All This Must Pass

All This Must Pass

A woman embarks on an epic quest through time, travelling for hundreds of years through distant lands to discover how she came to be. 

Well Played

Well Played

Broadway, 1955. 

Ever Yours

Ever Yours

When a grieving Olivia is suddenly left alone in her apartment, her only companion is a painting she stole in a desperate demonstration of love for her partner. 

Persistent Shadows

Persistent Shadows

Persistent Shadows is a narrative-driven piece of work exploring the historical, political and social landscape of Britain throughout the 1980s and drawing parallels to issues face… 

Sammy Blew Up a Toilet

Sammy Blew Up a Toilet

New Scottish writing: Sammy Blew Up a Toilet is a whimsical, heart-warming and partly autobiographical play set around the early years of school. 

Hamlet's Journey to the West

Hamlet's Journey to the West

In the Wuji Kingdom, Tang Sanzang dreams of the old king’s soul complaining to him, accusing his sworn brother of murdering him in the royal garden, taking his form and usurping th… 

Night Train

Night Train

Tellus Theatre presents Night Train, an exciting physical-theatre production. 

VEGAS

VEGAS

Good Kentish girl Poppy wakes to find herself naked next to her ex, who isn’t really her ex, Scouser Freddie. 

The Gardening Club: A New Musical

The Gardening Club: A New Musical

The Gardening Club is a new musical that takes place in 1960, Georgia, USA. 

The Gospel of Joan (Crawford)

The Gospel of Joan (Crawford)

Five would-be somebodies find themselves united in Hell, part of a trial run to solve Hell’s oncoming population problem. 

Fever Pitch Academy Showcase 2024

Fever Pitch Academy Showcase 2024

A musical revue, featuring music from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, SpongeBob, Legally Blonde, Grease and loads more! For the students at FPA, it’s our Edinburgh Fringe debut … 

Petty Tyrant

Petty Tyrant

Order in the court! Join Carlotta-B-from-1593 in Petty Tyrant. 

Trawled – When Adventure Becomes Survival

Trawled – When Adventure Becomes Survival

A jaw-dropping true story set on the Coral Sea, Australia. 

Bluffing Your Way in Ballet

Bluffing Your Way in Ballet

Bluffing Your Way in Ballet pirouettes its fast-paced and irreverent way through the history of ballet. 

2 Guys, 3 Drams: The Ultimate Live Blues and Whisky Experience

2 Guys, 3 Drams: The Ultimate Live Blues and Whisky Experience

2022 and 2023 Fringe sell-out show. 

The Telltale Lilac Bush

The Telltale Lilac Bush

Ready for some spooky fun? MU Theatre ETC! makes its debut at the Fringe with ghost stories set in West Virginia. 

The Ballad of Maria Marten

The Ballad of Maria Marten

Summer, 1827. 

Away Went the World

Away Went the World

Sarah Preacher, an awkward teenage girl living in a structured outpost away from an AI-dominated Overworld, faces a life-altering dilemma when a mysterious figure arrives in her co… 

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

Join Rip Van Winkle and an engaging cast of performers as they retell Washington Irving’s The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, with this innovative production blending music and mayhem int… 

How We Take Our Coffee

How We Take Our Coffee

Does your coffee order reveal your personality? Is it possible to “have it all”? In this lighthearted historical fiction, several women who helped shape the future of Erie, Pennsyl… 

Artemis vs Apollo: Clash of the Celestial Twins

Artemis vs Apollo: Clash of the Celestial Twins

Get ready for high-school drama like never before! Watch students tackle the story of Artemis and Apollo with hilarious creativity. 

Simply Grimm

Simply Grimm

What do you do when your flight has been delayed for the fourth time as you’re heading to the Fringe? You could be grim or Simply Grimm – a fun filled, highly energetic romp thro… 

R.U.R. Rossum's Universal Robots

R.U.R. Rossum's Universal Robots

The play that introduced the word ‘Robot’ to the world: where the creation of artificial beings revolutionises labour and industry. 

Accidentally on Purpose

Accidentally on Purpose

Want to know who murdered my theatre company? Me. 

The Caravel

The Caravel

The year is 1990. 

Irrepressible

Irrepressible

Gillian Lacey-Solymar, Carrie Penn and Toby Huelin’s Irrepressible, whilst a compelling story seems to rehash old messages without leaving us with a sense that we should do somet… 

The Impresario

The Impresario

It’s 1930 – silent movies are out and talkies are in! The once-successful film producer turned theatre impresario, Mr Scruples, has been given the gruelling task of bringing op… 

Cox and Box

Cox and Box

An unscrupulous landlord lets the same flat out to two different men: Cox who is out at work all day, and Box who is out at work all night. 

And Then The Rodeo Burned Down

And Then The Rodeo Burned Down

The rodeo is the best place in the world. 

Goldsmiths University of London: Musical Theatre Summer Camp Cabaret

Goldsmiths University of London: Musical Theatre Summer Camp Cabaret

This evening’s performance will include an eclectic mix of solo and ensemble song and dance pieces from some of the West End’s best-loved musicals. 

Sit or Kneel

Sit or Kneel

‘The fact that I’m sitting here as a real life vicar actually blows my mind. 

Symphonix Rock Orchestra Live!

Symphonix Rock Orchestra Live!

Scotland’s hottest new orchestra! Symphonix brings together 25 world-class musicians to perform the perfect blend of symphony and rock. 

Colonel Anne: Jacobite Heroine

Colonel Anne: Jacobite Heroine

A real-life heroine of the 1745 Jacobite Rising, Colonel Anne defied her husband the Laird of Mackintosh and raised troops for Bonnie Prince Charlie. 

Frankenstein

Frankenstein

Frankenstein: a timeless classic that explores the troubling themes of creation, responsibility, and morality. 

Hayfever

Hayfever

Tomato soup. 

2 Guys, 3 Drams: The Ultimate Live Blues and Whisky Experience

2 Guys, 3 Drams: The Ultimate Live Blues and Whisky Experience

2022 Fringe sell-out show. 

Nearly Lear

Nearly Lear

What if the great and tragic story of King Lear were to be told through the eyes of his closest companion? In this award-winning, one-woman tour-de-force, Susanna Hamnett plays the… 

The Feed

The Feed

Pandemic making you stir crazy? Log into The Feed! Created by Freed-Hardeman University in Tennessee, The Feed began in 2021 as a series of quirky Facebook posts about a crockpot t… 

The Awesome 80s Prom

The Awesome 80s Prom

Take a trip back to 1989 and dance the night away at Wanaget High. 

Surely Goodness

Surely Goodness

This original drama with music tells a story of finding hope in a world that can seem meaninglessly cruel. 

The Quest to Save Neverland: Peter Pan and the Lost Souls Epic Tale

The Quest to Save Neverland: Peter Pan and the Lost Souls Epic Tale

The Quest to Save Neverland: Peter Pan and the Lost Souls Epic Tale. 

The Drowsy Chaperone

The Drowsy Chaperone

The Drowsy Chaperone kicks off when a die-hard musical theatre fan plays the record (yes, record!) of his favourite show, and the musical magically bursts to life! We are instantly… 

She Kills Monsters

She Kills Monsters

Agnes’ life is turned upside down when she stumbles upon her late sister’s Dungeons & Dragons notebook. 

Gulls

Gulls

This award-winning production moves Anton Chekhov’s The Seagull to an American high school. 

Nunsense – The Mega Musical

Nunsense – The Mega Musical

Nunsense is a hilarious talent show staged by the Little Sisters of Hoboken nunnery, the rest of the sisterhood having succumbed to botulism after eating vichyssoise prepared by Si… 

Grandfather Frog's Tales of the Meadow

Grandfather Frog's Tales of the Meadow

In Grandfather Frog’s Tales of the Meadow there are stories about rabbits, chipmunks, foxes and even skunks! Grandfather Frog knows the important stuff about everybody who lives ar… 

William Golding's Lord of the Flies – Adapted for the Stage by Nigel Williams

William Golding's Lord of the Flies – Adapted for the Stage by Nigel Williams

This is the classic tale about a group of English boys who were being evacuated to a safe country in the pacific to escape worldwide war fallout. 

Trashfuture: Live at the Fringe

Trashfuture: Live at the Fringe

The Trashfuture crew of Riley, Milo, Hussein, Nate and Alice are back at the Fringe and ready to dissect all of the absolute worst aspects of the age we live in, from nonsense star… 

LEON the Magician: Table Tennis is Magic

LEON the Magician: Table Tennis is Magic

A completely original show. 

A Non-Emergency

A Non-Emergency

Two ambulance care assistants, five extraordinary patients, a rickety ambulance plus minimal training add up to one lively dramatic journey! This dark comedy reveals what actually … 

Cock-Tales: The Antidote to The Vagina Monologues

Cock-Tales: The Antidote to The Vagina Monologues

Upfront and erect in most of history’s greatest moments, the penis has earned itself a reputation of admiration and revulsion in equal measures. 

Menopause Party

Menopause Party

Dolly Slatemen, the working wo-man’s Pub Landlady (alias of real-life Essex Pub Landlady Debbie Baisden), brings the Menopause Party to the masses. 

2 Guys, 3 Drams: The Ultimate Live Blues and Whisky Experience

2 Guys, 3 Drams: The Ultimate Live Blues and Whisky Experience

Felipe Schrieberg and Paul Archibald return to the Fringe this year in an act that delivers a whisky-soaked night of tremolo and bass that walks through the annals of blues classic… 

D

D

Daughter is 17, living with Mother, whom she loves, and Father, whom she hates. 

Ghost Quartet by Dave Malloy

Ghost Quartet by Dave Malloy

Smashing Cabinets Theatre’s adaptation of Dave Malloy’s Ghost Quartet is ghost-like and haunting, confusing at times, but generally falls somewhere between the mysteriousness o… 

Joy

Joy

Joy. 

Ineffable

Ineffable

If you were given a chance to travel back in time, would you take it? This story starts when a letter arrives from someone who is believed to be dead. 

Stop the World, We're Getting Off

Stop the World, We're Getting Off

Welcome to Clapham South tube station – home to the last five survivors of the climate crisis. 

Tam O' Shanter, Tales & Whisky

Tam O' Shanter, Tales & Whisky

Tam O’ Shanter, Tales & Whisky is a comic celebration of the gothic poems of Robert Burns. 

Heroes

Heroes

Football, fathers, friendship. 

A Toe Tale

A Toe Tale

When faced with the drama and indignities of growing up, five toes must contend with smelly socks, ballet injuries and a dose of existential dread in their journey to discover what… 

Bright. Young. Things. and Heavy Weather

Bright. Young. Things. and Heavy Weather

Wing It Musical Theatre, by arrangement with Nick Hern Books, presents the following amateur performances: Georgia Christou’s Bright. 

Vox Stars Presents Star Inspirations

Vox Stars Presents Star Inspirations

Vox Stars Presents Star Inspirations. 

1933 – Prohibition Ends! Long Live Bessie Smith and the Blues Queens

1933 – Prohibition Ends! Long Live Bessie Smith and the Blues Queens

Bye bye Gatsby! It’s 1933 and Ali is throwing a party with her pals. 

The Diviners

The Diviners

This marvelously theatrical play is the story of a disturbed young man and his friendship with a disenchanted preacher in southern Indiana in the early 1930s.  

Flowers for Algernon

Flowers for Algernon

The story of Charlie Gordon, a developmentally disabled man who has the opportunity to undergo a surgical procedure that will dramatically increase his mental capabilities. 

The Write Cinderella

The Write Cinderella

Stepsisters have never been portrayed well in fairy tales, so how can real-life stepsisters be expected to get along? Robin and Jessie suddenly find themselves sharing a new home a… 

Silhouettes

Silhouettes

Silhouettes of the past give form to the present in this verbatim, devised production of true-life stories. 

Mortal

Mortal

Follow the journey of a fictional American president and delve into the murky underbelly of the struggle for power. 

Working

Working

Working, from the book by Studs Terkel. 

Save The Date

Save The Date

Have you ever been at a wedding and forced to accept that today isn’t all about you? You’ve had to fake a smile and mingle with distant relatives you can’t remember the names… 

Oedipus Rex

Oedipus Rex

Set in 1928, this new musical production gives Sophocles’ ancient Greek play a city-noir twist. 

Looks Like We Made It

Looks Like We Made It

ChasingRainbows presents Looks Like We Made It. 

2 Guys, 3 Drams: The Ultimate Live Blues and Whisky Experience

2 Guys, 3 Drams: The Ultimate Live Blues and Whisky Experience

Join The Rhythm and Booze Project duo as they play you a set of stomping blues music and serve you three top quality drams. 

The Village Fate

The Village Fate

In June 2017, one vote changed a village in middle England forever. 

Cathy: A Retelling of Wuthering Heights

Cathy: A Retelling of Wuthering Heights

Brickhouse Theatre Company tackle a difficult task: remoulding Emily Bronte’s passionate, intricate and dark Wuthering Heights into a new musical, written and composed by Michael… 

The Wind in the Willows

The Wind in the Willows

Come and join Toad, Badger, Ratty and Mole in their adventures down the riverbank as they try to save Toad Hall from the evil stoats and weasels. 

The Importance of Being Earnest

The Importance of Being Earnest

Shakespeare: Reloaded have reworked this classic Oscar Wilde play into something almost unrecognisable. 

Life. In Hong Kong

Life. In Hong Kong

Contemporary mime inspired by daily life. 

Iolanthe

Iolanthe

Expulsion, electioneering and enchantment. 

Isiqalo – The Beginning

Isiqalo – The Beginning

Isiqalo (or beginning in Xhosa and Zulu) takes us back to South Africa under Mandela’s leadership. 

At This Stage

At This Stage

Have you ever loved a show so much that you wished you could kidnap the actors, keep them in your basement and get them to perform it again for you? No? Just Rupert? A troupe of yo… 

Rock'n'Roll Girls

Rock'n'Roll Girls

When so many songs written by men are condescending (Wake Up Little Susie), dangerously demeaning (Blurred Lines) or darn right creepy (Every Breath You Take) towards women, it is … 

Qing Snake

Qing Snake

Qing refers to the green of Chinese. 

Auto-Nation

Auto-Nation

On the verge of a natural disaster, a prison guard is called into work and discovers a newcomer to the team – an artificial intelligence named Sally. 

Noir Hamlet

Noir Hamlet

Pour a glass of whisky, settle into the sounds of a sax solo and join ‘Little H’ for a new noir take on Shakespeare's famous tragedy, Hamlet. 

Rust

Rust

‘When you leave here, everything else will be exactly the same. 

If I Die on Mars

If I Die on Mars

The final 24 candidates for the Mars Mission Programme have been observed for a month by the public in a reality TV show designed to choose the final four. 

Luminescence

Luminescence

Luminesence, or Can You Spare a Moment to Talk takes on a different approach to traditional theatre in order to display a series of scenarios centred on the anxieties of people and… 

Reservoir Dugs

Reservoir Dugs

Scotland’s answer to a Tarantino classic. 

What Does Love Mean to You?

What Does Love Mean to You?

Grief is a tricky business and can make you do irrational things. 

Jewbana

Jewbana

Right before your very eyes, Susie K. 

Xchange

Xchange

Prince En is bored of the royal life. 

Two Guys, Three Drams: The Ultimate Live Blues and Whisky Experience

Two Guys, Three Drams: The Ultimate Live Blues and Whisky Experience

Is there a more intoxicating combination than blues music and good whisky? There is – blues music and multiple good whiskies. 

Digital Masks to Africa – Cheikh Anta Diop: Poem for the Living

Digital Masks to Africa – Cheikh Anta Diop: Poem for the Living

This piece is a dramatic interpretation of Mwatabu Okantah’s epic poem Cheikh Anta Diop: Poem for the Living using digital media, the performing body, and a multilingual cast to … 

The Stinky Cheese Man... and Other Fairly Stupid Tales

The Stinky Cheese Man... and Other Fairly Stupid Tales

Though the characters may be familiar, these favourite storybook fables are uproariously derailed in this children’s play of fractured fairy tales. 

The Pillowman

The Pillowman

An unapologetic dark comedy that illustrates the power of storytelling when a writer, Karturian, in an unnamed totalitarian state is interrogated after the gruesome content of his … 

Wait Wait Bo Bait

Wait Wait Bo Bait

Waiting. 

The Liar

The Liar

Lovers, gossips, duels, jealousy, clowns and, of course, lies. 

The Humans

The Humans

At Thanksgiving, the Blake family gathers at the run-down Manhattan apartment in Chinatown of Brigid Blake and her boyfriend Richard. 

Bubble Show for Adults Only

Bubble Show for Adults Only

The Bubble Show For Adults Only starts innocently enough. 

Hearts Like Fists

Hearts Like Fists

A female superhero-noir comedy about the dangers of love. 

Almost, Maine

Almost, Maine

Almost, Maine is a town so far north that it is almost not even a town. 

She Kills Monsters

She Kills Monsters

She Kills Monsters by Qui Nyugen tells the story of Agnes, who is struggling through the grief of losing her sister in a tragic accident. 

Little Shop of Horrors

Little Shop of Horrors

‘I’ve given you sunlight, I’ve given you rain. 

Contractions

Contractions

Staging of the famous play – Mike Bartlett’s Contractions by St Petersburg A. 

Villain: DeBlanks

Villain: DeBlanks

Come laugh your (body part)_____ off! A Time Out NY Critics’ Pick written by Billy Mitchell, Villain: DeBlanks is the uproarious improvisational comedy where the cast says words … 

I Love You Mum... I Promise I Won't Die!

I Love You Mum... I Promise I Won't Die!

I’d had a conversation with Dan about ecstasy. 

In Their Footsteps

In Their Footsteps

Over 50 years ago, thousands of young American women went to Vietnam to serve their country during the war. 

The Quest: A Fantasy Musical

The Quest: A Fantasy Musical

Questing Voles – All’s Well That Ends As You Like It, 2017: ‘a pretty anarchic hour of fun and frolics’ (FringeReview. 

Death is the New Porn

Death is the New Porn

‘It doesn’t matter how we do it, we’re always going to end up with the same result. 

The Lucky Durhams

The Lucky Durhams

This play, set against the historically accurate backdrop of the first day of the Somme, features fictitious soldiers from the Durham Pals regiment preparing for ‘the big push’. 

Deadline

Deadline

Imagine knowing when you’re going to die, exactly when you’re going to die. 

Same Old Same Oldies

Same Old Same Oldies

Three Northerners and three Southerners residing in one nursing home. 

Happimess

Happimess

Is my happy the same as your happy? Where do we find it, and where does it go? Can we share it, fake it, keep it? Are we asking too many questions?! Devised by the company and scri… 

Rat Race

Rat Race

Rat Race is a dark tragicomedy set in a rat cage that is at the center of a badly handled experiment. 

The Time Machine

The Time Machine

The Time Traveller dedicates his life to creating a time machine in an attempt to alter the moment of his greatest loss. 

A&E

A&E

A cast of 1. 

Reigen

Reigen

Some plays lend themselves to radical reinterpretations and stagings while others need handling with more care. 

Dogfight

Dogfight

Award-winning company Room 29 Theatre returns to the Edinburgh Fringe with the hauntingly beautiful musical Dogfight. 

Women Aren't Funny

Women Aren't Funny

Parker has only ever dreamt of being a stand-up comedian. 

Addiction: The Untold Story

Addiction: The Untold Story

Inspired by a true events, a young black woman rises to power in the Hollywood entertainment industry while suffering through an illness. 

Ripper

Ripper

Whitechapel, 1888. 

Parker and the City in the Sea

Parker and the City in the Sea

Colleen is angry at her peers, angry at her teachers and angry at her brother, Parker, who imagines himself as an undersea explorer in a one-man submersible. 

Feet of the Angels

Feet of the Angels

Twelve talented Bishop’s University drama students present Feet of the Angels. 

Gender of Attraction

Gender of Attraction

Gender of Attraction is a heartfelt romantic comedy that puts a spotlight on trans relationships. 

Standing on Ceremony: The Gay Marriage Plays

Standing on Ceremony: The Gay Marriage Plays

Two little words and suddenly your whole world changes. 

Improv Mania

Improv Mania

Have you ever laughed so hard you felt like your abs got a workout? Do you enjoy improvisation games? Then, come see Spontaneous Combustion Chicago perform Improv Mania, the intera… 

From the Mississippi Delta

From the Mississippi Delta

This touching and often humorous autobiographical account of a young girl’s journey from the lowly back roads of the segregated south to the lofty ivory halls of academia is proof … 

Texas Beauty Pageant Murder: The Fall of Don Swan

Texas Beauty Pageant Murder: The Fall of Don Swan

Texas Beauty Pageant Murder: The Fall of Don Swan is a devised, one-act, absurdist, film noir comedy set in the 1980s that investigates the myth of Don Juan in the current wake of … 

Only We Know Best

Only We Know Best

A town hall meeting in Anytown, USA provides the dramatic context for a panoply of songs in a wide range of musical styles and genres, whose cleverly constructed lyrics explore an … 

Avenue Q – School Edition

Avenue Q – School Edition

The laugh-out-loud musical tells the timeless story of a recent college grad named Princeton, who moves into a shabby New York apartment all the way out on Avenue Q. 

The Crucible

The Crucible

After married man John Proctor decides to break off his affair with his young lover, Abigail Williams, she leads other local girls in an occult rite to wish death upon his wife, El… 

Don't Ever Change

Don't Ever Change

A group of school friends reunite for fond reminiscences, only to rekindle old rivalries, leaving them wondering how much they’ve really changed. 

Not the Horse

Not the Horse

The multi award-winning Fringe sell-out comedy is returning for it’s final run at Edinburgh Fringe. 

Certain Young Men

Certain Young Men

Peter Gill”s Certain Young Men was first performed at the Almeida Theatre in 1999. 

Givin' It Some

Givin' It Some

Givin’ It Some is a fun, fast-paced, dirty, edgy, enlightening insight into the taboos of sex today. 

Maklena

Maklena

Perhaps at the time it was first written this play would have been seen as fantastic, dealing with themes that were deeply entrenched in many of the Soviet plays of the early 1930s… 

Space Dogs

Space Dogs

Space Dogs is a historical comedy drama set in the early days of the Cold War. 

The Oppression Olympics

The Oppression Olympics

It’s an almost universal experience of public transport, sitting at the bus stop and overhearing someone else’s conversation. 

It Shoulda Been You

It Shoulda Been You

The charming, funny and original musical It Shoulda Been You invites you to a wedding day you’ll never forget, where anything that can go wrong does and love pops up in mysterious … 

The Giant's Loo Roll

The Giant's Loo Roll

‘Oh fe fi fo, and fe fi fum! Now what shall I do to wipe my. 

Father Christmas Comes Up Trumps

Father Christmas Comes Up Trumps

Father Christmas is back, and this time he’s had three helpings of sprouts! As he tries to deliver the presents, his tummy rumbles, gurgles and groans, but Father Christmas knows h… 

The Amazing Clinic of Armour and Smith

The Amazing Clinic of Armour and Smith

The Amazing Clinic of Armour and Smith is an amusing farce about a doctor’s waiting room filled with patients in desperate need of solutions to their relationship problems. 

A Midsummer Night's Dream

A Midsummer Night's Dream

A Shakespeare comedy done right, this play manages to put a modern twist on the well known classic by filling it with quirky characters that look like they’ve picked right out of… 

Forgive Us, Oh Father!

Forgive Us, Oh Father!

I think this show is emblematic of a lot of the problems that new musicals at the Fringe tend to have. 

One Hundred Miles

One Hundred Miles

One Hundred Miles is a physical theatre performance structured around the experiences of a woman traveling through India in a bid to discover a different culture and way of life. 

Everyman

Everyman

Freemen’s Theatre Company returns to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2017, after their previous run in 2015 with What a Grimm Tale, to perform the medieval mystery and morality pla… 

Cherry

Cherry

“None of these words are our own. 

Prospect High: Brooklyn

Prospect High: Brooklyn

Listen closely with empathy to what high school students are saying. 

She Kills Monsters

She Kills Monsters

Agnes’s life is turned upside down when she stumbles upon her late sister’s Dungeons and Dragons notebook. 

30 Neo-Futurist Plays From: Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind (30 Plays in 60 Minutes)

30 Neo-Futurist Plays From: Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind (30 Plays in 60 Minutes)

Speed, brevity, honesty and the denial of preconception, TML brings you on a rollicking, multi-genre journey of 30 plays in 60 minutes. 

Closed for Repairs

Closed for Repairs

Stephen F Austin University student Bobby Britton’s semi-autobiographical play leads us on a young man’s journey to discover his personal truth in a conservative Texas town. 

The Birds

The Birds

The Birds – Aristophanes. 

Ape/Essence

Ape/Essence

An original, devised, loose adaptation of Aldous Huxley’s 1948 dystopian novel which examines a post-apocalyptic world. 

The Cynical Martian

The Cynical Martian

When a Martian observation pilot and his ship crash lands in the backyard of a redneck Texan’s home, hilarity ensues as they work to re-establish contact with the pilot’s mother sh… 

The Amish Project (Ensemble Version)

The Amish Project (Ensemble Version)

The Amish Project (Ensemble Version), a story of grace and healing, is a fictionalized account of the shooting at an Amish school in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, in 2006. 

The Curious Savage

The Curious Savage

The Curious Savage is a timeless American comedy about sanity, family and money. Laughter, love and discovery abound in the quirky world of Mrs. Savage.  

__ Happens

__ Happens

This student devised piece from University High School debuts an ever-changing sequence of short plays ranging from drama to comedy, and scripted to improv. 

Grand Guignol

Grand Guignol

When performing artists become so poor they have to sell themselves into slavery to fund their careers, how far will one group go to secure their futures, and at what cost? Faced w… 

Who's the Umpire

Who's the Umpire

After a sold out run in London, Who’s the Umpire is the Edinburgh debut of London based Theatre company, Omnifolk. 

Godspell

Godspell

Borderline Confrontational is a group of students and graduates from the Birmingham School of Acting. 

Blueswater Presents: The Big Blues Party

Blueswater Presents: The Big Blues Party

Every single band and singer from our Blueswater Presents family will be part of a huge blues party taking place in a converted church. 

iDolls

iDolls

iDolls aims to explore the dynamics between social media and feminism by combining various forms of theatre, dance and spoken word. 

UTO

UTO

Our show UTO represents festivals of O-daiko (big drums) and cultures of each season in Uto city in Kumamoto prefecture. 

Crapappella

Crapappella

Crapappella is an all-singing, all-dancing, altogether groundbreaking, chart smashing, hit music BBC Radio 4 worthy a cappella show. 

The Age of (Distr)action

The Age of (Distr)action

In Edinburgh as members of Group 64, the cast of The Age of (Distr)action are an inclusive young people’s theatre company from Putney who have created, written and performed this… 

Monkhouse

Monkhouse

Welcome to the world’s worst school disco. 

Rotterz

Rotterz

Four youngsters and their dog battle an unexpected apocalypse on a small Scottish island. 

Steele Edge: Martial Arts Illusion Show

Steele Edge: Martial Arts Illusion Show

Steele Edge: Martial Arts Illusion Show bills itself as “a dynamic fusion of physical excitement and visual wonder” but it’s more of a bizarre fusion of vague ‘oriental’ … 

Witch

Witch

St Magnus Players return to the Edinburgh Fringe this year with a gripping tale of witchcraft, faith and fear. 

Reefer Madness

Reefer Madness

Warning: highly addictive content! Come see the wackiest, most raucous and addictive show in town! Reefer Madness follows the hilarious journey of two clean-cut kids’ descent into … 

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

Only those blessed with an extraordinary ability and love of language qualify for the Putnam County Spelling Bee. 

Father Christmas Needs a Wee!

Father Christmas Needs a Wee!

Father Christmas is back on his rounds… And he still needs a wee! At every house Father Christmas eats and drinks the tasty treats that have been left for him. 

Entrails

Entrails

Entrails is a contemporary dance theatre piece that presents an urgent, dark and absurd look at our human bodies. 

The Diary of Anne Frank

The Diary of Anne Frank

After last year’s tremendously successful Orpheus and Eurydice, ‘Superb’ **** (Scotsman), ‘First class’ **** (ThreeWeeks), About Turn is honoured to present the Edinburgh p… 

Triveni: An Indian Classical Trio

Triveni: An Indian Classical Trio

Triveni, the Indian classical trio, returns to Edinburgh after a successful year in 2015! Prabhat Rao is one of the leading Indian classical vocalists of the younger generation in … 

Wild about Wilder

Wild about Wilder

Journey through time, space and emotion in two selections from Thornton Wilder. 

Do Not Open

Do Not Open

Do Not Open explores the chaos from within Pandora’s box and asks the question – was it really all that bad? Come on – wasn’t some of it kind of fun? This devised piece plays f… 

The Shadow Box

The Shadow Box

Hailing from Hardin-Simmons University in Texas, The Shadow Box is a reflection of the stages of grief, represented through a series of linked vignettes and monologues. 

Hamlet

Hamlet

Performing as part of the International Collegiate Theatre Festival, this fast past cut down version of Shakespeare’s classic tale of madness, death, and existential crisis shine… 

Drought

Drought

This production explores drought – in California’s Salinas Valley, the salad bowl of the world, and on a global scale, seeking sustainable, equitable solutions. 

The Shakespeare Club

The Shakespeare Club

In the programme, The Shakespeare Club promises to be a somewhat cheesy, yet harmless play about finding oneself through Shakespeare’s characters. 

Waiting for Garbo

Waiting for Garbo

The world’s largest landfill, an island of floating plastic the size of Texas and Greta Garbo! This theatrical vortex of recycled plays, Garbo’s Divine Woman and words from env… 

Measure 4 Measure (Abridged)

Measure 4 Measure (Abridged)

Sex, politics, and puppetry are alive and well in William Shakespeare’s Measure 4 Measure (Abridged). 

#All of Us in Wonderland

#All of Us in Wonderland

The world of social media is beguiling, engrossing, enriching and deeply disturbing, as was Alice’s famous adventure. 

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

Six tweens vie for a spelling championship. They disclose touching stories as they spell their way to victory, hoping they never have to hear the bell that ends their dreams.  

Frame Narrative

Frame Narrative

The discovery of a room full of abandoned paintings reveals remarkable stories that have long been forgotten. 

Scarlett Lane

Scarlett Lane

Scarlett Lane is about a dangerous journey down the red carpet. 

Father Christmas Needs a Wee!

Father Christmas Needs a Wee!

An entertaining pantomime-esque show that is great fun for both adults and children. 

ACOrN: A Crunch or None

ACOrN: A Crunch or None

This show is nuts… if you’ll pardon the pun. 

Houseplay

Houseplay

On a hill above the sleepy village of Wanton looms the hulking shadow of Wanton Manor, ancient homestead of the d’Arce family. 

Lear Inc.

Lear Inc.

‘O, that way madness lies. 

No Exit?

No Exit?

Presented by M+E Theatre. 

A Fistful of Hunny

A Fistful of Hunny

If you go to see one show this year at the Fringe, make it A Fistful of Hunny. 

What a Grimm Tale!

What a Grimm Tale!

With loose and dishevelled hair, streaks of cat-like make-up and bulging veins, the chorus prowls across the stage, furiously chanting lines adapted from fairy tales. 

Supertown

Supertown

Robert Sanders and James Sidgwick have created a lightly entertaining musical around superhero tropes and aesthetic, making for cute if not somewhat pantomime-esque hour and a half… 

D.I.M.

D.I.M.

A lovely, heart-warming, funny musical that doesn’t take itself too seriously but at the same time manages to mash up so many genres of music that it would be silly to not take t… 

Alice in Wonderland or Children Should Be Seen and Not Heard

Alice in Wonderland or Children Should Be Seen and Not Heard

You are cordially invited to take tea with the Mad Hatter and March Hare. 

The Norman Conquests

The Norman Conquests

Thread Theatre’s production of Alan Ayckbourn’s The Norman Conquests is a boisterous and entertaining farce. 

Orpheus and Eurydice

Orpheus and Eurydice

A 250-year-old opera is a difficult proposition for the Edinburgh Fringe, where the emphasis is frequently placed on innovation and experimentation. 

Nightpiece Film Festival

Nightpiece Film Festival

Like independent film? You’ll love Nightpiece. 

Triveni

Triveni

Prabhat Rao is one of the leading Indian Classical vocalists of the younger generation in the UK today. 

Titus Andronicus

Titus Andronicus

Shakespeare’s bloody and infamous tragedy is a popular choice for many companies, so that new and interesting interpretations are vital for a production to stand out. 

Love and Information by Caryl Churchill

Love and Information by Caryl Churchill

This is a superb student production from St Edward’s School, under the direction of Jamie Johnstone and co-director Rebecca Clark. 

Helpless Doorknobs

Helpless Doorknobs

Enter a world where time doesn’t move in a straight line and men are eaten by grandfather clocks at regular intervals. 

This Day in December

This Day in December

25 years ago a tragedy struck Montreal that brought the city to its knees and shocked the world. 

Nunsense

Nunsense

The Little Sisters of Hoboken discover that their cook, Sister Julia, Child of God, has accidentally poisoned 52 of the sisters. 

Two From Texas: New Plays in Performance

Two From Texas: New Plays in Performance

Why go to the trouble of raising the funds and making the trip to the International Collegiate Theatre Festival, only to present plays nobody back home would want to see, much less… 

Gator Tales

Gator Tales

Using the unique experiences of African American students at the University of Florida, from the first students who attended more than 50 years ago to members of the current studen… 

With Their Eyes: The View from a High School at Ground Zero

With Their Eyes: The View from a High School at Ground Zero

September 11, 2001, started off like any other day at Stuyvesant High School, located only a few blocks from the World Trade Center. 

Carnival Medea: A Bacchanal

Carnival Medea: A Bacchanal

From Georgia State University comes a wonderful reimagining of the Medea myth, reset in the colourful trappings of Trinidad’s carnival. 

The Complete History of America, Abridged

The Complete History of America, Abridged

A ridiculous romp through nearly 500 years of American history, as seen and interpreted through hearts and minds of students from Stow Munroe Falls High School, Stow, Ohio. 

Romeo y Julieta

Romeo y Julieta

Romeo a Montague, and Julieta, a Capulet, are both from San Fernando, CA. 

Chipped/Drift

Chipped/Drift

Chipped/Drift is a double bill of short pieces with a high school cast all the way from the USA. 

À Table

À Table

Part installation, part performance. 

The Really Big Diamond

The Really Big Diamond

An original musical based on F Scott Fitzgerald’s The Diamond as Big as the Ritz; a grotesque allegory of the American Dream. 

Who's Afraid of Michael Gove?

Who's Afraid of Michael Gove?

The Tories have take control and Michael Gove is Prime Minister. 

The Temptation of St Anthony

The Temptation of St Anthony

Taking inspiration from Gustave Flaubert’s La Tentation de Saint Antoine, Teatro Cassone’s production successfully teams Flaubert’s narrative with a Teatro performance styl… 

Much Ado About Nothing

Much Ado About Nothing

Naive Claudio is about to marry chaste Hero. 

Monkeys and Typewriters

Monkeys and Typewriters

If a million monkeys hacked away at a million typewriters, eventually they would produce the complete works of Shakespeare. 

Old Gristle

Old Gristle

There is a character in Old Gristle who carries a bin bag and, within it, the liquefied remains of his dead dog. 

Mind The Gap

Mind The Gap

Monday morning, rush hour London. 

The Dolls of New Albion: A Steampunk Opera

The Dolls of New Albion: A Steampunk Opera

I loved The Dolls of New Albion: A Steampunk Opera because, although the cast are by no means the best dancers, singers or actors, this production has so much charisma and passio… 

One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

Tyrannical Nurse Ratched rules her ward in a British mental hospital with a strict, unbending routine. 

Dido and Aeneas

Dido and Aeneas

About Turn’s Dido and Aeneas is an innovative new production of a timeless opera, featuring an ensemble of very talented emerging performers. 

Blood Brothers

Blood Brothers

‘Did you hear the story of the Johnson twins? As like each other as bright new pins’. 

Deprescos

Deprescos

There are not many shows that greet the audience with instructions on where to find the frozen food section, or an officious security guard checking bags for explosives. 

Coping

Coping

Featuring a strong ensemble cast, Coping is a musical framed by the seven stages of grief. 

Neverland

Neverland

This lovely piece of devised work opens with the young cast, paint-splattered and white-faced, arranged on a row of chairs, from which they begin a choreographed series of movement… 

Blood Wedding

Blood Wedding

Centuries of love stories have taught us that a passionate affair can break with any traditions, no matter how strict these are and Blood Wedding is not the exception. 

Where Is She Now

Where Is She Now

Where Is She Now? A one person celebration of Shakespeare’s best loved and rare monologues with lively and enlightening discussion about the characters portrayed, including Lady Ma… 

Journeys Beyond

Journeys Beyond

How many ‘family friendly’ shows centre around a woman hanging off the edge of a pier, contemplating suicide? How many flit from Lyte’s soothing hymn Abide With Me to a fierc… 

Great Artists Steal

Great Artists Steal

Does originality exist? Are all creators thieves in disguise? The answer is no and yes (probably), at least according to Great Artists Steal, a new play by Seamus Collins. 

The Outback Games: A New Musical

The Outback Games: A New Musical

Dingos and wombats and kookaburras, oh my! The Olympics are coming to Oz! The year, 1939. 

No Name

No Name

Playwright and screenwriter Jeffrey Hatcher has a long career writing historical dramas, including Stage Beauty and The Duchess. 

Hound of the Baskervilles

Hound of the Baskervilles

The horror that killed Sir Charles is prowling the moor once again and the last hopes of the Baskerville family lie with eccentric detective Sherlock Holmes. 

Forty-Five Minutes

Forty-Five Minutes

Flying High Theatre Company from Nottinghamshire is aptly named; that is exactly what this group of lively youngsters do throughout this performance. 

Electra:  An American Gothic

Electra: An American Gothic

Writer David Skeele’s reimagining of Electra for Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania’s theatre students had all the makings of something worth seeing.