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Our 65-seat theatre hosts shows on from Monday to Saturday throughout the Fringe.

Make Tea Not War

Majk Stokes and Friends in Association with Venue Nine and Three Quarters

Featuring Majk Stokes and Beth Clarke: now in its sixth year, "Make Tea, Not War" returns to bookend the Venue 40 Fringe programme.

With gentle humour, and a strong environmental conscience, Majk performs some new songs and poems along with highlights from his show "One more cup of coffee, and then we'll save the world".

Having played on the Scottish traditional music scene for many years, Beth combines lively fiddle tunes with her own touching and gently humourous songs, played on a mandola and rooted in her Edinburgh home and its environs.

£10.00 (£7.00) Buy a ticket in advance to guarantee entry or Pay What You Want at the venue. [ All proceeds from ticket sales go to charity ]

Keep Your Chin Up


Recently discovered letters from a war-time wife and mother to her soldier husband offer rare insights into civilian life in WW2. Dramatizing her mother’s words with sensitivity and understanding Polly Pattison relives the humour and pathos of those dark days.

£7.00 (£5.00) (£20.00F)

The Wizard of Winterbourne

The Newbury Youth Theatre

Open lock to the Dead Man’s knock! Fly, bolt and bar and band! Nor move, nor swerve, joint, muscle, or nerve at the spell of the Dead Man’s hand! Newbury Youth Theatre present the tall tale of Wizard John Palmer, who exorcised a Boxford cottage, silenced the bells of Welford and stopped the curse of a dead man’s hand in Winterbourne.

£9.00 (£8.00)

The Sorries

The Sorries

With a decade at the Fringe and a host of sell-out shows already under their kilt-belts, the duo return with a selection from The Corries’ songbook. Inspired by a love of The Corries, Douglas Kay and Martin Philip sing, play and banter their way through an entertaining hour of traditional Scottish and comic songs

£12.50 (£10.50) (£32.00F)

La Voix Humaine

Open Bodies for Opera

Using improvisatory acting informed by the Lecoq technique, Poulenc’s sensual music will be brought vividly to life, in an opera here two lovers are attached through a telephone cord, each totally alone, yet talking, without seeing or touching each other.

£14.00 (£12.00)

Little Rabbit

Small Mercies Productions

Ad Infinitum regular Deborah Pugh (Translunar Paradise) plays Susan, an adoptee with learning difficulties, trapped by rising floods as Storm David batters. Staged on a fragment of staircase, inspired by Susan’s favourite story, Rapunzel, it is a dark contemporary fairy story for adults with elements of both realism and the gothic.

£9.00 (£8.00)

The Rime of the Ancient Mariner

Piccolo Teatro Nexonnais

The poem The Rime of the Ancient Mariner written by Samuel Taylor Coleridge in the 19th century is an almost cinema-topographic text among English romantic poetry of the time. Naturally, it lends itself to theatre. To this endeavour the Piccolo Teatro Nexonnais has given precedence to the trestle table technique, Theatre du Tréteau, thus giving a lively and incisive evocation of the poem

£6.00 (£4.00) (£10.00F) Buy a ticket in advance to guarantee entry or Pay What You Want at the venue

Accident Avoidance Training for Cutlery Users

Ian Crawford

Are you fork-friendly? Can you safely operate a butter knife? Do you have spoon-sense? If you use cutlery, or know someone who does, then this deadly serious cutlery safety training session is for you.

‘Forking good health and safety-based comedy has tears rolling down cheeks’ **** (

‘This is a must-see show for anyone with a strong sense of the ridiculous’ **** (

£8.00 (£6.00) (£20.00F)