Uisge

Uisge

Lured into metaphorical deep water by a mixture of intrigue and desire, a bewildered Emory Holdridge grapples with life on the remote but stunningly beautiful West Coast of Scotlan… 

Rise

Rise

What happens when truth, rage and purpose converge upon a metaphorical moon? A displaced narrator must face her past and find out. 

Call Me Elizabeth

Call Me Elizabeth

Fresh off her 1961 Academy Awards triumph and a recent brush with death, Elizabeth Taylor is struggling with her hardest role yet: herself. 

On the Rail

On the Rail

Devlin invites his old school friends on an overnight train. 

Athena

Athena

Following a limited five-star run at last year’s Fringe, Perfect Forth is bringing Athena back by popular demand back with a live experience that combines original music inspired b… 

Good and Gaslit

Good and Gaslit

Good and Gaslit. 

50 – End of the Road?

50 – End of the Road?

Steve Jackson – ‘guts and sincerity’ **** (Scotsman) – is returning to Surgeon’s Hall with a new show. 

The Canterville Ghost: The Musical

The Canterville Ghost: The Musical

A musical reimagining of Oscar Wilde’s beloved story, The Canterville Ghost: The Musical features an original score and soundtrack. 

Dead Inside

Dead Inside

Part stand-up, part autobiographical theatre, Dead Inside is a rollercoaster ride through the hilarious topics of cancer, suicide and whether it’s possible to overdose on potatoes. 

Machine Yearning

Machine Yearning

In a lab on a spaceship orbiting desecrated earth, two scientists run a failing experiment in procreation. 

Internal

Internal

Internal tells the story of crippingly shy 20-something, Melanie. 

Improv Comedy with Box of Frogs

Improv Comedy with Box of Frogs

Box of Frogs, Birmingham’s premier improv group, brings you a helping of high-octane improvised comedy nonsense, based entirely on your suggestions. 

This Time Next Year

This Time Next Year

‘This time next year at the Oscars, Cairine!’ But, what if next year never actually comes? From internationally acclaimed personal assistant and actress who has never actually acte… 

Picture This

Picture This

Picture This is a new musical-thriller that follows stop-motion animation filmmaker Mary. 

Does My Fanny Look Big in This?

Does My Fanny Look Big in This?

Have you ever been riding a homosapien and asked (internally): ‘OMG am I squashing this person like a double decker bus’? Or stumbled mentally upon ‘Please lord, let me have shaved… 

The Alpha Podcast

The Alpha Podcast

It’s a woke, woke world – political correctness has gone mad! If only a group of strong, forthright, red-blooded males in tight t-shirts would break free from the oppressive an… 

David Rivera and La Båmbula

David Rivera and La Båmbula

David Rivera and La Båmbula will make you dance with their Caribbean sounds from Puerto Rico and Cuba. 

Cadenza

Cadenza

Singing everything from Beyoncé to Stevie Wonder to Glee, Cadenza returns for our third series of shows at the Fringe. 

We Are, in Fact, the Problem

We Are, in Fact, the Problem

That most middle class of events, the dinner party, can be a night of stimulating conversation, wonderful company and dramatic revelation. 

Save the Princess

Save the Princess

Princess Plum is about to get kidnapped. 

Still Surviving In Hong Kong – Cantonese Comedy Show

Still Surviving In Hong Kong – Cantonese Comedy Show

The first Cantonese show at this festival is coming! 2011’s funniest person in HK, Tim’s Instagram has 50k+ followers. 

The Courteous Enemy

The Courteous Enemy

An absurdist satire set in July 1958, which tells the story of infamous theatre critic Kenneth Tynan who wrote a scathing review of The Chairs by Eugène Ionesco, the father of abs… 

In Memoriam

In Memoriam

From a troublesome priest to a mystery guest and a very, very late hearse, expect family fallouts, secret affairs and lots of chaos. 

this is a scam.

this is a scam.

Making it in the business world is tough – even more so when you’re a woman. 

Great Sketchpectations

Great Sketchpectations

The Exeter Comedy Society is back after last year’s sell-out run to showcase the best and brightest in sketch performance! From a re-assessment of childhood toys, to an astrologica… 

Celine Dion Experience Featuring Jasmine Alice

Celine Dion Experience Featuring Jasmine Alice

Jasmine Alice is an internationally acclaimed vocalist who will take you on a thrilling musical journey through the life of the iconic Celine Dion. 

The Marilyn Monroe Burlesque Show

The Marilyn Monroe Burlesque Show

Mimic, singer and dancer Sindy Fling literally unwraps the divas of pop – from Monroe to Madonna via Dolly Parton. 

Punk

Punk

‘I think something’s happening to me. 

Legend of the White Snake

Legend of the White Snake

A classic love story portrayed in traditional Kunqu opera form. 

Can't Stop Carrying On

Can't Stop Carrying On

An ageing film producer plans to resurrect his past cinematic successes by revitalising the Carry On franchise with a brand-new film. 

Closure at a Self-Serve Checkout

Closure at a Self-Serve Checkout

Ever been ghosted by a Gemini? Burned by a boy with a moustache? Then this is for you, baby. 

Survivors

Survivors

A violent relationship can happen to anyone. 

Frozen Jr

Frozen Jr

Based on the 2018 Broadway musical, Frozen Jr brings Elsa, Anna, and the magical land of Arendelle to life onstage. 

Follies! A Showcase of Bits and Bobs 2

Follies! A Showcase of Bits and Bobs 2

Comedy! Music! Fractured classics! Drama! And more! Do you like to be surprised? Is variety what you crave? We have just the ticket for you. 

Locusts

Locusts

We begin, as most trauma does, in the distant past. 

Violets and Vinegar

Violets and Vinegar

Three women. 

Childlike

Childlike

Straight out of college, antsy-yet-determined comedian Caitlin Jones navigates the audience on a tell-all nostalgia trip – the mishaps of teenage life, queer romance and self dis… 

Becoming Chavela

Becoming Chavela

Becoming Chavela is an award-winning cabaret performance of the life and music of legendary queer Mexican singer Chavela Vargas. 

Three Sisters and Them

Three Sisters and Them

Three Sisters and Them takes Chekhov’s play into the fractured world of today. 

Moderation

Moderation

Would you watch the worst things on the internet for a living? Written by Rebekah King, this award-winning play follows two former social-media moderators on a mission to sue the c… 

Pirates: You Wouldn't Steal a Boat

Pirates: You Wouldn't Steal a Boat

After being betrayed by his captain, Sharkbait Mulligan finds himself with just the clothes on his chest and the rum on his chest. 

What If

What If

A heart-wrenching collision between illusion and reality, a touching story of a young couple in love as they embark on a turbulent journey of loss, immigration, frailty, and hope. 

The Ghost of a Smile

The Ghost of a Smile

Two of Charles Dickens’ creepy tales – with a comic twist. 

Overlooked

Overlooked

Audrey and Jack are poles apart in age and background, but, as a wheelchair user and rough sleeper, they are both literally and metaphorically overlooked by society. 

Nevernatal

Nevernatal

Everyone’s getting married and having babies and Catherine’s got a thesis and a hangover. 

Not a Load of Bumfuzzle and Faradiddle

Not a Load of Bumfuzzle and Faradiddle

Join Professor Simon Rees for this family-friendly, interactive show exploring the creative and imaginative world of science. 

When Kurt Met Thora

When Kurt Met Thora

BBC Studios, November 1991. 

Atalanta

Atalanta

Expecting a retelling of the Greek myth, the office set is initially a little confusing. 

Brief Candle

Brief Candle

Deep beneath the streets of Regency Edinburgh lies a labyrinth of pitch-dark vaults, housing the downtrodden and hiding a criminal underworld. 

Hickory

Hickory

Tom and Isaac are two mice who have lived inside a cuckoo clock their entire lives. 

My Life Online

My Life Online

My Life Online is an incredibly well performed piece of modern opera, with an unfortunately lacklustre story. 

Seriously Funny Comedy Show

Seriously Funny Comedy Show

Enjoy some adult comedy entertainment with The Seriously Funny Comedy Show as they complete their 2023 summer touring schedule at the Edinburgh Fringe. 

Pieces of Us

Pieces of Us

Snippets of newsreels fill the Haldane theatre as we take our seats. 

Sweet Nothings Present: Murder on the Stage Floor

Sweet Nothings Present: Murder on the Stage Floor

Exeter’s award-winning all-female a cappella group take to the stage with sensational singing, dancing and an enticing murder mystery. 

Four Cut Sunflowers

Four Cut Sunflowers

‘When light and dark converge, it is an act of creation…’. 

iHands: A Life Less Lived

iHands: A Life Less Lived

Join self-proclaimed theatre “impresario’” Israel Hands as he brings his own unique touch to his latest production, A Life Less Lived, starring the hapless Richard Bridgerton. 

Candide

Candide

A contemporary adaptation of Voltaire’s Candide, this devised ensemble work depicts the optimist’s journey from innocence to experience. 

Garage Warriors

Garage Warriors

‘Alexa, Google how to delete my digital footprint. 

I'm Having Distressing Thoughts

I'm Having Distressing Thoughts

What happens when you love your life and want to be dead? Join Sadia Gordon with her Fringe debut dark comedy. 

UPROAR!

UPROAR!

Join historian, broadcaster and writer, Alice Loxton, as she delves into the delights of her new history book, UPROAR!: Satire, Scandal and Printmakers in Georgian London – a bri… 

And the Beat Goes On

And the Beat Goes On

David Harmer and Ray Globe, the irrepressible Glummer Twins, are back with an irreverent trawl through the eight decades that made them what they are today. 

Here You Come Again

Here You Come Again

Creating an effective vehicle for performers, be it musical, play, comedy set or improv format, is arguably the most challenging task a creative artist can undertake. 

A Cabaret called Hamlet

A Cabaret called Hamlet

What do Shakespeare, Beethoven and Jerry Lee Lewis have in common? Edinburgh-based musician/songwriter Richard Lewis unites all three, along with many other diverse musicians, in a… 

Watch List

Watch List

If you’ve been handed a flyer for Watch List in the street, you might expect what’s written on it –a show about an insecure police officer on a journey to clean up the street… 

The Importance of Being Nihilists

The Importance of Being Nihilists

Described as a ‘wildly enjoyable ride’ (Cherwell. 

Constrictor

Constrictor

Where are you from? The age-old question that mixed-raced people just love to answer. 

The Bubblegum Gumdrop Show

The Bubblegum Gumdrop Show

Music, games and colourful clowns collide! After touring across several elementary schools and festivals in Chicago, Bubblegum Gumdrop and her best friend, Babblebum Boopbop, have … 

The Twits

The Twits

Roald Dahl’s famous tale of the egregious and revolting Mr and Mrs Twit. 

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum

Stephen Sondheim’s hilarious musical romp tells the bawdy story of a slave and his attempts to win his freedom by helping his young master woo the girl next door. 

A Bit Too Much Hair

A Bit Too Much Hair

This gender euphoric cabaret is a musical paradise for thems, mens, femmes, and everyone in between. 

Shimmer

Shimmer

Max Campbell (The Crown, The Chelsea Cowboy, Blurred) stars in this award-winning, one-man play by John O’Keefe, wherein the actor tells the story by becoming each of the story’s c… 

On the Evils Of Tobacco

On the Evils Of Tobacco

On The Evils Of Tobacco is a bittersweet vaudevillian monologue in which a scientific lecture is hijacked by thoughts of domestic and marital misery. 

Dreams of Anne Frank

Dreams of Anne Frank

From the pen of one of Britain’s leading playwrights, Dreams of Anne Frank by Bernard Kops is a poignant and highly charged drama that retells the story of Anne Frank. 

The Theory of Relativity

The Theory of Relativity

From cat allergies and fruit preferences, to student life and inverted friendships, this is a coming-of-age musical with a compelling and, at times, chaotic cast of characters navi… 

Loving the Enemy

Loving the Enemy

It’s 1940. 

Confessions of a Teletubby

Confessions of a Teletubby

Three shows only! You remember Teletubbies, don’t you? Maybe you grew up with the programme… Did you ever wonder why it was so successful and who was bringing those well-loved … 

24 Solar Terms

24 Solar Terms

24 Solar Terms – an immersive theatre production, created based on the 24 solar terms, condensing the time of each season into a performance. 

Little Ward of Horrors

Little Ward of Horrors

Little Ward of Horrors, unfortunately, seems to somewhat fall into the category of sketch shows that sell tickets due to their name, The Malignant Humours. 

Am I Nuts!

Am I Nuts!

Smith is having big dreams. 

A Cappella: Double Treble

A Cappella: Double Treble

Aca-Pocalypse and RadioOctave, two of the UK’s top 10 collegiate a cappella groups combine for the first time to bring you A Cappella: Double Treble. 

7 Years: A Love Story

7 Years: A Love Story

Story of two friends who find themselves facing extreme climate events. 

Ballot-tastic

Ballot-tastic

You have one vote. 

A Trilogy: box.

A Trilogy: box.

How do you summarise a whole life? Is it in the knick knacks and curios we collect? Do the objects we surround ourselves with truly represent who we are inside? And even if you lov… 

Mara's Story of Arabella

Mara's Story of Arabella

A tale about life, loss and love after the well-known happily-ever-after. 

No Way to Treat a Lady

No Way to Treat a Lady

In 1970s New York, failed actor, Kit, is haunted by his deceased theatre-star mother. 

A Trilogy: blood (line)

A Trilogy: blood (line)

Many people wish to be famous, successful, or simply stand out from the crowd. 

Edgar Allan Poe: The Murders in the Rue Morgue

Edgar Allan Poe: The Murders in the Rue Morgue

The original detective story. 

Edgar Allan Poe: The Murders in the Rue Morgue

Edgar Allan Poe: The Murders in the Rue Morgue

The original detective story. 

Letter to Boddah

Letter to Boddah

Another chance to see the Broadway Baby Bobby Award Winner Best Theatre Show at the Fringe 2019. 

Four Letter Word and Adrift

Four Letter Word and Adrift

Four Letter Word – a solo autobiographical account, presented by the performer’s vocals and self-written music, detailing her real life, raw to the bone, experience with domestic… 

After This Plane Has Landed

After This Plane Has Landed

Brand-new original musical drama comedy based on the true stories of Jill Morrell and John McCarthy. 

Where is Love

Where is Love

A proper Bradford lass born 1959, Shelly is a firecracker. 

Oracle: Do You Want to See the Future?

Oracle: Do You Want to See the Future?

Oracle is a jaw-dropping, thought-reading experience that has audiences grinning ear to ear, scratching heads in bafflement, and wondering if they’ve just seen a glimpse of their p… 

Ay Up, Hitler!

Ay Up, Hitler!

The untold “true” story of what happened at the end of WWII. 

The Tragedy That Befalls the Dastardly Crew of the Kakapo

The Tragedy That Befalls the Dastardly Crew of the Kakapo

The Tragedy That Befalls The Dastardly Crew of The Kakapo is an original theatrical work written and produced by The Dead Parrot Collective, 2022. 

The Good Dad (A Love Story)

The Good Dad (A Love Story)

The whole family knew he was a good dad. 

What The Veck? Songs in the Key of Strife!

What The Veck? Songs in the Key of Strife!

What happens when a songwriter invites innocent bystanders on the streets of Edinburgh to share their darkest, most embarrassing thoughts? They end up as part of his show that same… 

A Highly Suspect Murder Mystery – Murder at the Movies

A Highly Suspect Murder Mystery – Murder at the Movies

A silly solve-a-long mystery, this is for anyone who wishes their Agatha Christie murders were packed with a few more puns. 

When Judas Met John – Songs of Dylan and Lennon

When Judas Met John – Songs of Dylan and Lennon

Influenced by the meeting of Bob Dylan and The Beatles, Irish duo Brothers Broke compare, adapt and perform a unique interpretation of songs by both artists. 

MATES: The Improvised 90s Sitcom

MATES: The Improvised 90s Sitcom

The one with the improvised comedy! Don your sweater-vest and your Rachel hairdo and get ready to relive the 90s. 

Young and Moxie

Young and Moxie

Young and Moxie is the latest magic show to hit the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. 

Northern Lights A Cappella's 10th B'day Bash: Top of the Bops

Northern Lights A Cappella's 10th B'day Bash: Top of the Bops

You’re invited! Renowned for their slick choreography, tight harmonies and unique arrangements, Durham University’s top a cappella group is back at the Edinburgh Fringe to celebr… 

Great Women of Folk

Great Women of Folk

Elsa McTaggart, a true folk musician and singer/songwriter in every sense of the word, has waited a long time to finally present this stunning show. 

Can't Wait to Leave

Can't Wait to Leave

Can’t Wait To Leave is a deeply heartfelt and surprisingly humorous story by Stephen Leach and is performed exceptionally well by Zach Hawkins. 

A Highly Suspect Murder Mystery – Murder on the Disorient Express

A Highly Suspect Murder Mystery – Murder on the Disorient Express

A legendary detective killed aboard a famous train – but who had locomotive for murder? Award-winning mystery maestros Highly Suspect return with a new hilarious interactive murd… 

Hysterical Artefacts

Hysterical Artefacts

With so many improv troupes at the Edinburgh Fringe, it’s difficult to set yourself apart especially when you’re competing with the likes of Austentatious and Showstoppers!. 

Illusionati – A Magical Conspiracy

Illusionati – A Magical Conspiracy

The Great Baldini (the “Maharajah of Mystery”) is a magical legend. 

Before the Drugs Kick In

Before the Drugs Kick In

A 62-year-old woman in an insane asylum closes her eyes and becomes a 28-year-old, stand-up comedian with everyone in the audience being part of her imagination, including you. 

The Mind of a Narcissist

The Mind of a Narcissist

Narcissism, noun – a condition in which somebody is only interested in themselves and what they want, and has a strong need to be admired. 

Runaway

Runaway

Beyond Borders presents their debut play Runaway, a semi-biographical story wrapped in a generous coat of unapologetic humour, exploring themes of home, belonging and finding your … 

Scottish Sessions: The Story of Scottish Pop Music

Scottish Sessions: The Story of Scottish Pop Music

Scotland’s greatest bands/artists can often disappear under the title of UK artists. 

Antonio!

Antonio!

Our first impression when seeing Antonio! is that it’s chaotic and hedonistic, a impression that is quickly proven to be correct, but in a gloriously celebratory way. 

Tartuffe, the Imposter: A Feminist Reimagining

Tartuffe, the Imposter: A Feminist Reimagining

Inspired by Molière’s 17th-century dark comedy, Tartuffe has been rewritten for a modern audience with a feminist twist. 

The Mitfords

The Mitfords

In a century littered with dynastic families and the parts they played in history, few names are as fascinating as those of the Mitford Sisters with their controversial beliefs, ma… 

Awake and Narcoleptic with Sarah Albritton

Awake and Narcoleptic with Sarah Albritton

Wake up to the World Premiere of this raw, funny, and poignant solo show from narcoleptic comedian Sarah Albritton, host of the podcast Sleeping with Sarah. 

The GottaGo Room: An Escaping-a-Room Thingy

The GottaGo Room: An Escaping-a-Room Thingy

Escape rooms: everyone’s favourite activity to do when you’re going to a birthday party hosted by a virgin or when your company is forcing you to go under the threat of contract te… 

God Done Opened the Sky!!

God Done Opened the Sky!!

God Done Opened the Sky is Jersten Ray Seraile’s tale of young boy realising that his inner world and outer world are painfully conflicted – the way he sees himself is not the wa… 

Ginzel's Little Cordoba: A Double Bill

Ginzel's Little Cordoba: A Double Bill

World premiere from award-winning Korean/Irish playwright Rena Brannan. 

The Portable Dorothy Parker

The Portable Dorothy Parker

The year is 1943 and famed wit Dorothy Parker sits in her New York apartment, sifting through her works and deciding which will make it into the new anthology ‘The Portable Dorot… 

Breaking Open

Breaking Open

Why would a woman leave her career as the lead singer of a multi-platinum band? Was it fate, family, or something else? When she hears a compelling voice within her closet, urging … 

The Bad Daters

The Bad Daters

Wendy and Liam embark on a first date both assume is doomed for failure. 

Wendy, My Darling

Wendy, My Darling

Following her return from Neverland, Wendy Darling, now grown-up, moves to Hollywood to become a writer. 

Thank You for the Music

Thank You for the Music

Thank You for the Music, a new American musical revue, celebrates the greatest hits from radio, stage and screen. 

Secret Storytellers

Secret Storytellers

Society has collapsed and the Ravens rule. 

Sherlock Holmes The Last Act

Sherlock Holmes The Last Act

With a plethora of Sherlock Holmes shows to catch at this year’s Fringe; our fascination with the super-sleuth showing no signs of abating. 

This Time Next Year

This Time Next Year

‘This time next year at the Oscars, Cairine!’ But, what if next year never actually comes? From internationally acclaimed personal assistant and actress who has never actually acte… 

They May Have Even Eaten Ham!

They May Have Even Eaten Ham!

It’s Naomi Paul’s (mostly) Jewish show! From the Baltic to Birmingham, from shamash to shellfish, from Hendon and beyond. 

Mine: A New Solo Musical

Mine: A New Solo Musical

On a whim, a young businessman buys the deed to a ghost town in the California desert, hoping to turn it into a tourist attraction. 

Why Am I Like This?

Why Am I Like This?

Do you misplace your glasses so often that you now have six pairs so you aren’t trapped inside and half-blind? How often do you have the brilliant idea to paint your nails five min… 

Tomatoes Tried to Kill Me but Banjos Saved My Life

Tomatoes Tried to Kill Me but Banjos Saved My Life

This highly awarded, inspirational true story returns to Edinburgh after an exceptionally successful 2022 visit. 

The Academy Trust

The Academy Trust

Have you ever wondered what goes on behind the school gates? Why do people become teachers and then leave so soon? With schools being asked to become multi-academy trusts, the scho… 

One Week in Magaluf

One Week in Magaluf

ERA Productions returns to the Fringe this year with a familiar act that sees the lively quartet of Megan (Mia Taylor), Nicole (Catherine Hutchinson), Amy (Abi Price) and Olivia (M… 

Attack of the 36 Triple-G Woman

Attack of the 36 Triple-G Woman

Natalie Perlin (New York Comedy Festival Comic To Watch; New York’s Funniest Stand-Up; Carolines On Broadway Breakout Artist) stars in an uproarious evening of glamour and gallow… 

Compendium of Materia Medica

Compendium of Materia Medica

Compendium of Materia Medica. 

Escape Velocity

Escape Velocity

Escape Velocity: an anecdotal, confessional, funny story of a rocket scientist’s journey through sex addiction. 

Davidson and MacArthur – The Odd Couplet

Davidson and MacArthur – The Odd Couplet

Davidson and MacArthur – The Odd Couplet. 

Frighthouse Presents: The Wheel of Misfortune

Frighthouse Presents: The Wheel of Misfortune

The Wheel of Misfortune returns to the Fringe with new stories and new quirky tales full of funnies and frights, all presented by the Games Master. 

A Trilogy: bag--

A Trilogy: bag--

Mix one of cup of Eat, Pray, Love with three tablespoons of The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel and you’ll get something a little like A Trilogy: bag—, one of three standalone shows … 

Beehavioural Problems: Something Something Autism

Beehavioural Problems: Something Something Autism

As comedian Stephen Catling ambles onto stage, clad in a novelty dog head, it's apparent that we're sitting in an absurdist comedy show. 

Sex Diaries of an Ex-Catholic

Sex Diaries of an Ex-Catholic

Sex Diaries of an Ex-Catholic is a zany new play about a woman abandoning her chastity pledge in favour of the exciting world of casual sex. 

The Last Bantam

The Last Bantam

1914. 

A Chinese Bestiary

A Chinese Bestiary

A Chinese Bestiary tells such a story of transforming scars into gifts. 

Top of the World

Top of the World

Twenty-something Audrey is struggling with her latest phobia… the local supermarket. 

Until Death

Until Death

Until Death is a solo theatre and clown show with a touch of circus, set in a hospital where time collapses and humans panic in moments of death and existence. 

Flow

Flow

‘This miserable country is one of the wettest places in Europe. 

The Carole King and James Taylor Story

The Carole King and James Taylor Story

This nostalgic journey through the lives and careers of music legends Carole King and James Taylor is a masterpiece. 

How to Find a Husband in 37 Years or Longer

How to Find a Husband in 37 Years or Longer

JJ Pyle finds herself accidentally, unfortunately, home for Christmas and stuck in this little truck with her dad in Indiana, where everything is surrounded by cornfields. 

Unveiled

Unveiled

‘Would you rather be lost or fallen?’ In this erotic, fury-infused, modern-day revisioning of the legend of Salomé, psychology professor Ana Mozol powerfully stirs the depths of t… 

Sheila's Sister and Her Musical Cousins

Sheila's Sister and Her Musical Cousins

Chicago duo, ‘true masters of improvised comedy’ (List), ‘work effortlessly in the straight man/funny woman comic pairing using their unrivaled familiarity to brilliant comedic eff… 

The Caper Trail

The Caper Trail

Or: How not to pull off a jewel heist! A charming yet slightly overconfident cat-burglar plans to pull off his final job – stealing a cursed ruby on the night before his wedding!… 

Burned Out

Burned Out

Burned Out follows a nurse who is barely making ends meet. 

Hebridean Fire presented by Elsa McTaggart

Hebridean Fire presented by Elsa McTaggart

Elsa Jean McTaggart returns with the Edinburgh Fringe sell-out show Hebridean Fire. 

Bad Play

Bad Play

Okay, let’s start at the beginning. 

Break the Chains

Break the Chains

A true story about overcoming some of life’s greatest hurdles. 

The Dead Ducks

The Dead Ducks

Coming back from their five-star run at the Edinburgh Fringe 2022, the Dead Ducks are an incredibly talented sketch comedy troupe from the University of York. 

Meet Me by The Stranger

Meet Me by The Stranger

The Stranger is a statue in a small Yorkshire town, her exact story unknown. 

Vote Macbeth!

Vote Macbeth!

Captain Macbeth is Vice-President. 

Rise and Grind

Rise and Grind

It’s going to be a great day. 

California Dreams

California Dreams

An immersive trip through California in the late 60s and 70s when a collective of musical legends changed the world of music. 

The Blondie Story

The Blondie Story

For casual Blondie fans, it might be easy to forget how many hits the genre defying band have had over the decades. 

Sherlock Holmes: The Speckled Band

Sherlock Holmes: The Speckled Band

‘Oh my God. 

The Quality of Mercy: Concerning the Life and Crimes of Dr Harold Frederick Shipman

The Quality of Mercy: Concerning the Life and Crimes of Dr Harold Frederick Shipman

From his cell in the early hours of the morning, Dr Harold Shipman records a confessional tape as he prepares to end his life. 

High School Fangsical

High School Fangsical

Vladiqueer is vampire, but he’s not always been proud of it. 

Back to Black: The Music of Amy Winehouse

Back to Black: The Music of Amy Winehouse

Following consecutive sold-out performances and subsequent international critical acclaim, Back To Black returns to Edinburgh Festival Fringe to take you on a moving and energizing… 

Hands And Flowers

Hands And Flowers

Attachment styles, Yiddish drag, Bergson’s theory of time. 

The Music of Trees

The Music of Trees

Join Geoff Robb, winner of the 2018 Brighton Fringe Live Music Award, for an evening of magical storytelling and guitar mastery that promises to transport you into the forest. 

Do I?

Do I?

Influencers, social pressures, selfies and shame. 

Horrigan & Howell: A Sketch Too Far

Horrigan & Howell: A Sketch Too Far

Sketch comedy that encompasses the horrid, the dark, the bizarre and the stupid. 

A Depression-Cure Show

A Depression-Cure Show

Antidepressant! Ever lost your way, your mind, or your will to live? Jonathan Winfield brings his comedy show about family trauma, mental illness and depression from his lived expe… 

The Beat Goes On

The Beat Goes On

David Harmer and Ray Globe, the irrepressible Glummer Twins, are back with an irreverent trawl through the eight decades that made them what they are today: old. 

Indoor Kids

Indoor Kids

Were you irreversibly damaged by Zooey Deschanel’s bangs at a young age? Were you devastated by the odd contents of your dad’s fridge after he got divorced? Were you consistent… 

Looking for Wolverhampton's Latin Quarter

Looking for Wolverhampton's Latin Quarter

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

Camino Man

Camino Man

What would you do if you reached a moment in your life that made you question everything about yourself? Walk almost 1,000 kilometres across northern Spain? Well, that’s what one m… 

Long Nights in Paradise

Long Nights in Paradise

There’s a lot packed in to Long Nights in Paradise, probably too much, but it still makes for an interesting story that explores the ups and downs of life, the building and disin… 

The Coven

The Coven

Margaret, a young witch of great ambition but limited skill, holds a witch coven with her friends, Lawrence, who can’t tell the difference between magic and life hacks and Emily,… 

The Roaring of the Voices

The Roaring of the Voices

They say a bull sees red when it loses the plot. 

Monoslogue

Monoslogue

A moving one-woman show about the trials and tribulations of living with chronic pain. 

That's a Bit of Sheer Luck! – A Sherlock Holmes Parody

That's a Bit of Sheer Luck! – A Sherlock Holmes Parody

That’s A Bit of Sheer Luck! – A Sherlock Holmes Parody. 

Illuminations Presents: The 11th Hour

Illuminations Presents: The 11th Hour

11 generations, 11 songs, but only one winner in The 11th Hour. 

Matt and Ben

Matt and Ben

‘Imitation is the highest form of flattery. 

Boom Town

Boom Town

An original new musical that puts a bluegrass twist on contemporary musical theatre. 

Living with Sin

Living with Sin

When her grandmother dies, Cece spirals into a quarter-life crisis. 

No Time For Strangers

No Time For Strangers

A man walks into a train station to find two strangers waiting on the same platform. 

A Change of Heart

A Change of Heart

Two sisters. 

The Ofsted Massacre

The Ofsted Massacre

Faulty Towers meets Bad Education. 

Whispers

Whispers

Living in repressed times when choosing your husband wasn’t a right but a rare privilege, PM Jones finds herself trapped in a loveless marriage. 

Average Joe

Average Joe

Joe Smith is a regular bloke. 

Antigone: The Musical

Antigone: The Musical

Ancient Greece. 

Love in the Time of Lockdown (The New Variant)

Love in the Time of Lockdown (The New Variant)

Last year’s hit show is back with a new variant which will once again have you laughing, crying and talking about how lockdown was for you, for your neighbour and for your friends. 

Call Mr Robeson

Call Mr Robeson

Paul Robeson is a world-famous actor, singer and civil rights campaigner. 

Voices in my Head

Voices in my Head

In this comedy romp, audiences will meet a colourful cast of characters who are certain to tickle those funny bones. 

The Canterville Ghost: The Musical

The Canterville Ghost: The Musical

A musical reimagining of one of Oscar Wilde’s most beloved stories, The Canterville Ghost: The Musical features an original score and soundtrack. 

Behind Closed Doors

Behind Closed Doors

After two sell-out runs at the Fringe in 2019 and 2021, The Songsmiths are back for a third year with their new show, Behind Closed Doors! Combining songs from their upcoming EP of… 

Papageno's Quest

Papageno's Quest

Join Papageno on his quest to find a magpie feather for the Queen of the Night, encountering a number of his friends, including Cinderella, Hansel and Gretel and Carmen, as well as… 

Horsepower

Horsepower

Not all shows have clarity of meaning or purpose yet they still retain a certain charm. 

Cake and Violence

Cake and Violence

Do you feel. 

Beautiful Nothing

Beautiful Nothing

All that glitters is not gold, a message that is incredibly clear in Em Oliver’s Beautiful Nothing. 

Like Other Girls

Like Other Girls

Have you ever noticed how all female leads in historical fiction are. 

Mason King – Mind Games

Mason King – Mind Games

Mind reader Mason King returns to the Edinburgh Fringe for another journey into the inner depths of your mind! In this brand new mind reading, magic and mentalism show, Mason invit… 

After

After

In 2017, I was raped. 

Antigone: The Musical

Antigone: The Musical

Ancient Greece. 

Chaotic Neutral

Chaotic Neutral

Are you ready to go on an adventure? One where death lurks around every corner and logic is a cucumber hat? Really? You’re braver and/or stupider than me then. 

Careless

Careless

Careless follows best friends Sam, a care assistant, and Bryony, a struggling actor. 

Elsa McTaggart: Her Story

Elsa McTaggart: Her Story

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. 

Caledonia, You're Calling Me

Caledonia, You're Calling Me

Debuting at the Fringe this year, Foot Notes is one of Durham University’s much loved a cappella groups. 

The Olive Tree

The Olive Tree

Tie your troubles to the tree, load yourself with glitter and use your wings to fly. 

Den of Enquiry

Den of Enquiry

Democracy. 

Matilda Jr the Musical

Matilda Jr the Musical

Based on Roald Dahl’s beloved children’s novel, Matilda tells the story of a precocious five-year-old girl who loves books, hates bullies, and is revealed to have telekinetic p… 

Blueswater Presents: Blues! – The 10th Anniversary Show

Blueswater Presents: Blues! – The 10th Anniversary Show

The Blueswater return to the Fringe with a special 10th anniversary edition of their award-winning show. 

James Crampton: Natural Disaster

James Crampton: Natural Disaster

The world has faced many disasters. 

Last Night

Last Night

David and Emma arrive at work on Christmas Eve – the only two people in the office the morning after the Christmas party. 

Shakespeare's Fool

Shakespeare's Fool

William ‘Cavaliero’ Kempe was one of the finest performers of the Elizabethan age. 

The Church of the Fall

The Church of the Fall

A musical and a film about Queen and not one show about The Fall? That’s bobbins! One man’s award-winning celebration of the work of the late writer, musician and working-class g… 

He'd Murder Me

He'd Murder Me

Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, 1977. 

Leaving Vietnam

Leaving Vietnam

When Jimmy Vanderberg leaves the Ford factory in Detroit and volunteers to serve in Vietnam, he wants to prove himself a man. 

Kill The Frippery

Kill The Frippery

A brand-new stand-up show from David Watson about getting rid of the things that hold you back, which would be: vanity, pastry and Twitter. 

How I Ruined Medicine

How I Ruined Medicine

The outrageous confessions of a retiring NHS whistleblower. 

Love You More

Love You More

‘Perspectives. 

Exe-a-Sketch

Exe-a-Sketch

We’ve only gone and managed to turn Exeter into a sketch comedy show! Bad news: it’s no longer a place. 

The Boy With a Thousand Faces

The Boy With a Thousand Faces

In this one-person show, Clive does everything to impress people. 

Leaves on the Line

Leaves on the Line

If life is about the journey and not the destination, then the passengers on the 15:00 train from London King’s Cross to Edinburgh Waverley don’t know which way to go. 

And Then The Rodeo Burned Down

And Then The Rodeo Burned Down

The rodeo is the best place in the world. 

Charles Dickens' The Signalman

Charles Dickens' The Signalman

Charles Dickens’ classic ghost story. 

Shogun Joe and The Vagabonds

Shogun Joe and The Vagabonds

Enjoy some adult comedy entertainment with Shogun Joe and The Vagabonds as they complete their 2022 summer touring schedule at the Edinburgh Fringe. 

Follies: A Showcase of Bits and Bobs

Follies: A Showcase of Bits and Bobs

Comedy! Music! Fractured classics! Drama! And more! Do you like to be surprised? Is variety what you crave? We have just the ticket for you. 

Cadenza

Cadenza

We are Cadenza, Cambridge University’s premier mixed a cappella group! Join us from August 9th-13th at theSpace @ Surgeons Hall for a cappella like you’ve never heard it before –… 

The Mermaid and the Cow

The Mermaid and the Cow

Can you help rescue a drowning cow and save the environment? Based on a true story, adventurer and children’s author, Lindsey Cole mermaided the length of the River Thames to hig… 

The Sound of Mucus

The Sound of Mucus

The hills are alive with the sound of comedy! Join us for a ward round of sketches and songs brought to you by St George’s Revue (yes, the same St George’s from 24 hours in A&E… 

Hot Clown Sex

Hot Clown Sex

The Hot Clown Company is a relatively new troupe that set out to blend sketch comedy and physical theatre with a particular emphasis on clowning. 

Splinters

Splinters

Judy Seall’s Splinters is a strangely warm gothic Victorian tale, a warmth that emanates from the bonds between the members of the cast. 

Durham Dynamics: An A Cappella Road Trip!

Durham Dynamics: An A Cappella Road Trip!

Durham Dynamics are on the move! We’ve hit the road to bring you 45 minutes of breath-taking a cappella. 

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 pensio… 

So Close...

So Close...

A coming of age for your 20s. 

Eva Cassidy: The Story

Eva Cassidy: The Story

‘Elsa is one of these very few people with a distinctive enough voice to do the music and songs of Eva Cassidy justice’ ***** (Tom King, Southside Advertiser). 

Twinkle

Twinkle

A one-man revenger’s comedy chronicling a forgotten history and a dying art. 

Color Inside the Lines

Color Inside the Lines

An insistent palm-reading drag queen declares Jenny will never find love, sending her reeling back to a high school match-making scheme that horrifyingly matched her with the bigge… 

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 Oz. 

Fab: Funny Stand-Up for Sad People, Sad Songs for Funny People

Fab: Funny Stand-Up for Sad People, Sad Songs for Funny People

Comedian Fab La Roche-Francoeur loves the feeling of being surrounded by an audience laughing at his jokes. 

Hiya Dolly!

Hiya Dolly!

The true story of how a cute, attention-seeking lamb became the most famous sheep in history – the world’s first cloned mammal. 

The Carole King and James Taylor Story

The Carole King and James Taylor Story

A nostalgic journey through the lives and careers of two music legends in this international sell-out show. 

Apartness

Apartness

A multimedia hybrid, part live stand-up, part film, featuring Sylvester McCoy, Linda Marlowe and introducing Eleanor May Blackburn in a tale of two isolated souls and their devilis… 

A Talent to Amuse: The Noël Coward Story

A Talent to Amuse: The Noël Coward Story

Playwright, composer, actor, singer; Noël Coward defined and shaped the 20th century. 

Almost Instinct Almost True

Almost Instinct Almost True

How to remember the hermit of Hull? Almost Instinct, Almost True may refuse us anabsolute answer, but with moments of lyricism, connection and surprising political relevance, it as… 

Best of Cabaret

Best of Cabaret

Best of Cabaret from the Fringe returns with an all-star diverse rotating cast of international and regional seasoned artists in the genre. 

School's Out Comedy Club

School's Out Comedy Club

Let Philip Simon keep your little ones giggling more than that time they saw their teacher’s dirty washing on Google Classroom! Created during lockdown to entertain the children bo… 

Self Service

Self Service

Breaking down? Lost the manual? Book in for this funny (meta)physical dive into how to keep going. 

Clowntown In Space @theSpace: Adventures Back to Earth

Clowntown In Space @theSpace: Adventures Back to Earth

Canada’s award-winning clown band sparks the imagination with… clowns in space! Join Patty as she ventures to Clowntown Colony on the mysterious Planet X to bring her clown frien… 

West End Magic

West End Magic

London’s longest-running theatre magic show, direct from the Leicester Square Theatre. 

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

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

Lori Hamilton's retelling of her eventful life is touching and amusing, despite the whirlwind pacing. 

Vampire's Ball: Ultimate Halloween Party!

Vampire's Ball: Ultimate Halloween Party!

From the brilliant minds behind SiriusXM – Kids, Harry’s Wand (Steve Goodie) and best-selling author of Don’t Feed the Bully (Brad Tassell), comes the Halloween show that every… 

ASSISTED

ASSISTED

Intellectual writing, well elaborated characters and compelling themes of control in human and non-human relationships make Assisted at Surgeons' Hall a rewarding and entertain… 

Abigail's Party

Abigail's Party

BCP return to the Fringe with Mike Leigh’s classic after two sell-out years with Alan Bennett and Alan Ayckbourn. 

The Nashville Story

The Nashville Story

Following standing ovations and raucous singalongs worldwide, The Nashville Story returns, taking you on a tour through time in Music City. 

Tomatoes Tried to Kill Me but Banjos Saved My Life

Tomatoes Tried to Kill Me but Banjos Saved My Life

One of 18 worldwide ‘Best of’ shows selected to participate in the Fringe Encore series, Off-Broadway, at the historic Soho Playhouse in New York City in 2019. 

Charles Dickens' The Signalman

Charles Dickens' The Signalman

Charles Dickens’ classic ghost story. 

The McTaggart Family: Celtic Gospel

The McTaggart Family: Celtic Gospel

From a dream over 25 years ago, it has been a long journey! The time has finally come that a number of the eleven McTaggart Siblings are now in a position to sing from the same pag… 

The Improverts

The Improverts

After their 2021 sold-out run, the Fringe’s longest-running improvised comedy troupe are back for another year at the Fringe! Returning for another year of fast-paced, high-energ… 

The Anorak

The Anorak

The Anorak is a harrowing story of one man’s isolation, based on a true event. 

California Dreams

California Dreams

An immersive trip through California in the late 60s and 70s when a collective of musical legends changed the world. 

The Church of the Fall

The Church of the Fall

A musical and a film about Queen and not one show about The Fall? That’s bobbins! One man’s award-winning celebration of the work of the late writer, musician and working-class g… 

Snog! Marry! Kill!

Snog! Marry! Kill!

Hungry for a three-course meal? Join the unholy trinity of drag deities – Persephone Porcelynn, Velvet Caveat and Charlene Collins – for an interactive evening of chaos and deb… 

Richard Pulsford: A Bit More Rich

Richard Pulsford: A Bit More Rich

Stand up is a challenging format at the best of times - but the one-liner comedian often seems to be the ultimate masochist in a field where self-inflicted pain is surely part of t… 

Robert Miles

Robert Miles

Robert Miles is a quirky one-liner comedian. Also an outstanding ventriloquist. Robert Miles is also in a double act with Cyril the squirrel in a stand-up comedy show. 

Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow

Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow

Everyone knows that Ayesha is going places. 

Around the World with Nellie Bly

Around the World with Nellie Bly

The year is 1889 and intrepid journalist Nellie Bly is about to embark on her biggest adventure yet: racing around the world to beat Jules Verne’s famous fictional hero, Phileas … 

Leaving Vietnam

Leaving Vietnam

When Jimmy Vanderberg leaves the Ford factory in Detroit and volunteers to serve in Vietnam, he wants to prove himself a man. 

Three Women and Shakespeare's Will

Three Women and Shakespeare's Will

Three Women and Shakespeare’s Will is is a nice little premise for a play. 

Neil Diamond: The Story Where It Began

Neil Diamond: The Story Where It Began

Incredible songwriter and entertainer, Neil Diamond has wooed the world with 38 singles in the top 10, and 10 number one hits! Timeless classics that are as relevant today as they … 

Fabulett 1933

Fabulett 1933

A queer one-person musical featuring music, ideas and lives classified as ‘degenerate’ by the Nazis as well as original songs. 

Greg

Greg

Greg is Duck in Arms Theatre’s first production. 

War of the Worlds (On a Budget)

War of the Worlds (On a Budget)

Step aside HG Wells, take a break Jeff Wayne, back to your trailer Tom Cruise, Lamphouse is tackling War of the Worlds and they’re doing it. 

Dear Little Loz

Dear Little Loz

To write that Dear Little Loz is an exploration of one woman’s search for love is to risk diminishing its scope, power and understanding of the human condition. 

Eric Davidson's Super Daily Spin We Gaily Ukulele Ceilidh

Eric Davidson's Super Daily Spin We Gaily Ukulele Ceilidh

Get ready for an evening of parody, poetry and fun as Eric returns with satirical classics, old and new. 

Flesh

Flesh

Whilst it may be apt to stage John Montgomery and Derek Batchelor’s Flesh - a musical about Burke and Hare - at Surgeon’s Hall, the novelty stops there. 

UK Underdog

UK Underdog

UK Underdog is a true solo show where bullies, Kung Fu and a small willie lands Steve in very deep trouble! Does he have what it takes to fight back? From celebs and critics: ‘T… 

The Beast Will Rise

The Beast Will Rise

The Beast Will Rise. 

It's Fraser Brown, I'm Afraid

It's Fraser Brown, I'm Afraid

Fraser Brown takes the audience on a hilarious and dark analysis of his own anxieties and worries. 

The Tragicomical 'Istory of 'Arry and the Long March of Civilisation

The Tragicomical 'Istory of 'Arry and the Long March of Civilisation

‘Arry Everyman has had all the crap careers in history: cannibal pot stirrer, medieval plague sniffer, lizard war cannon fodder, undandy highwayman, popper of anchovies into small … 

Sugar

Sugar

After a year away, Mabel Thomas brings her acclaimed show Sugar back to the Fringe, this time in person. 

Dogs Love Chocolate

Dogs Love Chocolate

Tuesday morning, 3am. 

Bunker

Bunker

Bunker By Noga Flaishon, directed by Coral Tarran. 

It Just So Happened

It Just So Happened

Stand-up comedian Richard Pulsford (Top 10 Edinburgh Fringe Jokes, 2019 and 2021; Scottish Comedian of the Year runner-up, 2021; UK Pun Championships winner 2022) hosts this show f… 

Space Mystery: A Mystery in Space

Space Mystery: A Mystery in Space

Disaster strikes aboard the S. 

MATES: The Improvised 90s Sitcom

MATES: The Improvised 90s Sitcom

The one with the improvised comedy! Don your sweater vest and your Rachel hairdo, and get ready to relive the 90s. 

A Highly Suspect Murder Mystery

A Highly Suspect Murder Mystery

A Highly Suspect Murder Mystery is an interactive Shakespeare-based whodunnit where the audience (with help from the cast) is tasked with solving the murder. 

The Return Of Sherlock Holmes

The Return Of Sherlock Holmes

Three years have passed since Sherlock Holmes and his nemesis Professor Moriarty vanished into the abyss of the Reichenbach Falls. 

La Serva Padrona

La Serva Padrona

Since 2020, Coronavirus has threatened to kill opera! Can David save it with his one-man production of La Serva Padrona? Baroque meets funk in this new English version of Pergolesi… 

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. 

Trudy Carmichael Presents: The Improvised One-Woman Show!

Trudy Carmichael Presents: The Improvised One-Woman Show!

Forget your troubles and let Las Vegas lounge legend Trudy Carmichael (along with her astounding accompanist) entertain you in her daring one-of-a-kind immersive musical event! Eve… 

Seven and a Half Years

Seven and a Half Years

Mark Glentworth returns to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe with his unique biographical musical about a successful musician and composer who suddenly and rapidly suffers a career-sto… 

You're Dead, Mate

You're Dead, Mate

A man wakes up drunk, scared and alone, with no idea where he is or how he got there. 

The History of the American Songbook

The History of the American Songbook

The Great American Songbook is the canon of the most important and influential American popular songs and jazz standards from the early 20th century that have stood the test of tim… 

See You Later Mum

See You Later Mum

A play about love transcending separation. 

Our Eyes Met

Our Eyes Met

We all know the story of Medusa… What if we didn’t? Watch the Muses tell a number of stories based on a number of outcomes, where the Gorgon is a woman and the real hero of her s… 

Sylus 2024!

Sylus 2024!

Jeff Ahern’s presidential campaign based on audience suggestions brings an insightful look at the current state of political affairs. 

After the World Stood Still

After the World Stood Still

Boiler suits, beanies and a barrow! That’s what was waiting for this musical duo when lockdown hit! From a sunny party land in Gran Canaria to the cold, wet, windy Western Isles … 

Scottish Sessions: The Story of Scottish Pop Music

Scottish Sessions: The Story of Scottish Pop Music

Scotland’s greatest bands/artists can often disappear under the title of UK artists. 

On the Run: Dame Over!

On the Run: Dame Over!

A unique, genre-bending, two-man romp sees one panto dame’s life come crashing down around her. 

Fox Tales: The Pied Piper

Fox Tales: The Pied Piper

Hans the Storyteller, Reynard the Fox, and Gripp the Raven give a hilarious new telling of the classic fairy tale, The Pied Piper of Hamelin. 

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. 

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. 

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. 

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. 

It's Not Rocket Science

It's Not Rocket Science

It’s Not Rocket Science at theSpace@Surgeons’ Hall is presented by Nottingham New Theatre, England’s only fully student-run theatre venue. 

Rossetti's Women

Rossetti's Women

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

Madhouse

Madhouse

Madhouse by Nottingham New Theatre at theSpace@Surgeon’s Hall does what it says on the tin. 

For All The Love You Lost

For All The Love You Lost

For All the Love You Lost is presented by Morosophy at theSpace@Surgeon’s Hall. 

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 … 

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… 

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. 

On Your Bike

On Your Bike

On Your Bike comes with a lot of hype. 

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. 

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 theSpace@Surgeons Hall from a group of Bristol… 

Improvabunga!

Improvabunga!

Improvabunga is the totally improvised movie adventure extravaganza. 

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. 

Jane Eyre

Jane Eyre

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

The John Rowe Show

The John Rowe Show

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

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. 

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… 

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… 

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… 

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… 

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 … 

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. 

Marrow

Marrow

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

Romeo & Juliet: One-Man Musical

Romeo & Juliet: One-Man Musical

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

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… 

Self-Check

Self-Check

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

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. 

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. 

Bubble Show for Adults Only

Bubble Show for Adults Only

The Bubble Show For Adults Only starts innocently enough. 

The Good Scout

The Good Scout

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

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… 

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. 

Tess

Tess

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

Teach

Teach

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

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. 

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, … 

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. 

Virgin

Virgin

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

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… 

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. 

Bunker Girls

Bunker Girls

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

When the Sky Falls In

When the Sky Falls In

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

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. 

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. 

Your Point of View

Your Point of View

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

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. 

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. 

Demise

Demise

Demise was its own demise. 

Sweetmeat

Sweetmeat

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

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. 

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… 

Cream Tea and Incest

Cream Tea and Incest

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

About a Goth

About a Goth

Life as a Goth is not easy. 

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. 

Bacchae

Bacchae

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

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. 

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. 

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… 

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. 

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. 

Bottleneck

Bottleneck

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

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 … 

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. 

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… 

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 … 

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. 

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. 

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… 

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… 

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. 

Keep it Real

Keep it Real

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

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… 

The Rules Of Inflation

The Rules Of Inflation

This is no ordinary birthday party. 

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. 

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… 

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. 

Into the Water

Into the Water

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

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… 

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. 

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… 

Grannies With Guns

Grannies With Guns

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

Chapel Street

Chapel Street

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

Bones

Bones

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

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. 

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. 

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. 

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. 

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… 

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. 

Making Monsters

Making Monsters

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

The Red Guitar

The Red Guitar

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

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 Rose of Jericho

The Rose of Jericho

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

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. 

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. 

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. 

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… 

Opera Mouse

Opera Mouse

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

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. 

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. 

Classically Chilled Piano

Classically Chilled Piano

Rich Batsford’s Classically Chilled Piano is exactly that. 

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. 

Mrs Dalloway

Mrs Dalloway

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

Plain English

Plain English

There is no shortage of solo shows about valiant teachers. 

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. 

The Power of Music

The Power of Music

There’s something infectious about certain ad jingles. 

Church Night

Church Night

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

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. 

#Realiti

#Realiti

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

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. 

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. 

Follow/Unfollow

Follow/Unfollow

‘Internet celebrity’ used to sound contradictory. 

Savage

Savage

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

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… 

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… 

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. 

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. 

The Canterbury Tales

The Canterbury Tales

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

Dendritical

Dendritical

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

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… 

The Tour

The Tour

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

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 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 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… 

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. 

18 Foot Story

18 Foot Story

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

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. 

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. 

Night of My Life

Night of My Life

Sketch Club 7 has six members. 

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. 

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. 

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. 

Happy Girl

Happy Girl

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

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 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 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… 

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. 

Kitty's Bound for Broadway

Kitty's Bound for Broadway

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

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. 

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. 

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. 

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…. 

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. 

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… 

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. 

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. 

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. 

Glitter and Tears

Glitter and Tears

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

Flat Pack

Flat Pack

Flat Pack is a coming-of-age story. 

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. 

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. 

Soften the Grey

Soften the Grey

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

Joe's Cautionary Tales

Joe's Cautionary Tales

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

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… 

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. 

Dave!

Dave!

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

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. 

Glue

Glue

You may think the title is a joke. 

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. 

Buffer

Buffer

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

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. 

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). 

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… 

Oliver Twist

Oliver Twist

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

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. 

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. 

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… 

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. 

Whimsical Grimm

Whimsical Grimm

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

Watching Windows

Watching Windows

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

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. 

Blues!

Blues!

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

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. 

Giulietta

Giulietta

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

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. 

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. 

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. 

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. 

Doctor Marigold's Prescriptions

Doctor Marigold's Prescriptions

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

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. 

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… 

Making Light

Making Light

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

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 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. 

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. 

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. 

The Immigration Lottery

The Immigration Lottery

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

Gordon

Gordon

Sometimes less is more. 

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. 

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. 

Sinatra: Final Curtain

Sinatra: Final Curtain

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

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… 

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. 

Hustlers

Hustlers

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