Absolutely Burlesque Cabaret

Absolutely Burlesque Cabaret

One of the great things that the Edinburgh Fringe has always done is to give a platform to local schools of various performing arts within an actual arts festival. 

Somebody Special – The Aca-Betrayal

Somebody Special – The Aca-Betrayal

This twelve-strong company are enthusiastic, bright young things who sing, sway and beat-box with great spirit. 

1001 Open Mic Nights

1001 Open Mic Nights

This energised group of youngsters bounce about the stage with glee, making a capella look far easier than it truly is and throwing themselves into the Fringe vibe with abandon. 

Trust Me, I Was The BBC Doctor

Trust Me, I Was The BBC Doctor

Be prepared for some funny and revealing stories from Dr Colin Thomas on his journey from watching television as a child to wanting to perform at Footlights and finally making it a… 

Tropicana

Tropicana

Make cabaret queer again! Bursting onto the London scene, Tropicana is the future of queer comedy cabaret. 

Slings and Arrows

Slings and Arrows

Performed by the members of Raised Voices – a charity that works creatively with people who have experienced homelessness, mental health issues or addiction. 

On Your Bike

On Your Bike

On Your Bike comes with a lot of hype. 

Madhouse

Madhouse

Madhouse by Nottingham New Theatre at [email protected]’s Hall does what it says on the tin. 

It's Not Rocket Science

It's Not Rocket Science

It’s Not Rocket Science at [email protected]’ Hall is presented by Nottingham New Theatre, England’s only fully student-run theatre venue. 

For All The Love You Lost

For All The Love You Lost

For All the Love You Lost is presented by Morosophy at [email protected]’s Hall. 

Rossetti's Women

Rossetti's Women

Lemon Squeeze Productions are presenting a new adaptation of Rossetti’s Women at the [email protected]’ Hall, written and directed by Joan Greening, award-winning writer of ITV si… 

Deathbed Confessions of a Hypochondriac

Deathbed Confessions of a Hypochondriac

Is that mole cancer? Is that cough coronavirus? If I’m not eligible for free prescriptions then who is? In a world where Google is the family doctor and knows you better than you k… 

Better Not Kill The Groove

Better Not Kill The Groove

The Songsmiths invite you to party to non-stop hits, a cappella style! From disco classics to Fleetwood Mac, we guarantee you will be dancing in your seat! So, You Better Not Kill … 

Theatre-19 Presents: John

Theatre-19 Presents: John

Described as a ‘wonderfully chaotic and colourful tragicomedy’ Theatre-19 Presents: John is a particularly silly devised piece at [email protected] Hall from a group of Bristol… 

Jane Eyre

Jane Eyre

There are a handful of stories which truly stand the test of time. 

A Weekend Away at the Hotel Decevoir

A Weekend Away at the Hotel Decevoir

Chalkhill Theatre Ltd currently has a double debut with the company’s first appearance at the Festival Fringe and the premiere of their new play. 

Love in the Time of Lockdown

Love in the Time of Lockdown

Lockdown has been a universal experience for everyone in this country. 

Looks Like We Made It

Looks Like We Made It

ChasingRainbows presents Looks Like We Made It. 

Blind Mirth presents Sex with Me!

Blind Mirth presents Sex with Me!

St Andrews’ oldest, funniest and – incidentally – only improv comedy troupe are back at the Fringe with their unique mix of sparky, spontaneous and side-splittingly funny short… 

Eric Davidson – Thunderjab 3

Eric Davidson – Thunderjab 3

Fasten your seatbelts and be prepared to laugh and cry as the Midlothian bard returns with another show full of exquisite wordplay. 

Improvabunga!

Improvabunga!

Improvabunga is the totally improvised movie adventure extravaganza. 

The Poetry of Thrones: The Story of Game of Thrones in Spoken Word

The Poetry of Thrones: The Story of Game of Thrones in Spoken Word

Through storytelling poetry, this show transports you back to Westeros to narrate a different version of the Game of Thrones story. 

The Snoopy Question

The Snoopy Question

What are dogs really like? Will Matt turn into a dog? In a crazy but true story, Matt Black offers joyful entertainment with surprising dog facts, excellent poems, cheap props and … 

The Beat Goes On

The Beat Goes On

The irrepressible Glummer Twins are back to celebrate the joys, absurdities and indignities of getting older. 

Abigail's Party

Abigail's Party

Beverly and husband Laurence are throwing a party for their newlywed neighbours, Tony and Angela. 

The Neil Diamond Story

The Neil Diamond Story

The Neil Diamond Story follows the tale of the boy from Brooklyn through to becoming one of the most popular singer-songwriters of all time, selling over a million records worldwid… 

The Music of Trees

The Music of Trees

Guitarist Geoff Robb was the winner of the 2018 Brighton Fringe Live Music Award and since then he has been writing music inspired by trees. 

1:2:2192

1:2:2192

As they sit in their safe space, reflecting on their upcoming nuptials, a lawyer reflects on their life. 

Mason King – Mind Reader: Sleight of Time

Mason King – Mind Reader: Sleight of Time

Following sell-out runs in 2016, 2018 and 2019, mind reader Mason King returns to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe with his unique brand of entertainment! Having been a fan of time-th… 

Overlooked

Overlooked

Jay lives on the street, lurching from one crisis to the next, while Georgie is smart, ambitious and determined that using a wheelchair will not be a barrier to success. 

Aaaah... I'm Jewrotic and I Blame My Jewish Mother... Who Else?

Aaaah... I'm Jewrotic and I Blame My Jewish Mother... Who Else?

2019 Not So New Comedian of the Year semi-finalist (London) Henry brings his third Fringe show and first as a solo! Due to popular demand. 

When Judas Met John: Songs of Dylan and Lennon

When Judas Met John: Songs of Dylan and Lennon

Irish duo Brothers Broke compare, adapt and perform a bluesy fusion of songs by Bob Dylan and The Beatles. 

Aca-ceptable in the 80s

Aca-ceptable in the 80s

After a second hit show in Edinburgh last summer, RadioOctave are back in Edinburgh for a third time! This year, they will be turning back the clocks 40 years with their show Aca-c… 

Sitting on a Cornflake: Songs of Lennon and McCartney

Sitting on a Cornflake: Songs of Lennon and McCartney

Irish duo Brothers Broke compare, adapt and perform an acoustic interpretation of songs composed by Lennon and McCartney throughout their Beatle and solo years. 

Alan Bennett's A Lady of Letters From the Classic Talking Heads Series

Alan Bennett's A Lady of Letters From the Classic Talking Heads Series

Miss Ruddock writes letters — not, unfortunately, social communications filled with harmless news — but letters of complaint, comment and, occasionally, officious praise to var… 

West End vs Broadway

West End vs Broadway

Enjoy an afternoon of musical theatre delivered by fantastic voices. 

Deathbed Confessions of a Hypochondriac

Deathbed Confessions of a Hypochondriac

Is that mole cancer? Is that cough coronavirus? If I’m not eligible for free prescriptions then who is? In a world where Google is the family doctor and knows you better than you… 

Neighborhood 3: Requisition of Doom

Neighborhood 3: Requisition of Doom

In a small suburb, some teenagers become captivated with a video game called Neighborhood 3: Requisition of Doom. 

Out of the Blue Jazz presents The Great American Songbook

Out of the Blue Jazz presents The Great American Songbook

Back from sell-out shows in 2019, this band are swing jazz sensations, Out of the Blue Jazz, who will be performing the ever-popular Great American Songbook in the style of iconic … 

Smokey Joe's Cafe

Smokey Joe's Cafe

Smokey Joe’s Cafe celebrates many of the greatest hits of the golden age of rock’n’roll in America. 

The Carole King and James Taylor Story

The Carole King and James Taylor Story

An international sell-out show taking you on a nostalgic journey through the career and music of these two legends. 

A Toast to Prohibition

A Toast to Prohibition

Celebrate the 100th anniversary of Prohibition with flappers, gin fizz and a cabaret concert featuring lost speakeasy songs. 

Fleas and Cheese: The Great Plague and Fire Show

Fleas and Cheese: The Great Plague and Fire Show

Enjoy a plaguey, fiery hour in this informative and interactive one-man show for history-loving kids. 

The Carpenters Songbook

The Carpenters Songbook

Experience all the hits from one of the world’s most successful duos in this nostalgic and informative trip down memory lane and through the lush soundscape of The Carpenters. 

The Nashville Story

The Nashville Story

Following countless sell-out shows at Edinburgh Fringe 2019, this five-star show takes you on a guided tour through Nashville so you can experience how Music City influenced the wo… 

Circle of Trivia

Circle of Trivia

Russell Clarke, BBC Radio’s Rock‘n’Roll Routemaster, takes you on a remarkable rock’n’roll trivia return trip that begins and ends with the Beatles and tells 10 awesome rock … 

Our Great-Grandfather's Paintings

Our Great-Grandfather's Paintings

Elsa and sister Irenie (The McTaggart Sisters) showcase a rare opportunity to hear these two highly acclaimed singers/songwriters/multi-instrumentalists come together in a fusion o… 

Banana Crabtree Simon

Banana Crabtree Simon

Banana Crabtree Simon. 

The Jimi Hendrix Story

The Jimi Hendrix Story

A blistering celebration of a legend who, in his short career, sold over 20 million records and redefined his instrument and genre. 

Ingenue: Deanna Durbin, Judy Garland and the Golden Age of Hollywood

Ingenue: Deanna Durbin, Judy Garland and the Golden Age of Hollywood

Judy Garland is an icon, loved as Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz. 

The Last Five Years

The Last Five Years

A modern musical by the Tony Award-winning Jason Robert Brown that follows the comedy highs and heartfelt lows of Jamie and Cathy’s five-year relationship. 

Walk of Shame

Walk of Shame

**** (Daily Express). 

Clowntown: Patty and Giggles Go to the Zoo, a Funtastic Day Out with Sphere Clown Band

Clowntown: Patty and Giggles Go to the Zoo, a Funtastic Day Out with Sphere Clown Band

‘Infectious fun’ ***** (FringeReview. 

Johnny Cash vs Elvis Presley

Johnny Cash vs Elvis Presley

Join us for an exhilarating musical battle as two titans go head to head! Johnny Cash vs Elvis Presley is a showdown that recounts the music, lives, and cultural impact of the Man … 

Nuts

Nuts

A talk show with a difference! Join George Monkey along with his primate pal, Cedric as he chats with invited guests in this unique and hilarious talk show featuring some of the be… 

Nun on the Run!

Nun on the Run!

Sr Clarissa has grown somewhat tired of her marriage to Christ. 

Rent School Edition

Rent School Edition

Reprising their recently sold-out production, MYT is delighted to bring Rent to the Fringe – Jonathan Larson’s iconic Pulitzer Prize-winning musical that shaped a generation and … 

Disenchanted: A Cabaret of Twisted Fairy Tales

Disenchanted: A Cabaret of Twisted Fairy Tales

Sexy and subversive, audacious and hilarious, this one-woman show puts a knife in the back of traditional fairy tales. 

La Serva Padrona

La Serva Padrona

Opera is dying! Can David bring it back to life with his one-man production of La Serva Padrona? Comedy, cocoa and questions of consent collide in this new English version of Pergo… 

Trump the Musical

Trump the Musical

The Edinburgh satirical smash hit returns newly revised and updated! Election 2020. 

Irrational Me

Irrational Me

Why do we still have a headache after taking a 1p aspirin which disappears when we take a 50p one? And why are we attracted to a 2-for-1 meal discount, but fail to save for a pensi… 

#16Candles2SayAnything

#16Candles2SayAnything

#16Candles2SayAnything – 80s movies are reimagined for 2020! Chicago’s award-winning Wego Drama returns to the Fringe with an all-new production inspired by all the classic 80s… 

Elsa Jean McTaggart Presents Hebridean Fire

Elsa Jean McTaggart Presents Hebridean Fire

After a sell-out run in 2019, Elsa Jean McTaggart returns with Hebridean Fire. 

A Highly Suspect Murder Mystery

A Highly Suspect Murder Mystery

Join acclaimed mystery maestros Highly Suspect for a hilarious and interactive murder mystery, which you – the audience – must solve! Featuring a fiendish plot, evidence to exa… 

North Star (or What I Listened to Instead of My Intuition)

North Star (or What I Listened to Instead of My Intuition)

Ever met someone with a great intuition for everyone but themselves? Meet Lori Hamilton. 

Self Service

Self Service

Breaking down? Worn out, but can’t find the manual? Book in for this funny, tender, toolbox talk about how to keep going. 

Tomatoes Tried to Kill Me But Banjos Saved My Life

Tomatoes Tried to Kill Me But Banjos Saved My Life

Fresh off a successful, sold-out, Off-Broadway run, this show will inspire you, make you laugh and will tug at your heartstrings. 

Vampire's Ball, Ultimate Halloween Party!

Vampire's Ball, Ultimate Halloween Party!

Come into the scariest house in town! Where ghosts and monsters are ready to make it all about you. 

500 Miles – My Camino – And I Would Walk 500 More

500 Miles – My Camino – And I Would Walk 500 More

Based on his book My Camino Walk – A Way to Healing, the author takes you on his life-changing journey through the mythic landscape on the ancient pilgrimage route of the Camino … 

Waiting for Hamlet

Waiting for Hamlet

Winner of the 2018 Kenneth Branagh New Drama Writing award, this comedy about a tragedy locks King Hamlet and Yorick in a battle of wits between two old fools, where only one of th… 

Sylus 2020!

Sylus 2020!

The rather evil Sylus Rothchild is running for president. 

Blueswater Presents: Blues! – The 10th Anniversary Show

Blueswater Presents: Blues! – The 10th Anniversary Show

The Blueswater return to the Edinburgh Fringe with a special 10th-anniversary edition of their award-winning show, telling the stories and performing the songs of the artists that … 

Acuña Acuna

Acuña Acuna

A one-person comedy show based on comedian Erick Acuña’s real life as a Peruvian Latino living in the United States: from filling out a medical form in English or never trying h… 

Back to Black: The Music of Amy Winehouse

Back to Black: The Music of Amy Winehouse

Following a sell-out run at Fringe 2019, Back To Black returns to take you on a moving yet energising journey through the career of a modern legend. 

The Mannequin

The Mannequin

Das Stuck’s The Mannequin is a contemporary Edda of intertwining tales: bohemians enwrapped in the fashion industry whilst isolated in the LGBTQ+ community. 

How to Succeed in Love

How to Succeed in Love

Kenneth Wilson performs a solo show of dramatic poetry from his 2019 collection, The Definitions of Kitchen Verbs, abetted and illustrated with solo airs, ballads and Bach beautifu… 

The John Rowe Show

The John Rowe Show

Direct from Australia, John Rowe brings his sofa-based entertainment show to the Edinburgh Fringe. 

Rattigan's Nijinsky

Rattigan's Nijinsky

Written by Nicholas Wright for the Chichester Festival, Rattigan’s Nijinsky explores sexuality, privacy, autonomy and unconditional love within the central conceit of why the dyi… 

Hustlers

Hustlers

The stage is strewn with detritus, traces of lives lived on the margin. 

The Words Are There

The Words Are There

The Words Are There is a moving and innovative piece of physical theatre that appeals both for its approach to male domestic abuse, and for its style of performance. 

Tess

Tess

The blank, sterile corridors of Surgeons Hall are not where you might expect to find folky fun late at night. 

11+

11+

11+ explores the strange and funny challenges we go through in trying to get into a grammar school. 

Looking Down on Me

Looking Down on Me

Losing someone you love is never easy, especially when you don’t understand why they’ve gone. 

The Cat's the Thing

The Cat's the Thing

Tanya is a woman with a lot on her mind. 

Gilgamesh – He Who Saw Everything

Gilgamesh – He Who Saw Everything

One actor, in 45 minutes, performs the first story ever written down: an epic Babylonian poem based on the mythical adventures of the King of Uruk who lived and ruled around 2750 B… 

Gigolo: Bold, Beautiful, Bizarre

Gigolo: Bold, Beautiful, Bizarre

Charming. 

How to Hide a Body in New York

How to Hide a Body in New York

As the surge of improv comedy takes over the Fringe, Sisterwives brings a classic sketch show that packs a wicked punch. 

Little Shop of Horrors

Little Shop of Horrors

Florist’s assistant Seymour becomes a sensation when he discovers an exotic plant with a macabre craving. 

Oracle

Oracle

Are you an optimist or a pessimist? From civil rights and world politics, to technology and space exploration, the future has never been so full of possibilities and yet utterly te… 

Loving the Enemy

Loving the Enemy

Hugo’s in no man’s land. 

Defying Logic

Defying Logic

We meet Lily in a therapists office in Manhattan. 

Full Score: Sing, Sing, Sing!

Full Score: Sing, Sing, Sing!

As Durham University’s only a capella ensemble that specialises in barbershop harmony, Full Score, formed two years ago, has already established itself as one of the University… 

Marlene in Havana: Gypsy Tango Cabaret

Marlene in Havana: Gypsy Tango Cabaret

We highlight the Latin music elements, which were so important in films internationally, with European tangos, Balkan gypsy jazz and operetta alongside iconic Dietrich hits and new… 

Pick Up

Pick Up

Pick Up. 

Hyper-Nice

Hyper-Nice

Aspiring to be more vacuous? Thanking strangers for no reason? Hyper-Nice is a new, original, one person stand-up show in which David Watson mostly apologises for breathing and tri… 

The American's Dream

The American's Dream

Ketchikan, Alaska and New York City: island towns at opposite ends of the American continent. 

30

30

One room, one baby, thirty days. 

The Long Road

The Long Road

Award-winning production. 

Milan's Game

Milan's Game

A contemporary dance-theatre duet following a couple’s absurd, yet comically whimsical game of role play; exploring and satirising the paradoxes of love. 

Just a Number

Just a Number

David Harmer and Ray Globe recently turned 60. 

LUVU2

LUVU2

14-year-old reluctant GCSE drama student Callum is confused and angry – why has his classmate Lucy changed the topic for their self-initiated Theatre in Education project from he… 

The Dandelion Patch

The Dandelion Patch

The Dandelion Patch is a play devised by a company of wounded, injured or sick ex-Forces and professional actors. 

2001: A Sketch Odyssey

2001: A Sketch Odyssey

Join five intrepid kids as they stumble across the universe to find the answers to life, the universe and everything. 

A Riff in Time

A Riff in Time

After sell-out shows in 2017 and 2018, Durham University’s award-winning Northern Lights return with their most ambitious and best show yet. 

Tuck Into Poetry – A Lite Bite of Cheese and Puns

Tuck Into Poetry – A Lite Bite of Cheese and Puns

Served with a smile and a sprinkling of humour, Suzanne brings you a portion of poetry to tickle the taste buds. 

The Yank is a Manc! My Ancestors & Me

The Yank is a Manc! My Ancestors & Me

In a fish-out-of-water comedy of errors, Hopwood DePree tells of how researching his ancestry online led to him leaving Tinseltown to save his 600-year-old British ancestral pile, … 

Holy Sh*t

Holy Sh*t

In a desperate last-ditch attempt to save their underfunded and dwindling church, two priests come to the conclusion that the best way they can raise funds is by selling the one re… 

Piracy! A Comedy on the High Cs

Piracy! A Comedy on the High Cs

Hoist the mainsails and prepare for a thoroughly ridiculous adventure. 

Rodgers with a D – The Tommy Rodgers Centenary Celebration

Rodgers with a D – The Tommy Rodgers Centenary Celebration

If you’re one of the many people who visit the Fringe from far flung parts of the world (hello Londoners daring to go past the M25) it’s easy to forget amongst all the clamour … 

Vinyl Encore

Vinyl Encore

AW King and Paul Vitty have written an entertaining and poignant theatre piece, enhanced with live music, which digs under the skin of a rock star’s ego and internal drive, as tw… 

Marrow

Marrow

Another Fringe day, another single figure on a stage dissecting a “big issue of today”. 

Chain of Trivia

Chain of Trivia

BBC radio music aficionado Russell Clarke is making his Edinburgh Fringe debut in a show jam-packed with fascinating rock ‘n’ roll trivia and random connections between the sta… 

Baby, What Blessings

Baby, What Blessings

"I kind of want to die – but I’d really like to get into publishing, too," says Billie (performed by Grainne Dromgoole), as she explains the story of her first real l… 

The Domestic

The Domestic

To make a piece of gig theatre work, you need to find a musical genre or vibe that can imbue the show with energy, and you need to find a story and a storyteller that can harness t… 

The Good Scout

The Good Scout

The Good Scout treads an extraordinarily fine line as a play. 

Late Night Ceremony

Late Night Ceremony

Arising out of Berlin and Hollywood open stages, this group showcase raises a fist with one hand and holds a glass with the other against the fact that the world we live in is a co… 

Roots

Roots

A new solo folk performance about loss, language and cultural identity. 

Romeo & Juliet: One-Man Musical

Romeo & Juliet: One-Man Musical

One man, a guitar, and the most venerated love story of all time. 

Tea?...(With Milk)

Tea?...(With Milk)

Are you part of the 51% that is told to change every part of your body? Laser off all your hair? Cover yourself in expensive products because you’re worthless! Tea?…(With Milk) i… 

Berlin Girl

Berlin Girl

1983. 

News@1066

[email protected]

Set in a TV studio, [email protected] puts history straight! Roving reporters get to the bottom of history’s biggest stories. 

School Gays

School Gays

Gays everywhere! Since Spring Awakening in 1890, the stage and screen has depicted schools as hotbeds of gay romance, passion, sex and joy – but also bullying, blackmail, trauma … 

The MKC Experience

The MKC Experience

After working with some of the music industry’s biggest names including Mark Ronson, Boy George and Florence + The Machine, MKC step back into the spotlight to bring a new, excit… 

West of Frances

West of Frances

Frances has decided to fly to Dublin to spit on Sister Ina Marsh’s grave. 

Three Menopausal Maids

Three Menopausal Maids

The Three Menopausal Maids are back with their new comedy sketch show for 2019 after the 2018 sell-out success and it’s getting hot, hot, hotter! Fly away with Princess and the Pee… 

Pussy in Boots: The Adult Panto

Pussy in Boots: The Adult Panto

Join us for a naughty night out in which the world of pantomime will be spun on its head in this hilarious, innuendo-filled show packed with sauce, smut and shocks. 

The Experiment

The Experiment

Sincerity has expanded on Mark Ravenhill’s creepy monologue The Experiment, where we follow the satiny-voiced, slippery narrator. 

Out of the Blue Jazz Presents The Great American Songbook

Out of the Blue Jazz Presents The Great American Songbook

Fabulous swing jazz band. 

Red Riding Hood: The Panto

Red Riding Hood: The Panto

Red Riding Hood may be little but she’s about to embark on a big adventure! Deep in the Enchanted Forest, the Big Bad Wolf roams with one thing on his mind. 

Herstory

Herstory

This bold and bodacious cabaret chronicles the tales of some of the most enigmatic and misunderstood women throughout history. 

Semi-Toned Presents: Life on Mars

Semi-Toned Presents: Life on Mars

Internationally renowned a cappella sensation Semi-Toned return to Edinburgh, following two consecutive sell-out runs at the Fringe. 

Harvest Moon

Harvest Moon

From labour to rest. 

Hebridean Treasure: Lost and Found

Hebridean Treasure: Lost and Found

Internationally acclaimed writer John Philip Newell works with some of the most talented young artists of Scotland to tell the story of an enchanted Hebridean world that was lost b… 

Despite Everything, Price Still Includes Biscuits

Despite Everything, Price Still Includes Biscuits

Satirical four-star solo show with original songs, topical stories and Jewish humour. 

Nine Months

Nine Months

Breaking the 4th Wall was founded by Imelda Reynolds and Frances Moylan. 

On a High Note

On a High Note

On a High Note is a dramatic new piece of operatic theatre performed and written by award-winning soprano Erin Alexander. 

The Very Well-Fed Caterpillar

The Very Well-Fed Caterpillar

A young and lonely caterpillar, whose eating habits have ballooned him to an impossible size, struggles to turn into a butterfly. 

You Have a Match

You Have a Match

Two girls take on the world of app store dating. 

Dissident Sausage

Dissident Sausage

Political prisoner or sausage in a fridge? Toad or feminist? Deity or giant white slug? Prepare to laugh and cry as award-winning poet and singer Karen Gemma Brewer deletes the pas… 

Listen, You Can Hear the Sound of No Hands Clapping

Listen, You Can Hear the Sound of No Hands Clapping

What happens when we bring era-defining characters back to life? A thought-provoking avant-garde history-play, exploring the self through the epic, Paradise Lost. 

Mallets

Mallets

Mallets takes place on a prissy perfect croquet lawn in Middle England, as the most tranquil of summer afternoons is forced to pay witness to a bloodthirsty grudge match between tw… 

Teach

Teach

Matthew Roberts’ solo show, Teach, at theSpace, Surgeons Hall is performance brimming with conviction and energy. 

Seasoned Professionals

Seasoned Professionals

It’s probably worth clarifying in the first sentence of this review that I was not expecting to be drawn into the bureaucratic complexities of being the Easter Bunny whilst at th… 

Lorca: A Theatre Beneath the Sand

Lorca: A Theatre Beneath the Sand

Celebrating the works of the playwright and poet, Federico García Lorca, Enebro Teatro have brought together select pieces to create an altogether unique play. 

Le Monocle

Le Monocle

Tiff Milner (writer/director) presents a well-researched retelling of a lesbian herstory, set in twentieth century Paris, at the eponymous the lesbian bar Le Monocle. 

Looking for Wolverhampton's Latin Quarter

Looking for Wolverhampton's Latin Quarter

A funny, touching and self-deprecating account of growing up in 1970s Wolverhampton. 

Bubble Show for Adults Only

Bubble Show for Adults Only

The Bubble Show For Adults Only starts innocently enough. 

Southern Nights: The Story of Southern Soul

Southern Nights: The Story of Southern Soul

Journey across three southern states of the US and revel in the sweet sounds of Southern Soul. 

Self-Check

Self-Check

Self Check is a play about identity, tracking the stories of four teens in group therapy at a psychiatric hospital. 

Postcards from Crouch End – Piha

Postcards from Crouch End – Piha

Captivating and evocative guitar music. 

Geoff Robb – The Music of Trees

Geoff Robb – The Music of Trees

Geoff Robb was the winner of the 2018 Brighton Fringe Live Music Award and since then he has been writing music inspired by trees. 

Lost in a Book

Lost in a Book

Lost in a Book! Too much of a good thing is still too much! When Melissa keeps re-reading her favourite fairy tales at the expense of family and friends, she goes from turning page… 

Faustus

Faustus

Doctor Faustus, a respected scholar seeking to acquire greater knowledge, turns to necromancy to summon the Devil and his servant, Mephistopheles. 

Bike

Bike

Karen, 17, on her parents: loving and lovable; secret devotees of University Challenge. 

Butterbum, J

Butterbum, J

Lost boy on a bridge, a hungry talking crow, old documents float on the river below. 

ET The Extra Testicle

ET The Extra Testicle

The Malignant Humours have written you a prescription for some medical-grade sketch comedy! Returning for their 20th year at the Edinburgh Fringe, after eight years of back-to-back… 

Love, Loss and Cake

Love, Loss and Cake

A cabaret with songs and stories about love, and loss of love (and cake crops up too). 

Getting to Grips with Migraine

Getting to Grips with Migraine

Migraine has a significant burden on the lives and families of those who experience it. 

Me and My

Me and My

Tired of being ignored, attention-seeking Grief takes it upon herself to be seen. 

A Midsummer Night's Dream

A Midsummer Night's Dream

Boy meets girl, they fall in love, and everyone lives happily ever after. If only it were that simple. Hold on to your heart. Cupid is armed and dangerous! 

Monster School Jurassic!

Monster School Jurassic!

Monster School Jurassic! The kids in Ms Bagatha’s first grade class at Monster School are at it again! Join them on their adventures through time as they learn about dinosaurs, his… 

Too-Ra-Loo-Ra-Lum: And Other Colourful Tales

Too-Ra-Loo-Ra-Lum: And Other Colourful Tales

Have you ever closed your eyes and tried to imagine a new colour? Lucy is a little grey girl in a little grey world who escapes to a land of colour through her stories. 

Dan Haynes – Had Some Falls Tour

Dan Haynes – Had Some Falls Tour

International touring songwriter Dan Haynes comes to Edinburgh as part of his Had Some Falls tour. 

Bristol Improv Presents: Offscript!

Bristol Improv Presents: Offscript!

When you watch a show, you only see half the action. 

Nico: No Regrets

Nico: No Regrets

Model, singer of Velvet Underground, muse of Andy Warhol, mother, heroin addict, rock composer, actress. 

Space Junk: A Soviet Musical

Space Junk: A Soviet Musical

The first man in space is back on Earth and facing new temptations. 

Predictably Irrational

Predictably Irrational

Why do we still have a headache after taking a 1p aspirin which disappears when we take a 50p one? And why are we attracted to a 2for1 meal discount but fail to save for a pension?… 

Jeremy Nicholas: What Are You Talking About?

Jeremy Nicholas: What Are You Talking About?

This funny show is for anyone who ever listens to dreadfully dull presentations, cringe-worthy wedding speeches or rambling nonsense from “experts” and thinks, ‘there must be a b… 

Grave Concern

Grave Concern

There are only two remaining vacant graves in the family plot – and Uncle John will not miss out on one. 

Tami Stone – My Funny Bits

Tami Stone – My Funny Bits

Comedy actress Tami Stone presents her debut one-woman Edinburgh show. 

The Nashville Story

The Nashville Story

Take a journey through time in Nashville to experience how music influenced this Bible Belt city and in turn how Music City influenced the whole world. 

Jerry and the Adventures of the HMS Stargazer

Jerry and the Adventures of the HMS Stargazer

Original, devised TIE adventure show! London, 1773: a time of great exploration. 

Mason King – Sleight of Mind

Mason King – Sleight of Mind

Following sell-out runs in 2016 and 2018 Mason King returns to the Edinburgh Fringe with a brand-new show! As a child Mason always dreamt of mastering the art of sleight of hand. 

The Snow Queen

The Snow Queen

Kay is playing with Gerda when a tear from the Snow Queen’s mirror becomes lodged in his eye, forcing all the thoughts that make him sad to become magnified. 

Cold Blooded Witch: The Sex Musical!

Cold Blooded Witch: The Sex Musical!

Maggie Lalley’s one-woman musical comedy tells the true story of her demented stint as a teen witch. 

A Charlie Montague Mystery: The Game's a Foot, Try the Fish

A Charlie Montague Mystery: The Game's a Foot, Try the Fish

Rakish aristocrat and first-time detective Charlie Montague must prevent a murder. 

Ginger Monologues

Ginger Monologues

Ginger Monologues is a mixture of stand-up and song. 

Joan Baez: Presented by Miss Irenie Rose

Joan Baez: Presented by Miss Irenie Rose

Miss Irenie Rose sings the well-loved songs written and sung by Joan Baez. 

Funny Stories About Pain

Funny Stories About Pain

Funny Stories About Pain is a one-hour journey through some decidedly not-funny events in the life of comedian Troy Alan, which would amount to a depressing Ted Talk if Troy couldn… 

The Johnny Cash Story

The Johnny Cash Story

The Johnny Cash Story returns to the Edinburgh Fringe to take you on an incredible journey through the career of the 18-time Grammy winner. 

Bodily Functions and Where to Find Them

Bodily Functions and Where to Find Them

When was the last time you talked about poo? We’re guessing not recently. 

Misha's Gang

Misha's Gang

Herald Angel (2017) and Spirit of the Fringe (2018) award winners, Misha Rachlevsky and his Russian String Orchestra return with a new series of captivating afternoon concerts. 

Just Like a Woman

Just Like a Woman

Ellie, Liz and Tig have worked in the factory for a very long time. 

TGIF

TGIF

TGIF is the best worst episode of Friends you’ll see this summer. 

Switch Witchetty's Almanac of Everything

Switch Witchetty's Almanac of Everything

The Almanac has been destroyed. 

The Good, The Bad and The Brexit

The Good, The Bad and The Brexit

Brexit, eh? Depending on your point of view and when you are reading this, Brexit is a triumph/success/step forward/minor improvement/non-event/problem/mess/shambles/disaster. 

Knock Knock

Knock Knock

Knock knock. 

The New and Improved I Hate Children Children's Show

The New and Improved I Hate Children Children's Show

Treat yourself and treat your kids to the new (even better) best magic show for adults and young teens who will cry and pout if they don’t get what they want. 

Between Us

Between Us

Boy meets girl. 

I Pilgrim

I Pilgrim

I Pilgrim is a funny and personal evening with Australian actor Alan Lovell. 

Bony Tony's Silly Show

Bony Tony's Silly Show

Silly (adj. 

Songs for a New World

Songs for a New World

A brand-new adaptation of this rarely performed musical song cycle with fully fledged characters and setting. 

Unmeetables

Unmeetables

Are you saving the world? If you’re reading this, you’re a win-winner. 

The James Taylor and Joni Mitchell Story

The James Taylor and Joni Mitchell Story

Following two consecutive years of sell-outs and critical acclaim, the James Taylor and Joni Mitchell stories combine into one exciting show to take you on a journey through the in… 

Microbodyssey

Microbodyssey

They’re all around us but we cannot see them. 

Science Adventures

Science Adventures

In their top secret lab, the science fictionaries are trying to collect the fizziest, flashiest, most marvellous stories about science! Join them on their quest and maybe they will… 

Voice of Authority

Voice of Authority

European premiere. 

Back to Black: The Music of Amy Winehouse

Back to Black: The Music of Amy Winehouse

Back To Black premiers at the Fringe to take you on an electrifying journey through the career of a modern legend who shattered records and moved millions. 

Blueswater Presents: Blues!

Blueswater Presents: Blues!

Returning for their ninth year, the award-winning Blueswater tell the stories and perform the songs of the artists that defined popular music around the world. 

Something Else

Something Else

What do you expect when you go to a holiday resort? Seaside memories, hearty dinners, relaxation and. 

Craig's Magic Show

Craig's Magic Show

Magician Craig Stephenson has dazzled audiences around the world with his exemplary sleight of hand skills combined with devilish psychological illusion. 

I Hate Children Children's Show

I Hate Children Children's Show

Magic for teens, tweens and hot soccer mums. 

Elsa Jean McTaggart: Hebridean Fire

Elsa Jean McTaggart: Hebridean Fire

Elsa Jean McTaggart returns with Hebridean Fire. 

Kurl Up and Dye

Kurl Up and Dye

This hilarious dark comedy welcomes you into Kurl Up and Dye, a warm and friendly though largely unsuccessful Yorkshire beauticians. 

Brain Rinse

Brain Rinse

Brain Rinse returns. 

Vote Dr Phil?

Vote Dr Phil?

Phil Hammond was sacked by the BBC for pledging to stand against his MP, Jacob Rees-Mogg, in 2022 (or next week). 

Match Girl

Match Girl

Match Girl is a musical re-imagination of the Hans Christian Andersen classic tale The Little Match Girl. 

box.

box.

Told through an enticing striptease of revelations, this poignant and funny solo performance is a complex and deeply felt examination of life’s unplanned turns, deliberate shifts, … 

Magic, Mind Reading and Telerabbitry

Magic, Mind Reading and Telerabbitry

Using only a deck of cards and a toy rabbit, magician Craig Stephenson has been amazing audiences all over the world. 

Elizabethan

Elizabethan

Join Tobias Bacon as he lutes and lusts his way through Elizabethan England in this new musical comedy based on genuine Renaissance songs. 

zounds!

zounds!

zounds! is a comedy about the Greek gods during the Trojan War, set in the present. 

The Duality of Man

The Duality of Man

Niall McCarthy is obsessed with the duality in all of us: he looks confident but feels anxious, he loves questions but hates answers, he has a restless leg and a lazy eye. 

The Carpenters Songbook

The Carpenters Songbook

The Carpenters Songbook premiers at the Fringe to take you on an emotive journey through the career of one of the world’s most successful duos. 

Elsa Jean McTaggart Presents McTaggart Sisters

Elsa Jean McTaggart Presents McTaggart Sisters

The McTaggart sisters Elsa Jean McTaggart and her youngest sister Miss Irenie Rose present a rare opportunity to hear these two highly acclaimed singers/songwriters/multi-instrumen… 

The Gravel Road Show presents Oklahoma, USA!

The Gravel Road Show presents Oklahoma, USA!

Direct from the Wild West, the infamous Gravel Road Show presents Oklahoma, USA!, a world-premiere cabaret featuring blood and thunder melodrama, heel-kickin’ musical theatre and… 

The Snoopy Question

The Snoopy Question

What are dogs really like? What are people really like? Join Matt Black for joyful entertainment with surprising dog facts, excellent poems, cheap props and Snoopy’s answer to worl… 

The Other Guys: Reigning Men

The Other Guys: Reigning Men

The Other Guys are an all-male all-student a cappella ensemble from St Andrews, with a balanced programme of medleys, mashups and straight songs, as well as plenty of dad dancing, … 

Alan Bennett's Say Something Happened

Alan Bennett's Say Something Happened

Alan Bennett is a national treasure, and his writings are justly well respected. 

Fagin and the Star City Rebels

Fagin and the Star City Rebels

Fagin and the Star City Rebels welcome you to the stargate, a portal to strange and mysterious worlds. 

Alan Bennett's Green Forms

Alan Bennett's Green Forms

An Alan Bennett one act play originally written for TV in 1978. 

Woman Up Comedy Improv

Woman Up Comedy Improv

One of Scotland’s all-woman comedy improv troupes! 

Never Mind the Gap

Never Mind the Gap

Never Mind the Gap: genres, artistes and personalities combine with the old spirit of the Fringe and collide as the talents of three different personalities come together and clash… 

How to Do Acting (Properly)

How to Do Acting (Properly)

This curious interactive lecture given by actress and software business advisor Zoe Cunningham offers some great advice and practical tips for anyone who wants to do acting (proper… 

Alan Bennett's Say Something Happened

Alan Bennett's Say Something Happened

An Alan Bennett one act play-originally written for TV in 1982. 

Brawn

Brawn

Brawn is a portal into the world of a young man named Ryan. 

Alan Bennett's A Visit from Miss Prothero

Alan Bennett's A Visit from Miss Prothero

An Alan Bennett one act originally written for TV in the late 1970s. 

Nightpiece Film Festival

Nightpiece Film Festival

Since 2014 we’ve platformed over 200 films giving premieres to shorts that have gone onto much bigger things in festivals across the world. 

Hillary's Kitchen

Hillary's Kitchen

Hillary Clinton and other influential women from history sit at her kitchen table in the days following the 2016 presidential election result, drowning their sorrows in chardonnay … 

I'm Your Man – Letters of the World's Most Ambitious Job Applicant

I'm Your Man – Letters of the World's Most Ambitious Job Applicant

This unbelievably ambitious, deluded, multiple job-applicant failure attempts to inspire his audiences to become the best they can be. 

Taking it Badly

Taking it Badly

David Harmer and Ray Globe have just turned 60. 

Eliza's Big Adventure!

Eliza's Big Adventure!

Oh no, Eliza the explorer has been kicked out of her kingdom! She needs to go on an adventure to prove she is the best explorer and make it back in time for the summer celebration. 

Crack/ed

Crack/ed

Warden, a young single mother, is determined to fight to get her addict son Ryan the treatment that he needs, before it’s too late. 

Integrity

Integrity

A stray hand on the knee – a slip? A meeting at the boss’s place – a set-up? A campaign pledge on student tuition fees – for the bin? This play explores the nuances of poli… 

Misha's Gang: Overdrive

Misha's Gang: Overdrive

In Misha’s Gang, the Russian String Orchestra pays homage to the great composers. 

Lit aDrift

Lit aDrift

Following the success of Orbit in 2017, DanceSyndrome’s inclusive dance company returns to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe to once again showcase the beauty and power of inclusive … 

A Country Way of Life

A Country Way of Life

Fifty minutes of country music from Jonny Brick, songwriter and broadcaster, who wants to tell you through song about his love of all forms of country, from Willie Nelson to Luke B… 

Curio (A Cabinet of Curiosities)

Curio (A Cabinet of Curiosities)

What do you look for when you riffle through the remains of history: the truth or yourself? Danielle Bainbridge’s play follows an obsessive young researcher’s journey to uncove… 

Nomad

Nomad

The flat is empty. 

Queen of the Air

Queen of the Air

Born in Kansas, home of the South Wind, in 1897, Amelia Earhart reigned as Queen of the Air until her mysterious disappearance over the Pacific in 1937. 

The Ladies Loo Chronicles

The Ladies Loo Chronicles

Sick, sex and secrets. 

Words Is Words Is Words

Words Is Words Is Words

An exploration of loss and redemption, this show takes you on a rollercoaster journey of epic loss and triumphant utopia that will stir your soul and get the cogs twisting in your … 

Dib Dib Dead

Dib Dib Dead

A new comedy drama. 

Laura

Laura

London sell-out, immersive solo tragicomedy debut by Elina Alminas. 

Here Be Improv

Here Be Improv

Join the (dis)Order of Improvised Comedy in their quest to wondrous realms of hilarity. 

Bluebelles Present: Girl Put Your Records On

Bluebelles Present: Girl Put Your Records On

The Bluebelles are bringing midnight snacks and jazzy tracks to the Edinburgh Fringe with a fantastic a cappella night in! Returning to Edinburgh for their fourth year, following s… 

Despite Everything, Price Still Includes Biscuits

Despite Everything, Price Still Includes Biscuits

Satirical and hilarious. 

The Bacchanals

The Bacchanals

THE BACCHANALS A Comedy Tell me what they are those rituals of yours? Mikra Theatricals invite you to draw back the curtain and take a peek backstage, into a world of paranoia, m… 

The Great Song Cycle, Song Cycle

The Great Song Cycle, Song Cycle

A musical memoir about one woman’s solo bicycle/music tour 1,254 miles down the west coast of the USA. 

Bitches in the Ford KA

Bitches in the Ford KA

Cold Dinner Theatre return to Edinburgh with their new comedy. 

Danny O'Hare: I Feel Fuzzy

Danny O'Hare: I Feel Fuzzy

Music, comedy and crisis in a puppet show for grown-ups. 

Shackleton's Stowaway

Shackleton's Stowaway

Making their debut at the Festival Fringe, Stolen Elephant Theatre bring to life one of the great voyages of the Heroic Age of Antarctic exploration in Shackleton’s Stowaway. 

Canoe

Canoe

“Who are we, now that we don’t have kids?” Matthew Roberts performs as three key characters in this touching one-man performance: as two fathers, David and Tom, that lose the… 

Pushan Bose Live at Fringe 2018

Pushan Bose Live at Fringe 2018

Pushan Bose is a South Asian music composer, producer, singer and rapper who has been creating and releasing original music on digital platforms with a reach of 20 million listener… 

Virgin

Virgin

Simon David bursts onto the stage in a bout of eccentricity that boldly asserts his dominance over the evening. 

Belly Dance: A True Story

Belly Dance: A True Story

A captivating show suitable for all encompassing a variety of dance styles, colourful costumes and entertaining narrative. 

Mason King – Game of Chance

Mason King – Game of Chance

Following a successful Edinburgh Fringe debut in 2016, mind control artist Mason King returns for another journey into the inner depths of the human mind. 

Does That Mean We're Not Going Bowling?

Does That Mean We're Not Going Bowling?

Does That Mean We’re Not Going Bowling? may be the best debut comedy show at the Fringe this year. 

Hansel and Gretel

Hansel and Gretel

Kneehigh Theatre’s adaptation by Carl Grose abridged by KES Theatre. 

Glasgow '14

Glasgow '14

Glasgow ’14 is a one man show, inhabiting the minds of four very different men and their experiences of mental illness. 

Brain Rinse

Brain Rinse

Entering the room for Brain Rinse, the audience are engulfed by eerie music and the lurking of an arabianesque ninja creeping about the studio. 

The Last Sesh

The Last Sesh

After a hugely successful run in 2017 – ‘I didn’t expect for it to be that damn excellent’ (LexicalLunacy. 

Lost Seasons

Lost Seasons

Vivaldi’s classic Four Seasons, hacked by electric violin and laptop, then reconstructed live into a personal and innovative take on one of classical music’s most well-loved work… 

The Mould That Changed the World

The Mould That Changed the World

Alexander Fleming’s death-defying, worldly wonder antibiotic drugs have saved us for the last 90 years. 

Face 2 Face

Face 2 Face

Technology is becoming a greater force within our society; everyday we are becoming more dependent on it. 

Elsa Jean McTaggart: Hebridean Fire

Elsa Jean McTaggart: Hebridean Fire

Five-star reviewed and ThreeWeeks Editors’ Award-winner Elsa Jean McTaggart, returns to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 2018 to launch her well-known folk and Scottish music show,… 

John Montgomery String Band

John Montgomery String Band

This is the five-piece band’s second consecutive appearance at the Fringe. 

Chimes at Midnight

Chimes at Midnight

A distinguished company breathes life into the lusty age of Falstaff, including Sir John’s audacious revels with his “King-in-waiting” Prince Hal, his preoccupation with sherry sac… 

Clowntown: I Can Do Anything, the Funtastic Show by Sphere Clown Band

Clowntown: I Can Do Anything, the Funtastic Show by Sphere Clown Band

‘Five stars! Infectious fun’ (FringeReview. 

007 Voices of Bond

007 Voices of Bond

Voices of Bond is a spectacle like no other. 

Apocalypse Cow

Apocalypse Cow

The Cowperation and The Human League are at war in a bid to rule the planet. 

DNA – Alexandra David-Néel

DNA – Alexandra David-Néel

August 1916, the great explorer Alexandra David-Néel has been in her hermitage cavern in the Himalayas for two and a half years, following the teachings of her guru, the Lama Gomc… 

The Next Big Thing

The Next Big Thing

John Lennon spent his Scottish boyhood holidays in Durness, Sutherland: not fake news! This thoughtful, comic fable of modern Scotland, adapted from the novel by Scottish Governmen… 

Piaf and Brel: The Impossible Concert

Piaf and Brel: The Impossible Concert

Edith Piaf and Jacques Brel: two French musical icons. 

Prophets of Imperfection

Prophets of Imperfection

Inspired by Star Wars and superheroes, these two Dutch comedians return to the Fringe to analyse the past, present and future of disabilities. 

Elsa Jean McTaggart: Sing, Strings and New Things

Elsa Jean McTaggart: Sing, Strings and New Things

Take songs that stop conversations, a voice that could stop wars and a fiddle that stops at nothing, and you have the icon Elsa McTaggart. 

Blueswater Presents: Queens of the Blues

Blueswater Presents: Queens of the Blues

Led by acclaimed vocalist Nicole Smit, Queens of the Blues presents a musical celebration of the women who have shaped blues and popular music as we know it, and have gone largely … 

Strings for Kids: Misha's Gang Presents

Strings for Kids: Misha's Gang Presents

Misha Rachlevsky and Russia’s finest string players engage, educate and entertain youngsters of all ages in a musical journey full of fun, interaction and surprises. 

Bark and B

Bark and B

Bark is a tree. 

The I Hate Children Children's Show

The I Hate Children Children's Show

We’re back! The award winning magic show that’s fun for kids and parents who drink – Champagne for mums as each child is personally insulted by a fat American circus man. 

Three Menopausal Maids

Three Menopausal Maids

You really don’t want to miss this show. 

Strong Tea

Strong Tea

A foray into the absurd with musical sketches, Strong Tea is a pure comedy in the sense that the writers couldn’t quite drum up a coherent plot. 

Cry God for Harry, England and St George!

Cry God for Harry, England and St George!

Sayara has always wanted to be a leader. 

The Shambles

The Shambles

The Shambles, University of York’s improvised comedy troupe, are back at the Fringe! Bringing you hilarious scenes, songs and games based entirely on your audience suggestions – … 

Shouty Arthur!

Shouty Arthur!

Arthur is on a shouty adventure! With funny songs and exciting puppetry, Arthur learns how to be himself (and find the right time for shouting!). 

It's a Dog's Brexit

It's a Dog's Brexit

EU exit day is just seven months after the Fringe. 

Stitch in Time: A Knitting Cabaret

Stitch in Time: A Knitting Cabaret

Excitement! Drama! Romance! And… knitting? A scintillating cabaret, featuring the lost knitting songs of WWI and WWII from Canada, Britain, America and France. 

Bulgarians, Buggery, Brokeback and Beyond

Bulgarians, Buggery, Brokeback and Beyond

Tormented souls, evil villains, cliched employees, best friends and invisible men – enjoy a humorous look at the evolution of gay male characters on stage and screen in the past … 

Cream Tea and Incest

Cream Tea and Incest

Romance! Adventure! Murder! Aristocrat Eddie Spangler and valet Jeffrey must learn the meaning of these words and more in this new anarchic comedy set in Edwardian England. 

Joan Baez: A Tribute by Miss Irenie Rose

Joan Baez: A Tribute by Miss Irenie Rose

Miss Irenie Rose sings the well-loved songs written and sung by Joan Baez. 

The New I Hate Children Children's Show

The New I Hate Children Children's Show

Treat yourself and treat your kids to the new better best magic show for adults and young teens who will cry and pout if they don’t get what they want. 

The Gravel Road Show and the Cult of True Womanhood

The Gravel Road Show and the Cult of True Womanhood

Direct from the USA, the infamous Gravel Road Show presents The Cult of True Womanhood in a world-premiere cabaret that dismantles the four cardinal virtues of “true” womanhood… 

Blueswater Presents: Good Morning, Billie!

Blueswater Presents: Good Morning, Billie!

‘There’s two kinds of blues, happy blues and then sad blues. 

Blueswater Presents: Blues!

Blueswater Presents: Blues!

One hundred years of blues, 60 minutes to play it. 

The Dip

The Dip

‘How about we go back to mine and baba ganoush?’ Meet Al. 

One Giant Leap for June

One Giant Leap for June

June has ambitions of going into space. 

Misha's Gang

Misha's Gang

Herald Angel winners on their 2017 Fringe debut, Misha Rachlevsky and his 14-strong Gang (Russian String Orchestra) return to Edinburgh with a completely new set of powerful music … 

Banging and Screwing

Banging and Screwing

Do you always read the instructions? Does size really matter? Have a problem with your wood? Banging and Screwing solves it all! Follow the instructions as we join Lee and Gary com… 

Tom Duke – Psychiatrist to the Paranormal!

Tom Duke – Psychiatrist to the Paranormal!

It’s a day like no other, in a health service like no other. 

Elizabethan

Elizabethan

Tobias Bacon died of love in 1618. 

Tonight I Sleep in Peace (or How to Cure Involuntary Nocturnal Bruxism)

Tonight I Sleep in Peace (or How to Cure Involuntary Nocturnal Bruxism)

A one-woman theatre piece with cello accompaniment. 

Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

Sweeney Todd returns to London having been unjustly exiled by the evil Judge Turpin. 

When the Sky Falls In

When the Sky Falls In

When The Sky Falls In is written and presented by Janet Gershlick. 

Bunker Girls

Bunker Girls

Bunker Girls shows us two women who worked as secretaries documenting the German perspective on WWII. 

The Staff Room

The Staff Room

It is really reassuring to see an honest piece about the hard work of being a teacher, whilst also avoiding a bland generic sanctifying of all teachers. 

Lucille & Django's Totally Restorative Yoga Retreat!

Lucille & Django's Totally Restorative Yoga Retreat!

Lucille and Django are two young yoga leader characters with a surfer-vegan-spiritual vibe and chirpy Australian accents. 

Little Shop of Horrors – The Musical!

Little Shop of Horrors – The Musical!

Ethereal Theatre Company’s Little Shop of Horrors is a powerhouse of zany energy. 

Comedy of Errors

Comedy of Errors

Two pairs of identical twins cause havoc in Shakespeare’s hilarious comedy of mistaken identity. 

The Dame

The Dame

A seasoned pantomime dame sits alone in his dressing room applying make-up, preparing for the performance of a lifetime. 

Leebo Luby - Farucchio Peru Is Extraordinaire

Leebo Luby - Farucchio Peru Is Extraordinaire

Farucchio Peru is an enigma wrapped in an ego, surrounded by an unpronounceable name. 

The Agony and the Ivories

The Agony and the Ivories

Comedian, musician and award-winning actor Bill Larkin from Chicago performs songs at the piano that the Los Angeles Times call ‘bitingly satirical’. 

Shit I'm in Love With You Again

Shit I'm in Love With You Again

Join Outstanding Canadian Comedy Award winner Rachelle Elie in her boisterous, bawdy romp through the multiple manifestations of love and relationships. 

Bubbles and Martini

Bubbles and Martini

Featuring the great host Dean Martin (whom has much to learn about 2017) introducing his duet partner for the evening, Michael Buble – a man he’s obviously never met before. 

Artificial Intelligence Improvisation

Artificial Intelligence Improvisation

Albert is a lovable nerd who dreams of the big stage. 

Rich Hyde, Homicide

Rich Hyde, Homicide

Rich Hyde, the Boston cop in the City of Angels… and a body has fallen out of his closet. This satirical look at 1980s cop shows will be sure to have you laughing like it’s 1989! 

Artificial Intelligence Improvisation

Artificial Intelligence Improvisation

Albert is a lovable nerd who dreams of the big stage. 

Be Prepared!

Be Prepared!

Patrol Leader Lesley Stone absolutely loved being a Girl Guide. 

The Other Guys: All Night Long

The Other Guys: All Night Long

The Other Guys from the University of St Andrews return to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival for the third time, with more energy and excitement than ever before. 

Remember Me My Dere

Remember Me My Dere

Elspeth McVeigh brings another gorgeous and unusual programme of little known, rarely performed Scottish and European 17th-century music to the Fringe. 

North-South Divide

North-South Divide

It’s kicking off all over Europe: on our footy pitches as well as our borders. 

Strangers: A Magic Play II

Strangers: A Magic Play II

A homeless person, a gambling addict, a political preacher, a television presenter. 

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. 

The Tempest

The Tempest

A sibling betrayal. 

The Murderous Philanthropist of Croydon Town

The Murderous Philanthropist of Croydon Town

I like improv as much as anyone, but part of what makes improv work as well as it does is the spontaneity of it all. 

A Charlie Montague Mystery: The Man with the Twisted Hip

A Charlie Montague Mystery: The Man with the Twisted Hip

If you are in search of some polite 1930s garden-party-esque comedy mixed in with a hilariously self-aware performance, this is certainly a play to catch. 

2016 the Musical

2016 the Musical

The idea of taking a serious topic and turning it into a musical is not a new to the Fringe. 

Your Point of View

Your Point of View

The internet has altered many aspects of the world we live in. 

Birdland by Simon Stephens

Birdland by Simon Stephens

yt2 return with Birdland by the Olivier and Tony award-winning Simon Stephens. 

Bacchae

Bacchae

Both faithful and frantic, young company Flying Pig Theatre have produced a very satisfying version of Euripides’ Bacchae with a deft touch. 

Someone Dies at the End

Someone Dies at the End

A small group of survivors huddle in a bunker, eating beans and reminiscing on their favourite foods. 

The Magic Wand With Three(!) Ends

The Magic Wand With Three(!) Ends

René knows how to keep kids entertained whilst giving adults a good laugh too. 

Funny Bones and Wisdom Teeth

Funny Bones and Wisdom Teeth

Peek through the comedy retro-spectoscope at medicine and dentistry in the 1970s and 80s. 

Sweetmeat

Sweetmeat

Sweetmeat is about the consented cannibalism between two men who are also lovers. 

A Charlie Montague Mystery: The Game's a Foot, Try the Fish

A Charlie Montague Mystery: The Game's a Foot, Try the Fish

What would an unpublished Agatha Christie mystery be like if, by some strange quirk of fate, its editor had given it over to P G Wodehouse for a final literary polish? Well, thanks… 

Violin Variations

Violin Variations

Classical, pop and film music, hacked by electric violin and laptop, then reconstructed live with you, the audience! ‘Beautifully nuanced playing’ (Strad). 

Lunch Girls

Lunch Girls

Bee, Dee, Jay and Vee – will they ever do lunch? Dee’s a bitch, Jay’s in love (but who with?), Dee’s got Harry’s mother’s dodgy wheelchair to deal with, and Bee worries about eve… 

Sister Act

Sister Act

Edinburgh University Footlights is blessed to be making a spirited return to the Edinburgh Fringe with their production of the feel-good musical Sister Act! Sister Act follows the … 

Sometimes I Adult

Sometimes I Adult

Alice’s clinically diagnosed OCD keeps her slim, out of debt and germ free! But the rituals holding her together might just break her apart. 

Domestic

Domestic

Can the state go into your home, uncover your secrets and trap you with what it finds? Domestic is a love story between Mia – an activist, and Cal – the policeman sent to spy o… 

Angels in Erotica

Angels in Erotica

Jesus here! Belief in Dad is at an all-time low, but pre-marital sex is at an all-time high. 

We'll Meet Again: Vera Lynn, the Forces' Sweetheart

We'll Meet Again: Vera Lynn, the Forces' Sweetheart

We’ll Meet Again, White Cliffs of Dover, There’ll Always be an England: Dame Vera Lynn’s nostalgic songs defined a generation. 

A Feyre Tale

A Feyre Tale

New writer Priscilla Berringer collaborates with Joanna Faith Habershon (2016’s Soft, the Moon Rose), taking a fresh look at old time classic Jane Eyre through the eyes of a fail… 

A Place for Me

A Place for Me

You never know who you share your space with, who you touch, or how you touch them. 

DROLL

DROLL

In 1642, theatre was made illegal. 

Misha's Gang

Misha's Gang

Everything you would expect from a renowned Russian string orchestra. 

Bassett

Bassett

At Wootton Bassett School, Leo’s class has been locked in. 

Two Dunnit

Two Dunnit

Life is ordinarily quite reasonable for POIROT – the Penrith Organisation for Investigating the Reasonably Ordinary T (it’s a silent T). 

Demise

Demise

Demise was its own demise. 

Shit I'm in Love With You Again

Shit I'm in Love With You Again

In Shit, I’m in Love with you Again, Canadian comic Rachelle Elie relates her life story through the mediums of story, stand-up and song. 

Bella Freak: Unwritten

Bella Freak: Unwritten

Unwritten, according to the flyer, is ‘a secret history of Scotland’; specifically, though, it uses the individual experiences of three disabled people to talk about Inclusive … 

Craig: Deception

Craig: Deception

In a dark, sweaty room on an unusually warm Edinburgh summer day, the odds are already stacked against any act trying to hold an audience’s attention. 

Make me

Make me

What do an Indian banker, a Chinese nurse and a Polish housekeeper have in common? Three young women search for love and find themselves in a unique love triangle. 

About a Goth

About a Goth

Life as a Goth is not easy. 

HSSFC

HSSFC

HSSFC, which comes from Guangdong, China, is a concert band comprising of diverse students majoring in music as well as a professional composer who has performed in the 2010 Asian … 

Super Earth

Super Earth

When two women are dragged into an underground lair while bombs engulf their city, they dream about getting one last chance to see their family, kiss their loved ones, and punch th… 

Cream Tea and Incest

Cream Tea and Incest

Strap yourself in for an hour of puns, props and plenty of plot. 

The OS Map Fan Club

The OS Map Fan Club

Helen Wood delivers a bizarre, amiable love letter to the ordnance survey in The OS Map Fan Club. 

Bottleneck

Bottleneck

There’s a lot going on in Luke Barnes’ Bottleneck. 

Lord Dismiss Us

Lord Dismiss Us

Scottish award-winning playwright and novelist Glenn Chandler’s best-known work might be television detective series Taggart, but he also has a string of successful plays and pro… 

Marking Time

Marking Time

Stuck in a lift, Ruth waits to escape in order to visit her husband who has recently been diagnosed with cancer. 

The Interview

The Interview

An intense thriller challenging the villains of the business world, the bullies who take pleasure in their success over others, no matter what it takes. 

The I Hate Children Children's Show

The I Hate Children Children's Show

Magician Paul Nathan returns to Edinburgh once more with The I Hate Children Children’s Show for an hour of interactive magic, name-calling and the occasional glass of champagne. 

Stories of Serendipity

Stories of Serendipity

Dance and storytelling which powerfully connects, fusing text, movement and music. 

Trial by Media

Trial by Media

Trial by Media. 

My Second Best Bed

My Second Best Bed

Shakespeare’s life, in Shakespeare’s words. 

Boy in a Bottle

Boy in a Bottle

A boy washed up on the tide. 

Womb Raider

Womb Raider

Returning for their 18th show at the Edinburgh Fringe. 

We All Have Songs

We All Have Songs

In any amateur production, the most significant moments are those where one forgets that the performers are not professional. 

Know Brexit

Know Brexit

Geoffrey Brown guides us through the sticky path that is Britain’s exit from the EU armed with a gaudy slide show, an intro song, It’s the End of the World as We Know it and I … 

Sink

Sink

Sink is a poignant and fascinating drama about one of China’s greatest playwrights, Lao She; a man who wrote for his country and was once honoured as an ‘Artist of the peo… 

Blueswater Presents: The Porch Band Audience Picks

Blueswater Presents: The Porch Band Audience Picks

A special stripped-down lineup of The Blueswater play an upbeat swampy set of blues songs decided in advance by fans on social media. 

A Glass of Nothing

A Glass of Nothing

Frumpy, single and jobless? What else can a twenty-something woman do but gulp a bittersweet glass of nothing? Fizzing with dark comedy, Beth transforms into the world’s most des… 

Flashback

Flashback

Fitness has changed over the last four decades. 

POV

POV

A part devised, part verbatim piece of theatre that delves deep into the effects that pornography, with its growing popularity and influence, has on individuals in the 21st century… 

The Shambles

The Shambles

The Shambles, York’s premier improvised comedy troupe, are back at the Fringe! Bringing you hilarious scenes, songs and games based entirely on your audience suggestions – no t… 

Clowntown

Clowntown

‘A big hit’ (STV). 

Paul Williams: Summertime Love

Paul Williams: Summertime Love

The summer is coming. 

Don't Cry for Me Kenny Dalglish

Don't Cry for Me Kenny Dalglish

Danny McLure goes to Argentina to support Scotland in his country’s 1978 World Cup campaign, but then finds himself at war with the people he has fallen in love with. 

The Unaccompanied Minor

The Unaccompanied Minor

A comedy for anyone who’s been single, and then got someone pregnant. 

Strangers: A Magic Play II

Strangers: A Magic Play II

A homeless person, a gambling addict, a political preacher, a television presenter. 

All Cashed In

All Cashed In

From Memphis to Folsom Prison to… Glasgow? This unusual story unfolds with the familiar calm bass baritone, crooning Walk the Line. 

1000 Cranes

1000 Cranes

Award-winning company from Hawaii presents the inspiring, true story of Sadako Sasaki who folded over 1000 paper cranes from her hospital bed in Hiroshima, Japan. 

Robin Hood: The Panto!

Robin Hood: The Panto!

Join Robin Hood on his thrilling quest to outwit the evil Sheriff of Nottingham and win the hand of the beautiful Maid Marian; all with a bit of help from his trusty band of merry … 

Violin Variations

Violin Variations

Classical, pop and film music, hacked by electric violin and laptop, then reconstructed live with you, the audience! ‘Beautifully nuanced playing’ (Strad). 

Piaf and Brel: The Impossible Concert

Piaf and Brel: The Impossible Concert

Edith Piaf and Jacques Brel: two French musical icons. 

Blueswater Presents: Queens of the Blues

Blueswater Presents: Queens of the Blues

Led by superb vocalist Nicole Smit, Queens of the Blues presents a musical celebration of the women who have shaped blues and popular music as we know it, and have gone largely unr… 

Like Blood From a Cheap Cigar

Like Blood From a Cheap Cigar

Like Blood From a Cheap Cigar is a personal glimpse inside the intense, damaged relationship between George, a past-his-prime bad boy and Margo, his pretty, significantly younger g… 

Clitorosity, Cocktastrophes and Other Things You Can't Get Your Mouth Around

Clitorosity, Cocktastrophes and Other Things You Can't Get Your Mouth Around

When a man and a woman… or a woman and a woman… or a man and a man… or any combination really, love each other very much, they come together – well, not always together. 

Tilda's Magic Attic

Tilda's Magic Attic

Tilda’s Magic Attic is a place for adventure. 

Blueswater Presents: Blues!

Blueswater Presents: Blues!

One hundred years of blues, one hour to play it. 

All KIDding Aside

All KIDding Aside

From four time Canadian Comedy Award nominee and creator of Fringe Hit ONEymoon (***** Victoria Times Colonist ). 

Jeopardy

Jeopardy

If Lena Dunham’s Girls, Requiem for A Dream and political punditry had a brain child, Jeopardy would be it. 

My Fanny Valentine

My Fanny Valentine

Megan was looking forward to her hot date with a doctor. 

Piaf and Brel: The Impossible Concert

Piaf and Brel: The Impossible Concert

Classically-trained Canadian singer Melanie Gall presents this one hour recital of the music of legendary Francophone singers Edith Piaf and Jacques Brel, with songs presented them… 

A Terrified Soul – Macbeth

A Terrified Soul – Macbeth

There have been by my count no less than six adaptations of Macbeth at the Edinburgh Fringe in 2016, yet the China Anhui Opera Institute’s offering may be the most unusual. 

Anatomy of Dating

Anatomy of Dating

This is a disappointing show, billed online as storytelling comedy. 

Dreamcatcher

Dreamcatcher

This is a show that had so much potential in its material and utilised none of it. 

Bull

Bull

If you’ve ever cursed Human Resources for making you work with such unreasonable people, you should see what Thomas has to put up with! Mike Bartlett’s 2013 tale of Darwinian c… 

Keep it Real

Keep it Real

Ah, the classic buddy comedy: overdone by definition and yet extremely resilient. 

Eight

Eight

yt2 Plus’ staging of Ella Hickson’s Fringe First winning Eight hits some right notes, but fails to really engage with its difficult source material and comes off as both discon… 

Antigone

Antigone

Eleventh Hour Theatre’s fresh and admittedly interesting take on Sophocles’ Classic tragedy presents a new spin on the classic tale that, whilst successful enough, fails to rea… 

Big Thumb

Big Thumb

Knowing Smirk return to the Fringe, where BroadwayBaby. 

A New Case of Jekyll and Hyde

A New Case of Jekyll and Hyde

A New Case of Jekyll and Hyde follows Elizabeth Jekyll struggling to come to terms with her husband suffering with post-traumatic stress disorder. 

Woman Up Improv Show

Woman Up Improv Show

Fresh from their sell-out Glasgow International Comedy Festival run, Scotland’s first all-women improv troupe Women Up are ready for their Fringe debut! With short form and long … 

Eden

Eden

Less Theatre breathes life into everyday objects that are often overlooked in our daily lives. 

I Will Speak for Myself

I Will Speak for Myself

One actress in an authentic, theatrical and compelling performance that breathes life into long-forgotten African-American women’s voices from slave narratives, personal letters,… 

Bursting the Bubble

Bursting the Bubble

Growing pains. 

Little Wolfie

Little Wolfie

Do people change? What if they lose something important to them? A new translation and adaptation of Henrik Ibsen’s Lille Eyolf, a hard-hitting play about many kinds of loss – fe… 

Lifted

Lifted

Lifted is a play about Scotland, identity, immigration, police violence, racism and mermaids. 

The Last Five Years

The Last Five Years

A contemporary song cycle musical that ingeniously chronicles the five-year life of a marriage, from meeting to break-up. 

Nightpiece Film Festival

Nightpiece Film Festival

Like independent film? Support Nightpiece. 

No Filter

No Filter

The company that brought you Happy Girl and Teenage Dirtbag is back with a new show about digital detoxes, the rise to insta-fame and what it means to really lose yourself online. 

The Grimmest of Grimm Tales

The Grimmest of Grimm Tales

Did you know, the Brothers Grimm collected together over 200 different stories? Why do we only ever hear about Cinders and Snow White? Were the others too scary? Too gruesome? Or a… 

Out of the Box – Adult Comedy and Variety Show

Out of the Box – Adult Comedy and Variety Show

A unique fun-filled, vibrant and interactive riotous adult five-star afternoon variety show, packed with hilarious mime, comedy, innuendo and magic. 

They Call Me Miss Commuter

They Call Me Miss Commuter

Inspired by the Alexander Litvinenko poisoning and the Hatton Garden safe deposit heist this is a dark, psychological thriller being delivered on stage to coincide with its product… 

The Monologues of a Tired Nurse

The Monologues of a Tired Nurse

The Monologues of a Tired Nurse. 

The Mystery at Ginger Creek: An Interactive Adventure

The Mystery at Ginger Creek: An Interactive Adventure

Welcome to Ginger Creek, where curious characters and perplexing events are the norm. 

Chapel Street

Chapel Street

If ever the strength of a story lay in its telling, Chapel Street would be a perfect example. 

Happy Yet?

Happy Yet?

If you’re expecting an uncomfortable exploration of mental health issues and the stigmas associated with them, the tone of Happy Yet? might catch you off-guard. 

My Ain Countrie: 17th-19th Century Songs of Scottish and Northern Emigration

My Ain Countrie: 17th-19th Century Songs of Scottish and Northern Emigration

This informal hour long recital, starring singer Elspeth McVeigh and fiddle player Gabi Maas, features a variety of folk songs, or ‘Broadside Ballads’, from 17th to 19th centur… 

The Rules Of Inflation

The Rules Of Inflation

This is no ordinary birthday party. 

Novel Experiments in Living

Novel Experiments in Living

In the opening tableau, the stage is littered with a collection of bodies sprawled all over the stage, all paper white overalls and unsettling masks. 

The Nutty Professor and His Amazing Magic Bubble Show

The Nutty Professor and His Amazing Magic Bubble Show

Bubble-lovers will rejoice in this fun, immersive spectacle lead by the energetic assistant Ms Squeaky Bottom and the Nutty Professor himself. 

Nightpiece Film Festival

Nightpiece Film Festival

Like independent film? Support Nightpiece. 

Eargasm Cabaret

Eargasm Cabaret

Two quirky ladies. 

Vera Vera Vera

Vera Vera Vera

Vera Vera Vera is a black comedy that explores the impact of war on the people back at home. 

Bouncers

Bouncers

John Godber’s fluid exploration of British society, drinking culture and nightlife in the 1980s is a fast-paced romp through fragments of characters’ lives, from upper-class ch… 

Into the Water

Into the Water

Into the Water promises to be a family-friendly show full of dancing and imagination. 

Bones

Bones

Bones is one of the most high-energy monologues you will see this Fringe. 

A Dream of Dying

A Dream of Dying

It seems almost almost impossible that a man could go through his life and when his naked body is washed up on a shore in Ireland no one knows who he is. 

Under Cover With the Naked Stand-Up

Under Cover With the Naked Stand-Up

Miss Glory Pearl is the naked stand-up and she doesn’t mess about. 

The Final, Final Farewell Tour of Dick and Delores DelRubio

The Final, Final Farewell Tour of Dick and Delores DelRubio

The hilarious tribute to the fictitious husband and wife lounge act duo, Dick and Deloris DelRubio. 

Sisu

Sisu

Meet Sisu – one part salty liquorice, two parts Moomin, three parts snow – from the land of saunas, kiosks and Sibelius. 

Pesky Pirates: A Hip-Hop Adventure

Pesky Pirates: A Hip-Hop Adventure

After sell-out shows of The Princess and the Frog last year, Let’s All Dance is back with this high energy interactive show, full of action, giggles and fantastic hip-hop dancing… 

The Point

The Point

The Point is a daring and challenging project driven by female artists. 

Spoon-Feeders

Spoon-Feeders

Spoon-Feeders follows the daily lives of four actors working for STN News; exploring the interaction between the worlds of information and entertainment. 

The Cat Lady

The Cat Lady

Unsure of what to do with your life? Become a nurse. 

Semi-Toned Presents: Sing Theory

Semi-Toned Presents: Sing Theory

Exeter University’s a cappella sensation Semi-Toned return to the Fringe with Sing Theory! Using their trademark combination of vivacious humour, vocal mastery and velvety charm,… 

Tartuffe

Tartuffe

1967. 

Killer Cells

Killer Cells

An autobiographical play about hope. 

Knowing EU

Knowing EU

Although this show might have been more useful to see before the EU referendum, Knowing EU’s straightforwardness pushes to one side all the unclear statistics and hot headed deba… 

In Utero

In Utero

Over scrabble, Jenni and David discuss their excitement about meeting their ‘perfect’ baby; then receive the news that the pregnancy is high-risk. 

The Necessity of Atheism

The Necessity of Atheism

The genius of the Romantic poets was their ability to bring emotion to the forefront in a world where faux-rationality reigned. 

The Shot Heard 'Round the World

The Shot Heard 'Round the World

Written, directed and composed by three 20-year-old students, this is a brand new musical exploring the story of a man who effectively changed the course of history. 

A Dog's Tale

A Dog's Tale

This is a tale about dogs: specifically Johnny the young puppy piano player in a shady speakeasy in 1920s New York City. 

The Rose of Jericho

The Rose of Jericho

Kevin Hely stares, bares his teeth and darts along the stage. 

Going Underground

Going Underground

In this thought-provoking, inventive and touching piece of new writing, we hear about the lives of ten individuals, linked only by their mode of transportation. 

The Female Question

The Female Question

Here is a play with an interesting premise: what would Shakespeare’s female characters say if they had the chance to address their playwright? Would they be unhappy with the trea… 

Making Monsters

Making Monsters

Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein is one of the most well known stories in the English canon. 

Chechelele World Music Choir

Chechelele World Music Choir

For over twenty years Chechelele have been delighting audiences with songs about love, freedom, slavery and everyday life: music with stories and meaning performed with energy and … 

Like Clockwork

Like Clockwork

Grace has a fairy tale life; she has the perfect job and the perfect house in a perfect city. 

Blueswater Presents: Storyville!

Blueswater Presents: Storyville!

Named after New Orleans’ historic red-light district, The Blueswater is proud to present the dirtiest, raunchiest, and most violent blues songs ever written. 

Trust Me, I'm A Drama Teacher

Trust Me, I'm A Drama Teacher

Seemingly at the end of his tether, a teacher sits, tie loose, marking work, clearly frustrated to say the least. 

The Game's a Foot, Try the Fish

The Game's a Foot, Try the Fish

Tom Taylor has produced a show so funny at one point I thought my lungs were going to burst. 

Grannies With Guns

Grannies With Guns

Oddly enough, Grannies with Guns is kind of an anti-Matilda. 

Mason King – Mind Control

Mason King – Mind Control

Mason King’s Mind Control mixes card tricks, deception and mind-reading into just under an hour of delving into the human psyche. 

Opera Mouse

Opera Mouse

Opera Mouse is a pleasant Canadian import presented as a one-woman puppet show by Melanie Gall. 

What Kind of Fool Am I?

What Kind of Fool Am I?

Helen Wood’s one-woman show is a journey of self-discovery complete with a bit of psychology, personality quizzes and a sense of fun. 

Spiders by Night: A Double Bill of Exciting New Monologues

Spiders by Night: A Double Bill of Exciting New Monologues

Spiders by Night is one of the more intimate Fringe shows: two monologues about spiders and mental health difficulties. 

Little Song Webs

Little Song Webs

Let acoustic duo Lunabaï weave you into a world of spirited sound. 

Rapture

Rapture

You see a hijab – I see a rapper. 

Red Letter

Red Letter

The Red Letter gang are newly formed and trying to take over the West End. 

Ofgagged

Ofgagged

Sketch Club 7 (six schoolboys and a blow-up doll) return to the Fringe after a triumph last year (‘terrifyingly brilliant’ BroadwayBaby. 

The Voice Awakens

The Voice Awakens

Durham University’s Northern Lights return to the Fringe, ready to electrify audiences with an attack of dulcet tones, smooth harmonies and slick choreography. 

The Cucumber Crime

The Cucumber Crime

Disaster strikes as a beloved vicar is brutally murdered in his church, due to jealousy over his large cucumber. 

Go to Hell, Jesus

Go to Hell, Jesus

After the rapture and his second coming to earth, Jesus Christ finds himself transported to Hell. 

The Therapist

The Therapist

The Therapist is about a woman called Michelle Dowell. 

The Red Guitar

The Red Guitar

The Red Guitar is, essentially, the story of John Sheldon’s life. 

Diva Las Vegas

Diva Las Vegas

Diva Las Vegas delivers The Sundaes back to Edinburgh with their boldest show to date. 

That Selfies Show!

That Selfies Show!

Pitch the diaries, the journals, the travelogues. 

Peach, Oscar and the Dragon's Tears

Peach, Oscar and the Dragon's Tears

Join us for this interactive tale about a brave girl and her cat. 

Blueswater Presents: Early Blues and Roots with Toby Mottershead

Blueswater Presents: Early Blues and Roots with Toby Mottershead

Acclaimed Edinburgh bluesman and lead singer of The Black Diamond Express, Toby Mottershead, presents his personal history of early blues and roots music in an intimate solo show. 

1%

1%

Are you the 99% that won’t stop and help your fellow man in trouble? Are you the 99% who cant break free from the scourge of apathy? Statistics show only 1% patrols the Scottish st… 

Stories from Around the World

Stories from Around the World

Calling all explorers! Join us on the voyage of a lifetime to discover fairy tales, myths and legends from around the globe. 

Glitch – The Improvised Puppet Show

Glitch – The Improvised Puppet Show

An improvised comedy show performed by a cast of puppets for adults. 

Lifted

Lifted

Lifted is a play about Scotland, identity, immigration, police violence, racism and mermaids. 

Alice: A Looking Glass Wonderland

Alice: A Looking Glass Wonderland

Your manic tour through the zany zone of Lewis Carroll’s Wonderland and Looking Glass novels is led by a cadre of crazy characters performed by a troupe from an independent high … 

Ubu Faust

Ubu Faust

Ubu assumes the role of Faust in this raucous, rapid-fire puppet comedy. 

The Amazing Maurice and His Educated Rodents

The Amazing Maurice and His Educated Rodents

Maurice is an amazing cat. 

Litterbugs

Litterbugs

Join storyteller Kreestan Sennakie and the Litterbugs in this new adventure for the creepy crawlers who live under the hedge. 

One, Two, Three, Yippee

One, Two, Three, Yippee

Welcome to Woodburn. 

The Grimmest of Grimm Tales

The Grimmest of Grimm Tales

Did you know, the Brothers Grimm collected together over 200 different stories? Why do we only ever hear about Cinders and Snow White? Were the others too scary? Too gruesome? Or a… 

Price (still) Includes Biscuits

Price (still) Includes Biscuits

Satirical and hilarious deadpan humourist Naomi Paul returns to the Fringe with her quirky four-star one-woman show Price (still) Includes Biscuits. 

Countermeasure: 14 Characters

Countermeasure: 14 Characters

Award-winning a cappella that will bring you to your feet! Countermeasure has won worldwide acclaim and sold-out houses in the UK, Canada and US with their upbeat blend, sophistica… 

Blueswater Presents: Cat Loud's Wayward Girls

Blueswater Presents: Cat Loud's Wayward Girls

Seemingly wholesome island lass Cat Loud is still on the prowl for her next big adventure. 

The Rugby Tour

The Rugby Tour

Follow the ridiculous antics of social rugby club, Old Fatonians, where foolishness, stupidity and brutal male banter are order of the day. 

The Shambles

The Shambles

The Shambles, York’s premier improvised comedy troupe, are back at the Fringe! Bringing you hilarious songs, scenes and games based entirely on your audience suggestions – no t… 

Blueswater Presents: Blues!

Blueswater Presents: Blues!

100 years of blues, one hour to play it. 

Elsa Jean McTaggart: Sings, Strings and Other Things

Elsa Jean McTaggart: Sings, Strings and Other Things

Take songs that stop conversations, a voice that could stop wars and a fiddle that stops at nothing, and you have the icon Elsa McTaggart. 

Sweet Nothings: We Need to Talk

Sweet Nothings: We Need to Talk

Exeter’s first, all female a cappella group are getting vocal about breakups. 

The Graduettes

The Graduettes

The Graduettes starts with a great farce premise: flatmates wake up on Christmas morning to find their home robbed and their landlady dead on the floor. 

Free for All

Free for All

Free For All is a very clever verse play with a strong political slant, exploring the ideas of choice and social responsibility. 

The Greatest Stories Never Told

The Greatest Stories Never Told

Setting the evening’s tone from the outset, the audience take their seats while the actors prep onstage, cycling through an exaggerated array of warmup exercises that any perform… 

#Realiti

#Realiti

Using projection, live cameras and audience voting, #Realiti is a lot like Big Brother, but not as you know it. 

Time at the Bar!

Time at the Bar!

Beardman production Time At The Bar was written and directed by Kieran Mellish and follows the story of The Duck’s Beak pub, whose future is uncertain. 

Mrs Dalloway

Mrs Dalloway

Virginia Woolf’s novels are notoriously difficult to adapt for the stage. 

The Power of Music

The Power of Music

There’s something infectious about certain ad jingles. 

Classically Chilled Piano

Classically Chilled Piano

Rich Batsford’s Classically Chilled Piano is exactly that. 

Church Night

Church Night

Church Night takes place as a monthly variety show in Washington DC, where they attract large crowds every night. 

A Traffic Jam on Sycamore Street

A Traffic Jam on Sycamore Street

A Traffic Jam On Sycamore Street is a Kafka-esque tale of persecution of the every-man figure by illogically logical authorities. 

Follow/Unfollow

Follow/Unfollow

‘Internet celebrity’ used to sound contradictory. 

Not the Horse

Not the Horse

The story of a young man falling in ‘deep shit’ with a notorious gangster is something we see in movies all the time, and the influence of this is clear in Not the Horse. 

Tim Drain: I Know How to Make the Women I Sleep with Laugh

Tim Drain: I Know How to Make the Women I Sleep with Laugh

I went into Tim Drain’s show fully prepared for some offensive stuff. 

Nightpiece Film Festival

Nightpiece Film Festival

Like independent film? You’ll love Nightpiece. 

Savage

Savage

Aimee has an ironically funny line in Savage when she refers to John as “a boring old queen”. 

Plain English

Plain English

There is no shortage of solo shows about valiant teachers. 

Indie as F*ck

Indie as F*ck

It’s Cold Light’s last gig. 

The Main Yvette

The Main Yvette

Disobedient yoghurt-covered yoga bitches. 

The Intriguing Imagination of Arla Bell

The Intriguing Imagination of Arla Bell

Welcome to Arla’s bedroom, where you’ll find creatures from her imagination ready to entertain and disturb you. 

Price Includes Biscuits

Price Includes Biscuits

If there were a prize for the solo standup show at the Fringe with the greatest number of comic props, Naomi Paul’s Price Include Biscuits would be a strong contender. 

The Story of Faust (Lilla Faust)

The Story of Faust (Lilla Faust)

Since March 2015, Skottes Musikteater has been taking part in a huge theatrical event in a renovated industrial site at Gävle (200 km north of Stockholm), where Gävleborg´s Folk… 

My Name is Rachel Corrie

My Name is Rachel Corrie

Why did a 23-year-old woman leave her comfortable American life to stand between a bulldozer and a Palestinian home? From the words she left behind, My Name is Rachel Corrie tells … 

HP Lovecraft's The Statement of Randolph Carter

HP Lovecraft's The Statement of Randolph Carter

Submerge yourself in the delightfully dark subterranean world of HP Lovecraft. 

Waste of Time: 1985 and 2085

Waste of Time: 1985 and 2085

Waste of Time takes the audience both back and forwards in time from the grounds of an abandoned scrap heap. 

Be My Baby!

Be My Baby!

‘Be my little baby,’ intone The Ronettes as the Swinging Sixties unleash a wave of sexual liberation for women. 

Face to the Wall

Face to the Wall

Let me tell you what happened. 

What If...............? Legacy of War

What If...............? Legacy of War

What if you lost everything? What if you couldn’t go home? What if you forgot what home meant anymore? What if you lost your friends? What if you had no one? In alliance with Gil… 

The Alice Effect

The Alice Effect

Instead of falling down a rabbit hole, Alice has been forcibly committed into a mental institution. 

Styx

Styx

For once, we are given a programme description that is completely accurate and delivers what it promises: ‘a tragicomic thriller about love and accidental murder…. 

The State of Concrete

The State of Concrete

The Britwell estate, built in 1957, was created to rehouse people from the slum clearance areas of London and Essex. 

The Tour

The Tour

This play within a musical aims to show us what life as part of a touring company is really like. 

The Canterbury Tales

The Canterbury Tales

There are three things which are undeniably British: Geoffrey Chaucer, trains and casual drinking. 

Chris Cooke's Free Speech

Chris Cooke's Free Speech

ThreeWeeks’ co-editor Chris Cooke always saw free speech as a fundamental right, but then started arguing that Robin Thicke’s Blurred Lines should be banned. 

Luke and Harry's Jaws

Luke and Harry's Jaws

Famous German double act Luke and Harry need your help for their production of Jaws, because one of them has died (TBA). 

Night of My Life

Night of My Life

Sketch Club 7 has six members. 

Dean Martin and Friends (Christmas Special)

Dean Martin and Friends (Christmas Special)

The Fringe is a place for new discoveries – the freshest, young talent rubbing shoulders with the world’s best at their craft. 

Heads

Heads

When two precocious, self-important students uncover a student-teacher relationship scandal at their private school, they plan to exploit it for their own gain and, in so doing, ho… 

Dendritical

Dendritical

At the heart of Dendritical, the latest performance art piece by Christy Ann Brown, lies a contradiction. 

Happy Girl

Happy Girl

Nine school students navigate the pressures they face as girls: pressures from society and pressures from each other. 

Five-a-Side Theatre

Five-a-Side Theatre

“Join our storytelling team as they use innovative improve [sic] techniques to craft a narrative from audience members’ true stories,” boasts the Five-a-Side flyer. 

Chechelele World Music Choir

Chechelele World Music Choir

Ranging from pleasantly slow and soothing to fast and excitable and even angry, the sounds produced by the Chechelele World Music Choir were vibrant and vast. 

The Secret of My Failure

The Secret of My Failure

The Secret of My Failure is a farcical, eclectic sketch comedy show hosted by the energetic Dr Postscript, which weaves through sarcastic appraisals of bad comedy sketches (a cleve… 

No Strings

No Strings

No Strings tells the unoriginal tale of two, middle-aged married people hooking up for one night of meaningless, pure sex, with Shona looking to get back at her cheating husband an… 

The Kitchen Sink by Tom Wells

The Kitchen Sink by Tom Wells

The sweet and earnestly acted production of Tom Wells’ The Kitchen Sink at The Space @Surgeons’ Hall depicts a young Hull family whose emotions run hot and cold. 

Rabbie

Rabbie

Third Degree Youth Theatre presents ‘Rabbie’, a rich and colourful musical drama depicting the life of Scotland’s bard, Robert Burns. 

Mabinogion

Mabinogion

Welcome to the Mabinogion, a tale of myth, magic and adventure! When Pwyll, Prince of Dyfed meets the mysterious Rhiannon, he must find a way to cheat Gwawl, her unwelcome suitor. 

In the Pink A Cappella Presents Tuniversity Challenge

In the Pink A Cappella Presents Tuniversity Challenge

Oxford University’s finest all female a Cappella group takes on University Challenge. 

The Also-Ran

The Also-Ran

A new play by the writer C R Giles based on the nineteenth-century rebel Adam Lindsay Gordon, Aberdeenshire’s heir and Australia’s poet laureate. 

Madman Marathon Man

Madman Marathon Man

Matt has been losing his best friend Sam to sport for years. 

Quiz

Quiz

During the filming of a live Sunday night third-rate quiz show, tensions between crew members, contestants, and ex-GMTV presenter and troubled prick Steve O’Neill reach tipping poi… 

Cautionary Tales for Daughters – Songs Your Mother Never Taught You

Cautionary Tales for Daughters – Songs Your Mother Never Taught You

There’s plenty for girls to worry about these days – from tattoos to eating disorders to abusive relationships – and Tanya Holt, a mother herself, deals with the difficulties… 

God's Waiting Room

God's Waiting Room

Many religions insist that humanity was created in God’s image; others argue that, throughout history, the process has been the other way round. 

The Old Fella

The Old Fella

He’s a true-blue, straight-talking Aussie and he’s in town for some old fashioned stand-up, knock-em down comedy. 

Fiesta de los Muertos

Fiesta de los Muertos

It’s one of the very few natural certainties that as we begin, so we must end – everything that lives, one day, has to die. 

Real Life Becomes a Rumour

Real Life Becomes a Rumour

This ‘pitch black comedy’ revolves around three unlikely friends sat in a room for what we believe is a friendly get together. 

Real Life Becomes a Rumour

Real Life Becomes a Rumour

This ‘pitch black comedy’ revolves around three unlikely friends sat in a room for what we believe is a friendly get together. 

Stain

Stain

In this tense drama the audience is thrown before a confrontation between former A-grade student Amy and her history teacher Mr Reilly. 

The Bastard Queen!

The Bastard Queen!

NSDF darlings of 2014 Naughty Corner are back with their winning original play The Bastard Queen! Set at the end of the world, the play sees five young people fight for survival an… 

Paula Ryan – Celtic Singer/Songwriter

Paula Ryan – Celtic Singer/Songwriter

Paula Ryan is a compelling singer/songwriter from Ireland, whose powerful, insightful songs are inspired by the lyricism and passion of her Gaelic roots and driven by funky rhythmi… 

Kitty's Bound for Broadway

Kitty's Bound for Broadway

This one-woman musical show sets out with a pleasant and watchable enough idea. 

18 Foot Story

18 Foot Story

Sometimes a production doesn’t come together and it’s not for a lack of trying. 

Glitter and Tears

Glitter and Tears

Appetite Theatre, lead by young playwright Serafina Cusack, are distressingly cool. 

A Face That Fits

A Face That Fits

Moon Fly Theatre Company was created this year with the aim of affording opportunities to new and promising writers, actors and directors. 

Doctor Marigold's Prescriptions

Doctor Marigold's Prescriptions

Fans of Charles Dickens will love this charming one-man show performed by Ian Pearce, which he adapted from a short story. 

UKIP! The Musical

UKIP! The Musical

Deciding to paint Ukip leader Nigel Farage as a troubled “anti hero” in a cleverly sarcastic musical romp was always going to be a bit of a treat. 

Lazgi

Lazgi

Lead by beautiful puppets and two Maskharaboz-Clowns this show will take us far away to the ancient city of Khiva on the great Silk Road. 

Baggage

Baggage

As theatrical metaphors go, the equating of psychological ‘baggage’ to physical suitcases is one of the more straight-forward examples, yet that is not to decry the effectivene… 

Macaroni on a Hotdog

Macaroni on a Hotdog

A masterwork of parallax, Macaroni on a Hotdog gently uncovers its affecting core through a focused 50 mins of understated wit. 

Wheel Life

Wheel Life

Replicate on stage the chance and excitement of daily life. 

Codpieces: Hamlet, Part II and Prince Lear

Codpieces: Hamlet, Part II and Prince Lear

Codpieces are Shakespearean parodies by Perry Pontac told in the form of prefaces and continuations… Meet the wife before Lear decides to share out his kingdom or what happens af… 

Since Maggie Went Away

Since Maggie Went Away

1949: Maggie, an Irish country girl, secretly gives birth to a baby boy and is forced to give him away. 

The Nutty Professor and his Amazing Magic Bubble Show

The Nutty Professor and his Amazing Magic Bubble Show

Children’s entertainment should be brimming with energy, lovable and over-the-top characters, and enchanting tricks. 

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee is a show centered around just that; children taking part in their local spelling competition. 

The 229 is Never on Time

The 229 is Never on Time

Time is the only thing we can’t control, but this is my time so it can be whatever I desire. The 229 is never on time … and there’s nothing worse than being late right? 

The NHS: Don't Ask, It's Private

The NHS: Don't Ask, It's Private

A fast-paced, irreverent, comedy sketch show from the worryingly funny doctors of tomorrow. 

The Bench

The Bench

The north of England. 

Codpieces: Fatal Loins

Codpieces: Fatal Loins

Codpieces are Shakespearean parodies, told in the form of prefaces and continuations… Fatal Loins continues with the supposition that if Romeo and Juliet didn’t die, what is in… 

Life Jim (But Not as We Know It)

Life Jim (But Not as We Know It)

Come with us on a journey through the ups, downs and sideways of life. 

The Seuss Odyssey

The Seuss Odyssey

Not in the mood for homework? Let our narrators take you on a literary journey, and watch as Homer’s Odyssey is transformed into the style of Dr Seuss. 

The Maids

The Maids

A bit of role-play never hurt anyone, right? Two maids play a game of murder. 

The Night Shift With Gloria Hole

The Night Shift With Gloria Hole

Loud, crude and primarily drunk, Gloria Hole has been entertaining crowds of boisterous gays for 27 years. 

A History of Feminism (As Told By a Sexist Pig)

A History of Feminism (As Told By a Sexist Pig)

Qn: How does a man feel about the suffragettes? Ans: Envious! They combined violence with a sense of moral destiny. 

Present and Correct: Fan Club

Present and Correct: Fan Club

Dead Duck Productions brings you another hilarious and original sketch show from the Present and Correct series! We need one more member for our cast to be complete and we’re wai… 

The Black Hoods Cabaret

The Black Hoods Cabaret

Bear witness to the debauchery and murder of some of the most decrepit puppets to crawl out of a back alley. 

Wild Bill: Sonnet of a Bardsterd

Wild Bill: Sonnet of a Bardsterd

Meet Bill, Wild Bill. 

Stone

Stone

A magical, musical fable that shows how even the most unexpected soul can become heroic. 

The Shambles

The Shambles

The Shambles, York’s premier improvised comedy troupe, are back at the Fringe! Bringing you hilarious songs, scenes and games based entirely on your audience suggestions. 

Sunny Runny Runcorn

Sunny Runny Runcorn

‘You can’t run from the corn!’ A fairy’s tale of a town that might be a little rough – but it’s also got its bloody blinding diamonds! A trip home to Runcorn can be far fro… 

Peter/Wendy

Peter/Wendy

Peter/Wendy by Jeremy Bloom takes JM Barrie’s text, Happy Thoughts, movement, instrumental music, striped pajamas, creating a performance where the entire cast dances, sings, sighs… 

Cross Wire

Cross Wire

Cross Wire. 

School House Rock Live!

School House Rock Live!

Based on the American Emmy Award-winning children’s series, School House uses a wide array of musical styles to teach grammar, math, science and American history while telling the … 

Secret Honour

Secret Honour

‘Remarkable’ (Press). 

The Usherettes

The Usherettes

Sell-out show in 2014 returns to Edinburgh. 

Virginia Woolf's Orlando

Virginia Woolf's Orlando

Join Orlando on his (or possibly her) time-traveling, gender-bending and occasionally cringe-inducing adventures as he (or she) woos a seductive Russian princess, an obsessed Roman… 

Making Light

Making Light

Naomi Paul does not so much make light of topics as make them dull. 

Soften the Grey

Soften the Grey

The first half of Soften the Grey is near-perfect. 

Glue

Glue

You may think the title is a joke. 

Under the Erl Tree

Under the Erl Tree

This show by young company Turn the Key adapts the Nordic legend of the Erl King through movement, live music and puppetry. 

A Midsummer Night's Dream

A Midsummer Night's Dream

Tripped Theatre’s stylised adaptation of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream fits one of the Bard’s most famous and fun plays into the space of one hour, with only four… 

The Reluctant Dragon

The Reluctant Dragon

Based on a short story by children’s author Kenneth Grahame, The Reluctant Dragon re-tells the legend of Saint George and his battle against the dragon. 

Flat Pack

Flat Pack

Flat Pack is a coming-of-age story. 

The Electra Project

The Electra Project

This play, about a group of high school students attempting to adapt the Greek classic with disastrous consequences, thankfully doesn’t end in a case of life imitating art, altho… 

Flight of the Lawnchair Man

Flight of the Lawnchair Man

Latymer Theatre Company’s Flight of the Lawnchair Man is the sweet tale of an average man who dreams of something more. 

Dave!

Dave!

Dave! is entirely incomparable with anything else I’ve seen this year. 

Can Stand Up - Don't Want To!

Can Stand Up - Don't Want To!

Tonally and thematically, Can Stand Up - Don’t Want To! is all over the place. 

Joe's Cautionary Tales

Joe's Cautionary Tales

Hungry Wolf presents an energetic and enthusiastic offering for children at this year’s Edinburgh Fringe. 

Oliver Twist

Oliver Twist

This is a heartfelt piece of theatre which demonstrates just how far passion and enthusiasm can get you. 

The Chronic Single's Handbook

The Chronic Single's Handbook

If you’ve been looking all over the Fringe for some misogynistic bullshit, you need look no further: Randy Ross is your man. 

Buffer

Buffer

Tormented by his dependency on and loathing of social media, Craig has switched off from the world. 

The Usherettes

The Usherettes

This romp through the bygone days of grand movie theatres and classic films is brought to us by Jean (Karen Levick) and Pearl (Helen Wood). 

Totally Devoted

Totally Devoted

The worst thing about this show is that there’s a life-size cardboard cut-out of Robert Pattinson onstage the entire time. 

Engels! The Karl Marx Story Double Bill

Engels! The Karl Marx Story Double Bill

From the slums of Manchester to the dark heart of colonial Asia, bungling revolutionaries Marx and Engels rattle through the mid 19th century rewriting history and common morality … 

Herlock and Swatson in the Mystery of the Royal Goose

Herlock and Swatson in the Mystery of the Royal Goose

Join the illustrious, world renowned detective duo on an epic mystery adventure for all the family. 

Excuse Me Mrs Pardon

Excuse Me Mrs Pardon

Excuse Me Mrs Pardon you grow pants in your garden? Welcome to the wonderful rhyming land of Mrs Pardon, where anything and everything can grow. 

Kindred Spirits The Musical

Kindred Spirits The Musical

Kindred Spirits is an endearing story about the trials and tribulations of two boys who pledged a lifelong friendship that takes them through into adulthood, only to be torn apart … 

Fundamentalists

Fundamentalists

Fundamentalists is a documentary-style drama involving an ex-serviceman from the Afghanistan war who is at a recovery hospital in Wiltshire. 

Smoking Ban

Smoking Ban

Smoking Ban centres around Carol, health and science officer at Anglo American Tobacco, and asks what happens when the smoking ban goes all the way . 

Smoking Kills

Smoking Kills

Jake is a Vodafone assistant regional manager, Jack is a children’s magician. 

The Oxy Morons in... Glistening Flanks

The Oxy Morons in... Glistening Flanks

Bad news, it’s Monday. 

Piaf: Love Conquers All (Abridged)

Piaf: Love Conquers All (Abridged)

Moving On Theatre Piaf: Love Conquers All by Roger Peace is an inspiring roller coaster of a show around Piaf’s life, music, breakdowns and addictions. 

The Man, the Music, the Panj

The Man, the Music, the Panj

The Man, the Music, the Panj is a conversational songwriting showcase by wheelchair bound singer/songwriter Shaun Shears and the stories that have created his work. 

Darkle

Darkle

First produced in 1989, Bill Gallagher’s script, which won the Sunday Times Playwriting Award, still feels relevant to the issues in contemporary culture. 

Seated Reservations

Seated Reservations

Seated Reservations’ description as a “one act comedy play about life, death and coffee” doesn’t raise expectations sky-high, but I was very quickly converted by the fast-pac… 

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 Jammy Dodgers Go Underground

The Jammy Dodgers Go Underground

The Jammy Dodgers Go Underground follows three brothers as they attempt to earn money through busking, but instead end up in a workhouse. 

Short Stories – True Song Tales from the American Edge

Short Stories – True Song Tales from the American Edge

Short Stories - True Song Tales from the American Edge is an acoustic solo show from Kiya Heartwood, an award-winning American singer-songwriter. 

Alba - A New Scottish Musical

Alba - A New Scottish Musical

Roddy swaps his designer suit and expensive shoes for waterproofs and walking boots and takes off on an unexpected and life-changing journey. 

An Extraordinary Light

An Extraordinary Light

“The Nobel prize, by canonising individuals, disguises the truth that they are all, in Newton’s famous phrase, standing ‘on giants’ shoulders’ and on each other’s as well. 

Through the Clouds

Through the Clouds

Leo finds hope in the eyes of a girl. 

Llais/Voice

Llais/Voice

You’ve got a voice, use it / Ma’ gen ti lais, defnyddia fe. 

The Blazers

The Blazers

Idealistic students Milton, Sinclair and Will want to contribute to society. 

The Sailor

The Sailor

The Sailor: a new direction of circus art. 

Don Quixote

Don Quixote

We are BEDS; a university theatre society from Bangor, North Wales, performing a devised adaptation of Don Quixote. 

Macbeth - Son of Light

Macbeth - Son of Light

Scotland 1040, a nation in turmoil, striving for independence. 

Sketch Appeal

Sketch Appeal

Have you seen our sketches? They’re missing, armed and presumed hilarious. 

When My Time Comes

When My Time Comes

A misfit with a dangerous grudge. 

Enigma - Emmy Goering (Hitler's Diva)

Enigma - Emmy Goering (Hitler's Diva)

Never has pre-show music been better selected: upon entering the second theatre space at Surgeon’s Hall we are greeted with a single mournful violin battling against heavy acoust… 

Blues!

Blues!

Aiming to cover ninety years of Blues in sixty minutes is a mightily ambitious endeavour. 

Doctor Marigold's Prescriptions

Doctor Marigold's Prescriptions

Charles Dickens’ works adapt beautifully into one-man/-woman shows. 

The Shambles

The Shambles

The comedy troupe from York returns to the festival once again with their fun, if rather forgettable, hour of hit-and-miss improvised routines. 

Deconstructing the Surrogate

Deconstructing the Surrogate

Two white-clad figures obsessively interact with each other on a triangular stage, obscured and exposed in equal measures by stunning abstracted projections. 

Sinatra: Final Curtain

Sinatra: Final Curtain

This original musical by Kingdom Theatre is a tribute to the songs of Frank Sinatra. 

Tell Me Your Secrets and I'll Shout Them Out

Tell Me Your Secrets and I'll Shout Them Out

A sturdy tweed jacket hangs on a coat hanger, overlooking the sparse stage. 

The Rose of Jericho

The Rose of Jericho

In a bare room, ex-soldier Danny (Kevin Hely) tells his life story: a troubled childhood, new beginnings in London and the horrors of Kosovo and Iraq. 

Our Town

Our Town

Thornton Wilder’s Our Town is a beautiful evocation of small town Americana in the first half of the century as well as a rumination on life, death and everything in between. 

Dying City

Dying City

In a New York apartment with half-filled boxes scattered around her, a young woman is surprised by a buzz at the door. 

Conversations with Boring, Ugly People

Conversations with Boring, Ugly People

A decent show is worth the price of a ticket and a bad show isn’t, but in the case of Conversations with Boring, Ugly People, I’d pay good money not to have to watch this exerc… 

Driving with the Parking Brake Up

Driving with the Parking Brake Up

Described as a comedy in two solo acts, Driving with the Parking Brake Up was in fact two plays, not one. 

The Domino Effect

The Domino Effect

The Domino Effect opens lyrically in a way reminiscent of Dylan Thomas’s Under Milk Wood, with a series of vignettes of local East London characters. 

Conversation at Night With a Despised Character

Conversation at Night With a Despised Character

In a totalitarian state, a writer of controversial literature is about to be killed by an executioner, and he’s expecting him. 

The Piece of Paper Paradox

The Piece of Paper Paradox

‘The mindless monotony of routine in the workplace’ is how Blue Moon Theatre describe the show that they have brought to this year’s Fringe. 

Whimsical Grimm

Whimsical Grimm

This adaptation by Stephen Williams follows the stories of Clever Gretel (no relation to Hansel) and Silly Kate Elizabeth. 

The Ukulele Evangelists Bang One Out

The Ukulele Evangelists Bang One Out

Much as if I’d been with real-life evangelists, I imagine, I left this show wondering what on earth had just happened. 

Zooom!

Zooom!

Everyone is a hero in waiting. 

Next to Normal

Next to Normal

Next to Normal explores how one suburban household copes with crisis and mental illness. 

George Orwell's 1984

George Orwell's 1984

Taking on the literary giant that is George Orwell’s 1984 is a notoriously difficult task, and The Stevenage Lytton Youth Thursday Group have bitten off a little more than they… 

Watching Windows

Watching Windows

In 1964, a young bride is discovered standing on a high window ledge at her own wedding reception. 

Giulietta

Giulietta

Despite extremely promising material, Giulietta manages to ultimately be prosaic and, frankly, a bit boring. 

The Immigration Lottery

The Immigration Lottery

It’s July 1st, 2017, precisely twenty years after China took back Hong Kong from the British. 

Bare: A Pop Opera

Bare: A Pop Opera

Through its pulsating rock score and emotionally charged story, Bare has thrilled and moved audiences around the world since its first staging in Los Angeles over a decade ago. 

The Conditions of Love

The Conditions of Love

The Conditions of Love is a fanciful look at love and relationships through the lens of songs by Steven Sondheim and commentary by William Shakespeare. 

Gidion's Knot

Gidion's Knot

Quest Theaterworks presents the inaugural UK performance of Gidion’s Knot by Johnna Adams to the Fringe. 

Alice in Wonderland

Alice in Wonderland

With long words, complex riddles and general nonsense, the stories of Alice’s various adventures might not seem best suited to children. 

Gordon

Gordon

Sometimes less is more. 

Teenage Dirtbag

Teenage Dirtbag

Dear Ella, it’s been a year since we set out to prove the zero theorem of teenage-hood: that teenage life always, inevitably, adds up to nothing. 

Smoking Ban

Smoking Ban

Smoking Ban centres around Carol, health and science officer at Anglo American Tobacco, and asks what happens when the smoking ban goes all the way . 

Wretch Like Me (or How I was Saved from Being Saved)

Wretch Like Me (or How I was Saved from Being Saved)

In this outrageous, award-winning solo show, **** (Marin Independent), NEA-honoured journalist David Templeton describes his years as a teenage fundamentalist puppeteer in the 1970… 

Refresh: Stories of Love, Sex, and the Internet

Refresh: Stories of Love, Sex, and the Internet

Refresh: Stories of Love, Sex, and the Internet is a hilarious chronicle that spares no painful detail of actor Matthew Schott’s adolescence, colliding the pain of puberty and sexu… 

F 1 8 K

F 1 8 K

F 1 8 K: A trip of a lifetime travelling through two time zones. 

Casual Encounters

Casual Encounters

James and Jennifer Rogers have been seeing a marriage guidance counsellor. 

Another Name for Thesaurus

Another Name for Thesaurus

Exploring humour in sincerity, whilst explaining how to lick a pussy dry, ‘New Zealand’s best-kept musical secret’ (Capital Times) has his finger on the pulse and a tongue in… 

Blooded

Blooded

Summer. 

This Way Madness Lies

This Way Madness Lies

Augustus suffers a broken heart and an even worse pudding, so he runs away to the seaside where he leaves his troubles behind, as well as his clothes. 

Move On the Cha-Cha's

Move On the Cha-Cha's

From ballet to bop, with a dash of mid-life salsa dating, this poignant one-woman show depicts a life lived and danced.