What are the best musical theatre shows of the Edinburgh Fringe 2018?
With the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2018 now underway, our expert reviewing team pick their best musical theatre shows of the festival so far. Their selection will be updated throughout the festival as more shows are reviewed.
What Girls Are Made Of
Traverse Theatre, times vary
Euphoric and deeply moving autobiographical gig theatre from Cora Bissett
Weird and wonderful musical farce about a 17th-century French nobleman with erectile dysfunction
My Left/Right Foot
Assembly Roxy, 6.10pm
Irreverent and entertaining, if occasionally brash, comedy meta-musical about disability and inclusivity
Timpson: The Musical
C Venues, 17.10
Zany musical comedy that hits all the right notes
Pleasance Dome, 17.30
An energetic electronica-fuelled gig-theatre piece exploring the emotional damage that grief can cause
One Life Stand
Roundabout at Summerhall, 21.45
A stylish, smartphone-saturated Odyssey from Hull-based gig-theatre makers Middle Child
Armour: A Herstory of the Scottish Bard
Outstanding new writing about Robert Burns’ wife and mistress from female-led collective Fearless Players
We need your help…
When you subscribe to The Stage, you’re investing in our journalism. And our journalism is invested in supporting theatre and the performing arts.
The Stage is a family business, operated by the same family since we were founded in 1880. We do not receive government funding. We are not owned by a large corporation. Our editorial is not dictated by ticket sales.
We are fully independent, but this means we rely on revenue from readers to survive.
Help us continue to report on great work across the UK, champion new talent and keep up our investigative journalism that holds the powerful to account. Your subscription helps ensure our journalism can continue.