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The Immigration Lottery

ThreeWoods Playwright It's a brand new script written and performed by the HKADC Emerging Artists Grant receiver, Cathy SK Lam. A Chinese lady who randomly won the immigration lottery. It is a story about her hilarious day at the immigration office, where she shows she is determined and driven to have this random new…

theSpace @ Surgeons Hall, Edinburgh

Fri 1 Aug

Theatre 3

£7 (£5) / 0845 508 8515

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

Theatre 3

£7 (£5) / 0845 508 8515

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 4 Aug

Theatre 3

£7 (£5) / 0845 508 8515

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 5 more dates until 9 Aug

The Collector

Henry Naylor / Gilded Balloon After taking over Saddam Hussein's most brutal prison camp, the allied guards become possessed by its evil… A darkly humorous ghost story set during the US occupation of Iraq… Multi award-winning Henry Naylor was a lead writer on Spitting Image, and half of Parsons and Naylor. His two…

Gilded Balloon Teviot, Edinburgh

Thu 31 Jul

Dining Room

£5 (£4) / 0131 622 6552

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

Dining Room

£5 (£4) / 0131 622 6552

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

Dining Room

£10 (£9) / 0131 622 6552

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 22 more dates until 25 Aug

The 3rd Sector

Pure Theatre LLP Inspired by real-life experiences. When employees Marlin and Josh discover their role in a corrupt corporate charity, can they reconcile their choices? This celebrity backed charity wants you to 'give a piece of yourself' - literally. But how much is enough? A darkly comic satire examining the ethics…

Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh

Thu 31 Jul

Bunker Two

£6 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

Bunker Two

£6 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

Bunker Two

£9.50 (£8.50) / 0131 556 6550

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 22 more dates until 25 Aug

The Cat in the Hat

Cat In The Hat UK Ltd From the moment his tall, red and white striped hat appears around the door, Sally and her brother know that The Cat in the Hat is the funniest, most mischievous cat they have ever met. With the trickiest of tricks and craziest of ideas, he turns a rainy afternoon into an amazing adventure. But…

Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh

Thu 31 Jul

Pleasance One

£6 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

Pleasance One

£6 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

Pleasance One

£11 / 0131 556 6550

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 22 more dates until 25 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 back to top

Dyer & Whitney

Dyer & Whitney are brand new to the comedy/cabaret scene. After their sell out debut at the Leicester Square Theatre they are hitting Edinburgh with this unique and hilarious show introducing a variety of comedy characters, songs and sketches! Don't miss out! (You saw them here 2nd!)

Lola Lo, Edinburgh

Sat 2 Aug

Free, with a collection afterwards / 0131 226 2224

Part of PBH's Free Fringe.

  • 15:35 – 16:25

Sun 3 Aug

Free, with a collection afterwards / 0131 226 2224

Part of PBH's Free Fringe.

  • 15:35 – 16:25

Mon 4 Aug

Free, with a collection afterwards / 0131 226 2224

Part of PBH's Free Fringe.

  • 15:35 – 16:25
…and 12 more dates until 16 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

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.

Sat 2 Aug

Pleasance One

£12 / 0131 556 6550

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 20 more dates until 25 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

A Sunday in the Park

Albert & Friends Instant Circus This year's Albert & Friends Instant Circus troupe of highly skilled young performers (aged 11-18 years), bring to life a day in the park with the story unfolding in a delightful array of short montages. Performing at the Fringe since 1994, London’s Premier Youth Circus offers a…

Inverleith House, Edinburgh

Sun 17 Aug

Inverleith House Lawn

Free / 0131 248 2971

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 18 Aug

Inverleith House Lawn

Free / 0131 248 2971

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Tue 19 Aug

Inverleith House Lawn

Free / 0131 248 2971

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 5 more dates until 24 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

Oz And The Space Pirates

Professional interactive theatre where kids come onstage throughout the show. Ages 5–12.

Spotlites @ The Merchant's Hall, Edinburgh

Thu 31 Jul

Main Theatre

£7 (£6) / 0131 220 5911

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

Main Theatre

£7 (£6) / 0131 220 5911

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

Main Theatre

£7 (£6) / 0131 220 5911

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 18 more dates until 24 Aug

Kitten Killers

Join Kitten Killers for an hour of quick fire sketches, silly songs and some rather inappropriate mime in a show that ‘will make you laugh until your sides hurt’ (Everything-Theatre.co.uk). Kitten Killers skillfully blend sketch and musical comedy in a debut show that skirts the line of appropriateness, gleefully playing…

Underbelly Bristo Square, Edinburgh

Thu 31 Jul

Clover

£6 / 08445 458252

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

Clover

£6 / 08445 458252

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

Clover

£8 (£7) / 08445 458252

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 22 more dates until 25 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

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

…and This is My Friend Mr Laurel

KPS Productions Jeffrey Holland (Hi-de-Hi, You Rang M'Lord) stars in this one-man show about friendship, memories and a couple of remarkable lives. Set in the bedroom of a sick Oliver Hardy the show takes place during Laurel's visit to the dying man. Recounting their past success as the comedy double act Laurel and…

Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh

Thu 31 Jul

The Attic

£6.50 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

The Attic

£6.50 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

The Attic

£11 (£10) / 0131 556 6550

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 20 more dates until 25 Aug back to top

Bianco

NoFit State Circus Following last year’s explosive success, NoFit State returns with a re-invented version of Bianco, featuring brand new acts in their unique, subversive and sensational style. Bianco is a physical and sensual journey through a visceral landscape, inhabited by women and men, their fears, doubts and…

NoFit State Big Top, Edinburgh

Sat 2 Aug

£20 (£18)

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 3 Aug

£20 (£18)

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 9 Aug

£20 (£18)

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 5 more dates until 24 Aug

Pierre Hollins Is Surprisingly Optimistic

An inspired foot-soldier of comedy makes funny with the vagaries of life and the origins of the Blues. 'Clever, not patronising, blokeish but bright; unafraid to tackle issues… down to earth delivery of some brilliantly funny material…' TIME OUT '…fantastic' CHORTLE

Whistle Binkies Live Music Bar, Edinburgh

Sat 2 Aug

Free, with a collection afterwards / 0131 557 5114

Part of PBH's Free Fringe.

  • 12:15 – 13:15

Sun 3 Aug

Free, with a collection afterwards / 0131 557 5114

Part of PBH's Free Fringe.

  • 12:15 – 13:15

Mon 4 Aug

Free, with a collection afterwards / 0131 557 5114

Part of PBH's Free Fringe.

  • 12:15 – 13:15
…and 19 more dates until 24 Aug

Cutting Off Kate Bush

Ardent Theatre Cathy is having a crisis. And she's venting on YouTube. Through the medium of Kate Bush. Yep. It's really happening. Who knows, perhaps she'll get a million hits and become famous? Or not. Just thank God no one is watching. Yet… From Royal Court Young Writer, Lucy Benson-Brown, comes a one-woman show…

Gilded Balloon Teviot, Edinburgh

Thu 31 Jul

Balcony

£6 / 0131 622 6552

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

Balcony

£6 / 0131 622 6552

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

Balcony

£11 (£10) / 0131 622 6552

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 22 more dates until 25 Aug

Freedom Family Circus

Circus Emporium Roadshow ‘Amazingly jaw dropping, extraordinarily brilliant’ (Fest Magazine). ‘These performers have a charm and enthusiasm about them and talent that is worth the very reasonable ticket price’ (BroadwayBaby.com). Hilarious antics and madcap adventures explode in a cornucopia of visual delights!

Gryphon Venues at the Point Hotel, Edinburgh

Fri 1 Aug

Gryphon 1

£5 (£3) / 07531 392 327

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

Gryphon 1

£5 (£3) / 07531 392 327

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 3 Aug

Gryphon 1

£5 (£3) / 07531 392 327

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 18 more dates until 23 Aug

Soweto Spiritual Singers

Vilakazi Entertainment Group and Underbelly Productions A true celebration of unifying sounds, this is a towering sensation of exuberance with earthy rhythms and rich harmonies to uplift the soul. This inspirational show features the world-famous 27-strong Soweto Spiritual Singers, performing incredible a capella…

Underbelly Bristo Square, Edinburgh

Thu 31 Jul

McEwan Hall

£8 / 08445 458252

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

McEwan Hall

£8 / 08445 458252

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

McEwan Hall

£14 / 08445 458252

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 22 more dates until 25 Aug back to top

Hard Travelin' With Woody

Randy Noojin as Woody Guthrie / PBH's Free Fringe 'By equating the conditions of Depression-era America with those of today, writer/performer Randy Noojin invests his one-man show about Woody Guthrie with topicality and urgency, rescuing it from mere homage and transforming it into a call for united action against the…

CC Blooms, Edinburgh

Sat 2 Aug

Free / 0131 556 9331

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe & PBH's Free Fringe.

Sun 3 Aug

Free / 0131 556 9331

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe & PBH's Free Fringe.

Mon 4 Aug

Free / 0131 556 9331

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe & PBH's Free Fringe.

…and 20 more dates until 24 Aug

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

Private Peaceful by Michael Morpurgo

Scamp Theatre Winner of the Blue Peter Book of the Year, Private Peaceful is by former Children's Laureate Michael Morpurgo, award-winning author of War Horse. Private Peaceful relives the life a young WW1 soldier awaiting the firing squad at dawn. During the night, he looks back at his short but joyful past growing up…

Underbelly Bristo Square, Edinburgh

Thu 31 Jul

McEwan Hall

£7 / 08445 458252

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

McEwan Hall

£7 / 08445 458252

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

McEwan Hall

£11 / 08445 458252

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 22 more dates until 25 Aug

Sunshine on Leith

Stephen Greenhorn's uplifting musical based on the music of The Proclaimers.

Broughton High School, Edinburgh

Sun 3 Aug

Theatre

£12 (£10) / 07546213274

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 7 Aug

Theatre

£12 (£10) / 07546213274

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 8 Aug

Theatre

£12 (£10) / 07546213274

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 10 Aug

Theatre

£12 (£10) / 07546213274

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

The Famous Spiegeltent, Edinburgh

Sat 16 Aug

£15 / 07546213274

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 17 Aug

£15 / 07546213274

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 18 Aug

£15 / 07546213274

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 7 more dates until 25 Aug

The Sagas of Noggin the Nog

Third Party Productions Silly Vikings, puppets, original film, live music. Captivating theatre for children, families and fans. ‘Whether you know the stories of Noggin or not, this show should be seen by all’ ★★★★★ (WhatsOnStage.com). In the Lands of the North where the black rocks stand guard against the cold sea, the…

Assembly George Square, Edinburgh

Thu 31 Jul

Bosco

£6 / 0131 623 3030

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

Bosco

£6 / 0131 623 3030

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

Bosco

£9 (£7) / 0131 623 3030

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 21 more dates until 25 Aug back to top