Edinburgh Fringe 2009
Ice dancing and global warming collide in this charming show from 2008's Total Theatre Award nominees.
Gripping, smart, immaculately acted and directed must-see
An unusual and witty window into isolation and madness
There’s nothing grave about this wonderful, sharp and hilarious show.
A sensitive portrayal of seven people caught up in the Mumbai terror attacks
Anyone for cod mornay?
An intelligent and funny gem of a show
A master-class in Shakespeare, and an insight into one of the best Shakespearean actors of a generation. Inspiring, tragic and powerful stuff, a shining hidden gem of the Fringe!
Weird and wonderful; intelligent and unintelligible; brillliant and banal; stylised and sensational. It has it all. Go see it.
A monologue on the difficulty of talking about loneliness which illustrates the problem.
Strong central performance in a touching show
Talented intelligent storyteller offering first class entertainment without the ego. A refreshing newcomer.
Inspired if uneven physical theatre piece about loneliness.
Article 19 add a lot of colour to a play that is never simply black and white.
Heartfelt verbatim piece about the effects of war.
A brave attempt at a Frayn triumph
A very high quality piece of theatre
Cambridge's production of a little known classic impresses.
Bedazzling display of bamboozling mind reading and magic
A tour-de-force. Experience Fringe theatre at its brilliant best.
Laughs, tears and stampeding hairy cows, all in perfect four-part harmony
Drama exploring suicide with technical wizardry live on stage
A musical morning call with a difference. Sassy, soulful, sophisticated performance engages and entertains.
Nerves conquers Memory and rescues Emotion
A dark undercurrent gives a tired format oomph
Delicious and Sexy late night fun with an unashamedly old school cabaret
A near flawless work of true beauty, a joy to watch.
An inventive and engaging new work by a creative and promising young company.
Chirpy chappies in comedy about mateship.
A delightful little gem of a farce!
A Heartbreakingly powerful, topical production of modern writing
Surprising, Captivating and must see work
Equisite Ensemble work coupled with a production that challenges and moves all the senses!
Astonishingly acted, thrillingly written two-hander tribute to Chaucer.
A good effort by a sparky well-disciplined group of youngsters.
Comic storytelling with an excellent twist
A warm, compelling and hard-hitting show
Simply stunning dance and acrobatics
No words, few props just consummate skill and comic genius: physical theatre at its best.
Modern obsession set against the backdrop of an increasingly fractured relationship
A must see of a children’s show
Deliciously delicate design and a cleverly layered script
A compelling account of tragedy tinged with hope
Bottoms up for this imaginative burlesque telling of the Faustian pact.
Two people waiting for a train, one with all the questions, one having to provide all the answers
One-man's story of a house haunted by eccentric characters
A convincing and intricate contribution to pre-Apocalyptic science-fiction.
Comedy and pathos vie for place in this acutely obseved debut.
Super slick and effortlessly executed, a must see for any facebook addict!
Good in parts (better in the second half)
In a world where we burn the classics in favour of Heat, and news is reduced to sixty second soundbites, Ray Bradbury’s warning is brought to book ..
Tone-perfect and comic with a serious message beneath the surface.
More madcap insults from the Faulties
Hip-hop painters with mischief in mind
Men Behaving Badly meets Friends, with a twist
Life-affirming and joyful storytelling by a master practitioner, completely unimssable!
Reinventive and reinvigorated Pop music gets a makeover!
The forces of capitalism clash with communist ideals in this powerful interpretation of Gregory Burke's iconic play. Who's the target? What is the point? Can two men make a difference?
Smart deadpan comedy from this extremely talented duo
A thought-provoking response to the crisis in Gaza
“… How many stars are you going to give God?!”
Two-Day Productions present a Dane that has been pared to the bone, with a strong, confident central performance.
Welcome to the world’s worst hangover, ever…
You've never seen therapy like this...
A tongue-in-cheek Victorian murder mystery with ghosts.
A shocking and pitch-perfect new production
A story worth telling and a musical worth seeing.
Othello reworked into a one-man show of epic proportions, and a fantastic physical performance. Unmissable and powerful!
Beautfully constructed and performed production, strange and haunting
Gregory Church didn't commit suicide, and Daniel Kitson is an alternative national treasure.
The boundaries of traditional theatre are broken as you become part of a play where sex is a fast track to intimacy.
If you like your physical theatre intense and artistic, go and see Rain People.
A strangely hypnotic and mesmerising show.
A wonderful reflection of a troubled life
Refreshing energetic theatre that jumps between the worlds of live performers and puppets with ease and wit
The Fringe's most exciting debut is a high adrenaline rush through Manchester's underworld
Intriguing take on a traditional tale
An eye-opening account of a poorly-understood set of prejudices.
A surreal and bizarre evening, madness and talent abounds!
An immersive, submersive experience
Marivaux with energy, passion and a difference
Frenetic, fastpaced theatre and it is free!
It’s like basking in the sunshine with a bottle of rosé
Intimate and wittily honest portrayal of one woman's inner torment.
Nobody gets out of here alive. Or at least without having a great laugh.
Razor sharp wit, elegant wordplay, and a gorgeously smart performance.
Fast paced and silly fun from trailers to full blown blockbusters – all made up.
One highly stylised piece of theatre telling a story of release and of moving on.
A classic tale about classical guitar. reverential and refined. But somehow lacking in soul.
A visually stunning, highly accessible production that deserves a wider audience
Is winning really more important than making friends?
Fasten Your Seatbelts, It's Going To Be a Bumpy Afternoon
You don't have to say you love me, just be close at hand.
Cambridge University ADC
A rom- com with attitude
A show that resonates in your mind like an echo chamber long after you have left the theatre
fashion with a small “f” and its tongue firmly in its cheek
An energetic attempt at a classic picaresque novel of the early C18th.
Inspirational portrayal of Eric Morecambe, one of the greatest comedians to have graced stage and screen
Smart, slick sketches with a geeky edge
Witty, whimsical musical comedy played by a brilliant ensemble cast.
Enchanting portrayal of Clementine Chruchill
Anarchic folk theatre at its best.
A hidden gem that explores love and disability, but mostly love
A colossal feat of storytelling
Top-Drawer, funny and breathtaking
3Bugs Fringe Theatre make waves with this heady and sensual interpretation of a genuinely desperate romantic. Dive in ..
A group of great promise and talent
An eerie staging of an excellent play.
Out of the Blue - out of this world
A hauntingly emotive production.
Fast and furiously paced gleeful comedy with a very talented quartet.
Remember, remember, the 21st of September….
Intriguing approach to serving an airline meal, wacky!
Well worth watching; a play and performances with lots of promise
These Princesses are pierced, this Tink has kinks, and no girl here is going to wait for her Prince to come when she can just as easily, by herself .. well, you get the idea.
Compelling and poignant reminder of the follies of war
Enjoyable and Impressive Monty Python Biography
An incredible set goes some way to making this children's tale - which mixes charm with horror - so good.
What little this performace lacks in technique it more than makes up for in sheer magic
Austrian post-modernist theatre, excellently realised
Aye, the credit crunch is upon-eth us..
Hilarious smorgasbord of celeb pop culture with a real music theatre edge!
Yes, they’re naked. And yes, they look pretty good. That isn’t why you’re here, though, is it? Oh, go on, then ..
Start the day the comedy Shakespeare way
n ya face sketch comedy from two talented performers. Well worth seeing.
The funny and filthy puppet show takes on the big guns.
A gallop through the entire history of cabaret
Long-form improvised musical comedy at it's magnificent best.
Not groundbreaking but an excellent example of what top quality new musical theatre should be like!
Hilarity and surprises as Yummy Mummy runs amok
Bringing cringe to the fringe
A performance of open-eyed innocence with a dark heart.
Thrilling satire about love, lies and Hollywood endings, with a twist!
Charming tale about Muriel, cleaner to liquorish allsorts
Sylvia Plath's words hold the stage in this powerful production
Bizarre, Creepy and Surreal…
A completely unique Fringe experience... on an island!
Psychological tricks are used to terrifying effect in this chilling examination of our fascination with serial killers
Sparky and high energy fun from three highly accomplished performers.
Explosive, Passionate and innovatively bridging the gap between theatre and dance!
An unflinching examination of the most notorious prison of Northern Ireland's Troubles.
A terrifying tour-de-force, and not an easy watch.
A stylish show with very little content
Sharp, incisive writing and direction from John Clancy combined with a pitch perfect performance from David Calvitto make this a must-see show.
A guttural and sexy rendition of Paradise Lost, exciting and shocking
A twisted, visual triumph that exudes professionalism: Absolutely spectacular!
An ambitious adaptation of Muriel Spark’s novel with strong central performances from the Stellar Quines ensemble.
Bubbly, Fresh and Entertaining. Must see for Music Theatre lovers!
Two remarkable women show us what it is to be alive. And when we say two remarkable women, we don't just mean the characters – we include the people playing them.
A hotel experience you will never forget!
Sharp, fast paced improv comedy from a wonderfully confident group
"...a piece of brilliant visual theatre"
Acclaimed Scottish playwright Rona Munro's new play deals with the case of the last Scottish person to be burned on charges of witchcraft, seamlessly blending history with imagination and cutting to the human heart of the witch-hunt.
Enthralling retelling of an old Hawaiian tale
Pros: A triumph, Cons: none.
The Lincoln Company finds a different beat with this Pinter power play classic
'Saving the planet has never been this bad!'
This interactive breakfast sets you up for the day - and for all the madness of the Festival
An out of this world experience with this hilariously funny, charismatic troupe
A timely and important production that gives us hope from the Palestine-Israeli conflict.
Bold, beautiful and baffling
This infectious and charismatic group loop a selection of short form games into some kind of loose narrative, creating a hour of fast paced laughs and story telling.
Fringe favourite's latest offering is a fun-filled hour
A play with a sharp, complex script and a young, captivating female lead
A strong performance brings to life Muriel Spark's much-loved novel
A witty collection of rhymes on evolution and creationism
A gender and time-bending monologue about Queen Elizabeth I, pleasantly intimate insights
A wistful show full of magic and drems
Funny, dark and hugely enjoyable
"a highly recommended piece of theatre. Don't miss it. "
Brave, Passionate and Redefining - Completely lives up to its name
A splinter of life and fear in a compelling one woman performance.
A cleverly meta-theatrical adaptation of Moliere's classic comedy, by York's renowned Belt Up Theatre.
Political Correctness Goes Mad in a dystopian future.
Charming and faithful adaptation
A nice idea; shame about this script. But the audience, we were very good.
A very assured Fringe debut with an upsetting and disturbing tale of oppression.
Laugh a minute, frantic comedy as Tim battles against all odds. Pure joy!
An almost farcical depiction of the Bard at work on his next great play, with many a clever-clever Shakespeare reference.
Macbeth as the timeshare neighbour fromhell
Strong lead roles and a brilliant adaption of an Edinburgh favourite and cult classic.
Two publicans, many customers, each with a story to share
Tight writing, good characterisation and slick presentation of life in the changing room of a shop near you
A show with guts and gumption.
A darkly comic stage adaptation of Chekhov's short story.
Startling originality breeds exceptional theatre, a truly remarkable production
An inventive and zany comedy act that uses technology to excellent effect.
Raw passion meets high polish
A rambunctious and energetic re-telling of a classic, hilarious and horrible
Not for the shy, not your typical performance, an engaging late night experience that will give you something to talk about.
Fast-paced, anarchic and fun