YTAS Pick of the Fringe

We asked our staff to sift through the mighty tome that is the Edinburgh Festival Fringe programme and select their top picks. Over the coming weeks, each team member will select at least one show that they are interested in seeing but this list will keep growing as the summer progresses, so be sure to save the link!

If you have any shows that you would like to recommend for the sector to see, or that you are involved in and would like to showcase, get in touch with us.  

CatherineSalty IrinaTheatreRoundabout, SummerhallExcited to see this. The premise grabbed me and it’s a great company and venue – always try to see something in the Roundabout during the Fringe!
EmmaBloody ElleTheatreTraverse TheatreA show that I saw last year that made me messy cry! Simple story told very well and a brilliant performance.
HollieJulius Caesar: The MusicalMusicals and OperaParadise in AugustinesAny show whose sales copy includes the line ‘he was a traitor boy, he killed a dictator boy’ has my vote. I also want to know if I’m Team Brutus or Team Julius.
AndyAn Oak TreeTheatreLyceum StudioBeen watching this since 2005 premiere and never fails to impress (uses a guest actor every performance so every performance changes).
RachelHello Kitty Must DieMusicals and OperaPleasance CourtyardIntriguing to see how the source material translates to stage, especially as a musical.
HollieYUCK CircusDance, Physical Theatre and CircusAssembly George Square GardensDaring stunts, hilarious confessions, a whole jar of Nutella, and some moustache shenanigans. One of the best things I’ve ever seen at the Fringe.
AndyBill’s 44thTheatreUnderbelly CowgateA kind-hearted puppet / visual theatre treat on the lows and highs of celebrations, ageing and throwing a great party.
KennyNo Love SongsGig-TheatreTraverseI’ve never actually seen a gig-theatre show but thought the idea and story behind this made a lot of sense and sounded really interesting.

Our Long List (for Inspiration)

Of course, we couldn’t just pick a few each. We had a long list of other shows we thought sounded interesting… whether that be an interesting form, company, theme or topic. If you need help narrowing down the thousands of choices in this year’s programme, we’re happy to include our long list here too. Let us know if you go to any of our choices using #YTASpickofthefringe on social media, and give us your thoughts!


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