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Best of Burlesque

Chaz Royal & Edinburgh Burlesque Festival. International Impresario Chaz Royal (London Burlesque Festival, Sexy Circus Sideshow) presents an all-star roundup of the best burlesque at the Fringe. Sultry strip tease, cutting edge cabaret and vaudeville variety collide like no other show around! The grand finale of…

Assembly George Square, Edinburgh

Thu 31 Jul

Bosco

£10 / 0131 623 3030

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

Bosco

£10 / 0131 623 3030

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

Bosco

£16 / 0131 623 3030

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 22 more dates until 24 Aug

Boris & Sergey's Astonishing Freakatorium

Flabbergast Theatre The nation's favourite puppet clown duo are back with a spanking new cabaret. Hold on to your hats as they delve for your titillation into the world of the macabre, watch them recreate traditional scenes of geeking, feats of incredible fortitude, endeavours of unimaginable physical endurance and…

Underbelly, Edinburgh

Thu 31 Jul

White Belly

£6 / 08445 458252

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

White Belly

£6 / 08445 458252

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

White Belly

£9 (£8) / 08445 458252

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 21 more dates until 24 Aug

Rayguns Look Real Enough: Hall of Fame

Not only have the world’s greatest mash-up band been nominated for the London Cabaret Awards, and won the Time Out Alternative Eurovision 2010, they are also being inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. And they'll need to give the performance of their lives. Will Ray Gunn suffer another diva meltdown? Can Luke…

The Voodoo Rooms, Edinburgh

Fri 1 Aug

The Ballroom

£10 / 0131 556 7060

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

The Ballroom

£10 / 0131 556 7060

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 3 Aug

The Ballroom

£8 / 0131 556 7060

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 18 more dates until 24 Aug

Christeene: The Christeene Machine

Soho Theatre, ArKtype and Johnson/Mackay Enter The Christeene Machine: A gender-blending, booty-pounding, perversion of punk dragged through a musical theatre gutter, commanded by Christeene: a human pissoir of foul hilarity and raw unabashed sexuality. The Christeene Machine explodes across the Edinburgh skyline with…

Underbelly, Edinburgh

Thu 31 Jul

Belly Dancer

£6 / 08445 458252

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

Belly Dancer

£6 / 08445 458252

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

Belly Dancer

£10 (£9) / 08445 458252

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 19 more dates until 23 Aug

Dixey: Where Gentlemen Are Always Immaculately Undressed

Bound & Gagged Comedy by arrangement with Beyond the Cabaret Unique - the only word to describe this show. With a cheeky nod to the world of fable, Dixey delivers acrobatics, contemporary dance, comedy, music and a healthy measure of naked male beauty. Thrilling sensations are guaranteed as our immaculately…

Assembly Roxy, Edinburgh

Wed 30 Jul

Central

£7 / 0131 623 3030

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 31 Jul

Central

£7 / 0131 623 3030

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

Central

£7 / 0131 623 3030

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 22 more dates until 24 Aug back to top

High Noon Over Camelot

The Mechanisms / PBH's Free Fringe Gunslingers, lawmen and hellfire preachers draw iron on the burning metal deserts around Camelot. Sheriff Arthur and the Pendragon Gang chase down the mad visions of Father Galahad. Mordred and Gawain face off, surrounded by ghoulish Saxons. Join bloodthirsty space-pirate crew The…

Why Not?, Edinburgh

Sun 10 Aug

Main Room

Free / 0131 624 8633

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

Mon 11 Aug

Main Room

Free / 0131 624 8633

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

Tue 12 Aug

Main Room

Free / 0131 624 8633

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

…and 10 more dates until 23 Aug

Amy G: Entershamement

G-Force Productions Entershamement is slapstick diva heaven, with ridiculous song-and-dance numbers, rollerskates, a live chicken and genuine human frailty. She gleefully defies shame and categorization. ‘A comic powerhouse with a spectacular voice’ (Australian). ‘Like watching Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis in one…

Underbelly Bristo Square, Edinburgh

Wed 30 Jul

Topside

£6 / 08445 458252

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 31 Jul

Topside

£6 / 08445 458252

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

Topside

£6 / 08445 458252

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 22 more dates until 25 Aug

Blues and Burlesque: Hotter Than Hell

Blues and Burlesque ‘Highlight of this year’s Fringe’ (Heckler.com.au). The club has been closed for years since the ‘incident’ but you can still hear the piano echoing throughout the empty establishment. Sounds spooky, but it’s a lot of fun as we take you back to the cabaret show of yesteryear. What happened to…

Assembly George Square, Edinburgh

Thu 31 Jul

Bosco

£9 / 0131 623 3030

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

Bosco

£9 / 0131 623 3030

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

Bosco

£10.50 / 0131 623 3030

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 20 more dates until 24 Aug

Lynn Ruth Miller: Not Dead Yet

Lynn Ruth Miller (USA) Lynn Ruth Miller is 80 years old. She's lived a lot and nearly died a few times too. She's faced massive fears and eaten a lot of last suppers, from discharging herself from hospital after being given two weeks to live, to starting stand-up comedy at 71. The 2013 TO&ST Award winner guides us…

C nova, Edinburgh

Wed 30 Jul

studio 5

£8.50 (£6.50) / 0845 260 1234

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 31 Jul

studio 5

£8.50 (£6.50) / 0845 260 1234

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

studio 5

£8.50 (£6.50) / 0845 260 1234

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 23 more dates until 25 Aug

Mcginn Presents: Songs For Glitter Fetishists

A wondrous, sparkly acoustic drag queen extravaganza! Featuring whimsical twists on your favourite songs from the '60s through the noughties. Warning: painfully frivolous amounts of glitter used at every performance.

CC Blooms, Edinburgh

Sat 2 Aug

Free, with a collection afterwards / 0131 556 9331

Part of PBH's Free Fringe.

  • 16:15 – 17:15

Sun 3 Aug

Free, with a collection afterwards / 0131 556 9331

Part of PBH's Free Fringe.

  • 16:15 – 17:15

Mon 4 Aug

Free, with a collection afterwards / 0131 556 9331

Part of PBH's Free Fringe.

  • 16:15 – 17:15
…and 18 more dates until 24 Aug back to top

Renz Novani: Spellbinder – Magic & Mystory

Renz (AKA Lorenzo Novani) Renz is a modern magician with flair for the poetic, an obsession with the mind and a fascination for the unknown. In this outing he carefully weaves close up magic, thought reading and true stories into an intimate, honest and spellbinding experience that will have you wondering just what the…

Spotlites @ The Merchant's Hall, Edinburgh

Fri 1 Aug

Zone Theatre

£8 (£6.50) / 0131 220 5911

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

Zone Theatre

£8 (£6.50) / 0131 220 5911

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 3 Aug

Zone Theatre

£8 (£6.50) / 0131 220 5911

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 21 more dates until 25 Aug

The Lady Boys of Bangkok - Red Hot Kisses Tour

The Lady Boys of Bangkok The Ladyboys of Bangkok are back in an inferno of fun and frolics, Red Hot Kisses the blazing hot new production, a show like no other! With more than 200 specially designed lavish costumes – everything from fabulous feathers to designer inspired couture and with more songs and production…

The Meadows Theatre Big Tops, Edinburgh

Sat 2 Aug

Studio Big Top

£20

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 3 Aug

Studio Big Top

£20

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 4 Aug

Studio Big Top

£10

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 20 more dates until 24 Aug

The Tommy Cooper Show

A celebration of the popular comedian with clips from his best-loved shows and musical accompaniment.

Spotlites @ The Merchant's Hall, Edinburgh

Thu 31 Jul

Main Theatre

£10 (£9) / 0131 220 5911

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

Main Theatre

£10 (£9) / 0131 220 5911

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

Main Theatre

£10 (£9) / 0131 220 5911

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 22 more dates until 25 Aug

Twonkey's Private Restaurant– Free

Paul Vickers / Laughing Horse Comedy Presents ‘A bearded fantasist’ ★★★★ (Time Out). ‘A surrealist’s wet dream’ ★★★★ (Skinny). ‘A true comic original’ ★★★★ (Scotsman). ‘A psychedelic trip’ ★★★★ (Exeunt). ‘Eloquent nonsense’ ★★★★ (BritishTheatreGuide.com). The Lovechild of Brian Blessed and Betty Boop gives you his new…

Laughing Horse @ Espionage, Edinburgh

Thu 31 Jul

Mata Hari

Free / 0131 477 7007

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

Mata Hari

Free / 0131 477 7007

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

Mata Hari

Free / 0131 477 7007

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 21 more dates until 24 Aug

Voca People

The International Musical Comedy Hit! Voca People take you on a thrilling and original musical adventure unlike anything you’ve experienced before! With over 50 million YouTube hits to their name and word-wide audiences of over 1 million, Voca People use no musical instruments and produce all sounds live combining…

Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh

Wed 30 Jul

The Grand

£8 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 31 Jul

The Grand

£8 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

The Grand

£8 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 22 more dates until 25 Aug back to top

Bacchanalia

Bac·cha·na·li·a: a revelry of the very best cabaret, circus, magic, comedy and burlesque at the Fringe. Hosted by TittyBarHaHa. Featuring all star lineups from around the globe, no night out is ever the same! Book early, revellers – this is one party you don't want to miss! From the production team behind Phatcave…

Gilded Balloon Teviot, Edinburgh

Fri 1 Aug

Wine Bar

£6 / 0131 622 6552

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

Wine Bar

£12 / 0131 622 6552

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 3 Aug

Wine Bar

£12 / 0131 622 6552

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 11 more dates until 24 Aug

Cabaret @ Le Monde

Blond Ambition and Le Monde Cabaret at Le Monde - with the finest artistes on the Fringe - visit our website for full details: www.lemondehotel.co.uk/live.

Le Monde, Edinburgh

Sun 3 Aug

£10 / 0131 270 3900

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 4 Aug

£10 / 0131 270 3900

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Tue 5 Aug

£10 / 0131 270 3900

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 12 more dates until 21 Aug

Cabaret Nova

C presents The alternative late night Fringe experience returns. A blend of comedy, circus, burlesque, bands, jazz and speciality acts from across the Fringe, followed by retro mix DJ for dancing and schmoozing. With a different line-up every night this is a chance to see some of the festival's most exciting new…

C nova, Edinburgh

Wed 30 Jul

studio 5

£5.50 (£4.50) / 0845 260 1234

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 31 Jul

studio 5

£5.50 (£4.50) / 0845 260 1234

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

studio 5

£5.50 (£4.50) / 0845 260 1234

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 24 more dates until 25 Aug

Divallusion with Christina Bianco and Velma Celli

Christina Bianco and Ian Stroughair YouTube sensation Christina Bianco and cabaret star Velma Celli present a selection of your favourite pop divas in 60 minutes. Through humour, versatile vocals and impressions they'll honour these timeless divas, presenting familiar hits in ways you're unlikely to have seen or heard…

Assembly Checkpoint, Edinburgh

Thu 31 Jul

0131 225 7053

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

0131 225 7053

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

£14 / 0131 225 7053

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 19 more dates until 21 Aug

I Blame Britpop

Marc Burrows / She Makes War Comedian, music journalist (Guardian, Drowned In Sound, Quietus) and 90s throwback Marc Burrows joins gloom-pop indie star Laura Kidd AKA She Makes War, to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Britpop with an hour of music and comedy. With special guests every day. Praise for Marc: ★★★…

Fingers Piano Bar, Edinburgh

Tue 5 Aug

Space 1

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Wed 6 Aug

Space 1

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 7 Aug

Space 1

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 2 more dates until 9 Aug back to top

In Vogue: Songs by Madonna

KiliLive Michael Griffiths is Madonna as you've never heard or seen her before. No accent, costume or wig. Just Madge accompanying herself on the piano, leading you on a journey through her tough life and tender songs. Strike a pose and get into the groove as Madonna opens her heart! ‘This is a borderline religious…

Assembly Checkpoint, Edinburgh

Thu 31 Jul

£8 / 0131 225 7053

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

£8 / 0131 225 7053

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

£13 / 0131 225 7053

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 22 more dates until 25 Aug

La Clique

Various 'Best show on the Fringe' (Scotsman). 'An intoxicating fusion of music, comedy, acrobatics and erotica… An unforgettable night … an awe inspiring kaleidoscope' (Edinburgh Evening News). ‘Extraordinary, out of this world experience' (Journal de Montreal). ‘Fast, rude, funny, fantastic’ (Sydney Morning Herald).

The Famous Spiegeltent, Edinburgh

Sat 2 Aug

£20 (£18) / 0844 693 3008

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 3 Aug

£20 (£18) / 0844 693 3008

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 4 Aug

£20 (£18) / 0844 693 3008

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 20 more dates until 24 Aug

Laurence Owen: Lullabies of Pervland

Laurence Owen / La Favorita Freestival 2014 Musical Comedy Awards finalist Laurence Owen sings troublesome songs of lust and bad manners. Boundaries will be pushed. Preconceptions will be challenged. Will anyone emerge unscathed? A bookish and spiky musical lecture on humanity's basic urges. May also contain science…

Fingers Piano Bar, Edinburgh

Sat 2 Aug

Space 1

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 3 Aug

Space 1

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Tue 5 Aug

Space 1

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 17 more dates until 24 Aug

Lili la Scala: Another Fucking Variety Show

Lee Martin for Gag Reflex Treat yourself to a late night date with Lili la Scala and her glittering cavalcade of Cabarati. Previous guests include Jason Manford and The Boy With Tape On His Face. ‘Fantastic…charm, talent and innuendo in abundance. A must see…’ ★★★★★ (ArtsAwardVoice.com). ‘La Scala was everything a…

Pleasance Dome, Edinburgh

Thu 31 Jul

QueenDome

£6 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

QueenDome

£6 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

QueenDome

£10.50 (£9.50) / 0131 556 6550

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 19 more dates until 23 Aug

The Lock-In Cabaret

All the World's a Stage / PBH's Free Fringe Award-winning magicians Griffin and Jones, ‘bizarre, hilarious and anarchic’ (Magic Night), bring their own brand of late night variety entertainment, joined by the finest acts on the cabaret circuit. Expect comedy, magic, variety and burlesque! ‘An extremely funny and…

The Voodoo Rooms, Edinburgh

Sat 2 Aug

French Quarter

Free / 0131 556 7060

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

Sun 3 Aug

French Quarter

Free / 0131 556 7060

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

Mon 4 Aug

French Quarter

Free / 0131 556 7060

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

…and 19 more dates until 24 Aug back to top