poppies

A new musical set at the beginning of the First World War. Think you’ve seen it all before? Think again. Music Box Theatre has succeeded in capitalising on previously untapped perspectives while combining these with stunningly original music and performances of an all-round vibrancy from six actor-musicians... 

The Nina Variations

The Nina Variations

In this funny, haunting, and beautifully-crafted tribute to Anton Chekhov's The Seagull, playwright Steven Dietz puts two young lovers in a room and forces them to say how they really feel about each other. 

MUSE

MUSE

MUSE reveals the inspiration for Christopher Isherwood’s Sally Bowles and Jugé Productions’ new musical uncovers a far more complex and talented woman. With green-painted nails and a string of lovers, Jean Ross was indeed 'divinely decadent', but far from the air-headed floozy in the stories... 

Father Time

Father Time

'He had fallen into the hands of death.' Death always finds a way to claim his victims. Father Time is a creative adaptation of the Grimms' Godfather Death and Gambling Hans. After debuting their thought-provoking production of Rosemary in 2013, The Seckford Theatre Company is delighted to return to this year's Festival Fringe... 

Bullet in the Brain

Bullet in the Brain

Bullet in the Brain is a devised play from the short story of the same name by Tobias Wolff. It is the story of a man named Anders, a book critic, who experiences one final memory after being shot in the head during a bank robbery... 

The Wolves of Willoughby Chase

The Wolves of Willoughby Chase

A thrilling adventure set in an alternative history of England, The Wolves of Willoughby Chase tells the story of two brave, determined girls as they fight against ferocious wolves, snowy wastelands and their evil guardian, Miss Slighcarp... 

A Chorus Line

A Chorus Line

The award-winning musical with music by Marvin Hamlisch about making it on Broadway featuring the classic songs What I Did for Love, One, and Nothing, are performed by Broadway hopefuls with dreams, passion and desire... 

Blues!

Blues!

100 years of blues, 55 minutes to play it. From early Delta blues, to modern names such as Jack White and Seasick Steve, Blues! is a show that covers the history of the genre, playing the songs and telling the stories of the artists that have helped define today’s modern music... 

Get Jazzy On It!

Get Jazzy On It!

Hailing from the rolling hills of Devon, The Bluebelles are Exeter University’s finest female a cappella group. Taking songs old and new and transforming them into jazz and female barbershop wonders, this show will take you on a journey from Ella Fitzgerald to Taylor Swift and back again... 

Peter Pan – The Musical

Peter Pan – The Musical

California to Scotland... That has been the journey for the Mark Keppel High School Theatre Company. We are pleased to present Peter Pan – the Musical, originally written by Scotland's own, Sir JM Barrie... 

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

A hilarious Tony Award-winning musical that follows six overachieving and awkward adolescents on their quest for the spelling championship of a lifetime. Overseen by grown-ups who barely managed to escape childhood themselves, the eccentric group of outsiders learn that winning isn’t everything and that losing doesn’t necessarily make you a loser... 

The Suitcase Dreams

The Suitcase Dreams

Unpacking stories of great and small adventures, brave departures, wrenching farewells and the things that travelers choose to carry. Oconomowoc High School Players weave drama, comedy, absurdity and fantasy with a physical style of storytelling with live and recorded music... 

Eric Davidson – It's a Wrong Way to Ukulele

Eric Davidson – It's a Wrong Way to Ukulele

More parody, poetry and mischief from the man with the thin white uke. ‘I've seen better looking faces on an Easter Island postcard!’ (Polynesian Enquirer). 

Blues! Storyville

Blues! Storyville

Named after New Orleans' historic red-light district, Blues! Storyville features the raunchiest, smuttiest blues songs ever written, guest burlesque performers, and the band behind the award-winning show Blues! ***** (ThreeWeeks, for Blues!). 

Heart of Darkness

Heart of Darkness

***** (Tab.co.uk). ‘Captivating’ **** (TCS.cam.ac.uk). ‘A brilliant translation of Conrad’s haunting parable’ **** (Varsity.co.uk). In Edinburgh after a successful Cambridge run, this is Conrad’s famous novel – the inspiration for Ford Coppola's Apocalypse Now – adapted into an epic one-man show...