Listings: Physical theatre

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Bianco

Contemporary circus featuring 16 performers and a live band.

NoFit State Big Top, Edinburgh

Thu 21 Aug

£20 (£18)

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 22 Aug

£20 (£18)

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 23 Aug

£20 (£18)

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 2 more dates until 25 Aug

Dracula

  • 2 stars

Action To The Word From the creators of the award-winning, international smash-hit A Clockwork Orange, Action To The Word premiere their much-anticipated steampunk adaptation of Bram Stoker's classic novel. This thrilling reworking of the infamous gothic horror drags you to hell and back. Combining a powerhouse…

Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh

Thu 21 Aug

Pleasance Beyond

£13 (£12) / 0131 556 6550

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 22 Aug

Pleasance Beyond

£14 (£13) / 0131 556 6550

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 23 Aug

Pleasance Beyond

£14 (£13) / 0131 556 6550

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 2 more dates until 25 Aug

Kraken

  • 4 stars

Underbelly Productions and Don't Be Lonely From award-winning Gaulier-trained clown and creator of smash hit Squidboy (Sold Out and nominated for a Total Theatre Award 2013) comes Trygve Wakenshaw’s new physical comedy, Kraken. Beautifully strange stream-of-consciousness idiocy. Winner: 2014 Edinburgh Underbelly Award.

Underbelly, Edinburgh

Thu 21 Aug

Belly Button

£11 (£10) / 08445 458252

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 22 Aug

Belly Button

£12 (£11) / 08445 458252

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 23 Aug

Belly Button

£12 (£11) / 08445 458252

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 24 Aug

Belly Button

£12 (£11) / 08445 458252

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

Thu 21 Aug

Main Hall

£19 (£16) / 0131 651 2120

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 22 Aug

Main Hall

£19 (£16) / 0131 651 2120

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 23 Aug

Main Hall

£19 (£16) / 0131 651 2120

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 2 more dates until 25 Aug

Dr Longitude's Marvellous Imaginary Menagerie

  • 4 stars

Les Enfants Terribles Roll up for the most magnifical, tremendible and fantasticulous experience in town! Ever wanted to count a Decapus' legs? Or wondered what a Whistling Pank eats? Would you like to catch a glimpse of the fabled 'Massive Paw', lick a Tresillian toad? Or see a cow that looks like Brian May? Then…

Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh

Fri 22 Aug

Pleasance Beyond

£12.50 (£11) / 0131 556 6550

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 23 Aug

Pleasance Beyond

£12.50 (£11) / 0131 556 6550

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 24 Aug

Pleasance Beyond

£12.50 (£11) / 0131 556 6550

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 25 Aug

Pleasance Beyond

£9.50 (£8) / 0131 556 6550

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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Gamarjobat: Boxer

Gamarjobat / Komedia Entertainment / Gilded Balloon To celebrate a decade since their Fringe debut Gamarjabot are back with Boxer, their stunning breakthrough show inspired by the blockbuster movie Rocky. They have wowed audiences all over the world with their unique and hilarious silent double act. Their shows are…

Gilded Balloon Teviot, Edinburgh

Thu 21 Aug

Debating Hall

£12 (£10) / 0131 622 6552

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 22 Aug

Debating Hall

£13 (£11) / 0131 622 6552

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 23 Aug

Debating Hall

£13 (£11) / 0131 622 6552

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 2 more dates until 25 Aug

So It Goes

On the Run Coping with grief hasn't always been easy for Hannah. In fact, in the seven years since her dad died, she's hardly spoken about it. Not one to be defeated, she's enlisted her friend David to help her on a journey through memory, laughter and sorrow, to finally come to terms with losing her dad. Frank, funny…

Underbelly, Edinburgh

Thu 21 Aug

Iron Belly

£9.50 (£8.50) / 08445 458252

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 22 Aug

Iron Belly

£10.50 (£9.50) / 08445 458252

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 23 Aug

Iron Belly

£10.50 (£9.50) / 08445 458252

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 24 Aug

Iron Belly

£10.50 (£9.50) / 08445 458252

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

A Simple Space

Aurora Nova presents Gravity & Other Myths Get up close and personal with one of Australia’s hottest and most original circus ensembles! In the award winning show that has captivated sell-out festival audiences world wide, seven young acrobats push themselves to their physical limits and beyond in an awe inspiring…

Underbelly Bristo Square, Edinburgh

Thu 21 Aug

Udderbelly

£15 (£14) / 08445 458252

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 22 Aug

Udderbelly

£15 (£14) / 08445 458252

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 23 Aug

Udderbelly

£15 (£14) / 08445 458252

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 2 more dates until 25 Aug

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

Thu 21 Aug

Topside

£10 (£9) / 08445 458252

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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.

…and 2 more dates until 25 Aug

The Duck Pond

  • 3 stars

withWings Theatre Company Dynamic, playful re-telling of Swan Lake with infectious live original music, exuberant physical theatre and 'gloriously inventive' (Stage) stagecraft. The Prince’s 21st birthday celebrations transport Rothbart’s fair to a town near and far away, long ago and yesterday. Under moonlight a…

Bedlam Theatre, Edinburgh

Thu 21 Aug

Bedlam Theatre

£8 (£7) / 0131 225 9893

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 22 Aug

Bedlam Theatre

£8 (£7) / 0131 225 9893

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 23 Aug

Bedlam Theatre

£8 (£7) / 0131 225 9893

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 24 Aug

Bedlam Theatre

£8 (£7) / 0131 225 9893

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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Playing Landscape

Point View Art Association presents Made in Macao Direct from Macao, theatre and dance combine with the contemporary Chinese ink art of Beijing-based artist Cindy Ng. Since 2008, this non-text-based original collaboration between artists from Hong Kong, Taiwan, Beijing, Melbourne and Macao has been performed in…

C, Edinburgh

Thu 21 Aug

+3

£10.50 (£8.50) / 0845 260 1234

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 22 Aug

+3

£11.50 (£9.50) / 0845 260 1234

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 23 Aug

+3

£11.50 (£9.50) / 0845 260 1234

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 2 more dates until 25 Aug

The Object Lesson

  • 5 stars

Aurora Nova presents Geoff Sobelle Do you have what you need? Do you need what you have? With boxes stacked to the ceiling, award-winning actor-illusionist-inventor Geoff Sobelle unpacks our relationship to everyday objects - a hilarious, heartbreaking solo performance installation. You encounter a massive, meaningful…

Summerhall, Edinburgh

Thu 21 Aug

Tech Cube 1

£14 (£12) / 0131 560 1581

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 22 Aug

Tech Cube 1

£14 (£12) / 0131 560 1581

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 23 Aug

Tech Cube 1

£14 (£12) / 0131 560 1581

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 24 Aug

Tech Cube 1

£14 (£12) / 0131 560 1581

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Hunter and Johnny

d’Animate ‘So Johnny, would you like to…shoot something?’ In the spring of 1997, Johnny Depp moved into the basement of literary pioneer Hunter S Thompson's Owl Farm home for four months, in preparation for his role in Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas. What followed was a submergence into the weird and wonderful world of…

The Zoo, Edinburgh

Thu 21 Aug

The Aviary

£9 (£7) / 0131 662 6892

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 22 Aug

The Aviary

£9 (£7) / 0131 662 6892

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 23 Aug

The Aviary

£9 (£7) / 0131 662 6892

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 2 more dates until 25 Aug

Dead Letters

  • 4 stars

PropUp Theatre Following the story of George and his discovery of the Dead Letter office: a room full of desolate letters that are are left to die after being deemed undeliverable. Unable to simply let these letters go, he embarks on a mission to deliver each and every one. George is forced to confront the possible…

C cubed, Edinburgh

Thu 21 Aug

studio

£8.50 (£6.50) / 0845 260 1234

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 22 Aug

studio

£8.50 (£6.50) / 0845 260 1234

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 23 Aug

studio

£9.50 (£7.50) / 0845 260 1234

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 2 more dates until 25 Aug

Forever Young

Yvonne Arnaud Theatre Voices of a shattered generation are brought to life in this poignant and powerful collection of poetry, prose, and songs exploring the horror, hope and wit that emerged from the First World War. Personal testimonies, letters and diary extracts are punctuated by popular songs from the era. Music…

theSpace @ Symposium Hall, Edinburgh

Thu 21 Aug

Amphitheatre

£8 (£6) / 0845 508 8515

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 22 Aug

Amphitheatre

£8 (£6) / 0845 508 8515

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 23 Aug

Amphitheatre

£8 (£6) / 0845 508 8515

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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The Baron Conspiracy

The Lincoln Company 'I’d like to take the opportunity to ask every one of you to listening in, whoever and wherever you may be, to pause for a moment and contemplate the events of the past few hours. Man has landed on the moon'. The true story of Thomas Roland Baron, a NASA scientist who refused to believe that man…

St Peter's Church, Edinburgh

Fri 22 Aug

main theatre

£9.50 (£7.50)

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 23 Aug

main theatre

£10.50 (£8.50)

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 24 Aug

main theatre

£10.50 (£8.50)

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 25 Aug

main theatre

£10.50 (£8.50)

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Don't Let Go

Manic Chord Theatre Leonard’s life is absorbed in nullity, that is until he meets the most unlikely of saviours; a red balloon. Don’t Let Go tells the most enchanting and beautiful of stories, whilst exploring what it means to be an adult. Highlighting the importance of play in our lives, this show celebrates the…

Bedlam Theatre, Edinburgh

Fri 22 Aug

Bedlam Theatre

£8.50 (£6.50) / 0131 225 9893

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 23 Aug

Bedlam Theatre

£8.50 (£6.50) / 0131 225 9893

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 24 Aug

Bedlam Theatre

£8.50 (£6.50) / 0131 225 9893

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Early Doors

  • 3 stars

Immersive theatre from Not Too Tame.

Jinglin' Geordie, Edinburgh

Fri 22 Aug

The Pub

£10 (£9) / 0131 225 2803

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 23 Aug

The Pub

£10 (£9) / 0131 225 2803

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 24 Aug

The Pub

£10 (£9) / 0131 225 2803

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 25 Aug

The Pub

£7.50 (£6.50) / 0131 225 2803

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

The Really Big Diamond

Theatre Paradok An original musical based on F Scott Fitzgerald’s The Diamond as Big as the Ritz; a grotesque allegory of the American Dream. A provincial young man, John, visits his wealthy school friend in the Montana Mountains. The Washington family happen to live in an exquisite chateau built on a mountain of solid…

theSpace @ Venue45, Edinburgh

Thu 21 Aug

Venue 45

£7 (£5.50) / 0131 226 0000

Tickets for the 18th only available from the venue Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 22 Aug

Venue 45

£7 (£5.50) / 0131 226 0000

Tickets for the 18th only available from the venue Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 23 Aug

Venue 45

£7 (£5.50) / 0131 226 0000

Tickets for the 18th only available from the venue Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Unprescribed

The Sun Apparatus Theatre Company Sinister, funny, sexy and absurd. Unprescribed invites the audience to The Centre to observe treatments targeting those suffering from anxieties and obsessions. Patients are led through a series of exercises designed to aid their journey to a more peaceful existence. As a multinational…

Greenside @ Nicholson Square, Edinburgh

Thu 21 Aug

Upstairs

£9 (£7.50)

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 22 Aug

Upstairs

£9 (£7.50)

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 23 Aug

Upstairs

£9 (£7.50)

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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Working Title: The Orpheus Project

  • 2 stars

Nomanstime Automatics London is a city state run by The Corporation. Faceless thugs roam the streets attacking people at random. In a world where paranoia is the common currency, who knows who to trust? A musician's search for his lost love… A corporate nightmare.. A fight against the machine… The Orpheus Project is a…

C Too, Edinburgh

Thu 21 Aug

main house

£9.50 (£7.50) / 0845 260 1234

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 22 Aug

main house

£10.50 (£8.50) / 0845 260 1234

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 23 Aug

main house

£10.50 (£8.50) / 0845 260 1234

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 2 more dates until 25 Aug

Woyzeck

  • 4 stars

Splendid Productions Dirt poor, with his woman, Marie and a child to support, lowly soldier Franz Woyzeck has agreed to become a medical experiment for the regimental Doctor. But is it his diet of peas that leads him into the forest with a knife, or the rumours of what Marie has been doing with the peacocking Drum…

Gilded Balloon Teviot, Edinburgh

Fri 22 Aug

Billiard Room

£10 (£9) / 0131 622 6552

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 23 Aug

Billiard Room

£10 (£9) / 0131 622 6552

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 24 Aug

Billiard Room

£10 (£9) / 0131 622 6552

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 25 Aug

Billiard Room

£9 (£8) / 0131 622 6552

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Klip

  • 3 stars

Livingstones Kabinet Award-winning theatre from Denmark, combining performance, dance and live music. An exquisitely orchestrated descent to chaos reducing audiences to both laughter and tears. We enter a strange, tightly choreographed world assembled from randomly generated material. We then witness this world being…

Summerhall, Edinburgh

Thu 21 Aug

The Dissection Room

£11 (£9) / 0131 560 1581

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 22 Aug

The Dissection Room

£11 (£9) / 0131 560 1581

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 23 Aug

The Dissection Room

£11 (£9) / 0131 560 1581

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 24 Aug

The Dissection Room

£11 (£9) / 0131 560 1581

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Party in the USA!

  • 4 stars

JV Squad In 2008 the global economy collapsed, Obama ran for president, and Jeff took acid for the first time. This raucous, exhilarating howling laugh-of-shock at the state of the world hurls Jeff and his friends screaming into the maw of the Great Recession. Journeying from the penthouse of the Plaza Hotel to a…

Underbelly Bristo Square, Edinburgh

Thu 21 Aug

Topside

£11 (£10) / 08445 458252

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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.

…and 2 more dates until 25 Aug

The Penelopiad

Cambridge Shortlegs 'We had no voice. We had no name. We had no choice'. Ithaca. Ancient Greece. Odysseus has set sail for Troy and his illustrious adventures leaving behind his wife, Penelope, and her twelve doomed maids. Cambridge Shortlegs present Margaret Atwood's The Penelopiad: a retelling of Homer's classic…

C, Edinburgh

Thu 21 Aug

 +1

£9.50 (£7.50) / 0845 260 1234

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 22 Aug

 +1

£9.50 (£7.50) / 0845 260 1234

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 23 Aug

 +1

£10.50 (£8.50) / 0845 260 1234

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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