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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

Fri 22 Aug

Bosco

£16 / 0131 623 3030

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 23 Aug

Bosco

£16 / 0131 623 3030

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 24 Aug

Bosco

£16 / 0131 623 3030

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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

Fri 22 Aug

QueenDome

£10.50 (£9.50) / 0131 556 6550

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 23 Aug

QueenDome

£10.50 (£9.50) / 0131 556 6550

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Lady Rizo

  • 4 stars

The multi award-winning, cabaret superstar returns to Soho with her luscious vocals, irrefutable glamour and piercing wit.

Assembly Checkpoint, Edinburgh

Fri 22 Aug

£14 (£12) / 0131 225 7053

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 23 Aug

£14 (£12) / 0131 225 7053

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 24 Aug

£14 (£12) / 0131 225 7053

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Amy G: Entershamement

  • 4 stars

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

Fri 22 Aug

Topside

£12 (£11) / 08445 458252

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 23 Aug

Topside

£12 (£11) / 08445 458252

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 24 Aug

Topside

£12 (£11) / 08445 458252

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 25 Aug

Topside

£10 (£9) / 08445 458252

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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

Sat 23 Aug

The Grand

£16 (£14.50) / 0131 556 6550

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 24 Aug

The Grand

£16 (£14.50) / 0131 556 6550

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 25 Aug

The Grand

£12.50 (£10.50) / 0131 556 6550

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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The Illicit Thrill

  • 4 stars

Gypsy Charms Take a walk on the wild side, beyond the beaten track to Edinburgh's sexiest late night revue. Recreating the aura of a backroom in a 50s Soho nightspot, The Illicit Thrill invites you to listen to strains of the Devil's music as stripteasers and enticing entertainers set your pulses racing. Kick back…

The Voodoo Rooms, Edinburgh

Fri 22 Aug

The Ballroom

£8 / 0131 556 7060

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 23 Aug

The Ballroom

£8 / 0131 556 7060

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 24 Aug

The Ballroom

£8 / 0131 556 7060

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Imaginary Girlfriend

Danny Mullins / Free Festival Just fantasy? Or will we…? Get involved! Interactive comic-tragic musical magic. Eclectic. Improvised. Alive. Weird and wonderful characters light up dark places. Open up the cabaretness! ‘Edinburgh's troubadour’ (Forest Cafe). ‘Local hero’ (Jazz Bar). www.dannymullins.co.uk.

Laughing Horse @ The White Horse, Edinburgh

Fri 22 Aug

The Back Room

Free / 0131 556 3403

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 23 Aug

The Back Room

Free / 0131 556 3403

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 24 Aug

The Back Room

Free / 0131 556 3403

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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

Fri 22 Aug

Studio Big Top

£10

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 23 Aug

Studio Big Top

£10

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 24 Aug

Studio Big Top

£10

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

This is Ceilidh

Scotland's most famous shindig as you've never seen it before. A riotous assembly of spellbinding tunes, prodigious piping and outrageous dancing. Irreverent, invigorating and exhilarating, the essential Edinburgh experience. Come prepared to party, anything could happen. www.thisisceilidh.com. Age category: PG

Assembly George Square, Edinburgh

Fri 22 Aug

Spiegeltent Palazzo

£18 / 0131 623 3030

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 23 Aug

Spiegeltent Palazzo

£18 / 0131 623 3030

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 24 Aug

Spiegeltent Palazzo

£18 / 0131 623 3030

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

EastEnd Cabaret: Sexual Tension

  • 4 stars

East End Cabaret in association with Underbelly Productions Bernadette and Victy are not dating. Not technically dating. But they do share a bed– and the cult musical comedy duo are ready to rip the sheets off and reveal their most bizarre, hilarious secrets ever. With an arsenal of cleverly naughty songs and the…

Underbelly Bristo Square, Edinburgh

Sat 23 Aug

Topside

£11.50 (£10.50) / 08445 458252

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 24 Aug

Topside

£11.50 (£10.50) / 08445 458252

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 25 Aug

Topside

£10.50 (£9.50) / 08445 458252

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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Dizney Rascal

  • 3 stars

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

Sat 23 Aug

Space 1

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Double Booked: Slater vs Melons

Glamorous Minnie Melons was ready to take the burlesque world by storm. Awkward comedian Rachel Slater just wanted to make some friends. Two shows double booked, forced together in an hour of sabotage, stand up and burlesque. The stage isn't big enough for the both of them.

The Voodoo Rooms, Edinburgh

Sat 23 Aug

French Quarter

Free, with a collection afterwards / 0131 556 7060

Part of PBH's Free Fringe.

  • 15:55 – 16:55

Sun 24 Aug

French Quarter

Free, with a collection afterwards / 0131 556 7060

Part of PBH's Free Fringe.

  • 15:55 – 16:55

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

Sat 23 Aug

Main Room

Free / 0131 624 8633

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

Ivy Paige: Kiss And Sell

Bound & Gagged Comedy Direct from London's West End. Fringe 2013's 'stand-out burlesque act' ★★★★ (Fest), international cabaret showgirl, comedienne and bombshell, Ivy Paige, invites you to her Little Red Box, her late-night hotspot for a smouldering, saucy, sexy and hilarious evening of scandal, secrets and song.

Underbelly Bristo Square, Edinburgh

Fri 22 Aug

The Dairy Room

£12 (£10) / 08445 458252

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 23 Aug

The Dairy Room

£12 (£10) / 08445 458252

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 24 Aug

The Dairy Room

£12 (£10) / 08445 458252

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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

Sat 23 Aug

White Belly

£10.50 (£9.50) / 08445 458252

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 24 Aug

White Belly

£10.50 (£9.50) / 08445 458252

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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FLASH/BANG!

Jaggy From the team behind the legendary Bongo Club Cabaret, the longest running and most successful late night variety show at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, comes FLASH/BANG! Unlike a cabaret nightclub where the dancing has to stop to watch the acts, or a cabaret with a compère who insists you sit down and pay…

Assembly Checkpoint, Edinburgh

Fri 22 Aug

Assembly Checkpoint

£12 / 0131 225 7053

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 23 Aug

Assembly Checkpoint

£12 / 0131 225 7053

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Dixey: Where Gentlemen Are Always Immaculately Undressed

  • 3 stars

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

Fri 22 Aug

Central

£15 (£14) / 0131 623 3030

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 23 Aug

Central

£15 (£14) / 0131 623 3030

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 24 Aug

Central

£15 (£14) / 0131 623 3030

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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

Fri 22 Aug

French Quarter

Free / 0131 556 7060

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

Sat 23 Aug

French Quarter

Free / 0131 556 7060

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

Sun 24 Aug

French Quarter

Free / 0131 556 7060

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

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 23 Aug

Free, with a collection afterwards / 0131 556 9331

Part of PBH's Free Fringe.

  • 16:15 – 17:15

Sun 24 Aug

Free, with a collection afterwards / 0131 556 9331

Part of PBH's Free Fringe.

  • 16:15 – 17:15

The Referendum Review Show!

Comedy review show looking at the issues and consequences of the big vote on September the 18th. Something for everyone whether you’re a ‘yes, ‘no’, ‘don’t know’ or ‘can’t be bothered’! Contributers are Alex Cox, Graham de Banzie, Ewan Park and the Write It! team.

Laughing Horse @ The Three Sisters, Edinburgh

Sat 23 Aug

The Staff Room

Free / 0131 622 6801

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 24 Aug

The Staff Room

Free / 0131 622 6801

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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Ali McGregor's Late Nite Variety Nite Night

Ali McGregor Australian chanteuse and cabaret royalty Ali McGregor returns with her cult hit show. A night packed with the best stand-up comedians, cabaret acts, circus and burlesque stars alongside Ali's unique interpretations of trashy classics. Catch McGregor (La Clique, BBC Radio 4) as she brings her jaw-dropping…

Assembly George Square, Edinburgh

Sat 23 Aug

Spiegeltent Palazzo

£14 (£13) / 0131 623 3030

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 24 Aug

Spiegeltent Palazzo

£14 (£13) / 0131 623 3030

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Miss Fletcher Sings the Blues

Cuba Creative | The Bakery A musical comedy with educational benefits. A well-meaning, but slightly unhinged music teacher treats an unwitting geography class to a surprise music lesson. Featuring songs such as 'Moustache Paradise' and 'Puberty Express' that bring to mind the likes of Tim Minchin and Flight of the…

Just The Tonic at the Caves, Edinburgh

Fri 22 Aug

Just Up the Stairs

£12 / 0131 556 5375

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 23 Aug

Just Up the Stairs

£12 / 0131 556 5375

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 24 Aug

Just Up the Stairs

£12 / 0131 556 5375

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

The Nualas in 'Hello Again, We're The Nualas'

  • 1 star

In their first festival engagement in over a decade, the recently reformed Irish comedy singing sensations the Nualas return to Scotland with a scintillating hour of the self-penned songs, sexy harmonies, and provocative chat about current stuff that have staggered audiences across the globe. Nuala, Nuala and Nuala…

Assembly George Square, Edinburgh

Sat 23 Aug

Three

£14 / 0131 623 3030

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 24 Aug

Three

£14 / 0131 623 3030

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 25 Aug

Three

£13 / 0131 623 3030

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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

Sat 23 Aug

Zone Theatre

£8 (£6.50) / 0131 220 5911

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 25 Aug

Zone Theatre

£8 (£6.50) / 0131 220 5911

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

The Sons of Pitches: Boiler Alert!

The Sons Pitches Described by The Magnets as 'the future stars of British a cappella', and by the Scissor Sisters as 'the cutest thing we've ever seen', the award-winning Sons of Pitches present Boiler Alert! An evening with The Sons of Pitches brings you a unique blend of vocal gymnastics. Featuring classic chart…

Laughing Horse @ The Counting House, Edinburgh

Sat 23 Aug

The Ballroom

Free / 0131 667 7533

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 24 Aug

The Ballroom

Free / 0131 667 7533

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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