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Edinburgh Fringe 2015

4×4 Ephemeral Architectures

Breathtakingly beautiful and entertaining!

64 Squares

Enter the brain of ‘B’, and discover some of the most exciting physical theatre on the Fringe.

A Fine Line

Previous Fringe First Award winner Ronnie Dorsey brings a wonderful story of love, family, intimacy and loss which is beautifully performed by Judith Paris.

A Girl is a Half-Formed Thing by Eimear McBride

" wonderful words, masterfully adapted, brilliantly brought to life"

A Glass Half Full

Through anecdote, music, stand-up, cake and the unexpected, Amanda Waring explores how we may all lead a more fulfilling life

A Little Man’s Holiday

An hour of enchanting children's theatre.

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

A highly enjoyable exploration of Shakespeare’s classic.

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

truly unique, highly accessible and utterly hilarious

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Enchantment down in the forest

Acting Human: Live Life Alive

"A fascinating and satisfying talk"


A devised piece celebrating the life and work of Ada Lovelace

Adam Riches is Coach Coach

A brilliant romp on the American sporting Dream of winning at all costs

Alfie White: Space Explorer

The perfect adventure of mystery and discovery for even the most inquisitive minds of any five to ten year old.

All the Nice Girls

Charming and moving

All’s Well That Ends Well

Skilfully staged, well-paced adaptation

Alternotive A Capella

Pleasant music to wile away an afternoon

Am I Dead Yet?

A surprisingly light hearted exploration of death

An Illuminating Yarn

An excellent first play – but you will never look at knitting the same way again.

An Oak Tree

From little acorns ... a story of loss, regret .. and the possibilties of roads not taken.

Anatomy of the Piano (for Beginners)

Enchanting storytelling from a rising star on the Scottish music scene.


Unique, humorous and baffling

Arc and Every Action

Ockham’s Razor presents two contrasting pieces with their breathtaking circus narrative.

Aria Goes Office

Opera for all from Aria Alba.

Ashes Afar

Moving and poignant play


Hustle and bustle, indeed, lift up your petticoats and run to this show ..

Autumn’s Here.

A refreshing blend of acoustic song and musical satire.


Moving , impactful dance and circus skills - volatile and visceral!


An hilarious look at Bat-Man with his biggest fan and of course puppet Robin on a stick.

Bayou Blues

An enchanting one woman show that takes us down to the bayou of New Orleans.

Be Better

An eclectic attack on self discovery that has a mixed palate and mixed target

Bear Hug

A laugh out loud new play


Witty dialogue... balanced perfectly with poignant moments

Beethoven in Stalingrad

Haunting and affecting

Belfast Boy

A visceral solo performance that takes us to places no young man should go

Ben Fairey: Floe-Joe’s Faces

There's nothing quite like this on the Fringe.


A creative, imaginative retelling of Beowulf in puppet form.

Bette Midler and Me

Memories, old favourites and lots of glitz

Big Shot

Outstanding work from TMB - again!

Black Magic: Songs Unchained

A wonderful combination of physical theatre and a Capella songs documenting the fight for racial equality in America


It's true: working 9 to 5 ain't no way to make a living. Try this instead ..

Blind Man’s Song

Blind Man’s Song sweeps you up and away into a world of memories.

Blofeld and Baxter : Rogues on the Road

Two dear old things in an hour of delightful nostalgia.

Bluesy Trio: Hot Tin Roof

Relaxed, accessible, intelligent"


Meditative and mysterious performance set in the beautiful grounds of Dryburgh abbey

Boys Who Like To Play With Dolls

An ever-shifting examination of gender perception.

Brian Kellock Trio

Sublime piano playing from this living legend of a jazz musician

Bright Ideas

A brilliantly funny and intelligent show that sparks debate on whether humanity is really worth saving.

Broken Windows

What does it mean to be young and female today?


A high energy circus show exploring brotherhood


After three minutes, you completely forget that you’re looking at a sponge.

Buckle Up

Budge-It Air, the airline that makes Ryan Air look luxurious

Bug Bite

A brave and important piece of work exploring fractured relationships and breast cancer.


A mesmerizing production comprised of brilliant puppetry, mime, and beautiful music.

Cadenza at the Fringe

Blow your boots off music

Can I Start Again Please

Impactful and mesmerising!

Captain Morgan 1: The Sands of Time

The performers, two actors and a musician playing violin, manage to create a whole world and a host of characters (apparently around 44 which in itself is a mind boggle) in the space of an hour.


Poignant, entertains and enlightens about a serious topic


A surreal one woman comedy of love, longing and intense rivalry – with a cow.

Cheque Please

A refreshingly different view of living with depression.


Chickens taking over the world


Cinder-ella offers a lot to recommend it, not the least of which is Kinny Gardner, a dynamic, engaging and imminently charming storyteller who offers laughter, imagination and just a little bit of magic!


An outstanding piece of work for theatre goers of every kind.

Classically Chilled Piano

Chill out to contemporary piano suites.

Close Up

Everyone needs to see a Circa production in their lifetime.

Clown Macbeth

A visually striking, and unique take on a Shakespeare classic.

Comfort Slaves

A successful immersive show with strong performances and graphic content

Confessions Of A Redheaded Coffeeshop Girl

Lots of froth, not quite enough hit, with a very charming host.


A banker’s life crashes to the ground in every sense of the word


Impactful , entertaining and suave!


A unique sensory experience of paranoia and fear.

Damsels In Success

Sisters are doin' it for themselves .. including the evil step ones, presumably ...

Dan Simpson: Nerdsmith

Science, maths and tech combine in a nerdish symphony of meta-poetry.

Daniel Cainer: 21st Century Jew

"witty, eloquent and wise, and worthy of its standing ovation"

Daniel Smith Blues Piano

Musical mayhem from Daniel Smith, a Jools Holland with jokes.


Peerless piano from Piano Piano


Zany, the kids loved every minute

Desperate Measures : Below The Breadline

Life through the eyes of the austerity generation.

Desperately Seeking Attention

Full of laugh-aloud dark humour

Dial Medicine for Murder

Chilling tale of one convicted serial killer. And another one that got away.

Distinguished Gentlemen

A bristling Georgian romp through filth and bawdiness


A stunning display of circus skills.

Dylan Thomas; The man, the myth

Part lecture, part performance, never less than delightful


A powerful piece of political theatre

Eating Seals and Seagulls’ Eggs

More than a history lesson about Ireland's most hated woman


Bold, innovative and compelling drama

Ed Byrne Outside Looking In

Nice guy Ed Byrne slates fashion fascism while defending women.

Edinburgh in the Shadows

A gripping handful of dark tales of the Edinburgh that even the ghost tours don’t tell you about.

Edmund the Learned Pig

Hilarious, enchanting and entertaining!

Electric Dreams

Compelling and vital theatre, both unbelivable and absolutely true.

Emperor of America

A delightful romp through the Midwest in the company of adorable vagabonds

Face All Vocal Rock

Throughout the show our preconceptions were expertly dismissed as tune after tune thrilled and entertained us.

Fake It ‘Til You Make It

A brutally true story of Bryony and her partner, Tim, that leaves simultaneously you laughing and crying.


An inventive, creative, and beautifully constructed physical theatre adaptation of Macbeth.

Falling in love with Frida

An intimate and evocative performance that layers text, music and dance.

Farewell, My Concubine – The Movement of the Martyr

A stunning retelling of a Chinese legend.

Faulty Towers The Dining Experience

The beloved TV series brought to life.


A pinch of nudity, a splash of surrealism, and a dollop of the absurd. You won’t find anything else quite like it skimming through the Fringe brochure, that’s for sure.


One woman against the world as she continues a movement after the hard work has been done


Provocative and moving - everyone should see this play!

Festival of the Spoken Nerd – Just For Graphs

Spreadsheets, flaming parabolas and frequent, strong nerdity


A very unique theatre experience.


A simply staged but physically impressive piece of family friendly theatre adapted from The Little Prince

Flossy and Boo’s Curiousity Shop

Fun, inventive, warm-hearted and quirky for all the family

Follow the Faun

A forty-five minute acid trippy escapade of movement, music, lights and human connection

For the Love of Chocolate

Shake off the blues and let Conchita bring some passion, sweet stuff and free chocolate to you


Gripping, chilling, dystopian picture of life.


Keeps the essence of the story... an ambitious project

Fraxi Queen of the Forest

A 'MUST SEE' for children aged 8+. A triumph of whimsical physical theatre

From Geek to Goddess

The jazziest joy of the Free Fringe


A delightful tale of dealing with a not entirely easy urban life from an accomplished and engaging storyteller.

Gein’s Family Giftshop: Volume 2

Finding the dark vein of comedy. Before exploding it with an errant air bubble.

Get Your Shit Together

Great new writing and a stellar cast

Gyles Brandreth – Word Power

Irrepressible wit and razor-sharp word-play.


for pure fun and silliness... be sure to see the Handlebards

Here is the news from over there (Over there is the news from here)

A smorgasbord list from the Middle East sent that day and turned in to theatre that night


A high octance retelling of Theseus and the Minotaur, with a twist!


"Good Evening. Consider, if you will, a group of scoundrels and vagabonds who like to play with rope .."

Homme / Animal

Pure Dance - Joyous, athletic and visceral!

Hotel Paradiso

Mask theatre at its best. Imaginative physical storytelling.

How to Keep an Alien

Part theatre, part cabaret, part lecture and all heart

Impromptu Shakespeare

Different, enjoyable and impressive

In The Mood : The Music of Glenn Miller

Great jazz from a great trio


Brilliant absurdist physical theatre!

Iphigenia in Splott

One of the best solo plays you will ever see. Anywhere. Ever.

It’s Only Words

An absurdly brilliant clown act that explores the nature of communication and language.

Jack and Molly and the Beanstalk

A good retelling of a standard fairytale that is updated but has a traditional ending


(Hyde, and) Seek – and you will find an intriguing new face for an old classic.

Joanna Neary : Faceful of Issues

A quite brilliant hour of character acting from a master of her craft

John Bercow

Verbal tennis of exquisite quality.

Julius Caesar

Beware those pesky Ides of March

Jurassic Park

Inventive and Entertaining Physical Comedy!

K’RD Strip: A Place to Stand

Fierce, Frightening and F**king Fabulous

Key Chain

Raw, energetic and unforgettable

Kit and McConnel

Beguiling badinage and ballads from two doyens of the Fringe.

Kitten Killers: Woof!

How do you make a cat go 'woof'? ...

L’Enfant qui…

Magical, earthy theatrical circus!

La Merda

An uncomfortable explosion of pure rage


An original play with a highly original twist that does not fail to keep you enthralled

Lemons Lemons Lemons Lemons Lemons

We tried to talk it over, but the words got in the way ..




A sensational performance of music, dance, and incredible circus acts.

Linking Rings

Magic, Houdini and Blackpool

Luca Wu and Reverse Context Live

Impressive and accomplished


Dark, harrowing and discordant take on the Scottish Play

Mad Women in my Attic!

Brilliant cabaret with a powerful voice and an important message!


Masterwork of a solo show, exploring the secrets behind the Magdalen nuns and the Irish workhouses

Margaret Thatcher Queen of Soho

A drag comedy extravaganza

Mata Hari: Female Spy

Poised, textured, revealing and precise

Miss Sarah

An hour of tense and absorbing drama focusing on the unseen victims of missing person cases.

Morro and Jasp Do Puberty

A peak behind the crimson curtains of two regular girls who just want to have fun, be loved, and figure out how the holy b*lls tampons work.

Mummy’s Gone a Bit Parental

Honest, bold and fighting sleep deprivation

My Beautiful Black Dog

An honest, and glittery representation of one womans battle with Depression.

My Name is Saoirse

The immense story of an Irish upbringing that is universally recognisable

My Name is…

Thought provoking and moving story based on real events

Ndebele Funeral

A rich discussion on poverty, politics, friendship featuring brilliantly written characters.

Neil Henry’s Magical Mindsquirm

An adult but family friendly funny show with mindsquirm trickery and magic illusion

Nell Gwyn: An Epilogue

No traditional monologue but stand-up comedy 17th Century style: bawdy and energetic, with an occasional social bite.

Nelson: The Sailors’ Story

Highly skilled historical story-telling with a political edge.


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

Nick Hodder’s objectives and key results

Anarchic comedy provided with pure audience participation

Night + Daze

A poetic night out like no other, in the company of a lad and an angel

Oh, Hello!

Poignant reminder of a fallen comedic actor.

Okinawa San San

Wonderful dance from the cultural ambassadors of Okinawa

Othello – All Female Production

Sex, Comedy, Death - And So Much Moor ..

Our Ladies of Perpetual Succour

Excellent ensemble piece, romping through 1990s Edinburgh

Padraig Potts’ Guide to Walking

Storytelling at its best

Patrick Draper: Absolutely Vacuous

"Sharp wit with thrown in thrash metal nursery rhymes"

PDA: Public Displays of A Cappella

Energising and fun, uplifting and enjoyable

Perceptual Landscape

A beautiful challenge to our perceptions of reality.

Peter York : How To Become A Nicer Type of Person

A man intent on slaying the emotional incontinence in twenty-first century society.

Picasso stole the Mona Lisa

An amusing take on a potential art theft

Pip Utton: Playing Maggie

His artistry is the blurring of the lines between reality and theatricality

Plan B for Utopia

A brilliant mix of theatre and dance addressing ideas about Utopia.

Playing Politics

Political parody and satire to delight and amuse.

Poet of the Impossible

"The hour flew by in a show that even defies gravity"

Polly Toynbee and David Walker : In Praise of Tax

Tax and its role in a civilised society.

Portraits in Motion

Absorbing, intriguing and entertaining!


A sharp, funny piece about attitudes to motherhood in a modern world


A fantastic under 3s show that really hits their spot


An affectionate and charming look at Scotland’s national rogue


Highly atmospheric show... decidedly sinister

RAZ by Jim Cartwright

Entertaining play! Shane's Friday night out...

Return of the Snot Zombies

Energetic, enjoyable edutainment


Intense and uncomfortable, for all the right reasons

Revan and Fennell: Fan Club

Hugely entertaining sketches delivered by two great performers.

Scarlet Shambles: It Used To Be Me

Stunning physical noir performance from a Fringe newcomer to watch

Shakespeare in the Garden : Cheer Up Hamlet

Comedic, musical adaptation of one of Shakespeare’s darker tragedies.

Shakespeare in the Garden : Romantic Romeo

Bawdy take on Shakespeare’s romantic tragedy

Shakespeare Untold : Double Bill

Two very different plays, two very different actors. But the same outcome – an audience enthralled.

Show Your Hope

Fascinating, charming storytelling about travels and art

Since Maggie Went Away

A tale of grief, loss and discovery. Family history at its most complex and interesting.

Skins and Hoods

An innovatively staged insightful play!


A dark, gritty exploration of obsession, addiction, and commitment.


Lyrical, poetic, devastating, aw in ma ain leid

Stand Up & Slam!

I felt like a winner just seeing this show


A youthful exploration of a crumbling marriage


The Archers meets The League of Gentlemen

Sunny Runny Runcorn

Dynamic, raw and poetic storytelling


A powerful and subtle play about loneliness and redemption

Sy Thomas – Jumper

A delightful hour of comedy from Sy Thomas.

Taiwan Season – The Paper Play

Clever visual storytelling, sensitive, witty and very creative.

Talking with Angels: Budapest, 1943

Elegant and emotional storytelling!


Marmite of a mime show.


A powerful and compelling performance

Ten Pound Tale

The life and times of a ten pound note


A must for anyone who has ever run, thought of running, or wondered why anyone would run, a marathon.

That Pair; Letting it Go

Princess Tim had a party to which we were all invited, had fun, experienced laughter but there was no cake, only glitter sprinkled

The A to Z of Loving a Ned

Another success from the Cairns’ stable. A must see for all Ned fanciers.

The Adventures Of Nellie Bly

Stop the press! Follow life in the fast (Lois) Lane with this interpid girl reporter!

The Andromeda Paradox

X marks the spot. Make space for Tom Neenan's latest journey into the unknown ..

The Animotion Show

A wonderful mesmerising and visceral show!

The Beau Zeaux

Smart longform comedy from a gang of familar faces.

The Carousel

A rich, evocative look at family secrets, memory, and mortality.

The Cherry Orchard: Beyond the Truth

A fantastically bizarre physical theatre piece based on a Chekhov classic.

The Christians

A play that asks more questions than it answers

The Communist Threat

A ponderous exploration in dramatic form of what it is to betray and be betrayed

The Cupboard

Weird and fanciful fairy tale that smells a rat from the very beginning and ends up discarded in the wrong cupboard

The Deliverance

Big themes explored beautifully with rich writing, and a strong performance from Maureen Beattie.

The Do’s and Don’ts of Online Dating

Desperate Susie seeks Prince Charming. No frogs please.

The Element In The Room: A Radioactive Musical Comedy About The Life And Death Of Marie Curie

The very height of (science) experimental theatre. Radium: rah-rah-radical ...

The Falcon’s Malteser by Anthony Horowitz

Brilliant adaptation of this Horowitz classic.

The Fallen Angel Show

"A very different, intriguing musical experience"

The Frantic Canticles of Little Brother Fish

An hour of inspiration, silliness, originality and elegant storytelling.

The Free Meditation Class

Politics, spirituality and a banjo…

The Frida Kahlo of Penge West

A wickedly funny two hander – the Odd Couple for the 21st century.

The Gambit

"a powerfully positional two-hander"

The Garden Man

A visual treat and tale for the younger amongst us

The Girl Who Fell in Love with the Moon

A fantastically unique and magical piece of physical theatre.

The Glorious Damnation of Eddie Small

I'd happily see it again. And I think I will

The Gods Are Fallen and All Safety Gone

A gentle, poignant mediation on mother-daughter relationships

The Gospel According to Jesus, Queen of Heaven

An alternative Jesus preaching love and forgiveness

The Hampstead Murder Mystery!

Like 39 Steps, but with more actors. And more scenes. And more steps.

The History of Music

Whirlwind, laugh a minute history of music.

The Horne Section’s Questions Sessions

A madcap and silly quiz/music show

The Hunting of the Snark

A hand clapping, foot stomping hour of ridiculousness.

The Jennifer Tremblay Trilogy Part I: The List

A beautifully written, wonderfully performed depiction of regret, and obsession.

The Last of the Dragons

A charming children’s show that tackles gender stereotyping and being nice to dragons

The Lonely Poet

A unique performance filled with humour and personality.

The Maids

Top quality acting in a chilling take on Genet’s classic

The Man Called Monkhouse

They all laughed when I said I wanted to be a comedian ..

The Marvellous Imaginary Menagerie

A high-energy riot, jam packed with all the fun of the fair.

The Mercenary Fiddler AKA Elsa Jean McTaggart

"a warm-hearted, enjoyable show"

The Metaphysical Caravan

Remarkable and charming, entertaining visual art and puppetry!

The Missing Hancocks

Perfect hour of nostalgia

The Naked Stand-Up

A celebration of aging, inner beauty and cellulite not for the faint of heart

The Night Shift With Gloria Hole

An insightful telling of a drag queen’s life and her changing role within the community.

The Overcoat

Joyous sense of play inspired by the very imaginative mind of little Jenny.

The Play’s The Thing – Shakespeare for Kids

Helter-skelter introduction to the best of the Bard.

The Princess and the Frog

A beautiful telling of a classical tale in a classic manner

The Rules: Sex, Lies and Serial Killers

'Brilliant acting deserving attention'

The Secretary Turned CEO

Baroque meets blues in this brilliant take on La Serva Padrona, Pergolesi’s comic intermezzo.

The Solid Life of Sugar Water

A sensitive, beautiful portrayal of loss and communication breakdown

The Sunset Five

A wonderful hour of devised theatre with a charming cast, strong musicianship, and lots of laughs

The Tale of Tommy O’Quire

Stunning storytelling. One to take your inner child to should you not have any real ones to hand.

The Taming of the Shrew

Refreshing, engaging take on Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew.

The Tiger Who Came To Tea

This show features magic that left the audience in awe!

The Trials of Galileo

An absorbing and powerful character study of the man behind the myth.

The Unknown Soldier

Authentic, informative and powerful

The Voice Thief

Book now for this dark and compelling fairytale!

The Wedding Reception

Brilliant interactive theatre - very entertaining!

The Wonderful Discovery of Witches in the County of Lancaster

A bewitching story about power, fear and fanaticism.

This is Your Trial

Truthfully Improvised law in a courtroom, unlike that kiddy on stuff in a High Court

Ticket to Bollywood

An explosion of enthusiastic colour illuminating a culture which entrances from your very first experience

Titus Andronicus: An All Female Production

A vivid take on a bloody classic

Today is my 100th birthday or the disappearance of Ubu Roi

An absurd show, based on an absurd premise filled with wonderful absurdity


A deeply unsettling, visceral exploration of dementia

Tomorrow’s Parties

An intelligent discourse on possible futures

Tonight with Donny Stixx

Riveling, edgy and electrifying!

Totes Inappropes!

Surreal and unique theatre cabaret


An intimate piece of theatre addressing questions of self worth and the possibility of true human connection.

Tribute Acts

Imagine asking your dad everything......

Troublesome People by Jill Haas

A meaningful play about the anguish and discrimination created for marginalised people in World War II.

Twisted Loaf Present Stale Mate

A hour of dark and twisted sketch comedy

UKIP! The Musical

A whimsical musical comment on one of the most important political movements of the 21st century

Under Milk Wood (Semi Skimmed)

Guy Masterson's legendary performance in 60 minutes


A compelling solo story of the miner’s strike from the eighties


Strong performances and excellent production values make for an enjoyable afternoon’s entertainment

Vegas Nocturne

At times sharply observed, at others bizarre, late night cabaret from Vegas

Victoria Wood and Me

Victoria Wood classics to delight and amuse.

Waking Beauty

Sleeping Beauty, after morning has broken.


Excellent performers deliver a punchy script about the tentative nature of consent.

We Can Make You Happy

A delightfully silly and fulfilling show

Wendy Hoose

An evening of sex that has surprises for all the participants, especially those wanting sex

What Would Spock Do

An hilarious, witty show for geeks everywhere.

Where do Little Birds Go?

A lively solo play based on a little known true story

Wild at Heart

"Mad in all the right ways"

Wild Bill: Sonnet of a Bardsterd

An intense performance that explores the origins of Shakespeare’s work and his legacy to date.

Women’s Hour

A hour with two wonderful clowns

Woolley Eyed Turtle 3D

Two zany women - Wildly dynamic physical storytelling!

Worbey & Farrell’s House Party

Four hands, one piano, ninety-two keys and a lot of notes.

You’re Not Like The Other Girls Chrissy

An utterly delightful one woman show

Zanna, Don’t

A recommended musical about a world turned upside down