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Nothing Ever Happens Here

Balearico Nudissimo

Summerhall presents 'Balearico Nudissimo', a night of sun touched sensitive soul, Euro-pop and Reggae-Not Reggae. Music supplied by Andrea Montalto
_Time: 23.00 (240 mins)

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A night of rapturous soul music, with rugged rhythms and deep blue grooves playing long into the midnight hours…
_Time: 23.00 (240 mins)

Stand Up Against Extinction: Comedy curated by Tom Neenan

A night of stand up curated by Tom Neenan and inspired by our collective ability to retreat to the Winchester with our tails between our legs.
_Time: ( mins)

Extinction Rebellion: Tapestry

Tapestry is a durational performance about an imaginary saint and the power of collective action. Our saint is not one person, but many, brought to life in a durational performance which embodies regenerative culture.
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Extinction Rebellion: Jenny Feather and the Powers That Be

As the climate breakdown ramps up, the chaos in the world causes chaos on a much more personal scale for Jenny. All the while she is stalked by a shadowy figure with seemingly boundless control over her life.
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Extinction Rebellion: Plastic is not fantastic

Plastic is not fantastic reflects on the impact plastic has on our planet, ecosystems and, ultimately, ourselves.
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Extinction Rebellion: The Rebellion Will Be Harmonised

Come and learn some harmonised pieces to sing at climate change actions. The workshops - a singing workshop and a songwriting workshop - will draw on original harmony songs written for XR, songs written for campaign choirs across the UK, and historical songs expressing solidarity with environmental and social justice campaigns around the world.
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Summerhall Drinks Lab

Science of the Sesh 3.0

Delve into the wonderful world of Science of the Sesh, with fun experiments, craft Scottish spirits and delicious cocktails, while learning about the science and history of your favourite drinks!
_Time: 15.30, 20.30 (60 mins)

The Wardrobe Ensemble

The Wardrobe Ensemb-Wheel of Fortune

Part pub quiz, part performance, with live music, highly desirable prizes and an original theme tune. Would be nice to see you, to see you… All proceeds donated to charity.
_Time: 22.35 (50 mins)

Dirty Protest

If That Makes Me a Bitch, OK.

Six of Wales’ most exciting writers. Six short plays. One late night extravaganza. Come join the Dirty Protest gang for a night of plays in response to Madonna’s famous 1992 quote about being a strong and ambitious woman.
_Time: 22.35 (50 mins)

Just Club

Standing Too Close On Our Own In The Dark

A gig-theatre event which is as vibrant and hopeful as it is melancholic - a romantic tragedy which sees its performer labour over a journal of original poetry and comedic monologue with encouragement from a live band.
_Time: 22.35 (50 mins)


Pecs: Soft Bois

Soft, sensual and fresh from their extended sell-out run of SEX SEX MEN MEN at The Yard Theatre, the one and only Pecs bois are making their Edinburgh debut, bringing you some new feels straight from their aching hearts.
_Time: 22.35 (50 mins)

Poor Michelle Productions

VIOLET by Bebe Sanders

Violet is a new play about human connection and inter-generational friendships. It quietly explores themes of mental health, dementia, and loneliness without forgetting the often funny and absurd moments of ordinary life.
_Time: 22.35 (50 mins)

Daniel Kitson

Daniel Kitson: Shenanigan

Something new, vaguely experimental, unfinished and frankly, quite unlikely to ever be finished, by Daniel Kitson.
_Time: 22.35 (90 mins)

White Crane Productions

The Unreturn of Lydia Osborn

Created in the mountains of Georgia, and inspired by Mary Oliver's powerful poem 'The Lost Children', The Unreturn of Lydia Osborn weaves fiction and reality to create a collage of powerful original theatrical stories of loss, escape, rupture and joy.
_Time: 20.30 (60 mins)

Soho Theatre in association with Show and Tell

Sh!t Theatre Drink Rum with Expats

Celebrating their final year as Europeans, ‘the rising stars of performance art’ (Telegraph) Sh!t Theatre travelled to Malta and found mystery and murder in the fight to be European. ★★★★ - The Guardian, ★★★★ - The Sunday Times
_Time: 20.05 (75 mins)

NEHH & 432 Present

Grandmaster Flash - Hip Hop People, Places and Things - CANCELLED

With access to archival master recordings, images, and videos from the vaults of the major record labels, Grandmaster Flash’s live show is a celebration of Hip Hop’s most formative decade.
_Time: 19.30 (180 mins)

The Story of Books

Unicorns, Almost - An Audio Installation

An immersive audio experience and installation based on the play by Owen Sheers about the life and work of WW2 poet Keith Douglas.
_Time: 13.15, 15.15, 17.15 (60 mins)


The Eradication of Schizophrenia in Western Lapland

A last chance to see Ridiculusmus’s 2014 Fringe hit and the first part of their mental health trilogy. The Eradication of Schizophrenia in Western Lapland is informed by a treatment for psychosis that has seen amazing results in Western Lapland.
_Time: 13.00 (60 mins)

Ben Walters

Dr Duckie’s Homemade Mutant Hope Machines

Utopia ain’t gonna build itself. This call to arms, based on doctoral research with queer performance collective Duckie, proposes new ways of thinking, feeling and acting to make better worlds, right here, right now.
_Time: 14.00 (90 mins)

Fringe University

University Professors at the Fringe Networking Event

Fringe University believes that the Edinburgh Fringe makes an excellent classroom. Come meet and network with other university professors from around the world planning to, or already using, the Fringe for educational purposes.
_Time: 11.00 (90 mins)


BBC Virtual Reality Experience

Come and try a range of the latest BBC virtual reality experiences – from incredible explorations across the planet to journeys into time and space.
_Time: 16.30, 17.00, 17.30, 18.00, 18.30, 19.00 (30 mins)

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Brighde Chaimbeul & Aidan O'Rourke

Winner of the 2016 BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award, and 2017 Scots Trad Music Awards ‘Up and Coming’ nominee, Skye musician and piper Brìghde Chaimbeul is one of Scotland’s fastest rising stars.
_Time: 19.00 (180 mins)

ScotBeer Tours

Barney's Brewery Tour and Walkabout

Step behind the old horse stable doors and discover Summerhall's very own brewery: Barney's Beer.
_Time: 11.30, 14.15, 18.00 (90 mins)

Swallow the Sea Caravan Theatre

Swallow the Sea Caravan Theatre

Join us inside a converted 1970s caravan for puppetry, shadows, absurd object theatre and live soundscapes to get lost in. Escape into a wildly different world where no experience is ever the same.
_Time: 11.00, 11.45, 12.30, 13.10, 13.55, 15.15, 15.55, 16.35, 17.15 (20 mins)

The Shift Theatre

Hallowed Ground

From Serbian snowfields to deserts in Afghanistan, four women unite across a century.
_Time: 17.20 (60 mins)


Bomb Happy

A verbatim play about ordinary young men in extraordinary times. Bomb Happy evocatively brings to life the powerful testimonies of five Normandy Veterans, inexperienced young conscripts, who find themselves part of one of the most dangerous operations of World War II.
_Time: 14.20, 15.40 (70 mins)

Nothing Ever Happens Here & Cryptic

Kathryn Joseph - From When I Wake

An intimate and provocative live performance that 'evolves into a hypnotic whirlwind of warring emotions' (Herald), Cryptic's critically acclaimed, poignant staging of award-winning singer Kathryn Joseph's second album returns by popular demand.
_Time: 20.00 (60 mins)

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Start to End Perform Taylor Swift's 1989

Some of Scotland’s leading young musicians come together as Start to End. Experience a live band’s interpretation of Taylor Swift’s 2014 breakthrough album ‘1989’
_Time: 23.00 (240 mins)

Nothing Ever Happens Here and Braw Gigs

Shoot Your Shot

Queer stalwart' (Dazed and Confused), Shoot Your Shot will be throttling into Summerhall for their Fringe opening party! feat. Lezzer Quest, Cormac.
_Time: 23.00 (240 mins)

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Incinerator Artist Party

Heat will rise for one night only (for a second time…) to ignite The Dissection Room with fed-after-midnight electro disco, homegrown in Summerhall’s last industrial graveyard. Featuring: MISS WORLD, The Royal Dick, Gnomatron, Dozen Draft.
_Time: 23.00 (240 mins)



BALKANARAMA are back at Summerhall this August with their incredible sell-out show. This riotous night brings you the best of tastes and sounds of the Balkans – expect superb live music, gypsy belly dancing, Balkan Beats DJs, bespoke live visuals, Balkan rakija, costume boudoirs and more. 
_Time: 22.30 (270 mins)

The Story of Books

Unicorns, Almost

'Wonderful' (Margaret Atwood). Unicorns, Almost is a play by Owen Sheers about the life and work of WWII poet Keith Douglas. A one-man show in an immersive space with accompanying exhibition. Produced by The Story of Books.
_Time: 13.15 (60 mins)

Palmer and Hall Music

Dead Equal

A herstory about women warriors; weaving verbatim testimony of contemporary army servicewomen with the true story of Flora Sandes, heroine on the Allied front line in the First World War, set to music by Rose Miranda Hall.
_Time: 19.00 (60 mins)

Creative Electric

The Happiness Project

'At first you feel a winding pain... you get used to it, then you develop a liking to it...' The Happiness Project explores our need for non-sexual physical contact in our highly digital era.
_Time: 14.20 (50 mins)

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Emma Pollock

Scottish singer-songwriter and Chemikal Underground co-founder Emma Pollock made her name in indie pop outfit The Delgados and is known for her unique brand of lavishly lyrical songwriting, all elevated by the honeyed liquid clarity of her voice.
_Time: 19.00 (180 mins)

432 Presents

Tom McGuire and The Brassholes

Tom McGuire & The Brassholes are an eclectic modern-soul-funk 8 piece band from Glasgow. Taking inspiration from classic 70s funk and soul as well as the likes of modern funk purveyors Vulfpeck and Snarky Puppy.
_Time: 19.00 (180 mins)

Nothing Ever Happens Here and Braw Gigs

Dylan Carlson (Earth)

Carlson’s musical explorations can be traced back to his pioneering work with the minimalist ensemble Earth—from the groundbreaking drone metal of Earth 2 to the ominous instrumental twang of Hex. His solo work under drcarlsonalbion veered into English folklore.
_Time: 19.00 (180 mins)

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Broken Records

Broken Records come to Summerhall for their only live date in 2019 to put on a special show celebrating the bands four album back catalogue as well as a look forward to future releases. Expect old songs, new songs and a few surprises.
_Time: 19.00 (180 mins)

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Siobhan Wilson

Edinburgh songwriter Siobhan Wilson plays a hometown show, bringing songs from her new record The Departure. 'Magical, beautiful, haunting' - BBC Music
_Time: 19.00 (180 mins)

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Rhythm Machine

Rhythm Machine is a night of dance music and performance art. Each week in August DJ's Yves, William Francis and special guests play unboundaried dance music across genres.
_Time: 23.00 (240 mins)

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Rachel Sermanni - So It Turns Album Launch

Rachel Sermanni returns with her new record So It Turns, a collection of songs inspired by her time studying & volunteering at a Buddhist monastery.
_Time: 19.00 (180 mins)

Nothing Ever Happens Here

Peter Broderick sings the songs of Arthur Russell

A celebration of the music of the great experimental cellist & songwriter Arthur Russell. This performance follows on from an acclaimed show at Celtic Connections, featuring Peter Broderick and a live band made up of members of Scottish acts C Duncan, Admiral Fallow, Monoganon, Yous and WOLF.
_Time: 19.00 (180 mins)

Nothing Ever Happens Here and Braw Gigs

Optimo (Espacio)

Renowned for their visionary and exploratory musical approach during DJ sets, as well as throwing some of the best parties on the planet, the legendary duo of JD Twitch and JG Wilkes return to Summerhall with another Optimo (Espacio).
_Time: 23.00 (240 mins)

Demi Nandhra

Life is No Laughing Matter

Life is No Laughing Matter's a performance about mental illness, suicide and radical cures attempts. Expect a selfish woman, her reluctant, shy doesn't-want-to-be-there partner, a f*ck ton of bananas, holy water and Yoko Ono.
_Time: 13.00 (60 mins)

Nothing Ever Happens Here

Andrew Wasylyk: The Paralian

Scottish writer, producer and multi-instrumentalist Andrew Wasylyk brings his acclaimed new record The Paralian to Edinburgh. Conceptualised as part of an extended residency at arts centre and historic house Hospitalfield, The Paralian was released in April to rave reviews.
_Time: 19.00 (180 mins)

Volcano Theatre

The Populars

A fun, provocative foursome raises the heat on the dance floor. They've questions for you, things on their minds, an awesome playlist... Expect sweat, sequins, and a playful take on what unites or divides us in uncertain times.
_Time: 21.20 (60 mins)

Mats Staub, Swiss Selection Edinburgh

21: Memories of Growing Up

When did you turn 21? Featuring interviews with 200 people from around the world about becoming an adult, video installation 21 is an urgent reminder that we have more in common than sets us apart. 'Addictive' (Guardian).
_Time: 10.00, 12.00, 14.00, 16.00 (120 mins)

432 Presents


Niteworks blur the lines between Scottish traditional, folk and Gaelic music with contemporary electronica, creating a unique and exhilarating sound.
_Time: 19.00 (180 mins)

Created and Hosted by Jo Fong and Sonia Hughes

Neither Here Nor There

Funny, intimate, political, a bit livid, powerful, powerless and patient. Sonia and Jo host a series of conversations that happen over 6 minutes. They have questions about how it’s all going.
_Time: 19.15 (90 mins)

Indigenous Contemporary Scene

Native Girl Syndrome

Native Girl Syndrome is inspired by the experience of Lara Kramer's own grandmother’s migration from a remote Canadian First Nations community.
_Time: 16.20 (60 mins)

Chris Goode and Company

Narcolepsy - CANCELLED

Chris Goode's new solo show uses the life and death of River Phoenix to look back on the turbulent experience of queer life in the 90s, including the intense summer of his first Edinburgh Fringe, twenty-five years ago.
_Time: 13.00 (70 mins)

Natasha Dodsworth

My Uncomfortable Wardrobe

This one-woman show takes an honest, funny and revealing look at the everyday pressure of women squeezing themselves into uncomfortable outfits and situations and the marks this leaves behind.
_Time: 14.30 (50 mins)

Eva O'Connor


A one woman show about heartbreak, madness and how condiments are the ultimate coping mechanism from award-winning playwright & performer Eva O’Connor.
_Time: 11.30 (55 mins)

Indigenous Contemporary Scene

Miijin Ki (Eating Land)

Presented by Indigenous Contemporary Scene, Miijin Ki is a new work from Lara Kramer. Witness four bodies navigating colonial values of land ownership.
_Time: 16.00 (60 mins)

Jennifer Irons

Yukon Ho! (Tall Tales from the Great White North)

Comic dance-theatre conceived and performed by Yukon born ‘Intrepid’ Jen.  This is the story of Jen’s life and survival in the remote wilds of the Yukon Territory, Northern Canada... and her ultimate escape.
_Time: 17.30, 17.50 (60 mins)

People Zoo Productions

Men Chase Women Choose

Men Chase Women Choose is an informative and uproarious feminist romp that features fruit flies, film, physical theatre and a flute solo.
_Time: 14.30 (60 mins)



Imagine the moment of waking up is actually the moment when your dream begins. In light of this new and strange reality, how can we save you from the unspeakable horrors which lurk in the dark tunnels of your mind?
_Time: 13.00, 13.30, 14.00, 14.30, 15.00, 15.30, 16.00, 16.30, 17.00, 17.30, 18.00, 18.30, 19.00, 19.30, 20.00, 20.30, 21.00, 21.30 (30 mins)

The Whisper Theatre Collective

Wild Women and Oneironauts

Double Bill. Wild Women - a hilarious, irreverent journey of feminine stories. Oneironauts - a sensorial journey into the mysteries of the dreamscape.
_Time: 20.50 (85 mins)

Claire Dowie and Colin Watkeys

When I Fall If I Fall

Leaping barriers of age, sexuality and gender, Gloria prepares to dance the Can-Can one last time. Written and performed by the pioneering Claire Dowie and directed by Colin Watkeys.
_Time: 16.00 (60 mins)

Meeting Place Theatre and Teresa and Andrzej Welminski Foundation


Limbo is where art and theatre blur. Where memory, history and literature collide. Where the audience wait and judge, judge the waiting and wait for judgement.
_Time: 14.30 (80 mins)



One human. Twenty-six thousand animals. A wildly intimate, inter-species meditation on mass animal disappearance. From the 2018 Herald Angel award-winning Mechanimal.
_Time: 13.00 (60 mins)


Uncensored, by Frances Poet

When a teenage tech genius has a racist word shouted at her, she decides to delete the word from the entire internet. It's a sensation. But what will she delete next? And where will it end?
_Time: 18.00 (60 mins)

Cardboard Citizens


A Windrush generation boxer, a Polish migrant marked with a tattoo and a man with a bottle of gin and a television in his shopping trolley.  Playfully serious and seriously playful.Last seen at the Fringe with Cathy in 2017, Cardboard Citizens return with an eye opening collection of homeless histories. Are we mere bystanders?    
_Time: 11.30 (60 mins)

Indigenous Contemporary Scene, CanadaHub

Kanata Cabaret Hour

Kanata Cabaret Hour: a radical offering of dance, music, and live art from uniquely Indigenous and Scottish perspectives. This isn’t your coloniser’s cabaret, it's self-determined Indigenous badassery!
_Time: 19.00 (60 mins)

Teuchter Company – Colin Bramwell

Umbrella Man

The story of a young man from the north of Scotland who tries to prove the Earth is flat: a tale of friendship, loss and conspiracy that will take you on a journey to the outer limits of common sense, and beyond.  
_Time: 10.00 (60 mins)

Rebecca Northan, Spontaneous Theatre, CanadaHub

Blind Date

A sexy French clown goes on a blind date with a willing gentleman from the audience. Expect improv, naughty clowning, strong language, spiritual nudity and hilarity.  
_Time: 21.00 (90 mins)

Mandy Tootill

Twin Peaks

Twin Peaks is an honest and fearless account of being diagnosed with breast cancer at the age of 30.  Faced with her own mortality, Mandy laughs into the cleavage of cancer.
_Time: 11.30 (60 mins)

Helen Milne Productions

Islander: A New Musical

Eilidh stares out to sea and dreams of a new life beyond her lonely island. Myth and reality collide when the tide washes a mysterious stranger onto her beach, changing her life forever.
_Time: 10.00 (60 mins)

Francesca Moody Productions

Baby Reindeer by Richard Gadd

Edinburgh Comedy Award Winner Richard Gadd has a chilling story to tell about obsession, delusion, and the terrifying ramifications of a fleeting mistake.   An unmissable debut play, directed by Olivier Award Winner Jon Brittain.
_Time: 18.25, 22.35 (65 mins)

Indigenous Contemporary Scene

This Time It Will Be Different

This Time It Will Be Different denounces the Canadian government's discourse on Indigenous people and takes a critical look at the national reconciliation industry.
_Time: 16.00 (60 mins)

Dirty Protest

How to Be Brave

Siân Owen's one-woman play, produced by the company behind fringe hit Sugar Baby,  is about what we're made of and learning to be brave when your world’s falling apart.
_Time: 15.45 (60 mins)

Sparklab Productions

The Ladies Room, by Gemma Bedeau

How do you stay friends when people change? Join Amy, Becca and Keisha in Gemma Bedeau's The Ladies Room on a girls' night out. Alcohol, resentments and revelations lead to a confrontation that cannot be ignored.
_Time: 18.00 (30 mins)

Naked Productions

The Grape That Rolled Under the Fridge, by Matilda Ibini

An Afrofuturist tale about identity, familial relationships and the ever encroaching surveillance state, by award-winning writer Matilda Ibini.
_Time: 18.00 (30 mins)

Unfolding Theatre

Hold On Let Go

Last seen at Summerhall in 2016 with Putting The Band Back Together, Unfolding Theatre return with a new show about memory and what we pass on.
_Time: 20.40 (60 mins)

Bertrand Lesca and Nasi Voutsas

The End

In this new piece, Bert and Nasi dance the end of their relationship, imagining what a future without each other might look like.
_Time: 11.30 (55 mins)

Pickering's Gin, Summerhall Distillery

A Pickering's Gin Jolly

Take a gin jolly with Pickering’s Gin in their home at Summerhall Distillery. Pickering’s and Tonic in hand, discover how the former kennels of the Royal (Dick) Vet School came to be Edinburgh’s first exclusive gin distillery in 150 years.
_Time: 14.00, 16.00, 18.00 (75 mins)


A Khoisan Woman, by Zodwa Nyoni

Saartjie Baartman is the proud embodiment of the Khoisan women. But in London 1810, she is the Hottentot Venus, alluring and primitive. A powerful story of race and sexual commodification.
_Time: 18.00 (30 mins)


Green & Blue

Green & Blue explores the painful and humorous realities faced by the individuals who patrolled the Irish border during the height of the conflict. Written by Laurence McKeown.
_Time: 19.00, 19.20 (60 mins)

By Tim Cowbury, Directed by Mark Maughan, Producer: James Quaife

The Claim

A bold, imaginative response to the stories of those seeking refuge in the UK, The Claim asks what happens when your life is at stake and all you have to save it are your words.
_Time: 12.50 (65 mins)


Garlands, by Satinder Chohan

It's Khush's wedding day but she's confronted by a group of men objecting to her marriage as a Sikh with a non-Sikh in the Gurdwara. Can she persuade them to back down, to salvage her wedding and her faith?
_Time: 18.00 (30 mins)


Give Me Your Love

Back for one show only, Give Me Your Love is a seriously funny play informed by medical research and real-life testimonies.
_Time: 16.05 (60 mins)

Middle Child

The Canary and the Crow

The award-winning Middle Child present The Canary and the Crow, brand new gig theatre about the journey of a working class black kid who is accepted to a prestigious grammar school.
_Time: 19.50 (65 mins)

Francesca Moody Productions

Square Go

The unmissable, Fringe-First-award-winning show from Kieran Hurley and Gary McNair returns. A raucous play about playground violence, myths of masculinity and the challenge to step up or run.
_Time: 21.15 (60 mins)


Faking It, by Owen Whitelaw

During a Radio 3 live broadcast, a private detective stuns the audience by accusing a best-selling author of murder. The author denies the accusation and sets out to prove her innocence to the audience.
_Time: 18.00 (30 mins)

Clout Theatre / Performance Infinity


A show about food. From primitive struggle, through baroque excess to technological perversion, how has our relationship with nourishment changed throughout history? This one-woman show employs physical theatre, clowning and multimedia to delve into consumerism's excesses and extremes.
_Time: 20.30, 22.20 (60 mins)

Annie Cusick Wood, Honolulu Theatre Production supported by Catherine Wheels


Sparkle, who loves to dress in tutus, tiaras and sparkly dresses, finds on his first day of school that not everyone wants to let him shine. In this playful and poignant show, Sparkle discovers the joy of standing up for himself and being unique.  
_Time: 10.20 (40 mins)

Karl Jay-Lewin and Matteo Fargion

Extremely Pedestrian Chorales

Extremely Pedestrian Chorales celebrates the commonplace experience and movement language of the pedestrian as an act of beauty, meaning and gentle comedy.
_Time: 20.30 (55 mins)

Tomson Highway, Patricia Cano, Marcus Ali, CanadaHub

Songs in the Key of Cree

Cree-Canadian playwright Tomson Highway is one of history's most important Canadians (Maclean's Magazine). Presented by Indigenous Contemporary Scene, he is accompanied by singer Patricia Cano and saxophonist Marcus Ali in this vivid compilation.
_Time: 19.00 (60 mins)

From Start to Finnish

Ejaculation – Discussions About Female Sexuality

Is female ejaculation the last taboo? Performance about sexuality and desires, based on interviews with women from various backgrounds. Through a personal journey, the performance creates safe space for self-discovery and explores the collective.
_Time: 20.55 (60 mins)

The Theatre Centre, CanadaHub

Sea Sick

The ocean contains the switch of life. Not land, not the atmosphere. The ocean. And that switch can be turned off... Acclaimed science journalist Alanna Mitchell performs her terrifying, laugh-out-loud and ultimately hopeful story about climate change.
_Time: 12.30 (70 mins)

Paines Plough and Theatr Clwyd

Dexter and Winter's Detective Agency

By Nathan Bryon. When Dexter’s mum is sent to jail for getting mixed up in a jewellery robbery, it’s up to Dexter and Winter to get her out. A madcap adventure by Nathan Bryon (CBeebies' Rastamouse).
_Time: 11.20 (50 mins)


Questions for Quiz Shows, by Thomas Pickles

Cora is at the festival, living with Anabelle and her two children. When Cora returns from seeing her ex-boyfriend perform, she is no longer just a lodger.
_Time: 18.00 (30 mins)

ARTICLE 11, CanadaHub

Deer Woman

'My name is Lila and I am a proud Blackfoot woman. What I am doing is illegal.' So begins Deer Woman, a solo warrior-woman story of righteous vengeance created by ARTICLE 11, presented by Indigenous Contemporary Scene.
_Time: 14.30 (90 mins)

Paines Plough and Theatr Clwyd


By Charley Miles. One sister stayed at home to care for Dad. The other set out to "make a difference". A beautiful, ferocious play from Charley Miles about the bonds that tie us and how we sometimes need to break them.
_Time: 11.20, 14.15 (70 mins)

The Chop, CanadaHub

Pathetic Fallacy

A performer steps out of the show for personal reasons. Every day, a different stand-in takes on the central role to replace her. A live green screen is the backdrop for this show about the weather.
_Time: 17.00 (60 mins)

Vacuum Theatre


Multi award-winning writer Kit Redstone ('multi-layered and gripping' Lyn Gardner on previous show Testosterone) and director Jessica Edwards explore the epic battles within the mind and the incredible power of the psyche to protect itself from pain.
_Time: 14.30 (60 mins)

Naked Productions

Pass, by Kate O’Donnell

A mother and daughter's relationship through transition... A funny, compassionate and modern drama about family relationships from award-winning performer and writer, Kate O'Donnell.
_Time: 18.00 (30 mins)

Boundless Theatre and Boom Shakalaka Productions


A musical feast for the ears, eyes and heart, Brigitte Aphrodite and Quiet Boy’s new show lands from Margate. Find your flock, ruffle some feathers and discover empathy is the new punk.
_Time: 17.05 (60 mins)

Naked Productions

Out of Your Mind, by Naomi Sheldon

Three students, one underground tunnel and some very scary sounds... An exploration of what happens to the mind in an age of surveillance. What is the mind capable of when all you have is your imagination?
_Time: 18.00 (30 mins)

Bertrand Lesca and Nasi Voutsas


Taking as its point of departure the polarisation of politics today, One begins amid the ruins of an unresolved conflict. Nasi’s on a ladder. He’s not coming down any time soon. It’s time for Bert’s solo career to begin.
_Time: 22.00 (65 mins)

Paines Plough and Theatr Clwyd

On the Other Hand, We're Happy

By Daf James. A single Dad meets his adopted daughter for the first time. Then he agrees to meet her birth mother. A tender, funny, hopeful play about being a mum when your name is Dad.
_Time: 11.20, 14.15 (70 mins)

Julia Croft and Nisha Madhan

Working On My Night Moves

Breaking the rules, the patriarchy and the time/space continuum. A search for a feminist futurism and a gesture toward the impossible. An ode to utopia. Or just some moves in the night.
_Time: 21.55 (60 mins)

Victor Esses and Ellie Keel Productions

Where to Belong

What makes a home for you? Victor Esses is Jewish-Lebanese, Brazilian and gay. Start your day with a tender exploration of how to find your place in a rich, complex world of identities. Emerge Performance Prize shortlisted.
_Time: 10.10 (50 mins)

Trick of the Light Theatre


From makers of The Bookbinder comes a lo-fi wi-fi fable in the vein of Stranger Things, combining storytelling, projection, and puppetry. 'Merging magic realism, sharp writing and brilliant performances' ★★★★★ -
_Time: 12.05 (55 mins)

Anne Welenc, Swiss Selection Edinburgh


Kim is an actress. She is also a sex worker, a bartender, German, Polish and more. Which identity is most important? Traumgirl explores female sex work and who pays the price. Performed in response to Daniel Hellmann's Traumboy.
_Time: 20.10 (75 mins)

Daniel Hellman, Swiss Selection Edinburgh


Daniel is an artist. He is also a sex worker. Traumboy explores why he chose this profession and why having sex for money is still considered taboo. Where do your boundaries lie? Performed in response to Anne Welenc's Traumgirl.
_Time: 20.10 (75 mins)

Reetta Honkakoski Company in association with From Start to Finnish

The Desk

One teacher. Five students. Five desks. A powerfully compelling show about dogma. Inspired by personal experience of a cult, this meticulous ensemble piece explores the seductive power of discipline, hierarchy and the search for an ultimate truth.
_Time: 11.35 (60 mins)

Avalon and BBC Arts

Resurrecting Bobby Awl

Introducing Bobby Awl: Edinburgh urchin, poor, half-starved, violent yet beloved. Bobby, once robbed of his place in Scottish mythology, here resurrected by Brian Catling, author of the Vorrh trilogy.
_Time: 16.00 (60 mins)

Lewys Holt


Miscommunication and confusion are often things to be avoided, but what if you just lay into them? What if there's actually nothing else? Big questions. Existential meanderings. Don't worry. I have a PowerPoint.
_Time: 20.45 (50 mins)

Matthew Hall

My Name Is Irrelevant

A man gives a thought-provoking and humorous lecture about all the people he has met in his life, but as he delves deeper his mind begins to unravel.
_Time: 17.45 (60 mins)

Spitfire Company

Miss AmeriKa

In a collage of music, text, photography and animation, Miss AmeriKa tells the story of a New York misfit's experience of immigration, loneliness and dislocation.
_Time: 18.45 (55 mins)

Tangram Theatre Company and James Rowland

James Rowland's Team Viking

When Tom is diagnosed with cancer, he asks best mates James and Sarah to give him a viking burial. This is the hilarious heart-lifting story about them doing just that. 'Joyous' ★★★★★
_Time: 21.00 (65 mins)

Tangram Theatre Company and James Rowland

James Rowland's Songs of Friendship

Experience James's joyous hymn to friendship in all its messy glory across three stories in one night. You'll laugh. You'll cry. A unique Edinburgh experience. 'A master storyteller' ★★★★ -
_Time: 21.00 (240 mins)

Tangram Theatre Company and James Rowland

James Rowland's Revelations

Two years ago James' best friends, Sarah and Emma, asked him for his sperm. A storytelling show about trying to do the right thing. 'Flooded with love' ★★★★ - The Stage
_Time: 21.00 (70 mins)

Tangram Theatre Company and James Rowland

James Rowland's A Hundred Different Words for Love

Five years ago, James met the love of his life. Two years later, they broke up. A story about love, words and the word love. 'Stunning' ★★★★★ - The Reviews Hub
_Time: 21.00 (70 mins)

Emma Frankland


Bearing sharp knives and shooting fireballs into the air, Emma Frankland (double Fringe First award-winner) tackles the current fascination with transgender lives and interrogates the controversial bio-technology of HRT. It's messy, it's on fire and it's politically charged.
_Time: 21.10 (60 mins)

Cie No Way Back / Milan Emmanuel


FrontX shows a range of international hip-hop street artists who combine exceptional energy and resilience. Their fascinating personal life stories are the main theme of the show. How do these atypical individuals transcend their difficulties through their artistic practice?
_Time: 15.00 (60 mins)

National Theatre Wales

For All I Care

Clara and Nyri. Two very different women. Two complicated lives. Both having a very bad day. Interweaving and unexpected connections collide in this fast-moving, touchingly funny one-woman show by Alan Harris.
_Time: 13.30 (60 mins)

Lewys Holt


Footnotes is a parody of an academic lecture whose verbose and dense language is frequently derailed by footnotes that could entail any number of diversions including, but not limited to, dancing, oversharing, surreal narratives or flirting.
_Time: 20.45 (50 mins)

Nathaniel Hall presented by Dibby Theatre with Waterside Arts

First Time

'Remember your first time? I can't forget mine...' HIV+ theatre-maker Nathaniel Hall presents a funny, frank autobiographical show about staying positive in a negative world.
_Time: 16.15 (65 mins)

Catherine Hoffmann

Cyst-er Act

Cyst-er Act. A messy live art musical about the bloody realms of the womb. What's it like to have your fallopian tube hacked off or to birth a 10lb cyst? Find out through gospel, death metal and punk.
_Time: 12.05 (55 mins)

National Theatre Wales

Cotton Fingers

Aoife's hungry and bored. Cillian makes a mean toastie. After boredom and hunger are satisfied in Cillian's bed, Aoife's life changes forever. As social and political upheaval grips her country, can Aoife regain control over her future?
_Time: 12.15 (60 mins)

Kopergietery, KGbe, Arsenaal/Lazarus, Richard Jordan Productions, TRP, BiB, Summerhall


In the overwhelming, desolate landscape of the Faroe Islands, a young person is found. Washed ashore. Adapted from Johan Harstad's acclaimed novel into a thrilling verbal, musical and visual experience by multiple Fringe First winners Kopergietery.
_Time: 10.00 (70 mins)

Temple Independent Theatre Company (Egypt)

Before the Revolution

By mixing fiction and non-fiction, this performance transports the audience to the moment before the inevitable eruption, allowing them to understand and feel the causes that led to the revolution, within a specifically designed visual and soundscape.
_Time: 21.50 (40 mins)

Catherine Graindorge

Before the End

Catherine Graindorge – writer, violinist and actress – distils emotions with words, images and music to construct a moving story about the loss of her father. Acclaimed by press and audience in Belgium. Universal and emotional.
_Time: 13.15 (60 mins)

Sean Mahoney

Back of the Head with a Brick

Sean Mahoney returns to the Fringe after last year's critically acclaimed run with Until You Hear That Bell. A story about finding love.
_Time: 11.30 (60 mins)

Sarah-Jane Scott – Supported by Culture Ireland


Darkly comic tale of finding love in rural Ireland, a lifelong quest to settle down and a bride that flees her own reception. Can Sorcha ever go back?
_Time: 19.15 (60 mins)

China Plate, Cambridge Junction and The Yard Theatre

All of Me

An absurd exploration of wanting to live, wanting to die and what can happen if we sit together with the dark. Written and performed by Olivier Award nominee Caroline Horton, directed by Alex Swift (Mess).
_Time: 15.10 (70 mins)

Alpo Aaltokoski Company in association with From Start to Finnish

Ali and Alpo

A beautiful wordless dialogue between Iraqi traditional music and Finnish contemporary dance. The piece touchingly draws out the human experience and the consequences of an increasingly restrictive asylum policy.
_Time: 13.05 (40 mins)

Mercimax, Swiss Selection Edinburgh


Eight spectators. Eight ordinary people. But how ordinary are they really? What makes someone a suspect? Featuring original choreography and whispered secrets, this intimate play of appearance and reality challenges the judgements we make every day.
_Time: 16.30, 17.15, 18.30, 19.15 (25 mins)

World Headquarters & Nat Turner Live

100% Soul with the Voices of Virtue Gospel Choir Live

Experience Motown and soul classics all performed live by the outstanding, full 16-piece Voices of Virtue Gospel Choir band and horn section.
_Time: 19.00 (180 mins)

Chang Dance Theatre

Taiwan Season: Bout

Taiwan's award-winning Chang brothers (co-creators of Bon 4 Bon, a five-star hit at the 2018 Fringe) bounce back with a new trio that reveals fresh facets of their fraternal relationships and inherent conflicts of male bonding.
_Time: 10.20 (40 mins)

MILKE and Dee & Cornelius


Shit is an award-winning, compelling, raw and powerful play which examines the intersections of class and misogyny. It is provocative, tragic, heartbreaking, bracing and bitterly funny.
_Time: 16.50 (60 mins)

Harry Clayton-Wright

Sex Education

One parent refuses to talk about sex. The other buys their child gay porn DVDs. Sex Education blends startling performance, moving storytelling, a no-holds-barred interview with Harry's mum and some good old-fashioned gay porn.
_Time: 19.10 (60 mins)

Phosphoros Theatre

Pizza Shop Heroes

Performed by four former child-refugees from Afghanistan, Eritrea and Albania. Having told their stories repeatedly in the asylum system, they're now reclaiming them. A unique exploration of masculinity and forced migration. Powerful, celebratory, authentic.
_Time: 17.40 (60 mins)

Rachael Young


Challenging homophobia and transphobia within our communities, Out is a conversation between two bodies; a live art/dance performance, reclaiming dancehall and celebrating queerness amongst the bittersweet scent of oranges. Performed with marikiscrycrycry.
_Time: 15.45 (60 mins)

Louise Orwin

Oh Yes Oh No

This is a show about having sexual fantasies that don't align with your politics. Award-winning performance artist Louise Orwin presents a surreal joyride through female sexuality to uncover the power of asking for what you want.
_Time: 19.20 (70 mins)

Rachael Young


Rachael Young and her badass band of superhumans embrace Afrofuturism and the cult of Grace Jones in Nightclubbing; an explosive new performance bringing visceral live music and intergalactic visions to start a revolution.
_Time: 15.45 (60 mins)


My Mum's a Twat

One girl's story about losing her mum to a cult. A funny, honest, teen-spirited and gangsta rap-fuelled survival guide to growing up with an actual twat for a mum. Written and performed by Anoushka Warden.
_Time: 17.30 (70 mins)

Anya Tate-Manning and Isobel MacKinnon with Zanetti Productions

My Best Dead Friend

December, 1998. Dunedin. Bottom of New Zealand, bottom of the world. High summer in a town where there isn't lots to do. A comedy about death, revolution, unfulfilled love, and a possum.
_Time: 17.15 (60 mins)

Keisha Thompson

Man on the Moon

Part of the British Council Edinburgh Showcase 2019 and presented by Contact and STUN. The award-winning Man on the Moon journeys through space and time to explore the impact of mental health on family dynamics.
_Time: 19.10 (75 mins)

Cade & MacAskill in association with Take Me Somewhere


Two of Scotland's finest live artists spew out their dark, humorous take on modern communication as doppelganger DJs Barry and Barry, trapped in a surreal phone-in talk show.
_Time: 13.30 (60 mins)

Mr and Mrs Clark featuring Jonny Cotsen

Louder Is Not Always Clearer

Meet Jonny: teacher, father, artist. He loves music, festivals and nightclubs. He longs to sing. Jonny is deaf. This is a moving, funny story of disconnection, difference and desperation to belong. British Council Showcase.
_Time: 14.30 (65 mins)

Cumbernauld Theatre and Invited Guest


Two performers, one story, one life... One speaks the truth, one lies. Part-spoken, part-sung, intimate production. Previous Herald Angel winners: The Gardener.
_Time: 16.05 (65 mins)

SUPERFAN in association with Tron Theatre

Like Animals

Inspired by true stories of animal language experiments. A funny and touching show about love and communication in human (and not-so-human) relationships, performed by a real couple.
_Time: 14.15 (60 mins)

Jonny Donahoe

Jonny Donahoe: Forgiveness

Jonny Donahoe is the co-creator and performer of the international smash-hit Every Brilliant Thing. This is his first new solo show in five years. 'Painfully honest, funny, joyous – indeed, brilliant' (Guardian).
_Time: 14.30 (60 mins)

Shasha and Taylor Productions

Everything I See I Swallow

A compelling study of female empowerment and shifting generational attitudes to sex and feminism, fusing theatre, aerial performance and shibari – the erotic art of Japanese rope bondage. Provocative and unforgettable.
_Time: 18.00 (60 mins)

One Two One Two, Culture Ireland and Projects Arts Centre

Everything I Do

Everything I Do is the award-winning, music-driven theatre show about love, loss and floating in space. Performed by Zoe Ní Riordáin and directed by Maud Lee. Winner of Best Performer at Dublin Fringe Awards 2018.
_Time: 16.30 (60 mins)

Harry Josephine Giles, Rob Jones, Neil Simpson and Jamie Wardrop


A live jam of music, video and poetry, Drone is part weapons system, part office worker, part background hum. Drone's bleak humour and tender fury asks how anxious people live as part of systems of such astonishing destruction.
_Time: 19.10 (60 mins)