theSpace @ Surgeons' Hall

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After a hugely successful debut season back in 2009, followed by expansion and growth in the subsequent years, theSpaceUK can now boast the most established stylish and well located multi-space venues on the Fringe. Located on Nicholson Street, a minutes' walk from the Royal Mile, opposite the Festival Theatre and yards from Bristo Square the venue sits in its own buzzing courtyard and is a location few want to miss.

Our four performance spaces played host to some 100 shows last year, with an array of award nominations, feature coverage and a constant flow of 4 and 5-star reviews. The venue continues to host an increasing number of sell-out shows with some 70,000 people visiting the venue during the 21-day festival.

With a reputation for offering one of the Festival's most diverse cross-genre programmes, the venue is complemented by a very stylish 200 seat courtyard bar. It’s ultimately one of the Festival's busiest venues and a must for all seasoned theatre goers.

theSpace @ Surgeons' Hall Shows

11+
Rosy Beard Comedy

11+ explores the strange and funny challenges we go through in trying to get into a grammar school, while also analysing emotions to do with failure and success.

2001: A Sketch Odyssey
Exeter Comedy Society

Ever wondered what keeps yoga instructors so calm? Or what real magicians thought of Jesus? Answered yes or no to either of these questions? Come and see the sketch show everyone's describing as 'happening'. ★★★★ (Exeposé.com).

30
Abling Group Ltd with Susie Sillett

One room, one baby, thirty days. Naomi's being tested for motherhood. If she passes, she can have a child, but her cousin failed six times and she's feeling nervous. Will she earn the right to reproduce?

The American's Dream
Jack Finnegan

Ketchikan, Alaska and New York City are profoundly different places. But in this lyrical portrait, storyteller Jack Finnegan reveals that they are fraternal twins: testaments to human ambition and extraordinary destinations for people who pursue their dreams.

Baby, What Blessings
Three Sisters Productions

A love story between people and places. A play about loving and not loving. About politics and power. About passion and loss. Previous praise: 'Dromgoole's script is a work of tightly-wound heartbreak and delight' ★★★★★ (BroadwayBaby.com).

Back to Black: The Music of Amy Winehouse
Night Owl Shows

Back to Black premiers at Fringe to take you on a journey through this sensational singer’s career. Delivered in the Night Owl trademark show-umentary format. Includes Back To Black, Valerie and Rehab.

Berlin Girl
Eastern Edge Theatre Company


  1. East Germany. In the terrifying, all-seeing Stasi police state, one schoolgirl's quest for justice turns her friends into spies, her family into suspects and pushes her over the Berlin Wall in this exciting new rock musical.

Between Us
Rachel E. Thorn and Alex Keen

What makes us fall in love? What makes us fall apart? This is the inside story of one couple's relationship, created in the moment by nationally acclaimed improvisers. 'Moving and hilarious. Surpassed all expectations' ★★★★ (BroadwayBaby.com).

Bike
Cube Theatre

Karen's parents are worried. She won’t come out of her bedroom. Which is odd, given she’s a fearless cycling champion. Odder still is what she’s doing in there... A poignant rite of passage story from Cube Theatre.

Blueswater Presents: Blues!
The Blueswater

Returning for their 9th year, this award-winning band offer a brand-new extended setlist featuring even more songs and stories of the artists you know and love. 'Blues-based edu-tainment' (Stewart Lee). ★★★★★ (BroadwayBaby.com). ★★★★★ (ThreeWeeks).

Bodily Functions and Where to Find Them
Amplify Theatre

When was the last time you talked about poo? We're guessing not recently. Throw away your inhibitions with our comedy-theatre play, breaking down stigmas one flush at a time.

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Dennis Elkins with Flying Solo Productions

In an enticing striptease of revelations, this poignant and funny solo performance exposes the unplanned turns, deliberate shifts, blind alleys and devastating losses of one man's struggle to traverse the toll road of middle age... in a box.

Brain Rinse
Mike Raffone

Brain Rinse turns the idea of audience participation on its head. Epic themes, semi-improvised, starring you, the audience. Mike Raffone is the puppet master, but who's really pulling the strings? Winner, Buxton Spirit of the Fringe, 2018.

Bristol Improv Presents: Offscript!
Bristol Improv

When you watch a show, you only see half the action. Join Bristol Improv for the drama, both onstage and behind the scenes, of a play with no script – all fuelled by your suggestions!

Bubble Show for Adults Only
Bubble Show for Adults Only

Bubble artistry, neo-burlesque and a soapy concoction of kinky, in-your-face theatrics. A raucous and raunchy bubble affair with a story arc full that showcases the technical prowess of bubble art on a first-class level.

Butterbum, J
Stargaze Theatre

Lost boy on a bridge, a hungry talking crow, old documents float on the river below. A wharf building for sale, a copper sings reggae, the Pope sees murder in the cold light of day. Quirky, original mystery.

The Carpenters Songbook
Night Owl Shows

The music and career of the most successful sibling duo of all time, delivered by the sublime Charlotte Brereton who returns to the Fringe following acclaim and sell-outs portraying Joni Mitchell in 2017/18. 'Crystal clarity' ★★★★ (BroadwayBaby.com).

The Cat's the Thing
Baloney Theatre Company – Marissa Landy

One woman, one cat and many intrusive thoughts. One thing stands between Tanya and life... the door. Will she find her freedom? An absurd comedy based on the power and reality of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder.

Chain of Trivia
From the King to Queen

Russell Clarke, BBC London's Rock'n'Roll Routemaster, takes you on a fascinating trip from Elvis Presley to Freddie Mercury in 12 steps, each linked to the next by an awesome piece of trivia.

A Charlie Montague Mystery: The Game's a Foot, Try the Fish
Phil McIntyre Entertainments presents / Tom Taylor

Rakish aristocrat and first-time detective Charlie must prevent a murder. The chap dies. Sell-out show 2016 and 2017. 'Gloriously silly murder mystery' (Stage). 'Excellent... beautifully daft' (Sunday Times).

Cold Blooded Witch: The Sex Musical!
Maggie Lalley

Join comedian Maggie Lalley as she performs a one woman original musical comedy about her demented journey through teenage witchcraft and sexuality. An autobiographical cabaret about culty spells, magical cunnilingus, and warlock genitalia, this dark comedy will leave you shocked and in stitches!

Craig's Magic Show
Craig Stephenson

Magician Craig Stephenson has dazzled audiences around the world with his exemplary sleight of hand skills combined with devilish psychological illusion. He brings his latest material to the Edinburgh Fringe for an evening of fun and mystery.

The Daft Show with Bony Tony
Bony Tony

Come and enjoy Bony Tony performing his utter nonsense, if you're daft enough. Why? It's the daftest show anyone's ever seen or heard. And you can join in, if you're daft enough. www.bonyproductions.com

Dan Haynes – Had Some Falls Tour
Seventh Avenue Arts

Following nationwide UK and Germany tours, Haynes lands in Edinburgh with his Had Some Falls tour. Avoid the crowds and relax with Haynes’s alternative folk. 'Stunning songwriting... acoustic guitar masterclass' (Media Luchs, Germany).

The Dandelion Patch
Stand Easy Productions

The Dandelion Patch, devised by a company of wounded, injured or sick ex-Forces and professional actors, takes a journey, both emotional and comic, into the lives of Forces families affected by issues such as post-traumatic stress.

Defying Logic
Zoe Bennett

Based on a true story. We meet Lily in a therapists office in Manhattan. We learn about her dysfunctional family, and how she ended up with PTSD. Experience raw emotion, frank explanations and lots of laughs.

Despite Everything, Price Still Includes Biscuits
Naomi Paul

Satirical four-star show: original songs, topical stories and Jewish humour. Poignant, funny and ultimately uplifting. With biscuits. Of course. 'Fine comic celebration of modern Britain' ★★★★ (BritishTheatreGuide.info). ★★★★ (Edinburgh49.org). ★★★★ (Chloe Alexander, Ludlow Fringe).

Dissident Sausage
Karen Gemma Brewer

Political prisoner or sausage in a fridge? Toad or feminist? Deity or giant white slug? Prepare to laugh and cry with award winning poet/singer Karen Gemma Brewer, woodworm, sheep, toodles, Frankenstein's sister and more flies than Basic Insect!

The Domestic
Jack Fortin / Maddie Ince / Anthony Hernandez / Kyle

Tequila, violence, music, a puppet! Blonde, bombshell ex-teen mother, Em, seeks redemption by channelling her frustration into the music of her late son. A show about paranoia, excess, homosexuality and forgiveness.

The Duality of Man
Niall McCarthy

Niall McCarthy is obsessed with the duality in all of us: he looks confident but feels anxious, he loves questions but hates answers, he has a restless leg and a lazy eye... and he's funny!

Elizabethan
David William Hughes

Join Tobias Bacon as he lutes and lusts his way through Elizabethan England in this new musical comedy based on genuine Renaissance songs. ‘It’s a hoot, a bawdy entertainment, and a display of consummate musicianship’ ★★★★ (ScotsGay). ★★★★ (FringeGuru.com).

Elsa Jean McTaggart Presents McTaggart Sisters
Elsa Jean McTaggart

The McTaggart sisters Elsa and youngest sister Irenie present a rare opportunity to hear these highly acclaimed singers/songwriters/multi-instrumentalists come together in a fusion of blood harmonies, original arrangements and stunning vocals. www.elsa-jean-mctaggart.com

Elsa Jean McTaggart: Hebridean Fire
Elsa Jean McTaggart

Elsa Jean McTaggart returns with Hebridean Fire. These three top-class multi-instrumentalists from the Isle of Lewis take you on an eclectic musical journey through the Islands and Highlands of Scotland. www.elsa-jean-mctaggart

ET The Extra Testicle
The Malignant Humours

The Malignant Humours have written you a prescription for some medical-grade sketch comedy! Returning for their 20th year at the Edinburgh Fringe after eight years of back-to-back sell-out shows – they'll have you in stitches!

The Experiment
Sincerity

If you could cure thousands of a fatal disease by experimenting on a single child, would you do it? Sincerity have taken Mark Ravenhill's chilling monologue and expanded it... is love worth such a horrific sacrifice?

Faustus
Marauders Theatre Company

Doctor Faustus, a respected scholar seeking to acquire greater knowledge, summons the Devil and his servant, Mephistopheles. He exchanges his soul for 24 years of unlimited knowledge and power. As time runs out, can his soul be saved?

Full Score: Sing, Sing, Sing!
Full Score Barbershop Chorus

From Durham University, Full Score astonishes audiences with their dazzling barbershop harmonies and infectious energy in this a capella extravaganza. From jazz to musical theatre, pop and folk music, this is not one to miss!

Funny Stories About Pain
Troy Alan

Funny Stories About Pain is a journey through some of the most painful episodes in the life of comedian Troy Alan, which would just be a depressing TED Talk if Troy couldn't write jokes.

Geoff Robb – The Music of Trees
Geoff Robb

Geoff Robb was the winner of the 2018 Brighton Fringe Live Music Award. His beautiful and soulful acoustic guitar compositions blend his classical training with his love of Spanish and Celtic music.

Getting to Grips with Migraine
David Kernick

Dr David Kernick is an experienced GP and headache expert who leads an NHS headache clinic in Exeter. Understand your migraine and learn how to manage it and your GP.

Gigolo: Bold, Beautiful, Bizarre
Devang Tewari

Charming. Intelligent. Murderer. Sex Worker. Psychopath! Saint or a sinner? Discover this thrilling Journey of Murli, a runaway kid from India, who became one of the countries most notorious criminal killing over 17 people.

Gilgamesh – He Who Saw Everything
The Listening Hare

‘He who saw everything’
One actor in 45 mins performs the first story ever written down: an epic Babylonian poem based on the mythical adventures of the King of Uruk who lived and ruled around 2750 BC. It charts Gilgamesh’s journey from tyranny to friendship, from love to loss, from despair to wisdom. 4000 years after it was written, Gilgamesh retains a poignant message for the 21st Century. Colin R Campbell performs an abridged version of Robert Temple’s beautiful translation with clear, dynamic storytelling.

Ginger Monologues
Unclaimed Treasures

Ginger Monologues is a mixture of stand-up and song. A hilarious retelling of one ginger's journey from shame to sass!

The Good Scout
Boys of the Empire Productions

Inspired by true events. In the 1930s, British boy scouts played host to cycling parties of Hitler Youth. But were they cyclists or "spyclists"? For two scouts, it is a visit that will change their lives forever.

The Good, The Bad and The Brexit
Geoffrey Brown

Brexit, eh? Join an increasingly exasperated Australian in his fourth attempt to navigate his way through the unbelievable and mind-boggling past, present and future that is Brexit…

Grave Concern
Gravely Concerned Theatre (University of Cambridge)

Only two vacant graves remain in the family plot – and Uncle John will not miss out on one. Cue a morbid dogfight with vindaloos, Belgian girlfriends, and handbag-wielding octogenarians. 'Completely unexpected and absolutely hilarious' (TheTab.com).

The Gravel Road Show
University of Central Oklahoma

Direct from the Wild West, the infamous Gravel Road Show presents Oklahoma, USA!, a world-premiere cabaret featuring blood and thunder melodrama, heel-kickin’ musical theatre and a twisted history all set in the American frontier.

Harvest Moon
ARKangel

The turn of a season... From the rugged Northern Isles to the arid expanse of Southern Spain, the harvest moon lays bare the passions and tribulations of this challenging season. Violin/guitar/voice. Transported to another time and place.

Hebridean Treasure: Lost and Found
Hebridean Treasure

Internationally acclaimed writer John Philip Newell works with some of the most talented young artists of Scotland to tell the story of an enchanted Hebridean world. This is a story of beauty, pathos and hope.

Herstory
Polly Clamorous

Herstory chronicles the tales of some of the most enigmatic and misunderstood women throughout history. Get up close and personal as they name, shame and reclaim their stories in the books that have notoriously begrudged them of any space.

Holy Sh*t
Brick Fox Theatre Company

In a last-ditch attempt to save their dwindling church, two priests come to the conclusion that the best way they can raise funds is by digging up and selling bodies from their graveyard. New black comedy.

How to Hide a Body in New York
SisterWives

NYC's acclaimed sketch group travels across the pond to perform their outrageously funny jam-packed show... and escape the authorities. Join their Edinburgh debut where they'll prove that Americans really are the worst!

How to Succeed in Love
Kenneth Wilson the Poetical Cellist

Kenneth Wilson performs dramatic poetry from his 2019 collection, with solo airs, ballads and Bach beautifully performed on the cello. He tells a moving tale of love, hope, despair, adultery, and general all-round hopelessness.

Hustlers
Hoof and Horn Productions

'Like what you see?' Hustlers is a visceral and provocative portrayal of the lives of four kids making their living in a world not that far from our own: the streets.

Hyper-Nice
David Watson

Aspiring to be more vacuous? Thanking strangers for no reason? Hyper-Nice is a new, original, one person stand-up show in which David Watson mostly apologises for breathing and tries to be "nice".

I Hate Children Children's Show
Unusual Productions

Magic for teens, tweens and hot soccer mums. Be a hero and bring your kids to the children's show that serves champagne for mums every day.

I Pilgrim
Alan Lovell

I Pilgrim is a funny and personal evening with Australian actor Alan Lovell. It is a one-man show based on his own experience of walking the Camino across Spain. It’s an uplifting piece of comic storytelling.

The James Taylor and Joni Mitchell Story
Night Owl Shows

Take a journey through the interwoven careers of two music legends. Includes Both Sides Now, Big Yellow Taxi, You’ve Got a Friend and more. 'Crystal clarity' ★★★★ (BroadwayBaby.com). 'Diamond' ★★★★★ (TheUpsideNews.com).

Jeremy Nicholas: What Are You Talking About?
Talking Toolbox

This funny show is for anyone who ever listens to dreadfully dull presentations, cringe-worthy wedding speeches or rambling nonsense from "experts" and thinks, ‘there must be a better way of communicating than this'.

Jerry and the Adventures of the HMS Stargazer
Poppet Theatre

Original, devised TIE adventure show! London, 1773. Join the crew of the HMS Stargazer as they make their epic adventure across the globe, discovering big dreams, new friends and mayhem! Puppets included.

Joan Baez: Presented by Miss Irenie Rose
Elsa Jean McTaggart

With a voice often compared to hers, Miss Irenie Rose brings a sweet taste of early Joan Baez, one of the original giants of the folk world... Indulge in melodic nostalgia.

The John Rowe Show
John Rowe Creative

Get your groove on in this fabulously fun musical chat show. A superbly silly mix of funky music, dodgy dancing, spontaneous activities, chit-chat, surprise guests... and donuts! Every show’s different... every show’s a roaring hit! www.johnroweshow.com

The Johnny Cash Story
Night Owl Shows

Journey with the Man In Black from Arkansas cotton fields to his undisputed seat in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Powerful renditions of Folsom Prison, Ring of Fire, Walk the Line and more.

Just a Number
The Glummer Twins

David Harmer and Ray Globe recently turned 60. It’s just a number. Right? The irrepressible Glummer Twins are back to celebrate the joys, absurdities and indignities of getting older. Stand-up spoken word from the Beat Generation.

Just Like a Woman
Breathe Out Theatre

The girls have worked in the factory for a long time. Assembling, checking and rejecting stuff. So why can't they remember what the stuff is? Absurdist comedy from Best Drama winner, Greater Manchester Fringe Festival 2017.

Knock Knock
bitter / sweet

Knock knock. Who's there? You've heard it before, but this time it's no joke. A knock on the door in the middle of the night is never good news, is it? New writing from this dynamic young company.

Kurl Up and Dye
NUTS Theatre

It's a normal day at this Yorkshire beauticians until a 93-year-old customer dies during her bikini wax. The girls desperately attempt to cover up her death to save their salon. Expect mayhem, manslaughter and manicures.

Late Night Ceremony
Berlingeles

This Berlin and Hollywood showcase raises a fist with one hand and holds a glass in the other against the fact the world is a disaster. Embodied performance, experimental music, storytelling and a secret midnight ritual. www.berlingeles.com

Le Monocle
Great Egg Theatre

The untold story of the 20th-century Parisian lesbian bar Le Monocle, its clientele and acclaimed athlete-turned-SS agent Violette Morris.

Listen, You Can Hear the Sound of No Hands Clapping
Ponder Theatre

What happens when we bring era-defining characters back to life? A thought-provoking avant-garde exploration of the self.

Little Shop of Horrors
Bob Hope Theatre Eltham

Florist's assistant Seymour becomes a sensation when he discovers an exotic plant with a macabre craving. He is in love with colleague Audrey so names the plant Audrey Two. Audrey Two becomes a bad-tempered carnivore.

The Long Road
St Michael's Players

Could you ever forgive the stranger who killed your son? A family left bereft. Can anything save them? Could meeting the killer help make sense of it? ‘I was amazed... the acting was superb' (Vi Donovan MBE).

Looking Down on Me
Unexpected Places

Losing someone you love is never easy, especially when you don't understand why they've gone. An enchanting, touching and uplifting puppetry performance for children aged 7+, their families and adults alike.

Looking for Wolverhampton's Latin Quarter
Adaptable Theatre

A funny and self-deprecating account of growing up in 1970s Wolverhampton. Ian looks back at his deluded teenage years. A world of the Sex Pistols, Crossroads and Angel Delight.

Lorca: A Theatre Beneath the Sand
Enebro Teatro

Two young drama school students play a surrealist game of poetry and acrobatics exploring the passionate world of the Spanish poet Federico García Lorca including one of his best plays, The Public.

Lost in a Book
American Performing Arts International

Too much of a good thing is still too much! When Melissa keeps re-reading her favourite fairytales at the expense of family and friends, she goes from turning pages to living them... Lost in a Book!

Loving the Enemy
Lorenzo Novani

A young Scots-Italian struggles with questions of identity, love and loyalty after Mussolini sides with Nazi Germany in 1940. Hugo must discover where he really belongs. Starring Lorenzo Novani: 'A dramatist and actor of some depth' (Scotsman).

LUVU2
Pintsize Theatre

Callum is confused – why has his classmate Lucy changed the topic for their GCSE Theatre in Education project from healthy eating to online grooming? Is it to raise awareness, or is this a cry for help?

Magic, Mind Reading and Telerabbitry
Craig Stephenson

Using only a deck of cards and a toy rabbit, magician Craig Stephenson has been dazzling audiences all over the world. His new show promises magic, mind reading and a lot of laughter for all.

Mallets
Dogfish

A prissy perfect croquet lawn is forced to witness a bloodthirsty grudge match between two rival couples. Mallets is a ruthless, marital comedy that is both darkly funny and a little bit sad.

The Mannequin
Das Stück in collaboration with the Kings Player's

From the streets of Soho to the drag bars of Montmartre, the frantic lives of these artists all revolve around The Mannequin. They all desire validation in their lives, finding solace in each other and their work.

Marlene in Havana: Gypsy Tango Cabaret
Latin Rediscovery

Latin Rediscovery presents a show featuring popular music from film and cabaret between the great World Wars, reinventing an appearance made by Marlene Dietrich at exclusive Club Sans Souci Miramar, Havana in 1956.

Marrow
Craig MacArthur with Flying Solo Productions

Welcome into the hallucinogenic and feverish mind of a physically traumatised dancer struggling to make sense of his horrific brutalisation and the aftermath as a lifetime of memories is unleashed.

Mason King – Sleight of Mind
Elite Entertainment

Mason King returns to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe for another trip into the inner depths of the human mind! 'Astounding' ★★★★★ (FringeReview.ca).

Match Girl
American High School Theatre Festival

Match Girl is musical re-imagination of Hans Christian Andersen's The Little Match Girl, following the journey of Elin and the Shadows. Presented by the Janus Players of the Hun School of Princeton.

Me and My
Funny Bird Productions

Tired of being ignored, attention-seeking Grief takes it upon herself to be seen. Silly exploration of the annoyance of emotions. 'One of the Fringe's greatest discoveries' ★★★★ (Everything-Theatre.co.uk). 'Think David Brent but female and fabulous' ★★★★ (FemaleArts.com).

Microbodyssey
Tatwood Puppets

Join Brenda and Charles on an unforgettable journey into the microscope as they unearth the miniature monsters and curious creatures that shape our planet. A visual theatre experience for all ages featuring puppetry, shadow and an original score.

A Midsummer Night's Dream
American High School Theatre Festival

Boy meets girl, they fall in love, and everyone lives happily ever after. If only it were that simple. Hold on to your heart. Cupid is armed and dangerous!

Milan's Game
AllouAqui Dance Theatre

A couple's absurd yet whimsical game of role-play, satirising the paradoxes of love, landing between the real and surreal. 'Their off-kilter duets capture the arrhythmias of sharing your space and your body with another person' (Bryn Davies, ThePlace.org.uk/blogs).

Misha's Gang
Russian String Orchestra

Herald Angel (2017) and Spirit of the Fringe (2018) award winners, Misha Rachlevsky and his Russian String Orchestra return with a new series of captivating afternoon concerts. World-class performances in intimate surroundings. 'Dazzlingly impressive and heart-warming' (Scotsman, 2018).

The MKC Experience
Mike King Collective (MKC)

After selling out in 2017, MKC return to debut a new exciting vocal experience. Expect a fully immersive musical adventure taking you on a rollercoaster of emotions and styles that will leave you uplifted and inspired.

Monster School Jurassic!
American High School Theatre Festival

Monster School Jurassic! The kids in Ms Bagatha's class at Monster School are at it again! Join them on their adventures through time as they learn about dinosaurs, history and being good monsters. www.midnightsunperformingarts.com

The Nashville Story
Night Owl Shows

Take a journey through time in Nashville and experience how Music City influenced the whole world of music. Features hits from Johnny Cash, Dolly Parton, Hank Williams, Kris Kristofferson, Shania Twain, Tammy Wynette and more.

The New and Improved I Hate Children Children's Show
Paul Nathan

More magic. More fun. More kiddy kicking madness. Treat your family and yourself to this mostly totally new show for the older kids and teens.

News@1066
Alice Roberts

Set in a TV studio, News@1066 puts history straight! Roving reporters get to the bottom of history's biggest stories. Fast-moving and wacky, this one-woman comic show races across time from one breaking story to the next! Jolly good fun!

Nico: No Regrets
Margherita Remotti

She once said: 'I have no regrets, except that I was born a woman instead of a man'. Nico, talented and polyhedric actress, fascinating and complex woman, reveals herself by recalling eight men who changed her life.

Nine Months
Breaking the 4th Wall

Nine Months is a kaleidoscope of Irish women’s true stories. It takes you on a hilarious thought-provoking and captivating rollercoaster journey packed with audience participation where characters transform and change with new each narrative.

On a High Note
Erin Alexander

On a High Note is a new piece of operatic theatre showcasing the best-loved soprano arias. It explores how Graziella Sciutti embraced acting within her performances, and the high price she paid for success.

Oracle
Renz ’Poet of the Impossible’ Novani

Does history repeat itself? Can we foresee the future by looking at the past? Poet of the Impossible is back with his astonishing, new, interactive journey. Don't miss your date with destiny. 'A talented magician, very compelling' (FringeReview.co.uk).

Out of the Blue Jazz Presents The Great American Songbook
Out of the Blue Jazz

Playing the very best of the Great American Songbook, made famous by Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, Nina Simone and of course Frank Sinatra. Swing jazz at its best!

Pick Up
The Uninvited Party

The Uninvited Party excavate through the dirty laundry of the direct and indirect victims of dependency. An intimate piece, Pick Up guides you through the raucous, ecstatic highs and claustrophobic, desolate lows from the perspectives of those affected.

Piracy! A Comedy on the High Cs
Questing Vole Productions

Hoist mainsails and prepare for thoroughly ridiculous adventures. Blackbeard meets Blackadder: villainous accents, absurdly catchy songs, intrepid damsels, captains in distress... wait, is that right? 'An uproarious hour of nautical naughtiness' ★★★★ (FringeReview.co.uk).

Postcards from Crouch End – Piha
Sam Piha and Louise

Captivating and evocative guitar music. Sam's arrangement of Malaguena, used in the film Joy. Tachi-ai record of the week (Lyric FM). Shinkansen Bullet Train. Crouch End Suite. Also featuring Louise on flute.

Predictably Irrational
Bernard Ross

Mixing stand-up and neuroscience , five-star author challenges assumptions about just how smart we are. Buying wine to losing weight, food shopping to dating, we overpay, underestimate and procrastinate. Laugh – and stop being predictably irrational! Book now!

Pussy in Boots: The Adult Panto
Pumpkin Pantos

The world of panto will be spun on its head in this hilarious, innuendo-filled production packed with sauce, smut and shocks. It's cheeky! It's sexy! It's raunchy! It's everything a panto shouldn't be.

Rattigan's Nijinsky
KGS Theatre Company

In 1974, playwright Terrence Rattigan meets Nijinsky's elderly widow, Romola, to fight over his latest play. Meanwhile, Diaghliev and the young Romola fight over the tormented Nijinsky. Referencing the zeitgeist of celebrity, why was the play never performed?

Red Riding Hood: The Panto
Pumpkin Pantos

Red Riding Hood is about to embark on a big adventure! Bursting with brilliant songs, jam-packed with jokes and crammed full of colourful characters, this pantomime is so funny you’ll be howling with laughter!

A Riff in Time
Northern Lights: Durham University A Cappella

After sell-out shows in 2017 and 2018, Durham University's award-winning Northern Lights return with their most ambitious and best show yet. A fully choreographed, hugely entertaining show to be enjoyed by all.

Rodgers with a D – The Tommy Rodgers Centenary Celebration
Louise Rodgers

From rags to a bow tie! Stories of Scottish social history, hard times and farting. 'I thought your father was such a gentleman until I married him' (Tillie Rodgers).

Romeo & Juliet: One-Man Musical
Literature Through Music

The only musical ever made based entirely on the original lines. Every scene of Shakespeare's classic love story performed through contemporary song. Includes 30-page printed programme with lyrics. 'Two households, both alike in dignity...'

Roots
Elisabeth Flett/Traintrack Productions

A new solo folk performance about loss, language and cultural identity.

School Gays
Geoffrey Brown

Gays everywhere! What is it about boys and schools that have encouraged same-sex attraction (and rejection) on stage and screen since 1890? Looking at 25 plays and films from around the world, how have the gays survived?

Science Adventures
Coppice Theatre

Join the science fictionaries on their quest to find the fizziest, flashiest, most marvellous stories about science and maybe they will even tell you a few if they can get the computer to work! Storytelling, puppets, interactive technology.

Seasoned Professionals
Laughing Mirror

When government cuts hit the Department of Seasonal Mascots, Santa and friends panic – sabotaging each other’s festivals to keep their jobs safe. Watch out, the Claus are out! Previous shows: ★★★★ (Everything-Theatre.co.uk), ★★★★ (BroadwayBaby.com).

Self-Check
American Performing Arts International

Comedy? Drama? Tragedy? Musical? Yes! No! Maybe? It's not done yet! This show, based on the theme of identity is being devised as we speak. It's being developed using Moment Work, Tectonic Theater Project's (The Laramie Project) devising method.

Semi-Toned Presents: Life on Mars
Semi-toned

After two sell-out Fringe runs, the boys in burgundy want to go further. 140 million miles further – to Mars. Using stellar vocals and out-of-this-world choreography, they battle to get there.

The Snoopy Question
Matt Black

What are dogs really like? What are people really like? Matt Black entertains with surprising dog facts, inspired poems, cheap props and Snoopy's answer to world peace. Comedy, science and poetry collide! 'Barking brilliant' (Lola).

The Snow Queen
American High School Theatre Festival

Kay has retreated with the Snow Queen to not feel any more pain or sadness. To help Kay, Gerda goes on a quest, braving obstacles with the power of hope and love.

Something Else
Open Barn Productions

Pete and Maggie are trapped in a resort filled with demonic staff and warped activities. Join us for a brand new absurdist comedy that can only be described as Benidorm meets a paracetamol-infused nightmare!

Songs for a New World
Simply Theatre

A brand-new adaptation of this rarely performed musical song cycle with fully fledged characters and setting. Produced by returning sell-out director (The Last Five Years, 2015), live music and a talented cast of 10.

Southern Nights: The Story of Southern Soul
Night Owl Shows

Journey through the American South and revel in the incredible sounds and stories of Southern Soul. Featuring stripped-back versions of classic songs by Ray Charles, Otis Redding, Etta James and many more!

Space Junk: A Soviet Musical
Slipshod Theatre

The first man in space is back on Earth and facing new temptations. Fame, fortune, alcohol, nostalgic space anthems and sex. Can this cosmic captain control his space junk?

Switch Witchetty's Almanac of Everything
Pinwheel Productions

When the Almanac's destroyed, Switch the Fool must chronicle every story ever told. This Australian production turns original stories into folklore with music, mayhem and ordinary bed sheets. Switch must choose – hero or fool?

Tami Stone – My Funny Bits
Bit on the side comedy sketches

Comedy actress Tami Stone presents her debut one-woman Edinburgh show. A pick'n'mix of sharply observed oddball characters. Chasing fame, finding love, modelling with fruit... it's all here.

Tea?...(With Milk)
Everybody's Story

Tea?…(With Milk) is a fast paced, fun, dark piece of theatre. Growing up with adverts that criticised their bodies, two women have to decide if they want to conform to society's expectations. Stressed? Have a cuppa!

Teach
Bread and Butter Productions

The lesson that changed his life. A school in struggle and strife. A government that uses a knife. ★★★★ (Scotsman, Stage, List, BroadwayBaby.com, FringeGuru.com, TheWeeReview.com). ★★★★★ (ScotsGay, for Canoe). 'Hidden Gem' (FringeReview.co.uk).

Tess
Ondervinden

This brazen retelling of Hardy’s Tess of the D’Urbervilles sees an all-female cast welcome the audience into a semi-immersive pub setting, with spirited live folk music, shocking new plot twists, and a healthy jolt of feminism.

TGIF
Y-Axis Theatre

The best worst episode of Friends. Four best friends meet every Friday night to play their favourite games. This Friday, the gang has two new members. One of them has a dark secret which is about to be revealed.

Three Menopausal Maids
Fridge Door Productions

Back with an all-new comedy sketch show after their 2018 sell-out success. It's getting hot, hot, hotter! Fasten your seat belts as Princess and the Pee Airlines whisk you away for a spot of pampering, pottiness and pole-vaulting.

Too-Ra-Loo-Ra-Lum: And Other Colourful Tales
Mismatch Theatre

Have you ever closed your eyes and imagined a new colour? Lucy is a grey girl who escapes to a land of colour. Poetry, storytelling and music create immersive explosions of this topsy-turvy turbulent world.

Tuck Into Poetry – A Lite Bite of Cheese and Puns
Suzanne Tuck

Served with a smile and a sprinkling of humour, Suzanne brings you a portion of poetry to tickle the taste buds.

Unmeetables
Damien Engelhardt

We all try to avoid certain people – bros with cats, people handing out flyers, vegans. But there are some we refuse to even look at because of the giving code. A laugh-and-cry one-man show.

The Very Well-Fed Caterpillar
Red Biscuit Theatre

Red Biscuit Theatre bring you an adult (and incredibly silly) twist on the beloved children's story. 'Fast-paced, very silly and packed with exceptional examples of physical theatre' (TheatreWeekly.com). 'Pythonesque physical comedy' (TheSpyInTheStalls.com).

Vinyl Encore
Venture Wolf

Bruised egos and broke, two forgotten rock stars try to record the album that makes sense of their lives. With their stupidity, dark secrets and excesses, join two naughty boys who still refuse to join the real world.

Voice of Authority
Dean Temple

With the US government after him for $19 million, Dean's world has gone sideways. He needs a lawyer. He finds a ballet dancer. The true story of turning complete catastrophe into a pretty damn good musical number.

Vote Dr Phil?
Phil Hammond

Phil Hammond was sacked by the BBC for pledging to stand against his MP, Jacob Rees-Mogg, in 2022 (or next week). Can he win? Or is he another deluded populist desperate for affirmation? Or both? You decide.

West of Frances
Not Jaded

Meet Frances. Over-qualified and under-enthused, she works in a newspaper obituaries section, writing letters back to bereaved families. Today she is flying to Dublin to spit on a nun’s grave, and she wants to tell you why.

The Words Are There
Ronan Dempsey from Nth Degree Productions

Mick awaits Trish in his seaside flat. Life has left him speechless, struggling to find the words for a very important day, but in his silence lies a story. 'Hilarious, compelling, riveting, magic' ★★★★★ (TheArtsReview.com).

The Yank is a Manc! My Ancestors & Me
Hopwood DePree

Hopwood DePree tells the true story of how researching his ancestry online led to him moving 5000 miles from Hollywood to Rochdale to rescue his ancestral home, Hopwood Hall.

You Have a Match
Two Girls and a Bottle of Savvy B

Tegan is straight. Riley is gay. Watch this pair of best friends as they deconstruct their co-dependency and swipe through the universe of app dating, easy hookups and awkwardly going dutch!

zounds!
Floor Five Theatre Company

Enough about those Trojan women. zounds! is a comedy about the Greek gods during the Trojan War. Welcome to Mount Olympus.

Spaces

Grand Theatre

The Grand Theatre is a generously equipped large theatre venue ideally suited to shows with large casts or sets. The venue caters for an audience of 119 so is suitable for large-scale popular shows.

The theatre consists of a generously sized flat stage in a creative thrust formation. Black drapes are rigged at the back of the stage. A green room area is available in an adjoining room with access to the stage.

The lighting rig is designed with two fixed general washes and a set of specials which can be re-gelled and focussed to your requirements.

Audience capacity
119
Stage size
Stage is 7.5m x 4.0m
Stage height
Ground level
Overhead clearance
3m from stage to grid
Storage facilities
Backstage & storage space suitable for large items of scenery.
Lighting facilities

Warm and cold wash as standard, with additional Parcans and profiles available as specials. The rig has 36 channels of dimming and is controlled by a memory lighting desk.

Sound facilities
Full-range musical reinforcement system

Theatre 1

Theatre 1 is a uniquely-designed corner space ideally suited to shows with casts of up to 6 people and a small amount of set.

The corner stage is slightly raised. A small backstage space behind allows for set/prop storage. Access is provided behind the black drapes to entrances on either side of the stage.

Audience capacity
63
Stage size
Corner stage is 4.5m on both sides
Stage height
0.1m off the ground
Overhead clearance
2.4m from stage to grid
Storage facilities
Storage capacity in this space is limited, please talk to us about your intended set and props and we will advise accordingly.
Lighting facilities
Simple lighting rig sufficient for most requirements
Sound facilities
Sound system suitable for playback of background music and sound effects

Theatre 2

Theatre 2 is a small but traditional space ideally suited to shows with casts of up to 6 people and a small amount of set.

The stage is slightly raised. A small backstage space behind allows for set/prop storage. Access is provided behind the black drapes to entrances on either side of the stage.

Audience capacity
49
Stage size
5x2m
Stage height
0.2m off the ground
Overhead clearance
2.2m from stage to grid
Storage facilities
Storage capacity in this space is limited, please talk to us about your intended set and props and we will advise accordingly.
Lighting facilities

LED-based lighting rig supplemented by two tungsten profiles

Sound facilities
Sound system suitable for playback of background music and sound effects

Theatre 3

Theatre 3 is a small space ideally suited to shows with casts of up to 4 people and a small amount of set.

The trapezium-shaped stage is raised slightly. A small backstage space behind allows for set/prop storage. Access is provided behind the black drapes to entrances on either side of the stage.

Audience capacity
42
Stage size
2m deep, 5m wide at front reducing to 3m at rear
Stage height
0.2m off the ground
Overhead clearance
2.4m from stage to grid
Storage facilities
Storage capacity in this space is limited, please talk to us about your intended set and props and we will advise accordingly.
Lighting facilities

LED-based lighting rig supplemented by two tungsten profiles

Sound facilities
Sound system suitable for playback of background music and sound effects

Fleming Theatre

A generously equipped mid-sized theatre space, ideally suited to shows with mid to large sized casts. A good stage size (6x3m) with raked soft seating of 117 end-on seats. Suitable for all genres of theatre, musical theatre, physical theatre, stand-up, music, improv and acapella.

Audience capacity
117
Stage size
6x3m
Stage height
Ground level
Overhead clearance
3m from stage to grid
Storage facilities
A limited amount of set and prop storage is available in an adjacent room.
Lighting facilities
  • Frontlight: 10 LED fresnels in 5 sections across the stage with 3 for upstage cover
  • Backlight: 3 LED PARs
  • Sidelight: 4 LED PARs
  • Specials: 3 Source4 LED Profiles on the front truss - may be re-focused to your design
Sound facilities
d&b audiotecknik based system with 24ch mixing console and CD player. The sound system is designed for everything from effects to small scale musical theatre.

Haldane Theatre

A traditional theatre ideally suited for casts up to 8 people. The theatre has a capacity of 49 and is set on the first floor of the venue. The stage is raised and a small back stage area allows for costume and set changes. A separate storage facility is also available.

Audience capacity
49
Stage size
5x2m
Stage height
0.3m off the ground
Overhead clearance
3m from stage to grid
Storage facilities
There is a small amount of storage behind the drapes in the venue which is shared between all companies.
Lighting facilities
  • Frontlight: 5 LED fresnels in 5 sections across the stage
  • Backlight: 3 LED PARs
  • Sidelight: 2 LED PARs
  • Specials: 3 Source4 Lustr2 LED Profiles - may be re-focused to your design.
Sound facilities
d&b Audiotechnik E3 loudspeaker system with an 8ch analogue mixing console.