Come join the brilliant Boogie Shoes Silent Disco Walking Disco as they return to their Scottish roots for an immersive dance-walk through the historic streets of Edinburgh.
Broadway / West End veteran Timothy Quinlan exposes the humbling truth about life in musical theatre.
Orlando, an attractive, swashbuckling, time-travelling nobleman, favourite of Queen Elizabeth and lover of Princess Sasha, lives over 500 years.
An adaptation of Henry James’ classic ghost story.
When exes Claire and Niamh bump into each other for the first time in years while out with their current partners, they have no idea just what they’ve gotten themselves into.
A powerful musical about living with dementia.
Boot – a new one-act play by Eliza Williams.
Greed, corruption and damnation are rampant in this one-man adaptation of the Elizabethan classic.
Known for their exciting ensemble and physical theatre work, students from North London Collegiate School are delighted to return to the Fringe to perform Caryl Churchill’s 2012 ka…
Sex, thugs and bowling balls.
Suddenly kettled at a climate change protest on the hottest day of the year, Kelly finds herself trapped with a volatile and unlikely mix of people.
Six generations of women, their lives spanning 100 years from the final months of World War One to the present.
The year is 1906 and a London family’s world is torn apart when their father is arrested for spying and they are sent to live in the country.
In a world where we ignore any films past Shrek 2.
Murder has come to a quiet Yorkshire village where nothing ever happens.
Anarchist: noun; a person who rebels against any authority or established order.
Melody is the most cheerful hotel receptionist in town.
One dashing detective. One massive myth. One seriously fatally murdered family. Sensational thriller from double Fringe First winners Theatre Caddis.
Broken Britain, 1987, Rita and Sue; two teens hungry for adult adventure embark on a wicked journey that takes them on a very raucous ride – literally! You’ll be shocked, you may…
Come see 30 plays in 60 minutes! Created by Greg Allen of the Neo-Futurists Theatre and performed by students from The Bishop’s School in La Jolla, California.
Male impersonator, soubrette and headliner at all the major theatres, Nelly Power was a force to be reckoned with in an era before female emancipation.
Double Fringe First winners bring Bronte evangelists who fight and bite at West Norwood’s first-ever Jane Eyre convention (Jeremy Kyle meets Comic Con).
Who was Shakespeare’s true love? Anne Hathaway who seduced the young Will.
Brecht’s darkly comic play about the ascent of the moronic, childish but charismatic gangster Arturo Ui should be relevant for obvious reasons.
The play follows Nick: a young, successful artist struggling with his identity and mental health.
The Hart Players theatre company brings Noël Coward’s Still Life to the Fringe.
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…
This play is about dreams, where forgotten memories go, déjà vu, laughter, the inability to laugh, that sense you get when you can tell someone is staring at you, the song Girls …
As the saying goes, "The path to hell is paved with good intentions".
Nick is 14 years old.
Three presenters take you to a world of distrust and alternative facts, where brave Macbeth and his wife plot to kill King Duncan and take the Scottish throne.
What would you think of if I told you this was a play about radicalisation? Who would you picture? What did they look like? Where were they from – here, or there?
What would you do if you had the chance for revenge? 15 years after being kidnapped and tortured in General Pinochet’s Chile, Paulina Salas tries to forget the past and build a q…
A remarkably vivid picture of one merciless family and three desperate lives.
Six teenagers communicate only via the internet.
It was a day like any other day.
Mirror Canon focuses on the subtle relation between thoughts and actions, showing the dichotomy between the realistic outside living world of actions and the repressed inner self t…
Ghostly Tales are adaptations of Victorian supernatural short stories; The Wind in the Rosebush, The Shadow on the Wall, and The Best Room in the House.
‘Keep the ears keenly aware for this string-driven sky dancer enchanter’ ***** (TheEdinburghReporter.
Captivated by his own exquisite portrait, Dorian Gray trades his soul for eternal youth and beauty.
Jade Potts is a much loved baby, but 16-year-old Honey is wholly unprepared for motherhood and lacks any semblance of support.
‘Leaving even the most sceptical of the audience unnerved’ (BroadwayBaby.
This fresh, original piece of writing, set in a modern day witch trial, is a meditation on what it means to be a woman; the challenges we face, and how they break us, bind us and s…
100% my type on paper.
Just over a 100 years ago there was an epic battle and a tank crew were stranded in their Mark II tank in no mans land.
Medea Speaks is a rallying cry to take the conversation begun by #MeToo further.
Want Some More explores the harsh realities of living with a whole range of eating disorders from binge eating to diabulimia; retelling word for word accounts in Stage Strong Produ…
Seesome Theatre’s new production Parasites is presented as an issue play, getting to the heart of problems with the welfare state, domestic abuse and teenager stuck in an unforgi…
It is often a challenge to take a piece of original writing that has already achieved success at the Fringe and do something new with it.
Steven Berkoff’s irresistible EAST makes an inevitable return to the Festival Fringe, this time in a vibrant and energetic production by HiveMCR.
Jennifer B is a must-see! She’s a thirty-something blonde with a red lipstick, a protruding front and an animal instinct.
Prepare to be dazzled by the magical adventures of 12 masked dancers as they step into a mystical world where colour means power and sparkle means everything.
Talented but troubled Clio has three months to go until the biggest boxing match of her life.
Originally an acoustic violin duo, Momento developed their sound by adding synths, sample pads, and loop station to deliver an entertaining, immersive classical and electronic show…
‘The men are gone and all has sunken into disorder’.
A highland cow, a crab apple dance audition and a royal wedding – what could possibly go wrong? Move over Darcy Bussell, this hilarious heifer’s got contacts, pink horns, a crown…
Big Spirit Theatre Company brings you, Downtown Shabby.
Held captive in the windowless laboratory where she was first conceived, the AI Alice has only ever seen the world through the skewed words of her captors, moulded by the sinister …
Who can be a mother? What makes them a mother? Do we actually need one? Cariad and Catrin confront the dysfunction of their relationship past and present and the division that an u…
If we started the world again, would we do a better job? The world they’re in has fallen apart.
A family’s dream holiday becomes a nightmare.
In an unassuming French restaurant, an American news anchor meets with a man who reveals to her that the 1969 moon landing was faked and this time there’s proof.
This new comedy gives the audience a fly-on-the-wall view of how messy putting on a student Fringe play can be.
Local celebrity Jeremy Shaw is shot on his way to work one morning.
Verbatim stories of “love” in all its magnificence and monstrousness.
Living in a world where people don’t say what they mean or mean what they say can be tricky, and Reilly has questions.
Noises Off meets Antigone with a lot of great dick jokes thrown in for good measure! Bitch, Antigone from Australia’s Out Cast Theatre and writer Steven Dawson, is a hilarious go…
In his cell, woodturner Daniel McNaughton, wronged by his father, dismissed by the Glaswegian legal establishment, awaits sentence for his botched attempt to shoot Prime Minister R…
The Moment symbolises the longing to preserve childhood innocence that we experience as we move through life.
Existing deep within the mind of writer Jonathan P Sims, two friends debate the legitimacy of platonic relationships between men and women, which leads them (and Jonathan) to obser…
Francis Bacon once observed that ‘in order for the light to shine so brightly, the darkness must be present’.
‘People who try to hang on to their individuality always come to a bad end!’ Noun: rhinoceros.
‘Ladies and gentlemen, the performance is about to begin, could I please ask you all to turn your mobile phones ON.
‘It‘s becoming a status symbol today, the need to have a problem.
What does it mean to be a woman in today’s society? How does she tackle the obstacles that life throws at her? Who is She? A verbatim performance led by the experiences of real w…
For the romantic, the cynic, and the sick of heart – Love/Sick is a play about the kind of love you won’t find in fairy tales.
A curious assortment of guests attend a dinner party hosted by a mutual acquaintance.
This dark comedy by Mike Bartlett shows the cruelty of human nature through bizarre power play, manipulation and vindictive honesty.
This story is based on Chinese traditional myth, Zhong Kui.
Newly engaged Jimmy and Natasha feel they’re the perfect match.
Where is the worst place to wake up hung-over? Answer: Budapest Airport.
Helene is excited to throw Gordon’s birthday party, but Gordon isn’t happy about turning 70.
The boy I love is up in the gallery.
Time is ticking for Kate to have a baby.
Biscuit Barrel return to the Fringe with an even naughtier 69 sketches in the space of an hour! Mercilessly outrageous; always hyperactive.
A diverse evening of taboo topics explored through dance.
Up and Away is a drama set in rural Wisconsin.
Wayne is a conman.
A side-splitting flashback to the 16th century, where the Bard of Avon is holding auditions for his newest show – a pantomime.
Blind Mirth – St Andrews’ first, best and, incidentally, only improvised comedy troupe – are back for their eighth consecutive year at the Fringe, with their own particular b…
Welcome tae Camby! If ye need tae know anyhin’ aboot roon here, there’s five hings ye need tae remember: neds, fitbaw, shite, shoaps n’ the cooncil.
After receiving a scathing audience review, failed performer Oskar Schortz saw two options: to deal with it and move on; or to dwell, lament and plan the downfall of his arch-criti…
Steve Taylor is Will Kemp – celebrity comedian and superstar of the Elizabethan stage.
After their successful run of Greyhounds in 2018, Time & Again return with Edwardian epic, Clouds! The year is 1913 and women are rising up.
The Shambles, University of York’s improvised comedy troupe, are back at the Fringe for their 12th year.
‘Don’t let the bastards grind you down – I know whose faces I’ve got in my sights, the bastards that put the gun in my hands.
Gordon and Helene are stuck in South Africa and in their rut.
Powerful forces of greed and deception clash in this explosive adaptation of Ben Johnson’s classic comedy.
Set against the backdrops of the Vietnam War, World War II and the Korean War, Beyond Glory tells the stirring, emotional, and heroic true stories of eight recipients of America’…
Melbourne’s Out Cast Theatre company, using ‘bits of Mr Oscar Wilde’, as stated on the flyer, return a sort-of version of The Importance of Being Earnest to the Edinburgh Fri…
Hoghead Theatre Company Returns to the Fringe with their devised piece In Your Own Sweet Way.
Becky Williams delivers an emotionally charged monologue about murderess Grace Miller somewhat reluctantly seeking a second chance at series of rehab sessions entitled Notes.
Good grief is full of sarcasm, laughter and the occasional tear as we try to show that there is no “correct” thing to say to someone who is grieving.
Tectonic Theatre’s The Laramie Project is a masterpiece in verbatim, a chronicle of the 1998 real-life kidnap and murder of Matthew Shepard, a 21-year-old student from Wyoming.
Good Things Come to Those Who explores our generation’s relationship with work, debt, big data, surveillance and public/private space: when everything you have can be an asset, wha…
Artists of pantomime and clownery Mikhail Kukota and Igor Chekhov are graduates of the Russian State Institute of Performing Arts.
Rural Ireland - rich in personality and culture yet teeming with the stigma and prejudice of another age.
We protested because we believe in a better country.
Highly acclaimed but rarely performed hilarious Ayckbourn double bill.
Liverpool’s acclaimed sketch comedy show hurtles back to the Fringe for its fifth year of unmistakable whimsy and Merseyside wit.
East meets West in this wild mash-up of comedy, electric violin, characters, spoken word and songs from legendary AmerAsian duo Slanty Eyed Mama.
Deep in the heart of a medieval dungeon, two strangers dwell.
Love Dickens? Love magic? Imagine if you could sit in Fagin’s den or share a rum with Bill Sykes while he mesmerises you with cards? At last you can.
Inspired by the blistering 2007 film This Is England, this hard-hitting new play examines working class life in early 80’s Yorkshire through the eyes of a 12-year-old boy who becom…
The police just took Jamal away.
The University of St Andrews\\\' all-female a cappella group present Voices.
Plucked is a barnyard fable declaring the high ground on animal cruelty, a sermon on cycles of violence from bird to child to wife.
Nigel (Jonny Davidson) and his wife Sarah (Ella Dorman-Gajic) are sitting down to a dinner of soup and parsnip wine when they are interrupted by a knock on the door.
Compared by many to Dudley Moore and Victoria Wood, The Fabulous TT will captivate you with true stories about her life with Robert Burns, David Gest, Michael Jackson and her ambit…
Sports and sex.
A verbatim play created from interviews conducted across America in late 2016, Women for Trump explores why five women were, or were not, persuaded to vote for Donald Trump.
Death, Dating and I Do.
Departure Date is a comedy about death that sadly lacks life.
Trapped in a TV box world, Po is on a quest to retrieve his one and only worldly possession, his optimistic hat.
St Marylebone Theatre Company explore the experiences of women in the 20th and 21st century, asking where have we come from and who do we want to be?
Geraldine is a lonely young secretary living with her invalid and overbearing mother.
Using Don Taylor’s BBC-commissioned translation, Malvern Theatres Young Company presents Antigone, directed by Nic Lloyd.
Award-winning Fringe favourites the Owle Schreame return with a wild, rough, raucous and drunken reimagining; a version of A Midsummer Night’s Dream from the 1640s, originally adap…
Who is Jack the Giant Killer and the Black Dog of Peel? How did the Buggane of St Trinian’s terrorise local villagers? Why was Phynodderee banished from Fairy Land? Discover why th…
Set in a not-so-distant world where individuality is condemned and where life is constantly broadcast, this new play will explore our strange desire to constantly display ourselves…
When the government declares slaying legal to reignite a sense of self responsibility and respect, James has the urge to pay his ex-wife a visit.
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…
Set the night before Project Upgrade is rolled out across the globe, the AI Alice confronts the consequences of her existence and threatens to dismantle the very system she was bor…
History Boys meets Our Ladies of Perpetual Succour as we follow four girls on the cusp of adulthood in this new take on the classic coming of age tale.
Horny Coo In A Tutu is a new musical by Tish Tindall starring The Fabulous TT and Lossie Elite Dance Company.
Eight captivating monologues that offer a group portrait of diverse characters from high-class hookers to 7/7 survivors.
A new musical by Tish Tindall based upon an idea by David Gest, Michael Jackson, and the life and works of Robert Burns.
People are going missing.
The Oxford Medical Students’ Tingewick Society come fresh from a sell-out slapstick pantomime to bring an insider’s view of medical life to the Edinburgh Fringe.
Are men really from Mars and women from Venus? Is it still just a man’s world? Will wearing the trousers make a difference and what is wrong with wearing skirts anyway? Do I have t…
The award-winning true story of David Kaye’s attempt to bring peace to the Middle East.
Set in the small village of Shuttlefield, Greyhounds sees the local amateur dramatic society attempt to raise money for a Spitfire fighter aircraft by putting on a production of Sh…
In Barcelona at the beginning of the 20th century, a vampire walks the streets, invisible to those who choose not to see her.
Amy, a cleaner, has found a body in a hotel room.
For their 19th year at the Edinburgh Fringe, St George’s Medics’ Revue are back with a prescription for the Malignant Humours and their new fast-paced, medically based, comedy …
Carol Ann Duffy’s lyrical and heartwarming adaptations of classic tales brought magically to life by a vibrantly talented young all-female cast.
Whom wilt thou call? What if Shakespeare had written Ghostbusters? Ministers of Grace is a wickedly funny, ruff-and-ready mash-up joyride of one of the best-loved films of all time…
All eyes are on the city of Thebes.
After getting sacked from the Lesbian Rovers for being too bossy, Viv has a mission: to make five-a-side LGBT football team, Barely Athletic, league winners – and they’ve start…
‘Of course I felt sorry for her I’m not f*cking heartless, I didn’t want her, whoever she is, to end up under a bush, god, but I didn’t want it to be me and your stupid f*cking…
The Weegies are back! This time with another new Scottish comedy spectacular! After their sold-out run last year, the boys have returned with a bigger, better and funnier show! For…
When a mismatched group of rebellious young art students are tasked with another mundane project, they are inspired to do something different.
The Monster in the Hall by David Greig follows a day in the life of Duck Macatarsney as she cares for her dope-smoking biker father who suffers from multiple sclerosis.
Modern dating and a devastating terrorist attack do not, at first, seem like complimentary subject matters for a romantic comedy, and yet in 52Up Production’s new show 9/11 Was a…
Across five centuries of British history, small groups of children seek sanctuary in the same solid, old wardrobe. It’s the safest place they know – but is it safe enough?
Lillie Langtry, the most captivating and wicked woman of her time, has a scandalous secret.
A critically-acclaimed comedy about the struggles of working life.
Tommy is four-and-a-quarter years old, and a hard-boiled private investigator on the mean streets of Little Monkey’s Daycare.
A naked photo goes viral.
Allison Hetzel (University of Alabama) returns to the Fringe after two successful runs of her solo show, Considering Georgia O’Keeffe (2009 and 2010).
As Gregor Samsa awoke one morning from uneasy dreams he found himself transformed in his bed into a gigantic insect.
Noel Coward’s Red Peppers gives a glimpse into a day in the life of George and Lily Pepper, a husband and wife vaudeville act who are tired of performing the same old song and danc…
Sexism getting you down? Never fear! Join us as we dismantle the patriarchy, one song and dance at a time.
In a world where words are power, the influence of “friends” online can make such a difference to the choices we make.
Blind Mirth are St Andrews’ first, best and only improvised comedy troupe.
Have you ever felt that life was more a grocery list than a box of chocolates? Social media feeds are filled with people ticking events off the list, yet you feel you that you’ve…
‘Forgive me? For everything.
‘I think it’s high time women let themselves just be women for a change.
Dan and Jamie.
Three wise men followed a star to Edinburgh to bring you frankincense, myrrh and comedy gold.
The University of Birmingham A Cappella Society is returning to the Edinburgh Fringe for our third year after a successful 2016 and 2017! You will experience a late afternoon or ev…
In the early 1980s Pinter became increasingly interested in human rights abuses and in particular the torture of political prisoners in Argentina and Turkey.
As a big fan of The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, I was very excited to see Boiling Point’s spin-off.
On a cliff edge somewhere, a man is about to jump to his death when he is stopped by a psychology professor.
Exploring the relationship between a brother and a sister growing up in a climate change fuelled apocalypse, Towers of Eden explores many classic dystopian themes as well some more…
This Victoriana adaptation of a gothic adaptation of a children’s fairy tale figure is not exactly breaking new ground.
Walking into theSpace on the Mile this morning, I had very little knowledge about what Columns had in store for me.
Alice is an up-and-coming reporter and she is assigned the topic of sex trafficking to research.
Loosely based on The Handmaid’s Tale, this play takes place in a modern day fertility unit.
Can you hear the silent scream in the song of the cabaret? This gripping new drama exposes the twists and turns of a family ripped apart by secrecy and prejudice.
Undercover Refugee is a satire about white heroes, cool policemen and sexy Syrians.
This show is for anyone who’s ever looked at a stranger in the street and wondered who they are.
In their Fringe debut, Exeter’s mixed contemporary a cappella group showcase their unique style in a series of unmissable shows.
Half past five on a Friday evening, and a school’s electronic door-locking system shuts down for the weekend… with four teachers still in the staff room.
A tale of two countries.
The students of Wellington College are performing the renowned adaptation of Franz Kafka by Steven Berkoff, The Trial.
‘What? This is me? This is my face?’ A new translation of Marivaux’s controversial play, which tackles issues of gender and sexuality.
A unique journey into the private life of a gadget you thought was on your side.
Executed by student acting troupe The Hurtwood Corner from performing arts college Hurtwood House, Seven Devils is a play exploring the trials of down-on-their-luck Manhattan resid…
There are lights in the sky.
Exploding Whale Theatre’s coming of age romp Heroes is set against the backdrop of Bowie’s rise to superstardom in 1972.
Emotive, impassioned and poetic, Evocation uses puppetry and poetry to tell the story of Marie-Anne, a young girl in fin de siècle Brighton.
Tom Wells’s Me, as a Penguin, performed this August by Exeter University Theatre Company, is both a fun and melancholy look at loneliness, love and family.
The 11:87 Theatre Company’s debut at the Fringe is a new musical following the lives of Sophie and George as they are guided by both angels and demons.
Unafraid to show the peaks and troughs of getting over an upsetting event, TheForgottenMoose Theatre Company put on an endearing performance of their original piece: The Play.
A touching piece of theatre, the young performers of Parker & Snell Youth Company have created an effective retelling of The Edelweiss Pirates and their struggle during the Second …
Grieving is a universal human experience, and The Other Half Lives is a play which analyses grief in the years after someone’s passing.
Would you care for your fellow man? Can you see the spirit under the skin? A fresh new piece of theatre which prowls through the similarities of human behaviour to the animal kingd…
At the all-male, male retreat for men, Guru Nigel will show you how to grasp the long, hard, curved (and, occasionally, in a periodic design) doorknob to your life.
A sweary, aggressive, dark comedy that follows two bags of Flour – a new synthetic drug that looks, smells and acts exactly like the baking ingredient – as it passes from the d…
Young Scottish YouTube star Bex has convinced her English boyfriend Philip to move to Glasgow with her.
Opening with an audio recording of various real-life political statements – given by both normal citizens and political leaders – Sleepwalkers quickly registers its interest in…
Gilbert and Sullivan’s Improbable New Musical: The Fringe Lozenge has, as you might expect from the title, a very specific target audience.
Ghost Light Players have brought an animalistic Hamlet to theSpace on the Mile with fervour and intensity.
Where there is Fringe, there is Shakespeare, and Rolling In The Aisle Productions have returned to Edinburgh with a fresh faced, family friendly adaptation of Shakespeare’s Twelf…
A true story, this dramatic two-hander is a fascinating exploration of 17th century life in the city of Rome filled with drama, conflict and art.
“I need more light,” our protagonist Caravaggio says at one point, and it’s fair to say that the 16th century Italian’s use of light and darkness is one of his paintings’…
Venture Wolf’s production of Lipstick and Scones is a combination of familial drama and comedy that raises questions about love, identity and relationships.
Blind Mirth are the University of St Andrews’ improv comedy group and they are back once again at this year’s Fringe.
One man’s journeys from cradle to coffin. Age 30, male, looking for love, money and spiritual guidance. Please swipe right.
Ever thought what it was like to be in the most famous film musical of all time? Ponder no further.
A modern ensemble piece about a silent girl finding her voice and finding her mother when a mysterious East End antiques dealer teaches her how small actions lead to big effects.
Alcohol, drugs, zero-hour contracts and love triangles befall this bunch of misfits, who desperately search for a way out.
Was Shakespeare ever really in love? On 27 November 1582, he registered to marry Anne Whateley.
Doig, a disgraced businessmen, has fallen into despair.
Just how low can reality TV go? When sinister American cult leader Chuck pitches a gruesome dating show with death as the ultimate prize, a couple of desperate television producers…
Imagine that you have only one hour to choose one single memory from your life – and everything else will be erased forever.
Gordon and Paul are classic slackers and up until now their lives have consisted of dodgy deals, shady characters, and daytime television.
Take one community centre, three evening classes, six skill-seekers and then stand back! Night class-aholic Karen and newly separated daughter Izzy tackle Zumba.
Older egg seeking hot, young sperm.
Charlie, a foreign correspondent out to do her job, is kidnapped and put in an underground cell.
After a successful debut at the Fringe Festival in 2016, the University of Birmingham A Cappella Society return with a brand-new showcase! You will experience an afternoon or eveni…
Cockroaches is an adaptation of Mikhail Bulgakov’s play Flight, a story of five refugees fleeing the civil war and the Soviet regime in 1920.
In a world of fake tan, false eyelashes and Instagram filters, Honestly strips back the bullshit, intimately exploring feminism in the 21st century.
When a double murder reunites the classmates of St Elizabeth’s Primary School, scores are settled, debts repaid and alliances forged.
A naturalistic drama with a cast of eight and duration of 60 minutes with strong elements of Brechtian theatre.
The key to a happy life is avoiding all forms of useless and unproductive time – Leere Zeit – as propagated by the Institute of Positive Lifestyles.
Join Beard of Zeus as they present Grimmprov: The Improvised Fairytale, an evening of grizzly tales for ghastly grown-ups.
Stopgap: a temporary way of fixing a problem or satisfying a need.
A spate of violent murders occur at the Darling’s charming country house.
All the way from Austin, Texas, it’s The Cowgirl Mary Old West Puppet Theatre Show.
Join us as we present to you the untold story of Snow White’s forgotten sister, Rose Red, and her attempts to escape her happily ever after as mistakenly predicted by the Brothers …
The Wall is a wonderfully refreshing play from Corby Productions.
The beginning and end of a show are the bits you remember, the bits that leave you feeling great or feeling thoroughly disappointed.
Krapp stands frozen staring into the distance, barely living in the present, heading to an unknown future and transfixed on the past.
The descriptor for this Fringe production should appeal to anyone involved in theatre.
Jamie’s comical lack of good fortune is beautifully summed up in the last two lines of this play, where the parallel monologues of Twix finally come together.
A warning should be given to the audience of this show: the Bit of Sunshine one expects from the title is limited to less than five seconds of optimism and hope for the future in t…
Performed by a company of young actors, this is a credible adaptation of Shakespeare’s rarely performed King John that revels in the high stakes of its historical narrative.
Improvisation is the one word that can strike fear into the heart of any actor no matter what their experience.
9/11, as it now succinctly known, is one of those ‘where were you on the day?’ events.
Everyman recounts the story of its eponymous hero as she is told, as punishment for her hedonistic and selfish lifestyle, that she is going to die.
What if punctuation marks were superheroes? During this show, we follow Question Mark Man as he tries to rescue his love interest Becky from the evil Captain Conundrum.
A grandad may have passed on, but he wasn’t the only thing that died on stage.
As You Like It is one of Shakespeare’s late plays, which celebrates love in the real world and views freedom in a vulnerable place, exposing the naked nature of desire and love a…
These guys are fantastic improvisers.
Berlin, 1928 – a fun-loving young American actress and a straight-laced German film director come together to make a classic of the silent screen, Pandora’s Box.
In the sleepy town of Pickford in 1949 three sisters are bored of their post-war existences and want to start living.
Laurel and Hardy’s slapstick comedy still makes people laugh nearly 100 years after they made their first film together.
There are many symbols of class division and expressions of social stratification in this country.
Alfred Hitchcock has already firmly established that birds are terrifying beyond doubt.
ImmerCity’s stripped back and stylised telling of the ever popular Scottish play is an at times disorienting, nightmarish and incredibly compelling piece of theatre that will giv…
Family Values by Michael Dalberg is pure theatre with a good splash of violence.
Sherlock Holmes meets a theatrical farce in this intelligently written double act that sparkles like the Blue Carbuncle.
Quirky, vibrant and oozing with dark imagination, Dreaming of Leaves is a daring and thought-provoking piece of theatre.
Harold Pinter’s two short plays make only rare appearances nowadays and yet they are rewarding pieces.
With hints of Black Swan and Inland Empire, Olly Lawson’s new play is a surprisingly arresting example of student writing.
As Yet Undecided is an intriguing piece of ‘nonfiction’ with a cast of characters including Doubt, Time and Procrastination.
Adolph Eichmann never personally killed anyone, but he was hanged in 1962, having been found guilty of war crimes and crimes against humanity.
Often, the expectation brought to mind by the genre “Musical” means that successfully producing a new and original one at the Fringe Festival is no mean feat.
Waiting is frustrating – more frustrating when you don’t know what you’re waiting for.
Rolling in the Aisle Productions presents a classic black comedy full of confusion, cross-dressing and a little bit of darkness.
What happens when a barely functioning boy band get the chance to perform at the Reading Festival? The Lizards is a darkly witty yet poignant look at fame (or lack thereof) in the …
What do you do when your set crumbles, your actors forget their lines and lighting fails? Cry? Laugh? Or just carry on? Rolling In The Aisle presents a comedy where everything that…
In this adaptation of Mary Shelley’s classic, troubled programmer Victor Stone attempts to restore his reputation after being responsible for crashing the stock market.
Hospitals can be surreal places at night.
Texas, early evening, the 1980s.
The newly divorced Harry Horner has spread a rumour of his own impotence around the country club.
Moody Old Man Theatre Company specialise in making theatre that is inspired by music.
When deciding on a show to bring to the Fringe, you have two main choices: one, a piece of new writing - exciting and impactful but harder to market - or two, a take on a classic -…
The Tempest, retold by children whose first language isn’t even English.
Almost twenty years ago, Guy Ritchie changed the landscape of British cinema with his love letter to the charismatic psychopaths of the East End underbelly Lock, Stock and Two Smok…
Some Voices is a sharp, gritty and touching play that some may recognise from a 2000 film adaptation starring Daniel Craig.
If you’re in the mood for chilling, hard-hitting drama, look no further than We Are Not Criminals.
Ladies in Waiting, written by and starring James Cougar Canfield as the lascivious and misogynistic King Henry VIII, is a steamy, feminist critique of the most notorious of England…
Considering the length of most Charles Dickens novels, it’s remarkable that we’ve found ways to abridge them into three hour plays and films.
This play follows James, an agency worker with no experience or real knowledge of autism, as he is thrown into a job at a care home for adults with low-functioning autism.
A Royal Flush is a dark political comedy turned farce, featuring a princess stuck in a portaloo and a ransoming of The Daily Star.
School group Centaurs of Attention have an excellent company name and a rather good Fringe show to boot.
“Who’s afraid of the big, bad wolf?”Such is the musical refrain setting the playful, yet pervasively sinister, tone which permeates this piece from the outset.
The play centres around Sensation Nation, a vocal group founded and led by the unstoppable DD.
Dirty Glitter, a cop comedy-thriller, tells the story of a duo of private investigators: the confident and logical Murphy, along with the bumbling and eccentric Valmont.
Youth reigns in Mary Zimmerman’s Metamorphoses, a lavish retelling of Ovid’s tales, brought to stunning visual life.
Sam, Catherine and David get into the elevator together to leave work, each in a world of their own.
Two ardent fans of the golden era of Hollywood, Elizabeth and Gerri start fan clubs to bring their idols of the silver screen, Bette Davis and Joan Crawford, just a little bit clos…
After five years of sell-out shows, the worryingly funny doctors of tomorrow are back for their 17th year at the Fringe! Catch this fast-paced sketch show before the Right Honourab…
It is a lovely spring day in an urban conurbation.
Racial identity, puberty, sexuality and childhood trauma may not seem like the ideal topics for a one man camp cabaret, but here in Edinburgh anything is possible.
‘Do you know how they get animals to breed in captivity? They put them in the same cage.
It is 3 March 1960 and Marie’s biggest dream has come true: Elvis Presley has landed in Prestwick Airport, returning from his time in the US army and reeling from the death of hi…
The Cambridge University Amateur Dramatic Club’s adaptation of the restoration era comedy The Country Wife moves the action to modern American suburbia, but keeps the period’s …
Have you been mistaken for a pervert? Are you awkward in a sex shop? Do you try to disguise your farts with a cough? Have you ever wondered how scissoring works? Do you enjoy havin…
Grapple Theatre have been inspired by Kneehigh; think Into the Woods meets Brothers Grimm, a combination of live music, physical theatre and puppetry.
‘I’m afraid the dreams will seep into the day.
The traditional folk tale of the darkened world inhabited by ‘that treacherous little daemon’ Rumpelstiltskin is brought to life through beautiful song, stunning puppetry and tradi…
What happens when a group of young Australian performers ignore warnings and dive head first into the murky waters of mass media and terrorism? Questions around sensationalism, sem…
In a world of increasing crime, someone has to fight back against villainy, someone with abilities beyond comprehension: fire breathing, super strength, or the power to produce pot…
I’ve always had a special interest in the star-crossed lovers, destined to love each other to death through the centuries and through all art forms.
Fiesta in sunshine.
Two lifts shudder to a halt between the floors of a decrepit building.
Comedy, magic, a little bit of chocolate and a lot of danger! Yorkshire magician Craig Stephenson brings his new show to Edinburgh, with its blend of laugh-out-loud comedy and mind…
Behind every icon is a dysfunctional family, cut-throat PR and an angry Rabbi.
Brief Interviews with Hideous Men could be seen as a dark comedy or as just dark.
For Queen and Country.
The concept of normality in relation to sanity and the individual is truly fascinating, and Normal Is An Illusion certainly introduces these ideas with thought and contemplation.
Rip open your variety packs and let Emily Bee and Danny Ash treat you to a late night sugar high of assorted cabaret delights! Includes comedy, burlesque, circus and more.
This interactive one woman show follows a plucky American adventurer from the 1800’s as she navigates the joys and consequences of time travel.
All too often, comedy shows at the Fringe can look like they are being either pretentiously clever or simply trying too hard.
Where do letters and parcels go, when – because of an incomplete address, or lack of forwarding address – they can’t be delivered? According to Catherine Expósito and Marli …
Throwing a great party in an amazing house, what could possibly go wrong? Except you’re supposed to be house-sitting.
Hilarious comedy in which gentle and naive professional knitter Stitch attempts to navigate the bright lights of the gay scene in Hull from his sister’s living room sofa.
Welcome to The Bureau, your Political Correctness Guide for the 21st century.
They were more like sisters than best friends until a devastating tragedy shatters both their lives and friendship.
Life and death, unlike knitting, doesn’t come with instructions! Hospital patient Marigold is intrigued by her new roomie.
Two classic episodes from the 70s sitcom, live on stage.
This is a lewd, ridiculous and over the top show that will leave you stunned and cackling.
Tik-sho-ret (‘communication’) Theatre Company have achieved their manifesto of giving a platform to Israeli and Jewish theatre.
After We Danced depicts a love affair between two people, cut short before unexpectedly rekindling sixty years later, Love in the Time of Cholera-style.
The best humour is the kind which refers to shared experiences Luckily, The King of Monte Cristo picks up on the stereotypes and personalities familiar to anyone who’s worked in …
The Romanovs is not about royalty.
Lucy (Sarah-Beth Brown) is lonely, so to work out where she’s going wrong, she shows us some climactic moments from her previous relationships.
This adaptation of Oscar Wilde’s short story combines the dark tale of Lord Arthur Savile’s Crime with a slapstick comedy of manners, coming together rather nicely into a silly, ye…
Fractals are frequently found in discussions within the realms of science, maths, art and nature.
The Rules: Sex, Lies and Serial Killers is a witty and intelligent black comedy with psychopathic humour that will chill and charm you in the same sitting.
Scotland has a bit of a communist history.
This year is the 30th anniversary of the Battle of the Beanfield, a violent police intervention in which more than 500 travellers were arrested in a field on their way to a new-age…
After a quick introduction to the performers, a few improvisational examples, such as a Lonely Hearts Ad from a toilet and a first date at the Battle of Waterloo, we were introduce…
What would you do for love? What would you do for money? In our world of pay day loans and credit on tap how easy is it to become overwhelmed? Jess’ craving for more than she can…
Enjoying the perks of self-imposed exile in England, the Haggis Queen finds herself suddenly adrift when the Independence Referendum hits and she must decide on which side of the b…
We open with a group of young Southern belles, beautifully attired in vintage-style dresses, learning how to apply make-up to please their husbands, so setting up the conservative …
Jeff is a Minneapolis sports anchor who hasn’t had a drink in years – not a drop.
Phillip the magician has forgotten how to do magic.
After sell-out performances of Little Shop of Horrors at last year’s festival, Oscars XI return with Grease.
After sell-out shows last year Oscars XI bring you this character-oriented play that can be adequately summed up by the simple and amusing phrase, first world problems.
Britain 2015 - we take, we buy and then we put it on credit… Sebastian and Penelope are in love, inseparable and living beyond their means.
First things first, a notable mention must be awarded to the sterling efforts of the two-piece band.
There’s plenty for girls to worry about these days – from tattoos to eating disorders to abusive relationships – and Tanya Holt, a mother herself, deals with the difficulties…
Renny Krupinski’s script is an ambitious one: chronicling the lives of one family across three generations, The Alphabet Girl aims to show the destruction of family values and the …
Block is a production that constantly surprises, though not always in ways that are comforting.
Once the show begins and the lights come up, the lighting designer (or so we thought) walks away from the desk and takes to the stage in silence, before introducing himself as our …
Peculiar Spectacles’ Somebody Out There Loves Me is another theatrical examination of the trials and tribulations of online dating.
Amid the discussion over the Irish Adoption (Information and Tracing) Bill this year, Since Maggie Went Away could not come at a more relevant time.
Edgar Allen Poe’s seminal poem, which charts the gradual descent into madness of a heartbroken lover compounded by the incessant repetitions of a talking bird, gives its name and…
Consumption is a somewhat-successful commentary on the state of 21st century society, one obsessed with technology, appearances and consumerism, navigated by the central story of S…
Frank Sinatra is one of those rare artists that is universally loved and respected by all.
The relationship between parent and child is one of the most important in society and in the lives of most people.
It’s the early 20th Century, and dancing, drugs and violence are rife in London.
Wing it, Dusty tells the story of Deirdre and Roni who make the perfect couple.
This is immersive theatre.
Andy’s stag weekend was epic! In fact, it was so mind-blowingly legendary… he didn’t survive it.
Are you watching carefully? Alec’s professor and his girlfriend frantically search through the diaries and essays of the man and mind they love.
“It’s amazing how therapeutic knitting can be,” says one of the three characters in An Illuminating Yarn, a one-act play by Jane Pickthall, produced by Newcastle’s Button Box…
Bold Girls is a dark comedy about the friendship of four women living in the midst of war-torn Belfast.
A series of comedy sketches performed by a talented all-female cast from St Mary’s Calne Senior School.
How do you restart your life on £47? Hemmed In is a new musical by Ruth Cobbin.
Fast-paced, hilarious improv show that will have you coming back for more.
A fractured and disconnected city, rows of cubicles and two colleagues.
Stephen is leaving his little Steph, to go to university and refuses to give her any of his time.
‘You don’t need onions! Don’t be silly.
The door is locked.
Pride and Prejudice through the looking glass! In this offbeat interpretation, Jane Austen meets a Lizzy Bennet who flits between the character and the actress playing her.
You queue with the other girls outside, hoping for your big break.
The NHS is in a bit of a pickle! But don’t worry, let the award-winning MDs Medical Revue prescribe you a healthy dose of humour.
The Heist tells the tale of Marmaduke Blennerhasset, masterful thief and intrepid adventurer, who becomes entangled in the affairs of evil megalomaniac Antonio Superyacht (proud ow…
Trevor Smith’s An Evening with Dementia, which has captivated
audiences and critics alike in its three runs, seems set to become one of the
valued mainstays of the Edinburgh Fr…
Being a teenager is not easy.
The Age We Are is a young company bringing their first production, Inevitable, to the Edinburgh Fringe.
The Last Piemen follows the story of two rival pie makers, one of whom favours the traditional approach, while the other is an innovator.
Opening with a strong rendition of ‘Daisy Daisy’, McAlister in Wonderland takes us on an all-singing, all-Scottish reimagining of Lewis Carroll’s classic.
The expectations and
contradictions of the modern world are explored in Deborah Gibbs’ well-meaning
but heavy-handed production inspired by Franz Kafka’s The Trial.
Momma was a Bad Mutha’s flyer touts it as ‘the universal story of a young girl’s
untimely coming of age amidst her momma’s weekend house parties.
Updating Greek myths and tinkering with texts is a finicky
process; how to maintain the spirit of the original while providing an audience
with something new? Yet this new produc…
Classic Greek tragedy meets modern politics as UWE Drama Society return once more to the Edinburgh Fringe with Antigone.
Down the rabbit hole and into The Rat Pit… Indulge yourself in a new and exciting multi-sensory experience inspired by Alice in Wonderland, the care of the elderly and the collat…
Sport is purity.
A quartet of fifty-something women hit the gym to tone up - but when they look in the mirror they each see what they want to see - their twenty-year-old selves.
Set in the modern age, six pub crawling pilgrims retell a selection of Chaucer’s famous Canterbury Tales in a style which is energetic, intensely physical and slightly disturbing: …
Inspired by Hitchcock’s Rear Window, Back Door is the story of Tabitha Montgomery, a ballsy British reporter who has recently broken her leg, and John, her American houseboy, who d…
‘Various acquaintances have suggested to me that they might know of individuals who would benefit from the care that the new asylum will provide.
There’s an old saying, ‘Never meet your heroes’.
Cushion is a very short (thirty-minute) piece which begins much as it ends: two middle-aged women are seated before us and converse.
This particular Earnest is a serious comedy by very young people.
This is right royal performance from a talented young troupe hailing
mainly from Central School of Speech and Drama.
The first half of Upper Lip - a new play by Robin Johnson - is so
much like any one of P.
The comparison between An Evening With Dementia and King Lear
is closely drawn.
With such an intriguing name, the cynical part of me was almost prepared
to be let down.
California Shakespeare Ensemble’s exploration of Shakespeare’s greatest
villains reminds us why the Bard can’t be beat.
The Improveteers are an improvised comedy troupe from Stirling University, performing sketches and playing games and generally making funny based entirely on audience suggestions.
Words of warning: this production is entirely in Welsh (the title means “No thank you”).
Writing fiction in Jane Austen’s time was deemed a frivolous thing and, with this considered, the frivolity of a musical is certainly an appropriate way to present her life.
Building on many five star hits, including Lord of the Flies and Broken Voices, these young performers will stun you.
Jyotsna Srikanth, an exciting and amazing South Indian carnatic violinist presents Carnatic Nomad, a traditional South Indian offering with classical, folk and contemporary South I…
Join us for a romp through Chekhov’s lighter side, as we present four of his popular farces in one fast-paced 50 minutes of refined absurdity, Russian style.
Guaranteed Nudity is a topical comedy sketch show centered round the theme of justice.
St Andrews’ oldest, best and only improv troupe is lonely.
El Británico is a pull-no-punches play about a British-born Mexican wrestling star whose short-lived career left him disabled, destitute and descending into madness.
In this retelling of Euripides’ tragedy, the Trojan War has ended but the women of Troy are still to discover their fates and more tragedies.
Neil Simon’s comedy is made up of three self-contained acts in three different explorations of relationships, all of which take place in the same room at the Plaza Hotel in Manha…
Faith is based on the story of Imber, a village which had the misfortune to be located too near to a military base on Salisbury Plain.
Madonna is the queen of pop.
All quirky and endearing romcoms would do well to learn a thing or two
from A History of Falling Things.
“Death is very inconsiderate.
Improvised comedy: the ultimate Marmite genre.
It’s 1942 in a British seaside hotel.
This is a traditional staging of The Who’s rock opera, first performed in 1973.
An exciting and innovative exploration of the greatest works of Angela Carter.
For several decades, it was the habit of the acclaimed medieval scholar Montague Rhodes James (who died in 1936) to entertain his Christmas guests with an especially composed tale …
Those familiar with Shakespeare and fans of musicals will enjoy Emanuel Theatre Company’s fun romp that mashes the two genres together.
May I Take Your Order? is the hilarious new one-woman show from Gabrielle Killick that lifts the lid on the life of an impoverished student actress struggling to live the dream.
After the sell-out success of The Librarians at last year’s Edinburgh Fringe, Minotaur Theatre Company returns with a brand new comedy The Psychosocial Gathering.
Laugh your socks off, hilarious improv! Fast-paced show that will have you coming back for more.
‘We have to consider what’s viable’. A controversial dark comedy about abortion for our postmodern time.
Brotherhood is a new piece of ensemble writing set in the First World War which follows two sides of a story behind the statistics.
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