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.
Euphoric and deeply moving autobiographical gig theatre from Cora Bissett
Weird and wonderful musical farce about a 17th-century French nobleman with erectile dysfunction
Irreverent and entertaining, if occasionally brash, comedy meta-musical about disability and inclusivity
Zany musical comedy that hits all the right notes
An energetic electronica-fuelled gig-theatre piece exploring the emotional damage that grief can cause
A stylish, smartphone-saturated Odyssey from Hull-based gig-theatre makers Middle Child
Outstanding new writing about Robert Burns’ wife and mistress from female-led collective Fearless Players