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. 

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. 

On the Rail

On the Rail

Devlin invites his old school friends on an overnight train. 

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. 

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. 

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. 

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. 

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… 

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… 

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. 

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. 

Do I?

Do I?

Influencers, social pressures, selfies and shame. 

Call Mr Robeson

Call Mr Robeson

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

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. 

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. 

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). 

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. 

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. 

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 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 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 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 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. 

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. 

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. 

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. 

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… 

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. 

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. 

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… 

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. 

Banana Crabtree Simon

Banana Crabtree Simon

Banana Crabtree Simon. 

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… 

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. 

Nun on the Run!

Nun on the Run!

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

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. 

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… 

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. 

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… 

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 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… 

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. 

11+

11+

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

Gigolo: Bold, Beautiful, Bizarre

Gigolo: Bold, Beautiful, Bizarre

Charming. 

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. 

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. 

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. 

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. 

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. 

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. 

The John Rowe Show

The John Rowe Show

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

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, … 

The Long Road

The Long Road

Award-winning production. 

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… 

The American's Dream

The American's Dream

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

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… 

Pick Up

Pick Up

Pick Up. 

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�… 

Defying Logic

Defying Logic

We meet Lily in a therapists office in Manhattan. 

30

30

One room, one baby, thirty days. 

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… 

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… 

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. 

Loving the Enemy

Loving the Enemy

Hugo’s in no man’s land. 

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… 

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… 

Piracy! A Comedy on the High Cs

Piracy! A Comedy on the High Cs

Hoist the mainsails and prepare for a thoroughly ridiculous adventure. 

Roots

Roots

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

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… 

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. 

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… 

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. 

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… 

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. 

Out of the Blue Jazz Presents The Great American Songbook

Out of the Blue Jazz Presents The Great American Songbook

Fabulous swing jazz band. 

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… 

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. 

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… 

West of Frances

West of Frances

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

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… 

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… 

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 … 

Berlin Girl

Berlin Girl

1983. 

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… 

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 … 

News@1066

News@1066

Set in a TV studio, News@1066 puts history straight! Roving reporters get to the bottom of history’s biggest stories. 

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. 

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… 

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. 

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. 

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. 

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… 

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. 

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). 

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… 

Butterbum, J

Butterbum, J

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

Bike

Bike

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

Faustus

Faustus

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

Me and My

Me and My

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

Marrow

Marrow

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

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… 

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. 

zounds!

zounds!

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

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. 

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… 

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. 

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, … 

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. 

Elsa Jean McTaggart: Hebridean Fire

Elsa Jean McTaggart: Hebridean Fire

Elsa Jean McTaggart returns with Hebridean Fire. 

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). 

Brain Rinse

Brain Rinse

Brain Rinse returns. 

Between Us

Between Us

Boy meets girl. 

Tess

Tess

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

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. 

Tami Stone – My Funny Bits

Tami Stone – My Funny Bits

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

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. 

Bubble Show for Adults Only

Bubble Show for Adults Only

The Bubble Show For Adults Only starts innocently enough. 

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. 

Teach

Teach

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

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. 

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. 

Self-Check

Self-Check

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

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… 

I Hate Children Children's Show

I Hate Children Children's Show

Magic for teens, tweens and hot soccer mums. 

TGIF

TGIF

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

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. 

Switch Witchetty's Almanac of Everything

Switch Witchetty's Almanac of Everything

The Almanac has been destroyed. 

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. 

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. 

Just Like a Woman

Just Like a Woman

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

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. 

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. 

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. 

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. 

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. 

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. 

The Good Scout

The Good Scout

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

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. 

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. 

Romeo & Juliet: One-Man Musical

Romeo & Juliet: One-Man Musical

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

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. 

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. 

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… 

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. 

Knock Knock

Knock Knock

Knock knock. 

Match Girl

Match Girl

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

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 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… 

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 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. 

Alan Bennett's Green Forms

Alan Bennett's Green Forms

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

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. 

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… 

Woman Up Comedy Improv

Woman Up Comedy Improv

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

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. 

Taking it Badly

Taking it Badly

David Harmer and Ray Globe have just turned 60. 

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. 

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. 

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. 

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… 

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 … 

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, … 

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. 

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… 

Despite Everything, Price Still Includes Biscuits

Despite Everything, Price Still Includes Biscuits

Satirical and hilarious. 

Laura

Laura

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

Danny O'Hare: I Feel Fuzzy

Danny O'Hare: I Feel Fuzzy

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

Here Be Improv

Here Be Improv

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

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… 

Dib Dib Dead

Dib Dib Dead

A new comedy drama. 

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 … 

The Ladies Loo Chronicles

The Ladies Loo Chronicles

Sick, sex and secrets. 

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. 

Nomad

Nomad

The flat is empty. 

Bitches in the Ford KA

Bitches in the Ford KA

Cold Dinner Theatre return to Edinburgh with their new comedy. 

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… 

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. 

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… 

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… 

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. 

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. 

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. 

Hansel and Gretel

Hansel and Gretel

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

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. 

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. 

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… 

Three Menopausal Maids

Three Menopausal Maids

You really don’t want to miss this show. 

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,… 

Bark and B

Bark and B

Bark is a tree. 

Face 2 Face

Face 2 Face

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

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. 

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. 

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. 

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. 

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 … 

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… 

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… 

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. 

Virgin

Virgin

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

Apocalypse Cow

Apocalypse Cow

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

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. 

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… 

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. 

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 … 

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. 

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. 

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. 

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. 

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. 

When the Sky Falls In

When the Sky Falls In

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

Comedy of Errors

Comedy of Errors

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

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. 

Bunker Girls

Bunker Girls

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

The Dame

The Dame

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

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. 

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. 

Be Prepared!

Be Prepared!

Patrol Leader Lesley Stone absolutely loved being a Girl Guide. 

Artificial Intelligence Improvisation

Artificial Intelligence Improvisation

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

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. 

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. 

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. 

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. 

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. 

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’. 

The Tempest

The Tempest

A sibling betrayal. 

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. 

Strangers: A Magic Play II

Strangers: A Magic Play II

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

North-South Divide

North-South Divide

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

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. 

Birdland by Simon Stephens

Birdland by Simon Stephens

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

Your Point of View

Your Point of View

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

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. 

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. 

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. 

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). 

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. 

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. 

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). 

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… 

Bassett

Bassett

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

Misha's Gang

Misha's Gang

Everything you would expect from a renowned Russian string orchestra. 

DROLL

DROLL

In 1642, theatre was made illegal. 

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. 

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 … 

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… 

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. 

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. 

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. 

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… 

Demise

Demise

Demise was its own demise. 

Womb Raider

Womb Raider

Returning for their 18th show at the Edinburgh Fringe. 

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… 

Boy in a Bottle

Boy in a Bottle

A boy washed up on the tide. 

Cream Tea and Incest

Cream Tea and Incest

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

My Second Best Bed

My Second Best Bed

Shakespeare’s life, in Shakespeare’s words. 

Sweetmeat

Sweetmeat

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

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. 

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… 

About a Goth

About a Goth

Life as a Goth is not easy. 

Flashback

Flashback

Fitness has changed over the last four decades. 

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. 

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. 

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. 

Blueswater Presents: Blues!

Blueswater Presents: Blues!

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

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. 

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. 

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. 

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. 

Strangers: A Magic Play II

Strangers: A Magic Play II

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

The Unaccompanied Minor

The Unaccompanied Minor

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

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. 

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. 

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… 

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… 

Clowntown

Clowntown

‘A big hit’ (STV). 

Paul Williams: Summertime Love

Paul Williams: Summertime Love

The summer is coming. 

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. 

Bacchae

Bacchae

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

Bottleneck

Bottleneck

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

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. 

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. 

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… 

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. 

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 … 

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… 

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 … 

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 … 

Tilda's Magic Attic

Tilda's Magic Attic

Tilda’s Magic Attic is a place for adventure. 

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. 

My Fanny Valentine

My Fanny Valentine

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

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… 

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 … 

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. 

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. 

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 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. 

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… 

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. 

Eden

Eden

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

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… 

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… 

Bursting the Bubble

Bursting the Bubble

Growing pains. 

Lifted

Lifted

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

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,… 

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. 

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. 

Nightpiece Film Festival

Nightpiece Film Festival

Like independent film? Support Nightpiece. 

The Monologues of a Tired Nurse

The Monologues of a Tired Nurse

The Monologues of a Tired Nurse. 

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. 

Nightpiece Film Festival

Nightpiece Film Festival

Like independent film? Support Nightpiece. 

Sisu

Sisu

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

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. 

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. 

The Cat Lady

The Cat Lady

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

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. 

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 Point

The Point

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

The Rules Of Inflation

The Rules Of Inflation

This is no ordinary birthday party. 

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… 

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… 

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. 

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. 

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. 

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… 

Into the Water

Into the Water

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

Grannies With Guns

Grannies With Guns

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

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. 

Red Letter

Red Letter

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

The Therapist

The Therapist

The Therapist is about a woman called Michelle Dowell. 

Ofgagged

Ofgagged

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

Rapture

Rapture

You see a hijab – I see a rapper. 

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… 

Little Song Webs

Little Song Webs

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

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. 

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. 

Chapel Street

Chapel Street

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

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. 

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. 

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. 

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. 

Blueswater Presents: Blues!

Blueswater Presents: Blues!

100 years of blues, one hour to play it. 

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… 

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. 

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. 

Making Monsters

Making Monsters

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

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. 

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. 

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… 

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. 

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. 

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. 

Ubu Faust

Ubu Faust

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

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 … 

The Red Guitar

The Red Guitar

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

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… 

The Rose of Jericho

The Rose of Jericho

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

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. 

Bones

Bones

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

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. 

Lifted

Lifted

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

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. 

Glitch – The Improvised Puppet Show

Glitch – The Improvised Puppet Show

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

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… 

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… 

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. 

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… 

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. 

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. 

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 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. 

Opera Mouse

Opera Mouse

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

The Amazing Maurice and His Educated Rodents

The Amazing Maurice and His Educated Rodents

Maurice is an amazing cat. 

Nightpiece Film Festival

Nightpiece Film Festival

Like independent film? You’ll love Nightpiece. 

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. 

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.