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. It is the ideal location to demonstrate Durham’s theatrical talent to 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.

2018 Edfringe Programme

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

Saucy Jack and the Space Vixens Edinburgh Fringe

Saucy Jack and the Space Vixens (DULOG)

MUSICALS/COMEDY DULOG takes you further than you’ve ever been before, on an extra-terrestrial, glam-rock odyssey to Frottage 3. This multi award-winning musical has been performed all over the world including two runs in the West End. Set in a futuristic cabaret bar, the music is loud, the characters are brazen and the atmosphere is hot… Find murder, disco, glamour and glitz in this side-splitting, sci-fi, murder mystery, musical extravaganza.

1-19 August 2018 at C Venues – C. Tickets available here
KEITH Presents Kevin Edinburgh Fringe

KEITH. Presents KEVIN. (Buttered Toast Theatre)

SKETCH COMEDY After bringing a hot slice of off-beat funk comedy to the Yorkshire countryside, KEITH. is now in the big ‘Burgh. With surreal, high-energy sketches and original tunes spanning from awkward game shows to Tesco’s love songs, here’s a show that might promise to change your entire life for an hour. Maybe.

2-12, 14-19 August 2018 at Laughing Horse @ The Place. Tickets available here.

The Durham Revue Edinburgh Fringe

Zeitgeist (The Durham Revue)

SKETCH COMEDY 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. 

2-12, 14-26 August 2018 at Underbelly, Cowgate. Tickets available here.
Northern Lights A Cappella Logo

A Series of Unaccompanied Events (Northern Lights)

MUSIC/A CAPELLA A 2017 sell-out show, 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. With an eclectic mix of self-arranged chart toppers and stripped-down ballads, Northern Lights are excited to throw themselves back into the excitement of the Scottish capital.

13-18 August 2018 at theSpace @ Niddry St. Tickets available here.
Yen Edinburgh Fringe

Yen (Fourth Wall Theatre)

CONTEMPORARY/DRAMA Bobbie and Hench are home alone in a squalid flat in Feltham, playing PlayStation, streaming porn, watching the world go by. Sometimes their mum Maggie visits, usually with empty pockets and empty promises, but life goes on. Then Jenny shows up. A stunning play that explores how two boys, who have been forced to grow up alone in a world of violence and poverty, experience affection for the first time. How do they react to it? 

2-25 August 2018 at C Venues - C Cubed. Tickets available here
Inferno Edinburgh Fringe

Inferno (Wrong Tree Theatre)

PHYSICAL THEATRE Bella is at the top of her game: respected, influential and the top authority in criminal law. But all of that changes when a new client arrives – Lucifer. Reluctantly whisked away to the bowels of Hell, everything that Bella believes in is called into question. Can she save the souls she deems worthy? Or will Lucifer drag her down to join him… A dark comedy based on Dante’s epic, exploring just what makes us so moral.

13-18, 20-25 August 2018 at theSpace on North Bridge. Tickets available here.

Marsistan by Hamza Adam Rafique

Marsistan (Lion Theatre Company)

NEW WRITING Project Venture seeks to establish a permanent human colony on Mars and Dr Aysha Malik will be among the first brave souls to make the trip, but she’ll have to contend with her traditionalist sister Nasreen first. Marsistan is a heartfelt two-woman drama about race, religion and space travel. Two sisters struggle to maintain their relationship under the pressures of modern life, a divided society and a looming launch date.

13-19, 21-26 August 2018 at Sweet Novotel. Tickets available here

Alumni at Edfringe

Ed Gamble: Blizzard

STAND-UP After a sell-out national tour in 2017, Ed Gamble is back with another bracing flurry of idiocy. Off of BBC Two’s Mock the Week, and Sky’s The Russell Howard Hour.

Tickets available here.

Nish Kumar: It’s in Your Nature to Destroy Yourselves

STAND-UP Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee and host of The Mash Report trials new material for a national tour.

Tickets available here.

Violet (Poor Michelle)

NEW WRITING Violet is starting to forget. But she’s got a long life to remember before she does. There are rights to wrong and ends to tie up.

Tickets available here.

Romeo and Juliet (The HandleBards)

FAMILY/COMEDY The world’s first cycling theatre company. Join the HandleBards’ all-female troupe for Romeo and Juliet as you’ve never seen it before!

Tickets available here.

Love Songs (Trip Hazards)

SPOKEN WORD Mixing get-on-the-dance-floor music, rap and spoken word, Love Songs explores the personal and political puzzles of our love lives through the autobiographical poems of a hopeless romantic.

Tickets available here.

Pig Circus (The Hitchhiker Collective)

CLOWN/VERBATIM Pigs, pomp and porkers abound in this off-the-wall show about the Brexit negotiations. Join Boris and the gang in this ludicrous retelling of the nation’s favourite topic.

Tickets available here.

Tom Neenan: It’s Always Infinity

COMEDY Tom’s girlfriend has vanished, so he has done what any right-minded man would do and turned his search for her into an “important” piece of multi-character multimedia theatre.

Tickets available here.

Twelfth Night (The HandleBards)

FAMILY/COMEDY Join the four-strong, all-male troupe for a bicycle-powered, gloriously eccentric production like none other. There’s drunkenness, frivolity and cross-dressing aplenty.

Tickets available here.