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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

Sat 23 Aug

McEwan Hall

£12.50 (£11.50) / 08445 458252

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 24 Aug

McEwan Hall

£10 (£9) / 08445 458252

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Begin the Beguine: James Lambeth Sings Cole Porter!

James Lambeth James Lambeth returns for a third year at the Edinburgh Fringe, following two sell-out years with shows featuring the music of Duke Ellington and George and Ira Gershwin. This year vocalist James Lambeth returns with a sparkling selection of songs from the genius of Cole Porter. Backed by virtuoso pianist…

The Jazz Bar, Edinburgh

Sat 23 Aug

Main Floor

£8 / 0131 220 4298

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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

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.

Brazouka

  • 4 stars

Brazouka UK The World Premiere of Braz Dos Santos' extraordinary true story from the toughest streets of Brazil. Sixteen dazzling dancers take audiences on a breathtaking journey of intense passion, sizzling sensuality, pulsing music and explosive energy. This unique dance drama is performed by Brazil's most thrilling…

Assembly Hall, Edinburgh

Sat 23 Aug

Main Hall

£19 (£16) / 0131 651 2120

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 24 Aug

Main Hall

£19 (£16) / 0131 651 2120

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 25 Aug

Main Hall

£18 (£15) / 0131 651 2120

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Japan Marvelous Drummers

Prepare yourself for a once in a lifetime show, filled with power, humour, dance, and traditional Japanese drums, that has performed in more than 20 countries including the United States, India, Taiwan, Brazil, Korea, and others. Don't miss this unique chance to see Japanese traditional instruments like Japanese drums…

George Square Theatre, Edinburgh

Sat 23 Aug

The Theatre

£16 / 0131 651 2120

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 24 Aug

The Theatre

£16 / 0131 651 2120

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 25 Aug

The Theatre

£16 / 0131 651 2120

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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All Back to Bowie’s

David Greig and The Barnett Consequentials David Bowie said ‘Scotland, stay with us’. At the Fringe, a group of Scottish artists take him up on his kind invitation. So pull up a futon, it’s all back to Bowie’s for an #indyref mix of politics, poetry, polemic and pop. Different guests every day make for an hour of…

Stand in the Square, Edinburgh

Sat 23 Aug

£8 (£6)

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 24 Aug

£8 (£6)

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Blood at the Root

When nooses are found hanging from a tree at a high school in the American South where racial tensions are as hot as the weather, six students must face their own prejudices to tackle greater injustice. Inspired by recent events, Blood at the Root weaves music, dance, and poetry to stunning effect. The New York Times…

Assembly George Square, Edinburgh

Sat 23 Aug

Two

£12 (£10) / 0131 623 3030

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 24 Aug

Two

£12 (£10) / 0131 623 3030

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 25 Aug

Two

£10 (£8) / 0131 623 3030

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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.

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

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.

Liz Peters: Toybox

It's playtime for grown-ups as Liz Peters opens her dark and twisted box of delights for a show bursting with music, character and joyful vulgarity. Get your dirty laugh ready for a feast of silliness where heartfelt yarns are rammed up against acerbic murder songs, saucy shenanigans and Tarantino fight sequences. Witty…

Cowgatehead, Edinburgh

Sat 23 Aug

Space 5

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 24 Aug

Space 5

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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The Bevvy Sisters

Three singing as one. Mixing equal measures of sweetness and sass, grit and glamour, heartbreak and hilarity – cut with a dash of potent Scottish spirit. Since 2006 The Bevvy Sisters have won a uniquely distinctive place in audiences’ hearts. 'Luscious. Lovely. Tuneful. The Bevvy Sisters can mix the dirtiest martini in…

The Famous Spiegeltent, Edinburgh

Sun 24 Aug

£15 (£12) / 0844 693 3008

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Bottle Mail from Okinawa

Ship of the Ryukyu Following the success of last year’s four-star productions, Ship of the Ryukyu returns with an exciting traditional song and dance show from Okinawa. When a bottle containing an ancient message is opened the audience are taken back in time to the glorious Ryukyu Kingdom. Featuring live sanshin and…

Spotlites @ The Merchant's Hall, Edinburgh

Sat 23 Aug

Main Theatre

£10 (£8) / 0131 220 5911

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 24 Aug

Main Theatre

£10 (£8) / 0131 220 5911

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Concerto Without Orchestra

Worbey & Farrell Worbey & Farrell are internationally acclaimed concert pianists with a wicked sense of humour. They have played with the world's leading symphony orchestras, achieved over a million hits on YouTube, and entertained all over the globe with their barnstorming blend of sparky comedy and utterly…

Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh

Sat 23 Aug

The Ballroom

£15 (£13) / 0131 220 4348

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 24 Aug

The Ballroom

£15 (£13) / 0131 220 4348

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

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 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 23 Aug

Studio Big Top

£10

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 24 Aug

Studio Big Top

£10

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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Lillian Boutté: The Delta Queen

Outhouse Productions Here she comes again! The Delta Queen. Miss Lillian Boutté by name. The Delta being where New Orleans meets the sea and from where has sprung extraordinary talent, the most engaging of which is The Delta Queen herself, Miss Lillian Boutté. A regular visitor to Edinburgh, Lillian has been taken to…

The Outhouse, Edinburgh

Sat 23 Aug

The Loft

£15 / 0131 557 6668

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 24 Aug

The Loft

£15 / 0131 557 6668

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

LOUD Poets

Slam-style poetry devoid of pretension. Ages 15+.

Scottish Storytelling Centre, Edinburgh

Sun 24 Aug

The Netherbow Theatre at Fringe

£8 (£6) / 0131 556 9579

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Oh, Lady Be Good

Melissa Western A feast of classic jazz and blues flavoured with legends like Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holliday, Sarah Vaughn, Bessie Smith, Eva Cassidy and more. You love these iconic women but do you know their stories? Celebrate their breathtaking legacy with Australian singer/actor Melissa Western who performs the…

The Jazz Bar, Edinburgh

Sat 23 Aug

Main Floor

£10 (£8) / 0131 220 4298

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Rhythmic Circus: Feet Don't Fail Me Now

  • 5 stars

Rhythmic Circus Home-grown hoofers from the USA hit the road with a trunk full of tap shoes, funky costumes and a big brass band, ready to burst onto the stage with Feet Don't Fail Me Now! Heatbox the human beatbox joins the swingin' seven-piece funk band to accompany each tap, shuffle, and stomp with a clang, riff and…

Assembly Hall, Edinburgh

Sat 23 Aug

Rainy Hall

£15 (£13) / 0131 651 2120

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 24 Aug

Rainy Hall

£15 (£13) / 0131 651 2120

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 25 Aug

Rainy Hall

£13 (£11) / 0131 651 2120

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Simon Thacker's Ritmata

  • 3 stars

Part of Made in Scotland Led by the visionary Scottish guitar virtuoso, Simon Thacker's Ritmata play exhilaratingly direct new music Combining sounds from every corner of the globe with the incredible musical experiences of all four performers: the unbridled expression of flamenco, the limitless emotions of the…

Summerhall, Edinburgh

Sat 23 Aug

The Cafe

£10 (£8) / 0131 560 1581

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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Sushi Tap Show

Tokyo Tapdo! Sell-out comedy tap dance show is back at the Edinburgh Fringe! Awfully addictive eccentric performances combine tap, circus, and music hall schtik for an unforgettable toe-tapping experience you've never seen before. 'What a find' ★★★★ (Scotsman).

C, Edinburgh

Sat 23 Aug

–1

£12.50 (£10.50) / 0845 260 1234

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 24 Aug

–1

£12.50 (£10.50) / 0845 260 1234

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 25 Aug

–1

£12.50 (£10.50) / 0845 260 1234

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.

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.

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

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.

The Blues Brothers- Live

Hartshorn - Hook Productions For the very last time, the hit show rolls back into town - the band is back together for a final night of rhythm'n'blues to remember. Why not shake your tail feather over and see what all the fuss is about? Energetic rock'n'roll party guaranteed to get you up on your feet. Hold onto your…

C, Edinburgh

Sat 23 Aug

–1

£12.50 (£10.50) / 0845 260 1234

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 24 Aug

–1

£12.50 (£10.50) / 0845 260 1234

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 25 Aug

–1

£12.50 (£10.50) / 0845 260 1234

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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