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Ernest And The Pale Moon

Inspired by the works of Edgar Allan Poe and Alfred Hitchcock, Ernest And The Pale Moon is a spine-chilling tale of obsession and murder from Les Enfants Terrible.

Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh

Sun 3 Aug

Pleasance One

£12.50 (£11) / 0131 556 6550

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 4 Aug

Pleasance One

£10.50 (£9) / 0131 556 6550

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Tue 5 Aug

Pleasance One

£10.50 (£9) / 0131 556 6550

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 19 more dates until 25 Aug

Tom Stade: Decisions Decisions

The charmingly vicious, laid-back Canadian presents his latest solo show.

Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh

Thu 31 Jul

The Ballroom

£14 (£12) / 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

Daniel Sloss: Really?!

The young stand-up, who had his own TV show and three sell-out Fringes before he started shaving, now somewhat older, but still as funny.

EICC, Edinburgh

Thu 31 Jul

Prices vary / 0131 300 3000

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

  • 20:30

Fri 1 Aug

Prices vary / 0131 300 3000

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

  • 20:30

Sat 2 Aug

Prices vary / 0131 300 3000

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

  • 20:30
…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

The Ivor Novello Story

Romance, glamour and showbiz abound in a nostalgic journey through the life of composer, actor and musician Ivor Novello. Written by John Cairney and brought to life by James Dinsmore, Daisy Henderson, Taylor Wilson and Bill Kean.

St Mark's ArtSpace, Edinburgh

Tue 12 Aug

Church

£12 (£10) / 0131 226 0000

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Wed 13 Aug

Church

£12 (£10) / 0131 226 0000

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 14 Aug

Church

£12 (£10) / 0131 226 0000

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 2 more dates until 16 Aug back to top

Andrew O'Neill: Heavy Metal – A History

Inventive, offbeat humour and intelligent wit from the vegan, amateur occultist and member of steampunk band The Men That Will Not Be Blamed For Nothing.

Pleasance Dome, Edinburgh

Wed 30 Jul

JackDome

£6 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 31 Jul

JackDome

£6 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

JackDome

£6 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 22 more dates until 24 Aug

The Confessions Of Gordon Brown

  • Directed by: Kevin Toolis
  • Written by: Kevin Toolis

Brand new one man play by acclaimed Scots Emmy-nominated writer and director Kevin Toolis that exposes the darkest secrets of being Prime Minister.

Assembly @ Assembly Hall, Edinburgh

Thu 31 Jul

Rainy Hall

£10 / 0131 623 3030

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

Rainy Hall

£10 / 0131 623 3030

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

Rainy Hall

£16 / 0131 623 3030

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 21 more dates until 25 Aug

Conversation at Night With a Despised Character

Refuge Theatre Friedrich Durrenmatt's tale of a subversive writer in a totalitarian state visited by an executioner sent by the regime to kill him. Translation by Robert David Macdonald. The Refuge Theatre is a veteran artists' haven created for work off the beaten path; a back-to-the-basics return to acting utilizing…

theSpace @ Surgeons Hall, Edinburgh

Fri 1 Aug

Theatre 2

£5 / 0845 508 8515

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

Theatre 2

£5 / 0845 508 8515

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 3 Aug

Theatre 2

£5 / 0845 508 8515

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Jeff Leach: Fit

Energetic and intelligent wit from Leach.

Laughing Horse @ The Counting House, Edinburgh

Thu 31 Jul

The Ballroom

Free / 0131 667 7533

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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.

…and 22 more dates until 24 Aug

Scottish Falsetto Sock Puppet Theatre: Socks In Space

Songs, sketches, falsetto and violence, laced with a sci-fi theme from the ever popular Sock Puppets.

The Third Man, Edinburgh

Wed 30 Jul

Sportsmans

£5

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 31 Jul

Sportsmans

£5

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

Sportsmans

£5

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 23 more dates until 24 Aug back to top

Pete Johansson: Several Jokes

Mick Perrin Worldwide Edinburgh favourite Pete Johansson returns this year with Several Jokes. Nuanced and layered, provocative and silly, all in one spectacular examination of his various fears and faults that enlighten the spirit and educate the soul. Plus there's animal talk. Age category: 16+

Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh

Wed 30 Jul

Beneath

£6 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 31 Jul

Beneath

£6 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

Beneath

£6 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 23 more dates until 25 Aug

Preston Reed

Fusing blues, folk, funk and jazz to create aural pictures of Americana, the Girvan-based American is widely recognised as one of the world's most gifted acoustic guitarists.

Acoustic Music Centre @ St Brides, Edinburgh

Sun 24 Aug

Big Room

£15 (£12) / 0131 346 8237

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Otiz Cannelloni: History Of Magic – Abridged!

Questionable magic tricks, fake illusions and not-so-sleight of hand mixed with cheeky one-liners and patter.

The Stand Comedy Club III & IV, Edinburgh

Thu 31 Jul

Stand III

£9 (£8) / 0131 558 7272

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

Stand III

£10 (£8) / 0131 558 7272

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

Stand III

£10 (£8) / 0131 558 7272

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 15 more dates until 17 Aug

Bob, Sweat & Tears With Bob Downe

Musical comedy from Australia's 'Prince of Polyester'.

The Famous Spiegeltent, Edinburgh

Tue 12 Aug

The Famous Spiegeltent

£15 (£12) / 0844 693 3008

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Wed 13 Aug

The Famous Spiegeltent

£15 (£12) / 0844 693 3008

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 14 Aug

The Famous Spiegeltent

£15 (£12) / 0844 693 3008

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 11 more dates until 25 Aug

Is He A Bit Simon Jay?

A one-man play combining character comedy and narrative drama, looking at the life of deceased man Simon Reuben Jay.

Laughing Horse @ The Counting House, Edinburgh

Fri 1 Aug

The Attic

Free / 0131 667 7533

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

The Attic

Free / 0131 667 7533

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 3 Aug

The Attic

Free / 0131 667 7533

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 21 more dates until 24 Aug back to top

Cabaret Roulette

A variety of cabaret and burlesque performers develop new acts on a theme chosen by the audience.

The Street, Edinburgh

Sat 2 Aug

The Street

Free / 0131 556 4272

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 3 Aug

The Street

Free / 0131 556 4272

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 4 Aug

The Street

Free / 0131 556 4272

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 7 more dates until 12 Aug

Arrest That Poet!

Danny Chivers is a slam poet and environmental activist. His attempts to battle injustice using dodgy rhymes and D-locks have seen him arrested four times, spied on by undercover cops and sued for £5 million. His new show blends storytelling, poetry and politics into a darkly funny true tale of rhyming and rebellion.

Assembly St Marks, Edinburgh

Sat 2 Aug

Main Space

Free / 0131 623 3030

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 3 Aug

Main Space

Free / 0131 623 3030

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 4 Aug

Main Space

Free / 0131 623 3030

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 8 more dates until 13 Aug

Oliver Meech: When Magic & Science Collide

Magical comedy from the science nut.

Just The Tonic at the Caves, Edinburgh

Thu 31 Jul

Just the Wee One

£5 / 0131 556 5375

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

Just the Wee One

£5 / 0131 556 5375

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

Just the Wee One

£9 (£8) / 0131 556 5375

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 21 more dates until 24 Aug

Over It - Death, Anorexia and Other Funny Things

Dave Chawner and Robyn Perkins / Free Festival Seeking to explore the idea that you are your experiences, this positive and inspiring show details how these two up-and-coming comics are not Over It. Dave Chawner takes a satirical look into his anorexic past in order to raise awareness of eating disorders. Robyn Perkins…

Laughing Horse @ Finnegan's Wake, Edinburgh

Fri 1 Aug

The Back Room

Free / 0131 225 9348

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

The Back Room

Free / 0131 225 9348

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 4 Aug

The Back Room

Free / 0131 225 9348

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 23 more dates until 30 Aug

Pete Firman

Entertainment from the comedian and magician, star of BBC 1's Magicians, bringing together weird tricks and a cocky performance.

Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh

Wed 30 Jul

Beyond

£8.50 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 31 Jul

Beyond

£8.50 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

Beyond

£8.50 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 23 more dates until 24 Aug back to top

Booze, Bombs and Haggis

Andrew Gilmore, Gary Sansome, Daphna Baram / Free Festival Bald Scotsman Gary Sansome, bold Israeli Daphna Baram and brawled Irishmen Andrew Gilmore are joining forces in this hour of laughs, silliness and mirth with special guests, priceless prizes and challenging quizzes. Age category: 16+

Laughing Horse @ Espionage, Edinburgh

Fri 1 Aug

Kasbar

Free / 0131 477 7007

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

Kasbar

Free / 0131 477 7007

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 3 Aug

Kasbar

Free / 0131 477 7007

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 21 more dates until 24 Aug

Hot Dub Time Machine. Best. Party. Ever.

An all night long mashup of instantly recognisable tunes from the 60s to the present day, presented against a video backdrop.

Underbelly Bristo Square, Edinburgh

Fri 1 Aug

McEwan Hall

£7 / 08445 458252

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

McEwan Hall

£7 / 08445 458252

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 7 Aug

McEwan Hall

£12.50 (£11.50) / 08445 458252

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 13 more dates until 24 Aug

Stories About Love, Death and a Rabbit

Stories and comedy about a lonely librarian.

Dragonfly, Edinburgh

Sat 2 Aug

Function Room

Free / 0131 228 4543

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 3 Aug

Function Room

Free / 0131 228 4543

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 4 Aug

Function Room

Free / 0131 228 4543

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 19 more dates until 23 Aug

Who Is Mr. Kirby?

An hour-long show which is largely based on audience suggestions and anything else the Kirby team can wrangle out of an audience member.

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 19 more dates until 24 Aug

Aye Right? How No'?: Comedy Countdown to the Referendum

Vladimir McTavish and Keir McAllister take on the independence debate in a show that blends stand-up, poetry, spoken word and politics. Special guests include Gary Little, Susan Morrison and Alan Bissett.

Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh

Wed 30 Jul

Studio Two

£9 (£8) / 0131 220 4348

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

Studio Two

£10 (£9) / 0131 220 4348

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

Studio Two

£10 (£9) / 0131 220 4348

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 21 more dates until 24 Aug back to top