The Emotional Immune System

The Emotional Immune System

This monologue series is a blunt, brutal, but ultimately celebratory foray into how we handle human interactions. 

Hidden

Hidden

The type of anger that you can’t normally show, but also the power we have to overcome things. Gary Thomas’s debut play transfers from Theatre N16. 

Eirwaves

Eirwaves

Eirwaves is a satirical radio sketch show, taking an offbeat look at the not-so-swinging sounds of 1960s Ireland. 

Love vs Fear and My Mother's Prayers

Love vs Fear and My Mother's Prayers

This playful, innovative and interactive play follows a young engineer trying to follow her heart and fall in love for the first time, against the ever-present pressure from her st… 

Obfuscation

Obfuscation

Typically performed from the back of a truck in New York, this surreal take on a seminar exhorting the effective use of language achieves the desired level of oddness, but seems to… 

The Intimate Strangers: Mister Bond

The Intimate Strangers: Mister Bond

The Intimate Strangers: Mister Bond is one of those shows made up from two guys (most of the time), a collection of wigs, cloaks, scarves and, guns that are mixed together with a w… 

The Sleeper

The Sleeper

In 2015, Henry C Krempels was commissioned by VICE to write an article on the refugee crisis which was then at its peak. 

Died Blondes

Died Blondes

Marilyn Monroe, movie star. 

Dirty Bitches

Dirty Bitches

This play tells the story of Sophia, a street prostitute, and Serephina, a high class escort. 

Shellshock! Improv Live!

Shellshock! Improv Live!

In their ninth Fringe run, Shellshock! bring you Shellshock! Improv Live!, a cheery mix of improvised sketches, stories and games. 

#Vile: The Untimely Demise of a Manufactured Pop Star

#Vile: The Untimely Demise of a Manufactured Pop Star

Satirical pitch-black comedy chronicling the social media-induced breakdown and homecoming of a D-list celebrity. 

Hear All About It

Hear All About It

Reactivists bring you a new show each week, based on the news of the week before. 

Man and Boy

Man and Boy

Man And Boy is a perfectly poetic way to punctuate an otherwise hectic day at the Fringe. 

Out of the Blue

Out of the Blue

The monstrous new comedy show by Sallyann Fellowes, is full of true and extraordinary tales. 

Naming Culture

Naming Culture

This short, sweet and interactive one-woman show is an autobiographical journey through a life labelled as “disabled”. 

Hopeless

Hopeless

Hopeless goes back to Leyla Josephine’s roots as one of the most interesting young spoken word artists in Scotland. 

Did I Choose These Shoes?

Did I Choose These Shoes?

Thought-provoking but with a humorous tone, this spoken word and physical theatre piece explores what it means to be a girl growing up today and the choices offered to young women. 

Nonsilence

Nonsilence

Nonsilence is a solo piano and song performance with bilingual singer/songwriter Emer O’Flaherty. 

Sharma Sharma Sharma Sharma Sharma... Comedian!

Sharma Sharma Sharma Sharma Sharma... Comedian!

Watch the evolution of Mickey Sharma from an Indian teenager into a British comic. 

Service!

Service!

Live sitcom from writer of Edinburgh Fringe hit Adrift. 

Polyphony

Polyphony

Award-winning public speaker, comedian and psychotherapist Ola Aralepo presents his innovative practice, Stand Up Therapy: featuring jokes, storytelling, singing, TED Talks-style p… 

What Would Kanye Do?

What Would Kanye Do?

Marcy loves Kanye West. 

Alternative 2

Alternative 2

Britain Does Variety 2016 finalist Johnny Kingshott brings his stand-up comedy show to Edinburgh. 

Date Night With Bristol Improv

Date Night With Bristol Improv

Date night: the time when friends, family and lovers come together (though not all together) to spend time, catch up and share stories. 

Wildly Unprepared

Wildly Unprepared

Improved but not new, Wildly Unprepared return to the Fringe for our third year running! Our hour-long show is rife with quick and fun improv games that use audience suggestions to… 

Elegy for an Echo

Elegy for an Echo

‘Tell me Connor, what happens when you run out? What happens when you take that last pill?’ With the clinical drug trial of Exspiravitacillin coming to an end, Connor faces losing … 

Broke as a Joke

Broke as a Joke

Comedian Danny Lobell (This American Life, WTF, Modern Day Philosophers) has always been broke. 

No Exit (Huis Clos)

No Exit (Huis Clos)

No Exit (Huis Clos) is an existentialist drama, adapted from Jean-Paul Sartre’s classic by Charlie Rogers. 

Broken Fanny

Broken Fanny

Writer and performer Emma Jerrold could be described as something of a hot property at this year’s Fringe. 

Funny Bones and Wisdom Teeth

Funny Bones and Wisdom Teeth

Funny Bones and Wisdom Teeth is a one-man comedy show written and performed by ex-doctor and dentist, and retired comedy writer and performer, Ray Lowry. 

Procrastinate

Procrastinate

Procrastination may confound human progress and productivity, but it also provides the inspiration for Brick by Brick’s fantastic, multimedia clown show. 

ABCs to LSD

ABCs to LSD

Growing Pains Theatre Company offers its Edinburgh debut, a confessional piece of drama exploring the fraught path from adolescence to adulthood. 

Droll

Droll

Drolls, Brice Stratford tells us in the show’s scholarly introduction, were originally performed by half-drunk actors in covert locations on raucous evenings during the Puritan I… 

Mavericks: A Sketch Show (Of Sorts)

Mavericks: A Sketch Show (Of Sorts)

Mavericks: A Sketch Show (of Sorts) is the product of talented comedy duo and Cambridge Footlights members Ruby Keane and Luisa Callander. 

1984

1984

War is peace. 

Spoonface Steinberg

Spoonface Steinberg

Spoonface Steinberg, written by Lee Hall, premiered as a radio play which was broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1997. 

Home

Home

The fact that Home is “partly based on true events” makes Cate and Gia’s situation all the more distressing. 

Eargasm Cabaret

Eargasm Cabaret

Two quirky ladies. 

Wisebowm: The Struggle is Real

Wisebowm: The Struggle is Real

Wisebowm is the musical comedy scene’s rising star, a self-titled Urban Poet and a ‘very deep thinker’. 

PALPitations

PALPitations

PALP are back with a riotous melange of contemporary comedic parables. 

Shellshock! Improv Live!

Shellshock! Improv Live!

Shellshock! returns for their eighth Fringe run with Shellshock! Improv Live!, a fun improvised comedy show filled with scenes, sketches, stories and games improvised entirely on t… 

Death and the Human

Death and the Human

Human, a recently deceased teenager, full of life (ironically) and unwilling to move on. 

Jack & Lou: Agents of Farce

Jack & Lou: Agents of Farce

Jack and Louisa stand up so that you can sit down. Or stand up too. Just please stay. 

Tagged

Tagged

Tagged follows Glaswegian teens Seanette and Lynn as they navigate a cycle of crime, reoffending and breaching court orders. 

Mine

Mine

Mine is perhaps one of the most intense hours at the Fringe. 

Sins Borne

Sins Borne

Absolutely implausible and performed implausibly too: there are moments where Sins Borne’s premise works but they are too sparse. 

Awakening, Sweet and Sour Sensory Composition

Awakening, Sweet and Sour Sensory Composition

You don a white mask and read a list of instructions upon entering The Space at Jury’s Inn. 

The Creeps

The Creeps

Catherine Waller’s ‘body morphs almost supernaturally into distinct personalities. 

Balsamic Vignettes

Balsamic Vignettes

Shite takes you on a romp through the trials and tribulations of the modern-day workplace. 

Dreamform: Improvised Theatre

Dreamform: Improvised Theatre

Welcome to Dreamform. 

Girls Night Out

Girls Night Out

Ever wondered what takes a girl so long to get ready on a night out? This girl will tell you! Written and performed by Eme Essien, this hilarious new one-woman show invites viewers… 

The He & She Show

The He & She Show

Funny moments exist in all relationships. 

Jiggle & Hyde Present: Sketchy Mother Pluckers

Jiggle & Hyde Present: Sketchy Mother Pluckers

In a desperate attempt to get some Edinburgh nookie, Jiggle & Hyde present a sketch show to woo, amaze and amuse. 

Spill Your Guts Here

Spill Your Guts Here

How does breaking up work in the digital age? Are we really that OK? A comic examination of one woman’s race to the bottom both on and offline and the gap between the two. 

London Paris Roam!

London Paris Roam!

London Paris Roam! She’s bossa’d in Brazil, jived in Japan, vamped in the Vatican, feasted in France, indulged in Italy and now, to be honest, needs a bit of a break. 

Not Quite Write

Not Quite Write

We always strive for those eureka moments, the top 1% of ideas, but what about the other 99%? Rubbish right? Wrong. 

Strangers: A Magic Play

Strangers: A Magic Play

In the same way that a musical blends theatre with music, Strangers: A Magic Play blends theatre with magic. 

Rubbish Rebel

Rubbish Rebel

TV comic Bentley Browning stars as himself, North London’s most boring priest Rev Rupert Williams, failed rock star Steve Plimpton, and ex glamour model Melinda Middleton. 

Toys

Toys

Jack BK’s original written piece deals with class struggles, privilege and ignorance in a clear and effective way. 

Bench

Bench

Corner Talk theatre really manage to capture the chaos of life with their devised piece of compiled short scenes all centred round the single piece of set: a bench. 

One Above

One Above

A slick absurdist piece, PALP’s One Above is an intelligent offering from the young company. 

Accidental Death of an Anarchist

Accidental Death of an Anarchist

Trying to keep up with the ever changing and intense plot of Dario Fo’s fast paced and absurd play can often be a challenge that leaves many productions lagging behind the playwr… 

Giving Up the Ghost

Giving Up the Ghost

Carrie Clairvoyant has never succeeded in raising a genuine spirit until dead rock star Dean takes up residence in her house, leaving Carrie with no option but to call her estrange… 

Dear Cassandra and The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde

Dear Cassandra and The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde

Two shows, two actors and two classics – hear the true story about the love between two sisters followed by the tale of hatred between two souls. 

The Dolphin Hotel

The Dolphin Hotel

It is a disturbing but all too common tale: girl meets boy, falls in love, and gets tricked into a life of prostitution. 

Ozymandias

Ozymandias

Interviewed by Broadway Baby, Hugh Train explained how Ozymandias was generated through free writing around the words of Shelley’s poem until eventually the “nonsensical rambl… 

The Knowing Smirk Comedy Show

The Knowing Smirk Comedy Show

Banter and silliness are the driving force of this Cheltenham sketch comedy troupe. 

Eric Davidson – It's a Wrong Way to Ukulele

Eric Davidson – It's a Wrong Way to Ukulele

More parody, poetry and mischief from the man with the thin white uke. ‘I’ve seen better looking faces on an Easter Island postcard!’ (Polynesian Enquirer). 

Double Dipp's Pick 'n' Mixx

Double Dipp's Pick 'n' Mixx

What do you call a night where you speak to spirits, win prizes and get your hands on toys that would make your nana blush? One actress, seven characters, total mayhem! Double Dipp… 

Shellshock! Improv Live!

Shellshock! Improv Live!

Shellshock! are back at the Fringe for our seventh year running! Join us as we improvise scenes, stories, sketches and games entirely on the spot, based on your suggestions. 

Bones

Bones

Bones is an intimate and tragic tale of growing up in a bruised family and having to take responsibility not only for yourself but also for those who who should be caring for you. 

Hell Hath No Fury

Hell Hath No Fury

Offering “a modern, alternative view to the story of Lady Macbeth”, Hell Hath No Fury certainly has an intriguing premise. 

Flight Lessons

Flight Lessons

A new play from South African playwright Amy Jephta, Flight Lessons sees actress Saria Steel play two friends on opposite sides of the world. 

Complex

Complex

A man is desperate for a job. 

The Dock Brief

The Dock Brief

The legal stage is not unlike the theatrical one. 

Kind Hearts and Cormorants

Kind Hearts and Cormorants

A snappy, intelligent, and at times surreal sketch show that readily mocks itself, its members and the meaning of life. 

Twelve

Twelve

Everyone has a story. This is mine. A one hour autobiographical performance of one man’s story about his drug addiction. 

The Sorrows of Young Werther

The Sorrows of Young Werther

Goethe’s best-known novel, The Sorrows of Young Werther, finds elegantly concentrated expression in this short one-man performance. 

Different is Dangerous

Different is Dangerous

Different is Dangerous is a production from double team Nyla Levy and Fadia Qaraman’s group Two’s Company. 

Seven Missed Meals Leads to Anarchy

Seven Missed Meals Leads to Anarchy

The expression ‘it’s a crime’ is too often used when, perhaps, ‘it’s a disgrace’ would suffice. 

The Hacienda Tales

The Hacienda Tales

Canterbury may have one of the world’s most famous cathedrals, but Manchester had the Hacienda. 

Phlash!

Phlash!

Phlash! is a confusing mess of a show. 

Simply the West

Simply the West

We are promised an “epic tale of love, loyalty and logistics” and, with varying degrees of each, that is what we get. 

Hamlet

Hamlet

Three actors, one hour. 

Honest

Honest

A darkly comic monologue by DC Moore (Alaska, The Empire) exploring the lies we tell and the fallout when the truth is revealed. 

Not I and Rockaby

Not I and Rockaby

Tobolly Theatre Company from the States is thrilled to bring you two of Samuel Beckett’s short masterpieces, Not I and Rockaby. 

Confessions of a Liverpudlian

Confessions of a Liverpudlian

Confessions at 7, 10, 28 and 50 years old, from a Scouser who is now a long way from home. 

The Constant Soldier

The Constant Soldier

A soldier sits in an anonymous room. 

AhhGee Podcast Live

AhhGee Podcast Live

AhhGee presents the #AhhGeePodcastLive. 

Who Rowed Across Oceans

Who Rowed Across Oceans

Who Rowed Across Oceans is a brave new obituary play that asks the question how does a life get lived? Inspired by Margalit Fox’s New York Times obituary of John Fairfax, a poetic … 

Like a Virgin

Like a Virgin

Like a Virgin has an intriguing concept, promising bubble-gum pop and teen rites of passage. 

Marijan

Marijan

There are some excellent one-woman shows out there, but this one doesn’t have much to offer. 

I'm Not Like Other Girls

I'm Not Like Other Girls

Susie Sillett has always disliked women, she explains. 

Olaudah Equiano: The Enslaved African

Olaudah Equiano: The Enslaved African

The spoken content of this play, written and directed by Adam Tulloch, is minimal; the direction is bold and brave. 

Grow

Grow

Meet Adele, a single mother from Manchester who nervously steps out of the cold and into a therapist’s room for the first time. 

Linwood No More

Linwood No More

In the 1970s, 9,000 people were employed at the Linwood car factory near Paisley. 

Candide: The Optimist

Candide: The Optimist

This is a one man production of Voltaire’s Candide, a satire about a young man who believes firmly that this is the “best of all possible worlds”, despite the increasingly ho… 

Jim

Jim

Winner of the 2014 Scottish Daily Mail and Drama UK Edinburgh Festival Fringe Drama Award. 

Floe-Joe's Music and Character Platter

Floe-Joe's Music and Character Platter

Ben Fairey brings you the grooviest, new one-man line-up.