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Emily Brown and the Thing

  • 5 stars

Emily and Stanley's sleep is interrupted by the curious 'Thing' outside.

Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh

Thu 21 Aug

Pleasance Two

£9 (£8) / 0131 556 6550

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 22 Aug

Pleasance Two

£10 (£9) / 0131 556 6550

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 23 Aug

Pleasance Two

£10 (£9) / 0131 556 6550

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 24 Aug

Pleasance Two

£10 (£9) / 0131 556 6550

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Dracula

  • 2 stars

Action To The Word From the creators of the award-winning, international smash-hit A Clockwork Orange, Action To The Word premiere their much-anticipated steampunk adaptation of Bram Stoker's classic novel. This thrilling reworking of the infamous gothic horror drags you to hell and back. Combining a powerhouse…

Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh

Thu 21 Aug

Pleasance Beyond

£13 (£12) / 0131 556 6550

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 22 Aug

Pleasance Beyond

£14 (£13) / 0131 556 6550

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 23 Aug

Pleasance Beyond

£14 (£13) / 0131 556 6550

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 2 more dates until 25 Aug

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

The Pitiless Storm

  • 4 stars

On the eve of the Scottish referendum, on the most important night of his life, a left wing trade unionist goes through a crisis of conscience as he is forced to question his political and moral beliefs in the face of a sea-change in his country’s political life. Starring David Hayman and presented by Fair Pley.

Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh

Thu 21 Aug

The Ballroom

£15 (£13) / 0131 220 4348

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 22 Aug

The Ballroom

£15 (£13) / 0131 220 4348

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 23 Aug

The Ballroom

£15 (£13) / 0131 220 4348

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 24 Aug

The Ballroom

£15 (£13) / 0131 220 4348

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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Five-Thirty Cabaret at the Famous Spiegeltent

Various 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 cocktail hour…

The Famous Spiegeltent, Edinburgh

Fri 22 Aug

£6 / 0844 693 3008

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 23 Aug

£6 / 0844 693 3008

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 24 Aug

£6 / 0844 693 3008

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 25 Aug

£6 / 0844 693 3008

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

HUFF

  • 3 stars

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

Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh

Potted Sherlock

  • 5 stars

All 60 Sherlock stories in 70 elementary minutes. New show from creators of Potted Potter and Potted Panto, double Olivier nominees Dan and Jeff.

Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh

Thu 21 Aug

Pleasance One

£11 (£10) / 0131 556 6550

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 22 Aug

Pleasance One

£12 (£11) / 0131 556 6550

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 23 Aug

Pleasance One

£12 (£11) / 0131 556 6550

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 2 more dates until 25 Aug

The Sagas of Noggin the Nog

  • 4 stars

Third Party Productions Silly Vikings, puppets, original film, live music. Captivating theatre for children, families and fans. ‘Whether you know the stories of Noggin or not, this show should be seen by all’ ★★★★★ (WhatsOnStage.com). In the Lands of the North where the black rocks stand guard against the cold sea, the…

Assembly George Square, Edinburgh

Thu 21 Aug

Bosco

£9 (£7) / 0131 623 3030

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 22 Aug

Bosco

£10 (£8) / 0131 623 3030

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 23 Aug

Bosco

£10 (£8) / 0131 623 3030

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 2 more dates until 25 Aug

Gnosis

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

King's Theatre, Edinburgh

Thu 21 Aug

£12 / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

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Alison Jackson: A Story in the Public Domain

Hibrow Hour An iconoclastic new opera devised and directed by multi award-winning artist, photographer and filmmaker Alison Jackson, internationally renowned for her satirical lookalike images (including BBC2 Bafta winning series Doubletake). Celebrities beware! www.alisonjackson.com. The show may contain mild adult…

Summerhall, Edinburgh

Thu 21 Aug

The Dissection Room

£10 / 0131 560 1581

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 22 Aug

The Dissection Room

£15 / 0131 560 1581

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 23 Aug

The Dissection Room

£15 / 0131 560 1581

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 24 Aug

The Dissection Room

£15 / 0131 560 1581

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Men in the Cities

  • 4 stars

Chris Goode and Company in association with Royal Court Theatre Three-time Fringe First winner Chris Goode (Monkey Bars) returns to the Traverse with an incendiary piece of experimental storytelling. Framed by two violent deaths – the apparently inexplicable suicide of a young gay man, and the murder of drummer Lee…

Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh

Thu 21 Aug

Traverse 2

£18 (£13) / 0131 228 1404

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 22 Aug

Traverse 2

£18 (£13) / 0131 228 1404

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 23 Aug

Traverse 2

£18 (£13) / 0131 228 1404

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 24 Aug

Traverse 2

£18 (£13) / 0131 228 1404

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Outings

  • 3 stars

Seabright Productions - Festival Highlights Few comings-out attract millions of YouTube views like Tom Daley's did. But for whoever’s saying 'I’m gay', it’s a life changing moment for them, their friends and family. This acclaimed premiere features 20 true-life stories, performed by an award-winning cast of comedians…

Gilded Balloon Teviot, Edinburgh

Fri 22 Aug

Debating Hall

£13 (£12) / 0131 226 0000

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 23 Aug

Debating Hall

£13 (£12) / 0131 226 0000

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 24 Aug

Debating Hall

£13 (£12) / 0131 226 0000

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 25 Aug

Debating Hall

£12 (£11) / 0131 226 0000

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

The Third Man, Edinburgh

Fri 22 Aug

Debating Hall

£13 (£12) / 0131 226 0000

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 23 Aug

Debating Hall

£13 (£12) / 0131 226 0000

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 24 Aug

Debating Hall

£13 (£12) / 0131 226 0000

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 25 Aug

Debating Hall

£12 (£11) / 0131 226 0000

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Dinosaur Zoo

Dinosaurs aren't extinct! They're just hiding out on the other side of the world. Erth's Dinosaur Zoo brings its Jurassic creations to Scotland with an opportunity for children to get right up close.

Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh

Thu 21 Aug

Grand

£11 (£10) / 0131 556 6550

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 22 Aug

Grand

£12 (£11) / 0131 556 6550

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 23 Aug

Grand

£12 (£11) / 0131 556 6550

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 2 more dates until 25 Aug

Dixey: Where Gentlemen Are Always Immaculately Undressed

  • 3 stars

Bound & Gagged Comedy by arrangement with Beyond the Cabaret Unique - the only word to describe this show. With a cheeky nod to the world of fable, Dixey delivers acrobatics, contemporary dance, comedy, music and a healthy measure of naked male beauty. Thrilling sensations are guaranteed as our immaculately…

Assembly Roxy, Edinburgh

Thu 21 Aug

Central

£13 (£12) / 0131 623 3030

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 22 Aug

Central

£15 (£14) / 0131 623 3030

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 23 Aug

Central

£15 (£14) / 0131 623 3030

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 24 Aug

Central

£15 (£14) / 0131 623 3030

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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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.

Party in the USA!

  • 4 stars

JV Squad In 2008 the global economy collapsed, Obama ran for president, and Jeff took acid for the first time. This raucous, exhilarating howling laugh-of-shock at the state of the world hurls Jeff and his friends screaming into the maw of the Great Recession. Journeying from the penthouse of the Plaza Hotel to a…

Underbelly Bristo Square, Edinburgh

Thu 21 Aug

Topside

£11 (£10) / 08445 458252

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 22 Aug

Topside

£12 (£11) / 08445 458252

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 23 Aug

Topside

£12 (£11) / 08445 458252

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 2 more dates until 25 Aug

The Trial of Jane Fonda

  • 4 stars

Terry Jastrow and Dann Moss for TAD Productions Limited Jane Fonda is one of the most controversial anti-war activists in American history. On 18 June 1988, in a little-known event, Fonda confronted a room of hostile Vietnam veterans in Waterbury, Connecticut, who were boycotting the filming of her movie Stanley &…

Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh

Thu 21 Aug

The Music Hall

£16 (£13) / 0131 220 4348

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 22 Aug

The Music Hall

£16 (£13) / 0131 220 4348

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 23 Aug

The Music Hall

£16 (£13) / 0131 220 4348

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 24 Aug

The Music Hall

£16 (£13) / 0131 220 4348

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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.

The God That Comes

2b theatre company The God That Comes: a wine-soaked rock‘n’roll cabaret celebrating the god of wine and ecstasy! Starring Hawksley Workman. Part play, part cabaret, all bacchanalian. This solo tour de force fuses the chaotic revelry of a rock concert with the intimacy of theatrical storytelling. It tells the story of…

Summerhall, Edinburgh

Thu 21 Aug

Main Hall

£12 (£10) / 0131 560 1581

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 22 Aug

Main Hall

£12 (£10) / 0131 560 1581

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 23 Aug

Main Hall

£12 (£10) / 0131 560 1581

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 24 Aug

Main Hall

£12 (£10) / 0131 560 1581

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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Les Troyens

Mariinsky Opera presents a view of the Trojan's ancient world with conductor Valery Gergiev and director Yannis Kokkos. This production is sung in French with English supertitles.

Edinburgh Festival Theatre

Thu 28 Aug

£20 / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

Fri 29 Aug

£20 / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

Sat 30 Aug

£20 / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

Spoiling

  • 2 stars

John McCann's drama set in a newly independent Scotland.

Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh

Thu 21 Aug

Traverse 2

£18 (£13) / 0131 228 1404

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 22 Aug

Traverse 2

£18 (£13) / 0131 228 1404

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 23 Aug

Traverse 2

£18 (£13) / 0131 228 1404

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 24 Aug

Traverse 2

£18 (£13) / 0131 228 1404

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Ubu and the Truth Commission

The third piece in a trilogy of plays revived to celebrate 20 years of democracy in South Africa. Directed by William Kentridge and brought to you by the company behind the stage phenomenon War Horse.

Royal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh

Thu 28 Aug

£10 / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

Fri 29 Aug

£10 / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

Sat 30 Aug

£10 / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

Chalk About

  • 3 stars

A playful, funny and sometimes moving look at how we see ourselves and others, featuring dance, chat and one perfect scene containing everything you could wish for … Join Christine and Hendrik as they ask some big questions about identity and the meaning of life. What makes us who we are? Is it where we are from? Is it…

Summerhall, Edinburgh

Thu 21 Aug

Main Hall

£9 (£7) / 0131 560 1581

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 22 Aug

Main Hall

£9 (£7) / 0131 560 1581

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 23 Aug

Main Hall

£9 (£7) / 0131 560 1581

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 24 Aug

Main Hall

£9 (£7) / 0131 560 1581

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Milk Presents: Self Service

Milk Presents / Escalator East to Edinburgh A punk-style queer voyage through what normal really means, featuring original live music, handcrafted animation and tacky politics. Total Theatre Award nominees present their latest deliciously decadent, raucously low-fi, toe-tapping, gender-bending 'cabaret of the most…

King's Hall, Edinburgh

Fri 22 Aug

Stage 2

£11 (£8) / 0131 466 8660

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 23 Aug

Stage 2

£11 (£8) / 0131 466 8660

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.