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The Only Way is Downton

  • Directed by: Owen Lewis
  • Written by: Luke Kempner

Brilliant new parody from impressionist Luke Kempner.

Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh

Wed 30 Jul

Above

£7.50 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 31 Jul

Above

£7.50 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

Above

£7.50 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 21 more dates until 25 Aug

The Adventures of Alvin Sputnik: Deep Sea Explorer

A fusion of animation, puppetry, projections and music are used to tell the epic story of quiet hero Alvin's search for his wife's lost soul in the depths of the ocean.

Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh

Thu 8 May

£10 (Family £8 each) / 0131 228 1404

Part of Imaginate Festival.

  • 19:00

Fri 9 May

£10 (Family £8 each) / 0131 228 1404

Part of Imaginate Festival.

  • 19:15

Saltbush

An interactive journey through the culture and landscape of Aboriginal Australia where children are invited to explore, play and dance with the performers. Ages 4–8.

Edinburgh Festival Theatre

Thu 8 May

The Studio

£10 (Family £8 each) / 0131 228 1404

Tickets available Mar 17. Part of Imaginate Festival.

  • 19:00

The Sonneteer

Sebastian Michael and Tom Medcalf with Optimist Creations A play on passion, power and possession, featuring the Sonnets of William Shakespeare. What drove the celebrated poet, playwright and actor to write a suite of sonnets about beauty, life and the passage of time and address them to a young man? Obsession? Folly?

AGA Showroom, Edinburgh

Fri 1 Aug

Downstairs

£8 (£6)

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

Downstairs

£8 (£6)

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 3 Aug

Downstairs

£8 (£6)

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 18 more dates until 23 Aug

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.

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The Next Big Thing

DK Productions After a series of rejected formulaic novels, an aspiring author finally creates a heroine who has a will of her own. Unexpectedly, Liberty literally comes alive, transforming her creator’s life by bringing magical success. But things soon get out of hand and success isn’t always what it promises to be….

theSpaces on North Bridge, Edinburgh

Fri 1 Aug

Theatre 1

£5 (£4) / 0845 557 6308

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

Theatre 1

£5 (£4) / 0845 557 6308

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 4 Aug

Theatre 1

£10 (£8) / 0845 557 6308

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 17 more dates until 23 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

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

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 4 more dates until 9 Aug

Colin Cloud: Forensic Mind Reader

Real-life forensic scientist (and presumably huge Sherlock fan) Colin Cloud finds the guiltiest person in the room by using his magnificent skills of deduction, as well as memorising huge amounts of info and profiling a murderer.

Just The Tonic at the Caves, Edinburgh

Thu 31 Jul

Just Up the Stairs

£5 / 0131 556 5375

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

Just Up the Stairs

£5 / 0131 556 5375

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

Just Up the Stairs

£5 / 0131 556 5375

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 20 more dates until 23 Aug

Delusion of the Fury: A Ritual of Dream and Delusion

A large-scale music-theatre work featuring Harry Partch's instruments and inspired by Ethiopian myth and Japenese Noh theatre pieces.

King's Theatre, Edinburgh

Fri 29 Aug

£15 / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

Sat 30 Aug

£15 / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

A Midsummer Night's Dream

Drama students from Fife College Relive the angst of young unrequited love, the nerves of amateur actors who have to perform for the Duke or risk being hanged, and the mischief and mayhem caused by the fairies. Be carried away to a woodland full of magic where anything could happen…

Edinburgh Elim

Tue 19 Aug

Mainstage

£8 (£5) / 0131 447 5086

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 21 Aug

Mainstage

£8 (£5) / 0131 447 5086

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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Alex Meixner

Grammy Award nominee Alex Meixner presents debut Fringe show, bringing a unique mix of accordion and trumpet, fusing together high energy, original songs with a collective mix of rock'n'roll classics and traditional folk music – all with a unexpected twist! Reflecting his diversity, Alex Meixner has more than 50…

SpaceCabaret @ 54, Edinburgh

Wed 13 Aug

Cabaret Bar

£8 (£6) / 0845 557 6309

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 14 Aug

Cabaret Bar

£8 (£6) / 0845 557 6309

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 15 Aug

Cabaret Bar

£8 (£6) / 0845 557 6309

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 4 more dates until 19 Aug

An Audience With Shurl

Dramatic Change ‘A true diamond of Prague Fringe 2013 - a gripping and unexpected highlight!’ (Fragility Theatre). Nominated for an Outstanding Performance Award at the Czech Festival. ‘Storytelling at its very best’ ★★★★ (Edfringereview.com). It is ‘sad and sweet and beautiful…gorgeously plotted…a voice redolent of…

Spotlites @ The Merchant's Hall, Edinburgh

Thu 31 Jul

Zone Theatre

£7 (£5) / 0131 220 5911

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

Zone Theatre

£7 (£5) / 0131 220 5911

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

Zone Theatre

£7 (£5) / 0131 220 5911

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 21 more dates until 23 Aug

An Extraordinary Light

Play about the life of Rosalind Franklin who played a key part in the discovery of DNA's structure.

theSpace @ Surgeons Hall, Edinburgh

Fri 1 Aug

Theatre 1

£6 (£5) / 0845 508 8515

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

Theatre 1

£6 (£5) / 0845 508 8515

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 4 Aug

Theatre 1

£8 (£7) / 0845 508 8515

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 11 more dates until 16 Aug

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 31 Jul

Zone Theatre

£7.50 (£5) / 0131 220 5911

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

Zone Theatre

£7.50 (£5) / 0131 220 5911

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

Zone Theatre

£7.50 (£5) / 0131 220 5911

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 23 more dates until 25 Aug

Bunbury Is Dead

The Tobacco Tea Theatre Company presents a comedy of manners which has been created by rearranging extracts from the major works of Oscar Wilde.

Café Camino, Edinburgh

Sat 2 Aug

Cafe Camino

Free / 0131 523 0102

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 3 Aug

Cafe Camino

Free / 0131 523 0102

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 4 Aug

Cafe Camino

Free / 0131 523 0102

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 18 more dates until 23 Aug back to top

Casting the Runes

Box Tale Soup You're invited to the edge of your seat, into the darkest corners of the night. Award-winning Box Tale Soup present their chilling new show. Our advice? Don't come alone… ‘All my senses are undone, I shudder at the awful truth and the hot breath of the demon at my back.’ A new adaptation of M.R. James…

theSpaces on the Mile, Edinburgh

Fri 1 Aug

Space 1

£5 / 0845 508 8316

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

Space 1

£5 / 0845 508 8316

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 4 Aug

Space 1

£10 (£8) / 0845 508 8316

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 17 more dates until 23 Aug

Chris is Dead

Empty Photo Theatre 'Death is very inconsiderate.' 'So are TalkTalk.' How do you mourn someone when you’re really, really annoyed with them? Grief can be overwhelming and heartbreaking, but as far as Sam, Mac and Hattie are concerned, Chris dying is basically just plain inconvenient. An awkwardly funny, shamelessly…

theSpaces on the Mile, Edinburgh

Fri 1 Aug

Space 2

£8 (£6) / 0845 508 8316

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

Space 2

£8 (£6) / 0845 508 8316

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 4 Aug

Space 2

£8 (£6) / 0845 508 8316

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 5 more dates until 9 Aug

Circle Line

Red Brick Rent Early 2009. The worldwide financial crash of the previous year is now impacting on the masses. But there is a chance for redemption: showing guts in the face of adversity and kindness to those less fortunate than ourselves. Some occasional swearing, but not often. Age category: 12+

Greenside, Edinburgh

Mon 11 Aug

Studio One

£6 (£5) / 0131 557 2124

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Tue 12 Aug

Studio One

£6 (£5) / 0131 557 2124

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Wed 13 Aug

Studio One

£6 (£5) / 0131 557 2124

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 9 more dates until 23 Aug

Conversation at Night With a Despised Character

Refuge Theatre Friedrich Durrenmatt's tale of a subversive writer in a totalitarian state visited by an executioner sent by the regime to kill him. Translation by Robert David Macdonald. The Refuge Theatre is a veteran artists' haven created for work off the beaten path; a back-to-the-basics return to acting utilizing…

theSpace @ Surgeons Hall, Edinburgh

Fri 1 Aug

Theatre 2

£5 / 0845 508 8515

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

Theatre 2

£5 / 0845 508 8515

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 3 Aug

Theatre 2

£5 / 0845 508 8515

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Critical! (A Sociopath’s Guide to Influencing Edinburgh Fringe Reviewers)

Practical Magic How far would you go to secure a favourable Fringe review? You bring the duct tape – we’ll supply the reviewer… Raucous comedy from the producers of previous Fringe smashes: Barry Brennan’s Bi-monthly Dungeons and Dragons Evening – A Geek Tragedy, ‘Hysterically good’ ★★★★ (ThreeWeeks); ’Allo ‘Allo, ‘Had…

Spotlites @ The Merchant's Hall, Edinburgh

Sat 2 Aug

Studio Theatre

£8 / 0131 220 5911

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 3 Aug

Studio Theatre

£8 / 0131 220 5911

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 4 Aug

Studio Theatre

£8 / 0131 220 5911

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 5 more dates until 9 Aug back to top

Dandy Darkly's Pussy Panic!

Dandy Darkly / PBH's Free Fringe Dandy Darkly returns to Edinburgh with all new, tawdry tales of sex and death! New York City's satiric, satanic storyteller celebrates sisterhood (as only Dandy dares) with fabulous, frightful fables of celebrity baby obsession, paranormal paramours and one sassy serial killer! Come…

Constitution Bar, Edinburgh

Sat 2 Aug

CC Blooms

Free / 0131 538 9374

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 3 Aug

CC Blooms

Free / 0131 538 9374

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 4 Aug

CC Blooms

Free / 0131 538 9374

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 19 more dates until 24 Aug

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

Fri 1 Aug

Grand Theatre

£10 / 0845 508 8515

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

Grand Theatre

£10 / 0845 508 8515

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 3 Aug

Grand Theatre

£11 (£9) / 0845 508 8515

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 19 more dates until 23 Aug

Deep Throat Live!

Shortcut Productions Controversial by name, Deep Throat Live! is simply the most outrageous sex comedy you will ever see. Full of cool music, hot action and deep throat gags! At the risk of repeating ourselves, this is simply the most outrageous sex comedy you will ever see! Deep Throat Live! Come if you dare! £5…

Chalky's, Edinburgh

Sat 2 Aug

The Club

£5

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 3 Aug

The Club

£5

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 4 Aug

The Club

£5

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 20 more dates until 24 Aug

Doing Time With Number 5

Clare Pickering (Late Bloomer's Productions) Australian actress Clare Pickering bursts onto the stage in her debut solo Fringe performance of Doing Time With Number 5 - a personal, funny and heart warming tale about the extraordinary bond between a father and daughter and how losing him gives her the courage to face…

Spotlites @ The Merchant's Hall, Edinburgh

Thu 31 Jul

Zone Theatre

£7 (£6) / 0131 220 5911

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

Zone Theatre

£7 (£6) / 0131 220 5911

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

Zone Theatre

£7 (£6) / 0131 220 5911

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 23 more dates until 25 Aug

El Britanico! (Wrestling Reality)

Alex Brockie Productions Once famous in Mexico as a masked luchador (Mexican wrestler) named El Britanico, Terry, 36, is now back home in England – disabled, destitute and descending into madness. Strong language and adult themes. Age category: 16+

theSpaces on the Mile, Edinburgh

Mon 11 Aug

Space 2

£6 (£5) / 0845 508 8316

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Tue 12 Aug

Space 2

£6 (£5) / 0845 508 8316

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Wed 13 Aug

Space 2

£6 (£5) / 0845 508 8316

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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