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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.

Mon 25 Aug

£20 (£18)

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Belfast Boy

A story based on real events. Martin, an aspiring dancer, has to flee Belfast during the troubles in the 1970s with his family. Sent to England via boat we see how Martin copes with his sexuality, tragedy and his family.

Spotlites @ The Merchant's Hall, Edinburgh

Thu 21 Aug

Zone Theatre

£7.50 (£5) / 0131 220 5911

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 22 Aug

Zone Theatre

£7.50 (£5) / 0131 220 5911

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 23 Aug

Zone Theatre

£7.50 (£5) / 0131 220 5911

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 2 more dates until 25 Aug

Exhibit B

  • 5 stars

A modern look at racism.

Old College, Edinburgh

Fri 22 Aug

£14 / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

Sat 23 Aug

£14 / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

Sun 24 Aug

£14 / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

Mon 25 Aug

£14 / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

Trainspotting

  • 3 stars

In Your Face Theatre To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Irvine Welsh novel, relive the story like never before. Take part in this once in a life time promenade experience and expect heavy drug use, strong language and scenes of both a violent and sexual nature. Expect the walls to move, to be part of a rave and…

Hill Street Theatre, Edinburgh

Thu 21 Aug

Almaz Theatre

£12 (£10) / 0131 226 6522

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 22 Aug

Almaz Theatre

£14 (£12) / 0131 226 6522

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 23 Aug

Almaz Theatre

£14 (£12) / 0131 226 6522

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 24 Aug

Almaz Theatre

£14 (£12) / 0131 226 6522

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Munich

Éigse Sport is purity. Sport is truth. Maybe the only truth left to us in this benighted world. So believes middle aged Philip Tierney, choking in the ashes of his beloved Busby Babes, crushed and broken on a snowbound German runway. A fast-paced, witty take on midlife marital crisis. Grab a grandstand seat to witness…

theSpaces on the Mile, Edinburgh

Thu 21 Aug

Space 2

£7 (£4.50) / 0845 508 8316

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 22 Aug

Space 2

£7 (£4.50) / 0845 508 8316

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 23 Aug

Space 2

£7 (£4.50) / 0845 508 8316

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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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

Divallusion with Christina Bianco and Velma Celli

Christina Bianco and Ian Stroughair YouTube sensation Christina Bianco and cabaret star Velma Celli present a selection of your favourite pop divas in 60 minutes. Through humour, versatile vocals and impressions they'll honour these timeless divas, presenting familiar hits in ways you're unlikely to have seen or heard…

Assembly Checkpoint, Edinburgh

Thu 21 Aug

£14 / 0131 225 7053

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

Thu 21 Aug

The Theatre

£16 / 0131 651 2120

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 22 Aug

The Theatre

£16 / 0131 651 2120

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 23 Aug

The Theatre

£16 / 0131 651 2120

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 2 more dates until 25 Aug

The Rat Pack - Live

Hartshorn - Hook Productions See Frank, Sammy and Dean's world-famous recordings brought to life on stage in this sophisticated evening of razor-sharp wit and silky-smooth swing. Backed by the sassy, scorching Berelli Sisters, with 12-piece jazz orchestra, this talented cast take a trip back to glamorous Las Vegas…

C, Edinburgh

Thu 21 Aug

–1

£11.50 (£9.50) / 0845 260 1234

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 22 Aug

–1

£12.50 (£10.50) / 0845 260 1234

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 23 Aug

–1

£12.50 (£10.50) / 0845 260 1234

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 2 more dates until 25 Aug

Sinatra: The Final Curtain

Musical based on the life and times of Ol' Blue Eyes.

theSpace @ Surgeons Hall, Edinburgh

Thu 21 Aug

Grand Theatre

£11 (£9) / 0845 508 8515

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 22 Aug

Grand Theatre

£11 (£9) / 0845 508 8515

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 23 Aug

Grand Theatre

£11 (£9) / 0845 508 8515

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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Janis Joplin: Full Tilt

  • 4 stars

A celebration of Janis Joplin. Written by Peter Arnott and directed by Cora Bissett.

Assembly Checkpoint, Edinburgh

Thu 21 Aug

£12 / 0131 225 7053

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 22 Aug

£13.50 / 0131 225 7053

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 23 Aug

£13.50 / 0131 225 7053

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 24 Aug

£13.50 / 0131 225 7053

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sweet Mambo

Pina Bausch's piece of dance theatre about the relationship between the sexes.

The Edinburgh Playhouse

Sat 23 Aug

£10 / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

Sun 24 Aug

£10 / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

Mon 25 Aug

£10 / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

Bond!

Gavin Robertson Bond is back… older but still wisecracking… Following performances in the USA and Australia, Gavin Robertson focuses his attention on the Bond phenomenon, in his latest physical cartoon-style parody - exploding every cliché in the book(s)… solo! In which Bond meets his greatest arch-villain yet - Ian…

The Zoo, Edinburgh

Thu 21 Aug

The Aviary

£10 (£8) / 0131 662 6892

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 22 Aug

The Aviary

£12 (£10) / 0131 662 6892

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 23 Aug

The Aviary

£12 (£10) / 0131 662 6892

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 24 Aug

The Aviary

£12 (£10) / 0131 662 6892

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

The Bunker Trilogy: Agamemnon

Jethro Compton Productions An intense reimagining of the Ancient Greek legend. Enter the trenches, 1918. Journey into the delusions of a shell shocked solider, devastated by war, convinced of a plot to bring him down. Part of The Bunker Trilogy, three classic legends rediscovered in the heart of the Great War. The…

C nova, Edinburgh

Thu 21 Aug

studio 7

£12.50 (£10.50) / 0845 260 1234

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 22 Aug

studio 7

£13.50 (£11.50) / 0845 260 1234

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 23 Aug

studio 7

£13.50 (£11.50) / 0845 260 1234

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 2 more dates until 25 Aug

Light

  • 4 stars

A story of love, betrayal, and technological power set in a dystopian future inspired by Edward Snowden’s surveillance revelations.

Pleasance Dome, Edinburgh

Thu 21 Aug

KingDome

£12 (£11) / 0131 556 6550

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 22 Aug

KingDome

£13 (£12) / 0131 556 6550

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 23 Aug

KingDome

£13 (£12) / 0131 556 6550

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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Rubberbandits: Continental Fistfight

  • 4 stars

Rubberbandits Direct from Limerick! The plastic bag wearing music/comedy duo bring their brand new musical straight from its critically acclaimed, sold out London season. Continental Fistfight is packed with dazzling new songs, great big hits and at least one puppet. 'Leaves you growling for more' ★★★★ (Metro). 'A…

Gilded Balloon Teviot, Edinburgh

Thu 21 Aug

Nightclub

£12 (£10) / 0131 622 6552

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 22 Aug

Nightclub

£14 (£12) / 0131 622 6552

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 23 Aug

Nightclub

£14 (£12) / 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.

The Great Gatsby

  • 3 stars

Blur A new theatrical experience, conceived by Broadway's Ryan Domres and based on the classic novel by F. Scott Fitzgerald. Set against the inspired Jazz Age, this avant-garde production examines the life of Jay Gatsby and his pursuit of the American Dream. Infused with explosive choreography and imaginative…

Assembly Roxy, Edinburgh

Thu 21 Aug

Central

£13 / 0131 623 3030

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 22 Aug

Central

£14 / 0131 623 3030

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 23 Aug

Central

£14 / 0131 623 3030

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 24 Aug

Central

£14 / 0131 623 3030

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

James III: The True Mirror

  • 4 stars

The final part of the James Plays portraying James III, his grand schemes and the women who behind him.

Edinburgh Festival Theatre

Fri 22 Aug

£15 / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

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

Thu 21 Aug

Studio Big Top

£10

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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.

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HUFF

  • 3 stars

Inventive walkthrough retelling of The Three Little pigs from Shona Reppe and Andy Manley.

Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh

James II: Day of The Innocents

  • 2 stars

The tale of James II of the Stewart Kings.

Edinburgh Festival Theatre

Thu 21 Aug

£15 / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

3,000 Trees: The Death of Mr William MacRae

Teatro Magnetico Willie MacRae - anti-nuclear campaigner, SNP politician, and successful lawyer, whose death prompted speculation that he was murdered by the state. MacRae was found dying in his car on a highland road in 1985 with a single gunshot wound to his head, apparently fired from his own gun. Was he under…

Sweet Grassmarket, Edinburgh

Thu 21 Aug

International 3

£8 (£6) / 0131 243 3596

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 22 Aug

International 3

£8 (£6) / 0131 243 3596

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 23 Aug

International 3

£8 (£6) / 0131 243 3596

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 24 Aug

International 3

£8 (£6) / 0131 243 3596

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Darkle

Darkle Theatre Company Darkle: award-winning black comedy by Bill Gallagher. Fuelled by fantasy three young people decide to teach their tabloid-obsessed landlord (David Hayman) a lesson. When they kidnap his beloved dog they set off a chain of events where farce spins into horror. Winner of the Sunday Times…

theSpace @ Surgeons Hall, Edinburgh

Thu 21 Aug

Grand Theatre

£11 (£9) / 0845 508 8515

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 22 Aug

Grand Theatre

£11 (£9) / 0845 508 8515

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 23 Aug

Grand Theatre

£11 (£9) / 0845 508 8515

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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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