Edinburgh Fringe 2015
Breathtakingly beautiful and entertaining!
Enter the brain of ‘B’, and discover some of the most exciting physical theatre on the Fringe.
Previous Fringe First Award winner Ronnie Dorsey brings a wonderful story of love, family, intimacy and loss which is beautifully performed by Judith Paris.
" wonderful words, masterfully adapted, brilliantly brought to life"
Through anecdote, music, stand-up, cake and the unexpected, Amanda Waring explores how we may all lead a more fulfilling life
An hour of enchanting children's theatre.
A highly enjoyable exploration of Shakespeare’s classic.
truly unique, highly accessible and utterly hilarious
Enchantment down in the forest
"A fascinating and satisfying talk"
A devised piece celebrating the life and work of Ada Lovelace
A brilliant romp on the American sporting Dream of winning at all costs
The perfect adventure of mystery and discovery for even the most inquisitive minds of any five to ten year old.
Charming and moving
Skilfully staged, well-paced adaptation
Pleasant music to wile away an afternoon
A surprisingly light hearted exploration of death
An excellent first play – but you will never look at knitting the same way again.
From little acorns ... a story of loss, regret .. and the possibilties of roads not taken.
Enchanting storytelling from a rising star on the Scottish music scene.
Unique, humorous and baffling
Ockham’s Razor presents two contrasting pieces with their breathtaking circus narrative.
Opera for all from Aria Alba.
Moving and poignant play
Hustle and bustle, indeed, lift up your petticoats and run to this show ..
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.
An enchanting one woman show that takes us down to the bayou of New Orleans.
An eclectic attack on self discovery that has a mixed palate and mixed target
A laugh out loud new play
Witty dialogue... balanced perfectly with poignant moments
Haunting and affecting
A visceral solo performance that takes us to places no young man should go
There's nothing quite like this on the Fringe.
A creative, imaginative retelling of Beowulf in puppet form.
Memories, old favourites and lots of glitz
Outstanding work from TMB - again!
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 sweeps you up and away into a world of memories.
Two dear old things in an hour of delightful nostalgia.
Relaxed, accessible, intelligent"
Meditative and mysterious performance set in the beautiful grounds of Dryburgh abbey
An ever-shifting examination of gender perception.
Sublime piano playing from this living legend of a jazz musician
A brilliantly funny and intelligent show that sparks debate on whether humanity is really worth saving.
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.
Budge-It Air, the airline that makes Ryan Air look luxurious
A brave and important piece of work exploring fractured relationships and breast cancer.
A mesmerizing production comprised of brilliant puppetry, mime, and beautiful music.
Blow your boots off music
Impactful and mesmerising!
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.
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.
Chill out to contemporary piano suites.
Everyone needs to see a Circa production in their lifetime.
A visually striking, and unique take on a Shakespeare classic.
A successful immersive show with strong performances and graphic content
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.
Sisters are doin' it for themselves .. including the evil step ones, presumably ...
Science, maths and tech combine in a nerdish symphony of meta-poetry.
"witty, eloquent and wise, and worthy of its standing ovation"
Musical mayhem from Daniel Smith, a Jools Holland with jokes.
Peerless piano from Piano Piano
Zany, the kids loved every minute
Life through the eyes of the austerity generation.
Full of laugh-aloud dark humour
Chilling tale of one convicted serial killer. And another one that got away.
A bristling Georgian romp through filth and bawdiness
A stunning display of circus skills.
Part lecture, part performance, never less than delightful
A powerful piece of political theatre
More than a history lesson about Ireland's most hated woman
Bold, innovative and compelling drama
Nice guy Ed Byrne slates fashion fascism while defending women.
A gripping handful of dark tales of the Edinburgh that even the ghost tours don’t tell you about.
Hilarious, enchanting and entertaining!
Compelling and vital theatre, both unbelivable and absolutely true.
A delightful romp through the Midwest in the company of adorable vagabonds
Throughout the show our preconceptions were expertly dismissed as tune after tune thrilled and entertained us.
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.
An intimate and evocative performance that layers text, music and dance.
A stunning retelling of a Chinese legend.
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!
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
Fun, inventive, warm-hearted and quirky for all the family
A forty-five minute acid trippy escapade of movement, music, lights and human connection
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
A 'MUST SEE' for children aged 8+. A triumph of whimsical physical theatre
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.
Finding the dark vein of comedy. Before exploding it with an errant air bubble.
Great new writing and a stellar cast
Irrepressible wit and razor-sharp word-play.
for pure fun and silliness... be sure to see the Handlebards
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 .."
Pure Dance - Joyous, athletic and visceral!
Mask theatre at its best. Imaginative physical storytelling.
Part theatre, part cabaret, part lecture and all heart
Different, enjoyable and impressive
Great jazz from a great trio
Brilliant absurdist physical theatre!
One of the best solo plays you will ever see. Anywhere. Ever.
An absurdly brilliant clown act that explores the nature of communication and language.
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.
A quite brilliant hour of character acting from a master of her craft
Verbal tennis of exquisite quality.
Beware those pesky Ides of March
Inventive and Entertaining Physical Comedy!
Fierce, Frightening and F**king Fabulous
Raw, energetic and unforgettable
Beguiling badinage and ballads from two doyens of the Fringe.
How do you make a cat go 'woof'? ...
Magical, earthy theatrical circus!
An uncomfortable explosion of pure rage
An original play with a highly original twist that does not fail to keep you enthralled
We tried to talk it over, but the words got in the way ..
A sensational performance of music, dance, and incredible circus acts.
Magic, Houdini and Blackpool
Impressive and accomplished
Dark, harrowing and discordant take on the Scottish Play
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
A drag comedy extravaganza
Poised, textured, revealing and precise
An hour of tense and absorbing drama focusing on the unseen victims of missing person cases.
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.
Honest, bold and fighting sleep deprivation
An honest, and glittery representation of one womans battle with Depression.
The immense story of an Irish upbringing that is universally recognisable
Thought provoking and moving story based on real events
A rich discussion on poverty, politics, friendship featuring brilliantly written characters.
An adult but family friendly funny show with mindsquirm trickery and magic illusion
No traditional monologue but stand-up comedy 17th Century style: bawdy and energetic, with an occasional social bite.
Highly skilled historical story-telling with a political edge.
Sets the standard, year after year, for rapid-fire sketch comedy
Anarchic comedy provided with pure audience participation
A poetic night out like no other, in the company of a lad and an angel
Poignant reminder of a fallen comedic actor.
Wonderful dance from the cultural ambassadors of Okinawa
Sex, Comedy, Death - And So Much Moor ..
Excellent ensemble piece, romping through 1990s Edinburgh
Storytelling at its best
"Sharp wit with thrown in thrash metal nursery rhymes"
Energising and fun, uplifting and enjoyable
A beautiful challenge to our perceptions of reality.
A man intent on slaying the emotional incontinence in twenty-first century society.
An amusing take on a potential art theft
His artistry is the blurring of the lines between reality and theatricality
A brilliant mix of theatre and dance addressing ideas about Utopia.
Political parody and satire to delight and amuse.
"The hour flew by in a show that even defies gravity"
Tax and its role in a civilised society.
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
Entertaining play! Shane's Friday night out...
Energetic, enjoyable edutainment
Intense and uncomfortable, for all the right reasons
Hugely entertaining sketches delivered by two great performers.
Stunning physical noir performance from a Fringe newcomer to watch
Comedic, musical adaptation of one of Shakespeare’s darker tragedies.
Bawdy take on Shakespeare’s romantic tragedy
Two very different plays, two very different actors. But the same outcome – an audience enthralled.
Fascinating, charming storytelling about travels and art
A tale of grief, loss and discovery. Family history at its most complex and interesting.
An innovatively staged insightful play!
A dark, gritty exploration of obsession, addiction, and commitment.
Lyrical, poetic, devastating, aw in ma ain leid
I felt like a winner just seeing this show
A youthful exploration of a crumbling marriage
The Archers meets The League of Gentlemen
Dynamic, raw and poetic storytelling
A powerful and subtle play about loneliness and redemption
A delightful hour of comedy from Sy Thomas.
Clever visual storytelling, sensitive, witty and very creative.
Elegant and emotional storytelling!
Marmite of a mime show.
A powerful and compelling performance
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.
Princess Tim had a party to which we were all invited, had fun, experienced laughter but there was no cake, only glitter sprinkled
Another success from the Cairns’ stable. A must see for all Ned fanciers.
Stop the press! Follow life in the fast (Lois) Lane with this interpid girl reporter!
X marks the spot. Make space for Tom Neenan's latest journey into the unknown ..
A wonderful mesmerising and visceral show!
Smart longform comedy from a gang of familar faces.
A rich, evocative look at family secrets, memory, and mortality.
A fantastically bizarre physical theatre piece based on a Chekhov classic.
A play that asks more questions than it answers
A ponderous exploration in dramatic form of what it is to betray and be betrayed
Weird and fanciful fairy tale that smells a rat from the very beginning and ends up discarded in the wrong cupboard
Big themes explored beautifully with rich writing, and a strong performance from Maureen Beattie.
Desperate Susie seeks Prince Charming. No frogs please.
The very height of (science) experimental theatre. Radium: rah-rah-radical ...
Brilliant adaptation of this Horowitz classic.
"A very different, intriguing musical experience"
An hour of inspiration, silliness, originality and elegant storytelling.
Politics, spirituality and a banjo…
A wickedly funny two hander – the Odd Couple for the 21st century.
"a powerfully positional two-hander"
A visual treat and tale for the younger amongst us
A fantastically unique and magical piece of physical theatre.
I'd happily see it again. And I think I will
A gentle, poignant mediation on mother-daughter relationships
Like 39 Steps, but with more actors. And more scenes. And more steps.
Whirlwind, laugh a minute history of music.
A madcap and silly quiz/music show
A hand clapping, foot stomping hour of ridiculousness.
A beautifully written, wonderfully performed depiction of regret, and obsession.
A charming children’s show that tackles gender stereotyping and being nice to dragons
A unique performance filled with humour and personality.
Top quality acting in a chilling take on Genet’s classic
They all laughed when I said I wanted to be a comedian ..
A high-energy riot, jam packed with all the fun of the fair.
"a warm-hearted, enjoyable show"
Remarkable and charming, entertaining visual art and puppetry!
Perfect hour of nostalgia
A celebration of aging, inner beauty and cellulite not for the faint of heart
An insightful telling of a drag queen’s life and her changing role within the community.
Joyous sense of play inspired by the very imaginative mind of little Jenny.
Helter-skelter introduction to the best of the Bard.
A beautiful telling of a classical tale in a classic manner
'Brilliant acting deserving attention'
Baroque meets blues in this brilliant take on La Serva Padrona, Pergolesi’s comic intermezzo.
A sensitive, beautiful portrayal of loss and communication breakdown
A wonderful hour of devised theatre with a charming cast, strong musicianship, and lots of laughs
Stunning storytelling. One to take your inner child to should you not have any real ones to hand.
Refreshing, engaging take on Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew.
This show features magic that left the audience in awe!
An absorbing and powerful character study of the man behind the myth.
Authentic, informative and powerful
Book now for this dark and compelling fairytale!
Brilliant interactive theatre - very entertaining!
A bewitching story about power, fear and fanaticism.
Truthfully Improvised law in a courtroom, unlike that kiddy on stuff in a High Court
An explosion of enthusiastic colour illuminating a culture which entrances from your very first experience
A vivid take on a bloody classic
An absurd show, based on an absurd premise filled with wonderful absurdity
A deeply unsettling, visceral exploration of dementia
An intelligent discourse on possible futures
Riveling, edgy and electrifying!
Surreal and unique theatre cabaret
An intimate piece of theatre addressing questions of self worth and the possibility of true human connection.
Imagine asking your dad everything......
A meaningful play about the anguish and discrimination created for marginalised people in World War II.
A hour of dark and twisted sketch comedy
A whimsical musical comment on one of the most important political movements of the 21st century
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
At times sharply observed, at others bizarre, late night cabaret from Vegas
Victoria Wood classics to delight and amuse.
Sleeping Beauty, after morning has broken.
Excellent performers deliver a punchy script about the tentative nature of consent.
A delightfully silly and fulfilling show
An evening of sex that has surprises for all the participants, especially those wanting sex
An hilarious, witty show for geeks everywhere.
A lively solo play based on a little known true story
"Mad in all the right ways"
An intense performance that explores the origins of Shakespeare’s work and his legacy to date.
A hour with two wonderful clowns
Two zany women - Wildly dynamic physical storytelling!
Four hands, one piano, ninety-two keys and a lot of notes.
An utterly delightful one woman show
A recommended musical about a world turned upside down