Just So Stories is a fun, interactive storytelling of Rudyard Kipling's classic tales. Audiences are invited to choose which stories they see unfold and together help bring the adventures to life. Just as The Jungle Book's Mowgli learned how the Tiger got his stripes, you too can enter the world of Kipling's fantastical fables. Discover how the Camel got his hump, how the Leopard got his spots, and how the alphabet was made: all with your help ... and a little bit of magic.
Life-sized elephant, giraffe and lion marionettes come to the Fringe in this breathtaking puppetry show to delight all ages. Poland’s finest puppeteers have created this spectacular show especially for St Stephen’s Church. This circus without animals features life-size marionettes – the jovial elephant, good-looking giraffe and mighty lion. All sing beautifully — the giraffe about love, the lion about courage, and the elephant about happiness. They are joined by tamers, strongmen, acrobats and clowns. Klinika Lalek combine a rich circus tradition with cutting-edge puppet technology with virtuoso performers and incredibly life-like puppets.
Why do adults lose the power to imagine? A tender tale of imagination, friendship and loss, as a little prince who has travelled the universe just wants to return to his asteroid, and the rose that he loves. In this exciting retelling of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s classic, a pilot tells of his time stranded in the desert with a broken plane. Watch his story come alive as he befriends the Little Prince, and his adventures remind us of the excitement of a child’s mind. 'All grown-ups were once children but only a few of them remember it.'
Exactly 100 years apart, two women’s lives are defined by conflict. A war-hardened, weary and cynical 21st century female war correspondent is being held in a Middle Eastern city. As she awaits her fate, she finds surprising parallels and strength recounting the story of a woman also caught in the centre of male-dominated warfare. Martyrs or spies, traitors or freedom fighters: history is littered with the bodies of women used as propaganda. Proteus create exciting, contemporary theatre that surprises and ignites audiences nationally and internationally.
Celebrated children's author Edith Nesbit retreats to her attic writing room to escape her husband's annual Christmas party. Planning to seduce an uninvited guest, she ends up reading her extraordinary Tales of Terror to the young man, and her housekeeper. But all’s not what it seems... Featuring monstrous tales of lost love, bitter revenge and vampire plants, Nesbit's spine-tingling ghost stories come to life in this thrilling new drama by Fringe First award-winning Philip Meeks. n'Highly original' Guardian n'A superbly written play ... a devilishly good idea' Stagen'A delicate balance of tongue-in-cheek and heart-in-mouth' ThePublicReviews.co.uk
‘Theatrical therapy at its funniest’ ***** (BroadwayBaby.com). Returning after a smash hit Fringe debut in 2014, this revue tracks six groovy gals as they come of age during those liberating days that made England swing! A non-stop journey through the infectious pop anthems and ballads of the 60s! With a live band and new arrangements of such chart-topping hits as To Sir With Love, Downtown, You Don’t Have to Say You Love Me, Son of a Preacher Man, and Goldfinger. Produced, directed and performed by graduates from Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts.
Prestwick, Scotland – 3 March 1960... a memorable day for rock'n'roll fans as Elvis sets foot in Great Britain for the one and only time. Follow the members of the Elvis Presley fan club (Kilmarnock branch) on an intriguing journey from the sixties to the eighties. A brand new play with music featuring classic pop hits including It's My Party, Blue Suede Shoes and the title track – There's a Guy Works Down the Chip Shop Swears He's Elvis. Direct from its successful London run.
Lord Byron: hellraiser, fashionista, sexual predator, poet, punk. Join the most notorious figure from literary history for a drink. He’ll tell you his wild tales of debauchery and romance, entertain you with his wit and wisdom, and charm you with his sheer charismatic force. Meet the man who invented celebrity culture in this unique evening of performance, and get up close and personal with the man famously described as ‘mad, bad and dangerous to know’. Proteus create exciting, contemporary theatre, surprising and igniting audiences nationally and internationally.
Set in a West End theatre, the acclaimed hit new musical comes to Edinburgh! Following the lives of the stagiest people in theatre – the Front of House staff – and portraying the hilarious, ridiculous and frequently moving stories of ice cream sellers who dare to dream... A preview performance of a new jukebox musical, a three-year workplace romance on the rocks, an untrained newbie on her first shift and an amorous manager under pressure to cut costs. What could possibly go wrong? ***** (OfficialTheatre.com). ***** (GayTimes.co.uk). ***** (LondonTheatre.co.uk).
Bebe van der Belt (a glamorous American) and Miss Luna Peach (a cheeky Brit) conspire to host the most divinely decadent evening Edinburgh has ever seen. However, everything spirals into spectacular pandemonium, chaos and catastrophe! Come for the songs, stay for the shenanigans. Featuring a live band, lashings of sequins, an accordion and – of course – a kazoo. (There will also be a drinking game or two.) Join Bebe+Luna for a ravishing night of raucous delight! www.bebeandluna.com
Join Mole as he abandons his spring-cleaning for the riverbank, and stumbles into an adventure with Mr Toad and friends. Mr Toad has an obsession for the fast and chaotic and it’s left to his friends to save him from himself, battle against the weasels and save Mr Toad’s beloved Toad Hall. ‘The open road, the dusty highway, travel, change, interest, excitement! Poop POOP!’ In this hilarious adaption, let us take you on a journey to see the Wild Woods, to experience mishaps with motorcars, battles with weasels and some simple messing about in boats.
For one afternoon only, be whisked away by the delightfully dreamy Keith Jack with songs from his latest album A Little Bit More of Me and many other well know Musical Theatre classics. Best known for his appearance in the BBC1 show Any Dream Will Do, Keith has spent more time treading the boards, and rubbing shoulders with the likes of her Majesty the Queen, John Barrowman and Ruthie Henshaw, than one can imagine. So sit back, relax and enjoy an afternoon of the very best in musical theatre.