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Rayguns Look Real Enough: Hall of Fame

Not only have the world’s greatest mash-up band been nominated for the London Cabaret Awards, and won the Time Out Alternative Eurovision 2010, they are also being inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. And they'll need to give the performance of their lives. Will Ray Gunn suffer another diva meltdown? Can Luke…

The Voodoo Rooms, Edinburgh

Fri 1 Aug

The Ballroom

£10 / 0131 556 7060

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

The Ballroom

£10 / 0131 556 7060

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 3 Aug

The Ballroom

£8 / 0131 556 7060

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 18 more dates until 24 Aug

The Generation of Z: Edinburgh

New Zealand Season | Royale Productions Have you got what it takes to survive a zombie apocalypse? The Generation of Z hurls you head first into a world ravaged by the undead. Fight for your future as you journey through a battle against extinction. Set within a maze-like security containment depot swarming with…

George Square Theatre, Edinburgh

Thu 31 Jul

Container Yard

£8 / 0131 651 2120

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

Container Yard

£8 / 0131 651 2120

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

Container Yard

£12 / 0131 651 2120

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 21 more dates until 25 Aug

Sunshine on Leith

Stephen Greenhorn's uplifting musical based on the music of The Proclaimers.

Broughton High School, Edinburgh

Sat 2 Aug

Theatre

£12 (£10) / 07546213274

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Wed 6 Aug

Theatre

£12 (£10) / 07546213274

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 9 Aug

Theatre

£12 (£10) / 07546213274

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 10 Aug

Theatre

£12 (£10) / 07546213274

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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

Fragile

Old Joint Stock Theatre Company Bafta winning writer Geoff Thompson’s chilling new semi-autobiographical drama charting a broken man’s journey through abuse, reconciliation and redemption. Abandoned and alone, he tells his story to a tape recorder in the hope of finding peace. Fragile premiered at Belgrade Theatre…

The Zoo, Edinburgh

Fri 1 Aug

The Monkey House

£8.50 / 0131 662 6892

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

The Monkey House

£8.50 / 0131 662 6892

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 3 Aug

The Monkey House

£9.50 (£8.50) / 0131 662 6892

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 22 more dates until 25 Aug back to top

No Guts, No Heart, No Glory

Common Wealth 'We are sick of it, being ignored. Sick of it, being indoors'. A site-specific play staged in a boxing gym, based on interviews with Muslim female boxers, 'No Guts, No Heart, No Glory' is devised in collaboration with four 16-19 year old Muslim female performers and explores being young, fearless and…

Sandy's Boxing Gym, Edinburgh

Fri 22 Aug

Boxing Gym

£12 (£6)

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 23 Aug

Boxing Gym

£12 (£6)

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 24 Aug

Boxing Gym

£12 (£6)

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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 31 Jul

0131 225 7053

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

0131 225 7053

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

£14 / 0131 225 7053

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 19 more dates until 21 Aug

Inala

A mix of Western ballet and traditional Zulu song and dance with live music from Ladysmith Black Mambazo.

The Edinburgh Playhouse

Sun 10 Aug

£10 / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

Mon 11 Aug

£10 / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

Tue 12 Aug

£10 / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

Les Misérables

Forth Children's Theatre FCT (four time ENDA winners) is back to take the Fringe by storm with an innovative and haunting production of Les Misérables. This stunning musical has been running in London’s West End for the past 28 years and is now available for youth theatres to perform. It portrays the journey of Jean…

Inverleith Church Hall, Edinburgh

Fri 1 Aug

£12 (£9) / 07794 144372

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

£12 (£9) / 07794 144372

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 4 Aug

£12 (£9) / 07794 144372

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 5 more dates until 9 Aug

Only Bruises

A mother and daughter try to force their view of the world on each other. Can we really change each other – and are we prepared for the consequences if we succeed? A blast of intergenerational tension about multiculturalism, rape and digital TV.

George Next Door, Edinburgh

Sat 2 Aug

space 3

Free, with a collection afterwards

Part of PBH's Free Fringe.

  • 17:20 – 18:20

Sun 3 Aug

space 3

Free, with a collection afterwards

Part of PBH's Free Fringe.

  • 17:20 – 18:20

Mon 4 Aug

space 3

Free, with a collection afterwards

Part of PBH's Free Fringe.

  • 17:20 – 18:20
…and 18 more dates until 23 Aug back to top

Return to the Voice

Song of the Goat commissioned by Eleven and Summerhall Internationally acclaimed, multi award-winning Song of the Goat present a passionate theatrical performance inspired by ancient Gaelic and Scottish musical traditions: laments, psalms and songs of exile. Shows commence with a short concert by Scottish artists ahead…

Summerhall @ St Giles Cathedral, Edinburgh

Thu 7 Aug

St Giles Cathedral

£15 (£13)

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 8 Aug

St Giles Cathedral

£15 (£13)

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 9 Aug

St Giles Cathedral

£15 (£13)

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 5 more dates until 25 Aug

Thrill Me: The Leopold & Loeb Story

Richard Williamson and CliMar Productions in association with Greenwich Theatre Chicago, 1924. Two wealthy college kids. One obsessed with crime, the other love. A contract signed in blood… They believed that they'd committed the perfect murder - or had they? So many events were called the ‘crime of the century'. None…

C, Edinburgh

Wed 30 Jul

–1

£11.50 (£9.50) / 0845 260 1234

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 31 Jul

–1

£11.50 (£9.50) / 0845 260 1234

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

–1

£11.50 (£9.50) / 0845 260 1234

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 23 more dates until 25 Aug

A Few Good Men

The Nomad Theatre present this witty courtroom drama.

Greenside, Edinburgh

Sun 3 Aug

Studio One

£12 (£10) / 0131 557 2124

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 4 Aug

Studio One

£12 (£10) / 0131 557 2124

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Tue 5 Aug

Studio One

£12 (£10) / 0131 557 2124

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 4 more dates until 9 Aug

Bugsy Malone

Captivate Drama Captivate Drama's younger members perform the classic musical Bugsy Malone. Join Bugsy, Fat Sam, Tallulah, Blousey and Dandy Dan at the speakeasy for a fun time full of laughs, songs and lots of splurge! A great show for all the family and is sure to inspire younger members of the audience to tread the…

Broughton High School, Edinburgh

Fri 1 Aug

Theatre

£12 (£10)

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 3 Aug

Theatre

£12 (£10)

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 4 Aug

Theatre

£12 (£10)

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

God on Trial

Cambridge University ADC As a group of male Jewish prisoners in Auschwitz concentration camp wait to discover their faith of either hard labour or death, they decide to put God on trial. The charge is that God has broken the covenant made with the Jewish people by allowing the Nazis to commit genocide. The prisoners…

C nova, Edinburgh

Wed 30 Jul

studio 1

£9.50 (£7.50) / 0845 260 1234

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 31 Jul

studio 1

£9.50 (£7.50) / 0845 260 1234

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

studio 1

£9.50 (£7.50) / 0845 260 1234

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 15 more dates until 16 Aug back to top

Mental

The Vacuum Cleaner The Metropolitan Police call him a 'domestic extremist'. The NHS described him as ‘highly disturbed’ and labelled him with Borderline Personality Disorder. ‘A real and present threat to our business’ is how E.ON described him in the court. He prefers the term Mental. Directed by Perrier Award Best…

Pleasance Pop-Up: The Bedroom, Edinburgh

Thu 7 Aug

The Bedroom

£10 (£8)

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 8 Aug

The Bedroom

£10 (£8)

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 9 Aug

The Bedroom

£10 (£8)

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 9 more dates until 24 Aug

Salon Mika

Mika Award winning cabaret king returns for ninth Festival Fringe. Burlesque-Haka, tribal erotica mingle amidst electronic-beats. Salon, that rare place where all forms of life, love, lust, and loss are embraced, with stories spoken from the dark side. Sexual passions collide with human failings in fleeting moments…

Dance Base, Edinburgh

Fri 1 Aug

Studio 1

£8 (£6) / 0131 225 5525

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

Studio 1

£8 (£6) / 0131 225 5525

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 3 Aug

Studio 1

£8 (£6) / 0131 225 5525

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 18 more dates until 24 Aug

Siddhartha, the Musical

A new look at Herman Hesse's well-known novel.

Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh

Thu 31 Jul

The Music Hall

£14 (£11) / 0131 220 4348

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

The Music Hall

£15 (£12) / 0131 220 4348

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

The Music Hall

£15 (£12) / 0131 220 4348

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 20 more dates until 24 Aug

Well, It's Woody

Woodstock Taylor and Friends / La Favorita Freestival Music and poetry from Woodstock Taylor, friends and guests, back for a third year at Fingers. Songs, poems, that kind of thing. A mixture of local and visiting talent aided and abetted by resident poets Max Scratchmann, Beverley Wright and Dai Lowe alongside Woody…

Fingers Piano Bar, Edinburgh

Fri 1 Aug

Space 1

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

Space 1

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 3 Aug

Space 1

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 18 more dates until 24 Aug

Barbara and Yogashwara's Safe Space

Hewlett & Eaton Ruthless adult comedy horror in a caravan exploring power, abuse and New Age spirituality, via an hilarious and horrifying mother-daughter partnership. 'Pure brilliance' (TotalTheatre.org.uk). Very limited capacity. Book early. Hewlett & Eaton are Susannah Hewlett and Hannah Eaton - bother…

theSpace on Niddry Street, Edinburgh

Wed 6 Aug

Courtyard Caravan

£8 (£6.50) / 0845 557 0844

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 7 Aug

Courtyard Caravan

£8 (£6.50) / 0845 557 0844

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 8 Aug

Courtyard Caravan

£8 (£6.50) / 0845 557 0844

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 9 more dates until 20 Aug back to top

The Colour Ham

Magical comedy sketch group comprising Colin McLeod, Gavin Oattes and Kevin McMahon, making good use of absurdity, magic and mentalism. Member Gavin Oattes allegedly once licked Paul Daniels' face, so anything could happen, really.

Just The Tonic at the Caves, Edinburgh

Thu 31 Jul

Just the Big Room

£5 / 0131 556 5375

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

Just the Big Room

£11 / 0131 556 5375

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

Just the Big Room

£11 / 0131 556 5375

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 20 more dates until 23 Aug

Five-Thirty Cabaret at the Famous Spiegeltent

The Famous Spiegeltent. The perfect appetiser for your evening on the Fringe. The Famous Spiegeltent presents a fast paced variety show that packs a lot of entertainment into one hour. Enjoy a showcase of the best talent on the Fringe with our hand-picked selection of comics, crooners and cabaret artistes. A show for…

The Famous Spiegeltent, Edinburgh

Fri 1 Aug

£6 / 0844 693 3008

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

£6 / 0844 693 3008

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 3 Aug

£6 / 0844 693 3008

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 21 more dates until 25 Aug

HandleBards: The Comedy Of Errors

Cycling actors perform Shakespeare's comedy of mistaken identity Four men, four bikes and a 2000 mile adventure. The four-strong, all-male HandleBards company are back on their bikes and cycling the UK, before setting out across Europe. On just four bicycles they carry all the necessary set, props, costumes and…

Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh

Wed 6 Aug

£12 (£10) / 0131 248 2909

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 8 Aug

£12 (£10) / 0131 248 2909

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 10 Aug

£12 (£10) / 0131 248 2909

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

James I: The Key Will Keep The Lock

Part of a new cycle of history plays by Rona Murno. This first play, based around the first James of the Stewart Kings, portrays the struggles and choices he makes to try and save himself, his Queen and his crown.

Edinburgh Festival Theatre

Tue 5 Aug

£15 / 0131 529 6000

Preview. Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

Tue 12 Aug

£15 / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

Tue 19 Aug

£15 / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

James III: The True Mirror

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

Edinburgh Festival Theatre

Sat 9 Aug

£15 / 0131 529 6000

Preview. Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

Sun 10 Aug

£15 / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

Thu 14 Aug

£15 / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

…and 5 more dates until 22 Aug back to top