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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

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

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.

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O Snap

Arch 8 Dance Group (Netherlands) present a dance performance about finding your own identity in an overloaded world. Ages 12+.

Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh

Wed 7 May

£10 (Family £8 each) / 0131 228 1404

Tickets on sale Mar 17. Part of Imaginate Festival.

  • 19:00

Manxmouse

Manxmouse is a mouse with huge ears, blue fur and no tail who travels to the Isle of Man to meet his nemesis the manx cat. An adventurous play featuring puppets, animation and music. Suitable for ages 6+.

Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh

Fri 9 May

£10 (Family £8 each) / 0131 228 1404

Part of Imaginate Festival.

  • 19:00

Exhibit B

A modern look at racism.

Old College, Edinburgh

Sat 9 Aug

£14 / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

Sun 10 Aug

£14 / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

Tue 12 Aug

£14 / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

…and 10 more dates until 25 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.

Ganesh Versus the Third Reich

A young man creates a play about the Hindu god, Ganesh, overcoming obstacles and travelling through Nazi Germany in order to reclaim the swastika. The cast and director, however, must overcome their own obstacles to defend the play. Performed in English, German and Sanskrit with English supertitles.

Royal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh

Sat 9 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.

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Gnosis

Dance piece looking at the idea of the 'knowledge within' and the inner and outward battles of human characters.

King's Theatre, Edinburgh

Tue 19 Aug

£12 / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

Wed 20 Aug

£12 / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

Thu 21 Aug

£12 / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

Helen Lawrence

The story of one woman's journey, tracking her target across the city.

King's Theatre, Edinburgh

Sun 24 Aug

£12 / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

Mon 25 Aug

£12 / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

Tue 26 Aug

£12 / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

Pathos: Can You Kill for Love?

Compagnia Teatro in Centro Jealousy: the fear of losing your loved one. A violent emotion, unstoppable. So strong it can escalate into a crime of passion. Where does it come from? When does passion evolve into obsession, forcing someone (a stranger, your neighbour, your partner) to kill? Pathos explores the mechanism…

theSpace @ Symposium Hall, Edinburgh

Fri 1 Aug

Amphitheatre

£7 / 0845 508 8515

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

Amphitheatre

£7 / 0845 508 8515

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 3 Aug

Amphitheatre

£7 / 0845 508 8515

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 6 more dates until 9 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.

The War

Vladamir Pankov directs the piece about a group's re-imagining of war once it becomes a reality. This piece is performed in Russian with English supertitles.

King's Theatre, Edinburgh

Sat 9 Aug

£12 / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

Sun 10 Aug

£12 / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

Mon 11 Aug

£12 / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

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Up to Speed

A funny, moving tale about two school children, Barnaby and Jade, and what it’s like to be the odd one out. Ages 8+.

Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh

Sat 10 May

£10 (Family £8 each) / 0131 228 1404

Tickets on sale 17 March. Part of Imaginate Festival.

  • 18:00

Indian Peter's Coffee House

Kidnapped in 18th-century Aberdeen, enslaved in America, then captured by Indians, Peter Williamson returns to tell his incredible story with music by Rona Wilkie and Morag Brown (fiddle). Mike Maran productions presents.

Valvona & Crolla Caffè Bar, Edinburgh

Wed 6 Aug

Valvona & Crolla

£12 (£10) / 0131 556 6066

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 9 Aug

Valvona & Crolla

£12 (£10) / 0131 556 6066

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Tue 12 Aug

Valvona & Crolla

£12 (£10) / 0131 556 6066

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 2 more dates until 18 Aug

Larkin' About

Antonius Players Stars from The Archers delight with this hilarious, fascinating and moving review of Philip Larkin's life and loves. A treasure chest of jazz, songs and spoken words. Beautifully scripted, superbly acted plus fantastic music by the Antonius Players. Intoxicating. Age category: 14+

Valvona & Crolla Caffè Bar, Edinburgh

Mon 4 Aug

Valvona & Crolla

£10 (£8) / 0131 556 6066

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Tue 5 Aug

Valvona & Crolla

£10 (£8) / 0131 556 6066

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 7 Aug

Valvona & Crolla

£10 (£8) / 0131 556 6066

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 3 more dates until 12 Aug

Rhapsody in Green

Play about John Muir, Scottish adventurer and father of the American national parks. Written and performed by Mike Maran.

Valvona & Crolla Caffè Bar, Edinburgh

Wed 13 Aug

Valvona & Crolla

£12 (£10) / 0131 556 6066

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 14 Aug

Valvona & Crolla

£12 (£10) / 0131 556 6066

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 18 Aug

Valvona & Crolla

£12 (£10) / 0131 556 6066

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 2 more dates until 23 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

Patria

A look at the physical and cultural impact the Spanish Civil War had on the country through the music of Federico García Lorca.

The Edinburgh Playhouse

Wed 27 Aug

£10 / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

Thu 28 Aug

£10 / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

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

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.

FRONT

Four different perspectives (in four different languages) of Western Front during the First World War. This piece is performed in German, English, Flemish and French with English supertitles.

Royal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh

Fri 22 Aug

£10 / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

Sat 23 Aug

£10 / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

Sun 24 Aug

£10 / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

…and 2 more dates until 26 Aug

I AM

Dance piece which took its inspiration from Colin McCahon's painting Victory over Death 2.

The Edinburgh Playhouse

Sat 16 Aug

£10 / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

Sun 17 Aug

£10 / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

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