Did you know there are over 3,000 shows at the Fringe, dozens of incredible international acts at the “proper” Festival and a growing ecosystem of arts events around town this Augu…
After a failed mutiny, three sailors find themselves cast adrift on a small piece of wood in the middle of the Atlantic; an angry Welsh doctor, a highly strung English first mate a…
Grit is in the grips of a full on nightmare so scared he can’t feel the rubble beneath his bare feet.
Missing someone is lonely when you are far away, it’s worse when they are right there.
Absurdism runs amok in Well That’s Oz, one of four plays in this year’s programme from CalArts at Venue 13.
Fight Song is part of this year’s programme of four plays by students from the celebrated CalIfornia Institute of the Arts (CalArts) at Venue 13.
Here Comes the Tide, There Goes the Girl is one of four plays presented by CalArts at venue 13 this year and is steeped in their tradition of producing original material that stret…
Sven Verelst is an independent physical actor from Belgium making his first international solo performance for all the family to enjoy.
In It’s Beautiful, Over There, Stephanie Greenwood relates the death of various members of her broad family tree with vignettes about grandparents, resistance fighters and Polish…
Dear Mother Moon is one of four works presented by CalArts this year in what has become the Institute’s Edinburgh home, Venue 13.
Sean expects a quiet night alone in the pub, but Lisa catches his eye.
Set in the theatrical world of 17th-century London, this classic play celebrates the backstage lives and loves of the first five actresses on the English stage.
As old as humanity itself.
Do our eyes represent the truth? Does our vision make us blind? This devised avant-garde theatre production explores issues surrounding mental health through true-life events.
Inspired by the true story of Dr Horror: a 2008 case against a man from Brampton, Canada guilty of organ theft.
What’s the biggest lie you’ve ever told? The biggest secret you’ve ever kept? Claude the fraud is a deliciously despicable Frenchman that we love to hate, hate to love… But…
Did you know there are over 3000 shows at the Fringe, dozens of incredible international acts at the ‘proper’ Festival and a growing ecosystem of arts events around town this Augus…
Red and Boiling is an entertaining cabaret-style show with some serious undertones.
If some of what you are about to read sounds completely bonkers then you are well on the way to an appreciation of You Are Frogs.
Man Down emerges from three years of research and hours of interviews and discussions with people in Baltimore, USA.
A sad and lonely cockroach climbs out from a cardboard box; she doesn’t know where she is and there in front of her is a group of furry blurry fluffy things.
In 2026, five explorers aboard the Evren are sent out to discover what lies within a black hole.
A familiar date in the city, between two polarizing perspectives participating in a contentious foreplay across generational lines.
Join us as we spend an hour celebrating the brave, drunken, high, and sex-crazed pioneers that built our civilization one bad choice at a time and watch us as we stumble in their f…
The Millennial generation goes by many names: Echo Boomers, Peter Pan and now, after the millennial star of the show, Jennaration Y.
Ouroboros is a chaotic solo show in which a parade of grotesque and darkly comic characters are caught in a comedic catastrophe of egomania, thinspiration, selfie-seminars and vega…
‘Four dangerously good singers, with a hilarious MC and pianist’ (ThreeWeeks) – All That Malarkey return to the Fringe with an all-new, outrageous music show, flaunting their…
Once you open the door there’s no going back… A late night band rehearsal in Aberlladd goes badly wrong with deadly consequences in this spine-tingling horror musical.
Marcel Duchamp was an artist who is famed for creating work in the cubist style and had a huge impact on the conceptual art movement, particularly Dadaism – He’s the one who fa…
Three decades of killing - 24 hours to break the case.
The amount a show takes liberties with narrative should be directly compensated by how much it has to say.
Tells the story of three stage managers: the Drill Sergeant, the Cheerleader and the One Who Can’t Get Her Shit Together.
Pinecone Penguin Theatrical’s Heartwood has all the makings of an enchanting production, but the slow and insipid script just does not deliver.
Deep in the vaults of an ancient priory a deadly creature awakens… Bold knights flee in terror! Can a humble nun defeat the beast? Two muddle-headed storytellers use puppetry, li…
The first half is a cut-down, 30-minute version of Shakespeare’s play.
“Black lives matter!” Hold it there and let that well-known refrain ring in your head, along with the image it conjures up in your mind.
In the near future, the line between war and terror is blurred in a military hospital behind the front lines, ahead of the final push.
For all of those who have ever questioned: what on earth are they thinking? Watch as the two halves of the brain find their way through the confusion of life and look to answer som…
‘You hungry?’ A boy breaks into a London house during the Blitz and is discovered by the man living there.
Given the chance, what would you ask God? ‘Why do I have three nipples?’ Jessie is taken on a journey through time.
In this four person concert drama, a celebrated artist struggles to atone for the sins of his past, while desperately searching for a new future.
Two men live in a cold and barren land.
An electroacoustic opera adapted from Bluebeard’s Castle (composer Béla Bartók), performed with a concert version monodrama, Erwartung (composer Arnold Schoenberg).
One of the wonderful things about the Fringe Festival is that it’s the only time of year that theatre in Scotland truly panders to our increasingly short attention spans.
For a fast-paced, fun show filled with audience interaction, A Fool’s Paradise might be for you.
There’s no confetti in Confetti, but there is a complex mix of language and movement that makes it intriguing.
Cult, a new musical.
In April 1968, Martin Luther King Jr went to Memphis.
Delving into the short life of 20th century photographer Francesca Woodman, Francesca, Francesca.
Yet again CalArts pushes forward the frontiers of theatre with an extraordinary, fascinating and labyrinthine work.
Bayou Blues is beautiful.
A daily challenge to realise the best marketing scheme on the Fringe.
A political satire and a dark comedy revealing an uncompromised view of our political world from behind the scenes.
Marie moves from a little village to a big city and it isn’t how she expected.
Marie is left broken-hearted after breaking up with her boyfriend Steve.
‘Did you know that the German word gift means poison? It used to mean present – like in English – but then people started using it sarcastically.
Anni Dafydd emerges onto the stage wearing layers of mismatched
Too Cool to Care is the story of Ware’s life as a carer for a father with Alzheimer’s and a wheelchair-bound mother.
‘A deeply-felt and virtuosic shout in the darkness’ (John Cameron Mitchell, Creator/Director, Hedwig and the Angry Inch and Shortbus).
were a one man show, and featured more drum and bass, it would probably look
something like this.
Vincent languishes in his yellow room until he meets his muse Siena.
This is a charming show which employs shadow puppetry and shadow ballet to retell the Greek myth of Persephone from her perspective, without words.
“Do we not all spend the greater part of our lives under the shadow of an event that has not yet come to pass?” Maurice Maeterlinck published his play in this intriguing perspe…
Every sentence is for the birds! Kaspar is the story of logocracy.
Fleeced is an original comedy musical that tells the story of the made-up
ancient Greek hero Jersephules; a simple farm boy doted on by his parents.
‘Nothing is so painful to the human mind as a great and sudden change’ (Mary Shelley).
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