He has nice eyes. He makes her laugh. He's nice to his mum. He's great in bed. But when certain subjects come up... A darkly comic drama about what to do when you believe you love someone, but you don’t love what they believe. 52Up Productions emerge from the East Midlands with their debut play to intrigue, amuse and unnerve.
Queen Mary Theatre Company
A cast of 1.5 million (roughly) NHS staff show you what goes in to a hectic night shift in A&E. A fast-paced clowning comedy caper, devised with junior doctors and nurses inspired by Michele Gondry and Green Wing.
Mercury Theatre Productions
George is an accountant. Problem is no one seems to agree with him. This classic comedy follows George as he's thrust on stage and forced to improvise lines he doesn’t know for a play that keeps changing.
Artistic Diversity Alliance
Inspired by a true story, a drama that includes audience-suggested improv and moments of truth. Keri must find redemption from her addictions, all while coming to terms with her sexuality and addiction.
Are men really from Mars and women from Venus? Is it still just a man's world? What's wrong with wearing skirts? An episodic play that explores gender, the pressures of growing up and the struggle to find an identity.
Student Theatre at Glasgow (STAG)
A second Scottish independence referendum has been called. Soon your parents will ask you to murder your neighbours. A pair of star-crossed lovers risk their life, this time, in a neighbourhood war of Scottish independence. http://www.studenttheatreatglasgow.com/
An Alan Bennett one act play which showcases the humour and pathos of Britain's best-loved playwright. Arthur Dodsworth's serene retirement is severely jolted by a visit from his malevolent former secretary.
An Alan Bennett one act play showcasing the humour and pathos of Britain's best-loved playwright. Doris and Doreen fritter away their working hours until the spectre of Ms Dorothy Binns and computerisation becomes all too real!
An Alan Bennett one act play which showcases the humour and pathos of Britain's best-loved playwright. June (a very inexperienced social worker) visits Mam and Dad. She needs their help more than they do hers!
Reading University Drama Society
Four writers. Four scripts. One dead woman. Set in 1961, Alfred Hitchock’s Writers’ Room is a darkly comedic, original play in which our writers' suspicious stories hold the clue to a young woman’s murder.
Are you happy with a curated life? A funny, fast-paced, physical and thoughtful journey into a modern world where everyone is replaceable, decisions are outsourced and technology knows you better than you know yourself.
Theatretrain Theatre Company
Eighteen talented actors bring you a spectacular reinvention of Lewis Carroll’s Wonderland. Alice does not fit in. On the eve of her 13th birthday, Alice is catapulted into the magical world of Wonderland. Alice needs Wonderland. It needs Alice.
American Performing Arts International
A collection of multiple short scenes connected thematically. Through both comedy and drama, the script explores the inherent heartbreak and wonder of love, under the dazzling aura of the Northern Lights as told by some extremely memorable characters.
Middle-Weight Theatre Company
At John Chesterton's firm, political correctness is paramount, and language deemed offensive or discriminatory becomes increasingly forbidden. As this censorship and prohibition intensifies, John is left asking: will there soon be nothing left to say?
The world is full of wonderfully different people – dramatic, dreamy, daring and disturbing! A fun, energetic look at individuality and how we each fit into this dynamic population!
Amplify Time Productions and New Celts Productions
All eyes are on the city of Thebes. Antigone dares to raise the question: whose laws matter most – the laws of men? Or the laws that come from natural or divine justice?
Malvern Theatres Young Company
Using Don Taylor's BBC-commissioned translation, Malvern Theatres Young Company presents Antigone. Demonstrating the clash and interweaving of human passions and failings, their production of Sophocles' deeply poetic tragedy promises to bring universal themes and cultural archetypes to Fringe audiences.
Helen Pepper-Smith from Pepper Productions
What happens when a fortysomething single woman rediscovers her childhood crush on an 80s pop icon? A liberation from pissed off boredom and an awakening of sexual fantasies. Humorous, fierce and sometimes sad.
The Stevenage Lytton Youth Theatre Thursday Group
The Cowperation and The Human League are at war in a bid to rule the planet. A crack team of idiots set out to save the human race. It's not Rogue One with cows...
Split Note Theatre
Artificial intelligence now plays an integral role in everybody’s lives. Self-isolating robotic therapist Dom knows this as well as anyone. However, he is given a chance to break the cycle of his loneliness when he meets someone extraordinary.
Five writers have worked together since 1st January 2018, writing a new scene each week in response to the week’s news. These responses are now staged in dialogue, asking urgent questions of society in 2018.
Camille Bell and Dona Adwera in association with yt2 Theatre
Women have claimed intellectual and economic power for themselves, culture has simply found new ways to make us inferior. A patchwork of stories tackling the identity and experiences of young women.
Mikra Theatricals invite you to draw back the curtain and take a peek backstage into a world of paranoia, madness and drama. The Bacchanals is a dark comedy exploring the gender politics of theatre, inspired by Euripides's Bacchae.
University of York DramaSoc
Grace comes home to find a crime scene in her living room. Her sister, Eve, has killed their neighbour's dog. As they try to clean the room together, secrets from their past can't stay secret any longer.
Sports and sex. Cam and Cal have been best friends since jumping off a cliff at the age of eight. But when sex and hormones infiltrate the boys' football team the boys begin to struggle with their sexuality.
Only Lucky Dogs
Beaker is the lonely owner of an illegal body disposal service. On the brink of suicide, he receives one final urgent delivery. Anxious to complete his own "departure", Beaker is shocked when the bag begins to move...
Six best friends. One devastating secret between the cracks. How do they keep it from surfacing in a world where men can't lie?
Getting power is easy. Find out what the public care about and make their cause your own. Scare them senseless and you’re home and dry. Just make sure they don’t believe you. ★★★★ (LondonTheatre1.com).
Helwa Belly Dance Company
A captivating show suitable for all, encompassing a variety of dance styles, colourful costumes and entertaining narrative. From Luxor to Alexandria. From the glamorous cabaret to the streets of Cairo – and much more!
Deep in the heart of a medieval dungeon, two strangers dwell... Delicious Theatre are back with their five-star 2017 show to leave you rolling in the aisles and gasping for some pie.
Kungälv Sverige and Shaniaz Hama Ali
How far would you go to make it? A former child refugee, an Iraqi Kurd, Shaniaz grafted her way through law school to work as an associate and her big break is to support an arms deal for a major client. Enter the world of toxic deals, military massacres and selling cigarettes to children in this brutally honest, darkly humorous look at the dirty business of one of the world’s top law firms. Shaniaz Hama Ali's semi-autobiographical play, The Big Lie mixes the personal with the political, forcing us to ask questions about class, race and war.
Cold Dinner Theatre
This devised comedy will take you back to the best and worst parts of your teens. So steal a bottle from your parent’s cabinet and jump in, there’s a seat with your name on it!
Naughty Corner Productions
Multi award-winning NCP's sixth show. The World Cup, Russia, 2018. There's hooligans, there's riots on the streets, there's police... there's Bob... and Bob has a plan. Outrageous comedy from the creators of Not The Horse. ★★★★ (ThreeWeeks).
Jeanie hoards plastic bottles. No one’s perfect. Her baby’s stopped crying. Peace. Fancy a cuppa? This captivating, funny and sobering play explores eco-anxiety, our dependency on plastics and considers the irony of living in a world of plenty.
Brawn is a portal into the world of a young man named Ryan. A world consumed by image and obsession, where self-worth is measured in muscle mass and where self-improvement becomes self-destruction.
Split Brick Theatre and New Celts Productions
A body in a hotel room. A woman in a box. A girl in a bush. We always hear the victim's story. But what about the people who found the bodies? What does death reveal about life?
Amy has found a body in a hotel room. There’s a funny smell coming from Jim’s storage units. Kate's furious after spending all day with the police. There's no going back after what they've seen.
Bloomin' Buds Theatre Company
Brenda is 16 and pregnant, Amy is the first in her family to go to university. What could possibly go wrong? This brand-new verbatim play explores the struggles that young, working class women face.
Bread and Butter Productions
Fatherhood. A fatal canoe accident. 'Who are we now, we don't have kids?' Directed by Struan Leslie, creator of Edinburgh Hogmanay '18 Street Party, founding Head of Movement, RSC. ★★★★★ (ScotsGay.co.uk, for Sunny Runny Runcorn). 'Highly recommended' (FringeReview.co.uk).
Asleep in bed with his first true love, 19-year-old Giacomo Casanova is visited by an old man who shows him his future – but is what he sees a promise or a warning?
Raw Alchemy Theatre Company
When words are power, the influence of “friends” online can make such a difference to the choices we make. When you can’t see who’s on the other end of the screen, can you really trust who you’re talking to?
The Classic Rollercoaster Company
A distinguished company breathes life into the lusty age of Falstaff, including Sir John's audacious revels with Prince Hal, his preoccupation with the merits of sherry sack, and memoirs all of the very merry age of England.
Mr Brown Presents
A mind-bending dark comedy cracking open the naughty secrets and private dreams that most of us would want to keep hidden. Expect romance, knitting and lots of flour...
The Cutlery Crew
A six-foot woman and a sex doll take on femininity. A physical romp into embracing bigness. Live soundscape, a big call to confidence. What if we maximised a woman instead of shrinking her? It's time to get big!
North London Collegiate School
Set in a not-so-distant world where individuality is condemned and where life is constantly broadcast, this new play will explore our strange desire to constantly display ourselves and where success is measured through our perpetual presence on social media.
Ghosted Ink presents Congratulations You B@$TA*D!, a comedy that looks at artistic integrity, what we all really want out of life and how sometimes, no matter what the excuse, we'll try and get completely sh*t faced.
Warwick Rep Theatre Company
Set the night before Project Upgrade is rolled out across the globe, the AI Alice confronts the consequences of her existence and threatens to dismantle the very system she was born to uphold.
St.Petersburg State A.A. Bryantsev Youth Theatre, Russian Federation
Staging of Mike Bartlett's Contractions by St Petersburg A.A. Bryantsev Youth Theatre. This ink-black satire features a series of short interviews between the HR manager of a multinational company and a young woman working in the sales division.
Warden is determined to fight to get her addict son Ryan the treatment that he needs, before it’s too late. But can nurse Clive help guide him to sobriety, or will Ryan’s past and toxic friendship dictate his future?
Deeply tender and sensuous, Sarah Kane’s Crave is set in an unnamed city from which voices and images spring. The play charts the disintegration of human minds under the pressures of love, loss and desire.
American High School Theatre Festival
The Crucible – 1692, the 1950s, 2018... the more things change, the more they stay the same. John Proctor is thrust into one of the strangest and most awful chapters in human history, the Salem Witch Trials.
Mulberry Theatre Company
As a group of young women from East London rehearse one of Shakespeare’s greatest plays, they discover what leadership truly means. Fringe First winners Mulberry Theatre Company return to Edinburgh.
Penn Theatre Ensemble
Curio follows a researcher’s obsession with conjoined twins Millie-Christine McKoy: 19th-century slaves and freak-show celebrities. Visiting lectures, musical sideshows and American TV, Danielle Bainbridge’s play explores nostalgia for a past that makes us sick.
Finding her perfect, childhood-sweetheart marriage descending into a mixture of apathy, rage and enforced dependency, the reality of losing everything is presented to Monica Sims in a starkness she’d much rather not see. However, when a random involuntary act takes her by surprise, she discovers a completely unexpected, undreamed of career change making her a dangerous woman in an outrageous bid for freedom.
A Dangerous Woman is funny, surprising, poignant, touching and disturbing.
Italia Conti Ensemble 2018
A great, big, sad, beautiful joke. The stories of Gwyn Thomas' 1930s Rhondda Valley are told with music, wild humour and joyous humanity. Expect punch-ups, murderous plots, sex and something lurking in the cabbage patch!
Queen Mary Theatre Company
Imagine knowing when you're going to die, exactly when you're going to die. It would make you live your life to the fullest, right? Enter a world where at 16 you find out your date. A date that determines the rest of your future, a date you can't escape from
Flying High Theatre Company
In 1918, the letters stopped and Lucy had to face the future having lost her fiancé and brother in the last weeks of the war. This true story suggests the effect this trauma had on her life.
Blazing Hyena Theatre Company
Three Edinburgh vigilantes crave the thrill of murder to avenge victims of brutal crimes. Cracks begin to show, dividing them and audiences alike. Can two wrongs make a right? Meet Edinburgh. Meet the gang.
Paige Jennifer Barr
Wow, Paige's life has changed. Cancer killed her husband, she had her first one-night stand and now she's marrying a British accountant. When life gives you lemons, screw it, learn the ukulele.
Finally a date with the girl of his dreams but with only one day left to live, a drunken friend and an aggressive prostitute, what could possibly go wrong?!
Gordon Craig Theatre Senior Drama Academy
A new comedy drama. Lost in Scotland, a group of scouts take refuge in a deserted farmhouse. The night leads to personal issues and conflicts within the group. Then one of them dies.
The Television Workshop Salford
Evil foreigners are at large, British Dick and his trusty working-class sidekicks face a ticking time bomb to foil a ruthless Latin love thug’s plot before he steals every pearl necklace in London.
The Immediate Theatre Project and Tightrope Productions
Prepare for a nine-to-five like no other, in this ‘hysterical’ and ‘biting satire’ (Sunday Times), set amongst the red tape and ruthless rivalry of an open-plan office and told through three darkly hilarious workplace monologues.
Milk and Blood
'How about we go back to mine and baba ganoush?' As Al struggles to express his feelings for his mate Nic, the drugs take hold. A stoner comedy about a young man’s technicolour trip of homosexual awakening.
La compagnie des Saïs
DNA takes us to the heart of her initiatory journey! In a crazy race where she subtly knits particle science, personal experiences and secrets of Tibetan Buddhism, the spectator becomes an accomplice in a troubling questioning.
Rural Ireland – rich in culture, teeming with prejudice. Following the death of a close friend, and his parents’ growing apathy, Joe longs for a new purpose. Farm life won't suffice anymore as he delves into an addictive disguise.
A twisted satire swirling around the greed and vanity that haunts the high class art world. A story set amongst priceless paintings, Oswald and his family learn what priceless art can really cost.
Polymorph Theatre with Jan van der Black and Penny Gkritzapi
Tommy lost everything at the Somme in 1916. In 1941 he meets Ellen in an air raid shelter. Tommy's past and Ellen's present collide. Two strangers, two World Wars, one connection in hope.
A celebration and a mourning, this is an intimate story about relationships and the gaps between what we think and what we say brought to you by Off Kilter (recipients of the 2017 Bruce Millar Award).
Edinburgh's dark history is plagued with horror within its own walls. EH16: Pyre takes a look at the lives of three woman who suffered at the hands of Edinburgh's darkest moments in history.
Parker and Snell Youth Company
Eight captivating monologues offer a group portrait of diverse characters from high-class hookers to 7/7 survivors. These monologues paint a revelatory picture of Britain as it is today. Eight opened to rave reviews at the Edinburgh Fringe in 2008.
A physicist on the brink of being able to explain the mysteries of the universe still can’t figure out his unpredictable girlfriend. Can love be understood through quantum mechanics? This unique play is funny, sad and gets you thinking.
For Goodness Sake! Productions
A must see hilarious and deeply moving one-woman show from Belfast! In one moment a woman’s jaded world is turned upside down and the dying embers of her spirit are reignited... forever!
"Clever,thought provoking,superbly acted. A must see!"
Ben Lowry The Newsletter
Acting Coach Scotland
The arrival of an undercover inspector sends officials of a new EU country into a spin. Panic ensues as they frenziedly cover up their double-dealing and ineptitude in this witty and fast-paced version of Gogol’s satirical masterpiece.
In this adaptation by Sarah Ruhl of this mournful legend, we see Eurydice’s descent into the jaws of death. What she finds there, and what she learns about love, loss and memory, is the subject of this tender-hearted comedy.
The police just took Jamal away and what's left is a shell-shocked class. Who knew Jamal? What did he do? What will happen next? A play about fear, friendship and the creeping polarisation of our society.
Two Stones One Bird
Technology is becoming a greater force within our society; everyday we are becoming more dependent on it. But no matter how much you rely on technology, you cannot dispute the true power of human connection. www.twostonesonebird.co.uk
Theatre of the Wild, Beautiful and Damned
Fagin and the Star City Rebels welcome you to the stargate, a portal to strange and mysterious worlds. Come meet the good, the bad, the twisted, and the downright dangerous.
A one-woman comic-drama by Eddie Coleman about Geraldine (Karen Whyte), a lonely young woman living with her invalid mother who attends her first fan event of the US hit show, Zenobia; the one bright light in her life.
Washington State, 1910. "Doctor" Linda Hazzard opens her sanatorium to the public. The public do not always survive… Fast is a dark psychological drama questioning how far you would go to find the perfect cure.
International Collegiate Theatre Festival presents Bishop's University Drama Dept,
Feet of the Angels: what happens when a child is chosen as the special one? Evelyne de la Chenelière’s moving play tells the story of Marie, the family genius, who becomes obsessed with angels.
Skin & Bone Theatre
Irvine Welsh and Harry Gibson's relentless one-man show returns. Warning: this performance contains sleaze, power and the abuse of just about everything. And a tapeworm. Same rules apply. 'Genius' ★★★★★ (LondonPubTheatres.com). 'Addictive' ★★★★★ (DarkReaders.com). 'Tour-de-force' ★★★★ (LondonTheatre1.com).
Shazam Theatre Company
Come and join the members of the First Dates dating agency on their journey into the world of love. There are highs, lows and many, many secrets in this hilarious new piece of theatre. Is love all around?
By Alan Ball, Gold Thread Productions
‘I think it’s high time women let themselves just be women for a change.’ 1993. Tennessee. Five reluctant bridesmaids hiding in the bride’s bedroom share tragedy, love and laughter and ultimately find unexpected friendship.
Ashley Lancaster is 303rd on London’s Most Wanted, having previously been caught trying to take the column from underneath Nelson. Desperate to be first, his natural next step is stealing the Mona Lisa… What could possibly go wrong?
'Raw. Sexy. Salacious' ★★★★★ (Epigram.org.uk). Bristol-based company Bullet Theatre boldly and unashamedly explore the experience of being female, combining unique choreography with Anna Jordan's poetic writing. This amateur production is brought to you by arrangement with Nick Hern books.
The Theatre Shed
From One Heart to Another illustrates the childhood lessons we remember when challenged to question how we see life. The Theatre Shed explores end of life and organ donation in an inclusive and inspiring way.
International Collegiate Theatre Festival presents Florida A&M University Essential Theatre
This touching and often humorous autobiographical account of a young girl's journey from the lowly back roads of the segregated south to the lofty ivory halls of academia is proof that some spirits cannot be broken.
The Orange Works
Before Chris’s wife died she made him promise to be himself. But accepting he’s gay is only the beginning. A tender, humorous and honest look at older men coming out.
Seeing Other People Productions
Hal's life is looking up. He was just cast in a new play with a well-known director, a friendly co-star and a hot gay playwright. Only one problem, they all think he's straight. Can he keep up the ruse?
International Collegiate Theatre Festival presents Hostos Repertory Company
When Azul meets straight Mitch, the attraction is undeniable. Romance blooms, but Mitch doesn’t understand queer people and Azul has serious doubts and fears. Throw in the gossip from friends and things get complicated.
Pop-tastic, sex-mad battleground with no escape. Set in a hellacious no man's land with live band, dance and violence. 'Whirlwind of naivety, innuendo and fully-blown expletives... has its audience splitting at the seams' (AYoungerTheatre.com). From producers of Pussy.
A naked photo goes viral. Smartphones spread rumours like wildfire. Unity is shattered. But why isn't it the same for the boys? Sell-out company Raiser Theatre presents this explosive play about gender and the digital generation.
Nags Head Productions
Glasgow, Christmas 2014: The Queen Street truck accident that, in just 19 seconds, killed six people and devastated a city. Sally Lewis’s powerful and evocative new play asks the question: after your life changes forever, what next? www.nagsheadproductions.co.uk.
Potato Face Productions
Good grief is full of sarcasm, laughter and the occasional tear as we try to show that there is no "correct" thing to say to someone who is grieving, based on the experiences of one of the cast.
Östgöta Nation Teater
Good Things Come to Those Who explores our generation's relationship with work, debt, big data, surveillance and public/private space: when everything you have can be an asset, what is left just for yourself?
Welcome to Good Vibes Only, Gloucester’s sex toy superstore! Meet the regulars/irregulars that thrust open our doors. You may laugh, cry or produce a British chuckle. Either way, it's so good you'll want to come twice...
Hungry Wolf VYT
Goodbye Rosetta is a fast-paced and warm-hearted tale of a group of teens coming of age. After the ground gives way beneath her, Mo is forced to navigate her reality, finding her way with help from the stars.
Meet Grace Miller. Gobby, brash, a talented pianist and convicted killer. Just out of prison, she is determined to get her broken life back together. Powerful one-woman show. Written and performed by Becky Williams.
Time & Again Theatre Company
In 1941 the residents of Shuttlefield prepare to learn lines, gossip and indulge in some seriously bad acting as they rehearse an unforgettable performance of Henry V. A taste of Shakespeare, a touch of comedy and true vintage flair.
Crook and Ivy
Carol Ann Duffy's lyrical and heart-warming adaptations of classic tales, brought magically to life by a vibrantly talented young all-female cast. With music and dance, pathos and pandemonium: a show for young hearts and old souls.
B-Rack Theatre Company
The Grimm Tales are wildly reimagined in this exciting retelling using themes from modern Britain. From child sexual exploitation to mental health and everything in between, these are fairytales for the new age.
Sharon Byrne Theatre Company
Gutted – a black comedy about the tribulations of young Irish women working in a fish factory in 1980s Dublin. An energetic three-hander of emotion and the struggles of women dealing with issues of the then and now.
Kneehigh Theatre's adaptation by Carl Grose abridged by KES Theatre. Famine, talking rabbits and dead chickens: the tale as you've never seen before. All-singing, all-dancing, completely insane and more fun than you could shake a ferret at.
Does my happy match your happy? Where do we find it? Can we share it, fake it, keep it? Devised by the company and scripted by award-winning playwright Martin Murphy, Happimess explores and questions the essence of happiness.
The Cambridge Road Players
Hillary Clinton and other influential women from history sit around her kitchen table in the days following the 2016 presidential election result, drowning their sorrows in chardonnay and trying to work out where it all went wrong.
Mermaids: The University of St Andrews Performing Arts Fund
Movies present a version of "normal" life we think we ought to conform to. They gloss over life, giving us an ideal we believe attainable. Realise this "normal" and "ideal" life are jargon, we are free.
Harold and Arthur's Horror Show
Werewolves... Bigfoot... Child sex rings... UFOs... Nazis... Missing people... Eight-foot owls and the CIA. A darkly immersive comic horror, combining true crime, conspiracy theory and existential dread... With special guest David Paulides! 'Dark and brooding... Hauntingly energetic' (BBC).
Actor's Collaborative Theatre of New England
Award-winning true story of David Kaye's attempt to bring peace to the Middle East. Moving his family to Israel for six months puts this man's optimism to the ultimate test.
This curious interactive lecture given by actress and software business advisor Zoe Cunningham offers some great advice and practical tips for anyone who wants to do acting (properly).
The talented LTA ensemble perform the Edinburgh premiere of Mark Wheeller’s heart-wrenching, verbatim masterpiece telling the real-life story of a 16-year old boy who died from an Ecstasy overdose.
Closed Door Theatre
What is your idea of love? There's a very blurred line between a protective, loving relationship and one that's abusive. When there are no visible scars, just mental ones, how do you escape when you're trapped?
Acting Coach Scotland
With her country under attack from the Nazis, a teenage mother joins the Red Army, becomes one of the deadliest snipers and changes the course of history. Discover the story of Lyudmila Pavlichenko – an incredible hero.
Quids In Theatre Company
Love Dickens? Love magic? Imagine if you could sit in Fagin's den or share a rum with Bill Sykes while he mesmerises you with cards? At last you can.
Out Cast Theatre
Return of the 2014 sell-out. Out Cast Theatre delivers a gleeful 50 minutes of breathtaking profanity as three talent-deprived queens attempt to stage Mr Wilde's classic.
American High School Theatre Festival
Do you like to laugh? Do you enjoy improv? Come see Improv Mania, the interactive, improvisational experience. Don’t miss this hilarious, family-friendly hour complete with laughs, prizes, and audience participation!
Infinite Variety Productions
Discover the untold stories of five American women who went to Vietnam during the war through a script created directly from oral histories with an evolving set, told through honest storytelling relevant to present day conversations.
Hoghead Theatre Company
Six teenage friends stuck in school over the weekend. What could go wrong? This comedy combines blissfully honest dialogue with themes of parental pressure and gender politics providing insight into the youth culture of today.
Wrong Tree Theatre
Invited by Lucifer to see his empire, a young lawyer journeys down into hell. But down there, she begins to question everything she believes. Can she save the souls she deems worthy? Or will Lucifer drag her down too.
Llamemadog Theatre Company
A stray hand on the knee, a slip? A meeting at the boss’s place, a set-up? A pledge on student tuition fees, for the bin? This play explores political, personal and sexual integrity. In a dramatic finale, you decide..!
Imperial College Dramatics Society
In an interview waiting room, Alex grapples with the appearance of his subconscious as a walking, talking, sarcastic bundle of joy. While he waits, the conversation touches on drugs, religion and polygamy, all curiously relevant to Alex’s life.
University of Gloucestershire
A play about women who take to the skies. Expect thrills, spills, and derring-do, lost cosmonauts, spitfire pilots and see record-breaking aviators Amelia Earhart and Amy Johnson leap into action.
A true story about how to navigate grief in the modern world. When Jennifer was 12, her grandma died, and she had no-one to talk to about it. However what she did have was a library card. Join Jennifer as she unpicks her journey into madness (because let’s be honest, grief sends us all a little bit mad, doesn’t it?) and her struggle to recover, with help from the writers of her favourite books. It sounds like it’s a show about death, but it’s really a show about survival.
Kite in the Storm Theatre and New Celts Productions
Sacked from the Lesbian Rovers for being too bossy, Viv has a mission: to make five-a-side LGBT football team, Barely Athletic, league winners – but can she do it? It’s blissfully funny and at times deeply affecting.
Boys of the Empire Productions
Checklist. Pyjamas, teddy bear, money, pills, handcuffs. Text Marty. If I don't call by midnight, something bad's happened. From Boteproductions (Lord Dismiss Us, ★★★★★ (Scotsgay)) a strange story of what a lonely boy will do for love.
American Performing Arts International
Direct from the USA, the defending National Shakespearean Acting Champions present Shakespeare’s history, King John. This heart-pounding experience keeps you on your toes, literally, as you join the characters in this thrilling trip to early thirteenth-century Britain.
Bedes Drama Department
Tectonic Theatre’s The Laramie Project is a masterpiece in verbatim, a chronicle of the 1998 real-life kidnap and murder of Matthew Shepard, a 21-year-old student from Wyoming. Using over 200 interviews, this play exposes this hate crime.
An immersive debut solo tragicomedy. Sex, lies and antidepressants. You're cordially invited to the failed wedding party; join the frenzied bride on a journey of debauched self-discovery and empowerment. 'Consummate and brilliant' ★★★★★ (TheOpenDoorSite.wordpress.com). ‘Powerful and sincere' ★★★★ (LondonTheatre1.com).
Small Dog Productions
Laurel and Hardy – arguably the best comic duo ever. This two-man show celebrates their lives and career on and off screen, retelling their story from humble beginnings through songs and sketches.
Found In Translation Theatre Company
Follow Dick's journey through an absurd post-Brexit alt-reality as he rejoins the EU all by himself. Based on Aristophanes' Acharnians, this brings the silliness and satire of ancient Greek comedy to contemporary Britain.
NKP Theatre Company
A naive librarian witnesses an incident that will change the rest of her life. ‘A rich and nuanced performance at the heart of this gripping play.’ (Paul Fowler: Guild of Drama Adjudicators chair). One week only.
True Arrow presents a series of scenes which readjust the balance of male to female dialogue by putting women front and centre with a multi-rolling cast of four women and one man.
E and V are women, or so they think. But what is a woman anyway? Using artificial intelligence to generate characters, Like Drowning explores identity, abuse and the pervasive gender inequalities that still exist in today's society.
Overwhelmed, drifting aimlessly through existence, we follow different paths to find our place in the world. DanceSyndrome's inclusive company explores one man’s path as he uses light to guide himself to destinations of reflection and connection.
Fat Fox Productions
Baxter and Lisa: proud fire wardens of their little office. Heroes-in-waiting for the day their training will save the world! A frantic, romantic comedy by Paul Richards about things just going too far.
Homo Ludens Ensemble
What would happen if Vanya lived in Beijing, and we, the contemporaries, lived in Popova’s Russian county? Devised from Chekhov’s Uncle Vanya and The Bear, Lonely TWOgether explores themes of love and loss from classical texts.
Homo Ludens Ensemble
Working with Taipei actors, Lonely TWOgether explores characters and events of Chekhov’s texts via improvisation and adaptation, and blends cultural elements for a vivid study of culture, humanity and how life plays its way on stage.
Lost Tail Theatre
Rich storytelling, breath-taking animation and enchanting sound design are the tools Lost Tail Theatre use to transport audiences into ancient British folklore. These stories have been passed on to us and now we pass them on to you.
The Blue Moon Theatre Company
Three lovers. One engagement portrait. Someone's out of the picture. With memories spanning three centuries, LOBC, 1890 is a heartfelt miniature of love on the run, of stories lost and won.
Minotaur Theatre Company
The horrors of Stalin's Russia come to life in Minotaur Theatre Company's thrilling historical drama. You can't trust anyone in a police state, even the ones you love.
Following on from the Fringe success of 2017 this talented company, who have performed in Europe and professional theatres, return with their emotive, hard-hitting play in remembrance of the Somme, featuring projection and special effects.
yt2 Theatre Company
A timeless story of ruthless ambition reimagined through a female lens, yt2’s Macbeth will bring humour and a modern energy to Shakespeare’s classic.
Parker and Snell Youth Company
Who is Jack the Giant Killer and the Black Dog of Peel? How did the Buggane of St Trinian's terrorise local villagers? Why was Phynodderee banished from Fairy Land? Enchanting stories for all ages.
Liminal Theatre Productions
We protested because we believe in a better country and equal rights for all. We continue to protest through performance because we believe these conversations are worth having. Join us on our journey to the Women’s March!
Chris will do anything to get what he wants. Today that means attending a meeting... where everyone in attendance will also do anything to get what they want. A thrilling dark comedy where nothing is what it seems.
As Gregor Samsa awoke one morning from uneasy dreams he found himself transformed in his bed into a gigantic insect. Fringe sell-out company Raiser Theatre return with a feast of physical theatre and character comedy in Kafka's classic.
★★★★★ (Tribe). ★★★★★ (Saint). ★★★★★ (OwlEyesMagazine.com). Join BoxedIn Theatre on a romp through Shakespeare’s most magical comedy. Complete with original music, silly hats and the best tent in Edinburgh.
the Owle Schreame
Award-winning Fringe favourites the Owle Schreame return with a rough, wild, raucous version of A Midsummer Night's Dream from the 1640s, originally adapted for illegal performance whilst theatre was outlawed. First production in over 350 years!
What if Shakespeare had written Ghostbusters? A wickedly funny, ruff-and-ready, mash-up joy ride of one of the best-loved films of all time performed as a Shakespearean classic.
Urban Trendz Theatre
Have you ever felt that life was more a grocery list than a box of chocolates? Her has a five-year plan in place but life events put a spanner in the works.
'I've been modelling so long now it's who I am.' Juice cleanses, fashion parties, dodgy dates and a line or two – Model Behaviour is a dark one-woman comedy for the modern audience and the anti-heroine generation.
Big Spirit Theatre Co
He was an unpopular kid, just a little too different from his classmates. He wasn't sure what to do about that – so one day he came to school with a gun.
Capsize Collective and New Celts Productions
Duck wakes up. Her dad’s gone blind. How can a blind man make macaroni cheese? The Monster in the Hall by David Greig follows Duck’s hilarious struggle to convince social services that everything's “normal”.
Roll-up. Roll-up. England. A place for Saxons and bubble-people. Where NHS protests start in nightclubs, Gove’s a goblin and we sing The Ballad of the Brexit Lady. New documentary satire with original music.
Edinburgh University Shakespeare Company
Shakespeare’s beloved romantic comedy is freshly updated to the lush setting of 1980s Sicily. Wealthy families gather for a languid summer of revelries, and romances bloom between four lovers in this immersive emotionally charged adaptation.
Naughty Corner Productions
The Muckers is a two man play created and performed by Adam Nicholls and Callum Forbes showcasing the lives of two middle age blokes in the land of no hope. Britain. They want their country back. Come watch as these two blokes take you through their daily routine. Pubs, pints, curryhouses, Ray guns, Megan.
Gingerlee Does It Productions
When the government declares slaying legal, James has the sudden urge to pay his ex-wife a visit... 'NKD is a thrilling and fast paced hour of entertainment... incredibly tense and exciting to watch' ★★★★★ (Megan Hyland, UpstagedManchester.com).
yt2 Theatre Company
In a remote fishing village, three sisters, Breda, Clara and Ada endlessly obsess and re-live their memories of love, snatched from their hands and never seen since.
Best Of Productions
John Lennon spent boyhood holidays in Durness, Scotland. Not fake news! Big business closes in. Can locals protect the hidden tourist gold mine left behind? Live Beatles tunes punctuate this thoughtful, comic fable of modern Scotland.
American Performing Arts International
In 1978, eight women come together in an abandoned house where Lenora Stark murdered her parents thirteen years ago. They discover their power to unravel the secrets of what happened and reveal the horrifying truth.
Zion Dance Company
Lewis, numb, drops into the rabbit hole of his imagination in an ether world in VR glasses, images on screen and on stage. No longer discerning the difference. A dance/physical theatre debut from California.
Glass Knuckles Productions and New Celts Productions
Six rebellious art students decide to turn an uninspiring group project into an artistic revolution. By turning everything they’ve been taught on its head, can they create something that will change the state of modern art forever?
Marauders Theatre Company
When two Spartan warriors find themselves trapped and lost in the underworld, they must outwit a devious enemy, or remain forever in the land of the dead.
Coward’s classic play, which became David Lean’s iconic 1945 movie Brief Encounter, is a tale of innocent flirting, ill-fated lovers, and iced buns. Join award-winning ETC as they bring this period drama to life.
The flat is empty. Everyone had moved out. Except for Laura and a dog named Roy and tonight she is staring down the lens of her 30th birthday. One woman's intimate and darkly comic coming-of-age story.
Woolly Sheep Theatre Company
Not Dead Yet! is a one-man show exploring memory loss. We challenge audiences through music, humour and real-life personal stories in situations which many will recognise. Where is the real person in all this?
Coast to Coast Theatre Company
A village. A feud. A double-booked village hall. A society torn apart by yoga, chardonnay and a corrupt planning officer. In this place, anything goes... Except the New Estate. And socialism, obviously.
- An unsuspecting switchboard operator becomes embroiled in an international plot to destroy the world. Can she, the not-so-innocent bystander, save the world? Or will her lack of experience and necessary skills drag the mismatched team down?
An elaborate concoction of hallucinations and delusions, a fantasy world to escape inner turmoil or a brief spell in rehab for a poor lost soul: Hazel ventures over the rainbow to soothe her existential crisis and find out what is missing in her opportunity-rich yet bewildering life. Why does she never seem to fit into any neat nutshell? Why does she feel suffocated by each one? Hazel explores the spectrum of mental health and the human condition in this chaotic, supposedly sophisticated world, where the individual has become so detached from the tribal structure of our ancestors and the pressure is on to be successful and happy. Audio interviews featuring representatives of the vast array of people muddling through their everyday lives punctuate the action.
A debut solo show written and performed by Amy Gilbrook
In a Nutshell, Nutshells is a delectable mix of beat poetry, theatre and song.
Join Ordnance Survey enthusiast Helen Wood for a fascinating, laughter-filled, virtual ramble and celebrate the simple beauty of the much-loved, fold-out, paper map. Edinburgh Fringe sell-out show 2017. ‘Fun and touching’ ★★★★ (WestEndWilma.com).
yt2 Theatre Company
Love: it’s what we all want, but what happens when that love gets out of control? yt2 present Out of Control, a new verbatim play by Joanne Denson, made from true accounts of control and abuse.
Every move. Watched. A society where nothing is secret. How willingly do we share our lives – and who can be trusted? Is this science fiction or a dystopian reality where elections are bought and truth is subjective?
American High School Theatre Festival
Siblings Parker and Colleen struggle with grief and anger in a whimsical teen drama that goes from the halls of a high school to the depths of the ocean floor.
Based on a True Story
December, 1979. Keith and Valerie have been together 15 years and are very much in love, but he is keeping something from her. Will a chance phone call change everything? A dark new play inspired by real events.
Trapped in a TV box world, Po is on a quest to retrieve his optimistic hat, but misled by the noise and temptations of modern life can he break free from the soundtrack society has assigned him.
DiceBox Theatre Company
‘And cos she can't talk I’ll never know what she’s truly thinking or feeling. But that doesn’t make me love her any less.’
The inherent connection between human and animal lives is poignantly explored through the eyes of the youngest family member, the mute 12-year-old Rudy. Join Rudy, in her search for truth in a world of adult lies. Will her silence ever truly be heard?
When Ollie's sister goes missing under mysterious circumstances, we are plunged into a dark underworld, wherein we encounter bizarre characters, uncover bitter truths and walk the blurry line between fantasy and actuality on an excruciating odyssey of torment…
Iain Stringer Works
Two men. Alone. They are ambushed. There's a struggle. One escapes. The other is taken away, interrogated and imprisoned. They long for each other and fight for the day they will be reunited. To love. To Prevail.
Chriss and Damon are in love. They have rules, they have roles – and they play games. Sometimes, they hurt each other. When they play. Such is love. Love is winning. Chriss and Damon are in love.
Based on true events, Punching Judy will connect its audience to the paradigms of perpetration and survival, through the sinister world of domestic abuse.
Plush Tiger Productions
Born in Kansas in 1897, Amelia Earhart reigned as Queen of the Air until her mysterious disappearance over the Pacific in 1937. A one-woman show exploring the life and times of an extraordinary and fearless adventurer.
Questing Vole Productions
When an evil sorceress steals a powerful object, a ragtag fellowship, led by an underachieving wizard, set off on a quest. Sit back as our tavern band whisk you away on a hilarious magical adventure.
River Gypsy Productions
The reality of LGBT+ pregnancy. Alice and Melissa are a married couple who want to start a family, but it isn't easy. They document their journey on YouTube but when tragedy strikes, their grief becomes a public affair.
Queen Mary Theatre Company
Rat Race is a dark tragicomedy set in a rat cage that is at the center of a badly handled experiment. The play addresses capitalism, the modern worker, consumer culture and of course, rats.
Blue Fire Theatre Company
George and Lily Pepper are on the way down the ladder of show business success. Performing the same variety act for 15 years, they've been squabbling even longer. Noel Coward's highly comic view of a tragic relationship.
Scruffy Mutt Theatre
When a poor young girl is offered a pair of magical red shoes, it seems all her dreams will come true. But ambition comes at a cost. And soon Karen discovers that she can never stop dancing...
Cambridge University Amateur Dramatic Club
A new translation of the scandalous play from 1903 unveils intimate conversations between people before and after they have sex. Confrontational, physical and funny, it dissects the relentless mechanics of desire, gender roles and power imbalances of our time.
Jon Davis and Adam Smart
War doesn't end when the fighting stops. An old man and his younger self look at the naive excitement of young RAF recruits, through the pain of loss to the post-war rebuilding. 'Excellent and well crafted' (Noda.org.uk).
Z Theatre Company
Whitechapel, 1888. When the police discover the mutilated body of Mary Ann Nichols, a series of events take place that will change Whitechapel forever and provide an insight into the mind of history's most mysterious figure.
Curious Pheasant Theatre
An LGBTQ+ reinvention using Shakespeare’s text and physical theatre to encapsulate the passion of two warring rugby teams.
Queen Mary Theatre Company
Three Northerners and three Southerners residing in one nursing home 80 years from now. How could they possibly get along? Sit back, relax and watch the barney unfold. These oldies are not quite what they seem.
Sex Waitress Co
- A group of friends from East London try to live without shame and stop a hoard of sex offenders, known as Keiths, from destroying their world.
Stolen Elephant Theatre
Shackleton’s Stowaway is based on the real events of the legendary Endurance expedition to Antarctica. It follows the tragicomic misfortunes of Shackleton's unwelcome 18-year-old stowaway as they travel deep into the perils of the ice pack.
Quids In Theatre Company
Sherlock Holmes attempts to solve his final mystery – why did his creator, a man of logic and science believe in the supernatural? Will he make contact from beyond the grave?
Arthur is on a shouty adventure! With funny songs and exciting puppetry, Arthur learns how to be himself (and find the right time for shouting!). Based on the much-loved children's book by Angie Morgan.
Orbis Tertius Theatre
In a world lost in time there is a forgotten Figure, enter his den and lose yourself in an absurd and morbid milieu of mime. Question yourself, your self and your sanity.
Pretty Knickers Productions and New Celts Productions
Friends reunite to win Yorkshire’s Got Talent, but they need a sympathetic story. As they try to invent a sob story things take a dark turn. Will they crack under the pressure as they sing for their lives?
North of the Wall
Summer. A music festival. A group of friends celebrate their exam results. Everyone wants to have fun and forget about real life but some things are just too big to forget.
The Big I Am
From chasing girls to catching spiders, James knows what's expected of him as a man. With humour and honesty, in the landscape of #MeToo he's now forced to face his complicity in the inherited story of masculinity.
Monday afternoon. Not much going on besides a robbery and chores at Spin City launderette. Between washes and a failed robbery, Spin City users could become the unlikely beneficiaries.
Small-town England. 1963. Far from the burgeoning sexuality of swinging London, repressed teenagers experience their own revolution.
International Collegiate Theatre Festival presents Guilford College
Two little words, and suddenly your whole world changes. An A-list line-up of writers offer unique takes on the moments before, during, and after 'I do'.
Allison Hetzel, One Voice Productions, University of Alabama
Allison Hetzel (University of Alabama) returns to the Fringe after her solo show, Considering Georgia O’Keeffe (2009 and 2010). Step Mama Drama is based on true stories; step monsters and loving friends are included in this journey.
Marcus and Wilhelm
Dave and Vince wake up in a morgue... dead! Not the most promising start to the day. A brand new absurdist comedy by Marcus and Wilhelm. Produced in association with The Civic, Barnsley.
Tom and Dan
A foray into the absurd with musical sketches, Strong Tea is a pure comedy in the sense that the writers couldn't quite drum up a coherent plot. The jokes might be alright though.
Dan and Jamie. Jamie and Dan. They've been together so long sometimes it's hard to tell where one ends and the other begins. But lately it's been getting harder... A new play about love, identity and body swapping.
A unique theatre experience that engages the senses through immersive storytelling and live music. This multi-sensory theatre piece beautifully illuminates the story of a girl lost in a jungle at the age of two and reared by a family of chimpanzees.
Hush-Hush Theatre Group
When the Uber driver pulls up and asks if Terra is “Hung,” “so hung” is usually the response. She use to meditate a lot. She was in a meditation group/cult. She had a guru. She spent the first half of her life meditating and surrendering to a sociopath. So she thought she would spent the second half self-medicating and becoming a sociopath. Because life is all about balance. “If Los Angeles is the Freak Kingdom, then Hung Yung Terrarist is its Regnant Queen.” (Jarett Kobek) Additional direction by Heather Pasternak.
International Collegiate Theatre Festival presents Southwestern University
The Fall of Don Swan – a twisted Texas tale of beauty, murder and big hair. A dramatic reenactment of the infamous 1945 pageant murder of Don Swan.
Good Bad Ideas
Blackouts. Chair duets. Overacting. Brecht. Watch these students navigate the GCSE Theatre curriculum to perform a stunning show of their combined pubescent talents in this hilarious new comedy, showcasing the fond memory of amateur and GCSE Theatre.
The Georgian Theatre Royal Youth Theatre
Inspired by the blistering 2007 film This Is England, this hard-hitting new play looks at working class life in early 80s Yorkshire through the eyes of a 12-year-old boy embroiled in two very different skinhead gangs.
Gone Rogue Productions
Adapted from the classic novel, The Time Traveller attempts to alter the moment of his greatest loss. Transported to a future abandoned to creatures of beauty and terror, he discovers time cannot be so easily meddled with.
Italia Conti Ensemble 2018
Marking the centenary of women’s right to vote, Italia Conti Ensemble presents Laura Wade’s adaptation of the groundbreaking Sarah Waters novel. A dark, witty and unmissable production taking you through the world of 19th-century Music Hall.
★★★★★ (Tribe). ★★★★★ (Saint). ★★★★★ (OwlEyesMagazine.com). BoxedIn Theatre invite you into a world of family, freedom and fairy tales through a retelling of the Selkie Myth.
A Tale Told by an Idiot Theatre Company
Join Tom Duke as he deals with lovesick vampires, depressed angels, service cuts and a visit from his irritating younger self. And who ate all the custard creams? Find out, if you dare!
A one-woman theatre piece with cello accompaniment. Five hauntingly familiar stories of love, lust, infidelity, revenge and liberation with bold, shocking, and cathartic twists. Live cello music, both nostalgic and modern, builds a bridge that entwines these different worlds.
Fear No Colours
Donny wanted to be a magician. He wanted to impress people. He wanted to go down in history. But he did something horrible: something not even magic could fix. Now how will he be remembered? www.fearnocolours.com
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.
Multi award-winning MATE Productions' steampunk reimagining of this pirate classic. Adapted by Phil Willmott, with original music, spectacular design and swashbuckling battles; it’s a buccaneering adventure for all ages! Best of Liverpool Theatres 2012 and 2014. ★★★★★ (MadeUp.lv).
University of Gloucestershire
The tale of Jim Hawkins and his encounter with the formidable pirate Long John Silver and the hunt for treasure, featuring pirates, sea shanties, swashbuckling fights and a parrot!
2 actors provide a cocktail of customers in this busy northern pub: from the weird and wonderful, to the serious and cynical. All viewed from the eyes of your landlords.
A pantomime for grown-ups and grown-ups at heart. Madcap, slightly raunchy, and highly self-aware adventure with ridiculous characters, silly jokes, bizarre plot, and a very low budget. Not to be taken too seriously. Probably not suitable for children.
The Centaurs of Attention
Is this the story of Enriqueta, the most evil, callous and cold-blooded woman to ever walk the earth or is it the story of a misogynistic tabloid press satisfying their readers' desires for sadistic fantasies?
Westcliff Boys Theatre
Responding to Beckett's Godot, this play explores tensions in education between preparing for big events and valuing everyday life. Whether you are a student, teacher or pupil, are you spending too much time Waiting for Ofsted?
Error 404 Theatre Company
A dark comedy about a dead wife, a widower, and his four terrible friends. Ignorant to the truth, alcohol and a few harsh words will reveal all.
Three Sisters Productions
In Siofra Dromgoole’s playful and sincere script, four young women reflect upon what it is to grow up in the 21st century: reflecting on themselves, their friendship and the politics of the day.
Toby Jenkins hates boarding school. He doesn't fit in. When a new boy arrives and announces he is Jesus Christ, Toby is caught up in a vicious schoolboy war. Can a miracle save him?
Wellington Theatre Company
Across five centuries of British history, small groups of children seek sanctuary in the same solid, old wardrobe. It’s the safest place they know – but is it safe enough?
The play delves into history by exploring how children survive dramatic events from 1400 to the present. In the safety of the Wardrobe, their secrets are revealed. CYD returns to the Fringe. This play is unmissable.
Six actors. One hour. No script. Told through a series of connected two-person narratives; this simple and intimate show promises wacky goings-on underpinned by compelling characters and relationships, all based on your suggestions!
St Marylebone Theatre Company
St Marylebone Theatre Company explore the experiences of women in the 20th and 21st century, asking where have we come from and who do we want to be?
An Archduke assassinated. Europe on a knife edge. Four academic addicts trying to solve a murder. An idiotic killer. Death cult deception. Sword fights and feminism. Forensics and future queens. Politics and potatoes. Hilarious historical satire.
Theatre Re and Fourth Monkey
Anna has been painting all her life but as she struggles for inspiration, her creativity becomes stifled. Her vivid imagination collides with childhood memories in an explosion of human experience.
Make Theatre Great Again!
A verbatim play created from interviews conducted across America in late 2016, Women for Trump is a powerful exploration of why five women were, or were not, persuaded to vote for Donald Trump.
Lee Harvey Oswald, suspected assassin of President Kennedy, is gunned down by Jack Ruby live on national television. Ruby: The Mafia's man in Dallas. Really? 'Absolutely terrific' (List). 'Intensely brilliant acting' (BroadwayBaby.com).