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The Royal Mile during the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Photo: Jan Kranendonk/Shutterstock

Edinburgh Festival Fringe

The Edinburgh Festival Fringe (Edinburgh Fringe) is the world’s largest open access performing arts festival featuring theatre, circus, dance, cabaret and comedy shows. The festival takes place every August for three weeks in Scotland’s capital city at the same time as the Edinburgh International Festival, a separate festival to the Ed Fringe. Get The Stage Special Digital Edition: Edinburgh Fringe, with every Edinburgh Fringe review, on The Stage App. Search 'The Stage theatre news' in your app store to download the app for free.

Getrude Vimbayi Munhamo and Dalma Chiwereva of Zimbabwe’s Rooftop Promotions tell Nick Awde about performing a show for the first time at the Edinburgh...

My play Americana Absurdum, which ran in Edinburgh in 2000, won a Fringe First, and then went to the Menier Chocolate Factory in London....

Kiwi physical comedians Trygve Wakenshaw and Barnie Duncan welcome you to Rucks's World of Leather Interiors ("Imagine a room made of skin"), a humdrum...

Andrew Buckland gives new life and an extra level of comedy to William Harding's adaptation of Chekhov's On the Harmful Effects of Tobacco, with...

Urielle Klein-Mekongo’s one-woman show Yvette is a winning and poignant work that deals with raging teenage hormones, racial identity and the lasting aftermath of...

Oh, it's horrible. It's so horrible. It's so grimly, wincingly, cringingly, stomach-churningly, infuriatingly, terrifyingly horrible. Galvanised by Donald Trump's infamous "grab them by the pussy"...

In this rambling, affable piece of gig-theatre by Manchester-based company Powder Keg, Ross McCafferty and Jake Walton ask questions about the state we’re in...

Robert Mapplethorpe and the bohemian subcultures of 1970s' New York inspire this transfixing piece – an extract from a full-length work – by Scottish...

Adapted by Anders Lustgarten from David Peace's 2006 stream-of-consciousness novel, Red Ladder Theatre's The Damned United tells the story of Brian Clough's ill-fated 44-day...
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