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Craig Campbell: Thrilling Mic Hunt

Enthusiastic storytelling and sharp wit from the Canadian stand-up.

The Stand Comedy Club III & IV, Edinburgh

Sun 17 Aug

Stand III

£9 (£8) / 0131 558 7272

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 18 Aug

Stand III

£10 (£9) / 0131 558 7272

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Tue 19 Aug

Stand III

£10 (£9) / 0131 558 7272

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 5 more dates until 24 Aug

Bunbury Is Dead

The Tobacco Tea Theatre Company presents a comedy of manners which has been created by rearranging extracts from the major works of Oscar Wilde.

Café Camino, Edinburgh

Sat 2 Aug

Cafe Camino

Free / 0131 523 0102

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 3 Aug

Cafe Camino

Free / 0131 523 0102

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 4 Aug

Cafe Camino

Free / 0131 523 0102

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 18 more dates until 23 Aug

Eric Lampaert: Testiculating (Waving Your Arms Around Talking B*ll*cks)

Surreal and energetic humour from T4's 2012 Rising Star.

Laughing Horse @ The Counting House, Edinburgh

Fri 1 Aug

The Ballroom

Free / 0131 667 7533

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

The Ballroom

Free / 0131 667 7533

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 3 Aug

The Ballroom

Free / 0131 667 7533

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 20 more dates until 23 Aug

The Adventures of Alvin Sputnik: Deep Sea Explorer

A fusion of animation, puppetry, projections and music are used to tell the epic story of quiet hero Alvin's search for his wife's lost soul in the depths of the ocean.

Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh

Thu 8 May

£10 (Family £8 each) / 0131 228 1404

Part of Imaginate Festival.

  • 19:00

Fri 9 May

£10 (Family £8 each) / 0131 228 1404

Part of Imaginate Festival.

  • 19:15

Amusia - Luc Valvona - Free

Luc Valvona / Free Festival Is Amusia a fantasia of amusement, or does it really mean something quite different? Musical comedian Luc Valvona plays a selection of his songs and then tries to sell you his CDs.

Laughing Horse @ Jekyll & Hyde, Edinburgh

Thu 31 Jul

The Aerie

Free / 0131 225 2022

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

The Aerie

Free / 0131 225 2022

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

The Aerie

Free / 0131 225 2022

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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Gareth Richards: Comedy in the Key of Gareth

Gareth Richards / PBH’s Free Fringe Join Gareth Richards, Foster’s Edinburgh Comedy Award Best Newcomer nominee 2010, for his fifth solo show of hilarious stand-up, silly jokes and gorgeously low-key comedy songs. Gareth has appeared on Russell Howard’s Good News, Live at the Electric (BBC3) and in January performed…

Beat, Edinburgh

Sat 2 Aug

Beat

Free / 0131 225 7377

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 3 Aug

Beat

Free / 0131 225 7377

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 4 Aug

Beat

Free / 0131 225 7377

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 19 more dates until 23 Aug

The Only Way is Downton

  • Directed by: Owen Lewis
  • Written by: Luke Kempner

Brilliant new parody from impressionist Luke Kempner.

Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh

Wed 30 Jul

Above

£7.50 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 31 Jul

Above

£7.50 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

Above

£7.50 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 21 more dates until 25 Aug

A Few Good Men

The Nomad Theatre present this witty courtroom drama.

Greenside, Edinburgh

Sun 3 Aug

Studio One

£12 (£10) / 0131 557 2124

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 4 Aug

Studio One

£12 (£10) / 0131 557 2124

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Tue 5 Aug

Studio One

£12 (£10) / 0131 557 2124

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 4 more dates until 9 Aug

Absolute Improv

Influenced by the like of Whose Line is it Anyway? and Fast and Loose, ToBeContinued take audience suggestions, no matter how silly, and transform myriad ideas into fast-paced improvised comedy.

theSpaces on the Mile, Edinburgh

Fri 1 Aug

Space 2

£6 / 0845 508 8316

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

Space 2

£10 (£9) / 0845 508 8316

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 4 Aug

Space 2

£9 (£8) / 0845 508 8316

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 18 more dates until 23 Aug

Bach Cantatas and Concertos

A varied and exciting all-Bach programme: Concerto in D minor BWV1052 with pianist Richard Beauchamp, Cantata BWV 82 Ich Habe Genug with baritone Ivor Klayman, Selected Arias sung by soprano Libby Crabtree and Brandenburg Concerto No.4 with soloists Robert Dick, Laurie Crump and Lisa Norman. The Bach Ensemble of…

Canongate Kirk, Edinburgh

Mon 18 Aug

Canongate Kirk

£10 (£7) / 0131 556 3515

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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Back Out from the Outback

Mel and Susie on Tour / Free Festival Flies, pies and bindi-eyes, Outback Sheilas tell you lies. Australian champion bush poetry duo Melanie Hall and Susan Carcary present their two-woman variety show. A little bit of Queensland, fair-dinkum stand-up bush poetry combining original comic and serious verse, musical…

Laughing Horse @ the Cellar Monkey, Edinburgh

Sat 16 Aug

Cellar

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 17 Aug

Cellar

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 18 Aug

Cellar

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 6 more dates until 24 Aug

Ceilidhs in Lauriston Hall

Edinburgh Ceilidhs With caller Ken Gourlay and ceilidh bands Flaming Heather, HLI, Scott Leslie, Willie Fraser and piper. All dances walked through and called. Cheap bar. Hall has air-conditioning! Fringe groups welcome. Good exercise, great fun. www.edinburghceilidhs.co.uk.

Lauriston Hall, Edinburgh

Fri 1 Aug

Large Hall

£8 (£6) / 0131 339 5374

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

Large Hall

£8 (£6) / 0131 339 5374

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 4 Aug

Large Hall

£8 (£6) / 0131 339 5374

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 17 more dates until 23 Aug

Colin Cloud: Forensic Mind Reader

Real-life forensic scientist (and presumably huge Sherlock fan) Colin Cloud finds the guiltiest person in the room by using his magnificent skills of deduction, as well as memorising huge amounts of info and profiling a murderer.

Just The Tonic at the Caves, Edinburgh

Thu 31 Jul

Just Up the Stairs

£5 / 0131 556 5375

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

Just Up the Stairs

£5 / 0131 556 5375

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

Just Up the Stairs

£5 / 0131 556 5375

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 20 more dates until 23 Aug

Harriet Dyer: Barking At Aeroplanes

Offbeat stories and fast-paced anecdotes from the University Of Wolverhampton graduate.

Laughing Horse @ Bar 50, Edinburgh

Thu 31 Jul

The Alcove

Free / 0131 524 1989

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

The Alcove

Free / 0131 524 1989

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

The Alcove

Free / 0131 524 1989

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 21 more dates until 24 Aug

Jools Holland and His Rhythm & Blues Orchestra

Jools and his band play classic boogie woogie and rock'n'roll tunes for your merriment. Featuring guest vocalists Ruby Turner and Louise Marshall with special guest Melanie C.

Edinburgh Festival Theatre

Sun 20 Jul

£36–£52.50 / 0131 529 6000

Part of Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival.

  • 19:30
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No Redemption Songs

Ribbon Road A powerful and evocative mixed-media performance performed by Ribbon Road with songs by Brenda Heslop, and a film by Keith Pattison. The show marks the 30th anniversary of the 1984/5 Miners' Strike. Pattison's photos document events at Easington Colliery, Co Durham, following the striking miners and their…

Acoustic Music Centre @ St Brides, Edinburgh

Sun 17 Aug

Back Room

£8 (£6) / 0131 346 8237

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Saltbush

An interactive journey through the culture and landscape of Aboriginal Australia where children are invited to explore, play and dance with the performers. Ages 4–8.

Edinburgh Festival Theatre

Thu 8 May

The Studio

£10 (Family £8 each) / 0131 228 1404

Tickets available Mar 17. Part of Imaginate Festival.

  • 19:00

The Potter Trail

Grab a wand and join your robed guide on the only tour in Edinburgh designed especially for Potter fans! You’ll discover the magical locations that inspired characters and scenes in the series, visit the places where JK Rowling wrote the books and even learn about the real-life witches and wizards of medieval Edinburgh.

Greyfriar's Bobby Statue, Edinburgh

Mon 28 Jul

Tour Meeting Point

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Tue 29 Jul

Tour Meeting Point

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Wed 30 Jul

Tour Meeting Point

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 32 more dates until 31 Aug

Hunger

  • 5 stars
  • 2008
  • UK/Ireland
  • 96 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Steve McQueen
  • Written by: Enda Walsh, Steve McQueen
  • Cast: Michael Fassbender, Liam Cunningham

In 1981 provisional IRA member Bobby Sands allowed his body to become the ultimate instrument of protest when he led the Maze prison hunger strike. Directed by Turner Prize-winning artist McQueen and written by Irish playwright Enda Walsh, 'Hunger' is the story of the last six weeks of Sands' life. A brave and…

The Hub, Edinburgh

Mon 25 Aug

£6 / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

Italia 'n' Caledonia

Mike Maran Productions. By Mike Maran and Philip Contini with music by David Vernon (accordion). The joyful, tearful, and hugely successful heart-warming story about Alfonso Crolla, founder of Valvona & Crolla, and the Italian community in Scotland. Meraviglioso! All ages.

Valvona & Crolla Caffè Bar, Edinburgh

Mon 11 Aug

Valvona & Crolla

£12 (£10) / 0131 556 6066

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Wed 13 Aug

Valvona & Crolla

£12 (£10) / 0131 556 6066

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Tue 19 Aug

Valvona & Crolla

£12 (£10) / 0131 556 6066

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 21 Aug

Valvona & Crolla

£12 (£10) / 0131 556 6066

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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Katherine Ryan: Glam Role Model

Witty jokes and pop-culture observations from the Canadian stand-up and TV star.

The Stand Comedy Club V, Edinburgh

Thu 31 Jul

The Stand Comedy Club V

£6 (£5) / 0131 558 7272

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

The Stand Comedy Club V

£10 (£8) / 0131 558 7272

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

The Stand Comedy Club V

£10 (£8) / 0131 558 7272

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 8 more dates until 10 Aug

Absolutely Legless

Bringing traditional Irish music, song and dance alive. A high energy show of Irish rhythms, reels and song. With fiddles, flutes and feet our fantastic dancers and live band promise to deliver an exhilarating dance and music experience. The group have gained international acclaim having performed in the USA, Europe and…

Acoustic Music Centre @ St Brides, Edinburgh

Sun 24 Aug

Big Room

£12 (£10) / 0131 346 8237

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Alex Meixner

Grammy Award nominee Alex Meixner presents debut Fringe show, bringing a unique mix of accordion and trumpet, fusing together high energy, original songs with a collective mix of rock'n'roll classics and traditional folk music – all with a unexpected twist! Reflecting his diversity, Alex Meixner has more than 50…

SpaceCabaret @ 54, Edinburgh

Wed 13 Aug

Cabaret Bar

£8 (£6) / 0845 557 6309

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 14 Aug

Cabaret Bar

£8 (£6) / 0845 557 6309

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 15 Aug

Cabaret Bar

£8 (£6) / 0845 557 6309

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 4 more dates until 19 Aug

Amused Moose Comedy Awards Gangshow

A M Entertainments in association with 2entertain. Grab your hot ticket to talent-spot future stars amongst this year's Amused Moose Laugh Off crop of industry approved discoveries. Plus some who are already rather famous and featured in our past decade of sell-out Hot Starlet showcases. Every Gangshow is unique so…

theSpace @ Symposium Hall, Edinburgh

Sun 10 Aug

Amphitheatre

£10 / 0845 508 8515

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Audience with Wendy Carle Taylor

Wendy Carle Taylor and Friends. Sell-out 2010, 2011 and 2012! Spellbinding new show. Stunning interpretations of Scottish, Irish, French and American songs and much more. 'Wonderful album, wonderful voice!' (Mike Harding, BBC Radio 2). 'True feast for the soul!' (List) 'Smiling eyes, beautiful voice…

Bruntsfield Church, Edinburgh

Fri 15 Aug

Main church

£11 (£9) / 0131 229 0127

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 22 Aug

Main church

£11 (£9) / 0131 229 0127

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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