Death(s) at Sea

Death(s) at Sea

A small theatre company are performing their murder mystery play, Death at Sea, but during the show, everything goes wrong. 

Around the World Backwards

Around the World Backwards

Travel – always exciting, especially when the man of your dreams pops up to join you. 

Jetty Stars

Jetty Stars

Jetty Stars by Noel Kelly follows the life of Stella, a Jetty Star: a local name given to prostitutes who worked the ships of the city. 

Match.Mom

Match.Mom

A playful, one-woman comedy about a single mum’s trials and adventures in the year 2000 at the dawn of Internet dating. 

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… 

Graham is Not Cooperating

Graham is Not Cooperating

Son, brother and patient, Graham subsists on a full-fat diet of petty grievances and crosswords. 

Swings and Roundabouts

Swings and Roundabouts

Told through the lens of teenagers on the verge of adulthood, a group of friends decide to camp in a public park, exposing the intricacies of youth culture and a generational tempe… 

Knots

Knots

An experimental physical staging of Scottish psychiatrist RD Laing’s book of poetry Knots. 

The Coming Out Play

The Coming Out Play

The Coming Out Play is a 40-minute one-woman play that follows the twenty-six-year-old and sucre-sweet Lucy Moran as she travels to her parents’ house to tell them that not only … 

Metamorphoses

Metamorphoses

‘Now I am ready to tell how bodies are changed into different bodies’. 

Jacob's Ladder

Jacob's Ladder

Climb up to the dizzy heights and slip down to some awkward lows in the company of award-winning Jacob Hulland’s warm and youthful, yet middle-aged, persona. 

Jack the Ripper: Mary Kelly

Jack the Ripper: Mary Kelly

August 1888, London sees the first of five brutal murders, the callous cruelty of which sends shock waves far and wide and etches the name of the most infamous serial killer into t… 

Awakening

Awakening

Set in 1950s England and based on the controversial 19th-century play Spring Awakening; A Children’s Tragedy by Franz Wedekind, Awakening is a story about the struggles of the t… 

He'd Murder Me

He'd Murder Me

Huddersfield, West Yorkshire 1977. 

Spring

Spring

Based on the 19th-century German play Spring Awakening; A Children’s Tragedy by Franz Wedekind, Spring explores the lives of a group of teenagers growing up in a rural Christian … 

Love, Loss and Cake 2

Love, Loss and Cake 2

Love, Loss and Cake premiered at the Fringe last year. 

Spooky Jerry's Spooky Campfire Tales

Spooky Jerry's Spooky Campfire Tales

Around the campfire, late one night, sit some improvisers. 

A Time Traveler's Guide to the Present

A Time Traveler's Guide to the Present

One traveler is catapulted on a journey through space-time, only to find himself on a desperate hunt to reconnect with those he left back home. 

By the Light of the Moon

By the Light of the Moon

We find Lila, a young British woman, alone in a hospital for the criminally insane in 1928. 

Under the Floorboards

Under the Floorboards

After a successful run at last year’s Edinburgh Fringe, Under the Floorboards is back! Alone, unhinged and consumed with grief by the death of his mother, Ed creates a horrifying f… 

The Girl and Her Balloon

The Girl and Her Balloon

A snapshot of the life of an eccentric woman living on the streets of South East London. 

Jane Eyre

Jane Eyre

Charlotte Brontë’s tale of a young woman’s courageous fight through injustice and hardship was a revolution in literary fiction. 

Agonising Agony Aunts

Agonising Agony Aunts

After years of being agony aunts, they are left feeling agonised! But changing career is not easy, especially in today’s life. 

Curiosity Killed the Cat

Curiosity Killed the Cat

It is April 1953. 

Mojo

Mojo

I’m somewhat sceptical of companies bringing classic plays to the Fringe, be it an average Hamlet or yet another Woyzeck. 

A Mother

A Mother

What is it like to be the mother of a terrorist? A Mother coaxes us into her experience of anguish, guilt and anger, as she grapples with the monster she has created. 

...And They Whisper Down the Lane

...And They Whisper Down the Lane

Four people. 

Come Dine with Mr Shakespeare

Come Dine with Mr Shakespeare

Reality TV lurches onto the stage, with four familiar Shakespearean characters competing to win a thousand gold crowns. 

Stanley

Stanley

There’s Stanley the man and Stanley the play. 

amendments: A Play on Words

amendments: A Play on Words

John Chesterton works in a world where political correctness is paramount. 

Leverage

Leverage

Over a drunken McDonald’s, two girls start a viral tweeting frenzy over a subject they know little about. 

Heir Heads

Heir Heads

They have been dreaming of this since they were young and now the day has finally come. 

Narukami Thunder God

Narukami Thunder God

Narukami Thunder God is a Japanese tale of deception, seduction and betrayal. 

Broken English

Broken English

A contemporary exploration on the journey of the English language. 

The Apology

The Apology

The last days of the the founding father of philosophy, Socrates. 

Moon Walk

Moon Walk

Moon Walk is a funny play, with fast paced, quippy dialogue, but it is also a sad and gripping portrait of the effects of mental illness on American men. 

Definitely Not Romeo and Juliet

Definitely Not Romeo and Juliet

On the day of Ernie Villa’s magnum opus, which bears a striking resemblance to Romeo and Juliet, he is horrified to find his company van has been stolen with the cast inside. 

Special Measures

Special Measures

A classroom comedy. 

COMPOST

COMPOST

When two ex-government peons decide their next mildly illegal venture is selling bins that supposedly turn plastic into compost, they discover that Amersham has a sordid underbelly… 

Liminality

Liminality

A scholar and an amnesiac find themselves on the shore of the river Styx. 

Brandy

Brandy

It might be true that Brandy was first performed in 2010 at South London Theatre, but it’s still impossible not to view this production through the lens of Yorgos Lanthimos’ 20… 

Tally Ho, Secret Several!

Tally Ho, Secret Several!

Spoof of Enid Blyton’s famous adventure book series The Secret Seven. 

The Last Bubble

The Last Bubble

Black Light Theatre Company features a boisterous and lively cast in their production The Last Bubble. 

44 Inch Chest

44 Inch Chest

Rarely does the stage premiere of a work take place twenty-three years after it was written, but Out Of Bounds Theatre has claimed the honour with their gritty production of 44 Inc… 

Macbeth

Macbeth

This all-female production of Macbeth was truly a sight to behold. 

Anti-Depressed?

Anti-Depressed?

Award-winning Happenings Theatre Company and sell-out Pop Heart Productions present their new collaboration. 

Mandy Picks a Husband

Mandy Picks a Husband

Almost 40 and totally single, Mandy takes us on a hilarious, raw 55-minute rollercoaster ride unearthing the magic elixir for her unmarried soul. 

Trust the Teenagers

Trust the Teenagers

Trust the teenagers to fall too hard, to act too fast, to think too deep, to drink too much. 

Bizet to Broadway: Natalie Sternberg

Bizet to Broadway: Natalie Sternberg

Natalie’s stunning soprano voice will enchant you as she takes you on a musical journey. 

Trans Pennine

Trans Pennine

Trans Pennine is a funny, fast-paced and emotional play about family disagreements, gender-identity, and caravan holidays. 

Songs for a New World

Songs for a New World

Following five-star reviews at the Fringe 2018, Gone Rogue Productions returns with Jason Robert Brown’s Songs for a New World. 

The Adventures of Leonard Biscuit Radio Show

The Adventures of Leonard Biscuit Radio Show

New to the Fringe! A show that really takes the biscuit! A hilarious farcical radio show about Leonard Biscuit, the most put-upon man in the land and his escapades. 

Who Killed Bambi?

Who Killed Bambi?

1979. 

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. 

Avalanche

Avalanche

No matter how long the winter – spring is sure to follow. 

Surveillance

Surveillance

After a hugely successful debut with their show iDENTiTY, Anomaly Theatre Company returns with three new dark comedies scrutinising the world that scrutinises us. 

Aca-lympics

Aca-lympics

A cappella is back and this time it’s competitive! Birmingham University A Cappella Society returns to the Fringe for their fourth year in a sporting attempt to blow you away with … 

Being Frank

Being Frank

Frank’s son Alex is facing a mental health crisis, and Frank hasn’t a clue what to do about it or how to get Alex to talk about it. 

Takin' It Easy, 1916

Takin' It Easy, 1916

Near Bristol, a clueless Swindonian encounters a secluded town with a distaste for strangers. 

Tick, Tick... Boom!

Tick, Tick... Boom!

Before RENT, there was Tick, Tick. 

Mary's Room

Mary's Room

Adam, a hyper-intelligent AI, is cold, awkward and doesn’t make sense. 

Some Things are Meant to Be, Anna

Some Things are Meant to Be, Anna

Follows one woman and her soul’s journey through cancer, two children and a chihuahua. 

The Zed Word

The Zed Word

The world is ending. 

Little Wings

Little Wings

For as long as she can remember Isabella has had butterflies living inside her tummy. 

The Last Bread Pudding

The Last Bread Pudding

Coming from their success at the 2017 All-England Theatre Festival semi-finals, Our Star Theatre Company proudly presents their award-winning comedy, The Last Bread Pudding – a h… 

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… 

Toothbrush

Toothbrush

Alena and Kat are splitting up. 

The Visitors

The Visitors

The Visitors is an original play which centres around a night in the life of heroin addict Danny Strand as he attempts to rekindle his old flare for life. 

The Mystery of the Bonnie Sporran and the Loch Ness Monster

The Mystery of the Bonnie Sporran and the Loch Ness Monster

The jolly summer hols have arrived at last! Young, brave Lady Iris Bungle and her beloved housekeeper, Mrs Squidgyfeet, find themselves at Hardwick Heights on the edge of Loch Ness… 

Painted Corners

Painted Corners

Nobody has seen Jorja since her party almost a month ago. 

Real Eyes

Real Eyes

Aged just 16 and 17, Harrison Sharpe (Matt) and Archie Stevens (Mikey) make their Edinburgh Festival Fringe debut with Real Eyes, an intensely moving story of brothers growing up t… 

The Brave Anthology

The Brave Anthology

Angus gets a review that says he’s ‘watchable’. 

Momo and the Inevitable Decay of the House in the Forest

Momo and the Inevitable Decay of the House in the Forest

Whether you bought a ticket for the slightly unnerving image design or for the sheer length of the title, you would be forgiven for rethinking your choice once you notice a dauntin… 

Don't Do It, Don't Do It, Do It!

Don't Do It, Don't Do It, Do It!

Zuma Puma is an accomplished clown, who uses her skill to draw an audience in to a compelling narrative about what it is to experience shame as a woman. 

The Life of Spies

The Life of Spies

When the UK’s finest spy, Bonnie, is sent on a mission in the Swiss Alps, everything goes wrong when she discovers that her arch-rival, Soviet spy L, is at the same hotel with a mi… 

Uninvited Guests

Uninvited Guests

ArdCol welcomes you to the world of the Uninvited Guests: dreamers, storytellers and liars. 

Passion Perspectives

Passion Perspectives

Where do you stand on the burning issues of today? Who do you trust? Is anything so important you’d stake your life on it? Passion Perspectives is a challenging piece of new writin… 

Elegies for Angels, Punks and Raging Queens

Elegies for Angels, Punks and Raging Queens

A musical song cycle with a blues, jazz and rock score inspired by the Names Project AIDS Memorial Quilt. 

The Rubbish Show

The Rubbish Show

On the Brink Theatre Company return to Edinburgh, their name having a deeper relevance than ever, with their alternative take on our critically fragile environment; influences happ… 

The Penguin Tango

The Penguin Tango

In this side-splitting, screwball comedy, inspired by actual events at the Bremerhaven, Brooklyn, and Central Park Zoos, a community of penguins is hilariously turned upside down b… 

Shut Up, Helen!

Shut Up, Helen!

A dark, comedic production which explores mental illness in the mind of an everyday young woman. 

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). 

Misfit Warrior

Misfit Warrior

It would seem a contradiction in terms that an autobiographical show about one man’s experience with HIV, cancer and mental health issues could have an audience laughing quite so… 

There Is No Problem (Here)

There Is No Problem (Here)

Have you ever wondered what your favourite fairy tale characters are up to off-duty? Well, there’s a good chance they’re just like you and me in the break room – simply tryin… 

Hamlet

Hamlet

DUCT presents a modern-day twist on the classic, inviting its audience into a haphazard and disorderly world, mirroring the turbulence of Hamlet’s madness. 

Frankenstein

Frankenstein

It is 1818 and, as a bell tolls nearby, Victor Frankenstein’s monstrous creation explodes into existence. 

Medium Rare Improv

Medium Rare Improv

Beard of Zeus returns for their fourth year! Come and see the amazing improv troupe from Southampton perform their newest show: Medium Rare Improv. 

A Cappella Around the World

A Cappella Around the World

Using only their voices and innovative live looping techniques, international vocal sensation FreePlay sings you around the world without leaving your seat. 

Leopold Vindictive

Leopold Vindictive

Europe is occupied by the Nazis and fearing imminent invasion, the British launch Operation Columba – parachuting sixteen thousand spies across the Channel. 

In PurSUEt

In PurSUEt

Inspired by true events: a passionate Sue Perkins Superfan, sent to a therapist to deal with her drinking, relays her adventures pursuing Sue. 

Chaika: First Woman in Space

Chaika: First Woman in Space

Discover the true story of Valentina Tereshkova, a young textile worker plucked from obscurity to lead the Soviet Union’s race to the stars. 

Hello? Hello.

Hello? Hello.

A young woman calls a helpline. 

Hindsight

Hindsight

The pieces of the puzzle that make up Laura’s brain don’t seem to fit. 

The Seven Second Theory

The Seven Second Theory

John Doe is having a bad day. 

Cry of the Gull

Cry of the Gull

Six lives uprooted by war. 

Improvisers Assemble!

Improvisers Assemble!

In the world’s darkest hours, when everything seems comedy-less, only one troupe of comedians can save us all. 

Global Grooves, Ancient Voices

Global Grooves, Ancient Voices

Internationally-renowned, Canadian-based Autorickshaw is on the cultural cutting edge with their seamless and downright cool sounding blend of jazz, folk, pop and Indian classical … 

Black Dog

Black Dog

In the wake of a terrible decision, Tommy is burnt out. 

Walls and Bridges

Walls and Bridges

With their country plunged into political crisis by anti-Government strikes – a group of young East German students are ordered to “persuade” the protesters to go home peacefully… 

Sherlock Holmes and the Conundrum of Conan Doyle

Sherlock Holmes and the Conundrum of Conan Doyle

The Supernatural? Sherlock Holmes, master of logic and deduction, attempts to solve his final mystery – why did his creator, a man of science, believe in spirits and faeries? Tho… 

The Good Boyfriend

The Good Boyfriend

A murder mystery exploring relationships where anyone could be the perpetrator! Will Inspector LeFevre, through his love of music, apprehend the villain? Are you the next Miss Marp… 

Most Notorious

Most Notorious

Forget everything your history teachers told you, not all pirates had beards. 

Being and Nothingness

Being and Nothingness

Xiao’s grandma suffers from Alzheimer’s. 

Liz

Liz

There is no denying the writers’ talent; both Louis Pattison and Harry Style have created a highly enjoyable script and score rich in farcical humour and lighthearted silliness, … 

From Today Everything Changes

From Today Everything Changes

Before Chris’s wife died, she made him promise to be himself. 

Beep

Beep

Beginning in a frightening dystopia with five people wearing surgical masks manhandling one other as the audience enters, then as the show starts transforming to a happy young part… 

Mr Joshua Plummer's Comedy Showcase

Mr Joshua Plummer's Comedy Showcase

A series of sketches and vignettes exploring misunderstanding and mistaken identity, miscommunication, sexuality and people’s fantasies. 

Nowt as Queer as Folk

Nowt as Queer as Folk

Set in rural England, this pale ale drenched parable explores village life juxtaposed with urban sprawl. 

Lonely TWOgether Taipei Version

Lonely TWOgether Taipei Version

How can we move on when we lose our love? Inspired by Anton Chekhov’s The Bear and Uncle Vanya, Lonely TWOgether Taipei Version explores the classical texts with a blend of Taipe… 

The Infamous Five Sketch Show

The Infamous Five Sketch Show

In a controversial move to promote classic children’s novels, publishers have released all the stories far too filthy for the page! The Infamous Five is an hour-long sketch show … 

Remember Scarborough

Remember Scarborough

War doesn’t end when the fighting stops. 

The Actor's Nightmare

The Actor's Nightmare

Curtain rises. 

Lonely TWOgether Beijing Version

Lonely TWOgether Beijing Version

What actors do on stage is an epitome of daily living, as our life is nothing but an improvisation. 

Love on Blue Canvas, 1890

Love on Blue Canvas, 1890

Three lovers. 

Congratulations You B@$t@*d

Congratulations You [email protected][email protected]*d

Nick and Mia: two young struggling writers trying to make ends meet who are at the end of their rope, seemingly without a shot in hell of making something for themselves. 

The Interview

The Interview

In a comic exploration of the disjoint between what we think and what we say, The Interview questions the meaning of living a life worth rewarding. 

Panopticon

Panopticon

Every move. 

A Sight of Abject Pity and Ruin

A Sight of Abject Pity and Ruin

In a world lost in time there is a forgotten Figure. 

Spin City

Spin City

Monday afternoon. 

A Librarian

A Librarian

A naive librarian witnesses an incident that will change the rest of her life. 

Rainbow Baby

Rainbow Baby

Love. 

Too Many Ukes Spoil the Broth

Too Many Ukes Spoil the Broth

Ukelear Fusion, the resident ukulele band of the University of St Andrews Music Society, makes their Fringe debut! This ensemble of fun-loving, nerdy, ukulele-toting friends perfor… 

Alfred Hitchcock's Writers' Room

Alfred Hitchcock's Writers' Room

You do not often look around an audience during a show and see barely any unsmiling faces; scarcer still, there is unanimous overheard praise afterwards. 

The Trail to Oregon!

The Trail to Oregon!

The Trail to Oregon is based on the 90s video game The Oregon Trail follows an all-American family of five (two parents, two children and the grandpa) as they make their way from M… 

Loyalty

Loyalty

A war hero, a statesman, a husband, Alexei Petro had everything… to lose. 

The Ladies Loo Chronicles

The Ladies Loo Chronicles

Sick, sex and secrets. 

A Romantic's Guide to the Apocalypse: A New Musical

A Romantic's Guide to the Apocalypse: A New Musical

What happens if you find the love of your life at the end of the world? This hilarious and moving new musical follows Jack who discovers that the world will end in one week. 

I Love You... But

I Love You... But

What is your idea of love? There’s a very blurred line between a protective, loving relationship and one that’s abusive. 

The Hollywood Effect

The Hollywood Effect

There’s a monster in your closet. 

Crave

Crave

Deeply tender and sensuous, Sarah Kane’s Crave is set in an unnamed city from which voices and images spring. 

The Shakuhachi Experience

The Shakuhachi Experience

In this world premiere at the 2018 Edinburgh Festival Fringe, licensed master shakuhachi performer Markus Guhe takes Japan’s oldest and quintessential bamboo flute on a journey fro… 

Two by Jim Cartwright (Clueless Presents)

Two by Jim Cartwright (Clueless Presents)

Whether you’re after a relaxing lager or fancy a reminiscent Babycham, The White Oak is the pub for you. 

Inferno

Inferno

‘Arabella, I would love to show you this world of mine. 

Trans Pennine

Trans Pennine

Trans Pennine is a funny, fast-paced, and emotional play about family disagreements, gender-identity, and caravan holidays. 

The Pleasantries of Peasantry

The Pleasantries of Peasantry

The latest comedy from Theatre with Teeth. 

Upcastle Downcastle

Upcastle Downcastle

UnderOwl Theatre present their debut show: Upcastle Downcastle. 

World in Progress

World in Progress

World in Progress is a brand-new musical song-cycle that explores our ever-changing relationship with the earth. 

Framed!

Framed!

Art and crime collide in a ‘brush with the law’ from Laughing Mirror. 

Beaker's Place

Beaker's Place

Beaker’s only friend in the world, his cat, is dead. 

I, Sniper

I, Sniper

I Sniper, appropriately enough, starts with a bang. 

Babes Against Bullshit

Babes Against Bullshit

Women have claimed intellectual and economic power for themselves, culture has simply found new ways to make us inferior. 

Macbeth

Macbeth

‘When you durst do it, then you were a man. 

Out of Control

Out of Control

‘It was strange because at the time I wasn’t really looking for anybody, so when you see somebody. 

The New Electric Ballroom

The New Electric Ballroom

In a remote fishing village, three sisters, Breda, Clara and Ada endlessly obsess and re-live their memories of love, snatched from their hands and never seen since. 

First Dates

First Dates

Come and join the members of the First Dates dating agency on their journey into the world of love. 

Primrose Path

Primrose Path

Chriss and Damon are in love. 

Artificial

Artificial

With an AI in every home, people have become increasingly insular, depending on and trusting their obliging personal robots as much as any person. 

Who Killed Franz Ferdinand?

Who Killed Franz Ferdinand?

An Archduke assassinated. 

Sex Waitress

Sex Waitress

Sex Waitress catapults us forward to the year 2020, in which a dystopian London has emerged from female empowerment and consent campaigns, to a society in which misogynists and sex… 

Brenda's Got a Baby

Brenda's Got a Baby

Brenda’s Got a Baby was birthed from a concept created by Molly Rumford, financed via Crowdfunder and the culmination of interviews and news stories from real people. 

Coccinellidae

Coccinellidae

A six-foot woman and a sex doll take on femininity. 

Bad Dog

Bad Dog

Grace comes home to find a crime scene in her living room. 

Gayface

Gayface

Everything in Hal’s life is looking up. 

Good Vibes Only

Good Vibes Only

There’s no such thing as vanilla, boring or prudish. 

A Gallant Life

A Gallant Life

It’s August 1918 and it’s finally beginning to look like an Allied victory is on the cards. 

Bottled Up

Bottled Up

Meet Jeanie. 

Leave. To Remain (an Aristophanic Brexit Tale)

Leave. To Remain (an Aristophanic Brexit Tale)

In an alt-reality Brexit Britain, the Government has outsourced democracy to a TV voting show, pizza is banned for its foreign origins and a visa to France now costs €30 (£300). 

Number, Please.

Number, Please.

1952. 

Not Dead Yet!

Not Dead Yet!

After last year’s sell-out D Day Dodgers, the Woolly Sheep Theatre Company’s Not Dead Yet! is a one man play which challenges preconceptions about memory loss through real-life… 

Choking to Death on a Currant Bun

Choking to Death on a Currant Bun

It’s like Dylan Thomas without the nice bits! Mr Brown Presents unveils its debut Fringe show all about the sordid private lives of a small town. 

The Lost Matriarch 2

The Lost Matriarch 2

Chuckle award runner-up (1998) Berlinda will take you on a journey to The Lost Matriarch, leaving behind all you have ever known about gender. 

Spring Awakening

Spring Awakening

Small-town England. 

That's So GCSE

That's So GCSE

Blackouts. 

amendments: A Play on Words

amendments: A Play on Words

John Chesterton works in a world where political correctness is paramount. 

As It Happened (Contemporaneous Notes)

As It Happened (Contemporaneous Notes)

Since the 1st January 2018, five writers have worked collaboratively, writing a new scene each week in response to socio-political events. 

Entropy

Entropy

A physicist is on the brink of being able to explain the mysteries of the universe but still can’t figure out his volatile relationship with a rising star. 

Filth

Filth

From the writer of Trainspotting, Irvine Welsh and Harry Gibson’s relentless one-man show returns. 

Stiffs

Stiffs

Dave and Vince wake up in a morgue. 

The EU Inspector

The EU Inspector

The arrival of an undercover inspector sends officials of a new EU country into a spin. 

Dick Barton: The Tango of Terror

Dick Barton: The Tango of Terror

Evil foreigners are at large, British Dick and his trusty working-class sidekicks face a ticking time bomb to foil a ruthless Latin love thug’s plot before he steals every pearl … 

The Emancipation of Resonance

The Emancipation of Resonance

Aurigami (Malcolm Ball – ondes martenot/hand percussion, Kate Cuzner – flutes/live electronics). 

You All Know Me, I'm Jack Ruby!

You All Know Me, I'm Jack Ruby!

November 22nd 1963. 

Anathema

Anathema

Anathema is a promising first piece of work from Bearded Dog Theatre, starting strong with difficult topics not often discussed on stage – specifically the issue of male rape. 

Red Button

Red Button

Red Button is a quirky and peculiar piece of science fiction theatre that doesn’t quite find its feet. 

Salome

Salome

In Oscar Wilde’s timeless twist on the biblical story of John the Baptist’s execution, princess Salome lives luxuriously in a bustling Middle Eastern court with her mother and … 

About the Unsaid

About the Unsaid

This touching new musical explores the interior monologues of three interconnected characters through acoustic songs, focusing on their lack of communication and the difference bet… 

Thy Name is Woman

Thy Name is Woman

‘Frailty, thy name is woman,’ said Hamlet. 

The Best Play Ever

The Best Play Ever

Deep in the medieval dungeons of the Royal Palace, two strangers dwell. 

Room-Mate

Room-Mate

Hugo Alastor has gone missing. 

Side Orders

Side Orders

‘You can open your eyes now’. 

My Name Is...

My Name Is...

An anti-terrorist government official is forced to reconsider all of his preconceptions regarding illegal immigrants when he comes face to face with the experiences of a desperate … 

2027: Requiem for a Lost Generation

2027: Requiem for a Lost Generation

A postmodern post-mortem of how hate won. 

Interrobang

Interrobang

Connor and George have been long acquainted, but as Connor’s reality is distorted, do they really know each other that well? Interrobang is a new piece of writing looking at mental… 

Doreen's No-Brainer Lectures – Live

Doreen's No-Brainer Lectures – Live

Doreen’s One-Minute No-Brainer Lectures have had over 21 million online video views since April 2016. 

The Growing Pains of the Mantle Family Living Room

The Growing Pains of the Mantle Family Living Room

The Mantles have issues that probably need to be addressed, only problem being none of them talk to each other, not properly anyway. 

From Today, Everything Changes.

From Today, Everything Changes.

Before Chris’s wife died, after over 30 years of marriage, she made him promise to be himself. 

Walls and Bridges

Walls and Bridges

In their new drama, Walls and Bridges, Acting Coach Scotland delves into the themes of home and belonging through a dystopian Scotland in 2035. 

Crave

Crave

For anyone unfamiliar with Sarah Kane’s work, the first reaction is often shock. 

Woolf

Woolf

Many scholars and philistines alike think they have a good understanding of Virginia Woolf – a suicidal bisexual who used too many semicolons. 

Changelings

Changelings

Pucqui Collaborative’s Changelings is a thoughtful story about two very different existences colliding and attempting to translate one another. 

Cult-ure

Cult-ure

Circled in their new support group, six young people all brought together by one thing – a journey from friendship to revenge. 

Crimes of the Heart

Crimes of the Heart

In 1950s Hazlehurst, Mississippi, the Mcgrath sisters have returned home. 

Guy Fawkes It Up

Guy Fawkes It Up

‘Remember, remember the fifth of November. 

Firewater

Firewater

‘I didn’t even know your name. 

Two Sides of the Curtain

Two Sides of the Curtain

Erich and Ada are separated by one of history’s most famous man-made divisions: the Berlin Wall. 

The Importance of Being Frank

The Importance of Being Frank

Wilde’s much loved masterpiece gets a 1980s revamp. 

Vaccine

Vaccine

Vaccine is a searing new drama created by the newly formed Warwick University company, Juvenilia. 

The Second Coming

The Second Coming

In a world full of hatred and ignorance, Simply Surreal, fresh from our sell-out show last year, welcomes you to our exciting play. 

We Are Not a Muse

We Are Not a Muse

The image of the tortured brooding man, bewitched, bothered and bewildered by some winsome and naïve woman, is long burnt into of literature. 

Commons

Commons

In an upmarket hotel room, two men – one a disgraced politician, the other an ex-rent boy – meet to rekindle old loves and re-open old wounds in this darkly comedic character s… 

Atlas

Atlas

Natural philosophers Edmund Halley and Robert Hooke are engaged in a scientific wager that will crown the man who can prove why the planets move elliptically the victor. 

DROLL

DROLL

Award-winning theatre company Owle Schreame performs a series of very droll ‘drolls’: short, illegal comedies from the 17th century. 

Woman on Fire

Woman on Fire

Sisters (and the rest of the world) unite and enjoy this one-woman show as you are taken through the tumultuous life of the Preston-born suffragette Edith Rigby. 

We Are All Going to Die

We Are All Going to Die

We are all Going to Die is a devised piece by Dead Person Productions. 

Golf Course War Machine

Golf Course War Machine

NATO Summit, 2014, Newport, Wales: Pippa is dazed, hungover and staging her own personal protest on the Coldra roundabout. 

The Farmers Lit the Fields on Fire

The Farmers Lit the Fields on Fire

A young bride returns to her family’s rural estate for a weekend-long wedding celebration. 

Threadbare

Threadbare

Threadbare is a creation of the Minotaur Theatre Company which is run by students from the University of East Anglia. 

The Gods Wore Red

The Gods Wore Red

The life and times of Bill Shankly: comedian, philosopher, dictator, god, angel, devil, saint – and tragic hero. 

Bows and Braces

Bows and Braces

Rolling up to Edinburgh for their Festival debut, the UK’s number one all-female a cappella group from King’s College London present a slick, sharp performance of diverse music, … 

Sign of the Times

Sign of the Times

Danny has an interview for his dream job as a football reporter at The Times – he just hasn’t told them he’s deaf. 

Edgartown

Edgartown

A killer haunts the shores of Edgartown. 

Home

Home

A play about hope that centres around a homeless man as he tries to get his first home. 

Geoff Hefferson Says Relax

Geoff Hefferson Says Relax

A be-suited, be-spectacled, b-bastard hot out the frying pan and onto the flyers of the prestigious Edinburgh Flange Festival. 

#Instalove

#Instalove

Inspired by cynicism. 

The Gravel Road Show

The Gravel Road Show

The Gravel Road Show, featuring the Intoxicating Temperance Sisters, is a world-premiere cabaret that denounces the evils of alcohol consumption. 

Now We Are Pope: Frederick Rolfe in Venice

Now We Are Pope: Frederick Rolfe in Venice

Frederick William Rolfe (1860-1913) was a minor English writer, artist and photographer and serious eccentric. 

The Sad Story of the Sun and the Moon

The Sad Story of the Sun and the Moon

The Sad Story of the Moon and the Sun is a shadow puppet adventure. 

The Decline and Fall of Marcus Distilius

The Decline and Fall of Marcus Distilius

Forget Justin Bieber and his legions of ‘beliebers’. 

Staggered

Staggered

Travelling as a latecomer to his brother-in-law’s stag do, Tim thought he would sit back, relax and enjoy a gin and tonic on the way there. 

Hamlet Private Eye

Hamlet Private Eye

Fringe wouldn’t be Fringe without its many questionable adaptations of Hamlet and this one definitely raises a lot of questions. 

Till Death

Till Death

This comedy from the Z Theatre Company centres around the Broken Vows marriage guidance centre, where three couples have been court-ordered to attend therapy. 

Angel: Take This Body

Angel: Take This Body

In this one-man show, Christopher Peacock plays a man of the cloth struggling daily to overcome the temptations of the flesh. 

Hamlet

Hamlet

I really hope there wasn’t an adult in charge of this. 

Chasing Zeds

Chasing Zeds

Five insomniacs can’t go to sleep in the Z Theatre Company’s cleverly named Chasing Zeds. 

The Madness of Tellaralette Seville

The Madness of Tellaralette Seville

Pawn of war, drone operator Marcy controls escalating bloodlust through the persona of Tellaralette Seville, her PTSD induced alter-ego. 

O is for Ofsted

O is for Ofsted

Ofsted inspections are generally not much fun. 

Tadzio Speaks ... Death in Venice Revisited

Tadzio Speaks ... Death in Venice Revisited

In Thomas Mann’s Death in Venice we see von Aschenbach increasingly obsessed by the beautiful youth Tadzio. 

Candide: The Optimist

Candide: The Optimist

It is 255 years since Voltaire published his scathing satire on Liebnitzian optimism, yet it remains as fresh as it was in 1759. 

GoldDust

GoldDust

A triple-bill of fast-paced new writing from Goldsmiths, University of London, featuring an ensemble cast performing three original shows in one night. 

Little Shop of Horrors

Little Shop of Horrors

Based on the Roger Corman film, this is a laugh-a-minute spoof about young nerd Seymour and his mysterious plant, Audrey II, who possesses an unusual appetite. 

Punk Rock

Punk Rock

Becoming an adult isn’t easy. 

Phantom Pain

Phantom Pain

Unhinged Creations’ production of Phantom Pain carries heavy themes: grief, mental illness, violence in relationships, and obsession. 

Dead Fresh

Dead Fresh

The promotional blurb for Dead Fresh warns you that missing the secret of this dark comedy (or perhaps missing the comedy itself – there’s some pronoun confusion in there) ‘c… 

Rants, Bantz and Comas

Rants, Bantz and Comas

“Happy families are all alike, but every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way,” wrote Tolstoy. 

Marcel Vol. I – Italian Politics as a Work of Art

Marcel Vol. I – Italian Politics as a Work of Art

Marcel Vol I explores the topic of former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi’s sex scandals, portrayed in the form of an absurdist nightmare. 

Lace Up

Lace Up

Lace Up presents the rise of one man, Stuart, from a childhood of neglect to dominance in the boxing ring, with the help of his brother (trainer and lifelong advocate Teddy) and… 

Alice

Alice

The twists and turns of the topsy-turvy world of Alice in Wonderland are well known and loved by many, enshrined in literary pop culture. 

Company

Company

Robert, 35, believes his life is perfect. 

6 - a new musical

6 - a new musical

6 people. 

The Result of a Man and His Ponderings

The Result of a Man and His Ponderings

Finlay can engage his house in conversation. 

Hamlet

Hamlet

New theatre company Gin & Tonic makes an assured debut with an abridged version of Hamlet that breathlessly energises Shakespeare’s masterpiece with a confidence not often seen i… 

The Importance of Being Earnest as Performed by Three F*cking Queens and a Duck

The Importance of Being Earnest as Performed by Three F*cking Queens and a Duck

Out Cast Theatre return to the festival this year with their typically camp Carry On-style comedy. 

The Magic Egg

The Magic Egg

The Magic Egg follows the adventure of a young girl who must save her mother and retrieve her magic egg from an evil witch. 

Like Fireworks, Like Butterflies

Like Fireworks, Like Butterflies

Tracing the life of Korean dancer Choi Seung-hee, this solo show is surprising and delightful. 

Measure for Measure

Measure for Measure

The Sydney Theatre School’s production of Shakespeare’s Measure for Measure grapples gallantly with its intricate material, but fails to leave much of an impression. 

Spectrum

Spectrum

Spectrum follows the true story of Temple Grandin (Maeve Belle) who used the unique perspective given to her by her autism to revolutionise and humanise the slaughter industry. 

I Before You

I Before You

“It’s the game show of all game shows!” our host tells us as we begin. 

The Next Big Thing

The Next Big Thing

The Next Big Thing is a show that deals with precisely that – and the young, ambitious writer who’s striving to attain it. 

Hold for Three Seconds

Hold for Three Seconds

Hysterically funny, slightly weird and yet highly enjoyable, Hold for Three Seconds is a new comedy about three strangers trapped in a lift on the thirty-second floor of a buildi… 

Death is the New Porn

Death is the New Porn

Authentic, thrilling and (overly) ambitious, Death is the New Porn is a fine piece of theatre. 

Stay Awake For Now– The Musical

Stay Awake For Now– The Musical

Luke Speirs’ new musical presents a love triangle between three best friends and the fallout of their relationships as a result of Tom’s (Sam Rich) unrequited love for Drew (Luke S… 

Soldier Box

Soldier Box

Soldier Box is a new play brought to this year’s Fringe by New Celt Productions, a company that amalgamates the talents of both Queen Margaret and Napier university’s recent grad… 

The Seussification of A Midsummer Night's Dream

The Seussification of A Midsummer Night's Dream

The Seussification of a Midsummer Night’s Dream sees an all female cast embark on a speedy but delightful adaptation of Shakespeare’s comedy. 

Medea

Medea

Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned; so quotes or paraphrases every production of Medea ever made. 

I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change

I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change

Joe Dipietro and Jimmy Roberts’ musical comedy, I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change has become a staple of the fringe in recent years, probably because it requires a small, … 

Sister Amnesia's Country and Western Nunsense Jamboree

Sister Amnesia's Country and Western Nunsense Jamboree

Watching Sister Amnesia’s Country and Western Nunsense Jamboree brought me right back to a long-forgotten primary school experience. 

Buffer

Buffer

We type, we mail, we text, we Skype, we friend, but in a world that is more connected than ever, what happens when we strip away technology and remove the buffer between ourselves … 

Frozen

Frozen

An intimate look into the lives of three people connected by one shocking event. 

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

From the award-winning Box Tale Soup, join Alice on her remarkable journey.