Edinburgh Fringe 2016
Extraordinary reflection on love, death and showbusiness
Delightful embodiment of the Fringe spirit in a comedy show which changes every night
"Rarely have I seen such enthusiasm and sheer joy in a crowd"
A historical and technological exploration of Marlene Dietrich, autobiography and live performance.
"a gorgeous production."
Bold drama and physical theatre! Excellent!
Finely crafted, well acted play that is smart, poetic, gutsy and compelling!
A comic tale of doggie derring do from the Pound that strikes right at heart of the doll.
A poignant, witty and thoughtful look at making choices.
An uncomfortable reflection on our society’s adoration of fame.
Delightful, enlightening and cutting
A bittersweet tale of 3 relationships that never quite end the way you expect
A wonderfully acted and executed production let down by poor surtitling
Intriguing, very creative and immersive!
Superbly performed and very well-intended
A fun camp musical that occasionally drifts into panto territory
A playful and challenging examination of authenticity in art
Lively, beautifully crafted writing performed by a sizzling storyteller.
A bit sweary - but nice
He's very English - but a real English
His strongest material yet, but still anarchic.
A provocative tribute which walks the line in a story that crosses a man in black with independent thought
See it and be reminded.
Go delight in this hidden gem
A poignant, deep and vibrant use of Shakespearean sonnet dressed in the context of World War One
Formidable and excellently performed circus skills
Non-stop jokes keep the audience laughing throughout.
Raucous fun for kids and plenty of gags for the parents
Sassy Street Dancing: a story of love, friendship and pride
"subtle, tender and funny"
The fall of civilisation and a celebration of nature
Visually beautiful, enjoyable, sensitively performed!
Powerful stories that every internet user should see.
Sublime puppetry and improvisation performance with lots of laughs and an underlying sensitivity
Political Satire at its tousle-haired best
Thoroughbred Story - Must-see Theatre for 5-12s
Sublime piano playing from this living legend of a jazz musician.
a stimulating play about entering the consumerist bubble
Nonstop bubble chaos, skills abd some beautiful moments
An urgently political piece told with grace and commitment
A bright idea that is a little short in its delivery.
Uplifting, moving music from this top class Scottish choir.
A humbling and dignified piece of theatre
A show full of great performances and roles
Acting of the highest standard, Camille is a virtuoso performance
Lively action packed family show.
Straight play where plenty is slightly crooked.
Baby Carla's Edinburgh debut - "Serge Gainsbourg in sequins brandishing a flick-knife; Duane Eddy brawling on with the Shangri-Las"
What’s not to like?
An intelligently argued, entertaining defence of a much-maligned generation
Never mind the kids! Jaw-dropping circus trick tease that had the adults crying for more.
" an enthralling tale, full of charm and atmosphere"
A great hour in the company of weird, wonderful and very funny women.
A frenetic romp through Global warming… with Brad Pitt
An uncomfortable time examining the environmental disaster ready to unfold
Some great original music in a wall of sound
A must see agit prop performance overflowing with vitality and commitment.
A taught half hour or so in the company of a former detective and the case that haunts her, and now us
The patriarchy of macho architecture gets a pasting
A highly recommended devised piece about an electric topical issue
Musical mayhem from Daniel Smith, a Jools Holland with jokes.
A well-constructed hour of character sketch comedy
Gritty, poetic and very now!
A visually evocative piece of performance art that examines loss and relationship
Well crafted, well performed, intriguing!
Searingly honest, humorous and engaging
The 1970’s are back and funky with a cop drama that focusses on the times rather than the storylines.
Tax as you’ve probably never heard it talked about before.
Strong, authentic docudrama
Family-friendly, high energy retelling of the classic Gothic tale
An oasis of an afternoon
In-your-face exposé of the E15 housing scandal.
Lear meets Reservoir Dogs
Classic Ibsen drama transformed into a contemporary setting
Very entertaining, well acted devised comedy! A delirious sci-fi romp!
High production values and strong performances make this show fun for fans of Eurovision
An entertaining, amusing look at depression.
Evil "personified" onstage shows us who the real monsters are
full of dark humour and completely riveting
A startling and moving look at love and sex between entwining lives of Gay men.
"feel-good family comedy at its finest"
Spirited performance from a young and engaging cast.
Deliciously grubby physical theatre for all ages set in junkyard
Bittersweet comedy about the relationship between a teenage boy and his grandmother who has dementia
The Famous Five, without one, go off on an adventure on summer hols for jolly japes and smuggling scrapes.
magic, innocence and a little dash of daring
A series of scenes on the issues of lost people
Australian comedian who saws the knuckles off your sensibilities in a hilarious hour
Juggling a stage mom, gender confusion and tap
The ghosts inside us all
An exuberant, uplifting political musical
Il Duce meets the Merchant of Venice in a literary mash up that works well
An entertaining and illuminating play about forgotten figures in history
Poo, pooches and a pretty girl in a shaggy dog story with a difference.
A frenetic solo countdown to the Apocalypse
A very funny stand up show that tells the story of Tom Toal where saving the earth becomes gets lost in the telling.
Powerful, subtle and nuanced - you could have heard a pin drop.
New writing with a lot of potential
The Controversial Hit of the Fringe
A darker side of the 21st century
Love, murder and stunning physical theatre set in 1950s America
Fast paced! Entertainment for the youngest in the family!
Paranormal investigation delves into family life
A fascinating look at love, cheating, and relationships with a live onstage date between audience members
Creative, entertaining and moving play with puppets!
A unique one woman, no woman show
Quirky and moving physical storytelling!
"an incredible show which authentically reproduces the novel onto the stage."
"A show with heart, which Jayde Adams performs with dexterity and delight"
Burlesque, poetry, puppetry and the history of frontal lobotomy
Wacky, daft, dotty, bonkers, nuts. But very sweet.
An hour of rapid-fire conversation with this most engaging of Labour politicians.
The poor? Eat? Let them eat cake.
A haunting account of the Iranian poet and radical feminist Tahira played by Delia Olam who has impressively written, composed and performed the entire show based on the true accounts of this once forgotten heroine.
Beguiling badinage and ballads from two doyens of the Fringe.
Straight talking about the EU the UK has opted to leave
Runaway teenager in a whole heap of trouble
Uniquely creative sketch troupe never let the pace drop
Exquisite show. Masterful Storytelling of Tolkien's story !
A warm and thoroughly life affirming show (mostly about death)
A storytelling journey about finding your true musical self
Inspiring, creative, imaginative, meaningful and fabulously entertaining!
An introduction to Indian classical music
Milk succeeds in doing what all drama sets out to do
Three encounters on the tube. Three quite different stories.
High class sketch comedy from a talented mixed foursome.
Musical extravaganza from a talented quintet.
An engaging hour or so in the company of masters in Scottish storytelling for children
"shocking and moving"
Warm tribute to two of the greatest comics of all time.
An intimate audience with an extraordinary woman of history
An improvised gem of an hour in accomplished hands.
Hardly mindless but mind boggling mentalism from a master of the art
A fast paced jam packed show, a cinematic experience without technology, a multisensory treat.
Lots of things you never knew you didn’t need to know.
Belter of a jazz set from this powerhouse of a quartet.
Sets the standard, year after year, for rapid-fire sketch comedy
Poetically written and beautifully performed
Purcell and Katy Perry in the same set. Oh, and the only known choral work celebrating the vacuum cleaner.
Fascinating one-woman spoken word show about the Scots language
Comic dancer nails macho posturing
Impactful storytelling, subtly provocative!
Comic body animation receives huge ovation
Opera through the eyes of a mercurial and very determined mouse.
A charming, intimate and disarmingly direct story of matchmaking in the big city
Madness in full flight
First rate - this what the Fringe is all about: AND it has legs!
A multi-layered musical with outstanding performances
A thoughtful play about a serious subject.
"a captivating story, impressively realised"
More enchanting storytelling from this rising star on the Scottish music scene.
Political parody and satire to delight and amuse.
Excellent and entertaining!
An intriguing and poetic imagining of Lear’s unknown queen.
A hip hop infused dive into the lives and loves of a group of British Muslim teenagers
A worthy tribute to a largely-forgotten English heroine
A play of words with some excitement that fails in its execution
I never knew Socialist Magic could be so much fun
If you only see one Shakespeare this year, make it one by the Handlebards
An honest, informative, and entertaining look at anxiety
Educational, explosive entertaining
Ridiculous satire and an Edinburgh institution.
"Word cannot recreate the beauty of this performance."
A transatlantic take on the mytheries of Holmes which has comedy rather than tragedy at its heart
Not a word from start to finish.
An emotional dance performance anyone can relate to
The story of a tragedy in Scotland told 400 years later with music and storytelling showing that at least something survived it well
“If you have the media - please tell to all the people of nation about my country; Is very important.”
Gripping trilogy from George Dillon
Dynamic and meaningful dance theatre!
Sensitive and impactful!
"A while ago my best friend Tom died of heart cancer. His last wish was for me to give him a Viking Funeral. So I did."
Three actors, 29 characters, a lot of masks, no words - this is theatre of amazing dexterity and skill
Generation Lost bites back
Two wacky women and a Fringe venue.
A taut meeting between a therapist and his client reveals much more than just healing through trust
An improvised evening where we follow a first and very blind date
Standard yet enthusiastic fare of Thing One, Thing Two and a day out the rain
An impeccable time in a magical forest where all is experienced by all who enter
Another success from the Cairns’ stable and a real hidden gem of the Fringe.
An 'awesome' (and deliciously gory) start for the day
A feisty tussle behind the rhododendrons.
Inventive and entertaining theatrical circus skills!
A compelling message in a comic but very moving tale.
A highly charged examination of what happens when one young woman cries rape on campus
Where’s that elephant got to?
High energy sketch show from a quintet with bags of potential.
Unique and extremely compelling physical and vocal theatre!
An intelligent and challenging poetic narrative exploring modern day female depression.
Powerful, disturbing and nightmarish masked theatre
Creative work from a new ensemble!
Humour and pathos from one of Scotland’s foremost comedic performers.
A well designed mystery the kids were itching to solve
What a delight! Written by a true wordsmith!
Moving, funny, revealing and intelligent
Would you kiss the corpse of a murderer?
Thirty seven plays and Shakespeare’s life story in under fifty minutes.
Engrossing, complex, physical theatre, finely acted!
Unexpected outcome when an unexpected item appears in the bagging area.
Charming, imaginative, delightful children's show.
A one man treat that is both comic and satirical as a man of nae means tries to survive against those that have the means for survival
A solo play that will stay with you long after you have left the theatre
Women share all in a glorious celebration of feminity
A story that is both touching and at times humorous.
Smooth as silk jazz on a Sunday afternoon
A delightful Korean fairy tale for children that is as wonderful as it is beautifully played out
Marvellous, magical and charming
The funniest comedian I've ever seen
A crazy hour of anarchic cabaret karaoke with audience participation from Tomás Ford.
Amy Leon gives a masterclass in performance poetry
This is what the Fringe is really about
Three slick performers
Stunning staging of this complex Shakespearian tragedy.
Bags of action, lots of comings and goings and a good bit of confusion.
A huge, frenetic, provocative romp of a show
Paul Vickers' first musical is unsettling, shambolic and very, very silly.
Pointless, stupid and hilarious
Spectacular Oriental drumming that is heart warming and theatrical
An illuminating hour with this most urbane of economists.
An anthem for the loss of youth delivered with mixed success
Losing your mind when lost in space
Always leave them wanting more is a sound theatrical maxim. RSC certainly do that.
An evening of drugs, mayhem and macabre dealings where all is more than what it seems.
The story of exposed abuse told simply and effectively from a stool on a stage.