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Edinburgh Fringe 2011

2401 Objects

"a beautifully crafted and executed piece of theatre"

A Slow Air

A well written portrait of a family feud


A heartfelt examination that has lessons for us all

After Miss Julie

A good performance of this tale of passion and betrayal

After The End

This harrowing battle of the sexes throws up some uncomfortable ideas about human nature.

Agamemnon by Steven Berkoff

The kids are more than alright

Alma Mater

A strangely haunting performance for one with iPad

An Instinct For Kindness

Informative and engaging, this bittersweet, strangely uplifting tale is told with much eloquence and truth.


Growing with confidence as the plot unfolds

Anton’s Uncles

Outstanding physical theatre - you won't see anything better in Edinburgh this year

Are You Happy Now?

Love means different things to different people

At The Sans Hotel

Experimental, well acted and confusing, At Sans Hotel is not for everyone

Audience – Ontroerend Goed

Conceptually intriguing but scarred by a scene that's morally repugnant


A slick, sophisticated set of stories.

Belleville Rendez-Vous

Gorgeous adaptation of a near-silent animated classic

Belt Up’s Outland

An intimate and intensely playful entry in the world beyond the looking glass

Between Brackets

An Alternative Fairytale...Their timing is spot on

Black Slap

Black humour from men in black slap

Can’t Stand Up For Falling Down

An Enjoyable Piece of Theatre

Caruso and the Monkey House Trial

An impressively staged moment in history that speaks to today

Casablanca: The Gin Joint Cut

If you see nothing else this Fringe...


Myllyaho’s dark comedy superbly brought to life by three accomplished Scottish actors.

Chasing Dragons

A play that creatively deals with a mental health issue

Comedy Doesn’t Pay

a slick and highly satisfying hour of sketch-comedy from three highly-engaging performers


American schoolgirls attempt revolution.


This is perfect Edinburgh Fringe Fare.

Cul De Sac

A peek behind behind the clipped hedgerows and the manicured front lawns.

Cutting the Cord

Performer Sachi Kimura shows us what it can be like to arrive in the UK.

Dances for Wolves

Bare Naked Comedy

Danny and the Deep Blue Sea

Excellent performances of a dark comedy


A provocative and powerful play

Dead Cat Bounce : Caged Heat

Biting satire and surreal lyrics from this hot to trot Irish comedy rock band

Death Song

A well-crafted and inventively staged work from a talented ensemble

Debbie Does My Dad

A one-man tour of a less-than conventional American adolescence

Diamond Dick

A visually intriguing adaptation of two F Scott Fitzgerald short stories, let down by the paucity of its source material.

Did you used to be R D Laing?

"a quite brilliant piece of theatre"


A good performance of Moira Buffini’s sparkling dark comedy

Double Act

They’ve got a great future behind them

Dr Brown, Brown, Brown, Brown, Brown

Tremendous physical comedy

Dream Pill

A powerful drama about child trafficking told through the eyes of children

Dusk Rings a Bell

Delightful, beautiful and heart warming two person play


" a beautifully written and powerful play with an excellent ensemble cast"


The Devil made him do it, and boy he did it well

Federer vs. Murray

A tragi-comic portrait of a marriage in silent meltdown.

First Light

Powerful drama from award-winning Scots playwright Murray Watts.

Fitzrovia Radio Hour

Topping tales of daring-do from three gallant gentlemen and two elegant ladies


A classically-inspired take on a modern personal tragedy

Flesh Eating Tiger

An original piece of theatre that shines amongst revivals


A show about the end of the travelling freak-show, solid acting and excellent set design

Get Carter

Hugely ambitious adaptation

Handling Bach

Celestial meeting in a celestial setting


Like Hollyoaks with A’levels

Hitler Alone

"an astonishing not-to-be-missed performance"

Howling Moon

A show full of good things

Hurry Up and Wait

Children’s theatre performance that enchants and entertains in equal measure.

I Hope My Heart Goes First

An explosion of energy and heart

Instant Sunshine

"cleverly written, topical, gently amusing "

Invisible Show II

They’re not really invisible, you know…

Jawbone of an Ass

An Absurdly Comic Tale about Religion and Baking

Jus’ Like That

Clive Mantle fills some big shoes…and a fez

King of Scotland

Strong performance from Jonathan Watson as the delusional Tommy McMillan, King of Scotland.

Laundry Boy

Heretically funny and yet strangely disturbing

Liberace: Live From Heaven

Possibly the most subversive show on the Fringe today.


A smart performance of a less than smart play

Lost Orders

Two individuals on the road to self-destruction, seeking absolution from the bottom of a glass

Love Song

A gorgeously tender evocation of the spirit of young love.

M House

Bleak and depressing Verbatim with a strong message.

Mad About the Boy

A new play that hits a raw nerve.

May I Have The Pleasure…?

A reflective Journey

Me, Myself and Miss Gibbs

Posthumous postcard prompts polished performance

Minute After Midday

A simple yet affecting tale of a not so distant tragedy.

Murder at Warrabah House

A murder mystery that will confound your expectations, performed by a single talented actor

My Filthy Hunt

4 Stories portrayed by 4 scantily clad actors. In-yer-face theatre at is best.

Nathan Caton: Get Rich or Die Cryin’

Comedy that doesn’t try to reinvent the wheel.

Oedipus by Steven Berkoff (After Sophocles)

An exceptional piece of theatre

On the Bench

It's a Goal

One Fine Day

A Masterpiece of a One Man Show

One Thousand Paper Cranes

One Crane Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest ..


Tour de force performance from this whirlwind of humanity


A virtuouso solo performance with a lot to recommend it

Penny Dreadful’s Etherdome

A romp of a production which zips through history full of surprises and fun


Theatrical look at an important topic

Phillipa And Will Are Now In A Relationship

An innovative and hilarious portrait of love – or mild obsession – in the age of Facebook.

Pip Utton is Charles Dickens

A Fringe heavyweight

Polaroid Stories by Naomi IIzuki

A poetic anthem for Doomed Youth in a vibrant and alive poetic performance

Remember This

Sliding through a relationship to see which memories stick

Request Programme

A brilliant piece of acting which deserves your support

Roll Out the Beryl

A nostalgic look back at a comedy great using material from the 70s

Rules For Drowning

"a credible and accurate portrayal of a period that many will want to erase from their memory banks"


Haunting and intense social and religious drama

Sex You (I’m Gonna)

Seduction by a comedy and improv master …

Sex, Lies and Eurovision

Sex, Lies and Eurovision gives you just what it says on the tin

Shakespeare Bingo: Titus

A fulfilling attempt to make that Shakespearean play understandable

Shakespeare for Breakfast

Macbeth: The High School Years


Fast-paced drama about a prostitute in a lust triangle with a teacher and his student.

Shopping and F***ing

Theatre that is designed to shock that falls short of making that impact


Perfect and illuminating, entertaining and thought-provoking - must see theatre.

Snow Play

An entertaining piece of children’s theatre that enchants and delights


"a challenging piece"

Steal Compass, Drive North, Disappear

A very fine piece of character acting, combined with a good story

Still Life Dreaming

Young at heart, if not in mind.

Terezin: Children of the Holocaust

For a deeply moving piece of theatre this Fringe look no further.

The Alchemystorium

Smart, sexy and fast paced comedy. With added froth.

The Baby Diary

"endearing and lightly funny"

The Ballad of the Unbeatable Hearts

"a performer of grace and clarity"

The Dark Philosophers

Masters of Comic Theatre

The Diaries of Adam and Eve

A thoughtful, funny, well-acted two-hander

The Duchess of Malfi

Classic Theatre with a 1920's Twist

The Ducks

Thought-provoking exploration of two young people’s search for normality

The Dumb Waiter

If you have a penchant for Pinter – well worth a visit!

The Extraordinary Revelations of Orca the Goldfish

Orca, a goldfish, stars in this tale of fact and fantasy

The Forum

Quality internet play is more than chat.

The Games

"an intelligent and witty parody"

The Golden Dragon

An energetically performed show by a talented ensemble cast

The Historians

Halifax. Once part of our industrial heartland. Now a place for a good night out.

The Infants

An engaging absurdist comedy with a serious point to make

The Infection Monologues

A comic, thought-provoking collection of interwoven stories compellingly performed by a talented ensemble.

The One Man Show

A masterly deconstruction of self (un)conscious theatregoing

The Overcoat

Gogol updated for the 21st century....with laughs!

The Perils of Love and Gravity

A comic whirl-wind of fairytale narrative telling of love and loss

The Proceedings of That Night

Theatre is not necessarily the best medium for this ghost story.

The Rainbows’ End

A young theatre company that oozes enthusiasm and talent.

The Strange Undoing of Prudencia Hart

A sublimely entertaining show: David Greig and National Theatre of Scotland on top of their game

The World According to Bertie

" full of entertaining and witty episodes and intriguing characters"

Those Magnificent Men

"a production which combines the best elements of biopic and melodrama."

Three Sisters By Anton Chekov

Solid Chekov, but with little light and shade.


A decent production of a new script that could do with a new ensemble

To Hold an Apple

Play within a Play

Trog and Clay

" leaves a lingering impression"

Uglies Do Edinburgh

Lashings of innuendo, double entendre and hoary old jokes at a rare summer outing for panto.

Unanswered, We Ride

Well executed emotional drama about loss & reconciliation.

Untitled Love Story

Being in love has never felt so lonely

Waiting For Alice

Beautifully enchanting production by a very talented cast...

Wireless Mystery Theatre Presents…

An Authentic Recreation of A Bygone Era

Wondrous Flitting

Twisted story of broken Britian

Your Last Breath

A thoughtful play about the limits of human life.