Farce has a proud place in British theatre history.
Absolute Improv is on the whole a light-hearted and enjoyable experience without a bad bone in its body.
Of all Shakespeare’s plays, Julius Caesar is perhaps the best aware of its historical place.
Support indie film! Now entering its fourth year and including the premiere of event director Al Carretta’s 10th indie feature Precious Little Things, we present a curated selectio…
All-female Australian group Essential Theatre present their own gender-swapped take on Shakespeare’s classic.
Sam Hird (baritone) and Sam Johnson (piano) perform songs by British composer George Butterworth, whose death on the Somme 100 years ago robbed us of one of our most promising musi…
An earthquake is erupting, but not in Orange Street.
Cold Comfort Farm is the story of Flora Poste, a bright young thing who finds herself forced to live with her relatives in the countryside.
A group of bored friends decide they want to take a show to the Fringe.
SoftLOUD is acoustic and electric, ancient and modern, traditional and innovative.
‘What’s it going to be then, eh?’ Little Alex is charming, clever and sophisticated.
Degrees Of Error, best known for Murder, She Didn’t Write, present to you their latest creation.
Paul Shapera’s steampunk opera The Dolls of New Albion is a macabre four acts featuring four generations in a small town where the dead can come back to life as human-sized, unwo…
The ultimate choir experience with the UK’s most versatile and captivating vocal group.
Diva Las Vegas delivers The Sundaes back to Edinburgh for 2017 with the return of their boldest show to date.
René was raised in London and returned to Germany in 1996.
It’s 1956, when men slayed business on the golf course and women had the dinner waiting.
Exeter’s longest-running all female a cappella group are back for their fourth year, ready to give the boys a run for their money! Performing songs sung by men, but with the style …
We are often barely conscious of dressing and undressing in our daily routine.
A new comedy by Dan Freeman starring Sylvester McCoy, Richard Oliver and Robert Picardo. An Englishman, an Irishman and a Scotsman walk into a joke…
‘The articles are shit.
It is 2057 and the world’s population has reached 10 billion.
Powerful one-man show based on the much-loved WWI novel by Michael Morpurgo (War Horse).
A one-man band greatest hits tribute to the legend Johnny Cash featuring Monty Cotton, as seen on The Voice.
Using drag to explore Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night, 3BUGS and UoB LGBTQ present a night not to forget – get your stockings ready! Ladies, gentlemen and everyone in-between – w…
Join us on a bewitching journey as we return to the Fringe for the 12th time, fresh from a year of sell-out gigs! Expect a veritable potion of songs, with a sprinkling of magic and…
Deep below an English manor house, in which a beloved member of the British royal family sleeps, a young woman is dressed as Shakespeare’s tragic hero Macbeth.
This accomplished piece of theatre from Bristol Old Vic’s Theatre School is beautifully acted, wonderfully imaginative and excellently produced.
The premise of Caridad Svich’s Iphigenia Crash Land Falls on the Neon Shell That Was Once Her Heart (A Rave Fable), here performed by Clumsy Bodies Theatre, is truly exciting.
Fourteen cast members.
Energetic, disturbing and just a bit confusing, Fourth Monkey’s latest offering of physical theatre crashes onto the festival stage in this entertaining if messy and uneven reworki…
Exploring themes of life and death, wealth and poverty and what it means to be ‘good’, Bertolt Brecht’s The Good Person of Sichuan is innovatively and creatively brought to lif…
In the library of a grammar school in Stockport, a group of school pupils gather who appear to lead typical teenage lives.
A group of boys crash-landed on a deserted Pacific Island begins this dark and disturbing tale of savagery, bullying and the breakdown of civilised society.
Fourth Monkey return to the Fringe with a fearless and bold new piece of work, inspired by Bram Stoker’s short story of the same title and directed by associate director Simone Cox…
10th anniversary at the Festival Fringe, four-star reviews and sell-out shows! This year STAG is returning to the Fringe to present the completely original play: God Ltd.
Benjamin Teel, a paranoid schizophrenic, believes he is responsible for the murder of millions.
Two men enter a forest… Fear meets mythical creature and strange happenings ensue.
This fun filled revue is choke-full of classic barbershop quartet-style harmonies and pitch-perfect melodies! The show pays homage to the close-harmony guy groups that reached the …
You give us suggestions and we’ll give you a show! Improvabunga is the totally improvised movie-adventure-extravaganza.
Ewan is one of the country’s most intelligent young bankers.
A chorus of bawdy spirits lead you through this physically dynamic amalgamation of Shakespeare’s finest death scenes, which fuse together familiar characters and scenes to create a…
Will little Sun defeat Grimblewitch and show her father how to forgive? A Hurly Burly, tale of our time, Grimblewitch fuses storytelling, music and movement to explore the impact o…
Join us on this wonderful rags-to-riches story as Aladdin journeys from the street markets to the Sultan’s palace having retrieved a magical lamp with the power to grant the owner …
Pick up and open a tale of our time, magical fables told through story and rhyme.
Like many of the other spontaneous improvisation shows here at the Fringe, Absolute Improv! offers non stop comedy through a variety of funny and fresh games that are inspired by s…
There’s always a good smattering of obscure, seldom-performed or minor plays at the Festival Fringe.
Reefer Madness is an adaptation of a PSA film from 1936 of the same name – famous for being embarrassingly awful – that warned parents of the dangers of marijuana.
In this play we’re granted a view into a future version of the world of Peanuts.
Hard hitting and immensely emotional, the beautiful performances in Fémage a Trois don’t hesitate in getting down to the real challenges that modern day, western women must face…
Take a play with no plot, an unspecified number of players, no defined characters, pages of intense prose and lines that can be spoken by any performer and what do you have? Unmis…
Rarely performed and more or less unknown to all but the most hardcore of Shakespeare addicts, Troilus and Cressida explores star-crossed love and political machinations in the mid…
The Italia Conti Ensemble returns to the Festival Fringe with their second-year students again split into two groups, each with its own choice of play.
It’s Road, but not as we know it.
This is a fresh, charming abridged version of the award-winning 1964 musical, Fiddler on the Roof.
This tense thriller presents the true story of one of the greatest media scandals in British history – the publication of Andrew Morton’s book about Diana, Princess of Wales, whi…
Unexpected item in bagging area… Over-worked, under-appreciated, threatened with unemployment, a tin of baked beans that refuses to scan pushes the beleaguered shop assistants of…
‘When growing up makes you feel as if you’re on trial, and people are building a case against you the moment you step out of line.
A three-man band from Adelaide, Australia, tell an odd and very random story of one man’s travels through spoken word and song.
Chelsea (formerly Bradley) Manning remains in a high security US Military Prison on a 35-year sentence for passing nearly a quarter of a million classified files to Wikileaks in 20…
Of all the forms of theatre regularly utilised in our part of the world, physical theatre remains the most beleaguered.
Horror is one of the most difficult genres to pull off in theatre.
Top ratings aren’t always just about putting on a remarkable production, although 5 Out of 10 Men is that.
Following their sell-out Fringe run in 2014, Make Theatre CIC return with their brand new, original show, Stop! A lighthearted, observational musical comedy based on overheard real…
‘We are the reckless, we are the wild youth!’ In the ruins of an old derelict church, secrets and lies strain friendships to breaking point.
‘Power into will, will into appetite’ – Shakespeareonthelevel applies its attack to Shakespeare’s thrilling play about the depravity of war.
A new play imagining a secret meeting between US President Barack Obama and Chelsea Manning, the transgender US soldier currently imprisoned for leaking classified information to W…
Fans of The Office and The IT Crowd, we’ve found the answer to the gaping sitcom shaped hole in your life: an office where the graduate dream has died.
After comedy, horror is the next most difficult art form to tackle; although comedy reigns king at the fringe there is still an eager audience waiting to be scared.
Shakespeare Shorts: Hamlet - Shakespeare’s Hamlet condensed into an hour by kids, for kids.
Here we go again.
Drawing from Biblical allusions, Fourth Monkey’s The Ark, as part of their Genesis and Revelation programme, centres on people attempting to play God with the lives of modern-day…
This is a drama about a young woman who discovers that a former history teacher of hers has become homeless on the streets of London.
The Enchanted is a show all about disconnection, both in its subject matter and the way that it’s performed.
The Genesis + Revelation cycle by Fourth Monkey promises “traditional Bible stories with a contemporary twist”.
The Producers charts the tale of Broadway producer Max Bialystock and meek accountant Leo Bloom as they try to defraud the wealthy widows of New York out of two million dollars by …
This production of Mary Poppins draws heavily from Disney’s 1964 film, but fails to conjure the same magic.
A captivating piece of storytelling that takes the audience back to 1939 and then through to 1945, telling the tale of two best friends in the army, a night club owner and three al…
Trapped in a bar after a mysterious explosion, a group of disparate twentysomethings come to terms with the fact that life has #nochill when facing potential mortality, and the #st…
What’s a boy to do? Puddlescombe Prep, the poshest school in Britain (and therefore, or course, the world), is going to the dogs.
Did the world come about just so? Have forces of science and evolution been the only things at work? How did the world come to be filled with so many strange wonders? A new reworki…
[email protected] mount an original adaptation of Tang Xianzu’s A Dream Under the Southern Bough.
Balthasar’s bemused, Romeo’s a wuss and the Friar’s on the fiddle but Juliet Capulet calls the shots in an ice cream war with the Montagues.
Come and join us for a wonderful adventure in Neverland and see how Peter, Wendy, John and Michael battle the pirates, mermaids and native Indians with help from the Lost Boys and …
Jacqueline Wilson’s bestseller is brought to life with puppetry and song by a large cast.
Are monsters born or are they created? A mute prisoner sits on death row in a maximum security prison.
On average, 12 men take their own life every single day.
Hamlet’s got the hump.
After sell-out shows of The Princess and the Frog last year, Let’s All Dance is back with this high energy interactive show, full of action, giggles and fantastic hip-hop dancing…
The critically described Watch This Improv Troupe strike again at the Fringe with their unique brand of improv comedy.
Five-star, three-time Edinburgh Fringe sell-out improv comedy show! Edinburgh’s improv theatre company presents a fast-paced, hilarious improv show that will have you coming back f…
Snuggle in, unwind and let the award-winning a cappella sensations and 2016’s Voice Festival University champions, The Bristol Suspensions, give you a night you won’t forget.
Celebrating 400 years of William Shakespeare, the award-winning [email protected] company from Beijing presents Shakespeare’s classic tale of love and misunderstanding in a refreshing new …
Italia Conti Ensemble score an absolute triumph with Neil Bartlett’s Oliver Twist.
Piaf opens with a spectacular tableau of the entire cast.
NakedFeet Theatre’s Dust Never Settles in Torchlight is a short and sweet reimagining of a selection of Greek myths.
A sweet, beguiling Shakespearean romance is skilfully reimagined against the backdrop of the Second World War in Youth Action Theatre (YAT)’s appealing production of All’s Well…
If you are looking for some respite from hackneyed scripts and dodgy accents, you are not going to find it in Sanctuary.
Once there was Pangaea, now we have a broken world.
Cancer Out Loud is a student led organisation organising and supporting cancer related charities and events to get people talking about cancer OUT LOUD! One in two people are diagn…
A Daily Mirror awaits us on our seats announcing the death of a ‘pair of “star-crossed” lovers … in the wake of increasingly violent clashes in the streets’.
Staircases is a piece of collaborative new writing from Antonym Theatre.
Kenny Roach is an artist, lecturer and alcoholic.
This show brings the arts of dancing and paper folding together in an exploration of how the two mediums can unite.
As one of Shakespeare’s most popular plays, A Midsummer Night’s Dream is a very common choice for the Fringe.
Edinburgh Fringe is often filled with adaptations and remixes of classics, so it is very refreshing to see Tread the Boards Theatre Company bring J.
‘Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do.
A seamless stage adaptation of book and film, Submarine deserves a round of applause.
A solid and entertaining piece of Shakespeare that’s well handled by its young cast.
Rapunzel is part of Fourth Monkey’s 2015 fairytale season and features their signature physical ensemble work.
“My conscience hath a thousand several tongues, and every tongue brings in a several tale”.
Running Torch’s The Wishing-Chair Adventures prides itself on audience interaction.
Who doesn’t want to see grannies street dance?In an unexpected turn of events, this year’s breakthrough sketch show is not just another bunch of students.
A bare stage, obscured by low lighting and backed by an eerie sinister soundtrack set the tone for this gripping retelling of the classic children’s fairy-tale, but this telling …
You think you know the story of Hansel and Gretel, but can you fully comprehend the suffering that they endured? Poverty, starvation, abandonment, incarceration, murder and insanit…
From the frosted Northern landscape of County Durham come the Northern Lights.
There’s trouble afoot, all the Dragons have been quashed, and what’s a young knight to do? Especially, when there’s the trouble-making Oblong with nothing to occupy him.
The Quentin Dentin Show is an extraordinary and eccentric dark comedy rock musical, which sees main characters Nat and Keith’s relationship on the rocks and their lives in a rut.
Macbeth’s afraid of his missus, the witches think they’re on Masterchef and a pair of murderers want Banquo’s head on a platter.
After 15 years in exile, famed barber Sweeney Todd returns to London in search of his wife Lucy.
After Alice tumbles down a mysterious rabbit hole, she finds herself in a strange land where everyone is raving mad.
James Lovelock (Showstopper, Music Box) and his herd of musical improvisers bring you the silliest musicals ever never written, all improvised from your suggestions.
Given one last chance to save their theatre society, an eccentric creative team must stage a spectacular sell-out show.
A single mother, a businessman and a 14-year-old girl find themselves trapped together in a mysterious room.
Multiple mistaken identity as confusion and hilarity reign.
My appreciation for the acting in The Bastard Queen was matched
by my strong distaste for the actual play.
Can’t Stay Away! is a farce centred around an immigrant worker from
Eastern Europe who has saved up some money and just wants to return home.
This is a
play about a writer, the girl he loves and the characters in his head.
From the corridors of a modern hotel we enter Victorian London in this immersive musical theatre piece.
You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown is a Broadway musical based on the Peanuts comic strip, featuring familiar characters like Lucy, Snoopy and Schroeder.
This is the Edinburgh Festival Fringe debut of Durham University a Cappella Choir and we couldn’t be more excited to share our show with the people of Edinburgh and beyond.
A beautiful young housewife anticipates her lover’s arrival; she pours the drinks, paces the carpet and awaits instructions.
The Italia Conti
Ensemble’s rendition of Spring Awakening is a well-directed and expertly
performed take on Frank Wedekind’s controversial play.
Spain during the 1930s.
Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic tale is given a family-friendly and
wonderfully whimsical adaptation in this new production by Fourth Monkey.
‘First night in here? Well, you’ll get used to us.
The moment you step into this showroom, I can guarantee you’ll wish you had worn your suit or gown.
Ruthless adult comedy horror in a caravan exploring power, abuse and New Age spirituality, via an exceptionally close mother-daughter relationship.
Flying High Theatre Company’s adaptation of The Jungle Book is a charming lunchtime production, faithfully recreating its source material and providing entertaining moments of ph…
Hats off to 8pB Theatre Company’s extremely young cast.
The Tulip Tree is a very intelligent piece of theatre that crams a lot of subtlety into a short period of time.
New black comedy musical satirising celebrity culture in a modern take on Grimm.
Honolulu based company of aspiring performing artists present Stephen Sondheim’s horrifically beautiful masterpiece performed in an intimate setting.
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