NEHH Presents... Andrew Wasylyk

NEHH Presents... Andrew Wasylyk

Andrew Wasylyk is a Scottish composer and producer who has conceived and contributed to over 25 albums. 

NEHH Presents... Withered Hand

NEHH Presents... Withered Hand

Withered Hand is the songwriting output of Edinburgh-based Dan Willson. 

NEHH Presents... Siobhan Wilson

NEHH Presents... Siobhan Wilson

Singer, multi-instrumentalist, composer, songwriter, library music producer, Siobhan Wilson was born in Elgin, Scotland, UK. 

EVERYTHING IS GOING TO BE ALRIGHT

EVERYTHING IS GOING TO BE ALRIGHT

Martin Creed Turner Prize-winning artist-performer-composer and ‘punk poet’ (Guardian). 

Will Pickvance Plays Piano

Will Pickvance Plays Piano

Something special happens when you play piano for yourself at home. 

We Are Each Other – Trevor Lock

We Are Each Other – Trevor Lock

Trevor’s new attempt at making a thing that only some people will like is similar to Community Circle and Girl v Boy but funnier and not as good. 

Community Circle – Trevor Lock

Community Circle – Trevor Lock

A social experiment? A support group for people looking to find their own comedy? 12-step meeting? Literal mind-reading show? A once-in-a-lifetime opportunity? (Unless you go back … 

NEHH Presents... James Yorkston

NEHH Presents... James Yorkston

James Yorkston is a singer-songwriter and author from the East Neuk of Fife, Scotland. 

EHFM and NEHH Present... EHFM's 3rd Birthday Featuring...

EHFM and NEHH Present... EHFM's 3rd Birthday Featuring...

Edinburgh’s community radio station EHFM celebrates three years on the airwaves with a special live show from local legend Other Lands. 

NEHH Presents... Carla J Easton

NEHH Presents... Carla J Easton

Carla J Easton is an award nominated singer-songwriter, releasing four critically acclaimed albums. 

NEHH Presents... Hamish Hawk

NEHH Presents... Hamish Hawk

Hamish Hawk is an Edinburgh-based songwriter. 

NEHH presents... Kapil Seshasayee

NEHH presents... Kapil Seshasayee

Kapil Seshasayee is a polymath, and a true original talent, both as a songwriter and as a soundsmith, a one-man combination of Scott Walker, Blood Orange, Arca and Richard Dawson. 

NEHH Presents... Stanley Odd

NEHH Presents... Stanley Odd

Stanley Odd make music for people that get tongue-tied talking to girls; clumsy people that dance awkwardly in their bedrooms; people that are generally uncomfortable in social sit… 

NEHH Presents... Sacred Paws

NEHH Presents... Sacred Paws

Sacred Paws don’t take things too seriously. 

Every Wild Beast

Every Wild Beast

Every Wild Beast returns to Edinburgh for a one-off solo performance by Fringe First-winning writer and storyteller, Casey Jay Andrews. 

Pashyanti On Guitar

Pashyanti On Guitar

Drawing on a deep lifelong immersion in diverse cultures and an array of pioneering experiences, Scotland’s ‘musical alchemist’ (World Music Report) offers a revelatory new vision … 

My Car Plays Tapes

My Car Plays Tapes

My Car Plays Tapes is the new storytelling show by John Osborne, about getting older, jobs, cars that don’t really work and how to make big decisions with your life. 

John Hegley's Drawings of Dromedaries (And Other creatures)

John Hegley's Drawings of Dromedaries (And Other creatures)

Drawings of Dromedaries (and Other Creatures). 

City Breakz

City Breakz

City Breakz is an outdoor pop-up hip-hop performance trail taking over unexpected places in city and town landscapes, where anything can become a dancefloor. 

NEHH Presents... Meursault

NEHH Presents... Meursault

Playing for the first time since ‘you-know-what’, Neil Pennycook and band take to the stage to perform material spanning Meursault’s entire back catalogue, as well as a few sly nod… 

NEHH Presents... Bogha-frois: Queer Voices in Folk

NEHH Presents... Bogha-frois: Queer Voices in Folk

Bogha-frois: Queer Voices in Folk (Scottish Gaelic for Rainbow) is a community of queer folk musicians based in Scotland and beyond. 

Swallow the Sea Caravan Theatre

Swallow the Sea Caravan Theatre

From the absurd to the moving, magical, funny and intriguing. 

Sex Education Xplorers (S.E.X.) by Mamoru Iriguchi

Sex Education Xplorers (S.E.X.) by Mamoru Iriguchi

A time-travel ride through the evolution of sexes, celebrating our diverse gender identities and sexualities. 

Dawn

Dawn

Dawn is a hairdresser who likes to rap. 

Green & Blue

Green & Blue

Green and Blue is a touching and thoughtful production about two police officers patrolling opposites sides of the border between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland durin… 

Who Cares

Who Cares

Who Cares is a stunning, fast paced piece of verbatim theatre about the plight of three young carers living in Salford. 

Like Animals

Like Animals

Through a series of slightly disjointed comic scenes, two actors, Pete and Kim, tell the story of three different relationships. 

The Eradication of Schizophrenia in Western Lapland

The Eradication of Schizophrenia in Western Lapland

The Eradication of Schizophrenia in Western Lapland is informed by a treatment for psychosis that has seen amazing results in Western Lapland. 

Cate Le Bon

Cate Le Bon

It was on a mountainside in Cumbria that the first whispers of Cate Le Bon’s latest album poked their buds above the earth after a year of living solitarily in the Lake District wh… 

Give Me Your Love

Give Me Your Love

Theatre legends Jon Haynes and David Woods of Ridiculusmus are back with Give Me Your Love, a funny and profound fable informed by groundbreaking research. 

Faking It

Faking It

During a Radio 3 live broadcast, a private detective stuns the audience by accusing a best-selling author of murder. 

One

One

One is the final part in Bert and Nasi’s trilogy on contemporary questions, following Eurohouse and the Total Theatre Award-winning Palmyra. 

Uncensored

Uncensored

Topical comedy drama for Radio 3 at Summerhall. 

Miss AmeriKa

Miss AmeriKa

If you can make it here, you can make it anywhere. 

My Uncomfortable Wardrobe

My Uncomfortable Wardrobe

Tash is trying to fit into her clothes as well as her role in society. 

Man on the Moon

Man on the Moon

Part of the British Council Edinburgh Showcase 2019 and presented by Contact and STUN. 

Extremely Pedestrian Chorales

Extremely Pedestrian Chorales

The commonplace experience and movement language of the pedestrian as an act of beauty, meaning and gentle comedy. 

Miijin Ki

Miijin Ki

A woman twirls endlessly, casting trails of pleasure, while another rebuilds beauty among the fall and collapse of her storm. 

Back of the Head with a Brick

Back of the Head with a Brick

I was young when I chose to love my city. 

Science of the Sesh 3.0

Science of the Sesh 3.0

If you’re here at the Fringe for a good time, don’t let the word ‘science’ cancel out the word ‘sesh’. 

Passengers

Passengers

We’re told that ‘Max needs a firm hand’, as the performance launches with three actors clad in balaclavas. 

Garlands

Garlands

It’s the happiest day of Khush’s life. 

To Move In Time

To Move In Time

Imagine you can travel through time. 

Daddy Drag

Daddy Drag

Leyla Josephine presents us with 'Daddy', a seeming parody of Rab C Nesbitt, oozing toxic masculinity. 

Working On My Night Moves

Working On My Night Moves

At the Edinburgh Festival Fringe it can often feel very hard to be alone. 

Men Chase Women Choose

Men Chase Women Choose

A riotous romp through the history of the female body, the patriarchy and the bad science behind the titular gender myth. 

Appropriate by Sarah-Jane Scott

Appropriate by Sarah-Jane Scott

This one person play, written and performed by Sarah-Jane Scott, introduces us to Sorcha who is fresh from fleeing her wedding. 

Ejaculation – Discussions About Female Sexuality

Ejaculation – Discussions About Female Sexuality

Ejaculation - Discussions of Female Sexuality is a raw, visceral exploration of female pleasure, boldly confronting the many themes which act as barriers to this rarely discussed t… 

MOOT MOOT

MOOT MOOT

‘What’s going on…??’ Rosana Cade cries, with their head in the seat of a swivel chair, spinning slowly in front of a fixated and silent audience. 

Questions for Quiz Shows

Questions for Quiz Shows

Cora is at the festival to see her ex-boyfriend perform. 

100% Soul with the Voices of Virtue Gospel Choir Live

100% Soul with the Voices of Virtue Gospel Choir Live

100% Soul: The Voices of Virtue Gospel Choir live. 

All of Me

All of Me

An abandoned party; a neglected bedroom; a cluttered AV desk. 

The End

The End

In this new piece, Bert and Nasi dance the end of their relationship, imagining what a future without each other might look like. 

Neither Here Nor There

Neither Here Nor There

Funny, intimate, political, a bit livid, powerful, powerless and patient. 

Out of Your Mind

Out of Your Mind

Naomi Sheldon (Funny Women Best Show, 2018) returns with a new psychological drama that takes the audience on an exploration of sound and the supernatural. 

Sex Education

Sex Education

As I write this review I find myself enveloped by a certain degree of caution. 

Hold On Let Go

Hold On Let Go

Hold On Let Go sets out to address memory loss and forgetting on both a personal and political scale, asking the question: 'What if we forget something important?' Despite … 

Cyst-er Act

Cyst-er Act

Cyst-er Act by Catherine Hoffmann. 

Die! Die! Die! Old People Die!

Die! Die! Die! Old People Die!

Die! Die! Die! Old People Die! Ridiculusmus. 

Before the Revolution

Before the Revolution

By mixing fiction and non-fiction, this performance transports the audience to the moment before the inevitable eruption, allowing them to understand and feel the causes that led t… 

Your Sexts Are Shit: Older Better Letters

Your Sexts Are Shit: Older Better Letters

Total Theatre Award-winning Rachel Mars returns following her gleeful sell-out hit Our Carnal Hearts. 

Kathryn Joseph – From When I Wake

Kathryn Joseph – From When I Wake

An intimate and provocative live performance that ‘evolves into a hypnotic whirlwind of warring emotions’ (Herald), Cryptic’s critically acclaimed, poignant staging of award-winnin… 

Hearty

Hearty

‘We must bury our knowledge until the apocalypse passes’. 

The Grape That Rolled Under the Fridge

The Grape That Rolled Under the Fridge

Imagine a future world where advances in technology allow the government to monitor everyone’s activities by directly communicating with a person’s shadow, which stores their owner… 

This Time Will Be Different

This Time Will Be Different

Presented by Indigenous Contemporary Scene, performance-based installation This Time Will Be Different denounces the Canadian government’s discourse on Indigenous people and takes … 

Out

Out

Performed with marikiscrycrycry, originally created/performed with Dwayne Antony, Out is about shapeshifting in a bid to fit in; to be black enough, straight enough, Jamaican enoug… 

Cardboard Citizens: Bystanders

Cardboard Citizens: Bystanders

Bystanders begins with staging reminiscent of a police detective’s office – plain desks, a few chairs, and piles of boxes full of paperwork and evidence. 

The Populars

The Populars

So, you think you’re cool? The stage is non-existent, you’re stood beneath the pseudo-stage lights and it seems as though you might be a part of the performance… So, what exa… 

Pizza Shop Heroes

Pizza Shop Heroes

Phosphorus Theatre works with refugees and asylum-seekers to create original collaborative autobiographical storytelling. 

Traumgirl

Traumgirl

Traumgirl explores the myths and stereotypes around sex work, laying bare the women behind the industry in a bold narrative which will change the preconceptions of anyone who didn… 

My Best Dead Friend

My Best Dead Friend

The black box space in Summerhall is perfectly suited to Zanetti Productions’ new one-woman show My Best Dead Friend, at once intimate and epic in its proportions. 

Coma

Coma

Bunk beds line the walls, a sterile cream colour melting into plastic mattresses. 

Buzz

Buzz

A body is washed up on the shores of the Faroe Islands, rain softly splatters on a coat, a video projection comes into view and live music fills our ears. 

Vigil

Vigil

The International Union for the Conservation of Nature has, for many years, produced and maintained a “Red List” of species which are either already extinct or in danger of bei… 

The Afflicted

The Afflicted

The Afflicted, a startling theatre-dance piece produced by Groupwork and performed at the Summerhall Demonstration Room, is a brilliant re-definition of the docu-drama format. 

Pass

Pass

A mother and daughter’s relationship through transition. 

My Mum's a Twat

My Mum's a Twat

What happens when your mum abandons you at the age of 12 to join a cult and move to Canada? That’s exactly the predicament Anoushka Warden found herself in, subsequent to her par… 

Phrases

Phrases

Phrases is an inventive and open-minded solo performance from dance artist Lewys Holt, honouring and making space for the confusion and miscommunication which we often seek to avoi… 

Mustard

Mustard

Eva O’Connor’s one-woman show about heart break and madness is crammed with life, wit and tragedy. 

First Time

First Time

This is definitely not the first time I have seen a play about being gay or about the AIDS epidemic, but it is the first time I have seen an eclectic and moving look at life post H… 

James Rowland's Revelations

James Rowland's Revelations

A couple of years ago James’ best friends, Sarah and Emma, asked him for his sperm. 

University Professors at the Fringe Networking Event

University Professors at the Fringe Networking Event

Fringe University believes that the Edinburgh Fringe makes an excellent classroom. 

A Khoisan Woman

A Khoisan Woman

Her skin is black. 

Where to Belong

Where to Belong

What makes a home? It’s one of a number of questions that Victor Esses asks of audience members as they come in, taping their responses for use later on in his show. 

Traumboy

Traumboy

In Traumboy, his one-man show about his experiences as a gay male prostitute, Daniel Hellmann emerges as a performer that is as eloquent with his voice as he is with his body. 

The Ladies Room

The Ladies Room

Gemma Bedeau is a writer, costume designer and graphic novelist. 

Ali and Alpo

Ali and Alpo

A beautiful wordless dialogue between Iraqi traditional music and Finnish contemporary dance. 

Feast

Feast

A show about food. 

Andrew Wasylyk: The Paralian

Andrew Wasylyk: The Paralian

Scottish musician and producer Andrew Wasylyk accepted an extended residency invite from arts centre and historic house Hospitalfield, in Arbroath, Scotland to create new music for… 

The Desk

The Desk

A dimly lit stage, five women and their leader, to whom they will give everything until there is nothing left to give: this is the basic set-up for Reetta Honkakoski Company’s ca… 

Everything I See I Swallow

Everything I See I Swallow

Something special is about to happen - we know this deeply and cerebrally as we enter stage to the mesmerising image of Maisy Taylor intricately entwined in shibari ropes, barely v… 

For All I Care

For All I Care

For All I Care is, first and foremost, the story of two women. 

Shit

Shit

Shit is an award-winning compelling, raw and powerful play which examines the intersections of class and misogyny. 

James Rowland's A Hundred Different Words for Love

James Rowland's A Hundred Different Words for Love

Five years ago, at his best friends Sarah and Emma’s engagement party, James met the love the love his life. 

LipSync / Cumbernauld Theatre

LipSync / Cumbernauld Theatre

Biographical performances like LipSync, produced by Cumbernauld Theatre as part of their Invited Guest project, don't always have some obvious, political point to make; they… 

Free Love

Free Love

Free Love is the latest manifestation of the Scottish experimental pop duo formerly known as Happy Meals, known for their extraordinary sensual live ceremonies. 

Native Girl Syndrome

Native Girl Syndrome

Presented by Indigenous Contemporary Scene, Native Girl Syndrome is inspired by the experience of Lara Kramer’s own grandmother’s migration from a remote First Nations community … 

Limbo

Limbo

Meeting Place Theatre and Teresa and Andrzej Welminski Foundation present Limbo. 

James Rowland's Team Viking

James Rowland's Team Viking

Eight years ago, James’ best friend Tom was diagnosed with heart cancer and told he had three months to live. 

Swallow the Sea Caravan Theatre

Swallow the Sea Caravan Theatre

From the absurd to the moving, magical, funny and intriguing. 

Yukon Ho! (Tall Tales from the Great White North)

Yukon Ho! (Tall Tales from the Great White North)

Comic dance-theatre conceived and performed by Yukon born ‘Intrepid’ Jen. 

Footnotes

Footnotes

Footnotes are additional information at the bottom of the page. 

21

21

When did you turn 21? In this ambitious video installation, Mats Staub explores how world history is mirrored in personal memories. 

Wild Women and Oneironauts

Wild Women and Oneironauts

Three goddesses are summoned to Earth through an ancient ritual; instead, the heavens send the women your mother hoped you would never become. 

Barney's Brewery Tour and Walkabout

Barney's Brewery Tour and Walkabout

Step behind the old horse stable doors and discover Summerhall’s very own brewery: Barney’s Beer. 

A Pickering's Gin Jolly

A Pickering's Gin Jolly

Take a gin jolly with Pickering’s Gin in their home at Summerhall Distillery. 

James Rowland's Songs of Friendship

James Rowland's Songs of Friendship

For the first time James performs his multi award-winning trilogy of storytelling shows, Team Viking, A Hundred Different Words for Love and Revelations back-to-back in one evening… 

8:8

8:8

Eight ordinary people stand before eight spectators. 

Narcolepsy

Narcolepsy

In September 1996, Channel 4 screened a documentary about River Phoenix as a gay icon. 

Nightclubbing

Nightclubbing

Rachael Young and her badass band of superhumans embrace Afrofuturism and the cult of Grace Jones in Nightclubbing; an explosive performance bringing visceral live music and interg… 

FrontX

FrontX

FrontX shows a range of international street artists who combine exceptional energy and resilience. 

Claire Dowie's When I Fall If I Fall

Claire Dowie's When I Fall If I Fall

Leaping barriers of age, sexuality and gender, Gloria prepares to dance the can-can one last time. 

Louder Is Not Always Clearer

Louder Is Not Always Clearer

Meet Jonny: teacher, father and football fan. 

Sh!t Theatre Drink Rum with Expats

Sh!t Theatre Drink Rum with Expats

Celebrating their final year as Europeans, island monkeys Becca and Louise got invited to the 2018 European Capital of Culture in Malta. 

Umbrella Man

Umbrella Man

Umbrella Man is the story of a young man from the north of Scotland who tries to prove the Earth is flat. 

Trevor Lock's Community Circle

Trevor Lock's Community Circle

A social experiment? A support group for people looking to find their own comedy? 12-step meeting? Literal mind-reading show? A once-in-a-lifetime opportunity? (Unless you go back … 

Sparkle

Sparkle

Scottish theatre-maker Annie Cusick Wood worked with companies such as Visible Fictions and Catherine Wheels before moving to Hawaii where she collaborates with Hawaii’s Honolulu T… 

Tröll

Tröll

It’s 1998. 

Contra

Contra

Drawing from circus, stand-up and live art, Contra is a solo-cabaret of contradictions. 

Cotton Fingers

Cotton Fingers

Aoife’s hungry and bored. 

Oh Yes Oh No

Oh Yes Oh No

This is about having sexual fantasies that don’t align with your politics. 

Taiwan Season: Fish

Taiwan Season: Fish

Sign language meets puppetry in this engaging, BSL-signed production based on a short novel by the revered Taiwanese author Huang Chunming. 

Twin Peaks

Twin Peaks

Mandy is an idiot. 

My Name Is Irrelevant

My Name Is Irrelevant

In a world created by your imagination it can be difficult to work out what is fiction and what is reality. 

Alaska

Alaska

Alaska is a funny, magical trip to the moon, with singing and dancing thrown in: one woman’s extraordinary story of how she survived growing up with severe depression. 

Life Is No Laughing Matter

Life Is No Laughing Matter

‘Sometimes I think I have felt everything I’m ever gonna feel and from here on out, I’m not gonna feel anything new. 

Before the End

Before the End

April 2015, Michel Graindorge passed away. 

Drone

Drone

A live jam of music, video and poetry, this multimedia theatre show tells the true story of a military drone’s life and fears. 

Everything I Do

Everything I Do

Everything I Do premiered at the Dublin Fringe Festival in a sell-out run at Project Arts Centre. 

First Piano on the Moon: Will Pickvance

First Piano on the Moon: Will Pickvance

Adapting Mozart, Chopin and Scott Joplin for outer space requires a specially equipped pianist. 

Jonny Donahoe: Forgiveness (Work-in-Progress)

Jonny Donahoe: Forgiveness (Work-in-Progress)

Forgiveness is a work-in-progress about the cycles of abuse that form and affect who we are; if and how we can escape them and move on. 

Taiwan Season: Bout

Taiwan Season: Bout

Taiwan’s Chang brothers (co-creators of Bon 4 Bon, a five-star hit at the 2018 Fringe) bounce back with a dance that reveals fresh facets of their fraternal relationships and the r… 

Niteworks

Niteworks

Niteworks are Ruairidh Graham, Allan MacDonald, Christopher Nicolson and Innes Strachan. 

A Generous Lover

A Generous Lover

A Generous Lover is La JohnJoseph’s heartfelt account of caring for a bipolar partner. 

Bertrand Lesca and Nasi Voutsas (Work-in-Progress / Open Rehearsal)

Bertrand Lesca and Nasi Voutsas (Work-in-Progress / Open Rehearsal)

Following the success of the Total Theatre Award-winning Palmyra and Eurohouse, Bert and Nasi present an exclusive work-in-progress showing of their latest piece. 

The Transatlantic Ensemble Perform Fleetwood Mac's Rumours

The Transatlantic Ensemble Perform Fleetwood Mac's Rumours

Fresh off the back of their last two outstanding, sell-out Summerhall shows, the amazing Transatlantic Ensemble return once again, to perform Fleetwood Mac’s Rumours Album, live an… 

Neil Hilborn

Neil Hilborn

Bestselling author and most watched poet of all time Neil Hilborn – famous for the internationally successful poems OCD and Joey and The Future, Neil Hilborn’s poems have been vi… 

Welcome to Night Vale

Welcome to Night Vale

Welcome To Night Vale is one of the most downloaded podcasts in the world. 

Sage Francis and B Dolan Are: Epic Beard Men

Sage Francis and B Dolan Are: Epic Beard Men

Returning for their third Fringe – after a decade of sharing stages and crafting collaborations in the studio, real-life rap BFFs Sage Francis and B Dolan have finally caved to y… 

Status

Status

Chris Thorpe's solo show for this year is about grappling with national identity as a white british man. 

Closed Doors

Closed Doors

When the cast of Closed Doors were taking their bow, they mentioned that this show existed as a book and as an album, and I immediately wished I had listened to the album. 

Void

Void

Void is really intense, in the best possible way. 

How to Keep Time: A Drum Solo for Dementia

How to Keep Time: A Drum Solo for Dementia

There’s a line in How to Keep Time that sat very deeply in my heart: “All my memories have been rewritten for who you are now. 

Everything Not Saved

Everything Not Saved

What can you remember from five years ago? Or five days ago? Five minutes ago, even? What can you be absolutely sure, beyond all doubt that you remember? MALAPROP Theatre’s new s… 

Pussy Riot: Riot Days

Pussy Riot: Riot Days

It’s very rare that you go to ‘the theatre’ and feel as though you are witnessing a moment in history; with Riot Days, Pussy Riot successfully creates this feeling. 

DollyWould

DollyWould

Sh!t Theatre’s sell out show from last year returns for a limited run at Summerhall, in what is perhaps the most bizarre, strange and utterly hysterical hours of performance art … 

Fallen Fruit

Fallen Fruit

Two Destination Language are encouraging audiences to see the personal narrative behind history with their performance Fallen Fruit. 

A Fortunate Man

A Fortunate Man

There are books which are called seminal largely because so many people have read them. 

NEHH, Made in Scotland and Meursault Present... Crow Hill

NEHH, Made in Scotland and Meursault Present... Crow Hill

Meursault presents Crow Hill, a series of urban horror story vignettes, set in the titular, fictional, Scottish town. 

The Hit

The Hit

A very black comedy – Mikey is a hitman exposed to parts of the brain he never thought he would see. 

The Reluctant Fundamentalist

The Reluctant Fundamentalist

Following two critically acclaimed sell-out runs, the National Youth Theatre present the Edinburgh debut of Mohsin Hamid’s Man Booker Prize-shortlisted novel The Reluctant Fundamen… 

East Belfast Boy

East Belfast Boy

Prime Cut Productions: East Belfast Boy by Fintan Brady. 

The Midnight Soup

The Midnight Soup

The Midnight Soup is a piece of theatre during which the audience prepare a meal that they share at the end. 

Tetra-Decathlon

Tetra-Decathlon

The Tetra-Decathlon is a gruelling 14-event athletics competition, requiring a unique combination of skills to complete. 

University Professors at the Fringe Networking Event

University Professors at the Fringe Networking Event

Fringe University believes that the Edinburgh Fringe makes an excellent classroom. 

Get Rreel

Get Rreel

The world’s biggest girl band Get Rreel are on the brink of collapse. 

The Ballad of the Apathetic Son and His Narcissistic Mother

The Ballad of the Apathetic Son and His Narcissistic Mother

This high-energy performance features real-life mother Lucy and her 15-year-old son Raedie. 

See-Through

See-Through

All you need is a camera, an internet connection and something to say. 

Achilles

Achilles

With roots in Grotowski’s theatrical style and the laboratory theatre of 1970s Poland, Company of Wolves are known for their striking, collaborative work that fuses dance, physic… 

The Basement Tapes

The Basement Tapes

Cleaning out her grandmother's old basement after her death, amongst the usual detritus a woman finds a tape recorder and an accompanying tape which tells the kind of story usu… 

Orpheus

Orpheus

Alexander Wright, our poet for the evening, tells us that this piece was written in The Meadows – the park not very far from Summerhall where they are performing now. 

Evros | The Crossing River

Evros | The Crossing River

Follow Doaa who dreams of a better life amongst a backdrop of war, terror and enduring love. 

Flight

Flight

Darkfield – creators of last years Séance – have brought their shipping container back to Summerhall for their latest aeronautically themed immersive audio performance, Flight… 

War With the Newts

War With the Newts

Knaive Theatre’s reworking of Czech author Karel Capek’s 1937 novel War with the Newts is a striking adaptation of an unfairly forgotten sci-fi masterpiece that will leave you … 

Revelations

Revelations

James Rowland may not strike you as a sperm donor if you met him in the street, but this is a man prepared to go to the ends of the earth to help his best friend and her wife find … 

Cock, Cock... Who's There?

Cock, Cock... Who's There?

Cock, cock… Who’s there? is a multimedia, autobiographical documentary-cum-social experiment all about writer-performer Samira Elagoz’s relationship with men after being rape… 

Egg

Egg

The Edinburgh Fringe is the sort of place where you expect to see experimental, strange and unusual performances, and Paper Doll Militia’s Egg will certainly satisfy audiences lo… 

NEHH Presents... The Kevin Rowland DJ Show

NEHH Presents... The Kevin Rowland DJ Show

Kevin Rowland – Style icon and leader of the band Dexys (formerly Dexy’s Midnight Runners) is renowned for his vast wealth of musical knowledge and a highly charged eclecticism, … 

Taiwan Season: Once Upon a Daydream

Taiwan Season: Once Upon a Daydream

Once Upon a Daydream, produced by Sun Son Theatre, bursts with life and colour. 

Valerie

Valerie

Through the thick haze and wash lights, the three piece band of performers that make up Valerie can just be seen, shimmering like figures from the past. 

Notorious Strumpet & Dangerous Girl

Notorious Strumpet & Dangerous Girl

Make sure you arrive at Notorious Strumpet & Dangerous Girl a few minutes early; performer Jess Love is thrilled to offer you a coffee, a tea, or a biscuit in the queue. 

Backup

Backup

Backup, a mix of puppetry and gestural object theatre, is a half hour of pure delight. 

NEHH Presents... Start to End – Solid Air by John Martyn

NEHH Presents... Start to End – Solid Air by John Martyn

Start to End return with a live band interpretation of John Martyn’s classic fourth solo studio album Solid Air, following a sold-out appearance at Celtic Connections 2018. 

The Myth of the Singular Moment

The Myth of the Singular Moment

On a train heading south, the eyes of a tired man meet those of a woman weeping, if only for a moment. 

Duckie

Duckie

Le Gateau Chocolat has brought his background in drag to this kids show, which is a solo act loosely based on Hans Christian Andersen's The Ugly Duckling. 

The Flop

The Flop

It seems that Cardiff-based Hijinx Theatre Company are happy to take risks. 

Blackout

Blackout

I’ll begin by noting that this particular viewing was unfortunately tarnished by a very inconsiderate audience, where both latecomers and six mid-show phone calls bombarded the f… 

Unsung

Unsung

With the advent of the internet, smartphones and social media, today’s politics happens under an unprecedented level of scrutiny. 

The Last Straw

The Last Straw

People Show have been producing work for more than 50 years which, given the self-indulgence of People Show 130 (or The Last Straw, to give its more Fringe-friendly title), is some… 

The Egg Is a Lonely Hunter

The Egg Is a Lonely Hunter

Single person monologues have long been a fringe staple, but nevertheless they are incredibly difficult to successfully pull off. 

BBC Pop-Up Radio Drama Studio at Summerhall

BBC Pop-Up Radio Drama Studio at Summerhall

The BBC is creating an intimate live pop up radio studio at Summerhall. 

And So I Watch You from Afar

And So I Watch You from Afar

And So I Watch You from Afar released The Endless Shimmering on the 20 October 2017 on Los Angeles based record label Sargent House, home of fellow noiseniks Deafheaven, Chelsea Wo… 

Jan Tait and the Bear

Jan Tait and the Bear

Based on a medieval story handed down by oral tradition, Emily Doolittle’s comedic chamber opera tells the story of Jan Tait, a rugged and roguish Shetlander who is always ready fo… 

De Fuut

De Fuut

Winner of the 2017 Best International Performance Award at the 2017 Fringe Festival, Amsterdam and hit of the 2018 Brighton Fringe. 

Ur – Medëa

Ur – Medëa

Desire is the place of not yet having. 

Alma, a Human Voice

Alma, a Human Voice

Alma: A Human Voice is a one-person performance focused on portraying and contrasting two characters from the early 1900s. 

Never Vera Blue

Never Vera Blue

Never Vera Blue is a brave and commendable production, which interrogates the effects of gaslighting in an emotionally abusive relationship. 

Ruth Cockburn – Love Letters from Blackpool

Ruth Cockburn – Love Letters from Blackpool

“Welcome to Blackpool!” Cockburn beams as her audience files into Summerhall’s Anatomy Lecture Theatre. 

My Left Nut

My Left Nut

“Bitter Sweet Symphony” by The Verve. 

Baby Face

Baby Face

“Have you ever fantasised about someone like me?” Katy Dye asks the audience, not as an adult woman, not as a performance artist, but as a 15-year-old school girl. 

Bottom

Bottom

Willy Hudson’s heart-filled, charming and hysterical one man show storms the stage at Summerhall and sheds light on the hugely under-discussed areas of gay sexual politics with d… 

Goblin perform their Greatest Hits

Goblin perform their Greatest Hits

Italian Horror legends GOBLIN are coming to the UK to perform 6 very special shows in London and Edinburgh as part of their 40th Anniversary Celebrations. 

Goblin Perform Suspiria (Live) – 40th Anniversary

Goblin Perform Suspiria (Live) – 40th Anniversary

The Italian horror soundtrack maestro Claudio Simonetti and his band Goblin perform their classic 1977 score live to a screening of the famous Dario Argento film Suspiria (celebrat… 

Prehistoric

Prehistoric

In an empty and decaying room four performers armed only with limited props, a beat up collection of instruments, and a selection of microphones bring to life a tale of anger, rage… 

Barney's Brewery Tours

Barney's Brewery Tours

Operating out of Summerhall since 2012, Barney’s Beer invites visitors to get a behind-the-scenes look at how our brewery runs on a day-to-day basis. 

Handfast

Handfast

Double Fringe First winners Nutshell return with this world premiere in a co-production with The Byre Theatre. 

The Last One

The Last One

The Last One is the end of all things, and still needing more. 

Come to Daddy

Come to Daddy

‘The children grabbed him (the father) and put him on the table. 

Erewhon

Erewhon

Erewhon: or, Over the Range is a fantasy novel by Samuel Butler which, first published anonymously in 1872, presented itself as the experiences of its narrator on discovering the m… 

Locked In Edinburgh, Escape the Distillery

Locked In Edinburgh, Escape the Distillery

Locked In Edinburgh escape game challenge to solve the mystery of who’s plotting against the distillery. 

Woogie Boogie

Woogie Boogie

The vividly stunning screen show of BRUSH Theatre. 

After the Cuts

After the Cuts

Produced by Raw Material, in association with the Beacon Arts Centre. 

Another One

Another One

If you break my heart, I’ll break yours too. 

A Pickering's Gin Jolly

A Pickering's Gin Jolly

Take a gin jolly with Pickering’s Gin in their home at Summerhall Distillery. 

The Sauna

The Sauna

The Sauna is a story of an old woman. 

Where It Hurts

Where It Hurts

Grassmarket Projects return to Summerhall after the successes of Doubting Thomas and Doglife with an authentic exploration of care within the NHS. 

Nele Needs a Holiday: The Musical

Nele Needs a Holiday: The Musical

A Belgian pop star moves to London to steal the job of British pop stars. 

Trojan Horse

Trojan Horse

‘Why should I continue to be tolerant, when the world has been so intolerant of me?’ Trojan Horse was a local story that hit the national press, accusing ‘hardline’ Muslim te… 

Portraits in Motion

Portraits in Motion

A flipbook might look like an ordinary but unusually shaped book, but appearances can be deceptive. 

Bruford Warm-Up Mornings

Bruford Warm-Up Mornings

Start each day with a warm-up! Professional practitioners will lead morning movement warm-ups in the Upper Church space at Summerhall for Fringe performers from all venues. 

Until You Hear That Bell

Until You Hear That Bell

Told through spoken word and within timed boxing rounds, Until You Hear That Bell is a story about ten years of amateur boxing and a changing relationship between father and son. 

European Citizen Popsong

European Citizen Popsong

Music’s power has erased boundaries before, but can it make us feel connected as citizens, even after the Brexit? Last year, theatre maker Marieke Dermul researched if such a thi… 

Taiwan Season: The Delusion of Home

Taiwan Season: The Delusion of Home

From the Chiayi area of southern Taiwan comes this strong and original documentary-style depiction of local contemporary life refracted through one of Shakespeare’s greatest traged… 

Maz and Bricks by Eva O'Connor

Maz and Bricks by Eva O'Connor

Triple Fringe First and Olivier Award-winning Fishamble present Maz and Bricks. 

May I Speak About Dance?

May I Speak About Dance?

A dancer dances, while another explains. 

Katie & Pip

Katie & Pip

Katie & Pip celebrates the relationship between Katie, a 15-year-old Type 1 Diabetic girl and Pip, her five-year-old border collie, trained by Katie to save her life on a daily bas… 

Lovecraft (Not the Sex Shop in Cardiff)

Lovecraft (Not the Sex Shop in Cardiff)

Lovecraft (Not the Sex Shop in Cardiff) is a one-woman science/comedy/music show. 

Extinguished Things

Extinguished Things

‘My neighbours leave their flat one morning but don’t return. 

Big Aftermath of a Small Disclosure

Big Aftermath of a Small Disclosure

By Magne van den Berg, UK premiere. 

Drive-By Shooting

Drive-By Shooting

A street art opera. 

My Kind of Michael

My Kind of Michael

Ever since he was a kid, Nick has loved Michael Barrymore. 

All the Lights Are On

All the Lights Are On

Typical Emmy, to turn brain cancer into a game! Her husband attempts to care for her, even as the illness eats away the woman he knows and loves, and her mother holds faith with in… 

Our Country

Our Country

‘A striking dream world. 

Heads Up

Heads Up

Kieran Hurley works towards an overwhelming state of urgency with the audience in his solo show Heads Up. 

NEHH Presents: Xylouris White

NEHH Presents: Xylouris White

Master of Cretan lute George Xylouris and Jim White (Dirty Three), a most innovative and charismatic drummer, are creating a musical duo. 

A Machine they're Secretly Building

A Machine they're Secretly Building

The audience were completely absorbed by Proto-Type Theater’s exposition of global mass-surveillance in A Machine They’re Secretly Building, the title aptly born from whistlebl… 

NEHH Presents: Charlotte Church's Late Night Pop Dungeon

NEHH Presents: Charlotte Church's Late Night Pop Dungeon

Up the dark, dark stairs, upon the bloody gallows of soft rock, through the oubliette of cheese, into the torture chamber of disco, you are welcomed to the Late Night Pop Dungeon. 

NEHH Presents: Pictish Trail & Friends

NEHH Presents: Pictish Trail & Friends

Svelt, intelligent, adorable balladeer trapped inside the body of an oversized, oft-bearded folk ogre. 

Josie Long

Josie Long

A few ideas structure Josie Long’s new show, the central one being simply that “not everything is for everyone. 

Eurohouse

Eurohouse

Following last year’s Fringe success and UK tour, Bertrand & Nasi’s darkly comic look at the EU’s founding ideals returns to Summerhall for just four performances. 

NEHH Presents: Julie Byrne

NEHH Presents: Julie Byrne

American wanderer Julie Byrne’s second album, Not Even Happiness, vividly archives what would have otherwise been lost to the road – bustling roadside diners, the stars over the … 

Workshy

Workshy

Workshy is a performance art piece by Katy Baird, a lady more experienced in customer service roles than theatrical ones. 

NEHH and Braw Gigs Present: Blanck Mass

NEHH and Braw Gigs Present: Blanck Mass

Electronic artist from the UK and one half of F*ck Buttons. 

Our Carnal Hearts

Our Carnal Hearts

Our Carnal Hearts is a wicked and totally absorbing cathartic purging experience, exalting the darker shades of humanity that dwell within us all. 

Give Me Your Love

Give Me Your Love

A dirty, disused room, empty except for a box with lots of holes in it. 

Amy Conway's Super Awesome World

Amy Conway's Super Awesome World

Amy Conway’s Super Awesome World is a hidden gem of the Fringe that starts off all fun and games (literally) before delving into an account of living with depression that is so h… 

Jogging

Jogging

Hanane Hajj Ali is a Lebanese performer with French citizenship who jogs daily to prevent osteoporosis, depression and obesity. 

NEHH & MiS Present: Withered Hand, Iklan, Savage Mansion

NEHH & MiS Present: Withered Hand, Iklan, Savage Mansion

A live eclectic ballad of works from pioneers of the contemporary Scottish music scene. 

Locus Amoenus

Locus Amoenus

Locus Amoenus is a poignant, slightly absurdist masterpiece in dramatic irony, in which the audience watches three strangers on a train slowly, unknowingly, going towards their de… 

Richard Gadd: Monkey See Monkey Do

Richard Gadd: Monkey See Monkey Do

The Edinburgh Comedy Award-winning show that ‘defined comedy in 2016’ (**** Guardian) and earned a Total Theatre Award nomination for Innovation returns for 10 days only. 

Arm – Mireille & Mathieu

Arm – Mireille & Mathieu

Arm is the spooky exploration of junkyard puppetry you never thought you wanted. 

Velvet Petal: Bedroom

Velvet Petal: Bedroom

Tough girls and pretty boys living life in the margins, dreaming about being at the centre. 

NEHH Presents: Hinds & Support

NEHH Presents: Hinds & Support

Since bursting onto the Madrid DIY scene, Hinds – Ana Perrote, Carlotta Cosials, Ade Martin and Amber Grimbergen – have mastered a raw and playful sound all their own. 

How to Act

How to Act

How to Act is set up as a masterclass in acting with a fantastic twist that brings questions of race and gender into a topical debate. 

Lands

Lands

Antler Theatre are no strangers to the Edinburgh Fringe, making their debut with This Way Up and Maria, 1968 in 2012. 

The Class Project

The Class Project

This is a show about belonging. 

The Shape of the Pain

The Shape of the Pain

China Plate’s The Shape of the Pain is an innovative artistic and scientific collaboration combining words, sound and projection to start a conversation about Complex Regional Pa… 

Heather

Heather

Fifty years ago, Roland Barthes told us to forget what we know about an author when reading a text. 

Eggsistentialism

Eggsistentialism

Joanne Ryan’s ode to motherhood, Eggsistentialism, is emotionally poignant and amusingly informative. 

Séance

Séance

Theatre today increasingly falls into one of two broad camps. 

DollyWould

DollyWould

Sh!t Theatre are excited to present their ‘mainstream crossover’ hit following their 2016 show Letters to Windsor House that earned them a Fringe First. 

Taiwan Season: The Backyard Story

Taiwan Season: The Backyard Story

The Backyard Story, directed by Chen-Chieh Sun with lively music composed by Chien-Hsun Chen, is a charming black-light theatre show for children aged 5+. 

Ancient Shrines and Half Truths

Ancient Shrines and Half Truths

Tripadvisor meets Pokemon Go in this absurd, fantastical tour that proves how liable we are to being led. 

Eaten

Eaten

Tucked away in a decently sized room at the beautiful venue of Summerhall, Eaten stars Mamoru Iriguchi as both Mamoru, Lionel the Lion, and, believe it or not, Dr. 

NEHH Presents: Orkestra del Sol

NEHH Presents: Orkestra del Sol

2017 is their last year! Edinburgh’s favourite purveyors of sousaphone-fuelled brassy honkstep will be hanging up their horns at the end of this year. 

Taiwan Season: Ever Never

Taiwan Season: Ever Never

Poignant and humorous, this is a semi-autobiographical piece of writing which roots itself in Co-coism director Hung Chien-Han’s upbringing. 

Mia: Daughters of Fortune

Mia: Daughters of Fortune

This startling, if indistinct production from Mind the Gap, England’s largest learning disability theatre company, gets straight to its point, with cast members slipping into ‘… 

(I Could Go on Singing) Over the Rainbow

(I Could Go on Singing) Over the Rainbow

FK Alexander returns with her Total Theatre Award-winning sell-out 2016 show. 

Break Up (We Need to Talk)

Break Up (We Need to Talk)

Five hours is a long time for everyone – it’s a long time for a viewer, it’s a long time for an actor, and it’s a long time to have an excruciating conversation about your … 

Slut

Slut

Slut tells a story which is sadly the experience of many women; girls who have the benefit of naivety during their younger years, which is then destroyed when they face the reality… 

Last Resort

Last Resort

The beginning of Last Resort definitely hooks you in. 

Ramy: In the Frontline

Ramy: In the Frontline

We all saw the coverage of the Egyptian revolution in 2011, but who can say they’ve been in the same room as someone personally involved? Ramy wasn’t just a participant in the … 

Bombastic Declaration of Love – Julie Cafmeyer

Bombastic Declaration of Love – Julie Cafmeyer

There is nothing more personal that the truth, and to present the truth of stage is an invariably brave act. 

Border Tales

Border Tales

Following a turbulent year of politics and current affairs, this year’s Fringe programme is unsurprisingly loaded with all manner of shows trying to make sense of the world in 20… 

Sasquatch: The Opera

Sasquatch: The Opera

I’m not sure where to begin in dissecting Sasquatch: the Opera. 

NEHH Presents: Lemon Bucket Orkestra & Ben Caplan

NEHH Presents: Lemon Bucket Orkestra & Ben Caplan

The Lemon Bucket Orkestra is Canada’s only balkan-klezmer-gypsy-party-punk super-band. 

Mark Thomas: A Show That Gambles on the Future

Mark Thomas: A Show That Gambles on the Future

Early in his Fringe show Mark Thomas reveals the impressively religious character of his upbringing. 

No Show

No Show

No Show is perhaps the perfect show: one that claims to be nothing at all. 

Palmyra

Palmyra

In her opus Regarding the Pain of Others, Susan Sontag explores the ways in which images of conflict can be altered for the benefit of a particular social cause or political group. 

A Hundred Different Words for Love

A Hundred Different Words for Love

“I’m aware there isn’t much art made about love, so I thought I’d nip in and nail the definitive article before anyone else could. 

Doglife

Doglife

Following on from the critically acclaimed Doubting Thomas, Jeremy Weller (winner of six Fringe First awards) and Grassmarket Projects return with part two of a devised trilogy wit… 

Your Love Is Fire

Your Love Is Fire

In the latest text by Mudar Alhaggi, this play is about daily life in the midst of the Syrian war, the waiting and the disappointed illusion that the next day might bring about cha… 

Chill Habibi

Chill Habibi

A cabaret with the best performance Egypt, Syria, Palestine, Morocco and Scotland have to offer! Come relax with the best drama, comedy, dance, music and otherness from the Arab Wo… 

Rosalind

Rosalind

In this portrait of Shakespeare’s most beloved heroine – the curious and courageous Rosalind – rising star choreographer James Cousins asks whether women still need to emulat… 

NEHH and Mediterraneo Present: Mediterraneo Opening Party

NEHH and Mediterraneo Present: Mediterraneo Opening Party

Mediterraneo is bringing Africa, southern Italy and Scotland crashing into Summerhall for a huge festival opening party. 

Arab Arts Focus: Dance Double Bill

Arab Arts Focus: Dance Double Bill

Due to some of the artists being refused visas to enter the UK, we have had to make some changes to the Arab Arts Focus Dance Double Bill. 

Locked in the Distillery Escape Game

Locked in the Distillery Escape Game

In the wake of a heinous break-in at Summerhall Distillery, the situation we all feared has come to pass: a vodka themed group of extremists is determined to put a permanent end to… 

BlackCatfishMusketeer

BlackCatfishMusketeer

You meet someone online. 

Taiwan Season: Heart of Darkness

Taiwan Season: Heart of Darkness

A psychic journey, through physical theatre and music, Sun Son Theatre’s Heart of Darkness explores the damage inflicted on a woman by arranged marriage. 

Barney's Brewery Tours

Barney's Brewery Tours

Welcome to Edinburgh’s longest established non-continuously operating brewery! Ever wondered what really goes on inside a brewery? You’re welcomed in to Barney’s Beer at Summ… 

The Second Copy: 2045

The Second Copy: 2045

From out of the future, dissolving himself in fiction, the character of Youness Atbane observes the dynamics of contemporary art in Morocco. 

Dates – At the Speed of Sound!

Dates – At the Speed of Sound!

From Helsinki, a brand-new speed-dating concept for theatre lovers! First relax, enjoying one of two sparkling comedies about first dates in restaurants from prolific Finnish scree… 

Taha

Taha

Taha Muhammad Ali is the beautiful optimistic picture of the Palestinian people – of all of us. 

Locked in the Small Animal Hospital

Locked in the Small Animal Hospital

Since closing its doors as a vet school in 2011, Summerhall has become a thriving arts hub full of exhibitions, installations and shows. 

Ubu Roi

Ubu Roi

Stagger me sideways! King Ubu, usurper to the throne of Baloney, carries a mop instead of a sceptre and dreams of his pâté de dog. 

Lists for the End of the World

Lists for the End of the World

A joyful and touching view of the world through other people’s eyes, Lists… is a show composed entirely of crowdsourced lists. 

Pianologues (Will Pickvance)

Pianologues (Will Pickvance)

Inside the mind of a pianist, looking out. 

Jihan's Smile

Jihan's Smile

Jihan is an ordinary child who woke up one day to discover that she had lost her smile. 

Start Swimming

Start Swimming

A Young Vic Taking Part Production. 

A Strange New Space

A Strange New Space

Amira is obsessed with space and dreams of becoming an astronaut. 

Zombie Science: Worst Case Scenario

Zombie Science: Worst Case Scenario

Almost at the start, Gilchrist Muir—here inhabiting the tweed suit of our lecturer, Glasgow University-based Theoretical Zombiologist Dr Ken House—insists that Zombies are no… 

Reflections of a Constant Monk

Reflections of a Constant Monk

Join a modern monk as he, or sometimes she, makes a poetic and musical journey through the modern world in search of enlightenment and wisdom. 

NEHH Presents... NJTOS, featuring Bill Wells & Wolf

NEHH Presents... NJTOS, featuring Bill Wells & Wolf

Not jazz, nor a trio and not entirely Scottish, The National Jazz Trio of Scotland are Bill Wells (piano laptop), Aby Vulliamy (vocals, viola), Kate Sugden (vocals, marimba), and G… 

NEHH Presents... Withered Hand & Chris T-T

NEHH Presents... Withered Hand & Chris T-T

Withered Hand is the musical output of Edinburgh-based Dan Willson, a feature of the city’s DIY music scene for many years. 

Thirty Years of the Workcenter: A Retrospective

Thirty Years of the Workcenter: A Retrospective

We encounter the Workcenter’s deepening of an exploration of the human being in action, as Mr Richards guides us through the phases of the Workcenter’s performing arts research… 

NEHH Presents… Mediterraneo Festival Edition: A Wild Night of Live World Music

NEHH Presents… Mediterraneo Festival Edition: A Wild Night of Live World Music

Mediterraneo is bringing Africa, Cuba and southern Italy to Summerhall for a huge festival edition of their world music concert. 

NEHH Presents... Eska

NEHH Presents... Eska

Eska, one of music’s best-kept secrets, has built an inimitable reputation as a writer and performer through collaborations with such legends of the game as Grace Jones, Cinematic … 

Beyond Price

Beyond Price

This is a wonderfully complex piece; part intertwining story, part vocalised ruminations of Jack Klaff, a Fringe veteran who gives a stunning performance. 

I Used to Hear Footsteps

I Used to Hear Footsteps

A documentary style piece of storytelling which merges fact and fiction, past and present in an interesting tale, that sadly fails to curdle the blood. 

The Underground: A Response to Dostoevsky

The Underground: A Response to Dostoevsky

Is it possible to rid ourselves of that force which engulfs us daily and constitutes a redirection of our destiny? Can we alter a plan nature has etched within us and deviate from … 

If There's Not Dancing at the Revolution, I'm Not Coming

If There's Not Dancing at the Revolution, I'm Not Coming

Taking multimedia representations of young women as its inspiration, If There’s Not Dancing at the Revolution, I’m Not Coming picks apart a medley of references to Titanic, Disney … 

Presentation of the Film Documentation of Jerzy Grotowski's The Constant Prince

Presentation of the Film Documentation of Jerzy Grotowski's The Constant Prince

Carla Pollastrelli will carry the public through an outline of Jerzy Grotowski’s creative biography with a specific focus on the theatrical phase he carried out between 1959 and … 

Nancy's Philosopher

Nancy's Philosopher

“Reason is, and ought only to be, the slave of the passions. 

Eurohouse

Eurohouse

For many people unaffected by it, the debt crisis in Greece is a distant, vaguely distressing situation, failing to provoke public outcry due to a misapprehension that it is someho… 

Presentation of the Film Documentation of Jerzy Grotowski's Akropolis

Presentation of the Film Documentation of Jerzy Grotowski's Akropolis

In this encounter, Carla Pollastrelli, co-director of Fondazione Pontedera Teatro from 1993 to 2012, will introduce and present the video documentation of Akropolis, an outstanding… 

Outside the Box – A Live Show About Death

Outside the Box – A Live Show About Death

Death is a funny thing when you think about it: it’s the only certain thing in this world yet the majority of us deny its existence, but as performer Liz Rothschild points out, i… 

The Castle Builder

The Castle Builder

With the feel of an interactive workshop rather than a theatrical ‘show’, The Castle Builder is a lo-fi exploration of outsider art that alternates between informal lecture and… 

Bildraum

Bildraum

Bildraum is part of the ‘Big in Belgium’ series, featuring six of the country’s many outstanding theatre and performance companies. 

Remember to Breathe

Remember to Breathe

Following the story of an Irish emigrant’s relationship with her father, Remember to Breathe is quietly affecting rather than arresting; assured and well-rounded rather than boun… 

Lost in Blue

Lost in Blue

As hilarious as it is poignant, Lost in Blue is an individual and gripping story from one of the UK’s top storytellers. 

All In

All In

Here’s what happens in order: A parody of bourgeois conversation by actors in black morphsuits; a light show to the gaiety of the Ode To Joy; unembellished description of said pi… 

NEHH Presents... Broken Records & Adam Stafford

NEHH Presents... Broken Records & Adam Stafford

Broken Records bring their expansive, soaring mix of elation and melancholy to Summerhall’s Dissection Room, with the raw energy of Springsteen and the drama of Arcade Fire. 

NEHH Presents... The Soul Foundation

NEHH Presents... The Soul Foundation

Their third show at the Dissection Rooms, the TSF crew returns with an explosive live set of motown classics along with new renditions of northern soul dance floor escapisms. 

Camille

Camille

Most Fringe shows think they can squeeze two hours into fifty minutes. 

Dive and Summerhall Present... C U Next Tuesday Cabaret

Dive and Summerhall Present... C U Next Tuesday Cabaret

Sometime in between Jak Soroka cracking eggs on her naked body and Sam Reynolds dry humping someone in the audience, you realise nights at Dive’s C U Next Tuesday cabaret can get… 

On the Conditions and Possibilities of Hillary Clinton Taking Me as Her Young Lover

On the Conditions and Possibilities of Hillary Clinton Taking Me as Her Young Lover

On the Conditions and Possibilities of Hillary Clinton Taking Me as Her Young Lover definitely wins the title of most intriguing show title at the Fringe, and it’s definitely wor… 

4D Cinema

4D Cinema

In 1923, Marlene Dietrich made the transition from stage to cinema through a bit part in German silent comedy The Little Napoleon. 

Graeme Stephen’s Metropolis

Graeme Stephen’s Metropolis

‘Stephen’s far-reaching guitarist-composer’s voice, now vast and scary, now dreamily delicate, now devilishly catchy, that’s making this strain of his output so enthralling… 

NEHH Presents... Richard Dawson & Nev Clay

NEHH Presents... Richard Dawson & Nev Clay

Richard Dawson brings his wonderfully shambling exterior, tales of pineapples and underpants, ghosts of family members and cats to Summerhall’s Dissection Room. 

The Living Room

The Living Room

The Living Room takes us home, to a place in which we welcome another. 

NEHH Presents... Mount Kimbie (DJ Set), Hi & Saberhägen

NEHH Presents... Mount Kimbie (DJ Set), Hi & Saberhägen

One of post-dubstep’s bright lights, Mount Kimbie come to Summerhall’s Dissection Room for a genre-evading late-night DJ set, drawing from a thick soup of influences that leave… 

Under Ice

Under Ice

Lithuanian director Arturas Areima mounts an adaptation of Falk Richter’s play of the same name, Under Ice. 

Us / Them

Us / Them

I can count on one hand the number of plays that have sent shivers down my spine: Us/Them is one such show. 

Blank

Blank

Nassim Soleimanpour is known for his intelligent plays that have no need for a director, designer or even rehearsals. 

Mungo Park – Travels in the Interior of Africa

Mungo Park – Travels in the Interior of Africa

Mungo Park proved that any true Scotsman would do almost anything to avoid spending another bloody day in Selkirk. 

Stories to Tell in the Middle of the Night

Stories to Tell in the Middle of the Night

Stories to Tell in the Middle of the Night is both exactly what it says it whilst also proving to something rather different altogether. 

Don’t Panic! It’s Challenge Anneka

Don’t Panic! It’s Challenge Anneka

Being both a chronic worrier and a huge fan of television from the 1990s, I had high hopes for Don’t Panic! It’s Challenge Anneka: a one woman show that uses the programme, Challen… 

The Lady Vanishes

The Lady Vanishes

The Lady Vanishes is one of those shows that doesn’t fit into simple categories. 

Robert Newman: The Brain Show

Robert Newman: The Brain Show

In a previous show, we witnessed Robert Newman intellectually tear down Dawkin’s view of evolution. 

Ubu on the Table

Ubu on the Table

La Pire Espèce have been rummaging in the cupboards: in Ubu on the Table coffee pots, cutlery, a glass jug and drawers full of unassuming objects populate the cast in an energetic… 

I'm Doing This for You

I'm Doing This for You

The premise of the show is deceptively simple, and the clue is in the title: what a woman would do or go through for a man who she wholeheartedly loves, even though he has already … 

Faslane

Faslane

On the surface Jenna Watt’s new show Faslane sounds like it should be a simple comparison of the reasons for and against renewing the Trident nuclear base; it turns out to be jus… 

The Road to Huntsville

The Road to Huntsville

Stephanie Ridings does a lecture on state homicide with drama. 

Meet Fred

Meet Fred

We meet Fred as he wakes up - cute little puppet stretching and yawns ensue. 

A Man Standing

A Man Standing

“You come in like a lion and you leave like a lamb”. 

Snakes and Giants

Snakes and Giants

Sometimes a good performance doesn’t fulfill the purpose of normal theatre. 

Denton and Me

Denton and Me

Never underestimate the power or repercussions of a gift. 

NEHH Presents... WHITE & Bossy Love

NEHH Presents... WHITE & Bossy Love

WHITE are a hurtling juggernaut of synth stabs, razor-sharp guitars and even sharper attire. 

One Hundred Homes

One Hundred Homes

Yinka Kuitenbrouwer welcomes you into her shed, pours you a cup of tea, gives you a house-shaped biscuit, and the words come out in a torrent. 

Bubble Schmeisis

Bubble Schmeisis

It’s hard to imagine a more appropriate venue than the Demonstration Room at Summerhall for Nick Cassenbaum’s coming of age tale. 

(I Could Go on Singing) Over the Rainbow

(I Could Go on Singing) Over the Rainbow

It’s a strange and unsettling thing being stood stock-still for a few minutes, gazing into a stranger’s eyes. 

How (Not) to Live in Suburbia

How (Not) to Live in Suburbia

Annie Siddon’s (almost) one-woman show, How (Not) To Live In Suburbia, is an absolute treat from Siddon’s first smile to the audience as she takes the stage, until she exits. 

NEHH Presents... GrownUps

NEHH Presents... GrownUps

Back, back, back and bouncier than ever, the exclusive vinyl club night for the more fully fledged music fan returns for a one-off, late night festival special. 

NEHH Presents... Orkestra del Sol & The Jellyman's Daughter

NEHH Presents... Orkestra del Sol & The Jellyman's Daughter

Orkestra del Sol, a joyous reinvention of global brassy street music, has left a trail of pummelled dancefloors across Europe and countries including India, Australia and China. 

Karmana, Songs of the Roma

Karmana, Songs of the Roma

Scottish virtuoso guitarist/composer Simon Thacker returns to create a new Romani musical journey in this dazzling world premiere featuring reimagined Gypsy songs and original work… 

Adler & Gibb

Adler & Gibb

Following its run at the Royal Court in London, Tim Crouch’s play reflects on our modern-day obsession with artists’ lives and how this interferes with and indeed obscures our … 

The Lounge

The Lounge

There comes a time in most good plays when you realise you’ve become completely lost in a moment due to its sheer brilliance. 

NEHH Presents... Willis Earl Beal

NEHH Presents... Willis Earl Beal

Willis Earl Beal has yet to be born. 

World Without Us

World Without Us

Ontroerend Goed’s World Without Us imagines a future in which humanity has simply ceased to exist, and it’s surprisingly soothing. 

NEHH Presents... Rachel Sermanni, Matt Norris & The Moon

NEHH Presents... Rachel Sermanni, Matt Norris & The Moon

One of Britain’s most promising folk artists, Highland-born Rachel Sermanni comes to Summerhall’s Dissection Room. 

Emballage

Emballage

Emballage refers to Tadeusz Kantor’s concept of wrapping, a utilitarian action taken from the most mundane reality of everyday life. 

Cuncrete

Cuncrete

The sheer size of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival means that any performer that manages to distinguish themselves from the wild, multifarious pack is left at a critical crossroad. 

Tell Me Anything

Tell Me Anything

Fifteen-year-old David Ralfe knows that with “warmth, guidance, and gentle nudging”, Kate, his anorexic girlfriend, can be guided towards a healthier existence. 

The Dwelling Place

The Dwelling Place

Two large basement rooms in Summerhall have been transformed into a remarkable installation and immersive theatre, musical, video, sound, and light performance area. 

It Folds

It Folds

Both touching and humorous, It Folds is an experimental exploration of grief, death and the human condition. 

MacBain

MacBain

At first glance, there are other plays by Shakespeare that would offer more fruitful parallels with the Kurt Cobain story than Macbeth. 

Letters to Windsor House

Letters to Windsor House

Picture the scene: two women in letterbox face paint — a pair of punkish, postmodern clowns — sit on a couple of threadbare armchairs underneath an enormous screen, sipping bee… 

Mikey and Addie

Mikey and Addie

Mikey and Addie is a story about two pre-teen kids who couldn’t be more different – Mikey’s life is all about imagination and play, while Addie’s is focused on enforcing rule… 

Doubting Thomas

Doubting Thomas

Jeremy Weller, known for his use of drama as a tool for social intervention, presents a new Fringe offering with a powerful actor and message at its core, but a weak execution that… 

NEHH Presents... Kathryn Joseph & The Anchoress

NEHH Presents... Kathryn Joseph & The Anchoress

A haunting and utterly compelling SAY award-winning album Bones You Have Thrown Me and Blood I’ve Spilled comes to Summerhall’s dissection room. 

NEHH and Braw Gigs Present... Cosmic Disco Nights

NEHH and Braw Gigs Present... Cosmic Disco Nights

Step into an interstellar kosmische zone the likes the capital has never seen to launch Summerhall’s amazing musical programme this August. 

The Trial

The Trial

Josef K wakes up one morning, hungry and disconcerted, only to find himself arrested. 

Taiwan Season: The Adventure of Puppets

Taiwan Season: The Adventure of Puppets

A family show guaranteed to tickle the child in all of us. 

Squirrel Stole My Underpants

Squirrel Stole My Underpants

In this poignantly silly adventure tale for families, Sylvie is sent to the backyard to hang up the laundry. 

Happy Hour

Happy Hour

With their friendship and complicity spanning almost two decades, Mauro Paccagnella and Alessandro Bernardeschi meet again for a choreographic project. 

Heads Up

Heads Up

A city. 

Pianomorphosis - Will Pickvance

Pianomorphosis - Will Pickvance

Inside the workings of the piano concert, looking out. 

Locked In: The Distillery Escape

Locked In: The Distillery Escape

The Locked In Escape game comes to the Fringe this year for the first time. 

Waves

Waves

The story of young Aussie Elizabeth Moncello, the unofficial inventor of the famous butterfly stroke. 

Of, or at, a Fairly Low Temperature

Of, or at, a Fairly Low Temperature

What is meant by being cool? Does anything else matter? Are acronyms in? OOAAFLT mixes contemporary dance with storytelling and comedy to question what is cool these days. 

Party Trap

Party Trap

A television journalist and a politician clash live on-air. 

We Are Brontë

We Are Brontë

A ludicrous and inventive interpretation of the Brontë myth, taking the real and imaginary worlds of the Yorkshire siblings as inspiration. 

Only Bones

Only Bones

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Mairi Campbell: Pulse

Mairi Campbell: Pulse

Award-winning Scottish musician’s solo quest to heal cultural wounds. 

Lost at Sea

Lost at Sea

On 10 January 1992, the container ship Ever Laurel, several days out from Hong Kong en route to Tacoma, Washington, hit a storm in the North Pacific Ocean. 

Uncanny Valley

Uncanny Valley

In the near-century since Czech writer Karel Capek first gave us the word “robot” (in his play R. 

To Breathe

To Breathe

To Breathe starts with its six performers standing in a circle, staring at the audience, just breathing. 

Paradise Lost (lies unopened beside me)

Paradise Lost (lies unopened beside me)

I have never before been moved from laughing to tears pouring down my face – in the space of one sentence – until I saw this piece. 

Abacus

Abacus

That the character of Paul Abacus was created in 2009 – three years after TED talks became available to watch online – is no surprise at all. 

Ventoux

Ventoux

Ventoux is the story of two cyclists, one forbidding mountain and a potent rivalry. 

Edmund the Learned Pig

Edmund the Learned Pig

Barry Bonaparte’s Travelling Circus is in trouble. 

Islands

Islands

Islands is a bit madcap. 

Near Gone

Near Gone

This award-winning devised piece from Two Destination Language clearly deserves its second festival run. 

I Gave Him an Orchid

I Gave Him an Orchid

Sarah Calver begins her spirited, witty show with a disclaimer: this show is ideally watched in Berlin at 10pm while a couple of pints down. 

Balkanarama

Balkanarama

Come experience the sights and sounds of the Balkans at this riotous night of live Balkan, klezmer and gypsy music, exquisite gypsy belly dancing, fabulous Balkan Beats DJs, live v… 

Gods Are Fallen And All Safety Gone

Gods Are Fallen And All Safety Gone

Four people are onstage at the start of this play: Sean Campion and Scott Turnbull, the actors playing a mother/daughter pair, and a real-life mother/daughter pair. 

Owen Pallett

Owen Pallett

Owen Pallett’s new album In Conflict was released in 2014. 

Tomorrow's Parties

Tomorrow's Parties

Forced Entertainment have a legendary reputation for creating innovative, engaging and challenging theatre and performance. 

Confirmation

Confirmation

At a certain point in Confirmation’s 85 minutes of perspective-smudging, you just want to get up and scream – so inescapably does Chris Thorpe’s script put you face-to-face w… 

The Happiness Project

The Happiness Project

‘I looked for it on Blackpool beach with my Mum. 

Borderlands

Borderlands

We are on the border between England and Scotland, life and death, fluid and solid. 

The Ex

The Ex

Dutch jazz punk veterans The Ex, have been going for thirty-five years. 

Titania – A Solo Cabaret

Titania – A Solo Cabaret

A really specific, niche or academic inspiration for a show, adapted in a completely unexpected style that still absolutely suits the material with high levels of audience interact… 

A String Section

A String Section

Here is what happens in A String Section: five women cut the legs off the chairs on which they are sitting. 

Donald Does Dusty

Donald Does Dusty

Donald Torr was, apparently, the best big brother any little girl could have, especially growing up on the outskirts of 1960s’ Aberdeen. 

La Merda by Cristian Ceresoli, starring Silvia Gallerano

La Merda by Cristian Ceresoli, starring Silvia Gallerano

Six performances only! The multi award-winning international hit play returns for its final Edinburgh performances. 

The Red Chair

The Red Chair

Award-winning Clod Ensemble returns to Edinburgh with the fabulous tale of a man who eats himself into the chair he is sitting upon, the woman doomed to cook his meals, and their o… 

The Furies

The Furies

A gig inspired by Clytemnestra’s Greek revenge myth, casting her Furies of vengeance as front women of a rock band. 

Atomkraft

Atomkraft

Atomkraft is a performance with live music. 

The Assembly of Animals

The Assembly of Animals

Combining puppetry, magic and scientific-demonstration, THE ASSEMBLY OF ANIMALS gives a glimpse into the inner workings of a laboratory looking for life in everyday objects. 

What I Learned From Johnny Bevan

What I Learned From Johnny Bevan

It’s easy to get lulled by the constant flow of shows at the Fringe, to give in the mid-afternoon slump and the heavy-eyed semi-slumber. 

Pope Head (The Secret Life of Francis Bacon)

Pope Head (The Secret Life of Francis Bacon)

Garry Roost is both writer and performer in this broad, jumbled examination of the life of the troubled artist, Francis Bacon. 

The Sun Ra Arkestra with Richard Youngs

The Sun Ra Arkestra with Richard Youngs

Summerhall is proud to present the Sun Ra Arkestra, live in the Dissection Room. 

Gomaar Trilogy

Gomaar Trilogy

The Gomaar Trilogy has stylish puppetry and heartfelt sincerity – but its confident aesthetic fails to enliven a tired story of a male artist trying to accommodate his creative i… 

The Great Downhill Journey of Little Tommy

The Great Downhill Journey of Little Tommy

Is this a music concert? Is it a piece of theatre? Can it be both? Might it be neither? These are the questions that may well fly around your mind after experiencing The Great Down… 

The Temptation of St Anthony

The Temptation of St Anthony

Welcome to the Edinburgh Spiritual Emergency Support Group. 

The Litvinenko Project

The Litvinenko Project

Go ahead and sip the gunpowder green tea poured into dainty cups by Tom Barnes and Matt Wilks, the handsome, engaging young performers of The Litvinenko Project. 

MacGillivray – Damn Rebel Bitch

MacGillivray – Damn Rebel Bitch

Howl throated ghost poet MacGillivray stramps the stage in folk noir electronica, evocative of post-apocalyptic punk Gaelic, chewed chandelier glass and electric autoharp. 

Independence

Independence

Following their critically acclaimed 2014 Fringe debut, leading new music group Ensemble Thing return to Summerhall to perform John De Simone’s powerful, moving new work, Independe… 

We Are the Monsters

We Are the Monsters

No two people – or monsters – are exactly the same! Come along and meet some scratchy, shimmering creatures and multi-coloured mini monsters, playing and interacting with one a… 

where.to

where.to

Post-rock performance troupe Needless Alley present Where. 

On Track

On Track

A gallery space with assorted artworks: chainsaw, feathered headdress, a map of the world. 

Current Location

Current Location

Three women stand on a cliff-edge overlooking their village; a village which is soon to disappear. 

Shift/ – A Best of Spoken Word

Shift/ – A Best of Spoken Word

Shift is a collective of poets that includes Rachel Amey, Bram Gieben, Harry Giles, Jenny Lindsay, Ali Maloney, Rachel McCrum and Sam Small. 

Mark Thomas: Trespass – Work in Progress

Mark Thomas: Trespass – Work in Progress

It’s hard these days to find comics, amongst the slick and edgy big leagues, with a genuine sense of mischief. 

Women's Hour

Women's Hour

“Doesn’t she look lovely?” Louise Mothersole and Rebecca Biscuit coo again and again, spitting irony. 

Some People Talk About Violence

Some People Talk About Violence

With the title Some People Talk About Violence one would be forgiven for thinking Barrel Organ’s new show is serious and depressing. 

Taiwan Season: The Paper Play

Taiwan Season: The Paper Play

This charming double bill from Puppets Being Theatre uses poise and precision to bring to life ingenious paper creations. 

Smash It Up

Smash It Up

Originally inspired by the demolition of the Chartist Mural in Newport, South Wales, Smash it Up explores the destruction of art, culture and public space. 

Simon Thacker's Svara-Kanti

Simon Thacker's Svara-Kanti

Scotland’s visionary guitarist/composer returns with an astonishingly powerful new trio line-up of his award-winning Indo-Western ensemble, with Raju das Baul, mesmerising exponent… 

Light Boxes

Light Boxes

A space at Summerhall has been transformed into a forest. 

To Space

To Space

Dr Niamh Shaw is that relatively rare thing – a skilled and engaging stage performer who also happens to be a scientist and engineer, with both a degree and PhD to her name. 

Portraits in Motion

Portraits in Motion

In his softly accented English, German photographer Volker Gerling introduces you to unforgettable faces in his quiet but compelling Portraits in Motion. 

Fable

Fable

A charming storytelling piece that fuses spoken word and music, Fable from the Flanagan Collective charts the story of ‘J’. 

Talking with Angels: Budapest, 1943

Talking with Angels: Budapest, 1943

A crucifix, a menorah, the smell of incense. 

Antiwords

Antiwords

Antiwords is a piece inspired by Václav Havel’s play Audience, featuring an awkward dialogue between a dissident playwright and a drunken brew master. 

Orkestra Del Sol – Larger Than Life

Orkestra Del Sol – Larger Than Life

Globally inspired, but distilled in Scotland. 

Poetry Can F*ck Off

Poetry Can F*ck Off

By Heathcote Williams (Herald Lifetime Achievement Award winner). 

We This Way

We This Way

A shamelessly monotonous cycle of intrigue, We This Way casts Seth Kiebel in a haunting light, his deadpan but deft delivery commanding an hour of interactive, communal ‘point-an… 

Grandad and Me

Grandad and Me

The Letter J’s production of Grandad and Me is simple, moving and effective. 

A Brief History of Evil

A Brief History of Evil

Who knew that a Dusty Springfield favourite could provide such an effective description of man’s descent into unspeakable evil? Ewan Downie and Jonathan Peck from Company of Wolv… 

The Metaphysical Caravan

The Metaphysical Caravan

The Metaphysical Caravan is an extraordinary mobile stage curated presenting the work of Pinocchio Theatre from Poland. 

Meet and Greet for University Students

Meet and Greet for University Students

Are you a university student at the Fringe? Network with your tech, acting, management and producing peers – make connections! Come meet other university students at this meet an… 

Thread

Thread

Thread is a multimedia dance drama, that blurs the lines between fantasy and reality, arousal and disgust, fun and violence, spectacle and authenticity. 

Awkward Happiness

Awkward Happiness

Awkward Happiness is a reflection on the futility of happiness. 

The Bevvy Sisters

The Bevvy Sisters

***** (BroadwayBaby. 

Idiot-Syncrasy

Idiot-Syncrasy

Igor and Moreno move. 

Bill Wells and Aidan Moffat

Bill Wells and Aidan Moffat

Bill Wells and Aidan Moffat play their only Edinburgh gig in support of their acclaimed second album together, The Most Important Place in the World. 

Alien Lullabies – Songs from a Decaying Future

Alien Lullabies – Songs from a Decaying Future

As part of the Made in Scotland showcase, off-world electronica and stunning live vocals merge seamlessly with surreal 3D animation to evolve into a multimedia artwork in Alien Lul… 

Lost in Transition

Lost in Transition

Lost in Transition looks at Romania’s decretei: children born as a result of Ceausescu’s 770 Decree that forbade contraception and abortions. 

Mitch’s Movie Pitches

Mitch’s Movie Pitches

Mitch (Eric Sigmundsson) loves movies. 

A Reason to Talk

A Reason to Talk

Sachli Gholamalizad moved from Iran to Belgium when she was five. 

Project HaHa

Project HaHa

When life gives you lemons, sometimes you shouldn’t make lemonade. 

University Professors at the Fringe Networking Event

University Professors at the Fringe Networking Event

Fringe University believes that the Edinburgh Fringe makes an excellent classroom. 

Sun Kil Moon

Sun Kil Moon

Over the last 20 years Mark Kozelek has been ploughing his own unique furrow, through his work in the band Red House Painters and through the moniker Sun Kil Moon, leading him to o… 

Poker Night Blues

Poker Night Blues

In Poker Night Blues, Williams’ masterpiece A Streetcar Named Desire is undone – dismantled and distilled to its essential elements. 

Anatomy of the Piano (for Beginners)

Anatomy of the Piano (for Beginners)

Following the success of Anatomy of the Piano last year, Will Pickvance is back with an enthralling adaptation of his work for younger theatre-goers. 

Can I Start Again Please

Can I Start Again Please

Pay attention as this breathtaking production desiccates, then dissects childhood trauma via its exploration of Wittgenstein and semantics: there’s a wordless sucker punch in Can… 

Grown Ups

Grown Ups

An exclusive vinyl club night for the more fully-fledged music fan, DJs Kinghorror and The Spotlight Kid create an amazing mash up of grooves from the last six decades, perfectly c… 

Summerhall's Opening Night Party – Prosumer with House of Traps

Summerhall's Opening Night Party – Prosumer with House of Traps

Prosumer aka Achim Brandenburg has a fever for Chicago’s Jack flavour with a vision, passion and knowledge which makes Prosumer a guardian of house music history and one of the f… 

The History of the World Based on Banalities

The History of the World Based on Banalities

‘A fast-paced gem of a play about saying goodbye to your nearest and dearest. 

Alchemy of the Piano

Alchemy of the Piano

What is it like to fall under the spell of the piano? Genre-defying pianist Will Pickvance (creator of Anatomy of the Piano) spent years trying to refine his tendency to go off on … 

The Voice Thief

The Voice Thief

“Good girls should be seen and not heard”. 

The Overcoat

The Overcoat

Jenny’s a mischievous little girl who loves playing with her Dad. 

Unlimited Exhibition

Unlimited Exhibition

Summerhall’s Meadow Galleries hosts the first Unlimited Exhibition: a collection of ambitious visual and mixed media installations by outstanding disabled artists. 

T-Dance

T-Dance

London’s boldest dance theatre brings hit shows to the Fringe. 

Ringside

Ringside

Ringside. 

Chicken Licken and the Little Red Hen

Chicken Licken and the Little Red Hen

A baby chick is born and thinks the sky is falling down. 

17 Border Crossings

17 Border Crossings

‘Brilliant and evocative’ (Westword. 

I Gave Him an Orchid

I Gave Him an Orchid

In 1885 Sarah Henley throws herself off a bridge. 

The Tap Dancing Mermaid

The Tap Dancing Mermaid

Gather round, gather round for the moon’s magical, mystical story about a tippetty-top tap dancer called Marina Skippett, who he has been watching at night. 

The Gospel According to Jesus, Queen of Heaven

The Gospel According to Jesus, Queen of Heaven

Written and performed by legendary trans playwright, performer and poet Jo Clifford, this unique and extraordinary show combines theatre with storytelling, spoken word and ritual i… 

A Bench On The Road

A Bench On The Road

Billed as “a story of women’s courage, of sisterhood and pride”, A Bench on the Road is a work in progress based on the true experiences of Italian immigrants, Scottish-bo… 

The Gamblers

The Gamblers

Nikoli Gogol’s The Gamblers (premiered in 1843) is relatively rarely-performed, at least in comparison with the writer’s most famous work, The Government Inspector. 

Light Killer

Light Killer

This is a very weird play. 

Duck, Death and the Tulip

Duck, Death and the Tulip

Duck lives a typical duck existence: she eats snails, swims in ponds and sleeps peacefully at night. 

The Hibrow Comedy Hour

The Hibrow Comedy Hour

This was supposed to be a review of a stand-up comedy show. 

Alison Jackson: A Story in the Public Domain

Alison Jackson: A Story in the Public Domain

Alison Jackson has made a name for herself creating fake behind-the-scenes photographs and videos of celebrities with look-alike models. 

Maria Addolorata

Maria Addolorata

At the beginning of Maria Addolorata, a man and a woman in caricature-like costumes sob uncontrollably and blow their noses. 

The God That Comes

The God That Comes

It takes a hell of a lot of stage presence to pull of a one-man cabaret musical inspired by Euripides’ The Bacchae, but Hawksley Workman is certainly up to the task. 

Looking for Paul - Wunderbaum

Looking for Paul - Wunderbaum

Some shows take the audience on challenging yet rewarding journeys through layers of meaning, interpretations, and staging. 

Charmolypi

Charmolypi

Alexandra Kazazou’s slim but muscular frame seems to fill the stage, such is the sheer power she exudes. 

Snoutology for Beginners

Snoutology for Beginners

Professors White Fang and Dr. 

The Waste Land Sisters

The Waste Land Sisters

The Waste Land Sisters fuses Chekhov’s The Three Sisters with T. 

Tales from the MP3

Tales from the MP3

20 Stories High Young Actors Theatre Company’s Tales from the MP3 is an original and dynamic production. 

Domestic Labour: A Study in Love

Domestic Labour: A Study in Love

A domestic drama in a literal sense, 30 Bird’s abstract piece circles themes of cultural identity, sex, politics… and who does the washing up. 

Wuthering Heights

Wuthering Heights

“We are not going to tell you a story,” the cast disconcertingly warns the audience in the opening minutes of Wuthering Heights. 

Leaving Home Party

Leaving Home Party

A young woman who’s spent her entire life in Limerick, Ireland wishes to leave home and explore the world. 

Sleight & Hand

Sleight & Hand

Sleight & Hand’s purposefully heavy-handed opening speech casts a shadow over its self-conscious remainder: this piece of new writing by Chris Bush is so knowing you’d really… 

Replaceable Things

Replaceable Things

Replaceable Things features John De Simone’s Panic Diary and Thomas Butler’s Replaceable Parts for the Irreplaceable You, performed by Scottish contemporary music company Ensem… 

Sirens

Sirens

Out of the darkness, six women emerge wearing evening dresses. 

MacBheatha

MacBheatha

Summerhall’s steeply tiered Demonstration Room gives off the air of an amphitheatre, but its back wall houses very modern projections. 

Against Nothingness or 3cm Above an Empty Head

Against Nothingness or 3cm Above an Empty Head

Through a combination of monsters, demons, and his dysfunctional relationship with his father, Stasiu tries to overcome the harsh reality of his own existence, as his narcotic-abus… 

Factor 9

Factor 9

If this show was a stick of rock, it would have “Anger” written all the way through it in blood red: specifically anger at the medical, commercial and political establishments … 

The World Mouse Plague

The World Mouse Plague

The World Mouse Plague is a complex, experimental illusion of a play. 

Chalk About

Chalk About

Performers Christine Devaney and Hendrik Lebon polled a group of children on what they’d like to see in a show. 

Theatre on a Long Thin Wire

Theatre on a Long Thin Wire

There are no actors in this show. 

Song Noir - The Director's Cut

Song Noir - The Director's Cut

It should be a speakeasy with small round tables and lowballs of stiff drinks on the rocks – but it ain’t. 

Guinea Pigs on Trial

Guinea Pigs on Trial

The latest offering from the award winning Sh!t Theatre is an all singing, all dancing critique of the pharmaceutical industry which is at all points informative and entertaining. 

Simon Thacker's Ritmata

Simon Thacker's Ritmata

Led by the visionary Scottish guitar virtuoso, Simon Thacker’s Ritmata play exhilaratingly direct new music combining sounds from every corner of the globe with the incredible musi… 

Amy Duncan: Undercurrents

Amy Duncan: Undercurrents

Edinburgh based singer/songwriter Amy Duncan showcases a new body of songs with string trio: harp, bass and percussion as part of the Made in Scotland Showcase. 

Miann

Miann

Soiled bodies writhe across across a primordial swamp in earthbound exploration, rising from time to time in contorted gestures. 

Step into My Parlour

Step into My Parlour

‘Irish stew for the soul’ ***** (ThreeWeeks). 

Birdwatchers’ Wives

Birdwatchers’ Wives

Birdwatchers’ Wives is effectively a one-woman show, with the climax being seven-foot Rita (the Great Crested) Grebe competing in a ‘bird-off’ – an avian version of X Facto… 

A Journey Round My Skull

A Journey Round My Skull

Science-theatre is in vogue at the moment. 

The Worm - An Underground Adventure

The Worm - An Underground Adventure

As anyone who’s ever dealt with a three-year-old can tell you, keeping their attention can be a Herculean task. 

Hand Made in China: Moons, Migration and Messages

Hand Made in China: Moons, Migration and Messages

On the day that the Edinburgh weather turned from sunshine and showers to rough, autumnal wind, an ambitious project arrived at Summerhall. 

Raymondo

Raymondo

Raymondo is a piece of magical realist storytelling which combines an evocative musical accompaniment with an endlessly strange and beautiful script. 

Innocence

Innocence

An exciting opportunity for 0-4 year olds (and their adults), to enter a realm of mystery, fun and adventure. 

Berkoff the Inimitable

Berkoff the Inimitable

Anything is possible! Or impossible! Steven Berkoff performs live while being simultaneously painted by acclaimed Scottish artist Peter Howson. 

Hymn to Disappearance

Hymn to Disappearance

If you’ve been flyered by Theatre Santuoui, you may have been bewitched by the intricate game that unfolds before your eyes in their ingenious paper creation. 

Sleep Sound

Sleep Sound

New genre-crossing music by Fiona Rutherford. 

Landscape with Skiproads

Landscape with Skiproads

What happens when the past collides with the present? If the philosophical is made tangible, does it still have the power to transform? And can myths ever hold any relevance to our… 

The One Ensemble

The One Ensemble

Following their sell-out Summerhall shows at last year’s Made In Scotland showcase, this genre-defying quartet take a break from performing with Scottish Dance Theatre to perform… 

The Future for Beginners

The Future for Beginners

What would life be like if you could plan every detail ahead of time and guarantee your happiness? Such certainty of outcome is surely something that everyone has wished for at s… 

Nothing

Nothing

If your experience of Fringe plays has become stale, Nothing is likely to change your mind. 

The Flood

The Flood

The Flood provides a haunting, tragic insight into one of the most devastating events in modern history. 

Shakespeare, His Wife and the Dog

Shakespeare, His Wife and the Dog

After a successful career in London as a playwright and actor, William Shakespeare has returned home to his wife in Stratford. 

Lands of Glass

Lands of Glass

Dann Rail is an eccentric resident of a town called Quinnipak. 

The Man Who Almost Killed Himself

The Man Who Almost Killed Himself

The Man Who Almost Killed Himself is a funny and tragic true story inspired by the work of anthropologist Andrew Irving in Uganda and Eastern Africa. 

Klip

Klip

Klip describes itself as “a collage of carefully chosen coincidences”. 

The Eradication of Schizophrenia in Western Lapland

The Eradication of Schizophrenia in Western Lapland

The Eradication of Schizophrenia in Western Lapland, by theatre company Ridiculusmus, is about the creation of an experience. 

Biding Time (Remix)

Biding Time (Remix)

Biding Time (Remix) holds some interesting ideas and memorable visuals, but it’s often hard to decipher what the aim of the company’s design and concept really is. 

Step into My Parlour

Step into My Parlour

‘Irish stew for the soul’ ***** (ThreeWeeks). 

Blood Orange

Blood Orange

Blood Orange is a modern tragedy of politics, race, religion and ethics. 

Where the World Is Going, That's Where We Are Going

Where the World Is Going, That's Where We Are Going

A man and a woman have come together to tell us about Diderot’s novel, Jacques the Fatalist and his Master. 

Made in ILVA - The Contemporary Hermit

Made in ILVA - The Contemporary Hermit

In a fusion of intense physicality, vocalisation and performance, we open to a backlit monk-like figure chanting in Italian. 

Are You Lonesome Tonight

Are You Lonesome Tonight

This one-woman show begins with a deluge of diagnoses handed out to the audience members by the performer. 

Now Until the Hour

Now Until the Hour

Now Until the Hour is a lyrical dramatic monologue starring Jacquie Crago. 

Standby for Tape Back-Up

Standby for Tape Back-Up

This is a show about seeing patterns in the random; about time’s ability to change perception; about coming to terms with death and working through depression. 

The Dispute

The Dispute

Who was first unfaithful: woman or man? A scientific experiment designed to recreate the garden of Eden and answer this question “once and for all” is the premise of this he… 

Sister

Sister

This unpretentious production is as unflinchingly fearless as it is heart-warming. 

Near Gone

Near Gone

“This is a difficult story to tell,” performer Katherina Radeva warns us in Bulgarian through her translator and fellow performer, Alister Lownie, at the start of Near Gone. 

KlangHaus

KlangHaus

With over 3000 shows descending on Edinburgh this month, the city is attempting to squeeze a Fringe venue out of every possible space available. 

Tony and Mike - The Country Owl and the City Squirrel

Tony and Mike - The Country Owl and the City Squirrel

It’s a rare show that can successfully entertain children of all ages. 

Asian Dub Foundation Live DJ Set Featuring Pandit G and Aktavata

Asian Dub Foundation Live DJ Set Featuring Pandit G and Aktavata

Following their gig in Edinburgh, ADF’s after-party comes to Summerhall with a DJ set mixing electronica, jungle, dub, ragga, and some very rare mash-ups. 

Misa-Lisin

Misa-Lisin

Langasan Theatre derives its name from Cilangasan mountain, and celebrates the remarkable fables and tales of the Cilangasan clan. 

Malasombra

Malasombra

An emotionally dark, richly visual fairytale for adults and heavy-metal kids. 

ViewMaster

ViewMaster

A personal slideshow for your eyes and ears only. 

I Do, Do I

I Do, Do I

How much power could you entrust in a group of children? Would you let them tell you what to wear or compose music for you to perform? Would you let them do anything they want? I D… 

How does a Snake Shed its Skin?

How does a Snake Shed its Skin?

Margaret Thatcher is on a diet. 

Kid Box

Kid Box

Starting with a childhood game, Kid explores the complex relationship between mother and child through simple lighting and sound design, extraordinary movement and unbelievable ima… 

Lady GoGo Goch

Lady GoGo Goch

Frankie Fox presents a playful and mesmeric exploration of music, voice and cultural identity. 

Little on the inside

Little on the inside

On a patch of green that is nowhere to be found here, two women provide a little comfort for one another. 

Head in the Clouds: The Peregrinations of Marie Marvingt

Head in the Clouds: The Peregrinations of Marie Marvingt

Marie was no ordinary woman … at fifteen, when her mother died, she raised her siblings, learned four different languages including Esperanto, got a degree, became a prize-winnin… 

Invisible Walls

Invisible Walls

Invisible Walls is an artistic journey through experiences based on real situations of isolation - from impossibility to freely move, being threatened for physical existence to bei… 

The Object Lesson

The Object Lesson

Do you have what you need? Do you need what you have? With boxes stacked to the ceiling, award-winning actor-illusionist-inventor Geoff Sobelle unpacks our relationship to everyday… 

The Scottish Enlightenment Project

The Scottish Enlightenment Project

‘Our tales are similar but the endings are different. 

Anatomy of the Piano

Anatomy of the Piano

Part piano recital, part fantasy lecture, Will Pickvance returns with his sell-out Edinburgh Fringe 2013 show of virtuosity, dissection and surreal humour. 

Rosie Wilby: Nineties Woman

Rosie Wilby: Nineties Woman

The early nineties is a period that doesn’t often get a lot of attention. 

Pre:View

Pre:View

Held at The Traverse, a theatre that prides itself on supporting new writing in all its forms, Pre:View gave its audience an exciting insight into the process of perfecting play sc…