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Edinburgh Fringe 2023

‘I Love You, Now What?’

A wonderfully sad and gut wrenchingly funny three hander about loss and love

17 Minutes

Quietly Devastating, Brilliantly Acted Drama


Tomcaintheatre A very worthy piece of theatre on the effects of a tragedy that still resonates today.


An entertaining farce set in a brothel with quality performances by its three-strong cast

Afghanistan Is Not Funny

Henry Naylor’s fast paced existential crisis raises uncomfortable, but important question about the role of the press.


A balanced take on the effects of the referendum, delivered with plenty of heart.

Alison Skilbeck’s Uncommon Ground

Six seemingly unconnected lives are brought together during lockdown


Three employees try to make sense of an impossible corporate brief

Awake, Gay and Writing a Play

Escaping from a high-control religious group is not as simple as walking away. It is a waking-up process that can take years.


A powerful exploration of moving from being a boy to being a man

Bad Play

Not Bad Enough to be Delicious


Aria and Clef craft a musical world of wonder and despair in this nostaligic Banger of a play.

Be My Guest

A funny and charming (with attitude) search for self-acceptance.

Being Sophie Scholl

Some German citizens said no to Nazism

Bertie Hodd: Dad Jokes

A Sweet and Hilarious Portrait of a Father in Transition

Billy and The Situation

The show portrays Billy 'Fyre Festival' McFarland and Mike 'The Situation' Sorrentino's time as cellmates when they were locked up for fraud in a New York state penitentiary.

Blood of the Lamb

Death Does Not Become Her

Brain Hemingway

A blocked playwright with a looming deadline is haunted by the subject of her last failed show: Ernest Hemingway.

Burnt Lavender

Indulgent, decadent, glorious, gorgeous and beautiful anthem to the pride in being yourself.


The physicality of Ez Holland and Nic Lawton has to be seen to be believed.

Chopped Liver and Unions

a rich and lively biography

Chriskirkpatrickmas: A Boy Band Christmas Musical

Even the Grinch Would Enjoy This Blast From the Recent Past

Concerned Others

Moving, poignant and very creative.

Dark Noon

A Staggering Achievement


A child-like young man scours a hostile town and his imagination trying to find answers to the disappearance of his missing friend, Declan..

Family Portrait

A fascinating and beautifully imagined film showing us the value of family, no matter what form.

For Better, For Worse

A decent family drama in the shadow of momentous national decision making.

Friend (The One with Gunther)

Chock-full of good-time vibes

Ginzel’s Little Cordoba: A Double Bill

World premiere from Rena Brannan

Gone to the Dogs

An absurdist take on the welcome demise of faded pageantry.


Important theatre, brave, daring - entertaining.

How to Become Ridiculously Well-Read

A literary musical of childlike delight

JM Coetzee’s Life & Times of Michael K

Beautifully adapted, directed, performed and designed - masterful puppetry, poignant and meaningful.


An intimate play exploring some often overlooked issues in gay culture.

Just an Ordinary Lawyer (?) A Play, with Songs

A one hour and a half tour de force covering much of last century’s British-African history cleverly pushed along by important sporting events

Kravitz, Cohen, Bernstein and Me

Charming, delightful,  and witty, a lovely way to spend an hour with the three "Lennys" through Deb Filler's experiences.

La Codista

A professional queuer tells her tale

Lie Low

A slick swirl of consent issues, insomnia and dancing to Benny Goodman

Macbeth : Sleep No More

Eerie and chilling interpretation of one of the Bard's classic

Meat Boy

A hilarious tale of revenge, nut allergies and how not to play a recorder.

Merry Wanderers

Midsummer Night's Dream for the TikTok generation

Mrs. President

A slightly esoteric look at Mary Lincoln’s life

My Dad Wears A Dress

Zany humour with some serious insights

Oh My Heart, Oh My Home.

Well crafted in every way, spirited and warm.

Paved with Gold and Ashes

The TrIangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire New York 1911, told by the women workers who were there

Playing Latinx

A beautiful and hilarious piece that will broaden your mind


Combining subtlety with an inspirational message, this truly is a bit of magic.


Compelling physical theatre about the disappeared in Latin America

Rites of Passage

A new play from two compelling performers, fascinating, moving, and relatable.

Salty Irina

Two very different women fall in love and fight the Nazi's


An inclusive, engaging and thought provoking show about family dynamics.

Shadow Boxing

Intense and human story - very well acted.


Shortlist really must be experienced by anyone who appreciates excellent theatre, brilliant writing or those who simply want a good laugh.


Tender, off-the-wall, energising theatre

The Birth of Frankenstein

Masterclass in storytelling that's engaging from start to finish.

The Brief Life & Mysterious Death of Boris III, King of Bulgaria

King Boris of Bulgaria stands up to Hitler, accompanied by Bulgarian and Jewish folk music.

The Ghost of a Smile

A charming ghostly tale

The Grand Old Opera House Hotel

An absolute blast with gags galore, soaring operatic arias and great performances

The Rosenberg/Strange Fruit Project

Dealing with the aftermath of childhood trauma

The Society for New Cuisine

A Creepy, Thoughtful Thriller

The Standard Short Long Drop

Nothing Standard Whatsoever About This Superb New Play

The Twits

An entertaining morning in the company of an enthusiastic Youth Theatre.

Things Hidden Since The Foundation Of The World

A scintillating play of ideas about the internet and its impact on what we know and how we know it

This Is Not A Play (It’s A Pathetic Cry For Help)

A stunning solo performance of an exquisitely intricate script

waiting for a train at the bus stop

Captivating, laced with humour but dark and heart-breaking.

When We Died

An absorbing one-woman play seamlessly blending physical theatre with a poignant, gut-wrenching narrative

Where Is Love

Gritty coming-of-age experience with an uplifting twist

Who’s Been a Naughty Chops

A one woman show determined to win by any form of submission.

Why I stuck a Flare Up My Arse For England

A truly fascinating explanation of an inexplicable act for your country.


A surprisingly humorous biography of the great Nazi Hunter.

WONDER DRUG: A Comedy About Cystic Fibrosis

Charlie Merriman is a gifted performer and story teller, with every part of him used to take us on his quest for the Wonder-Drug

Yippee Ki Yay

Die Hard re-telling, blended with Richard Marsh’s journey into fatherhood : Welcome to the party !

Yoga with Jillian

A Wickedly Funny and Deeply Moving Tour de Force