Four people. Four truths. One judgement? This show is about stories that pass through generations. With themes of power, revenge and despair, these stories reveal truths about ourselves, but does that make them true?
Millennials and other terrible things
22nd May 2017, 10:31 pm. Manchester Arena. A multitude of voices and stories crowd the space, highlighting the socio-political consequences of the attack. Navigating these is Girl One, and her need to make sense of it all.
Rebel Pigeon Productions and New Celts Productions
An art gallery: Nick's surrounded by the chaotic memories that brought him there – a host of artists, jilted lovers and ghosts of his past. As Nick’s world crumbles can he come to terms with the pressure?
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?
Out of Bounds Theatre
A comedic tragedy enveloped in extreme profanity and the stench of toxic masculinity. After his wife's affair, Colin's world falls apart, pushing his unsavoury cohort of friends to seek revenge as he questions his own mental health.
Out Cast Theatre
Return of the filthiest love story on the Fringe. Two boys leap from one orgasmic, underpants-bursting adventure to the next until one asks the unthinkable: "Can we meet?" Polished, funny and moving.
A Cut in the Rates is a blackly comic rollercoaster of intrigue with a wicked twist in the tale. Mother Figure shows an overworked young mother treating the nosy neighbours as children – literally!
After selling out last year with three Alan Bennett plays, BCP return with one of Alan Ayckbourn's most recent plays. No Knowing has never been performed outside Scarborough – where it premiered to acclaim in 2016.
American High School Theatre Festival
In a fictitious town in Northern Maine, the harsh realities and absurd fantasies that defines love in this day and age are explored under the watchful eye of the Northern Lights.
Italia Conti Ensemble 2019
A cold, clear, moonless night in the middle of winter. All is not quite what it seems in the remote mythical town of Almost, Maine. John Cariani’s tragically beautiful play packs wit, charm and, like love, surprises you.
Middle-Weight Theatre Company
John works in a world where political correctness is paramount and censorship is rife. Will he soon be inhabiting a world where there is nothing left to say?
***** "A PERFECT COMEDIC GEM" ~ Playstosee.com
Pop Heart Productions and Happenings Theatre Company
Are you okay? Mindfulness app or drunk every weekend? F*ck the pain away or yoga getaway? Medicate or meditate? An unfiltered, immersive look at the vicious cycle of being human. Poignant and so darkly funny it hurts.
Fundamentals Theatre Company
The first martyr. A legacy unforgotten. A trial that shaped our civilization. The last days of the the most famous philosopher that ever lived. An exceptional, thought-provoking story of Socrates told through physical theatre.
Twelve Twelve Theatre and New Celts Productions
Tony and Mel are stuck in Budapest Airport with nothing but each other for company. Two strangers and four suitcases take centre stage in this twisted play about life, death and everything in-between.
Queen Mary Theatre Company
Have you ever loved a show so much that you wished you could kidnap all the actors, keep them in your basement and get them to perform it again for you? No? Just Rupert?
Queen Mary Theatre Company
On the verge of a natural disaster, a prison guard is called into work and discovers a newcomer to the team – an artificial intelligence named Sally. When the city is evacuated, what happens to the prisoners?
PACE Rep Company
A story about journeys, routine, loneliness, irrational thoughts, screens, assumptions, fear, memories, coffee and unlikely friendships – but mostly about hope. It’s about how we connect with those around us and the impact we have on others without knowing.
Three Sisters Productions
A play about loving and listening. About words and their limits. About a turbulent and painful first love. Billie, hilariously self-aware and hopelessly naïve, grapples with how far she is bound by personal reality; and what listening really means.
Previous praise: 'Dromgoole's script is a work of tightly-wound heartbreak and delight' ★★★★★ (BroadwayBaby.com).
A Drunken Sailor
Time is ticking for Kate to have a baby. Georgia has a baby on board. Amy just wants to feed her baby. Come aboard baby-go-round airlines and the fertility rollercoaster of being – or not being – a mother.
Double Edge Drama
Love that gives – and takes. Francis Bacon, the famous painter, forms a passionate relationship with a violent, volatile young man named George Dyer. Bacon is roused from his creative paralysis, yet this comes at a terrible price.
Lusher Charter School Theatre Department
Written in response to three high school shootings, Bang, Bang, You're Dead examines the aftermath of a school shooting and encourages communities to explore why such violence occurs.
strut and fret Theatre Company
Xiao’s grandma suffers from Alzheimer’s. She still exists. But she’s treated as if she doesn’t. Xiao suffers from her identity crisis. She still exists. But she’s treated as if she doesn’t. A journey crossing time and space, to a small town in the south of China in the 1990s. The humidity of a melting-hot summer’s day, and the vague voice of grandma’s bedtime story. Through the fragments of Xiao’s dream and glimpses of her haunting memory, we explore and experience, what home means to her and how she discovers what makes her who she really is.
The Orange Works
Frank’s son Alex is facing a mental health crisis, and Frank’s got issues of his own. Why can't they talk about it? Being Frank explores men’s relationships with each other, with mental health and with flat-pack furniture.
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).
Set against the backdrops of the Vietnam War, World War II and the Korean War, Beyond Glory tells the stirring, emotional, and heroic true stories of eight recipients of America’s highest military award, the Medal of Honor.
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.
Out Cast Theatre
Greece 487 BC. It's hot, dry and lanterns up on the campest, most outrageous telling of the classic Greek drama with some of the worst acting on the planet. One company’s desperate attempt to claim the glittering prize.
Spike Rose Productions
In the wake of a terrible decision, Tommy is burnt out. But help is at hand in the form of the mysterious Tanya. A story of depression, anxiety, and second chances told through theatre, belly dance and music.
Fuzed Theatre Company
'It‘s becoming a status symbol today, the need to have a problem.' A debating competition looms, and six characters all have their arguments ready. Blown Fuse is a fast paced, witty and moving insight into life in 2019.
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.
Minotaur Theatre Company
Shortly after discovering that leaders of religions don't have to pay taxes, Wayne realises he is Jesus Christ reincarnated. In just one night, Wayne must convince his swarm of new followers he is the Son of God.
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.
Creative Curve Theatre Company
One favourite's descent is another favourite’s ascent. It is the 18th century: Queen Anne lays old and sick in bed, she is drinking copious amounts of brandy as she fortifies herself in preparation for a meeting with Sarah Churchill.
The Mezz Theatre Company
A play fusing a naturalistic plot with an expressionistic style exploring how we identify with the urban environment, as well as the theme of love: where and how we can find it.
Cold Pizza Productions and New Celts Productions
Three employees. Only two jobs. Bad day to have a stain on your shirt. This dark comedy by Mike Bartlett shows the cruelty of human nature through bizarre power play, manipulation and vindictive honesty.
One of three office workers is about to lose their job. Mike Bartlett's razor-sharp play about the fine line between office politics and playground bullying exposes the vicious side of human nature and the power of words.
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 Theatre Shed Ltd
An original, inclusive theatre production devised by the young people performing. The amazing songs are all original work and this heart-warming, life affirming piece is suitable for all ages.
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.
Acting Coach Scotland
A textile worker is plucked from obscurity to lead the Soviet mission into space, but will mechanical failure leave her stranded among the stars? Discover the story of Valentina Tereshkova, the first woman in space.
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).
Parker and Snell Youth Company
A powerful depiction of the modern world. Six teenage characters communicate only via the internet; a chilling premise is forged to create a funny and compelling drama that tackles the issues of teenage life head-on! A multi award-winning production!
Six teenagers communicate online. They talk about JK Rowling, Stephen Hawking, Willy Wonka and... suicide. Jim’s depressed and wants to end his life. Eva and William want to see him do it. A touching, funny and thought provoking play.
Time & Again Theatre Company
In 1913, Winifred Baxter is determined to become the first Englishwoman to enter an air race, learning to fly amidst the chaos of the suffragette movement, a glorious garden party and far too much nephology, the study of clouds.
Roo Theatre Company
Reality TV lurches onto the stage, with four familiar Shakespearean characters competing to win a thousand gold crowns. Join us for a bizarre menu of bristling comedy which hurtles inescapably towards an unforgettable conclusion...
Imperial College Dramatic Society
When two disgruntled ex-government peons decide their next mildly illegal venture is selling counterfeit bins that will turn plastic into compost, they soon discover that Amersham has a sordid underbelly - one which does not like to be tickled. With the risk that their cover may be blown at any minute by an ardent horticulturist, a high-flying journalist, a coquettish cashier, or a fortune-telling drag queen, the rubbish collectors decide to take drastic action. Challenging what it means to call yourself a Municipal Waste Collection Officer, COMPOST skewers cosy and idyllic small-town life, dissects it, and shakes it until the dirty laundry falls out.
Avoiding the Dustbin
Held captive in the laboratory where she was first conceived, the AI Alice was created to serve. But when Alice doesn’t play into the goals of the investors, she threatens to dismantle the system she was born to uphold.
Six lives uprooted by war. Displaced, desperately trying to protect a sense of family, their lives collide on a smuggler’s vessel. Based on true stories, this play explores the emotional experience of becoming a refugee.
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.
NeonBox Theatre Company
An outsider at age fourteen, Nick discovers the pleasures of inventing fake personalities in the chat rooms of the World Wide Web and charms the gullible Adam into a cyber love affair.
Elektric Apple Theatre Company present Dear Mr Dead Head. Ten friends. One murder. Do they get away with it? Let us show you what the learning disabled community can do!
A chorus of bawdy spirits lead you through this physically dynamic amalgamation of Shakespeare's finest death scenes – a fresh look at the Bard's beautiful words. Successfully resurrected at the Fringe for it's fourth outing since 2013!
American Performing Arts International
Today’s American high school students have been raised at a time when school shootings have become common. Explore how schools have become scenes of violence and how that shared experience will define this young generation.
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.
White Dog Theatre Productions
Jade is a much-loved baby, but her young mother is unprepared for motherhood and lacks support. Eventually, 17 floors up, Jade suffers catastrophic injuries. But is the question of culpability as straightforward as it seems?
Seckford Theatre Company
Une bonne dose de excitement. Une pincée de suspense. Délicieux! Manon becomes a gifted chef who can affect moods with her cooking. This tantalising tale is brought to life with music, song and dance. 'Never a dull moment' (FringeReview.co.uk).
International Collegiate Theatre Festival presents Pan African Theatre Ensemble KSU
Come experience a repatriation to Africa with digital masks, the performing body, and multilingualism featuring African languages: Lingala, Twi, Yoruba, Wolof, representing a disembodied, yet unified, African diaspora.
Open Barn Productions
Six actors. Six parts and the roll of a dice. How can an accusation change a life?
Lossie Elite Dance Company
Prepare to be dazzled by the magical adventures of 12 masked dancers as they step into a mystical world where colour means power and sparkle means everything. Super powers, super heroes, super sparkle, super show!
Queen Doris Productions
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.
Do it or don't do it? Do it, obviously! A daring one-woman dynamo feminist physical comedy; with puppetry, mask, music and character clown. Dare to witness this odyssey of sexual catastrophe.
The Georgian Theatre Royal Youth Theatre
Influenced by a society bewitched by self-obsession, Dorian Gray trades his soul for eternal youth and beauty. But such hedonism has a cost, as this fast-paced thriller, set in the heady roaring 20s, so shockingly reveals.
Big Spirit Theatre Company
Join Lord Crawley and his family as they move from their country estate to a council estate. How will they survive?
Resistance Theatre Company Ltd
4th April 1968. Four years after receiving the Nobel Peace Prize for his dynamic leadership of The Civil Rights Movement, Martin Luther King was assassinated. Set the night of his shooting in a Tennessee motel room.
EAST provides a vivid snapshot of working-class East End life in the 1970s as Mike, Les and Sylv fight the torrent of their youth. Their violent escapades are told against the backdrop of their parent’s domestic lives in London.
Inspired by the Names Project AIDS Memorial Quilt, Elegies is a dramatic and powerful celebration of monologues from those who lost their lives to AIDS, with uplifting songs from those they left behind.
A contemporary re-telling of the 15th-century morality play which visits three lost souls at their final judgement. In the depths of their immorality all they have left is the light, and it is getting darker.
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?
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?
The King's Players
What would you think of if I told you this was a play about radicalisation? Who would you picture? Where were they from – here, or there?
Tired of the lack of progress in gender equality, Sal and Libby decide to take things into their own hands in the only sensible way they can think of: by starting a terrorist organisation.
Shakespeare at his most sexy and salacious! A physically dynamic ensemble perform a musical, lyrical mash-up that explores love, sex and relationships in some of the Bard's most famous scenes. With plenty of Grey moments!
Two passionate full-of-flavour flamenco voices, a brilliant master flamenco guitarist and two powerful top-class sublime flamenco dancers will give you a traditional Flamenco Tablao again with the passion, creativity and quality they are well known for.
Blue Orange Arts
- As a bell tolls, Victor Frankenstein’s monstrous creation explodes into existence. Horrified, Victor flees into the night leaving his creature alone, lost and confused. This faithful telling of the classic novel brings the creature’s plight emphatically to life.
Inspired by true events, our story explores the two worlds that war creates, the battles at home and abroad. From the young men stranded in a tank in no mans land, to the loved ones left behind.
The Rootless Company
The world comes together in an embrace of music and dance that will take the audience on a vibrant and captivating journey from the most primitive sounds of India to the fiery rhythms of flamenco.
A creation story about creativity itself. Gesso: a noun and a verb; a primer for painting and to prime. Get Gesso-ed to come along on this fantastical romp through the art world. Interactive, visually thrilling fun for everyone.
Ghostly Tales are adaptations of Victorian supernatural short stories. Inspired by The Woman in Black, join pupils from Westonbirt School as they take you on a spine-chilling journey, combining live music and drama.
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.
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.
Woolly Sheep Theatre Company
A murder mystery exploring relationships where anyone could be the perpetrator! Will Inspector LeFevre, through his love of music, apprehend the villain? Woolly Sheep Theatre Company return for the third year in a row.
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.
Aquila Youth Theatre
Set during the dark and dangerous build-up to WWII, Goodnight Mister Tom follows sad young William Beech, who is evacuated to the English countryside and begins a remarkable friendship. A wonderful and empowering family show.
Downing Dramatic Society (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).
Quids In Theatre Company
Let Kreestan Sennakie take you on a journey to the dark side of magic. This Gothic, bizarre tale of Victorian magic is sinister and haunting, creepy and comical. Dare you arrive for The Graveyard Shift?
Durham University Classical Theatre
DUCT presents a modern-day twist on Shakespeare, inviting you into a disorderly world which mirrors the turbulence of our female Hamlet’s madness. It draws parallels to contemporary mental health and the destructive properties it has on relationships and ourselves.
Westwood Theatre Company
He had tried to silence her, but she would never let him.
American High School Theatre Festival
A female superhero-noir comedy about the dangers of love. Full of exciting stage combat, this live-action comic book follows the adventures of the elite Crimefighters in their attempt to defeat Doctor X.
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.
Pretty Knickers Productions
Three sisters stand to inherit their family’s enormous wealth, until a mysterious young man with a greater claim to the fortune appears. How far are they willing to go to keep their wealth in the family?
Rove St. Productions
A young woman calls a helpline. Someone answers. A misdial. An accidental friendship. Despite devious friends and right-wing sisters, empowering community and rebellious art persist. For those who've felt alone. For those who refused to leave them there.
Who can be a mother? What makes them a mother? Do we actually need one? On a day that was meant to be their mother's 50th birthday, the sisters are burdened by the notion of commemoration.
Fox and Hound Theatre Company
The puzzle pieces that make up Laura’s brain don’t seem to fit. The world doesn’t make sense. She is labelled problematic. A mother in denial, a frustrated teacher and Laura’s inner self move toward a new way of thinking.
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.
This new comedy gives the audience a fly-on-the-wall view of the EATSONH university mixed arts and performance society trying to (misguidedly) modernise Arthur Miller's The Crucible. See the production meeting unfold in real time and witness the variety of concepts and ideas put forward.
American High School Theatre Festival
At Thanksgiving, the Blake family gathers at the run-down Manhattan apartment in Chinatown of Brigid Blake and her boyfriend Richard. The family members must deal with aging, illness and a changing economy.
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.
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.
Queen Mary Theatre Company
NASA, SpaceX and Mars One hope to send the first humans to Mars, but will anyone ever be ready? Meet the five candidates who have to decide whether space travel is worth the risk.
Cup and Dagger
A tale of rebellion, self-destruction and finally realisation; Siofra Dromgoole's new play explores timeless themes of the teenage experience through a vibrant, moving and often comic modern text.
Fresh from a sell-out run in Berlin comes this lively reimagining of Oscar Wilde’s sardonic comedy. Introducing a dash of rebellious German counterculture to the proceedings, one should expect frivolous antics and shameless high jinks.
Tearin’ the Tartan Theatre and New Celts Productions
Set in Scotland’s capital, Claire is trapped by family loyalty in a circle of violence. Her heart is in boxing but is this her escape? What would you do if you were in her corner?
Eleanor Higgins / Bush Productions
Based on true events. A Sue Perkins superfan, sent to therapist to deal with her drinking, relays her adventures pursuing Sue. Fleabag meets Miranda in this fierce, heartfelt LGBT comedy/drama. 'Not to be missed!' ★★★★★ (Red Rails Theatre)
Through traditional dance, music and storytelling, 'Isiqalo' tells the story of young South Africans and the struggles they have faced in recent decades.
University College London Drama Society
A world with no problems, no power struggles, no Trump... but a system. Can we have a world with no issues, or is history destined to repeat itself? Jammy Dodgers explores how capable we are of starting over.
Susie K Taylor
A self absorbed Miami Artist asks her family and friends wha they think about her. She decides to tell her story through their eyes. Can she handle their truth? How does your family's history define who you are?
Watch this Miami native navigate her crazy Cuban and Jewish family through experiences and conflicts everyone can relate to.
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.
Blue Fire Theatre Company
Join Shakespeare's clown and Elizabethan superstar Will Kemp on his comic adventure as he Morris dances from London to Norwich. An Elizabethan roadshow based on Kemp's own book, The Nine Days Wonder. #kempsjig
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.
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.
Our Star Theatre Company
Finalists at the 2017 All-England Theatre Festival semi-finals, The Last Bread Pudding is a hilarious reconstruction of an am-dram committee deciding what play to do next. The meeting soon goes off agenda and secrets are revealed!
Black Light Theatre Company
The Last Bubble tells the story of football enthusiast Rhys who is fighting a battle with cancer. The story represents the challenges that he's facing and how this affects the people that surround him.
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.
Acting Coach Scotland
With their homelaby the Nazis, these Belgian villagers take on their occupiers with the only weapon they have: pigeons! Discover the true story of the resistance fighters that called themselves Leopold Vindictive!
Full Breakfast Productions and New Celts Productions
Inspired by China’s social credit system, a near-future state strives for utopia by rewarding model citizens. But when real love is impossible to measure and doing good becomes an obsession, not everyone plays by the rules.
Fresh Thought Theatre
Five friends become the centre of a media storm as they start a feminist campaign that suggests women should use their ability to reproduce as leverage against the gender pay gap in the UK.
US High School
Lovers, gossips, duels, jealousy, clowns and, of course, lies. The Liar, by David Ives, is a feast for the eyes and a deluge for the ears in rhyming pentameter.
Life of Reilly Productions
The Life of Reilly is a play which looks at the dynamics of a very ordinary family when they receive a diagnosis of autism for their son Reilly.
"Comedy, Heart-breaking, Heart-warming..."
When two spies are sent on the same mission at an exclusive diplomatic conference, everything goes wrong. It's a thrilling action comedy filled with lies, deceit and murder. You won't want to miss it.
We Draman Group Limited
Inspired by daily life: collaged everyday scenes show the different faces of Hong Kong. Impressive work with laughter and tears touching the heart of the metropolis. Full house at first run! Best for first-time mime explorers!
A scholar and an amnesiac find themselves on the shore of the river Styx. The play follows their bizarre attempts at crossing the river and the unlikely friendship that springs from it.
What happens when we bring era-defining characters back to life? A thought-provoking avant-garde exploration of the self.
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).
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.
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.
Aquila Youth Theatre
Eighteen children, one island... an incredible adventure turns into a fight for survival. Aquila Youth Theatre's compelling production of William Golding’s explosive 20th-century classic comes to the Fringe in 2019. Don't miss it.
Funny, brutal and touching verbatim stories of "love" in all its magnificence and monstrousness.
For the romantic, the cynic and the sick of heart: Love/Sick is a play about the kind of love you won’t find in fairy tales. Dark, funny and heartbreaking in equal measure, happy endings are far from guaranteed.
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).
The Shakespeare Edit
Rape. Revenge. Hope. Following critical acclaim in India, Shakespeare's Lucrece comes to Edinburgh. 'A hard-hitting tale of courage we all need to see' (in.BookMyShow.com). 'A compelling theatre production' (Firstpost.com). 'I sat stunned and somehow hopeful' (Mumbai Mirror).
Z Theatre Company
Luminescence, or Can You Spare a Moment to Talk, displays a series of scenarios centred on the anxieties of people and their discussion of problems; stories that range from awkward first dates to being sat outside a nightclub.
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?
Tread the Boards Theatre Company
Something wicked this way comes... Tread the Boards Theatre Company presents Shakespeare's compelling classic tragedy of ambition, bloody chaos, witchcraft and ghosts. In this dark, psychological thriller the breakdown of natural order is heightened by our all-female cast.
Brave Macbeth and his wife plot to kill King Duncan and take the Scottish throne. This fast-paced, stripped-down production of Shakespeare’s famous tragedy speaks directly to our own divided times, where 'things bad begun make strong themselves by ill'.
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.
Almost 40 and totally single, Mandy takes us on a hilarious and raw 55-minute rollercoaster ride as she unearths the magic elixir for her unmarried soul. WINNER of the 2019 Hollywood Fringe Festival Encore Producers’ Award, NOMINEE for the Soaring Solo Artist Award, and OFFICIAL SELECTION in the 2019 United Solo Festival in NYC!
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.
Blue Fire Theatre Company
How did a music hall sweetheart and pantomime star end up nothing more than a small blue plaque in Islington? Nelly Power takes you through a life lived in the shadow of Marie Lloyd. #upinthegallery
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.
Theatre With Teeth
An android, Adam, is introduced to an undergraduate student, Mary, in a series of monitored interactions. But when an unlikely friendship blossoms, a bigger question is at large. What defines their humanity?
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).
Helikon Theatre Company
Medea Speaks is a rallying cry to take the conversation begun by #MeToo deeper and further. Franca Rame’s acclaimed interpretation of Medea is co-directed by author and campaigner Jennifer Nadel and Myles O’Gorman, and performed by Cathy Conneff.
Biting, irritating, in your face, everywhere – no escape. Four women, an isolated location. Who has summoned them? Why? What links them? A stranger arrives – they are made to confront their pasts. Love, death, humour and bloody midges!
Young Actor's Camp
Actors from around the world rehearsed via Skype for four months and then met here in Scotland to put on Shakespeare's romantic comedy: A Midsummer Night's Dream! Come join us for love, fairies and a donkey.
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).
Scruffy Mutt Theatre
Amber. Silver. Freya. Scarlet. Four young lives. Some very big problems. Like dope smoking parents. Promiscuous partners. Psychotic friends. Sexting fails. Pregnancy. And blackmail. Served up with black humour, a sprinkle of contemporary dance and a nasty ending.
Rebis / Performers: Virginia Morini, Lorenzo Travaglini
Where does your mind go while life happens? This performance will lead you on a journey inside of your own self, with an interactive approach to theatre with electronic music.
Electrifying synths, beats and casual choreography generate Stuart Saint’s resplendent testimonial gig, where Misfit and Warrior collide. His autobiographical story of HIV and cancer manifest a domino effect of destruction, leaving survivor-in-crisis Stuart rescuing his mortality.
'Ladies and gentlemen, the performance is about to begin, could I please ask you all to turn your mobile phones ON. Thank you.' Twisted Tales bring Jim Cartwright's provocative black comedy to the Fringe.
Grey Cardinal Studios
Fast-paced, thrilling, dark and bold. Among the slick bustling chaos that is 1958 Soho, Mojo captures the hilarious agony within the gang of the seedy Atlantic club on the edge of their most profitable deal yet!
The Moment symbolises the longing to preserve childhood innocence that we experience as we move through life. Accompanied with the youthful endeavour to seek out new experiences and grow as we move between adolescence and adulthood.
Follow us into the treacherous birch forest of rural Finland, into the unreliable narrative of Ellie's childhood memories. Will her family make it through this summer? Someone will die.
Roommates Sam and Alex struggle as mental illness and masculine pretenses prevent them from truly connecting—until Rowan moves in. Funny, sad, uncomfortable and healing, Moon Walk is the weirdest party and most fun funeral you’ve ever been to.
What is it like to be the mother of a terrorist? A Mother coaxes us into her experience of anguish, guilt and anger, as she grapples with the monster she has created.
Cruyff Turn Theatre Company
Local celebrity Jeremy Shaw is shot on his way to work one morning. He finds himself questioning his morals whilst simultaneously bleeding out. Mr Nice Guy follows Jeremy's impact on others and his last hours of life.
The Chanticleer Players
Summer hols, 1953. Young Lady Iris Bungle and her devoted housekeeper, Mrs Squidgyfeet, are in the midst of a spiffing adventure! Will they be able to solve this mystery?
Narukami is a Japanese tale of deception, seduction and betrayal. This 17th-century classic of the kabuki theatre repertoire recounts a princess' quest to free the dragon god of rain from the clutches of a deranged monk.
These are stories of resilience. Of dark days and bright nights. Of harm and healing. Of people sowing planets and sewing stars in the sky. Generations of hurts and hopes merge in this tapestry of tales.
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.
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.
Wild new comedy by John Minigan reimagines Hamlet as a wise-cracking 1940s detective up to his neck in a comedic case with more twists than a gallows necktie. Boston Globe Critics' Pick! Edge Media's Best of Boston
My iPhone can hear me. Alexa listens. They’re watching through the webcam. Is privacy dead, or are we just paranoid? Using verbatim testimony, we take you through an unsettling journey into who is listening.
Linda McLean's short play One Good Beating is a blackly comic account of a grown-up brother and sister who exact revenge on their violent father. Locking him in the coal shed as retribution for years of sniping, bullying and pain, they are both aching to use their fists on him for once. But he's not defeated. Yet...
Immerse yourself in the story of Ophelia’s life. It's been 53 years since Rosencrantz and Guildenstern premiered, over 500 since Hamlet and no one has ever asked her how she felt about it all.
Mermaids Performing Arts Fund
To some, Reverend Sheen is a walking miracle, able to heal the sick with the power of prayer. To others he is a heartless conman. Either way, more lurks beneath his million-dollar smile than meets the eye.
An eclectic blend of naturalistic and physical theatre that comes together to tell a tongue-in-cheek tale of friendship, Tinder dates and heartbreak.
Welcome tae Camby! If ye need tae know anyhin' aboot roon here, there's five hings ye need tae remember: neds, fitbaw, shite, shoaps n' the cooncil. Stuck here when yer alive, trapped here when yer deid.
Seesome Theatre and New Celts productions
Expelled from school aged 15, Alicia battles for her right to exist. Welfare and charities view her as the one thing everybody hates: a parasite. But who are the real bloodsuckers? Provocative dramedy from award-winning five-star playwright James Harker.
Where do you stand on the burning issues of today? Who do you trust? Is anything so important you'd stake your life on it? Contemporary politics and history collide in this radical retelling of an age-old story.
You can’t help getting older, but you don’t have to get old. Pearls is a verbatim play about the forgotten personalities, the ignored characters, and the presumed frustrations of the elderly, told by the young.
Accidentally On Purpose
Accidentally On Purpose presents Piano Man, a play in which four characters discover the true meaning of acceptance and understanding one another in a world where creating a perfect life is something we all strive for.
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.
The American High School Theatre Festival
An unapologetic dark comedy that illustrates the power of storytelling when a writer in an unnamed totalitarian state is interrogated after the gruesome content of his stories are acted out in real life.
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).
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 s£5 whouldn't be.
Xiao Bai Art Co
Qing is a woman with multiple personalities who is transformed from a green snake. You will explore the aesthetics of Chinese folklore with her. Your shadow, puppet and the relationship with each other will be combined.
A play about loss, love, hope and homelessness. Developed and performed by the members of Raised Voices, an award-winning homelessness and mental health charity, this powerful drama highlights some of the reasons that people find themselves homeless.
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?
Harrison Sharpe and Archie Stevens
Real Eyes is an exciting new drama capturing the essence of brotherhood. Accomplished young actors Sharpe and Stevens skilfully perform an engaging exploration of memories, through bizarre conversations and brotherly badinage, until truth becomes darker than perceived reality.
A writer puts together a series of interactions between varying characters to explore the legitimacy of platonic relationships between men and women, which leads him and his characters to examine these relationships and find new truths.
Cat O' Nine Tales
Scotland’s answer to a Tarantino classic. How will four criminals react when their jewellery heist goes horribly wrong?
Triumphant Bede’s drama is back with this timeless hard-hitting comedy classic. A satirical parody of the rise to power of Hitler or, well any moronic ruthless despot! Come and see it!
Blackheath High School GDST
‘Fear is an irrational thing. It must yield to reason’. All over town, people are turning into rhinoceroses. One by one. Unexpectedly. Noisily… But why? Why? And who’s left to save the world?
Queen Mary Theatre Company
Meet the women behind rock'n'roll’s most famous songs: Lola, Eleanor Rigby, Brown Sugar, Roxanne and Monica. This fast-paced, surreal comedy drama discovers the women behind the names and the stories behind the lyrics.
Elisabeth Flett/Traintrack Productions
A new solo folk performance about loss, language and cultural identity.
On the Brink Theatre Company
On the Brink return, their name having a deeper relevance, with their alternative take on our critically fragile environment; influences happily drawn from Avenue Q and Robin Williams. Sing, laugh and save the world!
The Television Workshop Salford
Meet Arthur: factory worker, smart talker and ladies' man bursting with a toxic mix of humour, drama and sex set to cause an explosion! BAFTA award-winning The Television Workshop from the Alan Sillitoe classic!
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).
Ray Stafford and Andrew Lake
- David, struggling to hide his sexuality, confides in his English teacher – until the Local Governments Act drives a wedge between them. And so David makes a bold push back.
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.
Sense and Sensibility tells the story of the Dashwood sisters as they navigate the world of love, loss and society. Can one sister learn to follow her head while the other learns to follow her heart?
Doris Nymph Productions
John Doe is having a bad day. He's dead. Or close enough to it anyway. This show asks if you had seven seconds to relive your entire life, what would you want to see?
The Ivy Players
What does it mean to be a woman in today’s society? How does she tackle the obstacles life throws at her? Who is She? She explores what it is to be a woman, from the bloody to the beautiful.
US High School
She Kills Monsters tells the story of Agnes who, after the death of her sister, delves into a world of self-discovery and recovery by means of her late sister's Dungeons and Dragons journal. Let the adventures begin!
Black Ginger Productions / Stuffed Puffin Productions
Set in a modern day witch trial, this piece is a meditation on what it means to be a woman; the challenges we face, and how they shape us into the women we become.
Quids In Theatre Company
The Supernatural? Sherlock Holmes, master of logic and deduction, attempts to solve his final mystery – why did his creator, a man of science, believe in spirits and faeries?
Based on the totally unfounded tale of her great-great-grandmother, 'magnetic' (Telegraph) Polly Waldron serves up this rags-to-radicals tale. Buckets of horse sh*t, aristocrats on the run and irresistible urges overflow into the London of 1913.
Mrs Pankhurst's Players
Set in a nightclub populated with drag kings and gangsters, this radical adaptation releases Shakespeare’s play from its comedic origins to foreground Kate’s journey from strength and independence to being trafficked into a forced marriage.
In this new musical comedy about living with mental health issues, watch as Valerie and her unwanted companion Helen attempt to navigate life, love and heartbreak through delightfully whimsical musical numbers and terribly inappropriate duets.
Accidentally On Purpose
Accidentally On Purpose presents The Sinners Club, a fast-paced comedy that explores what it means to make mistakes, deal with regrets and suffer from terrible hangovers after being so hammered you couldn’t remember your own name.
Lion Theatre Company
When Kyra receives a visit from her ex-lover Tom, the night they spend together forms a narrative that explores the complexities of relationships, grief, love and opposing ideologies of a modern Britain.
Orange Elephant Theatre Company
Follows one woman and her soul's journey through cancer, two children and a chihuahua. A funny, poignant and honest piece of movement theatre exploring the rollercoaster of living with a terminal illness.
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!
American Performing Arts International
It’s a new millennium in the Land of Wonder: both recognisable and alien. This modern re-imagining of Lewis Carroll’s classic tale, is a testament to the perseverance of story, power of music, and endurance of humanity.
The Impi Theatre Company / Robyn Paterson
Gordon and Helene are stuck in South Africa and their rut. When they finally immigrate to New Zealand, the result is hilariously heartbreaking as they discover "home" is hard to find. The sell-out critically acclaimed solo show.
The Impi Theatre Company / Robyn Paterson
When the family reunites for Gordon's birthday, buried emotions erupt. From the creator of The South Afreakins, this poignant comedic solo show explores the challenge of finding happiness when letting go is so hard.
A classroom comedy. Delve into what life is like as a teacher in 2019. Featuring stories and characters that we can all relate to, come and join us for a day in the chaotic life of a teacher.
Conor Clarke McGrath
Lock the door, turn up the radio, ignore the voice in your head. Stanley loves The Archers, and hates leaving the house. An exploration into one man’s struggle to find his place in a world that’s changing around him.
Stage Avenue Performing Arts
Described as a funny and heart-warming comedy, Stepping Out is a hugely popular play, following the lives of seven women and one man who meet at a weekly dance class to tap their troubles away.
At the end of the day a grandmother remembers her first date, the man she married and the ups and downs of their life together. An intense and moving portrait from Maggie Macleod.
Anomaly Theatre Company
Privacy is dead. It just doesn't know it yet. A government hacker who sees too much. A university forcibly chipping its students. And what happens when social media becomes sociopathic? Three dark comedies scrutinising the world that scrutinises us.
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?
Near Bristol, a clueless Swindonian encounters a secluded town with a distaste for strangers. Will he adapt to their unusual ways in time to host their annual fete? We don’t know, but there'll be a raffle.
A spoof of Enid Blyton’s adventure book series The Secret Seven. Join this unruly bunch of intrepid explorers as they encounter intrigue, danger and piping hot rock buns in this high-energy, nostalgic, tongue-in-cheek comedy.
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!
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).
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.
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.
Rove St. Productions
Ever wondered what fairy tale characters are up to off-duty? Maybe they're just like you and me – trying to catch a break but getting delayed by drama. A thoughtful comedy exploiting life's unavoidable concerns.
Italia Conti Ensemble 2019
Passionate, lyrical, witty ensemble storytelling. 1988. Thatcher's Britain. A kaleidoscope of characters and their stories appear against a backdrop of cynicism, racism and homophobia. With music and song, it's a glorious celebration of self-discovery, self-confidence and pride.
This play is about dreams, where forgotten memories go and that sense you get when you can tell someone is staring at you – but it is not about me.
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.
University of Aberdeen – Creative Writing 2019
A comedic tour of the sweaty (Scottish) twenty-something's nightlife. Written by the students of the illustrious University of Aberdeen Creative Writing Masters, Toothbrush is a story of dissipating friendship, bipolar club DJ's and growth.
A curious assortment of guests attend a dinner party hosted by a mutual acquaintance. When one of them disappears things quickly turn farcical to find out what happened. A debut at the Fringe featuring live music.
The Orange Works
Trans Pennine is a funny, fast-paced and emotional play about family disagreements, gender-identity, and caravan holidays. Dad is angry, Ben is Amy, and Mum... is in the margarine tub.
Student Theatre at Glasgow (STAG)
What happens when two sisters steal their mum’s car and drive to Arran to scatter their grandmother's ashes? Trips and Falls is a road trip scattered with chaos, comedy and family journeys. www.studenttheatreatglasgow.com
And Then There Were Four
Trust the teenagers to fall too hard, act too fast, think too deep, drink too much. Trust the teenagers and we will entertain you with a series of comedic sketches of scintillating insights into the teenage brain.
One of Shakespeare’s funniest comedies brought to you by CYD. These talented highly skilled improvisers are enjoying their fourth year at the Fringe. If there was a spirit of the Fringe, this group is it.
Malvern Theatres Young Company
Directed by Nic Lloyd, Malvern Theatres Young Company bring Dylan Thomas’s exquisitely lyrical language alive in their presentation of Under Milk Wood: a play for voices. Come along and hear the secrets of the dreamers of Llareggub.
ArdCol welcomes you to the world of the Uninvited Guests: dreamers, storytellers and liars. You are of course invited, but beware of those who slip through the cracks and come when we least expect.
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.
Chloe Kastner Dance Company
A diverse evening of taboo topics explored through dance. Untouchable tells the story of several different types of relationships mankind experiences. The story is told through the performance element of spoken word and contemporary dance. Two separate pieces result in a 40-minute show.
Carthage College Theatre Program
Aspiring YouTube star Madison McDoogle's attempt to rise out of poverty and isolation is threatened by drug abuse and addiction and serves as a timely call to action about the rising heroin epidemic and its impact.
Vanity Airlines holds the prestigious title of Airline of the Year 2012 but how did the most popular airline lose their touch? Having not won anything in six years, a group of flight attendants decide to take action.
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).
UP to something
Yes Fate! Let this laugh-out-loud nostalgic affair take you to a little village whose once traditional fête has been turned on its head by vegan and new-age ideas. Has family fun had its day?
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.
Reading University Drama Society
The Visitors follows a night in the life of addict Danny, as he is visited by the stages of his addiction: pain, desire, euphoria, comfort and paranoia. This dark comedy-drama is basically A Christmas Carol meets Fight Club.
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.
Hoghead Theatre Company
Powerful forces of greed and deception clash in this explosive adaptation of Ben Johnson’s classic comedy. In an outrageous ploy to scam the wealthy elite of Venice, Volpone finds himself overwhelmed not only with riches, but betrayal.
The story of Emmeline and Richard Pankhurst and the suffragette movement. This couple were the architects of two of the greatest steps forward in the fight for women's rights in Britain.
American High School Theatre Festival
Waiting, waiting.... What are you waiting for? Christmas to come? Class to be over? The man of your dreams? To be yelled at for setting the toilet on fire? Watched clocks never boil, you know...
Acting Coach Scotland
With their country plunged into political crisis by anti-Government strikes - a group of young East German students are ordered to ‘persuade’ the protestors to go home peacefully. But as a battalion of Soviet tanks confronts the protestors, the students soon begin to question their mission, and whether they will find themselves on the wrong side of history.
Discover the little-known true story of the 1953 East German uprising that planted the earliest seeds for the fall of the Berlin Wall thirty six years later.
Stage Strong Productions
Want Some More explores the harsh realities of living with a whole range of eating disorders from binge eating to diabulimia; retelling word for word accounts in Stage Strong Productions' hard-hitting show.
Six actors. One hour. No script. Watch characters collide in a series of engaging narratives wound around unpredictable scenes. Expect an evening of captivating, emotionally charged improv with a splash of comic absurdity.
Bathway Theatre Company
'Can we just say we’re completely pro sex'. The Bathway Theatre Company’s unsettling and powerful performance confronts you with pornography’s effect on society. Can Pig and Sissy find a way to pull its plug?
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.
Reading University Drama Society
Who Killed Bambi? A punk murder mystery. Four friends and an unexpected visitor are thrown by a sudden death. Trust turns to suspicion as secrets are exposed, leading everyone to question: who killed Charlie?
Will Badger, Ratty and Mole keep Toad out of trouble? Will the weasels be evicted from Toad Hall? Stolen cars, prison breaks and a cross-dressing amphibian make for a fun family show. Poop-poop!
Gilded Age Productions
Financier? Miser? Witch? A dry-witted tale about Hetty Green, once America’s richest woman. A new play from the team of Bad Habits who make 'comedy how it’s supposed to be done' ★★★★ (EdFringeReview.com).
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).
A visually enthralling Greek tragic adaptation of the classic short story. In an isolated attic room, our protagonist is comforted by a chorus of women creeping beneath the wallpaper's surface, offering insights into feminist issues throughout history.
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!
Gone Rogue Productions
The world is ending. Max and Lawrence are doing crosswords. Then an unwelcome visitor turns up on their doorstep and everything goes to hell. Sometimes the monsters outside aren't half as bad as the company within.
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.
Northern Youth Theatre Project (NYTP)
BAFTA-nominated Alice Birch wrote [BLANK] as a series of apparently unrelated yet connected scenes telling stories of life when adults feel absent from it. NYTP created this challenging fast-paced production for Fringe 2019