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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

Wed 30 Jul

Grand

£7 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 31 Jul

Grand

£7 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

Grand

£7 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 23 more dates until 25 Aug

The Pitiless Storm

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 31 Jul

The Ballroom

£12 (£10) / 0131 220 4348

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

The Ballroom

£15 (£13) / 0131 220 4348

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

The Ballroom

£15 (£13) / 0131 220 4348

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 21 more dates until 24 Aug

Potted Sherlock

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

Wed 30 Jul

Pleasance One

£6 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 31 Jul

Pleasance One

£6 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

Pleasance One

£12 / 0131 556 6550

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 21 more dates until 25 Aug

Dracula

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

Wed 30 Jul

Pleasance Beyond

£8 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 31 Jul

Pleasance Beyond

£8 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

Pleasance Beyond

£8 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 23 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.

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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.

Bal Moderne

A dance film event with archival footage and live music inspired by the songs and dances of wartime Europe. The audience is invited to dress up in period clothes and join in the dancing (no experience of rhythm necessary).

The Hub, Edinburgh

Fri 15 Aug

£12 / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

Sat 16 Aug

£12 / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

Sun 17 Aug

£12 / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

Burton

Miles Productions Winner – Best International Show, Hollywood Fringe 2010. Vividly presenting the life of the great Welsh actor from humble beginnings to Hollywood megastar. Beautiful women (not least Liz Taylor), alcohol, wealth, stage and screen are the threads woven into this sad, happy, exuberant often hilarious…

Assembly Hall, Edinburgh

Fri 1 Aug

Baillie Room

£5 / 0131 651 2120

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 3 Aug

Baillie Room

£10 / 0131 651 2120

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Tue 5 Aug

Baillie Room

£10 / 0131 651 2120

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 8 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.

Emily Brown and the Thing

Tall Stories In this brand-new show from Tall Stories (creators of the Gruffalo stage show), Emily Brown and her old grey rabbit Stanley hear a Thing crying outside their window. He just can't get to sleep. Emily Brown and Stanley set off on incredible adventures to find the Thing's cuddly… his bedtime milk… his…

Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh

Wed 30 Jul

Pleasance Two

£6 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 31 Jul

Pleasance Two

£6 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

Pleasance Two

£10 / 0131 556 6550

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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Footprints

This collaboration brings together multi-award winning Scots' singer Emily Smith, musician Jamie McClennan and the dancers of High Heart Dance Company. Using new and existing music by Emily and Jamie, the performers link traditional music and contemporary movement to explore and celebrate the songs, music and rhythms…

Lauriston Hall, Edinburgh

Mon 11 Aug

Large Hall

£8 (£6) / 0131 339 5374

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Tue 12 Aug

Large Hall

£8 (£6) / 0131 339 5374

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Wed 13 Aug

Large Hall

£8 (£6) / 0131 339 5374

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 3 more dates until 16 Aug

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.

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.

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.

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HUFF

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

Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh

…and 18 more dates until 24 Aug

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.

Outings

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. This premiere explores true-life stories with a rotating cast of star actors and comedians - visit www.OutingsTheShow.com for details.

Gilded Balloon Teviot, Edinburgh

Wed 30 Jul

Debating Hall

£10 / 0131 226 0000

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 31 Jul

Debating Hall

£10 / 0131 226 0000

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

Debating Hall

£12 (£11) / 0131 226 0000

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 21 more dates until 25 Aug

The Third Man, Edinburgh

Wed 30 Jul

Debating Hall

£10 / 0131 226 0000

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 31 Jul

Debating Hall

£10 / 0131 226 0000

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

Debating Hall

£12 (£11) / 0131 226 0000

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 21 more dates until 25 Aug

Spoiling

Scotland’s Foreign Minister will soon deliver a keynote speech outlining the newly-independent nation’s relationship with the former UK. But there’s a problem. She’s refusing to speak the words she’s been given. There’s something else she wants to say. At odds with her party, and pursued by a harassed party worker, she…

Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh

Wed 30 Jul

Traverse 2

£12 (£7) / 0131 228 1404

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 31 Jul

Traverse 2

£12 (£7) / 0131 228 1404

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

Traverse 2

£18 (£13) / 0131 228 1404

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 20 more dates until 24 Aug

Tiger

A troubled family’s world turns upside down when a tiger invades. It’s chaotic, emotionally charged but brilliantly comic. With captivating dancers and live music, the evocative sound score brings the tiger to life, whilst the impressive set unleashes the chaos of the tiger in exciting and unexpected ways. Gilmore and…

Venue 150 @ EICC, Edinburgh

Fri 1 Aug

Cromdale Hall

£10 (£8) / 0844 847 1639

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

Cromdale Hall

£10 (£8) / 0844 847 1639

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 3 Aug

Cromdale Hall

£10 (£8) / 0844 847 1639

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 14 more dates until 19 Aug

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.