Edinburgh fringe 2018 to tackle #MeToo and celebrate Blue Peter

The Guardian / Libby Brooks

An array of provocative debuts will mix with a heavy dose of nostalgia at the 71st Edinburgh fringe festival this August, as creative takes on the #MeToo movement are performed alongside a theatrical tribute to Blue Peter, the world’s longest-running children’s TV show.

Edinburgh festival: 10 shows to see

Trojan Horse

After shows about the Chilcot inquiry and the 1985 Bradford City fire, the documentary theatre company Lung presents a piece based on the inquiry into a fake plot to Islamise Birmingham schools.

After the Cuts

In one of several shows marking the 70th anniversary of the NHS, Gary McNair’s dark comedy imagines what would happen in a future without it.


The return of Sh!t Theatre’s thoughtful and utterly lovable 2017 fringe hit, which finds unexpected connections between Dolly Parton and Dolly the Sheep.