Music

007 Voices of Bond
Night Owl Shows

Voices of Bond is a spectacle like no other. Fresh from a sell-out run at Edinburgh Fringe 2018, sensational vocalist Phoebe Katis invites you on a journey following the captivating world of 007.

10 Things I Hate About A Cappella
The Songsmiths

The Songsmiths are pitching you the honest truth of what it's really like to be in an a cappella group. The highs, lows and off-key moments of life in the rehearsal room are certainly not to be missed. An eclectic mix of styles, astounding musical arrangements and enthusiastically executed dance routines is on offer. 10 Things I Hate About A Cappella features fantastic singing in a fun, upbeat show about love, friendship and the power of music. Fresh from their 3rd place finish at the UK ICCA Finals, prepare to be serenaded in your seat at The Songsmiths' debut performance at the Edinburgh Fringe!

Aca-lympics
A Cappella Birmingham

A cappella is back and this time it's competitive! Birmingham University A Cappella Society returns to the Fringe for their fourth year in a sporting attempt to blow you away with all voices and no instruments!

The Aca-pocalypse
Aca-Pocalypse

A fun and varied set of high quality a cappella intended to entertain all ages.

Aca-rrested: Behind Bars
The Bristol Suspensions

The Bristol Suspensions are on trial for crimes against a cappella! This mixed a cappella group from Bristol have been Aca-rrested, and need your help to find justice. This show will shock, surprise, and deliver top-notch vocals!

AcadePitch Presents – Romeo and Juliet: An A Cappella Tragedy
AcadePitch Productions

Two a cappella groups, both alike in dignity. Inspired by Shakespeare, Academy and Pitch Fight return to the Fringe with a brand-new show, featuring award-winning choreography and vocal percussion.

All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten
American Performing Arts International

Based on Robert Fulghum's best-selling books, this musical takes a funny, insightful, heart-warming look at what is profound in everyday life. Presented by the internationally award-winning Caddo Magnet Players.

Amazing Stories of Blues and Soul
Ken Wood and the Mixers

Returning after sell-out shows in 2018, 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 many more.

The Aretha Franklin Story
Night Owl Shows

A celebration of Aretha’s incredible legacy delivered in the Night Owl signature show-umentary style. Featuring Cleopatra Higgins as seen in the West End’s Thriller Live and the finals of The Voice. 'She’s on fire' (Tom Jones).

Art of Believing – Flamenco
Daniel Martinez Flamenco Company

A must-see powerful flamenco performance, bursting with passion and authenticity. Alongside exceptional musicians, singers, a violinist and dancer, guitarist Daniel Martinez promises an unforgettable flamenco music/dance show. Vibrant and exciting, this show cannot be missed!

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.

Bells Presents: Soundscape
Bells in association with Mermaids Performing Arts Fund

Bells, former a cappella champions, presents Soundscape, an immersive musical experience providing an honest and truthful insight into their creative process, staging interactive live improvisation alongside music by Stormzy, James Blake, Nao, Alt-J, Sufjan Stevens and more.

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.

Best of Broadway
American Performing Arts International

After sold-out performances and rave reviews at Fringe 2016-2018, 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 the West End
American Performing Arts International

Sold-out and five-star reviews Fringe 2016-2018. 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
Liquid Lunch Productions

The best of the dynamic songbook of the legendary Billy Joel. The loud, energetic 5-piece band re-create the stadium sound iconic in the early career of the original Piano Man. ★★★★ (TheWeeReview.co.uk).

Bizet to Broadway: Natalie Sternberg
Natalie Sternberg

Natalie’s stunning soprano voice will enchant you as she takes you on a musical journey. The classical-crossover singer performs a variety of showstoppers from operas, musicals and popular contemporary songs including a Kate Bush classic!

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).

Cadenza: Cambridge University's Premier A Cappella Group
Cadenza

Cadenza is Cambridge University's premier a cappella group. The group has become known for their stunning arrangements spanning a range of genres, performing in both Cambridge and further afield to critical acclaim.

A Cappella Around the World
Freeplay

Using only their voices and innovative live looping, international sensation FreePlay sings you around the world without leaving your seat. New York jazz, UK pop, European classical, Indian ragas, Brazilian samba... FreePlay does it all!

The Carole King Story
Night Owl Shows

Following sell-out shows in 2017/18, 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.

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).

Cathy: A Retelling of Wuthering Heights
Cathy: A Retelling of Wuthering Heights

This new musical tells of Heathcliff and Cathy, two lovers thwarted by family, society and God. A storm of vengeance brews over the moors as their passionate romance transcends life and death itself.

Cello on Fire
Peter Hudler

Celebrated Viennese Cellist Peter Hudler returns to the Fringe with a brand-new solo show. From baroque to rock, from folk to jazz, be part of a passionate, virtuoso, poetically meditative and colourful musical journey. ★★★★ (Scotsman).

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).

DeciBelles Debut!
Cardiff University A Cappella Society's DeciBelles

DeciBelles are a female-identifying, competitive a cappella group who have sass, sensitivity and power! Our queens in green perform songs that capture girl power and independence, performing hits from this year, such as Salute and Almost Human!

Disenchanted
Stage Avenue Performing Arts

Poisoned apples. Glass slippers. Who needs 'em?! Not Snow White and her posse of disenchanted princesses in the hilarious hit musical that's anything but Grimm.

The Dolly Parton Story
Night Owl Shows

Journey with Dolly from her humble beginnings in the Smoky 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

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

Elton John: Rocket Man Live!
Liquid Lunch Productions

The best of the eclectic songbook of the legendary Elton John and Bernie Taupin. This loud, energetic 5-piece band re-creates the iconic live sound of the original Rocket Man.

Eva Cassidy: The Story
Elsa 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 favourite artist. With voice and guitar she brings alive Eva Cassidy's essence. www.elsa-jean-mctaggart.com

FlamencoNova
TuFlamenco

Mind-blowing fusion of samba, jazz and flamenco makes up this utterly talented group of five musicians and a spectacular flamenco dancer. A must-see performance where the beauty of flamenco and bossa nova will make your senses fly away.

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!

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.

Gilbert and Sullivan's Improbable New Musical: Less Miserable
The Coily Dart Theatre Company

Using songs taken entirely from the Gilbert and Sullivan canon, this show tells the story of the world's longest-running musical, with a few Gilbertian plot twists to make it Less Miserable!

Global Grooves, Ancient Voices
Autorickshaw

Canadian-based Autorickshaw is a genre-bending, post-fusion powerhouse, world-renowned for their seamless blend of Indian classical music, jazz, pop and live looping technology. Suba Sankaran (voice), Dylan Bell (bass, stick, beatboxing, voice) and Ed Hanley (tabla, voice).

Grease
Nelson Youth Theatre Company

Toe-tapping, high-energy, raw teenage emotional power, stunning vocals and raunchy script. Grease is so irrepressibly un-PC, audiences flock to see it again and again. Featuring all the hits: Greased Lightning, Summer Nights, You're the One That I Want.

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.

Horny Coo in a Tutu
Lossie Entertainment Academy and The Fabulous TT

A highland cow, a crab apple dance audition and a royal wedding... What could possibly go wrong? Move over Darcy Bussell!!

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.

In the Heights
Pac Arts (Veronica Berndes and Colin Comer)

In the Heights tells the universal story of a vibrant community in New York’s Washington Heights neighbourhood – mixing hip hop, traditional Latin and American music, performed with live music.

Iolanthe
Cat-Like Tread

Expulsion, electioneering, enchantment. Iolanthe takes Gilbert and Sullivan into parliament. Strephon loves Phyllis, but dubious heritage obstructs their happiness. Can his suspiciously youthful aunts win the girl? Cat-Like Tread return for the Fringe 2019 to elect a fairy member.

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).

Jennifer B
The Fabulous TT and Lossie Entertainment Academy

Based on the best-selling book Jennifer Brown's Journey by Angie Langley, this brand-new musical by Tish Tindall tells the hilariously heart-warming story of the break-ups, make-ups and inspirational life-affirming f*ck-ups of the adorable Miss B!

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 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.

Knowing Me, Knowing Uke
Ukelear Fusion

After their sell-out 2018 debut Fringe show Too Many Ukes Spoil The Broth, Ukelear Fusion are back! Their new show Knowing Me, Knowing Uke is full of brand-new ukulele covers of songs from every genre.

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.

Love Me Out: The Opera
Opera Kipling

100% my type on paper... or so they thought. Opera Kipling present an innovative re-imagining of Mozart‘s classic opera Cosi Fan Tutte set on the island of Ferrando.

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.

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.

Minds Alight!
Illuminations A Cappella

Illuminations A Cappella’s powerful show Minds Alight!, in support of YoungMinds, combines their vibrant image and uplifting music to convey a powerful message of adversity, friendship, and companionship. Proceeds from ticket sales will be donated to support YoungMinds!

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).

Misha's Gang: Strings on Fire
Russian String Orchestra

A musical treat to really raise the spirits! Rousing and dynamic, this world-class ensemble perform a wide range of delightful classical works inspired by movies, dance, opera and travel. 'An unashamed crowd pleaser' ★★★★★ (ThreeWeeks).

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.

Momento Sounds
Momento Sounds

Graduates of the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, multi-instrumentalists Momento will take you on a journey with upbeat, original and popular melodic tracks. Their set-up includes acoustic and electric violins, synths, sample pads and loop-station.

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.

Notes from Shetland to Shanghai
Sophie Rocks

Following her stunning 2018 Fringe debut, Sophie Rocks' audiences can be wowed by a moving musical and spoken narrative Notes from Shetland to Shanghai. A homage to immigrants worldwide which will leave you spellbound. www.madeinscotlandshowcase.com

Noteworthy
The Bluebelles

The Bluebelles cordially invite you to an awards show like no other: prepare for awesome a cappella covers, guaranteed to keep your toes tapping all night long!

Ocean’s 9: Nothing but Treble
Sweet Nothings

Pitch Perfect meets Ocean’s 8 in this a cappella quest for fame, harmonies and retribution. With trademark sass, Sweet Nothings perform songs inspired by movies, concocting a thrilling heist when snubbed by justice.

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.

One Giant Leap
Chevron Theatre

It's 1968 and the USA is losing the space race. Under pressure from the president, NASA decide to film a fake moon landing instead. Can they pull off the greatest deception the world has ever seen?

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!

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.

RadioOctave: The Night We Met
RadioOctave

At the Fringe for the second time, RadioOctave presents vibrant vocals, brilliant beatboxing and captivating choreography, taking you on a journey of love. From jazz to pop, electronic to ballads, there's something for everyone!

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.

Robert Burns the Musical
Lossie Entertainment

Based upon an idea by David Gest and Michael Jackson, Robert Burns the Musical by Tish Tindall is the story of love, Scotland and one man's struggle to redefine his pride of worth.

Rock Choir Live
Rock Choir

Following sell-out runs in 2017 and 2018, national phenomenon Rock Choir – the UK's largest contemporary choir – returns with an explosive repertoire of fun, uplifting pop and chart songs performed by members from across the UK.

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...'

Rust
Cambridge University Musical Theatre Society

‘When you leave here, everything else will be exactly the same. The only thing that’s changed is you.’ The company behind SiX brings this moving and life-affirming original musical about addiction, mental health services and recovery to the Fringe.

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.

Simon & Garfunkel Through the Years
Bookends

Following five consecutive sell-out years at the Edinburgh Fringe, critically acclaimed Simon & Garfunkel Through the Years returns this year with a full live band. Sells out fast so book your tickets early!

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.

Songs for a New World
Gone Rogue Productions

It’s about one moment. This innovative song-cycle brims with gorgeous harmonies, expressive lyrics and vibrant characters. Linked by the moment of decision, these powerful songs examine life, love and the choices we make.

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?

SymphRONica
Ron Davis' SymphRONica

BBC Radio 3 regulars Ron Davis' SymphRONica return for a fourth Fringe. They’ve won worldwide raves including four stars from The Herald and The Scotsman. This is the music you’ve been looking for, the jazz you want to hear!

Tick, Tick... Boom!
Gone Rogue Productions

Before RENT, there was Tick, Tick... Boom!, an autobiographical musical by Jonathan Larson. 14 songs, 10 characters, three actors and a band taking you an intimate journey and questioning the definition of success within the performing arts.

The Tina Turner Story
Night Owl Shows

A celebration of Tina’s incredible legacy delivered in the Night Owl signature show-umentary style. Featuring Cleopatra Higgins, as seen in the West End’s Thriller Live and the finals of The Voice. 'She’s on fire' (Tom Jones).

A Tribute to Alanis Morissette's Jagged Little Pill
Seventh Avenue Arts

Grab a drink from the bar and sing along to this incredible live recreation of one of the best selling albums of all time. Includes hits Ironic and Head Over Feet.

Triplex Adventures
Blue Bird Youth Musical Theatre Company

Devised children's musical pieces telling stories of a 10-year-old boy's change for a healthier world with help from his friends: alarm clock, water, vegetables and sporty shoes. Also, a performance of Lion King's Hakuna Matata.

Two Guys, Three Drams: The Ultimate Live Blues and Whisky Experience
The Rhythm and Booze Project

Join duo The Rhythm and Booze Project as they play a set of stomping blues music and serve you three superb single malt scotches. Expect whisky, music and mischief.

Uppercut: A New Musical
Front Row Theatre

Clio has three months until the biggest boxing match of her life and must battle her emotions along the way. This heartwarming story reminds us not to compare ourselves to others, despite pressures from society.

Verity
Three Chairs and a Hat

Poor Verity. Ditched, hassled, threatened with the sack... and it’s still only Monday. Nia Williams’ musical is a glimpse of one woman's ordinary disasters. Songs, cocktails, online stalking and, if all else fails, a picture of a cat.

What Does Love Mean to You?
Z Theatre Company

Grief is a tricky business and can make you do irrational things. But what would happen if you had a human conscience or friend to help you through the tough times and help you?

The Wheel of Improv: Musicals Edition!
Durham Improvised Musical

Spin that wheel! Join us for an evening of totally improvised musical comedy where you create the show. Put your craziest suggestions on the wheel of improv and let the spin decide our fates!

The Wizard Of Oz
The Talentz

From the company that previously brought you Elf comes this imaginative retelling of the classic tale. Featuring a live band and sensational youth cast, delve into your imagination and join us in Oz this Fringe!