Edinburgh Fringe 2019
Realistic, poignant, very well acted and written play
a beautiful musical experience from an enthusiastic young group
Jake Thakeray meets Victoria Wood in an hour of delightfully risqué comedic songs.
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 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
An intriguing piece of theatre which brings the issue of dementia centrally to you from the core of a well written play.
A charming and enthusiastic young person’s company tell their tale of detection with flair.
Such an accomplished version of this classic musical!
Accomplished solo storytelling about mental health issues, with dance and song.
All aboard for a wild and wacky journey through the vicissitudes of life
An outstanding show looking at depression and recovery
Intelligent, absurd and climbing high
Can true crime be funny? New York comic Anna Drezen makes it very funny.
A great two hander where one night leads to an awakening, which leads to eventual slumber regarding opportunity over many other days
The erratic path of true love: A simple tale told at a cracking pace with depth, style, and biting wit.
Exquisite movement and physical storytelling
An entertaining production from a young cast with a lot of energy
A fully improvised live musical in an hour
Visceral and moving dance and inventive choreography - breathtaking!
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.
Storytelling with songs and lot of character!
40 theatrically insightful minutes exploring the oddness of life from two people on the margins looking in with a unique view
Sparse lyrical writing and a beautifully nuanced performance from a mother and daughter team
Highly competent and engaging piece of theatre, performed by a talented ensemble
A pitch perfect piece of physical theatre, exploring themes of family connection, parenthood and loss.
A clever piece of writing, nicely realised and quietly unsettling.
Rugby is not a sport. It’s a religion, a way of life. Just ask any Kiwi.
An evening of surprises and laughter
Visually arresting puppetry work slightly lacking narrative drive.
Silky jazz from a quintet in the grove
A superior example of improvised nonsense and mayhem set at a time when things were more hidden and inuendo more obvious.
An unflinching and poetic call to action.
Taut and funny new writing from this queer led theatre company
Powerful real stories told with phenomenal theatrical flair that will have you thinking 'what would I do?'
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.
A quant and lovely trip to the circus for little ones that take big ones along for the ride
A young and new company bring a true story to life of a time long forgotten in a truly interesting manner.
"It’s a feel-good show. You leave with a smile and a song in your head."
Sung with soulful tunes, Climb takes us through Diego’s adventures with relationships
An immersive lying down of your fears which ends with you getting up feeling exposed by an innovative theatrical experience.
A fascinating theatrical one man exploration of a phenomenon of politics that is the fundamentalist reason why Northern Irish politics continues to fascinate.
A thoroughly enjoyable show
The King of Scottish banter is back to rip the pish
Environmental, feminist retelling of Greek myth
A stirring and surprising operatic treat.
A self help group for those in bereavement that struggles but tries to do its best in explain why it’s necessary
A rightfully angry production that gives voice to a story that needs to be more widely heard
A measured and nuanced exploration of how relationships get threatened from within and without.
Adam Smith, Father of the Fringe?
A multi layered two hander about love, comedy and doing gigs
Magical visual storytelling with music, humor, mime, movement and innovative creativity
A storytelling lecture about climate change from Dr Matt Winning, one of the world’s funniest climate researchers.
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.
A bold telling of an interesting story
That Irish bloke you like from the telly is back to make you laugh
Bawdy ballads and badinage from a master of lute and linguistics
"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."
Inspiring dance with strength and grace
Provocative visuals and topic, creative and well-performed play
Facebook chutzpah, youthful exuberance and a superior take on how to deal with data thieves.
A Skilled and Impactful Piece of Storytelling Theatre
A fascinating one woman portrait of a family in crisis
Witty, wry, slapstick, funny, well performed and very entertaining!
In yer face comedy from a lively trio of Disabled performers
Following their Sell Out 2018 run Flo & Joan are back and better than ever.
Powerful one-man storytelling through dance.
A bouncy carry on which may not challenge gender stereotypes but does its stuff for cross casting.
A poignant and wry look at lonely new mum challenges in 2019 Britain
An hour inside Frisky & Mannish’’s ‘Poplab’ is a complete crowd-pleasing riot. Feel-good vibes only!
Meaningful physical theatre, excellent dancing
Vibrant entertaining show with a fascinating international cast of skilled characters!
Energetic cast, provocative story with puppetry
An atmospheric telling of a story about a story
Dazzling ditties in a tale with a twist
A breathtaking ensemble physical piece full of inventiveness and heart
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.
A very talented, award winning, musical comedian turns his blows into shows
A beautifully made and entertaining show of physical storytelling.
A shout out to our shared humanity that transcends borders
Startlingly slick from start to finish
An absurdist comedy that suggests what is in your head may not be as simple as you think
A highly skilled physical exploration of the theme of heroes and their impact upon us
Outstanding ten years ago, outstanding again in this new production
You will stumble out at the end completely bowled over by the power of this play
Engaging and funny piece of theatre, performed by a talented company
A fragmentary play that picks at the nature of memory and forgetting
Siân Owen’s one woman play set in Newport is a lively, fun and heart wrenching ride
A beautiful show that will make you want to laugh, cry, dance and ponder all within sixty minutes!
A vivid solo performance of a man running furious, powerful and heartbroken into the grief of his dead daughter.
Moving and powerful dance, physical theatre and the spoken word from this diverse company
A talented storyteller tells us about his life and his rather amazing grandfather
Thrilling and inventive, pulsing with creativity and ability
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.
Obsession, addiction and the relentless pursuit of Sue Perkins.
A haunting and highly evocative telling of the misty islands of Scotland told in an enchanting musical production.
Entertaining, funny, visceral and poignant Show!
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.
Guy Masterson finds the perfect show...
A fun, energetic, interactive magic show for all to enjoy!
Come to this show to be challenged and entertained. It is well worth your hour.
Hench means; Strong, Fit and having well-developed muscles. That describes this show, perfectly.
Jewish princess marries Cuban Catholic in Florida with hilarious and occasionally painful results
A unique show for kids and adults at the fringe
This is a stand up comedy masterclass
Bonkers comedy and absurdist songs. And not political, of course.
A talented clown makes something out of nothing
All the political tension you can handle
A wonderfully told tale of a forgotten man in the history of Elizabethan theatre
A very funny love letter to all the racist trolls Ken has blocked before
Another bit of beguiling badinage and ballads from two doyens of the Fringe.
A no-nonsense fairy tale with a twist brought to life with dance and physical theatre, accessible to d/Deaf and hearing audiences.
Secrets emerge over the Prosecco and scones
A witty exploration of a difficult personal experience
A solo talk that investigates the effect that social media has had on our lives from the perspective of one
A two handed piece of devastating theatre which brings joy in the face of real challenge.
Susan's trapped in her house by rising flood water. But she's not allowed to leave the house or even be seen......
Perfect for fans of the film
Powerful women through the years in a visceral examination that leaves little left out or in.
Opera in a broom cupboard
Whoever you are, whatever you’ve got, Madame will see you now. It’s sex therapy with some very good punchlines.
A hilarious tale, with a heart of raw emotion that challenges and moves
Exhilarating solo performance in an intimate venue
A feat of imagination and skill that should not be missed.
A wickedly funny indictment of the state of the nation and the fools that have led us here
Biting satire from an engaging singer and raconteur.
An admirable attempt at showing us the effects of mental ill health on young people
A harrowing tale about dealing with the breakdown of both relationships...and her own body.
A highly inventive look at life with visuals, dance and an assault on your senses.
A sweet gentle show about encouraging difference for Deaf and hearing children, and older family members too
Visceral performance of heartbreak from an exciting theatre maker
A visual feast of physical theatre, gorgeous stagecraft, clowning and puppetry
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.
Uncomfortable confrontation with a murderess.
An hour of high energy rhythm from fabulous beatboxers and tap dancers
The songs and singers shine in this classic musical
Poignant tale about growing up.
A new play about finding your flock in a world that doesn't seem to care
"The stunts are gripping"
A consummately delivered theatrical take on an important area of psychotherapy.
A brilliant hour of bonkers comedy that makes you happy
A brilliant one man Magic and Mentalism show, using a range of magic tricks and illusions and comedy to puzzle and entertain his audience.
Sublime playing combines with a surreal story
Celebratory, authentic, necessary
Hard hitting theatre for adults, exploring addiction in stunning new play from award winning playwright.
engaging, enthusiastic, very knowledgeable
An intense look at how being someone else is not always the escape you hope it will be.
An artisan adaption full of wit and charm
A Madcap Hour of Twisted and Twisty Comedy Drama
Intriguing hour about the long lost and forgotten.
A bravura and daring interpretation of this Shakespeare classic
Rubbish Shakespeare? Anything but!
Exciting, innovative, and challenging
Zany with a moving subtext - deliciously bonkers!
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.
Sharp, clever comedy from a future comedy star
An eviscerating look at how class and its effects
Transformational physical theatre that challenges and moves
A proper dose of light hearted fun delivered with tremendous panache
Beguiling performance - beautiful with a powerful message
Entertaining, anarchic, informative, moving and provocative!
A decent fist of making the improbable, understandable.
Stand Up’s grumpy uncle brings his acerbic and sardonic wit to bear on the modern world.
Creative, funny and entertaining physical storytelling for all ages!
A welcome return from a comedian who exemplifies the spitrit of The Fringe
Highly effective and gripping Caribbean LGBTQI+ storytelling that effectively reminds us that all rights are to be treasured and campaigned for
A laughaloud evening for Potter-loving Muggles
Jaw-dropping and magical physical theatre
Hugely entertaining theatre.
Fast, funny, gag laden storytelling with a rich cast of characters
Poetry that packs a punch
Sharp story telling and keenly observed comedy in the hands of a talented young performer
Gags, gags and more gags brilliantly delivered by a sharp young comedian
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.
Imaginative immersive visual theatre with puppetry
A dreamy piece of theatre combining storytelling, live music and visuals exploring grief, swimming and friendship.
A chilling glimpse into the world of a little known but influential woman from the Nazi era.
An understated story about a much desired fish.
Compelling, meaningful, poignant, dynamic, entertaining, well-crafted and well-performed solo play
An intriguing night to forget with friends who confront their relationships in a game night tradition which nearly goes wrong.
Relevant, energetic, mesmerising
Joy and ecstasy, failure and defeat in a strong physical theatre piece with football thrown in.
A tale of persecution and rage with much to admire
Scary look at the economic challenges facing a pre (and post) Britain.
Well-rehearsed ensemble, mysterious Kafka story
Superb heartfelt visual storytelling with excellent movement quality
A funny and searing exposition of the absurdities of the UK immigration system
A right royal romp
Energetic precision of movement with a powerful message!
Chaotic comedy cabaret - a tour-de-force performance, combining brilliant vocals and genuinely funny routines.
Foot-tappingly good jazz from this talented young septet.
Empathise more. Turn your smartphone off.
Original, thought-provoking, ambitious, funny, absorbing, interactive and no sign of the 4th wall
If story and gender intrigue this is well worth a bedtime visit.
"will appeal to all ages"
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
A thoroughly absorbing hour enjoying seeing the work that goes into producing a radio drama for BBC Radio 3
All the fun of the amateurs laid bare at their committee meeting in a very decent production
A wonderful piece of physical theatre which is an absolute joy to watch.
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.
A heart-warming hour of music and song.
Marcus Brigstocke writes and directs this bittersweet drama of family and addiction, based on his own recovery.
A very English clergyman preaches a very English sermon to his choir
A wonderfully charming children’s story the explores the idea of being different.
Profound, arresting, moving
A moving and intimate exploration of life and connection after an apocalypse in a unique zero waste venue
Creative, provocative original play with surprise twists, superb physical theatre!
A quant folksy tale brought with the enthusiasm of youth in an engaging tale of breeches and scam artistry.
Imaginative and impactful physical storytelling
A treat of an absurdist “tale” that brings the confusion of life into the centre of our universe
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.
An seminar on silliness
Tony Law treats us to a white knuckle ride into his world of comic absurdity
A unique and heartwarming show that doesn’t disappoint
Entertaining, meaningful storytelling with superb innovative shadow play!
Start your Fringe day with a bang in the hands of a very talented poet and storyteller
a stunning 70 minutes of a romp through a traditional fairy tale, but with very edgy presentation.
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.
Dramatic, moving, impactful physical storytelling
Drama, comedy, and live music integrate into a fascinating true story.
A funny and enlightening insight into one of the great authors of the last century
Hilarious night with 4 guys, 2 guitars and a Casio.
Labyrinthine plots with more twists and turns than the route map for Brexit.
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.
A charmingly wild piece of feminist theatre.
A clever and lyrical retelling of Moby DIck that warms the heart
A moving narrative about a member of bomber command facing harsh physical and mental challenges
Claire Pointing expertly performs 6 talking heads characters who are all visibly pregnant; but only one refers to their pregnancy and impending motherhood.
Exciting challenge to conventional theatre in late night dance and physical theatre
Don’t take your Nan to this show.
A bit of simple, conistently funny genius
One of the countries best comedians delivers an hour of faultless comedy