This monologue series is a blunt, brutal, but ultimately celebratory foray into how we handle human interactions.
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…
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 is a satirical radio sketch show, taking an offbeat look at the not-so-swinging sounds of 1960s Ireland.
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 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…
In 2015, Henry C Krempels was commissioned by VICE to write an article on the refugee crisis which was then at its peak.
Marilyn Monroe, movie star.
In their ninth Fringe run, Shellshock! bring you Shellshock! Improv Live!, a cheery mix of improvised sketches, stories and games.
Satirical pitch-black comedy chronicling the social media-induced breakdown and homecoming of a D-list celebrity.
Reactivists bring you a new show each week, based on the news of the week before.
This play tells the story of Sophia, a street prostitute, and Serephina, a high class escort.
Man And Boy is a perfectly poetic way to punctuate an otherwise hectic day at the Fringe.
This short, sweet and interactive one-woman show is an autobiographical journey through a life labelled as “disabled”.
The monstrous new comedy show by Sallyann Fellowes, is full of true and extraordinary tales.
Hopeless goes back to Leyla Josephine’s roots as one of the most interesting young spoken word artists in Scotland.
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 is a solo piano and song performance with bilingual singer/songwriter Emer O’Flaherty.
‘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 …
Comedian Danny Lobell (This American Life, WTF, Modern Day Philosophers) has always been broke.
Award-winning public speaker, comedian and psychotherapist Ola Aralepo presents his innovative practice, Stand Up Therapy: featuring jokes, storytelling, singing, TED Talks-style p…
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…
Watch the evolution of Mickey Sharma from an Indian teenager into a British comic.
Live sitcom from writer of Edinburgh Fringe hit Adrift.
Marcy loves Kanye West.
Britain Does Variety 2016 finalist Johnny Kingshott brings his stand-up comedy show to Edinburgh.
Date night: the time when friends, family and lovers come together (though not all together) to spend time, catch up and share stories.
No Exit (Huis Clos) is an existentialist drama, adapted from Jean-Paul Sartre’s classic by Charlie Rogers.
Writer and performer Emma Jerrold could be described as something of a hot property at this year’s Fringe.
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.
Procrastination may confound human progress and productivity, but it also provides the inspiration for Brick by Brick’s fantastic, multimedia clown show.
Growing Pains Theatre Company offers its Edinburgh debut, a confessional piece of drama exploring the fraught path from adolescence to adulthood.
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) is the product of talented comedy duo and Cambridge Footlights members Ruby Keane and Luisa Callander.
War is peace.
Spoonface Steinberg, written by Lee Hall, premiered as a radio play which was broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1997.
The fact that Home is “partly based on true events” makes Cate and Gia’s situation all the more distressing.
Two quirky ladies.
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…
Wisebowm is the musical comedy scene’s rising star, a self-titled Urban Poet and a ‘very deep thinker’.
PALP are back with a riotous melange of contemporary comedic parables.
Jack and Louisa stand up so that you can sit down. Or stand up too. Just please stay.
Human, a recently deceased teenager, full of life (ironically) and unwilling to move on.
Tagged follows Glaswegian teens Seanette and Lynn as they navigate a cycle of crime, reoffending and breaching court orders.
Mine is perhaps one of the most intense hours at the Fringe.
Absolutely implausible and performed implausibly too: there are moments where Sins Borne’s premise works but they are too sparse.
You don a white mask and read a list of instructions upon entering The Space at Jury’s Inn.
Catherine Waller’s ‘body morphs almost supernaturally into distinct personalities.
Shite takes you on a romp through the trials and tribulations of the modern-day workplace.
We always strive for those eureka moments, the top 1% of ideas, but what about the other 99%? Rubbish right? Wrong.
In the same way that a musical blends theatre with music, Strangers: A Magic Play blends theatre with magic.
Welcome to Dreamform.
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…
Funny moments exist in all relationships.
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.
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.
In a desperate attempt to get some Edinburgh nookie, Jiggle & Hyde present a sketch show to woo, amaze and amuse.
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.
Jack BK’s original written piece deals with class struggles, privilege and ignorance in a clear and effective way.
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.
A slick absurdist piece, PALP’s One Above is an intelligent offering from the young company.
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…
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…
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.
It is a disturbing but all too common tale: girl meets boy, falls in love, and gets tricked into a life of prostitution.
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…
Banter and silliness are the driving force of this Cheltenham sketch comedy troupe.
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).
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.
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…
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.
Offering “a modern, alternative view to the story of Lady Macbeth”, Hell Hath No Fury certainly has an intriguing premise.
A new play from South African playwright Amy Jephta, Flight Lessons sees actress Saria Steel play two friends on opposite sides of the world.
A man is desperate for a job.
The legal stage is not unlike the theatrical one.
A snappy, intelligent, and at times surreal sketch show that readily mocks itself, its members and the meaning of life.
Everyone has a story. This is mine. A one hour autobiographical performance of one man’s story about his drug addiction.
Goethe’s best-known novel, The Sorrows of Young Werther, finds
elegantly concentrated expression in this short one-man performance.
Different is Dangerous is a production from double team Nyla
Levy and Fadia Qaraman’s group Two’s Company.
The expression ‘it’s a crime’ is too often used when, perhaps, ‘it’s a
disgrace’ would suffice.
Canterbury may have one of the world’s most famous cathedrals, but Manchester had the Hacienda.
Phlash! is a confusing mess of a show.
We are promised an “epic tale of love, loyalty and logistics” and, with varying degrees of each, that is what we get.
A darkly comic monologue by DC Moore (Alaska, The Empire) exploring the lies we tell and the fallout when the truth is revealed.
Three actors, one hour.
Confessions at 7, 10, 28 and 50 years old, from a Scouser who is now a long way from home.
Tobolly Theatre Company from the States is thrilled to bring you two of Samuel Beckett’s short masterpieces, Not I and Rockaby.
A soldier sits in an anonymous
AhhGee presents the #AhhGeePodcastLive.
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 has an intriguing concept, promising bubble-gum pop and teen rites of passage.
There are some excellent
one-woman shows out there, but this one doesn’t have much to offer.
Susie Sillett has always disliked women, she explains.
The spoken content of this play, written and directed by Adam Tulloch, is minimal; the direction is bold and brave.
Meet Adele, a single mother from Manchester who nervously steps out of the cold and into a therapist’s room for the first time.
In the 1970s, 9,000 people were employed at the Linwood car factory near Paisley.
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…
Winner of the 2014 Scottish Daily Mail and Drama UK Edinburgh Festival Fringe Drama Award.
Ben Fairey brings you the grooviest, new one-man line-up.
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