Listings: Physical theatre

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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

Wed 30 Jul

Debating Hall

£6 / 0131 622 6552

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

Debating Hall

£6 / 0131 622 6552

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

Debating Hall

£12 (£11) / 0131 622 6552

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 20 more dates until 25 Aug

Kraken

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 31 Jul

Belly Button

£7 / 08445 458252

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

Belly Button

£7 / 08445 458252

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

Belly Button

£11 (£10) / 08445 458252

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 21 more dates until 24 Aug

Antigone

Teatro Instabile and Theandric Teatrononviolento (Italy) The show is a rite of transformation in which the conflict is brought to its tragic consequences. The story is directly extracted from Sophocles' Antigone, it is narrated following the original plot, but with simplified dialogues, and the introduction of pauses…

C, Edinburgh

Wed 30 Jul

+2

£9.50 (£7.50) / 0845 260 1234

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 31 Jul

+2

£9.50 (£7.50) / 0845 260 1234

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

+2

£9.50 (£7.50) / 0845 260 1234

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 24 more dates until 25 Aug

Dan Lees: Brainchild

Dan Lees / La Favorita Freestival Dan Lees brings his first solo show to the Edinburgh festival in which he will seamlessly reveal the mysteries of the universe in less than an hour. Enlightenment guaranteed or your money back. Free entry. 'Happily bonkers' (Time Out). 'Downright hilarious … comedy that deserves to be…

St John's, Edinburgh

Fri 1 Aug

Space 3

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

Space 3

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 3 Aug

Space 3

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 18 more dates until 24 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

Sun 10 Aug

 +1

£10.50 (£8.50) / 0845 260 1234

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 11 Aug

 +1

£8.50 (£6.50) / 0845 260 1234

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Tue 12 Aug

 +1

£8.50 (£6.50) / 0845 260 1234

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 13 more dates until 25 Aug back to top

A. Loan

Roses Company University years, the best of your life? But what about the people left behind? Using live music, puppetry and physical theatre A. Loan revolves around a group of sociology students, a bank manager and a pining mother. Age category: 12+

Paradise in The Vault, Edinburgh

Mon 4 Aug

The Vault

£7 (£5) / 0131 510 0022

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Tue 5 Aug

The Vault

£7 (£5) / 0131 510 0022

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Wed 6 Aug

The Vault

£7 (£5) / 0131 510 0022

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 3 more dates until 9 Aug

A Modernist Event

The Lincoln Company Combines a breathtaking new rendition of their popular avant-garde piece, Artaud: A Trilogy, with kitsch and quirky dada extravaganza, Gas Heart. Through the use of sensory exploitation, extreme physicality and surreal projections, a contemporary theatre of cruelty is born. You are invited to enter…

St Peter's Church, Edinburgh

Thu 31 Jul

main theatre

£8.50 (£6.50)

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 3 Aug

main theatre

£10.50 (£8.50)

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 4 Aug

main theatre

£10.50 (£8.50)

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 20 more dates until 25 Aug

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 31 Jul

Udderbelly

£10 / 08445 458252

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

Udderbelly

£10 / 08445 458252

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

Udderbelly

£14 (£13) / 08445 458252

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 20 more dates until 25 Aug

Amongst Millions

Pedro Goucha Gomes Moving beyond representation to embody only experience, Amongst Millions is a ritualistic work in which the body is used as a vehicle for protest against the injustice and hypocrisy resulting from the current social and economic crisis. In this critical and uncompromising performance, the educated…

Paradise in The Vault, Edinburgh

Mon 4 Aug

The Annexe

£7 (£5) / 0131 510 0022

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Tue 5 Aug

The Annexe

£7 (£5) / 0131 510 0022

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Wed 6 Aug

The Annexe

£7 (£5) / 0131 510 0022

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 4 more dates until 10 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 back to top

Amy K

North London Collegiate School An ordinary day, any ordinary girl. Like Kafka’s Josef K, Amy wakes one morning to find the pressures and expectations of living in a society where one is constantly observed and appraised a little too much to stomach. From the early morning roar of the alarm clock to the threatening…

theSpaces on the Mile, Edinburgh

Mon 18 Aug

Space 1

£6 (£5) / 0845 508 8316

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Tue 19 Aug

Space 1

£6 (£5) / 0845 508 8316

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Wed 20 Aug

Space 1

£6 (£5) / 0845 508 8316

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 3 more dates until 23 Aug

Backstage

Spring Glory Cantonese Opera Workshop At the backstage of a Cantonese opera performance, a young reporter explores the brilliance of the traditional performing arts. With dazzling costumes, unique makeup, stylized movements, beautiful vocal technique, Backstage is performed by the famous maestro Mr Yuen Siu-Fai and his…

Spotlites @ The Merchant's Hall, Edinburgh

Wed 6 Aug

Main Theatre

£8 (£6) / 0131 220 5911

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 7 Aug

Main Theatre

£8 (£6) / 0131 220 5911

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 8 Aug

Main Theatre

£10 (£8) / 0131 220 5911

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 11 more dates until 19 Aug

Blood Orange

Electric Theatre Workshop Set in Scotland’s club scene past, with a cocktail of drunken, disgusting cruelty. A young man loses control of his tolerance for race, religion and faith in a tragedy about rural Scotland being invaded by the SDL. Zander loses his mum and he blames those Asian market sellers for his dad…

Summerhall, Edinburgh

Fri 1 Aug

Cairns Lecture Theatre

£14.50 (£9.50) / 0131 560 1581

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

Cairns Lecture Theatre

£14.50 (£9.50) / 0131 560 1581

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 3 Aug

Cairns Lecture Theatre

£14.50 (£9.50) / 0131 560 1581

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 20 more dates until 24 Aug

Boosters

Echoes Theatre Dancer, politician, footballer, painter: your life is yours to make of it what you will. When a closing prison door makes you something else, what can you be when it opens again? A chorus of characters come together to explore the limbo of prison life as society carries on beyond its walls. What effect…

The Zoo, Edinburgh

Mon 4 Aug

The Aviary

£5 / 0131 662 6892

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Tue 5 Aug

The Aviary

£5 / 0131 662 6892

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Wed 6 Aug

The Aviary

£7 (£6) / 0131 662 6892

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 25 more dates until 31 Aug

Brazouka

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 31 Jul

Main Hall

£12 / 0131 651 2120

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

Main Hall

£12 / 0131 651 2120

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

Main Hall

£18 (£15) / 0131 651 2120

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 21 more dates until 25 Aug back to top

A Brief Case

Stolen brief case. Stephan is busting the job. Pitbull is angry, Mole is not who she says she is and Vito is… lost. Follow three crooks and a cop on an action-packed bizarre adventure! Original physical comedy, this hurly-burly hurricane rocks socks of child, student and granny alike.

George on the Bridge, Edinburgh

Mon 18 Aug

Free, with a collection afterwards

Part of PBH's Free Fringe.

  • 13:30 – 14:30

Tue 19 Aug

Free, with a collection afterwards

Part of PBH's Free Fringe.

  • 13:30 – 14:30

Wed 20 Aug

Free, with a collection afterwards

Part of PBH's Free Fringe.

  • 13:30 – 14:30
…and 2 more dates until 22 Aug

Broke

The Paper Birds Multi award-winners The Paper Birds (Thirsty, In a Thousand Pieces) return with a new verbatim production exploring the debt of a nation. Based on interviews taken across the UK in 2014, this heartfelt show explores what it means to be broke, from feeling the pinch to finding yourself penniless in this…

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 23 more dates until 25 Aug

Candide

Stage by Stage ‘Everything is for the best in this best of all possible worlds!’ So Dr Pangloss teaches his student Candide, but his theories are sorely tested by shipwrecks, Spanish Inquisitions, earthquakes, executions, pirate raids, murderous magistrates and mono-buttocked old courtesans. An outrageous, picaresque…

Greenside @ Nicholson Square, Edinburgh

Mon 18 Aug

Upstairs

£7.50 (£5)

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Tue 19 Aug

Upstairs

£7.50 (£5)

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Wed 20 Aug

Upstairs

£7.50 (£5)

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 2 more dates until 22 Aug

Case Number

Tea and Toast Productions Introducing Case Number, a new play which bravely attempts to shatter the patriarchal shame culture that surrounds sexual assault against women. Miss Russell, a mere number, is forced to relive the trauma of her assault through the biased legal system in an attempt to reclaim her identity.

Spotlites @ The Merchant's Hall, Edinburgh

Wed 20 Aug

Studio Theatre

£6 (£4) / 0131 220 5911

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 21 Aug

Studio Theatre

£6 (£4) / 0131 220 5911

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 22 Aug

Studio Theatre

£6 (£4) / 0131 220 5911

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 2 more dates until 24 Aug

Charmolypi

‘Charmolypi evokes a metaphysical reflection, expressed through the language of the body’ (Dziennik Teatralny). Loosely translated, charmolypi means ‘joyful sorrow’. In Greece, elderly people possess this quality due to life’s experience. Charmolypi was produced and premiered at the Grotowski Institute, Wroclaw, Poland.

Summerhall, Edinburgh

Sat 9 Aug

Cairns Lecture Theatre

£10 (£8) / 0131 560 1581

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 10 Aug

Cairns Lecture Theatre

£10 (£8) / 0131 560 1581

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 11 Aug

Cairns Lecture Theatre

£10 (£8) / 0131 560 1581

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 12 more dates until 24 Aug back to top

Chasing Zeds

Z Theatre Company Trouble sleeping? Chasing Zeds is about insomnia and the trouble that comes with it. How do you get on with life when you can barely sleep? Through stylisation this piece exhibits the psychological pain of an insomniac. Age category: 16+

theSpaces on North Bridge, Edinburgh

Mon 11 Aug

Theatre 2

£5 (£3) / 0845 557 6308

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Tue 12 Aug

Theatre 2

£5 (£3) / 0845 557 6308

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Wed 13 Aug

Theatre 2

£5 (£3) / 0845 557 6308

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 7 more dates until 21 Aug

Cheesed Off

Blanket Theatre Desiree lives in a hut in the middle of nowhere with a goat. Melinda has a secret to hide and a disliking for goats. These two unlikely buddies clash, fight, dance and sing their way to mutual understanding. Age category: 16+

Laughing Horse @ The Phoenix, Edinburgh

Thu 31 Jul

Cellar Bar

Free / 0131 557 0234

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

Cellar Bar

Free / 0131 557 0234

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

Cellar Bar

Free / 0131 557 0234

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 9 more dates until 12 Aug

Cirque Tsuki: Parade

ImmerCity present the Three Rings of Cirque Tsuki Parade comes from the furthest reaches of Japan, inspired by Izanagi and Izanami. The Cirque Tsuki is playing A Gathering of One Hundred Supernatural Tales, where 100 candles are lit and 100 ghost stories are told. The story goes that when the last candle is…

C nova, Edinburgh

Wed 30 Jul

studio 7

£7.50 (£5.50) / 0845 260 1234

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 31 Jul

studio 7

£7.50 (£5.50) / 0845 260 1234

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

studio 7

£7.50 (£5.50) / 0845 260 1234

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 23 more dates until 25 Aug

Crazy Glue

Single Shoe Productions A tragicomedy about loss. They have a car in the garage, a chicken in the pot and a child on the way. But is that enough to hold them together? The messy, sticky, absurdity of marriage told through vocal acrobatics, quirky humour and an evocative 1930s soundtrack. Silent film nostalgia and…

Assembly Roxy, Edinburgh

Thu 31 Jul

Downstairs

£7 / 0131 623 3030

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

Downstairs

£7 / 0131 623 3030

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

Downstairs

£11 / 0131 623 3030

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 21 more dates until 25 Aug

Dead Letters

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 31 Jul

studio

£7.50 (£5.50) / 0845 260 1234

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

studio

£7.50 (£5.50) / 0845 260 1234

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

studio

£9.50 (£7.50) / 0845 260 1234

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 22 more dates until 25 Aug back to top