Unseen

Unseen

Through raw emotion, compelling stories and snippets of reality, we learn the story of Holly, a woman living on the streets in Edinburgh. 

Little Soldier Zhang Ga

Little Soldier Zhang Ga

From the puppetry director of War Horse China, Liu Xiaoyi, comes an uplifting tale of one boy’s solidarity and spirit in the face of conflict. 

Jekyll and Hyde

Jekyll and Hyde

Robert Louis Stevenson’s Jekyll and Hyde follows a heartbreaking journey through Victorian England, exploring the mysterious link between the respectful Dr Jekyll and the dark an… 

Party Animal Roop – Stories About a Unique Career in Show Business

Party Animal Roop – Stories About a Unique Career in Show Business

Roop has had a 20 year career as a celebrity party planner, and he has some special stories to share in his incisive one man show. 

Two

Two

Two presents working-class life in a northern local, a place of failed aspirations, unfulfilled lives and long-kept secrets. 

Awhile With Seamus Heaney

Awhile With Seamus Heaney

A personal journey by Irish actor/director Larry McCluskey, through the late Nobel Poet’s best and most popular work, a dramatic reading, with linking commentary and live music. 

Evil

Evil

An adaptation of Jan Guillou’s semi-autobiographical novel, which went on to become an Oscar-nominated film in 2003, Evil tells the story of systematic bullying and brutality at … 

Sherlock Holmes' Smarter Brother in the Case of a Study in Blood

Sherlock Holmes' Smarter Brother in the Case of a Study in Blood

Sherlock Holmes, true to its original with all the same characters and tropes that keep fans hooked, but with a twist. 

Mandela in Me

Mandela in Me

Directed by Emmy award-winner and musical director of the multiple Grammy award-winning Soweto Gospel Choir, Jimmy Mulovhedzi. 

Tomatoes

Tomatoes

Tomatoes is a new piece of writing by Eimear Sheehy and is presented by ALSA Productions. 

Identity Crisis

Identity Crisis

Famed for her portrayal of bisexual coke snorting Liberty Baker on Footballers Wives which won her a Screen Nations Award, Phina’s latest challenge is nine characters: black, white… 

Ed Cook’s Comedy Thing

Ed Cook’s Comedy Thing

Funnily enough, Ed Cook’s Comedy Thing is a sort of stand-up comedy thing. 

Fusion of Strings

Fusion of Strings

Marking his global tour, China’s legendary composer, Tu Shanxiang, comes to Edinburgh to perform his own traditional Chinese music piece. 

I Love Ursula Hamdress

I Love Ursula Hamdress

Theatre and physical theatre about the contemporary condition of women and farmed animals, created following Carol Adams’ lecture The sexual Politics of Meat. 

Claire Dawson in A Woman on the Edge

Claire Dawson in A Woman on the Edge

Lover dead, gun in hand, how did she end up in Tasmania? Our Liverpool born Queen of Cabaret sings up a storm and wisecracks her way through a roller coaster journey of self-discov… 

Chinese Women’s Whispers

Chinese Women’s Whispers

Chinese Women’s Whispers provides an oasis of calm for weary festival goers. 

Single Varietal

Single Varietal

Bob Stourton has an orchard. 

Year Ten

Year Ten

Never judge a play by its title. 

Magic Porridge Pot

Magic Porridge Pot

Help Boy cook magic porridge! Splat porridge in a magic food fight! Jump in the huge sea of porridge! Professional interactive theatre for kids who don’t want to sit still and watc… 

Enormous Turnip

Enormous Turnip

Help Grandad plant the tiny seed! Slide in the snail slime! Heave up the enormous turnip! Professional interactive theatre for kids who don’t just want to sit still and watch! Litt… 

Puss in Boots

Puss in Boots

Help Puss storm the Ogre’s bouncy castle! Chase enchanted mice! Splat magic mud pies! Meeow! Purr! Professional interactive theatre for kids who don’t want to sit still and watch… 

Golden Goose

Golden Goose

Chop the tree to rescue the gluey goose! Stick tight to its gooey golden feathers! Sail away on the magic land-ship! Professional interactive theatre for kids who don’t just want t… 

Call Mr Robeson

Call Mr Robeson

Call Mr Robeson is Tayo Aluko’s tribute to one of the twentieth century’s most recognisable singers in terms of looks and voice. 

Chatroom

Chatroom

Six teenagers come online. 

Mandela in Me

Mandela in Me

Directed by Emmy award-winner and musical director of the multiple Grammy award-winning Soweto Gospel Choir, Jimmy Mulovhedzi. 

The Echo Chamber

The Echo Chamber

Current affairs can be baffling, and we have all been overcome with the need to turn off the news and pretend that horrific acts of terrorism around the world aren’t happening. 

Arcadia

Arcadia

In the schoolroom of a country estate in the 1800s, Thomasina is discovering the truth about sex. 

Soddin’ Flodden

Soddin’ Flodden

1513, Flodden Field: among the dead lay Scotland’s most popular Stewart King and the flower of her nobility. 

Emoji

Emoji

Meet Kyle’s phone. 

Lucky 6

Lucky 6

Lucky 6 were massive in the nineties. 

Frankenstein: A New Play

Frankenstein: A New Play

An expedition to the North Pole. 

The Inspectors Call

The Inspectors Call

Exploring the impact of creeping corporatism and excessive accountability. 

Tent

Tent

A man and his unseen companion in a tent. 

Hamlet, Ophelia – Part One

Hamlet, Ophelia – Part One

Hamlet is a woman, she is living the play from the lovers’ point of view, going into the depths of humanity. 

As You Like It

As You Like It

Official programme commemorating the 400th year anniversary of the deaths of Tang Xianzu and William Shakespeare. 

Marilyn and Sinatra

Marilyn and Sinatra

You know their names but you didn’t know their love story. 

Blind Eye

Blind Eye

A powerful and compelling drama set in 1979. 

Marilyn and Sinatra

Marilyn and Sinatra

You know their names but you didn’t know their love story. 

DeafFirefly: Playing with Poetry

DeafFirefly: Playing with Poetry

What happens when British Sign Language poetry meets spoken word? Can a poem be performed in two entirely different languages at once and still make sense? And be good? To what ext… 

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. 

Call Mr Robeson

Call Mr Robeson

Paul Robeson is a world-famous American actor, singer and civil rights campaigner. 

The Tragedy of Two Tuesdays

The Tragedy of Two Tuesdays

The Tragedy of Two Tuesdays takes place in a restaurant called The Dream Cafe, wherein quiet cooks, sassy servers, a busboy and a menacing manager butt heads about nonsense and whi… 

Her Slightest Touch

Her Slightest Touch

Some argue that the Fringe has become too corporate and professional, thus pushing amateur groups out of the scene. 

Your Mother's Vagina

Your Mother's Vagina

Rhombus Ensemble’s Your Mother’s Vagina is a whirlwind of subject matter wrapped up in the lives of its two protagonists: Layla and Sue Anne. 

Iphigenia in Tauris

Iphigenia in Tauris

Champs Mêlés’ production of Iphigenia in Tauris is a two hour, French language translation of J. 

Gratiano

Gratiano

Though Shakespeare is something which has been revisited and reproduced time and time again, it is rare that one of the minor characters is given a starring role. 

John Porter – Lunatic (of the) Fringe

John Porter – Lunatic (of the) Fringe

John Porter always wanted an interesting life. 

Culturally Inquisitive

Culturally Inquisitive

Culturally Inquisitive touches on the life of the sublime stand-up force that is Wis Jantarasorn, known on the circuit for putting great twists on punchlines and whipping the crowd… 

Femmetamorphosis

Femmetamorphosis

Femmetamorphosis is an easy going play that explores the relationships of five very different characters as they help one of their own through a nasty break up. 

Finders Keepers & Miss Monday

Finders Keepers & Miss Monday

Life can be dull. Maybe all you need to spice it up, is a person who doesn’t deal with things in a rational way, who has a different view of the world? Let’s find out. 

Inferno

Inferno

Inferno is the first and, arguably, best part of Dante’s Divine Comedy. 

Fringe Masterclasses @Spotlites

Fringe Masterclasses @Spotlites

Inspiring, innovative and international theatre masterclasses, to empower emerging artists by working with leading professionals from the theatre world. 

Little Shakespeare

Little Shakespeare

Official programme commemorating the 400th year anniversary of the deaths of Tang Xianzu and William Shakespeare. 

Cats and Dogs Give the Best Advice

Cats and Dogs Give the Best Advice

This is a kids show for adults featuring puppets, awkward art attacks and one too many cats. 

Just A Quick One

Just A Quick One

Brought to you by Northumbria Drama Society, Just a Quick One by Hannah Sowerby, is a mockumentary-style comedy that follows a day at Blackpool’s most controversial cafe: coffee sh… 

50% Scottish, 100% Crazy, Let’s Laugh

50% Scottish, 100% Crazy, Let’s Laugh

Returning to the city of my momma’s birth, my life’s story about everything that led me back to Edinburgh. 

Stunning the Punters (& Other Stories)

Stunning the Punters (& Other Stories)

Twenty-six years after winning universal rave reviews for his Edinburgh solo debut, George Dillon is again Stunning the Punters! Herald Angel winner returns with stories by Berkoff… 

Cracked Tiles

Cracked Tiles

His father is dead now but for Riccardo the past is just coming to life. 

Ozymandias Melancholia: An Anti-Romcom

Ozymandias Melancholia: An Anti-Romcom

Written by and starring Matthew Greenhough, writer/performer of Bismillah! An ISIS Tragicomedy, ‘bold and thought-provoking’ (Guardian). 

The One Legged Man Show

The One Legged Man Show

A gunshot on New Year’s Eve on a beach in Thailand changed musical theatre artist Nils Bergstrand’s life forever. 

A Boy Named Cash

A Boy Named Cash

Monty Cotton, a seasoned performer and musician woke up one day and realised he could imitate Johnny Cash. 

Extreme Broadcasting

Extreme Broadcasting

BFBS Radio and Television services are absolutely vital to the morale of the British Forces serving abroad, this is why BFBS routinely sends civilian broadcasters into war zones. 

Poet of the Impossible

Poet of the Impossible

Renz Novani: Poet of the Impossible. 

ThreeWay

ThreeWay

A new, innovative piece of theatre that offers a new perspective into the world of dating and relationships. 

The South Afreakins

The South Afreakins

Helene and Gordon are stuck in South Africa and in their same rut. 

Carlotta de Galleon – A Fool for Love!

Carlotta de Galleon – A Fool for Love!

Carlotta is a romance novelist except she’s never been in love. 

Bully Boy

Bully Boy

Major Oscar Hadley is flown to the Middle East front line to probe allegations of severe misconduct within a self-styled Bully Boy unit of the British army. 

Carmen High

Carmen High

Carmen High is a powerful story about a popular mean girl who jokingly dates a high school outcast. 

Celia

Celia

Meet Celia, housewife, 49ish and devoted mother. 

Doctor in the House

Doctor in the House

Spend an intimate evening of insightful and intelligent comedy with this British doctor. 

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. 

The McLaureen's Tale

The McLaureen's Tale

Christine Khandjian presents a Celtic musical inspired by Irish migration. 

Drama Workshops for 5-12s

Drama Workshops for 5-12s

Different each day, including Minecraft, Star Wars: Force Awakens, Jedi Knight Academy, Jedi vs Sith, Harry Potter: Wizard School, Deathly Hallows, Minions, Disney, Horrible Histor… 

Braveheart

Braveheart

Battle the English with real claymores! Pelt rocks at soldiers with Mirren! Fight for freedom with William Wallace! Professional interactive theatre for kids who don’t just want to… 

Robinson Crusoe the Lost Jedi Knight

Robinson Crusoe the Lost Jedi Knight

Battle the Sith Pirates with real lightsabers! Blast the Dark Side’s droids! Master the Force with Jedi Knight Crusoe! Professional interactive theatre for kids who don’t just want… 

Charolais

Charolais

The woman who invented the most efficient method of slaughtering an animal was a vegetarian, we are told as the lights come up on Charolais. 

The Fallen Angel Show

The Fallen Angel Show

Vesper Walk describe themselves as a “quirky five to eight piece band performing art-pop music in a gothic style. 

For the Love of Chocolate

For the Love of Chocolate

For the Love of Chocolate oozes chocolate from its pores. 

The MaineStreet Band

The MaineStreet Band

Rock’n’roll spectacle! What are you looking for in an American rock band? Energy? Passion? General shenanigans? TMSB is coming to EdFringe! Guitars, keys, harmonies, drums, bass, a… 

Uttoradhikaar (The Inheritance)

Uttoradhikaar (The Inheritance)

Uttoradhikaar (The Inheritance) is the story of a time of change that revolves around the DeCunha family estate and the disintegration of its once glorious past. 

The Naked Stand-Up

The Naked Stand-Up

At first glance, The Naked Stand-Up might seem like a crowd-pulling gimmick, or a cheap trick to distract from poor material. 

I Am

I Am

I Am is the sequel to LCP Dance Theatre’s Am I. 

Rossetti's Women

Rossetti's Women

His name might feature prominently in the title, but prolific Pre-Raphaelite painter Dante Gabriel Rossetti takes a back seat in this new production written by award-winning playwr… 

The Fiery Path

The Fiery Path

Should one mistake condemn a man to hell? Blues legend Robert Johnson’s choice is explored whilst taking the fiery path. 

The Little Red Show

The Little Red Show

Ever had therapy? Feel like a failure? Then this one’s for you! Join performance poet Little Red as she reveals why the therapy didn’t work, through laughter, tears and sexual innu… 

Cracked Tiles

Cracked Tiles

Half Scottish, half Italian, and all heart, Lorenzo Novani’s solo show is well worth getting out of bed early for. 

By the Bi

By the Bi

By the Bi is a show that offers to tackle the heady subject matter - of the difficulties of being bisexual - head on. 

The Unknown Soldier

The Unknown Soldier

The Unknown Soldier finds an interesting perspective on the lives of men who fought in the First World War. 

Hamlet (A One Man Play)

Hamlet (A One Man Play)

Even the most seasoned audience member has to concentrate to grasp every line of a Shakespeare play. 

Theatre Engine: FlashMob

Theatre Engine: FlashMob

A mash-up of dance, music, mobile phones and you! FlashMob begins as a game of words and ends as a dance party for all participants – with audience members interacting with movem… 

Swingerella's Wrecking Ball World Tour

Swingerella's Wrecking Ball World Tour

Swingerella used to be Cinderella until her last Prince Charming got her self-harming and she became Swingerella – goddess of fabulousness and high priestess of voodoo. 

Titus Andronicus

Titus Andronicus

WeAct is the premier amateur theatrical drama group in China. 

A Glass Half Full

A Glass Half Full

Following her highly acclaimed one-woman show For the Love of Chocolate, renowned actress, writer and director Amanda Waring returns with a unique and inspirational comedy revue. 

Beethoven in Stalingrad

Beethoven in Stalingrad

War is a constant in our lives; a part of the combined human experience that while intensely distressing seems an integral and inherent aspect of what it is to be human. 

Poet of the Impossible

Poet of the Impossible

In a tiny, hot, almost claustrophobic room on Hanover Street, a poet is performing miracles. 

The Backside Monologues

The Backside Monologues

Manty was taken back by some man touching her large backside. 

Face – All Vocal Rock

Face – All Vocal Rock

Straight from USA’s Rocky Mountains and season one of NBC’s The Sing-Off, Face creates a high-octane vocal rock phenomenon punctuated by an endearing love of performance. 

The Count of Monte Cristo

The Count of Monte Cristo

A serial killer recounts his tale of revenge in this retelling of the classic novel. 

Bedsocks and Secrets

Bedsocks and Secrets

Dealing with the gritty, controversial subjects of dementia and care of the elderly, Bedsocks and Secrets explores the changing relationship between mother and son as her symptoms … 

Mountains and Seas – A Chinese Rock Musical

Mountains and Seas – A Chinese Rock Musical

Based on the script Mountains and Seas by Gao Xing-Jian, the play premiered at the National Theatre in Taipei, 2013. 

Whispers of the Mystical from The Dark Side of The Moon

Whispers of the Mystical from The Dark Side of The Moon

The Silver Moon Poetry Collection gives voice to the unspoken voices of the Feminine. 

Dylan's Daughter

Dylan's Daughter

Actress Anne Rutter first met the late Aeronwy Thomas in 1970. 

Awakening, Sweet and Sour Sensory Composition

Awakening, Sweet and Sour Sensory Composition

Immersive shows are one of those strands of theatre which can be either spectacular or absolutely appalling. 

Follow the Faun

Follow the Faun

Step into a sensual, erotic world, with the Faun (Andy Black) and his glittered Nymph accomplice (Sarita Ryan) as your guides. 

Magic Porridge Pot

Magic Porridge Pot

Help Boy cook magic porridge! Splat porridge in a magic food-fight! Jump in the huge sea of porridge! Professional interactive theatre for kids who don’t just want to sit still and… 

Belfast Boy

Belfast Boy

This stifling performance by young talent Greg Fossard will make you uneasy as the traumas of a troubled Belfast man’s life unravel. 

The Enormous Turnip

The Enormous Turnip

Help Grandad plant the tiny seed! Slide in the snail slime! Heave up the enormous turnip! Professional interactive theatre for kids who don’t just want to sit still and watch! Litt… 

The Day Before the Fair Album Launch

The Day Before the Fair Album Launch

The Day Before the Fair Album Launch – an arsenal of eclectic instruments. 

Black Magic: Songs Unchained

Black Magic: Songs Unchained

Black Magic: Songs Unchained is an important piece of theatre, unfortunately hampered by an uneven acting performance. 

Desperately Seeking Sugar

Desperately Seeking Sugar

If you love The Apprentice, you’ll be disappointed to discover that despite brandishing Lord Alan Sugar across their posters, Practical Magic’s Desperately Seeking Sugar has li… 

Keep the Home Fires

Keep the Home Fires

When her brother signs up for the front lines of World War One, Jean looks for a way to bring him home. 

Daggers MacKenzie

Daggers MacKenzie

Hurry, hurry, step right up and behold the one and only Daggers MacKenzie, the gal who defies death with every toss of the blade, as she runs away from the circus in this one-woman… 

Full Tilt Janis: The Australian Janis Joplin Tribute Show

Full Tilt Janis: The Australian Janis Joplin Tribute Show

Full Tilt Janis: The Australian Janis Joplin Tribute Show captures the sound, feel and attitude of the infamous Janis Joplin. 

The Sinister Tales of Doctor Synistra

The Sinister Tales of Doctor Synistra

Improv with a dark twist! As you enter the theatre you will be welcomed by the cast who will show you to your seats and make sure you are sitting comfortably, before using dark mag… 

Doorbells

Doorbells

Doorbells is a physical theatre performance about stories of surviving loneliness through surreal and humorously imaginative worlds. 

Night Just Before the Forests

Night Just Before the Forests

A theatrical proposal filled with poetry. 

The Day Before the Fair Album Launch

The Day Before the Fair Album Launch

The Day Before the Fair Album Launch – an arsenal of eclectic instruments. 

The Star Rover

The Star Rover

Despite being one of Jack London’s more obscure works, his 1915 novel The Star Rover or The Jacket is one that feels oddly contemporary. 

Colors

Colors

Kurage Theatre’s innovative theatre show is a song, dance and drama spectacular. 

The Ghost of Sadie Kimber

The Ghost of Sadie Kimber

There’s nothing complicated about The Ghost of Sadie Kimber - and there doesn’t need to be. 

Grounded

Grounded

Grounded is written, performed and directed by Linda McDade. 

Magiko

Magiko

A simple set, a modest stage and enough enthusiasm for magic in one man to inspire his audience to audible, astonished gasps. 

Hamlet

Hamlet

It wouldn’t be the Edinburgh Fringe without multiple adaptations of Hamlet all vying to make their mark, but this production by the English Repertory Theatre, directed and adapte… 

Bloodcream

Bloodcream

Poet Bog Polanco’s idea for this bite-sized poetry performance is really good: inspired by paintings from Scotland’s major collections he performs a series of poems he’s writ… 

Puss in Boots

Puss in Boots

Help Puss storm the Ogre’s bouncy castle! Chase enchanted mice! Splat magic mud pies! Meeow! Purr! Professional interactive theatre for kids who don’t just want to sit still and … 

Things Can Only Get Bitter

Things Can Only Get Bitter

Act One’s Things Can Only Get Bitter takes its name (with a slight twist) from the now infamous campaign song used by New Labour in the 1997 election campaign. 

65 Days of Tracy the Marquis Mannequin

65 Days of Tracy the Marquis Mannequin

Serving in many ways as an exploration of grief, mental illness and the intricacies of the bond between mothers and daughters - all wrapped up in a one-woman show - 65 Days of Trac… 

Mata Hari - The Musical

Mata Hari - The Musical

‘They’ve done it again! The champions of the parody musical genre are back!’ (TheatreBlogOnline. 

In The Company Of Women

In The Company Of Women

‘Yes, 30 may be the new 20 but no one’s told that to my south-facing tits. 

Malphas + Langwidere

Malphas + Langwidere

Movement, mask, and music are used to weave a new work of folklore, telling the tale of The Mortal’s quest to recover her love whom was stolen by Langwidere, a mysterious woman wit… 

Sunshine! Japanese Rakugo Comedy in English!

Sunshine! Japanese Rakugo Comedy in English!

Sunshine! Japanese Rakugo Comedy in English! Come for an hour of laughter and leave with a piece of Japan in your heart! Currently on his world tour! ‘This blonde raconteur with … 

Tricorn Improv

Tricorn Improv

Tricorn Improv! Have you ever had an amazing or wonderful idea for theatre but you couldn’t quite put to it to paper? Well then maybe it is now time to try it out on stage! Trico… 

Bluebeard

Bluebeard

A young girl is forced into marrying a powerful but mysterious woman. 

Lynn Hazelton

Lynn Hazelton

One of Australia’s finest songsmiths brings you the Open Hearted Way. 

Where Are the Villains Now

Where Are the Villains Now

Protest music night taking on the BBC. 

Insensible

Insensible

If you could eradicate the world of pain, what would be your price? A newly written comedy drama set in 1860s Boston, Massachusetts, USA. 

Storm in a Teacup

Storm in a Teacup

Storm in a Teacup, devised by Hot Coals. 

Padraig Potts’ Guide to Walking

Padraig Potts’ Guide to Walking

Seamus O’Rourke’s hilarious look at growing up in rural Ireland in the 70s and 80s with an umbilical cord wrapped tightly around your neck… It follows the life of Padraig Pot… 

Femmetamorphosis

Femmetamorphosis

A lingerie party is arranged with a group of women from different walks of life. 

PDA: Public Displays of A Cappella

PDA: Public Displays of A Cappella

PDA: Public Displays of A Cappella is the debut show for Bath’s premier mixed a cappella group, Aquapella. 

Oz and the Sith Pirates

Oz and the Sith Pirates

Battle Sith Pirates with real lightsabres! Engage hyperdrive: navigate Sith space! Awaken the Force to blast the CyberWitch! Professional interactive theatre for kids who don’t jus… 

Drama Workshops for 5-12s

Drama Workshops for 5-12s

Different each day, including Minecraft, Star Wars: Rebels, Yoda Jedi School, Jedi vs Sith, Force Awakens, Frozen, Harry Potter: Wizard School, Minions, Jurassic World, Avengers/DC… 

Peter Pan on Dinosaur Island

Peter Pan on Dinosaur Island

Defeat the T-rex with Peter and real swords! Fly with the Pterodactyl! Bombard Captain Hook with dinosaur-droppings! Professional interactive theatre for kids who don’t just want t…