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Edinburgh Fringe 2016

(I Could Go on Singing) Over the Rainbow

Extraordinary reflection on love, death and showbusiness

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Delightful embodiment of the Fringe spirit in a comedy show which changes every night

360 Allstars

"Rarely have I seen such enthusiasm and sheer joy in a crowd"

4D Cinema

A historical and technological exploration of Marlene Dietrich, autobiography and live performance.

5 Guys Chillin’

"a gorgeous production."

5 out of 10 Men

Bold drama and physical theatre! Excellent!

A Boy Named Sue

Finely crafted, well acted play that is smart, poetic, gutsy and compelling!

A Dog’s Tale

A comic tale of doggie derring do from the Pound that strikes right at heart of the doll.

A Dream of Dying

A poignant, witty and thoughtful look at making choices.

A History, w Nowell Edmurnds

An uncomfortable reflection on our society’s adoration of fame.

A Q & A With Donald Trump and Boris Johnson

Delightful, enlightening and cutting

A Series of Unfortunate Breakups

A bittersweet tale of 3 relationships that never quite end the way you expect

A Streetcar Named Desire

A wonderfully acted and executed production let down by poor surtitling

A Tale of Two Cities: Blood for Blood

Intriguing, very creative and immersive!

Abberline’s Artefact

Superbly performed and very well-intended

Adam and Eve and Steve

A fun camp musical that occasionally drifts into panto territory

Adler and Gibb

A playful and challenging examination of authenticity in art

Agent of Influence: The Secret Life of Pamela More

Lively, beautifully crafted writing performed by a sizzling storyteller.

Aidan Goatley: Joys Of Retail

A bit sweary - but nice

Aidan Goatley: Mr Blue Sky

He's very English - but a real English

Alien Of Extraordinary Ability

His strongest material yet, but still anarchic.

All Cashed In

A provocative tribute which walks the line in a story that crosses a man in black with independent thought

All Quiet on the Western Front

See it and be reminded.

Angel to Vampire

Go delight in this hidden gem

At War with Love

A poignant, deep and vibrant use of Shakespearean sonnet dressed in the context of World War One

Attrape Moi

Formidable and excellently performed circus skills

Austentatious: An Improvised Jane Austen Novel

Non-stop jokes keep the audience laughing throughout.


Raucous fun for kids and plenty of gags for the parents

Bang! To the Heart

Sassy Street Dancing: a story of love, friendship and pride

Being Norwegian

"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.

Boris & Sergey: Preposterous Improvisation Experiment

Sublime puppetry and improvisation performance with lots of laughs and an underlying sensitivity

Boris: World King

Political Satire at its tousle-haired best


Thoroughbred Story - Must-see Theatre for 5-12s

Brian Kellock Trio – Unsaturated Fats

Sublime piano playing from this living legend of a jazz musician.

Bubble Revolution

a stimulating play about entering the consumerist bubble

Bubble Show With Milkshake and Dr Bubble

Nonstop bubble chaos, skills abd some beautiful moments

Bucket List

An urgently political piece told with grace and commitment

Burnt Sugar

A bright idea that is a little short in its delivery.

Cadenza at the Fringe

Uplifting, moving music from this top class Scottish choir.

Café Palestine

A humbling and dignified piece of theatre

Callisto: A Queer Epic

A show full of great performances and roles


Acting of the highest standard, Camille is a virtuoso performance


Straight play where plenty is slightly crooked.

Carla Lippis – Baby Carla’s Bad Girl Rumble

Baby Carla's Edinburgh debut - "Serge Gainsbourg in sequins brandishing a flick-knife; Duane Eddy brawling on with the Shangri-Las"

Chef: Come Dine with Us

What’s not to like?

Child’s Play

An intelligently argued, entertaining defence of a much-maligned generation

Children Are Stinky

Never mind the kids! Jaw-dropping circus trick tease that had the adults crying for more.

Chopping Chillies

" an enthralling tale, full of charm and atmosphere"

Clare Plested; Flock Up

A great hour in the company of weird, wonderful and very funny women.


By Circa

Cosmic Fear or The Day Brad Pitt Got Paranoia

A frenetic romp through Global warming… with Brad Pitt

Cosmic Fear or the Day Brad Pitt Got Paranoia

An uncomfortable time examining the environmental disaster ready to unfold

Countermeasure : 14 Characters

Some great original music in a wall of sound

Counting Sheep

A must see agit prop performance overflowing with vitality and commitment.

Criminology 303

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

Daniel Smith Blues Piano

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

Dave Lemkin : The Village Hall

A well-constructed hour of character sketch comedy

Deal with the Dragon

Gritty, poetic and very now!

Death of Her Brother

A visually evocative piece of performance art that examines loss and relationship

Denton and Me

Well crafted, well performed, intriguing!

Diary of a Madman

Searingly honest, humorous and engaging

Dirty Glitter

The 1970’s are back and funky with a cop drama that focusses on the times rather than the storylines.

Dominic Frisby : Let’s Talk About Tax

Tax as you’ve probably never heard it talked about before.

Doubting Thomas

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

En Folkefiende

Classic Ibsen drama transformed into a contemporary setting

Escape from the Planet of the Day That Time Forgot

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

Every Brilliant Thing

An entertaining, amusing look at depression.


Evil "personified" onstage shows us who the real monsters are

Expensive Shit

full of dark humour and completely riveting

F*cking Men

A startling and moving look at love and sex between entwining lives of Gay men.

Faulty Towers The Dining Experience

"feel-good family comedy at its finest"

Fiddler On The Roof

Spirited performance from a young and engaging cast.

Finders Keepers

Deliciously grubby physical theatre for all ages set in junkyard

Finding Joy

Bittersweet comedy about the relationship between a teenage boy and his grandmother who has dementia

Five Go Off on One

The Famous Five, without one, go off on an adventure on summer hols for jolly japes and smuggling scrapes.

Flossy and Boo’s Curious Cabaret

magic, innocence and a little dash of daring


A series of scenes on the issues of lost people

Frenchy; World’s Worst Adult

Australian comedian who saws the knuckles off your sensibilities in a hilarious hour

From Como to Homo

Juggling a stage mom, gender confusion and tap

Ghost Quartet

The ghosts inside us all

Glasgow Girls

An exuberant, uplifting political musical


Il Duce meets the Merchant of Venice in a literary mash up that works well

Grimm: An Untold Tale

An entertaining and illuminating play about forgotten figures in history

Guy Masterson : Love and Canine Integration

Poo, pooches and a pretty girl in a shaggy dog story with a difference.

Heads Up

A frenetic solo countdown to the Apocalypse

Help Us Tom Toal, You’re Our Only Hope

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

Hot Brown Honey

The Controversial Hit of the Fringe

How is Uncle John?

A darker side of the 21st century


Love, murder and stunning physical theatre set in 1950s America

I Hate Children Children’s Show

Fast paced! Entertainment for the youngest in the family!

I Used to Hear Footsteps

Paranormal investigation delves into family life

In Fidelity

A fascinating look at love, cheating, and relationships with a live onstage date between audience members

In Our Hands

Creative, entertaining and moving play with puppets!

Infinity Pool: A Modern Retelling of Madam Bovary

A unique one woman, no woman show

It Folds

Quirky and moving physical storytelling!

Jane Eyre: An Autobiography

"an incredible show which authentically reproduces the novel onto the stage."

Jayde Adams – 31

"A show with heart, which Jayde Adams performs with dexterity and delight"

Jeu Jeu La Foille: Frontal Lobotomy

Burlesque, poetry, puppetry and the history of frontal lobotomy

Joanna Neary Does Animals and Men

Wacky, daft, dotty, bonkers, nuts. But very sweet.

John Prescott – In Conversation

An hour of rapid-fire conversation with this most engaging of Labour politicians.

Jonny and The Baptists – Eat The Poor

The poor? Eat? Let them eat cake.

Just let the Wind Untie My Perfumed Hair … or Who is Tahirih?

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.

Kit Hesketh-Harvey and James McConnel – Out To Lunch

Beguiling badinage and ballads from two doyens of the Fringe.

Knowing EU

Straight talking about the EU the UK has opted to leave

Last Call

Runaway teenager in a whole heap of trouble

Laughing Stock

Uniquely creative sketch troupe never let the pace drop

Leaf by Niggle

Exquisite show. Masterful Storytelling of Tolkien's story !

Life and Death (But Mainly Death)

A warm and thoroughly life affirming show (mostly about death)

Mairi Campbell: Pulse

A storytelling journey about finding your true musical self

Meet Fred

Inspiring, creative, imaginative, meaningful and fabulously entertaining!

Melody of Love and Shadows

An introduction to Indian classical music


Milk succeeds in doing what all drama sets out to do

Missed Connections

Three encounters on the tube. Three quite different stories.

Mixed Doubles : Fundraiser

High class sketch comedy from a talented mixed foursome.

Moishe’s Bagel

Musical extravaganza from a talented quintet.

Molly Whuppie

An engaging hour or so in the company of masters in Scottish storytelling for children

Monologues of a Tired Nurse

"shocking and moving"

Mr Laurel and Mr Hardy

Warm tribute to two of the greatest comics of all time.

Mrs Roosevelt Flies to London

An intimate audience with an extraordinary woman of history

Murder She Didn’t Write

An improvised gem of an hour in accomplished hands.

Neil Henry: Mindwangler

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.

Nerd Do Well

Lots of things you never knew you didn’t need to know.

New Focus Quartet

Belter of a jazz set from this powerhouse of a quartet.


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

Nosferatu’s Shadow

Poetically written and beautifully performed

Nuns ‘n Roses

Purcell and Katy Perry in the same set. Oh, and the only known choral work celebrating the vacuum cleaner.

O is for Hoolet

Fascinating one-woman spoken word show about the Scots language

Of, or at a Fairly Low Temperature

Comic dancer nails macho posturing

One Hundred Homes

Impactful storytelling, subtly provocative!

Only Bones

Comic body animation receives huge ovation

Opera Mouse

Opera through the eyes of a mercurial and very determined mouse.

Operation Love Story

A charming, intimate and disarmingly direct story of matchmaking in the big city

Our House

Madness in full flight


First rate - this what the Fringe is all about: AND it has legs!

Paper Hearts the Musical

A multi-layered musical with outstanding performances

People of the Eye

A thoughtful play about a serious subject.

Philip Pullman’s The Ruby in the Smoke

"a captivating story, impressively realised"


More enchanting storytelling from this rising star on the Scottish music scene.

Playing Politics

Political parody and satire to delight and amuse.

Poet of the Impossible

Excellent and entertaining!

Queen Lear

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

Remember Edith Cavell

A worthy tribute to a largely-forgotten English heroine

Revolt. She Said. Revolt Again.

A play of words with some excitement that fails in its execution

Revolution in the Magic Square

I never knew Socialist Magic could be so much fun

Richard III

If you only see one Shakespeare this year, make it one by the Handlebards

Sacré Blue

An honest, informative, and entertaining look at anxiety

Science Magic

Educational, explosive entertaining

Shakespeare For Breakfast

Ridiculous satire and an Edinburgh institution.


"Word cannot recreate the beauty of this performance."

Sherlock Holmes’ Smarter Brother in the case of a study in blood

A transatlantic take on the mytheries of Holmes which has comedy rather than tragedy at its heart

Shhhh – An Improvised Silent Movie

Not a word from start to finish.


An emotional dance performance anyone can relate to

Sodden Flodden

The story of a tragedy in Scotland told 400 years later with music and storytelling showing that at least something survived it well

Still Here

“If you have the media - please tell to all the people of nation about my country; Is very important.”

Stunning The Punters (and other stories)

Gripping trilogy from George Dillon

Taiwan Season: Lost in Grey

Dynamic and meaningful dance theatre!

Taiwan Season: NuShu

Sensitive and impactful!

Team Viking

"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."

Teatro Delusio

Three actors, 29 characters, a lot of masks, no words - this is theatre of amazing dexterity and skill


Generation Lost bites back

The Allergic Audience

Two wacky women and a Fringe venue.

The Black and White Tea Room

A taut meeting between a therapist and his client reveals much more than just healing through trust

The Blind Date Project

An improvised evening where we follow a first and very blind date

The Cat In The Hat

Standard yet enthusiastic fare of Thing One, Thing Two and a day out the rain

The Forest

An impeccable time in a magical forest where all is experienced by all who enter

The Good, The Bad and The Weegie

Another success from the Cairns’ stable and a real hidden gem of the Fringe.

The Grimmest of Grimm Tales

An 'awesome' (and deliciously gory) start for the day

The Handlebards : Much Ado About Nothing

A feisty tussle behind the rhododendrons.

The Hogwallups

Inventive and entertaining theatrical circus skills!

The Inspectors Call

A compelling message in a comic but very moving tale.

The Interference

A highly charged examination of what happens when one young woman cries rape on campus

The Jungle Book : Cobwebs and Moontalk

Where’s that elephant got to?

The Leeds Tealights : Tension

High energy sketch show from a quintet with bags of potential.

The Living Room

Unique and extremely compelling physical and vocal theatre!

The Magnetic Diaries

An intelligent and challenging poetic narrative exploring modern day female depression.

The Marked

Powerful, disturbing and nightmarish masked theatre

The Mission

Creative work from a new ensemble!

The Moira Monologues by Alan Bissett

Humour and pathos from one of Scotland’s foremost comedic performers.

The Mystery at Ginger Creek: An Interactive Adventure

A well designed mystery the kids were itching to solve

The Necessity of Atheism

What a delight! Written by a true wordsmith!

The One Legged Man Show

Moving, funny, revealing and intelligent

The Road to Huntsville

Would you kiss the corpse of a murderer?

The Ruff Guide to Shakespeare

Thirty seven plays and Shakespeare’s life story in under fifty minutes.

The Six-Sided Man

Engrossing, complex, physical theatre, finely acted!

The Supermarket Six

Unexpected outcome when an unexpected item appears in the bagging area.

The Tiniest Frog Prince in the World

Charming, imaginative, delightful children's show.

The Tobacco Merchant’s Lawyer

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

The Unknown Soldier

A solo play that will stay with you long after you have left the theatre

The Vagina Dialogues

Women share all in a glorious celebration of feminity

The View from Castle Rock

A story that is both touching and at times humorous.

These Boots

Smooth as silk jazz on a Sunday afternoon

Tiger in Blossom

A delightful Korean fairy tale for children that is as wonderful as it is beautifully played out

Tink Tank

Marvellous, magical and charming

Tittitutar Town

The funniest comedian I've ever seen

Tomás Ford’s Craptacular!

A crazy hour of anarchic cabaret karaoke with audience participation from Tomás Ford.

Tongue Fu

Amy Leon gives a masterclass in performance poetry


This is what the Fringe is really about

Troilus and Cressida

Stunning staging of this complex Shakespearian tragedy.

Twelfth Night or The Ship of Fools

Bags of action, lots of comings and goings and a good bit of confusion.

Two Man Show

A huge, frenetic, provocative romp of a show

Twonkey’s Drive In: Jennifer’s Robot Arm

Paul Vickers' first musical is unsettling, shambolic and very, very silly.

Twonkey’s Mumbo Jumbo Hotel

Pointless, stupid and hilarious


Spectacular Oriental drumming that is heart warming and theatrical

Vince Cable – In Conversation

An illuminating hour with this most urbane of economists.


An anthem for the loss of youth delivered with mixed success

Where Do All The Dead Pigeons Go?

Losing your mind when lost in space

William Shakespeare’s Long Lost First Play (Abridged)

Always leave them wanting more is a sound theatrical maxim. RSC certainly do that.

Yoke’s Night

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.