The Alternative Alternative

The Alternative Alternative

Award-winning character absurdity, smash-hit prop nonsense and on point offbeat musical numbers – don’t miss this one night only quirk fest of madcap nonconformists. 

Wonderman

Wonderman

When he wasn’t writing the books that have captivated children for fifty years, Roald Dahl wrote a collection of gleefully macabre short stories for adults, published in various … 

Sticks Stones Broken Bones

Sticks Stones Broken Bones

Returning to Edinburgh after a six year hiatus, Bunk Puppets’ Sticks Stones Broken Bones is both an expert display of shadow puppetry and a joyous celebration of playfulness. 

Tink Tank

Tink Tank

Shadow puppets have a reputation for being, let’s face it, a bit uncool. 

Sam Simmons: Not a People Person

Sam Simmons: Not a People Person

“It’s a bit tense in here tonight. 

Ada/Ava by Manual Cinema

Ada/Ava by Manual Cinema

This is Manual Cinema’s first visit to the Fringe and they have brought with them a technical and awe-inspiring show that combines live music and shadow puppets. 

Randy Writes a Novel

Randy Writes a Novel

Randy is a bald, bright purple Australian stand-up puppet with a really quick wit and a sharp tongue. 

QI Presents: No Such Thing as a Fish

QI Presents: No Such Thing as a Fish

Live recording of the hit podcast from the writers of the BBC show QI. 

Musical Comedy Awards Showcase

Musical Comedy Awards Showcase

Music + comedy x outstanding talent = MCA Showcase! Now in its seventh year, the MCA has provided a launch pad to superstar acts like Frisky and Mannish (2009 finalists), Abandoman… 

Othello: An All-Female Production

Othello: An All-Female Production

Despite the fact that it’s 2015, there’s still much debate and handwringing about cross-gender casting in Shakespeare. 

Sam Simmons: Spaghetti for Breakfast

Sam Simmons: Spaghetti for Breakfast

Sam Simmons’ show is completely mad right off the bat. 

The Piper

The Piper

Acclaimed Australian theatre company My Darling Patricia’s immersive retelling of The Pied Piper of Hamelin is a unique theatrical journey. 

Man to Man

Man to Man

Manfred Karge’s Man to Man is described as a modern fairy tale that follows the life of Ella, a woman who disguises herself as her dead husband in order to survive under Nazi … 

Fully Committed Starring Marcus Brigstocke

Fully Committed Starring Marcus Brigstocke

In posh Manhattan restaurant-ese, the phrase “fully committed” means “really, really full for the next two months, so don’t even try for a table. 

Tina C: Herstory

Tina C: Herstory

2015 sees the long-awaited release of the second volume of Country music legend Tina C’s biography, Complete and Utter Country. 

Diane Chorley: Duchess of Canvey

Diane Chorley: Duchess of Canvey

Join Diane, former owner of 80s Essex nightclub The Flick, and her band, The Buffet, for a showbiz, late-night musical spectacular, with comic tales of her troubled and infamous pa… 

Walking the Tightrope: The Tension Between Art and Politics

Walking the Tightrope: The Tension Between Art and Politics

Walking the Tightrope was created as a response to the cancellation of three high profile cultural events last summer.