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Edinburgh Fringe 2019

(Ab)solution

Realistic, poignant, very well acted and written play


10 Things I Hate About A Cappella

a beautiful musical experience from an enthusiastic young group


100% Cotton

Jake Thakeray meets Victoria Wood in an hour of delightfully risqué comedic songs.


50 Words

Gentle but effective two-hander about a mum’s death and a stepdad’s steep learning curve, through the eyes of an autistic teenager


A Brief History of the Fragile Male Ego

Passion and pace from the whirlwind that is Melanie Jordan


A Fear and Loathing Actor in Dublin

A hilarious and visceral take on modern day living as an actor with impending responsibilities


A Little R and R

A decent comedy duo perform some pretty decent comedy skits


A Midsummer Night’s Droll

A take on Shakespeare not seen for four centuries


A Rock ‘n’ Roll Suicide

A wonderfully anarchic run through some of the very things that shocked us in the seventies musically before celebrity culture but when we had real celebrities


A Shadow of Doubt

An intriguing piece of theatre which brings the issue of dementia centrally to you from the core of a well written play.


A Sherlock Holmes Mystery: The Baker Street Irregulars and the case of the Stolen Portrait

A charming and enthusiastic young person’s company tell their tale of detection with flair.


A Slice of Saturday Night

Such an accomplished version of this classic musical!


Absolute Burlesque

An absolutely game attempt to tickle, tantalise and tease with all shapes welcome


Absolutely Reliable!

Deliciously dark, mask-based theatre


Age Fright: 35 and Counting

A tremendously funny run through the insecurities of facing life as a 35 year old


Alaska

Accomplished solo storytelling about mental health issues, with dance and song.


All Aboard

All aboard for a wild and wacky journey through the vicissitudes of life


All of Me

An outstanding show looking at depression and recovery


Angus Brown: Everest

Intelligent, absurd and climbing high


Angus Dunican: Nice Bit of Kit

Clever storytelling mixed with some very funny comedy


Anna Drezen: Okay, Get Home Safe!!

Can true crime be funny? New York comic Anna Drezen makes it very funny.


Anything With A Pulse

A great two hander where one night leads to an awakening, which leads to eventual slumber regarding opportunity over many other days


Appropriate by Sarah-Jane Scott

The erratic path of true love: A simple tale told at a cracking pace with depth, style, and biting wit.


Ariadna

Exquisite movement and physical storytelling


Art Heist

An entertaining production from a young cast with a lot of energy


Baby Wants Candy: The Completely Improvised Full Band Musical

A fully improvised live musical in an hour


BalletBoyz: Them/Us

Visceral and moving dance and inventive choreography - breathtaking!


Beep Boop

A one man mime and physical comedy theatre show with a live digital soundscape, exploring society’s uneasy obsession with online life and the curious delusional pull away from an actually lonely reality.


Before

Storytelling with songs and lot of character!


Before 30

An entertaining performance piece where one man struggles to find what can be done before 29 becomes 30.


Being Norwegian

40 theatrically insightful minutes exploring the oddness of life from two people on the margins looking in with a unique view


Best Girl

Sparse lyrical writing and a beautifully nuanced performance from a mother and daughter team


Bible John

Highly competent and engaging piece of theatre, performed by a talented ensemble


Birth

A pitch perfect piece of physical theatre, exploring themes of family connection, parenthood and loss.


Black and White Tea Room

A clever piece of writing, nicely realised and quietly unsettling.


Bleeding Black

Rugby is not a sport. It’s a religion, a way of life. Just ask any Kiwi.


Blind Date

An evening of surprises and laughter


Boar

An exceptional solo show filled with comedy and fantasy


Boulder

Visually arresting puppetry work slightly lacking narrative drive.


Breakfast Plays – Mooning

An exhilarating read through of a play with a surprising ending and hopefully a predictable time for full performance.


BrOg

An excellent hour of traditional Scottish music


Bumper Blyton

A superior example of improvised nonsense and mayhem set at a time when things were more hidden and inuendo more obvious.


Burgerz

An unflinching and poetic call to action.


Butterflies

Taut and funny new writing from this queer led theatre company


Cardboard Citizens: Bystanders

Powerful real stories told with phenomenal theatrical flair that will have you thinking 'what would I do?'


Carl Hutchinson: I Know I Shouldn’t Behave Like This

A very funny Geordie bloke tells us about growing up and having a bit of a drinkie


Catching Comets

This was a solo performance telling a story about love, about fear, about the protections that we build up around ourselves that isolate us more than they serve.


Celeste’s Circus

A quant and lovely trip to the circus for little ones that take big ones along for the ride


Chagos 1971

A young and new company bring a true story to life of a time long forgotten in a truly interesting manner.


Choir of Man

"It’s a feel-good show. You leave with a smile and a song in your head."


Climb The Live Album

Sung with soulful tunes, Climb takes us through Diego’s adventures with relationships


Coma

An immersive lying down of your fears which ends with you getting up feeling exposed by an innovative theatrical experience.


Come Out From Among Them

A fascinating theatrical one man exploration of a phenomenon of politics that is the fundamentalist reason why Northern Irish politics continues to fascinate.


Community Circle

A circle, a comedy, an experiment, a delight,


Connie Wookey: Denied

A thoroughly enjoyable show


Craig Hill: Bottoms Up!

The King of Scottish banter is back to rip the pish


Daphne, or Hellfire

Environmental, feminist retelling of Greek myth


Daughterhood

A brilliant examination of sisterhood for the modern times when your children begin to become your parents.


Dead Equal

A stirring and surprising operatic treat.


Dead Parent’s Society

A self help group for those in bereavement that struggles but tries to do its best in explain why it’s necessary


Deer Woman

A rightfully angry production that gives voice to a story that needs to be more widely heard


Devil of Choice

A measured and nuanced exploration of how relationships get threatened from within and without.


Don’t Be Terrible

A multi layered two hander about love, comedy and doing gigs


Don’t Frighten the Straights

Heart warming stories from around the gay world


Doodle Pop

Magical visual storytelling with music, humor, mime, movement and innovative creativity


Dr Matt Winning: It’s the End of the World as We Know It

A storytelling lecture about climate change from Dr Matt Winning, one of the world’s funniest climate researchers.


dressed.

A fiercely personal theatrical creation


Drone

An affecting and challenging experience of the Trans world within our communities mixed with a fascinating back track and technology mixed right in front of our eyes.


Drowning

A bold telling of an interesting story


Ed Byrne: If I’m Honest

That Irish bloke you like from the telly is back to make you laugh


Elizabethan

Bawdy ballads and badinage from a master of lute and linguistics


Encyclopedia of Kitchen Comedy Essays by Larry Tadlock

"No matter what combination of stories each show will deliver, I have no doubt that they will be as engaging as the ones I thoroughly enjoyed."


Ensemble

Inspiring dance with strength and grace


Everything I See I Swallow

Provocative visuals and topic, creative and well-performed play


F.Off

Facebook chutzpah, youthful exuberance and a superior take on how to deal with data thieves.


Fake News

A Skilled and Impactful Piece of Storytelling Theatre


Father

A fascinating one woman portrait of a family in crisis


Faulty Towers the Dining Experience

Laughaloud classic comedy mayhem as you dine


Fempire: Mess

delightfully madcap


Fishbowl

Witty, wry, slapstick, funny, well performed and very entertaining!


Fix Us

In yer face comedy from a lively trio of Disabled performers


Flo & Joan : Before the screaming starts

Following their Sell Out 2018 run Flo & Joan are back and better than ever.


For Only an Hour

Powerful one-man storytelling through dance.


Forbidden Fruit

A bouncy carry on which may not challenge gender stereotypes but does its stuff for cross casting.


Fox

A poignant and wry look at lonely new mum challenges in 2019 Britain


Frisky and Mannish: Poplab

An hour inside Frisky & Mannish’’s ‘Poplab’ is a complete crowd-pleasing riot. Feel-good vibes only!


From the Top

Meaningful physical theatre, excellent dancing


FrontX

Vibrant entertaining show with a fascinating international cast of skilled characters!


Fulfilment

Energetic cast, provocative story with puppetry


Genesis: The Mary Shelley Play

An atmospheric telling of a story about a story


Gilgamesh and Me

A breathtaking ensemble physical piece full of inventiveness and heart


Ginger Johnson’s Happy Place

A camp journey through high anxiety.


Goddess

A fun comedy solo show telling the true story of the performer’s previous job as a receptionist at a Tantric Massage parlour, and how she got there.


Google Me

Eleanor Colville’s latest hour of character comedy and whacky humour.


Grant Buse: Touchè Busè

A very talented, award winning, musical comedian turns his blows into shows


Great Grimm Tales

A beautifully made and entertaining show of physical storytelling.


Green and Blue

A shout out to our shared humanity that transcends borders


Griffin and Jones : Surprisingly Good Magicians

Startlingly slick from start to finish


Happy Britain Part 1: Adventures of a Happy Man

Is Britain in despair or can we be happy? Comedian Aidan Goatley sets out around the UK to find out.


Headhog

An absurdist comedy that suggests what is in your head may not be as simple as you think


Heroes

A highly skilled physical exploration of the theme of heroes and their impact upon us


Heroin(e) for breakfast

Outstanding ten years ago, outstanding again in this new production


Hitler’s Tasters

You will stumble out at the end completely bowled over by the power of this play


Hitman And Her

Engaging and funny piece of theatre, performed by a talented company


Hold On, Let Go

A fragmentary play that picks at the nature of memory and forgetting


How to be Brave

Siân Owen’s one woman play set in Newport is a lively, fun and heart wrenching ride


How to Save a Life

A beautiful show that will make you want to laugh, cry, dance and ponder all within sixty minutes!


I Run

A vivid solo performance of a man running furious, powerful and heartbroken into the grief of his dead daughter.


I’m Non Typical, Typical

Moving and powerful dance, physical theatre and the spoken word from this diverse company


Iain FM Smith: My Finest Hour

A talented storyteller tells us about his life and his rather amazing grandfather


Identity

Thrilling and inventive, pulsing with creativity and ability


If You’re Feeling Sinister: A Play with Songs

A concept album turned into a compelling performance, with the concept of what would be the biggest art theft in the history of Glasgow; had they pulled it off.


In PurSUEt

Obsession, addiction and the relentless pursuit of Sue Perkins.


Islander: A New Musical

A haunting and highly evocative telling of the misty islands of Scotland told in an enchanting musical production.


It’s Miss Hope Springs

Entertaining, funny, visceral and poignant Show!


It’s Beautiful, Over There

An interesting exploration of loss and grief


I’ll take you to Mrs Cole

A wonderful family show, adapted from the book of the same name, and I guarantee you will be singing the theme song under your breath for days.


I’m A Phoenix, Bitch

Guy Masterson finds the perfect show...


James Phelan: Troublemaker

A fun, energetic, interactive magic show for all to enjoy!


Jena Friedman: Miscarriage of Justice

Come to this show to be challenged and entertained.  It is well worth your hour.


Jessica Fostekew: Hench

Hench means; Strong, Fit and having well-developed muscles. That describes this show, perfectly.


Jewbana

Jewish princess marries Cuban Catholic in Florida with hilarious and occasionally painful results


John Robertson: The Dark Room

A unique show for kids and adults at the fringe


John Robins: Hot Shame

This is a stand up comedy masterclass


Jonny and the Baptists Love Edinburgh

Bonkers comedy and absurdist songs. And not political, of course.


Jordan Brookes: I’ve Got Nothing

A talented clown makes something out of nothing


Julius Caesar

All the political tension you can handle


Karaoke Saved My Life

A story of first love and the healing power of karaoke


Kemp’s Jig

A wonderfully told tale of a forgotten man in the history of Elizabethan theatre


Ken Cheng: To All The Racists I’ve Blocked Before

A very funny love letter to all the racist trolls Ken has blocked before


Kit and McConnel

Another bit of beguiling badinage and ballads from two doyens of the Fringe.


Knock Knock

A no-nonsense fairy tale with a twist brought to life with dance and physical theatre, accessible to d/Deaf and hearing audiences.


Ladies Who Lunch

Secrets emerge over the Prosecco and scones


Last Life: A Shakespeare Play

A reassembling of Shakespeare's words into a delightful duet


Leave a Message

A witty exploration of a difficult personal experience


Like Me

A solo talk that investigates the effect that social media has had on our lives from the perspective of one


Lipsync

A two handed piece of devastating theatre which brings joy in the face of real challenge.


Little Rabbit

Susan's trapped in her house by rising flood water. But she's not allowed to leave the house or even be seen......


Love/Hate Actually

Perfect for fans of the film


Lucy McCormick: Post Popular

Powerful women through the years in a visceral examination that leaves little left out or in.


Madame Komondor Will See You Now

Whoever you are, whatever you’ve got, Madame will see you now. It’s sex therapy with some very good punchlines.


Madame Ovary

A raw yet uplifting piece of storytelling


Mandy Picks a Husband

A hilarious tale, with a heart of raw emotion that challenges and moves


Manifesting Mrs Marx

Exhilarating solo performance in an intimate venue


Manual Cinema’s Frankenstein

A feat of imagination and skill that should not be missed.


MARA

Visually sublime storytelling


Marc Jennings: Getting Going

A cheeky and clever young Scot brings us his take on growing up


Matt Forde: Brexit, pursued by a bear

A wickedly funny indictment of the state of the nation and the fools that have led us here


Melinda Hughes : Off The Scale

Biting satire from an engaging singer and raconteur.


Mental

An admirable attempt at showing us the effects of mental ill health on young people


Mimi Hayes: I’ll be OK

A harrowing tale about dealing with the breakdown of both relationships...and her own body.


Monster

A highly inventive look at life with visuals, dance and an assault on your senses.


Moonbird

A sweet gentle show about encouraging difference for Deaf and hearing children, and older family members too


Moot Moot

Expect the unexpected...


Mustard

Visceral performance of heartbreak from an exciting theatre maker


My Love Lies Frozen In The Ice

A visual feast of physical theatre, gorgeous stagecraft, clowning and puppetry


My Mum’s a Twat

A one woman show, using her teenage voice to tell the story of being rejected by her Mum who chose a powerful cult over her family.


Myra

Uncomfortable confrontation with a murderess.


Noise Boys

An hour of high energy rhythm from fabulous beatboxers and tap dancers


Not Quite

Symes and Thomas have real talent and are an excellent double act


Ockham’s Razor : This Time

Storytelling combined with group and solo aerial physical theatre


Oliver!

The songs and singers shine in this classic musical


PALS

Poignant tale about growing up.


Parakeet

A new play about finding your flock in a world that doesn't seem to care


Paris de Nuit

"The stunts are gripping"


Passengers

A consummately delivered theatrical take on an important area of psychotherapy.


Paul Currie: Trufficle Musk

A brilliant hour of bonkers comedy that makes you happy


Paul Zenon: Trust Me!

Three shows rolled into one - a master standup, a master storyteller and a master magician


Pete Heat: Massive Wizard

A brilliant one man Magic and Mentalism show, using a range of magic tricks and illusions and comedy to puzzle and entertain his audience.


Piano Play

Sublime playing combines with a surreal story


Pizza Shop Heroes

Celebratory, authentic, necessary


Pops

Hard hitting theatre for adults, exploring addiction in stunning new play from award winning playwright.


Predictably Irrational

engaging, enthusiastic, very knowledgeable


Psycho Drama Queen

An intense look at how being someone else is not always the escape you hope it will be.


Puppet King Richard II

An artisan adaption full of wit and charm


Ricky Riddlegang and the Riddle Gang

A Madcap Hour of Twisted and Twisty Comedy Drama


Robert Ross : Forgotten Heroes of Comedy

Intriguing hour about the long lost and forgotten.


Romeo and Juliet – One Man Musical

A bravura and daring interpretation of this Shakespeare classic


Rust

Exciting, innovative, and challenging


Ryan Lane Will Be There Now in a Minute

Zany with a moving subtext - deliciously bonkers!


Sam Morrison: Hello, Daddy!

Accomplished and fruity comedy from a young gay comedian who’s already mastered stand up.


Sary

Sary is a two handed based loosely on the tale of Sary Weaver from around the 1800s. This original writing from Sam Chittenden takes inspiration from this tale, uses the evocative and visually rich dialects of Sussex at this time.


Saskia Preston: Ninety-Five

Sharp, clever comedy from a future comedy star


Scottee: Class

An eviscerating look at how class and its effects


Scottee: Fat Blokes

Transformational physical theatre that challenges and moves


Seasoned Professionals

A proper dose of light hearted fun delivered with tremendous panache


Seeking Unicorns

Beguiling performance - beautiful with a powerful message


Sh!t Theatre Drink Rum with Expats

Entertaining, anarchic, informative, moving and provocative!


Shakespeare Up Late

Sex dolls, soliloquies and the odd dollop of Hamlet


Shattered

A mid life crisis with a dad bod that manages to come close to offensive but makes you laugh on the way there.


Sherlock Holmes and the Conundrum of Arthur Conan Doyle

A decent fist of making the improbable, understandable.


Simon Evans: Dressing For Dinner

Stand Up’s grumpy uncle brings his acerbic and sardonic wit to bear on the modern world.


Sir David and His Animals

Creative, funny and entertaining physical storytelling for all ages!


Spencer Jones: The Things We Leave Behind

A welcome return from a comedian who exemplifies the spitrit of The Fringe


Splintered

Highly effective and gripping Caribbean LGBTQI+ storytelling that effectively reminds us that all rights are to be treasured and campaigned for


Spontaneous Potter

A laughaloud evening for Potter-loving Muggles


Spray

Jaw-dropping and magical physical theatre


Square Go

Hugely entertaining theatre.


Stand Up with Janine Harouni

Fast, funny, gag laden storytelling with a rich cast of characters


Stand-Up Poet

Poetry that packs a punch


Stephen Buchanan: Baby Dove

Sharp story telling and keenly observed comedy in the hands of a talented young performer


Stuart McPherson: Mr November

Gags, gags and more gags brilliantly delivered by a sharp young comedian


Such Filthy F*cks

A richly explored two hander about the taboo of one handed hobbies.


Suffering from Scottishness

Citizen Scotland’s Joseph McDaid takes us through a funny, engaging and erudite consultation on what it is like to be Scottish, for the non Scots who might want to be Scots.


Swallow the Sea Caravan Theatre

Imaginative immersive visual theatre with puppetry


Swim

A dreamy piece of theatre combining storytelling, live music and visuals exploring grief, swimming and friendship.


Taboo

A chilling glimpse into the world of a little known but influential woman from the Nazi era.


Taiwan Season: Fish

An understated story about a much desired fish.


TEACH

Compelling, meaningful, poignant, dynamic, entertaining, well-crafted and well-performed solo play


TGIF

An intriguing night to forget with friends who confront their relationships in a game night tradition which nearly goes wrong.


That Bastard Brecht

Relevant, energetic, mesmerising


The Beautiful Game

Joy and ecstasy, failure and defeat in a strong physical theatre piece with football thrown in.


The Brunch Club

A hit and miss look at what achieving a certain age now is like, given the clique culture in post war Britain


The Burning

A tale of persecution and rage with much to admire


The Butcher, The Brewer, The Baker…… and the Commentator

Scary look at the economic challenges facing a pre (and post) Britain.


The Castle

Well-rehearsed ensemble, mysterious Kafka story


The Chosen

Superb heartfelt visual storytelling with excellent movement quality


The Claim

A funny and searing exposition of the absurdities of the UK immigration system


The Crown Dual

A right royal romp


The Desk

Energetic precision of movement with a powerful message!


The Dots

Chaotic comedy cabaret - a tour-de-force performance, combining brilliant vocals and genuinely funny routines.


The Easy Rollers : Speakeasy Jazz

Foot-tappingly good jazz from this talented young septet.


The Empathy Experiment

Empathise more. Turn your smartphone off.


The female role model project

Original, thought-provoking, ambitious, funny, absorbing, interactive and no sign of the 4th wall


The Grandmothers Grimm

If story and gender intrigue this is well worth a bedtime visit.


The Gray Cat and the Flounder

"will appeal to all ages"


The House of Influenza

A solo show of many zany characters exploring what one might do in a suburban zombie attack if an over indulgence in horror movies is your only frame of reference


The John Rowe Show

Energetic song, dance and comedy performed by a charismatic entertainer


The Ladies Room

A thoroughly absorbing hour enjoying seeing the work that goes into producing a radio drama for BBC Radio 3


The Last Bread Pudding

All the fun of the amateurs laid bare at their committee meeting in a very decent production


The Letter

A wonderful piece of physical theatre which is an absolute joy to watch.


The New and Improved I Hate Children, Children’s Show

An exceptionally polished children’s show that turns rainy days and having to drag your kids around with you into an art form of joy.


The Piano Men

A heart-warming hour of music and song.


The Red

Marcus Brigstocke writes and directs this bittersweet drama of family and addiction, based on his own recovery.


The Reverend Richard Coles: A Simple Country Parson    

A very English clergyman preaches a very English sermon to his choir


The Sensemaker

A deeply affecting physical theatre piece that addresses our relationship with technology


The Terrible Tail of Adelaide Worthing

A wonderfully charming children’s story the explores the idea of being different.


The Trojans

Profound, arresting, moving


The Voices We Hear

A moving and intimate exploration of life and connection after an apocalypse in a unique zero waste venue


The War of the Worlds

Creative, provocative original play with surprise twists, superb physical theatre!


The Wizard of Winterbourne

A quant folksy tale brought with the enthusiasm of youth in an engaging tale of breeches and scam artistry.


The Words Are There

Imaginative and impactful physical storytelling


There She Is

A treat of an absurdist “tale” that brings the confusion of life into the centre of our universe


Timandra Harkness: Take a Risk

Timandra Harkness is an intelligent and interesting performer, calmly steering us through a show exploring the concept of risk taking, that didn't need to work hard to keep our attention.


Tony Law: Identifies

Tony Law treats us to a white knuckle ride into his world of comic absurdity


Too Pretty To Punch

A unique and heartwarming show that doesn’t disappoint


Troll

Entertaining, meaningful storytelling with superb innovative shadow play!


Umbrella Man

Start your Fringe day with a bang in the hands of a very talented poet and storyteller


Unfortunate: The Untold Story of Ursula the Sea Witch

a stunning 70 minutes of a romp through a traditional fairy tale, but with very edgy presentation.


Van Gogh Find Yourself #vgfy

A remarkable performance piece that captures the essence of a creative human who has a tremendous effect on us all, particularly this actor in front of us.


Vigil

Dramatic, moving, impactful physical storytelling


Voice of Authority

Drama, comedy, and live music integrate into a fascinating true story.


Voldemort and the Teenage Hogwarts Musical Parody

Voldemort the Musical Parody is back, funnier and slicker with all our favourite characters and songs.


We Apologise For The Inconvenience

A funny and enlightening insight into one of the great authors of the last century


Weegie Hink Ae That? Presents Nae Bother

Hilarious night with 4 guys, 2 guitars and a Casio.


Westminster Hour Part 1 and Part 2

Labyrinthine plots with more twists and turns than the route map for Brexit.


White Girls

An innovative and original insight into volunteering in the jungle of Calais and how naivete turns through experience into knowledge; a journey we all benefit from.


Wild Swimming

A charmingly wild piece of feminist theatre.


Wild Unfeeling World

A clever and lyrical retelling of Moby DIck that warms the heart


Wireless Operator

A moving narrative about a member of bomber command facing harsh physical and mental challenges


With Child

Claire Pointing expertly performs 6 talking heads characters who are all visibly pregnant; but only one refers to their pregnancy and impending motherhood.


Working On My Night Moves

Exciting challenge to conventional theatre in late night dance and physical theatre


Your Sexts Are Shit: Older Better Letters

Don’t take your Nan to this show.


Zeroko’s Teatime

A bit of simple, conistently funny genius


Zoe Lyons: Entry Level Human

One of the countries best comedians delivers an hour of faultless comedy