Music

007 Voices of Bond
Night Owl Shows

Voices of Bond is a sensational spectacle like no other. Immerse yourself in the world of 007 and the legendary voices that have accompanied this story. Hosted by captivating vocalist Phoebe Katis.

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
Honeycomb Productions

An eclectic group of six mid-pubescents vie for the spelling championship of a lifetime. With a vibrant score and book, this musical is a charming exploration of the highs and lows of adolescence.

Academy and Pitch Fight Present: Buy One, Get One Free
University of Bristol A Cappella Society's Academy and Pitch Fight

From television appearances to ICCA and Voice Festival semi-finals, these two groups have definitely made their mark. They now wonder if there could be one group to rule them all…

Acapocalypse
A Cappella Birmingham (University of Birmingham)

The University of Birmingham A Cappella Society is returning to the Edinburgh Fringe for our third year! Featuring some of our magical groups, beatboxing and more. Please check our Facebook/Twitter for details.

The Addams Family
The Talentz

From the company that previously brought you Peter Pan and Elf the Musical comes this spooktacular new musical comedy. Featuring a live band and sensational youth cast, this show promises to entertain whether you're 7 or 307!

All In: Sing Like Nobody's Listening
Yonge Guns Quartet

Fringe newcomers all the way from Canada, Yonge Guns brings all that influences them as musicians, teachers and accountants. With perhaps a little too much energy, a cappella has rarely heard barbershop like this.

All Time Greatest Hits
American Performing Arts International

Vocal Force returns to the Fringe with an all-new line-up of songs! These young, enthusiastic performers from the USA harmonise their way through hits that will inspire and uplift audiences of all ages!

Amazing Stories of Blues and Soul
Ken Wood and the Mixers

Returning after sell-out shows in 2017: the sensational story of soul – from the pounding R'n'B of the 1940s to the smouldering sounds of Stax. Featuring songs of Otis Redding, James Brown and more.

Armour: A Herstory of the Scottish Bard
Fearless Players

After the death of Robert Burns, his widow Jean Armour and mistress Nancy Maclehose, finally meet. Using Burns' music, interwoven with original composition, Armour gives a voice to the women behind the bard.

Avenue Q – School Edition
American High School Theatre Festival

Recent college grad Princeton moves into a shabby New York apartment on Avenue Q. Princeton and his new-found friends struggle to find jobs, dates and their ever-elusive purpose in life.

Banging and Screwing
Leggy Blonde Productions

Does size really matter? Have a problem with your wood? Banging and Screwing solves it all! Follow the instructions as we join Lee and Gary competing to be the alpha male through storytelling, humour and music.

Best of Broadway
American Performing Arts International

After sold-out performances and rave reviews at Fringe 2017, we're excited to return with this revue of Broadway hits! Join us as we bring the best of Broadway to the Fringe. A show not to be missed!

Best of Broadway Ballads
American Performing Arts International

Cam Cahoon sings your favorite Broadway hits! Big Broadway ballads you know and love from this amazing tenor! ‘Superb delivery from Cam Cahoon who would later sing a faultless Bring Him Home from Les Miserables' (BroadwayBaby.com).

Best of Movie Musicals
American Performing Arts International

A great way to start off the day for those of us who love musicals! We’ll highlight the very best songs from the big screen. This revue has something for everyone and is sure to please.

Best of the West End
American Performing Arts International

Sold-out and five-star reviews Fringe 2016 and 2017. Featuring world-class voices and breathtaking harmonies, these professional performers showcase the very best songs from the West End. If you love musicals, you'll love this show!

Billy Joel: Piano Man Live!
Electric Wolf Productions

The best of the dynamic songbook of the legendary Billy Joel in under an hour. This loud, energetic five-piece band pay tribute to the iconic stadium sound of the original Piano Man.

Blaze Your Trail
American Performing Arts International

Universal Academy Charter School proudly presents this riveting hit new musical! Told through drama, music and dance, we tell the story of students blazing a trail to reach their dreams. This production will leave you spellbound!

Bluebelles Present: Girl Put Your Records On
The Bluebelles

The five-star a cappella sensations present a girls' night in! We invite you to a sleepover like no other: music ranging from classic jazz to modern hits, keeping your toes tapping all night!

Blueswater Presents: Blues!
The Blueswater

One hundred years of blues, 60 minutes to play it. A 12-piece band tells the story of the genre, with an all-new set of songs. 2012 Spirit of the Fringe Award Winner. ★★★★★ (BroadwayBaby.com). ★★★★★ (ThreeWeeks).

Blueswater Presents: Good Morning, Billie!
Cat Loud and Sarenne Wallbridge

Cat Loud and Sarenne Wallbridge present Billie Holiday’s light and dark sides in an intimate celebration of her work. Praise for Cat Loud: 'Stunning!' (Graham Norton). ★★★★★ (BroadwayBaby.com). ★★★★★ (WestEndWilma.com).

Blueswater Presents: Logan's Close
Logan's Close

Edinburgh four-piece Logan's Close blend traditional British blues influences with forward thinking ideas to create a truly unique sound. Endless energy, clever harmonies, utterly infectious. 'Brilliant band... one to watch' (Janice Forsyth, BBC Radio Scotland).

Blueswater Presents: Queens of the Blues
The Blueswater

Led by acclaimed vocalist Nicole Smit, Queens of the Blues presents a musical celebration of the women who have shaped blues and popular music as we know it. ★★★★★ (TheWeeReview.com). ★★★★ (BroadwayBaby.com).

Blueswater Presents: The Big Blues Showcase
Felipe Schrieberg

Every singer and member of our Blueswater Presents family, featuring 20 musicians, will be playing in a raucous showcase that presents the best blues music the Fringe has to offer. 2016 Fringe sell-out.

Blueswater Presents: The Roots of the Blues
Toby Mottershead and The Blueswater

Edinburgh bluesman Toby Mottershead presents an intimate acoustic exploration of blues, revealing how early guitarists inspired each other. 'Toby Mottershead is a commanding presence on stage' (Daily Record). ★★★★ (BroadwayBaby.com). ★★★★ (Scotsman).

The Bristol Suspensions present: Love Aca-tually
The Bristol Suspensions

Roses are red, violets are blue, The Bristol Suspensions have a show to do, but what happens when Cupid shoots his arrow into the rehearsal room?

By Process of Illumination
Illuminations

A cappella brilliance returns to Edinburgh. Electrifying old classics with fresh beats and showcasing their unique style as seen on Sky One, Illuminations present a show that takes you backstage in the a cappella world.

Cadenza: Cambridge University's Premier A Cappella Group
Cadenza

Cadenza is Cambridge University's premier a cappella group. This multi award-winning group is famed for its beautiful arrangements, striking choreography, unique sense of humour and jaw-dropping mashups.

The Carole King Story
Night Owl Shows

After a sell out run in 2017, this uplifting show returns to take you on a journey through Carole’s career and music. Featuring I Feel the Earth Move, Natural Woman, You've Got a Friend and more.

Close Harmony Comes Alive!
Hampton Avenue

Canadian-based a cappella, close-harmony jazz quartet Hampton Avenue dazzles with their unique timbre, impeccable musicianship and jazz chops to boot. From fresh originals to cool standards, they're proud to be part of Sing! Edinburgh. www.hamptonavenue.com

A Country Way of Life
Jonathan Brick

Fifty minutes of country music from Jonny Brick, songwriter and broadcaster, who wants to tell you through song about his love of all forms of country. Expect laughs, tears, songs and stories.

Do It Now: Manual Override
Serious Play Theatre Ensemble

Danger! Trusted systems are corrupted and broken. Time for Manual Override. Join John Sheldon with his red Stratocaster, Tony Vacca on percussion and Paul Richmond with spoken word. Topics from the mundane to the political.

Dogfight
Room 29 Theatre

Award-winning company Room 29 Theatre returns to the Fringe with this hauntingly beautiful musical. Written by Peter Duchan and with music from Pasek and Paul (Dear Evan Hansen, The Greatest Showman) this is a show not to be missed!

The Dolly Parton Story
Night Owl Shows

Journey with Dolly from her humble beginnings in the Smokey Mountains to her arrival as Queen of Country. Featuring passionate renditions of Jolene, 9 to 5, Islands in the Stream, Here You Come Again and more.

Elizabethan
David William Hughes

Tobias Bacon died of love in 1618. Join him on the 400th anniversary of his death as he finds out how, in this one-man musical comedy featuring genuine Elizabethan songs. 'Hughes was perfect' (TimesOfIsrael.com).

Elsa Jean McTaggart: Hebridean Fire
Elsa Jean McTaggart

Five-star reviewed and ThreeWeeks Editors' Award-winner Elsa Jean McTaggart returns to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 2018 to launch her original and well-known Scottish folk music show, Hebridean Fire with her sister. www.elsa-jean-mctaggart.com.

Elsa Jean McTaggart: Sing, Strings and New Things
Elsa Jean McTaggart

Take songs that stop conversations, a voice that could stop wars and a fiddle that stops at nothing, and you have the icon Elsa McTaggart. Returning after a successful run last year.

The Elvis Presley Story
Night Owl Shows

Travel with the boy from Tupelo through his early career to his crowning as The King. Featuring energetic renditions of That’s All Right Mamma, Hound Dog, Jailhouse Rock, Heartbreak Hotel, Love Me Tender and many more.

The Emancipation of Resonance
Aurigami

Aurigami – The Emancipation of Resonance. Synchronicity flies between two highly accomplished multi-instrumentalists, folding sound into fascinating shapes and textures using acoustic analogue and digital sources. Every performance is a premiere.

Eva Cassidy: The Story
Elsa Jean McTaggart

A portrayal of the life of Eva Cassidy through video, voice and song. Elsa Jean McTaggart returns with a tribute to her all-time favorite artist, with voice and guitar she brings alive Eva Cassidy's essence.

A Fair Tale About a Fairy Trade
Human Rongs

A new adaptation of the family favourite Cinderella, shining a light on human trafficking. Is the impossible possible? Will Prince Charming waltz Cinderella out of this one? Happily ever after isn't the end.

A Gallant Life
Not Cricket Productions

Motor-racing champion, suffragette, ambulance driver, and decorated war veteran, Muriel Thompson consistently broke new ground. A true and heart-warming new musical about what happens when a woman defies expectations and takes matters into her own hands.

The Great Song Cycle, Song Cycle
Joanna Wallfisch

A musical memoir about one woman's solo bicycle/music tour 1,254 miles down the west coast of the USA. 'With childlike certainty Joanna is an earth goddess singing her story' (CultureLifeFoodQuest.wordpress.com). 'Sublime and unique' (Telegraph).

Horny Coo in a Tutu
The Fabulous TT and Lossie Elite Dance Company (LED)

Horny Coo In A Tutu is a new musical by Tish Tindall starring The Fabulous TT and Lossie Elite Dance Company. Scotland's only moo-sical is inspired by HornyCooArt. Directed and choreographed by Diane Aspinall.

The Hummingbirds A Cappella: Voices
The Hummingbirds in association with Mermaids

An anthology of contemporary a cappella, choral singing and folk songs come together as The Hummingbirds showcase the incredible variety of ways that music weaves into our souls and hearts as told through our voices.

The James Taylor Story
Night Owl Shows

Also featuring the hits of Carly Simon, an incredible journey through the careers of the American folk legends. Fire and Rain, You’re So Vain, You’ve Got a Friend and more. 'Immaculate' ★★★★ (ThreeWeeks). 'Masterly' ★★★★ (BroadwayBaby.com).

Joan Baez: A Tribute by Miss Irenie Rose
Miss Irenie Rose

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.

John Montgomery String Band
John Montgomery String Band

A one-hour, eight-night run of beautiful songs. Come and ignite your heart and soul. Folk, rock and americana lives here! Featuring their latest album Falkland Hill and more multi-instrumentalists will set your night on fire!

The Johnny Cash Story
Night Owl Shows

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

The Joni Mitchell Story
Night Owl Shows

Critically acclaimed show returns, taking you on an emotive journey through the life of this folk pioneer. Both Sides Now, Circle Game, Big Yellow Taxi and more. 'Vocal virtuosity' ★★★★ (Southside Advertiser). 'Crystal clarity' ★★★★ (BroadwayBaby.com).

Little Shop of Horrors
Delicious Theatre

A fresh take on this retro dark comedy, Delicious Theatre’s sadistic and sassy plant Audrey II takes on drag queen form. Little Shop of Horrors is conventionally typified by a hyper-masculine Dentist and overtly-feminine Audrey. What happens when Little Shop becomes a phenomenal genderfuck?

Liz
Chevron Theatre

Young, sassy and supposed virgin, Queen Liz navigates her way through a Tudor labyrinth of undesirable suitors, pompous councillors, and tedious diplomacy. How will Liz save her nation when the buffoonish King Philip of Spain declares war?

Lost Seasons
Elucian

Vivaldi’s classic Four Seasons, hacked by electric violin and laptop, then reconstructed live into a personal and innovative take on one of classical music's most well-loved works.

Mandela Celebration
Mzansi Music Ensemble

Mzansi Music Ensemble performs the Mandela Centenary Celebration. Enjoy proudly South African entertainment, a music extravaganza of traditional African sounds, African jazz and Township big band sounds.

Misha's Gang
Russian String Orchestra

Herald Angel 2017 winners return to Edinburgh with a completely new set of vibrant music programmes. Energetic, powerful and great fun for all ages. 'Unmissable musical highlight of the Fringe' ★★★★★ (Herald). 'An unashamed crowd pleaser!' ★★★★★ (ThreeWeeks).

Misha's Gang: Overdrive
Russian String Orchestra

An exhilarating, unusual and light-hearted take on some of the great composers which will delight even the most resolute classical music lovers. Featuring a heady cocktail of PDQ Bach, Scott Joplin, waltz-tango duels and surprise solo performances.

The Mould That Changed the World
Charades Musicals and BSAC

Alexander Fleming's death-defying wonder antibiotic drugs have saved us for the last 90 years. But with bacterial resistance growing, doomsday approaches. What better way to fight back than with a musical of epic proportions?

Only We Know Best
American High School Theatre Festival

A town hall meeting is the setting for this original musical, whose clever lyrics explore contemporary United States politics with good-natured wit and humor, poking fun at the ever-widening chasm between modern liberals and conservatives.

The Other Guys: Reigning Men
The Other Guys

After a series of sell-out shows at last year's Fringe, The Other Guys – Scotland's premier all-male a cappella group – are back with their collection of chart-toppers, soulful ballads and suspect dance moves!

Piaf and Brel: The Impossible Concert
Melanie Gall presents

Edith Piaf and Jacques Brel: two French musical icons. This impossible concert relives the adventure and passion of their lives and music. 'A real star in the making' ★★★★ (BroadwayBaby.com). ★★★★★ (Winnipeg Free Press).

The Piano Men
Emma Knights Productions

I am sure they are here somewhere – the piano women. With my dad as my piano teacher, was I destined to be inspired by only male pianists or were there other forces at play?

Pippin
Taxi Man Productions

In a quiet forest, where magic dwells, the sun sets and Pippin’s world comes to life. Join us for an hour or two as we take you through a wild experience full of wonder and enchantment.

Pushan Bose Live at Fringe 2018
Pushan Bose

Pushan Bose is a South Asian music composer, producer, singer and rapper who has been creating and releasing original music on digital platforms with a reach of 20 million listeners.

The Red Guitar
Serious Play Theatre Ensemble

★★★★★ (Herald, 2016). John has stories to tell... Van Morrison’s lead guitar at 17, songwriter to James Taylor, and an encounter with Jimi Hendrix. Part monologue, part stand-up, and always one with his red Stratocaster.

Robert Burns the Musical
The Fabulous TT and Lossie Entertainment Academy

A new musical by Tish Tindall based upon an idea by David Gest, Michael Jackson, and the life and works of Robert Burns.

Rock Choir Live
Rock Choir

Following a sell-out run in 2017, national phenomenon Rock Choir – the UK's largest contemporary choir, returns with an explosive repertoire of fun and uplifting pop and chart songs performed by members from across the UK. www.rockchoir.com

A Romantic's Guide to the Apocalypse: A New Musical
Reading University Drama Society

Jack discovers the world will end in one week, but also gets his first-ever date. This hilarious musical asks what happens if you fall in love when the world ends?

Semi-Toned: Sidetracked
Semi-Toned

Internationally renowned a cappella sensation Semi-Toned returns to the Edinburgh Fringe for its sixth consecutive year. Fresh from last year’s five-star, sell-out run, follow the burgundy blazer-clad group as they sing their way through a brand new show - Sidetracked.

A Series of Unaccompanied Events
Northern Lights: Durham A Cappella Group

A 2017 sell-out show, Durham's award-winning Northern Lights return to the Fringe for their biggest and best show to date. This is a full-length, fully choreographed a cappella show featuring award-winning 2018 soloists.

The Shakuhachi Experience
Markus Guhe

This fascinating new show takes the shakuhachi, Japan's ancient, quintessential bamboo flute, on a journey from its mythical beginnings shrouded in mystery into the 21st century. The programme features traditional shakuhachi solos, taiko drumming and live electronics.

Simon & Garfunkel: Through the Years
Bookends

A unique concert, which celebrates the unforgettable music of Simon & Garfunkel. Returning to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe after four consecutive sell-out runs since 2014. Tickets sell fast so book early to avoid disappointment!

Sister Act
Stage Avenue Performing Arts

Stage Avenue Performing Arts invite you to pull up a pew and get ready to dance in the aisles for their Edinburgh Fringe debut of the musical comedy, Sister Act.

Stitch in Time: A Knitting Cabaret
Melanie Gall presents

Excitement! Drama! Romance! And... knitting? A cabaret featuring the lost knitting songs of WWI and WWII. Bring your knitting (or crochet) and stitch along to these toe-tapping, needle-clicking tunes. ★★★★★ (FringeReview.ca). ‘Highly recommended' (FringeReview.co.uk).

SuzanneVega&Me
Nadja Fischer and Mark Brown

When a singing tour guide from Hamburg meets an Edinburgh guitarist and they discover their shared admiration for Suzanne Vega and Gerry Leonard, a powerful tribute is born. Nadja Fischer and Mark 'Crazyhorse' Brown are SuzanneVega&Me.

Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
Ethereal Theatre Company

Having been unjustly exiled, Sweeney returns to seek vengeance against humanity, forming a sinister partnership with Mrs Lovett. Inspired by Dante’s Inferno, Todd’s bloodthirsty world will come alive in a late-night spectacle.

Sweet Nothings
Sweet Nothings

Sweet Nothings are back and better than ever. Get your fix of sass as the girls showcase their best arrangements of the year, from golden oldies, to nineties throwbacks and this year's hits!

Tenacious D: The Musical of Destiny
The Musical of Destiny

This epic rock comedy tells the story of young rockers JB and KG forming their band Tenacious D and their journey to obtain the magical pick of destiny!

Through the Kaleidoscope
The Scopes

Take a journey with Imperial College London’s premiere mixed a cappella group through a spectrum of genres and themes in their debut Fringe show!

Tom Hannah
Tom Hannah

This is a highly original one-man show – a combination of acoustic guitar and light-hearted verse touching subjects as diverse as vanity, marriage, safaris, demolition, ambition, hypochondria, Brexit and inappropriate courting techniques.

Too Many Ukes Spoil the Broth
Ukelear Fusion

The resident ukulele band of the University of St Andrews performs hits from all kinds of genres. This fun-loving quirky group will brighten your day with excellent harmonies, rocking uke solos and top banter.

The Trail to Oregon!
Gone Rogue Productions

The Trail to Oregon is based on the 90s video game. The Oregon Trail follows an all-American family as they make their way from Missouri to Oregon. Throughout their journey, they encounter starvation, bandits and dysentery.

Trollbadour
Grant Sharkey

Anarchic, honest and witty, Grant travels the UK with his double bass performing songs that make half of his audience extremely glad and the other half extremely mad.

Voices Only
Freeplay

Using nothing but two voices and innovative live looping techniques, FreePlay's virtuosic and genre-bending a cappella performance takes you around the world... all without leaving your seat. Supported by the Ontario Arts Council. Part of Sing! Edinburgh. www.freeplayduo.com

When Judas Met John
Brothers Broke

Influenced by the meeting of Bob Dylan and The Beatles, Irish duo Brothers Broke compare, adapt and perform a bluesy fusion of songs by both artists, presenting a casual and engaging 40-minute show.

World in Progress
Merde! Theatre Company

World in Progress is a brand-new musical song-cycle that explores our ever-changing relationship with the earth, told using an eclectic mix of song styles from jazz to musical theatre and more.