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Edinburgh Fringe 2017

5 Soldiers

Evocative, dynamic and impressive!


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.


All Kidding Aside

An enjoyable hour of gentle comedy.


Anathema

Crucial theatre


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.


Batacchio

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


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"


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!


Bright Colours only

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


Cathy

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


Chamberlain: Peace in Our Time

"Intense, informative and some fine character acting"


Chips and Cheese

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


Cirkopolis

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


City Love

Love on a night bus


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.


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


Dark Matter

Beautiful evocative puppetry


Deadly Dialogues

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


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


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.


Fleabag

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


Follow Suit

Excellent physical theatre - bizarre and entertaining!


Form

Amusing!


Fred and Rose

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


Gazing at a Distant Star

"a hard-hitting piece"


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!


Ingo’s War

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


Jason and the Argonauts

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


Jess and Joe Forever

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


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


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!


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"


Meeting at 33

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


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


Mies Julie

Provocative, entertaining drama - riveting!


Not I

Punctures the reverence that surrounds Beckett’s classic


NSFW

Lad’s mag Doghouse in the doghouse.


Old Stock: A Refugee Love Story

The storytelling is mesmeric, stripped down, unsentimental.


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"


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...


Raton Laveur

An blood curdling love story with an ill-fated twist


Replay

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


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.


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.


Stegosaurus

Powerful insights into the world of eating disorders


Testosterone

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


The Dog Daze Of Summer

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


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 Gardener

Poignant storytelling. With biscuits.


The Giant Killers

Kicked every ball with them. Captivating storytelling.


The Humours of Bandon

Entertaining, charming and spirited!


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 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 Road That Wasn’t There

Entertaining, imaginative, thoughtful and enlightening!


The Shape of the Pain

Polished and riveting, but in need of a further draft


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 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


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!


Wall

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


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


Yvette

Powerful one woman show, with strong writing.


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