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I Want to See … at Edinburgh Fringe

Over now until 2018. Our August 2017 coverage is below.

This is a much visited page during the Fringe in August. Welcome to our quirky show-choosing tool. Simply browse the list and click on a show that matches what you want to see.

We’ve kept our ear to the ground, we know of the work of some of these performers, and we take tips from our own networks around the world and we’ll be adding to this list regularly. Watch is grow. Check back from time to time during the Fringe.

Here were our opening tips…


I want to see…


… some new writing about something historical. Then see Atlas

… some LGBT solo theatre about fish, forgetting and the fear of dying single. Then see My Pet, My Love

… a thriller. Then see Black Mountain

… some devised comedy theatre. Then see Mars Actually

… a new play about one woman’s experience of a refuge and a mother’s commitment to do the best for her daughter. Then see Box Clever

… some absurdist theatre, directed by a Fringe First Winner. Then see Mary Go Nowhere

… some acclaimed solo Shakespeare. Then see Richard III (A One-Woman Show)


… an award-winning sketch troupe. Then see NewsRevue 2017

… the world’s first comedy urban poetry musical. Tnen see Wisebowm: The Struggle Is Real

… some family-friendly comedy improv. Then see ComedySportz UK

… some musical comedy about Donald Trump. Then see Trump’d!

… some comedy about Football. Then see Bob Doolally’s Load of Old Balls

Cabaret and Variety…

… a naughty cabaret about car accidents, kink and cucumbers. Then see JoJo Bellini: Crash-Bang Cabaret!

… a musical mash-up of comedy and storytelling. Then see Elsa

… a down and dirty hour of soapy comedy and music. Then see Gary Lamont: Dropping the Soap!

… a Vaudeville, comedy and cabaret revue. Then see Vive La Variete

… some karaoke. Then see Monster Karaoke

… some very late night cabaret. Then see The Lock-In Cabaret

Dance, Physical Theatre and Circus…

… some political dance theatre. Then see 5 Soldiers

… a politically incorrect and caustic show that involves the art of pantomime and plays on different genres; burlesque and art performance. Then see War Pig

… a high-energy fusion of circus skills, modern dance and clowning, and featuring a stunning soundscape of live and electronic music, abstract noises and human voices – oh and ping pong balls. Then see The Ping-Pong Ball Effect


Children’s shows …

… a family-friendly ballet of Aladdin. Then see Aladdin

… an adaptation of a classic children’s book. Then see The Giant Jam Sandwich

… some family-friendly physical theatre. Then see Toasty’s Day-Dreaming

… some free children’s comedy. (5 to 10s). Then see Worst Birthday Ever!

Musicals and Opera…

… a Stephen Sondheim musical. Then see Company

… a comedy musical themed on The Spice Girls. Then see 2 Become 1

… Into the Woods. Then see Into the Woods

… Spring Awakening. Then see Spring Awakening !

… coming of age satire. Then see Prom Kween

… some Gilbert and Sullivan. Then see The Mikado

… an opera. Then see The Marriage of Figaro

… something about Scotland. Then see Mary, Queen of Scots

… an operatic take on Macbeth. Then see Macbeth: Fringe of Cantonese Opera


This page is updated regularly, so do check back.