Northern Stage has taken a programme of work to the Edinburgh Fringe festival since 2012. You can see a summary of the artists we've worked with below.

In 2018 we will be taking a one year hiatus from the festival. Northern Stage at the Edinburgh Fringe is a year round project for us, as one festival draws to a close we immediately begin planning for the following year. After 6 years we have taken the decision to pause, re-evaluate this project and consult with the independent sector more widely on how we might best use our resources to support artists.

You can read the full press release here and an article by Lyn Gardner in The Stage.

We've pulled together a list of FAQs about our hiatus from the festival.


Are you an artist or company based in the North of England and taking a show to the Fringe in 2018? If so, perhaps we can help. Find out about our Edinburgh Surgeries. 



Northern Stage’s previous Edinburgh Fringe Festival programmes

2012: Northern Stage at St Stephen’s

A THOUSAND SHARDS OF GLASS Jane Packman Company

BRING THE HAPPY, Invisible Flock in association with Hope & Social, produced by Dep Arts Ltd

ME AND MR C, Gary Kitching with Greyscale, Northern Stage and The Empty Space

OH, THE HUMANITY AND OTHER GOOD INTENTIONS, Northern Stage in association with SOHO Theatre

ONCE IN A HOUSE ON FIRE, Monkeywood Theatre developed with The Lowry

ROMA, Lo-Giudice Dance in association with Dance City

TEA IS AN EVENING MEAL, Faye Draper in association with Third Angel and Northern Stage

THE 6 O CLOCK NEWS, Daniel Bye (and Friends)

THE KNOWLEDGE EMPORIUM, Slung Low

THE PRICE OF EVERYTHING, Daniel Bye

THE SUGGESTIBLES

THE UGLY SISTERS, RashDash with Not Now Bernard in association with West Yorkshire Playhouse and Dep Arts Ltd

TRUE COLOURS, Oscar Mike

WHAT I HEARD ABOUT THE WORLD, Third Angel and mala voadora

2013: Northern Stage at St Stephen’s


A CONVERSATION WITH MY FATHER, Hannah Nicklin

CAPE WRATH, Third Angel

CAPTAIN AMAZING, Written by Alistair McDowall, produced by Live Theatre

HOW TO OCCUPY AN OIL RIG, Daniel Bye

IF ROOM ENOUGH, withWings

MAKE. DO. AND MEND, Northern Stage and Forest Fringe

ON THE ONE HAND, The Paper Birds

THE BLOODY GREAT BORDER BALLAD PROJECT, Northern Stage

THE GB PROJECT, Kate Craddock in association with Northern Stage

THE MAN WHO THOUGHT THE MOON WOULD FALL OUT OF THE SKY, NORTH in association with Northern Stage

THERE HAS POSSIBLY BEEN AN INCIDENT, A Royal Exchange Theatre production

WANT TO BE A PLAYWRIGHT? Live Theatre

WHAT I HEARD ABOUT THE WORLD, Third Angel and mala voadora

WHEN WE EMBRACED, FallenFromGrace in association with ARC Stockton


2014: Northern Stage at King’s Hall


A SERIES OF INCREASINGLY IMPOSSIBLE ACTS, Lyric Secret Theatre Company

CAPTAIN AMAZING, A Live Theatre Production

CHEWING THE FAT, Selina Thompson

CONFIRMATION, by Chris Thorpe and Rachel Chavkin

GOOD TIMIN', A Live Theatre production

I PROMISE YOU SEX AND VIOLENCE, Northern Stage

MILK PRESENTS: SELF SERIVCE, Milk Presents and Escalator East to Edinburgh

PLAY DOUGH, Unlimited Theatre

PRELUDE TO A NUMBER, Geddes Loom

SEND MORE PAPER, NORTH in association with Northern Stage

2014: Northern Stage at Paines Plough Roundabout

BEATS NORTH, Company TSU in association with Curious Monkey

BRITTANNIA WAVES THE RULES, The Royal Exchange Theatre

DEAD TO ME, Gary Kitching & Co in association with Greyscale

SHOW 6 BY MARK RAVENHILL, Lyric Secret Theatre Company

2015: Northern Stage at Summerhall (upper church)

A NATION’S THEATRE: EDINBURGH, Battersea Arts Centre, The Guardian and Northern Stage

CINEMA, ZENDEH

FIVE FEET IN FRONT: THE BALLAD OF LITTLE JONNIE WYLO, The Letter Room

GOING VIRAL, An ARC Production wirtten and performed by Daniel Bye

HERE IS THE NEWS FROM OVER THERE (OVER THERE IS THE NEWS FROM HERE), Northern Stage

KEY CHANGE, Open Clasp in association with Live Theatre

MY NAME IS… A Tamasha Production, written by Sudha Buchar

THE PARADISE PROJECT, Third Angel

VOICE WORKSHOP WITH ROS STEEN, Voice Studio International

2016: Northern Stage at Summerhall (Tech Cube)

600 PEOPLE, Third Angel

E15, LUNG

EQUATIONS FOR A MOVING BODY, Hannah Nicklin

PEOPLE OF THE EYE, The Deaf and Hearing Ensemble and Erin Siobhan Hutching

PUTTING THE BAND BACK TOGETHER, Unfolding Theatre

SACRÉ BLUE, Zoë Murtagh and Tory Copeland

TWO MAN SHOW, A co-production between RashDash and Northern Stage in association with Soho Theatre

WHERE DO ALL THE DEAD PIGEONS GO? Scott Turnbull, co-produced by ARC Stockton and Northern Stage, in association with Greyscale

 

2017: Northern Stage at Summerhall (Tech Cube)

COSMIC SCALLIES, Graeae Theatre Company and Royal Exchange Theatre

INSTRUCTIONS FOR BORDER CROSSING, An Arc Stockton Production written and performed by Dan Bye

MORALE IS HIGH (SINCE WE GAVE UP HOPE), Powder Keg

NO MIRACLES HERE, The Letter Room

SALT. Selina Thompson Ltd

STATUS (rehearsed reading), China Plate developed by Rachel Chavkin and Chris Thorpe

THE BELEIVERS ARE BUT BROTHERS, Javaad Alipoor

THE SHAPE OF THE PAIN, China Plate developed by Rachel Bagshaw and Chris Thorpe

TWO MAN SHOW, RashDash

WHAT IF I TOLD YOU, The Mayers Ensemble and West Yorkshire Playhouse

YOU'VE CHANGED, A Trans Creative and Contact co-production