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Edinburgh Fringe 2017

#Jesuis

A highly impressive piece of dance and physical theatre which explored our world and its response to the attacks it has suffered.


5 Soldiers

Evocative, dynamic and impressive!


A Tutti Frutti Cabaret

Variety and delightful madness abounds


Adam

Powerful story of gender and cultural identity


Adulting

The joys and agonies of being caught between childhood and adulthood at the tender age of 25 as told by 4 25 year olds.


Ali Affleck’s Speakeasy Sessions – One Night In New Orleans

Fantastic vintage jazz and blues from one of Scotland’s most talented chanteuse.


All Kidding Aside

An enjoyable hour of gentle comedy.


All’s Well That Ends Well As You Like It, A Lamentable Comedie and Hysterickal Tragedie, by William Shakespeare

Possibly the longest title of any play associated with the scribblings of Shakespeare.


Anathema

Crucial theatre


AnimAlphabet the Musical

Musical for 3-11-year-olds with excellent songs, strong performers and some eyebrow-raising choices


Arab Arts Focus: Dance Double Bill

Impactful and powerful.


Ari Eldjárn: Pardon My Icelandic

A nice guy seduces the entire audience


Assessment

Chilling tale of a dystopian future


Atlas

A dramatic and engaging trip back to the 17th Century when four thinkers thought outside of a box and changed philosophy and science forever.


Awake

Deft and fluid storytelling. Well worth seeking out.


BambinO

A delight for babies and adults alike


Batacchio

Elegant, imaginative and very entertaining - with deliciously quirky moments!


Bec Hill: Out of Order

A fun afternoon - the audience loved it


Behind The Mirror

Sublime musical and physical theatre from a talented Korean ensemble.


Bella Freak

A verbatim condemnation of how you disappear once you are pronounced as special.


Big Bite-Size Lunch Hour: Izzy’s Manifestos

"fine and authentic character acting"


Blues : High Energy Electric Blues

High-energy blues from a great Scottish band.


Bombshell

Tiff Stevenson at her best


Bonnie Fechters

Intimate, heartfelt and inspiring.


Border Tales

Brilliant - creatively devised, provocative, well performed, poignant and moving!


Borders

A beautifully articulated piece of theatre that moves heart and mind as it tells the story of a Syrian refugee from converging perspectives


Box Clever

Important and current story - and a clown to boot!


Breaking Black

Informative, entertaining, revealing


Bright Colours only

One woman tour de force that brightens your day with a wake.


Bump

Meet Lily as she confronts her choices in the waiting room of an abortion clinic


Cacophony

Energetic, bold, entertaining and fun!


Carabet

Wonderfully wacky sketch comedy with an absurdist twist.


Caspar Thomas : More Magic and Mentalism

Stunning sleight of hand from a master of magic.


Caspar Thomas: More Magic and Mentalism

A relaxed hour in the company of a skilled magician.


Cathy

Challenging theatre that asks big questions about the current state of housing and homelessness in the UK


Catriona Knox – Adorable Deplorable

Interactive fun with Politics


Chamberlain: Peace in Our Time

"Intense, informative and some fine character acting"


Cheekykita: Somewhere In The Ether

New madness from the Manchester loon


Chips and Cheese

A popular Glaswegian snack turns into a funny comic journey round yer nan and yer papa meeting yer English boyfreend.


Chris Mullin – In Conversation

A lesson in history from one of the Labour Party’s largely unsung MPs.


Cirkopolis

Highly skilled entertainment. Lyrical, dramatic, beautiful, spirited, exciting and intriguing!


City Love

Love on a night bus


Come Rain or Come Shine

Perfect hour of music from a very talented trio.


Coppélia

Dance me to the start of love


Cosmic Scallies

A two hander that effectively and sensitively explores the nature of childhood friendships when one of those friends may not suit the expected norms


Crave

Sarah Kane’s masterpiece competently performed.


Cream Tea and Incest

Romance, adventure and murders abound, begad!


Creepy Macbeth

Inventively staged version of the Scottish play.


Cult – Ure

A fascinating tale that has a beginning, an end like its beginning and an intriguing middle


Dad’s Army Radio Hour

A nostalgic hour in the company of some lovely old friends


Daniel Smith Blues Piano

More musical mayhem from Daniel Smith, a Jools Holland with jokes.


Danny Lobell

Funny guy in a funny place.


Dark Matter

Beautiful evocative puppetry


David Walliams’ The First Hippo on the Moon

A great children’s story told with much flair and tenderness.


Deadly Dialogues

A challenging and riveting dramatisation of jihad (struggle) and how it is experienced by young muslims today.


Death City

Stunningly choreographed Korean dance where death lingers round every wrist flick.


Dust

Be careful what you wish for… an unflinching examination of suicide


Edison

Clash of the electricity titans, in a clash of theatrical conventions. Sparks will fly.


Electra

A measured and intriguing take on a Greek classic


Elsa

Isobel Rogers delights as she becomes someone Elsa.


Ensemble Kla_vier : Four Men, Four Pianos

Mesmeric playing from a gifted quartet


Eurohouse

A modern European cautionary tale perforned by two engaging and clever clowns


Eyewitnesses Are Futile

Don't trust your memory!


F*ck Boys for Freedom

Late night comedy that saws the knuckle off rather than comes near it.


FAG/STAG

Heartfelt, funny and direct – what does it mean to have your best mate stand by you when you’re stuck being your worst self.


Fall Out

High energy tap dance to live music - pushes the boundaries - exciting!


Fleabag

Hilarious, crude and shocking tale with undertones of grief and pain


Follow Suit

Excellent physical theatre - bizarre and entertaining!


Forgive Us, Oh Father

"The music is memorable and the audience leaves tapping its feet."


Form

Amusing!


Frank Carson – A Rebel Without a Pause

That’s a cracker. It’s the way he told ‘em.


Frankie Vah

Moving, fast paced and riveting - a cautionary tale of pride and fall.


Fred and Rose

A powerful look at how the two of the most infamous Gloucester residents almost evaded capture.


Funny Stuff For Happy People

Silliness that every adult must see. And it’s fun for kids as well.


Future Play: Immersive Gallery

3D goggles and the future of gaming in a 20 minute exhibition that wows the artist in you.


Gazing at a Distant Star

"a hard-hitting piece"


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

A magic lozenge ensures all’s well at the end in the Fringe for four G&S hopefuls.


Gnoss

Foot-tappingly great tunes.


Goody

1934, Dustbowl America. Backstage at the travelling circus, we discover the complex relationship between one man and his performing chimpanzee.


Gypsy Queen

A knock out blow for two men in the macho world of boxing


Half Breed

An astounding solo performance that covers all sorts of prejudice and leaves you the better for it


Hear All About It

Short, sharp and to the point.


Heartwood

A family tale that has a heart of gold rather than wood but plenty of mileage to get through which will soften yours.


Hide

An enthusiastic and youthful rendering of a dystopian future which is challenged by rebellion.


Hotter

Two women embarking on a battle against embarrassment


How to Act

Dramatic play with humour - entertaining, engrossing, well acted, written and directed. Wow!


In Conversation With : John McDonnell

An hour of straight talking from the Labour Shadow Chancellor.


In The Mood : The Music of Glenn Miller

Great jazz from a great quartet


Ingo’s War

Delightful and meaningful story - imaginative, creative, moving and extremely well done!


It’s No Job for a Nice Jewish Girl

A debut solo show exploring the drive to fit in, with a bit about being a pop star.


Jason and the Argonauts

An impressive modern take on the legend of Jason and the Golden Fleece with contemporary power and focus.


Jayde Adams is Jayded

Hilarious and entertaining, boisterous and moving all at the same time!


Jenny Bede: Eggtime

"Fast-paced, full-on and painfully funny"


Jess and Joe Forever

Theatre at its best – story, form and performance in an engaging and sublime blend.


Jonny and The Baptists – The Best Of 2012-2017

Bonkers comedy and absurdist songs.


Kin

Well performed and highly skilled, Kin is a wonderfully entertaining, and theatrical show that draws you in immediately.


Kit Hesketh-Harvey and James McConnel – Pheasant Laughter

Beguiling badinage and ballads from two doyens of the Fringe.


Knock, Knock

Niv Petel’s physical solo uses a unique point of view to draw back the thick curtain of politics in the Middle East.


Know Brexit

A reminder that divorce is never straightforward. Or cheap.


Lady Macbeth: Unsex Me Here

A stifled voice brought to life through a transcendent trinity


LadyFace

A character comedy carousel from chameleon woman-host LadyFace, AKA Lucy Farrett


Last Resort

Intelligent and political immersive theatre


Leaf

Superior sketch show that is very funny almost all of the time.


Lemonade

An exuberant exploration of female exploitation in Hollywood


Leviathan

Acrobatic dance expressing an abstract version of a poignant story.


Like Blood From A Cheap Cigar

Tense and funny two-hander about a dysfunctional couple


Love+

Could you fall in love with a robot?


Lula del Ray by Manual Cinema

Creative, innovative, beautiful and moving show!


Lynched

Stand up comedy from New York


Maklena

A world premiere: excellent English translation of Ukrainian playwright Mykola Kulish's 1933 play.


Mary Go Nowhere

An acerbic take on living the modern suburban American ‘dream’ with lovely ensemble performances and laugh out loud dialogue.


Me and My Bee

"genuine moments of belly laughter throughout"


Me, Myself and I

An enthusiastic physical performance piece based on an eventful night out


Meeting at 33

An immersive meeting of Alcoholics Anonymous with truth, dignity and power in the performance


Men with Coconuts

A hilarious improvised hour with improv experts


Mengele

A terrifying confrontation, set on a beach in Brazil in 1979, but really in all of our memories of a time that seems to be closer than we think.


Mental

Brave, honest autobiographical piece about mental health


Mia: Daughters of Fortune

A poignant and heart wrenching indictment of “caring” for, rather than with, the learning disabled who wish to be parents


Michael Brandon – Off-Ramps

A well-told insight into a life in Hollywood


Mickey Sharma – Sharmanator!!

Stand up that may not launch ships but will rock your boat


Mies Julie

Provocative, entertaining drama - riveting!


Mikelangelo: Cave-Waits-Cohen

"It fills our hearts with the songs we love sung by a man who transforms the lyrics into a personal love song to us all."


Mind-Goblin

Fascinating, textured, sensitive and inspired!


Moving On

Chris Kent , charming and surreal


Murder She Didn’t Write – The Improvised Murder Mystery

Top class improv from a top flight troupe of practitioners.


My Leonard Cohen

"A well deserved standing ovation for a unique take on Cohen"


NewsRevue

Sets the standard, year after year, for rapid-fire sketch comedy.


Not I

Punctures the reverence that surrounds Beckett’s classic


NSFW

Lad’s mag Doghouse in the doghouse.


Off The Top : Neuroscience With Attitude

Brain food for your lunch break


Old Stock: A Refugee Love Story

The storytelling is mesmeric, stripped down, unsentimental.


On This Side of Time

Evocative and fascinating! Original contemporary choreography with eclectic music.


One Romanian Asking Questions

A comedian’s comedian


Ouija: The Musical

A terrifying night in a Welsh village hall.


Out of Love

An exceptionally well structured tale of friendship and love between friends which is tested constantly


Out of the Bad

A touching tale of the morning after the night before, commemorating 103 days of yesteryear that thankfully avoids nostalgia but still make us think of the past


Performers

A black comedic dramatic trip back to the 60’s where films were made and sex was cheap with a couple of gangsters who are just a pony short of the full shilling.


Phools

"a glorious beast of collective performance - comedy, music, drama and dialogue"


Pike St.

Vulnerable and triumphant: theatre at its very heart


Places

A one woman show, that takes us through the disgrace and grace of a silent film star, long gone but revived for us here in an engaging performance


Princes of Main: New Year’s Eve

A fantastic set piece of sketches and games that are a party of choice for the actors, and a party of desire for the rest of us


Prison Psychologist

A dark, intense and intimate story of love and tragedy. Worth getting up early for...


Prom Kween

Come shimmy your sequined ball gown sister this is an hour of supercharged feel good musical fun -with a heart.


Puppet Fiction

Gritty story inspired by Pulp Fiction, except with puppets - entertaining and fun!


Raton Laveur

An blood curdling love story with an ill-fated twist


Replay

Absorbing and masterful storytelling; a poignant coming to terms with loss


Reuben Kaye

Cabaret at it's most fabulous


Rightly or Wrongly, forBetter or Worse, the Fact is This is Tom Little

A wild ride of delicious word-play and storytelling from this instantly endearing comedian


Ruby Redfort

Super-sleuth Ruby to the rescue again.


Scottish Superwomen of Science – Minerva Scientifica

Unsung heroes of Scottish science, unsung no longer


Shakespeare for Kids : Toil and Trouble

Fun forty-five minute introduction to Shakespeare. For parents as well as their offspring.


Shakespeare on a Shoestring : Cymbeline

Twelve actors, twelve plot devices and a lot of energy


Shell Shock

And astounding performance in both a measured and frantic performance that brings PTSD from Tommy's living room into your conscience.


Show Me The Money

A compelling take on what it means to be a professional artist.


Show Up

"Improvised Comedy at its very best"


Sink

A highly effective retelling of the loss of arguably China’s greatest 20th Century writer thanks to the persecution he suffered at the hands of his own government.


SiX

Unmissable music from six of the best.


Sixth Night : Shakespeare for Those With Short Attention Spans

Upbeat Shakespearean larks to start the day


Skin

Inspired and inspiring piece - creative, dynamic and tender


Songs From the Deep South

Sultry swing from the girl with the smooth as silk voice.


Start Swimming

Concrete jungle where dreams are fought for


Stegosaurus

Powerful insights into the world of eating disorders


Steve Gribbin : Shunted Again

The train not standing at the platform won’t now be coming or going anywhere.


Tesco, The Opera

One man, a piano and a shopping trolley


Testosterone

An exuberant and joyful exploration of what it means to become a man.


That’s Life on Lisgar

A warm and bittersweet reminiscence of a migrant community and the characters that live there.


The 5:30 Cabaret

Full on cabaret to kick-start your evening.


The Art and Science of Gin

Gin as Science and History


The Comedy of Errors

Comedy, chaos and calamity.


The Conscious Uncoupling

Weaving comedy memoir and love letters in a story about breaking up


The Dog Daze Of Summer

A love story to (wo)man's best friend


The Dreamer

A visual treat! Creative, inventive and visceral physical theatre.


The Drive

Intriguing new play - friendship, memories of two women on an unexpected road trip.


The Edelweiss Pirates

A very theatrical and competent account of a highly brave movement in counter activities to the Hitler Youth that ended tragically for some of their number.


The Egg-Born Princess

Charming, absorbing delightful


The Establishment : Eton Mess

A delicious Eton Mess of a comedy.


The Etiquette Show : Much Ado About Everything!

Helpful advice on where to stick your oyster fork. And other culinary implements.


The Gardener

Poignant storytelling. With biscuits.


The Giant Killers

Kicked every ball with them. Captivating storytelling.


The Girl Who Jumped Off The Hollywood Sign

Poignant reminder that showbiz is not all glam and glitter


The Handlebards : As You Like It

All the world’s a stage. Well, at least this bit of the Royal Botanic Gardens.


The House

Enter the unique world of Jane’s dark comedy characters – five characters who are once again inspired by her roots in The Lakes


The Humours of Bandon

Entertaining, charming and spirited!


The Imaginary Radio Show

A devilishly satirical comedy, taking a darker look at American pop culture


The Last Queen of Scotland

A largely one woman show that manages to effectively tell the tale of how the Ugandan Asians, thrown out of their country ended up in the UK through the eyes of one of the children who came across and ended up in Dundee, like…


The Merry Wives of Windsor

Quick-fire shenanigans from some very merry wives in Windsor.


The Nature of Forgetting

Musical, memorable, vulnerable


The New Maths Magic Show

Magical mathematics from a master of numeracy.


The North

Creative quirky piece - whimsical on the surface with deeper meaning.


The Oppression Olympics

Four strangers fight it out to see who has it the toughest.


The Principle of Uncertainty

A lesson in science that turns into a lesson in life.


The Prophetic Visions of Bethany Lewis

Late night puppetry that sparkles with wit and wisdom in an age that suffers from a lack of both


The Recovery Version

Hogmanay in the Highlands. A time for whisky and home truths


The Road That Wasn’t There

Entertaining, imaginative, thoughtful and enlightening!


The Science of Cringe

Picture a Venn diagram where behavioural science, character comedy and storytelling are intersecting the hell out of each other.


The Secret Life of Your Mobile Phone

Compulsive stuff for any phone owner. That’s all of us then.


The Shape of the Pain

Polished and riveting, but in need of a further draft


The Sky Is Safe

Committed, necessary and urgent theatre.


The Sweet Science

An innovative and energetic play that packs a punch


The Tale of the Cockatrice

A superior piece of children’s theatre that tells an ancient tale with plenty of new tricks.


The Tempest

Heart-warming, outdoor theatre on a cold, damp evening.


The Testament of Mary

A powerful and challenging reimagining of a story you thought you knew.


The Time Machine

An excellently executed journey into the future


The Wonderful World of Lapin

Charming and entertaining family show that will delight the very young.


Tinder Tales

Social Media stories well told episodically as a warning and celebration of liberation


To Hell in a Handbag

A sparkling lunchtime comedy


Tobacco

Excellent acting, entertaining comedic physical theatre!


Translunar Paradise

Excellent, well performed, creative and very moving!


Trygve Wakenshaw & Barnie Duncan: Different Party

Delightfully eccentric and inventive physical comedy!


Two Little Ducks

Funny, sad and insightful – this is spoken work performance at its best.


Vintage Mobile Cinema

A unique experience!


Wall

An enthusiastic musical which promises to view the world from an alt left American perspective given current world posturing


Wandering Bones

The true tale of an unpleasant 19th century Lothario and the murder of his unwitting wife.


What if the Plane Falls out of the Sky?

"get tickets to this as soon as possible"


Whore: A Kid’sPlay

An episodic trip through what your mom is from the perspective of children and young people who find adulthood a scary place.


Wondr

Snappy writing and brilliant solo performance on the theme of digital technology


You’re Only Cosmic Dust

Keir McAllister takes the world to task


Yvette

Powerful one woman show, with strong writing.


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