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…
A completely original show.
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 …
Upfront and erect in most of history’s greatest moments, the penis has earned itself a reputation of admiration and revulsion in equal measures.
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.
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…
Daughter is 17, living with Mother, whom she loves, and Father, whom she hates.
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…
Welcome to Clapham South tube station – home to the last five survivors of the climate crisis.
Tam O’ Shanter, Tales & Whisky is a comic celebration of the gothic poems of Robert Burns.
Football, fathers, friendship.
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…
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.
Wing It Musical Theatre, by arrangement with Nick Hern Books, presents the following amateur performances: Georgia Christou’s Bright.
Vox Stars Presents Star Inspirations.
Bye bye Gatsby! It’s 1933 and Ali is throwing a party with her pals.
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.
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.
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 of the past give form to the present in this verbatim, devised production of true-life stories.
Follow the journey of a fictional American president and delve into the murky underbelly of the struggle for power.
Working, from the book by Studs Terkel.
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…
Set in 1928, this new musical production gives Sophocles’ ancient Greek play a city-noir twist.
ChasingRainbows presents Looks Like We Made It.
Join The Rhythm and Booze Project duo as they play you a set of stomping blues music and serve you three top quality drams.
In June 2017, one vote changed a village in middle England forever.
Shakespeare: Reloaded have reworked this classic Oscar Wilde play into something almost unrecognisable.
Contemporary mime inspired by daily life.
Expulsion, electioneering and enchantment.
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…
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.
Isiqalo (or beginning in Xhosa and Zulu) takes us back to South Africa under Mandela’s leadership.
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…
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 refers to the green of Chinese.
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.
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.
‘When you leave here, everything else will be exactly the same.
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.
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…
Scotland’s answer to a Tarantino classic.
Grief is a tricky business and can make you do irrational things.
Right before your very eyes, Susie K.
Prince En is bored of the royal life.
Is there a more intoxicating combination than blues music and good whisky? There is – blues music and multiple good whiskies.
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 …
Though the characters may be familiar, these favourite storybook fables are uproariously derailed in this children’s play of fractured fairy tales.
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 …
Lovers, gossips, duels, jealousy, clowns and, of course, lies.
At Thanksgiving, the Blake family gathers at the run-down Manhattan apartment in Chinatown of Brigid Blake and her boyfriend Richard.
The Bubble Show For Adults Only starts innocently enough.
A female superhero-noir comedy about the dangers of love.
Almost, Maine is a town so far north that it is almost not even a town.
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.
‘I’ve given you sunlight, I’ve given you rain.
Staging of the famous play – Mike Bartlett’s Contractions by St Petersburg A.
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’d had a conversation with Dan about ecstasy.
Over 50 years ago, thousands of young American women went to Vietnam to serve their country during the war.
Questing Voles – All’s Well That Ends As You Like It, 2017: ‘a pretty anarchic hour of fun and frolics’ (FringeReview.
‘It doesn’t matter how we do it, we’re always going to end up with the same result.
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’.
Imagine knowing when you’re going to die, exactly when you’re going to die.
Three Northerners and three Southerners residing in one nursing home.
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 is a dark tragicomedy set in a rat cage that is at the center of a badly handled experiment.
The Time Traveller dedicates his life to creating a time machine in an attempt to alter the moment of his greatest loss.
A cast of 1.
Some plays lend themselves to radical reinterpretations and stagings while others need handling with more care.
Award-winning company Room 29 Theatre returns to the Edinburgh Fringe with the hauntingly beautiful musical Dogfight.
Parker has only ever dreamt of being a stand-up comedian.
Inspired by a true events, a young black woman rises to power in the Hollywood entertainment industry while suffering through an illness.
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.
Twelve talented Bishop’s University drama students present Feet of the Angels.
Gender of Attraction is a heartfelt romantic comedy that puts a spotlight on trans relationships.
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…
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 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 …
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 …
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.
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…
Two little words and suddenly your whole world changes.
A group of school friends reunite for fond reminiscences, only to rekindle old rivalries, leaving them wondering how much they’ve really changed.
The multi award-winning Fringe sell-out comedy is returning for it’s final run at Edinburgh Fringe.
Peter Gill”s Certain Young Men was first performed at the Almeida Theatre in 1999.
Givin’ It Some is a fun, fast-paced, dirty, edgy, enlightening insight into the taboos of sex today.
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 is a historical comedy drama set in the early days of the Cold War.
It’s an almost universal experience of public transport, sitting at the bus stop and overhearing someone else’s conversation.
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 …
‘Oh fe fi fo, and fe fi fum! Now what shall I do to wipe my.
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 is an amusing farce about a doctor’s waiting room filled with patients in desperate need of solutions to their relationship problems.
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…
I think this show is emblematic of a lot of the problems that new musicals at the Fringe tend to have.
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.
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…
“None of these words are our own.
Agnes’s life is turned upside down when she stumbles upon her late sister’s Dungeons and Dragons notebook.
Speed, brevity, honesty and the denial of preconception, TML brings you on a rollicking, multi-genre journey of 30 plays in 60 minutes.
Listen closely with empathy to what high school students are saying.
The Birds – Aristophanes.
An original, devised, loose adaptation of Aldous Huxley’s 1948 dystopian novel which examines a post-apocalyptic world.
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), 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 is a timeless American comedy about sanity, family and money. Laughter, love and discovery abound in the quirky world of Mrs. Savage.
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.
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.
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…
After a sold out run in London, Who’s the Umpire is the Edinburgh debut of London based Theatre company, Omnifolk.
Borderline Confrontational is a group of students and graduates from the Birmingham School of Acting.
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 aims to explore the dynamics between social media and feminism by combining various forms of theatre, dance and spoken word.
Our show UTO represents festivals of O-daiko (big drums) and cultures of each season in Uto city in Kumamoto prefecture.
Crapappella is an all-singing, all-dancing, altogether groundbreaking, chart smashing, hit music BBC Radio 4 worthy a cappella show.
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…
Welcome to the world’s worst school disco.
Four youngsters and their dog battle an unexpected apocalypse on a small Scottish island.
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’ …
St Magnus Players return to the Edinburgh Fringe this year with a gripping tale of witchcraft, faith and fear.
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 …
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 is a contemporary dance theatre piece that presents an urgent, dark and absurd look at our human bodies.
Only those blessed with an extraordinary ability and love of language qualify for the Putnam County Spelling Bee.
After last year’s tremendously successful Orpheus and Eurydice, ‘Superb’ **** (Scotsman), ‘First class’ **** (ThreeWeeks), About Turn is honoured to present the Edinburgh p…
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 …
Journey through time, space and emotion in two selections from Thornton Wilder.
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…
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.
This production explores drought – in California’s Salinas Valley, the salad bowl of the world, and on a global scale, seeking sustainable, equitable solutions.
In the programme, The Shakespeare Club promises to be a somewhat cheesy, yet harmless play about finding oneself through Shakespeare’s characters.
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…
Sex, politics, and puppetry are alive and well in William Shakespeare’s Measure 4 Measure (Abridged).
The world of social media is beguiling, engrossing, enriching and deeply disturbing, as was Alice’s famous adventure.
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.
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…
The discovery of a room full of abandoned paintings reveals remarkable stories that have long been forgotten.
Scarlett Lane is about a dangerous journey down the red carpet.
An entertaining pantomime-esque show that is great fun for both adults and children.
This show is nuts… if you’ll pardon the pun.
On a hill above the sleepy village of Wanton looms the hulking shadow of Wanton Manor, ancient homestead of the d’Arce family.
Presented by M+E Theatre.
If you go to see one show this year at the Fringe, make it A Fistful of Hunny.
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.
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…
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…
‘O, that way madness lies.
You are cordially invited to take tea with the Mad Hatter and March Hare.
Thread Theatre’s production of Alan
The Norman Conquests is a boisterous and
A 250-year-old opera is a difficult proposition for the Edinburgh Fringe, where the emphasis is frequently placed on innovation and experimentation.
Like independent film? You’ll love Nightpiece.
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.
This is a superb student production from St Edward’s School, under the direction of Jamie Johnstone and co-director Rebecca Clark.
Prabhat Rao is one of the leading Indian Classical vocalists of the younger generation in the UK today.
Enter a world where time doesn’t move in a straight line and men are eaten by grandfather clocks at regular intervals.
25 years ago a tragedy struck Montreal that brought the city to its knees and shocked the world.
The Little Sisters of Hoboken discover that their cook, Sister Julia, Child of God, has accidentally poisoned 52 of the sisters.
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…
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…
September 11, 2001, started off like any other day at Stuyvesant High School, located only a few blocks from the World Trade Center.
From Georgia State University comes a wonderful reimagining of the Medea myth, reset in the colourful trappings of Trinidad’s carnival.
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 a Montague, and Julieta, a Capulet, are both from San Fernando, CA.
Chipped/Drift is a double bill of short pieces with a high school cast all the way from the USA.
Part installation, part performance.
An original musical based on F Scott Fitzgerald’s The Diamond as Big as the Ritz; a grotesque allegory of the American Dream.
The Tories have take control and Michael Gove is Prime Minister.
Taking inspiration from Gustave Flaubert’s La Tentation de Saint Antoine, Teatro Cassone’s
production successfully teams Flaubert’s narrative with a Teatro performance
Naive Claudio is about to marry chaste Hero.
If a million monkeys hacked away at a million typewriters, eventually they would produce the complete works of Shakespeare.
There is a character in Old Gristle who carries a bin bag and,
within it, the liquefied remains of his dead dog.
Monday morning, rush hour London.
Tyrannical Nurse Ratched rules her ward in a British mental hospital with a strict, unbending routine.
About Turn’s Dido and Aeneas is an innovative new production of a
timeless opera, featuring an ensemble of very talented emerging performers.
‘Did you hear the story of the Johnson twins? As like each other as bright new pins’.
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.
Featuring a strong ensemble cast, Coping is a musical framed by the seven stages of grief.
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…
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…
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? A one person celebration of Shakespeare’s best loved and rare monologues with lively and enlightening discussion about the characters portrayed, including Lady Ma…
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…
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.
Dingos and wombats and kookaburras, oh my! The Olympics are coming to Oz! The year, 1939.
Playwright and screenwriter Jeffrey Hatcher has a long career writing
historical dramas, including Stage Beauty and The Duchess.
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.
Flying High Theatre Company from Nottinghamshire is aptly named; that is
exactly what this group of lively youngsters do throughout this performance.
Writer David Skeele’s reimagining of Electra for Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania’s theatre
students had all the makings of something worth seeing.
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