Best of the Fringe comes to Nottingham!

Feeling the Fringe Fest FOMO? See the best of the Fest here at Nonsuch Studios this Autumn!
Holly Wilson
March 28, 2024

Missing out on Edinburgh Fringe? Nonsuch Studios brings you the best of the Fest here in Nottingham!

If you’re looking to get a sample of the incredible work currently being produced and performed in Edinburgh, we have pulled out five shows you need to see at Nonsuch from September.

Trash Salad, Rosa Garland, 15 September 7:30pm

‘Salad at its sexiest and most unsavoury’ ★★★★★ - FringeBiscuit

‘Indubitably deserves its cult status’ ★★★★ - The Reviews Hub

After sellout runs at Edinburgh Fringe, the VAULT festival, and SOHO Theatre, gorgeous clown Trash Salad is bringing her quest for connection to Nottingham! A genre-bending adventure that takes the viewer through burlesque, lip sync, and music, this has been described as a ‘clown opera’ by those who have witnessed it! Come and see the piece that’s made audiences ‘laugh, cry, and nearly piss’.

Empty Orchestra, Lewys Holt, 8 November 7.30pm

‘A fee lgood end to … an emotional rollercoaster ride.’ ★★★★ - Reviews Hub

'...a spirited and sparkling production' ★★★★- londontheatre1

A whirlwind tour of emotions and music, Lewys Holt’s Empty Orchestra sees three performers take to the stage to perform their favourite karaoke hits. Featuring classics ranging from Dolly Parton’s Jolene to Simon and Garfunkel’s Sound of Silence, this show brings you the best of karaoke alongside the best of the Fringe.  And yes - you’re allowed to sing along.

Diana: The Untold and Untrue Story, Awkward Productions, 11 & 12 November 7.30pm


"Really enjoyed, Linus Karp was great" - Edgar Wright

“Witty, unique and sidesplittingly funny” ★★★★★ — Theatre Reviews UK

Diana: The Untold and Untrue Story, which sold out its run with us in February due to its laugh out loud drag experience (and is set to be a huge hit at this year’s Edinburgh Fringe) returns to Nonsuch in November. Join Diana in heaven as she shares the untold and untrue tale of her extraordinary life. Combining drag, multimedia, audience interaction, puppetry and a lot of queer joy - this unique celebration of the peoples princess is as hilarious as it is tasteless.

Godot Is A Woman, The Silent Faces, 16 September 7.30pm

As heard on The Guilty Feminist podcast with Deborah Frances-White and Radio 4’s Roleplay

★★★★ - The Guardian

★★★★ - The Stage

A silly and seriously important romp that looks at gender and the arts! Since Beckett wrote Waiting for Godot, he and his estate have notoriously challenged - often legally - non-male companies that wish to perform it. Combining playful and political physical theatre, Godot Is A Woman is a whip-smart interrogation of authorial copyright, gender barriers in the arts and the cultural significance of Madonna's 1989 album, Like a Prayer. Samuel Beckett? thank u... next.

Learning To Fly, James Rowland and Attic, 28 September 7.30pm

'A riveting, remarkable hour of theatre...'★★★★★ - The Guardian

Uplifting, big hearted and hilarious, this brand new show is touring following a sell out run at the Edinburgh festival. Learning To Fly sees James tell the story of a remarkable friendship he made as a lonely, unhappy teenager; with the scary old lady who lived in the spooky house on his street. It's about connection, no matter what the obstacles; about love’s eternal struggle with time; about music and its ability to heal. It's also about her last wish: to get high once before she dies.

Like what you see? We have plenty more of that for you! Discover more Fringe theatre coming to Nonsuch Studios in Autumn 2023 here!