The Red Balloon

The Red Balloon

Based on the classic 1956 short film by Albert Lamorisse, the award-winning Lucky Dog bring their brand-new show to Edinburgh Fringe. 

The Laurel and Hardy Cabaret

The Laurel and Hardy Cabaret

The award-winning Lucky Dog have been playing their successful biopic Hats Off To Laurel and Hardy since 2013. 

Apocalypse Songs

Apocalypse Songs

In the far-flung future, a graduate student uncovers the classified records of a vanished scientist/poet known as Captain Redacted, who was sent to explore alternate Earths and doc… 

subsist

subsist

The world ended two years ago, consumed by a plague of the walking dead. 

Amazing Adventure of Her Majesty at 90+

Amazing Adventure of Her Majesty at 90+

Affectionate comedy on the world’s longest-serving monarch. 

Accordion Fight Show

Accordion Fight Show

Strangely’s folk-punk-cabaret riot returns with new songs and shenanigans. 

Cadaver Synod

Cadaver Synod

The Pope makes legal history having his predecessor exhumed and put on trial. 

A Payment Unkind

A Payment Unkind

Three women find themselves trapped in a small basement room of an office building. 

Curveball

Curveball

Man and woman meet, they fall in love and live happily ever after. 

Hypnotique Presents: Totally Wired

Hypnotique Presents: Totally Wired

What happens when eccentricity meets electricity? What connects the invention of the lightbulb to the Berlin techno scene? Take a tour with Hypnotique (Britain’s third best there… 

Bardd

Bardd

Bardd’s unique dualingual global music fusion takes the audience on a journey from the bardic roots of Wales to a freedom funk disco. 

(No) Money in the Bank

(No) Money in the Bank

The wrestling double act, Thom Bee and Andrew Marsh, return! Thom and Andrew are forming the first-ever comedy tag-team and are going to use all the elements of tag-team wrestling … 

I'm Woman

I'm Woman

Have you ever felt so lost in the game of life that you don’t really remember who you are? Combining personal stories with physical theatre, vulnerability and ferocity, Ana creates… 

Toby Belch (Is Unwell)

Toby Belch (Is Unwell)

Toby Belch is unwell: the years of drinking, late nights and debauchery have taken their toll and now he faces his end with the knowledge that he’s seen as a buffoon, a drunken sot… 

DUPed

DUPed

The 2018 Scotsman Fringe First Award-winning show returns for just two performances. 

Bad Girls Upset by the Truth

Bad Girls Upset by the Truth

A honky-tonk opera by Jo Carol Pierce, ‘the greatest Texas songwriter you’ve never heard of’ (Texas Monthly). 

I'm Coming

I'm Coming

Molly Brenner’s one-woman show about her pursuit of an orgasm is an endearingly-performed trundle through her long search for sexual fulfilment. 

The Salon

The Salon

Vic and Bob meets French and Saunders at the Double R Diner in The Salon. 

Shattered

Shattered

As a reviewer, there are several situations that I normally hope to avoid while covering the Fringe: it may surprise you, given that essentially I’m here to force my opinion on you… 

Bonnie and Clyde

Bonnie and Clyde

Two infamous bank robbers turned killers: Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow. 

The Biggest Problem in the World: Our Problem With Problems (and Why Truth Matters)

The Biggest Problem in the World: Our Problem With Problems (and Why Truth Matters)

Who hasn’t had a problem they’ve struggled to solve? You struggle, I struggle, and the world struggles. 

Better Than Dying Alone

Better Than Dying Alone

Ménage à trois. 

Madame Komondor Will See You Now

Madame Komondor Will See You Now

Madame Komondor Will See You Now is a wildly interactive solo comedy show that probes everything from excessive male masturbation to enhancing a woman’s pleasure. 

The Fannytasticals

The Fannytasticals

Brighton’s rude and raucous female comedy troupe finally arrive in Edinburgh! With songs, sketches, and wry musings on the female experience, their original and bold material takes… 

Like Me

Like Me

What does it feel like to have been raised online? Are there any benefits to this constant connection? This gender neutral script, a debut piece from a new writer, will be performe… 

Bedlam

Bedlam

‘This place is a human rat trap. 

Niteskreen

Niteskreen

British comedy’s leading (only) homage to ITV Nightscreen returns to Edinburgh, with an all-new show for 2019. 

Bondage Queen Sings the Hits!

Bondage Queen Sings the Hits!

Join the ultimate mistress of mayhem, JoJo Bellini, as she takes you from the salacious to the sublime. 

Made in Spain 2

Made in Spain 2

Sonia Aste is a Spaniard living in the UK who insists, ‘It’s not all fiesta and siesta! We get miserable too!’ Nobody’s listening. 

Simon Caine: Every Room Becomes a Panic Room When You Overthink Enough

Simon Caine: Every Room Becomes a Panic Room When You Overthink Enough

Are you an overthinker? Then this is the comedy show for you. 

Sugar Rush: The Best of the Fringe

Sugar Rush: The Best of the Fringe

Is the Fringe guide too wide and confusing? We understand. 

Imaginary Porno Charades

Imaginary Porno Charades

60 minutes of unstoppable panel show mayhem. 

Adventurers Wanted: Banishment

Adventurers Wanted: Banishment

Join an all-new adventure! Tabletop role playing games meets live storytelling in a hilarious and heartbreaking fantasy epic. 

The Djinns of Eidgah

The Djinns of Eidgah

A moving tale of lives affected by conflict in Kashmir. 

Des Kapital: I'm Loving Engels Instead

Des Kapital: I'm Loving Engels Instead

Des (winner of Gulag’s Got Talent, Ex-Soviet Republic Factor, No Voice, Strictly Pooling, Dancing on Siberian Ice) story-sings the history of world communism (Korea, Vietnam, Cub… 

Buffering

Buffering

Jenny and Pauline are buffered between their children and elderly relatives and they’re waiting for their lives to load. 

Rich Bitch – How to Make Money with the Power of Your Mind

Rich Bitch – How to Make Money with the Power of Your Mind

Some people have called it ‘the biggest scam or our age’. 

Adventures Of A Happy Man

Adventures Of A Happy Man

Is Britain happy? Are we trapped in a bubble of despair? Comedian Aidan Goatley is on a mission to find out by going to the centre of all 105 counties in the UK and asking a simple… 

Come Out from Among Them

Come Out from Among Them

Written/performed by John McCann and directed by Erasmus Mackenna, who brought you last year’s Scotsman Fringe First Award-winning play DUPed. 

Natalie’s Marvellous Mishmash of Musicals

Natalie’s Marvellous Mishmash of Musicals

A marvellous mishmash of well-known and lesser-known musical songs and dances, presented with original artwork to convey themes of love, childhood, the jungle and musical men. 

Metamorphosis

Metamorphosis

‘One morning as Greta Samsa was waking from anxious dreams she discovered that in bed she had changed. 

Harvey Greenfield Is Running Late

Harvey Greenfield Is Running Late

Is it possible to please everyone, all of the time? And at what cost to your family and health? In this fast and frenetic comedy, award-winning writer/performer Paul Richards (‘Thi… 

Double Bubble Trouble

Double Bubble Trouble

Poppy Bubbles is loving her new job as Head Chief Senior Bubbleologist and now she’s back to her old lab to check up on her nephew Bert. 

Gloria Hole Presents: The Clinic

Gloria Hole Presents: The Clinic

Got a burning problem? Got an itching question? Time to visit the clinic. 

The Clinic 4 Kidz

The Clinic 4 Kidz

Come see your drag-ony aunt Gloria and let her and some super funny comedians solve all your problems. 

3,000 Trees: The Death of Mr William McRae

3,000 Trees: The Death of Mr William McRae

Willie MacRae – anti-nuclear campaigner, SNP politician and successful lawyer. 

Year Without Summer

Year Without Summer

Cast Iron Theatre have rocked a minimalist set – an intimate three chairs and floor space surrounded by a ring of audience members – and have stretched it expertly to the peak … 

One Woman Alien

One Woman Alien

Heather-Rose Andrews skilfully acts out this minimalist stage version of cult classic Alien. 

Accordion Fight Show

Accordion Fight Show

Award-winning, folk-punk-cabaret rioteer Strangely returns with a brand new show, full of new songs and shenanigans. 

A Necessary Woman

A Necessary Woman

Census night, 1911. 

Those Worrisome Sleeps

Those Worrisome Sleeps

‘Wizards, as you know, may not love. 

Patience

Patience

Love is complicated. 

Henchmen

Henchmen

In a world of superheroes and evil masterminds, everyone forgets the henchmen. 

The Biggest Problem in the World: Our Problem With Problems (and Why Truth Matters)

The Biggest Problem in the World: Our Problem With Problems (and Why Truth Matters)

Who hasn’t had a problem they’ve struggled to solve? We struggle, and the world struggles. 

26 Pebbles

26 Pebbles

26 Pebbles is the story of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting on December 14, 2012, and the 26 innocent lives taken. 

Brand-New Jew, a DNA Comedy

Brand-New Jew, a DNA Comedy

What happens when a DNA test gives an adoptee a brand-new view… of herself? Playwright and performer Monica Bauer (The Year I Was Gifted) takes on her own unexpected results, alo… 

The Burnt Part Boys

The Burnt Part Boys

Pete wants to keep The Burnt Part a shrine. 

The Glass Menagerie

The Glass Menagerie

This gripping drama explores the intimate bonds of family. 

Warhol: Bullet Karma

Warhol: Bullet Karma

Warhol: Bullet Karma invites you to meet everyone’s favourite eccentric pop artist. 

Smut Slam Cabaret: Where Sex and Storytelling Collide

Smut Slam Cabaret: Where Sex and Storytelling Collide

The finest filth on the Fringe, told by the people who lived it. 

Dean Friedman's 40th Anniversary

Dean Friedman's 40th Anniversary "Well, Well," Said the Rocking Chair Tour

Hailed by critics and fans alike as a one of the finest songwriters of his generation, Friedman has achieved legendary, pop-icon status for chart-topping hits Ariel, Lucky Stars, L… 

Waiting For It

Waiting For It

In this mystical Latin-American adventure, in a computer-dominated future, a machine creates two scientists in order to find ‘it’, plunging them into mythical lands to face fantast… 

Individual Medley

Individual Medley

Q: What happens when you move a 12-year-old from Basingstoke to Zambia? A: She swims. 

The Dolls of New Albion

The Dolls of New Albion

A desperate inventor. 

The Cloak and Dagger Show

The Cloak and Dagger Show

Dive into the horrors of history in our immersive walking tour and show. 

DUPed

DUPed

Written and performed by Scotsman Fringe First Winner, John McCann (SPOILING, Traverse Theatre, 2014) and directed by Erasmus Mackenna. 

Any Suggestions, Doctor? An Improvised Adventure in Space and Time

Any Suggestions, Doctor? An Improvised Adventure in Space and Time

The hilarious improvised Doctor Who parody returns! Featuring a live radiophonic workshop and a crew of hysterical performers, join us for an entirely new adventure every day based… 

Triptych

Triptych

Three stories meet on stage. 

Sugar Rush: The Best of the Fringe

Sugar Rush: The Best of the Fringe

Is the Fringe guide too wide and confusing? We understand. 

Don Quixote Unbound

Don Quixote Unbound

Miguel de Cervantes is woken from his eternal slumber by celebrations of the anniversary of his death. 

The Laurel and Hardy Cabaret

The Laurel and Hardy Cabaret

The award-winning Lucky Dog have been playing their successful biopic Hats Off To Laurel and Hardy since 2013. 

Aidan Goatley is the Vicar’s Husband

Aidan Goatley is the Vicar’s Husband

Aidan was divinely happy as an apathetic atheist until his wife started training as a vicar. 

Doktor James's Bad Skemes

Doktor James's Bad Skemes

The scores are in. 

Gloria Hole Presents: The Clinic

Gloria Hole Presents: The Clinic

Got a burning problem? Got an itching question? Time to visit the clinic. 

Aidan Goatley: 10 Films With My Dad

Aidan Goatley: 10 Films With My Dad

How do fathers and sons communicate? For Aidan and his Dad, it was through films. 

Tabou

Tabou

Tabou will shake you up and set you down with your senses spinning. 

Imaginary Porno Charades

Imaginary Porno Charades

Sixty minutes of unstoppable panel show mayhem. 

Terrible Sex Tips: Live and Uncut

Terrible Sex Tips: Live and Uncut

Strap in for the sex-ed show of the century as we debunk the desire industry. 

Come Die With Us

Come Die With Us

What if you didn’t know you were dead? A dark new comedy. 

The Biscuit Barrel

The Biscuit Barrel

Armed with 55 sketches in the space of an hour, hyperactivity is unleashed on stage in the form of The Biscuit Barrel. 

Bubble Trouble

Bubble Trouble

Bubbles, bubbles everywhere in this family-friendly story. 

Adam Patel: Brown Magic

Adam Patel: Brown Magic

Adam Patel, one of the UK’s top street magicians, takes to the stage for the first time to showcase his skills of sleight of hand, perceptual manipulation and mind-hacking while … 

Ross Hepburn Is Beetlejuice’d

Ross Hepburn Is Beetlejuice’d

When he was seven, Edinburgh-based comedian Ross Hepburn saw the film Beetlejuice for the first time. 

Vivian’s Music, 1969

Vivian’s Music, 1969

Inspired by real events: in 1969, in a segregated city in the American Midwest bursting with racial tension, a 14-year-old black girl, Vivian, was shot by a white cop, igniting one… 

Andy Onions – PowerPointless

Andy Onions – PowerPointless

High-octane, stand-up comedy show. 

Next Stop Please!

Next Stop Please!

Life’s a journey, chauffeur driven by someone else. 

JoJo Bellini: Agents Provocateurs

JoJo Bellini: Agents Provocateurs

A one-woman cabaret about history’s greatest female spies. 

Mr Merrick, the Elephant Man

Mr Merrick, the Elephant Man

Award-winning Lucky Dog bring their acclaimed Mr Merrick, the Elephant Man to Edinburgh for the first time. 

Spaces

Spaces

Spaces discusses boundaries and the obstacles that affect our relationships, with a focus on friendships, romantic relationships and familial bonds. 

Outcast

Outcast

Growing up is hard. 

Urban Death

Urban Death

‘There may be many spooky stage productions around. 

Des Kapital: Mao That’s What I Call Music!

Des Kapital: Mao That’s What I Call Music!

Following sell-out shows on the Brighton and Edinburgh Fringes for Never Mind the Cossacks – ‘brilliantly conceived’ (FringeGuru. 

Any Suggestions, Doctor? An Improvised Adventure in Space and Time

Any Suggestions, Doctor? An Improvised Adventure in Space and Time

I remember when Doctor Who was a practically forgotten, long cancelled show that was only the domain of nerds (like me). 

Tartuffe

Tartuffe

Moliere’s classic comedy is one of the great originals that have been remade, adapted, musicalised and everything else-ised over the years. 

First Degree Burns

First Degree Burns

Join us for a Burns Night with a difference! Revisit old favourites and discover more about Scotland’s bard in this light-hearted performance of his much loved songs and poems. 

Mediocre as F*ck

Mediocre as F*ck

Mirror, mirror on the wall, who is the most mediocre of all? In his 2016 debut show, Gavin shared the story of his struggle to accept the reality of his own mediocrity. 

Plan 9 from Outer Space

Plan 9 from Outer Space

The worst movie of all time comes to the Edinburgh stage. 

Golem

Golem

When we feel powerless, we create monsters – and then? It’s the Passover, a young girl has gone missing and the Jews know they will be blamed. 

Dean Friedman – Songs for Grownups

Dean Friedman – Songs for Grownups

Dean Friedman is currently playing his fourth year running in the Apex Hotel in Grassmarket, although he has been performing at the Edinburgh Fringe for years before that. 

Tinder Rehab

Tinder Rehab

A friend of mine and I were recently chatting about how – even today – sexism is still very much in existence. 

Reformed Whores: Grand Ole C*ntry

Reformed Whores: Grand Ole C*ntry

Two beaming faces burst onto stage, accompanied by a guitar, a ukulele and a gloriously shiny accordion. 

Glasgow Central

Glasgow Central

Glasgow Central is a play based on true events, written and directed by Lauren Dowie. 

Dean Friedman – Songwriting Masterclass

Dean Friedman – Songwriting Masterclass

Master songsmith Dean Friedman delivers a fun, informative, practical take on the art and craft of songwriting. 

One-Man Apocalypse Now

One-Man Apocalypse Now

Apocalypse Now, with its 153 minute running time, multi-million dollar production costs and jungle location, might not seem like the most obvious contender for adaptation into a on… 

Lovecraft’s Monsters

Lovecraft’s Monsters

David Crawford’s one man show about the great granddaddy of weird fiction, the one and only H. 

The Phoenix and the Crow

The Phoenix and the Crow

Before the sands of time – in lands undefined – did dwell two friends, two states of mind: the Dancer and the Poet. 

The Recovery Version

The Recovery Version

A hidden gem of the fringe, this authentically Scottish play has fantastically realist, understated acting throughout, and it offers an emotional portrayal of the familial tensions… 

Me, Myself and I

Me, Myself and I

Me, Myself and I’ is a fun, high energy, physical theatre piece containing small nuggets of inspiration relating to how we find, and nurture our confidence. 

SiX

SiX

Cambridge University Musical society hits Edinburgh to redefine the stories of Henry VIII’s six wives through a contemporary pop girl-band SiX. 

Auditions

Auditions

The premise of this musical is that four professional actors share their insights into the scary world of auditions. 

Cluedo Inc

Cluedo Inc

Returning with their sell-out show, Cluedo Inc bring the familiar whodunnit board game to life. 

Are You Sitting Comfortably?

Are You Sitting Comfortably?

A humorous journey through life encountering random characters. 

Fall of Duty

Fall of Duty

How long will your adult child be staying? Should you make an ultimatum? Can you steer them away from war games and into the archives? What’s the point of it all? Will the story of… 

The Boor (Peking Opera)

The Boor (Peking Opera)

Adapted from Anton Chekhov’s comedy. 

These Walls

These Walls

These Walls is about young women facing walls in their lives. 

Barry Loves You (Work in Progress)

Barry Loves You (Work in Progress)

Barry Loves You: an ambitious claim to make, even if he already knew you. 

Nerdf*cker: a solo play with bad boundaries

Nerdf*cker: a solo play with bad boundaries

Cameryn Moore has made a name for herself as one of the Fringe’s great taboo busters, especially on the subject of sex. 

Doktor James' Akademy of Evil

Doktor James' Akademy of Evil

Doktor James is sick of living at home and not being taken seriously as a super villain. 

The Sweet Release

The Sweet Release

This is how your night at the Fringe ends: not with a whimper, but a bang! Join the hottest up-and-coming acts from all across the Edinburgh Fringe for our late-night revue. 

Jody Kamali: Hotel Yes Please

Jody Kamali: Hotel Yes Please

Need a Hotel? Then why not book a room at Hotel Yes Please, a shambolic hotel managed by Fernando, a clueless dimwit with different ideas of how to run a hotel. 

Imaginary Porno Charades

Imaginary Porno Charades

An hour of unstoppable panel show mayhem. 

The House

The House

Following last year’s successful run of ‘Made in Cumbria’, Jane’s back to Cumbria in The House where you’re invited to meet some new characters and get involved in some sinister … 

10 Films With My Dad, His Granddaughter, My Wife and Her Mother-In-Law

10 Films With My Dad, His Granddaughter, My Wife and Her Mother-In-Law

How do fathers and sons communicate? Sports? Cars? The Jeremy Kyle show? For Aidan and his dad, it was films. 

Des Kapital’s Never Mind the Cossacks

Des Kapital’s Never Mind the Cossacks

Communist crooner Des Kapital (Gulag’s Got Talent, The Ex-Soviet Republic Factor) is glasnost all over to present the history of the Soviet Union using the music of Taylor Swift … 

Not: Lady Chatterley’s Lover

Not: Lady Chatterley’s Lover

A darkly comic, Mel Brooks-style parody following the storyline of the DH Lawrence novel… with a few twists. 

Laughter is the Best Placebo

Laughter is the Best Placebo

My life is a constant search for emotional and electrical outlets. 

F*ckboys for Freedom

F*ckboys for Freedom

A risqué and murky journey through the realms of the phenomena known as the f*ckboy. 

Wandering Bones

Wandering Bones

‘You will be taken hence to the prison you were last confined. 

The Topsy-Turvy Hotel

The Topsy-Turvy Hotel

Fernando’s rickety hotel is under threat from the pesky property developer. 

Crossbones

Crossbones

Following on from her hit show Coin-Operated Girl, Miranda Kane takes you on a tour of Crossbones Graveyard and tells the story of the prostitutes who worked for the Bishop of Winc… 

Katsura Sunshine: Rakugo!

Katsura Sunshine: Rakugo!

Hilarious. 

Holt and Talbot Can’t Stand the Sight of Each Other

Holt and Talbot Can’t Stand the Sight of Each Other

They haven’t got enough material for their own solo shows and nobody else will work with them, so Christian Talbot and Rosie Holt will be performing stand-up, sketches and music wh… 

Jody Kamali is The Incredible Man of Mystery

Jody Kamali is The Incredible Man of Mystery

The Man of Mystery comes on stage looking like something out of a classic James Bond film: strong jawline, handsome stubble and a black turtleneck — topped off with an orange shi… 

Every Day I Wake Up Hopeful

Every Day I Wake Up Hopeful

Filled with humour and sorrow, Every Day I Wake Up Hopeful is a play about a man who is considering throwing in the towel. 

Hella Granger – Superstar

Hella Granger – Superstar

Hella Granger – Superstar recounts the life story of singer Hella Granger, the first white musician to be signed to Motown. 

Imaginary Porno Charades

Imaginary Porno Charades

Imagine taking seven of the most gratingly hyperactive and sexually frustrated boys you were at school with aged fourteen. 

Unnatural Selection

Unnatural Selection

‘Three of us will lose the show and the other one could walk into the hands of the most horrible man alive. 

The Glamour of Yesteryear

The Glamour of Yesteryear

Come and join us for a spectacular evening packed with luscious ladies, tantalizing tunes and sweet serenades, Bonbons style. 

Coup de Grâce

Coup de Grâce

Coup De Grâce follows the supposed mental rehabilitation (through advanced experimental therapy) of Emma, a young woman haunted by her past. 

This is Japanese Iki!

This is Japanese Iki!

This is Japanese Iki! What do you get when you combine breathtaking projection dance, inspired by karate and hip hop, with hilarious traditional Japanese storytelling? You get Japa… 

Poe's Last Night

Poe's Last Night

On October third, 1849, Edgar Allen Poe was found delirious on the streets of Baltimore, Maryland. 

Beryl

Beryl

Beryl takes place in a cluttered bedsit, where the vivacious titular character runs a service that allows curious potential crossdressers to experiment with different looks. 

In Defence of Hitler!

In Defence of Hitler!

This is a time-traveller’s lark in which the two protagonists, Johan and Stefan, travel back in time to 1933 Germany after having had a debate over whether or not they would kill… 

Gary Tro: SupercalifragilisticexpiGARYTROcious

Gary Tro: SupercalifragilisticexpiGARYTROcious

Next year Gary will be in his mid-thirties. 

The Big Stiffy

The Big Stiffy

Bob’s dead. 

Drink! The Musical

Drink! The Musical

It didn’t take me long into this show to realise two things: that this as clearly a piece of community theatre and should be recognised as such and that there is clearly somethin… 

Merlin's Apprentice

Merlin's Apprentice

A thrilling new family musical, telling of young Arthur’s rise from homeless orphan to King of all England under the guidance of the legendary magician, Merlin! But to keep the t… 

Dean Friedman – Songwriting Masterclass

Dean Friedman – Songwriting Masterclass

Master songsmith Dean Friedman delivers a fun, informative, practical take on the art and craft of songwriting. 

Cheekykita – Tittitutar Town

Cheekykita – Tittitutar Town

Prague Fringe award winner and ‘up and coming weirdo’ (Chortle. 

Nowhere Now

Nowhere Now

Making international trade deals isn’t easy but it is funny, absurd, ridiculous, stupid, nonsensical, manic, moronic, filthy, terrifying, profane, devastating, and moooo-ving. 

Songs and Stories of Scotland

Songs and Stories of Scotland

Poetry, storytelling and song weave together to tell but a few stories from our infinite Scotland’s rich folk tradition. 

The Meeting

The Meeting

That meeting that we’ve all been to. 

Tomás Ford’s Craptacular!

Tomás Ford’s Craptacular!

Tucked away in Grassmarket, the Sweet is an innocuous venue which this year plays host to one of the most random, madcap events I have ever seen at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. 

The Man Who Knows Everything

The Man Who Knows Everything

It’s pretty clear what kind of show we’re about to see when – as it becomes obvious that there isn’t actually a sufficient number of seats for all of the audience that’s … 

Irrelevant

Irrelevant

In a sitcom-esque black comedy, three bohemian students lazily speculate about the end of the world, until they begin to suspect that one of them might have taken drastic action ag… 

Aidan Goatley: Mr Blue Sky

Aidan Goatley: Mr Blue Sky

Aidan Goatley’s stand-up show isn’t, despite its title, about ELO; indeed, there’s no obvious guarantee that he will get round to telling us why he chose one of that band’s… 

After the Flood

After the Flood

Science fiction is a rare thing to find at the Fringe; even rarer is finding it done well, but the Sundial Theatre company has little to fear with their latest offering, After the … 

Trumpageddon

Trumpageddon

This is a one-man show in which comedian Simon Jay, armed with orange makeup and Trump-like mannerisms, attempts to satirise one of the most mystifying political phenomenons of our… 

Seance

Seance

The exclusive and intimate event returns to Edinburgh after its 2013-15 sell-out Edinburgh and Brighton Fringe runs. 

Twonkey's Mumbo Jumbo Hotel

Twonkey's Mumbo Jumbo Hotel

In a tiny room at Sweet Grassmarket a man has placed a wide array of props, toys, figurines, dolls and detritus in an apparently haphazard way. 

Dean Friedman – Story Songs

Dean Friedman – Story Songs

This legendary singer/songwriter and pop-icon performs his chart hits Ariel, Lucky Stars, Lydia and more. 

Nosferatu's Shadow

Nosferatu's Shadow

The image of a twisted spindly shadow with long crooked fingers, along with pointy ears and even pointier fangs ascending the stairs, is one that is burned into the imaginations an… 

Vivaldi for Breakfast!

Vivaldi for Breakfast!

Vivaldi for Breakfast is an interesting attempt to dramatise the enigmatic life of notorious Baroque composer, Antonio Vivaldi, as he worked in the famous Pietà orphanage for youn… 

F*ckboys for Freedom

F*ckboys for Freedom

Perhaps you aren’t aware of fuckboys. 

Katsura Sunshine: Rakugo!

Katsura Sunshine: Rakugo!

Rakugo. 

Milkshake!

Milkshake!

Milkshake! is the latest serving of magi-comic madness for the under-tens from master of mayhem Seska, who bounds onto the stage in a white suit, aviators and furry ushanka hat. 

Doktor James' Akademy of Evil

Doktor James' Akademy of Evil

Doktor James is sick of living at home and not being taken seriously as a super villain. 

The Sweet Release

The Sweet Release

This is how your night at the Fringe ends: not with a whimper, but a bang! Join the hottest up-and-coming acts from all across the Edinburgh Fringe for our late-night revue. 

The Gorgon Girl

The Gorgon Girl

Lip Theatre Company’s offering at the Fringe this year presents an interesting take on the classic Greek myth of Medusa: one that is unfortunately plagued with tonal shifts and a… 

Airswimming

Airswimming

Charlotte Jones’ debut play, Airswimming, is a poignant, one-act portrayal of the lives of two women in St Dymphna’s Hospital for the Criminally Insane. 

Made in Cumbria

Made in Cumbria

Jane Postlethwaite brings her debut solo show, Made in Cumbria, to the Edinburgh Fringe, where she will introduce you to a selection of dark female characters who will welcome you … 

The Cult of Comedy Presents

The Cult of Comedy Presents

Showcasing the best the Fringe has to offer. 

Death of Her Brother

Death of Her Brother

Anna stands pale and powerless before a jealous queen. 

Twonkey's Drive-In: Jennifer's Robot Arm

Twonkey's Drive-In: Jennifer's Robot Arm

A matchbox melodrama about a girl whose delusions, while consorting with a demonic friend, and a circular saw cost her an arm. 

Etherwave: Adventures with the Theremin

Etherwave: Adventures with the Theremin

Notorious performer Hypnotique tells her personal story about the world’s first electronic instrument (from 1920s Russia) and its influence on music today – including Led Zeppe… 

Lynne Jassem: From Como to Homo

Lynne Jassem: From Como to Homo

Lynne Jassem brings her moving solo show From Como to Homo to Edinburgh. 

Light Relief

Light Relief

Award-winning, fast-moving comedy show from London, featuring Geoff Cotton and special guest Fiona Barclay. 

Peter Antoniou – Happy Medium

Peter Antoniou – Happy Medium

If you could ask a psychic a question what would it be? Direct from London’s West End, award-winning ‘psychic’ comedian Peter Antoniou brings his unique skills to peer inside you… 

Any Suggestions, Doctor? An Improvised Adventure in Space and Time

Any Suggestions, Doctor? An Improvised Adventure in Space and Time

An episode of Doctor Who improvised before your eyes! From a fantastic team, including five-star directors, producers, actors and comedians, (Nouse, 2015). 

Poe's Last Night

Poe's Last Night

Enter the fascinating mind of Edgar Allan Poe. 

Princess Pumpalot: The Radio Show – Live on Stage!

Princess Pumpalot: The Radio Show – Live on Stage!

Brand new show for 2016! She’s a Princess who farts. 

Rapture!

Rapture!

When an error cuts her public benefits, Sarah banks on secular sensibility and starts her own post-rapture pet sitting service. 

Gender Spanner

Gender Spanner

Gender Spanner is a joyous and empowering hour of cabaret, burlesque and labels that just don’t stick. 

Living Luke

Living Luke

Hastings Comedian of the Year (yes that accolade is as good as it sounds) brings his brilliant debut hour. 

Peter Antoniou – Happy Medium

Peter Antoniou – Happy Medium

The show is called Happy Medium, and Peter Antoniou introduces himself early into it as a ‘Comedium’, but these excellent puns are far from the best part of this show. 

Subsist

Subsist

Someone turns off the lights. 

Fernando – Carry On Campervan

Fernando – Carry On Campervan

Join Fernando in the back of his Honda Acty Romahome for a surreal show that you’ll not forget in a hurry. 

The Private Ear

The Private Ear

A revival of Peter Schaffer’s bittersweet comedy from the 1960s. 

Nell Gwyn: An Epilogue

Nell Gwyn: An Epilogue

This one-woman show presents Nell Gwyn, mistress of King Charles II, as she regales the audience with her lot in life – actor, lover and whore. 

Splitting

Splitting

This is possibly one of the most depressing shows I have seen at the Fringe this year. 

The Daily Tribunal

The Daily Tribunal

Within five minutes of entering the space, The Daily Tribunal cast have sat me down in the front row and appropriated my pen for the purpose of the show – an examination of the m… 

Heartlands

Heartlands

A new play by Dave Fargholi, Heartlands is a taut tangle of ethics and emotion for the modern age. 

In Light of...

In Light of...

When you look up at the sky, how do you feel? When you walk down the street, does it mean anything to you? When you look into someone’s eyes, what do you see? Let us take a journ… 

25 Stories

25 Stories

The premise of 25 Stories is simple enough; Alex Watts is bored at work and so comes up with short stories to keep himself entertained. 

The Adventures of Isabel

The Adventures of Isabel

The Adventures of Isabel is a critically acclaimed, immersive dance theatre production for children aged between 2-7 years, inspired by 19th and 20th century poetry about childhood… 

Jack the Ripper: Facts, No Fiction

Jack the Ripper: Facts, No Fiction

London, 1888. 

Matt Abbott is Skint and Demoralised

Matt Abbott is Skint and Demoralised

Matt Abbott admits that poetry is a hard sell on the Fringe, impossible to talk about without coming across as pretentious – which may well explain why one of his bespoke marketi… 

A Life With The Beatles

A Life With The Beatles

For some of us among ‘the olds,’ the Beatles provided the lush soundtrack of our lives. 

Vision 2015

Vision 2015

Is seeing believing? Sit in the middle of one of the countless tacky bars in Lourdes as the revellers tell you the dramatic and tragic life of Bernadette. 

The Wild Man of Orford

The Wild Man of Orford

If you give a quick flick through the Fringe programme, it will be fairly obvious that puppetry is on the rise in the theatre section this year. 

Murder, She Didn't Write

Murder, She Didn't Write

A remarkably intricate and engaging murder mystery is created from scratch every night. 

Cardinal Sin

Cardinal Sin

Cardinal Sin delves into the dark (or at least rather mauve-ish) world of papal intrigue and mystery in an hour-long comedy romp through the Sistine Chapel. 

Flow! FRINGE

Flow! FRINGE

Flow! is a revolutionary open stage event that sees dancers in close conversation with poets. 

Angry

Angry

Seven of those angry youths that you’ve been hearing about on the news have stopped drinking and whining long enough to build something they can actually be proud of. 

Beowulf

Beowulf

‘Puppet Beowulf?’ my flatmate asked me with a raised eyebrow and quizzical expression as I left the flat to review Atomic Force Production’s new show. 

101 Reasons Why I #@%$ Katie Hopkins

101 Reasons Why I #@%$ Katie Hopkins

Though billed as theatre, 101 Reasons Why I #@%$ Katie Hopkins is essentially a lecture on odious media figure Katie Hopkins, complete with biography and PowerPoint presentation, b… 

The Selkie and the River God

The Selkie and the River God

Celtic myth and legend have provided a huge array of inspiration for painting, music, film and theatre. 

Thief

Thief

Sailor – he had a real name once, but he believes “Sailor” suits him now – is a street hustler, thief and raconteur; the illegitimate son of a prostitute who has taken up h… 

Dean Friedman – Songs for Grownups

Dean Friedman – Songs for Grownups

This legendary singer/songwriter performs his classic hits Ariel, Lucky Stars, Lydia and more. 

Eurydice

Eurydice

From Shakespeare to Sarah Kane, retellings of classical myths have proved ample sources for new, distinct creations. 

Drink! The Musical

Drink! The Musical

Join Just Bee Drama as they take you on a fun, emotional journey through the twists and turns of life living with alcoholism. 

Roaring Accordion

Roaring Accordion

Get ready for trouble! Accordion-punk auteur, Strangely’s ‘rollicking, singalong, one-man cabaret riot’ (BroadwayBaby. 

Paying the Piper

Paying the Piper

Experimentation, dissipation, drug trips and k-holes. 

Smut Slam Cabaret: Where Sexy and Storytelling Collide

Smut Slam Cabaret: Where Sexy and Storytelling Collide

The finest filth on the Fringe, told by the people who lived it. 

Turning Leaves

Turning Leaves

Crime and the treatment of criminals ought to be black and white. 

The Effects of Solitude

The Effects of Solitude

Written and performed by Noni Townshend, The Effects of Solitude unfolds with a disarming serenity. 

slut (r)evolution (no one gets there overnight)

slut (r)evolution (no one gets there overnight)

In this fun one-woman show, a self-described bi-dyke shares with us stories of her sexual evolution, from Mormon adolescent scanning second-hand books for smut, to monogamous domes… 

Strangely Flamboyant

Strangely Flamboyant

Multi award-winning, international cabaret darlings Claire Healy (A Bit of an Overshare) and Strangely (Roaring Accordion) have joined forces for a highly interactive, acoustic, ac… 

This Time Tomorrow

This Time Tomorrow

As you walked by that parked car, have you ever wondered just what were the two people inside talking about? What do you imagine they might be telling each other? Random Acts bring… 

Tales in the Tide

Tales in the Tide

Do you dare to take the hand of a mermaid? Swim with a Selkie? Hear the song of a Siren? Such stories are fishwives’ tales. 

The Genius of Dickens

The Genius of Dickens

Famous characters from the novels of Charles Dickens brought to life by author and actor Chris Foote Wood, Victoria Wood’s brother. Animated readings, as done by Dickens himself. 

Phone Whore (A One Act Play With Frequent Interruptions)

Phone Whore (A One Act Play With Frequent Interruptions)

Phone Whore is a show that is equal parts witty, sexually frank and dripping with cynicism. 

Cold Stone Jug

Cold Stone Jug

A portrait of one of South Africa’s most prolific writer’s prison experience in the 1920s. 

The Sweet Release

The Sweet Release

This is how your night at the Fringe ends, not with a whimper, but a bang! Join us as we present the hottest up and coming acts from all across the Fringe for our late night revue. 

Simply Blue

Simply Blue

Simply Blue is a four-part a cappella group from Bishops Diocesan College, Cape Town. 

Imaginary Porno Charades

Imaginary Porno Charades

Forty-five minutes of unstoppable panel show mayhem. 

The Tale of Tommy O'Quire

The Tale of Tommy O'Quire

Tommy hates his life of poverty and grime. 

B-Boys, B-Girls and B-Bots

B-Boys, B-Girls and B-Bots

The breakdancing robots (B-bots) have landed in Edinburgh and they’re being chased all over town! Can the B-boys and B-girls of Edinburgh use their breakdancing skills to help the … 

All the Nice Girls

All the Nice Girls

In 1920s London, Gwen Farrar and Norah Blaney have an on and off stage partnership, singing popular love songs of the day to each other in West End revues and living together openl… 

Twonkey's Stinking Bishop

Twonkey's Stinking Bishop

‘A dog’s dinner of unexpected, absurd, even offensive content. 

A Bit of an Overshare

A Bit of an Overshare

A ‘small but perfectly formed cabaret gem’ (TheatreBubble. 

Alex Lacey is Killing Jim

Alex Lacey is Killing Jim

Since marrying the man of her dreams at last year’s Fringe, Alex has been sadly forsaken by her husband, Jim. 

The Princess and the Frog

The Princess and the Frog

Once upon a time there was a beautiful princess. 

Light Relief

Light Relief

A fast-moving, award-winning comedy show featuring original songs, sketches, satire, stand-up and a caption competition to win an excellent bottle of wine. 

The Lonely Poet (or: The Pleonasm)

The Lonely Poet (or: The Pleonasm)

Everybody thinks that I’m lonely. 

The Rhum Plants

The Rhum Plants

The post-war scientific elite suspect botanical fraud, and want working-class Professor Heslop-Harrison’s scalp – at any cost. 

The History of Gluttony

The History of Gluttony

From bacon ice cream to cronuts, sriracha to wasabi, Atkins to Paleo, the history of the culinary world has always been diverse, ever-changing, a bit weird, but always fascinating. 

Princess Pumpalot: The Farting Princess

Princess Pumpalot: The Farting Princess

She’s a princess and she farts. 

3,000 Trees: The Death of Mr William MacRae

3,000 Trees: The Death of Mr William MacRae

Sometimes, we can miss what’s important. 

The Villains, the Vote and the Black, Black Oil

The Villains, the Vote and the Black, Black Oil

The show uses a mixture of devised and traditional songs, short sketches, narration, and pantomime versions of figures from recent history to recount some of the most important e… 

Who Nose?

Who Nose?

A rollicking Bushveld detective adventure that follows the super-sleuth Speedy as he unfurls the mystery of the missing missing nose. 

Lisa Scott's Rock and Soul

Lisa Scott's Rock and Soul

After her 2013 sell-out show, Lisa Scott is ready to delight your ears and get your feet tapping with laid back grooves and classic big power numbers. 

(Un)tied

(Un)tied

Georg Büchner’s fragmented masterpiece Woyzeck has always attracted experimentation, from one-man shows to Punchdrunk’s latest, The Drowned Man. 

Peter Antoniou - Happy Medium

Peter Antoniou - Happy Medium

Peter Antoniou is a small guy in a small venue with a big mind blowing show. 

Out of the Lens

Out of the Lens

Joseph is wiling away his days in a tea shop looking for inspiration. 

Safeword

Safeword

Everybody lives a double life. 

The Universal Recipe

The Universal Recipe

A trio of friends, our plucky heroes, stand before us. 

A World Beyond Man

A World Beyond Man

In 1912, Captain Georgy Brusilov sailed to the Arctic. 

The Genius of Charles Dickens

The Genius of Charles Dickens

Famous characters from the novels of Charles Dickens brought to life by author/actor Chris Foote Wood, Victoria Wood’s brother. Animated readings, as done by Dickens himself. 

Motortown

Motortown

Motortown is a fierce, violent and controversial response to the Iraq war and anti-war movement. 

Bonny Boys are Few

Bonny Boys are Few

The true story of a father, reimagined by a son. 

Dean's Silly Song Sing-Along

Dean's Silly Song Sing-Along

Pop icon and master tunesmith Dean Friedman, returns to the Fringe to perform his delightfully silly hour of sing-along fun for the under-10 crowd. 

Riptide: The Slasher Musical

Riptide: The Slasher Musical

Fringe musicals are often incredibly hard to get right but with a score as sizzling as the sun on the beach and some incredibly skilled performers, Riptide: The Slasher Musical hit… 

The Selkie and the River God

The Selkie and the River God

This play explores the enduring Celtic mythology of Selkies – mythical seal-like creatures who, once ashore, can shed their skin, appear as beautiful women and have their hearts … 

Scroungers

Scroungers

Dole dossers, tramps, scum. 

A Walk in the Dust

A Walk in the Dust

This unique piece of Korean theatre centres on the story of young Gretchen. 

Murder, She Didn't Write

Murder, She Didn't Write

A delightfully eccentric murder mystery is created within the hour as audience members choose the title, location, victim and murderer. 

21 Things You Should Know About Toronto's Crack-Smoking Mayor

21 Things You Should Know About Toronto's Crack-Smoking Mayor

The idea of a comedy play that’s centred around something we are all really familiar with at the moment - ‘listicles’ - is quite intriguing. 

Singarevva and the Palace

Singarevva and the Palace

Set in a village in North Karnataka, Singarevva and the Palace is the tale of a beautiful woman whose life is repeatedly commodified and manipulated by her greedy father, an impote… 

Danny Stinson's Planet of the Dans

Danny Stinson's Planet of the Dans

Psych nurse turned comic Danny Stinson feels like he has lived a thousand lives and he has stories to tell from all of them. 

Once Upon Arrggh!

Once Upon Arrggh!

The Fairytale Kingdom’s in chaos! The Narrator’s been kidnapped! No one knows what to do! How can our story go on without him? But all is not lost! Might young Prince Charlie C… 

Wanted

Wanted

Wanted introduces Paul Warricker and Dean Short. 

Four Stories Four Songs

Four Stories Four Songs

Four Stories Four Songs is a hilarious show based on the music EP of the same name by Emmet O’Malley, which was released in 2014. 

Real Fake White Dirt

Real Fake White Dirt

Real Fake White Dirt is both the spoken word tirade of New Zealander Jess Holly Bates and an paradox she alludes to that encompasses her life as a post-colonial white girl. 

Dean Friedman In Concert

Dean Friedman In Concert

Dean Friedman shot to fame in the late 70’s with the American hit Ariel in ‘77 and then Lucky Stars which made it to no. 

So What If I Dance?

So What If I Dance?

We are in a small room where one can breathe an air of intimacy. 

The Last Motel

The Last Motel

The Last Motel by Sheepish Productions is a dark two-hander with a neo-noir style akin to the works of cult film directors Tarantino and Lynch. 

Dracula

Dracula

In a small, dark room on a sparingly set stage, four figures stand frozen, their eyes wide and their mouths stretched into clown-like smiles, their bodies tense and hands splayed… 

No Belles

No Belles

Of 566 scientists to win the Nobel Prize, only 15 have been women. 

Mysteries of the Unknown

Mysteries of the Unknown

The big issue with Bristol Improv’s horror-comedy offering is sadly a brutal one: the show simply wasn’t funny enough. 

Playdough Face

Playdough Face

Scheduling is an often overlooked aspect of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, not least by venues attempting to squeeze in as many popular shows as possible. 

Love. Guts. High School.

Love. Guts. High School.

We can all remember the name of our first crush, can’t we? That’s the question Love. 

Phone Whore: A One Act Play With Frequent Interruptions

Phone Whore: A One Act Play With Frequent Interruptions

If you wander the streets of the Edinburgh Fringe, you might run into Cameryn Moore. 

Guess Who: Meinzeye or Cold Corner?

Guess Who: Meinzeye or Cold Corner?

Guess today’s performance; The Uncanny Valley by Meinzeye Theatre Company or [insert rhetorical question here] by Cold Corner Productions? Two emerging theatre companies launching … 

Big Brother: Blitzkrieg

Big Brother: Blitzkrieg

In a world where World War Two never took place, an Austrian politician by the name of Adolf Hitler enters the Big Brother house. 

Grace and the Sea

Grace and the Sea

A new play by Rob Brannen set on Crosby beach. 

Eve and Mary Are Having Coffee

Eve and Mary Are Having Coffee

Jolt yourself awake. 

Séance

Séance

An exclusive and intimate event returns to the Fringe after its 2013 sell-out run. 

B-Boys, B-Girls and B-Bots

B-Boys, B-Girls and B-Bots

The break-dancing robots (B-bots) have arrived in Edinburgh and they’re being chased all over town! Can the B-boys and B-girls of Edinburgh use their break-dancing skills to help t… 

Lisa Scott Sings Blues and Jazz

Lisa Scott Sings Blues and Jazz

From Billie Holiday to Frank Sinatra, Lisa sings with passion, humour, ease and sophistication. 

Scandimania: Gods of Ice and Fire

Scandimania: Gods of Ice and Fire

In Scandimania: Gods of Ice and Fire, the stage is crammed with seven young actors, all dressed in white, who leap into action and unfold a fast-paced enactment of Norse mythology. 

Sweater Curse: A Yarn about Love

Sweater Curse: A Yarn about Love

Knitting and comedy intertwine for Texan writer/actor Elaine Liner’s smart five-star hit about unravelled romances, unrivalled literature and life’s knottiest dilemmas. 

Dean Friedman's Smelly Feet

Dean Friedman's Smelly Feet

A toe-tickling, tune-humming musical from pop icon, Dean Friedman. 

The Sweet Release

The Sweet Release

This is how your night at the Fringe ends, not with a whimper, but a bang! Join Peter Antoniou as he presents the hottest up and coming acts from all across the Fringe for our late… 

The Quest for Coolness

The Quest for Coolness

Dungeons and Dragons, a gluten allergy and a year of living in China create the perfect formula for comedy. 

Stories of My Life, Played By Other People

Stories of My Life, Played By Other People

‘The most sophisticated people I know - inside they are all children’ (Jim Henson). 

A Brief History of Scotland - We Done Loads!

A Brief History of Scotland - We Done Loads!

The sell-out show returns, updated and up to the minute. 

Alex Lacey is Marrying Jim

Alex Lacey is Marrying Jim

Meet Alex, an incurable romantic with a pair of night vision goggles. 

Light Relief

Light Relief

In need of some Light Relief? Let Geoff Cotton and Roberta Mair give you a helping hand and relieve your stress with a riotous, award-winning romp through stand-up, sketches, satir… 

Imaginary Porno Charades

Imaginary Porno Charades

Forty-five minutes of unstoppable panel show mayhem. 

Jay-Z and Me: A Fast Talking Memoir

Jay-Z and Me: A Fast Talking Memoir

Tiny, 60-year-old white woman, obsessed with hip hop legend Jay-Z, breaks her back at his baptismal concert in Brooklyn, solo shows the tale, and finally meets the man! All while l… 

CineFringe Film Festival

CineFringe Film Festival

As featured on BBC Radio Scotland! The number one film event at the Fringe is celebrating its fifth year! Join CineFringe as we proudly present four days of exceptional screenings. 

Sex, With Benefits

Sex, With Benefits

Grey and Duncan have been talking for three years. 

Thank You for Staring

Thank You for Staring

Patrice Gerideau takes us on an autobiographical journey exploring the appearance altering disorder, Vitiligo. 

Dean Friedman's Smarty Pants

Dean Friedman's Smarty Pants

From the team that brought you the Fringe 2013 family hit Smelly Feet! A children’s musical that doesn’t know when to shut up! Abby has ideas about everything and loves to tell eve…