Edinburgh Fringe 2014
A sweeping tragedy of immeasurable sadness with great strength in hope
Delightfully daft comedy
A barnstorming performance from Edgar Allan Poe’s own words relating to a his nightmare in Moyamensing prison
Jimmy Chisholm is straight up Scotland’s greatest character actor.
A brilliant one man show of a troubled figure from the Scottish political afterlife
Dark-edged comedy about a pair of performers. But who is the clown?
A musically accompanied tale of sadness and alcoholism
Foot stomping music for the 0-7s. And the oldies can join in too if they like
A dark, brilliantly immersive exploration of Lewis Carroll and Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.
A hilarious run through the decade that some of us want to avoid and forget
A metal heads delight wrapped up in Rob Halford’s cod piece and delivered with riffs
Only two human activities happen in front of a brick wall. Standing at a mic telling jokes or being shot by firing squad.
Moving adaptation of Orwell's classic
An absorbing and moving hour of First World War poetry delivered by a master of the solo stage
A pleasant hour of crooning with some great jazz jamming.
An exceptional tale told in an exceptional manner for the kids
A f***ed-up underground version of Abigail’s Party
Two talented comedians clash with comedy flair
"a poignant, moving and entertaining show"
Brutally honest, a must see solo show
A must for all Bette Davis fans
A charming hour in the presence of a masked innocent who just wants to knit
A circus spectacle not to be missed.
A consummate performance from Bob Paisley as Bill Clinton.
Perfect for the pre-teens and those with a wacky sense of humour
Three of his most intricate one-act plays - expertly conserved, cleverly restored and inventively staged.
What a Voice!
Two dear old things in an hour of sublime nostalgia.
Thought Provoking Theatre
Loaded with funny and clever physicality
Cabaret puppetry at its best, most bawdy and gruesome
Traditional Asian tale told with gusto and verve
An entertaining coming-of-age tale
Bubbling, boiling musical adaptation of one of Shakespeare’s darker tragedies
Superb performance - an intimate hour with nearly the man himself
A well acted, dark-edged rom-com
They can help youse to have some silly good fun
An impressive horror hour performed with style and panache
"a masterclass in rich character comedy"
A one-man physical comedy genius
A hilarious hour of being taken through the dances of our immature adulthood
The musical equivalent of Ant and Dec
A vibrant piece of theatre that mixes Sondheim and Shakespeare and gives us great insight to love from a youthful perspective
A must-see monologue that explores human psychology
Enough to make you wonder whether going into the office tomorrow really is a good idea.
A Double Treat for Radio Buffs
Domestic harmony and strife get the silent film treatment in this charming physical theatre piece
A darkly comic piece
Solo theatre at its very best
A big, big-hearted fella behind an even bigger keyboard.
A brilliant character led drama about vulnerability and those who can take advantage
An easy-going and entertaining story of Cornish hip-hop
Captivating interpretation by a company that’s clearly going places.
A funny and convincing experience of a prehistoric safari for all the family.
Powerhouse voices of all the Diva greats by Christina Bianco
An original and ambitious take on the Wars of the Roses plays.
A witty tale of comedy and survival
A good and solid Berkovian take on Wilde’s self destructive character
A children’s show every adult should take their inner child to.
A universe of joy in one woman's struggle with autism, through dance, music, and humorous physical theatre.
Interactive, thought provoking and infectious fun
A strong one woman exploration of a controversial historical figure
The closest to the real thing you are likely to find this side of heaven.
Elvis - All Shook Up
So camp, I thought it was the real thing
Johnny Donahoe brings this selfless, joyous hour of tenderness to life.
An intense and compelling production that illuminates a very real Scottish and international scandal
The most fun meal you'll have at the Fringe - without reservation. (make sure you make areservation ..)
The life and music of the fascinating Kurt Weil brought to life in a cabaret by the talented Bremner Duthie.
A taut two hander that portrays a meeting beyond comprehension
Soulful reflective jazz built around the Bach Flower Remedies
Tragicomic clownish genius
A wacky but inventive invective on invention
Entrancing movement, sound, and absurdist performance bring this dystopian fairy tale adaptation to life.
An electric love letter to Bristol’s nocturnal rave scene
Warm and engaging comedy: AND a true story!
An exciting sketch show with a edge.
A delightful and sympathetic play about autism that captures the challenges and suggests solutions
A subtle and superb retelling of Henry V that will hold you entranced.
A high energy coming of age story set in South Africa
|"breathtaking physical theatre"
A one man show that seeks to lighten the bleakness of destiny with traffic management
A delightful quirky tale, with Welsh cakes.
There is enough to frighten, or at least disconcert, even the bravest cynical adult and kids.
A highly enchanting musical journey directed by children but performed with a childlike simplicity that works wonderfully well.
People of Earth, please attend carefully: The show to see if you've got time on your hands ..
A Personal Insight into Femininity
Wear something comfortable when you die.
A touching, well written solo show that ably spans the generations
She looks like a million renminbi fresh from the Chinese laundry.
"a passionate, heartfelt coming of age, flying the nest story which packs a mean look and a Walther PPK."
I didn’t know that spammers and scammers could be so stupid. Or so funny.
Janis Joplin brought back to life
An impressive modern adaptation
A new musical with plenty of potential
A deceptively gentle comedy with a bite
Shocking, disturbed and poignant theatre
Kitty's just the tonic at Just The Tonic
An intense, shattering performance
A punchy, dynamic musical about history, family and Soviet Russia
Jolly japes in this spoof Blytonesque mystery.
Beautifully lyrical storytelling, funny and poignant. A thoroughly life affirming piece of theatre.
Quick-paced comedy with a rich dark seam of misery running down a sweet rock of silliness.
A firm tongue-in-cheek piece of theatre
Theatre Ad Infinitum have remade theatre
One of the most visually arresting and achingly atmospheric shows you'll see this August.
Powerful, lyrical writing and superb performances give a vivid insight into life for women in prison. Complacency busting theatre.
Paradoxical contemporary art roasting becomes the very pretensions it aims to skewer.
A truly relatable contemporary love story combined with mystical folklore.
" bitter-sweet raw emotion"
Prenatal anxieties and a turbulent relationship make this hour of light-speed verbal tennis a draining experience.
A lesson in life from one of the most interesting characters at this year’s Fringe.
A must see for anyone with an interest in Gaelic; no need to be fluent!
Kitsch, Camp and Conservative. What more could you want?
Dan Clark. What an act!
If Kelleher presented a good morning TV format, I’d definately get out of bed before 11 to locate the remote.
An interactive children's show where children are invited to join in the search for clues, find hidden treasure, read runes, practice battle skills and weave magic spells, joining our brave heroes on their quest to restore balance to Old Earth.
An important show about trans* issues with a bit too much information
A fascinating exploration of the Muslim/Jewish conflict
Sets the standard, year after year, for rapid-fire sketch comedy
An awkward hour in the presence of an awkward comedian performing a show off the internet
A brisk, bracing, form-breaking experience from this young and lively company.
Compelling performance from Chris Sheridan that tackles a taboo head-on.
A delightful hour of musical comedy
A must see for anyone with an ounce of naughtiness in them!
Beguiling badinage and ballads from two doyens of the Fringe.
Interactive fun, the children loved it
The birth of another Edinburgh Fringe institution.
Pint Size entertainment with a twist
Piratical subterfuge in this modern take on a G&S classic.
An incredibly powerful insight into the questions that progressive politics need to address in light of the referendum
An enthralling, very special story for younger children
An unusual topic for a kid’s show, but pulled off with pizzazz
Did Bacon make art, or did art make Bacon?
A revivial which still has the power to provoke
Outstanding clown, funny and touching
All the magic of a traditional tale, with a chance to get up and help
Captivating crooning from a talented trio
Backstage, green-room, warm and funny shenanigans
Fascinating insight into the land of nod.
One Man's Epic Bid for Freedom
A beautiful and thoroughly impenetrable performance
Very real emotion, extraordinary passion, and no small amount of theatrical craft.
Witty and clever observational comedy
A hidden gem – a must for Shakespeare and early music lovers alike.
An excitable onstage chemistry that would have Prospero reaching for his plastic safety specs.
A great duo taking the mickey and extracting plenty of laughs over our obsessions with murder mysteries
'Broken rhythms and slick performances make this secret show like an exciting, angry, tense tango'
Pacy, energetic new writing
One man, one stage, the birth of satire and an impressive performance with ancient material
An amusing Interpretation of the Seven Sins
Sirens is a beautifully simple and classy production which packs an almighty punch.
An interesting exploration of femininity and sisterhood
A first class solo show; Kate Goodfellow delivers a tour de force.
Powerful and impressive mentalism and illusion from a young, up and coming illusionist
Contemporary dance that impresses
Phenomenal writing and performance. Rosie Wyatt explodes on to the stage as ferocious, wise cracking teenager, Amy.
Post Scottish independence political drama
One of this year’s stand-out Shakespeare adaptations.
A unique tale, told with panache
Heart-warming and unmissable.
Completely off the wall comic strip capers. No Fringe should be without a show like this.
A beautifully conjured tale of two people in love.
A fascinating and disturbing verbatim theatre account of the Bradford City fire
A fun and friendly tribute to the adventure books of old where the audience get to pick what the hero does next, for children 7 and up.
" told with vigour and intelligence that completely engages adults as well as children"
" many evocative moments – funny, bittersweet, violent, exciting, and sad"
A brave, often raw, painfully funny monologue
Probably the best way to introduce kids to Shakespeare. And adults too.
Always leave them wanting more is a sound theatrical maxim. The “real” RSC certainly do that.
A peek behind the curtains at Number Ten. And a chance to win a Kit-Kat
" a powerful, visceral piece of theatre"
The script is a witty dialogue that portrays the sensitive emotional essence of men in relationships.
You'll be swept away ..
A powerful experiencing of the world through the lens of psychosis
Burlesque, cabaret, illusion and the downright outrageous. Just avoid the front row.
An intriguing premise and excellent performances. You will leave smiling.
A one woman show that attempts to redefine the gospel in the context of today
Simmering passion in Andalucia
Beautiful and disturbing
A filthy night in with Wilde consequences
Madcap, brilliantly bizarre physical comedy
Moving and magical absurdist piece about homeless people
Impressive contemporary adaptation of Kipling's classic
A compelling and frightening piece of theatre.
A must see for all reviewers
The perfect antidote to a damp and dreary Edinburgh morning
A must for those who enjoy a creative take on Shakespeare
Never shallow, this piece has legs.
Powerful take on the corporatisation of what was once a vocation
Britain's favourite comedian realised very well indeed
Another success from the Cairns’ stable. A must see for all Weegies and Reekies.
An incredibly moving and well observed drama that takes you from the conflict of WW1 to the Second World War before bringing us up to date with the conflict in Syria
An exceptional hour spent between living and dying and all that entails
A thrilling musical with themes of homosexuality, manipulation and murder. Not to be missed!
Quite simply the most inventive piece of theatre I have seen in years
A self-deprecating look at failed sexual exploits and dalliances with Anne Hathaway
An enjoyable, dark comedy
Lessons in how to be very solidly here
An hour of dazzling vocal athletics and fun!
A excellentl piece of verbatim theatre
The story of one man, his helpers, 270 stations and a word record
A well-performed show about relationships that felt a little trite at times
Jeeves and Wooster, with a twist.
Powerful new writing
"a quintessentially fringe play"
"there are old favourites to please everybody."
If you love Shakespeare and you like it rare (yet crisply well done), you won’t find anything meatier this Fringe.
Powerful writing; an experience that challenges both audience and performer.
A tremendously witty run through life in Wales and from the perspective of three young women making their way out of it
A fascinating insight into our LGBT community within a Commonwealth which demonstrates a Common Deficiency
An exceptional run through the romance of the twenties and thirties that still keeps tongues wagging