Girls Who Like Boys Who Like Boys Who Hate Girls

Girls Who Like Boys Who Like Boys Who Hate Girls

Sugar and spice / partners in crime / he-said-she-said / not talking / can’t believe / only joking / why did I / hate you / forgive you / miss you. 

King John

King John

King Richard the Lionheart is dead. 

Sophocles' Electra — In a New Version by Frank McGuinness

Sophocles' Electra — In a New Version by Frank McGuinness

‘My life is a river. 

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

IKP present a bonkers theatre adventure in this brand-new comedy adaptation of L Frank Baum’s The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. 

Those Girls

Those Girls

Tristan’s grandfather is dead, Molly and Katie are hiding something, Laura is off the rails. 

Cyrano de Bergerac

Cyrano de Bergerac

This version of Cyrano relocates the infamous nose from 17th-century France to the battlefields of the First World War. 

Bed 13

Bed 13

The NHS has a funding crisis. 

The Importance Of Being Earnest as Performed by Three F*cking Queens and a Duck

The Importance Of Being Earnest as Performed by Three F*cking Queens and a Duck

Completely sold out in 2014 and 2018. 

The Woman Who Cooked Her Husband

The Woman Who Cooked Her Husband

Told through a series of flashbacks interspersed with the “Last Supper”, The Woman Who Cooked Her Husband is a hilarious exploration of jealousy, humiliation, deceit and betrayal w… 

Lucrece

Lucrece

William Shakespeare’s narrative poem The Rape of Lucrece tells the story of Lucrece, a noblewoman in ancient Rome whose rape at the hands of her husband’s friend, Tarquin, ulti… 

Danny the Champion of the World

Danny the Champion of the World

Danny lives happily in a gypsy caravan with his father, but his world is turned upside-down when he learns that his father poaches pheasants from the estate of the vicious, greedy Victor Hazell… 

Noteworthy

Noteworthy

This summer, join the girls for a fabulous night of glitz and glam as we celebrate each of our members in an awards show like no other. We’ll be singing and dancing and riffing our way through some brand-new tunes, all the while getting to know more about what makes each Bluebelle so special and so important to our tight-knit group of doo-wopping, a cappella-loving girls… 

Ophelia Is Also Dead

Ophelia Is Also Dead

Ophelia is Also Dead follows Ophelia telling us the story of her whole life. The show offers kaleidoscopic scenes of her alone, the raucous party life at Elsinore and a boy’s boarding school production of Hamlet done in drag, hauling the cast of Hamlet with it… 

Stay Loyal to the Royals

Stay Loyal to the Royals

YouTube sensation, the Queen, is bringing her unique brand of Christmas messages live to the stage. Concerned about the future of the Commonwealth beyond her reign, Her Majesty The Queen has undertaken a world tour to connect with her “people” as per the advice of her trusted millennial PR team… 

Sense and Sensibility

Sense and Sensibility

Sense and Sensibility tells the story of the Dashwood sisters as they navigate the world of love, loss and society. We travel with them as they explore the value of sense – pure logic – and sensibility – pure emotion… 

Milkshake

Milkshake

Amber. Silver. Freya. Scarlet. Four young lives. Some very big problems. Like dope smoking parents. Promiscuous partners. Psychotic friends. Sexting fails. Pregnancy. And blackmail… 

Skylight

Skylight

When Kyra Hollis receives an unexpected visit from her ex-lover Tom Sergeant on a London evening, the two attempt to rekindle their previously passionate relationship. 

Minds Alight!

Minds Alight!

Illuminations A Cappella’s powerful show Minds Alight!, in support of YoungMinds, combines their vibrant image and uplifting music to convey a powerful message of adversity, friendship, and support… 

The Wizard Of Oz

The Wizard Of Oz

From the multi award-winning company that previously brought you shows including Elf and The Addams Family comes this imaginative retelling of the classic tale. Featuring an live band and sensational youth cast, follow us down the yellow brick road this Fringe and join Dorothy, Toto and the Wizard for a glittering show! 

Pearls

Pearls

You can’t help getting older, but you don’t have to get old. Pearls is a verbatim play about the forgotten personalities, the ignored characters, and the presumed frustrations of the elderly, told by the young… 

The Aca-pocalypse

The Aca-pocalypse

So this is the way the world ends, not with a bang but with glorious a cappella! Come and see a high-energy varied performance from 18 talented singers keen to sing their heart out and blow the world away! With a wide range of songs and guaranteed original classy arrangements, this will be a must-see and is sure to go out with a bang!  

Nothing to Hide

Nothing to Hide

My iPhone can hear me. Alexa is always listening. They’re watching through the webcam. Privacy is dead – but does it matter, if you’ve got nothing to hide? Using verbatim testimony, we take you through an unsettling journey into who is listening and whether we should trust our technology… 

Noir Hamlet

Noir Hamlet

Passion, jealousy, and murder never got so many laughs! John Minigan’s new and wild reimagining of the Shakespeare classic has more twists than a gallows necktie. Hamlet is a wise-cracking private eye, his pal Horatio is now a complicated gal Friday named Rae Chio and the rotten state of Denmark is transformed into the City of Angels circa 1949… 

Twelfth Night

Twelfth Night

One of Shakespeare’s funniest comedies brought to you by CYD. These talented highly skilled improvisers are enjoying their fourth year at the Fringe. If there was a spirit of the Fringe, this group is it… 

This Island's Mine

This Island's Mine

The Italia Conti Ensemble changes its membership every year as another cohort passes through the famous drama school. 

In PurSUEt

In PurSUEt

A show about a Sue Perkins stan who has a life-size cardboard cut-out of the former Great British Bake Off presenter and an unwavering belief that she “will be glad to have someb… 

DeciBelles Debut!

DeciBelles Debut!

Fresh out of the ICCA UK 2019 final, DeciBelles from Cardiff University are crossing the Welsh border to bring to you Debut! The hot new show features songs from their ICCA set by the all-female, contemporary a cappella group that promises to deliver a show like no other… 

Hauntology

Hauntology

With a melancholy Chopin Nocturne running through her veins and fragments of Caruso’s haunting opera echoing across the shimmering night sky, the haunted composer goes on a past life regression using the medium of music… 

Cathy: A Retelling of Wuthering Heights

Cathy: A Retelling of Wuthering Heights

This new musical by Michael Bascom retells the story of Heathcliff and Cathy, two soul-bound lovers thwarted by family, society and God. The sun shines over the moors, but a storm of vengeance is brewing in this story of a passionate romance which transcends life – and death – itself… 

Robert Burns the Musical

Robert Burns the Musical

Based upon an idea by David Gest and Michael Jackson, Robert Burns the Musical by Tish Tindall is the story of love, Scotland and one man’s struggle to redefine his pride of worth. Robert Burns is alive and well and living in the modern world! A genius with weakness… 

Amazing Stories of Blues and Soul

Amazing Stories of Blues and Soul

Amazing Stories of Blues and Soul connects audiences with the energy, excitement and raw emotion generated by the pioneering R’n’B and soul acts of the 40s, 50s and 60s. Crafted by long-running cult R’n’B band Ken Wood and the Mixers, this fast-paced musical tour goes from the pounding blues and R’n’B of the 1940s through to the smouldering sounds of Stax records… 

Bull

Bull

One of three office workers is about to lose their job. 

Under Milk Wood

Under Milk Wood

‘Love the words; love the words’ was Dylan Thomas’s advice to the first performers of Under Milk Wood in 1953. Directed by Nic Lloyd, Malvern Theatres Young Company have done just that; and bring their love of this exquisitely lyrical language to the Fringe for their second year, following 2018’s hugely popular performance of Sophocles’s Antigone… 

SymphRONica

SymphRONica

BBC Radio 3 regulars Ron Davis’ dazzling SymphRONica return for a fourth Fringe. Led by jazz pianist/composer Ron Davis: ‘One of the great minds in jazz’ (Jazz FM Radio). SymphRONica is ‘an ensemble like no other… 

Almost, Maine

Almost, Maine

A cold, clear, moonless night in the middle of winter. All is not quite what it seems in the remote mythical town of Almost, Maine. John Cariani’s tragically beautiful play packs wit, charm and, like love, surprises you. 

We Want You to Watch

We Want You to Watch

‘Can we just say we’re completely pro sex’ – Pig. Pornography is taking over the world. Pig and Sissy want its plug pulled, and they’ll do anything to make it happen. Following four-star reviews in 2018, the Bathway Theatre Company return with Alice Birch and RashDash’s We Want You to Watch – an unsettling piece of theatre that confronts the audience with surreal situations and energetic physical movement… 

Chatroom

Chatroom

A powerful depiction of modern times. Six teenage characters communicate only via the internet. Conversations range in subject from Britney Spears to Willy Wonka to suicide. Jim is depressed and talks of ending his life, and Eva and William decide to do their utmost to persuade him to carry out his threat… 

Aca-lympics

Aca-lympics

A cappella is back and this time it’s competitive! Birmingham University A Cappella Society returns to the Fringe for their fourth year in a sporting attempt to blow you away with all voices and no instruments! In this jam-packed show, two of our a cappella groups will go head to head showcasing their set lists which have songs to cater for all music tastes… 

RadioOctave: The Night We Met

RadioOctave: The Night We Met

After a hit Fringe show in 2017, RadioOctave are back in Edinburgh! There’s lots to look forward to as we take you on a journey of love – exploring the highs and lows of this powerful emotion via the ever-exciting medium of a cappella… 

Midges

Midges

A comic Highland noir whodunnit. Midges, biting, irritating, in your face, everywhere – is there no escape? Four women in an isolated location. Who has summoned them, for what purpose and why on earth did they all turn up? What, if anything, links them? When an apparent stranger arrives, the women are made to confront their own pasts… 

CapeAbility

CapeAbility

CapeAbility centres around super powers – from X-Men to The Avengers, every superhero has a unique power. How do you find them? When do you get them? What do you do if you can’t control them? Meet three unlikely friends as they enter All Sparrows High School for Red Capes and navigate their way through their Passages of Power test… 

Gesso

Gesso

The award-winning Stage 32, from Vermont, USA presents a creation story about creativity itself. A would-be-artist meets abstract artist, Hilma af Klint, on this fantastical romp through the art world… 

Stepping Out

Stepping Out

Stepping Out, performed by Stage Avenue Performing Arts at theSpace @ Nidry Street, is a serviceable production of the British comedy originally written in 1984 by Richard Haaris. 

Rust

Rust

It’s very tempting to conclude your musical with a clearcut happy ending, where every loose end is neatly tied and all of your favourite characters ride off into the sunset. 

In the Heights

In the Heights

In the Heights tells the universal story of a vibrant community in New York’s Washington Heights neighbourhood – a place where the coffee from the corner bodega is light and sweet, the windows are always open and the breeze carries the rhythm of three generations of music… 

Vanity Airlines

Vanity Airlines

Vanity Airlines holds the prestigious title of Airline of the Year 2012 but how did the most popular airline lose their touch? Is it because the majority of people are flying budget these days or have those rival airlines just upped their game? Having not won anything in six years, a plucky group of Vanity flight attendants decide it’s time to take action… 

Death by Shakespeare

Death by Shakespeare

A chorus of bawdy spirits lead you through this physically dynamic amalgamation of Shakespeare’s finest death scenes. Witness the madness of Ophelia, the conniving Lady Macbeth, the hilarious Pyramus and the tragedy of Romeo and Juliet, amongst others… 

Fifty Shades of Shakespeare

Fifty Shades of Shakespeare

Shakespeare at his most sexy and salacious! A physically dynamic ensemble perform a musical, lyrical mash-up that explores love, sex and relationships in some of the Bard’s most famous scenes… 

Dragtime! Presents: Cirque du Slay

Dragtime! Presents: Cirque du Slay

The circus has come to town, a circus that is quite unlike any other… Dragtime!’s kings, queens and in-betweens invite you to enter a sparkling tent of mystical wonders for a whirling cabaret of dancing, singing, lip-sync, burlesque, comedy and general oddity… 

If It Didn't Matter

If It Didn't Matter

Hal is struggling to come to terms with her mother’s death and meet with her father’s expectations. A tale of rebellion, self-destruction and finally realisation; Siofra Dromgoole’s new play explores timeless themes of the teenage experience through a vibrant, moving and often comic modern text. 

Billy Joel: Piano Man Live

Billy Joel: Piano Man Live

Billy Joel: Piano Man Live showcases the very best of the dynamic songbook of the legendary Billy Joel. In under an hour the energetic 5-piece band re-create the stadium sound iconic in the early career of the original Piano Man, with ‘added variety and passion’ (TheWeeReview… 

Boogie Shoes Silent Disco Walking Tour With a Scottish Twist

Boogie Shoes Silent Disco Walking Tour With a Scottish Twist

Come join the brilliant Boogie Shoes Silent Disco as we return to our Scottish roots for an immersive dance-walk through the crazy throngs of the Fringe. Feel-good uplifting music with funny live commentary and a cheeky Scottish twist… 

A Boy and His Magic Pen

A Boy and His Magic Pen

A young boy with an enormous gift. Follow Ma Liang as he discovers a very special skill that could help his whole village as long as it doesn’t fall into the wrong hands… 

Sunset

Sunset

"I'm a man!" you said. 

Trips and Falls

Trips and Falls

Trips and Falls follows two sisters on a mission to scatter their grandmother’s ashes in the perfect place. They steal the urn, take their mother’s car and head across the border for Scotland in miniature: the Isle of Arran! Hot on their tail though are Mum and Dad… 

Warwick Improv Presents: Anything You Want

Warwick Improv Presents: Anything You Want

Six actors. One hour. No script. Join Warwick Improv as we create a completely improvised stage play all spiralling from what you, our audience, suggest. Watch characters collide in a series of engaging narratives wound around unpredictable scenes… 

Absolute Improv!

Absolute Improv!

TBC Improv welcome each and everyone of you to an hour of improvised comedy variety fun! Come and join top Scottish improv comedy talent as they take your ideas to create comedy sketches, characters, songs, dances and more before your eyes… 

Gilbert and Sullivan\'s Improbable New Musical: Less Miserable

Gilbert and Sullivan\'s Improbable New Musical: Less Miserable

In an afterlife, Gilbert brags to Sullivan that, as fathers of the modern musical, all new musicals are basically just variations on their own plots! Sullivan challenges him to tel… 

Misha's Gang: Strings on Fire

Misha's Gang: Strings on Fire

A musical treat to really raise the spirits! See Misha Rachlevsky and his renowned ensemble of young Russian string players in a slightly different light. Rousing and dynamic, these early evening shows will take your breath away as the orchestra perform a wide range of delightful, and very lively, classical works inspired by movies, dance, opera, theatre and travel… 

Bells Presents: Soundscape

Bells Presents: Soundscape

Hailing from Scottish seaside town St Andrews is the award-winning a cappella group Bells. Inspired by a wide range of genres from jazz to pop, soul, and traditional music, Bells is a contemporary choir performing softly woven arrangements, sampling instrumental motifs and heartfelt lyrics by James Blake, Alt J, Stormzy, Sufjan Stevens and many more… 

Elton John: Rocket Man Live!

Elton John: Rocket Man Live!

The brand-new tribute show from Liquid Lunch Productions, Elton John: Rocket Man Live! showcases the very best of the eclectic songbook of the legendary Elton John and Bernie Taupin… 

Weegie Hink Ae That? Presents: Nae Bother!

Weegie Hink Ae That? Presents: Nae Bother!

The Weegie boys are back again after two consecutive sellout runs at the fringe! They can’t wait to go mental in the capital with an even bigger and bamier show than the last! From sketches aboot grannies fae Govan to songs aboot aw things Scottish, come see these wee comical dafties dae what they dae best! Fast-paced, witty comedy with clever twists on Scottish culture! The Weegie Quartet will have ye creasing yersel from start to finish! So Weegie Hink Ae That? Aye! Nae Bother pal! 

The Wizard of Oz

The Wizard of Oz

This is a new, colourful, lively adaptation of a well-known, heart-warming, aspirational story which follows Dorothy and her friends as they embark on their journey to find the Wizard of Oz and discover their own talents and pathways to a brighter future… 

Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens

Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens

\'All children, except one, grow up\' – but how did one child named Peter escape his fate to become \'the boy who would not grow up\'? Betwixt-and-Between explore the que… 

Annie Jr

Annie Jr

Annie Jr, the musical performed by the outstanding Edinburgh Youth Theatre. Musical fun for all the family to enjoy. Experience the joy that is Annie! 

Bang, Bang, You're Dead

Bang, Bang, You're Dead

William Mastrosimone’s one-act play, Bang, Bang, You’re Dead, is a powerful response to the wave of school killings that have erupted in recent times. Mastrosimone wrote the piece for teenagers to perform… 

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Actors from around the world rehearsed via Skype for four months and then met here in Scotland to put on Shakespeare’s romantic comedy: A Midsummer Night’s Dream! Come join us for crazy love, fairies and a donkey!  

Improvabunga!

Improvabunga!

Improvabunga is the totally improvised movie adventure extravaganza. See your favourite film genres come alive on stage in a 50 minute long improvised romp. ‘One of the best improvisation pieces in Edinburgh’ **** (EdFringeReview… 

Much Ado About Nothing

Much Ado About Nothing

Shakespeare is an easy sell at the Fringe, namely his comedies, and this production of Much Ado is no exception. It is fundamentally inoffensive- the aesthetic is strong, the acting is competent and capable, and the script is cut in a way that makes it feel quick, but not threadbare... 

Treasure Island

Treasure Island

The tale of Jim Hawkins and his encounter with the formidable pirate Long John Silver and the hunt for treasure, featuring pirates, sea shanties, swashbuckling fights and a parrot! Adapted from Robert Louis Stevenson's original book by Karen Benjamin and workshopped with drama and performing arts students from the University... 

Into the Blue

Into the Blue

A play about women who take to the skies. Expect thrills, spills and derring-do. Watch lost cosmonauts trying to find a way home, spitfire pilots and record-breaking aviators Amelia Earhart and Amy Johnson leap into action... 

Like Drowning

Like Drowning

E and V are women, or so they think. But what is a woman anyway? Using artificial intelligence to generate characters, Like Drowning explores identity, abuse and the pervasive gender inequalities that still exist in today's society. 

Fast

Fast

Washington State, 1910. "Doctor" Linda Hazzard opens her sanatorium to the public. The public do not always survive… Fast by Kate Barton is a new dark psychological drama based on true events... 

The Red Shoes

The Red Shoes

Physical theatre and contemporary dance collide in this all-female youth theatre production that begs the question: what would you do for fame? When a poor young girl is offered a pair of magical red shoes, it seems all her dreams will come true... 

Fast

Fast

Washington State, 1910. "Doctor" Linda Hazzard opens her sanatorium to the public. The public do not always survive… Fast by Kate Barton is a new dark psychological drama based on true events... 

Dragtime Presents: Things Live!

Dragtime Presents: Things Live!

Things Live! A variety cabaret of Dragtime's most unusual and magical drag performances yet. Drag kings, queens and inbetweens gather for an evening of opera, musical theatre, dance, lip-syncing, spoken word and general oddity! Throw the gender roles out the window and come to see Cambridge University's only touring drag troupe in their most ambitious show to date, accompanied by a live string quartet! 

An Algorithm Named Kevin

An Algorithm Named Kevin

An algorithm is a plan for solving a problem, but how many more does it create? Instagram's official blog 2016: 'To improve your experience, your feed will soon be ordered to show the moments we believe you will care about the most... 

The Addams Family

The Addams Family

From the company that previously brought you Peter Pan and Elf the Musical comes this spooktacular new musical comedy. Featuring a live band and sensational youth cast, this show promises to entertain whether you're 7 or 307! 

Pippin

Pippin

In a quiet forest, where magic dwells, the sun sets and Pippin’s world comes to life. An ensemble of creatures tells the story of this young prince who longs to find passion and adventure in his life... 

Reigen

Reigen

A new translation of the scandalous Austrian play from 1903 unveils intimate conversations between people before and after they have sex. A prostitute meets a soldier on the street, the soldier seduces a housemaid and so on, until in the final scene a noble Count meets with the prostitute and everything goes full circle... 

Prevail

Prevail

A story told through new music and dance. An oppressive way of life dominates. Two men are alone. Intimate. They are ambushed. There's a struggle. One escapes. The other is taken away, interrogated, imprisoned and punished... 

By Process of Illumination

By Process of Illumination

In their second consecutive Fringe show, Exeter’s mixed contemporary a cappella group deliver musical mastery in a series of unmissable performances. The contenders on Sky One’s Sing: Ultimate A Cappella revitalise modern favourites with fresh arrangements, from hip mashups of Rihanna and Nelly Furtado to the intensity of Muse... 

Goodbye Rosetta

Goodbye Rosetta

Goodbye Rosetta abounds with youthful enthusiasm and passion. That’s hardly surprising given its development by 30 young actors in collaboration with writer Katherine Manners and Director, Conor Baum... 

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

An eclectic group of six mid-pubescents vie for the spelling championship of a lifetime. While candidly disclosing hilarious stories from their home lives, the kids spell their way through a series of increasingly ridiculous words, guided by three eccentric adult hosts... 

Kids Play
BOBBY WINNER

Kids Play

Glen Chandler, Edinburgh’s theatrical detective story-writing son, returns to the Festival Fringe this year with yet another ingenious triumph. The only similarity to Kids Play and anything that might be found in Taggart, however, is a pair of handcuffs… 

Waiting for Ofsted

Waiting for Ofsted

Oh how easily this ambitious project could have fallen flat on its face and oh how wonderfully it sustains itself. Making their debut at the Festival Fringe, Westcliff Boys Theatre bring their take on Samuel Beckett with Waiting for OFSTED... 

Monday at Golden Oak High

Monday at Golden Oak High

Marco was never a popular kid. He was always a little different to his classmates and sort of struggled to fit in. He wasn't sure what to do about that so one day he decided to bring in a gun and impress everyone – especially those who pissed him off... 

Through the Kaleidoscope

Through the Kaleidoscope

Take a journey with Imperial College London’s premiere mixed a cappella group through a spectrum of genres and themes in their debut Fringe show! 

The Grimm Truth

The Grimm Truth

The Grimm Tales are wildly reimagined in this exciting retelling using themes from modern Britain. From child sexual exploitation to mental health and everything in between, these are fairytales for the new age... 

Do It Now: Manual Override

Do It Now: Manual Override

Danger! Systems are being corrupted and broken. We must take back control. It’s time for Manual Override. Taking control from the US are John Sheldon on his red Stratocaster, Tony Vacca on all things percussion, and Paul Richmond with his droll yet beguiling spoken word delivery... 

A Fair Tale About a Fairy Trade

A Fair Tale About a Fairy Trade

A new musical adaptation of the classic tale of Cinderella, by Charles Perrault. However, in this modern-day version, Cinderella is not only a slave at home, but in a twist of events she ends up being trafficked and becomes a sex slave... 

The Shakuhachi Experience

The Shakuhachi Experience

In this world premiere at the 2018 Edinburgh Festival Fringe, licensed master shakuhachi performer Markus Guhe takes Japan's oldest and quintessential bamboo flute on a journey from its mythical beginnings through its long and fascinating history into the 21st century... 

A Series of Unaccompanied Events

A Series of Unaccompanied Events

'The highlight of my Fringe' (Audience Review, 2017). If you come to one a cappella show during your time at the Fringe, make it this one. A 2017 sell-out show, Durham's award-winning Northern Lights return to the Fringe for their biggest and best show to date... 

Tenacious D: The Musical of Destiny

Tenacious D: The Musical of Destiny

This epic rock comedy tells the story of a young rocker JB, from Kickapoo, journeying to find his counterpart in rock KG, and together they form the band… Tenacious D! Once formed, they decide to chase the legend of a magical pick that has shaped the history of modern music for decades and will give them ultimate rock power! Along with a group of rambunctious roadies, a super sugary groupie girl and a take-no-shit tour manager, they will put their musical spirits and their friendship to the test. 

Sister Act

Sister Act

Scottish company, Stage Avenue Performing Arts invite you to come and pull up a pew and get ready to dance in the aisles for their Edinburgh Fringe debut of the feel-good musical comedy, Sister Act... 

A Night of Dark Intent

A Night of Dark Intent

Set in October of 1978, eight women end up together in an abandoned house where Lenora Stark supposedly murdered her parents 13 years ago. Each woman discovers her own strength as together they race against the clock to save their own lives and learn the horrifying truth of what happened in that house thirteen years ago... 

Billy Joel: Piano Man Live!

Billy Joel: Piano Man Live!

Billy Joel: Piano Man Live! showcases the very best of the dynamic songbook of the legendary Billy Joel. In under an hour, the five-piece band, led by sensational piano-vocalist and musical director Joe Revell, pay tribute to the iconic stadium sound of the original Piano Man... 

Amazing Stories of Blues and Soul

Amazing Stories of Blues and Soul

Oww! I feel good! The sensational story of soul – from the pounding R'n'B of the 1940s to the smouldering sounds of Stax. Returning after sell-out shows in 2017, the dynamic seven-piece band is back to take you on a laughter-laced quest to find the roots of soul music – and recreate the original spirit of the legendary singers and foot-stomping soul classics that soundtracked a generation... 

The Meeting

The Meeting

Traversing Edinburgh in August is sure to invite all sorts of flyerers. But this festival, you may be asked “Have you ever met a psychopath?” I suggest you follow up immediately... 

Romeo and Juliet

Romeo and Juliet

Curious Pheasant Theatre reinvents the Bard’s most famous tale of ‘star-cross’d’ lovers in a bare-bones, twisted production that will have purists running for shelter and audiences that lack their reverential devotion to every word enjoying a butchered but exhilarating rendition of the text… 

King John

King John

Direct from the USA, the defending three-time National Shakespearean Acting Champions present Shakespeare’s rarely done history, King John. This heart-pounding 90 minute experience will keep you on your toes... 

Alice in Wonderland

Alice in Wonderland

Alice in Wonderland by Jason Pizzarello. Come explore the world of the unknown with the Winnetonka Theatre Department from Kansas City, Missouri, USA, as we join Alice careening down a rabbit hole finding herself in an unfamiliar situation where she meets all of the beloved characters from the Lewis Carroll classic... 

The Wardrobe

The Wardrobe

The Wardrobe is a place where children over time have felt safe to share secrets and find solace for the struggles – some different and some the same across the ages. The play delves into history by exploring how the characters deal with dramatic events from 1400 to present day, including child labour, slavery, the plague, wars and exploitation... 

The Dark Philosophers

The Dark Philosophers

A larger-than-life, theatrical celebration of the life and works of Gwyn Thomas. Set in the 1930s, the stories evoke a compelling wistfulness of life in the Rhondda Valley. Tales of death and exploitation, sex and family power are all bound together with wild humour and joyous humanity... 

No Honour in Blood

No Honour in Blood

When two Spartan warriors find themselves trapped and lost in the underworld, they must outwit a devious enemy, or remain forever in the land of the dead. 

Casanova Dreaming

Casanova Dreaming

The greatest master is passion, who makes slaves of us all... Asleep in bed with his first true love, 19-year-old Giacomo Casanova is visited by an old man who shows him his future – but is what he sees a promise or a warning? In this one-act drama, award-winning playwright Martin Foreman casts a sympathetic eye on the famous libertine and the women in his life... 

Punching Judy

Punching Judy

Punching Judy is an original piece of theatre, which explores the secretive and insidious nature of domestic abuse. Through the true stories of three relationships the audience are invited to experience and connect the audience to the paradigms of both perpetration and survival... 

Tipping the Velvet

Tipping the Velvet

Marking the centenary of women’s right to vote, Italia Conti Ensemble presents Laura Wade’s adaptation of the groundbreaking Sarah Waters’ novel. A dark, witty and unmissable production taking you through the world of 19th-century Music Hall. 

Someone Somewhere by Sam Potter

Someone Somewhere by Sam Potter

Summer. A music festival. A group of friends celebrate their exam results. Hazel wants to get drunk. Diana wants to lose her virginity. Vampire Boy wants to change and Livi... well, Livi just wants to forget about everything that has happened for a while but some things are just too big to forget, even if it’s only for one weekend... 

Shakespeare Shorts – Much Ado About Nothing

Shakespeare Shorts – Much Ado About Nothing

The buns are burning in The Great Brexit Bake Off as Beatrice battles Benedick, Don Juan's confused and Hero harassed. What’s the man-eating Margaret doing with her scones and where does Borachio keep his fondant fancies? Keep calm and carry on baking in a tale of soggy bottoms, burned biscuits and scalded scones as Leonato tries to make a TV spectacular from this bowl of souring sponge mix... 

The Key, the Map and the Mysterious Quest

The Key, the Map and the Mysterious Quest

One sunny afternoon David and Lucy were playing with their dog in the garden and suddenly a strange creature called a Rapadoodle appeared. Coco the Rapadoodle gave them a magical key to open a golden chest... 

Beauty and the Beast

Beauty and the Beast

Join us on this wonderful, well-known tale of greed and humility as the Beast learns what it is to love and be loved. This heart-warming story has been adapted for a family audience with original songs and music and one or two new characters to add to those already loved... 

Absolute Improv!

Absolute Improv!

Edinburgh’s own improv comedy theatre company returns for more five-star improv comedy fun! Five-time Edinburgh Fringe sell-out (2013-17). Taking inspiration from audience suggestions, watch this talented cast of top Scottish and international improvisation performers create comedy characters, stories, sketches, music, songs and more before your very eyes; never seen before, never to be seen again... 

Roald Dahl's The Twits

Roald Dahl's The Twits

'Mr Twit was a twit. He was born a twit. And now he was a bigger twit than ever.' Mrs Twit is equally as foul and she hates Mr Twit just as much as he hates her. The Twits are the most spiteful and revolting couple you could ever meet... 

Ah Dinnae Ken

Ah Dinnae Ken

It’s Scotland. It’s sometime in the future. A second independence referendum has been called and very soon your parents will ask you to murder your neighbours. An adaptation of a timeless classic; star-crossed lovers stuck in a war of two families... 

The Wizard of Oz

The Wizard of Oz

A modern take on the classic tale. TPYT has over 100 members ages 5-18 specialising in acting, singing, dance, comedy and film. With patrons James MacAvoy and Irvine Welsh, there is no stopping these rising stars! TPYT have performed to sell-out audiences at the Fringe for the last eight years earning outstanding four-star reviews with productions of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Little Shop of Horrors, Alice in Wonderland and Mary Poppins... 

The Red Guitar

The Red Guitar

Five-star review from The Herald, Rob Adams in 2016. Couldn't stay away. John Sheldon returns with stories to tell... Van Morrison's lead guitarist at 17, songwriter to James Taylor, a chance encounter with Jimi Hendrix... 

Best of Broadway Ballads

Best of Broadway Ballads

Cam Cahoon is a brilliant and accomplished tenor with a gift for enchanting his audience and creating fast fans with every show! Your favorite Broadway hits, including popular songs from Phantom of the Opera and Les Miserable, is just a small sample of the kind of music Cam presents... 

Dear Lucy...

Dear Lucy...

In 1918, the letters stopped and Lucy had to face life having lost her fiancé and brother in the last few weeks of the war. This true story suggests the effects of this trauma on her life after WWI and how these might have been passed down through the generations... 

Bob the Russian

Bob the Russian

Multi award-winning Naughty Corner Productions bring you their most outrageous show yet! Russia, 2018. The FIFA World Cup is in full swing and so are the Russian and English hooligans... 

Improvabunga!

Improvabunga!

Improvabunga is the totally improvised movie-adventure-extravaganza. See two of your favourite film genres smashed together in a 50-minute long improvised romp, described as 'one of the best improvisation pieces in Edinburgh' **** (EdFringeReview... 

Acapocalypse

Acapocalypse

The University of Birmingham A Cappella Society is returning to the Edinburgh Fringe for our third year after a successful 2016 and 2017! You will experience a late afternoon or evening of some of our magical groups singing a cappella arrangements with beatboxing and possibly some freestyle a cappella... 

Shakespeare Shorts – The Taming of the Shrew

Shakespeare Shorts – The Taming of the Shrew

Kate’s cast is revolting; fed up of being outnumbered by the audience, they want to make Shakespeare fun to watch by turning the history plays into a rugby game, Romeo and Juliet into an ice cream war and Hamlet into a comedy...