L'Annunciazione – The Annunciation

L'Annunciazione – The Annunciation

A pregnant woman amongst a lot of garbage in territory filled with toxic waste from Camorra, the Neapolitan criminal organization, a territory inhabited by the people suffering oppression of criminals and hypocrisy of the Government... 

The Pirates of Penzance

The Pirates of Penzance

Campy am-dram with a pre-school aesthetic, Edinburgh theatre company, Cat-Like Tread’s The Pirates of Penzance is likely to have you humming the Gilbert and Sullivan Songs but will leave you utterly uninspired... 

Case Number

Case Number

Case Number, from young London-based theatre company Tea and Toast productions, seeks to raise awareness about the shockingly low number of rapists that are convicted through the UK legal system, as well as the dehumanising effect the legal process has on victims... 

Superfluous

Superfluous

Superfluous is a show with plenty of energy, enthusiasm and warmth, but a lack of more fundamental theatrical skills means it falls flat.The show tells the story of a newly formed superhero team assembled by mad scientist, Professor H, to track down a supervillain named Doctor Charm... 

Nancy Clench: Down Right Dirty

Nancy Clench: Down Right Dirty

Join Scotland’s Biggest drag queen for a spectacular hour of her own brand of risqué comedy. Standing over you at seven feet, this drag queen will leave you in stitches as she delves in to sex, dating and all her gossip with a great blend of audience participation... 

China Box Arts Project

China Box Arts Project

China Box Arts Project (CBAP) is a China themed multimedia arts project based on Konghou, a traditional Chinese instrument similar to the harp. CBAP employs different forms of arts including music, dance, drama and visual communication to present, share and learn the innovative culture... 

Tis Pity

Tis Pity

Natalie Audley’s ‘Tis Pity is a clever retelling of John Ford’s 17th century incestuous drama ‘Tis Pity She’s A Whore. Set in 1950s England, the performance provides the gore and suspense of the original play while associating its tragedy with a playful and witty script... 

Belfast Boy

Belfast Boy

One man is all it takes. No fuss, no frills. When Martin Hall is faced with a silent, empty space to talk to, his memories finally run free. Belfast Boy relates Martin’s story as told by none other than himself... 

Doing Time With Number 5

Doing Time With Number 5

Inviting us into an office adorned with a giant map of Australia and piles of unfinished scripts and screenplays, Clare Pickering embarks on the energetic and meandering story of her life... 

Romi

Romi

I absorbed a variety of styles, such as blues and folk music, and took inspiration from cutting-edge experimental musicians and artists from around the world, which had a dramatic impact upon my current style... 

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 watch! Little 'uns come onstage throughout! Join Boy as he ventures into the woods to find food for his sick Dad... 

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! Little'uns come onstage throughout! Join Boy and Grandad as they tend the seeds! The family is hungry; what will grow? Will the birds steal the seeds? Will the slugs and snails munch the leaves? Will there be enough for tea? Will the turnip ever stop growing? Pop! Kapow! 2011, 2012 and 2013 Fringe sell-out! 'So perfect' **** (ThreeWeeks)... 

Sleeping with Beauty

Sleeping with Beauty

A modern and dark retelling of the centuries old fable performed by yt2’s ensemble cast on a king-size bed. Who’s in control of Aurore’s destiny? Can she escape her fate or has her story already been written? 

Puss in Boots

Puss in Boots

Chase enchanted mice! Splat magic mud pies! Help Puss storm the ogre's castle! Professional interactive theatre for kids who don’t just want to sit still and watch! Little ’uns come onstage throughout! Join Puss as he tries on his magic boots! Boy is poor; what can Puss do? Will the Ogre eat Puss? Will Puss trick the Ogre? Will Boy ever get rich? From the team behind five-year Fringe sell-out Magic Porridge Pot: 'A great introduction to theatre' **** (Herald)... 

The Human Voice

The Human Voice

She was left face to face with the brutal truth - she is no longer loved and is abandoned. What can you do if you love somebody with every particle of your body? Without him, the air she breathes suffocates her... 

Punk Rock

Punk Rock

Are you tempted to enter the scarily vivid world of today’s teenager? Focus Theatre combine cutting edge multimedia, live music and physical theatre to bring Simon Stephen’s shocking classroom drama to life... 

Renz Novani: Spellbinder - Magic & Mystory

Renz Novani: Spellbinder - Magic & Mystory

This stripped-down mind reading act doesn't have any music, set, lighting changes or bells and whistles and it doesn't need them. It's just Novani in a small black box studio with a table and a couple of chairs... 

Takboom

Takboom

'Close your eyes. Count until there are no numbers left.' Following the path of their Lecoq training, Takboom's debut production illuminates movement through acrobatics, puppetry, and musicality... 

The Wind Road Boys

The Wind Road Boys

A historic mining village in the North East is under threat when Superco want to open an EnormaStore on land that has been inherited from an old miner, George. In a bid to save the fate of the community, Superco's representative is taken on a journey to discover what life was like during the town's mining heritage... 

Oleanna

Oleanna

This production of David Mamet’s play Oleanna is almost unwatchable, which is to say it’s excellent. Mamet’s play made audiences uncomfortable when it premiered in 1992 and, despite many years and scandals since, this drama about sexual harassment remains unbearably tense... 

Leave Me

Leave Me

Boy meets girl. He seems reserved, she more outgoing. They go back to her apartment, he doesn’t leave in the morning and gradually they fall in love. So far, so straightforward. An act of sexual violence then turns everything on its head as Act One show a darker side of relationships that is sadly all too common... 

Kava Girls

Kava Girls

You really, really want to like this little musical. Its heart’s in the right place, the subject matter is fascinating and the performers do try. Unfortunately, the music is forgettable and the script’s a snooze... 

Am I

Am I

Following huge success at last years Fringe, LCP Dance Theatre return this year with an extended version of this multimedia dance performance.Choreographed and directed by Joanna Puchala, this piece centres around exploring the subject of human sex trafficking, using the best selling book Trafficked by Sophie Hayes as a basis for not only the literal narrative, but also for the stark honesty of their portrayal... 

A Drinker

A Drinker

The life of Myung-su is colourful in many ways. He has a lifelong relationship with the bottle. Just as his life was looking bright, his business goes bankrupt and he is left with nothing but debt... 

A Work of Art

A Work of Art

In his Fringe debut, Richard Carnaby invites you to share a glimpse inside the lives and minds of three curious specimens, who have more in common than may first appear – or than they will ever know... 

Kitty in the Lane

Kitty in the Lane

An intense, poetic study of loneliness, cruelty and rural isolation, Kitty in the Lane is a mesmeric continuation of the Irish literary tradition, a reminder that our cousins over the water have a special way with words... 

Jekyll and Hyde

Jekyll and Hyde

Jekyll and Hyde – 3 starsby Natalia EquihuaWhat happens when bad thoughts materialize in actions? This is the premise surrounding Jekyll and Hyde, a modernization of the famous story by Scottish writer Robert Louis Stevenson... 

Bottle Mail from Okinawa

Bottle Mail from Okinawa

Following the success of last year’s four-star productions, Ship of the Ryukyu returns with an exciting traditional song and dance show from Okinawa. When a bottle containing an ancient message is opened the audience are taken back in time to the glorious Ryukyu Kingdom... 

Bonded by Blood

Bonded by Blood

The writers and performers of Bonded by Blood could have possibly struck gold with having me there to review the show. Many people would be presented with the idea of a new musical about the life and times of the infamous ‘Moors Murderers’ and roll their eyes in mocking disinterest... 

Baron Sternlook’s Big Naughty Improv Musical

Baron Sternlook’s Big Naughty Improv Musical

Kudos to any improv troupe for even attempting the month-long exercise in uphill walking and sleep-deprivation that is the Fringe. Bravery is perhaps the sole redeeming feature of James Lovelock & co’s Baron Sternlook’s Big Naughty Improv Musical... 

Backstage

Backstage

At the backstage of a Cantonese opera performance, a young reporter explores the brilliance of the traditional performing arts. With dazzling costumes, unique makeup, stylized movements, beautiful vocal technique, Backstage is performed by the famous maestro Mr Yuen Siu-Fai and his troupe... 

15% of The Seagull

15% of The Seagull

Directed by Tim Schulz and written by Liberty Martin, Cheryl Mayer and Lauren Stapleton, 15% of The Seagull is a humorous glimpse into the world of theatre adaptation and casting. Keeping their own names, Liberty and Cheryl are the stars of the show... 

Evil

Evil

Jesper Arin, who performs this one-man play, stood at the exit to the theatre as the audience left. We shook hands and I was going to congratulate him on his performance. Instead, I ran up the stairs onto the street and burst into tears... 

Critical! (A Sociopath’s Guide to Influencing Edinburgh Fringe Reviewers)

Critical! (A Sociopath’s Guide to Influencing Edinburgh Fringe Reviewers)

How to review a Fringe show whose cast kidnaps and threatens a theatre critic at gunpoint? Will any positive comments be interpreted as surrendering to the demands of terrorists? Will anything negative be interpreted as cattiness?Critical! (A Sociopath’s Guide to Influencing Edinburgh Fringe Reviewers) is one for the die-hard Fringe-goers, or at least for people who want to be... 

Loose Soul

Loose Soul

“We live in a time of magic. A time of wonder.” A time of connectedness and loneliness. Loose Soul is an intelligent exploration of the self in cyberspace. This is a devised piece by London-based Geranium Theatre and the sophisticated script that resulted was shortlisted for the Soho Theatre’s Young Writers Award 2013... 

An Audience With Shurl

An Audience With Shurl

An Audience With Shurl is a highly intimate, moving picture of the inner life of a very lonely woman. Shurl is funny, gentle and possessed of a childlike innocence. You will want to spend time with her... 

What Lies Beneath Our Feet

What Lies Beneath Our Feet

About the relationships human beings create: love, hate, conflict and reconciliation. Uses Contemporary and African dance styles. The power struggles between couples take them on a journey of discovery and transformation... 

Tick Tock

Tick Tock

Mhari and Thomas can’t conceive. Meanwhile, 19-year-old Lily has three kids under four. It doesn’t seem fair, does it? Narrated by Thomas, the play contrasts Lily (Leanne Traynor), who lives on government scheme payments just for bringing offspring into the world – offspring she ignores when they scream on the tram while she gossips with a friend, offspring she doesn’t even really seem to want – with Mhari and Thomas, who are denied the one thing they want most... 

Woman

Woman

Based on Blood Wedding by Lorca. Combines costumes, music of southern Iran and Spain, as well as image based theatre and physical expression. Dramatic spaces are generated based on the internal and external challenges to the bride's personality... 

Belles Amies!

Belles Amies!

The Oxford Belles, Oxford’s original all-female a cappella group, are back at the Edinburgh Fringe with their unique show that combines classics with chart hits, beatboxing with choreography, to dazzling effect... 

Chansons Françaises

Chansons Françaises

Accompanied by playbacks, Dr Zahida will sing some of the best hits of Edith Piaf, Mireille Mathieu, Charles Aznavour and many more. She will take you on a trip back to the 50s, 60s and 70s... 

Low Expectations: The Unpublishable Material

Low Expectations: The Unpublishable Material

Elizabeth Aaron adapts cut scenes from her novel, deemed too outrageous by her publishers, into an absurdist stand-up set. Low Expectations: The Unpublishable Material features witty illustrations that capture the hilarity/emotional detritus of Gen Y... 

Love Thy Neighbour

Love Thy Neighbour

Written by Andrew Norris and Clare Samuels. Directed by Andrew Norris. What is Love? You choose. You decide. A one-woman show. With the advent of reality TV, social networking and globalisation, has our understanding of love thy neighbour become skewed? Are we living instantly-gratifying, self-serving lives in the guise of loving others? Come and experience this interactive, multimedia black comedy... 

Invisible Woman: Maxine Jones

Invisible Woman: Maxine Jones

Older women are often see-through. Maxine Jones shakes off her invisibility cloak and steps into the spotlight with a stand-up routine on routine, superpowers and shyness. Maxine has featured on BBC Radio 4 Woman’s Hour and RTE Arena... 

Life with Crayons

Life with Crayons

The Bilborough College Players make their Edinburgh debut with a double-bill production featuring absurdist and epic theatre, Life with Crayons. At once energetic, shocking, revolting and hilarious, this inventive piece comes from the most surreal recesses of the imaginations of a group of students, the majority of whom are drama school applicants... 

Agitación Senil

Agitación Senil

Three elderly people are sitting on a park bench. They do it every day but they don’t know each other at all. One day they meet in front of an ATM by chance. Their personal circumstances lead them to join forces to achieve their aim and rob a bank! On this amazing venture they will discover bravery, fear, selflessness and cowardice... 

What Do You Mean

What Do You Mean

A wannabe playwright has had his play accepted by a play festival, but he has not written one yet. He types frantically as the real theatre people, the producer, director, designer, actor and intern, show him how a play is produced, especially for a festival... 

The Tommy Cooper Show

The Tommy Cooper Show

Stars Daniel Taylor as Britain's favourite comedian in a spectacular show featuring all your favourite gags and magic tricks. With fellow West End stars Warwick Evans as Miff Ferrie, Cooper's long suffering manager and Sharon Byatt as Gwen Cooper, the comic's ever loyal wife, this is a show not to be missed... 

Our Jackie

Our Jackie

University College London’s premier comedy group, the UCL Graters, present a brand new comic play, Our Jackie. Everyone remembers Jackie Valentine. When the seventies comedian and sitcom star dies alone, childless and estranged from his family, it's a sad end for an entertainment icon... 

Oz and the Space Pirates

Oz and the Space Pirates

Battle the West Witch with real laser-swords! Blast Space Pirates in the ruby asteroids! Jump black holes! Professional interactive theatre for kids who don't just want to sit still and watch! Catapulted into uncharted space, Oz becomes locked in a fierce battle with Space Pirates, when the West Quadrant’s Witch captures them all! Can they escape to the Emerald Planet? From the team behind 2013 sell-out Curse of Pharaoh’s Tomb: ***** ‘Outstanding’ (FringeReview... 

Drama Workshops for 5-12s

Drama Workshops for 5-12s

Different each day, including Star Wars: Yoda Jedi School, Jedi Knight Academy, Jedi vs. Sith, Clone Wars, Force Unleashed, Harry Potter: Wizard School, Dementors and Death Eaters, Avengers, Spider-Man, Doctor Who: Daleks and Cybermen, the War Doctor, Horrible Histories, Rainbow Fairies, Secret Kingdom, Gangsta Granny, Minecraft, Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Roald Dahl, Pirates... 

Merlin's Dragon

Merlin's Dragon

Vanquish evil knights with real battleaxes! Shoot firebolts with the Dragon! Joust with Sir Lancelot, the White Knight! Professional interactive theatre for kids who don't just want to sit and watch! Nimue, Lady of the Lake weaves spells to drown Avalon! Help Merlin defeat her and the Dragon-Slayers! 2012 sell-out! ***** 'Utterly engaging...