Boogie Shoes Silent Disco Walking Party with a Scottish Twist

Boogie Shoes Silent Disco Walking Party with a Scottish Twist

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. 

All My Stupid Jobs

All My Stupid Jobs

Broadway / West End veteran Timothy Quinlan exposes the humbling truth about life in musical theatre. 

Love and Information

Love and Information

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… 

Strike!

Strike!

Sex, thugs and bowling balls. 

Virginia Woolf's Orlando, Adapted by Sarah Ruhl

Virginia Woolf's Orlando, Adapted by Sarah Ruhl

Orlando, an attractive, swashbuckling, time-travelling nobleman, favourite of Queen Elizabeth and lover of Princess Sasha, lives over 500 years. 

The Turn of the Screw

The Turn of the Screw

An adaptation of Henry James’ classic ghost story. 

Double Date! The Musical

Double Date! The Musical

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. 

Once Lost: A New Musical

Once Lost: A New Musical

A powerful musical about living with dementia. 

The House Is on Fire

The House Is on Fire

It’s 2086. 

Boot

Boot

Boot – a new one-act play by Eliza Williams. 

Doctor Faustus

Doctor Faustus

Greed, corruption and damnation are rampant in this one-man adaptation of the Elizabethan classic. 

The Kettling

The Kettling

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. 

The Railway Children

The Railway Children

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. 

Shrek: The Panto

Shrek: The Panto

In a world where we ignore any films past Shrek 2. 

There's No Mystery in Murder!

There's No Mystery in Murder!

Murder has come to a quiet Yorkshire village where nothing ever happens. 

Accidental Death of an Anarchist

Accidental Death of an Anarchist

Anarchist: noun; a person who rebels against any authority or established order. 

Small Histories

Small Histories

Six generations of women, their lives spanning 100 years from the final months of World War One to the present. 

Melody

Melody

Melody is the most cheerful hotel receptionist in town. 

Marie Lloyd Stole My Life

Marie Lloyd Stole My Life

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. 

Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind

Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind

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. 

I Want Hercules

I Want Hercules

One dashing detective. One massive myth. One seriously fatally murdered family. Sensational thriller from double Fringe First winners Theatre Caddis.  

Half a Dozen Jane Eyres

Half a Dozen Jane Eyres

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). 

Amorous Tales of Shakespeare

Amorous Tales of Shakespeare

Who was Shakespeare’s true love? Anne Hathaway who seduced the young Will. 

Rita, Sue and Bob Too

Rita, Sue and Bob Too

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… 

The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui

The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui

Brecht’s darkly comic play about the ascent of the moronic, childish but charismatic gangster Arturo Ui should be relevant for obvious reasons. 

The 27 Club

The 27 Club

The play follows Nick: a young, successful artist struggling with his identity and mental health. 

Still Life by Noël Coward

Still Life by Noël Coward

The Hart Players theatre company brings Noël Coward’s Still Life to the Fringe. 

Cathy: A Retelling of Wuthering Heights

Cathy: A Retelling of Wuthering Heights

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

This Play Is Not About Me

This Play Is Not About Me

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 … 

Everyman

Everyman

As the saying goes, "The path to hell is paved with good intentions". 

Chatroom

Chatroom

Six teenagers communicate only via the internet. 

Fear Here and Terror There

Fear Here and Terror There

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? 

Macbeth

Macbeth

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. 

Death and the Maiden

Death and the Maiden

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… 

One Good Beating

One Good Beating

A remarkably vivid picture of one merciless family and three desperate lives. 

10:31, MCR

10:31, MCR

It was a day like any other day. 

Dorian Gray

Dorian Gray

Captivated by his own exquisite portrait, Dorian Gray trades his soul for eternal youth and beauty. 

Love Me Out: The Opera

Love Me Out: The Opera

100% my type on paper. 

She Shall Not Be Moved

She Shall Not Be Moved

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… 

Notes from Shetland to Shanghai

Notes from Shetland to Shanghai

‘Keep the ears keenly aware for this string-driven sky dancer enchanter’ ***** (TheEdinburghReporter. 

The Graveyard Shift

The Graveyard Shift

‘Leaving even the most sceptical of the audience unnerved’ (BroadwayBaby. 

Mirror Canon

Mirror Canon

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

Ghostly Tales

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. 

Section 28: The Legacy of a Homophobic Law

Section 28: The Legacy of a Homophobic Law

September, 1988. 

Medea Speaks

Medea Speaks

Medea Speaks is a rallying cry to take the conversation begun by #MeToo further. 

Fray Bentos

Fray Bentos

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. 

Degrees of Guilt

Degrees of Guilt

Jade Potts is a much loved baby, but 16-year-old Honey is wholly unprepared for motherhood and lacks any semblance of support. 

Want Some More

Want Some More

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… 

Parasites

Parasites

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… 

Adventures of Butt Boy and Tigger

Adventures of Butt Boy and Tigger

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. 

EAST

EAST

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

Jennifer B

Jennifer B is a must-see! She’s a thirty-something blonde with a red lipstick, a protruding front and an animal instinct. 

Dodici Ballerini

Dodici Ballerini

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. 

Verity

Verity

Poor Verity. 

Conscious

Conscious

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 … 

Uppercut: A New Musical

Uppercut: A New Musical

Talented but troubled Clio has three months to go until the biggest boxing match of her life. 

Horny Coo in a Tutu

Horny Coo in a Tutu

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… 

Momento Sounds

Momento Sounds

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… 

How to Mend the World (With a Student Play)

How to Mend the World (With a Student Play)

This new comedy gives the audience a fly-on-the-wall view of how messy putting on a student Fringe play can be. 

Downton Shabby

Downton Shabby

Big Spirit Theatre Company brings you, Downtown Shabby. 

One Giant Leap

One Giant Leap

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. 

Shiver

Shiver

‘The men are gone and all has sunken into disorder’. 

Jammy Dodgers

Jammy Dodgers

If we started the world again, would we do a better job? The world they’re in has fallen apart. 

Cruise to Hell

Cruise to Hell

A family’s dream holiday becomes a nightmare. 

Mr Nice Guy

Mr Nice Guy

Local celebrity Jeremy Shaw is shot on his way to work one morning. 

Her

Her

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… 

Love and Sex and All Things In-Between

Love and Sex and All Things In-Between

Verbatim stories of “love” in all its magnificence and monstrousness. 

The Life of Reilly

The Life of Reilly

Living in a world where people don’t say what they mean or mean what they say can be tricky, and Reilly has questions. 

Bitch, Antigone

Bitch, Antigone

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… 

McNaughton

McNaughton

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… 

Relational (or A Writer's Misguided Guide to Loves Lost and Found)

Relational (or A Writer's Misguided Guide to Loves Lost and Found)

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… 

The Moment

The Moment

The Moment symbolises the longing to preserve childhood innocence that we experience as we move through life. 

Bacon

Bacon

Francis Bacon once observed that ‘in order for the light to shine so brightly, the darkness must be present’. 

Mobile Phone Show

Mobile Phone Show

‘Ladies and gentlemen, the performance is about to begin, could I please ask you all to turn your mobile phones ON. 

Blown Fuse

Blown Fuse

‘It‘s becoming a status symbol today, the need to have a problem. 

She

She

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… 

Love/Sick

Love/Sick

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. 

Top Trumps

Top Trumps

A curious assortment of guests attend a dinner party hosted by a mutual acquaintance. 

Rhinoceros

Rhinoceros

‘People who try to hang on to their individuality always come to a bad end!’ Noun: rhinoceros. 

Arrivals

Arrivals

Where is the worst place to wake up hung-over? Answer: Budapest Airport. 

Level Up

Level Up

Newly engaged Jimmy and Natasha feel they’re the perfect match. 

Bull

Bull

This dark comedy by Mike Bartlett shows the cruelty of human nature through bizarre power play, manipulation and vindictive honesty. 

The King of Ghosts: Zhong Kui

The King of Ghosts: Zhong Kui

This story is based on Chinese traditional myth, Zhong Kui. 

In Her Corner

In Her Corner

World premiere. 

Marie Lloyd Stole My Life

Marie Lloyd Stole My Life

The boy I love is up in the gallery. 

The South Afreakins: The Afreakin Family

The South Afreakins: The Afreakin Family

Helene is excited to throw Gordon’s birthday party, but Gordon isn’t happy about turning 70. 

Up and Away

Up and Away

Up and Away is a drama set in rural Wisconsin. 

Bottoms Up!

Bottoms Up!

Wayne is a conman. 

Clouds

Clouds

After their successful run of Greyhounds in 2018, Time & Again return with Edwardian epic, Clouds! The year is 1913 and women are rising up. 

Blind Mirth

Blind Mirth

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… 

Beyond Glory

Beyond Glory

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’… 

Nothing Really Means Anything Anymore So Shut Up, Tim?

Nothing Really Means Anything Anymore So Shut Up, Tim?

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… 

Kemp's Jig

Kemp's Jig

Steve Taylor is Will Kemp – celebrity comedian and superstar of the Elizabethan stage. 

baby-go-round

baby-go-round

Time is ticking for Kate to have a baby. 

The Shambles

The Shambles

The Shambles, University of York’s improvised comedy troupe, are back at the Fringe for their 12th year. 

Dear Mr Dead Head

Dear Mr Dead Head

Ten friends. 

Saturday Night and Sunday Morning

Saturday Night and Sunday Morning

‘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. 

The South Afreakins

The South Afreakins

Gordon and Helene are stuck in South Africa and in their rut. 

Volpone

Volpone

Powerful forces of greed and deception clash in this explosive adaptation of Ben Johnson’s classic comedy. 

Pan Breid

Pan Breid

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. 

Disenchanted

Disenchanted

Poisoned apples. 

Biscuit Barrel: Double Stuffed

Biscuit Barrel: Double Stuffed

Biscuit Barrel return to the Fringe with an even naughtier 69 sketches in the space of an hour! Mercilessly outrageous; always hyperactive. 

Untouchable

Untouchable

A diverse evening of taboo topics explored through dance. 

Do You Ever Get Scared?

Do You Ever Get Scared?

Six actors. 

Shakespeare! The Panto

Shakespeare! The Panto

A side-splitting flashback to the 16th century, where the Bard of Avon is holding auditions for his newest show – a pantomime. 

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

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… 

In Your Own Sweet Way

In Your Own Sweet Way

Hoghead Theatre Company Returns to the Fringe with their devised piece In Your Own Sweet Way. 

Grace Notes

Grace Notes

Becky Williams delivers an emotionally charged monologue about murderess Grace Miller somewhat reluctantly seeking a second chance at series of rehab sessions entitled Notes. 

The Whole of Shakespeare

The Whole of Shakespeare

Artists of pantomime and clownery Mikhail Kukota and Igor Chekhov are graduates of the Russian State Institute of Performing Arts. 

Good Things Come to Those Who

Good Things Come to Those Who

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… 

The Laramie Project

The Laramie Project

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. 

Dolly

Dolly

Rural Ireland - rich in personality and culture yet teeming with the stigma and prejudice of another age. 

Good Grief

Good Grief

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. 

This Is Yorkshire

This Is Yorkshire

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 Hummingbirds A Cappella: Voices

The Hummingbirds A Cappella: Voices

The University of St Andrews\\\' all-female a cappella group present Voices. 

The Imagicarium of Mr Dickens

The Imagicarium of Mr Dickens

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. 

The Best Play Ever

The Best Play Ever

Deep in the heart of a medieval dungeon, two strangers dwell. 

Extremism

Extremism

The police just took Jamal away. 

Happy Lucky Golden Tofu Panda Dragon Good Time Fun Fun Show

Happy Lucky Golden Tofu Panda Dragon Good Time Fun Fun Show

East meets West in this wild mash-up of comedy, electric violin, characters, spoken word and songs from legendary AmerAsian duo Slanty Eyed Mama. 

The March

The March

We protested because we believe in a better country. 

Freak

Freak

‘Raw. 

Alan Ayckbourn's Farcicals

Alan Ayckbourn's Farcicals

Highly acclaimed but rarely performed hilarious Ayckbourn double bill. 

The Liverpool Revue

The Liverpool Revue

Liverpool’s acclaimed sketch comedy show hurtles back to the Fringe for its fifth year of unmistakable whimsy and Merseyside wit. 

Plucked

Plucked

Plucked is a barnyard fable declaring the high ground on animal cruelty, a sermon on cycles of violence from bird to child to wife. 

Grace

Grace

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. 

The Fabulous TT

The Fabulous TT

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… 

Banana Boys

Banana Boys

Sports and sex. 

Death, Dating and I Do

Death, Dating and I Do

Death, Dating and I Do. 

Women for Trump

Women for Trump

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. 

Departure Date

Departure Date

Departure Date is a comedy about death that sadly lacks life. 

Conscious

Conscious

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… 

Manx Fairy Tales and Legends

Manx Fairy Tales and Legends

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… 

Community

Community

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… 

What Makes You a Woman

What Makes You a Woman

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? 

T2 Brainclotting

T2 Brainclotting

Choose life. 

Antigone

Antigone

Using Don Taylor’s BBC-commissioned translation, Malvern Theatres Young Company presents Antigone, directed by Nic Lloyd. 

National Killing Day

National Killing Day

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. 

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… 

Walk Swiftly and With Purpose

Walk Swiftly and With Purpose

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

Horny Coo in a Tutu

Horny Coo In A Tutu is a new musical by Tish Tindall starring The Fabulous TT and Lossie Elite Dance Company. 

Eight

Eight

Eight captivating monologues that offer a group portrait of diverse characters from high-class hookers to 7/7 survivors. 

Robert Burns the Musical

Robert Burns the Musical

A new musical by Tish Tindall based upon an idea by David Gest, Michael Jackson, and the life and works of Robert Burns. 

Horror Show

Horror Show

People are going missing. 

Fan Girl

Fan Girl

Geraldine is a lonely young secretary living with her invalid and overbearing mother. 

The Penniless Optimist

The Penniless Optimist

Trapped in a TV box world, Po is on a quest to retrieve his one and only worldly possession, his optimistic hat. 

A Midsummer Night's Droll

A Midsummer Night's Droll

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… 

Seven-Day NHS: Naughty Health Stories

Seven-Day NHS: Naughty Health Stories

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. 

Agenda

Agenda

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… 

How I Brought Peace to the Middle East: A Tragicomedy

How I Brought Peace to the Middle East: A Tragicomedy

The award-winning true story of David Kaye’s attempt to bring peace to the Middle East. 

Greyhounds

Greyhounds

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… 

Breathing Corpses

Breathing Corpses

Amy, a cleaner, has found a body in a hotel room. 

The Fresh Prince of Healthcare

The Fresh Prince of Healthcare

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 … 

Grimm Tales

Grimm Tales

Carol Ann Duffy’s lyrical and heartwarming adaptations of classic tales brought magically to life by a vibrantly talented young all-female cast. 

The Vampire of Barcelona

The Vampire of Barcelona

In Barcelona at the beginning of the 20th century, a vampire walks the streets, invisible to those who choose not to see her. 

Ministers of Grace: The Unauthorised Shakespearean Parody of Ghostbusters

Ministers of Grace: The Unauthorised Shakespearean Parody of Ghostbusters

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… 

Antigone

Antigone

All eyes are on the city of Thebes. 

Jumpers for Goalposts

Jumpers for Goalposts

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… 

Nitro

Nitro

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

The Monster in the Hall

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. 

Breathing Corpses

Breathing Corpses

‘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… 

Is That Right Aye?

Is That Right Aye?

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… 

9/11 Was a Conspiracy

9/11 Was a Conspiracy

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… 

What the... Feminist?!

What the... Feminist?!

Sexism getting you down? Never fear! Join us as we dismantle the patriarchy, one song and dance at a time. 

Blind Mirth

Blind Mirth

Blind Mirth are St Andrews’ first, best and only improvised comedy troupe. 

Chatroom

Chatroom

In a world where words are power, the influence of “friends” online can make such a difference to the choices we make. 

The Amours of Lillie Langtry

The Amours of Lillie Langtry

Lillie Langtry, the most captivating and wicked woman of her time, has a scandalous secret. 

Five Women Wearing the Same Dress

Five Women Wearing the Same Dress

‘I think it’s high time women let themselves just be women for a change. 

Red Peppers

Red Peppers

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… 

Metamorphosis

Metamorphosis

As Gregor Samsa awoke one morning from uneasy dreams he found himself transformed in his bed into a gigantic insect. 

Warwick Improv Presents: Anything You Want

Warwick Improv Presents: Anything You Want

Six actors. 

Swap Shop

Swap Shop

Dan and Jamie. 

Girls Like That

Girls Like That

A naked photo goes viral. 

Step Mama Drama!

Step Mama Drama!

Allison Hetzel (University of Alabama) returns to the Fringe after two successful runs of her solo show, Considering Georgia O’Keeffe (2009 and 2010). 

The Wardrobe

The Wardrobe

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? 

Sherlock Holmes and the Conundrum of Conan Doyle

Sherlock Holmes and the Conundrum of Conan Doyle

The supernatural. 

Noël Coward's Still Life

Noël Coward's Still Life

‘Forgive me? For everything. 

Mission: Her

Mission: Her

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… 

Acapocalypse

Acapocalypse

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… 

Dining Al Desko

Dining Al Desko

A critically-acclaimed comedy about the struggles of working life. 

Big Trouble in Little Monkey's Daycare

Big Trouble in Little Monkey's Daycare

Tommy is four-and-a-quarter years old, and a hard-boiled private investigator on the mean streets of Little Monkey’s Daycare. 

Three's Company, Where's Our Crowd? An Improvised Show

Three's Company, Where's Our Crowd? An Improvised Show

Three wise men followed a star to Edinburgh to bring you frankincense, myrrh and comedy gold. 

One for the Road...

One for the Road...

In the early 1980s Pinter became increasingly interested in human rights abuses and in particular the torture of political prisoners in Argentina and Turkey. 

Hide

Hide

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. 

Fragile Man

Fragile Man

On a cliff edge somewhere, a man is about to jump to his death when he is stopped by a psychology professor. 

Towers of Eden

Towers of Eden

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… 

The Sandman

The Sandman

This Victoriana adaptation of a gothic adaptation of a children’s fairy tale figure is not exactly breaking new ground. 

Columns

Columns

Walking into theSpace on the Mile this morning, I had very little knowledge about what Columns had in store for me. 

Young and Fresh

Young and Fresh

Alice is an up-and-coming reporter and she is assigned the topic of sex trafficking to research. 

A Pitch-Piper's Guide to the Melody

A Pitch-Piper's Guide to the Melody

In their Fringe debut, Exeter’s mixed contemporary a cappella group showcase their unique style in a series of unmissable shows. 

Professional

Professional

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. 

Broken

Broken

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. 

Year Zero

Year Zero

A tale of two countries. 

The Trial

The Trial

The students of Wellington College are performing the renowned adaptation of Franz Kafka by Steven Berkoff, The Trial. 

La Dispute

La Dispute

‘What? This is me? This is my face?’ A new translation of Marivaux’s controversial play, which tackles issues of gender and sexuality. 

The Secret Life of Your Mobile Phone

The Secret Life of Your Mobile Phone

A unique journey into the private life of a gadget you thought was on your side. 

Hopes, Dreams and the Bits In-Between

Hopes, Dreams and the Bits In-Between

This show is for anyone who’s ever looked at a stranger in the street and wondered who they are. 

Ripe

Ripe

Loosely based on The Handmaid’s Tale, this play takes place in a modern day fertility unit. 

Undercover Refugee

Undercover Refugee

Undercover Refugee is a satire about white heroes, cool policemen and sexy Syrians. 

Seven Devils

Seven Devils

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… 

Church Blitz

Church Blitz

There are lights in the sky. 

Heroes

Heroes

Exploding Whale Theatre’s coming of age romp Heroes is set against the backdrop of Bowie’s rise to superstardom in 1972. 

Evocation

Evocation

Emotive, impassioned and poetic, Evocation uses puppetry and poetry to tell the story of Marie-Anne, a young girl in fin de siècle Brighton. 

Me, as a Penguin

Me, as a Penguin

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 Way It Is

The Way It Is

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. 

The Play

The Play

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. 

The Edelweiss Pirates

The Edelweiss Pirates

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 … 

Undercover Refugee

Undercover Refugee

Undercover Refugee is a satire about white heroes, cool policemen and sexy Syrians. 

The Other Half Lives

The Other Half Lives

Grieving is a universal human experience, and The Other Half Lives is a play which analyses grief in the years after someone’s passing. 

Primal Instincts

Primal Instincts

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… 

Flour

Flour

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… 

Chips and Cheese

Chips and Cheese

Young Scottish YouTube star Bex has convinced her English boyfriend Philip to move to Glasgow with her. 

Death on the Nile

Death on the Nile

1923. 

Man Up

Man Up

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. 

Sleepwalkers

Sleepwalkers

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

Gilbert and Sullivan's Improbable New Musical: The Fringe Lozenge

Gilbert and Sullivan’s Improbable New Musical: The Fringe Lozenge has, as you might expect from the title, a very specific target audience. 

Shakespeare's Hamlet

Shakespeare's Hamlet

Ghost Light Players have brought an animalistic Hamlet to theSpace on the Mile with fervour and intensity. 

Sixth Night: Shakespeare For Those With Short Attention Spans

Sixth Night: Shakespeare For Those With Short Attention Spans

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… 

The Rape of Artemisia Gentileschi

The Rape of Artemisia Gentileschi

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. 

Caravaggio: Between the Darkness

Caravaggio: Between the Darkness

“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’… 

Lipstick and Scones

Lipstick and Scones

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

Blind Mirth

Blind Mirth are the University of St Andrews’ improv comedy group and they are back once again at this year’s Fringe. 

The Sound of Extras

The Sound of Extras

Ever thought what it was like to be in the most famous film musical of all time? Ponder no further. 

The Domino Effect

The Domino Effect

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. 

Cradle to Coffin

Cradle to Coffin

One man’s journeys from cradle to coffin. Age 30, male, looking for love, money and spiritual guidance. Please swipe right.  

The British Idles

The British Idles

Alcohol, drugs, zero-hour contracts and love triangles befall this bunch of misfits, who desperately search for a way out. 

Noose Women

Noose Women

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… 

Doig the Musical, With No Singing, No Dancing and Very Little Music

Doig the Musical, With No Singing, No Dancing and Very Little Music

Doig, a disgraced businessmen, has fallen into despair. 

The Shakespeares: Scenes from a Marriage

The Shakespeares: Scenes from a Marriage

Was Shakespeare ever really in love? On 27 November 1582, he registered to marry Anne Whateley. 

100

100

Imagine that you have only one hour to choose one single memory from your life – and everything else will be erased forever. 

The Greenhouse

The Greenhouse

Gordon and Paul are classic slackers and up until now their lives have consisted of dodgy deals, shady characters, and daytime television. 

Class Mates

Class Mates

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. 

Cockroaches

Cockroaches

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. 

Honestly

Honestly

In a world of fake tan, false eyelashes and Instagram filters, Honestly strips back the bullshit, intimately exploring feminism in the 21st century. 

Jimmyville

Jimmyville

A naturalistic drama with a cast of eight and duration of 60 minutes with strong elements of Brechtian theatre. 

Grimmprov: The Improvised Fairytale

Grimmprov: The Improvised Fairytale

Join Beard of Zeus as they present Grimmprov: The Improvised Fairytale, an evening of grizzly tales for ghastly grown-ups. 

A Tale Etched in Blood and Hard Black Pencil

A Tale Etched in Blood and Hard Black Pencil

When a double murder reunites the classmates of St Elizabeth’s Primary School, scores are settled, debts repaid and alliances forged. 

Rose Red: A Grimm Panto

Rose Red: A Grimm Panto

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 … 

Leere Zeit – Idle Time

Leere Zeit – Idle Time

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. 

Wishing on a Stopgap

Wishing on a Stopgap

Stopgap: a temporary way of fixing a problem or satisfying a need. 

Whodidit?

Whodidit?

A spate of violent murders occur at the Darling’s charming country house. 

Donors

Donors

Older egg seeking hot, young sperm. 

Gathering Dust

Gathering Dust

Charlie, a foreign correspondent out to do her job, is kidnapped and put in an underground cell. 

Acaholics Anonymous

Acaholics Anonymous

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… 

The Cowgirl Mary Old West Puppet Theatre Show

The Cowgirl Mary Old West Puppet Theatre Show

All the way from Austin, Texas, it’s The Cowgirl Mary Old West Puppet Theatre Show. 

The Wall

The Wall

The Wall is a wonderfully refreshing play from Corby Productions. 

Lippy

Lippy

The beginning and end of a show are the bits you remember, the bits that leave you feeling great or feeling thoroughly disappointed. 

Krapp's Last Tape

Krapp's Last Tape

Krapp stands frozen staring into the distance, barely living in the present, heading to an unknown future and transfixed on the past. 

Techies: The Musical

Techies: The Musical

The descriptor for this Fringe production should appeal to anyone involved in theatre. 

Twix

Twix

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. 

Bit of Sunshine

Bit of Sunshine

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… 

King John

King John

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. 

Shellshock! Improv Live!

Shellshock! Improv Live!

Improvisation is the one word that can strike fear into the heart of any actor no matter what their experience. 

Decade

Decade

9/11, as it now succinctly known, is one of those ‘where were you on the day?’ events. 

Everyman

Everyman

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. 

The Baffling Adventures of Question Mark Man

The Baffling Adventures of Question Mark Man

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. 

Grandad Died

Grandad Died

A grandad may have passed on, but he wasn’t the only thing that died on stage. 

As You Like It

As You Like It

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… 

The Very Nice Improv Show

The Very Nice Improv Show

These guys are fantastic improvisers. 

The Winter Gift

The Winter Gift

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. 

The Squire Sisters

The Squire Sisters

In the sleepy town of Pickford in 1949 three sisters are bored of their post-war existences and want to start living. 

Another Fine Mess

Another Fine Mess

Laurel and Hardy’s slapstick comedy still makes people laugh nearly 100 years after they made their first film together. 

Jumping the Barriers

Jumping the Barriers

There are many symbols of class division and expressions of social stratification in this country. 

The Birds#1. Corpses

The Birds#1. Corpses

Alfred Hitchcock has already firmly established that birds are terrifying beyond doubt. 

Fire Burn: The Tragedy of Macbeth

Fire Burn: The Tragedy of Macbeth

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

Family Values

Family Values by Michael Dalberg is pure theatre with a good splash of violence. 

Holmes & Watson: The Farewell Tour

Holmes & Watson: The Farewell Tour

Sherlock Holmes meets a theatrical farce in this intelligently written double act that sparkles like the Blue Carbuncle. 

Dreaming of Leaves

Dreaming of Leaves

Quirky, vibrant and oozing with dark imagination, Dreaming of Leaves is a daring and thought-provoking piece of theatre. 

Family Voices and Victoria Station

Family Voices and Victoria Station

Harold Pinter’s two short plays make only rare appearances nowadays and yet they are rewarding pieces. 

The Maiden's Toy

The Maiden's Toy

With hints of Black Swan and Inland Empire, Olly Lawson’s new play is a surprisingly arresting example of student writing. 

As Yet Undecided

As Yet Undecided

As Yet Undecided is an intriguing piece of ‘nonfiction’ with a cast of characters including Doubt, Time and Procrastination. 

The White Crow

The White Crow

Adolph Eichmann never personally killed anyone, but he was hanged in 1962, having been found guilty of war crimes and crimes against humanity. 

The House of Edgar

The House of Edgar

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. 

A Waiting Room

A Waiting Room

Waiting is frustrating – more frustrating when you don’t know what you’re waiting for. 

The Ladykillers by Graham Linehan

The Ladykillers by Graham Linehan

Rolling in the Aisle Productions presents a classic black comedy full of confusion, cross-dressing and a little bit of darkness. 

Slaves of Sleep

Slaves of Sleep

Moody Old Man Theatre Company specialise in making theatre that is inspired by music. 

The Country Wife

The Country Wife

The newly divorced Harry Horner has spread a rumour of his own impotence around the country club. 

ADAM – The Modern Frankenstein

ADAM – The Modern Frankenstein

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. 

The Lizards

The Lizards

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 … 

The Curious Case of the Doc on the Night Shift

The Curious Case of the Doc on the Night Shift

Hospitals can be surreal places at night. 

Scapegoat

Scapegoat

Texas, early evening, the 1980s. 

Four Plays for Coarse Actors

Four Plays for Coarse Actors

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… 

Ros & Guil R Dead

Ros & Guil R Dead

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 -… 

Into the Shadows of Shakespeare – Free

Into the Shadows of Shakespeare – Free

The Tempest, retold by children whose first language isn’t even English. 

Not the Horse

Not the Horse

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

Some Voices

Some Voices is a sharp, gritty and touching play that some may recognise from a 2000 film adaptation starring Daniel Craig. 

We Are Not Criminals

We Are Not Criminals

If you’re in the mood for chilling, hard-hitting drama, look no further than We Are Not Criminals. 

Ladies in Waiting: The Judgement of Henry VIII

Ladies in Waiting: The Judgement of Henry VIII

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… 

Little Dorrit

Little Dorrit

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. 

Eat. Sleep. Bathe. Repeat

Eat. Sleep. Bathe. Repeat

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

A Royal Flush

A Royal Flush is a dark political comedy turned farce, featuring a princess stuck in a portaloo and a ransoming of The Daily Star. 

Frogs

Frogs

School group Centaurs of Attention have an excellent company name and a rather good Fringe show to boot. 

The Company of Wolves

The Company of Wolves

“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. 

Too Fast

Too Fast

The play centres around Sensation Nation, a vocal group founded and led by the unstoppable DD. 

Dirty Glitter

Dirty Glitter

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. 

Metamorphoses

Metamorphoses

Youth reigns in Mary Zimmerman’s Metamorphoses, a lavish retelling of Ovid’s tales, brought to stunning visual life. 

The Little Box of Oblivion

The Little Box of Oblivion

It is a lovely spring day in an urban conurbation. 

Homeopathy and Other Jokes

Homeopathy and Other Jokes

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… 

Elevated

Elevated

Sam, Catherine and David get into the elevator together to leave work, each in a world of their own. 

Gratefully Joan, Sincerely Bette

Gratefully Joan, Sincerely Bette

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… 

Two Kittens & A Kid (A Gay Man Raising His Inner Diva)

Two Kittens & A Kid (A Gay Man Raising His Inner Diva)

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. 

My Romantic History

My Romantic History

‘Do you know how they get animals to breed in captivity? They put them in the same cage. 

Prestwick Elvis

Prestwick Elvis

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 Country Wife

The Country Wife

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 … 

The Twisted Fairytale

The Twisted Fairytale

Grapple Theatre have been inspired by Kneehigh; think Into the Woods meets Brothers Grimm, a combination of live music, physical theatre and puppetry. 

Besieged

Besieged

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… 

Rumpelstiltskin

Rumpelstiltskin

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… 

I Am Yours

I Am Yours

‘I’m afraid the dreams will seep into the day. 

Poo Shame, Vagina Curiosity and Other Things That Won't Kill You

Poo Shame, Vagina Curiosity and Other Things That Won't Kill You

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… 

Craig: Impossible

Craig: Impossible

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… 

Romeo and Juliet Post Scriptum

Romeo and Juliet Post Scriptum

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. 

Fish and Chips with Edith

Fish and Chips with Edith

Behind every icon is a dysfunctional family, cut-throat PR and an angry Rabbi. 

A Fragile Lift

A Fragile Lift

Two lifts shudder to a halt between the floors of a decrepit building. 

Have I Mentioned the Sidekick?

Have I Mentioned the Sidekick?

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… 

Twelfth Night or The Ship of Fools

Twelfth Night or The Ship of Fools

Fiesta in sunshine. 

Brief Interviews with Hideous Men

Brief Interviews with Hideous Men

Brief Interviews with Hideous Men could be seen as a dark comedy or as just dark. 

For Queen and Country

For Queen and Country

For Queen and Country. 

Normal is an Illusion

Normal is an Illusion

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. 

PiTH

PiTH

This interactive one woman show follows a plucky American adventurer from the 1800’s as she navigates the joys and consequences of time travel. 

Smack, Crackle n' Pop!

Smack, Crackle n' Pop!

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. 

Can't Spell Right

Can't Spell Right

All too often, comedy shows at the Fringe can look like they are being either pretentiously clever or simply trying too hard. 

Dead Letter Office

Dead Letter Office

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 … 

Dog Play Dead

Dog Play Dead

Throwing a great party in an amazing house, what could possibly go wrong? Except you’re supposed to be house-sitting. 

Fawlty Towers

Fawlty Towers

Two classic episodes from the 70s sitcom, live on stage. 

Broken Biscuits

Broken Biscuits

They were more like sisters than best friends until a devastating tragedy shatters both their lives and friendship. 

Me, as a Penguin

Me, as a Penguin

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. 

Tension Square

Tension Square

Life and death, unlike knitting, doesn’t come with instructions! Hospital patient Marigold is intrigued by her new roomie. 

Don't Say That

Don't Say That

Welcome to The Bureau, your Political Correctness Guide for the 21st century. 

Distinguished Gentlemen (But Really Just a Couple of ***ts)

Distinguished Gentlemen (But Really Just a Couple of ***ts)

This is a lewd, ridiculous and over the top show that will leave you stunned and cackling. 

5 Kilo Sugar

5 Kilo Sugar

Tik-sho-ret (‘communication’) Theatre Company have achieved their manifesto of giving a platform to Israeli and Jewish theatre. 

After We Danced

After We Danced

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 King of Monte Cristo

The King of Monte Cristo

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 … 

Romanovs

Romanovs

The Romanovs is not about royalty. 

Detached

Detached

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. 

Lord Arthur Savile's Crime

Lord Arthur Savile's Crime

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… 

Reconciling

Reconciling

Fractals are frequently found in discussions within the realms of science, maths, art and nature. 

The Rules: Sex, Lies and Serial Killers

The Rules: Sex, Lies and Serial Killers

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. 

Gagarin Way

Gagarin Way

Scotland has a bit of a communist history. 

The Beanfield

The Beanfield

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… 

Improvabunga: Funny Side Up

Improvabunga: Funny Side Up

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… 

A Haggis Queen Abroad

A Haggis Queen Abroad

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… 

Love and Money

Love and Money

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… 

Marching for Necie

Marching for Necie

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 … 

Shazam!

Shazam!

Phillip the magician has forgotten how to do magic. 

Consumption

Consumption

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. 

Carapace

Carapace

Jeff is a Minneapolis sports anchor who hasn’t had a drink in years – not a drop. 

Grease

Grease

After sell-out performances of Little Shop of Horrors at last year’s festival, Oscars XI return with Grease. 

Muswell Hill

Muswell Hill

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. 

Iolite the Musical

Iolite the Musical

First things first, a notable mention must be awarded to the sterling efforts of the two-piece band. 

Cautionary Tales for Daughters – Songs Your Mother Never Taught You

Cautionary Tales for Daughters – Songs Your Mother Never Taught You

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… 

The Alphabet Girl

The Alphabet Girl

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

Block

Block is a production that constantly surprises, though not always in ways that are comforting. 

The Improveteers!

The Improveteers!

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 … 

Somebody Out There Loves Me

Somebody Out There Loves Me

Peculiar Spectacles’ Somebody Out There Loves Me is another theatrical examination of the trials and tribulations of online dating. 

Since Maggie Went Away

Since Maggie Went Away

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. 

The Raven

The Raven

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

Consumption

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… 

One for My Baby

One for My Baby

Frank Sinatra is one of those rare artists that is universally loved and respected by all. 

The Absence Of

The Absence Of

The relationship between parent and child is one of the most important in society and in the lives of most people. 

O! Glorious Youth

O! Glorious Youth

It’s the early 20th Century, and dancing, drugs and violence are rife in London. 

Wing It, Dusty

Wing It, Dusty

Wing it, Dusty tells the story of Deirdre and Roni who make the perfect couple. 

Touched by Fire

Touched by Fire

This is immersive theatre. 

Façade

Façade

Are you watching carefully? Alec’s professor and his girlfriend frantically search through the diaries and essays of the man and mind they love. 

Hoors

Hoors

Andy’s stag weekend was epic! In fact, it was so mind-blowingly legendary… he didn’t survive it. 

An Illuminating Yarn

An Illuminating Yarn

“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… 

Comedy Sketch Show with Trestle Masks

Comedy Sketch Show with Trestle Masks

A series of comedy sketches performed by a talented all-female cast from St Mary’s Calne Senior School. 

Hemmed In

Hemmed In

How do you restart your life on £47? Hemmed In is a new musical by Ruth Cobbin. 

Bold Girls

Bold Girls

Bold Girls is a dark comedy about the friendship of four women living in the midst of war-torn Belfast. 

Absolute Improv!

Absolute Improv!

Fast-paced, hilarious improv show that will have you coming back for more. 

Re:member

Re:member

A fractured and disconnected city, rows of cubicles and two colleagues. 

Takeaway by Jackie Kay

Takeaway by Jackie Kay

‘You don’t need onions! Don’t be silly. 

The Heist

The Heist

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… 

PiTH

PiTH

This interactive one woman show follows a plucky American adventurer from the 1800’s as she navigates the joys and consequences of time travel. 

Skins for Sale

Skins for Sale

The door is locked. 

Jane and Lizzy

Jane and Lizzy

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. 

Labyrinth

Labyrinth

You queue with the other girls outside, hoping for your big break. 

Animal House

Animal House

Stephen is leaving his little Steph, to go to university and refuses to give her any of his time. 

A Jam-Maker's Guide to Self-Preservation

A Jam-Maker's Guide to Self-Preservation

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 Return of Savonarola

The Return of Savonarola

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… 

Inevitable

Inevitable

The Age We Are is a young company bringing their first production, Inevitable, to the Edinburgh Fringe. 

The Last Piemen

The Last Piemen

The Last Piemen follows the story of two rival pie makers, one of whom favours the traditional approach, while the other is an innovator. 

McAlister in Wonderland

McAlister in Wonderland

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. 

Amy K

Amy K

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

Momma Was a Bad Mutha

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. 

The Trojan Women

The Trojan Women

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… 

Where Have All the Good Guys Gone?

Where Have All the Good Guys Gone?

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. 

Munich

Munich

Sport is purity. 

The Canterbury Crawl

The Canterbury Crawl

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: … 

Antigone

Antigone

Classic Greek tragedy meets modern politics as UWE Drama Society return once more to the Edinburgh Fringe with Antigone. 

Candy Cigarettes

Candy Cigarettes

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… 

The Princess Initiative

The Princess Initiative

There’s an old saying, ‘Never meet your heroes’. 

Back Door

Back Door

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… 

Renfield

Renfield

‘Various acquaintances have suggested to me that they might know of individuals who would benefit from the care that the new asylum will provide. 

Cushion

Cushion

Cushion is a very short (thirty-minute) piece which begins much as it ends: two middle-aged women are seated before us and converse. 

The Importance of Being Earnest

The Importance of Being Earnest

This particular Earnest is a serious comedy by very young people. 

We Were Kings

We Were Kings

This is right royal performance from a talented young troupe hailing mainly from Central School of Speech and Drama. 

Upper Lip

Upper Lip

The first half of Upper Lip - a new play by Robin Johnson - is so much like any one of P. 

An Evening with Dementia

An Evening with Dementia

The comparison between An Evening With Dementia and King Lear is closely drawn. 

Much Ado About Zombies

Much Ado About Zombies

With such an intriguing name, the cynical part of me was almost prepared to be let down. 

Shakespeare's Villains

Shakespeare's Villains

The California Shakespeare Ensemble’s exploration of Shakespeare’s greatest villains reminds us why the Bard can’t be beat. 

The Improveteers!

The Improveteers!

The Improveteers are an improvised comedy troupe from Stirling University, performing sketches and playing games and generally making funny based entirely on audience suggestions. 

Dim Diolch

Dim Diolch

Words of warning: this production is entirely in Welsh (the title means “No thank you”). 

Austen

Austen

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. 

El Britanico! (Wrestling Reality)

El Britanico! (Wrestling Reality)

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. 

Carnatic Nomad: Music from South India – Jyotsna Srikanth

Carnatic Nomad: Music from South India – Jyotsna Srikanth

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… 

A Quartet of Chekhov Farces

A Quartet of Chekhov Farces

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. 

Skellig

Skellig

Building on many five star hits, including Lord of the Flies and Broken Voices, these young performers will stun you. 

Blind Mirth

Blind Mirth

St Andrews’ oldest, best and only improv troupe is lonely. 

Guaranteed Nudity

Guaranteed Nudity

Guaranteed Nudity is a topical comedy sketch show centered round the theme of justice. 

Trojan Women

Trojan Women

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. 

Plaza Suite

Plaza Suite

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

Faith

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. 

Lady Madonna

Lady Madonna

Madonna is the queen of pop. 

A History of Falling Things

A History of Falling Things

All quirky and endearing romcoms would do well to learn a thing or two from A History of Falling Things. 

Chris is Dead

Chris is Dead

“Death is very inconsiderate. 

Improvabunga: Scared Scriptless

Improvabunga: Scared Scriptless

Improvised comedy: the ultimate Marmite genre. 

The Brown Felt Hat

The Brown Felt Hat

It’s 1942 in a British seaside hotel. 

Quadrophenia

Quadrophenia

This is a traditional staging of The Who’s rock opera, first performed in 1973. 

Eating Diamonds

Eating Diamonds

An exciting and innovative exploration of the greatest works of Angela Carter. 

Casting the Runes

Casting the Runes

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 … 

The Shakespeare Revue

The Shakespeare Revue

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?

May I Take Your Order?

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. 

The Psychosocial Gathering

The Psychosocial Gathering

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. 

Viable

Viable

‘We have to consider what’s viable’. A controversial dark comedy about abortion for our postmodern time. 

Absolute Improv!

Absolute Improv!

Laugh your socks off, hilarious improv! Fast-paced show that will have you coming back for more. 

Brotherhood

Brotherhood

Brotherhood is a new piece of ensemble writing set in the First World War which follows two sides of a story behind the statistics.