Paines Plough and special guests invite you to a series of early morning and late night one-off shows: theatre, poetry, comedy, music, rumbles, shenanigans and much more throughout the festival. Get your fix of fresh new work, exhilarating debates and rip-roaring performances.
Paines Plough and Half Moon
Two terrible twins rule their school, until the arrival of a headmaster with green scaly skin, sharp gnarly fangs, and a long spiky tail. An outrageously entertaining comic caper from the writer of Matilda the Musical.
A man arrives at Lucy’s door claiming to be the brother she hasn’t seen in 10 years. But why has he come? An intriguing tale of loss, renewal and knowing who to trust.
I’ve written a play with a lot of parts. Each of them pre-recorded in isolation and will, when played back in precise unison, form a glorious theatrical polyphony. I just need enough people to press play. That’s all.
Duncan Macmillan’s award-winning smash hit play returns to Edinburgh in Paines Plough’s pop-up theatre Roundabout. ‘The most beautiful, shattering play of the year’ ★★★★ (Sunday Express).
Eastern Angles and Unity Theatre, Liverpool
The UK has split, London sits as a sovereign state, the country has divided. Entire regions, communities and families are left desperate for survival. A darkly comic new play by Molly Davies (Royal Court, Hampstead Theatre, Soho Theatre).
Dancing Brick and Soho Theatre
A stunning new play about a scientist with an unbelievable story to tell, a woman who doesn't know what to believe. A vibrant collaboration between the award-winning companies Dancing Brick and Soho Theatre.
Jonny accidentally told his toddler niece climate change would end the world. To stop her crying, the band promised to fix it... Multi award-nominated Radio 4 regulars. ‘Politically engaged... raucously silly’ (Guardian).
PaperMash Theatre and Tricycle Theatre
Violet Fox is a live and visual spoken word vegan solo artist and occasional collaborator. In this hilarious, award-winning comedy she tells the story of how her alcoholic, melancholic, mega diva mother ruined every childhood birthday.
Paines Plough and Pentabus Theatre Company
The off-Broadway smash hit returns to Edinburgh. A new play about depression and the lengths we will go to for those we love. ‘Heart-wrenching, hilarious ... possibly one of the funniest plays you'll ever see’ (Guardian)
Jack Rooke / thegoodgriefproject
What better way to underscore Conservative economic policy than with the sound of
PURE EVIL? Part metal-recital, part exorcism, #TORYCORE combines sludge and doom metal
with the Budget speech 2015.
Theatre Uncut present six of their most globally successful short plays in one sitting, followed by their signature post-show debates. Highly charged political theatre from writers Clara Brennan, Vivienne Franzmann, Kieran Hurley, Dennis Kelly, Neil LaBute and Stef Smith.