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Human Child

Collapsing Horse Inspired by changeling myths and the poetry of WB Yeats, Human Child is a blazing fantasy adventure story that mixes theatre, puppetry and live music for children from 8 to 80. ‘We walk into the theatre as adults … we leave as the child we have long left behind’ (IrishTheatreMagazine.ie). 'A mountain…

Underbelly, Edinburgh

Thu 31 Jul

Big Belly

£5 / 07758 212605

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

Big Belly

£5 / 07758 212605

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

Big Belly

£8 (£7) / 07758 212605

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 21 more dates until 24 Aug

Ruby Wax: Sane New World

Ruby's new show is all about sanity and how we can cling onto it.

Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh

Fri 1 Aug

The Music Hall

£15 (£12) / 0131 220 4348

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

The Music Hall

£15 (£12) / 0131 220 4348

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 3 Aug

The Music Hall

£15 (£12) / 0131 220 4348

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 4 more dates until 7 Aug

An Evening with Pam Ayres

A cosy evening of poetry, stories and incredible wit from the lady herself.

Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh

Fri 8 Aug

The Music Hall

£15 / 0131 220 4348

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 9 Aug

The Music Hall

£15 / 0131 220 4348

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 10 Aug

The Music Hall

£15 / 0131 220 4348

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Edinburgh Book Fringe

Taking place in radical bookshop Word Power, the Edinburgh Book Fringe brings together writers and activists from around the world for a host of daily readings and discussions, all of which are free.

Word Power Bookshop, Edinburgh

Sat 9 Aug

Free / 0131 662 9112

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 10 Aug

Free / 0131 662 9112

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 11 Aug

Free / 0131 662 9112

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 12 more dates until 23 Aug

Mik Artistik's Ego Trip

Mik Artistik's Ego Trip are about!.The show is unique,funny, rocky and poignant. Mik rants, recites and rambles around his strange and beautiful songs while Ben and Jonny manfully try and keep him grounded with their consummate grooves.

Hotel Ibis, Edinburgh

Sat 2 Aug

Free, with a collection afterwards / 0131 292 0000

Part of PBH's Free Fringe.

  • 17:00 – 18:00

Sun 3 Aug

Free, with a collection afterwards / 0131 292 0000

Part of PBH's Free Fringe.

  • 17:00 – 18:00

Mon 4 Aug

Free, with a collection afterwards / 0131 292 0000

Part of PBH's Free Fringe.

  • 17:00 – 18:00
…and 5 more dates until 9 Aug back to top

Sorry I Don't Speak Culture

On a spoken word journey through two languages, changing senses of home and comedic confusions of identity, Agnes Török spits and slams about life's big S's: Sweden, Scotland, South Africa, sickness, sensuality and solidarity. "Wit, warmth and wisdom aplenty" - The Scotsman

Electric Circus, Edinburgh

Mon 4 Aug

Lizard Lounge

Free, with a collection afterwards / 0131 226 4224

Part of PBH's Free Fringe.

  • 14:00 – 15:00

Tue 5 Aug

Lizard Lounge

Free, with a collection afterwards / 0131 226 4224

Part of PBH's Free Fringe.

  • 14:00 – 15:00

Wed 6 Aug

Lizard Lounge

Free, with a collection afterwards / 0131 226 4224

Part of PBH's Free Fringe.

  • 14:00 – 15:00
…and 5 more dates until 13 Aug

Dizney Rascal

Rebecca Humphries / La Favorita Freestival Disney lied to Rebecca. She never married a Prince, her flat is no castle, and her nannies definitely never looked like Julie Andrews. With live accompaniment and special guests, the star of Comedy Central's Big Bad World exposes the questionable moral messages Walt and co…

Fingers Piano Bar, Edinburgh

Fri 1 Aug

Space 1

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

Space 1

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 3 Aug

Space 1

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 12 more dates until 17 Aug

The Kevin Short Way

An A-Z of Poetry, Music, and Song, from award-winning Kevin Short. A rare chance to enter the crazy world of the man behind the cult classic ‘Punk Strut’, and forthcoming feature ‘A Reel Life’, not to mention his unique You Tube rendition of Hard Day’s Night.

Cortado Café, Edinburgh

Sat 2 Aug

Free, with a collection afterwards

Part of PBH's Free Fringe.

  • 12:25 – 13:25

Sun 3 Aug

Free, with a collection afterwards

Part of PBH's Free Fringe.

  • 12:25 – 13:25

Mon 4 Aug

Free, with a collection afterwards

Part of PBH's Free Fringe.

  • 12:25 – 13:25
…and 20 more dates until 24 Aug

Mervyn Stutter's Pick of the Fringe

22nd YEAR. Just arrived? Then here's the showcase just for you. Every day Mervyn and his team carefully research the Fringe and bring you live extracts from eight top shows in a packed 90 minute lunchtime extravaganza. And every day there is a different selection. Pick the ones you like and then go and see them.

Assembly George Square, Edinburgh

Sat 2 Aug

Three

£11 (£10) / 0131 623 3030

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 3 Aug

Three

£11 (£10) / 0131 623 3030

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 4 Aug

Three

£11 (£10) / 0131 623 3030

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 17 more dates until 24 Aug

St Peter's Church, Edinburgh

Sat 2 Aug

One

£11 (£10)

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 3 Aug

One

£11 (£10)

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 4 Aug

One

£11 (£10)

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 17 more dates until 24 Aug

Backstage in Biscuit Land

Touretteshero Jess Thom has Tourettes, a condition that makes her say 'biscuit' 16,000 times a day. Her unusual neurology gives her a unique perspective on life; one she's about to unleash on the world. This two-woman solo show weaves comedy, puppetry, singing, and incredible tics to explore spontaneity, creativity…

Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh

Fri 1 Aug

Pleasance Above

£6 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

Pleasance Above

£11 (£9) / 0131 556 6550

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 3 Aug

Pleasance Above

£11 (£9) / 0131 556 6550

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 11 more dates until 16 Aug back to top

Barbara Nice: Squirrel Proof

Barbara Nice Phoenix Nights’ Holy Mary, Janice Connolly, returns to the festival with a shrewd, sharp and current new show exploring the on-going battle we have with keeping nature at bay in the name of civilisation. When the only visitors you have are squirrels and getting rid of them becomes an obsession then maybe…

Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh

Wed 30 Jul

Studio One

£9 (£8) / 0131 220 4348

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

Studio One

£10 (£9) / 0131 220 4348

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

Studio One

£10 (£9) / 0131 220 4348

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 21 more dates until 24 Aug

BBC: The Commonwealth Games: Glasgow 2014

BBC The BBC’s big screen at Potterrow brings you the latest action from the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow – including the Closing Ceremony on Sunday 3rd. The atmosphere is sure to be electric! Follow @BBCEdFest for listings. Age category: PG

BBC @ Potterrow, Edinburgh

Fri 1 Aug

BBC

Free / 0131 226 0000

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Beattie & Scratchmann Get Put Down

It's a dog's life for Edinburgh's favourite poets, Alec Beattie & Max Scratchmann, in this mixed bag of funny and profound canine-centric(ish!) performance poetry.

Cortado Café, Edinburgh

Sat 2 Aug

Free, with a collection afterwards

Part of PBH's Free Fringe.

  • 14:45 – 15:45

Sun 3 Aug

Free, with a collection afterwards

Part of PBH's Free Fringe.

  • 14:45 – 15:45

Mon 4 Aug

Free, with a collection afterwards

Part of PBH's Free Fringe.

  • 14:45 – 15:45
…and 2 more dates until 6 Aug

Best of Edinburgh Showcase Show

EdCom Productions The best and brightest of this year's Fringe comics and with a new line up every day, the Showcase Show is the longest running and best loved lunchtime comedy show, popular amongst comics and comedy fans alike. Whipping up a selection of top comedy acts into a delicious lunchtime feast and held in the…

Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh

Thu 31 Jul

Cabaret Bar

£6 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

Cabaret Bar

£6 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

Cabaret Bar

£11 (£9) / 0131 556 6550

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 22 more dates until 24 Aug

Potted Sherlock

All 60 Sherlock stories in 70 elementary minutes. New show from creators of Potted Potter and Potted Panto, double Olivier nominees Dan and Jeff.

Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh

Wed 30 Jul

Pleasance One

£6 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 31 Jul

Pleasance One

£6 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

Pleasance One

£12 / 0131 556 6550

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 21 more dates until 25 Aug back to top

The Pitiless Storm

On the eve of the Scottish referendum, on the most important night of his life, a left wing trade unionist goes through a crisis of conscience as he is forced to question his political and moral beliefs in the face of a sea-change in his country’s political life. Starring David Hayman and presented by Fair Pley.

Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh

Thu 31 Jul

The Ballroom

£12 (£10) / 0131 220 4348

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

The Ballroom

£15 (£13) / 0131 220 4348

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

The Ballroom

£15 (£13) / 0131 220 4348

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 21 more dates until 24 Aug

The Pure, the Dead and the Brilliant

Kyle Bissett Productions What would happen if the bogles, banshees, demons and selkies of Scots folklore were involved in the independence referendum? Elaine C Smith leads a cast of some of Scotland’s finest actors, and surprise cameos, in Alan Bissett’s sparkling satire. ‘This is brilliant stuff, an exhilaratingly…

Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh

Thu 31 Jul

The Ballroom

£10 / 0131 220 4348

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

The Ballroom

£15 (£12) / 0131 220 4348

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

The Ballroom

£15 (£12) / 0131 220 4348

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 21 more dates until 24 Aug

Anthropomorphic Mouse Taxidermy Workshop

Hosted by Antique Beat and A Curious Invitation Dabble in dissection and preservation as you learn the process behind basic taxidermy from skinning and preserving to mounting and positioning the animal. Discover the curious art of anthropomorphism, the attribution of human characteristics to animals, plants or…

Hendrick's Carnival of Knowledge, Edinburgh

Sun 10 Aug

Parlour

£60

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

iWitness and Special Edition

Vincent E Thomas / VTDance and Scottish Ballet Dancers A thrilling double: your chance to see dancers from Scottish Ballet on the Fringe and an exclusive cut of a brilliant dance piece by VTDance. Four brand new works will be presented over two weeks, created and danced by exquisite dancers from Scotland’s acclaimed…

Dance Base, Edinburgh

Fri 1 Aug

Studio 1

£8 (£6) / 0131 225 5525

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

Studio 1

£8 (£6) / 0131 225 5525

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 3 Aug

Studio 1

£8 (£6) / 0131 225 5525

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 12 more dates until 17 Aug

Jim Lambie

A solo exhibition of the Glasgow-born installation artist and sculptor, including his iconic 1999 work ZOBOP.

Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh

Sun 31 Aug

Gallery

Free / 0131 225 2383

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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Napoli Mia!

Philip Contini and his Be Happy Band Philip Contini sings Neapolitan songs and tells romantic and funny stories about the lives and loves of Napoletani, the beguiling people who live in Italy's most vivacious city. With the Be Happy Band live on stage. Sunshine guaranteed! Age category: PG

Valvona & Crolla, Edinburgh

Tue 5 Aug

£8 / 0131 556 6066

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 9 Aug

£11 (£9) / 0131 556 6066

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Tue 12 Aug

£11 (£9) / 0131 556 6066

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Valvona & Crolla Caffè Bar, Edinburgh

Tue 5 Aug

Valvona & Crolla

£8 / 0131 556 6066

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 9 Aug

Valvona & Crolla

£11 (£9) / 0131 556 6066

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Tue 12 Aug

Valvona & Crolla

£11 (£9) / 0131 556 6066

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Owen Jones: The Establishment

Lakin McCarthy / The Assembly Rooms Behind our democracy lurks a powerful but unaccountable network of people who wield massive power and reap huge profits in the process. Owen Jones offers a biting critique of the British Establishment and a passionate plea for democracy. All seating is unreserved. Late comers may…

Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh

Fri 15 Aug

The Music Hall

£10 / 0131 220 4348

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Simon Callow in Juvenalia

Assembly, Riverside Studios and Theatre Royal Plymouth Simon Callow does stand-up comedy. Filthy, foul-mouthed, viciously funny and deeply politically incorrect. The target: immigrants, plutocrats, women, gays. As last delivered in Rome AD 100. Juvenal was one angry white middle class male. In Juvenilia he tells it…

Assembly Hall, Edinburgh

Thu 31 Jul

Main Hall

£10 / 0131 651 2120

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

Main Hall

£10 / 0131 651 2120

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

Main Hall

£17.50 (£15) / 0131 651 2120

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 20 more dates until 25 Aug

The Tulip Tree- The Love Story of J Enoch Powell

Oriel Theatre Company Enoch Powell is regarded alongside Margaret Thatcher as the most divisive figure in modern British politics. But the event that defined the second half of his life had nothing to do with politics; it was a love affair that Powell, even in his eighties, referred to as the turning point of his life.

theSpace on Niddry Street, Edinburgh

Fri 1 Aug

£8 (£6.50) / 0845 557 0844

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

£8 (£6.50) / 0845 557 0844

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 4 Aug

£10 (£8.50) / 0845 557 0844

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 18 more dates until 23 Aug

Aidan Killian: Jesus Versus Buddha

Aidan Killian / Heroes (PWYW) These two bad ass dudes walked on water, overcame death, and gave up everything to teach peace to the masses. One of them beat the bankers senseless with a whip, and died by crucifixion; and the other sat under a tree and died from a dodgy mushroom. That will teach them! This show captures…

Heroes @ The Hive, Edinburgh

Thu 31 Jul

The Big Cave

£5

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

The Big Cave

£5

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

The Big Cave

£5

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 21 more dates until 24 Aug back to top