Boasting over 50,000 performances in over 300 venues, the Edinburgh Festival Fringe will once again be the talk of the arts world this summer. For three weeks in August (5-29 2016), the Scottish capital becomes home to comedy giants, serious thespians, hilarious first-timers - and a bunch of genuine weirdos - all putting on shows left, right and centre. So where to start? Cut to the chase with our pick of tickets to fight for at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2016 and the Edinburgh International Festival.
Top ten theatre shows at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe
We've whittled the world’s largest arts festival down to the best theatre shows to see at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2016