Durham Student Theatre (DST) has a regular presence at the annual Edinburgh Festival Fringe: the world’s largest international arts festival. DST, on average, takes around six shows every year to the festival and it is the ideal location to demonstrate Durham’s theatrical talent to the worldwide theatre audiences. DST aims to not only maintain its attendance at the Fringe every year, but to also increase the number of shows which are able to attend, through funding and support.

We are thrilled to announce that the following DST productions will be going to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe this year:

‘Laugh Actually’ (The Durham Revue)

Back with a new troupe and 100% new material, come and see the renowned Durham Revue perform their own brand of ‘masterful’ (ThreeWeeks) sketch comedy! Known for their irreverent style, and peerless chemistry, they are ‘highly professional, wonderfully witty and perfectly paced’ (BroadwayBaby.com). From the group that brought you Jeremy Vine, Alex MacQueen, Nish Kumar, Ed Gamble, Tom Neenan and Massive Dad.

3-14, 16-27 August 2017 at Underbelly, Cowgate. Tickets and information available here


Edges (Durham University Light Opera Group)

DULOG presents Edges, a song cycle about coming of age, growth and self-discovery. Edges explores the trials and tribulations of moving into adulthood and examines love, commitment and meaning. ***** (EdFringeReview.com).

2-20 August 2017 at C Venues – C. Tickets and information available here


Toll (Castle Theatre Company)

‘I thought they wanted soldiers.’ Four long years later, his naivety had turned to regret. Experience the remarkable true account of WW1 solider Oliver Clement Soanes, or Toll to his friends. From plucky recruit to shell-shocked survivor, this is a true story of the horrors of war unlike any other. ‘Shook the audience’ (Palatinate). ‘Touching’ (First Night).

2-15 August 2017 at C Venues – C. Tickets and information available here


Cold Fronts and Hot Flushes: The Short Stories of Kevin Spacey (Buttered Toast Theatre)

A ghostwriter and his best friend work tirelessly to create the greatest book ever written. A book of short stories about love, religion, friendship and spiders. Except, they didn’t write a single word. Kevin Spacey wrote it. Kevin Spacey wrote everything.

4-12, 4-19 August 2017 at Greenside @ Infirmary Street. Tickets and information here


Angels in Erotica (Phoenix Theatre Company)

Jesus here! Belief in Dad is at an all-time low, but pre-marital sex is at an all-time high. So, He’s trying to rebrand by starring in His very first sex comedy. He’s got poor Cupid traipsing around after some dirty-minded northern girl in this “new universe” he’s created. And don’t even get me started on the unrealistic male beauty standards! No real man is that muscular or that… Spanish! And no one looks so at home in jeans that tight. Honestly, the whole thing is a bit midlife crisis. So, please don’t come, I’m so embarrassed…

14-26 August 2017 at theSpace @ Surgeons Hall. Tickets and information available here


Souvenirs (Wrong Tree Theatre)

20 years ago the Professor’s Grandfather went missing. Since then, working in his old greenhouse has been cramped and she’d long given up the search for him, until… Mysterious men in suits, an old sea dog and a millionaire’s miniature maker all mark her journey to a distant and humid land. In the true spirit of story telling, where magic, puppetry and disco are alive and well, Souvenirs is a tale of adventure.

7-12 August 2017 at Lauriston Halls. Tickets and information available here.


Solstice (Wrong Tree Theatre)

Offered a chance to cheat the hangman’s noose, a man is drawn into the cycle of the seasons, imbued with love, blood and remembrance lost. Solstice is a physical and musical piece which draws on Norse mythology to illustrate the passing of the seasons through the transition of mythical monarchs of Summer and Winter.

21-27 August at Lauriston Halls. More tickets and information available here.


A Year of Minutes (Fourth Wall Theatre)

Kristofferson Park Residences Committee is like any other residential committee. They squabble over who picked an apple from the tree without prior permission, walking too close to one another’s windows, and why that back gate is quite so squeaky. Taking the form of a year’s worth of minutes from their meetings, it soon becomes clear that the events of Kristofferson Park are about to take a turn for the unexpected.

15-18 August at Serenity Cafe. PBH’s Free Fringe 2017. More information available here


‘Fantastic Beats and Where to Find Them’ (Northern Lights)

‘The highlight of my Fringe’ (Audience Review 2016). If you come to one a cappella show during your time at the Fringe, make it this one. Durham’s award-winning Northern Lights return to the Fringe for their biggest and best show to date. This is a full-length, fully choreographed a cappella show featuring award-winning soloists and vocal percussion.

14-19 August 2017 at SpaceTriplex. Tickets and information available here