Death On The Fringe

The biggest issue of all at the biggest arts festival of all.

3 – 27 August 2018.

Death on the Fringe is a series of shows and events looking at death and dying which takes place during the Edinburgh Festival Fringe each year – a festival within a festival.

Some events are serious, some are comical – but they all make you think about what it means to live well and die well.

It is run by Good Life, Good Death, Good Grief, a group of organisations working to promote more openness about death, dying and bereavement in Scotland. The campaign’s aim is to make people aware of ways to live with death, dying and bereavement and help them feel better equipped to support each other through those difficult times.

What's On

Twenty Minutes To Nine

Twenty Minutes To Nine

Nominated Best Performance, Melbourne Fringe. Life’s a party. At some point we all have to leave; some of us just... READ MORE

Laughing Horse @ The Free Sisters 1 - 26 Aug 2018 11am


‘Fall in love in my early 20s, get married in my late 20s, have at least one child by the... READ MORE

Pleasance Courtyard 1 - 26 Aug 2018 11.30am

Incurable Optimist

Paul’s co-written or worked on many much-loved comedy shows – The Vicar of Dibley, I’m Sorry I Haven’t A Clue,... READ MORE

Underbelly Bristo Square 1 - 26 Aug 2018 5.15pm
Come Die With Us

Come Die With Us

What if you didn’t know you were dead? A dark new comedy. Laurel is a funeral home sales agent with... READ MORE

Sweet Grassmarket 2 - 26 Aug 2018 3.55pm


“The living need light and the dead need music” – Vietnamese proverb Đẹp is the Vietnamese word for beautiful. In Vietnamese culture,... READ MORE

Zoo Southside 3 - 18 Aug 2018 4.45pm

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It’s the moment of your death. There’s a magic button. Do you delete your entire online legacy? Or do you... READ MORE

Jeelie Piece Cafe 3 - 26 Aug 2018 8pm