Edinburgh Fringe 2011
A teen ensemble with talent.
"a beautifully crafted and executed piece of theatre"
An aptly named and thoroughly enjoyable reminiscence of a Hollywood great.
A well written portrait of a family feud
A vibrant music-laced evening of storytelling
A heartfelt examination that has lessons for us all
A good performance of this tale of passion and betrayal
This harrowing battle of the sexes throws up some uncomfortable ideas about human nature.
The kids are more than alright
An impressive physical theatre piece of loneliness and togetherness
A gallant attempt at theatre for children by young people
A beautiful tragicomic site-specific two-hander
A strangely haunting performance for one with iPad
"an hour of earthy Aussie humour"
Informative and engaging, this bittersweet, strangely uplifting tale is told with much eloquence and truth.
Formally inventive and genuinely unsettling, this is a truly original piece of work
Andy works overtime to give us jests, puns and political junkyism.
Growing with confidence as the plot unfolds
Outstanding physical theatre - you won't see anything better in Edinburgh this year
Love means different things to different people
Bull-fighting and comedy are mostly the same, right?
Experimental, well acted and confusing, At Sans Hotel is not for everyone
Conceptually intriguing but scarred by a scene that's morally repugnant
Theatre Enchantment in the Gardens
Heartful and brilliant
A slick, sophisticated set of stories.
Emily Dickinson comes to life over two performances
Gorgeous adaptation of a near-silent animated classic
An intimate and intensely playful entry in the world beyond the looking glass
An inventive and enjoyable musical retelling of Beowulf
Silver-tongued gentleman magician with a twinkle in his eye.
An Alternative Fairytale...Their timing is spot on
Black humour from men in black slap
A Musical Salute to the Titans of the Genre
Food for thought a-plenty with late night zany humour
Simple, sweet and effective story telling that always manages to think outside the .. well, you know.
Sharp-witted lyrics from a natural cabaret whore
An extraordinary performer, an extraordinary voice.
An Enjoyable Piece of Theatre
An impressively staged moment in history that speaks to today
If you see nothing else this Fringe...
Myllyaho’s dark comedy superbly brought to life by three accomplished Scottish actors.
A charming, gentle children's show
A play that creatively deals with a mental health issue
Decent improv from a young improving group
A collection of marcabre souls and stories. With jokes.
An object lesson in how to deal with a disruptive audience
As ridiculous as the title suggests. Cluedo’s a murderous musical.
A lack of death gives life to this fast-paced comedy.
"an accomplished and smart hour. "
A charming and inventive devised show
a slick and highly satisfying hour of sketch-comedy from three highly-engaging performers
American schoolgirls attempt revolution.
Wonderfully bizarre and perfectly fantastical.
This is perfect Edinburgh Fringe Fare.
Hilarious silent theatre that’s in a class of its own
A peek behind behind the clipped hedgerows and the manicured front lawns.
Performer Sachi Kimura shows us what it can be like to arrive in the UK.
"unselfconscious, youthful, and ebullient"
An opportunity to strut your stuff all night long: good, cheesy fun
Bare Naked Comedy
Excellent performances of a dark comedy
A provocative and powerful play
Character comedy at its finest.
Biting satire and surreal lyrics from this hot to trot Irish comedy rock band
A well-crafted and inventively staged work from a talented ensemble
A one-man tour of a less-than conventional American adolescence
Two very skilled performers for the price of one show
A visually intriguing adaptation of two F Scott Fitzgerald short stories, let down by the paucity of its source material.
"a quite brilliant piece of theatre"
Opera in the grand setting of one of Edinburgh’s finest New Town kirks
A good performance of Moira Buffini’s sparkling dark comedy
If you think you’ve seen absurd comedy before, think again.
They’ve got a great future behind them
Tremendous physical comedy
Hernia inducing humour from this scourge of the NHS that’s genuinely good for your health.
A powerful drama about child trafficking told through the eyes of children
A raw talent with huge potential
An hour of ‘laughtastic’ madness.
Delightful, beautiful and heart warming two person play
" a beautifully written and powerful play with an excellent ensemble cast"
A thoroughly enjoyable show - a real Free Fringe bargain
Pure grumpiness, with lashings of curmudgeonly asides thrown in
An Anglo-Indian coming of age story
The definitively inspirational masters of comedy cabaret.
The Devil made him do it, and boy he did it well
A tragi-comic portrait of a marriage in silent meltdown.
Powerful drama from award-winning Scots playwright Murray Watts.
Topping tales of daring-do from three gallant gentlemen and two elegant ladies
A great afternoon of engagement for children
FitzHigam captivates the audience.
A classically-inspired take on a modern personal tragedy
An original piece of theatre that shines amongst revivals
A light-hearted hour with a couple of experienced fringe ‘flyermen’.
"on the road to very good things"
An entertaining musical comedy performed by a slick ensemble
A show about the end of the travelling freak-show, solid acting and excellent set design
Hugely ambitious adaptation
Accessible and inventive
Celestial meeting in a celestial setting
An enchanting tale
Like Hollyoaks with A’levels
Cabaret style storytelling that could easily exceed its limitations.
"an astonishing not-to-be-missed performance"
A little confused but see it anyway.
A six hour journey through the classic myth, full of light and shade .. and then, finally, the morning light.
A gentle story from a world long gone. A delight.
A show full of good things
Swashbuckling World War II adventure comedy.
Children’s theatre performance that enchants and entertains in equal measure.
An explosion of energy and heart
An exquisite gem of a show poised somewhere between infinity and solid ground
You Grasped Me Firmly
"Clever, fresh, and innovative"
Winning smiles and some slick choreography from Oxford’s all-girl a cappella group.
"cleverly written, topical, gently amusing "
They’re not really invisible, you know…
An Absurdly Comic Tale about Religion and Baking
High camp at high altitude
"some of the best belly laughs at this year's fringe"
This inked comedian will make you reconsider how you view the tattooed.
A guide to blagging your way through any conversation.
Top class storytelling from a talent to watch out for
A Radio Lover Shares his Unique Experience
"compelling, you could hear a pin drop"
Clive Mantle fills some big shoes…and a fez
An exquisite piece of theatre – en effet – c’est incroyable
Wonder Woman does wonder comedy.
Singer/songwriter at the top of her game
Energetic and direct, involving and fun
Strong performance from Jonathan Watson as the delusional Tommy McMillan, King of Scotland.
The compere squeals with delight at one point: ‘Oh, tomorrow’s going to be a brilliant day!’. And the Bra Ha Ha is a brilliant way to end it ..
Dance and drums combine to give us the noisiest show on the fringe
Action packed sketch comedy from a talented female quintet
Sawney Bean has well and truly been pushed over the edge.
Heretically funny and yet strangely disturbing
An uplifting show, full of Lycra, glitter and makeup
Physical theatre taken to creative and imaginative heights.
Possibly the most subversive show on the Fringe today.
One of the best and most hilarious children’s shows I have ever seen - EVER!
A unique and enlightening hour from a unique company
A first-rate piece of new writing
A smart performance of a less than smart play
Two individuals on the road to self-destruction, seeking absolution from the bottom of a glass
A gorgeously tender evocation of the spirit of young love.
A psychological crime thriller that delivers
Bleak and depressing Verbatim with a strong message.
A new play that hits a raw nerve.
Clown around and feel so much better
Manipulation worthy of Machiavelli from this pair of Antipodean illusionists
As the world of Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson collides with the world of Al Capone, this comedy duo are on the up.
A reflective Journey
Posthumous postcard prompts polished performance
"clear, direct and involving theatre"
In this original take on the Greek tragedy, the kids are alright. As long as you don’t mention the D word ..
A simple yet affecting tale of a not so distant tragedy.
Unique and uplifting
Musical theatre bursting with energy and ideas
Gem of a show that’s packed with laughter
Three identikit young men with some politically incorrect sketch comedy
Lots of fun in this inventive ride
A murder mystery that will confound your expectations, performed by a single talented actor
A tapestry of masculinity and what it means to be male.
An Intiguing Piece of Work
4 Stories portrayed by 4 scantily clad actors. In-yer-face theatre at is best.
Comedy that doesn’t try to reinvent the wheel.
Newsrevue sets the standard for sketch comedy
An innovative and inventive production
An exceptional piece of theatre
It's a Goal
A Masterpiece of a One Man Show
One Crane Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest ..
Tour de force performance from this whirlwind of humanity
A virtuouso solo performance with a lot to recommend it
Top quality a cappella singing from this extremely talented group
An agile duet exploring fractured memories.
A romp of a production which zips through history full of surprises and fun
Theatrical look at an important topic
The children stayed engaged from start to finish.
An energetic performance that children love.
Brilliant for kids and adults wanting to refind their inner Tinkerbells!
An innovative and hilarious portrait of love – or mild obsession – in the age of Facebook.
Vivacious piano diva with a story to tell
A Cappella so great that you’ll be looking for the band!
A Fringe heavyweight
Political parody and satire at its absolute best – hits every nail on the head
A poetic anthem for Doomed Youth in a vibrant and alive poetic performance
A Moving Insight into One Womans Quest to find Herself
Colourful and stimulating performances that introduce children to art.
Multi Media Sci-Fi Musical Comedy
An engaging children’s show
Three astonishingly versatile young actors
Sliding through a relationship to see which memories stick
A brilliant piece of acting which deserves your support
An enjoyable hour.
Beautiful and fluid Japanese mime portrayal of Richard III
Sublime rhythms and jamming jazz at its best.
"intelligently stupid and charming"
Roar of the common (wo)man against the establishment
Interactive, impressive and action-packed children's theatre
A nostalgic look back at a comedy great using material from the 70s
" two ladies who are experts at their craft."
"a credible and accurate portrayal of a period that many will want to erase from their memory banks"
Haunting and intense social and religious drama
What is gorgeous, is pretty much always scary.
An intriguing true story presented in musical format.
A one-woman show
Seduction by a comedy and improv master …
Sex, Lies and Eurovision gives you just what it says on the tin
A fulfilling attempt to make that Shakespearean play understandable
Macbeth: The High School Years
Fast-paced drama about a prostitute in a lust triangle with a teacher and his student.
Theatre that is designed to shock that falls short of making that impact
Perfect and illuminating, entertaining and thought-provoking - must see theatre.
"a polished performance from an engaging wordsmith"
A plethora of true stories, told with heart
An entertaining piece of children’s theatre that enchants and delights
Smart, slick, sophisticated, sketch show.
"a challenging piece"
A well-rounded hour of comedy and observation
A Musical About Love and Loss
Quixotic take on the Lehman debacle of 2008
Public school students rock the house.
A very fine piece of character acting, combined with a good story
A delightful musical for children based on Julia Donaldson’s picture book.
Young at heart, if not in mind.
A phenomenal piece of work by a gifted young team.
Parallel universes, monsters from outer space, over-sized traffic cones, and a very talented young performer.
Surprising and delightful shadow puppetry
The Male Version of the Popular Musical
Interactive theatre for children at its very best
Wonderfully engaging and exquisitely told.
For a deeply moving piece of theatre this Fringe look no further.
A fun show for 2-10 year olds
Smart, sexy and fast paced comedy. With added froth.
"endearing and lightly funny"
"a performer of grace and clarity"
A sketch show that plays by the rules
"go and see the Boy, and be enchanted"
Masters of Comic Theatre
An authentic tale of Edinburgh for Edinburgh.
A thoughtful, funny, well-acted two-hander
Fresh and creative new sketch comedy.
Classic Theatre with a 1920's Twist
Thought-provoking exploration of two young people’s search for normality
If you have a penchant for Pinter – well worth a visit!
Orca, a goldfish, stars in this tale of fact and fantasy
Quality internet play is more than chat.
"an intelligent and witty parody"
A young woman yearns to be more Irish and less Australian.
An energetically performed show by a talented ensemble cast
Halifax. Once part of our industrial heartland. Now a place for a good night out.
" a boisterous, bonkers, outstandingly entertaining comedic romp"
45 minutes of magic, laughs and live music that engages completely!
Light-hearted musical entertainment that you help to create yourself
Skillful teamwork creates a magnificent experience for 1.
An engaging absurdist comedy with a serious point to make
A comic, thought-provoking collection of interwoven stories compellingly performed by a talented ensemble.
Delightful childrens tale with a deeper meaning
Burlesque with a Conscience
An Engaging Hour in the World of Classical Dance
Almost as charming as Saint-Exupéry’s novella.
It’s amazing what 6 human voices can achieve!
Delightful, charming and hilarious storytelling suitable for adult and child alike.
A fabulous musical ‘pooptastic’ version of a fun children’s book.
An inventive and successful example of good improvised theatre
A masterly deconstruction of self (un)conscious theatregoing
Gogol updated for the 21st century....with laughs!
A comic whirl-wind of fairytale narrative telling of love and loss
Theatre is not necessarily the best medium for this ghost story.
A young theatre company that oozes enthusiasm and talent.
Enjoy a delicious three-course feast
A visually stunning show by an exciting young company
A sublimely entertaining show: David Greig and National Theatre of Scotland on top of their game
Exquisite puppetry that delights and entertains but could have done with the rest of the dining room furniture
Highly entertaining, random and charismatic sketch comedy
A new chat show format that takes a risk on its guests.
Charming re-telling of a well-known fairy-tale.
Moving, a tear came to my eye at the end.
A solid ensemble and Harris' vividly poetic script make this production a worthy watch
An atmospheric tale of steampunk adventure for children
" full of entertaining and witty episodes and intriguing characters"
A charming piece of storytelling theatre.
There was comedy, and there was wrestling.
Forty five minutes of fun involving four knitted tarts and a couple of pears
"strongly written, expertly performed, evocative stand-up"
"a production which combines the best elements of biopic and melodrama."
Solid Chekov, but with little light and shade.
Stunning children's theatre that should not be overlooked
"funnier in more ways than anyone at the Fringe"
A decent production of a new script that could do with a new ensemble
"a sixteen-legged beast of impressive musical theatre."
Play within a Play
A show to enjoy with your ears and your eyes!
Does exactly what it says on the tin, but leaves behind so much more.
A promising sketch comedy show
There is something magically uplifting about this show which will stay with you for days.
" leaves a lingering impression"
Lashings of innuendo, double entendre and hoary old jokes at a rare summer outing for panto.
Well executed emotional drama about loss & reconciliation.
Being in love has never felt so lonely
A captivating show with moments of heart stopping beauty – catch it if you can.
Beautifully enchanting production by a very talented cast...
An alternative method in dealing with heartbreak.
American teenagers in second world war true story
A haunting promenade around Edinburgh's medical school with Grid Iron
White Rabbit Red Rabbit is brave piece of experimental writing and thoroughly deserving of your attention this fringe.
An Authentic Recreation of A Bygone Era
There is no defence against Wittank's furious assault on the funny bone
Twisted story of broken Britian
A thoughtful play about the limits of human life.
An interesting angle on Shakespeare's younger characters